I'm Jim Ryan - aka James Howell Dick.
I am the son of Durwood Corneilous Dick
who is the son of Elijah Corneilous Dick
who is the son of Thomas Charles Dick
who is the son of Elijah Gill Dick
who is the son of Samuel Dick --- this is as far back as I have gotten. He and his Brother may have been from Scotland.
Samuel DICK bn ca 1799 SC married Delilah (maiden unknown) bn ca 1810 SC
possibly in Union County, SC
William Yancy DICK bn ca 1821 SC
John W. DICK bn ca 1823 SC
Elijah Gill DICK bn 1824 SC
Isham Cornelius DICK bn ca 1828 SC
Nancy Rebecca DICK bn ca 1832 SC
James Miles T. DICK bn ca 1834 SC
Sydney bn ca 1836 AL
Elizabeth bn ca 1838 AL
Paulina bn ca 1841 AL
There is some discrepancy since the 1850 census of Smith Co. Texas shows his
age as 60, putting his birth at 1790 which may be right.
There have been successive waves from Germany, Denmark, Scotland and Ireland of ancestors with these names. It seems that most can be traced back to Scotland and from there to the Netherlands (Dyck).