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William Coatney DICKENS

Male 1837 - 1917  (80 years)


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  • Name William Coatney DICKENS 
    Born 16 Nov 1836 or 1837  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 21 Sep 1870  Dimmit County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • P.O. Laredo
    Census 7 Jun 1880  Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Butcher 
    Occupation Stock Farmer 
    Died 17 or 18 Mar 1917  Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2315  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2018 

    Father Lewis DICKENS,   b. 15 May 1817, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Nancy SANDERS,   b. 2 Jul 1816, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amanda Morelda BURLESON,   b. 4 Oct 1843, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1925  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1857  Atascosa County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Russell DICKENS,   b. 8 Dec 1857, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1918, Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +2. William T. DICKENS,   b. 13 Mar 1862, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1907, Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. Nancy Ann DICKENS,   b. 12 Oct 1865, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1917, Pearce, Cochise, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    +4. Glenn Leonard DICKENS,   b. 7 Mar 1868, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1942, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +5. Albany DICKENS,   b. 25 Apr 1871, Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1951, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Mary DICKENS,   b. Abt 1874, Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1890  (Age ~ 16 years)
    +7. Aaron Ade DICKENS,   b. 7 Apr 1877, Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1915  (Age 38 years)
    +8. Amanda Lorina DICKENS,   b. 8 May 1880, Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1931  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F762  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1836 or 1837 - Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Aug 1857 - Atascosa County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 21 Sep 1870 - Dimmit County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jun 1880 - Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 or 18 Mar 1917 - Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • The Willias Dickens ranch, originally 105 acres, joined the east side of Carrizo Creek in Dimmit County. The current Carrizo Springs High School is located on the property. He and his father-in-law also owned property between Carrizo Springs and Eagle Pass. The house that was built on the ranch was named the "Old Rock House." The house was built of stone 30 to 36 inches thick. The walls were between 18 and 19 feet high. The house was divided into two rooms. The large room had tables where meals were eaten. The other room was used for sleeping. Chimneys were located at either end. Water was brought in buckets from the creek and was stored in a wooden barrel outside. The windows were large enough to sleep in during the summer. The roof was made of logs embedded in the walls and covered with willow brush and topped with dirt. There was a hole in the top of the roof reached by a ladder from the inside. The men went up there time during times of Indian attacks. The dirt floor was later replaced by pine. The doors were constructed from oak from Little Creek. The windows were first covered with oiled paper and later with glass. Oak shutters on the windows served as protection during attacks. After lumber became more available, William built a wooden house a half mile north of the Rock House.

      William Dickens earned a living during his younger years as a rancher, raising a mixture of cattle. When he was no longer able to ride, he turned to farming corn, beans, potatoes, and fruit that he sold in town. He died of influenza in 1917.


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