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Clark Alexander Dickinson

Male 1844 - 1916  (72 years)


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  • Name Clark Alexander Dickinson  [1, 2
    Born 12 Apr 1844  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Military Feb 1862  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Entered Confederate military service 
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate

    We are a band of brothers, and native to the soil,
    Fighting for our Liberty with treasure, blood and toil;
    And when our rights were threaten'd, the cry rose near and far,
    Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag, that bears a Single Star!


    The Bonnie Blue Flag
    Harry Macarthy
    Military 19 - 20 Sep 1863  Chickamauga, Walker County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Chickamauga 
    Military 25 -26 May 1864  Paulding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of New Hope Church 
    Military 16 Dec 1864  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Nashville 
    Residence 1900  Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 26 Dec 1916  Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Belle Drewry Dickinson
    Belle Drewry Dickinson
    CSA Widow's Questionnaire
    Buried 27 Dec 1916  Major Bob Allen Cemetery, Williamson, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dickinson, Clark Alexander
    Dickinson, Clark Alexander
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from Confederate Military History, Expanded Edition (Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Publishing Co., 1987) Volume 7, page 605-606. The original copyright on this work is 1899 by the Confederate Publishing Company. The set consulted is located at the John C. Pace Library, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida (E545 C64 1987 V. 7].

      Clark Alexander Dickinson, of Spalding County, a veteran of the Griffin Light artillery, one of Georgia's most gallant commands, was born in the county where he now resides, then known as Pike County, son of Clark M. Dickinson and his wife, Mary E. Askew, both natives of Georgia. In February, 1862, he entered the military service of the State in the company organized at Griffin and commanded by Capt. J. D. Stewart, and he served with this command at Savannah until it it was disbanded a few months later. Then he enlisted for the service of the Confederate States as a private in the battery known as the Griffin Light Artillery, commanded by Capt. O. C. Gibson and afterward by Capt. John Scogin. Going with this battery to Chattanooga, they joined the army of General Bragg and marched into Kentucky, participating in the campaign in that state and the retreat to Tennessee. After the return to Chattanooga the battery was detached to Bridgeport, Ala., and was on duty [page 606] at Chattanooga during the battle of Mufreesboro. Continuing in that region Private Dickinson served with his battery at the battle of Chickamauga, September 19-20, 1863, and afterward was in garrison at Charleston, Tenn., until the battle of Missionary Ridge, when they rejoined Bragg's army just in time to take part in the retreat to Dalton. After spending the winter at Resaca, they entered the campaign against Sherman, and participated in the fighting from Resaca to Jonesboro. After the battle of New Hope Church, they had suffered such heavy losses of horses that half of the company, including Mr. Dickinson, were transferred to Darden's Mississippi battery, with which he fought at Kennesaw Mountain and all through the battles and seige of Atlanta. In November and December they campaigned under General Hood in north Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, and lost their guns in the disastrous battle of Nashville, December 16, 1864. Retreating, poorly clad, and almost without food through the snow and ice, to Mississippi, they suffered great hardships, but Private Dickinson was not a fair-weather soldier and remained true to the cause. His last battle was at Selma, Ala., against Wilson's raiders, and escaping capture there, in April 1865, he returned to his home. Lee and Johnston had surrendered and he soon afterward was paroled. Three of his brothers were in the Confederate service, two of whom were disabled by sickness. One, John F., served all through the war, and rose to the rank of a commisssioned officer, being several times promoted. Since the war Mr. Dickinson has been engaged in farming, and he is now one of the prosperous men of his county, making his home near Williamson. He was married in September, 1865, to Lucy, daughter of William Blanton, who died in 1879, leaving two sons and a daughter, His second marriage was to Collie, daughter of John L. Jackson, and they had three children. After her death, which occurred in 1889, he married Belle, daughter of F. S. Drewry, a union that has been blessed with two daughters and a son."

    • MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

      Yesterday afternoon at 4 1/2 o'clock at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. J. L. Jackson, of Pike County, Mr. C. A. Dickinson and Miss Callie Jackson were united in marriage, the Rev. Mr. Lowe officiating. The groom is one of Spalding's most prosperous and energetic farmers...

      The Weekly News, June 30, 1882, 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), 4.

