William Sr. Dickinson

KANAHWA COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA – BIOS: DICKINSON, Col. William Sr.
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History of Kanawha County
George W. Atkinson
1876
p. 323

COLONEL WILLIAM DICKINSON, SR.

Colonel Dickinson was born in Bedford county, Virginia, and came to Kanawha
with Joel Shrewsbury, Sr., in 1813. He and Mr. Shrewsbury had been engaged
in the manufacture of tobacco in Bedford county from 1804, and after their
arrival in Kanawha, they formed a partnership in the manufacture of salt,
which business they continued until 1856. Colonel Dickinson died in 1862, at
the advanced age of about ninety-three. his son William is still living, and
quite a number of his grandchildren are also residing in the county.