Letter from Sidney Terry, 1996:
This is a copy of a letter from Mrs. Betty Wren that I received from her in 1993, she makes reference to a Hardy Nixon Vickers.
Dear Mr. Terry,
There's a reference to a Joseph Vickers being the
father of Hardy Nixon Vickers in a "Genealogical History of the Tooke Family", compiled by :
Mary Tooke Rockwell and Ida Gertrude Tooke, page 190,
Sincerely, Betty L. Wren
This is the meat of her letter, and she sent more on some family group sheets:
Hardy Nixon Vickers
Born: 1772, GA
Died: 11/15/1833 Leon Co., FL
Marr. bef. 1806,
Wife: Sarah Lester
Born: 1784, NC
Died: aft. 1850 LA/AR
Marr: she has other marriages.
Father: John Lester
Child 1. James Jackson Vickers
Born: 1806, Wilkinson Co., GA
Died: 06/22/1886, LA
Spouse: Sarah M. Jemison (Jamison)? has other marriages.
Child 2. John L.(Lester) Vickers
Born: 1808, GA
Died: 1877, LA
Spouse: Jane Thomas
Child 3. Eliza Ann Vickers
Born: 1810, GA
Spouse: John Snell
Child 4. Sarah Jane Vickers
Spouse: John W. Reeves
Marr: bef. 1838.
Child 5. Anna Nixon Vickers
Born: 06/11/1822, GA
Spouse: John Arthur Tooke
Material from: Betty L. Wren 13424
Letters and data from Betty Wren:
6 May 1996
Dear Kelly, It was very nice talking with you on Saturday. So glad to hear from someone searching for Vickers. I went back and pulled out my letter from Sidney Terry and see it was over three years ago. I didn't think at the time I could help.
It sounds as if you are a thorough researcher and I will be looking forward to working with you and hope we can help each other. I believe you said you are looking for a James Vickers. I don't recall exactly your details so when I hear from you maybe I can better understand your problem. Going back over my notes I see several James Vickers noted. James M. Vickers, who married widow Mary Jones Tooke about 1825 in Pulaski Co., GA; James M. Vickers, father of Pleasant Nixon Vickers, left will in Hancock Co., GA; James Vickers in Laurens Co. GA and Wilkinson Co., GA in early 1830's; James L. Vickers, 1830 census Leon Co. FL p. 130.
I've enclosed a copy of Hardy Vickers' will. It was a large estate and there
were many pages on the microfilm. I will go tomorrow to FHC to get more copied.
I have copies of many of the land transactions of the Vickers in Leon Co, but
the film was of poor quality. It was readable but didn't copy well. I also have
to get copies of Abraham Vickers estate. John Vickers estate should have been
on the same roll but wasn't. Also enclosed are all the notes I've gathered
through the years on Vickers and Lesters. The two farniles are closely tied together in
Another family I am researching with ties to the Vickers is Shehee. The Shehees came from Dorchester
Co. MD. Daniel Shehee married Allafair
Green in 1790 in Dorchester Co. They came to Washington Co., GA. Allafair made will in
Sincerely yours, Betty Wren
Mrs. Betty L. Wren 13424
Hi! First of all I want to thank you for all the material you have sent on the Hardy Vickers family. I have really enjoyed working through the material and have found it very helpful. You have everything organized so very well. Which brings me to another point. I apologize for the condition of my material! I have a quite a bit of material I’ve gathered over the years but I am still in the process of “organizing” it all. As you can see I have along way to go!
I have been “doing” our family history for about 16 years and have
consistently run into a dead end when I hit my g-g-grandfather James J. Vickers
(b. in GA) in
I will try to provide some explanation as to some of the material I am
sending. I have concluded that there are two basic migration patterns of the
Vickers in GA. One entering Burke/Washington/Montgomery Counties in the 1770-90’s,
and migrating down through Laurens/Pulaski/Irwin/Lowndes, and then south and
west in to the FL panhandle, southwest GA, and southeast AL. I believe all the
Vickers in this migration patten are related. The
other migration pattern begins in
The material I’m sending starts with a brief history of my James. At this point I know that my James is not the James M. that married a Tooke, not the James M., father of Pleasant Nixon, not the James in Laurens and Wilkenson, and not he James L. in Leon Co., FL. [There are too many James, don’t you think?]
