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John Wesley Dixon
and Phoebe Caudill

John Wesley Dixon b 23 Oct 1845 Elk Creek, Letcher Co KY d 2 Apr 1902 buried Elder James Dickson Cemetery, Elk Creek, Letcher Co KY; s/o James Dixon (Elder) and Susannah Caudill. John Wesley Dixon m. 14 May 1868 to (1) Phoebe Caudill b about 1852 d 11 Apr 1888 (narrative below gives dod as 1887); d/o Isom Caudill and Lizzie Back. Children of John Wesley Dixon and Phoebe Caudill;

1. William Caudill Dixon b 23 Apr 1870 d 29 Dec 1959 Perry Co KY; m. 21 Dec 1899 to Martha Back b 20 Jun 1872 Letcher Co KY d 11 Mar 1947; d/o David Back and Rachel Caudill.

2. Nancy Dixon b 21 Feb 1873 KY d 22 Apr 1946; m. 14 Sept 1887 to Greenberry Back b 18 Jan 1869 Breathitt Co KY; s/o William H Back and Susannah Back.

3. James C Dixon b 5 Jul 1875 d 17 Sept 1923; m. Evaline Back b 28 Sept 1877 d 13 Apr 1914; d/o Henry D Snoot Back and Rebecca Back. Children of James C Dixon and Evaline Back;

i. Etta B Dixon b 10 Sept 1899 Letcher Co KY d 8 Sept 1938; m. 1922 To William McKinley Big Bill Caudill b 27 Apr 1896 d 12 Jul 1966; s/o Henry Caudill and Barilla C Jones. William McKinley Big Bill Caudill m. 3 Jul 1917 to Rebecca Jan Becky Adams b 20 Jun 1901 Letcher Co KY d 16 Oct 1918; d/o George Washington Adams and Elizabeth Kincer. William McKinley Big Bill Caudill m. Ethel Ison b 1905; d/o Zachariah Zack Ison and Sarah Emmaline Cornett.

ii. Muriel J Dixon b 30 Dec 1900 d 9 Jun 1937; m. Wendell Caudill

iii. Nora Dixon b 28 Sept 1904 d 22 Feb 1993; m. Curtis Asher

4. Isom H Dixon b 14 Mar 1878 Letcher Co KY d 17 May 1963 Letcher Co KY; m. Angeline Dixon b 14 May 1883 KY d 11 Oct 1975 Letcher Co KY; d/o Spencer D Spence Dixon and Lavinia Vina Combs. Children of Isom H Dixon and Angeline Dixon;

i. Laura Dixon b 15 Aug 1908; m. 10 Jan 1931 to Troy Back b 1905 d 1948; s/o Jesse Back and Jane Dixon.

5. Jeremiah Dixon b about 1880 KY


John Wesley Dixon
and Rachel Eldridge

John Wesley Dixon b 23 Oct 1845 Elk Creek, Letcher Co KY d 2 Apr 1902; buried Elder James Dickson Cemetery, Elk Creek, Letcher Co KY; s/o James Dixon (Elder) and Susannah Caudill. John Wesley Dixon m. about 1889 to Rachel Eldridge b 15 Oct 1853 Letcher Co KY d 20 Mar 1947 Blackey, Letcher Co KY; buried Elder James Dickson Cemetery, Elk Creek, Letcher Co KY; d/o Levi Eldridge and Esther Caudill. Children of John Wesley Dixon and Rachel Everidge;

1. Polly Ann Dixon b about 1893; m. 2 Aug 1914 to William Riley Back b 8 Apr 1879 KY d 7 Mar 1966; s/o David Back and Nancy Dixon. William Riley Back m. 19 Feb 1906 to Katie Whitaker b 13 Jan 1886 d 26 Jan 1912; d/o Alamander Whitaker and Catherine Campbell.

2. Mary Dixon

3. Rebecca Dixon b 31 Jul 1896 d 22 Sept 1975; m. 14 Oct 1916 to Floyd Back b 15 Sept 1889 Letcher Co KY d 12 Oct 1962; s/o David Back and Nancy Dixon.

4. Pearl B Dixon (male)


Notes for John Westly Dixon:
The following is from page 80 of
"The Dixon Story: A Family History (RE)" by Dexter Dixon:

While my father John W. Dixon has been dead some 36 years, yet I have strong impression to write a short sketch of his devoted Christian life. "He being dead speaketh." I never knew how I should appreciate such a father as I had until he was taken away from us and especially since I hope I have obtained the same like precious blessing he did. Oh if time could turn backward where I could have the pleasure of talking to my beloved father again, but I have a hope to meet him before long in a better place than this world. He was born Oct. 23, 1845 and died April 1902. He was married to Pheobe Caudill, daughter of the late Isom and Lizzie (Back) Caudill in 1867.

To this union was born seven children: five boys and two girls, a boy and a girl having died in infancy. Nancy and James C. both grown and married with families, died some years ago, William C., Isom and Jerry P. are still living. Mother died in April 1887 at the age of 37 years. Later father was married the second time to Rachel Eldridge. To this union was born four children, Polly Ann, Mary and Rebecca, girls and Pearl B., a son, all living and married.

Father and mother both joined the Indian Bottom Church of Regular Baptist in their young days and were ordained deacon and deaconess of that church. Father was clerk of that church shortly after he joined until death. I never knew a more devoted christian than he was. While he was poor in this world's goods, he was rich in the spiritual love of God. His tattered garments and the need of his work at home was never in his way when the church meeting come. He always filled his seat in the church when possible, "The love of Christ constrained him". He was strong in the faith, he was the oldest child of the late Elder James Dickson.

Written by W. C. Dixon

The above was copied from the Minutes of the forty-third Annual Session of the Indian Bottom Association of Old Regular Baptist in the year 1938.


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