Dickinson Family Association

Volume XVII, Number 2

Brushmill at the Waterfall, Chester, CT
Site of Friday Dinner, 2019 Reunion

A message from the DFA Board


Hello Cousins,
 

** 150th Annual Reunion to be Re-Scheduled **

  2020 has proven to be a challenging year for the majority of everyone worldwide.  Due to increasing health issues, travel restrictions, and economic concerns our 150th Annual Reunion will need to be rescheduled.  Historic Deerfield and PVMA are temporarily closed; however we are coordinating with them to hold our reunion events in June 2021.   In the interim, the DFA will continue to work on other projects.  We apologize for any inconveniences and look forward to seeing you next year!
 

The Fate of Nathaniel Dickinson
An account of a Loyalist from Deerfield, MA:

 
Nathaniel, first son of Samuel Dickinson and Hannah (Field) Dickinson, was born on October 7, 1734 in Deerfield.  Samuel owned a house on Old Main Street; sawmill and a large 300 AC farm in “The Bars” section of Deerfield amongst other lots in the area. Nathaniel lost his mother and a sister when he was only 5 years old.  He later served as a solider during the French and Indian War and became closely aligned with Col. William Williams, who had moved to Pittsfield and married Nathaniel’s sister, Hannah, in 1765.  Both Nt’l and his brother Samuel continued to acquire several properties in Deerfield, Conway, Shelburne, and Barnardstown.  Nt’l continued to be a highly regarded, trusted citizen of Deerfield until the Revolutionary War period when he became a very outspoken Loyalist.
 
Nathaniel was connected with other “high tories”; i.e. Col. Israel Williams, nephew of Col. William Williams, who fled from Hatfield to Pittsfield during the Rev War.  Nathaniel was mobbed, tied up to be hanged, and his life threatened; however he remained a Loyalist.  After a trip to Pittsfield in Jan. 1775, he traveled to Boston where he was mobbed again three times and sent back to Deerfield.  He was found with letters from Col. Williams to Gen. Gage; eventually being charged with treason.  On Jan. 26th, Nt’l was in Hatfield when another mob drove him into Sunderland.  The mob couldn’t find him, and he fled to Boston joining British Troops with Gen. Gage where he served active duty in the Battle of Bunker Hill.  On March 17, 1776 along with Gen. Gage and others, Nt’l retreated to Halifax, NS.  In Boston, Nova Scotia, and NYC he held key positions as a commissary, conductor of artillery, and lieutenant.
 
Meanwhile, back in Deerfield, the Committee of Correspondence confiscated his estate. It was initially auctioned on Dec. 17, 1776.  Nathaniel’s brother, Samuel, was allowed to rent a portion of the farm; however this decision changed per a MA General Court session in 1779 and a subsequent Council Order issued on Feb. 29, 1780.  The “Committee” was directed to manage the farm for purposes of pasturing cattle for the use of the Army.  On Nov. 30th Samuel Dickinson, age 44, perished in Deerfield.  He left no will; however his sister, Hannah, inherited his property.
 
Nathaniel continued to be “loyal to the crown” throughout the remainder of his life.  By 1778, he was permanently banished from MA; however he continued to serve as a commissary in NYC where he met and married Hannah Cock on Jan. 27, 1781.  After the British evacuation, they were granted land in St. John’s, N.B. and had two children.  Within a few years, Nathaniel had purchased properties in several towns throughout New Brunswick and began to improve them. In 1786, he eventually returned to Boston and Deerfield for a short period; however he was unsuccessful in a trial to reclaim his lost property which was valued in excess of 1,000 lbs.  NH Governor, John Wentworth amongst several other notable men, served as a witness for Nathaniel’s claim testifying that he was a “man of good character”. 

His sister, Hannah, had retained possession of the majority her brothers’ property.  She offered to split ownership; however Nt’l could not stay in Deerfield as he remained banished.  Nt’l was allowed to sell some of his remaining property before his return to Canada and eventually was compensated for a portion of it.  Hannah (Madame Williams) continued to rent out the farm and other properties in Deerfield until her death on May 21, 1821 in Pittsfield.  Hannah was a strong willed woman who was respected locally for her wealth and influence.  Several articles in the Berkshire Eagle have been written about her.

Nathaniel was a resident of Westfield, N.B. when he suddenly died in Gagetown, N.B. on May 6, 1788.  Per N.B. probate records, his entire estate was inherited by his wife Hannah and their daughter Amelia.  Their son, Samuel, perished in 1790 in St. John’s, N.B.  Unfortunately very little is known about either Amelia or Samuel.  Nathaniel selected his friend, Major Benjamin Woosley, and Hannah as executors of his will.  Benjamin and Hannah married in 1789 in St. John’s Trinity Church; however they eventually resided in Bridgeport, CT and had four children.  In essence, Nathaniel paid a high price for his allegiance; however everyone respected him for his persistence. Both Canadian/British online records and MA Archives documents were sourced for this article.  We will focus on another Deerfield descendant’s story for our Summer Newsletter.  In the interim, continue to stay safe, practice social distancing, and avoid mobs.  Genealogical research can offer reprieve during these challenging times.

Ken Dickinson,  President

Williams House, Deerfield, Massachusetts

2020 SCHOLARSHIP – LAST CALL

Application forms are available for the 2020 DFA scholarship.  Applicants must be descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson and must be accepted to a four-year college or university.  The deadline for submission is April 30, 2020.  Full information on requirements and an application form may be found on our website.  For additional information you may contact our scholarship chair, Lisa Butler, 12 Cove St. Noank, CT 06340, dickinsonfamilyassociation@gmail.com.

PLEASE NOTE: ADDRESSES – POSTAL & E-MAIL

Newsletters are now sent only by email to those members whose email addresses we have.  If you are receiving this newsletter by postal mail and you have an email address, we ask you to send your email address to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina at:  bethland719@yahoo.com.  This will help save us time and money.
Be assured, we use these addresses only for sending the DFA newsletters and will not share them with anyone.

Check out our NEW WEBSITE!

The new site is very interactive.  Viewers can do searches, send us messages and feedback, order books, donate and even join the association online. Newsletters will be sent only by email to those members whose email addresses we have, so it’s more important than ever to keep us informed of any changes.  We will still send newsletters in January and April by postal mail to those members who do not have email.

