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Joseph J. Dickson

Full Name: Joseph J. Dickson
Birth date: May 4, 1830
Death date: April 7, 1862

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 9th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    11/14/1861 - 1/11/1862
(1) William Lair, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded J.J. Dickson, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Oath of office, 11/14/1861, p. 44. J.J. Dickson's last vote in Senate, 12/28/1861, p. 174; last mentioned, 500 miles claimed, 1/11/1862, p. 249. Senate Journal . January 11, 1862
November 14, 1861
December 28, 1861
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • J.J. Dickson, district 15, McKinney, Collin County, nativity Texas, lawyer, age 31 (born ca. 1830). Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, 9th Texas Infantry, Company I. Biographical sketch, Joseph J. Dickson, born about 1830 in Tennessee; parents Joseph D. Dickson and Sarah "Sallie" Latimer; married Sarah S. "Sallie" Epperson on 12/4/1856 in Red River County; attorney; enlisted at McKinney, Collin County on 10/9/1861; killed 4/6/1862 on the first day of the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee. Confederate Soldiers & the War Between the States in Northeast Texas: Including Delta, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar, Red River, and Titus Counties 2008.
  • Census of 1850 - Joseph Dickson, Red River County, age 20, born circa 1830 in Tennessee, living in household of Amos Morrill and Miranda Morrill (Dickson's sister).
    Joseph J. Dickson, marriage to Sarah Epperson 12/4/1856 in Red River County.
    Census of 1860 - Joseph P. Dixon, Collin County, age 28, born circa 1832 in Tennessee, attorney at law, living in household with Sarah (age 21) and daughter Miranda (age 8 months). FamilySearch . 1860 1850
  • exas Marriages, 1837-1973
  • Joseph J. Dickson, birth date 5/4/1830, death date 4/7/1862 at the Battle of Shiloh. Memorial in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County. Find a Grave .
  • Captain J.S. Dickson listed as killed at Battle of Shiloh. Ninth Texas Volunteers - Col. Maxey; Message from President Davis: The Battle of Shiloh - The Death of Captain Johnston. 5/6/1862, p. 1, col. 3-4. Galveston Weekly News .
  • History of Joseph J. Dickson's company of the 9th Texas Infantry, "Historical Vignettes," 8/5/1977, p. 14. "It was organized by Joseph J. Dickson, who was a law partner of James W. Throckmorton . . . The company marched first to Franklin, in Lamar County, where it was officially made Company I of the 9th Texas Infantry. Capt. Dickson left the company here as he had been elected to the state legislature and was needed in Austin. He later rejoined his company and was killed at the Battle of Shiloh." McKinney Courier Gazette .
  • "Estate of Joseph J. Dickson, Deceased," Collin Chronicles, Vol. 9, No. 2, Winter 1988-1989, p. 37, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. Death date 4/6/1862. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Joseph J. Dickson, Company F, 9th Texas Infantry. "Muster Roll of Captain Joseph J. Dickson's Company F of the Regiment of Texas Infantry," Collin Chronicles, Vol. 15, No. 3, Spring 1994/5, p. 78, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • History of Captain Joseph J. Dickson and Confederate States Army, Company F, 9th Texas Infantry; mustered into service at Camp Rusk, Lamar County, on 11/26/1861 by Colonel S.B. Maxey. "Organization at McKinney and Gallant Service in Confederacy—Original Muster Roll Shows Few Survivors," by T.M. Scott, 11/8/1901, printed in The Democrat (McKinney, Texas), 11/21/1901, p. 4, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. "Mr. Joe Dickson, a partner in the law firm of Throckmorton & Dickson of McKinney . . . Captain Dickson having been elected to the legislature left the company in charge of the first lieutenant and went to Austin . . . Captain Dickson returned to the company in February." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

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