John E Dickson


Personal and Family Information

John was born on 3 FEB 1837 in Benton County, Arkansas, the son of Joseph Samuel Dickson and Mary Hare.

He died on 26 APR 1905 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Louisa E Grammer, who he married on 21 JUN 1870 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their three known children were Robert Berry (1871-1942), Virgie Bell (1873-1955) and Lena Avan (1879-1961).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


John E Dickson


Joseph Samuel Dickson


Robert Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Margaret Isabell McEwen


Esther Moore


John Moore


Margaret Steele


Mary Hare



Birth3 FEB 1837
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Death26 APR 1905
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 13
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
Census25 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 43
Address: Osage Twp dwelling 363 family 363 Dixon, John, wm 43 married farmer born Ark f&m Illinoie “ Louisa mf wf 27 wife married housekeeper born Missouri, f&m Tenn “ Bobbie mw 10 son at school born Ark f Ark m Missouri “ Virgie wf 7 daughter at school born Ark f Ark m Missouri “ Avan wf 6 daughter home born Ark, f Ark m Missouri
Census2 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 63
Address: Osage twp family 15. Dickson , John E head wm Feb 1837 age 63 married 29 yrs born Ark, f NC m VA ___ Louisa E wife wf born April 1852 age 48 married 29 yrs 0 children born Missouri f&m Tenn family 19 Dickson, Robert B head wm born Feb 1871 age 29 married 5 yrs b Ark f&m Ark __ Lula L wife wf April 1877 age 22 married 5 yrs mother of 2, 2 living b Ark f&m Tenn __ Otho D son wm July 1895 age 4 b Ark f&m Ark __ Dee D son wm Nove 1897 age 2 b Ark f Ark family 24 Dickson, Joseph S wm June 1838 age 61married 32 yrs b Ark f NC m Tenn ___ Nancy A wf Aug 1837 62 married 15 yrs 0 children born Tenn f&m Tenn __ William A son wm Nov 1870 age 30 single born Ark f Ark m Tenn __ Charles C, son wm Dec 1874 age 25 single Ark f Ark m Tenn __ Eva L daughter wf Oct 1878 age 21 single born Ark f Ark m Tenn __ Alvah E son wm July 1882 17 single b Ark f Ark m Tenn
BurialAPR 1905
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 68
Address: Bentonville Cemetery Find A Grave Memorial# 43080831


Note 1

DICKSON, John E. - John E. Dickson died in this city on Wednesday the 26th inst. at 10:10 a.m. after which the remains were interred in the Knights of Pythias cemetery. Mr. Dickson was one of Benton county's oldest and most highly respected citizens and his death is regretted. An obituary will appear in the next issue of this paper. [Benton County Democrat - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - April 27, 1905]

Died at his residence in Bentonville, Ark., April 26th, 1905, John E. Dickson in the 68th year of his age. The deceased was born near Bentonville, Feb. 3, 1837. His parents were among the first settlers of Benton county and his whole life was spent in this community. He witnessed the growth and development of the country from his childhood until his death. The Dicksons, Woods, Langstons, Jackson, Walkers, Blacks and others who first settled this country, constituted a community which for civil, social and religious qualifications was seldom if ever equaled. In early life he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Bentonville congregation of C.P. Church. When a young man he felt impressed to preach the gospel and placed himself under the care of the Washington Presbytery, acquiring in the meanwhile a fair English education. But for some reason, satisfactory to himself, he asked the Presbytery to release him from its care and permit him to go on in Christian work as a lay member which request was granted. For many years afterward he was an active and efficient worker in the church. June 21st, 1870 he war married to Miss Louiza Grammer. To them were born three children, a son, Robert E. Dickson, and two daughters, Mrs. Chas. Ames and Mrs. J.M. Macklin, all of whom were present to nurse and comfort their loving father until the end. For several of the closing years of his life Bro. Dickson's health was not such as to permit him to attend and enjoy the public services of the sanctuary, still his faith and hope was in the Lord Jesus Christ and in this faith and hope he died; fully resigned to the will of God, ready and willing to go. May the blessed Holy Spirit comfort the sorrowing hearts of his beloved companion and dear children and friends. P Carnahan. [Benton County Democrat - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - May 4, 1905] 

Find A Grave Memorial# 43080831