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Dixie Shacklett Hatfield (#47123513)
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Bio Photo A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
In loving memory of my family and friends.

I'm a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. My gggg-grandfathers John Shacklett FAG #45092203, Richard Ashcraft FAG #96952717, Joseph Newton Fox FAG #47960698, Thomas Thomas FAG #56840518, Thomas Johnson FAG # 15519989, John Howlett FAG # 154414045, and John Wimp FAG #30181373, served in the Revolutionary War. John Shacklett served as a Private in Captain Nicholas Shinn's Company of Rangers. Richard Ashcraft served as an Indian scout in western Pennsylvania along the Monongahela River serving in Captain Bazil Bowell's Company. Joseph Fox served as a private in the 11th VA Regiment of the Continental Army under Captain David Steel. He spent the winter of 1777-1778 at Valley Forge. For his service he received 336 acres of land in Perry Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, patent 15, January 15, 1814. He chose a grassy knoll on his property as his final resting place. Thomas Thomas served as a Pvt. 3rd Regiment Maryland Line. Thomas Johnson served in a Frederick County, MD. volunteer company of Associators. John Howlett served as a Private in the 1st, 3rd. and 7th Regts. under Captains. Beatty, Price, and Beall. John Wimp served as Sergeant in Captain James Floyd's Company of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Militia, commanded by Colonel William Chambers. John Wimp was a Mason and frequently spoke of having met General Washington in the Masonic lodge at Fairfax.

I have to laugh every time I see this quote from members who have THOUSANDS of entries on FAG: "Transfers will be made according to FAG guidelines, direct relatives within four generations, this would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents." One man who loves to quote this has over 356,000 entries and he states that 99.99% are not related to him. He enters thousands of people who are not related to him, but makes a family member follow the direct relative four generation rule. I just can't see the logic in that.
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RE: John Nixon
Yes, 1st wife died before George remarried. Youngest child of George and first wife that I have a birth year for is Ann, b. 1771. So first wife died sometime between 1771-1781. You might narrow it down if there were children younger than Ann.
Added by fleance on Aug 05, 2016 12:25 PM
RE: John Nixon
Mary d. 1804 is the second wife of George. She's named Mary Gregg in Loudoun Chancery 1851-026, page 20:

The executors of the will of John Nixon "...have been informed, and believe that the mother of John Nixon, whose maiden name was Mary Gregg, had, before her marriage to George Nixon, an illegitimate son, named Levi Gregg..."

George's first wife, then, would have died before the birth of John Nixon, in 1782. Don't have a date.

Added by fleance on Aug 05, 2016 11:07 AM
RE: John Nixon
Hi Dixie,
Glad to hear the surgery was a success. Thank you for making the correction! Best, John
Added by fleance on Aug 02, 2016 6:40 AM
RE: John Nixon
Thanks, Dixie. Best wishes today. --John
Added by fleance on Jul 19, 2016 6:17 AM
RE: John Nixon
I've got John Nixon b. 23 Oct 1782 calculated from d. 27 Aug 1845 @62.10.4 as per the Balch db.

He has to be older than half-sister Ann (Nixon) Myers White (1771-1818), since she's the daughter of George Nixon and his first wife, so John b. aft. 1771.

The will of his father, George Nixon, Loudoun County(F:221) dated 24 Jul 1797, specifies that son John is <21, so John b. aft. 1776: "…It is my will, that whatever may remain in the hands of my executors after satisfying the foregoing legacies and gifts, shall be, by them, put out to interest until my son John Nixon is twenty-one years of age…"

1830 Census John Nixon one of the two males aged 40-49. (The other male probably William Myers, who in the will of John Nixon says "who has long lived with me").
1840 Census John Nixon probably the eldest male aged 50-59.

I doesn't follow that he could be b. Dec 1752.
Thanks for your interest.
Added by fleance on Jul 18, 2016 3:18 PM
RE: John Nixon
Hi Dixie,
Thank you for responding to my comments, and providing the additional info.

Yes, I am talking about the same John Dixon bur. at the Nixon Family Cemetery in Woodburn.

It's my position, then, that Anne Braun, who did the tombstone transcriptions misread a "1" for a "4."

Nixon, John, d. Aug 27, 1815, age 62yr and 10mn
I think it should read d. Aug 27, 1845.

The Balch Library Loudoun County Cemetery Database shows:

Born: Unknown Died: Wednesday, August 27, 1845
Documented Age: 62 years, 10 months, 4 days
Cemetery: NIXON

The supporting evidence of the will of John Nixon, 2C:24 dated 15 Jun 1845, recorded 8 Sep 1845, and Chancery 1851-026 p19 which says he died in August of 1845. Also, the Chancery case states that John Nixon was the only child of George Nixon and his second wife Mary Gregg, so he could not be born Dec 1752, before many of the children born of George Nixon and his first wife.
Added by fleance on Jul 18, 2016 9:22 AM
Kayla Hild-Foster
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Hi Dixie,
I just read your messages. Thanks for reply back to me so quickly. You can send me the pictures through my email. My yahoo email is

Added by Kayla Hild-Foster on May 28, 2016 9:08 PM
Kayla Hild-Foster
Maggie Anna Gray Page
Dear Dixie Hatfield,

My name is Kayla Kameron Dawn Hild-Foster and for many years I have been searching my ancestry for a lot of different relatives on multiple websites. When I came across Find A Grave I saw your post about Maggie Anna Gray Page and a picture of her grave. I was shocked when I saw it as I visit the grave with my mother every holiday with flowers. I am the great-granddaughter of Maggie Anna Gray Page and my mother Linda Susan Hild-Foster is her granddaughter. I know this because my grandmother Mary Evelyn Gray is her daughter. The names, dates, and picture of the grave are all perfectly correct. I have plenty more ancestry information about James Daniel Page and his wife if you would like me to send that to you. Also, f you know any more information about the Page and Marshall side please share them with me. In your post you talked about your deceased aunt who had pictures of the family. First of all, I just want to say I am sorry for your loss. If you could please send those pictures to my mother and I we would be so thankful to you as we have no pictures of any past family members. They were forever lost. Thank you so very much.

Kayla Kameron Dawn Hild-Foster
Added by Kayla Hild-Foster on May 26, 2016 6:39 PM
Mike Page
RE: John Howlett # 154414045
Thank you so much for the information, I have been able to fill in several blanks now! I descended through the daughter Mary Ann Howlett's side, from her marriage to Patrick L Gray. My mother's maiden name was Gray. Thank you again,

Mike Page
Added by Mike Page on Mar 18, 2016 6:36 AM
Mike Page
John Howlett # 154414045
Hello, I'm writing to ask about the information you posted about John Howlett Find A Grave # 154414045. In your post from Oct. 30, 2015 you have him as dying and being buried in Bullitt County, Kentucky in 1848 and I'm curious how you came to that conclusion. I cant seem to find any information on his death anywhere. He is my 4th Great Grandfather, and I would love to know more about him. Thanks for any help you may be able to provide me,

Michael Page
Added by Mike Page on Mar 17, 2016 8:30 PM
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