Ambrose Dickinson

Brief Life History of Ambrose

When Ambrose Dickinson was born on 13 February 1839, in Scio Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, his father, Aaron G. Dickinson, was 30 and his mother, Roxana Rena, was 21. He married Susanna Dickinson on 14 March 1861. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Waterloo, Waterloo Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Homer, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 8 October 1894, in Butler, Butler Township, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Clarendon Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Ambrose Dickinson
Susanna Dickinson
Marriage: 14 March 1861
Frank E Dickinson
Roxanna Dickinson
Clara Jane Dickinson

Sources (19)

  • Ambros Dickinson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ambrose Dickinson, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Ambrose Dickinson, "Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1847 · Moving the State Capital

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Dickenson , a patronymic from the Middle English personal name Dicun a pet form of Richard (see Dicken ) + son.

History: Jonathan Dickinson, the first president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), was born in Hatfield, MA, in 1688. Both his parents came from pioneer Connecticut Valley stock.

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

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