Web site:  www.dickinsonfamilyassociation.org
  Newsletter editor:  Dale Williams

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March 25, 2020 –

Due to increasing health issues, travel restrictions, business closings, and economic concerns it is with a heavy heart that we are formally announcing that our 150th Annual Reunion will need to be rescheduled.  Historic Deerfield is closed until May 15th; however we are currently coordinating with them and PVMA to hold our reunion events in June 2021. In the interim, the DFA will continue to work on other projects.  We apologize for any inconveniences and look forward to seeing you next year. Further information will be provided in our Spring Newsletter.  Stay tuned and be safe.

Sincerely, DFA Executive Board Members

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Dickinson Family Association

Volume XVII, Number 1
Thomas Dickinson House – Deerfield, Massachusetts
Now owned by Deerfield Academy

President’s Message

Hello Cousins,
 
Our 150th Reunion will be held in Deerfield, MA on Saturday, June 27th, 2020.  Saturday’s reunion will be held inside Historic Deerfield’s Community Center “White Church” located at the corner of Old Main St. and Memorial St.  Friday’s dinner & social will be conveniently held at the Deerfield Inn, 81 Old Main St.  Both historic buildings were recently renovated, are ADA accessible and air-conditioned.  We are holding the reunion in Deerfield due to the quality of venues, museums, historic homes and content which is directly linked to our family’s history.  Historic Deerfield and PVMA’s Memorial Hall Museum are in possession of several buildings, original manuscripts, furniture, and other family items, i.e. clothing, dinnerware, weapons, books, pottery, and artwork.

For more information regarding these museums, please see the following website links:

https://www.historic-deerfield.org/ 
https://deerfield-ma.org/about/memorial-hall-museum/
 
We are planning to conduct guided walking tours on both Friday PM and Saturday AM (pending sufficient interest).  I encourage you to fill out the enclosed early response card, in effort to confirm tours, schedule, budget, etc.  Guest speakers (TBD) will be provided by Historic Deerfield.  Further details and schedule will follow in our Spring Newsletter.
 
Early Dickinson Settlers of Deerfield:
Per Sheldon’s “History of Deerfield” and as outlined in our Fall Newsletter, there were several Dickinson families who resided in Deerfield beginning around 1730 until the late 1800’s.  The majority of these families were descendants of Capt. Thomas Dickinson, who was son of Lt. Col. John Dickinson from Hatfield, and grandson of Nathaniel Dickinson, II.  Capt. Thomas’ mother was Hepzibah Wells of Deerfield, who was tomahawked as a child during a raid in 1693, but recovered to live a long life.  In 1752, Thomas built a house along Old Main St on a portion of the original Wells homestead lot.  It remains in excellent condition and is currently owned by Historic Deerfield.  Thomas was a commissary during the French and Indian War and a Captain during the Rev War.  Several of his sons also served in the Rev War in various capacities.  Thomas lived a long productive life to age 96, as he was able to see his grandchildren attend the Deerfield Academy!
 
Prior to Thomas, his 1st cousin Samuel Dickinson (2nd son of Nathaniel III) married Hannah Field of Deerfield in 1729.  They also owned a house on Old Main Street; sawmill and large farm in “The Bars” section of Deerfield.  Three of their children lived to adulthood; however they remained as Tories during the Rev War.  This fact and other issues created a conflict between Thomas’s family and Samuel’s family; an interesting study, as indicated in our Fall 2019 Newsletter.  The saga continues in our Spring Newsletter!

Ken Dickinson
President

Barnard Tavern – Deerfield, Massachusetts

2020 SCHOLARSHIP FORMS AVAILABLE

 One of the most important functions of the Dickinson Family Association is the awarding of our annual scholarship.  Application forms are now available for the 2020 DFA scholarship.  Applicants must be descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson and must be accepted to a four-year college or university.  The deadline for submission is April 30, 2020.  Full information on requirements and an application form may be found on our website.  For additional information you may contact our scholarship chair, Lisa Butler, 12 Cove St, Noank, CT 06340, dickinsonfamilyassociation@gmail.com.
 
As always, we rely on contributions from DFA members to sustain and increase the scholarship fund.  If you are able, we would appreciate your help.  Indicate “scholarship fund” on the January Survey form if you wish to make a donation.
 
For the year 2019, we again had applications from several outstanding Dickinson cousins. The Scholarship Committee selected Olivia Blake and Kylie Dickinson to each receive a scholarship of $1,200.
 
Vintage photograph courtesy of
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association’s
Memorial Hall Museum, Deerfield, MA.

JANUARY SURVEY CARD 

The card enclosed with this mailing serves several purposes.  Primarily it is to give us a rough idea of how many to expect at the reunion in June.  We know that plans may change between January and June, but if you are hoping at this point to attend, please send the card back to inform us.

The survey also gives you a chance to volunteer to help the DFA in a meaningful way.  For those of you who live within a reasonable distance of the area where we usually meet, we would like to invite you to come to a board meeting.  We usually meet in the Worcester, MA, area in October, January and April, starting with lunch and in January and April concluding with the assembly of a mailing.  If you come, you can get a “behind-the-scenes” look at how the DFA operates, have an opportunity to participate in our discussions, and maybe even find a niche for yourself on the board.  Please consider that possibility, and let us know if you’re interested.

Whether or not you can volunteer to work on the DFA board, all can help financially.  As you know, we do not have dues, but we depend on members who are able, to make a contribution for operating expenses and/or for the scholarship fund.  Any amount you can contribute is gratefully welcomed and will help the association.

January Survey

PLEASE NOTE: ADDRESSES – POSTAL & E-MAIL

Newsletters are now sent only by e-mail to those members whose email addresses we have.  If you are receiving this newsletter by postal mail and you have an email address, we ask you to send your e-mail address to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina at membership@dickinsonfamilyassociation.org.  This will help save the association time and money. Be assured, we use these addresses only for sending the DFA newsletters and do not share them with anyone. 

NEW WEBSITE! 

If you’ve looked at our website (dickinsonfamilyassociation.org) very recently you will have noticed a whole new look.  Last spring the board hired a website developer to create a new website for us.  This was prompted partly due to our desire to digitize more of what we do and at the same time save the DFA some money in the area of mailings.  He worked on it for several months together with your webmaster, and in October we went live!

The new site contains all the content from the old site, but it is arranged and presented in what we think is a much more appealing and useful way.  It will allow viewers to order books online instead of the former “print out and mail in” order form method.  The survey forms we have sent out each January and the reunion reservation forms sent in April will now also be filled out and sent in electronically, greatly reducing the number of postal mail items needed.  With over 500 members now, the January and April mailings have become very time-consuming and expensive.  All purchases, reservation fees and donations can be made online using PayPal.  Another big advance is that scholarship applications will now be done online.

