🐄 Dickson (Dixon), John, (c1825-1890), New York,
Van Brunt corner Wolcott, butcher, 347 Van Brunt, 371 Van Brunt
1869 to 188?
347 Van Brunt, south east corner of Van Brunt at Wolcott
Birth of John Dickson (Dixon): 1825 mother Mary listed age 84 in the 1880 census (born circa 1796 in Scotland).
Mary Dixon: Mary Dixon
E.D. 4, Ward 1, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, Hicks Street,
Mary Dixon F 78, England,
granddaughter Harriett Dixon F 18, New York
1850 Census: New York Ward 16 District 1, New York, New York,
John Dixon 29, butcher,
Jane Dixon 27,
Sarah Dixon 7,
Mary Dixon 5,
John Dixon 1,
Mary Dixon 54
Sarah 1842 - married Garry Vanderbeck (see 1870 census - Vanderbeck
Garry, age 26, Iron railing maker, Sarah Vanderbeck age 24, straw
sewer, David Vanderbeck age 2, Jane Vanderbeck age 1 month)
1880: Macomb [?] street, Ward 22, "Vonderbeck", Garret, 37 engineer,
Sarah J 35 wife,
David H 12,
Katorah 10, James W 7, Garret C 4, Margaret 2, Dixson, Harriet 24, sister in law works in shirts
1890 Sarah Vanderbeck, 216 Hamilton ave. widow of Garret
Sarah Dixon Vanderbeck had a second marriage to George Harris "who coincidentally was
also the census enumerator for their district in 1900 as they resided at 191 Wolcott Street"
(Rich Grome, August 2013)
1900: Hamilton ave., Ward 12,
George W Harris 49, painter,
Sarah Harris 49,
Garrett Vanderbeck 24, step son, painter,
Stella Vanderbeck 23, daughter in law,
James Vanderbeck 2/12,
James Vanderbeck 25, step son, paper bag cutter ?,
Mary, 1846, died as a child?
John c. 1850
George W. Dixon, 1854
1892 Ward 12, E. D. 13, Dixon, George age 39,
Margret age 36, Robert J age 12,
Mary age 11, Sarah J 8,
Walter 7, Maggie 3,
Alexander 8 months
1905: 52nd street, Brooklyn,
George W Dickson M 52y United States, watchman R R,
wife Mary A Dickson F 50y United States,
son Robert J Dickson M 25y United States, electrician,
daughter Mary A Dickson F 24y United States,
daughter Sadie A Dickson F 21y United States, waitress,
son Walter J Dickson M 20y United States, electrician
daughter Margaret A Dickson F 16y United States, clock factory,
son Alexander Dickson M 13y United States,
son William J Dickson M 10y United States
1910: spouse Margaret Dickson
children Mary Dickson, Walter Dickson, Margaret Dickson, Alexander Dickson, William Dickson
Harriett 1855 - 1860 census, 1870 Census with her sister Sarah -
with her grandmother in 1875 - John Cumming August 23, 1875,
by Edward K [?] Fanning minister of the gospel, 117 William Street
Brooklyn, witnesses E---d Smith and Rachael A Fanning
(cert from Rich Crome, July 2013) - married Hall - married Maceda (or Marceda)
See 1892 census below.
ED 43 Borough of Brooklyn, Election District 4 New York City Ward 5,
Dickson, Val, machinist, age 41,
Margt wife age 44, 1 child one living,
Dickson, Norman brother age 16 box maker
Garry 1864. Not listed in 1875. But he was listed as Garret in 1880.
Marriage: Garnett Feb 25 1883 Kings 448 McManus Emily Feb 25 1883 Kings 44
He was in the 1892 census peddler age 38, Ward 12 Garrett Dixon.
✟ Garrett O. Dickson
death date: 09 Jun 1900
death place: L.I. Co. Hosp., Brooklyn, Kings, New York
marital status: married,
indexing project (batch) number: B05556-5
system origin: New York-EASy
source film number: 1435711
reference number: pg 1277. The age is off but how many Garrett Dixons can there be?
Greenwood: DICKSON GARRETT O. 1900-06-11 20118 6, DICKSON ANNA 1939-10-27 20118 6,
DIXON EDWARD 1890-04-29 20118 6, DIXON SARAH 1889-02-03 20118 6,
- Norman c 1883
Listed as a brother of Valentine in the 1900 census.
1860: Ward 16, District 3, Manhattan, John Dickson 35, butcher, $1,600, born New York,
Jane Dickson 36,
Sarah Dickson 18, seamstress,
Mary Dickson 14,
John Dickson 10,
David Dickson 9,
George Dickson 6,
James Dickson 5,
Harriet Dickson 4,
Valentine Dickson 1
Move to Brooklyn:
1870 Brooklyn Eagle list of liquor dealers VAN BRUNT corner Wolcott
Dickson, John, butcher, Van Brunt c Wolcott, 1870 directory.
1869 Dickson, John Van Brunt and Wolcott butcher.
1870 butcher Van Brunt and Wolcott home N.Y.
1872 347 Van Brunt,
1873 371 Van Brunt
On the 1886 map 347 Van Brunt was on the south east corner of Van Brunt at Wolcott and
371 was not listed but should have been on the east side of Van Brunt below Dikeman.
John Dickson "kept a butcher shop" at Red Hook according to testimony in a case
brought against him by his daughter in February 1883. The daughter, Harriet M Maceda (or Marceda), claimed that
she had been tricked out of a part of her mother's estate after
her mother, Jane Dickson, died July 1875. The was about $30,000 in the
bank at the time of Jane Dickson's death. Harriet
claimed her father got her drunk so she
would sign some papers
which gave the whole estate to John Dickson (Dixon) instead of his children.
