John Dickensheets, miller, Jefferson, was born November 21, 1831, in Maryland, but from five years of age, lived in Montgomery County, Ohio, where his father operated a grist-mill on Stillwater a number of years. While residing there, the parents, David and Sidney (Smith) Dickensheets both died. John worked for his father, and under his instruction until after his majority. Subsequently he labored in different mills, in Dayton, then in Richmond, Ind., and various other places until 1879, when he came from Circleville, Ohio, to Jefferson, his present situation. He was married, on Christmas, 1856, to Charlotte Jackson, a native of England, born December 4, 1836. In 1853, her parents settled in Dayton, Ohio, where both died. She is the second of a family of eight children. Mr. Dickensheets and wife have a family of four children, all now living viz., Mary F., Mattie M., George W. and Luther M. The Dickensheets name is of English and German origin.
From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]