Nancy Isa Dickson


Personal and Family Information

Nancy was born on 6 OCT 1834 in Arkansas, the daughter of Joseph Samuel Dickson and Mary Hare.

She died on 22 AUG 1916 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Her husband was William Alexander Harston, who she married on 10 MAR 1875 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Nancy Isa Dickson


Joseph Samuel Dickson


Robert Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Margaret Isabell McEwen


Esther Moore


John Moore


Margaret Steele


Mary Hare



Birth6 OCT 1834
Place: Arkansas
Death22 AUG 1916
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 16
Address: Osage, Benton County, Arkansas fam 396, Dickson, James A 30 m merchant Tenn, Mary 25 f Ark, John A 5 m Ark, Hugh S 1 m Ark fam 398, Breathwaite, John 40 b England, Sarah, 32 Ten, Robert 14 Ark, George 6 Ark, Mary 4 Ark, Martha 2Ark fam 399 Dickson, Mary 45 f tenn, Robert 19 m Ark, Nancy 18 f Ark, John, 13, m Ark , Joseph, 11, m Ark, Ephraim 9 m Ark, George 7 m Ark 402 Clark family and Robert Dickson 19 m Tenn 403 James Holmes 44 Georgia and family 404 Samuel Black 30 Ten and family 406 J D Dickson 43 Ten and family
Census13 JUN 1870
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 35
Address: dwelling 57 family 57 Dickson, Ephraim age 28 mw farmer $1500, $400 born Ark ___ Nancy 36 fw keeping house $1500 $300 born Tenn dwelling 54 family 54 Peel Samuel 37 Lawyer , Mary 34 and 7 children ages 1 -15, 3 housekeep and labor.
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 45
Address: Osage dwelling 445 W.A. Harston 43, Nancy J 45 wf born Tenn f&m Tenn, Roxey 21, Aradonia 19, Cora 9
Census6 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 65
Address: Osage, dwelling 71 family 71 Harston, William A , head, wm Nov 1836 age 63 married 25 yrs, born Tenn F&M N Carolina __ Nancy wife wf Oct 1834 65 married 25 yrs 0 Children born Tenn, F N Carolina, m Tenn __ Thomas, brother wm Feb 1859 age 41 single born Ark, f NCarolina, m Tenn Pace, Harston M , grandson wm Oct 1893, age 6 single born Ark, f&m Ark __ Arley B, granddaughter, wf March 1895, age 5 single born Indian Teritory, f&m Ark
Census20 APR 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville, Osage Twp dwelling 119, family 121 Harston, Nancy, I head, fw age 85 widow, mother of 0, 0 lingin born Tenn, father Tenn, m Ark __ Thomas W, brother in law mw 61 single b Ark, f Tenn, m Ark
BurialAUG 1916
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville Cemetery with husband and child Find A Grave Memorial# 43272892


Note 1

HARSTON, Wm. Alexander - This community was shocked last Monday afternoon when the news spread over the city that Mr. W.A. Harston, one of the oldest and best citizens of Benton county, had died suddenly at his home three quarters of a mile northwest of town. Mr. Harston was apparently in good health and had been at work all day. He and his brother, Tom, had been hauling and storing hay in the barn. At about three o'clock while they were engaged in the work Mr. W.A. Harston, begin up in the barn loft throwing the hay back, he was taken suddenly ill. He went to the house and Dr. J.H. Lindsey was hurriedly sent for and about twenty minutes after his arrival Mr. Harston breathed his last. It is estimated that in an hour's time after he first complained, death resulted. An affection of the heart was the cause of death. Rev. P. Carnahan, who preached the funeral sermon and who has been intimately acquainted with the deceased for many years, will have prepared for next week's issue and appropriate sketch of the life of this good man, hence we merely mention his passing this week and leave the rest for Rev. Carnahan to tell. [Benton County Democrat - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - October 6, 1904]

Died, October 3rd, 1904 at his residence near Bentonville, Wm. Alexander Harston, in the 68th year of his age. The deceased was born in Bedford county, Tenn. Nov. 27th, 1836. He came with his father's family to Benton county, Ark. and was among the early settlers of the county, living for many years on Pea Ridge. From Pea Ridge he came to Bentonville where he lived until his death. He was thrice married. First to Susannah Webb, Oct. 25th, 1853. To them were born two children, both of whom together with their mother, had gone before. January 10th, 1855 he was married to Martha L. Fine. To them were born three children, all daughters, two of whom together with their mother, had gone before. March 10th, 1875 he was married to Nancy I. Dickson, which happy and mutually profitable union was broken by the death of Bro. Harston Oct. 3, 1904. Bro Harston professed religion when quite young and for years afterward there was a declension in religious duties and consequently in religious hope and enjoyment. Afterwards he repented of his wanderings and returned to the love and service of his forgiving and interceding Savior and ever afterward lived in his pleasing and profitable service. Some years ago he was ordained a ruling elder in the Bentonville congregation of the C.P. Church, which office he filled to the satisfaction and the best interest of the church. A very large, sorrowing and sympathizing audience attended the funeral service conducted by his beloved pastor, assisted by Bro. Holloway, Waldrip and the writer, after which his remains were buried by the Masonic fraternity, of whom he was an honored member, in the Odd Fellows cemetery. P. Carnahan. [Benton County Democrat - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - October 13, 1904] 


Spouse:  Nancy Dickson Harston (1834 - 1916)


  Susannah F Harston Puckett (1856 - 1884)*

  Aradonna Harston Miller (1861 - 1936)*

  Roxanne Harston Chastain (1861 - 1896)*