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G W DICKINSON

Dickinson (Summerville) Cemetery
Calhoun County,
Arkansas

December 26, 1843 - February 12, 1912

George Ware Dickinson, one of the prominent farmers of Jackson Township, was born in Mississippi, December 26, 1843, son of James and Nancy (Ware) Dickinson, natives of Georgia and Alabama, respectively. His father followed farming in Mississippi, until 1845, when he moved his family to Arkansas, and settled in Dallas County, near Holly Springs. In 1856 he moved to Calhoun County, and settled on the farm now owned by our subject, and died in 1874. The subject of this biography was educated in the schools of the county, mostly. He enlisted in the Confederate army, in the fall of 1861, and served in the Trans-Mississippi Department, until the surrender, in 1865. He then returned home, and for the next six months attended school at Memphis. He was married, in 1869, to Miss Cordelia Barker, a native of Tennessee, whose parents were pioneers of this county. To this union six children were born, one of whom is dead, viz: James Barker, Harvey Thompson (died at the age of seventeen years), Thomas Tiller, Catherine Evelyn, Ruth Anna and George May. Mr. Dickinson is taking great painswith his children's education, all of whom are attending school at Little Rock. He is probably the most extensive farmer in the county, having 600 acres under cultivation, and raises cotton, principally. He has a steam gin, and does his own ginning. Mr. Dickinson represented his county in the General Assembly for one term. His election was a case of the office seeking the man, as he is not active politically. He is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and isa most highly respected citizen. (Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, 1890. Goodspeed Publishing Company)

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Submitted: 2/3/09 • Approved: 1/17/13 • Last Updated: 1/20/13 • R146852-G0-S3

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