Sergeant John Dickinson

Male 1624 - 1676  (51 years)


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  • Name John Dickinson 
    Title Sergeant 
    Born 22 Aug 1624  Billingborough, South Kesteven District, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1675  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    King Philip's War
    Turner Falls Fight - killed 
    Died 19 May 1676  Turner Falls, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Falls Fight Gravesite, Greenfield, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Dickinson was the son of Nathaniel Dickinson and Anna _____ Gull Dickinson and the husband of Frances Foote. About 1637 John emigrated with his family from England to Wethersfield, Connecticut. In 1648 in Wethersfield he married Frances Foote. He served as surveyor of highways in 1651. In 1659 John Dickinson moved to Hadley, Massachusetts in the Connecticut river valley. With the beginning of King Philip's war John most certainly manned the Hadley palisades against numerous attacks by King Philip's forces. As a volunteer he very briefly served under Capt. William Turner in one famous battle that ended in John's death. John Dickinson was killed by Indians during the retreat in Turner's Falls Fight (Battle of Peskeompskut). A memorial plaque near Nash's Mill, Greenfield Twp, Franklin Co, MA, commemorates the event as follows:
      "Captain William Turner of Boston a soldier in King Philip's War was mortally wounded while crossing the Pukcommeacon (Green) River and fell on the west bank May 19, 1676 on the retreat after the 'Falls Fight' at Peskeompskut (Turner's Falls) Forty men of his command fell that day Captain Samuel Holyoke with the survivors fought their way back to Hatfield." For more detailed information about the battle see William Turner's memorial. John Dickinson does not have an individual grave marker.
    Person ID I1087  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew's Ancestor
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 

    Father Deacon Nathaniel Dickinson,   c. 03 May 1601, Billingsborough, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1676, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Anna Bincks,   b. Abt 1605, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1678, Hadley, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1630  East Bergholst, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Foote,   b. 1629, Ipswich, Suffolk Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1679, Hatfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1647  Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Dickinson,   b. 06 Dec 1648, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1687, Hatfield, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)
     2. Mary Dickinson,   b. 1650,   d. 16 Mar 1706/1707  (Age 57 years)
     3. John Dickinson,   b. 1652,   d. 1694  (Age 42 years)
     4. Jonathan Dickinson,   b. 1654,   d. Bef 1678  (Age < 24 years)
     5. Sarah Dickinson,   b. 1656,   d. 11 Feb 1730/1731  (Age 75 years)
     6. Rebecca Dickinson,   b. 1658,   d. 16 Feb 1730/1731  (Age 73 years)
     7. Elizabeth Dickinson,   b. 1660,   d. Bef 1678  (Age < 18 years)
     8. Abigail Dickinson,   b. 1662,   d. 1714  (Age 52 years)
     9. Mercy Dickinson,   b. 1664,   d. 30 Jun 1735  (Age 71 years)
     10. Mehitable Dickinson,   b. 1666
    Family ID F674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1647 - Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - King Philip's War Turner Falls Fight - killed - 1675 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 May 1676 - Turner Falls, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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