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Descendants of Robert Wixam



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Generation 1
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1. Robert1 WIXAM; born at England;[1] married Alice (--?--) 1654;[2] died Oct 1686 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, British America.[3]

He emigrated in 1630 to Massachusetts Bay Colony, British America; led by their governor John Winthrop, and landed in Salem Harbour 12 Jun 1630.[4] He was living in 1643 at Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, British America.[5] He was living in 1665 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, British America.[6]

Alice (--?--) was born at England.[7]

Children of Robert1 Wixam and Alice (--?--) were as follows:

  • i. Jemima2 Wixam;[8],[8] born 30 Aug 1655.[9]

    No descendants known.[10]

  • ii. Titus Wixam;[11],[11] born 2 Dec 1657;[9] died 16 Feb 1718 at age 60.[9]

    No history of Titus's family is known.[12]

  • iii. Elizabeth Wixam;[13],[13] born 29 May 1660 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America;[14] married Nathaniel Mayo 28 Jan 1678;[15] died Dec 1699 at age 39.[16]

    Records indicate Elizabeth had 7 children, but no further descendants of theirs are known: Nathaniel, Bathshuah, Alice, Ebenezer, Hannah, Elisha, and Robert (surnamed MAYO).[17]

  • 2. iv. Barnabas Wixam, born 1663 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, British America; married Sarah Remick.



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Generation 2
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2. Barnabas2 WIXAM (child of Robert1);[18],[18] born 1663 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, British America;[19] married Sarah Remick, daughter of Christian Remick and Hannah (--?--), 2 Oct 1692 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America.[20],[21]

He was living in 1695 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America.[22] He was living in 1703 at Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America.[19] He began military service on 23 Oct 1723 under Captain Samuel Wheelwright, in Indian wars.[23] He ended military service on 2 Jan 1724.[23]

Sarah REMICK[18],[24] was born on 16 Jul 1663 at Kittery, York Co., Maine, British America.[25],[26] She died in 1722 at Berwick, York Co., Maine, British America.[27] Sarah may have married three times before Barnabus: John Thompson, John Sloper, Moses Worster. No descendants of these unions have been found.[28]

Children of Barnabas2 Wixam and Sarah Remick were as follows:

  • i. Barnabas3 Wixam;[29],[29] born 15 Sep 1693 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America;[30] married Sarah (--?--) 6 Jun 1714.[31]

    They had no children.[32]

  • 3. ii. Joshua Wixam, born 14 Mar 1695 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America; married Hannah Baker; married Elizabeth Chase.

  • iii. Lydia Wixam;[33],[33] born 12 Jun 1697 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America;[34] died unmarried 18 Mar 1750 at age 52.[35]

  • iv. Robert Wixam;[36],[36] born 29 May 1698 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America;[37] married Elizabeth Baker 5 Feb 1718 at Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America.[38]

    Several generations of descendants are known for Robert.[39]

  • v. Prince Wixam;[40],[40] born 2 Dec 1700 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America;[41] married Elizabeth Burgess 1 Apr 1720 at Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America.[42]

    Several generations are known for Prince.[39]



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Generation 3
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3. Joshua3 WIXAM (child of Barnabas2, Robert1);[43],[43] born 14 Mar 1695 at Eastham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America;[44] married Hannah Baker, daughter of Daniel Baker and Elizabeth Chase, 9 Mar 1715 at Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America;[45] married Elizabeth Chase, daughter of William Chase and Dorcas Baker, circa Dec 1731.[46]

He was living in 1749 at Dennis, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America; and held public office both as a representative and a selectman.[47] Around 1755, Joshua and Elizabeth moved their family to Dutchess Co., New York.[44]

Hannah BAKER[48],[48] died on 27 Nov 1730.[49]

Children of Joshua3 Wixam and Hannah Baker were as follows:

  • i. Reuben4 Wixam;[50],[50] born 1722 at Harwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America;[51] married Dorcas Chase, daughter of William Chase and Dorcas Baker, 3 Jan 1745;[52] died circa 1800 at Dennis, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America.[51]

