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 James Fentress Dickson

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James Fentress Dickson

  • Birth 1842 Tipton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death Sep 1896 Tipton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee, USA
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  • Memorial ID 7821192

Son of Michael Moulton and Mary Fentress Dickson, James was a farmer for many years and did well in business following his marriage. He was educated at Portersville Academy and his family attended the Salem Reformed Presbyterian Church in that area, which is now known as Atoka. After graduation from High School, he enlisted in the Confederate Army, in Company G., Fifty-first Tennessee Infantry, and was first orderly sergeant, then lieutenant, and was in the battles of Perrysville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, around Atlanta, and Jonesboro, N.C., and at Franklin, Tennessee where he was captured and soon after taken to Fort Delaware, and held as a prisoner until July, 1865, when he returned home after an absence of four years' honorable service, and resumed farming. November 23, 1865, he married Rachel J., daughter of Banyan and Nancy M. (Wright) Payne. Of eight children born to them, three lived into their teens and beyond: Vernon Banyan, Mineola Alabama, and Fentress Dickson. In the declining years of his father-in-law, James took over the running of much of Banyan Payne's vast land and business holdings. He was considered a vital part of his community's affairs and one of it's upstanding citizens.


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  • Maintained by: Pat Iverson
  • Originally Created by: Georgia
  • Added: 2 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7821192
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Fentress Dickson (1842–Sep 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7821192, citing Munford Cemetery, Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Pat Iverson (contributor 46836677) .