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

03    Benford Dickens,2                                                                                                             ?  (Benford,1,Thomas,Thomas)
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.            Thomas, Ephraim, and Benford Dickens (?Dinkins") of Montgomery Co, Va were probably brothers, as they were the only ones
.            of this name in early Montgomery Co, and were likely sons of Benford Dickens, but unproven.

.            m ? Elizabeth ____.  (his land on Burks Fork, Grayson Co was sold by an Elizabeth Dickens).

.            1770's: Benford Dickens came to Montgomery Co.  He bought an improvement which Samuel Rentfro had settled in 1776.
.                         Benford Denkins was in Capt Wiliam Bobbitt's militia company.
.            1780: Monatgomery Co: Jarret Branson accused Benford, Ephraim, and Thomas Dickens of being Tories.
.            1782, 29 Nov: Va State Land Office Survey, Bk 3, 1780-83: 400 acres surveyed for Bendford Dinkins, by virtue of certificate
.                      from commissioners for Washington and Montgomery Cos, 16 Sep 1782, assigned him by Samuel Rentfro in Montgomery
.                      Co, on waters of Burks Fork, of Reed Island, of New River.
.            1782: Montgomery Co: Benford Dickens, no horse, no cattle, no land.
.            1782: Montgomerey Co: Benford appeared before the land commissioners to establish claim, and had it entered and surveyed.
.                      The grant was issued in 1784.
.            1784, 1 May: Montgomery Co (L-268): Beauford Dinkins, 400 acres on Burks Fork, branch of Big Reed Island.
.            1787 Montgomery delinquent tax list: Benford Dinkins.
.            1788, 29 Aug: Montgomery Co tax list C: Benford Dinkins, 0 WM 16-21, 0 slaves, 2 horses.
.            1789, 20 Aug: Montgomery Co tax list C (Big Reed Island Creek, Big Snake and Burks Fork): Benford Dinkins, 1 WM 16-21, 0
.                      slaves, 2  horses.
.            1793: Wythe Co, Va tax list: Benford Dinkens, with his likely son William Dickens listed next to him.
.            1794 Grayson Co, Va personal property tax list: Benford Dinkins, 1 male > 16, 2 horses.
.            1806, 7 Jul: Grason Co Deed: Benford's land on Burks Fork sold by an Elizabeth Dickens.
.            Benford left the Grayson Co, Va area around 1806 (or died about that time).
.            1810, Oct: Grayson Co Deed Bk 3, p 143: Thomas and Mary Jessop of Grayson Co sold to Willoughby Blackard 300 acres on
.                      N side of Big Reed for $500. (Ref: purchased from Benford Dickens, see Grand L-268)
.            Prob relevant record:
.            1826 Grayson Co Court Order Bk, p 26 (Jun, Weds 28th): Christopher Hiatt vs Francis Hamilton & Elizabeth his wife & others
.                     heirs at land of "Bedford" Dickens deceased.  Heirs in chancery. ....

.            issue: (possible)

.         ?  
1.   William Dickens, m 26 Apr 1798 Patrick Co, Va to Mary Donathan.
.                   1794 Grayson Co, Va personal property tax list: William Dinkins, 1 male > 16, 0 horses.
.                ? 1810 Wythe Co, Va census, p 829, Mary Dinkins, 00000-12010.

.         ?  
2.   Benford Dickens, b 1780's (or ca 1796 Grayson Co, Va), m 19 Jan 1815 Carter Co, Tenn to Catherine Busten, b ca 1793-94
.                   NC.
.                   1818 Carter Co, Tenn court records: Benford Dinkins vs Isaac Williams.
.                   1820 census, Benford/Bedford not located.
.                   1829 and 1830 Carter Co, Tenn court rec: Benford Dinkins and Samuel Bailey vs State.
.                ? 1830 Burke Co, NC census, p 196, Binford Dinkins, 0211-11001.
.                   1840 Campbell Co, Tenn census, p 321, Benford Dinkins, 00001001-11100001.
.                            (listed on same page as
Wm Hughett (#1))
.                   1840 Campbell Co census, p 321, John Dinkins, 10001-00001.  (listed next to Benford)
.                ? 1850 Cherokee Co, NC census, p 7, #82/82, Bedford Dinkins,56 Va, iron marter, Catharine,56 NC, Margaret,23 NC, Sarah,19
.                            Tenn, Nancy I.,2 Tenn.
.                ? 1860 Cherokee Co census, Murphy Dist, p 10, #67/67, Bedford Dinkins,66 Grason Co, Va, farmer, Catherine,67 Randolph
.                            Co, NC, Sarah Killian,27 Lincoln Co, NC, John Killian,1 Cherokee Co, NC.
.                ? 1870 Cherokee Co census, Murphy, p 293, #101/101, Sarah Dinkins,34 Tenn, Nancy,22 Tenn, Margaret,16 NC, Sofrona,3
.                            NC.







.              Ref:  1. "
Carroll 1765-1815 The Settlements", John Perry Alderman, 1985, p 48-50.
.                       2.   Bud Paige's notes at
www.rootsweb.com, email: equine1965@comcast.net  
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