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Col. John Dickson, Sr.[1]

Male Abt 1704 - 1774  (~ 70 years)


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  • Name John Dickson 
    Prefix Col. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1704  Newry, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Now county Armagh
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1738  Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1739  Londonderry, Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1744  Cecil Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Possessions 7 Nov 1767  Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    purchased 203 acres on Northeast (Cape Fear) and Black Rivers and Widow Evan's Branch below Michael Dickson's old field 
    Will 3 Sep 1774  Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 25 Dec 1774  Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I8183  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 28 May 2018 

    Father Michael Dickson,   b. Abt 1682, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1756  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Nancy Campbell,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. Michael Dickson,   b. 17 Jun 1731, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1825, Pendleton District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. John Dickson, Jr.,   b. Abt 1732, County Down, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abbeville Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Dickson, Sr.,   b. 10 Jan 1739, Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1820, Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Robert Dickson,   b. Abt 1740, Chester Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1790, Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
     5. 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)
     6. Alexander Dickson,   b. Abt 1746, Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1814  (Age ~ 68 years)
     7. Edward Dickson,   b. Abt 1748, Kenansville, Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. James Dickson, Sr.,   b. 9 May 1750, Kenansville, Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1812, Kenansville, Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     9. Mary Dickson,   b. Abt 1751, Kenansville, Duplin Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1812  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3174  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1744 - Cecil Co., Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - purchased 203 acres on Northeast (Cape Fear) and Black Rivers and Widow Evan's Branch below Michael Dickson's old field - 7 Nov 1767 - Duplin Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 3 Sep 1774 - Duplin Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1774 - Duplin Co., North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • According to Bible records, John emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1738. Moved to Maryland and then to North Carolina before his death.

      "Colonel John Dickson, born in Ireland, came to America about the year 1736 and located in Chester Co., Pennsylvania, where he livedfor a few years. He then livedfor a short time in Maryland and located permanently in Duplin (then New Hanover) Co., North Carolina, about the year 1744. [James O. Carr published this same information in 1901 and 1933.] His home place was on Elder, a branch of Maxwell Creek, and was purchased by him in two or more tracts from Captain Archibald Douglass, of the Kingdom of Great Britain and others. His land on Goshen, where he had lived for a short time, was sold to Capt. Joseph Grimes. Colonel Dickson was a merchant. He was well educated. His handwriting among the old records is a model of excellence.

      " When the county of Duplin was formed from New Hanover in the year 1749, Colonel John Sampson became the first Register (now Register of Deeds), but on account of the excellence of Colonel Dickson's handwriting, the duties of that office were performed by him as the deputy Register. During the year 1751 he became Clerk of the County Court and served through the year 1762. At the same time he served as county Register from 1753 to 1762. He was a member of the Colonial Assembly in the year 1762 and a militia officer for many years. "Colonel Dickson died at his home on Elder, Christmas Day 1774, leaving a large and prominent family. . . The maiden name of his wife, or wives cannot now be given. Apparently, he was married twice. Two children were born in Ireland and the third child was born in Chester Co., Pennsylvania several years later than the first and second. Evidently two children born in Ireland were by a first wife and all others by a second wife. "

  • Sources 
    1. [S1048] Descendants of Simon Dickson, 20 May 2016; p. 151.


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