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Thomas Dickerson
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Birth: May 4, 1830
Harrison County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1914
Marion County
Kansas, USA

Spouse: Hannah Harrison
daughter of: Wm. Henry and Lydia Harrison
Marriage: August 20, 1852 Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio

Thomas Dickerson's Parents: Joseph Dickerson and Mary Jones

Children: Names recorded in the Dickerson family Bible.

1). Mary Lavina (June 15,1853-Aug. 7, 1937)born near Cadiz, Ohio married Louis F. Keller.

2). Sarah Louisa (Oct. 5, 1854-April 10, 1943)born near Cadiz, Ohio married to E. W. Hoch

3). John Fremont (Sept 4, 1856-Feb. 27, 1936)born near Cadiz, Ohio. When he was small the family moved to Lewisburg, Ohio, then in 1869 moved to Iowa, and finally 1871 Marion Co., Kansas. married Linda Oursler.

4). Susan Victoria b. 1859, died 1861. She is buried in the Friends Cemetery, North Lewisburrg, Champaign Co., Ohio. She has a memorial # #17619595 and a picture of her tombstone.

5). Emma J. (May 19, 1862-April 11, 1864) born near North Lewisburg, OH.

6). Joseph Thomas (Jan. 8,1864-Feb. 7, 1954) born near north Lewisburg, Oh, married Carrie Sacket.In 1903 President Teddy Roosevelt appointed him Federal Judge of Oklahoma.

7). Jessie Laurella (June 5, 1869-Aug.11, 1959)born Blairtown, Iowa. married B. C. Hastings.

8). Eva Viola (Nov. 23, 1871-Sept. 25, 1953) born Lyndon, KAS married E. M. Rider

9). Avery Holmes (Apr. 1, 1876-Apr.14, 1964)born in Marion Co. Kansas. married Nena Turner


Thomas Dickerson and his family left Ohio and moved to Iowa, and after living in Iowa two or three years they moved to Kansas. It was on September 1, 1871 that they crossed the Missouri River at St. Joseph into the Sunflower state. The trip was made by wagon, and there were ten teams and wagons in the procession--those being the days of much migration from Iowa to Kansas. The party drove cattle and horses with them and took thirty days for the trip. They located in Osage County--at the Sax and Fox reservation--and lived there eighteen months. In the spring of 1873 they came on to Marion County where they homesteaded the farm four miles south of Marion. In their later years they moved into town. Source: Marion Kansas newspaper articles kept in the Thomas Dickerson family Bible.

"Grandfather Dickerson belonged to a distinct type-a type that is passing, somewhat, with the generation to which he belonged. He was of those moral stalwarts who put virile righteousness into the life and trend of the pioneer days. He believed things profoundly, and in the loyalty to those beliefs he stood four-square to all the winds that blow.' He believed deeply in the Old Book-to him it was indeed the Word of God and the safe counselor of men in all walks of life. And abiding in that belief from the earliest childhood on down through the noonday and to the very end of a long life, he bore the fruit age that comes along with long devotion to the highest and best.

As I think of him the two characteristics that stand out most prominently were his faith and his charity. A grip of faith and an unvarying kindness were his in a remarkable degree. For eight years he lived his religion-lived it without cant or pretense, lived it in the home, in every avenue of life, quietly, modestly, lived it without shadow or variance of turning. He was a life-long member of the Methodist church, and no man was ever more faithful to the church.

On his father's farm in Ohio was an old camp-meeting grounds, the place where Bishop Simpson was converted, and the community church, still wielding a mighty influence through that country, was the 'Dickerson Church.' Of such stock he sprang. And when, in this western country where he lived there was no church, he organized a church and a Sunday School and for a generation stood back of them. That was the sort of man he was."

--- edited by son-in-law Homer Hoch that married daughter, Sarah Louisa Dickerson (he was former Justice of Kansas State Supreme Court, US Congressman, and US House of Representatives.) 
Family links: 
  Joseph Dickerson (1796 - 1877)
  Mary Jones Dickerson (1802 - 1857)
  Hannah Harrison Dickerson (1832 - 1922)
  Mary Lavina Dickerson Keller (1853 - 1937)*
  Sarah Louisa Dickerson Hoch (1854 - 1943)*
  John Fremont Dickerson (1856 - 1936)*
  Susan Victoria Dickerson (1859 - 1861)*
  Emma J. Dickerson (1862 - 1864)*
  Joseph Thomas Dickerson (1864 - 1954)*
  Jessie Laurella Dickerson Hastings (1869 - 1959)*
  Eva Viola Dickerson Rider (1871 - 1953)*
  Avery Holmes Dickerson (1876 - 1964)*
  Joshua B Dickerson (1822 - 1902)*
  Baruch Dickerson (1827 - 1827)*
  Hannah Dickerson McCoy (1828 - 1896)*
  Thomas Dickerson (1830 - 1914)
  William J Dickerson (1832 - 1909)*
  Joseph Hugh Dickerson (1834 - 1913)*
  John A Dickerson (1839 - 1841)*
  James White Dickerson (1841 - 1869)*
  Samuel McCreary Dickerson (1844 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Marion Cemetery
Marion County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Sec 12, Row 1
Created by: Barbara Wright
Record added: Aug 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95928624
Thomas Dickerson
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Thomas Dickerson
Added by: Barbara Wright
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- Randy Wright
 Added: Aug. 25, 2012

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