Joseph Dickson

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Personal and Family Information

Joseph was born in APR 1745 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 14 APR 1825 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee.

His wife was Margaret Isabell McEwen, who he married in 1764 in Harrisburg, Dauphine County, Pennsylvania. Their nine known children were James L (1766-1825), Elizabeth (1767-1846), Isabella (1769-1845), Joseph (1771-1845), John B. (1772-1827), Robert (1773-1849), William (1775-1855), Margaret (1779-1854) and Ezekiel (1782-1858).

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
BirthAPR 1745
Place: Chester County, Pennsylvania
Address: twin
Death14 APR 1825
Place: Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee
Burial1825
Place: Rutherford County, Tennessee
Address: Boyd Cemetery, Compton, Tennessee Find A Grave Memorial# 22307382 has photo looks like actual grave stone, findagrave lavels as Cenotaph now the part now known as Rutherford County, NE of Murfreesboro
See Note 3
Residence1755
Place: Rowan County, North Carolina
Dickson, Joseph
Source: Dickson, Joseph
Authors: C. Sylvester Green
Date: 1986
Publisher: NCpedia http://ncpedia.org

Residence1803
Place: Davidson County, Tennessee
Address: now the part now known as Rutherford County, town of Murfreesboro
Other EventFROM 1781 TO 1783
Place: North Carolina
Type: Military Service
Address: Capt in Continental Army, Major of the Lincoln County Men, , then colonel and the brigadier general in the militia of N.C. http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/nc_patriot_military_colonels.html Dickson, Joseph Lincoln County Regiment 1781 1783 Was a Captain and a Major. 2/4/1781, when Col. William Graham was removed, he took over. aka Joseph Dixon. Haw River
Dickson, Joseph
Source: Dickson, Joseph
Authors: C. Sylvester Green
Date: 1986
Publisher: NCpedia http://ncpedia.org

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Notes

Note 1

Joseph Dickson Birth: Apr., 1745 Chester County Pennsylvania, USA

Death: Apr. 14, 1825 Murfreesboro Rutherford CountyTennessee, USA

US Congressman. He was a cotton and tobacco planter in North Carolina and a member of the safety committee for Rowan County in 1775. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he was commissioned Captain in the Colonial Army, was at the Battle of Kings Mountain and rose to the rank of Militia Brigadier General.

After the war, he was clerk of Lincoln County Court in 1781, a member of the State Senate, 1788 to 1795 and was on the commission to establish the University of North Carolina. In 1799, he was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress, serving until 1801.

He moved to Tennessee in 1803 and was a member of the State House of Representatives, 1807 to 1811. He and his wife are interred on the Dickerson Plantation Murfreesboro, Tennessee. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Find A Grave Memorial# 22307382

http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/nc_patriot_military_colonels.html

Dickson, Joseph; Lincoln County Regiment 1781 to 1783

Was a Captain and a Major. 2/4/1781, when Col. William Graham was removed, he took over. aka Joseph Dixon. Haw River.

http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/nc_patriot_military_lt_colonels.html

Dickson, Robert: Chatham County Regiment: 1776 to 1779 1776-1779, a Lt. Colonel under Col. Ambrose Ramsey.

http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/nc_patriot_military_majors.html

Dickson, Joseph, Lincoln County Regiment, 1779 to 1781 Was a Captain.  1779-1781, a Major under Col. William Graham.  September 1780, attached to support Col. William Richardson Davie in the newly-created NC State Cavalry-Western District. 2/1/1781, a full Colonel. aka Joseph Dixon. Kings Mountain (SC), Charlotte, Polk's Mill, Cowpens (SC).

http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/nc_patriot_military_captains.html

Dickson, Joseph

Rowan County Regiment 1775- 1779

1775, a Captain under Col. Griffith Rutherford. 11/25/1776, a Captain under Col. Francis Locke in the 2nd Battalion of Volunteers. Unit disbanded on 4/10/1777. 1779, a Major. 1781, a full Colonel. From Tryon (what later became Lincoln) County. aka Joseph Dixon. 

Ninety-Six 1775 (SC), Great Cane Brake (SC), Snow Campaign (SC), Cherokee Expedition 1776.

Note 2

At least six children of Joseph Dickson and Margaret McEwen apparently married children of men that served with him in American Revolution:

James L & Agnes Moore 1786

Robert & Ester Moore 1796

Joseph & Sarah Moore 1793

John B & Margaret McKisick 1798

Ezeliel & Mary McKisick 1802

William & Margaret McDowell 1801

Note 3

Joseph Dickson and his wife are interred on the Dickerson Plantation Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Boyd Cemetery, Compton, Rutherford County, Find A Grave Memorial# 22307382, photo seems to be actual grave stone.

The family erected a monument to his memory in the (Boyd Cemetery? Old City Cemetery?) which was previously a part of General Dickson's apple orchard, about 5 miles northeast of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The monument reads, "General Joseph Dickson A Hero of the Battle of King's Mountain with aid of his vote and influence in N.C. Constitutional convention, this very soil became part of the United States of America." Find A Grave Memorial# 93892268 Old City Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Rutherford County

DAR Ancestor Number A032566

Margaret McEwen was supposedly disinherited by her father because she married an American Revolutionary General Joseph Dickson.

Sources

  1. Dickson, Joseph
    Source: Dickson, Joseph
    Authors: C. Sylvester Green
    Date: 1986
    Publisher: NCpedia http://ncpedia.org
  2. The Journal of J.L. Dickson with footnotes by W.J. Lemke
    Source: The Journal of J.L. Dickson with footnotes by W.J. Lemke
    Date: 1957
    Publisher: Washington County Historical Society
  3. Dickson, Joseph
    Source: Dickson, Joseph
    Authors: C. Sylvester Green
    Date: 1986
    Publisher: NCpedia http://ncpedia.org
  4. Dickson, Joseph
    Source: Dickson, Joseph
    Authors: C. Sylvester Green
    Date: 1986
    Publisher: NCpedia http://ncpedia.org