The new site is very interactive.  Viewers can do searches, send us messages and feedback and even join the association online.

Newsletters will be sent only by email to those members whose email addresses we have, so it’s more important than ever to keep us informed of any changes.  We will still send newsletters in January and April by postal mail to those members who do not have email, but we’re hoping that if any members have an email address we don’t know about that you will share it with us.  Be assured, we use these addresses only for sending the DFA newsletters.

So please go online and enjoy the new site!!

Here is a reminder to please return the January Survey form.
 

Donations are always appreciated. Consider donating to the Dickinson Family Association today.
 

Web site:  www.dickinsonfamilyassociation.orgNewsletter editor:   Dale Williams

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Volume XVI, Number 4

President’s Message

Thanks again to everyone for an exciting reunion last summer in Essex, CT. I sincerely appreciate all the work and volunteerism in effort to hold this event.  This fall the DFA board has been busy planning for our 150th Reunion to be held in Deerfield, MA at Historic Deerfield on Saturday, June 27th, 2020.  We are holding the reunion in Deerfield due to the quality of venues, museums, historic homes, and content which is directly linked to our family’s history.  Historic Deerfield and PVMA’s Memorial Hall Museum are in possession of several buildings, original manuscripts, furniture, and other family items, i.e. clothing, dinnerware, weapons, tools, pottery and artwork.

For more information regarding these museums, please see the following website links:

https://www.historic-deerfield.org/

https://deerfield-ma.org/about/memorial-hall-museum/

We are planning to hold Friday’s dinner & social in Deerfield and conduct walking tours on both Friday and Saturday.  Further details will follow in the winter and spring newsletters.

Family Overview:

Per “History of Deerfield” and other sources there were several Dickinson families who resided in Deerfield beginning around 1740 until the late 1800’s.  The following is an overview of our family and key events which occurred in Deerfield:

Lt. Nehemiah Dickinson was one of the original surveyors who laid out the original Main Street and Commons in 1671. 

In 1704 there was a significant raid on Deerfield which devastated the frontier village.   Sarah Dickinson, from Hadley, was taken captive in this attack and later rescued.

Several ancestors served in both the French & Indian and Rev. Wars as noted below:

  1. Samuel: (2nd son of Nathaniel III) was born in Hatfield and settled in Deerfield.  At age 11, Samuel was captured and rapidly recovered from a raid of Native Americans in 1698.  He was captured again 25 years later in 1723 during combat in Northfield. In compensation for his service, he received a 200ac land grant in 1730.  His farm and mill were located in the “Bars” section of Deerfield.  His wife and youngest daughter drowned while crossing the Deerfield River in 1740.  Another raid took place at his mill in 1747 which he survived.  He was a successful farmer and served the Town in many capacities until he perished in 1761.  Three other children were raised in Deerfield:  Hannah, Nathaniel, and Samuel as mentioned below.
  • Nathaniel:  Served in the French and Indian War.  He was a friend of Col. Samuel Partridge of Hatfield, who influenced him to become a very active Tory.  He was harassed; however he successfully fled to Boston and served as a commissary for the British Army under General Gage in Boston, Nova Scotia, and NYC prior to his death in Gagetown, New Brunswick in 1788.
  • Samuel:  was a close friend of Rev. Jonathan Ashley of Deerfield.  He resided in Deerfield and rented his brother’s confiscated estate prior to his death in 1780.  
  • Hannah (3rd wife of Col. William Williams):  Lived in both Pittsfield and Deerfield.  She was very independent, obtained a large inheritance, and perished at age 91.

2) Capt. Thomas:  son of Lt. Col. John from Hatfield, who married Hepzibah Wells of Deerfield, and built a house along Main Street in 1752.  Thomas was a commissary during the French and Indian War and a Captain during the Rev. War.  Lived to age 96.

2a) Mjr. David (son of Thomas), built a house along Main Street circa 1765.  Owned a store and served as Town Clerk during the Rev. War.  Both Thomas and David served on the “Committee of Correspondence” during the Rev. War.  David married Rev. Johnathan Ashley’s daughter.

2b) Col. Thomas Wells (son of Thomas), was one of the original proprietors of Deerfield Academy.  His sons and daughters attended around 1800.  He led a Company to protect the supreme court house in Springfield during Shay’s Rebellion in 1786.  He also served a valuable role as Asst. Commissary under Col. Benedict Arnold in 1775. 

2c) Consider (son of Thomas),:

Consider was a noted hunter and trader; he lived in house of Rev. John Williams which was located on the Town Commons.  He was active in town affairs, served in the Rev. War, and lived to age 93.  His wife, Ester Harding Dickinson (whose mother was Lydia Dickinson), carried out his wishes to donate their house lot and his fortune to the creation of  “Dickinson High School and Free Library” in 1875.  This building was located on the campus of Deerfield Academy along Main Street, serving as a public school to Deerfield residents until 1931.

2d) Eliphalet (son of Thomas): served in Rev. War

3a) Rev. Rodolphus (son of Thomas Wells D.):  preacher, writer, publisher, attorney, Deerfield Academy professor, and graduate of Yale’s class of 1805.  He published and printed several books in Deerfield at the Wilson Printing Office on Main Street.

3b) Atty. David (son of Thomas Wells D.):  attended Williams College in 1812 and settled in McBean, GA by 1826.

3c) Thankful (daughter of Thomas Wells D.):  married Atty. Pliny Arms, who wrote “History of Deerfield”.  They lived in the Frary House, now owned by Historic Deerfield

3d) Thomas Wells, MD was a doctor and a farmer in Deerfield until he perished in 1849.

4) George (son of Eliphalet): served as a State Rep in 1841, eventually moving to Boston and later to Norwood, MA.  Worked at the Customs House in Boston.

I hope you enjoyed reading this overview and look forward to seeing everyone at our 150th reunion next year!

Please note: Due to reduced printing and publishing costs, the 3rd Edition of our family genealogy (hardcover book) entitled “Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson” will now be offered at the reduced price of $75.00.

Regards,

President:  Ken Dickinson

A Message From Our Genealogist

Lisa Butler, our Dickinson Genealogist, requests your inputs on Nathaniel Dickinson’s descendants.  You may send your births, marriages and death announcements to Lisa at dickinsonfamilyassociation@gmail.com.

