Rev James Wesley Dickey

24 March 1829–26 March 1876 (Age 47)
McMinn, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Wesley

When Rev James Wesley Dickey was born on 24 March 1829, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States, his father, David Houston Dickey, was 30 and his mother, Letitia Witten, was 26. He married Mary Shannon in 1846, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Smyth, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Virginia, United States in 1870. He died on 26 March 1876, in Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Washington, Virginia, United States.

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Rev James Wesley Dickey
Mary Shannon
Marriage: 1846

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McMinn, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 6

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 15

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: from a pet form of the personal name Dick 1.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James N Dicky, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James W Dickey in household of David H Dickey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James W Dickey in household of Levi L Waterman, "United States Census, 1870"

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