Descendants of WILLIAM DICKINSON


Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM11 DICKINSON (JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 1501 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.), and died 1590 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.). He married RACHAEL KING 1520 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.), daughter of RICHARD KING.

Child of WILLIAM DICKINSON and RACHAEL KING is:
2. i. RICHARD12 DICKINSON, b. 1521, of Bradley Hall, Staffordshire, England; d. 1605, England.


Generation No. 2

2. RICHARD12 DICKINSON (WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 1521 in of Bradley Hall, Staffordshire, England (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.), and died 1605 in England (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.). He married ELIZABETH BAGNALL 1540 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.), daughter of SIMON BAGNALL.

Children of RICHARD DICKINSON and ELIZABETH BAGNALL are:
3. i. THOMAS13 DICKINSON, b. 1547, Bradley, Staffordshire, England; d. 1590, Ely, Cambridge, England.
ii. SYMON DICKINSON, b. 1541.


Generation No. 3

3. THOMAS13 DICKINSON (RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 1547 in Bradley, Staffordshire, England (Source: WFT disk 12 #1010.), and died 1590 in Ely, Cambridge, England (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.). He married JUDITH CAREY 1567 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.), daughter of WILLIAM CAREY and ELIZABETH CAREY.

Notes for THOMAS DICKINSON:
Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897
Clerk, Portsmouth Navy Yard 1567-87.
Removed to Cambridge 1587.

Source: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 152, April 1998, Whole Number 606, "The Correct English Origins of Nathaniel Dickinson and William Gull, Settlers of Wethersfield and Hadley," by Clifford L. Stott
This source has Thomas Dickinson married to Annis Tingle. He is mentioned in the will of his brother Waters. Thomas is the ancestor of New England immigrant William Gull. Thomas Dickinson was born say 1547. This source has that he was buried at Billingborough on 8 October 1579. Thomas married at Billingborough, 1 September 1572, Annis/Agnes Tingle, whose parents have not been learned. She married, second, 26 October 1581, John More. The will of Thomas Dickinson, laborer, of Billingborough, dated 18 December 1578, proved 13 October 1579.
See Nathaniel Dickinson's (b. 1600) notes for more information on the Dickinson family from this source.

Child of THOMAS DICKINSON and JUDITH CAREY is:
4. i. WILLIAM14 DICKINSON, b. 1570, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England; d. 1628, Ely, Cambridge, England.


Generation No. 4

4. WILLIAM14 DICKINSON (THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 1570 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.), and died 1628 in Ely, Cambridge, England (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.). He married SARAH STACEY 1594 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.). She was born in of Ely, Cambridge (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.).

Child of WILLIAM DICKINSON and SARAH STACEY is:
5. i. NATHANIEL15 DICKINSON, b. ABT 1600, Ely, Cambridge, England; d. 16 Jun 1676, Hadley MA.


Generation No. 5

5. NATHANIEL15 DICKINSON (WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born ABT 1600 in Ely, Cambridge, England (Source: (1) "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897., (2) The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 16 Jun 1676 in Hadley MA (Source: (1) "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945., (2) The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.). He married ANNA (MNU) GULL Jan 1629/30 in East Bergholat, Suffolk, England (Source: (1) "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897., (2) The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.). She was born in England (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died Bef. 29 May 1676 (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.).

Notes for NATHANIEL DICKINSON:
Source of the following: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897

NATHANIEL DICKINSON, had a family of nine stalwart sons and two daughters, who grew up, married, and had large families, (except possibly the daughter Frances, of whom no later record is found); so that at this day his descendants are unnumbered. All of the sons took an active part in King Philip's War, and John, Joseph and Azariah, the two oldest, and the youngest, were killed. The father, borne down with affliction and weight of years, died at Hadley, June 16, 1676, leaving as legacy the record of a life which has largely helped to make history.

Source of the following: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897

To any one who has made study of American genealogy, the name of Nathaniel Dickinson is a household word. Settling with his gentle wife, Anna Gull, in Wethersfield, in A. D. 1636, he took front rank. He was one of the first Board of Selectmen, Representative to the General Assembly, from 1645 to 1656, Recorder for twenty years at Wethersfield, Deacon in the church throughout his life. In 1659, he removed with his family to Hadley, Massachusetts, where he was no less a leader. As shown above he was one of the original Committee sent to lay out the town; first Recorder there, Assessor, Town Magistrate, member of the Hampshire Troop, one of the members of the first Board of Trustees of the Hopkins' Academy. "An intelligent an influential man, and one qualified to do public business, as well as a man of substance, rating with the highest in the division of lands." He owned east of the "Great River," at Hartford, one hundred acres in the tract called "Naubuc Farms." This was sold on or before the removal to Hadley. With him from Wethersfield to Hadley, removed his Minister, Mr. Russell, who gave permanent concealment to Generals Whalley and Goffe, two members of the High Court of Justice that condemned Charles I. With the restoration of the Stuarts, a reward was offered for the heads of these Generals, but they could not be found. One Sunday, in September, 1675, the little town of Hadley was panic stricken by an attack of Indians. The surprise was so great, and the numbers so unequal, that the Indians were fast gaining the advantage. Suddenly there appeared among the settlers a man of towering height, and long streaming hair and beard, dressed in fantastic fashion. Wherever he went the Indians fell, and the courage of the English rose. They thought God had sent an angel to lead them out of their sore strait. When the fight was over, the stranger disappeared as suddenly as he came. Many believed to their dying day that he was not mortal. He was General Goffe, the Regicide. Without doubt, our ancestor, being an intimate friend of Mr. Russell, was entrusted with the secret of the concealment of the Regicides, and witnessed this exploit of General Goffe.


Born in England about 1600. Married Anna Gull 1630. Came to Watertown, Massachusetts with wife and two oldest children. Moved to Weathersfield, Conn. 1636. Town Clerk of Weathersfield 1645, Representative 1646-1656, also Deacon of Church. There being a division of the church of Weathersfield, he was one of committee to select site for town of Hadley Mass. Of 48 original settlers of Hadley he was one of ten to put L200 into the enterprise. First recorder of Hadley Served in Hampshire Guard. A founder of Hopkins Academy. Died June 16, 1676. 10 children.

Source of the following: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945
It is recorded that Nathaniel died in Hadley on June 16, 1676, and that his death was hastened by the loss of three of his sons in the Indian Wars and by his countless services to his country. His grave was not marked, perhaps to prevent its desecration by the Indians. In 1934 a great company of his descendants dedicated a boulder to his memory in the Hadley cemetery.

Source of the following: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 152, April 1998, Whole Number 606, "The Correct English Origins of Nathaniel Dickinson and William Gull, Settlers of Wethersfield and Hadley," by: CIifford L. Stott

