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Amanda C Dickinson

Female 1836 - 1895  (59 years)


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  • Name Amanda C Dickinson 
    Born 1836  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Birth 1836 
    Died 1895  [1
    Notes 
    • John,

      I read with interest your information on the Dickinsons in Hancock Co GA. I am very interested in learning anything that you might know about the marriage of a Simeon Harris in an Amanda Dickinson of Hancock Co GA in 1852. I am assuming, without any proof, that Amanda was the daughter of Alpheus
      Dickinson. It seems logical, but there is no proof. I have not found either Simeon or Amanda in any Census after 1850. In 1850, Simeon Harris was at home in Stewart Co GA with his father, Gray Harris. However, Gray Harris had married Nancy Fuller in Putnam Co GA in 1824 and lived there for a number of years.

      Simeon Harris is the grandson of Simeon Fuller, Sr. who lived in Walton Co GA in 1850 and next door was a Dickinson family. Head of household was John Dickinson, aged 63, and his family. Simeon Harris has proven to be an elusive fellow. Any help will be appreciated. Here is what I know about any
      Simeon Harris to Dickinson connection. Hope you can help.

      Franklin Ingram, Raleigh, NC.

      Here is what I know:

      There was a Marriage Announcement in "The Temperance Banner," of the marriage of "Mr. Simeon Harris, of Walton County, to Miss Amanda Dickenson, 4 Mar 1852, in Hancock Co GA." [ Mt. Zion ommunity, Greensboro, GA] The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. H. Stokes. ["Georgia Newspaper Clippings: Hancock County Extracts, Volume II, 1845-1890," abstracted by Tad Evans, p. 57.]

      [There is circumstantial evidence that Simeon Harris could have met Amanda Dickinson through his grandfather, Simeon Fuller, Sr. Some Dickinsons were enumerated in the 1850 Walton Co GA Census living next door to Simeon Fuller, Sr.]

      Next Household to Simeon Fuller, 1850 Walton Co GA Census, p. 36, was: John Dickinson, 63, M, Farmer, 5,000 Value, born in GA. Also there were: Francis, 49, F, GA; Sarah, 25, F, GA; James, 21, M, GA; John S., 17, M, GA; Darius F., 12, M, GA; Berry M., 8, M., GA; and, John N., 9, M, GA.

      The Household of Alpheus Dickinson was enumerated in the 1850 Hancock Co GA Census, p. 10. Alpheus Dickinson, 51, M, Farmer, 1,500 Value, born in GA. Also there were: Lucinda V., 31, F, GA; Joseph J., 18, M, GA; Ann E., 15, F, GA; Amanda C., 14, F, GA; James M., 12, M, GA; John W., 11, M, GA; Jesse(?) M., 7, M, GA (Dumb); Martha A., 3, F, GA; Darius G., 2, M, GA; Susan E., 5/12, F, GA; and, Francis ALSTEN, 66, F, NC.

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      Amanda C. Dickinson (b. 1836 d. c1895) was the daughter of Alpheus Dickinson and Penelope Askew. Alpheus (b 1799 d. aft 1872) was the son of Joel Dickinson and Sarah Middleton. Penelope was the daughter of James Askew and Elizabeth “Betsy” Connell.

      Alpheus Dickinson married 1st Penelope Askew Feb. 21, 1828 in Hancock Co. GA and 2nd Lucinda V. Austin Nov. 25, 1845 in Hancock Co. GA.

      Amanda married 1st Simeon Harris in 1852. I have no record of Amanda after this date until March 5, 1868 when Amanda Harris married 2nd, Joesph L. McKinley (b. abt.1825 d. 1892) in Hancock Co. GA.

      The 1870 Hancock Co. GA 104th dist. census lists the family as:
      Joseph L. McKinley, age 45
      Amanda, age 34
      William L. McKinley, age 21 (children by previous marriage to M.J. (maybe Mary Jane) Unknown)
      Sarah McKinley, age 17
      Martha McKinley, age 15
      Clara McKinley, age 14
      Gertrude McKinley, age 1 (Joseph & Amanda’s)
      Nettie (Nancy Penelope) Harris, age 17 (Amanda & Simeon’s)
      Simon Harris (F), age 14

      William L. McKinley married Nancy P. Harris

      Children of Amanda and Joseph McKinley are:
      Gertrude b. 1869
      Josie, b. 1872
      Durwood Beady, b. 1873
      Moses, b. 1875


      Thomas Wood
      06/12/2002

    Person ID I0295  Dickinson
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2009 

    Father Alpheus Dickinson,   b. 1799, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Penelope Askew,   b. 1809, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1845, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1828  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Simeon B Harris,   d. 1868, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1853  [1
    Children 
     1. Simon Harris,   b. 1856
     2. Nancy Harris,   b. 1853
    Family ID F0545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph Lee McKinley,   b. 1824, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1868  Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Gertrude McKinley,   b. 26 Apr 1869, Sparta, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1962, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Moses D McKinley,   b. 16 Aug 1875, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1956, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Josephine Josie McKinley,   b. 11 Jan 1872, Sparta, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1889, Sparta, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     4. Durwood McKinley  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F0544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S011908] One World Tree (sm), Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., n.d.).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.