Ezekiel was born on 1 FEB 1782 in Lincoln County, North Carolina, the son of Joseph Dickson and Margaret Isabell McEwen.
He died on 14 MAY 1858 in Benton County, Arkansas.
His wife was Mary McKisick, who he married on 25 SEP 1802 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Their nine known children were Margaret Henderson (1803-?), Jane McKisick (1805-1835), Joseph Daniel (1806-1882), James McKisick (1809-1841), Isabella Matilda Bedford (1811-1881), Ezekiel John Allcorn (1813-1889), Mary Eliza (1815-1892), Nancy Wilson (1817-1845) and William Wilson Tilford (1819-1847).
|Birth||1 FEB 1782||
|Death||14 MAY 1858||
|Census||12 NOV 1850||
Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
|Will||3 MAR 1858||
|Other Event||OCT 1837||
Excerpts from "History of Benton County" Page 72
First Deed Recorded -- Though not belonging to probate business, the following, which is a copy of the first deed recorded in Benton County, will be read with interest, inasmuch as the property conveyed consisted of slaves, conveyed in manner and form the same as real estate, viz:
Know all men by these presents, that for and in consideration of the sum of $400 to me in hand paid by James M. Dickson, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I, Ezekiel Dickson, of the County of Benton, in the State of Arkansas, do hereby bargain and sell unto the said James M Dickson, a negro woman named Till, about forty-five years of age, also a negro boy child named Jack, about five or six years of age, which said negroes I hereby sell and convey as slaves for life. And I do hereby warrant and defend the title of said negroes to the said James M. Dickson, his heirs and assigns forever.
In witness whereof I I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 7th day of February, 1827.
Witness, James McKissick
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First Grand Jury -- The court being convened, the sheriff returned the following "panel of good and lawful men" to serve as the first grand jury, to-wit, Joseph McKissick, foreman; Philip Dumas, William Reddock, William Ford, Christropher S. Pace, George Graham, Joseph Dickson, Robert Cooper, John B. Robinson, Jonathan Duff, Samuel P. Woods, Dioclesian Jackson, Ezekiel M. Dickson, Ambrose G. Williams and Henry Ford who, being duly sworn and charged, retired to consult to their duties.
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
|Source:||The Journal of J.L. Dickson with footnotes by W.J. Lemke|
|Publisher:||Washington County Historical Society|
|Source:||Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark|
|Publisher:||The Goodspeed Publishing Co|