John Jackson Dickson

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Husband's Name   John Jackson Dickson
 Born:       Abt 1798    Place: Kentucky
 Died:           1867    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
 Married:                Place: 
 Father:         David Dickson
 Mother:         .......
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Wife's Name      .......
 Born:                   Place: 
 Died:                   Place: 
 Father:         
 Mother:         
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Children
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 1. Sex Name
     F  Priscilla Dickson
        Born:    13 Dec 1827    Place: Hempstead (Pike) County, Arkansas
        Died:    21 Jan 1896    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Married:        1847    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Spouse:  Elijah Kelley junior
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 2. Sex Name
     M  Clement Dickson
        Born:                   Place: Hempstead (Pike) County, Arkansas
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:                Place: 
        Spouse:  
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 3. Sex Name
     M  Sion Bradley Dickson
        Born:                   Place: Hempstead (Pike) County, Arkansas
        Died:       Bef 1860    Place: Pike County, Arkansas (census)
        Married:    Abt 1853    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Spouse:  Elizabeth Dickson
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 4. Sex Name
     F  Lydia Caroline Dickson
        Born:       Abt 1832    Place: Hempstead (Pike) County, Arkansas
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:    Abt 1861    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Spouse:  G.W. Vickery
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 Pike County Arkansas created from Clark and Hempstead on November 1, 1833
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 5. Sex Name
     M  Beverly Randolph Dickson
        Born:    25 Mar 1836    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Died:    14 Apr 1884    Place: buried ... Cumby, Hopkins, Texas
        Married:    Abt 1862    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Spouse:  Prudence A. Polk
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 6. Sex Name
     F  Larissa W. Dickson
        Born:       Abt 1845    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Died:                   Place: 
        Married:    Abt 1860    Place: Pike County, Arkansas
        Spouse:  Christopher Christian Fenter
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Sources of Information: Census Records: Pike County, Arkansas 1840, 1850;
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern, Arkansas, 1890, Pike
County, Arkansas page 330; Tombstone, inscriptions of: Cumby Cemetery,
Cumby, Texas (B.R. Dickson); Last Will and Testament of John Dickson, 1859,
1867. 
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                     Pike County, Arkansas Census 1840
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Schedule of the whole number of persons within the division allotted to
Richard L. Wilson.

Head of Household            Males                Females

    Thompson         00 05 10 15 20 30 40    00 05 10 15 20 30
    Township         04 09 14 19 29 39 49    04 09 14 19 29 39

Jackson Dickson       1  1  1  0  1  0  1     2  0  1  1  0  1
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                     Pike County, Arkansas Census 1850
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in Thompson Township in the County of Pike,
State of Arkansas enumerated by me, on the 11th day of November, 1850.
William H. Preston, Ass't Marshal.

167-167   John Dickson               52  m     Farmer        Kentucky
          Nancy                      23  f                   Arkansas
          Bradley                    22  m     Farmer        Arkansas
          Lidy                       18  f                   Arkansas
          Beverly                    15  m                   Arkansas
          Elizabeth                  13  f                   Arkansas
          Mary A.                    10  f                   Arkansas
          Larisa                      5  f                   Arkansas
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               Last Will and Testament: John Dickson (1859)
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I, John Dickson of the County of Pike in the State of Arkansas being of
sound and deposing mind and memory do hereby make, publish and declare this
my last Will and Testament.

I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Priscilla Kelley wife
of Elijah Kelley Jr. a negro boy named Allen, aged at present about Seven
years a slave for life, to have and to hold unto her, her heirs and assigns
forever.

I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Lydia Dickson a certain
negro girl named Susan, aged at present about ten years a slave for life,
together with my whole household and kitchen furniture of every name,
nature and description whatsoever, to have and to hold the same unto her,
her heirs and assigns forever.

I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Larrissa Fenter wife of
Christopher Fenter a certain negro girl slave for life named Sarah, aged at
present about four years, to have and to hold unto her, her heirs and
assigns forever.

I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto my son Beverly R. Dickson a certain
negro boy named Jeff, aged at present about twelve years a slave for life,
to have and to hold unto him, his heirs and assigns forever.

I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto my grandchildren, Lucind(a) Dickson
and John M. Dickson the sum of four hundred dollars to be divided equally
between them upon their marriage or arrival at full age and in the event of
the death of my said grandchildren before that time, then the sum hereby
intended for them to revert to my estate and be equally divided between my
daughters herein before named.

