William Dickey Jr.

William Dickey Jr. (1756 - 1848)

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William Dickey Jr.
Born in Peters Township, Franklin CO, PA (Mercersburg)map
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , , [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married in Mercersburg Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Fayette Co. Indianamap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Apr 2014
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This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


Name: William /DICKEY/
Name Suffix: , Jr.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

The suffix , Jr. is non-traditional and may be too long for the WikiTree suffix.


Date: 22 AUG 1756
Place: Peters Township, Franklin CO, PA (Mercersburg)
Date: 23 AUG 1756
Place: Peters Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using 22 AUG 1756


Date: 10 MAR 1848
Place: Fayette Co. Indiana
Date: 10 MAR 1848
Place: Fayette County, Indiana[8]

Found multiple copies of DEAT DATE. Using 10 MAR 1848Array


Reference: 8461


Date: 10 MAR 1848
Place: 1.5 mi W of Harrisburg, Fayette Co. Indiana
Place: Dickey Family Plot near Harrisburg, Harrison Township, Fayette County, Indiana


Type: Came in
Date: 1815
Place: From Kentucky to Fayette County, Indiana


Note: #N292
Note: #N3
Note: #N284
Note: #N720
Note: #N726

Research Notes

Research Notes: @N931@

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User ID: 250345344E384B72AA30E3338CC3BBC6A48D

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Date: 4 JAN 2006

Prior to import, this record was last changed 4 JAN 2006.


  1. Dickey-696 was created by Gary Dickey through the import of DadsFamily.ged on Apr 13, 2014. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
  2. Source: #S188 Page: Information of William, Sarah & family
  3. Source: #S186
  4. Source: #S181
  5. Source: #S160 Page: Image 3
  6. Source: #S190
  7. Source: #S157 Page: Fannet, Hamilton, Letterkenney, Montgomery, and Peters Townships
  8. Source: #S182 Page: Date of Import: Dec 11, 2001
  • Source: S157 Title: 1790 census, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Pg. 114 Image 6 Repository: Electronic Repository: www.ancestry.com
  • Source: S160 Title: 1820 census, Harrison Township, Fayette County, Indiana Pg. 24 Repository: Electronic Repository: www.ancestry.com
  • Source: S181 Title: E-mail from David G. Miller - adgmz@yahool.com - 4/14/2002 & 6/16, 20, 23/2002 Repository: Electronic
  • Source: S182 Title: GEDCOM file, brenda_shue - Dickey.FTW Repository: Electronic Repository: www.rootsweb.com
  • Source: S186 Title: Personal Correspondence, John A. Fields - jfie@earthlink.net - 5/28/2002
  • Source: S188 Title: Web Site - Brenda Shue - shue@horizon.hit.net Repository: Electronic Repository: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=:1678856&id=I208 Text: Brian W. Williams CONT Business Librarian CONT University Libraries CONT Wichita State University CONT Wichita, KS 67260-0068 CONT CONT Tel: 316-978-5081 CONT Fax: 316-978-3048 CONT E-Mail: brian.williams@wichita.edu
  • Source: S190 Title: Web Site - Gloria Keele - gkeele@aol.com - 8/20/2002 Repository: Electronic Repository: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/e/e/Gloria-Keele/index.html


Note N284
Served as pvt., under Capt. Robert Dickey, Lieut. Andrew Dickey, and Ensign John Dickey, Cumb. Co. Militia. James, Robert, John, and William Dickey, being privates in the above Company. Wm Dickey mar. Sarah McClellan at Mercersburg. Penna., Nov. 23 1786. They had John baptized Apr. 6, 1788; Nancy, May 10, 1802;a child in Oct. 1807 and one in Sept, 1808, with John and Maria Dec. 16, 1812. Wm. and Hugh Dickey were assessed in Scott Co., Ky., in 1793, about 4 miles N.W. of Georgetown, on McConnell’s Run. William Dickey died March 10, 1848, aged 91 yrs, 6 mos., 18 days. Sarah, wife of Wm. Dickey, died Oct. 6, 1819, aged 53 yrs., 8 mos. They are in a private graveyard near Harrisburg, Fayette Co., Ind.
Penna. Arch 5th Ser. Vol. 6, p. 272, 286, 313[9]
Note N292
Served as pvt., under Capt. Robert Dickey, Lieut. Andrew Dickey and Ensign John Dickey, Cub. Co Militia. James, Robert, John and William Dickey, being privates in the above Company.
Had John baptized Apr 6, 1788;
Wm and Hugh were assessed in Scott Co, Ky in 1793, about 4 miles N. W. of Georgetown, on McConnell's Run.
Inherits land from William, his father, who had inherited from his father John. Will dated Aug 24, 1793 names his son Robert as executor of his estate.
DAR Patriots Index lists his birthdate as Sep 22, 1756.
Homer Dickey's "The Genealogy of a Dickey Family" has William in (1815) coming from Kentucky to what became Fayette Co, IN (in 1819). His brother, Hugh Dickey, joined him in IN in 1816, one year later. Hugh had been living in Ohio since 1809, and sold his farm there in 1816.
(Don't know where this came from, but it obviously pertains to some other Dickey family) Nancy, May 10, 1802, with John and Maria Dec 16, 1812, Mercersburg PA.
Note N3
He was born in Ireland and about 16 when the family sailed to America. He was probably the oldest of the five children who were left orphans by the sea disaster in which their father was lost. When the ship foundered these children and their mother were taken in a lifeboat to another vessel where they were cared for and brought to America. They settled in PA where William grew to manhood and married Sarah McClellan, a sister of Margaret who afterwards married his brother Hugh. These two brothers migrated to Kentucky about 1792, and settled near Georgetown, Scott Co. According to old tax records for that county, William was in possession of a farm of 150 acres in 1794 on which he lived until 1815 when he moved to Fayette Co., IN. In Fayette Co, he resided a short distance west of the present village of Harrisburg, on the farm on which he and his wife are buried.
Note N720
Cited in DAR Patriot Index, Centennial Edition, part 1, page 831
Note N726
Buried on Dickey Cemetery -on farm of Tom Logue, 3619 W County Road #300 North, 765-825-9463
This is on the Northeast corner of Section 8 Harrison Township, just west of Harrisburg, Fayette County Indiana

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William Dickey and Sarah McClellan Dickey
William Dickey and Sarah McClellan Dickey


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