I was hoping that my James would have been Hardy’s son, but saw with your material that although Hardy’s son was James J., and about the same age, he was not my James J.!
I recently received a copy of the 1845 letter from Ezekiel to Harris
Vickers, showing many of the relationships among the Vickers family in
Any additional information you might have on the Vickers that could show their whereabouts and relationships, let me know. Do you have an email address? I hope you can make some sense of this material and that you might find something that will help you a little. I do have some other group sheets on this southern branch but at present they are hypothetical--proposed-- guesstimates, according to what I’ve been able to put together. Let’s keep in touch! Thanks!
30 May 1996
Thank you so much for all the Vickers information. It will take me a while to sift through it all but I have found a few things to latch on to. It is evident you have spent a great deal of time and effort on this. I especially enjoyed your comments on your grandparents. It makes them come to life. I would like to have the capability of scaning pictures into my computer.
Last week at the LDS-FHC I checked through some of their IGI files and came
across three sons that had been sealed to Wiley & Beady Purvis Vickers.
James Madison Vickers born Laurens Co. GA 1815, Jesse Vickers b. Laurens, 1807,
John Vickers b. Laurens, 9 May 1818. Sarah Jane Lester dau
of James Jackson Lester & Penelope Vickers b 26 Feb 1828 Decatur Co., GA.
Seems James Jackson and James Madison (M?) were popular given names. [I agree
there were too many James.- I have this problem in other lines.] A James J.
Scarborough was a witness to two deeds in
Names of Solomon, Nathan, James, Stephen & Abraham Vickers appear in
I have a couple of questions on some of your notes. 1. A note refering to Screven Co. GA DB-A 1794-1805, p 281, 4 Nov
1799 Michael Muffin, of Burke Co., for natural affection for Hardy Vickers, of
Burke, 200 ac. in Screven Co., granted Michael Muffin on 8 May 1798. Wit: James
Rountree, Wm. Jones. Rec 1
Aug 1801. & 16 Nov 1799 James Vickers, Burke Co. , Adm. of Micharel Murfree, dec!d. Do think that Michael Murfree
and Michael Muffin are the same, just a misinterpretation of the writing? 2.
Which county was the estate of Nathan Vickers probated, Thomas or Decatur? I
noticed one note referred to Nathan N. Vickers, late of state of
Sorry I don't have an email address. Enclosed are two records from Hardy Vickers' estate that seem to pinpoint the actual death date about 14 Nov 1833. Doctors bill for services up to 14 Nov 1833 and the purchase of black fabric and trim on 17 Nov 1833 [mourning clothes?]
Hope you had some luck with the Joshua Vickers will. I am working Sun, 2 Jun as a volunteer at the DAR Library's Seimes microfilm room. If I have time I'll look up Rev War pension records on John Vickers. If he applied before 1800 there won't be much to find. I'm really enthused over your efforts and I think you will have enough material to write a book before long.
Sincerely yours, Betty Wren
************************************************************************ May 6, 1996, Material Contributed by Betty Wren:
HUSBAND: Hardy Nixon VICKERS-281 Yr of Birth 1775 WIFE: Sarah LESTER-282 Yr of Birth 1784
HUSBAND - Hardy Nixon VICKERS-281
TAX LIST: 1818 Pulaski Co GA,
CENSUSES: 1820 Pulaski Co GA, ROLL 8; 1830 Leon Co FL, ROLL 15.
NOTE: Sarah Vickers marries John Jordan, Bk-B p.44, 19 Dec 1838 Thomas Co GA.
