Descendants of David Nixon

Through 4 Generations


Generation No. 1

1. DAVID1 NIXON was born December 17, 1815 in Scotland, and died May 02, 1897 in Florid, Putnam Co. IL. He married MARY HANNAH September 15, 1838 in Scotland or Ireland.

Notes for DAVID NIXON:

TAKEN FROM THE DIARIES OF J.B. ALBERT FLORID, IL
May 2, 1897
My friend David Nixon died this aftenoon. I helped prepare his body for burial.

May 13, 1897
Buried David Nixon at 10 AM. - Union Grove Cemetery.

More About DAVID NIXON:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL
Occupation: 1850-1860, Farmer
Residence: 1850, Putnam Co. IL
Residence: 1860, Hennepin township, Putnam Co. IL

Notes for MARY HANNAH:

Hennepin, January 5, 1893
Mrs. David Nixon, an old and respected citizen of Florid, died at her home Monday, January 2. Funeral from the residence Wednesday at 1:00. Internment at Union Grove cemetery.

Obituary Mary Nixon
Mary Hannah, wife of David Nixon was born in Ballemony County of Antrim, Ireland, September 25, 1815. She was married September 15, 1838. Came to America in 1843, locating in Pennsylvania. In 1849 they moved to Illinois locating near Florid, Putnam County. There were born to them 14 children. Five only survive. Two sons died in the army and a son and a daughter have died the past year. One in Illinois and the other in Iowa. Of the surviving children, one son lives in Kansas and other in Iowa. One daughter in Colorado and two in Illinois. Mother Nixon has for many years been a member of the Presbyterian church. She passes peacefully away at 9 o'clock on Monday morning, January 2, 1893, age 77 years, 4 months, 8 days. Rev. Smith of Hennepin, Congregational preached an unusual impressive discourse at the funeral on Wednesday. Undertaker Keller of Henry had general charge.

More About MARY HANNAH:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL

Children of DAVID NIXON and MARY HANNAH are:

i. GEORGE2 NIXON, b. Abt. 1839, Scotland.

ii. JANE NIXON, b. Abt. 1842, Scotland.

iii. WILLIAM NIXON, b. Abt. 1844, Pennsylvania; d. August 19, 1864, Civil War, Atlanta Georgia.

Notes for WILLIAM NIXON:
Putnam County Civil War Veterans
NIXON, WILLIAM H 20 INF GRANVILLE

September 2, 1875
Taken From the Henry Republican
ROSTER OF MASHALL & PUTNAM CO. AND VICINITY MEN - 20th Regiment
Nixon, Wm, Granville, wounded, died Aug. 19, 1864

iv. SAMUEL NIXON, b. Abt. 1846, Pennsylvania; d. July 22, 1865, Demopolis, Alabama.

Notes for SAMUEL NIXON:

Putnam County Civil War Veterans
NIXON, SAMUEL I 47 INF CON SNACHWINE

47th As Re-Organized
Date of Enlistment 1864
Nixon, Samuel, Snachwine, died at Demopolis, Ala., July 22, 1865

More About SAMUEL NIXON:
Buried: Clear Creek Cemetery, Magnolia Twp, Putnam Co. IL

2. v. DAVID NIXON, b. Abt. 1848, Pennsylvania.

vi. JAMES NIXON, b. Abt. 1849, Pennsylvania.

Notes for JAMES NIXON:
Putnam County Civil War Veterans
NIXON, JAMES I 47 INF CON HENNEPIN

47th As Re-Organized
Date of Enlistment 1864
Nixon, James, Hennepin, Mustered out Jan. 21, 1866

vii. EMALINE NIXON, b. Abt. 1851, Illinois.

viii. NANCY NIXON, b. Abt. 1853, Illinois; m. THOMAS PHILLIPE, September 12, 1871, Florid, Putnam Co. IL.

Marriage Notes for NANCY NIXON and THOMAS PHILLIPE:
At Florid, Sept. 12, by I.W. Stewart, Esq., Thomas J. Phillipe and Nancy A. Nixon.

3. ix. CATHERINE NIXON, b. Abt. 1855, Illinois.

4. x. ELIZA NIXON, b. Abt. 1856, Illinois.

xi. MATILDA NIXON, b. October 1858, Illinois; d. May 06, 1878, Florid, Putnam Co. IL; m. CHARLES F. PHELPS, December 25, 1877, Hennepin, Putnam Co IL.

