Andrew Winfield Nixon (1844-1936), son of James Monroe Liberty Independence and Martha Nixon, was born in Limestone, Ala., and came to Clay County at least by 1896 when their last child was born in Arkansas. Andrew is buried in Johnson Chapel Cemetery, east of Boydsville, age 96. He was married to Mary Francis Wales. Their children were James Walter Nixon, Elizabeth (Mollie) Florence, Cora Lee, and Minnie Delia Nixon. James Walter Nixon was on the Sept., 1914 Petit Jury list. This line has been traced back to Ireland.
James Walter Nixon (1877-1957), son of Andrew, died in a Paragould Hospital and is buried in the Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway. HE came to Clay County Nov. 25, 1896 with his parents and lived out his life here. His first marriage was to Minnie Lou Landrum (1884-1950), daughter of William Moses and Martha Landrum, in Feb., 1896, and they had seven children with three dying in infancy. Surviving were (1) Zell Myrtle Nixon (1907-1971) who married Ben Luther Sherfield in 1923 and had two sons, Marvin Harrison Sherfield who married Betty Ann Campbell and Bennie Donald Sherfield. Her next marriage was to Willis Parker. Her two step-children were Catherine Dees and Betty Sue Sharp. (2) Roy G. Nixon (1910-1972) died in the Piggott Hospital, age 82, and is buried in the Mitchell Cemetery. (3) Floyd Andrew Nixon (1913-1974) married Cleda Dowdy in 1935 and had Janice Crossfield. (4) Everette (Ebb) P. Nixon (1917- ) married Ernestine Sheppard in 1944 and had James and Tim Nixon and Linda Wagster.
Elizabeth (Mollie) Florence Nixon (1879-1952), daughter of Andrew, was married to Starling Nathaniel Cato (1869-1932) and had two children, Melissa F. Cato who married Atha Hudspeth in 1923 and Doil Irvin Cato who married Opal Leona Seachrist. Starling was a pastor of Johnson’s Chapel Church, east of Boydsville, and took ill in the pulpit and died that afternoon. Starling and Elizabeth are buried in Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Elizabeth was married to Claud Harrington Baker in 1940 and they hadLEe Baker and Joseph Frank Baker.
Cora Lee Nixon (1896-1987), daughter of Andrew, was married to John Claud Dodson, son of Frank and Rebecca Dodson, and is buried by him in the Piggott Cemetery. She was married to A. L. Hutchinson in 1909 and they had Josie, Arvie, and Lawanda.
Minnie Delia Nixon (1896-1987), daughter of Andrew, married David P. Johnson in 1914 and they are buried in Purcell Cemetery, west of Rector. Minnie had two children.
AnotherNixon line found in Clay County is that of George Oliver Nixon (1868-1923), son of William and Mary Jane Nixon, and does not seem to be connected to the first one. George is buried in New Hope Cemetery. HE was born in Gibson Co., Indiana and was married to Arrie Belle Chatka McKinley, daughter of J. J. McKinley. Their children were (1) John James Nixon who was born in Stoddard Co., Mo. in 1889 and died in 1961 and is buried in Post Oak Cemetery in McDougal. (2) George Franklin Nixon of Corning married Ada Micenhamer in 1921 and had Albert, Virgil, Kenneth, Edna Mae Gilbee Bandon, Eva Gilbee, Ethel Vernice Karnes Guthrey, and Arby Nixon. George is buried in New Hope. (3) Harling Thomas Nixon married Mary Buckston Trout Giblee and she had these children from her Gilbee marriage: Flora GilbeeBradshaw, Virgil, Cleo, Clinton, Willard, James, Clarence, Lester Gilbee, and Genive Gilbee Jinkins. Harling is buried in New Hope. (4) Bertha Anne Nixon, born in Bernie, Mo., married a McCann and had been a resident for seven years of the Corning Nursing Home. Her children were Mary Wilson and Daniel McCann. (5) Albert Nixon was born in McDougal in 1918 and married Josie Claudean Moody and had Albert Alvin, Arby, Alberta Brandon, Sanrda Kay Baker, and Billie Stallings. (6) Kenneth Nixon of Corning. (7) Ethel Nixon married Otis Cleo Guthrey in 1940 and had Marin, Adavee Pillow, and Odis Gilgee. She married Arthanel Brandon in 1981 and he had Billy Dean and Gerald Brandon, and Carolyn Morrisett from his first marriage. (8) Virgil Nixon of House Springs, Mo. (9) W. A. Nixon died in 1927 in Roundaway, Mo.