DFA Scholarship Alert

One of the most important functions of the Dickinson Family Association is the awarding of our annual scholarship.  The deadline for applications for this coming year’s DFA scholarship is the end of April.  Anyone interested in applying should go to the DFA website where you will find information and an online application form.  For more information contact scholarship chair, Lisa Butler, dickinsonfamilyassociation@gmail.com

For the year 2019, we again had applications from several outstanding Dickinson cousins. The Scholarship Committee selected Olivia Blake and Kylie Dickinson to each receive a scholarship of $1,200.

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Olivia Blake is a descendant of Nehemiah Dickinson. She graduated from East Forsyth High in North Carolina and will attend Wake Forest in the fall where she will double major in Neuroscience and Spanish. After college she plans to earn a medical degree and focus her career on providing quality health care to people in third world countries.

Kylie Dickinson is a descendant of Nathaniel Dickinson. She graduated from McIntosh High School in Georgia and will attend the Jacobs School of Music in the fall. She plans to study music and psychology while attending Indiana University. After college she plans to pursue a career as a professional musician, or potentially work as a music therapist.

E-Mail Changes Requested

We know e-mail addresses change frequently and it is easy to forget to update them.  So if you plan to change your e-mail address we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethland719@yahoo.com

If this newsletter was sent to an e-mail address that will soon be obsolete, please let us know.

New Website

If you’ve looked at our website (dickinsonfamilyassociation.org) very recently you will have noticed a whole new look.  Last spring the board hired a website developer to create a new website for us.  This was prompted partly due to our desire to digitize more of what we do and at the same time save the DFA some money in the area of mailings.  He worked on it for several months together with your webmaster, and in October we went live!

The new site contains all the content from the old site, but it is arranged and presented in what we think is a much more appealing and useful way.  It will allow viewers to order books online instead of the former “print out and mail in” order form method.  The survey forms we have sent out each January and the reunion reservation forms sent in April will now also be filled out and sent in electronically, greatly reducing the number of postal mail items needed.  With over 500 members now, the January and April mailings have become very time-consuming and expensive.  All purchases, reservation fees and donations can be made online using PayPal.  Another big advance is that scholarship applications will now be done online.

The new site is very interactive.  Viewers can do searches, send us messages and feedback and even join the association online.

Newsletters will be sent only by email to those members whose email addresses we have, so it’s more important than ever to keep us informed of any changes.  We will still send newsletters in January and April by postal mail to those members who do not have email, but we’re hoping that if any members have an email address we don’t know about that you will share it with us.  Be assured, we use these addresses only for sending the DFA newsletters.

So please go online and enjoy the new site!!

Webmaster:  Alan Dickinson

Be Thinking

The Dickinson Family Association is doing well, but change is always imminent.  We ask that you think about volunteering to help out.  We will elaborate on this and other opportunities to help in the January newsletter, but please be thinking positively about joining our operating team.

Newsletter Editor: Dale Williams

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Last spring the DFA board made the decision to have a new website created.  After several months of work, as you can see, the new site is live!

The plan was to include all the content from the old site, but to arrange and present it in what we think is a much more appealing and useful way.  It is still not complete, but will eventually allow viewers to order books online instead of the former “print out and mail in” order form method. The survey forms we have sent out each January and the reunion reservation forms sent in April will now be done electronically, greatly reducing the number of postal mail items needed.  Purchases, reservation fees and donations will be able to be submitted online using PayPal. Another big advance is that scholarship applications will now be done online.  

The new site is very interactive.  Viewers can do searches, send us messages and feedback and even join the association online.  So we invite you to explore the new site. Let us know what you think, and keep watching as it evolves.

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Volume XVI, Number 2

A message from the DFA Board

Hello Cousins,

Plans for the 2019 reunion in Essex, CT have been confirmed.  As discussed in the January newsletter, our reunion will commence at 3pm on Friday, June 21st with a walking tour in Essex Village led by Melissa Josefiak (Director of Essex Historical Society) who presented to us in 2010 regarding Wethersfield (see details on next page).  The walking tour will be followed by an informal board meeting, social hour and dinner at “Brush Mill by the Waterfall” 129 W. Main Street, Chester, CT (see schedule below).  Saturday’s events will be held at the Essex Steam Train’s “River Valley Junction” banquet hall (1 Railroad Ave. in Essex) located a short distance from CT Route 9, Exit 3 commencing at 9 am on Saturday, June 22nd, with a walking tour of the grounds (former EE Dickinson & Co. Headquarters and Witch Hazel Bottling Plant) also led by Melissa Josefiak.  Saturday’s Walking Tour Cost is $5.00 per person to be paid on-site on Saturday.  Tour is 45-60 minutes length. Some items that have been in storage for years are intended to be polished off and displayed for this tour.

We are pleased to welcome our main speaker, Brenda Milkofsky (former director of CT River Museum and Wethersfield, CT Historical Society), who will address the complex, well-timed marketing efforts of the E.E. Dickinson Company, providing historical perspective on the local and national impact of the company’s growth. A variety of Dickinson advertising and marketing artwork will be highlighted along with images that illustrate the company office environment and processes.  On Sunday, you may also consider taking a steam train and/or riverboat trip, make a visit to the CT River Museum, go to the beach, or experience another local attraction.

Enclosed with this newsletter is a reservation card and return envelope.  Please observe the deadline of June 12 for returning this card.  Directions to the venues will appear in the June newsletter.

We continue to invite any interested DFA members to contact one of the current board members and come join us at a board meeting.  That board meeting is a less formal one, and is always open to any DFA member who wishes to attend.

149th ANNUAL REUNION SCHEDULE

Friday, June 21

3:00 pm – Walking Tour in Essex Village (Essex Historical Society)
5:30 pm – Open Informal Board Meeting
6:00 pm – Social Hour
7:00 pm – Annual Reunion Dinner

Saturday, June 22

9:00am – Gathering of cousins: registration, exhibits, sales & refreshments
9:15am – Walking Tour of former EE Dickinson Company (Essex Steam Train)
11:15am – Counting of Cousins, Presentation of Gifts, and Group Photos
11:45pm – Lunch
12:45pm – Annual meeting
1:30pm – Main Speaker, Brenda Milkofsky, Topic:  “Creating EE Dickinson Co. Branding”
2:30pm – Q&A Session and Concluding Ceremony ending by 3:00 pm

Note:  Additional details and any changes will be provided in the June Newsletter.