MILITARY: HISTORY OF PULASKI & BLECKLEY COS. GA, 1808-1956, Harris Hawkensville Chpt. DAR, p48, Pulaski Co, 3 Nov 1814, Pay rolt of Militia stationed at Fort Pike, under the command of Capt Gedion Kellan, HARDY VICKERS PVT, 9 Sept, $8.00, HARDY VICKERS PVT, $2.66 2/3, Ft. Green, 10 days.
COURT: GENEALOGICAL MATERIAL FROM LEGAL NOTICES IN EARLY GEORGIA NEWSPAPERS, Southern Historical Press, 1989, p232, Burke Co., Nathan & Hardy Vickers, Admrs. of estate of John Vickers, 14 May 1816.
NOTE: 1805 GEORGIA LAND LOTTERY, Living in Burke Co GA for one year with
wife and child,
NOTE: Accrording to will had land in WiLkinson Co GA that later became Pulaski Co GA.
RELIGION: Was a contributor to Myrtle Springs Baptist Church, Leon Co FL according to his estate. This may have been the church of his wife as her father, John Lester, was known to be a Baptist. Later Vickers appeared to be Methodist.
NOTE: 1821 Pulaski Co GA,
NOTE: Leon Co., FL, Lots sold in original plan of city of
WIFE- Sarah LESTER-282 BIRTH: Census, 1850 Bienville Pr LA, pl23. FATHER: A
GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE TOOKE FAMILY, Mary Tooke
Rockwell & Ida Gertrude Tooke, p 190. Leon Co FL,
D BK-B, 126, 110 Mar 1830. MARR: NO 2. John Jordan, Thomas Co GA, 19 Dec 1838.
DEATH: Tooke reference above, 'some place in
NOTE: She was probably living with son James J Vickers Sr. or daughter Eliza
Vickers Snell in Hempstead Co AR. Eliza Vickers Snell is buried at
Other marriages: 19 Dec 1838(div) John JORDAN-685
CHILD 1 - James Jackson VICKERS Sr.:266
BIRTH:A GENEALOGIAL HISTORY OF THE TOCKE FAMILY, Ida Gertrude Tooke, Mary Tooke RockweLL, p. l9O.
MARR: TOOKE HISTORY. P 190-191, Marr #1, #2. #3, #4. Copy of marr. License, Territory of Florida, Jefferson Co. for #3. Difficult to read.
DEATH: TOOKE HISTORY.
NOTE: Members of Masonic Lodges in Hempstead Co Ar 1866,
CENSUSES: 1850, Bienville Pr. LA, p555, family 422; 1860, Hempstead Co. AR, Missoouri TWP, p76, House 42; 1870, Hempstead Co. AR, Terre Onge TWP, p22. NOTE: This census Lists James Vickers as 60 with Nancy 49, Bettie 24, Sam 20 and M. J. 15. These names don't reflect other cenesus records so doubt it is the same James Vickers.
NOTE: ALthough James J.
Vickers, Sr. was living in
NOTE: “Florida Territory, Vol. XXV 1834-1839”, p
76, James J. Vickers signed a petition to Congress by Stockholders of
Tallahassee R. R. 16 Dec 1834 to construct a railroad from
NOTE: Thomas Co., GA, Guardianship Rec., 2 Sept 1847, It was ordered James J. Vickers be appointed guardian for the property of James J. Vickers Jr. & Margaret Hunter Vickers, minors and give $1500 bond. Take oath, 6 Sept 1847, James J. Vickers Sr., James Tooke, James Sevard gave $1500 bond. James J. Vickers appointed guardian of Margaret Hunter Vickers & James J. Vickers Jr. p 147.
