Washington R. Dickerson

WASHINGTON R. DICKERSON, farmer and stock-raiser, residing in the Thirteenth District of Giles County, Tenn., near Buford's Station, was born in Lynchburg, Va., October 21, 1811, and is a son of Terry and Nancy Dickerson, who were born in the "Old Dominion" and were married about 1805. Mary K., Allen A, and Washington R. are their children. The father died in 1818, and the mother in 1813. Our subject came to this State when a small lad, with some relatives, and settled in Maury County, where his education was very much neglected. He has farmed from boyhood, and in 1838 settled on a farm of his own. He owns 600 acres of as fine land as Giles County produces, besides 235 acres in the Fifteenth District and some valuable property in Pulaski, all of which he has made by his own good management and industry and the aid of his wife, who is in every sense of the word a helpmate. In 1843 he married Mary J. Stone, and eight children have blessed their union: Sarah K, Ophelia S., William A., Mary J, Betsy S., Rosa B. S., Washington R. and Jeffie. The family are Presbyterians, and our subject is a Democrat and of Irish lineage.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County