Henderson County, Kentucky Biography
Henry DIXON, sheriff of Henderson County, Kentucky, with offices in the city of Henderson, was born at Corydon, in that county, March 30, 1860. He is a son of the late John E. and Mary C. (SUGG) DIXON, the former for many years a well known farmer near Corydon, and the latter now living in Henderson. Henry DIXON was reared at Corydon and at the age of eighteen graduated from the Corydon High School. He then attended the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, for two years 1878 and 1879 after which he engaged in farming, operating a saw mill, and running a threshing machine, during the threshing season. Part of the time he held the office of constable. In 1896, he was elected tax collector of the Corydon district and served until 1902. In the meantime he was elected sheriff of the county; taking charge of the office on the first day of January 1902, for the term which expires January 1, 1906. In addition to his official duties he owns and operates a saw mill and a shingle mill in the south part of the county. In politics Mr. DIXON is a Democrat of the Andrew JACKSON school one of the kind that can always be relied on to stand up for his political opinions and interests of his party. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World, and the Ancient Order of the United Workmen, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Baptist church.
On 30 Mar 1886, Mr. DIXON was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. GREEN and they have three daughters: India M., Nannie L., and Augusta Irene.
Lower Ohio Valley, Federal Publishing Company, 1905
SHERIFF HENRY DIXON REFERENCES
1860 CENSUS OF
Henry age 54, Ann (wife) age 52, John E. (son) age 30, Mary C. (w/o of John) age 25, Henry age 1, Ann W. Ashby age 86.
1870 CENSUS OF HENDERSON COUNTY
John E. age 38, Mary C. (wife) age 35, Henry (son) age 10, Nannie (dau) age 5, Kitty (dau) age 5, Wiley L. age 2, Henry (f/o John) age 64, Ann M. (m/o John) age 62.
FERNWOOD CEMETERY, SECTION #6, LOT #304
Mary Coleman Dixon, buried 3 Apr 1931, Space #2 (mother)
John E. Dixon, buried 20 Mar 1900, Corydon, KY, Space #3 (father)
Ann Maria Dixon, buried 22 Dec 1892, Fernwood, Age (84), Space #4 (grandmother)
Capt. Henry Dixon, buried 26 Jun 1876, Fernwood, Age (76), Space #5 (grandfather)
Mary E. Dixon, buried 30 May 1956, Space #11
(Sheriff) Henry Dixon, buried 24 Nov 1905, Space #12
FERNWOOD CEMETERY, SECTION #15, LOT #468
Wiley Lee Dixon, buried 6 Sep 1938, Space #9