An American Family History

Dickey Family


James Dickey

He married Miss Christy

William Dickey
James Dickey
John Dickey
Margaret Dickey
Jane Dickey
Susan Dickey
and Elizabeth Dickey.

James settled near Shaver's Creek about 1764.

James died in Barree township in 1812.

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania was established on September 20, 1787 as a large region of Central Pennsylvania. It was previously part of Bedford County and the earlier Cumberland Region.

John Dickey came from Carlisle, Pennsylvania

daughter Dickey (married Michael Murray),
Mary Dickey (married John Frampton),
daughter Dickey (married John Henderson),
John Dickey
Thomas Dickey
James Dickey

John settled near Shaver's Creek about 1764.

In 1788 John Dickey was in Little's company.

John, Sr. died in 1814.




from History of Huntingdon and Blair counties, Pennsylvania by J. Simpson Africa

John Dickey, who came from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was one of the earliest settlers of the present township. Some years before the Revolution he took up a large tract of land in the neighborhood of the Manor, but the unsettled condition of the country caused him to return to Carlisle, where he lived several years, then returned to Barree, which was his residence until his death in 1814, at quite an advanced age

. Of his six children one of his daughters married Michael Murray, who lived on the Manor; another John Phramton, who lived on the small stream which bears his name, formerly called Ewing's Run; while the third daughter married John Henderson, and lived on an adjoining tract of land. The sons John and Thomas removed to the West, and James died in the township.



from Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of the Juniata Valley

[James Dickey] was a native of this county, of Scotch-Irish descent, and a farmer and stock raiser of West township. ...James Dickey was an industrious worker, but a kindly and social man, liked and respected by his acquaintances. His political opinions were Democratic. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. He married Miss Christy, of Jackson township; their children are: William; James; John; Margaret; Jane; Susan; and Elizabeth. Mr. Dickey died in Barree township in 1812.