I found the father and mother of John Dickson Born 1814. They are John Dickson b. 1788 and Mary Bennett abt 1790. This according to the John b. in 1814 death cert.
So, now I've hit a wall again with this John Dickson b 1788. I believe he was a house painter and was born in the Midlothian, Edinburgh area. Would appreciate some help on this as I can't seem to move on from here. -Richard Dickson
Richard, you might want to try recruiting help from http://www.geni.com/projects/UK-Portal/8415 and/or http://www.geni.com/projects/UK-Portal-Scotland/8418. Lots of specialists in those groups who might be able to point you to some new resources to try.