Dickson, John, BORN: 7 Jun 1826, DIED: 16 Jan 1908, CEMETERY: Cuthand, LOCATION: Northwest, MARKER: SSw Emily J. Dickson, NOTES: OBIT: CLARKSVILLE TIMES 4 Feb 1908, Tuesday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: On January 16, 1908, John Dickson departed this life, having lived to the ripe old age of 82 years. He was born in North Carolina on June 7th, 1826. In June 1845 he enlisted in the 16th Regiment U. S. Volunteer Infantry and served in Mexico until May 1847. He was honorably discharged, then making Kentucky his home. In 1851 he married Emily Jane Lassiter and moved to Texas in 1853, where he made his home for 55 years. In 1862 he enlisted in Capt. John M. Bivin's Company H. Whitfield's Legion, serving sometime in Whitfield's command. He was transferred to Gould's 23rd Texas Cavalry, Capt. M. L. Sim's Company, where he served until the end of the war between the states. Returning home he found nothing but wreck and ruin, poverty and want among the people generally. This opportunity showed the big heart that was in him and no man did more to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and attend the sick than he did as far as he was able. He was converted in early manhood and lived and died with an abiding faith in the Redeemer, ever showing his faith by his works. Therefore, be it resolved by John C. Burks Camp, U. C. V., that we keenly feel the loss of Comrade Dickson. The country has lost a brave, patriotic citizen, a staunch Christian and the family loss irreparable. On January 26th his good wife, Emily Jane Dickson, passed away to join her husband in that beautiful beyond. Thus father and mother have passed away in so short a time, leaving children and friends in deep and solemn grief. (more), CLARKSVILLE TIMES 4 Sep 1908, Friday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: J. A. Dickson was at Garvinsville yesterday to superintend the erection of a monument at the grave of his father and mother, both of whom died last winter., OBIT: CLARKSVILLE TIMES, Friday 17 Jan 1908, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library, Reel 2002-1: Yesterday the death angel visited Clarksville and called to his last reward one of the city's oldest and most highly respected citizens. John Dickson, a veteran of two wars and a pioneer citizen of this county, died at 12:30 yesterday at the home of his son, B. F. Dickson. Funeral services were held at the family home this morning at 9 o'clock and the remains were interred in the Garvinsville cemetery in the afternoon. Decedent is survived by his wife, who was Miss Emily Jane Lassiter, and five children. Twelve children were born, but only five are living, as follows: J. A., B. F., J. B., and Hontas E. Dickson, all of Clarksville and Mrs. J. A. Mankins of Cuthand. John Dickson was 82 years old, having been born in North Carolina June 7, 1826. He removed to Henry County, Tenn., when a boy, and while a resident of that state was married to Miss Emily Jane Lassiter April 10, 1851. He came to Texas in 1858 and located a mile and a half east of where the town of Detroit now stands. Later he moved to the Rosalie community, where he lived until coming to this city about eight years ago. Mr. Dickson enlisted in the Sixteenth U. S. Infantry at Murray, Calloway County, Ky., in June 1865, he joined Gould's regiment and marched out of Clarksville in defense of the Southern Confederacy. He served through the entire war between the states, doing valliant service for his county and his flag. At an early age Mr. Dickson professed religion and joined the Baptist church. During his long life he was a constant Christian and died supr_____ in the faith. No more hospitable, kind and Christian gentleman ever lived than Mr. Dickson and he practiced what he preached, which is shown by the fact that in addition to his own large family he fathered and raised a number of orphan children. The friends he leaves behind to mourn his loss are numbered only by those who knew him. To know him was to love him, and The Times adds its own weak words of condolence to the bereaved members of the family to those of his many friends., EPITAPH: RESTING IN HOPE OF A GLORIOUS RESURRECTION. From Civil War Veterans buried or dying in Red River County, Texas by Lawrence and Sue Dale.
FaG has him born in NC yet his census records say Tenn.
His father and mother were born in NC on census 1900 Marriage 4/3/1851 Stewart Cty Tenn
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