11 May 2002
I am replying to your msg from the Allen Forum:
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I'm trying to find anyone with information about the descendants of Elizabeth Allen and Simon Dixon. Simon Dixon is a cousin of my husband's. Elizabeth was born in 1728 to John Allen and Amy Cox. She married Simon Dixon in 1751, in Pennsylvania, most likely in Chester County. She was of the Quaker religion. They had at least one son that I know of named Thomas Dixon who married Abigail Stuart. I would like to add any other children they had and their descendants to our tree. We have a good amount on the Dixon family, and are willing to share. Any help appreciated.
I just found your listing and I am excited. I have been surfing these files for quite awhile. My line in Alamance County, NC are of this line. Actually, and I have to think about this a minute, Elizabeth Allen is my 6xgreat-aunt, the sister of my 5xgreatgrandfather John Allen (John Allen III he is often called in the records). These are the same folks in the well-known Allen Family book by Lester Miles Allen listed below.
Call Number: NC REF 929 ALL
Author: Allen, Lester M.
Title: The Allen family : descendants of John and Amy Cox Allen with allied lines
Publisher: L.M. Allen,
Publication Date: c1987.
Description: xi, 524 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
This is from the Orange Co. NC Library in Hillsborough. There are others and you may could order one, too.
All the listings of the Allens are there as well as many of the related Dixons. John Allen III was Simon’s friend from the Quaker colony in PA.
Also, if you do not already know this, a fewthings may be of great interest to you:
1) John Allen III’s house is located on the Alamance County Battleground in Alamance County, NC. 5803 South NC 62, Burlington, NC 27215. 336-227-4785 http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/alamance/alamanc.htmhttp://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/alamance/alamanc.htm
It is the site of the well-known War of the Regulation, May 16, 1771.
2) Simon Dixon and Elizabeth Allen Dixon are the main characters in an annual summer play presented at the Snow Camp Historical Site on One Drama Road, Snow Camp. www.snowcampdrama.com 336-376-6948
It is called the Sword of Peace.
3) They are both buried in Cane Creek Meeting House burial ground. You can look up this on the Web under “Cane Creek Meeting” or “Cane Creek Friends”. There are even photos there of their graves. http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncccmm/http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncccmm/
4) You can still see the remains of Simon Dixon’s mill near the Snow Camp Historical Site.
These are really good sites. And we are really lucky to have these things from the past still there.
I don’t have the dates exactly here with me, but off the top of my head, in order backward from me to Elizabeth and Simon, as fathers:
Thomas Brent Allen, son of –
Danny Thomas Allen, “
Thomas Charlie Allen, “
George Walter Allen, “
Jacob Allen, “
Joseph Allen, “
Peter Allen, “
John Allen (III), “
John Allen (II), “
John Allen, born 1694, Dublin, Ireland, emigrated 1713, London Grove, PA, Quaker
Married Amy Cox, above as mentioned per Allen book by Lester Allen
You can find that book there for reference. My family has two. I am sure if you contact any of the sites mentioned above, #1-3, they would be glad to help you out.
I hope I have been of assistance and you actually get this information since you left no e-mail or forward address. If you do, e-mail me back, and I can give more details, esp. since I do not check this site often. Where are you all from then?
T. Brent Allen
PS. See also:
This last one gives lines for Simon and Elizabeth as below:
? BIRTH: 12 10M 1728, New Castle co,DE
? DEATH: Apr 1781, Orange co,NC
? BURIAL: Cane Creek cem
FATHER: Thomas Dixon (abt 1705 - abt 1734)
MOTHER: Hannah Hadley (16 11M 1709/10 - 31 May 1783)
SPOUSE: Elizabeth Allen (29 2M 1728 - 13 Oct 1793)
dau of John Allen (3 8M 1694 - 16 Sep 1771) &
Amy Cox (abt 1699 - 13 Sep 1778)
? MARRIAGE: 8 Nov 1752, New Garden MM, Chester co,PA
1. Thomas Dixon , b.13 Apr 1753, Chester co,PA
d.5 Jan 1824, Chatham co,NC
marr: 6 Jul 1780, Cane Creek MM,NC
Abigail Stuart (18 May 1762 - 26 May 1843)
dau of Alexander Stuart (ca.1736- ? ) & Elizabeth Pike
2. John Dixon , b.abt 1755, Orange co,NC
d.abt 1823, Orange co,IN
liaison: abt 1775, Chatham co,NC
Rachel Haworth (abt 1756 - ? )
dau of Stephanas Haworth (ca.1712-1765) & Rachel Beeson
marr.1: abt 1780, Orange co,NC
Rebecca Johnson (abt 1760 - ? )
marr.2: 15 Aug 1799, Orange co,NC
Mrs Ruth (Dicks) Massey (13 Feb 1771 - ? )
widow of Tence Massey
dau of Zacharias Dicks (ca.1730- ? ) & Ruth Hiatt
3. Naomi Dixon , b.abt 1757, Orange co,NC
4. Jesse Dixon , b.abt 1759, Orange co,NC
5. Solomon Dixon , b.8 Oct 1761, Orange co,NC
d.1827, Chatham co,NC
marr.1: abt 1784, Chatham co,NC
Hannah Hunt (19 Apr 1765 - 2 Oct 1821)
dau of Eleazar Hunt (1725-1781) & Catherine Cox
marr.2: 28 Nov 1822, Cane Creek MM, Chatham co,NC
Sarah McPherson (21 Feb 1781 - ? )
dau of Joseph McPherson (1748- ? ) & Abigail Piggott
6. Simon Dixon Jr, b.abt 1763, Orange co,NC
7. Elizabeth Dixon , b.abt 1765, Orange co,NC
d.15 Dec 1807, Chatham co,NC
marr: abt 1787, Chatham co,NC
John Stuart (30 Jan 1764 - ? )
son of Alexander Stuart (ca.1736- ? ) & Elizabeth Pike
8. Benjamin Dixon , b.21 Sep 1766, Orange co,NC
d.5 Apr 1839, Chatham co,NC
marr: 11 Aug 1803, Cane Creek MM, Chatham co,NC
Ruth Marshill (5 Sep 1779 - 8 Apr 1851)
dau of William Marshill (1752-1824) & Mary Vestal
-Descendancy based in part on AF
-Newark MM, New Castle co,DE on 7 7M 1751 Simon granted certificate to
Carvers Creek MM,NC
-Cane Creek MM, Orange co,NC on 7 10M 1751 Simon received on certificate
from Newark MM, Kennet,PA
-Simon returned to Chester co,PA to marry but no record of a grant of
certificate at Cane Creek MM
-New Garden MM, Chester co,PA on 8 Nov 1752 Simon Dixon, son of Thomas,
dec'd, of Cane Creek Mtg,NC, marries at New Garden MH, Elizabeth Allen,
dau of John, of Chester co,PA
-Cane Creek MM on 2 Jun 1753 Simon & hw Elizabeth received on certificate
from Newark MM,PA
Click on all the Blued names there.
OK. That should help you out rather well.