    Some of Reuben's descendants spelled their name WIXAM, and others used WIXOM.[53]

  • ii. Hannah Wixam;[54],[54] born circa 1724;[55] married David Crowell 5 Mar 1747.[56]

    No descendants are known.[57]

Elizabeth CHASE[43],[43] was born on 6 Oct 1718 at Harwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America.[44]

Children of Joshua3 Wixam and Elizabeth Chase were as follows:

  • i. Isabel4 Wixam;[43],[43] born Apr 1735.[49]

    No descendants are known.[57]

  • ii. Zilpha Wixam;[43],[43] born May 1737.[49]

    No descendants are known.[57]

  • iii. Barnabas Wixam;[58],[58] born Jan 1740 at Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America.[59]

    Barnabas and his descendants adopted the WIXOM form of the name. They emigrated to the western part of New York State before 1790. Several generations of his family are known.[60]

  • iv. Sarah Wixam;[43],[43] born Jan 1743.[49]

    No descendants are known.[57]

  • v. Dorcas Wixam;[43],[43] born Jun 1746.[49]

    No descendants are known.[57]

  • vi. Joshua Wixam;[43],[43] born Jan 1749.[49]

    No descendants are known.[57]

  • 4. vii. Solomon Wixson, born 10 Aug 1751 at Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America; married Mary Randall.



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Generation 4
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4. Solomon4 WIXSON (child of Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1);[61],[43] born 10 Aug 1751 at Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America;[62] married Mary Randall circa 1777;[63] died 11 Apr 1813 at The Old Homestead, Steuben Co., New York, United States of America, at age 61;[64],[65] buried at Wixson Cemetery, Hammondsport Twp, Steuben Co., New York, United States of America.[66],[67]

Solomon served in the Revolutionary War, possibly as an enlisted man with the Regiment of Minute Men under Colonel Jacobus Swartwout, Dutchess Co. Militia.[68],[69],[70] Solomon and his descendants adopted the WIXSON form of the name.[71] In the spring of 1790, Solomon travelled to the Finger Lakes district of New York State, and built a log cabin on the west side of the outlet of Waneta Lake. He returned to Dutchess Co. in the fall. In the spring of 1791, Solomon and his family moved to their new home in the wilderness.[72] Solomon purchased 200 acres from a nearby land owner (on Lake Waneta), near Wayne, in Steuben Co. and he and Mary relocated there.[72] In their later years, the family built a mansion there for Solomon and Mary, now called the 'Old Homestead'. A published photograph of the Old Homestead exists.[73] He and probably Mary Randall appeared on the census of 1810 at Wayne, Steuben Co., New York, United States of America; where Solomon was the head of the household, with a couple recorded as over 45 yrs, 3 boys aged 16-25 yrs [Daniel, James, Solomon], 3 girls 16-25 yrs [Elizabeth, Mary, Clara], 1 boy 10-15 yrs [Elijah], and no slaves.[74] The Old Homestead is now Stone Rise Farm, 9250 West Waneta Lake Road, near Wayne, NY.[75],[76]

Mary RANDALL was born in 1757 at Yarmouth, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts Bay, British America.[77] She died on 9 Oct 1837.[78],[79] She was buried at Wixson Cemetery, Hammondsport Twp, Steuben Co., New York, United States of America.[80],[81] She has also been recorded as Mary Randall Travis.[82]

Children of Solomon4 Wixson and Mary Randall were as follows:

  • 5. i. Joseph5 Wixson Sr., born 25 Jan 1779 at Dutchess Co., New York, United States of America; married Deborah Townsend.

  • 6. ii. Joshua Wixson Sr., born 8 Sep 1780 at Dutchess Co., New York, United States of America; married Rachel Egglestone.