I hereby give, devise and bequeath unto my son Clement Dickson the sum of
two thousand dollars to be paid to him out of the proceeds of my estate
within two years after my death.

And the whole and entire remainder of my estate of every name, nature and
description whatsoever, both real, personal and mixed I hereby give, devise
and bequeath unto my said daughters Priscilla, Lydia and Larrissa and my
son Beverly R. Dickson to be equally divided between them, share and share
alike, if they can divide the same equally, justly and satisfactorily
between them &c., and if the same can not be so mutually and equally
divided by and between them, it is my will and desire that the same be
sold, in the premises, at public auction to the highest and last bidder,
before a credit of me to (?) bearing ten per cent interest from the day of
sale until paid, and that the proceeds (of) said sale when realized, be
equally divided between my said son and said daughters herein before named
as heirs of the residue of my said estate.

I hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my son Beverly R. Dickson,
Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand and seal in the presence of
William J. Kelley, William H. Preston & Grandison D. Royston subscribing
witnesses, hereto (and) at my request and (?) sign(ed) their names as such
in my presence and in the presence of each other, at my request on this the
8th September 1859.

                            John Dickson (Seal)

                                Witnesses:

                              Wm. J. Kelley
                               W.H. Preston
                           Grandison D. Royston

Last Will and Testament, John Dickson, 1859, transcribed by David Kelley.
Orignial instrument, Rita Arnold, Nashville, Arkansas.
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                     Pike County, Arkansas Census 1860
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in Thompson Township in the County of Pike,
State of Arkansas enumerated by me, on the 21st day of June, 1860. W.J.
White, Ass't Marshal. Post OFfice: Murfreesboro

 43-43    John Dickson               61  m     Farmer        Kentucky
          Lydia Dickson              26  f                   Arkansas
          Christian Fenter           23  m                   Arkansas
          L.W. Fenter                16  f                   Arkansas
          Lucinda Dickson             6  f                   Arkansas
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in Thompson Township in the County of Pike,
State of Arkansas enumerated by me, on the 22nd day of June, 1860. W.J.
White, Ass't Marshal. Post OFfice: Murfreesboro

 59-59    Rebecca Dickson            45  f                   North Carolina
          H.C. Polk                  27  m     Farmer        Arkansas
          M.A. Polk                  22  f                   Arkansas
          H.D. Polk                   4  m                   Arkansas
          E.A. Polk                5 mo  f                   Arkansas
          J.F. Black                 31  m     Grocer        South Carolina
          B.R. Dickson               24  m     Physician     Arkansas
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Schedule 1. Free inhabitants in Thompson Township in the County of Pike,
State of Arkansas enumerated by me, on the 28th day of June, 1860. W.J.
White, Ass't Marshal. Post OFfice: Royston

109-109   Abijah Davis               53  m     Farmer        Kentucky
          Lucinda Davis              46  f                   Missouri
          Rebecca Brown              18  f                   Arkansas
          Olliver Davis              14  m                   Arkansas
          M.A. Davis                 11  f                   Arkansas
          J.F. Davis                 10  m                   Arkansas
          H.B. Davis                  7  m                   Arkansas
          J.M.E. Dickson              5  m                   Arkansas
          W.E. Dickson             7 mo  m                   Arkansas

114-114   J.M. Evans                 38  m     Farmer        Tennessee
          M.S. Evans                 24  f                   Arkansas
          J.H. Evans                 12  m                   Arkansas
          S.J. Evans                  9  f                   Arkansas
          M.E. Evans                  7  f                   Arkansas
          J.R. Evans                  6  m                   Arkansas
          W.D. Evans                  3  m                   Arkansas
          G.L. Conway                13  m                   Arkansas
          J.H. Conway                10  m                   Arkansas
          L.S.E. Conway               8  f                   Arkansas
          M.A. Conway                 6  f                   Arkansas
          L.C. Conway                 4  f                   Arkansas
          M.E. Conway                 2  f                   Arkansas
          G.W. Vickry                25  m                   Alabama
          Benj. Williams             20  m                   Tennessee
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               Last Will and Testament: John Dickson (1867)
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State of Arkansas,
County of Pike,

                      Know All Men By These Presents:

That I, John Dickson, knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of
death, and being in my proper mind and desiring to make a distribution of
my property among my children before my death, do make and decree that the
following shall be my Last Will and Testament.

