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James Alpheus Dickinson

James Alpheus Dickinson

Male 1829 - 1897  (67 years)

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  • Name James Alpheus Dickinson 
    James Alpheus Dickinson, Sr.
    James Alpheus Dickinson, Sr.
    Born 25 Sep 1829  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1830  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1840  District 545, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1850  District 68, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1853  Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1860  Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Military 14 Jan 1862  [7
    Elected, Jr. 2d Lt., Co. D, 10th Reg., 3d Brigade, 1st Div., Georgia State Troops 
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate
    Had the South in her border
    A hero to spare,
    Or a heart at her altar,
    Lo! its life's blood was there!
    And the black battle-grime
    Might never disguise
    The smile of the South
    On the lips and the eyes
    Of her barefooted boys!
    Military 27 Aug 1862  Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Enlisted, Private, Scogin's (a.k.a., Gibson's) Battery, Georgia Light Artillery 
    Military 28 Dec 1862  Dalton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Admitted to CSA Post Hospital, Dalton, Ga., with chronic hepatitis  
    Military 31 Dec 1862  Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Discharged from service. 
    Military 15 May 1863  Cobham, Albemarle, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Sale of 1000 lbs. of oats to Confederate army for $25.00. 
    Military 18 Jan 1865  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Mustered with the Confederate Nitre and Mining Service. 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Residence 1870  Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 1880  Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Georgia, Spalding County
    Georgia, Spalding County
    1883 Land Owners
    Georgia, Spalding, Mt. Zion District (1883)
    Georgia, Spalding, Mt. Zion District (1883)
    Died 30 Mar 1897  Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Georgia, Douglas County (1899)
    Georgia, Douglas County (1899)
    Buried Chapel Hill Baptist Cemetery, Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dickinson, James Alpheus Sr.
    Dickinson, James Alpheus Sr.
    Notes 
    • GEORGIA CIVIL WAR SOLDIER INDEX

      GSI#51106
      Dickerson, John F.
      Scogin's Battery, GA Light Artillery

      GSI# 51206
      Dickinson, Clark A.
      Scogin's Battery, GA Light Artillery

      GSI# 51224
      Dickinson, James A.
      Scogin's Battery, GA Light Artillery

    • Confederate veterans buried at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Douglasville, GA

      Dickison, J.A.(10th GA Vol. Inf.); Wallace, J. J. (Co. K, 64th GA. Vol. Inf.); Camp, J.D. (Co H., 24th GA, Vol. Inf.);
      Byington, M.P. (Co. F, 7th GA State Guard); Burnett, W. C. (Co C, 3rd Bttn, GA); Akin, James P. (Co C, 2nd GA, St Troops); Baggett, Charles B. Lt.Co. (Co D, 1st GA Cavalary);
      Watson, J.P. (Jackson's Arty. Masenburgs Btty); Phillips, J.R. 2(4th GA Vol. Inf.); Bomar, Armstead Rice (Co E, 35th GA Inf.); Brown, James W. (Co C, Lee's Brrn GA Cavalry); Harbin, W.J. (Co E, 27th GA Vol. Inf.); Hebree, J. (Co C, 26th GA Vol. Inf.); Tackett, W.P. (Co A. 21st GA Vol. Inf); Jackson, J. Tom (Co E, 19th GA Vol. Inf.).

      http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/carroll/cemeteries/chapel.txt
    Person ID I0060  Dickinson
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2014 

    Father Clark Morgan Dickinson,   b. ca. 1800, Clarke County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1863, Williamson, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Askew,   b. 26 Feb 1802, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1890, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 29 Dec 1825  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    Family ID F0033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Gideon Ann Uriah Williams,   b. 15 Apr 1839, Fayette County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1910, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1858  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 17
    Children 
     1. Charles E Dickinson,   b. 1859, Blanton Mill, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1885, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +2. Clark Morgan Dickinson,   b. 28 Nov 1860, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1916, Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. James Alpheus Dickinson,   b. 25 Apr 1863, Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1949, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. John David Dickinson,   b. 05 Sep 1866, Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1912, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [Birth]
     5. Walter Clarence Dickinson,   b. Jul 1870, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1935, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     6. Edgar Samuel Dickinson,   b. 29 Aug 1873, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1940, Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [Birth]
     7. Myrtice Dickinson,   b. 1879, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Mt. Zion Methodist Cemetery, Zetella, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F0027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1829 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1830 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1853 - Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Apr 1858 - Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlisted, Private, Scogin's (a.k.a., Gibson's) Battery, Georgia Light Artillery - 27 Aug 1862 - Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Admitted to CSA Post Hospital, Dalton, Ga., with chronic hepatitis - 28 Dec 1862 - Dalton, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Discharged from service. - 31 Dec 1862 - Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Mustered with the Confederate Nitre and Mining Service. - 18 Jan 1865 - Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Mar 1897 - Douglas County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chapel Hill Baptist Cemetery, Douglasville, Douglas, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Dickinson, James A., John F., and Clark A.
    Dickinson, James A., John F., and Clark A.
    History of Lamar County, 278
    Dickinson, James Alpheus
    Dickinson, James Alpheus
    NARA M266. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Georgia units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier
    Dickinson, James Alpheus
    Dickinson, James Alpheus
    NARA M266. Compiled service records of Confederate soldiers from Georgia units, labeled with each soldier's name, rank, and unit, with links to revealing documents about each soldier

  • Sources 
    1. [S007837] Headstone, Chapel Hill Baptist Cemetery, Douglasville, Douglas County, Georgia.