  • iii. Reuben Wixson;[83],[83] born 28 Jun 1782 at Dutchess Co., New York, United States of America;[84] married Hannah Conklin Oct 1805;[85] died 6 Jun 1845 at Wayne, New York, United States of America, at age 62.[84]

    11 Children are known, and several generations of descendants are known.[86]

  • iv. John Wixson;[87],[87] born 4 Jul 1784 at Dutchess Co., New York, United States of America;[88] married Abigail Eggleston;[89] died 8 Apr 1867 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America, at age 82.[88]

    10 Children are known, and several generations of descendants are recorded.[86] He and Abigail Eggleston appeared on the census of 1850 at Worth, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where John (67) was a farmer, and Abigail (65), and Rachel (23) were present.[90]

  • v. Daniel Wixson;[91],[91] born 18 Oct 1786 at New Jersey, United States of America;[92] married Deborah Conklin 3 Mar 1811;[93] died 2 Dec 1852 at Keuka, Steuben Co., New York, United States of America, at age 66.[92]

    He was a soldier in the War of 1812.[94] 11 Children are known, and several generations of descendants are recorded.[95]

  • vi. James Wixson;[96],[96] born 9 Oct 1788;[97] married Sarah J. Tompkins before 1817;[98] died 4 Jun 1867 at age 78;[97] buried at Wixson Cemetery, Hammondsport Twp, Steuben Co., New York, United States of America.[80]

    He and Sarah J. Tompkins lived at Wayne, New York, United States of America.[99] 13 Children are known, and several generations of descendants are recorded.[95]

  • vii. Solomon Wixson;[100],[100] born 7 May 1791;[101] married Elizabeth Swarthout 29 Jun 1811;[102] died 9 Jun 1837 at age 46.[101]

    He and Elizabeth Swarthout lived at Tyrone, New York, United States of America.[103] 9 Children are known, and several generations of descendants are recorded.[95]

  • viii. Elizabeth Wixson;[104],[104] born 6 Nov 1793 at Wayne, New York, United States of America; the first white person born at Wayne;[105] married Benjamin Sackett;[106] died leaving no children 15 Oct 1863 at age 69.[107]

  • ix. Mary Wixson;[108],[108] born 19 Nov 1795 at Wayne, New York, United States of America;[109] married Henry Swarthout 1811;[110] died 1866 at Milo, New York, United States of America.[109]

    She was also known as Polly.[111] 11 Children are known, and several generations of descendants are recorded.[112]

  • x. Clara Wixson;[113],[113] born 1798;[114] died 1883.[114]

    Several generations of descendants are recorded.[115]

  • xi. Elijah Wixson;[116],[116] born 1800;[117] died 1878;[117] buried at Wixson Cemetery, Hammondsport Twp, Steuben Co., New York, United States of America.[80]

    Several generations of descendants are recorded.[115]



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Generation 5
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5. Joseph5 WIXSON Sr. (child of Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 25 Jan 1779 at Dutchess Co., New York, United States of America;[118] baptized 25 Apr 1847 at First Baptist Church of Pickering & Whitchurch, Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); as an adult, by his brother Joshua;[119] married Deborah Townsend, daughter of Gamaliel George Townsend and Elizabeth Bennet ?, 20 May 1798 at Dutchess Co., New York, United States of America;[120] died 14 Feb 1855 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada), at age 76;[121],[122],[123] buried after 14 Feb 1855 at Claremont Baptist Church Yard, Claremont, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada), where his stone was inscribed "The unbroken forest met my view / The fruitful fields I leave to you / I love the habitation of thy house and the place where thy glory dwells / Psalm 26, 8."[124]