Notes for MATILDA NIXON:

TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD, HENNEPIN, IL
May 10, 1878
Died near Florid, May 6, 1878 of dropsy and heart disease, Mrs. Matilda Phelps, daughter of David Nixon, age 19 years. Mrs. Phelps was married last Christmas to Charles H. Phelps. The funeral took place last Tuesday at 2:00 from Union Grove Church, Rev A.J. Bailey officiating.

More About MATILDA NIXON:
Buried: Union Grove Cemetery, Putnam Co. IL
Marriage Notes for MATILDA NIXON and CHARLES PHELPS:
January 3, 1878
On Christmas day, at the house of David Nixon, in Hennepin, by Rev. Homer McVay, David Nixon Jr., and Miss Sarah Roadarmal, all of Putnam county. Also at the same time and place by the same, Charles F. Phelps and Miss Matilda Nixon, both of Hennepin.

5. xii. FRANK NIXON, d. Bef. 1908.


Generation No. 2

2. DAVID2 NIXON (DAVID1) was born Abt. 1848 in Pennsylvania. He married SARAH C. ROADARMAL December 25, 1877 in Hennepin, Putnam Co IL.

Notes for SARAH C. ROADARMAL:
April 4, 1917
Mrs. David Nixon

We are indebted to Mrs. Kate Biever of Hennepin Township for the following obituary of Mrs. David Nixon, a former resident of Putnam County and will be remember by many of our citizens, who will regret to learn of her passing. The deceased was a cousin of Mrs. Biever. The obituary was taken from the Sac City, Iowa, Sunday March 15, 1917 Mrs. David Nixon died at her home in Sac City about 6:00 o'clock last Friday morning, March 9, 1917. While Mrs. Nixon had not been in good health, her passing at that time was wholly unexpected. The evening before her death, she and her husband sat up late visiting with former neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Moody who had come to call on them and she retired apparently in her usual health. Mr. Nixon arose about 5:00 in the morning to give attention to the fire and then returned to bed noting that at this time his wife was sleeping naturally. He dropped into a doze when he was awakened by a slight disturbance, he found her breathing her last. The funeral was held at the Christian Church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30. o'clock. The funeral discourse was delivered by Reverend J. Erving Brown, pastor.

Mrs. Nixon's maiden name was Sara Rhoedermal. She was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Sept. 16, 1849 and there she grew to young womanhood. At Florid, Putnam Co. IL, on Christmas day, of 1878, she was married to David Nixon and they resided there until their removal to Iowa. They arrived in Sac County on Feb. 14, 1882 and settled first on a farm in Jackson township, moving afterward to Cedar Township. About 11 years ago came to Sac City to reside.

To Mr. and Mrs. Nixon were born 4 children, namely A.B. Nixon of Sac City, Merdie Mae wife of Jessie Quail of Albert City, Iowa; Chester J. who died in Portland Oregon, March 17, 1914; and Inez, wife of Louise Kraft of Sac City. Samuel J. Nixon is a stepson who received from her a mother's care. Beside her husband and three children, Mrs. Nixon leaves 6 grandchildren. About 20 years ago she was united with the Christian Church in Sac City and continued until the end a loyal member. A large congregation of her neighbors and friends crowded the church to its capacity on the day of the funeral to testify their affection and high regard for the departed one and their sympathy for those who mourn. Relatives from a distance present at the funeral were Mrs. R.H. Smith, a sister of Mr. Nixon and her daughter Mrs. Charles Hammerock of Sheffield, IL; Mrs. Smith's daughter-in-law, Mrs. D.A. Smith of Rowen, Iowa and Mrs. Samuel A. Smith of Belmond, Iowa; Mrs. Ethel Nixon of Marathon, wife of Chester Nixon, deceased; and Reverend F.B. Nixon of Alta, a nephew of Mrs. Nixon.

Marriage Notes for DAVID NIXON and SARAH ROADARMAL:
January 3, 1878
On Christmas day, at the house of David Nixon, in Hennepin, by Rev. Homer McVay, David Nixon Jr., and Miss Sarah Roadarmal, all of Putnam county. Also at the same time and place by the same, Charles F. Phelps and Miss Matilda Nixon, both of Hennepin.

Children of DAVID NIXON and SARAH ROADARMAL are:

i. ALBERTUS B.3 NIXON, b. Abt. 1879.

ii. MERDIE MAE NIXON, m. JESSE QUAIL.

iii. CHESTER J. NIXON.

iv. INEZ NIXON.

v. SAMUEL J. NIXON, b. Abt. 1871.

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3. CATHERINE2 NIXON (DAVID1) was born Abt. 1855 in Illinois. She married WILLIAM H. BROCK 1870 in Putnam Co IL.

