Here is what I have on Thomas Dickens and his Silver Hill descendants.
Thomas Dickens b. 8 Oct 1761, Northhampton, North Carolina, m. 1786, in Halifax, North Carolina, Mollie Stevens, b. 1767, Halifax, North Carolina, (daughter of Uriah Stevens and Manessa Stevens). Thomas died 23 May 1852, Halifax, North Carolina.
Fought in the Revolutionary War as a private, North Carolina Continental Line, in regiment under Col. Thomas Clarke.
Family moved to Chatham County, North Carolina, before 1800.
THOMAS DICKENS CHATHAM COUNTY PRIVATE NORTH CAROLINA CONT'L LINE $96.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE $174.70 AMOUNT RECEIVED MARCH 30, 1833 PENSION STARTED AGE 71http://c-23.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/nc/military/1835p...
i Lunsford Dickens b. 1789, Halifax, North Carolina, d. 1857, Tennessee.
ii Merritt Dickens b. 1790, North Carolina, d. 16 Oct 1858, Chatham, North Carolina.
iii Thomas Dickens II b. 1791.
iv Gideon Dickens b. 1795, North Carolina.
v Lewis Dickens b. 1797, North Carolina.
vi Uriah Dickens b. 1802, Chatham, North Carolina, d. 1875, Boone, Arkansas.
vii Richard Dickens b. 1805, North Carolina, d. 1862, Conway County, Arkansas.
viii Nehemiah Dickens b. 1806, North Carolina.
ix Joseph Dickens b. 1808, Chatham, North Carolina, d. 25 Aug 1875, Greenbrier, Arkansas.
x Manassa Naomi Dickens b. 27 Feb 1812, Chatham, North Carolina, d. c 1854, Chatham, North Carolina.
Believe it or not, the will of Thomas Dickens can be found on the Internet.http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/data/nc+ind...
Thomas Dickens II, son of Thomas Dickens above, moved to Silver Hill. Here is some info on him.
Thomas II Dickens b. 1791, North Carolina, m. Hannah Shepard, b. 1795, North Carolina.
i Ephraim (Ephrium) Dickens m. (1) 26 Sep 1841, in Davidson, North Carolina, Elizabeth Styers, m. (2) 17 Mar 1844, in Davidson, North Carolina, Catherine Workman.
ii John Dickens b. 20 Mar 1820.
iii Rebecca Dickens.
iv Dorcas (Tabitha) Dickens.
v Susanna Dickens m. John Toney.
vi Mary Dickens.
vii Thomas Dickens.
viii Isaiah Dickens.
ix Reuben R. Dickens b. c 1826, d. 26 Aug 1864. Lived in Davidson County, North Carolina. Worked as a miner. Enlisted as a substitute in A Company, 54th Infantry Regiment, North Carolina, on 29 April 1862 at Guilford County, North Carolina (claimed residence in Davidson County). Died as a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Maryland, on 26 August 1864.
x Benjamin Eli Dickens b. 02 Jul 1836.
John Dickens b. 20 Mar 1820, Silver Hill, North Carolina, m. 25 Sep 1853, in Silver Hill, North Carolina, Nancy Workman, b. 20 Feb 1833, (daughter of Reuben Workman and Rebecca Mailey) d. 04 Aug 1908. John died 26 Nov 1877.
Began to work at mines in Silver Hill at fifteen. Lived there for all his life.
Civil War veteran. Died of complications of wounds to leg and foot twelve years after war ended.
Said to be slow to anger.
i Martha Jane Dickens b. 22 Aug 1855, d. 09 Aug 1857.
ii Louiser (Lueser, Lou) Everline Dickens b. 01 Oct 1858.
iii Margaret Angline Dickens b. 18 Jun 1861, Silver Hill, Davidson, North Carolina, m. William Little.
iv James Rueben Dickens b. 29 Jul 1864, Silver Hill, Davidson, North Carolina, m. 08 Jul 1886, Laura Surratt.
v John Thomas Dickens b. 26 Jun 1869.
vi William Henry (Henderson) Dickens b. 9 Aug 1872.
vii Nancy (Nannie) May Dickens b. 29 May 1877, Silver Hill, Davidson, North Carolina, d. 20 May 1893.
Civil War record of John Dickens
Dickens, John. Private, Co. A, 54th Regt. Inf. NCST: Born in Davidson County, North Carolina and was by occupation an engineer prior to enlisting in Davidson County at age 42, April 22, 1862, for the war. Detailed for duty as a lead miner in Davidson County on or about Sept. 10, 1862. Surviving muster rolls indicate that he was detailed as a miner in Davidson County through October 1864. NC Troops, Vol. XIII, p. 251
My branch of the Dickens family moved out of Silver Hill to Thomasville.
If you should have anything interesting about the Dickens of Silver Hill, please let me know.