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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Dickson Family Papers, 1834-1851, 1965, and undated

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Dickson Family Papers, 1834-1851, 1965, and undated



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dickson Family
Title: Dickson Family Papers
Dates: 1834-1851, 1965, and undated
Creator Abstract: Abishai M. Dickson (1803-1836), an Alabama native, joined the Alabama Red Rovers in response to the events of the Texas Revolution and was killed in the Goliad massacre. His widow, Ann Margaret Lucas Dickson, and their children moved to Texas to claim land due Dickson for his military service. Ann Margaret Dickson married John Sutherland, a participant at the Battle of the Alamo, in Colorado County in 1841.
Content Abstract: Letters and genealogical material related to several individuals and families make up the Dickson family papers.
Identification: Doc 5180
Extent: 29 items (23 folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Abishai M. Dickson (1803-1836), an Alabama native, joined the Alabama Red Rovers in response to the events of the Texas Revolution and was killed in the Goliad massacre. His widow, Ann Margaret Lucas Dickson, and their children moved to Texas to claim land due Dickson for his military service. Ann Margaret Dickson married John Sutherland, a participant at the Battle of the Alamo, in Colorado County in 1841.

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Scope and Content Note

Letters and genealogical material related to several individuals and families make up the Dickson family papers. The seventeen letters in the papers include two from Abishai M. Dickson, one written on the eve of his departure for Texas in 1835. Many of the remaining letters were received by Dickson's daughter, Louisa Dickson Hamilton, including several from her husband, William Scudder Hamilton, a Methodist circuit-rider, with details on Methodist activities and family matters. Other letters generally concern family activities. Genealogical material is related to the Dickson, Hamilton, Lucas, Scudder, and Skidmore families.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Dickson family.
Dickson, Abishai M., 1803-1836.
Hamilton, William Scudder, 1815-1873.
Hamilton family.
Lucas family.
Scudder family.
Skidmore family.
Sutherland, Ann Margaret Dickson, 1809-1862.
Organizations
Alabama Red Rovers.
Subjects
Methodist Church--Texas--Clergy.
Genres/Formats
Family papers.
Correspondence.
Genealogies.

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Related Material

John W. Lilly Family Papers, 1835-1936, Col 7184, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Abishai Dickson Family Papers, MC014, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dickson Family Papers, 1834-1851, 1965, and undated, Doc 5180, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Warren Moorman, 1965.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 August.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Dickson Family Papers, 1834-1851, 1965, and undated

Correspondence, 1834-1851
Folder
1 Abishai M. Dickson, Clinton, Mississippi, to Ann Margaret Dickson, Athens, Mississippi, 1834 February 28.
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2 Abishai M. Dickson, New Orleans, Louisiana, to Ann M. Dickson, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1835 December 29.
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3 William Lucas, Chulahoma, Mississippi, to Louisa M. Dickson, Egypt, Texas, 1844 February 6.
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4 John Ross Hamilton and Sarah Ellen Hamilton, Oak Grove, Texas, to William S. Hamilton, Brazoria, Texas, 1845 May 4.
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5 George M. Wharton, New York, to Louisa M. Dickson, 1845 December 29.
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6 William Lucas, Chulahoma, Mississippi, to Louisa M. Hamilton, Oakland, Texas, 1846 October 1.
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7 George M. Wharton to L.M. Hamilton, Houston, Texas, 1846 October.
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8 William S. Hamilton, Houston, Texas, to Louisa M. Hamilton, Egypt, Texas, 1846 December 31.
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9 William S. Hamilton, Oakland, Texas, to Louisa M. Hamilton, Egypt, Texas, 1847 February 1.
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10 William S. Hamilton, Cedar Creek, Texas, to Louisa M. Hamilton, 1847 March 15.
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11 William S. Hamilton, Victoria, Texas, to Louisa M. Hamilton, 1847 June 11.
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12 Ann M. Sutherland, Egypt, Texas, to Louisa M. Hamilton, Houston, Texas, 1847 June 23.
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13 William S. Hamilton, Egypt, Texas, to Louisa M. Hamilton, Cedar Bayou, Texas, 1850 January 8.
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14 Sarah E. Hamilton and J.R. Hamilton, Cedar Bayou, Texas, to Louisa M. Hamilton, Columbia, Texas, 1850 April 6.
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15 William S. Hamilton, Rutersville, Texas, to Louisa M. Hamilton, Mineral Springs, Texas, 1851 June 7.
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16 William Lucas to Ann M. Sutherland, Mineral Springs, Texas [photocopy], 1851 July 15.
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17 J.R. Hamilton, Cedar Bayou, Texas, to Morris R. Hamilton, Trenton, New Jersey, 1851 October 6.
Genealogies, 1965 and undated
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18 Dickson family, 1965 and undated
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19 Hamilton family, undated
Folder
20 Lucas family, undated
Folder
21 Scudder family, undated
Folder
22 Skidmore family, undated
Folder
23 George M. Wharton, undated
Photographs, undated
Folder
Abishai Mercer Dickson portrait, see Photo Files--Dickson, Abishai Mercer, undated.

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