DICKINSON, David, of Ashburnham MA and NH

David Dickinson[1] was born Ashburnham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, 7 Oct 1741,[2] son of George and Sarah (Spofford) Dickinson.[3] He died in Keene, Cheshire Co NH, 3 Mar 1809.[4]

David was “of Ashburnham” when he married first at Bolton, Worcester Co, 16 Jul 1767, Persis Wheeler.[5] Persis was born Concord, Middlesex Co MA, in 1744, the daughter of Jonas and Persis (Brooks) Wheeler. She died Carlisle, Middlesex Co MA, 15 Jan 1782.[6]

David married second, Lydia Hapgood on 25 Feb 1784.[7] Lydia was born Harvard, Worcester Co MA, 4 Jul 1757, the daughter of Shadrach and Elizabeth (Wetherbee) Hapgood. She married, first, 4 Apr 1776, Abraham Munroe.[8] She died 16 Dec 1834 in Keene, Cheshire Co NH. According to both Hapgood books, Lydia and David Dickinson had two sons, Abraham and William.

The History of Ashburnham states that David moved to Shelburne, Franklin Co MA, in 1777. While there he served as a private in the American Revolution.[9] His brother Amos was an officer from Ashburnham.[10]

Two of his children’s baptismal records are online at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society: David, son of David and Persis, baptized 2 Apr 1769 at Ashburnham; and Calvin, son of David and Persis “Dickerson,” baptized 23 Jul 1780 at Acton MA. Persis’s death in her 37th year was recorded at Carlisle.[11]

Stearns names another daughter, Sally.

David was, therefore, known to be in Ashburnham in 1769 and 1771, in Shelburne in 1777, in Acton in 1780, in Carlisle in 1782, and in Harvard in 1784. Possibly after marrying Lydia, he stopped moving around; at any rate, he was still in Harvard, Worcester Co MA in 1790, 1/4/2. Either 20-year-old David was counted as under 16, along with brother Calvin and half-brothers Abraham and William, or he was not with his family in that year. The family was near Lydia’s father, Shadrach Hapgood.

In the 1800 census, Harvard, Worcester Co MA: David Dickinson was named as the head of the household, although only the wife and her sons are listed, 02000/00010; nevertheless, David was still living.

By 1810, the family had moved to New Hampshire, and the father David had died. 1810 Keene, Cheshire Co NH: Abraham Dickinson, 00100/10100; Wm Dickinson, 00200/20101. Note that Lydia is with son William here. In 1820 Keene, Cheshire Co NH, hese names are listed consecutively: Lydia Dickinson: 000000/00001; Abraham Dickinson: 200010/21010; William Dickinson: 200010/12010.

Children of David Dickinson, with his first wife, Persis Wheeler:

i. David DICKINSON was born ca 2 Apr 1769 in Ashburnham, Worcester Co MA. David died in Clermont Co OH, in 1832/1835. 1800 census: Ontario Co NY, Northampton Twp, page 322: David Dickinson, 10010/10100.2 1810 census: Steuben Co NY, page 64: David Dickerson, 21110/31010. 1820 census: Clermont Co OH, Ohio Twp: David Dickinson, 110101/12201/3. 1830 census: Clermont Co OH, Ohio Twp, page 214: David Dickison, 00011/00021001. In say 1795, he married Anna GILBERT, daughter of Elisha and Hepzibah (–?–) Gilbert, in prob Ontario Co NY, present Addison Twp, Steuben Co NY. She was born on 11 Aug 1776; her birth was registered in Middletown VT. Anna died probably in Clermont Co OH. They had the following children:

i.            Nancy (1796-)

ii.            Charles C (~1798-)

iii.            Harriet (1802-1873)

iv.            David Wheeler (1805-1870)

v.            Mary Ann (1804-)

vi.            Jane (~1810-)

vii.            William F[rancis?] (1815-)

viii.            Caroline (ca 1810-)

ix.            Elizabeth (1820-1880)

ii. Sally DICKINSON. Born about 1771.

iii. Calvin DICKINSON. Born on 23 Jul 1780 in Acton, Middlesex Co MA.

