Here are the entries in the diary that mention Dixons. I found some that mention Ella Reynolds.
I hope these help you.
Tuesday, February 15, 1870
Cloudy with some rain most of the day. Good passenger trip too. Freight light. In at 7 P.M. Cheesman and I went to see the Chinese Giant. He is over 8 feet high. G. A. Dixon of Ripley ---- an assignment today.
Thursday, February 17
Raining when I got up at 8 A.M. Rain continued throught the day. In the evening quite a wind storm and wound up with a heavy fall of snow. George, Laura J. and Ella R. came down from Ripley. Reached Cin at 7 P. M.
Tuesday, May 10, 1870
Warm and showery all day. Put in the day watching some carpenters I had at work on a new room in the house. At wedding at night, at Mrs. G. A. Dixons. It was a very pleasant party. Not over crowded as some of the Ripley Partis are.
Wednesday, May 11
Weather April like. Felt rather dull and stuped to day. Up too late last night at Mary Dixons wedding. She was marrid to Mr. McCullough. He lives out West. My wife is layed up with the head ache to day â€“ cause too much wedding last night. Got home at 2 A. M.
Saturday June 11
More rain this morning. Down to see Mr. Jno. Benington. He is recovering his sight slowly which he lost Saturday last sudenly. At Motherâ€™s found her about as usual. On the boat again at Noon. Laura J. and Ell R. and Stonebrake are going down to day, and George to Augusta.
Sunday, June 12, l870
Rained all day, disappointing Ohmar and us badly. Laura and Ella remained on the boat on account of the rain & c.
Saturday, September 17
Warm and pleasant this morning. America is very much better this morning. Was down with the children to see Mother Found her about as usual. Gave G.?. Dixon 20$ on act. and G. W. McCracken 15$. Got on the boat at 1 P. M. Pretty good trip. In at Â½ past 9. Bostona layed up today. Shamrock.
Weather unchanged. Paid G.W. McCrackin $11.25 balance in full and G. A. Dixon 20$ on act.and Wm. Maddox $7.35 on act. Saw Mother and Mr. Bennington. Mother complains less than B. On the boat again. Good trip and in at 11 past 7. Witness a fine display of the Northern lights about 10 P. M.
Saturday, October 15
Clear and bright. Ran around some and paid several little bills. Lee Palmer 9.25 bal. Grimes 14.35. Note on Sewing Machine 20$. Saw Mother. She is as well as usual. On the boat again at 12 M. Niece Laura Jenkins and Miss Ella Reynolds going to the Exposition.
Saturday, October 22, 1870
Bright and warm. Down to see Mother. Call to see Mr. Bennington but found no one at home. Paid G. A. Dixon 35$ on act. Left at noon. Trip fair and in at 1/4 past seven. There was a large fire raging when we came into port. Struck on 4 mile but swung off.
Still cloudy and gloomy out doors. On the boat with all the family. Paid Geo A. Dixon 30$ to day. In at Â¼ past six and went and saw Booth play Richard 3rd. My wife did not like it.â€