She said she signed the document under the name Harriet Hall, Hall being her husband at the time.
According to the testimony John Dickson had four children: George, David,
Sarah, and Harriett. Jane Dickson was said to have kept an oyster bar.
The butcher store and oyster bar were owned by
Colonel Johnson and operated by the Dicksons. John Dickson's mother Mary who was 86
also testified. Mrs. Sarah Jane "Van Derbecker" testified agains her sister.
John Dickson claimed the butcher shop and oyster bar belonged to him.
1869: John Dickson butcher Van Brunt and Wolcott
1870: John Dickson, butcher Van Brunt and Wolcott, home NY
1871: John Dickson home Van Brunt and Wolcott, butcher
1870 Census, Brooklyn Ward 12, John Dixon, age 46, butcher, $12,000, $8,000
Caturah, age 43 keeping house, John age 21, butcher, David, age 19 bartender,
George age 16, ap iron "moulder", James, age 14 ap iron "moulder", Valentine, age 10,
Garry age 6 Eliz age 9, Vanderbeck Garry, age 26, Iron railing maker, Sarah Vanderbeck age 24,
straw sewer, David Vanderbeck age 2, Jane Vanderbeck age 1 month, Harriett Dixon, age 15.
August 1871 John Dixon butcher at the corner of Walcott and Van Brunt was charged with violating
section 89 of the Code of Sanitary Ordinances of the Brooklyn Board of Health "by depositing putrid
meat about his premises".
1872: John Dickson, butcher 347 Van Brunt
1873: John Dickson butcher 371 Van Brunt
John "Dickson" was elected a 12th Ward Second District "Inspector" in September 1873.
1874: Fire in Van Brunt Street - Children playing with matches were the cause of a fire in a building
at 373 Van Brunt street which was owned by John Dixon and occupied by Daniel McGrath as an oyster saloon.
The building, a two story frame, was entirely destroyed. McGrath lost $1,000 in furniture and Dixon
lost $1,000 in the building. Neither was insured.
1875 Census: E.D. 2, Ward 12, Van Brunt, frame, $800, owner,
John Dickson 53, butcher, born new York,
wife Jane Dickson 50,
son John Dickson 26,
son David Dickson 23,
son George Dickson 21,
son James Dickson 18,
son Valentine Dickson 16,
son Hennery Dickson 12,
daughter Lizzie Dickson 10
Jane (Keturah) Dickson (Dixon) was not listed in the Brooklyn directories, nor was she listed with an
occupation in the 1850, 1860, 1860 censuses. Yet in 1883 it was stated in a court case that she had kept an oyster bar.
1875 Death of Jane Dixon first (?) wife of John Dixon -
Cert #6550 Keturah Jane Dickson age 51, years, 7 months, and -- days -
housekeeper, born New York, resident of Brooklyn 7 years,
father and mother born Albany NY, place of death 371 Van Brunt two family house,
July 22 1875 apoplexy, buried Greenwood. Death Certificate courtesy of Rich Grome,
July 2013. Greenwood - DICKSON
KETURAH 1875-07-25 9146 A -
Dickson, July 23, 1875 Keturah Jane
Dickson beloved wife of John Dickson after a short and painful illness aged 51 years,
7 months and 23 days, funeral from 371 Van Brunt
New York Herald (http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html)
1876: John Dickson 371 Van Brunt butcher
1876 Elizabeth Dixon age 16, was seriously burned at 371 Van Brunt street when her clothes caught fire.
Marriage of John Dixon to Julia _____
1880 Census Brooklyn, Dikeman Street , John Dixon, age 56, butcher, Julia wife, age 34,
James age 25 butcher,
Valentine age 21 vender,
Garrett age 17 vender,
Mary age 84 mother, Smith, Mary age 19 housekeeper.
1880: John Dixon was on the Executive Committee of the 12th Ward Republican Association which held their
regular monthly meeting at the Temperance Hall on Hamilton Ave in December 1880.
In 1882 a position wanted ad said to call at 347 Van Brunt "over tea store".
1884 wanted a youth to take care of horse and who knowns the grocery business also a smart boy for cash desk, 347 Van Brunt.
In 1884 a help wanted ad listed 347 Van Brunt as a "tea warehouse".
Death of May Dixon (mother of John Dixon) certificate 8028, 1889, Mary Dickson 93 years 1 month and 11 days,
born Belfast Ireland, 90 years in US 25 years in Brooklyn,
parents born Ireland, place of death 39 Hicks st, Brooklyn Ward 1, one family house,
June 9, 1889, senilely hypostatic -- and D-- Cardiac Effusion. Buried Greenwood.
Death certificate courtesy of Rich Grome, July 2013. Greenwood cemetery, DICKSON,
MARY 1889-06-09, 7918, 1
Death John M Dickson age 68 May 23, 1890 Kings, #7601 ???
In the 1892 census Julia was listed with Valentine Dickson and his
family in the 1st Ward of Brooklyn, Valentine, age 32, carman,
Lucy 32, Julia 44, Margaret 11, Norman 7. Note:
Relationships were not given in this census.
Death of Julia Dickson ??? Dickson, Julia E, 46 y Jan 26 1893 1591 Kings
GREENWOOD CEMETERY: DICKSON JACOB 1865-01-23 7918 1, (same grave as Mary who
died in 1889)
DICKSON VALENTINE 1917-10-14 20938 206,
DICKSON DAVID 1886-02-11 9146 A (same grave as Keturah Jane Dickson,
first wife of John Dixon (Dickson)