He and Deborah Townsend emigrated in 1799 to York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); with two other couples: Deborah's siblings Abraham Townsend and his wife Statira Keeney, and Elizabeth and her husband Anthony Hendrick. It has been said the Joseph was a member of the Berzee Colony, and helped open up the Danforth Road in York town.[125],[126] He and Deborah Townsend lived in Mar 1799 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); and the family count was 2 males, 1 female, and may indicate son Randal (b. 1799) was present.[127] He and Deborah Townsend lived in Mar 1801 at Scarborough Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where family count remained 2 males, 1 female.[127] He and Deborah Townsend lived in 1802 at Scarborough Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where the family count was 1 male, 1 woman, 1 age 16, 1 female (4 people).[128] On 7 Dec 1802, Joseph received a free grant of land in Pickering Township, lot 18 in the 9th Concession. Two weeks before, Abraham Townsend received his grant for lot 20.[129],[130] In 1803, Joseph and Deborah settled in Pickering Twp.[131] In March of 1811, Joseph was appointed Poundkeeper, and brother-in-law was appointed Collector and Pathmaster (a poundkeeper maintains an animal pound).[132],[133] In 1813, Joseph purchased the Eastern adjoining property, lot 17, Con. 9.[134] He bought property from Janet Elliot in 1813 at Con. 9, lot 17, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[135] Deborah's brother Abraham and his family left Pickering Twp. in 1815 and returned to the States.[136] He received his land by government grant once he fulfilled his settlement obligations in Jun 1816 at Con. 9, lot 18, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[137] It was said that Joseph operated Pickering Twp.'s only grist mill, about a mile East of his property from the 1830's (probably on Duffin's Creek).[138] Joseph was registered in the Militia in 1828/29 with other family members in 3rd Company, 2nd Regiment of East York.[139] He was appointed one of three commissioners in 1836; his duties were much the same as a councillor in 1836.[140] Joseph was very active in the political union movement prior to the Rebellion of 1837, and went with Peter Mathews to Montgomery's Tavern. Mathews was later hung for his involvement.[141] He lived in 1837 at Con. 9, lot 17, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[142] On 15 Dec 1837, a warrant was issued for Joseph's arrest "and all others that has taken up arms against Her Majestys Government in the present Rebellion" of 5-7 Dec 1837. He was not arrested until later, and did appear before a grand jury for alleged Patriot activities in 1838, but the charge was dismissed.[143] From 1839 to 1854, Joseph was a Town Warden. Town meetings were then held in either Andrew Thompson's tavern on the fifth Concession, or the Central Hotel in Brougham.[144] Long after his death, in the village of Claremont, whose northern half was carved out of Joseph's original grant, are two streets which cross each other in the middle of his old property: one named Joseph St., the other named Wixson St.[145]

Deborah TOWNSEND[146],[147],[148],[149] was born on 18 Nov 1774 at Tioga Co., Pennsylvania, United States of America.[118],[150] She died on 7 Sep 1855 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada), at age 80.[121],[122] She was buried after 7 Sep 1855 at Claremont Baptist Church Yard, Claremont, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada), where her stone reads "Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ / 1st Cor. 15, 23."[124] Deborah joined the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by her brother-in-law Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[151]

Children of Joseph5 Wixson Sr. and Deborah Townsend were as follows:

  • 7. i. Randal6 Wixson, born 7 Mar 1799 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Annis Fenton; married Eliza Fuller; divorced Annis Fenton.

  • 8. ii. Townsend Wixson, born 3 Jan 1801 at York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Hannah Lee.

  • 9. iii. Mary Wixson, born 9 Nov 1802 at York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married George Spencer.

  • iv. Solomon Wixson; born 27 Apr 1804;[121] died 29 Mar 1805.[121]

  • 10. v. Sarah J. Wixson, born 24 Feb 1806; married Webster Stevens.

  • 11. vi. Jesse Wixson, born 18 May 1808; married Rebecca Sorter.

  • 12. vii. Elizabeth Wixson, born 27 Jul 1810; married William Stevens.

  • viii. Clarissa Wixson; born 29 Oct 1812;[121] died unmarried and without children 27 Aug 1826 at age 13.[152]

  • 13. ix. Louisa Wixson, born 13 Nov 1815; married Jonathan B. Stevens.

  • 14. x. Joseph Wixson Jr., born 21 Jun 1818 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Bithenia Avery; married Elizabeth Yake; married Elizabeth Hebner; married Abigale Sharrard.