    • Confederate Veterans
      They Form an Organization for This County

      In response to a call made by a committee appointed some time since to arrange for an organization of Confederate Veterans, quite a number assembled at the courthouse and enrolled their names as members of the Veterans Association. Judge J.S. Boynton was requested to act as chairman, pro tem, and A.W. Blake, as Secretary. The committee appointed to draft a constitution and by-laws to govern the association, reported through their Chairman, W.R. Hanleiter, which report was adopted.

      The following committees were appointed by the Chair:
      Executive Committee - R.S. Connell, J.D. Boyd, T.J. Mitchell, John Mitchell, T.J. Brooks
      Visiting Committee - H.E. Williamson, W.R. Hanleiter, Geo. R. Niles and G.A. Cunningham
      Relief Committee - A.C. Sorrel, C.M. Dickerson, A.W. Blake, Thad C. Clark and John J. Hunt

      The following officers were elected for the coming year:
      Commandant - H.C. Burr
      Vice Commandant - T.W. Flynt
      Secretary - Joshua Hammond
      Treasurer - J.F. Stilwell
      Chaplain - Rev. H.S. Bradley
      Surgeon - Dr. T.J. Collier
      Historian - W.R. Hanleiter

      The following names were enrolled as members of the Association:
      J.S. Boynton, H.S. Bradley, T.J. Collier, C.S. Wright, D.W. Rogers, H.E. Williamson, R.S. Connell, J.W. Shivers, John J. Hunt, M.J. Beldon, J.A. Beck, W.R. Hanleiter, Thomas Hawk, A.C. Sorrel, W.H. Dickinson, H.C. Starr, C.W. Richter, Joseph Morris, T.W. Flynt, J.T. Dickinson, A.W. Blake, M.L. Bates, D.D. Peden, E.W. Hammond, J.C. Little, D.G. Shehan, T.B. Sanders, L.E. Key, Geo. D. Johnston, C.S. Wright, W.T. Ellis, Dr. T.J. Mitchell, W.C. Beeks, T.J. Clarke, C.A. Dickinson, A.B. Shackleford, T.J. Brooks, W.T. Latta, J.D. Boyd, H.C. Burr, S.H. Deane, E.T. Kendall, Joshua Hammond, G.A. Cunningham, J.F. Stilwell, Geo. W. Seymore, D.H. Peden, J.P. Sawtell, A.A. Blakely, U.H. Wright, J.O. Tyler, W.H. Powell.

      J.S. Boynton, Chmn.
      A.W. Blake, Sec.

      The Griffin Daily News and Sun (Griffin, Georgia, Thursday Morning, December 19, 1889) (Transcribed 2/26/03 Lynn Cunningham)

    • MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

      A Christmas Wedding

      During the Xmas holidays Mr. C.V. Dickinson and Miss Belle Drewry of Williamson were married at the Methodist parsonage here, Rev. S.R. England performing the ceremony.

      Mr. Dickinson is a gallant and handsome widower with friends by the hundreds. His bride is a beautiful young lady much adored by all who know her. It is another example of "love laughing at locksmiths.

      The Pike County Journal (Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia: January 8, 1892)

    • OBITUARY

      C. A. Dickinson Dies Of Paralysis Tuesday

      Prominent Citizen of Near Williamson Stricken Monday. Leaves Large Family. Funeral Wed.

      Mr. Clark A. Dickinson, aged 73 years, died at his home near Williamson Tuesday evening about six o'clock. Mr. Dickinson was stricken with paralysis Monday evening and continued to grow worse until the end Tuesday evening. Mr. Dickinson was one of the best known farmers of this county and had a host of loyal friends who will mourn his death.

      Besides his widow, he is survived by the following children; seven sons, A. P., H. R., R. H., F. C., C. D., A. E., and H. S. Dickinson; four daughters, Mrs. J. B. Maddox, of Griffin, Mrs. J. B. Wood, of Williamson, Mrs. E. F. Carter, of Atlanta, and Miss Emma Dickinson , who lived with her father at the home.

      One sister survives, Mrs. S. A. Stuart, of Griffin. The funeral will be held from the home this (Wednesday) afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Nath Thompson officiating. The interment will be made in the Jackson burying ground near Williamson.

