biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
GEORGE ELLIS DIXON, located upon the fine farm of Mrs. Reeves in Scott Township, was born in Hennepin, Macon Co., Ill., Feb. 24, 1850, and is a son of Samuel Albert and Asenath (Nash) Dixon, who were natives of Northern New York, and are now living in Greenwood County, Kan., where Mr. Dixon yet follows the trade of his youth, wagon-making. George, the subject of this sketch, came to this county in 1862, having previously lived at Kirkville, Wapello Co., Iowa. Mr. Dixon was married, Sept. 17, 1871, to Miss Jennie Hammitt, a native of Jefferson Township, Mahaska County, and a daughter of A. J. and Hester (Eveland) Hammitt, natives of Ohio, the former of Perry and the latter of Morgan County. To Mr. and Mrs. Dixon five children have been born, four of whom are now living: Hester Asenath was born Aug. 8, 1872; Harry Hammitt, born Nov. 24, 1874, died Aug. 30, 1876; Leonard Andrew was born March 8, 1878; Mary Cornelia, July 13, 1880; Clara Emma, Dec. 20, 1884. Mr. Dixon is a painter by trade, and followed that business until the year 1882, when he removed with his family to the farm where he is now residing, and of which he has general supervision. The farm is a productive one, and turns out, under the skillful supervision of Mr. Dixon, as ample crops as it did in days of yore.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy