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Judge Samuel Samuel Dickinson

Birthplace: Talbot Co, MD
Death: Died in DE
Place of Burial: Dickinson Plantation Dover Kent County Delaware, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Dickinson and Elizabeth Dickinson
Husband of Mary Dickinson and Judith Dickinson
Father of John Dickinson, Signer of the US Constitution, President of Pennsylvania, President of Delaware; Major General Philemon Dickinson (New Jersey Militia), U.S. Senator; Thomas Dickinson; William Dickinson; Walter Dickinson and 6 others
Brother of Elizabeth Dickinson

Occupation: Land owner; Justice of the Peace
Managed by: Private User
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About Judge Samuel Dickinson

Father of John DickinBirth: 1689 Death: 1760

Samuel Dickinson was born at the family plantation Croisadore, near Trappe in Talbot County, Maryland. He moved his immediate family to "Poplar Hall" on the St. Jones river and was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Kent County. He was the father of John Dickinson, "one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the Constitution, and 'Penman of the Revolution'" and also Philemon Dickinson.

His son, Philelmon, as a brigadier general of the New Jersey militia, was one of the most effective militia officers of the American Revolutionary War. He was also, later, a Continental Congressman from Delaware and a United States Senator from New Jersey.


Samuel Dickinson first married Judith Troth (1689–1729) on 11 April 1710. They had nine children; William, Walter, Samuel, Elizabeth, Henry, Elizabeth "Betsy," Rebecca and Rachel. The three eldest sons died of smallpox while in London seeking their education. Widowed, with two young children, Henry and Betsy, Samuel married Mary Cadwalader in 1731. She was the daughter of Martha Jones (granddaughter of Dr. Thomas Wynne) and the prominent Quaker, John Cadwalader who was also grandfather of General John Cadwalader of Philadelphia. Their sons, John, Thomas and Philemon were born in the next few years.

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 Judith Troth Dickinson (1690 - 1729)
 Mary Cadwalader Dickinson (____ - 1776)

 John Dickinson (1732 - 1808)*
 Philemon Dickinson (1739 - 1809)*
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Burial: Dickinson Plantation Dover Kent County Delaware, USA

Maintained by: John Reeder Originally Created by: J. David Barr Record added: Nov 20, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 61932111 son, Signer of the US Constitution. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61932111

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Judge Samuel Dickinson's Timeline

March 9, 1689
Talbot Co, MD
April 11, 1710
Age 21
November 8, 1732
Age 43
Talbot Co. MD
April 5, 1739
Age 50
Talbot Co, MD
Age 70
Age 70
Dickinson Plantation Dover Kent County Delaware, USA
September 17, 1787
- September 17, 1787
Age 71
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