My Dickens lineage evident to this time: 
An outline of these names is provided for the use of my
family on page 5. Individual households are on the next page.

                           Dickens of Hurricane Creek
Including: Maggart, Sullivans Bend, Elmwood, Chestnut Mound, Smith County, TN
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Dickens - unknown or Henry. See the previous page for an explanation about that. Whatever his name may be, we know that he is the father of John Dickens Sr. and he lived in North Carolina when John Dickens Sr. was born.  
He is my Great Great Great Great Grandfather.

Their son or daughter. (Name)...................................Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandchild
Their son or daughter. (Name)...................................Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandchild
My 2 sons and 3 daughters. (Name)..........................Great Great Great Great Great Grandchild
Howard Douglas Dickens. b. 1932............................Great Great Great Great Grandson
Ernest Curtis Dickens. b. 1910..................................Great Great Great Grandson
William Jasper Dickens. b. 1878...............................Great Great Grandson
Joshua Dickens Jr. b. 1845.......................................Great Grandson
John Dickens Jr. b. 1813..........................................Grandson
John Dickens Sr. b. circa 1760 to 1780....................Son
Henry Dickens or name unknown. b. early 1700's.....Father

The youngest children in our family can count back to the earliest known Dickens in our line which is either Henry Dickens or Henry and John Sr.'s father. It's not clear to me whether Henry and John are brothers or father and son. Sorry, but we cannot provide a name in our line earlier than those two. 

Henry Dickens or name unknown. b. early 1700's......Father  (lived in North Carolina when John Sr. was born).
John Dickens Sr. b. circa 1760 to 1780.....................Son  (moved to Smith Co. TN area by about 1800).
John Dickens Jr. b. 1813...........................................Grandson  (b. Smith Co. TN).
Joshua Dickens Jr. b. 1845........................................Great Grandson  (b. Smith Co. TN).
William Jasper Dickens b. 1878.................................Great Great Grandson  (moved to Robertson Co. Tn in 1910)
Ernest Curtis Dickens b. 1910....................................Great Great Great Grandson  (b. Robertson Co. TN).
Howard Douglas Dickens b. 1932..............................Great Great Great Great Grandson  (b. Robertson Co. TN).
My 2 sons and 3 daughters (name).............................Great Great Great Great Great Grandchild
Their son or daughter (name)......................................Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandchild
Their son or daughter (name)......................................Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandchild
Or to see it inverted:

John Dickens, Sr. born between 1760 and 1780  Not yet confirmed. 
Born in North Carolina. Died circa 1838, Smith County, TN. Father of  John Jr., Edward Glover (Ned), Joshua Sr. and other children unknown to me. I couldn't locate a probate of his estate which would list all his heirs. I do have the Administrator's Settlement in Smith County closed and recorded July 11, 1840. My link to John Sr. is evident but linking  John Sr. to his father with absolute certainty is still difficult. Administrators settlement of the John Dickens Sr estate, July 11, 1840 is in the TN State Archives, Smith County files,  Roll 81 Page 25.
He is my Great Great Great Grandfather.

John A. Dickens, Jr., Rev. Born 1813 Smith County, TN. He was reported as dead on Feb. 24, 1862 at age 48, a little over a month after the battle of Fishing Creek, KY. He was a Private in the 28th Regiment of the TN Volunteers, CSA. There are several documents concerning a lengthy court battle for his estate, 1865 to 1869. He was  married to Nancy Crosslin. They were the parents of 7 children.
He is my Great Great  Grandfather.

Joshua Dickens, Jr. born 1845 Smith County, TN. Died before 1908 probably in Smith County, TN. He married Sarah C. Wommack. They had 5 sons 4 of whom were Methodist circuit riding preachers (according to my grandmother). Joshua was not a Jr. He was a minor when his father John, Jr. died and his uncle Joshua became his guardian; thereafter, they were known as Joshua Jr. and Joshua Sr. His widow Sarah filed for a Civil War 
Widows Pension in 1908. At 18 years of age he was a Private in the Union Army.  Unable to locate his death/burial records.
Joshua Jr. is my  Great Grandfather.

William Jasper Dickens born 1878 Smith County, TN. Died 1939 Robertson County, TN. Wife: Johnie Maude Campbell Dickens. 5 children. He was known as Willie or Will Dickens. He was a carpenter and well known for his honesty. He was the only child out of 5 who was not a Methodist preacher. 
He is my Grandfather.

Ernest Curtis Dickens born 1910 Robertson County, TN. Died 1974 Stamping Ground, KY. Wife (1) Carrie Mildred Poole and (2) Martha Belts and (3) Viola Comley Fields. 4 sons by (1). He was a carpenter who worked hard during the Great Depression to feed his family.
He is my Father.

Howard Douglas Dickens born 1932 Robertson County, TN. Died (not yet in 2008). Wife: (1) Rose Mary Cambron and (2) Sarah Fuqua Hill and (3) Margaret E. Simon, Burford (Peggy).
My 5 children are by (1), also 14 living grandchildren (plus one who is deceased) and 5 great grandsons. (Note for future researchers: my 5 great grandsons are all from married granddaughters so surnames are not Dickens.) 
    

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We (Bob Dickens-Tobin and I plus others) have been unable to locate the Dickens who is father of this clan or the name of the Dickens who is our link to England. I have searched available steamship passenger names without locating his name or date. We are told that thousands of passenger names are missing and may never be located.

Names of living family are omitted for security reasons. You supply the names in your family branch. 

NOTE:  John Dickens and his son John are not named  Sr. and Jr. and you will not find them listed as such in records.

I added the  Sr. and Jr. to their names in my writings in order to avoid confusion and identify them as father and son.

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