More About WILLIAM H. BROCK:
Occupation: 1870, Wagon Maker
Residence: 1870, Granville Twp., Putnam Co. IL
Other Info: 1870, Living with William Brock

Children of CATHERINE NIXON and WILLIAM BROCK are:

6. i. NANCY3 BROCK, b. January 1872, Illinois.

ii. PEARL M. BROCK, d. September 01, 1889, Florid, Putnam Co. IL.

More About PEARL M. BROCK:
Buried: Florid Cemetery, Florid, IL

iii. DAVID L. BROCK, b. Abt. 1875.

iv. LOUIS BROCK.

v. MIRIAM M. BROCK, b. Abt. 1879.

More About MIRIAM M. BROCK:
Other Info: 1880, age 6 months in census

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4. ELIZA2 NIXON (DAVID1) was born Abt. 1856 in Illinois. She married ROBERT H. SMITH December 18, 1878 in Hennepin Twp, Putnam Co. IL.

Marriage Notes for ELIZA NIXON and ROBERT SMITH:
TAKEN FROM THE PUTNAM RECORD, HENNEPIN, IL
December 27, 1878
Married at the residence of the bride's father in Hennepin Township on December 18, 1878, by Rev. Homer McVey, Robert H. Smith of Sheffield and Miss Eliza Nixon of Hennepin.

Children of ELIZA NIXON and ROBERT SMITH are:

i. DAUGHTER3 SMITH, m. CHARLES HAMMEROCK.

ii. D. A. SMITH.

iii. MARY JANE SMITH, m. DAVID BARTLETT ALLEN, December 23, 1885, Union Grove, Putnam Co. IL.

Marriage Notes for MARY SMITH and DAVID ALLEN:
TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWS REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
Thursday, Jan. 7, 1886
Married near Union Grove, Putnam Co., Dec. 23, at the bride's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Nixon, by Rev. M.M. McCreight, David B. Allen and Mary J. Smith, both of Florid.

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5. FRANK2 NIXON (DAVID1) died Bef. 1908.

Notes for FRANK NIXON:
Putnam County Civil War Veterans
NIXON, FRANK H 20 INF HENNEPIN

September 2, 1875
Taken From the Henry Republican
ROSTER OF MASHALL & PUTNAM CO. AND VICINITY MEN - 20th Regiment
Nixon, Frank, Hennepin, discharged.

Child of FRANK NIXON is:

i. WILL3 NIXON.

Notes for WILL NIXON:
Hennepin, Wednesday, July 15, 1908
Will Nixon of Chicago, son of the late Frank Nixon, passed through Hennepin last Tuesday on his way to A. K. Cassell's near Cottage Hill where he will visit for a while.


Generation No. 3

6. NANCY3 BROCK (CATHERINE2 NIXON, DAVID1) was born January 1872 in Illinois. She married DAVID WARREN CLEMENS 1888 in Putnam Co IL, son of SIMON BECK and SARAH CLEMENS.

Notes for DAVID WARREN CLEMENS:
Florid, March 6, 1930
David Clemens who has been ailing all winter with heart trouble and dropsy went to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elmer Pederson in Ottawa last Friday afternoon and will remain there for an indefinite time.

November 6, 1930
David Clemens who was thought to be improving was much worse again the past few days.

December 11, 1930
Dave Clemens who has been ailing with dropsy the past several months, passed away at his home here Tuesday morning. As yet, no arrangements have been made for the funeral.

December 18, 1930
Dave Clemens who has been ailing the past several months with dropsy and heart trouble, passed away at his home here Tuesday morning, December 9th. Mr. Clemens was 60 years of age and had spent all of his life in and near Florid. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church here Friday afternoon.
More About DAVID WARREN CLEMENS:
Buried: Florid Cemetery, Florid, IL
Occupation: 1910, Farmer
Residence: 1900-1910, Hennepin Twp., Putnam Co. IL

Children of NANCY BROCK and DAVID CLEMENS are:

i. TILLIE4 CLEMENS, b. Aft. 1888; d. November 1932, New Anthems, IL; m. ADAM WAELTZ.

Notes for TILLIE CLEMENS:
November 3, 1932
Last Saturday about noon, the relatives and friends of Mrs. Adam Waeltz of New Athens, Illinois, formerly Miss Tillie Clemens of Florid were shocked to receive a message stating that Tillie had passed away. Mrs. Nancy Clemens, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Pederson, and John Beck of Florid and Simon Clemens of Ottawa, left immediately for the Waeltz home. Relatives here received word later saying the body would arrive here Tuesday. Further funeral plans have not been arranged.

