Guy Scoby RIX

Guy Scoby RIX

Male 1828 - 1917  (88 years)

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  • Name Guy Scoby RIX  [1, 2, 3
    • Mr. Rix received what little education he has in the common schools, one term in a High School in Rumney, NH, and one winter in the common school in Middleport, NY, in the winter of 1845-46, which was the last of his schooling. At the age of sixteen he accompanied his parents to western New York and located in Hartland, Niagara County, and in the fall of that year (1844) he went with his parents to Middleport, about ten miles away, and in about one year they removed to Jeddo, Orleans County, a little hamlet about five miles from Middleport, just across the line of Orleans County on the "Ridge Road." Here he remained, working for his father in the shop, when his parents removed to Michigan in 1851, when he returned east to visit his grandparents, who were living in Haverhill, NH. Here he met the lady whom he afterwards made his wife, and in consequence concluded he would not return, and entered the employ of Jonathan S. Nichols at Haverhill Corner, in the department of blacksmithing. Her he remained till the spring of 1853, when he wen to Littleton, his native town, and entered the employ of Daniel C. Quimby, when he left there July 18, 1853, for Michigan, where his parents resided. Here he entered into partnership with Mr. Munroe Ingraham in the foundry and machine business.

      In May, 1854, he started east for his bride, and immediately after his marriage started on his return for Michigan. That same fall both he and his wife were taken down with fever and ague, and being dissatisfied with the country he disposed of his interest in the business and returned to Littleton and again entered into the employ of Mr. Quimby. In the spring of 1855 he removed to Concord, NH, and entered the employ of Lewis Downing & Sons, carriage manufacturers, where he remained till the war of 1861-65 broke out, when he removed to western New York and located at County Line, a village and post office of that name on the line between Niagara and Orleans Counties, and about two miles from Lake Ontario. Here he entered into business with his brother Joel in the business of carriage making and custom blacksmithing. Here he remained till July 21, 1862 when he enlisted in Co. A, 129th NY vol. Inft., Capt. Erastus M. Spaulding, Col. Peter A. Porte. He was mustered into the U.S. service at Lockport, Aug. 22, 1862, and the next day the regiment left for Baltimore, Md., where it did guard duty in and around Baltimore. December 19, 1862, the regiment was reorganized into the 8th New York Heavy Artillery. In Grant's campaign of 1864 the regiment was ordered to the front.

      Mr. Rix was appointed Armorer at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md., Oct. 21, 1862; Brigade Armorer at same fort, may 17, 1863; and Artificer in May, 1864. He participated in the battles of North Anna river, Coal Harbor, June 3, 1864, front of Petersburg, June 16, 17, 19 and 22, at which battle he was wounded and taken to the rear. He was taken to Washington, DC and landed in mount Pleasant Hospital, where his right leg was amputated July 7, 1864. His wife went to Washington to care for him and was with him until early in November of that years, when they both went to their home, which had been established in the spring at the old stand of his father.

      In February, 1865, he returned to the hospital in Washington and was discharged March 21, 1865, and returned to Jeddo and commenced anew the carriage business. he continued the business until 1873, when in that year he made a visit east, and an opening presented itself which he took advantage of and returning to Jeddo sold out his plant and in November 1873, removed his family to Concord, N, and entered the employ of the Concord Carriage Co., as foreman in the blacksmithing department. In 1878 he went to St. Louis, Mo., as superintendent of a large carriage manufactory, and after a year moved his family there, but his wife being very much out of health and homesick he returned with them, but went back and stayed four years, when the firm abandoned the carriage business and went into manufacturing electric street cars, but Mr. Rix not understanding such work, nor caring for it, returned to Concord and re-entered the employ of the concord Carriage Co.

      Mr. Rix has been a strong temperance man all his life and is probably the oldest "Son of Temperance" in the state, if not in the United States, having been initiated in Jeddo Division, No. 27, by Philip S. White, of Philadelphia, in June, 1847. He was also made an Odd Fellow in Moosehillock Lodge, No. 25, in Haverhill, NH, in January, 1852. He is also a member of the G.A.R. Post, in Concord. he is a Justice of the Peace and Quorum. In 1898, Mr. Rix lost his health, so much so that he has been unable since to do any manual labor, and since has been doing genealogical work. Both Mr. and Mrs. Rix are members of the M.E. Church in Concord, where they reside. [1]
    Born 12 Nov 1828  Littleton, Grafton Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Living with parents in Ridgeway, Orleans Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1860  Living in Strafford, Strafford Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1870  Living in Rochester, Monroe Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1880  Living in Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1900  Living in Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1900  Genealogist Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1910  Living in Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Died 4 Feb 1917  Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: chronic myocarditis 
    Buried Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I97163  Main Tree
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2020 

    Father Guy Carlton RIX,   b. 14 Dec 1802, Stanstead, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1879, Dowagiac, Cass Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Martha GATES,   b. 5 Mar 1807, Acworth, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1892, Dowagiac, Cass Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 4 Jan 1826  St. Johnsbury, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    Family ID F40082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail Augusta PLACE,   b. 1 Feb 1835, Haverhill, Grafton Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1924, Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 28 May 1854  Warren, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 12
    Children 
    +1. Mary Louise RIX,   b. 28 Jul 1855, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. Martha Abbie RIX,   b. 2 May 1857, Concord, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1939, Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Guy Carlton RIX,   b. 1 Oct 1858, Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1943, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachustts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     4. Carrie Emma RIX,   b. 22 Aug 1860, Strafford, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1860  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Minnie RIX,   b. 22 Aug 1868, Jeddo, Orleans Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1942, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Frank L. RIX,   b. 3 Apr 1872, Jeddo, Orleans Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1928, Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
     7. James Carlton RIX,   b. 29 Jun 1877, Concord, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F40092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Living with parents in Ridgeway, Orleans Co., New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Living in Rochester, Monroe Co., New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Guy Scoby Rix
    Guy Scoby Rix
    Guy is the son of Guy Carlton Rix and Martha Gates and is the husband of Abigail Place.

    Photo added on Find A Grave by David M Morin

    Headstones
    Guy Scoby Rix and Abigail Augusta Place Headstone
    Guy Scoby Rix and Abigail Augusta Place Headstone
    Guy, son of Guy C. Rix and Martha Gates, and his wife Abigail A. Place are buried in the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire.

    Created by: NWO
    Photo added by: David M. Morin

  • Sources 
    1. [S11134] History and Genealogy of The Rix Family of America containing Biographical Sketches and Genealogies of both Males and Females, Guy S. Rix, Concord, N.H., (The Grafton Press).

    2. [S11123] 1850 Census Ridgeway, Orleans County, New York.

    3. [S03384] Stephen Gates of Hingham and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and His Descendants, Charles Otis Gates, (Name: Name: New York: Willis McDonald & Co;;).

    4. [S11140] 1860 Census Strafford, Strafford County, New Hampshire.

    5. [S11141] 1870 Census Rochester, Monroe County, New York.

    6. [S11142] 1880 Census Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

    7. [S10732] 1900 Census Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

    8. [S11139] Death Record for Guy Scoby Rix.

    9. [S11143] 1910 Census Concord, Merrimack County, New Hamphire.

    10. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    11. [S5988] Ancestry.com: Vermont Vital Records, 1720-1908.

    12. [S7762] Ancestry.com: New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947.