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James Nixon

Died Jan 1759 Carlisle, Martic Twp., Lancaster Co. PA
SPOUSE CHILDREN







Mary




William

b.
?Charlotte Co. VA
d. 1801?
Lincoln Co. NC
Nancy

b. 1713

d. 1808
NC
James resided in Carlisle, Martic Township, Lancaster Co., PA. Martic became a township in 1729. The town offices are currently near Mount Nebo PA, about 5 miles south of Lancaster.
In the will of James Nixon, of Martic Township, Lancaster Co. PA dated Jan 16, 1759, his daughter Nancy is not named, but John Kinkead (sic) is listed as his son-in-law.
Daughter Nancy is counted in the 1790 US Census for the Morgan District, Ninth Company, in Lincoln Co. NC under the John Kincaid (Sr.) household.
Within the same company are listed three Nixon households:
William Nixon (son of James?) household of "2 free white males of 16 years and upward", 1 younger white male, 4 white females, and 1 slave.
John Nixon household of John, 2 males under 16, and 1 female.
James household of James and 1 female.
William Nixon in the 1790 Census may be the Wm. Nixon who is among executors of Thos. Kincaid, 1745-1800, son of John Kinkaid (Sr.) and Nancy's stepson, in Lincoln Co. NC. William's wife may have been Elizabeth Black. They came to Lincoln Co. NC in 1780. Their sons John and James probably head the households listed in the 1790 census. John married Sarah Bond in Sep 1787 and had 2 young boys by the end of 1790. James married Sallie Beal in Oct 1790, the year of the census.
Sources:
First Census of the United States, Ninth Company, Morgan District, Lincoln County, NC, 1790.
Hood, John, "The Tale of Crooked Neck John", article in Carolina Journal Online, Raleigh NC, Oct 3, 2011
Kincaid, James Murphy, History of the Kincaid Family, publ. by Joe K. Kincaid, La Veta, CO, 1918.
Kincaid, Mrs. Clyde E. [Gayle], Asheville NC, letter to Lisabeth M. Holloway, Aug 2, 1978.
Philbeck and Turner, Lincoln Co. Will Abstracts, 1779-1910.
Will of James Nixon, dated Jan 10, 1759; proved Jan 16, 1759, Will Books, Martic Twp., Lancaster Co. PA; handwritten abstracts in 3 vols, p. 773.