Biography of Alexander L. Dickson


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Dickson, Alexander L., was born in Rossie, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., October 19, 1840, a son of James Dickson. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Ives Seminary. He has always been engaged in farming and has added to his portion of the old homestead until he owns 800 acres of land and keeps a dairy of 150 cows. In politics he is a Republican. February 29, 1864, he married Frances H. Kinnie, born in Rossie, N. Y., January 10, 1843, daughter of Andrew Kinnie, and they had four children: James A., born December 8, 1865, at Rossie and educated in Ives Seminary; he is a farmer and owns 225 acres of land and keeps a dairy of thirty cows; is a member of the Grange, and on February 5, 1890, married Hattie M. Eggleston of Antwerp, a graduate of Ives Seminary, class of 1885; she died September 11, 1897, leaving one child, James W., born August 17, 1897. William A., born October 17, 1867, educated in Ives Seminary; he is a farmer and owns thirty-three acres of land; February 6, 1889 he married Nettie Eggleston, and they have two children, Albert A., born in 1890, and William Leon, born May 16, 1896; Albert A. died in 1891; William A. is a Republican in politics and a member of Antwerp Lodge I. O. O. F. Charles A., born May 24, 1872, at Rossie, educated in Ives Seminary and is a farmer with 194 acres and a dairy of twenty-eight cows; September 1, 1891, he married Carrie Briggs, and they had two children, Alexander L., born February 7, 1893, died November 3, 1897, and Roy, born November 20, 1894. Albert J., born April 16, 1874, and died February 6, 1875. Mrs. Dickson's father, Andrew Kinnie, was born December 25, 1804, a son of Amos and Hannah (Rolin) Kinnie, who came to Great Bend in 1809. Andrew Kinnie was a hotel keeper and a farmer, making his own property and owned 300 acres of land. February 21, 1829, he married Mary W., daughter of Daniel and Fannie (Perkins) Giles, and they had nine children. Mr. Kinnie died November 21, 1893, and his wife October 4, 1874.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898