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PATRIOT Corp. Griffith Dickerson/Dickenson

PATRIOT Corp. Griffith Dickerson/Dickenson[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1715 - 1786  (71 years)

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  • Name Griffith Dickerson/Dickenson 
    Title PATRIOT 
    Prefix Corp. 
    Born 1715  North Anna Hawkins Creek, Caroline, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1786  Washington, Russelll Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 36 55' 44.74"N 79 14' 53.59"W Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6698  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2017 

    Father Nathaniel Dickerson/Dickinson/Dickenson,   b. Est 1678, King William Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1753, Louisa Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Garland,   b. Est 1685, New Kent Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1740, New Kent Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 

      6. i. GRIFFITH6 DICKENSON, b.1713, VA; d. December 12, 1785.
    Family ID F3423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann Cosby,   b. 1718, New Kent Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Louisa Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    +1. Obadiah Dickerson,   b. 1749, Hanover Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1828, Montgomery Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Reverend Griffith Dickenson, Jr.,   b. 8 Aug 1757, Hanover County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1843, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F4092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1755 Halifax Tax List
    1755 Halifax Tax List
    1755 Halifax.pdf
    Virginia Historical Magazine
Henry County, Virginia 
Residents Who Renounced Allegiance to Great Britain and Swearing Allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia
    Virginia Historical Magazine Henry County, Virginia Residents Who Renounced Allegiance to Great Britain and Swearing Allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia

    Headstone Griffith Dickerson
    Headstone Griffith Dickerson


  • Notes 
    • 1480 Hickeys Road, Gretna, VA 24557
      Via State Rte 821/VA-57W

      Halifax County
      Take Berry Hill Rd to State Rte 659/State Rte 682/River Rd in 3
      4 min (2.0 mi)
      Continue onto State Rte 659/State Rte 682/River Rd
      Continue to follow State Rte 659/River Rd
      2 min (1.4 mi)
      Turn left onto State Rte 654
      3 min (2.0 mi)
      Take State Rte 832/VA-57 W, Church Rd and Riceville Rd to Hickeys Rd in Callands-Gretna
      34 min (26.1 mi)
      Turn left onto Hickeys Rd
      6 min (1.9 mi)
      1480 Hickeys Road
      Gretna, VA 24557

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Ancestry Link,
      Griffith Dickerson Junior
      Birth 1715 in North Anna Hawkins Creek, Caroline, Virginia
      Death 1786 in Washington, Russell, Virginia
      Nathaniel Dickenson 1678 ? 1742
      Elizabeth Garland 1684 ? 1740

      Wife: Sarah Ann Cosby 1718 ? 1760
      Nancy Ann Dickerson
      Griffith Dickerson 1729 ? 1788
      Anne Dickerson 1735 ? 1819
      Robert Dickerson 1737 ? 1810
      Hickerson Hickason Higgason Dickinson COSBY
      1740 ? 1807
      James Cosby Dickinson 1742 ? 1828
      Charles Dickinson 1743 ? 1816
      John Dickerson 1745 ? 1772
      Obediah DICKERSON 1749 ? 1828
      Cosby Dickerson 1750 ? 1807
      Mary Dickerson 1750 ?
      Vicarious Dickenson 1751 ? 1826
      Moses Dickerson 1753 ? 1834
      Frances Dickenson 1754 ? 1789
      Susanna Dickerson 1754 ? 1754
      Elijah Dickenson 1755 ? 1834
      Nathaniel Dickerson 1757 ? 1795

    2. [S40] Will, Nathaniel Dickenson.
      Will of Nathaniel Dickenson

      Louisa County, Virginia Will Book 1, pages 30-31

      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I Nathaniel Dickenson Senr. of the county of Louisa & Parish of St. Martins being thro the abundant mercy & goodness of God, tho weak of body yet of a Sound & perfect understanding & memory for which thanks be to Almighty God for it, First calling to mind that it is Apointed for all Men once to Die I do Recommend my Soul into hands of the Almighty who first gave it me & my body to the earth from whence it was taken, where the Worms Destroy it, but in my Sight I shall See God, whom I shall for my Self behold & not for another. I do make & Constitute this my Last Will & Testament & it is my Desire that what estate it hath pleased the Almighty to bless me with in this world I do give & dispose of in the manner & form as followeth Viz: Imprimis I give to my Loving Wife Mary the Plantation whereon I now Live During Natural Life with her Due part of the Rest of my Estate. Item I give & bequeath unto my son Nathaniel Dickenson one third part of the Tract of Land whereon I now Live Beginning on the River at the First Little branch above his Plantation Running thence to the back line so as to leave one third of the sd Tract of Land above him & he taking of the sd Tract of Land above him & he taking of ye Back Line & the River the sd Land I Give to him his heirs & assigns for ever, he not taking the Orchard & Dwelling House. Item I give unto my son Griffith Dickenson the manner Plantation with the 1/3 of my Land adjoining thereto, after the Decease of my Wife Mary to his heirs and assigns for ever. Item I give unto my son William the upper 1/3 of my land with the Mill to him his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give my daughter Elizabeth three negros to Wit, James, Gregory & & her heirs for ever. It is my Will & desire after all my debts and funeral charges are complyd with, that the Remainder of my estate what so ever to be found, be Equally Divided Between my nine children to wit Nathaniel Dickenson, Griffith Dickenson, William Dickenson, John Dickenson, Sarah Snelson, Elizabeth Dickenson, Rachell Dickenson, [Mourning] Barksdale, and Agness Dickenson to them I give the sd. estate to their heirs & assigns lor ever If it should please God, that any of my above named children should die without heirs, that their or theirs part Divided amoungst the Surviving ones. I do hereby acknowledge this my last Will & Testament, disallowing all former Wills & Do if ever to appear. I Do appoint & it is my Will & Desire that Nathaniel Dickenson & William Dickenson be my Executors of this my Last Will & Testament In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 23rd Day of August 1753.
      Signed Sealed & Delivered in the presence of:
      John Moss his Richmond Terrell Nathaniel N. Dickenson James Sims mark AT A COURT held for Louisa County on Tuesday the DCDCVth day of September MDCCLIII. This Will was this day proved in open Court the oaths of all the parties thereto; and by the Court admitted to Record and is Recorded.
      Teste Thos Perkins Depty. ce

