My Dickerson Family Line
(My sources were from Floyd Co. By Dr. Amos D. Woods.)
The Dickerson Family, originally from Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The family included Griffith Sr., Griffith
Jr., Moses Sr. and Obediah
. Between 1782 and 1787, they acquired land grants for approximately 2200 acres on the
West Fork of the Little River, three miles North of the present Floyd County
I am sure that most of you have information on Griffith,Moses and Obediah. If not then write to me I have limited information myself.
Our family line begins with Moses Sr.
Moses Dickerson, Sr. (b. 1746 d. 3/23/1834)
married Jemima Sullivan (b. 1756 d. 5/26/1846); both are buried
in the Pine Creek Cemetery in Floyd County.
Frances Dickerson: m. Ambrose Bryant 23 May 1796, Montgomery Co. Va. this is all the
information about Frances I have. If you have information,and would like to share, please email us at
Jemima (b. 3/11/1806): She married Josiah Barnett and settled near Copper Valley in Floyd County. Some of their children were:
Early, moved to Iowa
Asa, married a Morgan
Josiah Jr., who married a Duncan.
Andrew (b. 5/9/1807): Married Mahilia Dodds. Later they moved to Indiana. Their sons were:
Both sons served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Their cousins in the Confederate Army captured both brothers, at one point.
Sarah (b. 2/28/1809): Married a Duncan, and settled in Carroll County, Virginia.
Morrel (b. 3/20/1811): Married Naomie Morricle. Their children were:
William, who served as a Confederate soldier through the Civil War
Harvey, married Octavia Simmons, and stayed near Floyd Co.
Eli, married a Jones;
Floyd, married Agee, they had 10 children.
Emeline, married a Hylton
Callahill, married a Hylton, and stayed near Floyd Co.
Humphrey (b. 10/9/1813): Died when he was young.
George (b. 5/25/1816): died on his way to serve in the Spanish/American War.
Elizabeth (b. 9/24/1818): Married Powhatan Williams, lived near Pine Creek, and had 7 children.
William T, married Albina Young
Henry, married Florence Young, they moved to St. Louis, MO
David, married Lina Spangler
Thomas, married Anna Saunders and settled near Salem, VA.
Dr. George, married Sarah Epperly, and moved to Texas
Demaris married Isaac Epperly
Manerva, married Capt. Darius W. Sowers.
Early (b. 8/17/1822): Married Susan Williams. Was a 2nd Lt. In the 54th Virginia Regiment, Company A. they had nine children:
Nancy, married a Slusher
Lafayette, married a Raines
from Pulaski Co. They had 5 Children:
Adrain, died when he was 21
W.H married Agnes Kersey,they have 3 children, Beatrice, Nell and Howard
Eulalia married P.H. Dickerson son of Elder James M. Dickerson. Lived in Richmond VA
Lillian married Carl H. Stuphin, in 1913. He was the son of Hon. J.A.L. Stuphin, they lived in Richmond.
Alma married Burnett Kersey, they had one child, Ruth Evelyn and lived near Willis.
J.K. never married.
Matthew, married Frances Dobyns. He was a judge for Floyd Co. Court. They moved to Bluefield W.Va. where he worked for the N&W Railway. They had six children:
H.M. married Alice Slusher. Moved to Elk Horn W.Va.and had one son.
H.W. married a Hale, and moved to Colorado.
H.A. married a Godbey, and moved to Limestone, TN. They had two sons:
C.L. married a Carter, and moved to Bluefield W.Va.
Julina, married E.L. Albright and moved to Elk Horn W.Va.
After the death of his first wife Nancy (d. 7/16/1823),
Moses Jr. would not remarry until, Early, the youngest child, 'could outrun
his stepmother'. His second wife was Elizabeth Wickham, and they had four
Amos (b. 5/16/1832): Married Polly Slusher. Served
during the Civil War, was the minister for the Primitive Baptist Church,
served two terms for Floyd County in the Virginia Legislature. They had
Rosabell, married Wade Thompson
Adaline married Jackson Graham
Lydia married Monroe Simmons.
Coffee (b. ???): Married Catherine Graham. Some of their children were:
Walter, married a Hylton
Posey died in France during WWI
Diana (b. ???): Married James Simmons and lived in
Alum Ridge, VA.
Polly (Mary) (b. 9/12/1812) Married Wigington Dickerson. They had several Children.
Michael (b. 2/20/1915): Married Catherine Craig, Daughter of Joseph and Mary (Townsly) Craig.
They had 12 Children:
Charles married Miss Silver and moved to TN.
