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Ancestors and Family of Brian Scott Dickson and Kathleen Ann Boyle Dickson

David Dickson[1, 2]

Male 1808 - Bef 1880  (< 71 years)


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  • Name David Dickson 
    Born 8 Jul 1808  Dickson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1840  Gibson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Is this really the right David Dickson? Why would he start out in Tennessee, go pretty far south into Alabama, quickly come back to Tennessee, and then head back to Alabama and on to Mississippi? I am no longer really convinced that this is him.
    Census 5 Sep 1850  Marengo Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Interestingly, there is a Dixon's Mills in Marengo County.

      Wikipedia - Beginning in the late 1820s, Joel B. Dixon, Sr. operated a water-powered gristmill at a dam that he and his sons built on Mill Creek along the old Linden-to-Choctaw Corner Road. The modern U.S. Route 43 bridge over Mill Creek now stands at the location. Dixon (January 11, 1777 – December 23, 1861), a native of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, was one of the early settlers of Marengo County. His business grew and eventually included a steam engine-driven sawmill and two steam-powered cotton gins. The mills remained in use into the first years of the 20th century. They were still standing in 1923, when they were demolished during the construction of Route 43.
      Marengo County Heritage Book Committee: The Heritage of Marengo County, Alabama, pages 177-178. Clanton, Alabama: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 2000. ISBN 1-891647-58-X
    Possessions 1 Oct 1859  Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    east half of the southwest quarter and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section 8, in township eleven, north of range eight, east in the district of lands subject to sale at Columbus, Mississippi, containing one hundred nineteen and forty six hundreths of an acre 
    Census 4 Aug 1860  Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 16 Aug 1870  Desoto Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died Bef 1880  Coldwater, Tate Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • I originally had a death date of 1885, maybe from Eric Williams. But in 1880, Eliza is listed as a widow.
    Person ID I2561  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2020 

    Father Joseph Dickson, Jr.,   b. Abt 1785, Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 9 May 1873, Thaxton, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Mother Mary McNairy,   b. 18 Dec 1791, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1816  (Age 24 years) 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza W. Johnson,   b. 1812, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Marriage License 27 Jan 1835  Marengo Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Married 29 Jan 1835  Marengo Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9, 10
    • One source says 24 Jan, other say 29 Jan. Both could be mis-read as each other. Some even say 9 Jan .
    Children 
     1. Mary E. Dickson,   b. 1835, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 84 years)
     2. John H. Dickson,   b. 1836, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1892, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)
     3. Lucinda Dickson,   b. 1842, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Frances Dickson,   b. 1845, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Hester Ann Dickson,   b. 1848, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. William A. Dickson,   b. Mar 1851, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Lucy Ann Dickson,   b. 1855, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F1399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Jul 1808 - Dickson Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 27 Jan 1835 - Marengo Co., Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jan 1835 - Marengo Co., Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Gibson Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Sep 1850 - Marengo Co., Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - east half of the southwest quarter and the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section 8, in township eleven, north of range eight, east in the district of lands subject to sale at Columbus, Mississippi, containing one hundred nineteen and forty six hundreths of an acre - 1 Oct 1859 - Leake Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Aug 1860 - Leake Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Aug 1870 - Desoto Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1880 - Coldwater, Tate Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Of the children listed on the 1870 Census, I suspect that the younger 4 are children of Mary E. Dixon Williams. The dates just don't jive otherwise. Likewise, Lucy Vaugh listed there would likely be the mother of Elisa.

      In the 1850 AL census, David Dixon had a son John who matches in age to my John H. Dickson. In 1860 in Leake Co., MS, we find him again with John 22 years old. Mary E Dickson, sister of John, moved to Tate Co, MS, to Coldwater after the war with four children and a brother William. Her husband, Lorenzo Dow Williams, was killed in a battle at Franklin, TN. All of this according to her g-grandson, Eric Williams.

      NOTE: Uncertain, but looks likely. Might be descended from the Dicksons of Dickson County, TN, probably through Michael Dickson.

      In Marengo Co., there are a lot of Dicksons already there in 1830. Likely connected - Joel, Samuel, N.F., Watson, Thomas.

  • Sources 
    1. [S250] Email between Eric Williams (ewilliams14@midsouth.

    2. [S1048] Descendants of Simon Dickson, 20 May 2016; p. 151.

    3. [S465] 1840 US Federal Census, Gibson Co, TN, Gibson County; page 60; David Dickson.

    4. [S470] 1850 US Federal Census, Marengo Co, AL, Not stated; page 44; dwelling 304, family 304; David Dickson.

    5. [S704] 1860 US Federal Census, Leake Co., MS, Carthage post office; page 67; dwelling 426, family 426; David Dixon.

    6. [S548] 1870 US Federal Census, Desoto Co., MS, Township 5 R 7; page 52; dwelling 365, family 365; David Dickson.

    7. [S934] 1880 US Federal Census, Tate Co., MS, Coldwater; 183; Page 29; Dwelling 80, Family 84; E.W. Dickson.

    8. [S1274] Alabama, County Marriages, 1805-1967, 26 June 2017; Marengo County, Alabama, 27 Jan 1835, David Dickson.

    9. [S394] Marriage Record - David Dickson to Eliza W. Johnso.

    10. [S1050] Alabama, Marriage Indexes, 1814-1935, 26 February 2017; Marengo Co, David Dickson to Eliza W. Johnson, 24 Jan 1835.


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