      Louisa County, Virginia Will Book 1 - Pages 30 & 31
      [His sons Nathaniel and William were probably named as executors in the will because his son Griffith was living in Halifax Co.]

      Griffith mentioned in his father's will.

    3. [S100] Internet Source,
      Pensioners Residing in Virginia in 1835 who Received Pensions as Virginia Militiamen
      Pittsylvania Co., VA Corporal Griffith Dickenson

    4. [S107] Family Histories,
      The Early Descendants of William Overton & Elizabeth Waters of Virginia and Allied Families
      Will of Griffith Dickerson, of Trinity Parish, Louisa Co., Dated Nov 1, 1785. P. 12 Dec 1785. Son Robert, land, son, James, land; Grandson John Anderson, Granddaughter Elizabeth Dabney; Grandson Nathaniel Anderson, Granddaughter Ann Anderson; Granddaughter Mary Anderson. Son, Charles, Son, James. Son, Hickerson Cosby Dickerson; Daughter Ann Tompkins, James Overton is Witness

    5. [S132] Revolutionary War Pension Applications.
      Southern Campaigns American Revolution Pension Statements & Rosters
      Pension Application of Griffeth Dickenson S20896 GA VA
      Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris. Revised 29 Aug 2014.
      State of Virginia }
      Pittsylvania County } Sct.
      On this 15th day of April 1833 personally appeared in open Court of said County and State of
      Virginia now sitting Griffeth Dickenson Sen?r. a resident of said County aged 75 years the 8 day of
      August 1832 (agreeable to the register of said deponent?s Father) who being first duly sworn according to Law doth on his oath make the following Declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed June 7th 1832. That he enlisted the Army of the United States as a Musician for three years on the 26th day of October in the year 1776 under Capt. Tho?s. Scott [Thomas Scott], Wm Scott [William Scott] Lieut. & Nathan Abbot Ensign in the County of Hanover and State of Virginia in the first Company of the 3rd. Battallion of the troops enlisted in Virginia whose destination was to March to the South. the said Company not being completed till about the 1st of Jany 1777. He then marched to the South by Hillsburg [sic: Hillsborough] N. Carolina, Camden S Carolina and then to Savannah town Georgia where he joined
      the other Companies of said Battalion. Colo. [Samuel] Elbert, Lieut. Colo. Ray [sic: Robert Rae], and Maj?r. J. [Joseph] Lane commanded said Battalion. He with a detachment marched to the Altamaha River to Garrison a Fort [Fort Howe]. there he was detached down said River to Frederica Island [18 Apr 1778] which lies at the confluence of said River under the command of Maj'r. Lane. he with said detachment captured three British Vessels [the Hinchinbrook, Rebecca, and Galatea] which was said to richly Laden with Articles for the fort at St. Augustine (he never rec'd. a cent of the Prize Money) ? Some time after this he with others was garrissoning a fort near Sunbury town [Fort Morris, early Jan 1779] in Georgia at the Confluence of Ogeeche [sic: Ogeechee] River (Maj'r. Lane in command), where he was drafted by
      lot to go on board one of the American Galleys and continued on board about four Months. Capt [illegible] commanded the vessel[?] he was on board when the British fleet came up to Savannah Town. After firing on them one time the Gallies retreated up the River carrying a French Schooner before us Laden with ammunition & landed at a village in S. Carolina called Purisburg [sic: Purysburg] from thence he was marched up the Country in South Carolina till he arrived opposite Augusta Towne in Georgia. the British Army occupied the Towne [since 3 Feb 1779] there he with others volunteered under the command of Colo. [John] McIntosh and captured a fort the Tories and British were building 20 or 30 Miles below Augusta in Georgia [see endnote]. he was on the Baggage Guard when the Battle was fought at Brier Creek [sic: Briar Creek GA, 3 Mar 1779]. in this Battle Gen?l. Nash [sic: John Ashe] of the Militia of N. Carolina commanded, then the British Army crossed Savanna River and marched toward Charlestown in S. Carolina and halted at Stono River, Gen'l Benjamin] Lincoln in Command with a reinforcement from Virginia a battle was there fought [Battle of Stono Ferry, 20 Jun 1779]. He was not in the battle being in Camp sick. from thence he was marched to Augusta Town in Georgia to guard a number of Tory Prisoners. While at that place his time of enlistment expired and he was discharged by Lieut. Colo. Joseph Pannill on the 3rd day of November 1779 as a Corporal in which Capacity he acted the most of the time while in the Services, towit, three Months as a Fifer & 33 Months as a Corporal. he sent his original discharge and the