NOTE: 30 Dec 1848 filed in Decatur & Thomas
NOTE:Sarah Lester Vickers Jordan, mother of James J. Vickers was divorced from husband John Jordan in 1846. The November Term of Court of Thomas Co GA James Vickers was trustee for this action in his wife's name. Records show each party was well to do in their right. In conformity with divorce agreement, each relinquished all rights to any property belonging to the other. Sarah Jordan asked for the folowing property: 5 mules, 1 wagon, 200 head of stock, negroes names Silas, Wright, Lewis, Tom, Austin, Dick, Little Tom, Annis, Hannah, Ahlory, Edy, Mary, Isabel and Davis; 2 horses and carriage, all furniture in the house in which they were living, 50O acres of land, lots in the town of Thomasville, GA. She had already received a large inheritance from her father John Lester when he died in 1830.
Other marriages: 8 Dec 1836 Augusta Caroline SHEHEE-270 MRIN: 45 25 Feb 1839 Savannah Georgia SHEHEE-272 MRIN: 46 21 Mar 1852 Patience WYCHE (RAIFORD)-276 MRIN: 47
CHILD 2 - John L.(Lester?) VICKERS-283
Liberty Co., GA, Book B, Wills & Appraisements, p. 230, Note: John L. Vickers is a witness along with a Joseph Moore to a will of Mrs. Sarah Handley of Leon Co., FL. Will executed October 27, 1831, in Leon Co., FL. Executors were: Son, Thomas H. Handley of Leon Co. and Nathaniel Law of Liberty Co., GA.
CHILD 3 - Eliza Ann VICKERS-284
CHILD 4 - Sarah Jane VICKERS-285
PARENTS: Leon Co, FL, D-EK-C, p434, 10 Mar 1830. Slave girl named Sarah. MARR: DB-D p242, Leon Co FL, June 1834, signs as wife of John W. Reaves.
CHILD 5 - Anna Nixon VICKERS-286
NOTES ON VICKERS AND LESTERS BURKE CO. GA
JOHN LESTER - Grant in Burke Co. GA Bk. TTT p 180 - 350 ac. 1790 Bk. WWW pl 80 - 300 ac. 1796 Bk. ZZZ p 226 - 95 ac. 1797
SUSANNAH LESTER - Grant in Burke Co. GA Bk WM pl 76 - 150 ac. 1796 Bk. WWW p 176 - 50 ac. 1796
HARDY VICKERS - 1805 - Georgia Land Lottery Free white male, married with
wife and /or child, legitimate child/children under 21 years of age, 1 year
resident in Georgia, U.S. citizen, got two draws. Serial No.6 - 2 draws
1-P-2-B. Lived in Burke Co.
Other VICKERS in Burke:
JAMES JR. VICKERS # 2, B-B
JOHN VICKERS #4, B-B
NATHAN VICKERS #3, B-P.
HARDY VICKERS - Grant in Burke Co. GA G-5 p6l - 14-1/2 ac 1807
Federal Direct Tax 1798
JOHN LESTER - 1 dwelling, 3 out houses, 30 porches of land 1 Oct 1798
JOHN LESTER - 9 slaves above age of 12 & under 50 subject to tax. 4 exempeted by law or in concequences of disability.
HARDY VICKERS - 3 slaves above age of 12 & under 50, 1 subject to tax, 1
1807 Land Lottery of Georgia
JOHN VICKERS -
1820 Land Lottery of Georgia JOHN LESTER - J. Ward's Dist.,
JOHN LESTER (minor) - 69th Dist.,
PENELOPE VICKERS - Early
1820 Census Burke Co GA
NATHAN VICKERS, p. 30
5 in agriculture
3 male slaves, 3 female
8 in agriculture
Slaves 9M, 7F
JOHN LESTER - p. 23,
1 in Agriculture
HARDY VICKERS - ABRAHAM VICKERS - Grand Jurors, 7 Dec 1805
JAMES VICKERS, Admin. of estate of Michael Murffre,
decd applies to sell real estate of dec'd Nov 9,
NATHAN & HARDY VICKERS Admrs. of estate of
JOHN VICKERS, dec!d will sell the personal property
of the estate at his late residence on July 5th. (Adv. date May 14 1816. At
same time they apply for leave to sell lands of the deceased.)
