Near the Three Forks of the Little Missouri in the region where
Murfreesboro now stands, there settled at an early date, previous to 1820,
a man named Dickson, who came from Tennessee. He had a numerous family,
including David, William, Samuel, John and Bradley. All of them were
industrious, hard working honest men. They all died there except Bradley
Dickson, who moved to Texas. David S. Dickson, one of the sons, was quite a
successful man and acquired some property. He was the first Clerk of Pike
county, and served many successful terms in the office. In his day he
probably had more political influence than any man in the county. He has
been dead nearly forty years.

                                S.H. Williams

271 Franklin St., Chicago
Washington Press, 1887, Samuel H. Williams, Memorabilia, No. L, excerpt.
Sam Williams: Printers Devil, Mary Medearis, editor, 1979, page 289.
Update 03.31.01              David Kelley 1997                 BIO-0027.HTM