Ken Dickinson, President

Essex Village Walking Tour

A pleasant walking tour (approx. 4 blocks in length) consisting of the original E.E. Dickinson Company headquarters,  several family residences, church, school, and other associated buildings will be offered at 3pm on Friday, June 21st.

Note:  Our starting point has changed to be at the Essex Historical Society (22 Prospect St.) also known as the Hills Academy History Center (Thomas Newton Dickinson’s school).  Please use the adjacent Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church parking lot at 14 Prospect St., as there’s limited on-street parking.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  Please reserve in advance (see registration card) to ensure that we have enough guides for this very informative tour.  See photos from a similar 2015 walking tour on our website “Scrapbook” section.  A printable village map and more info can be found at www.essexhistory.org or by calling 860-767-0681.  We look forward to your attendance on Friday.

2020 150th Reunion Early Planning

We are in the early stages of planning for this special date!  Our 150th Reunion will most likely be held at Historic Deerfield or in Northampton, MA.  Historic Deerfield now offers an indoor community center for family reunions.  Both Historic Deerfield and the adjacent PVMA Memorial Hall Museum have significant holdings, furniture, books, documents, exhibits, and own buildings related to our family’s history.  More than a dozen lots along Main Street were owned by various Dickinson Families spanning three centuries, including the Frary House (1765) / Barnard Tavern (1795) which is currently in the late stages of a renovation project, and Capt. Thomas Dickinson Homestead (1764). Professional guides and curators will offer tours and provide speakers.  Another 150th Reunion option or future reunion will be held in Northampton, MA with focus on the formation of Cooley Dickinson Hospital and Smith Charities and their ties to our family in Hatfield.  Main speakers in consideration are Marla Miller (UMASS professor, author, and director of the UMASS public history program) and W. Michael Ryan (trustee of Historic Northampton).

2019 SCHOLARSHIP – LAST CALL

Application forms are available for the 2019 DFA scholarship.  Applicants must be descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson and must be accepted to a four-year college or university.  The deadline for submission is April 30, 2019.  Full information on requirements and an application form may be found on our website.  For additional information you may contact our scholarship chair, Lisa Butler, 12 Cove St. Noank, CT 06340, dickinsonfamilyassociation@gmail.com.

 A MESSAGE FROM OUR GENEALOGIST

Assistant Genealogist needed. Please contact Becky Passa, Ken Dickinson or another executive board member.

Please send your births, marriages and death announcements to Dickinson Genealogist, Rebecca Passa at  dickinsonassociation@gmail.com or 17 Pine St, Easthampton, MA 01207.

ADDRESS & E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGES REQUESTED

 We know e-mail addresses change frequently and it is easy to forget to update them.  So if you plan to change your e-mail address we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethL0719@sbcglobal.net

MISSING COUSINS

Diana Roberts Anderson NY, Stanley J. & Audree Dickinson Ayres WI, Marcia L. Calvin MA, Helen Condict Case, Gertrude M.Corey OH, Brian Dickinson Crangle NY, Ruth Crespi CT, Shirley Daniels CA, Andrew L. Dickinson NY, Barbara Dickinson NM, Betsy and Roy Dickinson CT, Christina L Dickinson, Cynthia L. Dickinson MA, Lemuel Dickinson NJ, Mark Edward Dickinson CT, Paul Dickinson, Mary M. Dickinson MA, Robert H. Dickinson FL, William and Jean Dickinson MA, Paul Oliver Dickinson, Jr. FL,Gloria Emick PA, John A. Estes FL, Margaret Ann Dickinson Gaetani ME, Marelda Hart SC, Phyllis Howe MA, Sue Shepard Jaques NJ, Sharon Kaples NY, Harold James Kempffer MN, Lois E. King NE, Robert & Muriel D. Leslie MA, William Lundin OH, Stephen R. Martin FL, Joyce Murdock AZ, Thomas R. Shepard, Jr. CT, Barry Smith, Bernard W. Smith CT, Kim Dickinson Testa NY, William Wamester CT, Meredith Gray, Robie Spector

Addendum to Newsletter  — Reservation Card

The Dickinson Family Association, 17 Iroquois Dr., Northborough, MA 01532

Dear Cousin,

We hope you will join us for the 2019 Reunion to be held June 22nd at the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat banquet facility, River Valley Junction, in Essex, CT.  Please complete and return this card as soon as possible.  Our deadline is June 12.

On Friday night June 21, we will be having dinner at Brushmill by the Waterfall in Chester, CT.  We will gather at 6:00 pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.   An informal board meeting at 5:30 pm is open to all.

 YES I would like to join you for dinner at Brushmill by the Waterfall.            

Number in party  _____ @ $48 each.

Number for each choice:   ____ Prime Rib;    ____ Salmon;    ____ Pork Chop;    ____ Vegetarian        Total $______                 

On Saturday June 22 reunion activities will start at  9:00am, with lunch served at 11:45am.

YES I will be attending.  ____ Adults @ $46;  ____ Students @ $10;  ___ Children under 5 (free).        Total $_______

I would like to take the guided walking tour of Essex on Friday at 3:00pm. ____ @$5.                          Total $_______

NAME ______________________________________________                                                    Total enclosed:   $ ________

Checks should be made payable to The Dickinson Family Association and mailed to the address above.

Questions, call Dale Williams, treasurer: (508) 393-2082

Web site:  www.dickinsonfamilyassociation.org

Newsletter editor:  Dale Williams

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VOLUME XVI, NUMBER 1

2019 REUNION

Hello Cousins, 
The 2019 Dickinson Family Reunion will be Saturday, June 22 with a Friday night gathering of cousins on June 21. General Location:  Essex, CT (37 miles SE of Hartford, CT) CT Route 9, Exit 3.  Saturday Reunion Location:  Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, (former grounds of the E.E. Dickinson Witch Hazel Company headquarters, distillery, and bottling plant).  The reunion itself will be held within the former bottling plant which was recently renovated as a function hall. Address: 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT 06246.  The railroad, trains, and red colored factory buildings are located 1/8 mile to the West side of Route 9, Exit 3.  There are two driveways: access from either Middlesex St. (CT 154) or Plains Rd (CT 153). 

Friday’s dinner will be held at “Brush Mill by the Waterfall”, 129 W. Main Street (CT Route 148), Chester, CT 06412.  Chester is a short drive 5 mile drive North along CT Route 9 to Exit 6.  This unique historic tavern and restaurant is located immediately to the SE side of Exit 6 along Pattaconk Brook.  It’s a beautifully renovated 19th century wooden factory building constructed of antique chestnut directly overlooking a romantic waterfall complete with its own covered bridge.  