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6. Joshua5 WIXSON Sr. (child of Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 8 Sep 1780 at Dutchess Co., New York, United States of America;[121] married Rachel Egglestone 14 Oct 1798 at New York, United States of America;[153] died 31 Dec 1850 at age 70;[154],[119] buried after 31 Dec 1850 at Claremont Baptist Church Yard, Claremont, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[122]

He and Rachel Egglestone emigrated in 1804 to Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); to join his brother Joseph.[155] In 1811, Joshua purchased his life-long home in Pickering Township, a farm on Con. 7, lot 20.[156] Joshua bought Con. 6, lot 22 in 1818, later he sold the northern half to son Amos in 1822.[157] Joshua, his wife, and eldest son, were separated from the First Baptist Church of Markham for heresy and causing confusion in the church. The heresy was his pleading for the return of a now penitent excommunicated member. The causing of confusion (disorderly walk) related to their vote against providing the pastor a salary, based on scripture.[158] Joshua, joined by Rachel, Amos, and 16 others from the Markham church, formed their own First Baptist Church of Pickering, and held services at his house on the 7th Concession beginning 2 Sep 1821. Joshua became elder officially on 26 Jan 1822.[159],[160] Joshua received a grant of land in Brock Twp., Con 8, lot 8 East half.[161] In 1827, Joshua bought a portion of Con. 7, lot 19.[162] Joshua was registered in the Militia in 1828/29 with other family members in 3rd Company, 2nd Regiment of East York.[139] In 1828, Joshua purchased land in Brock Township, Con. 8 lot 8, W½. He received the E½ by grant two years later. By 1831, he had sold the southern half of both properties to his daughter Ruth Sharrard (who sold it to Samuel Wixson in 1854).[163] In 1836, Joshua bought the northern half of Con. 8, lot 16.[164] He lived in 1837 at Con. 7, lot 20, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[142] Around 1848, David Evans took over baptisms and services from Joshua at the First Baptist Church of Pickering & Whitchurch.[165]

Rachel EGGLESTONE was born on 4 Jul 1778.[166] She died on 7 Jun 1857 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America, at age 78.[167] Rachel became clerk of the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by her husband Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[168],[151] As of June 1851, Rachel was recorded as "removed" from the Claremont Baptist Church, i.e. she had moved away from the community.[165]

Children of Joshua5 Wixson Sr. and Rachel Egglestone were as follows:

  • i. Amos6 Wixson; born 17 Jul 1799 at Steuben Co., New York, United States of America;[169] married Elizabeth Long 23 Mar 1819 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Elizabeth "wore a linen dress, the fabric of which was woven by her own hands;"[170],[171] died 30 Jan 1882 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America, at age 82.[169],[172]

    In Aug 1821, Amos and his parents were separated from the First Baptist Church of Markham for heresy and causing confusion in the church. The heresy was Joshua's pleading for the return of a now penatent excommunicated member. The causing of confusion (disorderly walk) related to their vote against providing the pastor a salary, based on scripture.[173] Amos joined the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by his father Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[151] Amos purchased the northern half of lot 22, Con. 6 from his father in 1822.[174] Amos was registered in the Militia in 1828/29 with other family members in 3rd Company, 2nd Regiment of East York.[139] An Upper Canada naturalization record was made for Amos in 1830.[175] From 1820 to 1835, Amos and Elizabeth had 6 children, and several generations of their descendants are recorded: they were Rachel, Ira C., Phillip Long, Joshua, Levi L., and Elizabeth.[176] He lived in 1837 at Con. 6, lot 22, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[142] He and Elizabeth Long were living in 1840 at Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); and were members of the First Baptist Church of Pickering & Whitchurch.[177] Amos received license to preach in the Baptist Church.[178] In 1846, Amos sold his farm on Con 6, lot 22.[174] At some time in the 1840's, Amos and his family left Canada for Sanilac County, Michigan.[179] He and Elizabeth Long appeared on the census of 1850 at Worth, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Amos (51) was a farmer, and Elizabeth (50), Joshua (22), and Elizabeth (14) were present.[90] As of June 1851, Amos and Elizabeth were recorded as "removed" from the Claremont Baptist Church, i.e. they had moved away from the community.[177]

  • 15. ii. Asa Wixson, born 12 Feb 1801 at New York, United States of America.

