A Civil War Soldier: Sgt. Philip Reuben DICKINSON (1827 – 1912)

Source: Dickinson, Philip Reuben. Photograph. Early twentieth century. Digital image found at Newaygans in the Civil War [http://ncha.ncats.net/data/Civil_War_Veterans/]. Whereabouts of original photo unknown. 2008.

How Related: Brother of my 3rd-great-grandmother, Lucy May DICKINSON

Born: 25 December 1827 in Johnston Twp., Trumbull Co., Ohio

Parents: Ezra DICKINSON (1800 – 1886) and Cynthia PHILLIPS (1802 – 1852)

Siblings: Philip had 11 siblings!

  • Elizabeth (b. c. 1822)
  • John F. (b. c. 1825)
  • brother (b. c. 1828 – 1830)
  • Wallace William (c. 1831 – 1897)
  • brother (c. 1833 – c. 1848)
  • Sherman S. (b. c. 1836)
  • Mary E. (1838 – 1924)
  • Harriet Anna (1840 – 1918)
  • Lucy May (c. 1842 – 1872) – my ancestor
  • Sarah Ann “Sally” (1846 – bef. 1900)
  • sibling (dates unknown)

Married: Sophronia TIBBETS (1834 – 1912) on 27 July 1856 in Fremont Center (now Fremont), Denver Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan

Children: Harriet Alice (1857 – 1934), Ada May (1859 – 1881), Arsa Ezra (1862 – 1862), Cynthia (b. c. 1863), Mary (b. c. 1866), Willard Walter (b. 1868), Philip Grant (b. 1872), and Clara Bell DICKINSON (b. 1879). Two more unknown.

Source: Civil War Pension Index Card of Philip R. Dickinson. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900. National Archives and Records Administration. Publication T289. Digital image purchased at Footnote [http://www.footnote.com/].

Enlisted: as a Corporal on 13 July 1863 at Fremont, Newaygo Co., Michigan. Enlisted in Company A, 10th Michigan Cavalry on 2 September 1863. Promoted to Full Sergeant.

Side Served: Union

History of Unit: 10th Michigan Cavalry

Discharged: 20 Nov 1865 at Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan

Biography or Information of Interest: For further information, see Newaygo in the Civil War by John A. Braden and my cousin Terry Wantz. Use the Find feature of your browser and look for Dickinson in the text.

More on the Dickinson brothers can be found in the Portrait and Biographical Album of Newaygo Co., Michigan. Chicago, Illinois: Chapman Brothers, 1884.

Died: 5 October 1912, Croton Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan

Buried: 8 October 1912, Oak Grove Cemetery, Croton Twp., Newaygo Co., Michigan


One Response

  1. Hi there.

    We are also related to Philip and Sophrinia Dickinson, through both parents actually.

    My mother’s Grandmother was Lillie May Dickinson, who is also Philip Dickinson’s daughters. Our family tree has her listed as 1866-1942.

    My father’s Grandmother was Clara Bell Dickinson, one of the children you have listed as Philip Dickinson’s daughter.

    Our family is primarily in California, though our parents came from Michigan and Illinois.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: