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View Tree for Walter DickersonWalter Dickerson (b. June 11, 1763, d. October 08, 1855)

Walter Dickerson was born June 11, 1763 in Roxbury Twp. Morris, New Jersey, and died October 08, 1855 in Vigo Co.. He married (1) Penelope Heaton on March 02, 1785 in Morris Co. New Jersey, daughter of David Heaton and Phebe Johnson. He married (2) Sarah Ludlum on August 26, 1850 in Lost Creek Township, Vigo Co. Indiana, daughter of Jacob Ludlum and Mary.

 Includes NotesNotes for Walter Dickerson:
Per the History of Lost Creek Township, the Dickerson Family arrived in Vigo Co. in 1835

From the Register of Officers of the Continental Army, pg. 58
"Served as a private in Morris Co. New Jersey Militia and for 6 months in New Jersey state troops, enlisting in July 1780. Moved from Morris Co. New Jersey to Wash Co. Pennsylvania, then Ohio. Died Vigo Co. IN."

From the Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, Pg. 123
"Walter Dickerson was born 6-17-1763 Morris Co. NJ. He died 10-8-1855 and buried in the Dickerson Family Burying Ground Lost Creek Township. He married Penelope Heaton 1762-1849."

Copy of death notice in Wabash Courier, Oct. 24, 1855 pg. 2 Died at the home of James Ferrel.

Dickerson Cemetery is one of the oldest grave sites in Vigo County, located in Lost Creek Township, Indiana. It is located south of Route 40 at the Mann intersection about 1/2 mile on land where the Hulman Links Golf Course is located. Written permission is needed to visit this cemetery.


More About Walter Dickerson:
Military service: Private, Revolutionary War, New Jersey Militia.

More About Walter Dickerson and Penelope Heaton:
Marriage: March 02, 1785, Morris Co. New Jersey.

More About Walter Dickerson and Sarah Ludlum:
Marriage: August 26, 1850, Lost Creek Township, Vigo Co. Indiana.

Children of Walter Dickerson and Penelope Heaton are:
  1. Caleb Dickerson, b. February 14, 1786, d. date unknown.
  2. Elizabeth Dickerson, b. June 29, 1787, d. date unknown.
  3. Samuel Dickerson, b. March 04, 1789, d. date unknown.
  4. +John Dickerson, b. February 05, 1791, fayette Co. Pennsylvania, d. January 03, 1878, Vigo Co..
  5. Ruth Dickerson, b. August 19, 1792, d. date unknown.
  6. Walter Dickerson Jr., b. October 10, 1794, d. date unknown.
  7. Penelope Dickerson, b. October 19, 1796, d. date unknown.
  8. Martha Dickerson, b. September 08, 1798, d. date unknown.
  9. Nancy Dickerson, b. October 18, 1800, d. date unknown.
  10. Mary Dickerson, b. February 27, 1803, d. date unknown.
  11. Daniel Heaton Dickerson, b. December 21, 1804, d. date unknown.
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