William Dickson


Personal and Family Information

William was born on 3 OCT 1775 in Lincoln County, North Carolina, the son of Joseph Dickson and Margaret Isabell McEwen.

He died on 22 AUG 1855. The place is not known.

His wife was Margaret McDowell, who he married on 4 JUN 1801. The place has not been found. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


William Dickson


Joseph Dickson


Margaret Isabell McEwen


James McEwen


Isabella Miller



Birth3 OCT 1775
Place: Lincoln County, North Carolina
Death22 AUG 1855
Place: North Carolina
Address: Mulberry Creek, 8 miles from Lenoir, North Carolina Dickson Cemetery, Lenoir, Caldwell County, North Carolina, USA Plot: Col Wm Dickson Find A Grave Memorial# 88529513
Place: North Carolina


Note 1

This is a round memorial plate situated directly behind the 6 foot tall DICKSON monument. It was placed there by a Pennsylvania Dutch society according to the present owner of the Walnut Grove property. This memorial has the name Col. Wm Dickson but the date of Margaret McDowell Dickson's death not Col Dickson's. According to Frances Cunningham Harper (who researched the history of the Dickson plantation called Walnut Grove) entries in the Dickson family bible state, "William Dickson was born Oct. 3rd, 1775" and "... died Aug 22nd, at 2:00 o'clock, P.M., 1855." It also states that "Peggy McDowell was born Dec. 31st 1783" and that she, Margaret McDowell Dickson died Sept. 28th, 1854, aged 70 years, nine months, and 28 days." This memorial plate placed many years after Col. Wm Dickson's death is incorrect. 


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  Margaret McDowell Dickson (1783 - 1854)



Dickson Cemetery, Lenoir, Caldwell County

North Carolina, USA

Plot: Col Wm Dickson

 apparently several children in this Dickson Cemetery

Find A Grave Memorial# 88529513

Note 2

At least six children of Joseph Dickson and Margaret McEwen apparently married children of men that served with him in American Revolution:

James L & Agnes Moore 1786

Robert & Ester Moore 1796

Joseph & Sarah Moore 1793

John B & Margaret McKisick 1798

Ezeliel & Mary McKisick 1802

William & Margaret McDowell 1801