Robert Dickson


Personal and Family Information

Robert was born on 5 NOV 1773 in Lincoln County, North Carolina, the son of Joseph Dickson and Margaret Isabell McEwen.

He died on 5 FEB 1849 in Benton County, Arkansas.

His wife was Esther Moore, who he married on 23 MAR 1796. The place has not been found. Their eleven known children were Joseph Samuel (1797-1845), Margaret (1799-?), Ephraim (1802->1849), Isabella (1804-?), Robert (1807-?), Elizabeth Greaves (1809-1891), Mary Polly (1811-<1880), John W. (1813-1820), Ezekiel K. (1816-1824), Sarah Sublett (1819-1892) and Martha M (1821-<1849).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Robert Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Margaret Isabell McEwen



Birth5 NOV 1773
Place: Lincoln County, North Carolina
Address: twin of Joseph Nov 5 1773 per Journal of JL Dickson. Seamster reading of gravestone Sept 1 1773
Death5 FEB 1849
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Goodspeed History, cemetery stone
Place: Old Dickson Cemetery
Address: 1603 SW 2nd St, Bentonville Benton County, Arkansas Find A Grave Memorial# 49883746
See Note 1
Will19 JAN 1849
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Will Records, Vol A-C, 1837-1908, pages 105, 106, and 107 Probated 23 April 1849


Note 1

Mary Marquess to Kathryn Lang Dec 9, 2004 Reasearch on Arkansas Dickson Cemetry.

Calvin Hall Holmes once owned the land know as the “Burns” place SW of town 1905 obit.

Phineas and Rachel Holmens settled on Osage Creek Ark by 1837. had mill on Osage Creek.

Robert Dickson headstone “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works follow them.”


  1. Dickson, Joseph
    Source: Dickson, Joseph
    Authors: C. Sylvester Green
    Date: 1986
    Publisher: NCpedia
  2. The Journal of J.L. Dickson with footnotes by W.J. Lemke
    Source: The Journal of J.L. Dickson with footnotes by W.J. Lemke
    Date: 1957
    Publisher: Washington County Historical Society