    2. [S014596] 1830 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), Census Place: Hancock, Georgia; Roll: 18; Page: 151.

    3. [S022760] 1840 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administratio, 1840n), Census Place: , Pike, Georgia; Roll: 48; Page: 127.

    4. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: District 68, Pike, Georgia; Roll: M432_80; Page: 205; Image: 417.

    5. [S036369] Georgia Tax Digest, 1789-1799, (Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives), Spalding County Tax Digest, 1853.

    6. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls. Mount Zion, Spalding, Georgia, post office Griffin, roll M653_136, page 284, image 286.

    7. [S336308] History of Lamar County, Augusta Lambdin, Editor, (Barnesville, Georgia: Barnesville News Gazette, 1932), 278.

    8. [S336288] Georgia Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960 , (Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives, RG 58-1-1), "Description List," an exhibit attached to application of Mrs. M. G. Dickinson, Douglas County, Georgia.

    9. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Scogin's Battery, Georgia Light Artillery (Griffin Light Artillery) (Confederate)," familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Scogin%27s_Battery,_Georgia_Light_Artillery_%28Griffin_Light_Artillery%29_%28Confederate%29.

    10. [S69] Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms, 1861-65, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration), NARA M346., Roll: 0246; Document Number: 51.

    11. [S336288] Georgia Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960 , (Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives, RG 58-1-1), Mrs. M. G. Dickinson, Douglas County.

    12. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Niter and Mining Corps," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niter_and_Mining_Corps, accessed 2 Nov 2014.
      "The Niter and Mining Corps was a military unit within the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Their original task was to keep the Confederacy supplied with minerals and metals needed for the war effort, but as the conflict dragged on, they were at times assigned to field and combat duty.

      Niter (saltpeter), a key ingredient in gunpowder and other explosives, was mined in caves in various places in the South. Early in the war, several officers began informally overseeing the mining operations. Niter for the manufacture of gunpowder, copper, lead, iron, coal, zinc, and other such materials as might be required for the prosecution of the war. Those activities became more formalized after June 16, 1863, when the First Confederate Congress passed an act authorizing the creation of a formal Niter and Mining Bureau as an independent office within the Confederate War Department. Its first commander was Colonel Isaac M. St. John.

      The Bureau opened new coalfields in North Carolina and Alabama and coordinated the flow of mineral fuel to Confederate naval stations along the coast. A corps of officers was established for this purpose. During the latter half of the war, the corps reported to Benjamin Huger. The unit saw combat during the Battle of Piedmont during the Valley Campaigns of 1864."

    13. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870), Census Place: Mount Zion, Spalding, Georgia; Roll: M593_173; Page: 469; Image: 554.

    14. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880), Census Place: District 1067, Spalding, Georgia; Roll: T9_165; Family History Film: 1254165; Page: 348.1000; Enumeration District: 117; Image: 0077.

    15. [S007817] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).
      Jordan Dodd, Georgia Marriages to 1850, (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1997 [database online]). Eight of the children of this union are named in the 1850 census. Clark M. Dickerson [sic] household; 1850 U.S. Census; 68th District, Pike County, Georgia; p. 205 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration). Sarah Jane is absent; however she is married. Amanda appears in the enumeration bearing her married name (Leak) along with her infant son, Alexander. The Leaks are identified as the household adjacent to that of Clark M. Dickinson in 1860. See Clark M. Dickinson household; 1860 U.S. Census, Mt. Zion District, Spalding County, Georgia; dwelling 832, family 832, p. 278. Joel makes his only named appearance in 1850. He does not appear in the research of Willie Kate Dickinson Henderson.

    16. [S007817] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).
      Online publication - Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997.Original data - Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgia.

    17. [S008007] Spalding County, Georgia, Marriage Book A, (Griffin, Georgia), p. 067.
      The family is enumerated in the 1860 U.S. Census; Mount Zion District, Spalding County, Georgia, p. 126 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration); the 1870 U.S. Census; Mount Zion, Spalding County, Georgia; p. 469; and the 1880 U.S. Census; Mount Zion, Spalding County, Georgia; ED 117; p. 38. In 1900, the census reports that Martha Dickinson was the mother of nine children, five of whom were then living. Crombies District, Douglas County, Georgia; ED 26; SD 5; sheet 16; p. 88B. Two of the four are thus not accounted for in the research. These were twins according to Wille Kate Dickinson Henderson.