I've made several trips to the Hurricane Creek area since I began my study in 1986. I get a special warm feeling when visiting the valley. Our family roots probably sprang from Normandy to England then to North Carolina and Smith County, TN but to me, the valley of Hurricane Creek feels like home. I know for a fact that my Dickens forefathers chose this valley for their permanent home in the late 1790s to early 1800s and when I visit there it feels like a
The Maggart Post Office (1886 to 1903) was located in the Maggart Store and Maggart used to appear on maps but now there is nothing to indicate that Maggart ever existed.
I finished writing the manuscript in 1988. I'm rushing now to get the information I found preserved because I doubt that anyone could duplicate some of the facts that I found and at my age (born in 1932) I know the calendar and my arteries are giving in to time.
The facts, the names, the dates, and the research is as thorough as I could manage without
Smith County, TN. Circa late 1790s to early 1900s.
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Waiting for me on Rainbow Bridge.
In 1798 Jeremiah Dickens bought 100 acres from Henry Peyton in Sumner County. I couldn't locate
Dickens of Hurricane Creek by Howard Douglas Dickens, Copyright © 1986 - 2007.
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Dickens of Hurricane Creek
Including: Maggart, Sullivans Bend, Elmwood, Chestnut Mound, Smith County, TN
Last updates June 11, 2008.