Amanda America Dickson
According to the Dickson family oral history, David Dickson doted on his mixed-race daughter, Amanda. Upon his death in 1885 he left her the bulk of his estate, property, and holdings estimated at $309,000.
Jonathan Bryant, "Race, Class, and Law in Bourbon Georgia: The Case of David Dickson's Will," Georgia Historical Quarterly 71 (summer 1987): 226-42.
Kent Anderson Leslie, "Amanda America Dickson: A Wealthy Lady of Color in Nineteenth-Century Georgia," in Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, vol. 1., ed. Ann Short Chirhart and Betty Wood (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2009).
Kent Anderson Leslie, Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893 (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1995).
Kent Anderson Leslie and Willard B. Gatewood Jr., "'This Father of Mine . . . a Sort of Mystery': Jean Toomer's Georgia Heritage," Georgia Historical Quarterly 77 (winter 1993): 789-809.