The dismemberment of a long and cherished family pedigree is never a pleasant task. Consolation often may be found, however, in the knowledge that an accurate, albeit shorter, pedigree has been discovered to replace what was lost. Such is the case with the English origins of Nathaniel Dickinson, an early settler of Wethersfield, Connecticut, and Hadley, Massachusetts.
Frederick Dickinson wrote in 1897 that Nathaniel Dickinson was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire, in 1600, the son of William Dickinson and his wife Sarah Stacey. Nathaniel was said to have married Anna, widow of William Gull, in January 1630 at East Bergholt, Suffolk. A line of descent from John Dykonson, a thirteenth-century freeholder of Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, to the immigrant Nathaniel Dickinson was provided. The Dickinsons were said to descend from Walter de Caen, later Walter de Kenson, a companion of The Conqueror. Wharton Dickinson, "the distinguished Dickinson genealogist of New York City," is given credit as the author of this pedigree.
Wharton Dickinson published a similar pedigree in 1901 in his Record of the Lambert-Dickinson Family, where the family history is further elucidated. Nathaniel supposedly joined the Cambridge Company in 1629 with his brothers John and Thomas and came to New England in 1630. He settled first at Watertown, removing to Wethersfield in 1635. It was also claimed that William Dickinson, Nathaniel's father, was born in Portsmouth in 1570, and that he was a barrister at law who received a B.A. in 1590 and an M.A. in 1595 from Cambridge University.
More recently, the Wharton Dickinson pedigree appeared in Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson by Elinor V. Smith, published in 1978 by the Dickinson Family Association. In this work, a common descent is proposed for virtually- every colonial Dickinson family from Massachusetts to Virginia. In his review of the book, George E. McCracken considered the 14-generation descent of Nathaniel Dickinson "mostly rubbish," citing the lack of documentation and the family's "jumping about the Island of Britain with ease, with at least one impossible chronology, to wit, in the 6th generation a Thomas (1400-1475) is married in 1430 to the daughter of a standard bearer for Richard III!" McCracken conceded, however, that he would be willing to accept some of the later generations provided that acceptable documentation be furnished.
But the later generations of Wharton Dickinson's pedigree also have problems. In my own investigation of William Dickinson and his supposed son Nathaniel, four significant inconsistencies were identified. It is admitted that Nathaniel's wife was probably the widow Anna Gull. The will of Nathaniel Dickinson identifies a "son" (i.e., stepson), William Gull. But the cited marriage of Nathaniel Dickinson and Anna Gull in January 1630 at East Bergholt, Suffolk is not found in the parish registers of East Bergholt, which begin in 1653. And a search of bishop's transcripts found no transcript from the Archdeaconry of Suffolk prior to 1685.
The original settlers of Wethersfield were largely from Watertown, Massachusetts. Wharton Dickinson states that Nathaniel Dickinson came to New England in 1630 and settled first in Watertown before going to Wethersfield in 1635. However, the town records of Watertown mention nothing concerning Nathaniel Dickinson, and there is no record of the family in Wethersfield before 1638.
Wharton Dickinson tells us that John, eldest son of Nathaniel and Ann Dickinson, was born in 1630, "the first Dickinson born in America." However, the lands of John Dickinson of Wethersfield were recorded in 1650, when John could have been no more than nineteen or twenty years old, too young to have received land from the town. Moreover, John was married to Frances Foote about 1647/8, as John and Frances had a daughter Hannah born at Wethersfield on 6 December 1648. It seems highly likely that John was born well before 1630.
Besides this chronological improbability, an investigation of William Dickinson, the barrister of Ely, found no degrees bestowed upon him by Cambridge University, as alleged by Wharton Dickinson. Nor did he receive degrees from Oxford University. Clearly, the century-old Dickinson pedigree was at best the result of poor research at worst an outright fraud.
What was actually known or conjectured from New England sources is that Nathaniel Dickinson arrived in Wethersfield, Connecticut, no later than 1638. He was probably married to the widow Anna Gull in the mid-1620s, and they produced at least five children prior to their arrival in New England: John, Nathaniel, Joseph, Thomas, and Anna/Hannah. A family matching this exact description was found in the parish of Billingborough, Lincolnshire. The parish lies immediately south of Horbling, the home parish of Governor Simon Bradstreet, and the probable home of Anthony Colby, well-known immigrants of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The parish registers of Billingborough are extant from 1561. Their legibility ranges from good to illegible. A peculiarity of the Billingborough registers, and many others in this part of Lincolnshire, is the dating format used during the period 1561-1598. Unlike most pre-1752 English parish registers, which date each year from Lady Day (25 March), the registers of Billingborough begin the year with Michaelmas (29 September). This method was employed until 1599, when Easter became the annual beginning date. Because of this system, the entries recorded between 1 January and 28 September during a specified year actually took place during the following year, according to the calendar. When, the registers were transcribed to parchment in 1598, it is apparent that the copyist became confused by the system. A comparison of entries in the parish registers with those in the bishop's transcripts and with probate records found many parish register entries advanced a full year; a few were backdated a year. During the transition to the new system in 1599, some entries were actually dropped, and can now be found only in the bishop's transcripts.
The bishop's transcripts of Billingborough are generally more legible than the parish registers. They also commence in 1561 and also begin each year with Michaelmas through 1598. However, there are significant gaps in the available transcripts, including 1563, 1564, 1566-1575, 1577-1584, 1593, 1629-1631, and 1637. The following Dickinson entries were transcribed from the parish registers of Billingborough Material in bold was supplied from the bishop's transcripts when the parish register entry is illegible, or in cases who where the transcripts contain varying, additional, or new information.
Among the entries found was the marriage of Nathaniel Dickinson to Ann Gull, and the baptisms of all five of their children born prior to the family's arrival in New England. The eldest son, John, was baptized in 1624, a date much easier to accept for one married by 1648. Moreover, the Dickinson family was obviously still in England as late as 1636, proving, that they did not come to New England with Winthrop in 1630. Obviously, they arrived sometime between 1636 and 1638. As will be shown below, William Gull, Nathaniel Dickinson's stepson, was also baptized at Billingborough. Two additional generations of the Dickinson family and two for the Gull family are evident in the parish of Billingborough. The Gull family also has a Dickinson descent.

DICKINSON FAMILY

1. ____DICKINSON, perhaps the Gabriel Dickinson who was buried at Billingborough 7 February 1569/70, was the father of at least the following three sons:
Children (probably others):
(2) i. WATERS DICKINSON, b. say 1530; m. ALICE_____. Ancestors of New
England immigrant Nathaniel Dickinson.
ii. HENRY DICKINSON, identified in the wills of his brothers Waters and
Thomas. No further record.
iii. THOMAS DICKINSON., b say 1547; m. ANNIS TINGLE. He is mentioned in the will of his brother Waters. Thomas is the ancestor of New England
immigrant William Gull. See "Gull Family," below.

2. WATERS DICKINSON, of Billingborough, Lincolnshire, was born say 1530. He was buried at Billingborough on 9 April 1591. Waters married ALICE___, who is mentioned in his will. She was buried on 4 September 1596. Evidence that she is the mother of Waters's children is found in the will of Edward Dickinson, probably the eldest son, who refers to her as his mother. The will of Waters Dickinson shows that he was a yeoman engaged in husbandry. He apparently had the means to educate his sons, for his son William signed the Billingborough bishop's transcript of 1596/7 as a churchwarden with a firm, well-formed signature. Waters Dickinson of Billingborough yeoman executed his will on 30 December 1590, and it was proved on 20 April 1591.

Children of Waters and Alice(_) Dickinson:
i. EDWARD DICKINSON, probably the eldest son, considering the projected date of his marriage, was born say 1555. He was buried at Billing-borough 20 Jan. 1593/4. Edward had a wife Alice ____, who was buried on 19 May 1592. The nuncupative will of Edward Dickinson at Billingborough, yeoman, was made on 8 Jan. I593/4 and proved 5 Feb. 1593/4. Bequests were made to his mother Alice and to children Richard, Robert, Thomas, and Elizabeth. His brothers William and John witnessed the instrument. Billingborough parish registers include the baptisms of three of the four children mentioned in the will: Elizabeth (bp. 2 Sept. 1581), Robert (bp. Aug. 1586), and Thomas (bp. 4 Jan. 1589/90)
ii. WILLIAM DICKlNSON, born say 1560, just prior to the inception of the Billingborough parish register; d. after 1613/4 when he signed the parish register as churchwarden. William was churchwarden also from 1595 through 1599. No wife has been discovered for William, but he had the following children recorded in Billingborough: Thomas (bur. 20 July 1592), Anne (bp. 30 Jan. 1594/95),
John (bp. 14 Dec. 1595), William (bp. 23 Oct. 1602; bur 6 Aug. 1603), Samuel (bp. 21 Dec. 1606). His Signature as churchwarden in 1596/7 bears the mark of an educated man.
(4) iii. JOHN DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough 4 Dec. 1564; m. Elizabeth___.

3. THOMAS DICKINSON was born say 1547. He was buried at Billingborough on 8 October 1579. Thomas married at Billingborough, 1 September 1572, ANNIS/AGNES TINGLE, whose parents have not been learned. She married, second, 26 October 1581, John More. The will of Thomas Dickinson, laborer, of Billingborough, dated 18 December 1578, proved 13 October 1579.

Children of Thomas and Annis/Agnes (Tingle) Dickinson:
i. ELlZABETH DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 7 Aug. 1573; m. WILLIAM GULL. See Gull Family," below
ii. ROBERT DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 4 June 1575. No further record.
iii. MARIE DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 6 March 1579/80, posthumous, "daughter of Annes Dickinson." No further record.

4. JOHN DICKINSON (Waters) was baptized at Billingborough 4 December 1564. He was buried there on 19 April 1637 as John Dickinson, yeoman. He married ELIZABETH _____, who was buried at Billingborough 30 August 1609. John was churchwarden in 1626/21. No will or estate records have been found for him.

