Hiram and Rebekah (McDonald) Dickerson were my g-g-grandparents. Hiram was born 1793, Pendleton District, SC. Rebekah was born c. 1800, also in SC. They had ten children -- seven sons and three daughters. I descend from their son, John Harrison Dickerson, a brother of Mary Elizabeth (Dickerson) Saye and Hutch Dickerson, mentioned in your posting.
In my research, I have never found Rebekah referred to as Mary, though her name could possibly have been Mary Rebekah. She had five brothers, but no sisters. Her mother was Mary (nee: unknown) McDonald who died about the mid-1830s in GA. I have yet to identify her McDonald father.
As you may know, Hiram and Rebekah left SC in 1822 or 1823 and went to Hall Co, GA. They and their children last appeared there on the US Census, enumerated 23 Oct 1850. On 11 Jan 1851 Hiram bought 180 acres in Blount Co, AL. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church was begun in Blount Co. on 02 Aug 1851 with Hiram, Rebekah, two sons, one daughter, one son-in-law and one daughter-in-law being seven of the fourteen original members. In 1855 Hiram deeded 1 1/2 acres of land to the church. He died in 1863 and Rebekah in 1877. Both are buried at Harmony Missionary Baptist Cemetery.
Thomas Hutchinson "Hutch" Dickerson and family moved from AL to TX between 1880 and 1900, then to OK where he died in 1904, according to his headstone in Sappington Chapel Cemetery, Washita Co, OK.
My great-grandparents John Harrison and Elizabeth (Inmon) Dickerson went to TX in the mid-1870s. Following her death there in March 1885 and before February 1897, he returned to Walnut Grove, Etowah Co, AL with their four children. John died in July 1905 and is also buried at Harmony Missionary Baptist Cemetery in Blount Co, AL.
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