DICKS, Zacharias


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DICKS, Zacharias 296,862,863,1020,1146

  • Born: 1735, York County, Pennsylvania Colony
  • Marriage: HIATT, Ruth on 8 Dec 1756 in New Garden Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina Colony 863,1146
  • Died: 1812, Orange County, North Carolina, United States

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence, 21 Jun 1755, Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Colony. 863

2. Residence, 30 Aug 1755, New Garden Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 863 Zacharias Dicks moved from Warrington Mtg, PA, to New Garden Mtg, NC. He left Warrington around 21 June 1755.

3. Residence, 3 Jun 1775, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 296,863 Zacharias and Ruth Dicks and children Nathan, Peter, Deborah, Martha, Lydia, Ruth, and Mary moved from New Garden Mtg, NC, to Cane Creek Mtg, NC. They left New Garden around 29 Apr 1775.

4. Appearance in Document, 1780, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 1147 Zachariah Dix listed on list of taxable property in Orange County, 1780, property 262, 4200 pounds.

5. Residence, 4 May 1793, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 296 Zacharias Dicks granted certificate to Center Mtg, NC. [no matching entry in Center MM records].

6. Occupation: Preacher.

7. Religion: Quaker.

8. Story. 1148 Probably the most noted minister of the gospel in the history of Spring Mtg. He arrived at New Garden Mtg on 30 Aug 1755 on a certificate from Warrenton Mtg in Pennsylvania. He, wife Ruth, and seven children arrived at Cane Creek around 3 Jun 1775. Settled on a tract of land which lay on both sides of Cane Creek a short distance west of Lindley's Mill. While here he was active in the ministry and made several religious journeys, including a long one to England and Ireland. On 4 Jun 1793, got certificate from Cane Creek to move to Center Mtg area, where they lived for 5 years. On 7 May 1798 Spring Mtg received a certificate for Ruth to move back (we can assume the record of Zachariah's certificate was in the lost minutes of Spring Mtg). Around 1808 they moved to Ohio, to West Branch Monthly Mtg. On 23 Sept 1809, West Branch MM received a certificate for Zachariah and Ruth from Spring Mtg. Rufus M. Jones, in "Later Periods of Quakerism, Vol I", p408, said of Zachariah "[he] was a moving influence in some, perhaps in many, of the southern meetings. He was a powerful rhapsodical preacher, believed in his day to have phophetic insight in an unusual degree." In 1803 he traveled to the meetings in Georgia and SC giving Friends there warnings of disaster if they did not move to the Middle West to escape the curse of slavery. He and Ruth had six daughters and two sons. Deborah was eldest.

9. Story. 1149 Zachariah Dicks, father of Deborah Dicks, was one of the most famous Quaker Ministers of his time. He traveled widely in America and Europe. He was an eloquent man and a determined opponent of slavery. When it became evident that the Southern Quakers were not winning the struggle against slavery, he began to urge them to move to free soil. Perhaps more than any other man, he was responsible for stimulating the migration of Quakers to the North, which in due time brought Deborah, Jonathan and their family to Indiana (dedication address of the Jonathan Lindley and Deborah Dicks marker).


Zacharias married Ruth HIATT on 8 Dec 1756 in New Garden Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina Colony 863.,1146 (Ruth HIATT was born on 1 Apr 1735 1150.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage, 8 Dec 1756, New Garden Mtg, Guilford County, North Carolina Colony. 863,1146 Zacharias Dicks, son of Nathan, York Co., PA, married Ruth Hiatt, daughter of George, Rowan Co.

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