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Joseph Dickson, Jr.[1, 2]

Male Abt 1785 - Aft 1873  (~ 88 years)


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  • Name Joseph Dickson 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1785  Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Possessions 7 Feb 1809  Dickson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    a slave girl and two cows and two calves purchased from Robert McNairy 
    • For $500, Robert McNairy sold to Joseph Dickson a negro girl named Bett or Betsy, one Roan Mare, and two cows and two calves together with their increase and also one feather bed and furniture.
      Deed book A, p. 345, Dickson County, Tennessee. 7 Feb 1809
    Possessions 30 Jun 1824  Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    slaves purchased from his grandfather Michael for the benefit of his sons 
    • Purchased "... a certain negro woman slave by the name of Pinah, about eighteen years of age and her child, a boy, one month old, by the name Simon and her increase"

      Recorded 13 Apr 1849, Volume 6, page 467, Ponotoc County, Mississippi Deeds
    Census 20 Jan 1837  Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Enumeration:
      Male > 40: 1
      Male 21-40: 1
      Male 18-21: 0
      Male < 18: 3
      Female > 16: 2
      Female < 16: 3
      Male Slaves: 3
      Female Slaves: 0
      Total Free White: 10
      Total Acres cultivated 1836: -
      Bales of cotton produced 1836: -
    Census 1840  Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Enumeration: 02100001-1011001, Slaves: 02-, Total: 10
      2M 5-10: George, Joseph
      1M 10-15: John
      1M 50-60: Joseph
      1 F <5: unknown
      1 F 10-15: Nancy
      1 F 15-20: Mariah
      1 F 40-50: Mary
    Census 1845  Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Enumeration: 5 male, 4 female, 9 total.

      Joseph appears in the index for 1841, but no records are available for that census.
    Census 16 Nov 1850  Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Joseph does not show up as a slaveowner in 1850.
    Census 12 Sep 1860  Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • There is a Mary C Carothers, age 14, born Alabama, listed in the house. Perhaps a granddaughter.

      Joseph does not appear as a slave owner in 1860
    Possessions 9 May 1873  Lafayette Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died Aft 9 May 1873  Thaxton, Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Died before Feb 1880.
    Person ID I2581  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 28 May 2018 

    Father Joseph Dickson, Sr.,   b. Abt 1744, Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, Yellow Creek, Dickson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Jane Moulton,   b. Abt 1757, Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jul 1814  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1775  [2
    Family ID F3170  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary McNairy,   b. 18 Dec 1791, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1816  (Age 24 years) 
    Children 
     1. 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)
     2. William Dickson,   b. 14 Apr 1810, Dickson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Hamiton Dickson,   b. 24 Jan 1812, Dickson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1890, Desoto Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. McNairy Dickson,   b. 14 Mar 1813, Dickson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860, Prairie Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years)
    Last Modified 28 May 2018 
    Family ID F94  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Smith,   b. CA 1797, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [2
    Children 
     1. Sarah Jane Dickson,   b. 1818, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mariah Molton Dickson,   b. 13 Dec 1824,   d. 1916, Davilla, Milam Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     3. John H. Dickson,   b. 1827, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1910, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Nancy Dickson,   b. 1829, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. George Dickson,   b. Jan 1831, Franklin Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Joseph Dickson, III,   b. Abt 1834, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Robert B. Dickson,   b. 22 Dec 1842, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1862, Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 28 May 2018 
    Family ID F3165  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1785 - Duplin Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - a slave girl and two cows and two calves purchased from Robert McNairy - 7 Feb 1809 - Dickson Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - slaves purchased from his grandfather Michael for the benefit of his sons - 30 Jun 1824 - Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 20 Jan 1837 - Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1845 - Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Nov 1850 - Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Sep 1860 - Pontotoc Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Joseph apparently lived in Giles County, Tennessee since he returned a report on the accounts of Joanna Smith, his ward, in that county, Giles County Court Minutes, 1830-1839, p. 128.

      Even though Joseph supposedly did not die until 1873 or later, he doesn't appear in the 1870 census.

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

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

    3. [S1409] 1837 Mississippi State Census, Pontotoc Co (Copy), Joseph Dixson; Page 5.

    4. [S1405] 1840 US Federal Census, Pontotoc Co., MS, Not Stated; Page 12; Joseph Dickson.

    5. [S1408] 1845 Mississippi State Census, Pontotoc Co, Joseph Dickson; Page 2.

    6. [S1404] 1850 US Federal Census, Pontotoc Co., MS, Not Stated; Page 198; Dwelling 1906, Family 1906; Joseph Dixon.

    7. [S550] 1860 US Federal Census, Pontotoc Co., MS, Not Stated; Page 274; Dwelling 1800, Family 1800; Joseph Dickson.


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