Biography of William Dickson
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Dickson, William, was born in Hopewell, Ontario county. was educated in the Common schools, and is a farmer. December 10, 1863. he enlisted in Co. F, 2d Mounted Rifles N. Y. S. Vols., was wounded before Petersburg and wounded a second time in the explosion of the mine, losing his right arm. In March, 1867, he married Christina Weaver, of this town, and they have two children: Etta, who married Franklin W. Rasch, and William P., a farmer with his father. Mrs. Dickson's father, Jacob Weaver, was born in Balltown Springs, Dutchess county in 1812, and came to Sodus with his parents when a boy. He married Sylvina Hiscrodt of his native county, and they had eight children: Homer, Lydia, Lewis, Christina, as above; Esther, Jacob. Mrs. Dickson's brother, Lewis. was a soldier in Co. F, 2d Mounted Rifles, and died in the service at City Point. Mr. Weaver died March 16, 1890, and his wife March 3, 1884. Mr. Dickson was honorably discharged from Mount Pleasant Hospital, Washington, D. C., February 17, 1865. He is a member of Vosburg Post No. 99 G. A. R, Departmant of New York. William T. is a member of E. K. Burnham Camp No. 14, S. O. V., Newark. The ancestry of the family is Scotch and German.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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