In Lewis Co., Missouri there is a Dickerson Township that began in the mid 1800's.
We have an ancestor Mary Easter Dickerson married to a Gabriel Ballard Mullins.We don't know her birthdate (or his) buther name may well be the big clue to that if we can pin down the year.I will start looking online.
Their daughter married into my husband's mother's Turner Richardson-Elizabeth Smart line which goes from early VA to KY to MO.
She was Mary Frances "Fannie" Mullins
Born 5 May 1849 in Kenton Co., Kentucky, USA
Died 6 April 1931 in Lewis Co., Missouri, USA
Married7 May 1868 in Lewis Co., Missouri, USA to:
Edwin J. Richardson
Born 5 March 1841 in Lewis Co., Missouri, USA
Died Jan 1917 in Lewis Co., Missouri, USA
This obituary will give you some more family names and locations to come up with extended family who came from Dickerson's and who ought to be traceable for more Missouri Dickerson relations.If you find things,please send us copies or working links if online sources.
Terri Rine Dance (in Salisbury, Chariton Co., MO)
From an undated newspaper clipping.Probably from a Lewis Co., MO Newspaper:
MRS. FANNIE RICHARDSON DIED HERE MONDAY
Mrs. Fannie Richardson died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mollie Glaves, Monday
evening, April 6, after being in declining health for several months. Although she has been in poor health for some time, her death came unexpected to many of her friends
as not many had known her condition was so serious.She will be greatly missed by her family, neighbors and friends.
Fannie Mullins, daughter of Gabriel and Mary Mullins, was born in Kenton County, Kentucky on May 5, 1849 and departed this life, April 6, 1931 at the age of 81
years, 11 months and one day.
Mrs. Richardson spent her early life in Kentucky.In 1865 at the age of sixteen, she came with her sister, to Missouri to make their home with an aunt, Martha Stowers
and to attend school.Here she met E. J. Richardson and on May 7, 1868 they were united in marriage.To this union five children were born:Thomas S., whose whereabouts is unknown, Mollie R. Glaves of Lewistown, John C. of LaGrange, and two who died in infancy.Mr. Richardson preceded her in death fourteen years ago.
Besides her two children, she is survived by seven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Mattie Orr of Little Blue, Mo., one brother, Gabriel
Mullins of Morning View, Ky., a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends who mourn her passing.
At an early age, she professed her faith in her Savior and united with the
Christian Church.In 1911, she, with her husband, united with the Tolona Baptist Church.
Since the death of her husband she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Mollie Glaves, whose loving hands have been ever ready to do all she could.
Mrs. Richardson was one of those quiet, unassuming women who constitute the best type of American motherhood.She was a good mother, a devout Christian, and a home maker.No higher word of praise could be spoken of a woman.
"Life be the turf of thy tomb,
May its verdure like emeralds be;
There should not be the shadow of gloom
In aught that reminds us of thee."
The funeral was conducted at the Baptist Church by Rev. James A. Adams,
Wednesday afternoon.Burial was in the City cemetery.
(This refers to the Lewistown City Cemetery--see on www.findagrave.com)