Maj Michael Dickson

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Maj Michael Dickson

Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland
Death 17 Jul 1825 (aged 94)
Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Anderson County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 12712255 · View Source
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Michael Dickson was the son of John Dickson, b.1704, Northern Ireland, d.December, 25 1774, Duplin County, North Carolina, and his first wife Elizabeth.

The father, John Dickson is likely buried in Rutledge Cemetery, Kenansville, Duplin County, N.C., which was the site of the original Grove Presbyterian Church, but this is not certain. The first church was burned by the British, shortly after the death of John Dickson.

Obituary of Major Michael Dickson from The
Pendleton Messenger, Vol. 19, Number 3,
August 17, 1825

"Died on the 19th ultimo (Preceding month,[July]) at his residence in Pendleton District, after a short and painful illness, Major Michael Dickson, in the 95th year of his age. Major Dickson was a Native of Ireland, and came to America with his father at the age of 5 years, to the state of Pennsylvania. Previous to his settling in South Carolina, he had been one of the opposers of the Stamp Act, and amongst the foremost to resent his country's wrongs. In the year 1777, he accepted a Captaincy in the service of Georgia, and on his return to South Carolina, was promoted to Majority. He was in a number of battles, and had several shots pass through his clothes, but never received a wound. Major Dickson was a humble Christian, a member of the Presbyterian Church, in full communion about seventy years, and a ruling elder sixty years. His character through life was exemplary, and he died hoping for a glorious resurrection".

Other children: Samuel Henry b.1765, John b.1768, Elizabeth b. Oct 15, 1772, Nancy b. 1776, William b. Nov. 21 1779.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 12712255
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Michael Dickson (17 Jun 1731–17 Jul 1825), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12712255, citing Pickens Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Reavis (contributor 48085765) .