.                  Thomas Dickens, prob s/o Benford Dickens
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.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

01    Thomas Dickens,2                                                                                                             ?   (Benford,1,Thomas,Thomas)
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.             Thomas, Ephraim, and Benford Dickens settled on Burks Fork, Montgomery Co, Va in the late 1770's, and were prob brothers.
.             They were prob descended from Thomas Dickens, whose will was prob 15 Nov 1727, Surry Co, Va Will Bk 7, p 770, listing wife
.             Elizabeth, sons James and Binford, dau Sary, with a beq to Huldy Dickens, wit: Thomas Binford.  Thomas' wife was supposedly
.             Elizabeth Binford.  This older Thomas was prob the son of Thomas Dickins/Dinkins whose will of 30 Oct 1717 was prob 21 May
.             1718, Surry Co Will Bk 7, p 110, listing wife Margaret, sons Thomas, James, Charles, Sanders, William, and dau's Mary Vandinan,
.             Ann Sesshings, and Margaret Perry.

.             m Mary Millie ?Cock, prob d/o
John Cock and Elizabeth Goad (d/o John Goad (#2)).

.             1770's: Thomas Dickens came to Burks Fork, Montgomery Co, Va.  Thomas Dinkins was a member of Jonathan Isham's militia
.                      company.
.             1780 Montgomery Co: Thomas, Ephraim, and Benford Dickens accused of being Tories by Jarret Branson.
.             1782 Montgomery Co, Va tax list: Thomas Dickens, 1 horse, 2 cattle.
.             1789, 19 Aug: Montgomery Co tax list C: Thomas Dinkins, Burks Fork and Greasy Fork, Indian Ridge, 0 WM, 0 slaves, 1 horse.
.             1792/93 Montgomery Co tax list N: Thomas Dinkins.
.             1793 Wythe Co, Va tax list: Thomas Dinkins.
.             1800 Grayson Co, Va tax list: Thomas Dinkins, 2 male > 21, 2 horses.
.             1806 Thomas Dickens witnessed Tobias Phillips' will.
.             1810, 2 Apr: Grayson Co, Va tax list: Thomas Dickins, 2 white tithables, no slaves, 3 horses.
.             1815, 7 Mar: Grayson Co tax list: Thomas Dinkins, no WM > 16, 2  horses, 5 cattle.
.             1820 Grayson Co census, p 45, Thos Dinken, 101101-00101-1.

.             In the 1820's, Thomas and two sons supposedly moved to the part of Virginia that became WVa, prob in the Fayette/Raleigh Co
.             area.  From there, Thomas and one son supposedly went to "Indian Territory" (prob Ohio and/or Indiana), where Thomas died.

.             issue:

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1.   Benford Dickens, b 7 Oct 1782 Va, m(1) Susannah Webb, m(2) Surratt Elsa (Elsie,Ailcy).

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2.   Nancy Dickens, b ca 1785 Va, m 25 Aug 1807 Grayson Co to Nathan Bond (#2), b 6 Jun 1786 NC, d 15 Jun 1871 Carroll
.                   Co, s/o Stephen and Maiden Bond.  Wid, Nathan m(2) 23 Dec 1855 Carroll Co to Rhoda Simpkins, b ca 1831 Grayson Co,
.                   d/o Henry and Elizabeth Simpkins.

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3.   Thomas Dickens. The following Thomas, b ca 1788 Va, d 1850's Brown Co, Ohio, was poss s/o Thomas, but no proof:
.                   1820 Brown Co, Ohio census, Byrd Twp, p 343, Thomas Dickens, 000011-20001
.                   1830 Brown Co census, Union Twp, p 428, Thomas Dickins, 0100101-11110001.
.                   1840 Brown Co census, Union Twp, p 16, Thos Dickings, 00010001-101110011.
.                   1850 Brown Co census, Union Twp, p 26, #394/397, Thomas Dickings,62 Va, farmer, $8600, Harriett,40 Ohio, Sarah Ann,3
.                            Ohio, Catherine,10/12 Ohio, Nancy Guthry,14 Ohio.
.                   1860 Brown Co census, Union Twp, p 260, #314/314, Hannah Dicking,50 Ohio, $15000, $900, Sarah,13 Ohio, Minerva,11
.                            Ohio, William Anderson,23 Ohio, laborer.

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4.   Mary Dickens, m 28 Mar 1809 Grayson Co to Elisha Bond.
.                   No further record.  She also could have been a d/o Benford or Ephraim Dickens.

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5.   Reuben Dickens, b ca 1798-99 Va, m Nancy Phillips.

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6.   Jesse Dickens, b 1803 Grayson Co, m(1) Susannah Webb (Susan), m(2) Nancy Goad.







.              Ref:  1. "
Carroll Co 1765-1815 The Settlements", 1985, John Perry Alderman, p 48-50.  One family tradition quoted here is that
.                             the Dickens progenitor lived at Boston in 1670 and then went to South Carolina and thence to eastern North Carolina.
.                             Thomas Dickens then came to the Cock settlement on Burks Fork, and married Mary (Molly) Cock, d/o John Cock.
.                       2.   Nina L. Massey, P.O. Box 68, Seth, WVa 25161.
.                             Acc to her, the older Thomas was b 1694, lived in Goochland Co, Va, d 21 May 1718, and was a s/o Christopher Dick-
.                             en.  Christopher was b 1644, was a s/o Christopher Dicken and Elizabeth Deakin (?Dicken).  The elder Christopher was
.                             b 1617 Eng, and was a s/o Hugh Dicken, b ca 1591 Walton, Eng, and Ellen Fraunceis, b ca 1599 Stafford, Eng, d/o
.                             Thomas Fraunceis.  Hugh was s/o Christopher Dicken, b 1576 (?1567), and  ____ Aiken.
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