Joseph Lawrence Dickson


Personal and Family Information

Joseph was born on 23 SEP 1817 in Tennessee, the son of Ephraim D. Dickson and Catherine Thompson.

He died on 6 OCT 1868 in Washington County, Arkansas.

His wife was Sarah McKisick, who he married on 8 APR 1847 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their five known children were Charles Ephriam (1852-1933), Mary Catherine (1854-1892), Ruth Eliza (1856-1942), Joseph Lawrence (1861-1895) and James (1863-1864).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Joseph Lawrence Dickson


Ephraim D. Dickson


James L Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Margaret Isabell McEwen


Agnes Nancy Moore


Catherine Thompson



Birth23 SEP 1817
Place: Tennessee
Death6 OCT 1868
Place: Washington County, Arkansas
Census15 OCT 1850
Place: Washington County, Arkansas
Address: Fayetteville, dwelling 26 family 26 Joseph L Dickson 32, m, merchant $1500 born Tennessee Sarah “ 28 f born Tennesse E.D. Dickson 63 m , blacksmith born North Carolina
Census17 JUL 1860
Place: Washington County, Arkansas
Age: 41
Address: Fayetteville family 107 Joseph Dickson 41 Tenn, Sarah 38 Tenn, Mary 5 Ark, Ruth 3 Ark, Edward Dawson 43 cabinet maker Kenttuck. , Charles Dickson 7, ARk
BurialOCT 1868
Place: Washington County, Arkansas
Address: Mount Comfort Cemetery, sec.B plot 65 grave 11, Fayetteville Find A Grave Memorial# 28712876


Note 1

I keep a "cheat sheet" to help identify Dickson family members. Joseph Lawrence (J. L.) Dickson (b. 1817 d. 1868) was partners with Stirman in retail business in Fayetteville. J. L. was the one who wrote the journal. His father was Major Ephraim D. Dickson (b. 1787 Mecklinburg Co. NC d. 1852 Ben Co Ark).

Monte Harris.