John J Dickey

John J Dickey

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Death 18 May 1920 (aged 75)
Burial Lambert, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 109101711 · View Source
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A neat farm house stands southwest of Lambert, on Buckskin Lake. It was in 1894, or thereabouts, when J. J. Dickey of Tennessee, drifted into Quitman County, "the land of milk and honey," and bought a large tract of land--twenty-two hundred acres--from J. W. Cutrer, wealthy and prominent lawyer of Clarksdale. Dickey moved his family into the crude plantation house, which had two large front rooms, wide open hall, front porch, a small back room, which was used for dining room and kitchen. He added three rooms to the back of the northeast corner to accommodate his large family.
At the time Mr. Dickey bought the land, he found only 160 acres in cultivation, but being a progressive farmer, the virgin land was soon transformed into a picture of fields of fine cotton and waving corn.
During the time he lived on Buckskin Lake, Dickey served two terms as member of the Board of Supervisors, and on the first Monday of each month, "Uncle John" (as he was familiarly known), saddled his horse and rode to the county seat, where he participated in governing county affairs. In 1912, when he saw the need for better schools for his children, he decided to sell his farm to C. W. Partee, a Confederate veteran, at Belen. Dickey moved to Lambert, where he became notable in history as the town's most useful and staunchest citizen, being a member of the Board of Aldermen for several years.
The land was sold the same year to J. B. Anderson, of Sumner, who is the present owner. The original house, with many improvements, still stands in the spacious lawn, filled with magnificent shade trees. The windows and porches are screened; exterior is clean and white, with white wash, waterworks have been installed, etc. This house is used for the plantation manager, while the owner lives in a modern home nearby, and those possessed with imaginative minds can yet see this grand old man (he died in 1919) in his early home, a three-room house located in almost a wilderness.

Information provided by Mrs. J. H. Morris, Marks, MS and Mrs. Jesse Austin, Lambert, MS

Contributed by Sharon Fortner Wright


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  • Created by: Mimosa
  • Added: 24 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 109101711
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John J Dickey (1 Jan 1845–18 May 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 109101711, citing Lambert Cemetery, Lambert, Quitman County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Mimosa (contributor 46875181) .