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Amanda America Dickson Toomer

Birth: Nov. 20, 1849
Hancock County
Georgia, USADeath: Jun. 11, 1893
Augusta Richmond County Georgia, USA

Born Amanda America on the Dickson Plantation, near Sparta, Ga, Mrs.A.A. Dickson Toomer was, in her time, the wealthiest African-American woman in Georgia.It has been written that she may have been the richest black woman in the US and even the world.
At the time of her birth, her mother was *14 year old Julia Frances Lewis Dickson, a house servant belonging to Elizabeth Dickson. Amanda's father was 40 year old David Dickson, son of Elizabeth and a wealthy white merchant, planter and slave owner.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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