JAMES DIXON, a gentleman who has been engaged in agricultural pursuits in Labette county, Kansas, for many years, is located in the southwest quarter of section 23, in Montana township. He is a man of intelligence, takes an earnest interest in the growth and development of the county, and has a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Mr. Dixon was born in Perry county, Illinois, in 1862, and is a son of Andrew and Ann (Osburn) Dixon.
Andrew Dixon was born in Scotland, in 1837, came to the United States when fifteen years of age, and located in Illinois, where he followed farming. During the Civil War he enlisted in Company A, 31st Reg., III. Vol. Inf., and served until July 9, 1865, when he received an honorable discharge. For a part of the time he acted in the capacity of a teamster. After the close of the war he returned to Illinois, and was engaged in farming until 1867, when he came to Kansas. The trip was made overland, by wagon, and consumed three weeks. He located on the southwest quarter of section 23, Montana township, Labette county, the present home of James Dixon, where he resided until his death, in 1899. He married Ann Osburn, who was born in Ireland, in 1834, and came to the United States when eleven years of age. She now resides at the home of her son, James. Their union resulted in the birth of several children, of whom the following are living: James; Mary (Claxon), of Sherman, Kansas, who has two children, Minnie and Clarence; and Andrew C., who resides at home.
James Dixon was reared in Illinois until 1867, when he was taken to Kansas by his parents. He has always been engaged in tilling the soil, and at the present time owns the original claim of his father in Labette county. He is occupied in general farming, and is meeting with deserved success. He is serving on the school board of his township.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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