Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I118736 View Post-em!
  • Name: Archibald DIXON
  • RELA: Spouse of 10th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 2 APR 1802 in Caswell Co., NC
  • Occupation: AFT 1824 Lawyer
  • Event: Elected BET 1830 AND 1833 Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Event: Elected BET 1836 AND 1840 Kentucky State Senate
  • Event: Elected BET 1841 AND 1843 Kentucky House of Representatives
  • Event: Elected BET 4 SEP 1844 AND 6 SEP 1848 Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
  • Event: Appointed BET 1 SEP 1852 AND 3 MAR 1855 United States Senator from Kentucky
  • Death: 23 APR 1876 in Henderson Co., KY
  • Title: Sen.
  • Event: Pic Archibald Dixon
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  • Note:
    DIXON, Archibald, a Senator from Kentucky; born near Redhouse, Caswell County, N.C., April 2, 1802; moved with his parents to Henderson County, Ky., in 1805; educated by his mother and attended the common schools; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1824 and commenced practice in Henderson, Ky.; member, State house of representatives 1830, 1841; member, State senate 1836; lieutenant governor of Kentucky 1843; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Clay and served from September 1, 1852, until March 3, 1855; was not a candidate for reelection in 1854; resumed the practice of law; also engaged as a planter; died in Henderson, Ky., April 23, 1876; interment in Fernwood Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Wynn DIXON b: 1764 in Caswell Co., NC
    Mother: Rebecca HART

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Robertson CABELL b: 13 MAY 1809 in Repton, Buckingham Co., VA
    • Married: 13 MAR 1834 in Kentucky
    1. Has No Children Susan Bell DIXON
    2. Has Children Rebecca Hart DIXON b: 28 MAY 1839
    3. Has No Children Archibald DIXON , Jr. b: 4 MAR 1844
    4. Has No Children Henry C. DIXON b: 19 SEP 1845
    5. Has No Children Joseph C. DIXON b: 25 DEC 1848

    Marriage 2 Susan Peachy BULLITT b: 20 FEB 1829 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY
    • Married: 29 OCT 1853 in Henderson Co., KY
    1. Has No Children Katherine J. DIXON b: 1858 in Kentucky
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