Rev. T. Jeff Dixon was born in 1821. Was converted at a camp meeting held at McCains when he was a young man, and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Columbia, Tennessee. He was elected ruling elder under the pastorate of Rev. Joe Brown, of precious memory, and soon after he joined Richland Presbytery. I don't know how long he was under the care of that Presbytery before he was ordained. He was pastor of Mt. Carmel, of Richland Presbytery for several years, and in all those years he was full of zeal, good works and undaunted courage in the cause Christ and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and when the war broke out between the states in the year 1861, and his horses were taken away from him, he would walk from his home in Maury county to Mt. Carmel in Williamson county, to fill his appointments. He was stated clerk of his presbytery for over fifty years. As touching the merger troubles, he stood firm for the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He died on Saturday before the first Sabbath in December 1911, and your humble servant preached his funeral from the text: "And I heard a voice from Heaven Saying Unto Me, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." His remains were laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery. This ends a beautiful earthly career; but he has gone hence to receive his reward, the reward of the faithful and true.
[Source: Our Senior Soldiers: The Biographies and Autobiographies of Eighty Cumberland Presbyterian Preachers. Compiled by The Cumberland Presbyterian Board of Publication. The Assistance of Revs. J. L. Price and W. P. Kloster is Greatfully Acknowledged. Nashville, Tenn.: The Cumberland Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1915, pages 213-214]