Founded in January 16th, 1958; the Lieutenant George Nixon, Sr. Society C.A.R. celebrates the contributions of its namesake during the Revolutionary War. George Nixon, Sr. was born in 1752 in Newcastle County, Delaware. As an ensign from December 1776 to March 1777 and August 1777 to October 1777, he was part of Captain Evan's Company and Colonel Duff's Delaware Regiment. He participated in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, and Brandywine. As a lieutenant between October 1777 and July 1778 in Captain McKee's Delaware Spy Company, he prevented Tory aid to the British. He died in 1842 in Henry County, Illinois.
His grandson, George Nixon III participated in the Civil War serving the Union Army as a private in Company B of the 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was severely wounded at Gettysburg and is buried at Gettysburg Cemetery.
Membership is available to any person between the ages of birth and 22 years who is lineally descended from an individual who either participated in or aided the cause of American Independence during the Revolutionary War.
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