Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Civil War Soldier: Pvt. William DICKINSON (1819 - 1901)


Source: Dickinson, William. Photograph. Date unknown. Digital image found at Newaygans in the Civil War [http://ncha.ncats.net/data/Civil_War_Veterans/]. Whereabouts of original photo unknown. 2008.

How Related: Brother of my 4th-great-grandfather, Ezra DICKINSON

Born: 29 November 1819 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., Connecticut

Parents: Philip DICKINSON (1770 - 1859) and Phoebe HUTCHINSON (1773 - 1858)

Siblings: William was the youngest of 14 children!

  • Philip, Jr. (dates unknown)
  • Irena (1792 - 1841)
  • Eliza (1794 - 1830)
  • Nathaniel (b. 1796)
  • Delana W. (b. 1798)
  • Ezra (1800 - 1886)
  • Martha "Patty" (1802 - aft. 1892)
  • Laura (b. 1803)
  • Harriet Amanda (b. 1805)
  • Elisha (1808 - 1893)
  • Samuel (1811 - 1897)
  • Amelia (1814 - 1845)

Married: Caroline A. HART (c. 1819 - 1857) on 21 December 1844 in Cornwall, Litchfield Co., Connecticut. Also married Sarah A. BARNES (1836 - 1908) on 7 November 1857 in Johnston Twp., Trumbull Co., Ohio.

Children: Like many of the Dickinsons, William was prolific. He had 19 children between his two wives. With Caroline he had the following:

  • Walter (1844 - 1923) - also served in the same company and regiment as his father
  • Wallace (1847 - 1847)
  • Wallace (1848 - 1860)
  • Phoebe Hannah (1849 - 1929)
  • Mary Elizabeth (1850 - 1887)
  • Elias (c. 1852 - 1940)
  • Charles E. (1854 - 1924)
With Sarah, he had 12 children:
  • Willie (1858 - 1862)
  • Ida Mae (1859 - 1941)
  • Chester (1860 - 1876)
  • George Horatio (1863 - 1948)
  • Sherman (1865 - 1866)
  • Frank S. (1866 - 1947)
  • Gertrude (1869 - 1939)
  • Alice (1871 - 1942)
  • John Samuel (1873 - 1960)
  • William "Tige" (1875 - 1963)
  • Orla Belle (1877 - 1922)
  • Philip (1879 - 1955)

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Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of William Dickinson. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: 23 August 1861 in Co. K, 41st Ohio Infantry

Side Served: Union

History of Unit: 41st Ohio Infantry

Discharged: 24 July 1862 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio

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Biography or Information of Interest: For further information, see Newaygo in the Civil War by John A. Braden and my cousin Terry Wantz. Use the Find feature of your browser and look for Dickinson in the text.

Died: 12 November 1901 in Denver Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan

Buried: 14 November 1901 in Bull Cemetery, Denver Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan

2 comments:

golden lover said...

I found the information about the civil war vets especially interesting since two great great grandfathers were mentioned--the first being William L. Ryan, 2 nd Lt, of Muskegon as one of the officers of Co. H of the Michigan 3rd when they formed, and the 2nd being James Maze, editor of the Newaygo Republican who wrote the editorial calling for enlistments from Newaygo. Wm Ryan eventually became a major and was disabled by a wound in the thigh at the second Battle of Bull Run.

Barb D.

Miriam said...

Hi, Barb, the Newaygo County Civil War info is very informative, I agree!

Thanks for dropping by.