James Foster Hixson
of Poley Hixson and Leading Rural Citizen.
Aged 67 years, a well-known citizen of this county, died at his home in
Hixson early yesterday morning after a lingering illness. He is survived by his
wife and a large family of children, among them being N. B. (Poley) Hixson,
superintendent of the county workhouse. Deceased
was born in Hamilton County in 1846. When the civil war broke out he cast his
lot with the union, enlisting in the Sixth Tennessee Regiment, of which Dr.
Goens was the commander. He served
through the conflict between the states and fought bravely and valiantly for the
Union cause. When the war closed he
returned to his home and since that time has tilled his large farm near Hixson
Station. He was a real booster of Hamilton County, and Chattanooga, and was at
all times ready to aid in a cause that tended to up build this community. He was
a member of the M. E. church, south, and also a member of the Masons.
The funeral will be held from his late residence this afternoon at 2
o'clock, the Rev. L. E. Hatfield pastor of the Hixson M. E. Church south
officiating. The burial services
will be in charge of the Masons. Interment will be in the family burial ground.
Foster Hixson was born 8 Dec. 1845, the son of Washington Hixson and Sarah
Vandergriff. He had three wives: Martha Rogers, Mary Molly Lovelady (1859-1902)
(married 9 Jan. 1884 in Hamilton County), and Molly Edmonds. James Foster had the following children: Napoleon B. Poley
who married Lenora Rogers, Elizabeth (Lizzie) who married Ephraim F. Hixson,
William Washington who married Addie Rawlston, John F. who married Ida Folkner,
Lee, McClellan Opp, Robert, Annie, Pleasant Alexander who married Elana
Cranfield, Malcolm who married Pearl Millard, Hazel, S. E. who died young,
Carrie who married Ephraim F. Hixson, Hester, Sally M. who married Andrew W.