A.B. Dickson searching for his grandparents Austin and Dilsa Dixon and the three children they were traveling with, Caroline, Vigil, and William

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A.B. Dickson searching for his grandparents Austin and Dilsa Dixon and the three children they were traveling with, Caroline, Vigil, and William

Subject

Information Wanted Ad

Description

A.B. Dickson is searching for his grandparents Austin and Dilsa Dixon and the three children they were traveling with, Caroline, Vigil, and William. He left them in Rutherford, TN in 1848. They were owned by DC. Dement and, after his death, sold to James Fleming. The last he heard of them, they were living with Joseph Dement in Carroll County, TN in 1969. He was brought to Mississippi by Lucinda Dement. He was named Beriah Dement at the time, but has changed his name to A.B. Dickson.

Source

The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA)

Date

July 31, 1884

Coverage

Yazoo City, MS
Rutherford, TN
Carroll County, TN

Contributor

Daniel Runyon

Relation

Probably the same as A. B. Dixon who inquired the next year about his friends by the name of Dedment. He also mentioned them living with a Joseph Dedment who is probably the same as Joseph Dement. No idea which issue's spellings are correct.

This ad can be found here: http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2388

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MN. Editor-Allow me to in-
quire for my people. I left them
in Rutherford, Tenn, in 1849. They
belonged to D. C. Dement; he died
and they were sold to James Flem-
ing. Their names were Austin
Dixon and Dilsia Dixon. They had
three children with them, Caroline,
Virgil and William. The last I
heard of them they were living with
Joseph Dement in Carroll county,
Tenn., in 1869. The latter were my
grandmother and grandfather. My
mother's name is Mary Jane Ford,
their daughter. I was brought to
Mississippi in 1850 by Lucinda
Dement. I was called Beriah
Dement at that time. Since then
my name is changed to A. B. Dick-
son. Address me, care of Rev. N.
Pearce, Yazoo City, Miss.

A.B. Dickson

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Citation

“A.B. Dickson searching for his grandparents Austin and Dilsa Dixon and the three children they were traveling with, Caroline, Vigil, and William,” Information Wanted Ad, The Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, LA), July 31, 1884, Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed November 19, 2019, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/2383.

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