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Lt. John Nixon, lawyer, b McGuiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland 1787

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Lt. John Nixon, lawyer, b McGuiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland 1787

Posted: 26 May 2007 11:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nixon, Copp, deJean
Adj. Lt. John Nixon, de Jean's 1st Louisiana Militia, fought on the far west bank in the 1815 Battle of New Orleans, untill over-run by the British, when he spiked his two cannon. He was born McGuiresbridge, Co. Fermanagh, N. Ireland, April 23, 1787. A New Orleans lawyer who wed Adeline Cecelia Copp, the daughter of New Orleans lawyer (from Dover/Portsmouth, N.H.), David Copp, Jr., murdered in a New Orleans gambling house. Nixon owned the Nixon House Hotel, Biloxi, Miss. He was entombed Biloxi June 4th or 7th, 1849. Who were his parents?

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