Essex is a quaint historic town with a beautiful harbor and marina.  On Friday afternoon, we are planning a walking tour of downtown Essex Village and a visit to the CT River Museum.  It will be guided with the assistance of Melissa Josefiak, Director of the Essex Historical Society. It will depart from 31 North Main St. (Wells Fargo Advisors / formerly the Dickinson Office Building) one mile East from Route 9 Exit 3 adjacent to Riverview Cemetery.  Please park either in the parking lot or use on-street parking along Prospect Street.  Start time and other details will be provided in the April Newsletter.  Within a short distance from Dickinson Lane and along North Main and Prospect Streets are several buildings associated with the witch hazel business and other Dickinson families, the former Methodist church where Thomas Newton Dickinson was a minister, the Hills Academy History Center (Essex Historical Society) at 22 Prospect Street where he attended school, and Dickinson Park.  Across the street from Dickinson Park is the former residence of E.E. Dickinson at21 North Main St.; the adjacent Dickinson carriage house; the 1750’s Samuel Lay homestead located at 17 North Main St. (former home of the top sales executive for Dickinson Witch Hazel) and old cow barn now renovated as a private home.  See following website for a detailed map: www.essexhistory.org/walking-tour-of-essex/     In addition to the walking tour, we have obtained a group discount rate for the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat which can be used within a month.  There’s much to do and see around Essex and its surrounding communities, so you may want to consider planning a short vacation for a full experience of what the area has to offer.  We look forward to your attendance. 

Four generations of Dickinson men: Thomas N., Edward Everett, Edward Everett Jr. and Edward Everett 3d – managed and operated their company employing entire families in their factory.  The product was sold internationally and witch hazel continues to be a key ingredient in many health and beauty products today.   For more information on E.E. Dickinson Witch Hazel Company see following website link:  https://www.ctexplored.org/witch-hazel-connecticuts-wonder-shrub/ 

E.E. and T.N. Dickinson Genealogy:

Thomas Newton Dickinson (1825- 1900), Edward Everett (1859-1930), Edward Everett, Jr. (1921-1979) and Edward Everett 3d (1921-1979) had strong genealogical connections to both Hadley, MA and Wethersfield, CT. Sergt. John (1624-1676) was Nathaniel’s first son, born in Billingborough, England, raised in Wethersfield, CT, lived in Hadley, MA and perished in the Battle of Turner’s Falls.  John (1652-1694/5), a Cooper by trade, was born in Wethersfield, raised in Hadley and Hatfield, and eventually returned to Wethersfield.  Johnathan, Sr. (1695- 1776) lived in Wethersfield.  Johnathan, Jr. (1726-1791) also lived in Wethersfield, but removed to Hadley after his wife, Hannah Boardman Dickinson, perished in 1777.  Rev. Simeon (1756-1837) served in the CT Continental Troops (during Rev. War) and later was ordained as a minister and organized East Haddam’s First Baptist Church where both T.N. and his father Lemuel (1763-1836) were born.Lemuel was a shoe manufacturer and T.N. was a successful clothing manufacturer prior to distilling witch hazel in Essex. 

Ken Dickinson,  President  
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

The DFA needs a few more of our members to assist the board and the position of Vice President is open.  In addition, we would welcome some new committee members to assist with scholarship and finance.  Committee members are not required to attend board meetings, so place of residence is not a limiting factor.  Elected board members are expected to attend meetings when possible (3 per year), so it is helpful if they live in the general southern New England area.Please give this some serious consideration and let us know on the enclosed form about any areas in which you can help.  If you have any questions, contact nominations chair Dale Williams daw451@verizon.net ,  President Ken Dickinson kmd12@comcast.net , or past president Alan Dickinson anbdickinson@charter.net.Our invitation to attend a board meeting still stands.  If you would like to be notified of the time and place of the upcoming board meeting, please indicate that on the survey card.  We’d love to have you come and see what we do!
 2019 SCHOLARSHIP FORMS AVAILABLE      

Application forms are now available for the 2019 DFA scholarship.  Applicants must be descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson and must be accepted to a four-year college or university.  The deadline for submission is April 30, 2019.  Full information on requirements and an application form may be found on our website.  For additional information you may contact our scholarship chair, Lisa Butler, 12 Cove St, Noank, CT 06340, dickinsonfamilyassociation@gmail.com. If you don’t have access to the internet, contact Lisa and she will send you the form.      As always, we rely on contributions from DFA members to sustain and increase the scholarship fund.  If you are able, we would appreciate your help.  Indicate “scholarship fund” on the January Survey form if you wish to make a donation.
 JANUARY SURVEY CARD 

The card enclosed with this mailing serves several purposes.  Primarily it is to give us a rough idea of how many to expect at the reunion in June.  We know that plans may change between January and June, but if you are hoping at this point to attend, please send the card back to inform us. The survey also gives you a chance to volunteer to help the DFA in a meaningful way.  For those of you who live within a reasonable distance of the area where we usually meet, we would like to invite you to come to a board meeting.  We usually meet in October, January and April, starting with lunch and in January and April concluding with the assembly of a mailing.  If you come, you can get a “behind-the-scenes” look at how the DFA operates, have an opportunity to participate in our discussions, and maybe even find a niche for yourself on the board.  Please consider that possibility, and let us know if you’re interested. Whether or not you can volunteer to work on the DFA board, all can help financially.  As you know, we do not have dues, but we depend on members who are able, to make a contribution for operating expenses and/or for the scholarship fund.  Any amount you can contribute is gratefully welcomed and will help the association.
ADDRESSES – POSTAL & E-MAIL      

We know e-mail addresses change frequently and it is easy to forget to update them.  So if your e-mail address and/oryour postal address changes we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethland719@yahoo.com
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VOLUME XV, NUMBER 4

Thank you to everyone for an exciting reunion last summer in South Hadley, MA.  I sincerely appreciate all the work, volunteerism, and interactive participation with Ginger Grace in effort to hold this event.  Ginger says “thanks everyone” and intends to be available for a repeat performance at a future reunion. I encourage you to read Alan Dickinson’s report of the reunion on our website.  Web page link. 
 

