1. Jeremiah Willson “Jay” Nixon: b. 13 Feb 1956 De Soto, Jefferson Co., MO; attorney-general of Missouri 1993-2009, Governor of Missouri 2009-present





2. Jeremiah “Jerry” Nixon: b. 1925 IL; mayor of De Soto, MO

[in Who’s Who in American Law (2nd ed., 1979), not seen]

3. Betty Lea Willson: b. 18 Jan 1925 MO; d. 28 May 2003 (last residence Little River, Horry Co., SC)  [SSN 200-12-4338, issued PA bef. 1951]

[obit of sister at http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:hlcLEhKVTyAJ:www.kidwellgarber.com/obituaries/whois/addprod.asp%3Fproductid%3D1077+%22betty+lea+nixon%22&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com: Francelia W. Carpenter; d. 16 Apr 2008 Delmar Gardens on the Green, Chesterfield, MO; b. 10 Dec 1909 Versailles, MO; parents Charles and Ethel Jones Willson; preceded in death by (among others) brother Howard Willson and sisters Betty Lea Nixon and Lauranel Agee]



4. Clark Nixon: b. 23 Sep 1882 New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA; d. 9 Jun 1956 De Soto, Jefferson Co., MO; m. c1910   [WWI draft registration card]

[MO death certificate at http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1956/1956_00020955.PDF]

5. Frances Margaret Simcock: b. 28 Oct 1884/5 Council Grove, Morris Co., KS; d. 18 Apr 1953 De Soto

[MO death certificate at http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1953/1953_00016053.PDF]

[MO death certificate of brother James Ernest Simcock at http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1954/1954_00009203.PDF: shows parents James Hamilton Simcock and Mary Hamilton Huffman]


6. Charles Elmer Willson: b. 8 Jan 1873 Morgan Co., MO; d. 13 Oct 1937 Versailles, Morgan Co., MO; m. c1907/8

[MO death certificate at http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1937/1937_00038309.PDF]

[picture at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pattiejo/morgan/hist/mh14.jpg]

[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pattiejo/morgan/hist/section17.html: “Charles E. Willson…lives in Versailles were he owns a home and several residence properties,   He is the present sheriff of Morgan county.  He was elected in 1904 and after serving two years was re-elected in father, John A Willson was born in Morgan county July 7, 1845, and his mother whose maiden name was Amanda Reed, was born in this county November 14, 1747 (probably is 1847...but this is how it was in the book).  The father and mother are both living on their farm near Proctor, this county, at the present time….John A. Willson has been a farmer all of his life and served one term as county judge and would have been re-elected has his health permitted him at the time accepting a nomination.  Charles E. Willson, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the public schools.   He is a member of the Methodist church and holds his membership in Versailles.  He has been a member of this organization twelve years.  He is a member of the I.O.O.F., having been a member of this lodge two years.  May 19, 1907, he 

was married to Miss Ethel Jones, a popular school teacher of this county.  He was raised on a farm but clerked in stores at different times, both in Proctor and in Versailles.  Mr. Willson has made an efficient sheriff.”]

7. Ethel Lenore Jones: b. Sep 1888 MO



8. James Oscar Nixon: b. 7 Jul 1849 New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA; d. 26 Mar 1888 New Orleans [92:963]

[in The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, vol. 25 (not seen)]

[Dare 285]


9. Louise Jonas: b. Aug 1857 LA


[sister Belle Jonas m. Eugenio Ruiz 16 Oct 1886 in Orleans Par., LA]

10. James Hamilton Simcock: b. 20 Jun 1849/50 Lexington, MO; d. 19 Feb 19267 East St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL [extracted from FHL #1,613,728: wife Mary H. Huffaker; father Thos. Simcock]; m. c1873

[Lalla Maloy Brigham, The Story of Council Grove on the Santa Fe Trail (1921), pp. 14-15: “Connected with the history of Council Grove from the early 50’s, no name was better known than that of G. M. Simcock….He died in 1886….Wes and James Simcock, two half-brothers of G. M. Simcock, lived here for many years and were successful business men.”]

