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Alpheus Dickinson

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  • Name Alpheus Dickinson  [1
    Born 1799  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1830  Hancock, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Georgia, Hancock County (1839)
    Georgia, Hancock County (1839)
    Probate 2 Jan 1837  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    By order of the Court of Ordinary, Alpheus Dickinson was granted letters of administration for the estate of Joel Putnam Dickinson.  
    Residence 1850  District 103, Hancock, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1870  District 104, Hancock, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • The 1850 Federal Census for Hancock County, Georgia (LN 27-38, HN 145, FN 149) lists as follows:

      1. Alpheus Dickinson, age 51, a farmer valued at $1,800.00;
      2. Lucinda V. Dickinson, age 31
      3. Joseph J., age 18;
      4. Ann E., age 15;
      5. Amanda C., age 14;
      6. James M., age 12;
      7. John W., age 11;
      8. Jesse M., age 7;
      9. Martha A., age 3;
      10. Darins G., age 2;
      11. Susan E., age 5 months?; and
      12. Francis Alsten, age 66.

      There is a marriage license for Alpheus Dickinson and Lucinda V. Austin dated November 25, 1845. The ceremony was performed by Thomas I. Little, J.P. Source: Willie Kate Dickinson Henderson. There are Littles listed in the 1850 Federal Census.

      If this is correct, it would suggest that the 6 children over the age of 5 were the issue of the union of Alpheus and his first wife, Penelope Askew. Indeed the oldest (Joseph) would have been born after 1828 (i.e., around 1832).

      An "Alphaus" Dickinson is also listed (page 218, line 22) as the head of household in the 1840 Federal Census for Hancock County. There are 2 males listed to 5 years of age (John and James?); 1 between 5-10 (Joseph?); and 1 between 40-50 (Alpheus). There are 2 females between 5-10 (Ann and Amanda?); 3 between 20-30; and 1 between 50-60. He is listed with 2 males slaves to 10 years of age; 4 male slaves between the ages of 10-24; 2 between the ages of 24-36; 2 female slaves to 10 years of age; 6 females between the ages of 10-24; and 3 females from 24-36; 19 slaves in all. The total for the hosehold is listed at 29. 11 persons in the family are listed as employed in agriculture.

      An "Alphens Dickenson" is listed in the 1830 Federal Census. The total for the household is 13, of which 10 are slaves. Source: Page 151, line 15.

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      Hancock County: Wills & Estates: Account of Sales of the perishable
      property of George D. Lewis dec’d 26th February 1830