This fall the DFA board has been busy planning for our 2019 Reunion to be held in Essex, CT on the former grounds of the E.E. Dickinson Witch Hazel Company headquarters, distillery and bottling plant. Four generations from the same Dickinson Family — Thomas N., Edward Everett, Edward Everett Jr.and Edward Everett 3rd — ran the company, building a complex of fine homes and offices in the village, and employing entire families in the factory.  The product was sold internationally and witch hazel continues to be a key ingredient in many health and beauty products today.   For more information on E.E. Dickinson Witch Hazel Company see following website link: 
https://www.ctexplored.org/witch-hazel-connecticuts-wonder-shrub/ 

The bottling plant was recently renovated as a function/wedding hall now owned and operated by Essex Steam Train & Riverboat.  Our Saturday reunion will be held within the function hall, there will be at least one main speaker, and we intend to conduct a walking tour on Saturday morning of the 11 acre complex.  Essex Steam Train & Riverboat will offer rides at a discounted group rate (TBD) for Sunday afternoon and evening.  It is directly located off of Exit 3, CT Route 9 which is a short distance from I-95.  For directions and more info see the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat website: 
http://essexsteamtrain.com/ 

Essex is a quaint historic town with a beautiful harbor and marina.  On Friday afternoon, we are planning a walking tour of downtown Essex Village and a visit to the CT River Museum.   It is approximately a half mile between Dickinson Lane and the museum which is located directly in Essex harbor adjacent to E E Dickinson’s former boathouse.  

Within a short distance from Dickinson Lane, and along North Main and Prospect Streets, are buildings associated with the witch hazel business and other Dickinson families; the former Methodist church where Thomas Newton Dickinson was a minister; the Hills Academy History Center at 22 Prospect Street where he attended which is now owned by Essex Historical Society; the Riverview Cemetery and Dickinson Park.  Across the street from Dickinson Park is the former residence of E.E. Dickinson at 21 North Main Street; the Dickinson office building at 31 North Main (now home to Wells Fargo Advisors); the adjacent Dickinson carriage house; the 1750’s Samuel Lay homestead located at 17 North Main Street (which was the former home of the top sales executive for Dickinson Witch Hazel); and the old cow barn now converted to a private home just a few steps south.   See following website for a detailed map:  www.essexhistory.org/walking-tour-of-essex/ 

For a preview of some buildings along the walking tour see following link  http://historicbuildingsct.com/towns/essex/. The CT River Museum has a permanent exhibit on the Dickinson Witch Hazel Company and other interesting history. For example: April 7-8, 1814 Essex was attacked by a British raid and many of the buildings involved in the raid, including the Griswold Inn, are still in existence today.  The museum also offers schooner cruises along the river.  There’s much to do and see around Essex and its surrounding communities, so you may want to consider planning a short vacation for a full experience of what the area has to offer. See the following websites links for additional information:
www.battlesiteessex.org
www.ctrivermuseum.org
www.essexct.com/
www.ctvisit.com/listings/downtown-essex 

The location of Friday’s dinner is currently Brush Mill by the Waterfall, Chester, CT, just north of Essex.Other details will be clarified in the January Newsletter.Look forward to seeing everyone again in 2019! 

Regards, 
President:  Ken Dickinson  
 
DFA SCHOLARSHIP ALERT 

One of the most important functions of the Dickinson Family Association is the awarding of our annual scholarship.  The deadline for applications for this coming year’s DFA scholarship is end of April.  Anyone interested in applying should print out the form from our website and submit it with all other required material to the scholarship chair, Lisa Butler, 12 Cove St, Noank, CT 06340 or dickinsonfamilyassociation@gmail.com.  If you don’t have access to the internet, contact Lisa and she will send you the form. 

For the year 2018, we had 8 fantastic applications from 8 outstanding Dickinson cousins. The Scholarship Committee selected Siena Rose Caddle and Thomas Landolina to each receive a scholarship of $1,200. 
A MESSAGE FROM OUR GENEALOGIST 

Rebecca Passa, our Dickinson Genealogist, requests your inputs on NathanielDickinson’s descendants.  You may send your births, marriages and death announcements to Becky at dickinsonassociation@gmail.com.   
 
E-MAIL CHANGES REQUESTED 

We know e-mail addresses change frequently and it is easy to forget to update them.  So if you plan to change your e-mail address we would greatly appreciate your sending the new one to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethL0719@sbcglobal.net. If this newsletter was sent to an e-mail address that will soon be obsolete, please let us know.
 Be Thinking 

The Dickinson Family Association is doing well, but change is always imminent.  We ask that you think about volunteering to help out.  We will elaborate on this and other opportunities to help in the January newsletter, but please be thinking positively about joining our operating team.
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VOLUME XV, NUMBER 3

A message from the DFA Board

Hello Cousins,

Plans for the 2018 reunion in South Hadley, MA have been confirmed.  The Friday evening events will take place at The Yarde Tavern (3 Hadley St.) located across the Village Green from Mount Holyoke College.  Entree choices are: Chicken Marsala, Baked Cod, and Roasted Pork Loin. Salad, vegetables, rolls, coffee or tea, and dessert are included.

Saturday’s events will be held at the Willits-Hallowell Center (Morrison Room) same exact location as the 2013 reunion.  As per our recent newsletters, we are pleased to welcome, Ginger Grace (an accomplished actress), who will present an interactive performance entitled “Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry and Her Life”.  We will also have a display table of information on other Dickinson Families.  On Sunday, you may also consider taking a tour of the Emily Dickinson Museum, as the reconstruction of its Conservatory was completed last year.

The schedule for the reunion events appears below (Saturday details are subject to change).  Enclosed with this newsletter is a reservation card and return envelope.  Please observe the deadline of June 14 for returning this card.  We invite anyone who has something to add to our exhibit table to bring it on Saturday at 9:00am.

We’re happy to report that the January newsletter has elicited interest from some possible new board members.  We continue to invite any interested DFA members to join us at a board meeting.  The next one will be on Friday, June 22 at The Yarde Tavern at 5:30pm, before our annual dinner.  That board meeting is a less formal one, and is always open to any DFA member who wishes to attend.