11. Mary Hulda Huffaker: b. Oct 1855 KS

12. John A. Willson: b. 14 Jun 1846 KY/Morgan Co., MO; d. 30 Mar 1917 Versailles, Morgan Co., MO

[MO death certificate at http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1917/1917_00012110.PDF]

13. Amanda E. Reed: b. 14 Nov 1847 KY/Morgan Co., MO/Benton Co., MO; d. 9 Jun 1932 Versailles

[MO death certificate at http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1932/1932_00020634.PDF]

14. William Jones: b. [c1859/60] MO; d. bef. 1900; m. 2 May 1883 Morgan Co., MO

15. Elizabeth Francelia Houtz: b. 3 Mar 1861 Medina, OH; d. 11 Apr 1953 Versailles, Morgan Co., MO

[MO death certificate at http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1953/1953_00015062.PDF]



16. Col. James Oscar Nixon: b. 13/22 Apr 1822 Cedarville, Cumberland Co., NJ; d. 7 Feb 1891; m. 29 Jan 1846   {brother of John Thompson Nixon, U.S. Representative from NJ 1859-1863}

[Dare 285]

[Bi-Centennial Celebration of the Old Stone Church, September 29, 1880 (Bridgeton, NJ, 1881), p. 66: “James Oscar Nixon was born in Cedarville, April 13, 1822.  He became…a partner with his uncle James B. Thompson, merchant tailor, New York, and took charge of a branch of the business in New Orleans.  But the business did not suit him.  He withdrew from it and purchased the New Orleans Crescent, a daily and weekly newspaper.  They speedily made it equal to any paper in the city, and maintained this position until it was seized and confiscated by the military force employed in suppressing the rebellion….He married, in 1846, Martha Inskeep, of New Orleans, a granddaughter of Gen. James Giles, of Bridgeton.  Their only son, James Oscar Nixon, Jr., is a young lawyer of bright prospects in New Orleans.”]

17. Martha Morse Inskeep: b. 20 Oct 1826/8 New Orleans, Orleans Par., LA; d. 10 Dec 1909 New Orleans

18. Charles Henry Jonas: b. 1832/4 IL  {brother of Benjamin Franklin Jonas, U.S. Senator from LA 1879-1885 (1st practicing Jewish U.S. senator)}


19. Sarah de Pass Block: b. 1832 MD

20. Thomas Simcock: b. VA; m. (2nd) 19 Nov 1834 Surry Co., NC [bond #148365]

21. Narcissa Underwood: b. c1809/10 NC

22. Thomas Sears Huffaker: b. 30 Mar 1825 Clay Co., MO; d. 1910; m. 6 May 1852 Council Grove, KS

[Lalla Maloy Brigham, The Story of Council Grove on the Santa Fe Trail (1921), p. 13: “…T. S. Huffaker.  He came in 1849 [to Council Grove] and until his death in 1910 lived here continuously….He came as an Indian teacher and taught in the Mission until 1854….His marriage to Eliza Ann Baker May 6, 1852, was the first marriage of white people in Council Grove.  They were married in the Mission by Rev. Nicholson, a missionary, who happened to behere at that time…”]

[The United States Biographical Dictionary, Kansas volume (1879), pp. 505-506: “Hon. Thomas Sears Huffaker…a pioneer and public man of Kansas, was born in Clay county, Missouri, March 30, 1825.  As the name indicates, his father, George Smith Huffaker, was of German descent, but was born in Kentucky.  His mother, whose maiden name was Katharine Lowe, was of Scotch-Irish descent, a native of Kentucky….The mother died in 1851, aged forty-seven; the father in 1872, aged seventy-two years….He was married at Council Grove, May 6, 1852, by Rev. Dr. Nicholson…to Miss Eliza Ann Baker, daughter of Joshua Baker, who was employed by the Government among the Sac and Fox Indians of Iowa.  She was a sister of Judge A. I. Baker, murdered and burned in his home near Council Grove in 1862 by the notorious guerrilla Bill Anderson and his party of bushwhackers….They have had nine children, six of whom survive:…Mary H., married to J. H. Simcock, a prominent stock-dealer…”]

23. Eliza Ann Baker: b. VA/IA

24. Rev. Benjamin F. Willson: b. c1813/14 TN

25. Sarah Jane Jernagin[?]: b. c1815/16 TN

26. William Reed:

27. ___ Wilkerson:

28. (perhaps) Charles H. T. Jones: b. c1827/8 England; m. 6 Feb 1850 Lee Co., IA

29. (perhaps) Sarah Ann Clark: b. 6 May 1831 Louisville, KY; d. 21 Apr 1935 Haw Creek Twp., Morgan Co., MO

[MO death certificate at http://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1935/1935_00013983.PDF]