Children of John and Elizabeth (___) Dickinson:
i. JOHN DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 17 March 1598/99. No further record.
(5) ii. NATHANIEL DICKINSON, bp at Billingborough, 3 May 1601; m. ANN (__) GULL, widow of John Gull. See "Gull Family" below.
iii. JOSEPH DICKINSON bp at Billingborough, 7 Sept 1606 No further record
iv. ELIZABETH DICKINSON, bur. at Billingborough, 5 May 1610.

5. NATHANIEL DICKINSON (John, Waters) was baptized at Billingborough on 3 May 1601 and died at Hadley, Massachusetts, on 16 June 1676. He married at Billingborough, 27 November 1623, ANN (___) GULL, widow of John Gull. Her parentage and death date are unknown, but she was living in Hadley, Massachusetts, as late as 24 March 1670/1, when Nathaniel and Ann Dickinson sold property in Hadley to William Marcum. Ann had a son, William Gull, who accompanied the family to New England. See "Gull Family," below.
Little is known of Nathaniel's activities in England. He was no doubt educated, singing the Billingborough bishop's transcript of 1633/4 with a firm hand. He was accordingly appointed town clerk both in Wethersfield and Hadley. A facsimile of an original letter of Nathaniel Dickinson, written in 1666, is reproduced in Henry R. Stiles, History of Ancient Wethersfield, 2 vols. (New York, 1904), 2:284 (facing page).
Nathaniel arrived in Wethersfield, Connecticut between 26 June 1636, when his daughter Ann was baptized at Billingborough, and July 1638, when his son Samuel was born at Wethersfield. It is difficult to say what influences led Nathaniel to emigrate. Perhaps he heard the Puritan doctrines from Rev. Simon Bradstreet, vicar of Horbling from 1596 to 1621. Rev. Bradstreet's son Simon went to Massachusetts in 1630 and rose to prominence in the government of the Bay Colony. Twelve miles to the east of Horbling and Billingborough, Rev. John Cotton expounded his Puritan views from the pulpit at Boston until he fled to New England in 1633. Nathaniel apparently spent little if any time in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and he was not among the Watertown contingent that settled Wethersfield in 1635.
Nathaniel held many positions of trust in the Communities of Wethersfield and Hadley. He served on the jury of the Particular Court in 1642. After several years as de facto town clerk of Wethersfield, he was officially appointed to the office in 1645. He held this position until 1659, when he removed to Hadley, Massachusetts. Nathaniel Dickinson served as deputy to the Connecticut General Court from 1646 to 1659. He was elected selectman of Wethersfield in 1646. His homestall consisted of a house, barn, and three acres of land in March 1649. In May 1653 he was a member of the committee to direct a contemplated expedition against the Dutch, and in October 1654 Nathaniel was one of the commissioners appointed to consult with the constables of the various Connecticut towns about "pressing men for the expedition into the Ninigret country." He was also active in church affairs, being a deacon of the Wethersfield church.
When dissension arose in the congregations at Wethersfield, Hartford, and Windsor, Nathaniel Dickinson and his son John were active in the organization of a new settlement under the leadership of Rev. John Russell. Nathaniel was one of the 59 men who signed the agreement to settle Hadley, Massachusetts, on 18 April 1659. He was selected to survey the original 59 home lots of eight acres each. In Hadley Nathaniel was again chosen town clerk in 1660. He took the freeman's oath on 26 March 1661, and the same year was a member of the committee to erect a meetinghouse.
Soon after the establishment of Hadley, settlers began taking up land on the west side of the Connecticut River. On 21 January 1660/1 Nathaniel was a member of the committee appointed to lay out home lots on the west bank. Twenty-eight lots were surveyed for the original proprietors, among whom were sons Nathaniel, Samuel, and Obadiah and stepson William Gull. These four were also among the petitioners for a separate township in 1667. The town of Hatfield was established in 1669. In his later years, Nathaniel, Sr., settled briefly in Hatfield but returned to Hadley shortly before his death.
Nathaniel was an original member of the Hampshire Troop, organized in March 1663/4 under Capt. John Pynchon. During King Philip's War, 1675-77, Nathaniel lost three sons - John, Joseph, and Azariah. Another son, Obadiah, was captured by the Indians and taken into Canada but escaped and returned in 1679. Nathaniel served as selectman, assessor, and school trustee at times and was a deacon in the Hadley church.
Nathaniel Dickinson died in Hadley on 16 June 1676. He wrote his will on 29 May 1676, ten days after his son John was killed in the Turner's Falls battle. The will was proved the following 26 September, and an inventory or his estate, totaling £502 2s 6d, was taken on 22 December 1676.

Children of Nathaniel and Anna (___) (Gull) Dickinson:
i. JOHN DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 22 Aug. 1624; killed by Indians
during King Philip's War at Turner's Fall, Mass., 19 May 1676. He m.
about 1647/8 FRANCES FOOTE, dau. of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (___)
Foote of Wethersfield. Frances m. Francis Barnard of Hadley.
ii. NATHANIEL DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 18 March l626/7; d. at Hatfield, Mass. 11 Oct. 1710. He m. ca. 1661, HANNAH Beardsley, dau.
of William and Mary Beardsley of Fairfield. She is first of record as the wife of Nathaniel Dickinson when their son Nathaniel was buried, 25 Dec. 1663. She d. at Hatfield 23 Feb. 1679. He m. at Hatfield, 16 Dec. 1680, ELIZABETH (HAWKS) GILLETT, widow of Joseph Gillett, and dau. of John and Elizabeth (Browne) Hawks. Elizabeth d. at Hatfield 11 Oct. 1681. He m. at Northampton, 26 Sept. 1684, ELIZABETH (BURT) WRIGHT, widow of Samuel Wright and dau. of Henry and Eulalia (March) Burt of Springfield.
iii. ELIZABETH DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 14 Dec. 1628; bur. there 8 July 1631.
iv. JOSEPH DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 10 Oct. 1630; killed by the Indians during King Philip's War at Northfield, Mass., 4 Sept. 1675, while serving under Capt. Richard Beers. He m., before 26 April 1661, PHEBE BRACEY, dau. of Thomas and Phebe (Bisby.) Bracey.
v. THOMAS DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 21 Oct. 1632; d. at Wethersfield, Conn., 17 Jan 1712/3.1401 He m. at Hadley, 7 March 1667/8, HANNAH CROW, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Goodwin) Crow.
vi. SAMUEL DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 7 Dec. 1634; d. probably before July 1638 when his brother Samuel was born.
vii. ANN/HANNAH DICKINSON, bp. at Billingborough, 26 June 1636; d. at Northampton, Mass., 16 July 1723. She m. (1) at Hadley, 16 June 1670, JOHN CLARY, son of John and Sarah (Cassell) Clary of Watertown, Mass. John Clary d. 10 Feb. 1690/1, and she m. (2) ENOS KINGSLEY.
viii. SAMUEL DICKINSON, b. at Wethersfield, Conn., "about the middle of July" 1638; d. at Hatfield, 30 Nov. 1711. He m. at Hadley, 4 June 1668, MARTHA BRIDGMAN, dau. of James and Sarah (__) Bridgman of Northampton.
ix. OBADIAH DICKINSON, b. at Wethersfield, "about" 15 April 1641; d. there, 10 June 1698. He m. (1) at Hadley, 8 Jan. 1668, SARAH BEARDSLEY, dau. of William and Mary Beardsley of Stratford, Conn. He m. (2) before 20 Sept. 1692, MEHITABLE (HINSDALE?)
x. NEHEMIAH DICKINSON, b. at Wethersfield, "about the middle of August"
1643; d. at Hadley 9 Sept. 1713, "in his 79th year." He m. ca. 1671, MARY COWLES, dau. of John and Hannah Cowles of Hatfield.
xi. HEZEKIAH DICKINSON, b. at Wethersfield "about the last of" Feb. 1646/[7?]; d at Springfield, Mass., 14 June 1707. He m. at Stratford, Conn., 4 Dec. 1679, ABIGAIL BLACKMAN, dau. of Rev. Samuel and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Blackman of Stratford.
xii. AZARIAH DICKINSON, b. at Wethersfield, 10 Oct. 1648; killed by the Indians during King Philip's War at the Swamp Fight about ten miles north of Hatfield, 25 Aug. 1675. He m. DORCAS ____, who is identified in his estate records.

