Nancy Ann Gould


Personal and Family Information

Nancy was born in AUG 1837 in Tennessee, the daughter of John Gould and Jane Ritchey.

She died about 30 JAN 1901 in Benton County, Arkansas.

Her husband was Joseph S. Dickson, who she married on 24 JUL 1884 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Nancy Ann Gould


John Gould


Jane Ritchey



BirthAUG 1837
Place: Tennessee
DeathABT 30 JAN 1901
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: ancestry trees buried Oakley Chapel with parents??
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Age: 32
Address: Osage, dwelling 418 John Gould 67 Tenn, Jane 60 Tenn, Samuel 39 Tenn, Nancy 32 Tenn, Mary 26 Tenn, Levi 21 TEnn, Nelson 18 Tenn
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Colville dwelling 3 Nancy A Gould age 42 born Tenn wf daughter father John Gould 79 Tenn, mother June M 70 Tenn, Napcissa J 38, Leni C 30, David N 28
Census2 JUN 1900
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
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


Note 1

DICKSON, Joseph S. - J.S. Dickson {familiarly known as "Uncle Joe"} died at the home of his son, W.A. Dickson, last Monday the 20th inst. in the seventy-first year of his age. The deceased was born and reared in the vicinity of Bentonville, consequently was well informed regarding the early history of the county and could relate many stirring incidents of former times. Uncle Joe was a man of strong convictions and never quibbled about making those convictions known whenever he thought the exigencies of the times demanded it and while many would at times disagree with him they always knew where to place Uncle Joe, for a deception and double-dealing with him was wholly unknown.He was of a kindly disposition and was a good neighbor and citizen. We extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives and friends. [Benton County Democrat - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - December 23, 1909]

Joseph S. Dickson, the subject of this sketch, was born in Benton county, Arkansas June 20th, 1839 and died at his home in Bentonville December 20th, 1909. He professed religion when about sixteen years old and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Bentonville in which he lived a consistent member until God took him home to live with Him. In August 1862 when the hearts of men were being stirred by the bugle call to arms and the noise of battle, as we trust they may never again be stirred, he enlisted in the Thirty-fourth Infantry of Arkansas, Confederate Army, and served until the surrender at Fort Smith, 1865. He was a brave and faithful soldier, true to every call that duty imposed and thankful for every promotion that merit conferred. When the war was over he returned to his home at Bentonville and with the help of the few members that remained begun the re-organization of his church June 13th, 1867. He loved his church and attended her services regularly. He was elected and installed a deacon November 23, 1890. He was married in 1868 to Miss Sarah C. Pickens and to them were born six children. She died in 1884 and Brother Dickson afterward married Miss Nancy Gould, who died in 1899. It will be well to state, as a matter of history, that his grandfather, Robert Dickson, who was born near Charlotte, North Carolina September 1st, 1773 and died at Bentonville, Arkansas February 5th, 1849, was one of the founders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He abandoned the fatalistic doctrines of the Presbyterian Church for the plan whosoever-will doctrines of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which connection he lived and labored as a ruling elder until his death. A lovely window, in memory of his love and devotion to his church, graces the beautiful church at Bentonville. Brother Dickson was a victim of that dreaded disease, consumption. Both of his wives and three children preceded him to the glory world. He leaves one brother, one sister, two sons and one daughter, a host of friends and his church to mourn his loss and to rejoice with him over his coronation. J.S. Hall [Benton County Democrat - Bentonville, Benton County, Arkansas - December 23, 1909]


 Spouse: Sarah Caledonia Pickens Dickson (1846 - 1884)

 Children:  Eva Dickson Greene (1880 - 1934)*  Alva E Dickson (1882 - 1905)*


Note 2

Benton Co., AR - Biographies - William E. Gould


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Archives by: The Goodspeed Publishing Co


William E. Gould, of Benton County, Ark., was born in Blount County, Tenn., in 1828, and is a son of John and Jane (Ritchie) Gould, who were born [p.838] in Tennessee in 1800 and 1809. respectively.

The father has always followed the occupation of farming, and in 1859 came to Benton County, Ark. He owns a good farm of 160 acres, and although

eighty-eight years of age, has a very retentive memory, remembering with remarkable accuracy facts which occurred seventy-five and eighty years ago. He has been a life-long Democrat, his first presidential

vote being cast for Gen. Jackson in 1824. He is well versed in the political history of the United States. He and wife have lived a happy wedded life of sixty-one years, and their children and friends

celebrated their diamond wedding in 1887. Both have been earnest and consistent members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for over forty-seven years. On the day they were married they resolved that

neither would ever drink intoxicating liquors as a beverage, and have faithfully kept their pledge.

Seven of their children lived to be grown: William E., Samuel, who died in 1879, at the age of forty-nine years; Levi C.; David N.;

Nancy Ann, wife of J. S. Dickson;

Narcissa J., wife of Charles Johnson, and Letitia. wife of John Huffman.

John Gould's parents were Samuel and Polly (Jackson) Gould, who were born in Ireland and Virginia, in 1766 and 1776, respectively.

Samuel Gould immigrated to the United States in 1784, with his father, Robert Gould, who settled in Pennsylvania, but shortly after moved to

Tennessee. Samuel was married in 1797, and died in 1835. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. His wife was a daughter of John Jackson, who was born in Ireland, and was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.

She died in Henry County, Tenn., in 1842, having borne six children, John being the only one living.

William E. Gould served in the late war in Cabbel's brigade, enlisting in 1862, and was at the battles of Prairie Grove, Mark's Mill, Poison Spring, and was with Price on his raid through Missouri. In 1867 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Patton, who was born in Sevier County in 1842.

Seven children have blessed their union: Laura, William E., Robert P., Marcus L., John R., Essie A. and Pearlie C. Mr. Gould was elected to the State Legislature the first session after the war, and served his

constituents faithfully and well. He is an indefatigable temperance worker, and a thorough Christian and gentleman. He has been ruling elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for twenty-four years, and

has been Sunday-school superintendent for six years.


  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