  • iii. Joel Wixson; born 10 Apr 1803 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[169] married Mary Marr circa 1823;[170],[180] married Jane Bishop after 1850.[170]

    Joel joined the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by his father Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[151] Joel became a Deacon in his father's First Baptist Church of Pickering.[159] Joel and Mary had 6 children, and several generations of their descendants are known: they were Rachel, Barbara Maria, Mary, Lewis Joel, Laura, and Elizabeth Ann.[171] An Upper Canada naturalization record was made for Joel in 1833.[181] He lived in 1837 at Con. 6, lot 12, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[142] He was banned from Canada for life for his participation in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 5 Dec 1837 on 17 Dec 1837 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[182] Joel left Canada and settled in Sanilac Co., Michigan at the town of Amadore. Mary received a divorce, and her eldest daughter Rachel remained behind. The rest of their children left with Joel. Rachel eventually married Henry Smith and lived in Rainy River, Ontario.[183] Joel and Jane had 4 children, and several generations of their descendants are recorded: Angeline, Sarah J., Josephine, Herbert.[184]

  • 16. iv. Azor Wixson, born 5 Feb 1805 at British North America (Canada); married Jane Sorter.

  • 17. v. Ruth Wixson, born 10 Jan 1807 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Sylvanus Sharrard.

  • vi. John Wixson; born 2 Mar 1808 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[169] baptized 27 Apr 1823 at First Baptist Church of Pickering, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); as an adult, by his father Joshua;[119] married Phoebe (--?--);[185] died 1858 at Castile, Wyoming Co., New York, United States of America.[186]

    John and Phoebe had 5 children: Edmond, John, Robert, William and a daughter whose name is unknown. No more is recorded about their family.[187]

  • vii. Joshua E. Wixson Jr; born 29 Oct 1810 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[169] baptized 25 Sep 1842 at First Baptist Church of Pickering & Whitchurch, Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); as an adult, by his father Joshua;[119] married Ann Webb Dec 1832;[170],[188] died at Stoney Point, Essex Co., Ontario, Canada.[189]

    Joshua Jr. was registered in the Militia in 1828/29 with other family members in 3rd Company, 2nd Regiment of East York.[139] Joshua and Ann had 10 children, and several generations of descendants were recorded: Emily, Lurane, Sarah, Saul, James, John, Rachel, Daniel, Mary Ann, and William George.[190] Joshua acquired the land at Con. 7 lot 21, and later sold some to brother Benjamin in 1844.[191] He lived in 1837 at Con. 8, lot 20, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[142] Joshua was imprisoned from 30 Dec 1837 until 2 Jan 1838 for his alleged participation in the Upper Canada Rebellion , then discharged by the commission of inquiry after examination.[192] He lived in 1850 at Con. 7, lot 21, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[193] Around 1850, Joshua and his family moved to Amadore, Sanilac Co., Michigan.[194] As of June 1851, Joshua and Ann were recorded as "removed" from the Claremont Baptist Church, i.e. he had moved away from the community.[165] Joshua sold the last of the property inherited from his father in 1858, Con. 8, lot 16, and his farm on Con. 7, lot 21.[195] It is said that late in life he left his family in Michigan and went back to his old home in Canada and died there.[194] He lived in 1871 at Tilbury West Twp., Essex Co., Ontario, Canada; where Joshua was 60.[196]

  • viii. Rachel Wixson; born 5 Feb 1813 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[169] died soon after birth after 5 Feb 1813 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[169]

  • ix. Rachel E. Wixson; born 3 Mar 1814 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[169] married Moses Beattis 23 Aug 1831 at Whitby, Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where the witnesses were Amos and Azor Wixson.[170],[197]

    Rachel and Moses were said to have had 9 children, but only Joshua Beattis was known by name.[198] It was said, "In my very young days I used to admire my great Aunt Rachel Beattis very much because she was the only woman I ever saw who could smoke a pipe and blow smoke rings just as far as a man."[199]

  • x. Solomon Wixson; born 1 Jul 1817 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[200] died at California, United States of America.[201]

    Solomon was recorded as having 3 children, and a few generations of his descendants are known: Polly, Elizabeth, and Robert.[199]

  • 18. xi. Benjamin Wixson, born 1 Mar 1820 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Mary Ellerthorpe.