GULL FAMILY

William Gull came to New England with his stepfather, Nathaniel Dickinson, about 1637. He settled in Hatfield, Massachusetts, where he married and raised a family of four daughters.
The immigrant William Gull is almost certainly the son of John Gull, baptized 25 February 1620/1. John was buried on 8 July 1621 and it was apparently his widow, Ann Gull, who married Nathaniel Dickinson on 27 November 1623. As shown in the summary below, William Gull was a cousin of his stepfather, Nathaniel Dickinson.

1. WILLIAM GULL, laborer of Billingborough, was born say 1562; he was buried there on 8 May 1639. He was perhaps the son of William Gull, who was buried on 27 December 1612, and his wife Katherine, who was buried on 27 December 1590. He married at Billingborough, 2 August 1597, ELIZABETH DICKINSON, who was baptized there on 7 August 1573, daughter of Thomas and Annis (Tingle) Dickinson (see Dickinson Family," above). Elizabeth was buried on 26 August 1616. A William Gull married Joan Silverwood on I May 1618. The timing suggests this was a second marriage of William Gull, but it is also possible that the marriage is that of his son William.


Children of William and Elizabeth (Dickinson) Gull, all baptized at Billingborough
i. WILLIAM GULL, bp. 5 March 1597/8. He is perhaps the William Gull who
married JOAN SILVERWOOD, 1 May 1618, but this is not certain, as this may have been the second marriage of his father.
(2) ii. JOHN GULL, bp. 26 Aug. 1599; m. ANN ___.
iii. ALICE GULL, bp. 21 Dec. 1600, "daughter of William Gull the younger." She m. at Billingborough, 6 Nov. 1627, WILLIAM ATTON, laborer. He was bur. 5 Jan. 1627/8, and Alice m. (2) at Billingborough, 14 Oct. 1628/9, WILLIAM WRIGHT.
iv. EDWARD GULL, bp. 4/14 Feb. 1601/2.
V. JOHAN GULL, bp. 2 May 1603.
vi. THOMAS GULL, bp. 9 Sept. 1604
vii. RICHARD GULL, bp. 28 Nov. 1606.
viii. ANNIS/AGNES GULL, bur. 3 Jan. 1608/9.
ix. ROBERT GULL, bur. 3 March 1610/11.
x. ELIZABETH GULL, bp. 26/28 Feb. 1612/3; bur. at Billingborough, 22 May 1622.
xi. SYMON GULL, bp. 23 Feb. 1614/5; m. at Billingborough, 17 Feb. 1640/1, GRACE WRIGHT.

2. JOHN GULL (William) was baptized at Billingborough, 26 August 1599 and was buried there on 8 July 1621 as John Gull, laborer. He married about 1620, ANN _____, who married, second, at Billingborough on 23 November 1623, Nathaniel Dickinson (see "Dickinson Family," above).
Child of John and Ann (___) Gull:
(3) i. WILLIAM GULL, bp. at Billingborough 25 Feb. 1620/1; m. ELIZABETH (SMITH) FOOTE.

3. WILLIAM GULL (John, William) was baptized at Billingborough on 25 February 1620/1. He died at Hatfield, Massachusetts, between 12 April and 18 December 1701, the dates of the execution and probate of his will. William married, perhaps about 1656, ELIZABETH (SMITH) FOOTE, widow of Nathaniel Foote, who died in 1655, and daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Smith) Smith of Wethersfield and Hadley. Elizabeth died after 5 January 1701/2, when she swore to the inventory of William Gull's estate.
William Gull is first noticed in Wethersfield town records in 1648, when he was hired with three others to keep the town herd. He apparently purchased land from William Cross, which he sold to Richard Montague before 22 March 1650[/1?], when the latter's lands were recorded in the town books. His own lands, consisting of five parcels, including a home lot with house and barn, were not recorded until 15 June 1669, all of which had by then been released to John Belding. William was probably in Hatfield when the lands were recorded under Belding's direction.

It is not clear exactly when William went to Hatfield. As shown above, William Gull had a home lot laid out at Hatfield in 1660/1 and was one of the petitioners for a township there in 1667. But if William went to Hadley with his stepfather in 1659., he must have soon returned because he was appointed Hayward at Wethersfield in 1660 and was constable there in 1662. He is mentioned as taking up a stray horse at Wethersfield on 12 November 1663. These records suggest that he left Hatfield (then part of Hadley) and did not return until about 1664/5. The birth of his daughter Esther was recorded at Hadley on 21 November 1665.
The will of William Gull of Hatfield was written on 12 April 1701 and proved the following 18 December.
The estate of William Gull, valued at £263-11-0, was inventoried on 25
December 1701. The widow Elizabeth Gull made oath to the inventory on 5
January 1701/2.

Children of William and Elizabeth (Smith) (Foote) Gull:
i. MARY GULL, b. probably at Wethersfield., ca. 1657; d. at Hatfield 12 Nov.
1726. She m. ROBERT BARDALL/BARDWELL of Hatfield,
ii. ANNA GULL, b. probably at Wethersfield, ca. 1661; d. 4 Sept. 1746. She m. 22 March 1680, JONATHAN ROOT, son of Thomas Root.
iii. ESTHER GULL, b. at Hadley, 21 Nov. 1665; m. at Hatfield, 3 Nov. 1687, JOSEPH GILLETT, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hawks) Gillett of Simsbury, Conn.
iv. MERCY GULL, b. at Hadley, 27 June 1668; m. JEREMIAH ALVORD, son of Alexander and Mary (Vore) ;Alvord of Windsor, Conn.

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Notes for ANNA (MNU) GULL:
See notes under Nathaniel Dickinson (Anna's husband) for information on the Gull family as per "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 152, April 1998, Whole Number 606, "The Correct English Origins of Nathaniel Dickinson and William Gull, Settlers of Wethersfield and Hadley," by Clifford L. Stott

Children of NATHANIEL DICKINSON and ANNA GULL are:
6. i. JOHN16 DICKINSON, b. 1630, England; d. 1676.
7. ii. JOSEPH DICKINSON, b. 1632, Salem, MA; d. 05 Sep 1675, Northfield, killed by Indians.
iii. THOMAS DICKINSON, b. 1634, Watertown, MA (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.); d. 1716 (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.); m. HANNAH CROW, 07 Mar 1667/68, Hadley, MA (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.).

Notes for THOMAS DICKINSON:
Returned to Weathersfield 1678
8 children


iv. HANNAH DICKINSON, b. 1636, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.); d. 1723; m. (1) JOHN CLARY, 1670; m. (2) ENOS KINGSLEY, Aft. 1676.
v. SAMUEL DICKINSON, b. 1638, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.); d. 1730, Hatheld Mass (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.); m. MARTHA BRIDGEMAN, 1668, Springfield, MA.

Notes for SAMUEL DICKINSON:
8 children


vi. OBADIAH DICKINSON, b. 15 Apr 1639, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.); d. 10 Jun 1698, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (Source: (1) "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945., (2) WFT disk 4, # 508.); m. (1) SARAH BEARDSLEY, 1668; m. (2) MEHITABLE HINSDALE, 1692.

Notes for OBADIAH DICKINSON:
Burned by Indians 1677, wife and children wounded
6 children


vii. NATHANIEL DICKINSON, b. Aug 1641, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.); d. 11 Oct 1710, Hampshire Co, MA (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.); m. (1) HANNAH BEARDSLEY, 25 Dec 1662 (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.); m. (2) ELIZABETH GILLETTE, 1680; m. (3) ELIZABETH WRIGHT, 1684.

Notes for NATHANIEL DICKINSON:
6 children


8. viii. NEHEMIAH DICKINSON, b. ABT Aug 1643, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT; d. 09 Sep 1723, Hadley MA, bur. Old Hadley Cem..
ix. HEZEKIAH DICKINSON, b. Feb 1645/46, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (Source: (1) "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897., (2) WFT disk 4, # 508.); d. 14 Jun 1707, Springfield, MA; m. ABIGAIL BLACKMAN, 04 Dec 1679, Stratford, CT (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.).

