Clergyman; African Methodist denominational leader. Born– Dallas County, Ala., April 25, 1859. Parents– Andrew J. and Maria A. Mixon. Married Elizabeth Jackson, 1898 (died 1901).  One child.  Married Marie W. Mixon.  Education– tutors; Selma University. Licensed to preach, 1876; employed as a clergyman, African Methodist Episcopal Church; pastored nine churches and helped to found a number of others; presiding elder, Birmingham District, Selma District, Greensboro, Montgomery, and Troy; teacher-principal, Decatur; editor of the local African-American newspaper, the Dallas Post. Helped found the Payne School in Selma in 1889; served as secretary-treasurer and as chairman of the executive board of the school. Awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity by Wilberforce University, 1897. Died 1932.


Introductory Material to History of African Methodism in Alabama.   Nashville, 1902.

Irwin Garland’s The Afro American Press and Its Editors. Springfield, Mass.; Willey & Co., 1891.


History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Alabama. Nashville;

A.M.E. Church Sunday School Union, 1902.

A Methodist Luminary. Selma, Ala.; Selma Printing Co., 1891.


A collection of the papers of Henry Winfield Mixon, including his diary, is held by the John Hope Franklin Research Center at Duke University.