Thanks to information received from various sources, we are now able to trace our Hixson line back to William Hixson of Cheshire England. William later came to this country and settled in New Jersey where he is buried. I have not checked ship records and other sources as to his exact arrival date. His Great Grandson, Timothy I was in the militia and served during the revolution. Timothy owned a sizeable parcel of land in Loudon County, Virginia; and he and his wife are reportedly buried in the Leesburg, Virginia area. His son, Timothy II married Leah Hanks of Loudon County, Virginia and; sometime between 1775 and 1802, moved his family to Bedford County, Pennsylvania.
Descendants of William Hixson
Generation No. 1
1. WILLIAM1 HIXSON was born Abt. 1650 in Cheshire, England, and died December 17, 1722 in Maidenhead, Burlington County, NJ. He married (1) PHEBE HENDRICKS. He married (2) MARY PATTISON 1675 in Burlington County, NJ, daughter of JNO. PATTISON and MARGARET *UNKNOWN.
Notes for WILLIAM HIXSON:
From Roger Hixson of Greenville, SC
In the Name of God Amen. I William Hixson of Maidenhead in the County of Hunterdon and province of New Jersey this third day of December Anno 1722 being sick and weak of body but of perfect minde and memory thanks be to God. Therefore calling to minde the uncertainty of life knowing it is appointed for all men once to dye doe make and ordaine this my last will and testiment that is to say principley and furst of all I give and recommend my soule into the hand of all Mighty God hoping through the merrits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Lord to recieve free pardon and Remission of all my sins and an inheritance amoungst them that are sanctified and my body to the earth to be buried by my executors here after named. And as for such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with in this life I give devise and dispose of in the manner and form as follows. This is to say furst I will that all my just debts which I do owe to any person or persons what so ever be truly satisfied and paid in convienient time after my decease by my executors here after named.
Item--I give to my wife's son Mathew Giles and her daughter Mary Giels each of them twenty Shillings apiece ould currencey to be paid to them within one year after my deceace.
Item--I will that my house and plantation where I now dwell shall be sould by my executors here after named and Phebe my wife to have one third part of the money that said plantation is sould for during her widowhood and when she shall happen to dye or to be married to another man that then my will is that that third part of the price of my plantation which was in her hands (if sould before that time) shall be equally divided between all my sons that are then living and as to the other two thirds parts of the price my said plantation above mentioned my will is that it shall be divided amounst all my children Sons and daughters thats to say my three sons vis John Joseph and Benjamine and my daughter Presillah all haveing had something already my will is that they should each of them half so much as one of the rest that has had nothing. I also will that my wife have one third part of my personal estate and the other two parts be divided amounst all my childrfen in manner as above mentioned. I also make and ordaine my trusty and well beloved sons John and Benjamine Hixson to be my executors of this my proprietery Right to be equally divided between all my ____for ____sons equally share and share alike.
County of Burlington, this twenty fourth day of January Anno Dominiu one thousand Seven Hundred and twenty two came personally before me Samuel Bustill deputy Surrogate of the western Division of the Province of New Jersey duly commisioned impowered and appointed to take the probate of William Joseph Worth being one of the people called Quakers who having taken the solomn affirmation acording to a law of this province in___that___behalf made and provided doth declare and affirm that the within written contains the last will and testiment of William Hixon late of Maidenhead in the County of Hunterdon yeoman deceased as the testator delivered the same to him to be put in writing and this affirt doeth further affirm and testife that the legacies bequethed, gifts, grants, nominations and powers contained in the within will was set down by this express order and direction of the testator, and that at the time when he________] the words within written from the testator and sd Testator was of sound mind and memory to the best of his knowlege and understanding Affirmed at Burlington Before Me Sam Bustill Joseph Worth
