William Howard Dickson

3 February 1787–10 November 1876 (Age 89)
Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Howard

When William Howard Dickson was born on 3 February 1787, in Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Dickson, was 25 and his mother, Rachel Howard, was 20. He married Mary Ann Shipley in 1808, in Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 10 November 1876, in Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Howard Dickson
Mary Ann Shipley
Marriage: 1808
Elizabeth Dickson
George Dixon
Margaret B. Dickson
John I Dickson
Mary Polly Dickson
William Samuel Dickson
Pleasant C. Dickson
Nathan Shipley Dickson

Spouse and Children

Kingsport, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States


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Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 9

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

Age 25

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Dick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wm Dixon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Howard Dickson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Howard Dickson - Individual or family possessions: death: 10 November 1876; Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States

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