ELI DIXON

 

Dixon, ex-member of the Legislature, banker, farmer and fruit grower, is one of the most active and influential citizens of Warren County, Ill., and is a leader in all public affairs at Roseville .

Mr. Dixson's great-grandfather, Solomon Dixson, and his grandfather. Eli Dixson. were both natives of Virginia . His great-grandmother was Sarah Pryor, of a distinguished family of the Old Dominion, and his grandmother, Rebecca Hart, a native of Preble County , Ohio . George Boyd, his great-grandfather in the maternal line, was born in Georgia , and his wife, Jemima Boyd, was a native of the same State. Their son, Drury B. Boyd, was born in Virginia, married Nancy Dean Kurd, a native of Georgia, and had a daughter named Jemima Boyd, born in Bath County, Ky., wno became the wife of Eli Dixson, a native of Preble County, Ohio, and the mother of Eli Dixson, the immediate subject of this sketch.

The Hon. Eli Dixson was born in Greene County , Ind. January 8, 1853 , and was brought to Illinois in 1857 by his mother, his father having died. He was educated at Abingdon College , Abingdon , Ill. , and, after finishing his studies there, was for a time a student at the Monmouth Commercial College . He has been a director and the vice president of the Union Bank of Roseville since it was incorporated in 1875. He is the owner of a fine farm of 560 acres in Point Pleasant Township, Warren County , and an extensive fruit farm near Santa Ana , in Orange County , Cal .

He represented Warren County in the General Assembly of the State of Illinois , 1891-92, and when in 1900 he was again a candidate for nomination for that office, he had the solid endorsement of the eight townships in the south part of the county. Mr. Dixson married Mertie Taliaferro at Roseville , January 16, 1889 . They have an adopted daughter named Mabel Elizabeth. Politically Mr. Dixson is a Democrat. He is a communicant of the Methodist Episcopal church.

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