Emanuel H “Manuel” Clopton Dicus

North Carolina, USA
Death 1910 (aged 77–78)
Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, USA
Burial Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 2
Memorial ID 179159219 · View Source
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An 1860 Federal Slave Schedule of owner Edward "Ned" Dicus in Morgan, Dade, Missouri may be this family but hasn't been proven. I will post it here to possibly help their descendants in finding them:
1 x 28yr male (ethnicity erased but had been "B")
1 x 24yr female "B"
1 x 18yr male "M"
1 x 7yr male "B"

There is a good chance the older male and female were Emanuel and Ellen, and the seven year old, George. The 18 year old mulatto male may or may not have been related, but they did stay in a single slave house. It seems to be the only one Edward Dicus had, and no other Dicus households match this family unit. It was probably a more accurate reflection of George's birth year than was stated on his death record.

There exists an old marriage transcription (haven't seen orig. to approve this):
Name: Emanuel U. Dicus
Spouse: M. Sloan
Marriage Date: 18 Jun 1867
County: Dade
State: MO
*This would indicate a registered marriage of the already established couple after emancipation, as was the custom at that time. Daughter Erry Sylvia later states "H" was Emanuel's middle initial.

By 1870 Emanuel Dicus is shown to own his own farm property, and though he can't read or write, (neither could most of the farmers of his generation), his three eldest children are shown to have attended school. They seemed to start them when they were about 10. In those days farmers (both black and white) often had the boys attend school during the off season, but pulled them during planting or harvest times, when every hand was needed for the crops. It was still hit or miss if girls attended school or stayed home and learned homemaking skills.

It was not uncommon for a girl who had graduated eighth grade level to test to qualify as school teacher in the little farming communities, as well.

1880 Sac Twp, Dade County
Emanuel and Ellen w/ 9 children, working the farm.

1900 Greenfield, Dade, Missouri
Emanuel H Dicus...68
Ellen H Dicus...68 (8 births, 7 living)
Ersylvia Dicus...30
Minnie Dicus...22

1910 Greenfield Ward 1, Dade, Missouri
Manuel E Dicus...78
Ellen E Dicus...79 (8 births, 7 living)
Minnie Dicus...30

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emanuel H “Manuel” Clopton Dicus (Mar 1832–1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 179159219, citing Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .