Hi! Nicholas rix born c1812 Flitcham, Norfolk is my 4x greatgrandfather and he married Sarah Utterridge (b. 1808 Hillington, Norfolk) 15th Dec 1832 in Flitcham, Norfolk. The line then continues down through their son John Rix (b. 1843 Flitcham, Norfolk) then his daughter Florence Rix (b. 1873 Terrington St Clements, Norfolk) then Ernest Reginald Walker (b. 1906 Toft near Bourne Lincolnshire).
The patriarch of my American line was Thomas Rix II b.1622 in Norfolkshire. He died 31 Oct 1718 in Preston, New London County, CT. I have the descent of this line fairly well documented, but I know little of his English ancestry.
Hi Trevor - thank you for contacting me. My Sweet and Rix surnames are connected on my maternal grandmother's side. I haven't been able to find much on the Rix family.
This is my information:
Ransom Gleason b. 1823 NY m. Electa Ann Rix both died Monroe, Adams Co., WI
Lovina Sweet b. abt 1854 Erie Co., PA m. John Ransom Gleason b. 1849 Cattacaugus Co., NY They migrated from Adams Co., WI to Pondera Co., MT early 1890s where they homesteaded.
Joseph Sweet b. 1817 NY m. Cordelia Vandevoort b. 1824 NY both died Adams Co., WI
Joseph listed his father as born in R.I. (my brother saw Sweet graves in R.I.)
In the 1850 census in Cattacaugus Co., NY
Electa Rix 18 and Permelia Rix 16 were living with Ransom Gleason and Electa Ann Rix Gleason - most likely sisters of Electa Ann
In the 1880 census Adams Co., WI
Almira Rix b. 1844 was married to Henry Benoni Tuttle
daughter ; Minerva Rix Tuttle
The Gleason, Tuttle Sweet and Mann family appeared to migrate from NY to WI together. The Rix daughters may have been orphans (?) and moved to WI with their sister Electa Rix Gleason
Apparently PA was just a pit stop for them from NY to WI. Joseph Sweet was living with a Blanchard family in PA.
My grandmother Mertie Tressa Gleason b. 1894 was the daughter of John Ransom Gleason and Lovina Sweet.
Thanks again and I hope some of this will be of help to you and we can make a connection between our families. I have a lot more details, but difficult to put it all in here.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Trevor. We cross paths in England, Adelaide, New Zealand, and now here! I am interested in your extensive surname interests (maybe one of the most useful ways of connecting research interests - GRD like if they take it a bit further). Also your local Alpheton group - I had wondered about this kind of possibility here.