November 10, 1932
Funeral services for Mrs. Tillie Clemens Waeltz of New Athens were held at the Presbyterian church in Florid last Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. W.C. Harms of Hennepin in charge of the services. Relatives and friends attended from New Athens, Illinois, Iowa, Ottawa, LaSalle, Peru, Sheffield, Granville and Hennepin.
More About TILLIE CLEMENS:
Buried: Florid Cemetery, Florid, IL

ii. LESLIE S. CLEMENS, b. August 26, 1888, Florid, Putnam Co. IL; d. March 02, 1890, Florid, Putnam Co. IL.

7. iii. FLORENCE MAY CLEMENS, b. July 02, 1890, Florid, Putnam Co. IL; d. November 16, 1918, Florid, Putnam Co. IL.

iv. CHILD CLEMENS, b. September 15, 1891, Putnam Co IL; d. March 1892, Putnam Co IL.

v. MABEL CLEMENS, b. June 01, 1892, Sprinkleburg, Putnam Co. IL; d. May 04, 1912, Florid, Putnam Co. IL.

Notes for MABEL CLEMENS:
Florid, May, 1912
The young daughter of David and Nancy Clemens was buried here last week. Mabel Clemens was born on June 1, 1892 in Florid and died on May 4, 1912. She was laid to rest in the cemetery at Florid. The greaving parents have our deepest sympathy.
More About MABEL CLEMENS:
Buried: Florid Cemetery, Florid, IL
Occupation: 1910, Servant
Residence: 1910, Working for Charles A. Nash - Hennepin Twp.

vi. BLANCHE CLEMENS, b. May 1894.

8. vii. SIMON PETER CLEMENS, b. March 01, 1896, Hennepin Twp, Putnam Co. IL; d. June 16, 1941, Ottawa, LaSalle Co. IL.

9. viii. CHARLES CLARENCE CLEMENS, b. September 1898, Putnam Co IL; d. January 15, 1959.

10. ix. ROSELLA SARAH CLEMENS, b. September 02, 1900, Florid, Putnam Co. IL; d. November 07, 1988.


Generation No. 4

7. FLORENCE MAY4 CLEMENS (NANCY3 BROCK, CATHERINE2 NIXON, DAVID1) was born July 02, 1890 in Florid, Putnam Co. IL, and died November 16, 1918 in Florid, Putnam Co. IL. She married HENRY L. HAMM October 12, 1910.

Notes for FLORENCE MAY CLEMENS:
November 20, 1918
Obituary of Mrs. Florence Hamm

Florence May Clemens Hamm was born July 2, 1890 near Florid, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Henry L. Hamm, October 12, 1910 to which union 5 children were born, 3 of them having preceded her to a better world. Early in life she had an earnest desire to lead a Christian life and at the tender age of 14 united with the Presbyterian Church of Florid..... After an illness of one week, she passed away on November 16, at the age of 28 years, 4 months and 15 days. She was an affectionate sister, an obediant daughter, a tender and loving mother and a faithful and devoted wife. She is survived by her husband, two young sons, Cecil and Edward, her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. David Clemens, two sisters, Tillie and Rosella, and two brothers, Charles and Simon. - who is at present in France with the US expeditionary forces. She has a host of friends who deeply sympathize with the bereaved family. The funeral was held at the home of her parents, conducted by Reverend R.H. Barstead, assisted by Mrs. Barstead. Internment in the Florid cemtery. Frank Peterson of Florid, Mortician.

Notes for HENRY L. HAMM:
November 24, 1932
A large number of relatives and friends of Henry Hamm of Hennepin, who died at St. Margarets hospital at Spring Valley, last Tuesday morning, accompanied the remains to Florid last Thursday afternoon, where he was laid to rest in the Florid cemetery by the side of his wife who preceded him in death several years ago.

Children of FLORENCE CLEMENS and HENRY HAMM are:

i. CECIL5 HAMM, b. August 07, 1911, Hennepin Twp, Putnam Co. IL; d. July 11, 1935, Toledo, Ohio.

Notes for CECIL HAMM:
July 18, 1935
Former Florid Boy Called by Death
Relatives and friends of Cecil Hamm were shocked and grieved to hear of his death which occurred at a Toledo, Ohio hospital on Thursday morning, July 11, from injuries received while playing baseball.

