DIXON Ann

DIXON Ann[1]

Female 1812 - 1894  (82 years)

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  • Name DIXON Ann 
    Born 17 Apr 1812  [1, 2, 3
    • (her gravestone in North Tilley, New Brunswick, lists her dates as b 17 April 1812 d 18 Oct 1894.)
    Gender Female 
    _UID 61600D38EB9ED5118A0644455354000035AA 
    Died 18 Oct 1894  [1, 4
    Buried Aft 18 Oct 1894  , Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • ("MOTHER" carved on top of stone inscription: "HE GIVETH HIS BELOVED SLEEP"
      St. Albans Anglican; Section 2 Row 5 Number 2. From TCH between Grand Falls and Aroostook, take exit to Rte.105/Limestone Siding/New Denmark. Proceed 1.7 Km., turn right on Brooks Bridge Road and proceed 0.6 Km. Turn right on Rte. 105 and proceed 14.3 Km. to St. Alban's Anglican Church and Cemetery at #14326 Rte. 105. From the church driveway, beginning near the highway, section 1 of the cemetery is on the right in front of church, section 2 is on right behind church, section 3 is on the left in front of church and section 4 is on the left behind church.)
    Anna (Dixon) Rideout gravestone
    Anna (Dixon) Rideout gravestone
    Notes 
    • Irish-born Ann Dixon is almost certainly the daughter of George Dixon, Royal West India Ranger and an Irish soldier-settler in the upper St. John River valley. They both entered the province in the same year (comparing census data for her and date of entry of his regiment). Her age is right to be one of George's unnamed three children age 7 or over, in 1818-19 Commissariat at Presque Isle military records. In the 1851 census she as a married adult lived next door to the widowed and infirm George Dixon.

      Her childhood may have been challenging: “Forced to live in overcrowded and unsanitary married quarters and regularly exposed to the full range of killer diseases, it is a miracle that any infant survived its first brush with deadly pathogens to reach childhood and later maturity. Children fed a regular diet of salted foods were also more vulnerable to the impact of disease.” (Buckley, pp. 158-9)

      "My favorite story," writes Anne Cote in a 4 Nov 2003 email to Rebecca Walch, "is if a wife chose to follow her husband to the West Indies, only male children and nursing babies were allowed to go with them. So Thomas and baby Mary were okay. However my great-great-grandmother would not have been allowed to go so they cut her hair and dressed her as a boy. She was the eldest of the children and her name was Ann." [The 1851 census however suggests that Ann was about a year younger than her brother Thomas. Age-rounding errors in the census could account for that].]

      Family tradition: For many years she and her husband did not speak to each other. If one wanted to communicate with the other, he or she would address one of their children even though they were both in the same room. For example "ask your father if he is going to do thus and such." (CHH, Dec 2003).
      Birth record?

      While all information indicates that Ann was Irish-born, we noted that there was an Ann Dixon with parents George and Rebecca Dixon, who was born 20 April 1812 in Preston, Lancashire, England and christened 9 Aug 1812 in St. John, Preston, Lancashire, England. (IGI) A search for siblings with nearly the same parameters didn't work. This in itself may be consistent with a moving, military family.

      http://www.geocities.com/mori_hillman/pafg07.htm#79
    Person ID I1593  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2008 

    Father DIXON George,   b. Abt 1773, Antrim, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother HIGGISON Rebecca,   d. 14 Jun 1820 
    Married Abt 1812  [1
    Family ID F20387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family RIDEOUT Jeptha,   b. Abt 1809, Maugerville, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1881, , Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1830  [2
    Children 
     1. RIDEOUT Elias,   b. 2 Jun 1831, Salmon River, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853  (Age 21 years)
     2. RIDEOUT Gideon,   b. 1833, Salmon River, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1924  (Age 91 years)
     3. RIDEOUT Ezekiel,   b. 1832, Salmon River, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. RIDEOUT Mary,   b. 6 May 1835, Salmon River, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1899  (Age 63 years)
     5. RIDEOUT Rebecca,   b. 10 May 1837, Salmon River, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1911  (Age 73 years)
     6. RIDEOUT William,   b. 1838,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. RIDEOUT George,   b. Abt 1840,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. RIDEOUT Margaret W.,   b. 1842, Salmon River, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. RIDEOUT Amie,   b. 1846,   d. 3 Aug 1933  (Age 87 years)
     10. RIDEOUT Susanna,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. RIDEOUT Samuel,   b. 24 Jul 1850, Salmon River, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1923, Grand Falls, Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 18 Oct 1894 - , Victoria, New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ann (Dixon) Rideout
    Ann (Dixon) Rideout
    Jeptha and Ann (Dixon) Rideout
    Jeptha and Ann (Dixon) Rideout
    Ann (Dixon) Rideout

  • Sources 
    1. [S1759] Correspondence-Internet-Mori Hillman, 1 Mar 2003 4:25 am.

    2. [S106] Internet Online Homepage.
      http://degaulle.hil.unb.ca/genealogy/carletn4.html Compiled by George H. Hayward, C.G. April 19, 1975

    3. [S87] Birth-gravestone.

    4. [S86] Death-gravestone.

    5. [S549] Internet-Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, http://archives.gnb.ca/APPS/NBCemeteries/Details.aspx?L=EN&Key=154632.