NIX, Benjamin Townsend
Posted By: Debbie Clough Gerischer, IAGenWeb Volunteer
Date: 1/10/2009 at 10:29:39
ANNALS OF IOWA
THIRD SERIES VOL. XII, No. 7
Transcribed by Debbie Clough Gerischer
Benjamin Townsend Nix was born in Butler County, Kentucky, September 15, 1840, and died at Afton, Iowa, March 18, 1914. He obtained his education in the common schools and at La Grange, Kentucky. In 1862 he enlisted in the Union Army in a Kentucky regiment, was made captain of his company and served one year, when the regiment was mustered out. He then re-enlisted in the Fifty-third Mounted Infantry and was again chosen captain of his company, and served until the end of the war. In 1868 he removed to Des Moines County, Iowa, in 1870 to Clarke County and in 1875 to Union County, following farming during this time. In 1880 he was elected clerk of the district court of Union County and, because of re-elections, served eight years. In 1906 he was elected representative and served in the Thirty-second and Thirty-second Extra General Assemblies.
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