148th ANNUAL REUNION SCHEDULE

Friday, June 22

5:30pm            Open Informal Board Meeting

6:00pm            Social Hour

7:00pm            Annual Reunion Dinner

Saturday, June 23

9:00am       Gathering of cousins: registration, exhibits, sales & refreshments

11:15am     Counting of Cousins and Presentation of Gifts

11:45pm     Group photo

12:00pm     Lunch

12:45pm     Annual meeting

1:15pm       Main Speaker, Ginger Grace,  Topic:  “Inside Emily Dickinson” Performance

3:00pm       Q&A Session and Concluding Ceremony ending by 3:30 pm

Ken Dickinson,  Vice President

Please return your reservation card as soon as possible.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR GENEALOGIST Please send your births, marriages and death announcements to Dickinson Genealogist Rebecca Passa at rlpassa99@gmail.com or 17 Pine St, Easthampton, MA 01207. 
 ADDRESS & E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGES REQUESTED Please send your address and e-mail address changes to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at BethL0719@sbcglobal.net

TOWN OF SOUTH HADLEY

Aside from the beautiful Mt. Holyoke College campus, South Hadley has many other sites you might want to explore for their historic, cultural, natural or educational value.  Several beautiful old homes, some restored and preserved, can be found on Woodbridge street (Rte.116) just north of the green.  The Firehouse Museum is in the south part of town known as South Hadley Falls.  It tells much of the history of the town as well as exhibits firefighting artifacts.  Heading west from the green on Hadley Street (Rte. 47) and turning left on Ferry Street will bring you down to the river and Brunelle’s Marina.  There is the Dockside restaurant with a beautiful view and a river boat, the “Lady B,” if you’d like to take a cruise, conditions permitting.

There are two excellent museums on the Mt. Holyoke campus, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum.  The latter is named after an early Holyoke industrialist and features Skinner’s collection of decorative arts, furniture and geological specimens.  The Skinner State Park, accessed further up Rte. 47, just past the Hadley town line, has a road that leads up to one of the peaks on the Mt. Holyoke Range, and spectacular views.

More information can be found at http://southhadleyma.virtualtownhall.net .

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VOLUME XV, NUMBER 2A

A message from the DFA Board

Hello Cousins, 

Plans for the 2018 reunion in South Hadley, MA have been confirmed.  The Friday evening events will take place at The Yarde Tavern (3 Hadley St.) located across the Village Green from Mount Holyoke College.  EntreE choices are: Chicken Marsala, Baked Cod, and Roasted Pork Loin. Salad, vegetables, rolls, coffee or tea, and dessert are included.

Saturday’s events will be held at the Willits-Hallowell Center (Morrison Room) same exact location as the 2013 reunion.  As per our recent newsletters, we are pleased to welcome, Ginger Grace (an accomplished actress), who will present an interactive performance entitled “Inside Emily Dickinson: Her Poetry and Her Life”.  We will also have a display table of information on other Dickinson Families.  On Sunday, you may also consider taking a tour of the Emily Dickinson Museum, as the reconstruction of its Conservatory was completed last year.

The schedule for the reunion events appears below (Saturday details are subject to change).  Enclosed with this newsletter is a reservation card and return envelope.  Please observe the deadline of June 14 for returning this card.  Directions for getting to the venues will appear in the June newsletter as will the final schedule.  We invite anyone who has something to add to our exhibit table to bring it on Saturday at 9:00am.

We’re happy to report that the January newsletter has elicited interest from some possible new board members.  We continue to invite any interested DFA members to contact one of the current board members and come join us at a board meeting.  The next one will be on Friday, June 22 at The Yarde Tavern at 5:30pm, before our annual dinner.  That board meeting is a less formal one, and is always open to any DFA member who wishes to attend. 

148th ANNUAL REUNION SCHEDULE Friday, June 22

5:30pm            Open Informal Board Meeting
6:00pm            Social Hour
7:00pm            Annual Reunion Dinner

Saturday, June 23
9:15am       Gathering of cousins: registration, exhibits, sales & refreshments
11:15am     Counting of Cousins and Presentation of Gifts
11:45pm     Lunch
12:30pm     Group photo
12:45pm     Annual meeting
1:15pm       Main Speaker, Ginger Grace,  Topic:  “Inside Emily Dickinson” Performance
3:00pm       Q&A Session and Concluding Ceremony
ending by 3:30 pm

Ken Dickinson,  Vice President 

Please return your reservation card (shown at bottom on page 3) as soon as possible. 
2018 SCHOLARSHIP – LAST CALL 

Application forms are now available for the 2018 DFA scholarship.  Applicants must be descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson and must be accepted to a four-year college or university.  The deadline for submission is April 30, 2018.  Full information on requirements and an application form may be found on our website.  For additional information you may contact our scholarship chair, Jean Whitten, 9 Shepherd Rd, Manchester, NH 03104, jwhitten128@gmail.com
MISSING COUSINS 

Diana Roberts Anderson, Hulett, NY; Stanley J. & Audree Dickinson Ayres, Eau Claire WI; Heidi Babos; Tabitha Bell; Marcia L. Calvin, Wakefield MA; Lillian Campbell, South Hadley, MA; Helen Condict Case; Candy Cooke, Buchanan Dam, TX; Brian Dickinson Crangle, Bayside, NY; Ruth Crespi, W Hartford, CT; Shirley Daniels, Roseville, CA; Andrew Dickinson, Wynantskill, NY; Barbara Dickinson, Roswell, NM; Betsy and Roy Dickinson, Clinton, CT; Betty Dickinson; Christina L. Dickinson; Kristen Dickinson, Red Wing, MN; Mary Edward Dickinson, Cheshire, CT; Mary M. Dickinson, Granville MA; Robert H. Dickinson, Apopka, FL; William and Jean Dickinson, Holyoke, MA; Paul Oliver Dickinson, Vernon, FL; John A. Estes, Ocala, FL; Margaret Ann Dickinson Gaetani, Kennebunk, ME; Chuck and Linda Dickinson Gardner, Monument, CO; Marelda Hart, Myrtle Beach, SC; William Lundin, North Canton, OH; Thomas McGurk, Dunwoody, GA; Joyce Murdock, Peoria, AZ; Thomas Shepard, Greenwich CT; Barry Smith, Barry; Lee Steventon, Menlo Park, CA; Kim Dickinson Testa, Altamont, NY; Joyce Howe Wagner, Simsbury, CT; William Wamester, Middletown, CT; Brad Dickinson; Thomas S. Dickinson; Mary Jane Dickinson Graham; Meredith Gray; Tom Guettler; Autumn Rader; Robie Spector
A MESSAGE FROM OUR GENEALOGIST 

Please send your births, marriages and death announcements to Dickinson Genealogist Rebecca Passa at rlpassa99@gmail.com or 17 Pine St, Easthampton, MA 01207.
ADDRESS & E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGES REQUESTED 

Please send your address and e-mail address changes to our membership clerk, Beth Landolina, at bethland719@yahoo.com.
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