      3 turning plows F. G. Thomas 3.75
      2 scooter ditto,
      singletrees & clevises Eli H. Baxter 1.18 Ύ
      2 do do do do Eli H. Baxter 1.06 Ό
      1 lot plow hoes Hamlin Lewis 1.75
      3 pr. Plow gear Eli H. Baxter 2.00
      12 weeding hoes Hamlin Lewis 2.00
      2 club axes Jeremiah Jackson 2.00
      2 ditto F. G. Thomas .75
      1 chopping axe Silas Plunket .75
      2 iron wedges C. Walker 1.00
      3 grubbling hoes Amos Johnston .81 Ό
      2 spades John Evans 1.31 Ό
      1 pr hinges & bands Amos Johnston .75
      1 bar steele 8 Ύ lb @ 183’ per lb Silas Plunket 1.13 Ό
      1 bar iron 81 “ @ 6 Ό Wiley Allen 5.06 Ό
      1 lot tools Eli Johnson 2.56 Ό
      1 scythe blade Eli H. Baxter 1.50
      1 pr flat iron & lead James Reese 1.50
      1 cutting knife & ? Richard Hardwick 2.00
      2 raw hides S. H. Russel 1.50
      1 pr fire dogs James Shivers 1.375
      1 lot nails & fire tongs & shovel James Shivers 1.31 Ό
      2 kegs & vinegar James Shivers 1.00
      1 spinning wheel & cards James Shivers 1.375
      1 “ “ “ William P. Ford 1.675
      1 “ “ “ William P. Ford 1.25
      1 T. Kettle, trivet,ladle & gridiron William Jackson 2.31 Ό
      1 pot William P. Ford .81 Ό
      1 oven W. Thomas 2.25
      1 bed, bedstead & furniture D. W. Thomas 29.00
      1 “ & furniture D. W. Thomas 11.00
      1 bed, bedstead & furniture A. Dickerson 10.00
      1 “ “ “ “ Jas. Shivers 14.00
      1 walnut bedstead M. Thomas 2.00
      1 dressing table F. G. Thomas .50
      1 shot gun B. Shivers 11.50
      1 sword Matthew Turner 6.00
      1 trunk Theophilus Thomas .12 ½
      1 trunk Wm. Peck 1.18 Ύ
      1 large trunk F. G. Thomas .31 Ό
      1 “ “ Wm. Lewis .50
      1 “ “ “ “ .50
      1 chest “ “ .12 ½
      1 lot jugs F. G. Thomas 1.00
      1 lot dining & breadfast plates James Shivers 1.43 Ύ
      8 blue plates Allen Gilbert .87 ½
      10 “ “ “ “ 1.06 Ό
      1 set small “ Amos Johnston .18 Ύ
      1 “ cups & saucers & cream pot H. J. Jackson .81 Ό
      1 “ “ “ “ “ William Claybrook 1.25
      1 “ “ “ “ “ James Shivers .31 Ό
      1 sugar dish & Tea pot Allen Gilbert .58 Ό
      1 lot plates funnell, spoon & tin pan Amos Johnson .37 ½
      2 bowls & pitcher James Shivers .81 Ό
      1 pitcher Amos Johnston .31 Ό
      1 ditto F. G. Thomas .50
      1 pr. Pitchers Isaac Culver 1.75
      2 dishes Jas. Shivers .50
      1 Blue dishes William Jackson .50
      Amount Brought forward 174.50 Ό
      1 looking glass F. G. Thomas 1.00
      1 lot books Mat. Turner 1.62 ½
      1 walnut desk Ashfield Johnson 5.00
      1 walnut table Mrs. Lewis 2.00
      1 pine side-board & cover Mrs. Denson .50
      1 cup-board F. G. Thomas 6.12 Ό
      ½ doz windsor chairs Myles G. Harris 6.00
      8 split bottom chairs F. G. Thomas 3.93 Ύ
      56 lb. Sugar at 13’ per lb. Jas. Shivers 7.23
      8 Ύ lb. Coffee @ 16’ per lb. Wm. B. Thompson 1.40
      1 bag dried apples S. H. Russel .65 Ύ
      1 “ “ “ Matthew Turner .31 Ό
      1 “ “ peaches F. Barefield .43 Ό
      1 mans saddle do do 15.12 ½
      1 saddle cover Y. Vinson 5.56 Ό
      1 bridle & Martingale G. Moss Jr. 3.25
      1 bed cover F. G. Thomas .57 ½
      1 lot bed clothes & table cover do do 3.06 ½
      1 slate P. H. Drake .25
      1 trumpet A. Johnson .18 Ύ
      5 barrels corn at 3 dollars barrel Thomas Norwood 15.00
      5 “ do “ 3 “ “ Jas. Shivers 15.00
      5 “ do “ 3 “ “ Edwin Wiley 15.00
      5 “ do “ 3 “ “ A. P. King 15.00
      5 “ do “ 3 “ “ Jas. Shivers 15.00
      5 “ do “ 3 “ “ R. S. Hardwick 15.00
      5 “ do “ 3 “ “ do do 15.00
      5 “ do “ 3 “ “ A. P. King 15.00
      5 “ do “ 3 “ “ Eli Champion}
      5 “ do “ 3 “ “ do do } 30.00
      5 “ do “ 3 “ “ John Brown 15.00
      1 stack fodder 6th choice 492# 271’ per hund.
      Eli Johnston 3.50
      1 “ “ 7 “ 500 “ “ “
      “ “ 3.55
      5 bushel peas @ 45’ bushel Ashfield Johnson 2.25
      5 “ “ “ 40 “ Jas. B. Reese 2.00
      5 “ “ “ 40 “ John Evans 2.00
      4 “ “ “ 32 “ A. E. Reese 1.28
      1 “ rye “ 50 “ Y. W. Rassetter .50
      1 red cow & yearling A. E. Reeves 10.06 Ό
      1 “ “ A. Dickerson 10.12 ½
      1 brindle heifer do do 6.75
      1 white face cow Allen Gilbert 2.31 Ό
      1 black bull Micajah Thomas 6.00
      3 yearlings Thomas Norwood 7.00
      1 dun heifer “ “ 5.00
      1 sow & eight pigs first choice Joseph Bryan Sr. 5.00
      1 sow & eight pigs second choice Frances Denson 5.00
      1 sow & six pigs third Joseph Bryan 3.00
      1 white sow P. H. Drake 2.00
      4 first choice hogs Alphaus Dickinson 7.00
      4 second choice hogs do do 5.25
      1 grey mule F. G. Thomas 94.00
      1 bay mule R. L. Hardwick 66.00
      1 sorrel horse D. W. Thomas 126.00
      1 gig & harness Allen Gilbert 200.00
      1 ox cart William P. Ford 13.75
      200# green bacon 10 Ύ’ per lb. John Orear 21.50
      200# “ “ 10 ½’ “ “ “ “ 21.00
      200# “ “ 10 ½’ “ “ I. P. Leverett 21.00
      200# “ “ 10 Ό’ “ “ Ryal Black 20.25
      200# “ “ 10 Ό’ “ “ “ “ 20.25
      200# “ “ 10’ “ “ I. P. Leverett 20.00
      17 chickens at 14’ I. Bryan Jr. 2.38
      15 bushels potatoes at 22 ½ cents bush Amos Johnson 3.37 ½
      4 bushels peas “ 32 “ “ 1.28
      94 salt Y. G. Thomas 1.25
      1 gin, band & crowbar do do 26.00
      1 watch Mrs. Lewis 1.00
      1 basket & pan I. Bryan Jr. .25
      1 pr. Saddlebags George Amos 1.00
      1 pr. Candle moulds A. Bruce .25
      1 set knives and forks Y. G. Thomas 1.00
      1 “ “ “ Eli H. Basten .56 Ό
      1 pen shucks Clark Dickerson 1.43 ½
      1 side leather Whitfield Thomas 1.25
      4 bushel peas @ 32 Eli Champion 1.28
      3 Ό “ “ “ 32 Whitfield Thomas 1.
      1266.40 ½

