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HISTORYIOF DALLAS COUNTE 425
was in Company I, Third Louisiana Cavalry,
and served principally in Louisiana. John
W. Dixon was reared in Louisiana and educated
in Centenary College at Jackson, and
after leaving this institution he turned his
attention to teaching, a calling in which he
met with remarkable success, spending
twenty-three years of his life in the profession,
and has lived to see many of his students
fill high official positions in life. He
was married in Jackson, Louisiana, November
25, 1868, to Miss Wynona A. Ambrose,
a native Louisianian and a daughter of
Stephen and Priscilla A. (Bradford) Ambrose,
who were also born in Louisiana, the
father being a planter. He remained in Louisiana
until his death in 1858. His wife died
in Port Hudson while it was being besieged
during the war. In 1889 John W. Dixon
purchased fifty acres of land adjoining Dallas
on the southeast, and platted it as Dixon's
addition to the city of Dallas. He then began
selling lots, and, as the property was very
desirable and within easy access to the business
portion of the city, they sold rapidly
and at fair prices, and laid the foundation of
Mr. Dixon's present flourishing business.
He has taken some interest in politics and
votes with the Democratic party. He is a
member of Trinity Lodge, No. 198, of the I.
0. 0. F., and he and his wife are Methodists
in their religious views. To their union nine
children have been born: Wynona Marsh;
Leonora Wesleyann, deceased; Sarah Priscilla;
Eva Carrie; John Wesley, deceased;
Mary Warren; Stephen Ambrose; Eleanor
Pearl, and William Bradford. Mr. Dixon is
a public-spirited citizen in every sense of the
word, and his usefulness has been thoroughly
recognized and appreciated. In 1862 he enlisted
from East Feliciana parish, Louisiana,
in Company G, Fourth Louisiana Infantry,
C. S. A., and although only a lad of fifteen
years at the time lie faithfully fought for the
cause he espoused, and was in the engagements
at Baton Rouge, Port Hudson, the
siege of Vicksburg and in numerous minor
skirmishes and battles. In 1863 he was
transferred to Company C (McKowen's col1lpany),
Fourth Louisiana Cavalry, with which
he remained until the close of the war, being
paroled at Gainesville, Alabama, in 1865, by
Major General E. R. S. Canlby, Commanderin-chief
of the Federal forces.
OLOMON Hu. BEAN was born in
North Carolina, December 27, 1831.
His father, William Bean, was a native
of the same State, born in 1805, and was
there married to Charity Kilgrove. In 1832,
the year following the birth of Solomon H.,
he moved to Georgia, and from there, the
next year, to Alabama. In the latter State
he bought land and farmed on it until 1859,
when he died, at the age of fifty-four years.
His wife died in 1845, at about the age of forty.
They had a family of seven children, whose
naines are herewith given: M/anerva S., wife
of Charles McCall; Mary Ann, wife of David
Pilkinton; Solomon H.; Martha E., wife of
Daniel Anderson; Nanila J., who was first
married to Jeremiah McDaniels and afterward
to Joseph Bolton; Delilah H., wife of
David Harkins; Frances J., wife of Joseph
Camp; ard Susan S., who first married James
Anderson and afterward William Flood.
After the death of his first wife, Mr. Bean
was married to Jane Walker, by whom he
also had seven children, namely: Elvira, wife
of Henry Smith; William N.; Nancy, wife of
Clay Hubbard; Lucinda H., wife of D. I.
Walton; J. C.; Sarah, wife of Isaac Hub
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/441/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.