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Robert Dixon (Dickson)

Birthplace: Duplin, NC, United States
Death: Died in Rocky Ford, Effingham (now Screven) Co., GA
Cause of death: died of wounds received in battle with Tories
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael Dickson, Sr. and Sarah Dickson
Husband of Susannah "Sukey" Dixon and Catherine Dickson
Father of Sarah Dickson (Dixon); Susannah Dickson (Dixon); Elizabeth Dickson; Robert Dickson; Allen Jones Dickson, Sr. and 1 other
Brother of William Dickson; Michael Dickson; Jane Bishop; James Dickson; Samuel Henry Dickson, Esq. and 6 others

Managed by: Michael T Lancaster
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About Lt. Robert Dixon

DAR Ancestor #: A032578

1. Robert2 Dickson (???1)1,2 was born Abt. 1745 in New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA, and died 10 September 1783. He married Susannah Jones 1 January 1771 in Saint Matthews Parrish, Georgia, USA4, daughter of Francis Jones and Elizabeth Huckabee. She was born Abt. 1753 in South Carolina, USA. Robert's birth place New Hanover Co, NC became Duplin Co, NC in 1750, and is also listed birth place in many records.

On 16 September 1777 he was appointed Commissioner of Road by the General Assembly of Georgia. At the dawning of the Revolutionary War he was commissioned First Lieutenant of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment of the upper District of St Matthews Parish in the Georgia Militia. He died of wounds he received in a battle with the Tories.

According to "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia," Volume 3, by Judge Folks Huxford, Robert Dixon/Dickson died in an engagement with Tories in late 1782 or early 1783 (the hostilities in the Revolutionary War did not completely cease until after the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783, even though Lord Cornwallis had surrendered at Yorktown in 1781).

According to DAR Lineage Book ,volume 117,pg. 186; Robert died 10 September 1783. Robert Dickson was granted land in St Matthews Parrish, Georgia (1 September 1772) He sold 100 acres of the land to John Smith (Deed Book A, Screven County, Georgia, pg 286)

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Lt. Robert Dixon's Timeline

Duplin, NC, United States
Age 22
November 20, 1774
Age 24
Age 25
November 13, 1777
Age 27
Age 30
Age 32
Effingham County, Georgia, United States
January 3, 1784
Age 34
Rocky Ford, Effingham (now Screven) Co., GA