The Dixon Family
Aubin and Bennie Anne McGrew Dixon family.
We are fortunate to not only have family pictures but their oldest son Charlie did a great job of telling their family story on one of our Sugarloaf Videos. Aubin's Dixon's Grandfather John came to the Lead Hill area with a wife and 6 kids, the baby only 8 weeks old. They came by wagon train during the winter of 1882-83, with a group of, more than 7 neighboring families living in the Macon County, Tenn. and they settled on Bear Creek between Lead Hill and Omaha. John's wife died in 1884 and he married a widow "Mary Elizabeth" with one child who had also came from Tenn. John & Mary soon were expecting and they had triplets. Only one lived, Aubin Dixon's father Pate. John and Mary had one additional son Johnny. In the early years of Sugarloaf Osage Indians lived at the mouth of Bear Creek and a tribe of Cherokee Indians lived near what is now Harrison. Aubin's father Pate married a beautiful Cherokee girl named Sissie May Keys and they homesteaded on Big Cedar Wold Pin Gap near Lowry, Ar. Aubin Dixon born in 1912 on the old Hudgens's place was the first of their 5 children. Aubin married Bennie Anne McGrew and they lived in the Possum Trot area near Lead Hill. Aubin and Bennie had 11 children. Billlie Jean, Charlie, Albert, Johnny, Nadine, Robert, Kenneth, Richard, twins Loyd & Boyd and Patsy. Aubin's sister Ina married Bennie's brother William McGrew, and Pate's brother Johnny married Sissie May's sister Sarah making all of their children double cousins. Bennie Anne Dixon recently past away as she was nearing 100 years old. She was a wonderful Lady.
Bennie Anne McGrew Dixon