Children of David Dickinson, with his second wife, Lydia Hapgood:

i. William DICKINSON. He was born in say 1785 and was living in 1840. .Children listed here are probably either his or his brother’s.[12]

a.     Daughter, 1804-1810      possibly Louisa, 15 Jan 1808; m Stephen Chase

b.     Daughter, 1804-1810

c.     Son, 1810-1815      Oren, ca 1809; m 1840

d.     Son, 1815-1820      Daniel, b 8 Mar 1812; m 1839 Emily M Smith

e.     Daughter, 1815-1820      possibly Susan, ca 1819; or Lydia H, m 1841

f.      Daughter, 1820-1825      possibly Delilah H, ca 1824

g.     Daughter, 1820-1825      possibly Corinna, ca 1826; m 1852

h.     Son, 1825-1830      George Johnson, d 16 Oct 1832

ii. Abraham DICKINSON. He was born in Keene, Cheshire Co NH, ca 1787 and was living in 1850, said to be age 63, born in NH, as was his wife, “Mrs A.” He died in Keene, 18 Jul 1855. Children listed here are probably either his or his brother’s, except the ones in bold, who are identified at Ancestry.com. Most records are from the usgenweb site.

a.     Daughter, 1804-1810      possibly Louisa, 15 Jan 1808; m Stephen Chase

b. Son, 1810-1815      Emory, 25 Dec 1810

c.     Daughter, 1810-1815

d.     Son, 1815-1820      William, 23 Aug 1816; m Sarah Greenwood

e.     Daughter, 1815-1820      possibly Delilah, ca 1824, or Susan, ca 1819

f.      Son, 1820-1825

g.     Daughter, 1820-1825      possibly Corinna, ca 1826, m 1852; or Lydia H, m 1841

h. Son, 1825-1830            Francis, b 28 Jul 1828


[1] Both this family from Rowley, Essex Co MA and the descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson from western MA used spellings Dickinson and Dickerson interchangeably.

 

[2] George Brainard Blodgette and Amos Everett Jewett, Early Settlers of Rowley, Massachusetts, 1981, pages 94, 95, 98.

[3] Stearns, Ezra S.. History of Ashburnham Massachusetts From the Grant of Dorchester Canada to the Present Time, 1734-1886 with a Genealogical Register of Ashburnham Families. Ashburnham, MA, USA: Published by the town, 1887, p 681.

[4] http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ote/nh/keene.htm.

[5] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007). Recorded at both Bolton and Ashburnham.

[6] Carlisle VR.

[7] Harvard VR

[8] The Hapgood Family: Descendants of Shadrach 1656-1898, by Warren Hapgood, and Genealogy of John Wetherbee of Stow and Marlboro, MA, by Ethel Wetherbee Mazza

[9] Massachusetts. Secretary of the Commonwealth. Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. Vol. 1-17. Boston, MA, USA: Wright & Potter, 1896-1908, p 740: “Dickerson, David. Receipt dated Shelburne, Sept. 22, 1777, for mileage, etc., from Shelburne to Stillwater, paid said Dickerson and others by the Selectmen of Shelburne; Capt. John Wells certifies that the men whose names appear upon the receipt went out of town with him.”

[10] Revolutionary War, MA Soldiers & Sailors, pages 734, “Amos Dickason,” 735, “Amos Dickenson,” and 743, “Amos Dickinson,” all three times as a Lieutenant for Ashburnham or Worcester Co MA or with the same captain.

[11] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Database: NewEnglandAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2007).

[12] 1820 Keene, Cheshire Co NH, Abraham Dickinson: 200010/21010.

1820 Keene, Cheshire Co NH, William Dickinson: 200010/12010.

1820 Keene, Cheshire Co NH, Lydia Dickinson: 000000/00001.

1830 Keene, Cheshire Co NH, Abraham Dickinson: 1111001/1011101.

1830 Keene, Cheshire Co NH, William Dickinson: 1011001/0210201.

1840 Keene, Cheshire Co NH, Abraham Dickinson: 00121001/00100001.

1840 Keene, Cheshire Co NH, William Dickinson: 00100001/00011. Daniel

1850 Keene, Cheshire Co NH: Abram Dickinson, 63 VT, Mrs A Dickinson, 64 MA, Mary A, 35

Next generation, all in 1850 Keene, Cheshire Co NH.

Oren Dickinson, 41 NH (all b NH), Mrs O, 31, Ellen, 13, Wallace, 11, Elmer, 9, Fanny, 7, James, 4, Charles, 1, Wid. A Wilson, 55.

Daniel Dickinson, 36 NH, with Mrs D, 36 VT, Daniel, 10 NH, Ellen, 4 NH, Joseph, 28.

William Dickinson, 33 NH, Mrs W, 30, George, 3.

Susan Dickinson, 31 NH, Corinna, 24, in household of Josiah T Hayden.

Delilah H Dickinson, 26 NH, in household of Stephen Chase.

Emery Dickinson, 38 NH and Mrs E, 24.

Dexter Dickinson, 26 NH. Not this family, he was a son of Silas & Lucy Dickinson

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