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From: "Betty Holmes" <>
Subject: [S-I] George Nixon from the south
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 10:13:56 -0700
I have been remiss to not at least verify that the George Nixon in the south is not our lost contact George in the north & midwest. The core family lead by father, another George, had emigrated just before the famine, about 1840, except for a David who was married and came in 1843. Our George served in the Mexican War 1847/8. His physical description was ,in 1847, 22 years of age, five feet 6 3/4 inches tall, light complexion, light grey eyes, light hair and occupation at enlistment was a puddler. ( That's a steel mill worker in the molten steel). He was said to be 22 at discharge date of 22 Aug 1848. That is our last known contact with him. He had a son, John, who was thought to be a doctor, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
All of the siblings, although born in Dumfries, Scotland, emigrated from Ireland in the 1840's following their father. The rest of the family moved on to Livingstone & LaSalle Cos., Illinois. Does any of this ring a bell? The base family was from Eniskillen, Ireland from the 1600's.
>From Betty Louise Nixon Holmes
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