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Levi and Mary (Kitchen) Hixson

Levi Hixson was born October 18, 1776, in Sussex County, New Jersey. He married on October 20, 1802, in Lincoln County, District of Niagara, Upper Canada, now Ontario, probably in Beamsville or Grimsby, Mary Kitchen who was born about 1780 (or 1789) in New Jersey.

Levi Hixson was 12 years old in 1788 when he moved from New Jersey to the Niagara Peninsula, Canada, with his parents. They first lived in Stamford Township, which was first in Lincoln County, but later Welland County, but after the death of his father and his mother's marriage to Henry Johnson they moved to the Johnson farm in Niagara Township, Lincoln County, near Queenston. Levi later moved to Grimsby where he may have lived with his older brother, Henry, married there in 1802 and was living in Grimby, Lincoln County, with a wife and two children on November 4, 1807 when he was given a patent for 200 acres of land in lot 1, Concessions 6, Uxbridge Township, Ontario County, but he never settled that land. In 1814 Levi was made an overseer of roads in Grimsby. On July 4, 1823 he bought some land in lot 6, Concession 2, Nelson Township, Halton County, Ontario, and in 1830 he owned a mill wrought by water there. He later sold the property and may have moved to Bronte in Trafalgar Township, Halton County, Ontario, where his son, Joseph, owned a mill.

To this union six known children were born: 1. Joseph, born April of 1804, died October 1879 2. Lydia, born 1806, died after 1871 3. Pamelia, born December 18, 1809, died March 10, 1856(57) 4. William, born 1812, died 1878 5. Nathan, born October 20, 1816, died August 29, 1885 6. Ezra, born 1819, died February 8, 1826

Levi Hixson died June 25, 1853 in Halton County, Ontario, Canada, and is buried in St. Paul's Presbyterian churchyard, in or near the former Nelson, Nelson Township, Halton County, Ontario, about 6 km north of Waterdown on Highway #5. Mary Kitchen Hixson died November 1, 1839 in the 51st year of her age, according to her badly worn tombstone, in Halton County, Ontario, Canada.

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