Hicks - That were in North Carolina at various times


Information from Dan Hicks

Richard Hix/Hicks was in the War of 1812 and died in 1815 at the Battle of New Orleans (in Camp). Zilphia (Brake) Hicks (daughter of Jacob Brake) received a land pension in 1817 (50 acres by Ill Will Creek Kentucky). I have no birth or marriage dates or locations. Looks like Richard's family was around VA, NC, & Kentucky. Problem is there are similar names but dates that are just too scetchy far apart to make a good match. Mostly from N.C.

Children of Richard & Zilphia Hicks M: around 1800 Edgecomb County N.C.

WILLIAM2 HICKS, b. Abt. 1792, South Carolina.


William Hicks is my line of genealogy.

Thank you very much for any help you could get me. I would really appreciate it.

Dan Dnhix20@hotmail.com


Query From:

Submitted by: Tom Cheek

email - tcheek5682@aol.com

Greetings, I am researching my Hicks family who came down from Va., to Winston Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina.


The father of my aunt Eliza Victoria HICKS was John T. Hicks. A guess of his birth in Va., is about 1875-80, His wife was Neely C.Neal Hicks. This information is at Findagrave.


There is a possibility that John and his wife first came to Wilkes County, which is near Forsyth County, nc.

The first finding I have is on the 1930 census and he is living in Forsyth County with two children, Laura and Sherman. I found Sherman's memorial on Find a grave and it states that he was born in Carroll County, Va.on Nov. 6, 1901. Later I found that Sherman was killed in Winston Salem at the age of 24 years by accidentally falling from an electric power pole. He had married  Mildred Agnes HEPLER. They had at least one child, Ruth Ellen Hicks, born 7 Jan. 1924 and died 6 July. 2000.Ruth remarried to JD Ashburn later.


I have found nothing concerning the birth of John T Hicks or his wife NEELY. I have found very little of Laura Hicks.


Eliza Victoria Hicks, married my uncle James Franklin Myers. I found that Eliza gave birth to two sons, Thurman and Woodrow before they were married. These two sons appeared on the 1930 census with their mother's maiden name, HICKS.

'Jim" Myers and his family was from Wilkes County, here in NC.


I would appreciate any help you can give me and will be happy to share what I have garnered on mostly the history of Eliza.



Tom Cheek

Walnut Cove, NC




Query From:

name: Robert Sommer  

email: bsommer@tscnet.com

My grandmother Margaret Naomi Hicks Hall, is the daughter of Rufus Decatur Hicks(DOB 1845) from Morganton, Burke County,N.C. His father was Daniel M. Hicks (M) Luiza Hawkins of the same county and state. I am desperatly trying to find the father and mother of Daniel M. Hicks DOB 1816 DOD 1882. Thank You

Query From:  

Mary D Hicks needleartist@juno.com (also see new information from Mary below)

Am seeking William Hicks b. 1796, North Carolina., married possibly 1825, and died after 1850. He married Eliza who was born 1805, North Carolina,and d. after 1860. William and Eliza both thought to have died in Blount Co, Tenn. The oddity is that William was deaf, and produced children who were deaf. Only 2 were hearing, the first 4 were born in NC, and the rest in Tenn.

William and Eliza's 2 hearing children were (1)Nancy, who married John (Jack) Brown, and was raised by the James family, not the Hicks. I believe she was raised by the James, who were an allied family, because she was a hearing person, in a deaf home. She was one of the younger children of the family. (2) James D. Hicks, who married Sarah E. Wright.

James was born June 9, 1833, Tenn, and d. June 17, 1908, Blount Co, Tenn. He married Sarah Oct 313, 1854. They produced William Isaac Hicks Oct 3, 1870, Blount Co, Tenn, who married Mary Maude Lebow, July 16, 1889, Blount Co, Tenn. William is my husband's grandfather.

** NEW INFORMATION FOUND** From Mary Hicks  Feb. 13, 2001

I have got some exciting news! I have learned more about my husband's Hicks. I never thought I would with the deaf gene, but I have.

William Hicks married Elizabeth DUNNAWAY 1825, Caswell Co, NC. They had several children in NC, and then migrated to Tenn. I believe they were in Monroe Co first, and then in Blount Co, in the 1850 census.  Elizabeth had a sister Nancy Aneway Dunnaway who married Elijah H. PASS  1820, Person Co, and migrated to Tenn also. Nancy's daugther Rosa H.(Rose) Pass married her cousin, son of William and Elizabeth Hicks.

His name was Lans Hicks, but their marriage license 1853, Blount Co, gives his name as Lancin. I have been looking right at them all these years and haven't been able to see them.

