Ezekiel Dickson

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Personal and Family Information

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).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Ezekiel Dickson
(1782-1858)

 

Joseph Dickson
(1745-1825)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Margaret Isabell McEwen
(1742-1814)

 

James McEwen
(1717-1766)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Isabella Miller
(1718-1813)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth1 FEB 1782
Place: Lincoln County, North Carolina
Death14 MAY 1858
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census1840
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 58
Address: Benton County, Osage Township, page 17 / 8—written in left margin in this order at bottom of page, S Woods age 40-50, J Jackson, SP Woods 1m age 30-40 1m 60-70 1F 60-70, WM Hammock, OW Maxwell, DP Maxwell next page has D Jackson, Jas Mckisick, D Woods,C Dickson, May Blair, P Holmes
Census-1840 Osage Twp, Benton County, Ark
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Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage dwelling 344, Ezekiel Dickson 68 m farmer $500 born NC, Mary 67 f , ditto dwelling 345 EJA Dickson 37 m Ten, Sphiia 31 f ditto dwelling 346 G Pace 40 m farmer 8— ten, Margarett 36 ditto
Residence1836
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Round Prairie Township. Osage Spring, Osage Fork of Illinois River now is know as West New Hope Road at South Osage Springs Road, Rogers, Ark. in 1970s trout farm and Tale of Trout Restaurant see Goodspeed History of Benton County 1889, Bio appendix, p 826
Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
Source: Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
Date: 1889
Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co

Will3 MAR 1858
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Benton County Will Records, vol A 1837-1908 image 110 Dickson, Ezekil page 194 - 196
Will-Dickson, Ezekil
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Other Event1812
Place: Bedford County, Tennessee
Type: Military Service
Address: COFFEE'S REG'T, CAV., W. TENNESSEE VOLS., CORPORAL Roll Box: 58 Microfilm Publication: M602
Other EventOCT 1837
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Type: Generic Event
Address: first Grand Jury of Benton County, Arkansas Joseph McKissikc foreman, Joseph Dickson, Samuel P Woods, Ezekiel M Dickson HIstory of Benton County, 1889, page 73

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Notes

Note 1

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.  

Ezekiel Dickson

Witness, James McKissick

 

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Page 73

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.

see also Goodspeed History of Benton County 1889, Bio appendix, p 827

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

Sources

  1. Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Source: Goodspeed’s History of Benton, Washington, Carrol, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Cos., Ark
    Date: 1889
    Publisher: The Goodspeed Publishing Co
  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