I descend from Matthew Dixon through my gg grandfather John B. Dixon. While John B was called "Brushy" for some reason, I actually believe the B stands for "Brinson."
William Dixon, father of Matthew, married Mary Brinson b. 1760. Mary was the daughter of Cason Brinson Jr. b 1774 and Ann Fulcher. Cason Brinson Jr had a brother named Jesse James Brinson m. Keziah Linton who had a son Daniel Brinson. This Daniel, first cousin to Mary Brinson Dixon, was left in charge of William Dixon's affairs when they migrated to Sumner County TN approximately 1798.
Mary Brinson Dixon also had a brother named Benjamin b. 1758 who married Susanna Speight (d/o William Speight). Benjamin Brinson is living very near a William Dixon (1-3-5-/8) in the 1790 Craven County Census. Benjamin Brinson is the father of Nancy Brinson who married William Dixon's son Jedediah Dixon - and who remained in New Bern, Craven County, when William and his family left around 1798.
Mary Brinson Dixon had a sister named Eunice. A great grandfather named Matthew. A mother named Ann. And Daniel Brinson's mother was named Keziah. These are all the names of William and Mary's children which add more interesting information to this relationship.
There are actually two William Dixons in New Bern, Craven County NC and I have not yet sorted out which one belongs to my line, or they could be father and son, or another distant relative. There are MANY Dixons and Brinsons in New Bern, Craven County, NC during 1790!
Lynnmarie Dixon (Don G. Dixon; Henry Lincoln Dixon; James Madison Dixon; John B. Dixon; Matthew Dixon; William Dixon.
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