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Mary Elizabeth Askew

Female 1802 - 1890  (88 years)


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  • Name Mary Elizabeth Askew 
    Born 26 Feb 1802  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1880  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Georgia, Spalding County
    Georgia, Spalding County
    1883 Land Owners
    Georgia, Spalding, Mt. Zion District (1883)
    Georgia, Spalding, Mt. Zion District (1883)
    Died 08 Jul 1890  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Mrs. M. E. Dickenson, an old and highly respected lady of this city, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Hon. J. D. Stewart, at half past eleven o'clock on Tuesday night after four years of suffering, being confined to her bed for the greater part of the time...the body was carried to the family burial ground, at her old home about eight miles from here on the Zebulon and Fayetteville road... Mrs. Dickenson was born in Hancock County, February 26th, 1802, and therefore in her 89th year. She, together with her husband and two children, moved to this section somewhere around 1830 and settled on what was known at that time as the 'new purchase,' a tract of land which was sold by the indians...Her husband died a number of years ago...She leaves a large number of children, grand children, and several great grandchildren. Among the former are Mrs. J. D. Stewart, Mrs. W. H. Dickenson, Mrs. R. A. Hardee and J. F. Dickenson, of this city, C. A. Dickenson, who lives near Mt. Zion, and Mrs. McDowell, of Molena.

      The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, July 11, 1890, 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), p. 185.
    Mary Askew Dickinson (1802-1890)
    Mary Askew Dickinson (1802-1890)
    Atlanta Constitution
    10 Jul 1890
    Buried Westwood Gardens, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Originally interred at the Dickinson Homestead, Fayetteville-Zebulon Road, Williamson, Spalding County, Georgia. This is the current location of Griffin quarry of the Vulcan Materials Company.
    Findagrave memorial for Mary Elizabeth Askew Dickinson
    Findagrave memorial for Mary Elizabeth Askew Dickinson
    Created by: Love in Family
    Record added: Aug 06, 2016
    Find A Grave Memorial# 167866548
    Notes 
    • The names of Mary Askew Dickinson's parents and siblings were obtained from "Josiah Askew of Edgecombe County, North Carolina" by Alice Ann Askew.
    Person ID I0067  Dickinson
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2017 

    Father James M Askew,   b. 1765, Edgecombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1827, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Connell,   b. 1782, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F0231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 29 Dec 1825  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    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 - 26 Feb 1802 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1825 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Jul 1890 - Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Westwood Gardens, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Dickinson, Mary
    Dickinson, Mary
    Dickinson, Mary Askew
    Dickinson, Mary Askew
    Year's Support

  • Sources 
    1. [S006942] Marriage and Death Notices From the Griffin (Georgia) Weekly News and The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, 1882-1896, Hartz, Fred R. and Emilie K., (Vidalia, Georgia: The Gwendolyn Press, 1987), p. 186.

    2. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880.T9, 1,454 rolls. Griffin, Spalding, Georgia, ED 118, roll T9_165, page 393.1000, image 0167.

    3. [S006942] Marriage and Death Notices From the Griffin (Georgia) Weekly News and The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, 1882-1896, Hartz, Fred R. and Emilie K., (Vidalia, Georgia: The Gwendolyn Press, 1987), p. 185.
      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), p. 185. She is eulogized as follows: "Mrs. M. E. Dickenson, an old and highly respected lady of this city, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Hon. J. D. Stewart, at half past eleven o'clock on Tuesday night after four years of suffering, being confined to her bed for the greater part of the time...the body was carried to the family burial ground, at her old home about eight miles from here on the Zebulon and Fayetteville road... Mrs. Dickenson was born in Hancock County, February 26th, 1802, and therefore in her 89th year. She, together with her husband and two children, moved to this section somewhere around 1830 and settled on what was known at that time as the 'new purchase,' a tract of land which was sold by the indians...Her husband died a number of years ago...She leaves a large number of children, grand children, and several great grandchildren. Among the former are Mrs. J. D. Stewart, Mrs. W. H. Dickenson, Mrs. R. A. Hardee and J. F. Dickenson, of this city, C. A. Dickenson, who lives near Mt. Zion, and Mrs. McDowell, of Molena."

    4. [S006942] Marriage and Death Notices From the Griffin (Georgia) Weekly News and The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, 1882-1896, Hartz, Fred R. and Emilie K., (Vidalia, Georgia: The Gwendolyn Press, 1987), p. 185.

    5. [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.

    6. [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.