William R. Dickenson


WILLIAM R. DICKENSON, came here about 1805 from Chillicothe, a Churchman, characterized by gentility and deportment, and more than ordinary ability. His banking enterprise and relations with Bezaleel Wells in woolen manufacturing are related elsewhere. His first wife was a daughter of Dr. McDowell, the pioneer physician of this section; and the second, Miss Johnson, a neice of Dr. McDowell. After the failure in 1830 he moved to Texas, where he died. One daughter became the wife Mr. Peebles, of Pittsburgh, and another of Mr. Riddle, of the same place. One of the latter's daughters became the wife of Thomas A. Scott, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

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