30. William P. Houtz: b. c1809/10 OH; d. bef. 1900

31. Almina “Mina” Chapman: b. May 1830 NY



32. Jeremiah Smith Nixon: b. 20/29 Sep 1794 Jones Island, Cumberland Co., NJ; d. 24 Apr 1878 Bridgeton, Cumberland Co., NJ; m. 30 Apr 1816

[Dare 285]

33. Mary Shaw Thompson: b. 22 Dec 1794 Cumberland Co., NJ; d. 14 Dec 1861 Dennisville, Cape May Co., NJ

34. Abraham Huling Inskeep: b. 29 Jan 1780; d. 2 Mar 1857; m. 1 Oct 1803

35. Maria McIlvaine Giles: b. 9 Aug 1785; d. 12 Mar 1865

[Ogden 146]

36. Abraham Jonas: b. 1801 Exeter, England; first permanent Jewish resident of Quincy, IL, and friend of Abraham Lincoln; d. 8 Jun 1864 Quincy, IL; m. (2nd) 11 Oct 1829 Cincinnati, OH


37. Lucy/Louisa Block:

38. Eleazer Block: b. 26 Mar 1797 Williamsburg, VA; first Jewish lawyer in St. Louis; d. 2 Feb 1886 New Orleans, LA


39. Abigail de Pass: b. 1800 Charleston, SC; d. 16 Nov 1893

44. George Smith Huffaker: b. c1800 KY; d. 1872

45. Katharine Lowe: b. c1804 KY; d. 1851

46. Joshua Baker:

56. (perhaps) John Jones: b. c1803/4 England

57. (perhaps) Mary A. ___: b. c1806/7 England

58. (perhaps) James Clark: b. KY

60. ___ Houtz:

61. (prob.) Ann ___: b. c1783/4 PA



64. Jeremiah Nixon: b. 23 Apr 1770 Fairfield Twp., Cumberland Co., NJ; d. 1 Jul 1812 Fairfield Twp.; m. (1st) 6 Nov 1792

[Dare 284]

65. Rhoda Smith: b. 9 Dec 1776; d. 7 Dec 1794

66. Benjamin Thompson:

67. Elizabeth Elmer:

68. John Inskeep: b. 29 Jan 1757 near Marlton, NJ; Mayor of Philadelphia 1800-1801 and 1805-1806; d. 18 Dec 1834


69. Sarah Huling(s):

70. Gen. James Giles: b.1759; of Bridgeton, NJ; d. 1825

71. Hannah Bloomfield: b. May 1763; d. 1823  {sister of Joseph Bloomfield, Governor of NJ 1801-1812, U.S. Representative from NJ 1817-1821}

[Ogden 146]

72. Benjamin Jonas: d. 14 May 1846

73. Annie Ezekiel: b. c1772; d. 28 Feb 1851 Cincinnati, OH

74. Jacob/Jonas Block:

76. same as #74

78. Ralph De Pass: b. c1733; d. 1812; m. (2nd) 1798

79. Sarah Judah: b. c1760



128. Jeremiah Nixon: b. 6 Apr 1739 Fairfield Twp., Cumberland Co., NJ; d. 11 Oct 1798 Jones Island, Cumberland Co., NJ; m. 11 Aug 1763

[Dare 284]

129. Hannah (Ogden) Jones: b. 7 Apr 1736 Fairfield Twp.; d. 2 Dec 1818 Fairfield Twp.

130. Elias Smith:

136. Abraham Inskeep:

137. Sarah Ward:

142. Dr. Moses Bloomfield: b. 4 Dec 1729 Woodbridge, NJ; d. 14 Aug 1791

143. Sarah Ogden: b. 1733; d. 25 Oct 1773

[Ogden 87-88]

158. Hillel Judah:

159. Abigail Seixas:   {sister of Gershom Mendes Seixas; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gershom_Mendes_Seixas}



256. Jeremiah Nixon: b. 1 Feb 1715/16 Cumberland Co., NJ; d. 2 Aug 1766 Fairfield Twp., Cumberland Co., NJ

[Dare 284]

257. Seaborn Foy/Fay Powell: b. 1716 Cumberland Co., NJ; d. 23 Oct 1773 Fairfield Twp.

258. David Ogden:

259. Hannah Norton:

284. Joseph Bloomfield: b. 3 Mar 1695; d. 23 May 1782; m. 5 Sep 1721

285. Eunice Dunham: d. 30 Nov 1760

286. Robert Ogden: b. 1687; d. 20 Nov 1733; m. (2nd) 1727

[Ogden 58-59]

