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    Samuel Nixon, retired, Covington. Among the industries of Covington and vicinity, which deserve mention, is the woolen mill of Nixon & Lewis, situated on Greenville Creek, about three- quarters of a mile west of town. Mr. Nixon, a native of Pennsylvania, was born in Bucks Co. in 1805; came to Ohio in 1826, resided first in Warren Co., then in Preble, where his father owned and operated a carding machine. He removed to Richmond in 1833, where he remained until 1866, being engaged in a woolen mill; owned and operated a saw-mill about eleven years, by which he lost the use of his limbs to some extent. He removed to Covington in 1866, at the solicitation of his step-son, Mr. Lewis. His present neat and commodious residence, situated on High street, he erected in 1868, and it was then the most elegant and modern in Covington. Mr. Nixon is the son of William and Martha (Roberts) Nixon, whose deaths occurred at Richmond, Ind., he being 94 and she 85. They were married in 1801, and lived together sixty-six years; had twelve children, seven of whom are now living, the youngest being 59 and the oldest 79; Samuel was the fourth child. He learned his trade while a boy, and has been an active, successful business man is still vigorous in mind, although crippled in body. He was married in 1841 to Mrs. Barbara (Garber) Lewis, the mother of Alfred Lewis, who is the junior member of the firm of Nixon & Lewis. Her death occurred here in 1875; they had one child, a daughter-Mattie, who now presides at his home.

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