James Foster Hixson

Father 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.
Chattanooga Daily Times May 1, 1913


James 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. Hixson.


Submitted By Delores Straight