287. Phebe (Roberts) Baldwin:



512. Jeremiah Nixon:

513. Hannah Dare:

514. Howell Powell:

515. Elizabeth ___:

568. Ezekiel Bloomfield:

569. Hope FitzRandolph:

572. Jonathan Ogden: b. c 11 Jan 1639 England; d. 3 Jan 1732

[Ogden 45-46]

573. Rebekah ___: b. Nov 1648; d. 11 Sep 1723

574. Samuel Roberts:

575. Hannah {Baldwin}:



1138. Edward FitzRandolph:   [RD600 p. 431 (descent from William I of Scotland)]

1139. Elizabeth Blossom:

1144. John Ogden: d. May 1682 Elizabethtown, NJ

[Ogden 39]

1145. Jane Bond:




Dare: William Harry Montgomery and Nellie Leddon Montgomery, The Dare Family History (Poughkeepsie, 1939).

Ogden: William Ogden Wheeler, The Ogden Family in America… (Philadelphia, 1907).




1930 – East St. Louis, St. Clair Co., IL, e.d. 68, sheet 12a

Nixon, Clark               Head   M W 45 M 26 LA LA LA  Contractor ---

___, Frances                Wife    F W 43 M 23   KS MO KS  Manufactor childrens dresses

___, James O.              Son      M W 16 S        IL LA KS  office boy Paint Factory

___, Thomas H.           Son      M W 15 S        IL LA KS

___, William S.           Son      M W 8 S          IL LA KS

___, Frances                Dau     F W 6 S           IL LA KS

___, Jerry                    Son      M W 5 S          IL LA KS


1930 – East Ward, Versailles, Morgan Co., MO, e.d. 8, sheet 3a

Wilson, Charles E.      Head   M W 56 M 34 MO KY KY  Merchant Grocery Store

___, Ethel E.               Wife    F W 41 M 19   MO MO OH

___, Francelia ab.        Dau     F W 20 S         MO MO MO

___, Laura N.              Dau     F W 12 S         MO MO MO

___, Betty L.               Dau     F W 5 2/12 S   MO MO MO


1910 – Central Twp., Jefferson Co., MO, e.d. 29, sheet 2b

Simcock, James S.       Head   M W 59 M1 36           MO VA NC  Commission[?] Live Stock

___, Mary H.               Wife    F W 54 M1 36 7 7       KS MO VA

___, Claudia                Dau     F W 30 S                     KS MO KS

___, Georgia               Dau     F W 28 S                     KS MO KS  Bookkeeper Corn Reserve[?]

___, Francis                 Dau     F W 25 S                     KS MO KS

___, Thomas                Son      M W 20 S                    KS MO KS  Stock

___, Ruth                    Dau     F W 17 S                     MO MO KS


1900 – 11th Ward, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, e.d. 12, sheet 5a

Nixon, Louise J.          Head   W F Aug 1857 42 Wd   4 4    LA IL MD 

___, James O.              Son      W M Mar 1879 21 S               LA MS LA Clerk

___, Rosalie                Dau     W F Nov 1880 19 S                LA MS LA

___, Clark                   Son      W M Sep 1882 17 S                LA MS LA

___, Phoebe                Dau     W F Aug 1884 15 S                LA MS LA

Inskeep, Martha          M-i-L   W F Oct 1828 71 Wd   4 0     LA PA NJ

Ruiz, Isabella              Sister   W F Jan 1862 38 D 14 1 1      LA IL MD

Ruiz, Nio                     Neph   W M Jun 1887 12 S                Mex Mex LA

Clark, James G.           B-i-L   W M Mar 1838 62 Wd           VA VA VA  Merchant

Moses, Anna               Cousin W F Dec 1875 24 S                LA OH OH

___, Jane                     Cousin W F Jul 183 63 Wd   4 3         OH OH OH

Burgess, John              Board  W M May 1870 30 S              LA LA LA


1900 – 3rd Ward, Council Grove, Morris Co., KS, e.d. 100, sheet 22a

Simcock, James H.      Head   W M Jun 1850 49 M 27          MO VA VA  Stock Dealer

