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I have been doing genealogy for 30 years. My Great Aunt Ella introduced me to this fascinating adventure when I was a teenager and boy did I get hooked. She inspired me and taught me the importance of my roots and where I came from.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

David Samuel Nixon: Assault With A Deadly Weapon and a Failed Marriage

David Samuel Nixon was born 21 Mar 1877 in Marion County, OR, to Moses Nixon (1838-1883) and Cordelia Ruth Williams (1849-1936). He married Jessie Agnes Vanderford on 4 Aug 1902 in Castle Rock, WA. They had one child: Ida May Nixon 1903-1988. Jessie divorced David in 1910 and re-married to Andrew Lawson Boosa they were married until death do them part. She died 1 Sep 1962 in Yakima, WA.

Jessie Agnes Vanderford

David Samuel Nixon
Inmate #740 Idaho State Prison
Crime: Assault With a Deadly Weapon
Rec: 19 Jan 1900
Term: 1 yr
Age: 22 yrs

David Samuel Nixon died 1 May 1934 in Kelso, WA. I did not find any other record of him marrying again.

David's one and only child

Pvt. Isaac A Deyo: Houston, TX 1917 Riot Camp Logan Series

Isaac A Deyo born in 1899 New York parents currently unknown.

Inmate #13243
Crime: Mutiny & Murder
Term: Life

He enlisted in U.S. Army on 1 Apr 1899 in the Spanish-American War. He received a Honorable Discharge in 1902.

In 1900 US Census he is in the Philippines


Name Isaac A Deyo
Age 22
Birth Date abt 1878
Birthplace New York
Home in 1900 Iba, Philippine Islands, Military and Naval Forces
Street 238 Grand St
Sheet Number 8
Race Black
Relation to Head of House Private
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Can Speak English Yes

He was arrested in Newburg, NY 1896 for Petty Larceny. 

 Name: Isaac Deyo
Prison Name: Clinton Prison 
Location: Dannemora, New York, USA
Sentence: Date 13 Dec 1895 Sentence Location Ulster, New York, USA 
Discharge: Date 13 Oct 1896  
Volume 12 (1895 Dec - 1896 Nov)

I made him a tree on Ancestry, I never found his parents or if he had a wife or when and where he died. 

Here's the documents I found

This is all the information I have found.