David Wells Jacobson
Leola Dickson Jacobson
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little is known about this couple, their bio page is the same as, after
marriage, they experienced most of the same events, even though we know
that personal feelings and reactions were obviously very different.
Born 1730 in Selkirk, Scotland
AND MARY MARTIN
Born 7 Jul 1731 in MID-CALDOR, PARISH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
JOHN DICKSON / MARGARET FRAZER
JOHN MARTIN / MARY WOOD
They grew up and married during the turbulent times of the uprising of Bonnie Prince Charlie in Scotland. In 1745 (They would have been 15 and 14 years old) there was a war in Scotland to put the Stuarts back on the throne in England. In 1746, at Culloden, that war was lost. For the next 15 to 20 years, the British hunted the survivors of that war, confiscated property and totally put down the Scots. Many families starved to death during this time. Being a border family, it is hard to speculate where the Dickson sympathies lay. Many Scots were transported to America because of their participation. This did not happen to our Dicksons. David and George came to America in about 1774-well after all transportations had been done. Because of the war records kept, some day we may be able to find info in Scotland regarding their activities. My guess is that they were not Jacobites (supporters of the Stuarts, Prince Charlie).