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James Fentress Dickson
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Birth: 1842
Tipton County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep., 1896
Tipton County
Tennessee, USA

Son of Michael Moulton and Mary Fentress Dickson, James was a farmer for many years and did well in business following his marriage. He was educated at Portersville Academy and his family attended the Salem Reformed Presbyterian Church in that area, which is now known as Atoka. After graduation from High School, he enlisted in the Confederate Army, in Company G., Fifty-first Tennessee Infantry, and was first orderly sergeant, then lieutenant, and was in the battles of Perrysville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, around Atlanta, and Jonesboro, N.C., and at Franklin, Tennessee where he was captured and soon after taken to Fort Delaware, and held as a prisoner until July, 1865, when he returned home after an absence of four years' honorable service, and resumed farming. November 23, 1865, he married Rachel J., daughter of Banyan and Nancy M. (Wright) Payne. Of eight children born to them, three lived into their teens and beyond: Vernon Banyan, Mineola Alabama, and Fentress Dickson. In the declining years of his father-in-law, James took over the running of much of Banyan Payne's vast land and business holdings. He was considered a vital part of his community's affairs and one of it's upstanding citizens.
Family links: 
  Michael Moulton Dickson (1811 - 1855)
  Mary Fentress Dickson (1816 - 1878)
  Rachel Jane Payne Dickson (1844 - 1938)
  Mineola Alabama Dickson Robison (1870 - 1955)*
  Banyan Vernon Dickson (1877 - 1940)*
  Fentress P Dickson (1881 - 1897)*
  Martha Ann Dickson Strong (1840 - 1924)*
  James Fentress Dickson (1842 - 1896)
  Micheal Dickson (1852 - 1854)*
*Calculated relationship
Munford Cemetery
Tipton County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Pat Iverson
Originally Created by: Georgia
Record added: Sep 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7821192
James Fentress Dickson
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James Fentress Dickson
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