Dickson-NC-1790

ROBERT DICKSON, b. ca. 1741-42, in either Maryland or North Carolina. He was a member of the House of Commons from Duplin Co., in 1777, 1784 and 1788, and was appointed a Second Major in the forces of Duplin by the Provincial Congress sitting at Halifax 4 Apr 1776. He appears among the signers of the "Oath of Allegiance and Abjuration," required by the assembly at New Bern, 15 Nov 1777 to promise allegiance to North Carolina and renounce the authority of the King.

FROM HIS MARCH 18, 1790, DUPLIN CO. WILL:

"I will and desire that my negro girl now in the possession of Dickson Dickson named Celah do remain in her possession and forward for the term of seven years from this date--"

Contributor: Kate English, kenglish@kedesign.net


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