Thomas "Tony" Nixon of Denver, N.C.Updated September 7, 2007
I am researching the Nixon family from the Lincoln County, North Carolina area. I am especially interested in the ancestal and personal information pertaining to Rufus Nixon (born 1823) whom first appear in the 1880 N. C. census and his wife Hettie (Luckey) Nixon, born in 1835. Rufus & Hettie are known to have reared at least 8 sons: Rufus Jr., Henry, Cleve, James, Robert, Marcus, Oliver, and Charlie.
In addition, I'm researching the Hoyle family also of the Lincoln County, North Carolina area. I am especially interested in ancestal and personal information pertaining to Lansey Hoyle (date born is unknown) whom first appears in the 1880 N. C. census and his wife Rachel (maiden name unknown) Hoyle, born in or about1820. Lansey & Rachel are known to have reared at least 1 son: Martin Van Buren Hoyle.
Any information pertaining to the Nixons & Hoyles aforementioned would be greatly appreciated. I am also willing to share any information in my possession.
Thomas William Nixon
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- Photo of Dance Anthony (41 KB)
Photographed in the 1970 or 1980s(My maternal grandfather)
- Louiza Hoyle (54 KB)
Wife of Martin Van Buren Hoyle extracted from unknown dated portrait found in the house formerly occupied by Haywood & Sadie Nixon in 1997(My paternal great-grandmother)
- Family Photo of Kenneth & Susie Nixon and kids (70 KB)
Bottom (left to right): Thomas (Tony), Sylvia, Rayphine, Kenneth Jr. (Louis), Timothy (Tim); Top: Glenda (toddler), Susie (holding Glenda), Kenneth Sr.
- Nixon Family Reunion (77 KB)
The Nixon Family Reunion was actually an annual gathering to honor Haywood Simpson Nixon's birthday. Seated (left to right): Sadie Hoyle Nixon, Haywood Simpson Nixon, Henry (Doc) Nixon; Standing (left to right): Nannie Long Nixon, Bessie Nixon, Fred Nixon Sr., Susie Nixon, John Knox Magness, Kenneth Nixon Sr. and Leroy Magness
- Kenneth Nixon's 70th Birthday Dinner Celebration (96 KB)
Photographed: 08/11/2001. Left to Right: Herbert Finger, Jr. (Kenneth's son-in-law), Arthur (Boobie) Sanders (Kenneth's son), Kenneth Nixon, Herbert (Trey) Finger III (Kenneth's grandson), and (with back to the picture) Rayphine Finger (Kenneth's oldest daugther)
- Kenneth & Susie Nixon (66 KB)
Kenneth & Susie Nixon photographed in the early 1950s(My father & mother)
- My College Graduation (70 KB)
Photographed 06/23/2001 at the Atlanta Civic Center. Graduated from DeVry Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems (Magna Cum Laude). Picture with my mother, Susie Nixon.
- Military Photo of Kenneth Nixon, Sr. (65 KB)
U.S. Army photograph of Kenneth Nixon dated 1951(My father)
- Photo of Haywood & Sadie Nixon (78 KB)
Photographed dated in 1940s(My paternal grandparents)
- Martin Van Buren Hoyle's Petition/Affidavit (1895) (5 KB)
Martin Van Buren Hoyle (my great-grandfather) filed an affidavit/petition to the Lincoln County Justice of the Peace.This was in part due to a political/power struggle in the Tucker's Grove community (On file @ Lincoln County Library, Lincolnton, N.C.)