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Early Dickersons

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1681 - c. 1730 1681 - 1730
1806 - 1838 1806 - 1838
1827 - Unknown 1827 - ?
1827 - 1911 1827 - 1911
1846 - 1901 1846 - 1901
1858 - 1921 1858 - 1921
1860 - 1934 1860 - 1934
1863 - 1942 1863 - 1942
1879 - 1950 1879 - 1950

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Sample of 20 Dickerson Biographies

Oct 29, 1889 - Unknown 1889 - ?
Aug 25, 1918 - Jun 8, 1998 1918 - 1998
Jul 28, 1898 - Dec 15, 1989 1898 - 1989
Nov 3, 1946 - September 1971 1946 - 1971
Jul 21, 1911 - Oct 23, 2006 1911 - 2006
Jul 7, 1883 - May 1978 1883 - 1978
Nov 13, 1910 - Aug 19, 2003 1910 - 2003
Aug 13, 1909 - March 1986 1909 - 1986
Oct 31, 1917 - Mar 7, 2006 1917 - 2006
Jan 2, 1917 - Jun 5, 1995 1917 - 1995
Apr 17, 1923 - Apr 28, 1988 1923 - 1988
Jul 14, 1924 - Feb 18, 2008 1924 - 2008
Mar 11, 1924 - Nov 4, 1997 1924 - 1997
May 25, 1920 - Apr 6, 2004 1920 - 2004
Sep 6, 1906 - October 1982 1906 - 1982
c. 1981 - Unknown 1981 - ?
c. 1943 - Unknown 1943 - ?
c. 1951 - Unknown 1951 - ?
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
c. 1920 - Unknown 1920 - ?

Dickerson Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Dickerson family member is 70.0 years old according to our database of 19,264 people with the last name Dickerson that have a birth and death date listed.

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70.0 years

Oldest Dickersons

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Aug 15, 1869 - January 1983 1869 - 1983
113 years
Jul 8, 1901 - Oct 6, 2010 1901 - 2010
109 years
Nov 2, 1887 - Dec 21, 1994 1887 - 1994
107 years
May 18, 1902 - Sep 9, 2008 1902 - 2008
106 years
Apr 30, 1890 - Sep 1, 1996 1890 - 1996
106 years
Jan 27, 1892 - Nov 15, 1996 1892 - 1996
104 years
Jan 4, 1896 - Feb 18, 1999 1896 - 1999
103 years
Jan 1, 1895 - Dec 23, 1998 1895 - 1998
103 years
Jan 5, 1897 - Feb 15, 2000 1897 - 2000
103 years
Feb 11, 1904 - Aug 14, 2007 1904 - 2007
103 years

