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Joseph Dickson (1750 - 1842)

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2nd Lieut. Joseph Dickson aka Dixon
Born in New Yorkmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Fairfield, Fairfield, CTmap
Husband of — married in Fairfield, CTmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Brunswick, Canadamap
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Categories: United Empire Loyalists.

Biography

Joseph Dickson was a native of America . He married Susannah Lockweed on 5 Mar 1772 Fairfield CT. Children: Esther, John, Mary S., Joseph, Mary, Samuel Lockwood, Lydia Abigail, William Augustus, Richard Sylvester, Maria F.

At the time of the Revolution, Joseph lived in Fairfield, Connecticut, only a few miles from Stratford, the home of the Beardsleys – both being little towns on Long Island Sound. He was a pronounced Loyalist and joined the British forces in 1776. He went to the Queen’s Rangers, where his brother was an officer. He was sent to recruit and was employed a good while in recruiting and brought in a good many men for the King’s service.

The next Spring he enlisted in Major Stark’s Regiment, served in it two years and then took his discharge. Afterwards, he served with the “Loyal Rangers” at Lloyd’s Neck. He was Ensign under Colonel Joshua Upham and took part in every expedition in the Sound. He owned land in Fairfield County, Conn., purchased four years before the war, which he paid for in “hard money” at six pounds, 10 shillings per acre. He cleared the land and built a house which he left behind him when he came away. Values the whole property at 100 pounds currency.

He came to St. John in the June Fleet of 1783, having been commissioned by Sir Guy Carleton as Lieutenant of a company of Loyalists. At the date on which he gave his evidence (1787) he was settled in Kingston.

They settled near Kingston, on the Belleisle, and received land grants in 1808.

Joseph was born in 1750. He passed away in 1842.


Sources

"Loyalist Lineages of Canada, vol. II, Part 1, 1991" lists the family of Joseph Dickson Jr., b. 24 June 1777, Fairfield CT, d. 13 April 1849, res King's Co. N.B. m. NB, Sarah FAIRWEATHER b 8 Jul 1784 d 6 Mar 1868 Issue: Thomas, Suzanne, John, Elizabeth Frances, Jane Deborah, Edward George, Charles, Sara Agnes, James, Albert, Margaret Davison, Caroline, Harriet.

  • The New Brunswick Museum has a 5 page chronology of the Dicksons, back to 1750, when Joseph Dickson was born in New York Apr. 11, 1750. His wife, born Jan. 13, 1752, was Susannah Lockwood.


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