|Birth: ||Sep. 11, 1833|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 1870|
Son of Thomas Dickins and Martha Bolling Eppes Vaughan.
Said by descendents to have been fat and jolly but also known for his quick temper (and quick shot). Samuel's father, Thomas, was a major player in the Bolton/Dickins feud lasting from 1857 to 1870 during which eight (or as many as twelve) people died. Partner in one of the largest cotton/slave trading firms in the South. A dispute arose when the firm bought and sold a 23 year old slave who was later proved to be an indentured and free. A shooting incident involving Isaac Bolton resulted in an expensive trial at which Ike was acquitted. An argument arose as to whether the expenses should be borne by the four partners (Wade, Isaac, an unrelated Washington Bolton and Thomas Dickins) or the brothers alone.
Numerous court battles followed, before and after the war, pitting Thomas Dickins and Sarah Bolton (wife of the deceased Wash Bolton) against Wade. There were family intricacies as Wash's sister, Cinderella, was Isaac Bolton's widow and Josephine Bolton, Isaac's daughter, married Samuel Dickins, Tom's son. Samuel became deeply involved in the feud as he led a posse to Alabama to avenge an attempted murder of his father.
Wade Hampton Bolton was shot by Thomas Dickins in July of 1869 and died shortly thereafter. Thomas Dickins, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds after being acquitted of Bolton's murder in 1870. Dr. Samuel Dickins died of an accidental gunshot wound in the autumn of that year.
Thomas Dickins (1809 - 1870)
Martha Bolling Eppes Vaughan Dickins (1811 - 1864)
Josephine Bolton Dickins Morgan (1841 - 1873)*
Martha Cinderella Dickins Smithwick (1858 - 1935)*
John Bolton Dickins (1860 - 1860)*
Thomas Dickins (1864 - 1869)*
Hortense Dickens Anderson (1865 - 1934)*
Jane Vaughan Dickins (1832 - 1832)*
Samuel Dickins (1833 - 1870)
William Dickins (1840 - 1863)*
Martha Bugg Dickins (1844 - 1846)*
Bolling Eppes Dickins (1848 - 1851)*
Plot: Chapel Hill 896
Maintained by: Vincent Astor
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Oct 26, 2006
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