1st. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lydia Caroline Vickery, and to
the heirs of her body, the following described tracts of land, to wit: The
Southwest Qr. of the Northwest Qr. of Section Fourteen in Township eight,
South of Range twenty-six, West, in the District of Lands subject to sale
at Washington, Arkansas, containing forty acres; also the Southeast Qr. of
the Northeast Qr. and the Northeast Qr. of the Southeast Qr. of Section
Fourteen, Township eight, South of Range twenty-six, West, containing
Seventy-nine and 79/100 of acres; also the Northwest Quarter of the
Southwest Qr., all in Section Fourteen, Township eight, South of Range
twenty-six, West, containing in all one hundred and twenty-eight and 51/100
acres.

2nd. I give unto Elijah Kelley the following described tract of land, to
wit: The Southeast Qr. of the Southeast Qr. of Section Fourteen, Township
eight, South of Range twenty-six, West, containing forty acres.

This my will, that the above described Lydia Caroline Vickery and Elijah
Kelley shall have the above described tracts of land with all the
improvements thereon, with all the rights and privileges that are vested in
me, and they and their heirs shall have and hold the same forever.
3rd. This my will, that the balance of my property shall be equally divided
among my six children, namely: Priscilla Kelley, Clement Dickson, Sion
Bradley Dickson, Lydia Caroline Vickery, Beverly R. Dickson and Larissa W.
Fenter.

In testimony whereof, I have affixed my hand and seal, Oct. 13, 1867.

                         John (his x mark) Dickson

                                Witnesseth:

                               H.H. Meredith
                         Alex (his x mark) Sanford
                                John Sharp

                 A true copy of the original will. Teste:

                              Jas. H. Howard
                                  Clerk.
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State of Arkansas,
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County of Pike,

            To All To Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greeting:

Know ye, That the last Will and Testament of John Dickson, deceased, of
Pike County, hath, in due form of law, been exhibited, proved and recorded
in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Probate in the County of Pike, a
copy of which is hereunto annexed:

And to the end that the property of the testator may be preserved for those
who shall appear to have a legal right or interest therein, and that the
said last Will may be executed according to the request of the testator.

We do hereby appoint & authorize John M. Davis as Administrator, with the
Will annexed of said deceased, to collect and secure all and singular the
goods, chattels, rights, and credits, which were of the said John Dickson
at the time of his death, in whosoever hands or possession the same may be
found and to perform and fulfill all such as may be enjoined upon him by
said Will, so far as there shall be property, and the law charge him; in
general, to do and perform all other acts which now are or hereafter may be
required of him by law.

In testimony whereof, I, Jas. H. Howard, Clerk of the Circuit Court, and
Exofficio Clerk of the Court of Probate in and for the said County of Pike,
have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court at office, in
said County, this 14th day of December, A.D. 1867.

                            (Circuit Court Seal)

                           Jas. H. Howard, Clerk.
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I, M.W. Hill, Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder within and for the said County
of Pike and State, aforesaid, do hereby certify that the annexed and
foregoing instrument of writing was filed for record on the ---- day of
-------- A.D. 187- at -- o'clock -.M. and the same, together with
certificate of acknowledgement thereto, is now duly recorded in Record
Book B, pages 94 & 95.

In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said
Court, at my office in Murfreesboro, this 10th day of Nov. A.D. 1876.

                            (Circuit Court Seal)

                                 M.W. Hill
                                   Clerk.
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                           Certificate of Record.

State of Arkansas,
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County of Pike,

I, R.N. Alford, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Ex-Officio Recorder for the
County, aforesaid, do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing
instrument of writing was filed for record in my office on the 2nd day of
Sept. A.D. 1911 at 10 o'clock, A.M., and the same is now duly recorded,
with the acknowledgement and certificate thereon, Record Book Vol. A,
Wills, pages 97-100.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set and affixed the seal of said
Court, this 6th day of September, A.D. 1911.