Cecil was the eldest son of the late Henry and Florence Hamm, and was born in Hennepin township on August 7, 1911. Following the death of his mother in 1918, he with his brother Edward, made their home with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Clemens at Florid, and it was there that Cecil spent his boyhood days, having attended the public school at Florid. He moved with his grandparents to Ottawa where he resided several years and several months ago went to Toledo, Ohio, where he had secured employment. His parents have both preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his passing, his fiancée, Miss Dorothy Grey of Toledo, Ohio, his brother Edward Hamm, of Hennepin, his grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Clemens, and many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Florid Presbyterian church, with the Rev. John Leckie of Mineral, Ill., in charge of the service. Burial was made in the Florid cemetery.

ii. EDWARD HAMM.

iii. CHILD HAMM.

iv. CHILD HAMM.

v. CHILD HAMM.

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8. SIMON PETER4 CLEMENS (NANCY3 BROCK, CATHERINE2 NIXON, DAVID1) was born March 01, 1896 in Hennepin Twp, Putnam Co. IL, and died June 16, 1941 in Ottawa, LaSalle Co. IL. He married MARIE MUNK November 27, 1920 in Methodist parsonage, Hennepin, Putnam Co. IL, daughter of CHARLES MUNK.

More About SIMON PETER CLEMENS:
Buried: Oakwood Memorial Park, Ottawa, IL

Marriage Notes for SIMON CLEMENS and MARIE MUNK:
December 1, 1920
Clemens - Monk
Corporal Simon P. Clemens, son of David Clemens of Florid, Illinois and Miss Marie Munk, the youngest daughter of Charles Munk of Hennepin, Illinois were quietly married, Saturday morning, November 27, 1920 at the Methodist parsonage by Reverend R.A. Reeves. Henry Hamm, brother-in-law of the groom took the bride and groom immediately to Ottawa where the groom had furnished rooms ready for his bride.

Children of SIMON CLEMENS and MARIE MUNK are:

i. DONALD LOUIS5 CLEMENS

ii. SIMON LEROY CLEMENS

iii. ELLSWORTH ARNOLD CLEMENS

iv. HAROLD LEON CLEMENS

v. ROBERT CECIL CLEMENS

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9. CHARLES CLARENCE4 CLEMENS (NANCY3 BROCK, CATHERINE2 NIXON, DAVID1) was born September 1898 in Putnam Co IL, and died January 15, 1959. He married EVA OLSON March 09, 1921 in Federated Church in Ottawa, Illinois, daughter of LOU OLSON.

More About CHARLES CLARENCE CLEMENS:
Occupation: 1930, Machine Operator at Sand and Gravel Operation
Residence: 1930, Sheridan, Mission Twp, LaSalle Co IL
Marriage Notes for CHARLES CLEMENS and EVA OLSON:
FRONT PAGE , March 23, 1921
Olson-Clemens
Charles C. Clemens, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Clemens of Hennepin, IL and Miss Eva Olson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Olson of Morris, IL, were united in marriage of Wednesday, March 9, 1921 at 3:00 in the afternoon at the parsonage of the Federated Church in Ottawa, Illinois. The groom is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. David Clemens, residing at Florid and is an industrious, energetic young man. While the bride is a stranger in this vicinity, she is said to be an accomplished young woman. The happy couple will go to housekeeping on a farm near Morris, where the groom will farm the coming season, followed by the best wishes of their many friends for a happy and prosperous journey through life.

Children of CHARLES CLEMENS and EVA OLSON are:

i. BETTY C.5 CLEMENS

Notes for BETTY C. CLEMENS:
October 5, 1933
The quarantine on the Charles Clemens home has been lifted and Betty the oldest child has fully recovered from a siege of Scarlet fever.

ii. EVERETT G. CLEMENS

iii. IONE M. CLEMENS

iv. ELOISE J. CLEMENS

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10. ROSELLA SARAH4 CLEMENS (NANCY3 BROCK, CATHERINE2 NIXON, DAVID1) was born September 02, 1900 in Florid, Putnam Co. IL, and died November 07, 1988. She married ELMER JOHN PEDERSON.

More About ROSELLA SARAH CLEMENS:
Buried: Florid Cemetery, Florid, IL

More About ELMER JOHN PEDERSON:
Buried: Florid Cemetery, Florid, IL

Children of ROSELLA CLEMENS and ELMER PEDERSON are:

i. BEULAH5 PEDERSON.

ii. ROMONA FAY PEDERSON, b. June 03, 1930; d. February 07, 1933, Florid, Putnam Co. IL.

More About ROMONA FAY PEDERSON:
Buried: Florid Cemetery, Florid, IL


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