======================================= Source: HISTORY OF WYOMING CO., NY BY: F. W. BEERS, 1880 =======================================
HENRY DIXON was born in Chatham, CT, May 9th, 1811. From 1816 he was on a farm in Bethany, Genesee Co., NY, until 1867, when he located on a farm on lot 53, Orangeville. In 1869 he removed to Johnsonsburg. His father, Charles Dixon, was a native of Connecticut, and previous to his removal to Genesee county, was a scafaring man. Mr. Dixon was married May 27th, 1858, to Mrs. HARRIET A. DIXON, a daughter of Hiram Porter and born in Connecticut, March 10th, 1825. Hiram Porter was born in Colebrook, CT, Dec. 13th, 1797, and in 1839 came with his family to Johnsonsburg. From 1847 he lived on a farm on lot 52 until 1862, when he returned to Johnsonburg where he died May 6th, 1876. He had spent much of his life in mechanical pursuits. He was married Oct. 10th, 1819, to NANCY FRANCIS, a native of Durham, CT. She was born Nov. 1st, 1795, and is still living with her daughter. Mrs. H. Dixon, of Johnsonsburg. Mr. Porter reared nine children, all of whom came with him from Connecticut to Orangeville, NY.