DIXON, Joseph, (1828 - 1883)


DIXON, Joseph, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Greene County, near Farmville, Pitt County, N.C., April 9, 1828; attended the public schools and was tutored privately; engaged in agricultural pursuits and also in the mercantile business; appointed colonel of the North Carolina State Militia soon after the Civil War; judge of the county court in 1864 and 1865; member of the State house of commons 1865-1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of David Heaton; took his seat December 5, 1870, and served until March 3, 1871; was not a candidate for renomination in 1870; United States Commissioner of Claims in 1871 and 1872; resumed agricultural pursuits; delegate from Greene County to the State constitutional convention in 1875; died near Fountain Hill, Pitt County, N.C., March 3, 1883; interment in Edwards Chapel Cemetery in Lenoir County.