Notes for HEZEKIAH DICKINSON:
Lived in Hatfield, MA
6 children, including Rev. Jonathan (1688-1747) founder in 1746 at his parsonage in Elizabeth - Town and 1st President of college of N.J. (later Pinceton U)


x. AZARIAH DICKINSON, b. 04 Oct 1648, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.); d. 25 Aug 1675, killed by Indians (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.); m. DORCAS (MNU) DICKINSON, Bef. 1675 (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.).

Notes for AZARIAH DICKINSON:
Soldier in King Philips War - killed by Indians Aug 25, 1675
4 children

Source: History of Hadley, by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press Camden, Maine, 1905
Slain in Swamp fight

xi. FRANCES DICKINSON, b. 1650, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.).


Generation No. 6

6. JOHN16 DICKINSON (NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 1630 in England (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.), and died 1676 (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.). He married FRANCES FOOTE 1648 in Wethersfield, Conn., daughter of NATHANIEL FOOTE and ELIZABETH DEMMING.

Children of JOHN DICKINSON and FRANCES FOOTE are:
i. HANNAH17 DICKINSON, b. 06 Dec 1648 (Source: (1) "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897., (2) WFT disk 4, # 508.); m. (1) SAMUEL GILLETT, 23 Sep 1668 (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.); m. (2) STEPHEN JENNINGS, 15 May 1677.
ii. MARY DICKINSON, b. 1650 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.); m. SAMUEL NORTHAM, 1674.
iii. JOHN DICKINSON, b. 1652 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.).
iv. JONATHAN DICKINSON, b. 1654 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.).
v. SARAH DICKINSON, b. 1656 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.); m. (1) MARTIN KELLOGG; b. 27 Feb 1690/91; m. (2) SAMUEL LANE, 11 Dec 1677.
vi. REBECCA DICKINSON, b. 1658 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.); m. JOSEPH SMITH, 11 Feb 1680/81 (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.).
vii. ELIZABETH DICKINSON, b. 1660 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.).
viii. ABIGAIL DICKINSON, b. 1662 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.); m. (1) THOMAS CROFT, 06 Dec 1683 (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.); m. (2) SAMUEL CROWFOOT, 30 Nov 1704 (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.).
ix. MERCY DICKINSON, b. 1664 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.); m. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN, 08 Jun 1688.
x. MEHITABLE DICKINSON, b. 1666 (Source: "To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson son of Nathaniel and Anna Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield, CT and Hadley, MA," by Frederick Dickinson, 1897.); m. JOHN INGRAM, 26 Jun 1689.


7. JOSEPH16 DICKINSON (NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 1632 in Salem, MA (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.), and died 05 Sep 1675 in Northfield, killed by Indians. He married PHEBE BRACY 1665 in Hadley, MA (Source: WFT disk 4, # 508.), daughter of JOHN BRACY and PHEBE BRACY.

Notes for JOSEPH DICKINSON:
Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945
Killed by Indians in Northfield, Mass.


Children of JOSEPH DICKINSON and PHEBE BRACY are:
i. THOMAS17 DICKINSON, b. 1663 (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.).
ii. SAMUEL DICKINSON, b. 24 May 1666 (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.).
iii. JOSEPH DICKINSON, b. 27 Apr 1668 (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.).
iv. NATHANIEL DICKINSON, b. 20 May 1670 (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.).
v. JOHN DICKINSON, b. 02 May 1672 (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.).
vi. AZARIAH DICKINSON, b. 15 May 1674 (Source: "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945.).


8. NEHEMIAH16 DICKINSON (NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born ABT Aug 1643 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT (Source: (1) "A New England Epic, The Descendants of Capt. Richard Dickinson, " By Edward M Dickinson, 1945., (2) The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 09 Sep 1723 in Hadley MA, bur. Old Hadley Cem. (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.). He married MARY COWLES 1671 in Hadley, MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), daughter of JOHN COWLES and HANNAH COWLES. She was born 24 Jun 1654 in Farmington, Conn. (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.), and died Aft. 28 Feb 1722/23 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.).

Notes for NEHEMIAH DICKINSON:
King Phillips War - took part in Turners Falls Battle 1676. Ensign & Lieutenant.
In March 1676 was indicted for wearing long hair, silks and their extravagances.
14 children

Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905.
Freeman

Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415
Nehemiah b. ca 1644 Wethersfield CT (per twin to Nathaniel b. 8/16/1643 according to Wethersfield Rcds)
He removed to Hadley with the first settlers in 1659. He was one of ten brought to court in 1676 and fined for "wearing silk in a flaunting manner, letting one's hair grow long, or otherwise misusing their liberties". He was active in the militia; Cornet in 1685 and Lieutenant in 1702. In 1685 he was one of a Hadley committee who met with Springfield MA representatives to determine the boundaries between the settlements. The line was marked "from a black oak standing upon a little round hill 4-5 yards eastward of the cart way". SP was carved on the south side of the tree and HD on the north. Similarly other trees were marked in a westerly direction to the river. Nehemiah also served the town as a measurer of land, selectman and on a committee to build the Second Meeting House.


Notes for MARY COWLES:
First name may have been Sarah.


Children of NEHEMIAH DICKINSON and MARY COWLES are:
i. NEHEMIAH17 DICKINSON, b. 05 Jun 1672, Hadley, MA (Source: " History of Hadley", by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press Camden, Maine, 1905.); d. 01 Oct 1715 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.); m. MEHITABLE CHURCH.

Notes for MEHITABLE CHURCH:
Family Chronicle May/June 1998 "The Surname Origin List" Pg 47
Church (British) "Dweller near a church."


9. ii. WILLIAM DICKINSON, b. 18 May 1675, Hadley MA; d. 24 Jun 1742, Hadley MA, bur. Old Hadley Cem..
iii. JOHN B DICKINSON, b. 14 Feb 1675/76 (Source: " History of Hadley", by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press Camden, Maine, 1905.); d. 16 Feb 1675/76, died in infancy (Source: " History of Hadley", by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press Camden, Maine, 1905.).
iv. MARY DICKINSON, b. 04 Jan 1677/78 (Source: " History of Hadley", by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press Camden, Maine, 1905.); m. SAMUEL GAYLORD, 06 Aug 1702 (Source: " History of Hadley", by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press Camden, Maine, 1905.).
v. JOHN DICKINSON, b. 05 Jan 1677/78 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.).
vi. SARAH DICKINSON, b. 19 Apr 1680 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.).
vii. SAMUEL DICKINSON, b. 16 Aug 1682 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.).
viii. HANNAH DICKINSON, b. 06 Sep 1684 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.).
ix. ESTHER DICKINSON, b. 03 Mar 1686/87 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.).
x. NATHANIAL DICKINSON, b. 23 Aug 1689 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.).
xi. ISRAEL DICKINSON, b. 16 Mar 1690/91.
xii. ABIGAIL DICKINSON, b. 14 Jan 1692/93 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.).
xiii. EBENEEZER DICKINSON, b. 17 Sep 1696 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.).
xiv. REBECCA DICKINSON, b. 02 Apr 1699 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 415.).


Generation No. 7

9. WILLIAM17 DICKINSON (NEHEMIAH16, NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 18 May 1675 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 24 Jun 1742 in Hadley MA, bur. Old Hadley Cem. (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.). He married MARY MARSH ABT 1703 (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), daughter of JONATHAN MARCH. She was born 09 Feb 1682/83 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died Aft. 22 Jun 1742 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.).

Notes for WILLIAM DICKINSON:
6 children


Notes for MARY MARSH:
Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick
Still living 22 June 1742 in Hadley

SOURCE: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905.
Last name spelled Marsh

Children of WILLIAM DICKINSON and MARY MARSH are:
i. MARY18 DICKINSON, b. 23 Feb 1703/04 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); m. JOHN SMITH, 06 Apr 1727 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
ii. WILLIAM DICKINSON, b. 26 Apr 1706 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
iii. DORCAS DICKINSON, b. 21 Mar 1708/09 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); m. HEZEKIAH SMITH, 10 May 1728.
10. iv. JOHN DICKINSON, b. 27 Nov 1715, Hadley MA; d. 25 Sep 1753, Hadley MA, bur. Old Hadley Cem..
v. JOSIAH DICKINSON, b. 08 Aug 1724 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
vi. ELISHA DICKINSON, b. 18 May 1729 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).


