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1870's Edward Herbert Nixon CDV Photo, Henry County, Iowa


On front under his photo "Edw Nixon" is handwritten in old period pencil, and on reverse: "E.H. Nixon, New London, Iowa" is handwritten in old pencil script by the same hand. New London, Iowa is in Henry County. Photo Type: Original vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph, circa 1870s. Photographer: McMahon's Star Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa. (Known to be photographer Bernard McMahon, Bernard McMahon, also known as Barney McMahon) 

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
E.H. Nixon: Edward Herbert Nixon 1815–1900
Father: William Nixon 1766–1841
Mother: Elizabeth Stephenson Jennings Nixon 1775–1852
Born June 13,1815 in Washington County, Ohio
Died April 30, 1900, in Henry County, Iowa
Harriet Nixon Rightmire 1817–1904
Rosanna Nixon Snider 1813–1838
Sarah Nixon Chambers 1811–1888

Edward Nixon in the 1880 United States Federal Census
Age: 65
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1880: Canaan, Henry County, Iowa
Spouse's Name: Hepsie Nixon (assumed Hepsibah Nixon) 1814-1902
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Delaware
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name, Age
Edward Nixon 65
Hepsie Nixon 64 (Hepsiba Nixon, Hepsibah Nixon)
Sarah Nixon 26

Buried at Forest Home Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa

From "Portrait and Biographical Album, Henry County, Iowa; Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888" page 402-403: "EDWARD NIXON, a retired farmer and merchant of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, was born in Washington County, Ohio, June 3, 1815, and is the son of William and Elizabeth Stephenson Nixon. his father was previously married, and had eight children by that marriage. His mother was also previously married, and had nine children by her first marriage. Four children were born of the latter marriage, making the united family number twenty-one. Edward Nixon was the third child of the last marriage, and he and, possibly, two sisters, are all that are now left of the twenty-one. His father was a native of Bedford County, PA; his mother was born in Delaware. Mr. Nixon spent his youth on his father's farm, and when sixteen years of age was bound out to learn the trade of a tailor, at which he served an apprenticeship of nearly five years, and then moved to Guyandotte, Virginia, with his employer, when he was twenty-one years of age. There he was married, April 2, 1840, to Miss Mary A. Phelps, daughter of Samuel Phelps of Massachusetts. Six children were born of this union, four sons and two daughters, one of whom died in infancy. Edward Herbert, born May 26, 1842, enlisted in the late war (Civil War) in January, 1863, in the 9th Iowa Infantry, Co A, and served till the close of the war. He then went to Poughkeepsie, NY, and took a regular course in Eastman's Business College, and graduated in 1866. He married Miss Kate Stewart, of Walla Walla, Washington, and is now Deputy Postmaster at that place, and is largely interested in ranching in Whitman County, where he has nearly 500 acres of land. He has three children, two girls and a boy: Stella, Laura and Edward S. Nixon. His second child by his first marriage is Mary Virginia, wife of Hugh Cozier, residing in Canaan Township, Henry County. She has three children, one boy and two girls - Caddie A. Cozier, Mary F. Cozier and John Edward Cozier. Mr. Nixon's third child, Thomas, died when eighteen months of age. The fourth, Samuel Edwin Nixon, is now a prominent physician of Burlington, Iowa. He married Miss Lucy Wilcox; they have one child, a son, George Edward Nixon, aged six years. The fifth child, Sarah, is single, and is engaged in teaching school in Washington Territory. The sixth child, William A. Nixon, is a farmer of Northwestern Idaho, and is single. Mr. Nixon lost his first wife by death in September, 1863, and was married again in June, 1865, to Miss Hepsibah Phelps, a sister of his first wife. She was born in Medford, Massachusetts. (Hepsie Nixon Phelps) Mr. Nixon followed the tailoring business till 1851, when, foreseeing the Civil War, he decided to remove his family northward, and he came to Iowa by team, being one month upon the road. He removed to Jackson County, and improved a farm there, where he resided until the spring of 1865. He then sold out and moved to Danville, Des Moines County, where he was engaged in the mercantile business until January 1867. He then moved to Henry County, and purchased a farm in Canaan Township, which was then quite new; and he was engaged in farming there until the fall of 1886, when he came to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and retired from active work. He has a handsome and commodious residence in the southern part of the city. Mr. Nixon served four years as a Justice of the Peace in Jackson County, and ten years in Canaan Township, Henry County, and has held other local offices. In politics, in his early life he was a Whig, and he has been a Republican since the organization of that party. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which denomination he has been a member for fifty-five years. He is a genial, bright, intelligent gentleman, ripe with experience of seventy-two years' intercourse with the world." (see source listed above)

We love him! He's a very handsome and lean, healthy 65 year old guy, a stunning photo. One of our favorites. He may have just taken off his hat, as his hair is mussed on the left side, as seen in photo, "hat hair."

This is a beautifully signed CDV and taken by a skilled photographer. Found in the general area of where his son Edward Nixon Jr. lived, in the Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York area. 

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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