                            (Circuit Court Seal)

                             R.N. Alford, Clerk
                       By D.F. Arnold, Deputy Clerk.
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                                DICKSON

Near the Three Forks of the Little Missouri in the region where
Murfreesboro now stands, there settled at an early date - previous to
(1830) - a man named Dickson, who came from Tennessee. He had a numerous
family, including David (S.), 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 ... 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, Memorabilia, No. L., 1887; Sam Williams: Printer's Devil,
Memorabilia, Mary Madearis, 1979.
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John T. Hipp was born in Laurens District, S.C., January 17, 1843. His
father, Samuel Hipp, and his mother, Meeky East, were both natives of South
Carolina. The former died in 1845. He was a mechanic by trade. The mother
with her five little children remained there until 1857, when she moved to
Pike County, Ark. remaining in this locality until the (Civil) war. W.A,
the oldest then enlisted in the Sixteenth Arkansas Volunteers, under Gen.
Price, and was in the battles at Corinth and Port Hudson, where he was
captured; he served until the surrender on this side (west) of the
Mississippi River. He married a Miss (Mary) Covington in 1867, and died in
1882. James P. married a Miss (Clarinda) Couch in 1861. He enlisted in the
Nineteenth Arkansas Volunteers, in January 1862, and was captured at
Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863, being carried to Camp Douglas, Ill.; he
was exchanged at City Point, Va., and died at Petersburg, in June 1863.
Mary E. married Joseph Baird, in 1864. She is still living. John T.
enlisted in (the) Nineteenth Arkansas Volunteers, at the age of nineteen,
was wounded and captured at Arkansas Post, January 11, 1863, and carried to
St. Louis, Mo. He was exchanged at City Point, Va., in June 1863, and was
in the Army of ... Tennessee (confederates) the rest of the war. He took
part in the battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, New Hope,
Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Franklin and Nashville, having been
in Pat Cleburne's division of Hardee's corps. Returning to Arkansas after
the war, Mr. Hipp was married, November 25, 1869, to Miss Lucinda F.
Dickson, a daughter of (Sion B.) and Elizabeth Dickson. They have four
children: The eldest (name not indicated) was born September 5, 1870 and
died August 13, 1889, James Olin (was born April 20, 1872 and died October
5, 1882), Fannie E. (was born August 25, 1880 and died October 17, 1881),
John Noel (was born November 25, 1885). Mrs. Hipp is a member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Mr. Hipp is a farmer, and owns his farm
free from all indebtedness. He has never bought a bushel of corn, nor a
pound of meat since his marriage, always having sold more (than) less every
year. He is a Democrat, and believes in an honest and a free government.
His youngest brother, Samuel F., first married Miss Sebell French; she
died, and he then married Miss Nancy Davis. They are living in this county.
Mr. Hipp's mother died in January, 1873. She was a Christian of the purest
type, and belonged to the Methodist Church, South.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, (Chicago,
Nashville and St. Louis): The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890, Pike County,
page 329-330, corrected.
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John S. Kelley, a merchant and planter of Murfreesboro, is a native of Pike
County, born Jauary 8, 1849. His grandfather, Elijah Kelley, was engaged in
farming and preaching the word of God for sixty years. He emigrated from
Tennessee to Illinois, and in 1815 moved to Arkansas, locating in Pike,
where he resumed farming. He was among the first men who represented this
county in the State Legislature. He served as county judge for a number of
years, and died in 1884. Both he and wife were members of the Christian
Church, and Mr. Kelley organized the first church (Christian) in Pike
County. His son, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in Pike
County, in 1827, and married Miss Priscilla Dickson, in 1847. To this union
were born nine children - six boys and three girls. He was a planter by
occupation, in which vocation he continued until his death, in 1883; his
wife is still residing on the old home place. Mr. Kelley, Sr., was a member
of the Masonic fraternity, Pike Lodge No. 91. Bith he and wife were earnest
members of the Christian Church. The subject of this sketch was reared and
education in Pike County, where he attended the private schools, and at the
age of twenty-eight started in life as a planter. In 1885 he commenced
merchandising with a capital of $600, and now has a capital of $5,000
invested. In 1878 he married Miss Amanda Davis a native of Tennessee. Both
Mr. and Mrs. Kelley are worthy members of the Christian Church, and take a
deep interest in religious matters.

Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, (Chicago,
Nashville and St. Louis): The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890, Pike County,
page 330, corrected.
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Update 02.23.01               David Kelley 2000                FGR-0109.HTM
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