Generation No. 8

10. JOHN18 DICKINSON (WILLIAM17, NEHEMIAH16, NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 27 Nov 1715 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 25 Sep 1753 in Hadley MA, bur. Old Hadley Cem. (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.). He married MARTHA COOK 15 Apr 1741 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), daughter of JOSEPH COOK and MARY BARNARD. She was born 26 May 1717 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 30 Jun 1762 (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.).

Notes for JOHN DICKINSON:
Lived in Hadley
7 children


Notes for MARTHA COOK:
source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905.
Father's name in this book is Moses


Children of JOHN DICKINSON and MARTHA COOK are:
i. MARY19 DICKINSON, b. 12 Jan 1741/42 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); d. 12 May 1743 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
ii. WILLIAM DICKINSON, b. 04 Oct 1743 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); d. 30 Aug 1746 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
iii. MARTHA DICKINSON, b. 07 Sep 1745 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); m. (1) PEREZ JONES; m. (2) ELISHA COOK, JR, 23 Dec 1744 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
iv. SARAH DICKINSON, b. 15 Oct 1747 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); d. 17 Oct 1747 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
11. v. JOHN DICKINSON, b. 30 Oct 1748, Hadley MA; d. 02 Dec 1830, Hadley MA, bur. Old Hadley Cem..
vi. MARY DICKINSON, b. 20 Jan 1750/51 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); d. 07 Feb 1815 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); m. ENOS SMITH, 15 Nov 1770 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
vii. WILLIAM DICKINSON, b. ABT 1753; d. 24 Nov 1757, Died age 4.


Generation No. 9

11. JOHN19 DICKINSON (JOHN18, WILLIAM17, NEHEMIAH16, NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 30 Oct 1748 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 02 Dec 1830 in Hadley MA, bur. Old Hadley Cem. (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.). He married ABIGAIL ALEXANDER 25 Sep 1773 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), daughter of DANIEL ALEXANDER and MARY MONTAGUE. She was born 12 Oct 1747 in Northampton (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 30 Dec 1832 in Hadley MA, bur. Old Hadley Cem. (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.).

Notes for JOHN DICKINSON:
In 1770 his estate assessed at L200 and he had one vote
8 children

Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 426
His house which he built ca 1773 in Hadley was removed to the Shelburne Museum, Shelburne VT; now known as the Prentiss House. He served in Rev W. Res Hadley


Children of JOHN DICKINSON and ABIGAIL ALEXANDER are:
i. BETSY20 DICKINSON, b. 01 Oct 1774 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); d. 22 Jun 1832; m. (1) LEMUEL BROWN, 02 Oct 1798 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); m. (2) MAJOR JOHN SMITH, 21 Sep 1808.
ii. ABIGAIL DICKINSON, b. 02 Oct 1776 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); m. FRANCIS NEWTON.
iii. MARTHA DICKINSON, b. Dec 1778 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); m. THOMAS REYNOLDS.
iv. JOHN DICKINSON, b. 14 Dec 1781 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
v. ELIJAH DICKINSON, b. 10 Oct 1783 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
12. vi. WILLIAM DICKINSON, b. 1785, Hadley MA; d. 27 Nov 1868, Williamstown, MA.
vii. POLLY DICKINSON, b. 19 Nov 1787 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); m. THOMAS REYNOLDS, 1813 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).
viii. THEODOSIA DICKINSON, b. Jan 1790 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..); d. 18 Feb 1791 (Source: "History of Hadley," by Sylvester Judd, Picton Press, 1905..).


Generation No. 10

12. WILLIAM20 DICKINSON (JOHN19, JOHN18, WILLIAM17, NEHEMIAH16, NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 1785 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 27 Nov 1868 in Williamstown, MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.). He married ELIZABETH WORTHINGTON 11 Apr 1808 in Worthington (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), daughter of DAVID WORTHINGTON and AFFA GILBERT. She was born 23 Aug 1784 in Belchertown MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 01 Dec 1856 in Williamstown, MA, Bur. So. Williamstown Cem. (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.).

Notes for WILLIAM DICKINSON:
source:"Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 444
baptized 2/27/1785 Hadley, MA

Lived in Hadley, chester and Williamston, Mass.
9 children


Children of WILLIAM DICKINSON and ELIZABETH WORTHINGTON are:
i. MARY WORTHINGTON21 DICKINSON, b. 16 Mar 1809 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 444.).
ii. EDWARD ALEXANDER DICKINSON, b. 15 Jun 1810 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 444.); d. 24 Feb 1812.
13. iii. EDWARD ALEXANDER DICKINSON, b. 03 Jan 1813, Hadley MA; d. 24 Feb 1880, Jamestown, NY - Buried Lakeview Cemetary.
iv. JULIA FRANKLIN DICKINSON, b. 1815 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 444.); d. 1873.
v. WILLIAM DICKINSON, b. 1816 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 444.).
vi. ELIZABETH WELLS DICKINSON, b. Bef. 01 Aug 1819 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 444.).

Notes for ELIZABETH WELLS DICKINSON:
Bap. 8/1/1819 per records in Chester, MA


vii. AMELIA NEWTON DICKINSON, b. Bef. 02 Sep 1821 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 444.); d. 1887 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 444.).
viii. JOHN WOODBRIDGE DICKINSON, b. 12 Oct 1825, Chester, MA.
ix. EMILY SOPHIA DICKINSON, b. Bef. 27 Feb 1827 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 444.).

Notes for EMILY SOPHIA DICKINSON:
bap. 2/27/1827

Generation No. 11

13. EDWARD ALEXANDER21 DICKINSON (WILLIAM20, JOHN19, JOHN18, WILLIAM17, NEHEMIAH16, NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 03 Jan 1813 in Hadley MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 24 Feb 1880 in Jamestown, NY - Buried Lakeview Cemetary (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.). He married SARAH MARIA FLETCHER 06 Sep 1842 in Jamestown, NY (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), daughter of ADOLPHUS FLETCHER. She was born 16 Oct 1821 in Ashville, NY (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 31 Oct 1862 in Jamestown, NY - Buried Lakeview Cemetary (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.).

Notes for EDWARD ALEXANDER DICKINSON:
Bap. 8/1/1819

Head of a Boy's School in Jamestown NY ???

Lived in Williamstown, Mass.
Grad AB Williams College
Teacher, Principal of Jamestown Academy
4 children


Children of EDWARD DICKINSON and SARAH FLETCHER are:
i. EDWARD22 DICKINSON, b. 04 Sep 1844; d. Died in infancy.
14. ii. DWIGHT DICKINSON, b. 31 Oct 1847, Jamestown NY; d. 01 Nov 1930, Springfield MA.
iii. EDWARD FLETCHER DICKINSON, b. 07 Aug 1849 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 470.); d. 1901 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 470.).
iv. FENN DICKINSON, b. 1855 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 470.); d. 1856, Died in infancy (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 470.).
v. SARAH ELIZABETH DICKINSON, b. 20 Oct 1859 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 470.); d. Feb 1926 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 470.).

Notes for SARAH ELIZABETH DICKINSON:
Grad. AB Wellesley
Mother died when she was 3 years old

Generation No. 12

14. DWIGHT22 DICKINSON (EDWARD ALEXANDER21, WILLIAM20, JOHN19, JOHN18, WILLIAM17, NEHEMIAH16, NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 31 Oct 1847 in Jamestown NY (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 01 Nov 1930 in Springfield MA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.). He married SYRIA ELANA BROWNE 12 May 1882 in Oakland, CA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), daughter of J BROWNE and LUCY MITCHELL. She was born 18 Mar 1859 in Oakland, CA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 24 Jan 1900 in Washington DC (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.).

Notes for DWIGHT DICKINSON:
A Career Navy Physician & Surgeon.
Medical Degree from the University of Buffalo, Buffalo NY 1868
Asst. Surgeon USN 1869
Retired Commodore (MC) USN 1909
Served in the Spanich-American War.
Died at home of his daughter Mrs. Melvin Deane Southworth in Springfield, buried Arlington National Cem.

Notes for SYRIA ELANA BROWNE:
Her father, J Ross Browne, was either the first US Minister to China or one of the first. He also had a house in Oakland, CA known as Pagoda Hill.
Popular Trowel writer, humorist, illustrator.