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"When Alexander Carico, at dawn of day, on Monday, July 28th, 1856,
departed for the "Gig Glades," to join in the celebration of the birth of the county, and to witness the organization of its first county court, he never one time thought his name would be nscribed on the records of that court as the first man to be murdered in the county.
Neither did Beverly Dickenson, on the
early morning of July 28, 1856, think his name would go down on the county's records beside that of his neighbor, as being the first man in the county carged with the crime of murder. Both,
no doubt, expected to return to their families as they had left them, and
tell them of the Big Day at eh "Big Glades."
Alexander Carico and Beverly Dickenson were neighbors, and lived in the neighborhood of Bull Run settlement. It is said they both owned land, and had settled there in the early pioneer days among the hills and wild woods of what is now the eastern part of Wise County, to dig out their living by the sweat of their brows.They both had livestock, Once a week each man would go to his salting place on some hiltop or down in some low valley by a water course, and leave fresh salt for his cattle and sheep, and a sprinkle of corn for his hogs, to keep them from straying too far away. The stock were kept belled, and each man knew the sound of his belled cattle and belled hogs and sheep, and could stand on the top of some peak and hear the jingle of his bells in the far istance, and distinguish the sound. Time passed, and one day, it is said, Alexander Carico found some of his hogs had been shot and killed, and others crippled, and the bells cut off of some, and shop off of others. And some of his horses were found with their tails cut off. Carico accused his neighbor, Dickenson, of doing this and a grudge commenced between them which continued to grow in
feeling. A foot-path led through the low underbrush from the Primitive
Baptist Church that had been adopted as the courthouse of the county, to the spring some two hundred yards in a southeast direction from the church, in the woods near the foot of a high ridge, on a lot now owned by W. C. Renfro, and formerly owned by the late Judge T. G. Wells. This spring was near the east side of the lot on which the dwelling house of Mrs. G. W. Kilgore now stands, and back a few feet in the rear of the house. When the crowd which had spread out in the Big Glades below, at the noon recess of the county court on July 28, 1856, heard loud talking and loud cursing, and a dull hollow sound near the spring, and surged toware the spot, they found Alexander Carico stretched out upon the ground,
unconscious, caused from a lick on the back of the head with a large stick in the hands of Beverly Dickenson, his neighbor. The grudge had been rekindled, and as they were leaving the spring, Dickenson in front, and Carico close behind him, Carico remarked to Dickenson, it is said, "I have never cut off no cow bells or horses'tails,' and Dickenson turned on him and struck Carico with a large stock. Carico was at once carried to the home of Daniel Ramey, the Monarch of the Big Glades, and first laid on a pile of rails in the yard of the Monarch's home. Dr. John Burns, who lived in the settlement where Tacoma is now located, on Guests River, was called to Carico's side, and at first pronounced him not seriously
hurt, but later Carico was carried and placed under the shen of the Monarch's home and commenced to grow worse, and died sometime after midnight, on July 29th, following. Beverly Dickenson was arrested on the gound by the Crier (Sheriff) charged with the Murder of Alexander Carico, a warrant was sworn out against him for the offense, and he was afterwards carried to the Russell
County jail which had been adopted as the jail for Wise County. His case
was continued in the county court until November 28, 1856, on which day
William Richmond, Jessee Davis, David Short, Nicholas Horne and James Estep, justies composing the court, heard the evidence and being advised, were of the opinion, as the records show, that Dickenson should be sent on to the circuit court for trial. Motion was made for bond for Dickenson, but the court refesed him bail, and he was remanded back to the Russell County jail. At the time this crime was committed the law provided where the
judgment upon conviction involved a loss of life or imprisonment in the
penitentiary, the county court had no jurisdiction to convict. When a
person, not being a slave or free negro, was charged with an offense, if
in the opinion of the justice the charge ought to be further inquired
into, it was made his duty to remand the prisoner for examination before
the county court, called a 'Court of Examination.'The case of Beverly Dickenson for the murder of Alexander Carico was brought up in the circuit court of Wise County on October 5th, 1857. The court was opened with Hon. Samuel V. Fulkerson, judge, presiding, and a grand jury was impanelled. As the record reads: 'Harvey C. Bruce, oreman, Andrew J. Long, Elijah Beverly, John
Creech, Jonathan Hunsucker, Sebastian H. Bickley, Isaac Willis, Isaiah Jones, Edward Ison, Silas Creech, William Taylor, Linhorn Blevins, John W. Wampler, James Baker, Daniel S. Hoge, John W. Burns and Anderson Wells were sworn a grand jury of inquest for the body of Wise County, and having received their charge, were sent out of court to consult of presentments, and after some time returned into court, and presented an indictment against Beverly Dickenson for murder.' The grand jury mentioned was the first grand jury to return an indictment for murder in Wise County, and the indictment returned by the grand jury was the first indictment ever found in the county for murder.
Dickenson was brought into court on the indictment and arraigned, and entered a plea of not guilty. The court allowed him bond in the sum of $1000 with Andrew J. Long, John Snodgrass, John C. Poindexter, Robert J. Beverly and Andrew J. Dotson as his sureties, which bond was afterwards forfeited. Dickenson skipped his bond and fled to the state of Kentucky. He was afterwards apprehended and brought back to Wise County, and on April 20, 1861, placed on trial in the circuit court of
Wise County before Hon. Samuel V. Fulkerson, judge, presiding, and the
following jury: Waman Riggle, Campbell W. Carter, David Stidham, Andrew
Blythe, George Gilly, Cleming Joseph, Absalom Russell, John A. Hall,
William Soward, William Elkins, G. Hale and Matthew S. Dotson. The defendant was represented in the trial by the law firm of Hagan & Richmond, comosed of Patrick Hagan and Jonathan Richmond. The case was presecuted by William B. Aston, commonwealth attorney. The witnesses used in the trial of the case for the prosecution of Dickenson were John Davis, Harvey Robinett, Abner Carty, Jacob Ramey, James Hunsucker, S. D. Huff, Gabriel Richie, T. W. Newberry, Thomas A. Moore, Wilson Evans, Flem Ingle, John Gilliam, William Holyfield, Pentecost Gardner, Jeremiah Powers, John H. Hoge and Meredith Evans. Those used on behalf of the defendant, Beverly Dickenson, were Charles Taylor, James R. Porter, Morgan McLaughlin, Patton McLaughlin, Joseph
Buchanan, M. T. Lipps, Robert A. Holdbrooks, Nathan McLaughlin, Randolph
Robinette and Dr. John Burns. On the third day of the trial the jury returned the following verdict:
"We, the jury, find the prisoner, Beverly Dickenson, guilty of voluntary manslaughter, and ascertain the period of his confinement in the public jail and penitentiary to be one year."
(Signed) "Campbell W. Carter, "Foreman"
The prisoner was thereupon sentenced by the court to serve one year in the penitentiary. Dickenson was thereupon forthwith carried to the penitentiary by the "Crier," under the provisions of the laws as then existed.
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