___, Mary H.               Wife    W F Oct 1855 44 M 27 10 7   KS MO VA

___, James E.              Son      W M Dec 1875 24 S               KS MO KS  Stock Dealer

___, Percy H.              Son      W M Dec 1877 22 S               KS MO KS  Stock Dealer

___, Claudia                Dau     W F Feb 1880 20 S                 KS MO KS

___, Georgia B.           Dau     W F Jun 1882 17 S                 KS MO KS

___, Fannie M.            Dau     W F Oct 1885 14 S                 KS MO KS

___, Thomas I.            Son      W M Sep 1889 10 S                KS MO KS

___, Ruth A.               Dau     W F Jul 1892 7 S                    MO MO KS


1900 – Buffalo Twp., Morgan Co., MO, e.d. 71, sheet 9b

Jones, Elizabeth F.      Head   W F Mar 1861 39 W   4 4       OH OH NY  Farmer

___, Orie G.                Son      W M Jun 1885 15 S                MO MO OH

___, John W. M.         Son      W M Oct 1885 14 S                MO MO OH

___, Ethel L.               Dau     W F Sep 1888 12 S                 MO MO OH

___, Raymon V.          Son      W M Apr 1890 10 S               MO MO OH

Houtz, Almina                        Mother  W F May 1830 80 W            NY NY NY


1880 – New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, e.d. 72, sheet 20 (p. 418d)

(in Thomas Anderson household)

Nixon, James O.          W M 29           Board  Lawyer            LA NJ NJ

___, Louisa                 W F 23            Board                          LA NJ NJ

___, James                   W M 1             Board                          LA LA LA


1880 – Buffalo Twp., Morgan Co., MO, e.d. 195, sheet 18 (p. 251b)

Jones, Charles H.        W M 52                       Farmer             Eng Eng Eng

___, Sarah A.              W F 45            Wife                            KY (KY KY)

___, William                W M 20           Son      Works on farm  MO Eng KY

___, Emma                  W F 17            Dau                             MO Eng KY

___, Mary                    W F 15            Dau                             MO Eng KY

___, Alice                    W F 12            Dau                             MO Eng KY

___, Georgia A.          W F 10            Dau                             MO Eng KY

___, Laura                   W F 8              Dau                             MO Eng KY

___, Maggy O.            W F 6              Dau                             MO Eng KY

___, Lilly B.                W F 4              Dau                             MO Eng KY

Jones, Charley             W M 27                       Farmer             MO Eng KY

___, Harriet A.            W F 23            Wife                            MO TN TN

___, Cinthy                 W F 4              Dau                             MO MO MO

Jones, Henry               W M 25                       Farmer             IA Eng KY

___, Martha J.             W F 22            Wife                            MO TN TN

Jones, John                  W M 76                       Shoemaker      Eng Eng Eng

___, Mary A.               W F 73            Wife                            Eng Eng Eng

___, Fred                     W M 41           Son      Farmer             Eng Eng Eng

___, George                W M 37           Son      Laborer            IN Eng Eng


1880 – Parker Twp., Morris Co., KS, e.d. 133, sheet 6 (p. 393b)

Simcock, J. Hanson[?]            W M 30                       Farmer             MO

___, M. Hulda                         W F 25            Wife                            KS MO IA

___, J. Edward                        W M 4             Son                              KS MO KS

___, P. Howard                       W M 2             Son                              KS MO KS

___, C. Edwin                         W F 3/12 Mar  Dau                             KS MO KS

(3 servants)


1870 – Council Grove, Morris Co., KS, p. 8

Simcock, Cessa           60 F W                                                                        NC

          Wess                25 M W           Banking & land agent             2450    MO

          James               19 M W           Attending School                                MO

(1 servant, 3 boarders)


1860 – Chippewa Twp., Wayne Co., OH, pp. 29-30 (372a-b)

Ann Houtz                  76 F                                                     PA

David                          40 M    Farmer                         1500    OH

Elisabeth                     24 F                                         300      OH

Veronia S. Houtz        12 F                                                     OH

William P. Houtz        50 M    Farmer             3000    550      OH

Almina                        30 F                                                     NY

Champeon C.              4 M                                                      OH

David G.                     1 M                                                      OH

Mary L. Lyon              7 F                                                       OH


1850 – Buffalo Twp., Morgan Co., MO, p. 537 (269a)

B. F. Wilson                36 M    Clergyman       600      TN

Sarah Jane                 34 F                                         TN

Mary E.                     8 F                                           MO

Francis A.                  6 F                                           MO

John A.                      3 M                                          MO

Sarah E.                     1/12 F                                      MO

William J. Gibbs          14 M                                        TN

Eliza I. Jarnagen          23 F                                         TN