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Clark Morgan Dickinson

Male 1800 - 1863  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Clark Morgan Dickinson 
    Born ca. 1800  Clarke County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Effie Dickinson Henderson reports that the headstone attributes Clarke County as the place of birth.
    Gender Male 
    Political 08 Jan 1821  Treaty of Indian Springs Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    6,748 squares miles of Creek Territory between the Ocmulgee and Flints Rivers is ceded to the state of Georgia. 
    Possessions 7 Feb 1829  Purchased 333 acres on Shoulderbone Creek, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 1830  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Removed from Hancock County. Georgia and settled near Williamson, Pike County, Georgia. 
    Residence 1830  Hancock, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    4 family members and 9 slaves. 
    Georgia, Hancock County (1839)
    Georgia, Hancock County (1839)
    Church Affiliation 05 Jan 1839  Zebulon Baptist Church, Zebulon, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Clerk 
    Residence 1 Jun1840  District 545, Pike, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    8 family members and 20 slaves 
    Georgia, Pike County (1839)
    Georgia, Pike County (1839)
    Residence 1850  District 68, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Farmer with 25 slaves 
    Residence 1853  Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    503 acres "second quality" real property; 411 1/2 acres "third quality" real property; value for real property, $6300; 25 slaves with value of $11,200; $5823 amount of money and solvent debts; $24,323 aggregate property value ($662,661.37 in 2014 dollars). 
    Residence 1860  Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Farmer with 30 slaves 
    Georgia, Spalding County (1864)
    Georgia, Spalding County (1864)
    Died 15 Nov 1863  Williamson, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Westwood Gardens, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Originally interred at the Dickinson Homestead, Fayetteville-Zebulon Road, Williamson, Spalding County, Georgia. This is believed to be a reinterment.
    Findagrave memorial for Clark Morgan Dickinson
    Findagrave memorial for Clark Morgan Dickinson
    Created by: Love in Family
    Record added: Aug 06, 2016
    Photographed
    Find A Grave Memorial# 167847874
    Notes 
    • [1] Spalding County was created on December 20, 1851, from Fayette, Henry and Pike Counties. Pike was created on December 9, 1822 from Monroe County. Monroe was created on May 15, 1821 as a result of the Creek cession on January 8, 1821, known as the Treaty of Indian Springs. See, Abraham Griffith, McIntosh and Weatherford, pp. 208-211 (University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, 1988

      [2] "Clark M. Dickison" is enumerated in the 1840 Census of Pike County, 545th District, Georgia (p. 127) with the following household members: one male under 5 (probably John); one male 10-15 years of age (probably James); one male 30-40; One female under 5; two females 5-10; one female 10-15 (probably Amanda); and one female 30-40. There is a total of 28 members (counting slaves) in the household.

      [3] "Clark M. Dickerson" is enumerated in the 1850 Census of Pike County, 68th District, Georgia (p. 205) with the following household members: Mary E. (age 48); James A. (age 20); Susan A. (age 16); Elizabeth (age 14); John (age 12); Joel (age 10); Clark A. (age 8); Mary (age 5); Amanda Leak (age 18); and Alexander Leak (age 1).

      [4] "C. M. Dickinson" is enumerated in the 1860 Census of Spalding County, Mount Zion District, Georgia (p. 278) with the following household members: Mary E. (age 58); John (age 20); Elizabeth (age 21?); Clark (age 16); and Mary (age 12). The enumeration of the household of Sam Leak (Amanda's family) follows.

      [5] C. M. Dickinson is listed as a member of the first grand jury drawn in Spalding County, 1852. Quimby Melton, Jr., History of Griffin, Georgia 1840-1940 (Griffin, Georgia: Hometown Press, 1940) p. 36.

      [6] The appraisal of the estate of Clark M. Dickinson is recorded at the Spalding County, Georgia courthouse, Minute Book 1852-1870, p. 246 (19 February 1864). McDowell is listed as the administrator of the estate.

