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From: Mary Ann Willoughby <>
Subject: [GAHANCOC] Dicksons of Hancock Co, Georgia, 1799-1730
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 19:09:50 -0400
I have a copy of the citation from Jeannette H. Austin's "the Georgians:
Genealogies of Pioneer Settlers", page 97-98.
The section on the will of Michael Dickson has hopelessly confused the
families of Michael Dickson (Lunenburg Co., Va.) and Thomas Dickson
(Halifax Co., VA)
The children of Michael Dickson and either Lucy Crawford Atwood and
Margaret Barnett are
John b. 1780, Benjamin b1783, William b. 1785,Thomasb. 1790, and James
Curry b. 1791. Curry is my line. I descend through his son, James Monroe.
Children of Michael Dickson and Martha (Howard?) are Cyrus (Josiah) b. 1800
and David b. 1802.
Thomas' wives and children are listed below. If anyone on the list spots
any errors, please let me know. Not all of this is confirmed.
Mary Ann Willoughby
1. THOMAS DICKSON (1772 - 1827 in Hancock Co., Ga. Married PRISCILLA
a. Josiah DICKSON (1785 -1855 in Crawford Co., Ga.). Married Mary MCCOOK
on Jun 11 1811 in Hancock Co., Ga.
b. Nancy DICKSON died in 1881 in Hancock Co., Ga. Married Thomas EUBANKS
(ca 1776 - 1818) in Hancock Co., Ga
i. Priscilla EUBANKS born 1804 in Hancock Co., Ga..
ii. Elijah EUBANKS (1805 Hancock Co., Ga. - 1883 Crawford Co., Ga
Married Martha N. DICKSON (1809, Hancock Co. - 1888, Crawford Co.)
(daughter of Benjamin A. Dickson and Mary Taylor) on Aug 10 1826 in
Crawford Co., Ga..
iii. Thomas EUBANKS b. 1807 in Hancock Co., Ga.. Married Elizabeth
(Eliza) DICKSON in 1837 in Hancock Co., Ga..
(1) Charles Henry EUBANKS (1836 - 1873) Charles Eubanks was a nephew of
David Dickson. Had conjugal relationship with Dickson's daughter Amanda
Amanda America DICKSON (1849 in Hancock Co., Ga.. 0 1893 Richmond Co., Ga.)
(a) Julian Henry DICKSON (EUBANKS) (1866 - 1937 Beufort, SCMarried Eva
(b) Charles Green DICKSON (EUBANKS) (1870 -???) Married Kate HOLSEY
(2) James Monroe EUBANKS (1840 - )
Married to Narcissa E, (Sis) LEWIS on Jan 30 1859 in Hancock Co., Ga..
c. John DICKSON (1790 - 1857 Hancock Co., Ga. Married Sarah THOMPSON
(daughter of Benjamin and Lucastatia Thompson) 1815 in Hancock Co., Ga..
i. Ann (Anna) DICKSON (adopted).Married James M. PINCKSTON.
ii. Quincy Lafayette DICKSON died on Sep 19 1863 in Chicamauga
Married Nancy Holliday WARTHEN (daughter of Green H. Warthen & Martha
Thompson, sister of Sarah Thompson, wife of John Dickson, ) in 1858 in
Hancock Co., Ga
d. James DICKSON (1793 - 1869)Married to Martha CHAMPION.
e. Mary (Polly) Dickson (1795 - 1854) Married Ezra S. HOWARD on Sep 26
1819 in Hancock Co., Ga..
Thomas DICKSON married as second wife, Elizabeth SHOLARS in 1802.
a. Malinda DICKSON (1801 - 1879 in Hancock Co., Ga.). Married William
Burrow WARTHEN II on Feb 20 1823 in Hancock Co., Ga..2,12
b. Rutha DICKSON (1805 - 1855 in Hancock Co., Ga
c. Thomas Jefferson DICKSON (1807 - 1869 in Hancock Co., Ga.)