She died of Bright's Disease

Children of DWIGHT DICKINSON and SYRIA BROWNE are:
15. i. SPENCER EDWARD23 DICKINSON, b. 09 Feb 1883, Probably Washington DC; d. 1951, Annapolis MD.
16. ii. MAYOTTA DICKINSON, b. 04 Jul 1884, Navy Yard, Mare Island, California; d. 06 Jan 1979, Agawam, MA.
17. iii. DWIGHT DICKINSON, JR, b. 02 Aug 1886, Jamestown, NY; d. 17 Mar 1974, Bethesda, MD.
iv. EDWARD FLETCHER DICKINSON, b. 29 Apr 1890 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 497.); d. 19 Nov 1919 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 497.).

Notes for EDWARD FLETCHER DICKINSON:
Graduated from USNA. Died at age 29 of TB.

Entered Naval Acadamy 1907, contracted Typhoid fever & later attended U of California.

Generation No. 13

15. SPENCER EDWARD23 DICKINSON (DWIGHT22, EDWARD ALEXANDER21, WILLIAM20, JOHN19, JOHN18, WILLIAM17, NEHEMIAH16, NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 09 Feb 1883 in Probably Washington DC (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 497.), and died 1951 in Annapolis MD. He married LAETITIA ROBB (SHELBY) THOMPSON 02 Nov 1915 in CA or WY (Source: Laetitia Shelby Thompson's Proof of Eligibility for Membership # 1711 for The Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America.), daughter of JOHN THOMPSON and LAETICIA MAGOFFIN. She was born 21 Feb 1894 in Cheyenne WY (Source: Laetitia Shelby Thompson's Proof of Eligibility for Membership # 1711 for The Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America.), and died 1972 in Virginia Beach VA.

Notes for SPENCER EDWARD DICKINSON:
AB Harvard College 1905
Ens. (SC) USN 1908
Retired Capt (SC)
Career Navy Supply Officer

Notes for LAETITIA ROBB (SHELBY) THOMPSON:
Changed her name to Laeticia Shelby Thompson at some later age, apparently because of some connection with Isaac Shelby who was the first and third governor of Kentucky. Had a total of seven brothers and sisters, she was number 7 of 8.

Born in Cheyenne. Through her father, her linage goes back to Governor John West, the third governor of Virginia, on whose line she entered The Maryland Society of the Coloniel Dames of America.


Children of SPENCER DICKINSON and LAETITIA THOMPSON are:
i. DWIGHT24 DICKINSON III, b. 13 Dec 1916, Annapolis MD; d. 24 Sep 1997, Newport, RI; m. ELEANOR ANDERSON HOGE, 23 May 1942, Oakland, CA (Source: "The Hoge, Nichols and Related Families - Biographical/Historical - A Sequential Arrangement of Genealogical Data", by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept. 1969); b. 12 Mar 1919, Philadelphia PA (Source: "The Hoge, Nichols and Related Families - Biographical/Historical - A Sequential Arrangement of Genealogical Data", by William D. Nichols, 4578 Rain Park Drive, Fairview Park, OH 44126, Sept. 1969).

Notes for DWIGHT DICKINSON III:
Born in the civilian hospital at Annapolis MD

Graduated AB Harvard College 1940

Career Foreign Service Officer.
Graduate Harvard University
1st commander SC USNR WW Ii in US Foreign Service Rabat Morocco
Ambassador to Togo 1970-1974

Died Sept. 24, 1997 in Newport, RI of Parkinson's disease
Buried Arlington National Cemetery Grave 8310LH Section 7

Obituary: Washington Post
Dwight Dickinson III
Diplomat

Dwight Dickinson III, 80, a retired Foreign Service officer who served tours at the United Nations in the 1960s and was U.S. ambassador to Togo in the early 1970s died Sept. 24 at a hospital in Newport, R.I. He had Parkinson's disease.

He joined the foreign Service in 1946 and served in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East before being named to the 1960 U.S. Mission to the United Nations. In 1962, he became the delegation's political adviser and alternate U.S. representative on the U.N. Trusteeship Council. He retired in 1974.

Mr. Dickinson, an Annapolis native, was a 1940 graduate of Harvard University. He served aboard Navy ships in the Atlantic and Pacific during World War II and attained the rank of lieutenant commander.

Notes for ELEANOR ANDERSON HOGE:
Went to Vail Deane School graduated 1936, went to Centenary Junior College


THIS IS AN ARTICLE FROM THE ELIZABETH DAILY JOURNAL, 19??
TITLED - NAVAL TRADITION MARKS FAMILIES
____________________________________________________________________
Capt. S. E. Dickinson, of Annapolis, Once Lived Here---Son in Service, Husband of Former Eleanor Hoge.
____________________________________________________________________

(This is one of the series of articles concerning distinguished officers of the U. S. Navy hailing from Elizabeth.)

A naval officer connected with the present war who formerly resided in Elizabeth is Capt. Spencer E. Dickinson, now stationed at Annapolis. Although he and his family stayed here for only three years, they were in Elizabeth long enough to form a lasting tie here through the marriage of their son, Lt. Dwight Dickinson, III, now on sea duty in the Pacific with the pay and supply corps of the Navy. Lieutenant Dickinson's marriage to the former Miss Eleanor Hoge not only united him with an Elizabeth family of long standing, but also created an additional bond, between two families, both of which were steeped naval tradition.

Lieutenant Dickinson's wife, although not herself the daughter of naval parents, had nevertheless a thorough knowledge of the profession. Her mother's father, the late Capt. Frank Anderson, had been a doctor in the Naval Medical Corps. She discovered also that one of Captain Anderson's good friends had been Lieutenant Dickinson's grandfather, Capt. Dwight Dickinson, another naval doctor. In fact the two men had been so closely associated that there was an arrangement between them to look after each other's families during their respective absences on long sea voyages.

Captain Anderson, who was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, could not afford to follow in his father's footsteps as a Staten Island family doctor. The late Dr. William Astley Cooper Anderson, became so "land poor" through being presented with real estate instead of cold cash by his patients, that it was necessary for Dr. Frank Anderson join to the Navy and thus assure himself of regular income.

LONG TIME IN YOKOHOMA.

Dr. Anderson's son's career in the Navy took him to many foreign lands, and the family lived for a considerable time in Yokohoma, where Captain Anderson was in charge of the U. S. Naval Hospital. Here the family saw a great deal of Mrs. Hoge's paternal grandfather, Lt. Commander William George Coffin, a naval officer with a distinguished Civil War record, who settled down in Yokohoma to be near his transient relatives for a while.

Lieutenant Commander Coffin had been active in the Fort Fisher Civil War campaign off North Carolina, when he was in command of the "U. S. S. Alert." He was later in command of an expedition to the Arctic to rescue Gen. Adolphus Greely and members of the latter's exploring party. These men were located and brought safely back to the home on the three Navy ships in charge of Commander Coffin.

Commander Coffin was a roommate at Annapolis of Captain "Fighting Bob Evans," of Spanish American War fame, and Admiral George Dewey was also in the same class, Before his retirement, Commander Coffin had sailed his ship to the "U. S. S. Charleston" into Manila harbor and had sent Dewey information about those waters which later proved valuable in the Manila Bay campaign. Mrs Hoge remembers Dewey and other distinguished naval officers such as Gridley, stopping off in Yokohoma on their way home from the Philippines to see her Grandfather Coffin and his naval son-in-law.

Mrs. Hoge also remembers herself as a small child of 3 experiencing the excitement of christening a ship, the Lighthouse tender "Azalea." Her Grandfather Coffin was at one time head of the Lighthouse service on the Eastern seaboard, then under the jurisdiction of the navy, and subsequently taken over by the Treasury Department.

FREQUENTLY VISITED ELIZABETH.
Mrs. Hoge's mother, the late Mrs. Frank Anderson, frequently visited in Elizabeth as did her other daughter, Mrs. Rush S. Fay. Mrs. Fay carried on the family tradition by marrying into the Navy and her husband, the late Lieutenant Commander Fay, was active in the first World War as navigator of a battleship and later as commander of a submarine. His son Francis Anderson Fay who spent a winter here with the Hoge family a few years ago, joined the Navy after the outbreak of the present war.