affidavit of Terry McHaney [pension application S38185] who served with him the whole three years to Richmond Virginia in order to obtain a certificate for the Land promised him by his Country. Coppies both of his discharges and affidavit certified by Wm. H. Richardson Clerk of the Council of Virginia are herewith annexed, the original being filed in the proper Department at Richmond Virginia. He having obtained a warrant for 200 acres of Land No. 7304 signed by Wm. Seldon Register of the Land Office of Virginia and dated 12 of Febr 1838. He served as a volunteer in the Militia in the Guilford expedition about 4 weeks [presumably including the time of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, 15 Mar 1781] and he served in the Militia at York Town Virginia till Cornwallis and the British Army surrendered [19 Oct 1781]. He further states he has been a resident of Pittsylvania County Virginia more than forty years and is acquainted in this section of Country with Nath'l Claiborne, Thomas Davenport members of Congress, Wm. Swanson & Vincent Witcher Delegates from Pittsylvania County to the legislature, also to his near neighbours Walter Coles, Jno Coles, William Smith, Tho. H. Wooding &c. &c. all of who can testify as to his character for veracity and their belief of his services as a soldier of the Revolution. Terry McHaney is the only living Witness he knows of to testify as to his services in the Revolutionary War. He hereby relinquishes every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and he declares that his name is not on the pension Roll of any agency in any State except the present. Sworn to and Subscribed the day and year aforesaid.
      Griffeth Dickenson Sen'r
      [The following are in bounty-land records of the Library of Virginia. The online images of the first two documents are illegible. The transcriptions are from clearer copies in the federal pension file.]
      I certifie that Griffeth Dickenson a Corporal in the 3rd Regiment has Delivered up his arms &c Viz't one Gun, 1 Catrige box Augusta Nov'r 3d 1779/ John Knight Serg't in the 1st G.B. [Georgia Brigade]
      Griffeth Dickenson a Corporal in the 3d Georgia Continental Regiment is hereby Discharged the service he having served his Country faithfully During the time of his Inlistment and therefor is Intitled to all the bounty and Imoluments promised by his Country.
      Given under my hand at Augusta in Georgia the 5th Day of November 1779 Jos Pannill Lieut Colo.
      To all whom it may Concern Jan?y 23rd 1833
      I Griffeth Dickenson Sen'r of Pitts'a. County Virg'a. doth hereby Solemnly testify that he Inlisted in the Revolutionary Army for three years in the County of Hanover and State of Virg'a on the 26th day of Octo in the year 1776 under Capt. Thos. Scott & in the year 1777 in February or March was transfer'd to the South and was march to Savana Town in Georgia and in that State & in South Carolina he serv?d dureing the term of his Inlistment Sworn to before me a Justice of the Peace for the Pittsylvania Co. Va. this 23rd January 1833
      Wm. L. Pannill
      I Terry McHaney of the County of Pittsylvania and State of Virginia do hereby Certify and Solemnly
      Swear that I enlisted with Lieut Gideon Booker and served Three years as a Soldier in the
      revolutionary War, that I am now on the Pension Roll of the United States, and that Griffeth Dickenson was a Regular Soldier with me and attached to the 3rd Regiment for three years the whole Term for which he enlisted and I believe that the said Griffeth Dickenson now a resident of the County aforesaid was honorably discharged.
      Given under my hand & seal this 26th day of July 1832 Terry hisXmark McHaney
      Daniel Battle suggests that the ?fort? captured while under construction was at Parris Mills on
      Brier Creek. ?My understanding is around the time of Campbell?s withdraw out of Augusta (about the
      16th -20th of Feb) the tories had constructed a wooden enclosure with mud/earthen walls at this bridge crossing. Several Tories were killed and captured and it appeared the bridge was taken up? and not burned.? Mr. Battle notes that the same incident is referred to by Benjamin Hatcher W21275: 'This force in its retreat was followed by the Detachment above mentioned under Col. Hammond, including Captain Hatcher and his Command; which said Detachment attacked and captured a body of British and Tories, and a Stockade Fort at Paris's Mills on Brier Creek, between forty and fifty miles below Augusta.'
      Terry McHaney?s pension application refers to ?Rev. Griffith Dickenson.? A note in the federal
      file requests that the pension certificate be forwarded to Griffeth Dickenson at Chalk Level in
      Pittsylvania County.