This twenty fourth day of January Anno Dom. One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty Two personally came before me Samuel Bufhill Deputy Surrogate of the Western division of the provence of New Jersey duly commissioned and appointed as above said John Hickson and Benjamin Hickson the executors within named who being sworn upon the Holy Evangelist of Almighty god doth depose that the within written Instrmone contains the last will and Testament of William Hixon, their late father dec'd as far as they know and believe And that they will well and truly perform the same by paying first thte debts from the Legacies contained in the will so far forth as the good......of the deceased will thereunto by law or of Law charge and of ...will...make a Issue and perform Inventory as also send or a just accompd when unto required
Benjamin Hixson Sworn at Burlington Samll Buffhill
(This last passage was very difficult to read...written in John Hixson's handwriting, many flourishes---' Tom Hixson)(Samll bufhill's name may be bushill--Tom Hixson)
1681 William's cattle mark was registered-NJ 8 Sep 1686 deed of gift. Jno Pattison & wife Margaret of Crosswicks Creeks, West Jersey, to their dau Mary & her husband William Hickson of the same place, for 140 acres bought of John Brewster. 1 Nove 1686 assignment by John throckmorton of Middletown, east Jersey, yeoman to william Hunter of Spring Hill, WJ, weaver, & William Hickson of Crosswickes Creek, & wife Mary, to John watkins of Middlehooke, the preceeding 140 acres in exch. for 140 acres. 14 12m 1686 (since this was before 1752 the actual date would be 14 Feb 1687) assignment by William Hickson to William Hunter of his half of the 500 acres assigned to both in the preceeding. 10 May 1687 deed: William Hickson of Crosswicke Creek to John Chesshire, of Shrewsberry, EJ, tailor, for 24- acres. 28 7m 1687 (28 Sep 1687) deed: William Lasswell to William Hixson for a 1/32 share of the Province, except lots in bounds 29 7m 1687 (29 Sep 1687) deed: William Lasswell of Colcester, england to William Hixson of Crosswicke Cr. WJ, husbandmand, the preceeding extension 13 Mar 1689 (13 Mar 1690) deed: Saml Jennings of Greenhill, Burl. Co. yeoman, to William Hixson of croswicke Cr., husbandman, for 100 acres to be taken up in W. Jersey in each for 25- acres ffenwickes Colony and since conveyted by said (Abraham) Browne (exec.) to Wm Hixson 2 Nov 1687 May 1690 William Hixson purch 160 acres adjoining his 140 acres at Crosswicke...........There is more available...
More About WILLIAM HIXSON:
Resided: Crosswicke Creek area of West Jersey
Children of WILLIAM HIXSON and MARY PATTISON are:
i. PRISCILLA2 HIXSON, b. Abt. 1670, NJ; m. WILLIAM SCHOLLEY.
ii. *UNKNOWN HIXSON, b. Bet. 1672 - 1684.
2. iii. JOHN HIXSON, b. 1676, Crosswicke, Burlington Co., NJ; d. Aft. 1736, NJ.
iv. JOSEPH HIXSON, b. 1678, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ; d. August 1775, Amwell Twp., Hunterdon Co., NJ.
v. BENJAMIN HIXSON, b. 1680, NJ; d. 1733, NJ.
3. vi. ANNA HIXSON, b. 1713, NJ.
Generation No. 2
2. JOHN2 HIXSON (WILLIAM1) was born 1676 in Crosswicke, Burlington Co., NJ, and died Aft. 1736 in NJ.
Child of JOHN HIXSON is:
4. i. MATTHEW3 HIXSON.
3. ANNA2 HIXSON (WILLIAM1) was born 1713 in NJ. She married JONATHAN SMITH, son of ANDREW SMITH. He was born April 30, 1711, and died August 20, 1791.
Children of ANNA HIXSON and JONATHAN SMITH are:
i. JOHN3 SMITH.
ii. JONATHAN SMITH.
iii. JOSEPH SMITH.
iv. MARY SMITH.
v. WILLIAM SMITH.
vi. ANNA SMITH.
Generation No. 3
4. MATTHEW3 HIXSON (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) He married PHEBE EVERETT.
Child of MATTHEW HIXSON and PHEBE EVERETT is:
5. i. CAPT TIMOTHY4 HIXSON.
Generation No. 4
5. CAPT TIMOTHY4 HIXSON (MATTHEW3, JOHN2, WILLIAM1) He married (1) RACHEL LACEY. He married (2) ELEANOR CRAVENS. He married (3) MARGARET PATTERSON.
More About CAPT TIMOTHY HIXSON:
Child of TIMOTHY HIXSON and RACHEL LACEY is:
6. i. TIMOTHY5 HIXSON, b. May 01, 1775, New Jersey or Loudon Co., VA; d. January 15, 1857.