Hugh Mercer Dickinson

Hugh Mercer Dickinson

Orange County, Virginia, USA
Death 10 Nov 1888 (aged 77)
Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Spotsylvania Courthouse, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 94017963 · View Source
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Son of Nathaniel and Martha (Gray) Dickinson. Acquired the family home, Mercer Hall Plantation, from the heirs of his grandfather, Richard Dickinson, in 1840. He lived the remainder of his life there and was buried there. Family graves were later covered over by a garden when the land and home were sold.

He married Susan Catherine Mansfield on 27 June 1838.

Hugh and Susan (Mansfield) Dickinson had issue:

William Christian Dickinson Sr. (1843-1923)
Florence Mercer Dickinson (1847-1915)
Arthur Gray Dickinson (1850-1922)
Emma Mansfield Dickinson (1854-1933)
Hugh Quarles Dickinson (1855-1925)
Frank Powell Dickinson (1857-1934)

Hugh Mercer Dickinson had the following slaves:
1850 - 26
1860 - 26

It is presumed that he had slaves as early as 1840 when he acquired Mercer Hall, but this is unproven (2016).

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  • Created by: Sherry Harris
  • Added: 22 Jul 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 94017963
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh Mercer Dickinson (6 Jan 1811–10 Nov 1888), Find a Grave Memorial no. 94017963, citing Mercer Hall Family Grave Yard, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sherry Harris (contributor 46634886) .