CS Con -Dickinson, James Shelton - C.S. Congressman, AL

James Shelton Dickinson

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Born: January 18, 1818

Birthplace: Spotsylvania County Virginia

Father:
Richard Dickinson 1783 – 1869

Mother: Martha “Patsy” Crawford 1777 – 1821

1st​ Wife: Mary Frances Dickinson 1821 – 1864
(Buried: Spinks Cemetery Clarke County Alabama)

2nd​ Wife: Alice A. Savage 1842 – 1918
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Grove Hill Alabama)

Children:

Virginia Louisa Dickinson Pugh 1847 – 1895​
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Grove Hill Alabama)​
James W. Dickinson 1849 – 1905​
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Grove Hill Alabama)​
John Q. Dickinson 1852 – 1936​
(Buried: Amity Baptist Church Cemetery Clarke County Alabama)​
Walter G. Dickinson 1858 – 1923​
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Grove Hill Alabama)​
Emma Sarah Dickinson Pugh 1862 – 1903​
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Grove Hill Alabama)​
Minnie Savage Dickinson Dunn 1868 – 1934​
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Grove Hill Alabama)​
Mabel Clair Dickinson Foscue 1876 – 1919​
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Grove Hill Alabama)​
Alice Maude Dickinson 1880 – 1964​
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Grove Hill Alabama)​
Shelton C. Dickinson 1882 – 1943​
(Buried: Grove Hill Cemetery Grove Hill Alabama)​

Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:


1844: Graduated from University of Virginia Law School

Occupation before War:

School Teacher for one year in Grove Hill Alabama
Attorney in Grove Hill Alabama
Manager and Owner of Plantation of Several Hundred acres of land
1853 – 1855: Alabama State Senator
1853 – 1855: Senate Chairman of Finance and Taxation Committee
1860: Breckinridge Democratic Elector from Alabama

Civil War Career:

1861: Advocate for Secession for his state of Alabama
Equipped & raised a Company in the Confederate at his own expense
1863: Won a Close race against CS Congressman Edmund S. Dargan
1864 – 1865: Confederate State Congressman from Alabama
1864 – 1865: Not known as a speaker but attended everyday
1864 – 1865: Opposed Impressment and militia law
1864 – 1865: Supported Efforts to Strengthen the Government
1864 – 1865: Advocate for doubling the tithe on Agriculture
1864 – 1865: Member of Confederate House Claims Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of Confederate House Commerce Committee

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1882: Attorney in Grove Hill Alabama
1865 – 1882: Stayed away from Politics
1865 – 1882: Devoted his energy to his church and temperance

Died: July 23, 1882

Place of Death: Grove Hill Alabama

Age at time of Death: 64 years old

Burial Place: Grove Hill Cemetery Grove Hill Alabama
 
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