Biography of James W. Dickinson
Potter County, PA Biographies

JAMES W. DICKINSON, lumberman and farmer, P. 0. Millipore, was born in Tioga county, Penn., August 18, 1842, a son of James and Electa Dickinson. In 1849 he removed to Sharon township, Potter county, with his brother in law, Archibald Sloat, where he was reared and educated from seven years of age. February 1, 1864, he enlisted in Company D, Eighty fifth New York Volunteers. He was captured at Plymouth, N. C., and sent to Andersonville, where he was kept a prisoner ten months; from there was sent to Richmond and paroled, and was honorably discharged from the service July 14, 1865. He then returned to Sharon township, where he has since resided, and followed the business of lumbering and farming, clearing and improving the farm he now occupies. Mr. Dickinson married, June 17, 1861, Jeanette M., daughter of Richard and Emily Corwin, of Sharon township, and they have three children; Ellsworth, Marion and Jessie. Mr. Dickinson is a member of the G. A. R. In politics he is a Republican.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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