Deborah Dicks b 10-10-1751 or 1757, daughter of Zacharias and Ruth Dicks, d 8-10-1811, bur Lick Creek. (Lick Creek MM records).
Among the graves in the old cemetery at Lick Creek is Deborah Dix Lindley, first wife of Jonathan Lindley, who died August, 1811, a few months after her arrival.
Noted events in her life were:
1. Alt. Birth, 10 Oct 1751. 1020 [this would be before her parents' marriage, probably a typo for 1757]
2. 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.
3. Census, 1800, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. Living with husband Jonathan Lindley, appears as female 26-45. (Orange Co, NC, p518)
4. Residence, After 27 Apr 1811, White Water Mtg, Wayne County, Indiana Territory. 1129 Deborah Lindley (with husband) and children moved from Spring Mtg, NC, to White Water Mtg, Indiana Territory. They left Spring around 27 Apr 1811.
5. Residence, 26 Oct 1811, White Water Mtg, Wayne County, Indiana Territory. 1270 10-26-1811 Jonathan Lindley and sons Wm and Jonathan, wife Deborah and daughters Deborah, Mary, Esther, Catherine, and Sarah received on certificate from Spring MM, NC (Whitewater MM records).
6. Alt. Death, 9 Aug 1811. 2171
7. Religion: Quaker.
8. Story. 2177 Deborah Dicks was of solid Quaker background. She was descended from Peter Dicks of Chester, England, who in 1684 acquired 250 acres in Chester County, Pennsylvania. This land had been bought from William Penn three years earlier, when Pennsylvania was founded (Jonathan Lindley's address at the dedication of the marker for Jonathan and Deborah).
Deborah married Jonathan LINDLEY, son of Thomas* LINDLEY and Ruth* HADLEY, in 1775 in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. (Jonathan LINDLEY was born on 15 Jun 1756 in Orange County, North Carolina Colony,1020,1044,2149,2151 died on 5 Apr 1828 in Orange County, Indiana, United States 2149,2151 and was buried in Lick Creek Friends Cemetery, Paoli, Orange County, Indiana 2149,2151.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
1. Story, 1775. 2157 Jonathan and Deborah were married in 1775, when Jonathan was nineteen and Deborah was seventeen. The Cane Creek MM minutes report that they were married contrary to the regulation of the Society of Friends and for that offense were disowned. They both gave acceptable apologies and were restored to membership.
2. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 11 Dec 1776, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 2172 11 of 12th mo 1776. The women friends likewise produced a paper of denial against Deborah Lindly which was read approved of & signed.
3. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 11 Dec 1776, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 2173 11 of 12th mo 1776. Jonathan Lindly complained of in the 12 month last for having carnal knowledge of [unreadable] who is now his wife before marriage and also for accomplishing his marriage by the assistance of a magistrate and after the usual labor extended this meeting disowns him.
4. Appearance in Document, 4 Jan 1777, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 391 Jonathan Lindley disowned for marrying out of unity.
6. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 7 Feb 1778, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina, United States. 391,2174 "7th of 2nd month 1778. There was an offering produced to this meeting by Deborah Lindly from the womens meeting condeming her being with child by him that is now her husband before marriage which is received as satisfaction for the same."
7. Appearance in Document: Quaker Minutes, 5 Sep 1778, Cane Creek Mtg, Orange County, North Carolina Colony. 2175 5th of 9th month 1778. Jonathan Lindly produced an offering to this meeting condemning his having carnal knowledge of her who is now his wife before marriage and also accomplishing marriage out of the unity of friends which was recieved as satisfaction.