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Below is a family biography included in County of Todd, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DR. JOSEPH S. DICKINSON, Trenton, is a native of Louisa County, Va., where he was born, January 1, 1827, and in 1831 removed to Todd County, Ky., where he grew to manhood, and has since resided. His father, Roscoe C. Dickinson, was born in Louisa County, Va., in 1802, and died here in 1863. He was the son of Capt. Cole Dickinson, a gallant soldier in the war of Independence, who died in 1844, aged seventy years. Roscoe C.’s wife was Emily, daughter of Jesse and Mary (Boxley) Harris, of Louisa County, Va., and to them were born: Jesse C., subject, John R., Mary E. (Day), James R., William S., Spiller H. and Louisa V. (Reeves). Dr. Joseph S. was married October 24, 1854, to Miss Martha G., daughter of Edmund Ware, of Todd County, Ky. She was born in 1836, and died in 1876. To them were born: Howard R., Marietta (Bacon), Annie W. and William Joseph. The Doctor was next married, October 15, 1878, to Mrs. Fannie M. Carroll, daughter of James Perkins, of Todd County, and to them was born one child—Philip G. Dr. Dickinson commenced the study of medicine in 1847 with Dr. Runyan, of Trenton, Ky., and graduated in 1849 in the medical department of the University of Louisville, after which he was for ten years a partner of his preceptor. In 1851-52 he attended lectures at Jefferson Medical College, at Philadelphia. Dr. Dickinson has been successful in his practice, remaining at Trenton. He owns 700 acres of valuable land in good condition. He is a Granger, a member of the Baptist Church, and a Democrat. His portrait appears on another page.

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This family biography is one of 200 biographies included in The History of Todd County, Kentucky published in 1884.  For the complete description, click here: Todd County, Kentucky History and Genealogy

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