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Generation 6
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7. Randal6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1);[202],[203] born 7 Mar 1799 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[121],[204] married Annis Fenton, daughter of William Fenton and Sarah Lukens, 31 Aug 1826;[205] married Eliza Fuller 13 Nov 1859 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Randal was divorced, and Eliza was widow of Colin Degeer (another of Mackenzie's rebels);[206] he and Annis Fenton were divorced; after Mackenzie's Rebellion under a special dispensation allowed by the government;[207] died 17 Nov 1870 at age 71.[121]

Randal joined the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by his uncle Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[151] 26 Jan 1822, Randal chosen to be an elder with his uncle Joshua in the First Baptist Church of Pickering.[159] He lived circa 1824 at East Gwillimbury Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); on his petition for a land grant, Randal also declared he was a schoolmaster, and was born in the town of York. His petition, in which he stated he was "desirous to improve a location of the waste lands", was submitted 4 Aug 1824.[208] Randal received his grant of 100 acres in Brock Township in 1824: the southern half of Con. 5, lot 5. It appears that he never completed his settlement duties (e.g. road clearing).[209] Randal purchased land in Brock Twp. near the village of Sunderland, Con. 6, lot 9's East half in 1829. The West half was acquired by his father's colleague Cornelius Hummerfelt in 1834.[210] He lived at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); "after he moved there in the 1820's."[211] In 1832, he edited William Lyon Mackenzie's publication Colonial Advocate while Mackenzie was in England.[212] He was a newspaper man in 1833 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[213] He lived in 1837 at Con. 6, lot 9, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[142] He was imprisoned for his participation in the Upper Canada Rebellion, and sentenced to 14 years exile in Tasmania (then called Van Dieman's Land) on 18 Dec 1837 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[182] Randal made a petition 10 Apr 1838, explaining his involvement in the uprising was limited to notifying neighbours of its preliminary gatherings. He also discussed the meeting of 2nd December where William Lyon Mackenzie addressed a crowd in Stouffville, and spoke of the uprising in Lower Canada, and the threat to Upper Canada. It was said his participation in the actual revolt was limited as he had only one leg.[214] On 20 Jun 1839, Randal addressed a letter to his father Joseph of Pickering Twp., written while in Newgate Prison, London, England. The letter outlines the efforts made on his behalf in Parliament to effect his release, and Randal's concern that 'something is wrong at home' and he asks why his father does not send any replies. The letter is supposedly the last in a series and ends with Randal's impending release in July 1839; signed "Randal Wixson."[215] It is said that in England, while Randal awaited shipment to Tasmania in 1839, he was released by the British Government, and on condition of that release he agreed not to return to Canada, but accepted exile in the United States.[216],[215] Randal settled in Sanilac Co., Michigan, around 1840, as did almost all of his siblings over the next decade.[217],[218] Randal's land in Con. 6, lot 9 W½ was sold-off by Sheriff Jarvis in 1847 to pay for the court-awarded settlement to Leon Suttoff due to an unpaid debt of 56 Pounds. The land was sold to Malcolm Gillespie. Four years later, adjoining lot 9 E½ was sold by Randal's father Joseph, to Samuel Wixson.[219] Randal served in the 2nd Michigan Cavalry during the American Civil War.[217] He and Eliza Fuller appeared on the census of 1860 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Randal (61) was county clerk, and Louisa (45) and her children William J Degeer (19), Hugh Degeer (17), Caroline Degeer (13), Daniel Degeer (8), George E Degeer (6), Mary Ann Degeer (21) and her daughter Eliza Degeer (3) were present.

