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John H. Dickson[1, 2]

Male 1836 - Bef 1889  (< 52 years)


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  • Name John H. Dickson 
    Born 1836  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Eric Williams reports John H. Dickson's birth as 1838.
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Sep 1850  Marengo Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 4 Aug 1860  Leake Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 16 Aug 1870  Desoto Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 25 Jun 1880  Bridge Bend Twp., Prairie Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 25 Jun 1880  Bridge Bend Twp., Prairie Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Died Bef 1889  Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2580  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2012 

    Father David Dickson,   b. 8 Jul 1808, Dickson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1880, Coldwater, Tate Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 71 years) 
    Mother 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  [7
    Married 29 Jan 1835  Marengo Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    • One source says 24 Jan, other say 29 Jan. Both could be mis-read as each other. Some even say 9 Jan .
    Family ID F1399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha A. Taylor,   b. Sep 1858, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1942  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1872  Desoto Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
     1. Cecil Noyle Dickson,   b. 20 Aug 1876, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1931, Rudy, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Robert Harrison Dickson,   b. 12 Aug 1878, Coldwater, Tate Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1942, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Minnie Z. Dickson,   b. Oct 1879, Prairie Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joseph Walter Dickson,   b. 12 Mar 1883, Senatobia, Tate Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1961, Alma, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F1352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1836 - Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Sep 1850 - Marengo Co., Alabama 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 MapsMarried - 12 Sep 1872 - Desoto Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Jun 1880 - Bridge Bend Twp., Prairie Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 25 Jun 1880 - Bridge Bend Twp., Prairie Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1889 - Arkansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • We know very little about John H. Dickson. In the 1880 US Census, he reports that his father was from Tennessee and his mother was from Virginia. By the 1900 US Census, we find his family in the household of Jack A. Jones in Arkansas. From this, we can deduce that he died sometime between 1880 and 1900, most probably before 1889, based on the ages of the children of Jack A. Jones and his wife.

      According to Eric Beard, John H. Dickson was the son of David and Elisa Dickson. This family lived in Talladega, AL at the time of John's birth, later moving to Leake Co., MS. At some point, John's sister Mary E. Dickson and her husband Lorenzo Dow Williams, along with John's brother William, moved from Leake Co., to Desoto Co., MS. It seems likely that John must have joined them there.

      While many deeds are recorded during this time in Desoto and Tate Co.,MS, for William Dickson, the only records of John Dickson in Desoto Co., MS are a marriage record for J.H. Dickson to Martha A. Taylor and a mention in the 1873 tax assessment. In the 1880 US Census, John's wife is in fact recorded as Martha A. Dickson, so this appears to be the correct marriage record. However, no Taylor family has yet been found to place Martha in a family.

      The 1873 tax assessment of Desoto Co, MS shows J.H. Dickson owning 80 acres.

      The 1880 census of Prairie Co, AR shows him and his family. It shows his mother as from VA and his dad from TN. The 1890 census is lost, but 1900 shows his wife(?) and his children in the home of Jack A.Jones in Sebastian Co. From this, we can guess that he died around 1889.

      While no family for Martha Taylor has been found, the 1870 US Census of Desoto Co., MS includes a family of William Taylor. Enumerated with this family is a J. Dickson, age 21. No Martha is in this family, however. Assuming that John is part of the family of David Dixon, in 1870, he is enumerated with his parents.

      According to Rhonda Dickson, wife of David Noyle Dickson, grandson of Cecil Dickson, John Dickson married Martha Taylor. They knew this as factual, so the marriage records found in MS are the right ones.

      MARRIAGE: IGI M516483, 1051 Need better Marriage Record.

  • Sources 
    1. [S476] 1873 Tate Co, Mississippi Land Assessment.

    2. [S250] Email between Eric Williams (ewilliams14@midsouth.

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

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

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

    6. [S597] 1880 US Federal Census, Prairie Co., AR, Bridge Bend Township; ED 247; page 211; dwelling 218, fmaily 218; John H. Dickson.

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

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

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

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

    11. [S639] Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935, 26 May 2012; J.H. Dickson to Martha Taylor, 11 Dec 1872, Desoto County.


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