Ephraim Foster Hixson
SQUIRE "EPH" HIXSON CALLED BY DEATH.
Ephraim Foster Hixson, aged 87, died at his home near Hixson Friday evening at 6
o'clock. He is survived by his
wife, two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Hunter, and Miss Nancy Hixson, four sons,
Ephraim, George W. John II, and David S. all of Hixson, and a sister, Mrs.
Malinda Barker, of Falling Water. Funeral services will be held from the home at
1:30 o'clock this afternoon. Interment
will be at the family cemetery on Harrison Ferry Road.
Active pallbearers are L. W. Hunter, Claude Grey, Pete Monger, Creed
Smith, H. H. Minyard, and W. W. Raulston. Honorary,
Judge Will Cummings, Randolph Howell, Thomas Varner, Jess Gann, W. R. Roberts,
John Hixson, P. W. Phipps, Dr. J. C. Cunningham and Dr. J. T. Bell.
Mr Hixson was born near what is now Hixson, in 1840, and had resided
there up until the time of his death, with the exception of the time when he was
a soldier during the Civil War. He
was a member of the Sixth Tennessee Mounted Infantry.
For many years he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, south.
He was a prominent farmer and widely known throughout the county.
Ephraim Foster Hixson was born 27 July 1840, the 10th child of Ephraim Hixson,
Jr., and Margaret Hixson Hixson. He
married Mary A. Barker, born 18 Feb 1840, died 15 June 1892, daughter of John H.
Barker and Nancy Easterly. Their children were:
Ephraim who married Ellen Moore, Timothy S. who died young, Sarah married
Morgan Hunter, George Washington who married Addie Shropshire, John H. who
married Molly Boyd, David Stringfield who married Isabel Pendergrass, Nancy who
never married, and Margaret who married William B. Hixson. After Mary died in 1892, Ephraim married Savannah Fitzgerald.
Ephraim donated the land for
the Foster Hixson Cemetery on Harrison Ferry Road.