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James Wiseman Dickey (1784 - 1862)

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Rev James Wiseman Dickey
Born in Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about in Fairfield, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United Statesmap
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James Wiseman Dickey was born in Newberry, South Carolina in 1784. He was the son of Alexander Dickey and Ann Wiseman.[1]He passed away in 1862 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.[2]

He married Agnes McDaniel (1784 - 1868) about 1811. Agnes was a seamstress.


Name: James Wiseman /Dickey/
Name Prefix: Rev.
Given Name: James Wiseman
Surname: Dickey
Name: Wiseman /Dickey/
Given Name: Wiseman
Surname: Dickey


Date: 1784
Place: Newberry, South Carolina

War of 1812

Wiseman Dickey
Rank - Induction: PRIVATE
Rank - Discharge: PRIVATE
Roll Box: 58 Roll Exct: 602[3]


He was licensed by Elk Presbytery October 5, 1821, together with John Bell, Aaron Alexander, John C. Smith, Jas. W. Dickey, and R. D. King, at Mars Hill Church, Giles county, Tenn., at which meeting Isaac Shook joined presbytery as a candidate.[4]

"Sometime during the spring of 1822, Messrs. J. W. Dickey and John Williams, both licensed preachers in the Elk Presbytery, entered Middle Alabama."[5]

Reactivated October 22, 1824

That the Rev. Messrs. Benjamin Lockhart, William Moor, James W. Dickey, and John Williams, compose a Presbytery to be known by the name of the Alabama Presbytery; bounded on the west by the Mobile river, from the mouth up said river to the mouth of Bigby river, thence up said river to the mouth of Black Warrior, thence up the Warrior to Tuskaloosa, thence by Bolivar's Road to the top of the mountain south of the Tennessee river, thence with the top of the mountain east to the Indian boundary line, thence south with said line to the ocean; to be constituted at Alexander Georges's, Perry county, State of Alabama, on the first Friday in April, 1825, Benjamin Lockhart, moderator, and, in case of his failure, William Moor.[6]

The minutes of Tennessee Presbytery from its organization until the fall of 1848 are lost, but from other sources it appears that it was organized, and ordained Jackson Steele in April, 1823, in Madison county, Alabama, and he and A. G. Gibson were sent by said presbytery to South Alabama, in conjunction with the Revs. Wm. Moore and Benjamin Lockhart, to organize the Alabama Presbytery. They complied with the order, and according to previous appointment the organization was perfected at a ford on some water-course (have no memorandum of the name), in an unbroken forest; and at said meeting the presbytery ordained Jas. W. Dickey and John Williams.

Land Records

28 Jan 1829, purchased 50 acres on Dumpers Creek from Hugh Milling.
1 Sep 1832, sold 154 acres on Dumpers Creek of Little Creek, land that was originally granted to James Smith, 6 Apr 1807.
1 Jan 1834, purchased 80 acres in Alabama, located a mile North of Buckville. Jefferson County, Jones Valley.[7]

Alabama Land Patents Database for Jefferson County

DICKEY AARON B 14 19S 5W HUNTSVILLE 79.85 1885/07/27
DICKEY ALEXANDER K 17 20S 5W HUNTSVILLE 40.1175 1839/09/20 DICKEY ALEXANDER H 9 20S 5W HUNTSVILLE 39.845 1839/09/20 DICKEY AARON B 14 19S 5W HUNTSVILLE 0 1885/07/27
DICKEY JOHN W 34 20S 5W HUNTSVILLE 40.24 1904/08/23
DICKEY WISEMAN 9 20S 5W HUNTSVILLE 39.84 1837/04/01


Book J. page 270
Type: Possessions
Date: 1 JAN 1834
Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Date: 1850 (age 66)[8]
Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date: 1860 (age 76)[9]
Place: Tuscaloosa, Alabama


Religion: Presbyterian
Date: 1820s


  1. Wiseman Dickey
  2. Find A Grave: Memorial #122891463
  3. United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815, database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2016), Wiseman Dickey, 1812-1815; citing NARA microfilm publication M602 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); roll 58; FHL microfilm 882,576.
  4. Elk Presbytery
  5. Alabama Historical Society 1899-1903 Google Books 5/09, Edited By Thomas McAdory Owen, U,.D. Secretary VOL. IV Pg 386 Montgomery, Alabama, Printed For The Society
  6. Minutes of Cumberland Synod, October 22, 1824
  7. Records of Alabama - Vol. 9 - Gandrud Title: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Land Records Text: Moses, Meridith of County of "Picking" (Pickens) to Wiseman Dickey. CONT 80-23 acres. 1 Jan. 1834. Book J, page 270.
  8. "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 May 2013), Wiseman Dickey in entry for Roderick Dickey, 1850.
  9. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Wiseman Dickey in entry for Louisia Dickey, 1860.
  • "Alabama State Census, 1855," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 August 2016), Wiseman Dickey, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; citing p. 1, Department of Archives and History, Montgomery; FHL microfilm 1,492,023.
  • John and Alexander Dickey, Immigrants 1772 Title: John and Alexander Dickey, Immigrants 1772


Thank you to Laura Scott for creating WikiTree profile Dickey-452 through the import of wttdickey.ged on Dec 22, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Laura and others.

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