Don Carlos Dixon married Mary Jouett Allin, daughter of Major Thomas Allin and Mary Jouett. Mary’s father was the first county clerk for Mercer and remained at that post until June of 1833 when he died of cholera during the epidemic of that year. Her father’s signature appears on the couple’s marriage license. Mary Jouett Allin Dixon died before her father, since in his will dated 1830 he ‘gives land in Muhlenberg County to his grandson, Tillman A. Dixon, son of Don Carlos Dixon and his deceased daughter Polly, now deceased’.
I do hereby certify, that security is taken in my office, according to law, for a license to issue for a marriage intended to be solemnized between Don C. Dixon and Mary J. Allin, these are therefore to license and permit you to join together in the holy state of matrimony the said Don C. Dixon and Mary J. Allin, according to the rites and ceremonies of your church; and for so doing, this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under my hand, this 1st day of November 1815. Thomas Allin, C.C.
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