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Mary Davis Dickinson/Dickerson

Female 1725 - 1770  (45 years)


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  • Name Mary Davis Dickinson/Dickerson 
    Born 1725 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1770  Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I478  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2021 

    Family Humphrey Madison,   b. 25 Apr 1730, King and Queen Co., Virgiina Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1756, Bath Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Katherine 'Kitty' Madison,   b. 1754, Augusta County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1818, Mason County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F8674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map of Part of Augusta County, Colony of Virginia 1755-1760; Shows Tinkling Spring Church and Fort Chiswell
    Map_of_Augusta_County_1755-1760.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Find-A-Grave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/216936075/humphrey-madison.
      ENS Humphrey Madison
      Birth 25 Apr 1730
      King and Queen County, Virginia
      Death 12 Sep 1756 (aged 26)
      Bath County, Virginia
      Mary Davis Dickinson Littlepage
      Birth 1725
      Death 1770 (aged 44?45)
      Augusta County, Virginia
      Mary Davis Dickerson/Dickinson: Father Ancestors Adam Dickinson b. 5 Feb 1701, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts d. 1762, Augusta County, Virginia (59 years)
      Mother: Catherine Stephenson d. Feb 1790, Cowpasture Region
      Humphrey Madison:
      Lost burial. Died in an attack of Fort Dickinson, where Capt John Dickinson (his brother-in-law) may have been negligent in organizing the defense.

      "In a letter of September 23, 1755, Robert McClenachan relates that Captain Dickenson had had a "scrimmage" with nine Indians, killing one of them and losing one of his own men. Two Cherokee boys were released an taken to Fort Dinwiddlie to remain there until the governor could make known his wish as to what should be done with them. The Cherokees were at this time allies of the English. The writer does not say where the skirmish occurred.

      A council of war held at Staunton, July 27, 1756, decided in favor of placing a garrison of 30 men at Miller's Fort, and 60 at Fort Dinwiddie. Miller's Fort stood 15 miles up Jackson's River from Fort Dinwiddie. Forts Breckenridge and Dinwiddie, the former 13 miles from Dinwiddie and 13 from Dickenson, were deemed properly protected by the men already there.

      Of the Indian raids into Bath, the earliest we can locate took place near the middle of September, 1756. Within or very near the present county limits, and mainly along Jackson's River, nine men, one woman, and three children were killed, and two men were wounded. Among the slain were Ensign HUMPHREY MADISON, John Byrd, Nicholas Carpenter, James Mayes, and James Montgomery. Joseph Carpenter, David Galloway, and a Mrs. McConnell were captured, but got away. Mrs. Byrd, Mrs. George Kincoaid, Mrs. Persinger, and 25 boys and girls were taken to the Indian towns in Ohio. Among the children were six Byrds, five Carpenters, and two Persingers."++

      ++ Source: "Annals of Bath County Virginia," by Oren F. Morton, B. Lit., The McClure Co., Inc., Staunton, Virginia, 1917; transcribed by Genealogy Trails Transcription Team