Billa Dickson

8 March 1815–30 January 1878 (Age 62)
Elizabethtown, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Billa

When Billa Dickson was born on 8 March 1815, in Elizabethtown, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Dickson, was 33 and his mother, Mary Henderson, was 29. He married Mary Ann Stoddard on 10 April 1837, in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 30 January 1878, in Richville, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Porterville Cemetery, Porterville, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Billa Dickson
Mary Ann Stoddard
Marriage: 10 April 1837
Samantha Jane Dickson
Albert Douglas Dickson
Judson Stoddard Dickson
Alvira Aurelia Dickson
William Henderson Dickson
John Henry Dickson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 April 1837Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 17
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Dick + son.

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

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    Sources (48)

    • William Dickson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Billa Dickson, "Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858"
    • Billy Dickson in entry for Alvira Aurelia Henderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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