Notes for Randolph Picton Rixey

!US Census 1900 (6 June) Virginia, Culpeper Co., Page 24a, lines 92-95: R. P. Rixey (b. Jan 1868 - 34 - in Virginia - Occupation RR Freight Clerk - both parents born in VA) married 10 years to A. W. (b. May 1866 - 34 - in Virginia - both parents in VA) with 4 children and 2 still living. Children listed (all born in VA) are: L. W. (dau b. June 1898 - 1); and J. W. (son b. June 1896 - 3).

!US Census 1910 (21 April) Virginia, Culpeper Co., Catalpa, Series T624_1626 Part 1, Page 80B, lines 62-67: Randolph P. Rixey (b. 1868 - 42 - in VA - Occ: Insurance Agent - Fa: VA and Mo: VA) married 20 years to Anna W. (b. 1867 - 43 - in VA - Fa: VA and Mo: VA) having 5 children born and 3 still living. Children listed (born in VA) are: Joseph W. (son b. 1897 - 13); Louise W. (dau b. 1899 - 11); and Alice K. (dau b. 1901 - 9). ALSO LISTED IS: Lena Parker (b. 1891 - 19 - in VA - Occ: Cook - MULATTO - Fa: VA and Mo: VA)

!US Census 1930 (12 April) West Virginia, Jefferson Co., Charles Town, Roll 2536, SD 3 ED 19-1, Sheet 14A, Page 14A, House No. 354, Lines 25-27: Randolph Rixey (b. 1868 - 62 - in VA - Occ: Clergyman Baptist Church - Fa: VA and Mo: VA) married 40 years to Anne (b. 1867 - 63 - in VA - Fa: VA and Mo: VA). Child listed is: Joseph (son b. 1897 - 33 - in VA - Occ: Salesman Insurance - Fa: VA and Mo: VA).

!The Rixey Genealogy: Died of a massive heart attack

Inherited a tract of land that was divided into two farms - "Clifton" and "Oakland". He and his wife lived at "Oakland" for about a year and then purchased a home in the town of Culpeper on So. Main Street. In Feb. 1891, he entered the fire and life insurance business as a partner with Capt. Thomas B. Harris, under the firm name of Harris & Rixey. All children were born in the house in Culpeper.

After being in the insurance business for 20 years, he sold his business and was ordained on 26 July 1911 at the Oakland Baptist Church at Richardsville, Culpeper Co., VA.

His health began to fail in 1925 and his church granted him a leave which he spent in Florida (winter). On July 1, 1931 he resigned the churches in West Virginia and returned to his old home town of Culpeper, VA. His only work after that was to supply vacant pulpits when opportunities occured and health permitted.

He spent most of his time after resigning his churches in W. VA working on the completion of his genealogy of the Rixey Family.

His last sermon was preached on the Sunday evening prior to his death at the Jamieson Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Clarksville, VA. Based upon the text, "Thy word have I hid in mine heart" (Psalm 119:11)

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