Abram Dixon

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Abram Dixon (July 23, 1787 in Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont Republic – April 19, 1875 in Westfield, Chautauqua County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was the son of Joseph Dixon (1754–1839) and Mercy (Raymond) Dixon (1761–1847). About 1795, the family removed to Sherburne, Chenango County, New York. He attended Hamilton-Oneida Academy, and graduated from Yale College in 1813. Then he studied law at Hamilton, Madison County, New York. On August 29, 1817, he married Caroline Pelton (1798–1837), and they had three children. The newly-wed couple settled at Westfield, and Dixon practiced law there.

About 1840, he married Eliza Williams (Holt) Higgings (c. 1805–1858), and they had two children.

He was a Whig member of the New York State Senate (4th D.) from 1840 to 1843, sitting in the 63rd, 64th, 65th and 66th New York State Legislatures.

In November 1867, he was elected a special surrogate of Chautauqua County.


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New York State Senate
Preceded by
Chauncey J. Fox
New York State Senate
Eighth District (Class 1)

Succeeded by
Frederick F. Backus