.             Benford Dickens, 1782 - 1867, s/o Thomas Dickens
.                                                                                                        (INDEX)
.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

1    Benford Dickens,3                                                                                                                              (Thomas,2,?Benford,1)
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.          b 7 Oct 1782 Va; d 7 Jun 1867 Carroll Co, Va.
.          m(1) Susannah Webb, d ca 1820, who was supposedly a d/o
Henry Webb and Susannah ?Cock (Susan), per some sources, but she
.                   wasn't listed as Henry's dau by Elder Isaac Webb and John Perry Alderman didn't think she was either.
.          m(2) Elsa Surratt (Elsie,Ailcy), b ca 1785-92 NC; d 17 Feb 1876/77, d/o Lemuel and Elizabeth Sarratt.

.          1810, 2 Apr: Grayson Co, Va tax list: Benford Dickins, 1 white tithable, no slaves, no horses.
.          1815, 7 Mar: Grayson Co tax list: Benford Dinkins, 1 WM>16, 1 horse.
.          1820 Grayson Co census, p 45, Benford Dinken, 210010-20010-1.
.          1830 Grayson Co census, p 255, Benford Dickens, 2210001-2002001.
.          1840 Grayson Co census, East Dist, p 295, Benford Dickins, 01110001-00111001.
.          1850 Carroll Co census, p 326, #122/122, Benford Dickens,65 Va, farmer, Elsa,55 NC, Lovina,21 NC.
.          1860 Carroll Co census, p 795, #195/96, Binford Dickens,78 Va, --, $30, Elsy,69 NC.
.          1870 Carroll Co census, Laurel Fork, p 438, #233/234, Else Dickens,83 NC, living with son Thomas.

.          issue:

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1.   Jonathan Dickens, b ca 1809 Va, m(1) Mary Hurst, m(2) Elizabeth Hopkins.
.                Moved to Warren Co and Tippecanoe Co, Ind.

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2.   Thomas Lee Dickens (Tommy,Elder), b 1815 Va, m Penelope Cock.

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3.   Mary Dickens (Polly), b 1815 Va, d 1900, m 6 May 1839 Grayson Co to Jabez B. Nichols, b 4 Sep 1821 Grayson Co, d 1902.
.                1840 census, family not located.
.                1850 Carroll Co census, p 331, #196/196, Jabes Nicholas,30 Va, farmer, Mary,35 Va, Jesse,11 Va, Stephen C.,9 Va, Julian,7
.                         Va, Rebecca,5 Va, Prince Albert,3 Va, Legrand,11/12 Va.
.                1860 Carroll Co census, Hillsville, p 30, #198/199, Javis Nichols,38 Va, blacksmith, --, $30, Polly,45 Va, Jesse,20 Va, farm lab-
.                         orer, Stephen C.,18 Va, farm laborer, Julia A.,15 Va, Rebecca,13 Va, Prince A.,10 Va, Legrand,8 Va, Jane E.,6 Va, Zacha-
.                         riah,4 Va, Alverta,3 Va, John O.,1 Va.
.                1870 Carroll Co census, Pine Creek, Hillsville, p 47, #318/325, Jabez Nicholas,49 Va, farmer, $50, --, Mary,60 Va, Keturah,9 Va,
.                         Prico A.,21 Va, labors on farm, Elizabeth  J.,18 Va, Alverta,13 Va, John O.,10 Va, Jesse Nicholas,30 Va, farmer $30, --,
.                         Nancy,23 Va, Jas E.,2 Va.
.                issue:
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a.   Jesse Nichols, b Sep 1840 Carroll Co, d 16 May 1923 Carroll Co, m 20 Feb 1898 Carroll Co to Nancy M. Dalton, b ca
.                      1845-47 Carroll Co, d 14 Feb 1922 Carroll Co, bur Dry Pond Primitive Baptist Church Cem, d/o
Lewis Dalton (#13) and
.                      Frances Jane Goad (Fannie).
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b.   Stephen C. Nichols, b ca 1841-42 Va.
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c.   Julia A. Nichols, b ca 1843 Va.
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d.   Rebecca Nichols, b ca 1845-47 Va.
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e.   Prince Albert Nichols, b ca 1847 Va.
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f.    Legrand Nichols, b ca 1849 Va.
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g.   Jane E. Nichols, b ca 1854 Va.
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h.   Zachariah Nichols, b ca 1856 Va.
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i.    Alverta Nichols, b ca 1857 Va.
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j.    John O. Nichols, b ca 1859-60 Va.

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4.   Ransom Dickens, b ca 1818-19 Va, m Sarah Hughett (Sallie).

.      ?  
5.   Benjamin Dickens, b ca 1819, m Sarah ____.  (m Eliza Phillips acc to one source)
.                No further record, and not located in 1840 or 1850 census'.
.                This may represent an error in misreading the 1850 census for Ransom as Benjamin, as it appears similar.  Some sources claim
.                Benjamin was b ca 1800.  There was a Benjamin Dicken, age 20-30, living in Daviess Co, Ky in 1830.

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6.   Hiram Dickens, b ca 1822-24 Va, m Mary A. McGlothlin.

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7.   Elsa Alice Dickens (Elsey,Ailcy), b 1 Apr 1826 Va, d 12 Aug 1908, m 26 Sep 1843 Carroll Co to Gabriel Smith, b 9 Sep 1817
.                Va, d 23 Feb 1878, s/o James Smith and Sarah Philpott.
.                1850 Carroll Co census, p 338, #298/298, Gabriel Smith,30 Va, farmer, $800, Elsey,25 Va, Samuel P.,5 Va, Sarah H.,3 Va, Polly
.                         G.,1 Va.

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8.   Ephraim Dickens, b ca 1826-27 Va, m Dianna Phillips.
.                Moved to Lawrence Co, Ohio ca 1868-70.

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9.   Rebecca Dickens, b ca 1829 Va, m 28 Jul 1842 Carroll Co to Charles Massie.
.                1850 and 1860 census', family not located.

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10.   Levina Dickens, b ca 1829 NC, m 1 Aug 1850 Carroll Co to Matthew McGlothlin.
.                1860 census, family not located.








.          Ref:  Sarrett/Sarratt/Surratt family history at:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~prsjr/families/va/index-va.htm  
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