Burdine (b. 11/17/1838 d. 10/15/1922): Married Nancy Sowers, daughter of David and Margaret Sowers. He served in the 54th Virginia Company A as a private, and then was promoted later to Capt. When his Uncle Andrew stepped down. Was captured at Preach Tree Creek 7/23/1864 and taken to Sandy Hook. (According to my Uncle Joe, Burdine was captured 2 times during the Civil War, one time he changed sides, and was captured again toward the end of the war). Burdine is buried at the Basham Graveyard near his old home on Floyd Road. Nancy died 10 yrs to the day earlier then Birdine. They had 11 children:
Dr. Leonidas Cameron (b. 1869 d. 1931): Was the Dr. for Stuart.
Senora M. (b. 1870)
Vada (Letta M.) (b. 1872)
George M. (b. 1875)
Wade H. (b. 1877)
Charles E. (b. 1879)
Henry Turner Ashby (b. 1880
d. 1948) married 1st to Dove Treadway then to Sarah Ann Gatens, daughter of Patrick and Jane Elizabeth (Fisher). They had nine children:
Henry Ashby (b. 1914-2003)
John Fisher (b. 1915 d. 1997)
Donald Lee (b. 1915 d. 1985)
Nancy Elizabeth (b. 1916 d. 1991)
Sarah Jane (b. 1918 d. 1968)
David Burdine (b. 1920 d. 1992) married Gladys Stevens. They had two Children:
David Leslie (b.24/10/1948 d.16/4/1991) married Susan Wizrodt. They had one daughter Tracie Lynn (b.4/9/1978)
Kathleen Ione married 1st Stanley C. Pickle.They had four children.
Stanley Jr. (b. 18/8/1970)
Barbara Ann (b.30/3/1973
Kristi Elaine (b.30/1/1975) She has one son
Steven James Pickle (b. 6/8/1995)
Jason Allen (b. 9/8/1977)
In July of 1993 Kathleen married Donald Best.
Zoe Ann (b. 1924 d. 1924)
Joseph Patrick (b. 1926)
James Hamilton (b. 1927 d. 1998)
Nancy (twin of Vance)
John (b.4/21/1817) Married Frances Dick. They had ten children.
John held the office of Commissioner of Revenue for 20 yrs. He was well
known throughout the County. Some of their children were: William, Abner,
Joseph, Alma and Moses ( a prominent minister of the Brethren Church.
Andrew (b. 9/30/1826) Married Elizabeth Williams. . Andrew served as Capt. of the 54th Virginia, Company
They had 3 children: Morrel and two daughters.
Riley (b.9/30/1822) Married Sarah Routrough (m.11/Oct/1849) in Floyd County
Morrel (b.3/1/1824) Married Charlotte Jones. They had five children. Morrel died in MO.
Jemima (b. 9/30/1826) Married Asa Sumpter. Some of their children were:
Elijah (b. 1/11/1829) Married Demaris Williams (m.12/7/1848 Floyd County), he was seriously
injured in the campaign for Chattanooga in the Civil War, died later at
Kingston Confederate Hospital Barnesville, Ga. They had 5 children.
Marriages Between 1780 AND 1850
This is a partical listing.(Virginia Counties only)
Anne to William Smith 7/May/1798
Benjermin to Sally Jennings 9/Jan/1788, Prince Edward
Elijah to Dumaris Williams 7/Dec/1848, Floyd County
Elijah to Judith Maderis 24/Oct/1796
Elizabeth to William Garrison 16/Jul/1791
Elizabeth to Hiram McDaniel 4/Aug/1823 Pittsylvania County
Elizabeth to Joshua Lawson 6/Nov/1793
Frances to John Goodman 13/Dec/1790
Frances to David Smith 12/Jan/1788
George W. to Lucy Brown 2/Sept/1816, Franklin County.
Griffth to Mary Huff 7/Apr/1793
Henry H. to Eliz. Slusher 29/Nov/1844, Floyd County
Jemina to William Watkins 1/Sept/1798
Kiturah to John H. Williams 23/Nov/1850 Floyd County
Leonard to Susanna Hilton 11/Nov/1816 Patrick County
Leonard to Susannah Hylton 15/Mar/1846 Montgomery County
Leonard to Lucy Slater 27/Dec/1846 Patrick County
Leonard to M...Rentfro 20/Jul/1787
Morrell to Charlotte Jones 21/Dec/1848 Floyd County
Nelson to Eliz.Henderson 29/Nov/1792
Peter to Lucy Fore 17/Jul/1797
Riley to Sarah Rutruff 11/Oct/1849 Floyd County
Susanna to James Barber 25/Sept/1779
Wigington to Unah Dickerson 20/Sept./1845 Floyd County
I would like to thank my cousin Pat for helping me with
this information. I hope that you have possibly found part of your family
from this page. Any and all information will be helpful to complete this.
Names inRED indicate my decendants LINKS OF INTREST TO DICKERSON
Wilderness Road Regional Museum has the manuscript of the book by Dr. Woods. With most all of the people from Floyd County.