Samuel Dickinson was born at the family plantation Croisadore, near Trappe in Talbot County, Maryland. He moved his immediate family to "Poplar Hall" on the St. Jones river and was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Kent County. He was the father of John Dickinson, "one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the Constitution, and 'Penman of the Revolution'" and also Philemon Dickinson.
His son, Philelmon, as a brigadier general of the New Jersey militia, was one of the most effective militia officers of the American Revolutionary War. He was also, later, a Continental Congressman from Delaware and a United States Senator from New Jersey.
Samuel Dickinson first married Judith Troth (1689–1729) on 11 April 1710. They had nine children; William, Walter, Samuel, Elizabeth, Henry, Elizabeth "Betsy," Rebecca and Rachel. The three eldest sons died of smallpox while in London seeking their education. Widowed, with two young children, Henry and Betsy, Samuel married Mary Cadwalader in 1731. She was the daughter of Martha Jones (granddaughter of Dr. Thomas Wynne) and the prominent Quaker, John Cadwalader who was also grandfather of General John Cadwalader of Philadelphia. Their sons, John, Thomas and Philemon were born in the next few years.
Judith Troth Dickinson (1690 - 1729)
Mary Cadwalader Dickinson (____ - 1776)
John Dickinson (1732 - 1808)*
Philemon Dickinson (1739 - 1809)*
Maintained by: John Reeder
Originally Created by: J. David Barr
Record added: Nov 20, 2010
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