True, but I think, correct me if Im wrong, the Joseph Dickson of Tenn. is the greatgrandson of the General, Joseph Dickson of NC.
Im a decendent of The Dickson’s of Drew County Arkansas and what Ive found is the following:
1 Simon Dickson b: Abt 1607 England
2 Joseph Dickson, b; 1632 Lowlander Scotland
3 Joseph Dickson, 1657 - 1751 Northern Ireland
4 Michael Dickson
5 John W. Dickson b: 1704
... +Ann ???
6 Joseph Dickson, b: 1748 d: Aft Jun 1804 Dickson Co., Tn.
... +Jane Moulton
7 Molten Dickson
8 Samuel Dunn Dickson b: Tennessee
... +Sarah McQuiston b: Tennessee
9 Samuel D. Dickson b:1865 Drew Co. Arkansas
…+Florance Iva Owens
10 Verner Bond Dickson b: Drew Co. Arkansas
11 Helen Marie Dickson b; 1918
1. Simon Dickson, an Englishman by birth was born about the year 1607/8, was an officer in the Parliamentary Army and sent over with Oliver CROMWELL into Ireland, and settled on one of Oliver CROMWELL'S grants of 300 or 400 acres (when he was about 40 years old), within two miles of Dromore in the County of Down. At the Restoration of Charles 2nd the grants of Oliver CROMWELL were destroyed, and Simon DICKSON and his family became tenants, not withstanding they lived on the same land. He had numerous offspring.
It is not known how many sons Simon had, but tradition says they were: six
(The family in the USA are the descendants of his son Joseph Dickson)
2,3,4. Joseph was father of Joseph who was father of Michael who was father of John (1704)
5. John Dickson, b. ca. 1704 near Newry, County Down, Ireland (now Co. Armagh), d. 24 or 25 Dec. 1774, Elder Creek, Duplin Co, NC. he was married in Ireland and may have married twice, the second time in America. In any event, one wife was Ann ______? who d. in abt 1775, Duplin Co.,
John Dickson emigrated from Ireland ca. 1736-1738 to Chester Co, Pa where two sons (Michael and William) were born. He moved from Pa, ariving in New Hanover Co, NC in 1744 where he raised his family. (consisting of William, Michael, Joseph, Edward, Alexander, Robert & James, and one daughter Molsey or Mary). He became the first Register of Deeds for Duplin 1749-50.
He made his will 3 Sept 1774, which was probated in 1774, and filed in Duplin Co naming eight sons and one daughter.
6. Joseph Dickson was born, 1744 Duplin Co. NC Kenanswille died 1804 Dickson Co. TN, married Jane Moulton, of Duplin Co., NC daughter of Abraham Moulton and Sarah Norris.
Their nine children:
Annie Dickson, born July 21, 1775 Married James Pearsall
Michael Dickson, born Oct 6 1777 d. 1803 in Dickson Co., Tn., Married Sene Williams
Hugh Dickson Married Hannah Hicks in Tennessee
David Dickson Married Elizabeth McNairy
Joseph Dickson’s will is the first will recorded in Dickson Co. In Joseph's will he mentions his wife Jane, his sons, Hugh, David, Moulton, Joseph, Abner, Robert, William, Michael, and his daughter Ann Pearsall.
Will sealed and acknowledged Dec 27, 1803 Dickson County, TN
7. Molten Dickson (unable to find much about him)
8. Samuel Dunn Dickson. b:1813, was a native of Dickson County, Tennessee, which was named for his family. His wife was Sarah Isabella McQuiston. They were the parents of six children, William C., Sarah E, Andrew, Moulton M., Mattie B. (married Thompson, of Pine Bluff), and Samuel Dunn.
S. D. Dickson had owned sawmills in Tipton County, Tennessee, with his brother, Dr. Christopher Dickson in 1851 – 1852.
Goodspeeds states that Samuel D. Dickson engaged in the sawmill business in Drew County Arkansas in 1853.
Samuel Dunn Dickson died in 1864, shot by federal troop at his home in Drew Co. AR. His wife Sarah was with child, (S. D. Dickson).
9. Samuel Dunn Dickson b: 1865 Drew County AR, Married Florance Owens.
10. Verner Bond Dickson b:1890 Drew Co. AR. d; 1961 Dayton, Washington. Married Myrtle Clower, b;1889 Texas, d;1934 Drew Co. AR.
11. Helen M. Dickson, b;1918 AR, d; 1991 WA
Helen is my mother.