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Annis FENTON[221],[222] was born on 15 Mar 1810 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[223],[224] She was baptized on 6 Apr 1859 at St. Joseph's Church, Beaverton, Brock Twp., Durham Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where "Ann Mary" of East Gwillimbury, baptised as an adult, "This person renounced heresy & was rec'd into the church..", on 6 April 1859. Daughter of Wm. FENTON, b. England, and Sarah LUKENS, b. U.States, witnessed by R-- (illegible), Mrs. Cullen.[225],[226],[227] She died on 28 Dec 1884 at age 74.[228],[229],[230] She was buried on 30 Dec 1884 at Friend's Burying Ground, Quaker Hill, Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada.[231],[232] On 18 Dec 1839, Randal was charged with treason for his part in the rebellion staged in Richmond Hill and around York town.[233] Randal wrote from Newgate Prison, England in June, 1839, "I have mostly written two or three letters per week ever since I was in Newgate and get none except a package from Robert containing a letter from Uncle Joshua, one from Elder Marsh & also, I got one from Annis." He later settled in Michigan, and never returned to Canada.[234] She was possibly living in 1846 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[235] She appeared on the census of 1861 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Annis Wixson (Roman Catholic, married and not widowed, unable to read, 53) was recorded as a labourer (and it is assumed she is Samuel's mother), Samuel (Baptist, married,35), Esther (WM, married, 23), Clancy (prob. Clarissa) (7), Mary Ann (5), Daniel (i.e. John Daniel, 3) and Edward McDermot were present. It was recorded Esther gave birth in 1860, but the child may not have survived and was not present at census. The family lived in a one-story log home on 2 acres, and had a cow valued at $20.[236] She appeared on the census of 1871 at Uxbridge, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where Annis Wickson (female) was aged 62, b. Ont., Anglican of English origin, then living with cabinet maker Edward Johnson (25).[237] She purchased 2 acres from Henry Glendinning on 15 Jul 1879 at Con 7., lot 10, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada.[238] She appeared on the census of 1881 at Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where Annis Wickson (71) was in the home of son-in-law Richard Flewell (70), a farmer, with Annis' daughter Clarrisa (51), Rachel (23), Robert (20) a farmer, and Walter (15).[239],[240] It was recorded, "DIED, at the residence of Mr. Richard Flewell, Quaker Hill, on Sunday, December 28th, 1884, ANNIS WIXSON, aged 74 yrs. and 9 months. Friends of deceased will meet at her late residence at 1 o'clock, on Tuesday the 30th inst., and proceed to the Friend's Burying Ground, Quaker Hill."[241] On 12 Mar 1888, Esther Wiggins (nee. Rawson and Wixson) sold the 2-acre property in Con. 7 lot 10 back to Henry Glendinning, as Annis had passed away.[242] She is also known in research as Annie Fenton.[243] She was also known as Annas Fenton.[244]

Children of Randal6 Wixson and Annis Fenton were as follows:

  • 19. i. Samuel7 Wixson, born circa 1827 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Esther Rawson.

  • 20. ii. Clarissa Wixson, born circa 1828 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Richard Flewell.

  • 21. iii. Lemuel Wixson, born circa 1831 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Eliza M. Wixson.

  • 22. iv. Denis Wixson, born circa 1832; married Sarah Kemp.

  • v. Robert Wixson;[245],[245] born circa 1834.[246]

    He appeared on the census of 1851 at Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Robert Wixon (15) lived with his sister's family: Richard Flewell (40) was a farmer, and Clarisa (25), Mary Ann (14), William (12), Issabella (7), Thomas (6), Charles (3), and John (1) were present.[247] He appeared on the census of 1860 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Robert (25) was a farmer, and lived with his brother's family: Lemuel (27), Eliza (26), Clarissa (4), Randal (2), Rosalinda (1), and labourer David Pugsley (20).[248] Likely a member of 2nd Michigan Cavalry, Company "K", whose enlist was completed 2 Oct 1861, and he appears to have been "discharged with the rank of corporal", when that division mustered out 17 Aug 1865.

    [249] Went to the American Civil War and never came back, nor was he heard from.[250],[251]

Eliza FULLER was baptized circa 1817.[252]

There were no children of Randal6 Wixson and Eliza Fuller.


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