|Birth: ||Jul. 6, 1809|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1885|
David Dickson was first a prominent Sparta merchant before acquiring 266 acres of land and beginning farming in 1845. He is credited with devising several new agricultural methods by which he was able to produce spectacular yields of corn and cotton. Along with his brother, Thomas, David Dickson was long considered one of Hancock County's most innovative planters. In 1860, he owned 13,000 acres of land and 144 slaves; his real estate holdings were worth $200,000 that year as opposed to only $15,000 in 1850.
The Covington Star, March 4, 1885
Local and Star-light Items.
The following shows that although plain passage was taken, David Dickson, went prepared for the hotels on the other side. Says the Sparta Ishmaelite: "Mr. David Dickson, at his own request, was buried in a plain pine
coffin not even painted, and a pocket knife that he had carried for twenty years, together with tooth pick and pocket comb, were placed in his pockets."
The Covington Star, March 11, 1885
The estate of Mr. David Dickson, who died a few days ago in Hancock county, is said to be worth at least half a million dollars. He made it all farming.
Son of Thomas Dickson (1750-1827) and his wife Elizabeth Scholars Moore
Julia Frances Lewis (1836 - ____)*
Amanda America Dickson Toomer (1849 - 1893)*
The Model Farmer, A True Friend. Sacred to His Memory, May His Soul Be at Rest.
Note: Buried in Section: C Lot: Person 1
Created by: Jack Johnson
Record added: May 25, 2007
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