To complicate life even more, Lans and Rosa had a son William Russell Hicks, who married his cousin Mary Ellen Pass, in Morgan Co, Tenn. in 1884. She was the daughter of Russell Ramsey Pass and Margary Matilda Taylor. Would you know of any other previous Hicks researchers who have Pass or Dunnaway/ Dunaway marriages in their family tree?
Mary D. Hicks


Searching for information on Richard N. HICKS, b: 1794 NC, the son of James Henson HICKS. He married Lucinda ELLIOTT 23 May 1816 Knox Co. TN  The daughter of Thomas and Hannah ELLIOTT. His son John Henson was born 23 May 1821 in McMinn Co. TN. Richard was in Knox Co. TN 1826 & 1827; McMinn Co. TN 1829 thru 1832; Knox Co. TN 1836 thru 1838; Anderson Co. TN 1840 thru 1844; Limestone Co. Al. 1848 thru 1853 where he sold some land to Joshua JAMES, his brother-in-law and I haven't been able to find him anywhere since.  Richard and Lucinda Children were James, b. 1817, m Mildred LENTZ; John Henson (my Line), b 1821 m Elizabeth DAIL; Eliza Jane, b 1824 m Absolum COLE; Thomas, b 1826; Hannah, b 1828 m Zacheriah CHAMBERS; Rebecca, b 1831 m James Wilkerson; Lucinda, b 1834 m William JARRETT;  William, b 1836 m Jane MCCOWEN; Nancy b 1842 m J.A. CRINDENDEN.

One of Richard's sister Rebecca m Samuel EDMONDSON.

My father was Basil Ernest, b 1899 the son of Doctor Orville, b 1876  the son of John Rufus, b 1846 the son of John Henson, b 1821.

Would like to exchange info with anyone connected to this family.

Gene Roy Hicks
173 Louisiana Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

email hicstick@icx.net


Looking for information regarding Nancy Hix b. about 1750 in Virginia--death before 1804 in Jackson, GA--Father was Nathaniel Hix b. about 1720 in Virginia--mother unknown. Spouse: Married Samuel Haggard b. about 1750 in Albemarle, Virginia, death about May 1811 in Jackson Co., GA-Will was probated 3 June 1811 in Jackson Co., GA

Children of Samuel and Nancy (Hix) Haggard

John; Patsy; James; Elizabeth; Nancy Ann; Samuel; Sarah; Johnathan (5th g grandfather); Gray, Frances, Hannah, Alfred L.; Susannah, and French

Believe them all to have been born in NC

Dallas Shumaker


I am descended from Robert Hicks who helped found Edenton NC. My records state he was married Esther Luten who was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Luten. Robert and Esther and had one son, Daniel who married Lucy Sage Butler. Daniel had several children, William, Robert, Reuben, George, John, Nancy, Susannah. All of the children were born in North Carolina. My ancestor is George, who had George Jr and James B (my ancestor) and on down. James B had  two wives and two families. My great grandfather is Elijah Jackson Hicks  who married Rebecca Haworth.

Donna D. Shufelt


Elizabeth HICKS, b. 8 Dec 1763 in NC, m. Valentine TUDOR 20 Oct 1784 Oxford, Granville Co., NC, lived and died in Madison Co., KY. Their children were: Patsy who m. 1. Joshua Thomas, 2. Powell Dean, 3. William Warner; Hessy; Leroy Harrison who m. 1. Hannah Alcorn, 2. Sarah (Sally) Estes; Elizabeth (Liza, Eliza) who m. James B. Proctor; Samuel (Capt.) who m. 1. Nancy (?Tudor?, ?Ross?), 2. Matilda Pinkston; Mary (Polly) who m. William Bowles; Jarrett; Hiram Hicks who m. Elizabeth Barnard Terrill.

The parents of Elizabeth are unknown. It is possible that she was the grand-daughter of Samuel Hicks Sr. whose daughter Dianah m. Nathaniel Whitlow.

Please contact Bettye Mahan at bettyemahan@netscape.net with any clues or information. THANKS!!!


I am searching for information about the parents and family of Elijah Hicks He was born 1797 in Va and died in Washington Co AR. He married Elizabeth Farmer 4 Nov 1822 in Person Co NC. She was the daughter of Daniel Farmer and Sarah Tapely. She was born 1800 in VA and died 1850 in Murray Co GA.

George Caleb Hicks son of Elijah and Elizabeth Farmer Hicks was born 1829 in Person Co NC and died in 1899 in Johnson Co OK.

Elijah Hicks was in Murray Co Ga by 1850 and Johnson Co AR by 1860 Census and Perry Co Ar 1870 Census.

Any information will be appreciated.. Joan Cole Clark email:retjc@etsuodt.tamu-commerce.edu