Joseph Dickson

Joseph Dickson

Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Apr 1825 (aged 79–80)
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Cenotaph Compton, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 22307382 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was a cotton and tobacco planter in North Carolina and a member of the safety committee for Rowan County in 1775. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, he was commissioned Captain in the Colonial Army, was at the Battle of Kings Mountain and rose to the rank of Militia Brigadier General. After the war, he was clerk of Lincoln County Court in 1781, a member of the State Senate, 1788 to 1795 and was on the commission to establish the University of North Carolina. In 1799, he was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress, serving until 1801. He moved to Tennessee in 1803 and was a member of the State House of Representatives, 1807 to 1811. He and his wife are interred on the Dickerson Plantation Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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