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Joseph Dickson (April 1745 – April 1825) was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina.

He was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Moved with his parents to Rowan County, North Carolina. He was engaged in cotton and tobacco planting. He was commissioned captain in the Colonial Army under Colonel McDowell in 1780, and at the Battle of Kings Mountain as major of the “Lincoln County Men”; clerk of Lincoln County Court in 1781; member of the State senate 1788-1795, and during this time was appointed one of a commission to establish the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; elected as a Federalist to the Sixth Congress in 1798; moved to Tennessee in 1803 and settled in that portion of Davidson County which subsequently became Rutherford County; member of the Tennessee House of Representatives 1807-1811 and served as speaker the last two years; died in Rutherford County, Tenn. Interment on his plantation northeast of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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