Ephraim Harvey Dickson


Personal and Family Information

Ephraim was born on 28 JAN 1843 in Arkansas, the son of Joseph Samuel Dickson and Mary Hare.

He died on 24 FEB 1921 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Arizona Elzey, who he married on 12 MAR 1872 in Benton County, Arkansas. Their three known children were Mary Grace (1879-1953), Nellie (1882-1971) and Sophronia (1888-1975).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Ephraim Harvey Dickson


Joseph Samuel Dickson


Robert Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Margaret Isabell McEwen


Esther Moore


John Moore


Margaret Steele


Mary Hare



Birth28 JAN 1843
Place: Arkansas
Death24 FEB 1921
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Census12 NOV 1850
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 7
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: 28
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.
Census4 JUN 1880
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 37
Address: Osage Township dwelling 87 family 87, Dixon Joseph, mw #8 farmer born Ark f Tenn m NC “ Sarah C wf 34 wife, housekeeper B Tenn f&m Tenn “ William wm 10 son at school b Ark f Ark m Tenn “ Myrtie wf 7 daughter at school, b Ark f Ark m Tenn “ Charles wm 5 son, b Ark f Ark m Tenn “ Eva wf 1 daughter, b Ark f Ark m Tenn Dwelling 88 Family 88 Dixon Eproham wm 36 married farmer born Ark f Tenn, m Tenn “ Arizona wf 23 wife married housekeeper born Ark f Tenn m Indiana “ Mary wf 7 mo born Oct, daughter born Ark f Ark m Ark
Census12 JUL 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 56
Address: Osage Township dwelling 387 family 393 Dickson, Ephraim H, head wm born Jan 1844 age 56 married 28 yrs born Ark f&m Tenn ___ Arizona wife wf born Feb 1857 age 43 married 28 yrs, mother of 4, 3 living born Ark f Tenn m Indiana ___ Nellie daughter wf born April 1881 age 18 single, born Ark, f&m Ark ___ Sophie daughter wf born Oct 1888 age 11 single, born Ark f&m Ark
Place: Bentonville Cemtery
Address: Benton County, Arkansas Find A Grave Memorial# 43272894 with spouse and children


Note 1

DICKSON, Ephraim {first name was misspelled in obit)- Uncle Ephraim Dickson died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.W. Jefferson yesterday afternoon after a short illness. He was about seventy-five years of age and besides his widow, is survived by three daughters, all living in Bentonville: Mrs. W.W. Jefferson, Mrs. Ernest Patton {Mrs. William Ernest Patton} and Mrs. James Knott, Jr. He has lived close to Bentonville nearly all his life and his father was one of the earliest settlers in this section. [Benton County Record - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - February 25, 1921] 

Judge William A. Dickson, who was the great-grand son of Robert and Esther, lived in a house still standing at 710 West Central. Also, Ephriam Harvey Dickson's house still stands at 702 West Central. Ephriam sold off a large piece of that property as the new Dickson addition in 1886