Houston Hixson

Squire Hixson, A Pioneer Citizen of Hamilton County Dead.  Man of Large Wealth and Influence- Something of His Life.  Houston Hixson, one of the pioneer citizens of Hamilton County died at 5 o'clock this morning at the family residence at Hixson Station.  On October 9 he was stricken with paralysis, and yesterday suffered another stroke, which resulted in his death this morning.  The funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence, and the remains will be interred in the burying grounds at Hixson Station. The funeral sermon will be delivered by Rev. T. R. Handy.  Mr. Hixson was 69 years of age the 22 of last March. For the past ten years he had been a consistent Christian, a member of the M. E. Church south.  The bereaved family consists of six children, all grown and living in Hamilton County, and three sisters and three brothers in this county. He was one of the heaviest taxpayers in the county having over two thousand acres of fine farmland, heavily stocked and varied financial interests. When two years of age, in 1831 he was brought to Hamilton County from Sequatchie County by his father, Ephraim Hixson, for whom Hixson Station was afterward named.  The last 67 years of his life were spent in this county.  Mr. Hixson was a man whom all who knew admired.  He was thrifty and energetic, successful in all his undertakings, and a good citizen whose death will be generally lamented.
Chattanooga Times October 29, 1898

Houston Hixson was the son of Ephraim Hixson, Jr. and Margaret Hixson Hixson.  He married Nancy Barker (8 Sept 1832-16 Jan.1893), daughter of William Barker and Ruth Farmer. Children were: Susan Leona who married Andrew H. Bailey, Louise who married Jeremiah Gibson, Safronia who married Elijah Hudson, James Taylor who married Lilah Smith, Ephraim Foster who married Susie Matthews, Johnny, Margaret who married Madison Elliott, Melvin Houston Hixson who married Allie Brown and Maude Mae Brown.

Houston and Nancy are buried in Hixson Cemetery, Hixson, TN.


Submitted By Delores Straight