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Re: John j Dickerson, NJ, Seneca co NY--update
Posted by: Donna Zimmer (ID *****3448) Date: January 31, 2011 at 06:04:56
In Reply to: Re: John j Dickerson, NJ, Seneca co NY by Dotty Schmidt of 3609

Hi Dotty, after going back and looking thru the book, I see there are about 5 pages on the family of Garret in the chapter of revisions and additions that was written at a later date and added at the end of the book in the next printing. I haven't found any info re: Ruth Dickerson Townsend from that time frame. I found a Ruth Townsend Dickinson (apparently the name was changed at some point and even used interchangably by some--makes it difficult to trace lines accurately!) in Oyster Bay, Long Island from the mid 1700s. The book, Descendants of Philemon Dickerson and Long Island Descendants of Capt. John Dickinson by Wesley L Baker is very extensive; he used many sources to compile his info. I first requested it from our county library, and once I found my family line in it, I started searching on line for it every few days, and after a month or so, it came up on amazon and I bought it. If you can get it from a library to search through it, you may be able to find the piece of the puzzle you're looking for. It's really fascinating and exciting to learn things about your family. I found out that we're related to the John Dickerson that owned the home/tavern in Morristown, NJ where Benedict Arnold was courtmarshalled, and I currently live right down the road from where my family's mid 1700's farm was located; it's now full of new homes. I was interested to see that a line of Dickersons is in upstate NY right near Ithaca where my one son goes to college--my husband and I have been up thru Trumansburg and Interlaken a few times. I'll keep looking for anything in the book that fits with the info you gave me. But I highly recommend trying to get access to a copy of the book. Take care, Donna


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