".........And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there..........." The Star Spangled Banner
During the war of 1812 events very significant to
American history occurred at Baltimore, Maryland. My 4th great grandfather Andrew
Stuart Dickey, who would later become a resident of Washington County, Missouri,
participated in these events.
ANECTODE: While in Baltimore in
June, 1991 we stayed at the KOA campground there. Every morning at dawn we were
awakened by a very
happy & enthusiastic mocking bird who enjoyed singing loudly & jumping up &
down on everyones TV antennas! He seemed to especially favor our camper & the
ones near it.
Researched & Written By: Esther
M. Ziock Carroll (Published in the Independent Journal 21 Sept. 1989-
ANDREW STUART DICKEY: In 1818 Andrew married Elizabeth Gortner in Virginia. (Elizabeth was the daughter of Catherine Gutebach and Phillip Gortner.) Andrew & Elizabeth then went to Tennessee and by 1830 had permanently relocated to Washington County, Missouri. During the Civil War activity here in Washington County secessionist soldiers set fire to Andrew's home. One day he thought they were going to set fire again, he reached for his gun accidentally discharging it, shattering his leg so severely that amputation was necessary. Andrew died 7 January 1869 (see obituary elsewhere on this page) and Elizabeth in 1883.
Children of Elizabeth Gortner & Andrew Stuart Dickey:
The obituary of
Andrew Stuart Dickey was provided by Debbie McCoy Blevins.
"Old Hickory" was Andrew Jackson. At that time he was a general but later became the 7th president of the United States - 1829 - 1837
ELIZABETH GORTNER (my great, great, great, great grandmother) was the daughter of CATHERINE GUTEBACH & PHILIP GORTNER. Elizabeth married Andrew S. Dickey in 1818 in Botecourt County, Virginia.
PHILIP GORTNER (my great, great, great, great, great grandfather) was born 15 October 1766 in Manchester, Carroll, Maryland and was the son of ANNA CATHARINA OTTIN & JACOB GORTNER. On 16 February 1785 in Baltimore he married CATHERINE GUTEBACH.. Philip (Sr) died in 8 June 1813 in Virginia and his wife Catherine died before 1823.
Elizabeth - Married Andrew Stuart Dickey 1 Oct. 1818 in Boutetourt Co., Va.
Catherine - B: 16 July 1789 in Maryland - M: Jacob Mallow 10 June 1808 in Boutetourt Co., Va. - D: 18 April 1864
Charlotte - M: Michael Mallow Jr. 12 March 1816 in Boutetourt Co., Va.
Mary - M: Joseph Keys 28 Dec. 1817 in Boutetourt Co., Va.
Philip - B: 1790 - M: Catherine Custer
John - D: ?1860 - 70?
Jacob - B: 1788 in Baltimore, Maryland - M: Dianna - D: 18 Apr. 1864 Boutetourt Co., Va. of Dropsy - His occupation was a tanner
OTHER RESEARCHERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE:
The Historical Consultant at Fort McHenry
Flora & Medley Briar -- Charles Hill
Female lineal descendants of 1812 soldiers
are eligible for membership in:
The National Society United States Daughters of 1812
You may also want to read about "The Most Horrible Crime Ever Committed in Washington County" on this site. Robert H. Dickey served on the jury.