Person:William Dickson (48)

William Dickson
  • HWilliam Dickson1740 - Abt 1830
  • WLucretia NashAbt 1745 - 1828
  1. Elizabeth DicksonBef 1772 -
  2. Ann DicksonBef 1772 -
  3. Enoch DicksonAbt 1773 - Abt 1841
  4. John DicksonAbt 1775 - Bef 1870
  5. William DicksonAbt 1779 - Abt 1837
  6. James Dickson1780 - 1843
  7. Margaret DicksonEst 1790 - Bet 1830 & 1835
Facts and Events
Name William Dickson
Gender Male
Birth[2] 1740 Goochland County, Virginia
Marriage to Lucretia Nash
Military? Sergeant in the Virginia Militia, Amherst County, Virginia
Death[1] Abt 1830 Nelson County, Virginia

Records in Virginia

William Dickson, his wife Lucretia and daughters Elizabeth and Ann weree named in the will of his father-in-law, Enoch Nash:
Vol. 2 - Staples vs. Dixon--O. S. 372; N. S. 135--Will of Enock Nash, dated 12th March, 1772. Daughter, Lucretia Dixson; Elizabeth and Ann, daughters of Wm. Dixson; son (?) Joseph Nash; son, Enock Nash; son, Thomas Nash; daughter, Mary Nash; wife, Susannah; daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth Nash. Recorded in Amherst, 5th March, 1781. [Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia records].
  2. While the descendancy of James Dickson is fairly well documented, a puzzle comes in determination of his siblings and his ancestry. Perhaps the most credible data was compiled by Dennis Simpson, a descendant through James' daughter Margaret, who married John Simpson. In his book “Simpson and Allied Familes”, published in 1985, Dennis told that William Dickson was born about 1740 in Goochland County, Virginia, and died by 1828 in Nelson County, Virginia. William's wife Lucretia Nash was born about 1745 in Amherst County, Virginia. She died about 1828 in Nelson County. She was a daughter of Enoch Nash and Susanna Burrass. Besides James, the children of Lucretia Nash and William Dickson included Enoch, John, William, and Margaret Dickson. Enoch was born about 1773 in Virginia and died around 1841 in Rutherford County, Tennessee. In 1801 (Virginia) he married Juriah Wood. She was a daughter of James Wood and Ann Philpott, as was James' wife Keziah Wood. John Dickson was born about 1775 in Virginia and died there before 1870. In 1809 he married Nancy Wood, daughter of James Wood and Nancy Lipscomb.,_A_Vintage_Vignette