      Griffin Daily News and Sun (Griffin, Georgia: Wednesday, December 27, 1916) (File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: D Hill dawnlfdp@yahoo.com October 30, 2003, 6:26 am)

    Person ID I0068  Dickinson
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2017 

    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  [5, 6
    Family ID F0033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lucy Permelia Blanton,   b. 24 May 1846, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1879, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1865  Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Katie Dickinson,   b. 1866, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Bennie Dickinson,   b. 1868, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Blanton Family Cemetery, Blanton Mill, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Alvan P Dickinson,   b. 15 May 1870, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1935, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     4. Pearl Dickinson,   b. 1872, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Blanton Family Cemetery, Blanton Mill, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Horace R Dickinson,   b. 05 Nov 1874, Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1921, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     6. Lucy Belle Dickinson,   b. Feb 1878, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1955, Whitfield County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F0045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Collie Jackson,   b. 17 Oct 1862, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1889, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1882  Pike County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bessie Dickinson,   b. 20 May 1883, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1970, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +2. Raymond Hill Dickinson,   b. 12 Jan 1885, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1945, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +3. Frank Clark Dickinson,   b. 24 Aug 1887, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1945, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Family ID F0046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Belle Drewry,   b. 12 Jun 1873, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1947, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1891  Zebulon, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    +1. Annie Pauline Dickinson,   b. 19 Jan 1893, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1980, Bibb County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Emma Dickinson,   b. 2 May 1895, Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1974, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
     3. Clark Drewry Dickinson,   b. 25 Oct 1899, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1977, Mountain Home, Baxter, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     4. Alton Eugene Dickinson,   b. 1901, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1958, Manatee County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Hoke Smith Dickinson,   b. 10 Nov 1906, Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1984, San Diego, San Diego, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F0047  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Apr 1844 - Pike County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Entered Confederate military service - Feb 1862 - Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1865 - Spalding County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jun 1882 - Pike County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Dec 1891 - Zebulon, Pike, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 1916 - Mt. Zion, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Dec 1916 - Major Bob Allen Cemetery, Williamson, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Blanton Bible Marriages
    Blanton Bible Marriages
    Georgia, Spalding County
    Georgia, Spalding County
    1883 Land Owners
    Georgia, Spalding, Mt. Zion District (1883)
    Georgia, Spalding, Mt. Zion District (1883)
    Dickinson, James A., John F., and Clark A.
    Dickinson, James A., John F., and Clark A.
    History of Lamar County, 278
    Dickinson, Clark Alexander
    Dickinson, Clark Alexander
    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. [S010240] Confederate Military History, Expanded Edition, (Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1987), Vol. 7, pp. 605-606.
      Confederate Military History, Expanded Edition, (Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1987), Vol. 7, pp. 605-606.

    2. [S013029] 1900 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1900 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. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900.T623, 1854 rolls. Spalding, Georgia, ED , roll , page .

    3. [S007837] Headstone, Major Bob Allen Cemetery, Williamson, Georgia.

    4. [S007759] Griffin Daily News and Sun, Griffin, Georgia, Wednesday, December 27, 1916 edition.
      Griffin, Georgia, "Griffin Daily News and Sun," Wednesday, December 27, 1916 edition. ("Mr. Clark A. Dickinson, aged 73 years, died at his home near Williamson Tuesday evening about six o'clock. Mr. Dickinson was stricken with paralysis Monday evening and continued to grow worse until the end Tuesday evening. Mr. Dickinson was one of the best known farmers of this county and had a host of loyal friends who will mourn his death. Besides his widow, he is survived by the following children; seven sons, A. P., H. R., R. H., F. C., C. D., A. E., and H. S. Dickinson; four daughters, Mrs. J. B. Maddox, of Griffin, Mrs. J. B. Wood, of Williamson, Mrs. E. F. Carter, of Atlanta, and Miss Emma Dickinson , who lived with her father at the home. One sister survives, Mrs. S. A. Stuart, of Griffin. The funeral will be held from the home this [Wednesday] afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Nath Thompson officiating. The interment will be made in the Jackson burying ground near Williamson").

    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.

    7. [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. 218.
      ("On Tuesday night, at Zebulon, C. A. Dickson and Miss Belle Drewry were married. It was not much of a surprise but created some excitement. Mr. Dickson is wealthy and a highly respected gentleman who lives near Williamson, and Miss Drewry was the admired belle of the circle in which she moved." 01 January 1892 edition). See also, The Pike County Journal, 08 January 1892 edition.