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Tracing family migration

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Re: Tracing family migration

Posted: 19 Oct 2002 12:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jul 2003 5:19PM GMT
I cannot trace the person that you mention but the spelling of the Wixom name as Wixsom is not used that much but really does not probably men too much as often allied families spell their name differently. William Smith Wixsom, son of William Wixsom of Indiana, his descendants seem to spell their name Wixon and yet if William the father is truly the son of Shuble Wixsom of Blackford Co., Indiana it is supposed to be almost sure that Shuble spelled his name that way from what I have found. I am descended from Smith Wixsom born about 1820 New York, probably Carmel, NY, now Putnam Co. if Smith Wixsom is truly the son of Shuble Wixsom that died in Blackford Co., Indiana in the 1840's. Seems like he should be but still worries me that the census of 1830 and 1840 do not seem to contain enough males. I only know that Smith Wixsom was with the family in Blackford Co., Indiana for awhile as well as all over Indiana etc. and was mentioned in Shuble's will. It was stated in a Putnam Co., NY book that the Wixsom of the area were not supposed to have the s in their name. My Wixsom supposedly came to Dutchess, now Putnam Co., NY in the 1700's from the Yarmouth, MA. area or around there in Barnstable Co. Peleg and Shuble, father of the Shuble of Indiana are buried in Hughson Cemetery in Carmel, NY, now Putnam Co. (They died around 1803 or so) Shuble Wixsom, the son then went to Steuben Co., NY probably in the 1820's, Wheeler, and then in the 1830's to Fayette Co., Indiana and then about 1839 purchased land in Blackford Co., IN where he died. Wixsom was my maiden name and so few of us Wixsom spell it that way. Would be interesting to know your line of descent. I have the two books published by Ruth Widdison on Wixom family. We only go to page 10 of the first book. Presume that you have seen or heard of the Wixom books. There is a Wixon home page that I think is under the Wixon spelling. I do not have a computer but use the library so do not get into it much. My main reason for reply is that so few of us spell Wixsom that way and would be interested in your line. If you go to the Social security death index it seems, if I recall correctly that there are several from Massachusetts. Our line was Massachusetts, to New York, to Indiana to Ohio to Kentucky to Ohio again. There are Indiana Wixom that I do not know where they fit into the family but all Wixom are supposed to be from one ancestor according to the Wixom book. My e-mail address: smithwixsom@hotmail.com Have not been able to find where great-grandpa smith wixsom is buried but his second wife buried in Converse, Indiana and hope he is there also as green grass each side of her but she is buried by her first husband's name as Sarah Jane Payne, 1828-1896. Long story. Good Luck with your research. They do not even use the Wixsom spelling in the Wixom book. Spelling does not mean a whole lot. Since the Wixam here since the 1600's many illiterate and then some spelling probably based also on handwriting etc. Think the person that does the Wixon page said she found over 200 spellings for Wixom. We get under Nixon, Hixon, Mixon,. Wilson and whatever. Just e-mail me if I might help.
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David J. Wixsom 10 Mar 2001 10:32AM GMT 
@@smithwixsom... 19 Oct 2002 6:16PM GMT 
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