Sandra Brown is the author of an article on the Wixam/Wixon family, which was published in the Crooked Lake Review in June 1995. I am trying to reach her or anyone who may be connected with the Wixam/Wixom family.
I am trying to contact anyone in the Wixam/Wixon families in search of a lost heirloom. My query follows.
Lost, possibly sold on eBay, one tarnished silver spoon from Wixam/Wixon family.
About 2001-2003, I placed a family heirloom into the drawer of a roll-top desk in a home where I was renting. When I prepared to move, I could not find this item, and I believe the home owner's sister may have sold this on eBay. I asked, but no one has ever acknowledged this priceless family treasure. This sister sold many of her family's heirlooms out of that home, and I believe she sold mine also. No one remembers my heirloom, and the sister has now passed on.
Has anyone purchased a silver spoon with an engraved handle. The name "Wixon" engraved in script looks like "Wiscon" because the X has open loops. The bowl of the spoon was dented in many places. This is a small spoon, more the size of a sugar spoon or a child's spoon. My great-grandmother, who was born in 1823, was the owner of this spoon. My mother, who has Alzheimers, handed it down to me, and I placed it carefully in the drawer of that roll-top desk so that it would be safe. I searched everywhere when I moved, and I have continuously searched through my belongings. Everything that I own has now been removed from storage, and yet there is no sign of that spoon. I would like to purchase it back from the buyer, or I would at least like a photograph of it for my family's sake. and I'd like to know where it now resides. This is all that we had from our Wixon family of Tyrone, NY.
I pray that the current owner of this small silver spoon will at least contact me to verify that the spoon still exists and has not been destroyed.