      [7] "Joe Dickenson, a colored man, one of a large family of brothers, died on Sunday morning on the Freeman lot and his remains were entombed on Monday. Joe died a pauper, without money to buy a coffin or hire a hearse, or as to that, to purchase a shroud. He used to belong to Clark M. Dickerson, Sr...." The Weekly News, July 18, 1884, reproduced at Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz, Marriage and Death Notices From the Griffin (Georgia) Weekly News and The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, 1882-1896 (Vidalia, Georgia: The Gwendolyn Press), 34.

      [8] Hancock County: Wills & Estates: Account of Sales of the perishable property of George D. Lewis dec?d 26th February 1830. Purchaser of pen shucks. Brother Alpheus is also listed as a purchaser of estate property.



    Person ID I0066  Dickinson
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 

    Father Joel Putnam Dickinson,   d. 1820, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Middleton,   d. Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Bef 1787 
    Family ID F0044  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 29 Dec 1825  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Jane Dickinson,   b. 1828, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. James Alpheus Dickinson,   b. 25 Sep 1829, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1897, Douglas County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Amanda M Dickinson,   b. 1831, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Susan A Dickinson,   b. Aug 1833, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eugene C Dickinson  [Birth]
     6. Joel P. Dickinson,   b. ca. 1840, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850  (Age ~ 11 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Elizabeth Dickinson,   b. 24 Sep 1841, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1899, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [Birth]
     8. John Franklin Dickinson,   b. ca. 1842, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1914, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Clark Alexander Dickinson,   b. 12 Apr 1844, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1916, Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [Birth]
     10. Mary Unis Dickinson,   b. Jan 1851, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F0033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ca. 1800 - Clarke County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1825 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Removed from Hancock County. Georgia and settled near Williamson, Pike County, Georgia. - 1830 - Pike County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 503 acres "second quality" real property; 411 1/2 acres "third quality" real property; value for real property, $6300; 25 slaves with value of $11,200; $5823 amount of money and solvent debts; $24,323 aggregate property value ($662,661.37 in 2014 dollars). - 1853 - Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Farmer with 30 slaves - 1860 - Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Nov 1863 - Williamson, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Westwood Gardens, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Clark M. Morgan Estate
    Clark M. Morgan Estate
    "Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-30568-15747-21?cc=1999178&wc=9SBX-PTG:267773001,267789101 : accessed 19 Nov 2014), Spalding > Inventories and appraisements 1852-1892 vol A-B > image 185 of 524; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

    Clark M. Dickinson Estate
    Clark M. Dickinson Estate
    Appraisal

  • Sources 
    1. [S218380] History of Pike County from 1822 to 1922, Rev. R. W. Rogers, (Zebulon, Georgia), 52.

    2. [S336326] McIntosh and Weatherford: Creek Indian Leaders, Griffith, Benjamin W., Jr., (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1988), 209-211.

    3. [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.

    4. [S022760] 1840 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administratio, 1840n).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1840 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. Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1840.M704, 580 rolls. , Pike, Georgia, roll 48, page 127.

    5. [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.
      Name: Clark M Dickerson
      Age: 49
      Birth Year: abt 1801
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Home in 1850: District 68, Pike, Georgia, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 1156

      Clark M Dickerson 49
      Mary E Dickerson 48
      James A Dickerson 20
      Susan A Dickerson 16
      Elizabeth Dickerson 14
      John Dickerson 12
      Joel Dickerson 10
      Clark A Dickerson 8
      Mary Dickerson 3
      Amanda Leak 18
      Alexander Leak 1

    6. [S014374] 1850 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

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

    8. [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 278, image 280.

      Name: C M Dickinson
      Age: 59
      Birth Year: abt 1801
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Georgia
      Home in 1860: Mount Zion, Spalding, Georgia
      Post Office: Griffin
      Family Number: 832

      C M Dickinson 59
      Mary E Dickinson 58
      John Dickinson 20
      Elizabeth Dickinson 21
      Clark Dickinson 16
      Mary Dickinson 12

    9. [S014528] 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004).

    10. [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.

    11. [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.