John H. Dixon diary  1861
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Little is known about John H. Dixon. In 1861, he traveled from his home in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, to Daviess County, Indiana, where he worked as an itinerant laborer. He often worked alongside a carpenter named Esrom Redman, who hired Dixon for odd jobs and found him places to sleep. Dixon had a brother named William Dixon and an aunt named Margaret Boon.