- Mentioned as having served in the Revolution in NJ under the name of William. He was a private in the cavalry in Captain Darrow's company; pensioned 3 Oct. 1832 in Loudoun Co., Virginia.
There are several James Hixsons who served from New Jersey as privates. One filed a pension claim in 1831 from Washington Co, Pennsylvania; placed on pension roll December 22, 1832; pension commenced March 4, 1831; age 77 at the time--so this would not be the same person, since that age would be born in 1754.
Here is an abstract of his pension record:
"James Hixson applied for a Revolutionary War pension while living in Loudoun County, Virginia in October 1832. He died in that county in 1833. He was born in 1763 in New Jersey and moved in 1772 with his parents to Prince William County, Virginia. He enlisted in Prince William County in August, 1780, and marched in Captain Farrow's company to Dumfries and Fredericksburg, where he was placed in Captain Berry's company. Later he served under Captain Loveless and Captain Marshall. In December, 1780 he enlisted in Lee's Legion. He was in the battles of Guilford Court House, Fort Motte, Fort Granby, Fort Galphin, Augusta, and the Siege of Ninety Six. He served until the close of the War.
He stated in his pension application that his name was borne on the rolls of Lee's Legion as William Hixson. He married December 19, 1822, in Fauquier County, Virginia, Mary Hampton. She was his third wife, but he does not give the names of his other wives. She applied for a pension in Fauquier County, in 1853, when she was sixty-three years of age. She was therefore born in [about] 1780. She died July 16, 1856. Seven children survived James Hixson, but their names are not stated in the application. David Hixson stated in Loudoun County, Va., in 1832, and Benjamin Hixson in Loudoun County in 1653 [sic-1853], but their relationship to the family is not given.
P. Augustus Klipstoin, son-in-law of the widow, Mary Hampton Hixson, was living in Salem, Fauquier County in 1853." [1, 2]