Married Martha Thomas CHEELY.
i. John T. DICKSON Left for Arkansas in 1870
ii. Joseph C. DICKSON died on Jul 3 1863 in Gettysburg, PA.
iii. Sarah (Sallie) DICKSON died in 1895. Married Lewis Edwards CULVER
iv. Mary DICKSON. Married Lewis Edwards CULVER in 1895.
v. David DICKSON (1848 - 1876 in Hancock Co., Ga)
vi. James T. DICKSON (1850 - )
c. David DICKSON )1809 - 1885 in Hancock Co., Ga)
"David Dickson: Farmer, agricultural writer. An extraordinarily successful
farmer, Dickson introduced original agricultural methods in the South,
including (1846) the use of Peruvian guano as fertilizer".(Biographical
David Dickson was one of the wealthiest men in Hancock Co., Ga., if not
the state at the time of his death in 1885. His only child was America
Amanda Dickson , born in 1849, daughter of one of his slaves. Her mother
Julia became his housekeeper and he acknowledged Amanda as his child and
treated her as part of the family. This act alienated him from most of the
"polite society' of the time.
David Dickson died in 1885 leaving his daughter almost his entire estate.
The will was challenged by various relatives but was upheld by the Georgia
Married Clara HARRIS on Oct 3 1871 in Hancock Co., Ga. Clara HARRIS was
born in 1846 in Hancock Co., Ga..6 She died on Aug 1 1873 in Hancock Co.,
d. Lucinda DICKSON (1811 - 1847 in Hancock Co., Ga.)Married Henry ROGERS
in 1832 in Hancock Co., Ga..
f. Green B. DICKSON (1814 -1851)
g. Lurana DICKSON (1814 - 1834 Hancock Co., Ga.)
Married James WARTHEN on Aug 21 1834 in Hancock Co., Ga
At 06:03 PM 04/10/2001 -0000, you wrote:
>I am descended from the Thomas Dickson who married Salatha Kinsey in Hancock
>Co, GA, 7 Feb 1811. His family was listed on the 1830 Census in Hancock
>Co, and in 1840 they were listed in Talbot Co (as Dixon). Thomas was
>probably the son of the Thomas Dickson who died in 1827, at least a Thomas
>appears in the estate records. The other children of Thomas (Sr) were
>Josiah, James, Rutha, David, Lucinda (married Henry Rogers), Green
>Washington, and Lurana (married James M. Warthen) who are named in what I
>have seen of the estate records and John, Nancy (married Thomas Eubanks),
>Mary (married Lemuel D. Smith), Margaret (married Exra S. Howard), and
>Melinda (married William B. Warthen) who are also reported as children.
>I found the family listed in "The Georgians, Geneologies of Pioneer
>Settlers", by Jeanette Holland Austin but there are some statements that
>conflict with other information. Summarising the book, Michael Dickson Sr
>was in Lunenburg Co, VA and Caswell Co, NC. His sons are shown as Michael
>Jr and Josiah. Josiah died in Person Co, NC, Michael Jr moved to GA by
>1793. He had land in Effingham and Washington (became Hancock) Counties,
>and died 1803.
>Michael Jr's children are named as John, Benjamin, William, Curry, Cyrus,
>David, Sarah Elizabeth, Lucy Crawford, and Thomas. John was executor of the
>estate so he is probably correct. A Thomas Dickson was named as an
>appraiser of the estate so unless there was another Thomas that is
>questionable. Also, Thomas is confused between father and son -- his
>marriages show Selita Kinsey, which is correct for the son, and Anna McCook
>in Wilson Co, GA, who must have married some other Thomas (Thomas Sr's widow
>Can anybody add information to help sort out this family?
Researching: Clark(e), Dennis, Dickson, Dudley, Dunn, all of whom were in
Hancock County, Georgia by 1800.
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