      Account of the hireing for the year 1830
      Fountain to Jeffrey Laine 80.00
      Ben “ Benj. Cook 70.00
      Harry “ Nathan Cook 50.50
      Hannah “ John H. Lewis 35.25
      Amy the younger “ Jas. Shivers 20.00
      Hincken “ Micajah Thomas 15.25
      Mansfield “ Amos Johnston 4.50
      Dolly “ J. Lane 31.00
      Amy “ Jas. Shivers 46.00
      Nelly & 2 children Jones McLemon 1.00
      Joan “ Jno Wells 12.00
      Rose “ F. G. Thomas 4.25

    Person ID I1853  Dickinson
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2018 

    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 1 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 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph J Dickinson,   b. 1832, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. Ann Elizabeth Dickinson,   b. 24 Jun 1834, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904, Hancock, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Amanda C Dickinson,   b. 1836, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895  (Age 59 years)
     4. James M Dickinson,   b. 1838, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John W Dickinson,   b. 1839, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. Jesse M Dickinson,   b. 1843, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F0543  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lucinda V Austin,   b. May 1820, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 25 Nov 1845  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Martha A Dickinson,   b. 1847, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. Darius G Dickinson,   b. 1848, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. Susan Emma Dickinson,   b. 11 Apr 1850, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1932, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Julius Leonidas Dickinson,   b. 16 Jan 1854, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1938, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     5. Sallie Dickinson,   b. 15 Feb 1858, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1955, Baldwin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F0056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1799 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Feb 1828 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - By order of the Court of Ordinary, Alpheus Dickinson was granted letters of administration for the estate of Joel Putnam Dickinson. - 2 Jan 1837 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1845 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S014596] 1830 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1830 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. Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1830.M19, 201 rolls. , Hancock, Georgia, roll 18, page 151, image 301.

    2. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850.M432, 1,009 rolls. District 103, Hancock, Georgia, roll M432_72, page 10, image 390.

    3. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870).
      Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870.
    4. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.
    5. Minnesota. Minnesota Census Schedules for 1870. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T132, RG29, 13 rolls. District 104, Hancock, Georgia, post office Sparta, roll 155, page 420, image 360.

    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.