Although Mrs. Hoge broke the family pattern by marrying into the Standard Oil interests instead of the navy, she nevertheless has kept the family name in the limelight. She is active in literary and artistic circles here, and was awarded the 1932 award given by the National Association of American Penwomen for her one-act play entitled "Illusions." She has frequently designed scenery and properties for Elizabeth dramatic events and some marionettes which she once made for a puppet show here were placed on exhibition at the Newark Museum.


ii. LEATITIA SHELBY DICKINSON, b. 25 May 1923, San Diego, CA (Source: "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); m. EDWARD COITH ATKINSON, 24 May 1947, Annapolis, MD (Source: "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); b. 23 Oct 1922, Danville, VA (Source: "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".).

Notes for LEATITIA SHELBY DICKINSON:
Known as Letty.

A letter from Laeticia indicates that she has in her posession several items from her ancestors. Some of the items are:
Her grandfather's, Governor Beriah Magoffin,Governor's Trio covered hat in its old box and a beautifully decorated large coin silver coffee pot and sugar bowl from his silver service as Governor, and gold earrings and a gold watch that belonged to his wife, a finely framed portraite copy of his oil portrait, and daguerreotypes of him and his wife.

She has a brass copy of a Congressional medal of honor, struck April 4, 1818 from Governor Isaac Shelby, for winning the Battle of the Thames in Canada in Oct., 1813 agianst the England. She also has some cloth made from cotton and woven on his plantation at Traveler's Rest in Harrodsburg, and a later photograph of of Clay Hill in Harrodsburgh, KY, home of Gov. Beriah Magoffin's parents, which may still be standing.

Notes for EDWARD COITH ATKINSON:
Was a Navy Officer. Retired as a Commander.


16. MAYOTTA23 DICKINSON (DWIGHT22, EDWARD ALEXANDER21, WILLIAM20, JOHN19, JOHN18, WILLIAM17, NEHEMIAH16, NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 04 Jul 1884 in Navy Yard, Mare Island, California (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 06 Jan 1979 in Agawam, MA (Source: Death Certificate.). She married (1) ARTHUR GILL CAFFEE 21 May 1906 in Oakland, CA (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), son of WILLIAM CAFFEE and ANNABELLE WILKINS. He was born 20 Dec 1882 in Carthage, MO, and died 10 Nov 1910 in Indian Headm, MD. She married (2) MELVIN DEANE SOUTHWORTH 18 Jun 1921 in Washington DC (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), son of GEORGE SOUTHWORTH and ADA DEANE. He was born 23 Sep 1883 in Gambier, OH (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.), and died 10 Apr 1967 in N.Y.C (Source: The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick.).

Notes for MAYOTTA DICKINSON:
AB Smith College 1944


Notes for ARTHUR GILL CAFFEE:
Lieutenant, US Navy
Killed naval gun explosion Indian Head, VA in Nov. 1910

From the Arlington National Cemetery Website
Born at Carthage, Missouri, on December 20, 1882, he was killed in an accidental explosion while testing guns at Indian Head, Maryland, on November 10, 1910. His stone in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery reads: "Do not bother with me anymore, Doctor. Look after the others."

Notes for MELVIN DEANE SOUTHWORTH:
Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 518

President Southworth Paper Co., West Springfield, MA


Children of MAYOTTA DICKINSON and ARTHUR CAFFEE are:
i. PATTY ELANA24 CAFFEE, b. 16 Mar 1908, Carthage, MO (Source: "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); m. JOHN SAMUAL THOMAS, 01 Jul 1933, Springfield, MA (Source: (1) "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 518., (2) "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); b. 20 Jun 1907, East Orange, NJ (Source: "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); d. 03 Mar 1982, Daytona Beach, FL.
ii. ELIZABETH JUNE CAFFEE, b. 09 Feb 1911, Washington, DC (Source: "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); m. PHELPS BROWN, 29 Dec 1934, Springfield, MA (Source: (1) "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 518., (2) "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); b. 04 Apr 1912.


Child of MAYOTTA DICKINSON and MELVIN SOUTHWORTH is:
iii. MAYOTTA24 SOUTHWORTH, b. 26 Dec 1922, Springfield, MA (Source: (1) The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick., (2) "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); m. EDMUND HOPKINSON KENDRICK, 12 Feb 1944, Springfield, MA (Source: (1) The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick., (2) "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); b. 20 Apr 1921, Boston, MA (Source: (1) The MA Society of the Colonial Dames of America Application for Membership of Mrs. Edmund Hopkinson Kendrick., (2) "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".).

Notes for MAYOTTA SOUTHWORTH:
S.B. Smith College

17. DWIGHT23 DICKINSON, JR (DWIGHT22, EDWARD ALEXANDER21, WILLIAM20, JOHN19, JOHN18, WILLIAM17, NEHEMIAH16, NATHANIEL15, WILLIAM14, THOMAS13, RICHARD12, WILLIAM11, JOHN10, WILLIAM9, HUGH8, THOMAS7, RICHARD6, ANTHOYNE5, HUGH4, WILLIAM3, JOHNNE2, WALTER1) was born 02 Aug 1886 in Jamestown, NY (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 497.), and died 17 Mar 1974 in Bethesda, MD. He married ELIZABETH HAMLIN YOUNG 23 May 1924 in Oakland, CA (Source: "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".), daughter of JOHN YOUNG and MARY SHELLABARGER. She was born 13 May 1898 (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 518.), and died 21 May 1977 in Washington, DC.

Notes for DWIGHT DICKINSON, JR:
A Career Navy Physician
MD Georgetown U. 1909
He served in US Navy in World War I as Battalion surgeon in the Marines 5th Regt. 2nd (Army) Div. DSC, Navy Cross, Croix de Guerre, Silver Star 2nd Nicaraguan Cmpn. Medalio de Merito

Retired R. Admiral (MC) USN 1948

Written by John Spencer Dickinson May 1998
172-223-222 Dwight
s. Dwight and Syria Elana (Browne) Dickinson; b. 2 Aug 1886; d. 17 Mar 1974; m. 20 May 1924 Elizabeth Young. She b. 13 May 1898. He served in US Navy in WWI as a Battalion Surgeon in 5th Marine Regt. of 2nd Army Div. (the div had one 2 Regt. Marine Brigade under Marine General LeVerne) DD Jr.'s decorations include the DSC (citation signed by Gen Pershing), Croix de Guirre (citation signed by Petain), Navy Cross, Silver Star, Medalio de Merito of Nicaragua (after services in 2nd Nicaraguan Campaign of 1928 & 1929). His last sea duty was on the Medical Dept of the destroyer repair ship USS Denebola into the beginning of WWII (escorted the 50 destroyers lend leased to Britain to Halifax NS). He then was exec. medical officer at Newport NTS and senior medical officer at Bainbridge NTS till the war's end. Final duty was on Naval Retiring Board in DC. Retired as Rear Adm. USN (MC) 1946, died 28 years later after golfing, painting and bridge playing Washington & Deer Isle, ME.

On August 5, 1998, John Spencer Dickinson sent a letter saying it would be worth explaining about the 2nd Army Div under Marine Gen. LeJeune consisted of one Brigade or 2 Regt.s of marines and one Brigade of Army troops. He goes on saying, because it is an instance of the very different way some things were done in the First World War. It also explains how his father, as a Navy doctor could have served in the trenches with an Army division. The Marines are part of the Navy and consequently have naval medical personnel and still do.

Notes for ELIZABETH HAMLIN YOUNG:
AB Smith College 1921


Children of DWIGHT DICKINSON and ELIZABETH YOUNG are:
i. JOHN SPENCER24 DICKINSON, b. 24 Jun 1925, Washington, DC (Source: (1) "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 518., (2) "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); m. MARY HELEN BLANCHARD, 20 Oct 1956, Washington, DC (Source: "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); b. 18 Dec 1929, London, England, UK (Source: "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".).

Notes for JOHN SPENCER DICKINSON:
AB Harvard 1949


Notes for MARY HELEN BLANCHARD:
AB Oxford 1952

ii. ANNE DEFREES DICKINSON, b. 02 Oct 1926, Washington DC (Source: "Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson", Compiled by Dr. Elinor V. Smith, Sponsored by Dickinson Family Assoc. 1978 p. 518.); m. PETER CHESNEY, 26 May 1977, Washington, DC (Source: "Descendants of Dwight Dickinson and Syria Elana Browne".); b. 20 Jul 1925, Baltimore MD.

Notes for ANNE DEFREES DICKINSON:
AB Smith College 1948
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