SARAH LESTER, Admx. of NIXON LESTER, Adv. for sale
Sept. 20th 1815, a negro girl "Venus". Adv. dated July 5, 1815.
PULASKI CO GA
Lester Crawford, dec'd; Admrs.
HARDY VICKERS & Jason Brinson: Adv. March 28 1815,
HARDY VICKERS - 9 Sept 1814 - Pvt Commence
service, 18 Sept 1814 Experation of service. $8.00
per month. Under the command of Capt. Gedon Kellamm Militia stationed on frontier of Pulaski.
SOURCE: HISTORY OF PULASKI AND BECKLEY COS. p48.
HARDY & NATHAN VICKERS temporary administrators of ABRAHAM VICKERS, 20
Jan 1824, WM. LESTER Securties - $3,000. 1 Mar 1824
ADMS. of ABRAHAM VICKERS, Securties - Thomas Johnson,
Furuy F. Gatlin.
SOURCE: ADMINISTRATIONS, EXECUTORS & GUARDIANS 1810-1825.
HARDY & ABRAHAM VICKERS
Petit Jurors, Jan 1812, Oct 1818
Grand Jurors, 24 Feb 1821, Oct 1823, 23 Jun 1810, 29 Oct 1811, 27 Apr 1812, 25 Apr 1815.
SUPERIOR COURT MINUTES - P 26
28 APR 1814 Benja. Chair's vs HARDY VICKERS, "I confess judgment to plantiff for $620.86 cents with interest.
P 31 - State vs Wm. Goodson, HARDY VICKERS & Robt, David acknowledge themselves to Excellency the Govt $500 each.
P 69 - Chair's vs VICKERS, I WM. LESTER acknowledge myself bound as security to the defendant for principal/interest/cost in the above case in term of alternating law 14 Jan 1815. WM. LESTER.
INFERIOR COURT MINUTES Au
Inferior Ct. 20 Jul 1812, p 29, HARDY VICKERS appointed J. P. in Capt. Alkinson's Dist.
p. 31, HARDY VICKERS appointed commissioner for road to be built.
p. 40, 10 Feb 1813, paid to HARDY VICKERS & Wm Philips $100 for building bridge Limestone Creek.
p. 52, 5 Mar 1814 HARDY VICKERS appt. comm. of lower
1820 CENSUS HARTY VICKERS - P.70
1 M 10-15
1 M 45+
1 F 16-25
1 F 26-45
LETTERS OF ADMINSTRATION p 20-21 - By these honors the judges of court of the ordinary to HARDY VICKERS & Jason Brinson - Greeting - Adminstrators of Lester Crawford, 1 May 1815. HARDY VICKERS Adm. Solomon Shepherd, 3 Jan 1820, HARDY VICKERS guardian of Cassea Shepherd. WM. LESTER Sec. 5 Mar 1821 HARDY VICKERS, guardian $9,000, SILAS M. LESTER, NATHAN N. LESTER, ALFRED J. LESTER - NIXON LESTER dec'd. 14 Jan 1822 - HARDY VICKERS - Guardian Cassandra Shephers. Dec'd Jos. S. Shepherd. JOHN LESTER Grand Juror, June 1812- Oct 1812 Apr 1815, JOHN LESTER Comm. to build road leaving River Road at Musketer Creek bestway to intersect the Telfoir Road at county line.
HANCOCK CO. GA
WB - J - P 364-370
THOMAS VICKERS 25 Apr 1819 - Probated 7 Feb 1820 Wife- SARAH; Sons - SOLOMON R., GREENE, JAMES R., THOMAS, WILLIAM: Daus. - SARAH M., REBECCA M., MARY ROBINSON: Grandson - JOHN VICKERS son of THOMAS VICKERS. Exrs: JOHN VICKERS, SOLOMON R. VICKERS. Wit: Duke Hamilton, Joel Rives, Wm. G. Garland.
SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE - issue 18 Nov 1842 Died at lrwinton,
JAMES M. VICKERS, WB-K, P 108, 1845-1849. Viewed copy of will at the Georgia State Archives on microfilm, 1987. writing hard to read but I believe he says his father was NATHAN VICKERS.
PLEASANT NIXON VICKERS born Monroe Go GA, son of JAMES M. VICKERS and ANNE E.. Other children HENRIETTA and JAMIE. PLEASANT NIXON VICKERS has a diary on microfilm at Georgia State Archives. He was among six companies of young men that volunteered for service in 1861, Thomas Co. GA. He married Anna Theis. Visited relation n Nevada Co, AR in early 1900's. [My father-in-law recalled this visit--Betty Wren]
LAURENS CO GA
JAMES VICKERS in right of his wife will sell in Feb 1832, "All the settlement of land on Turkey Creek in Laurens and Wilkinson Cos. belonging to the dec’d", Adv. dated Nov. 16, 1831. (Name of decendent is not shown).
WILKINSON CO GA
JAMES VICKERS, Admr. in right of his wife, on estate of Wiley Hopson, applies for leave to sell one-third of lot 27, 3rd dist. of Marion Co, lot 107 in 21st dist. Harris Co. for support for Angeline Hopson minor child of Wiley Hopson. Notice dated Aug l8, 1835.
THOMAS CO GA
13 DEC 1837 P 25, JOHN TOOKE TO ANNA NIXON VICKERS
19 DEC 1838 P 44, SARAH VICKERS TO JOHN JORDAN
30 NOV 1839 P 40, JANE ELIZABETH VICKERS TO JAMES A HARDON
2 Sept 1847 - It was ordered JAMES J. VICKERS be appointed guardian for property of JAMES J. VICKERS JR & MARGARET H. VICKERS, minors and give $1500 bond. 6 Sept 1847 - JAMES J. VICKERS, JOHN TOOKE & JAMES SEWARD gave $1500 bond. JAMES J. VICKERS appointed guardian of MARGARET H. VICKERS and JAMES J. VICKERS JR. p l47.
JAMES J. VICKERS 1840 census Thomas Co GA. P 306
JAMES M. VICKERS 1840 census Thomas Co GA. P 295
GREENE CO GA
10 Aug 1787, John Cesna of Greene Co. to JOHN LESTER of Rowan Co., NC, for 50 pds. specie, 200 acres on waters of Big Beaverdam adj. Robt Christmas, DUN. Signed Jno Cessna. Wit: Robt. Greeer A. J.. Proved by Robt. Greer, 6 Mar 1789.
OGLETHROPE CO GA
WB-A, P 175-176
31 OCT 1806, THOMAS LESTER. To my son JOHN LESTER one Negro man Sippco, one Negro boy Amos, man Joe & boy Cob. Also my tract of land where Lewis J. Dupree now lives containing 230 ac., also 40 ac. joining the above tract in the fork of Clouds Creek. To my son GEORGE LESTER a Negro man Lewis woman Sall, boy Minor, man Peter, boy Henry, girl Sucky, a good horse & saddle etc., also my tract of 300 ac. where I now live adjoining Joseph Beadles, George Fa (torn), & Wm Barnett. The remainder of my estate to be equally dividid between my two sons JOHN & GEORGE LESTER. Signed: THOS. LESTER. Wit: Wm. M. Stokes, Rich. Hargrove, Walter Johnson. Rec. 9 July 1807. (This JOHN LESTER is probanby the one that married Nancy Lumpkin 11/25/1803, Ogle.)
LEON CO FL
Hardy Vickers p. 129 AGE 50/60
Hatcher Vickers p. 127 AGE 40/50
James L. Vickers p. 130 AGE 25/30
John L. Vickers p. 130 AGE 20/30
Nathan Vickers p. 120 AGE 40/50
Patsey Vickers p. 130 AGE 40/50
Stephen Vickers p. 125 AGE 40/50
Hardy Vickers, 1830 Census: 0-0-0-1-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0, 0-1-1-1-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0, 34 slaves
DB - B, P 126
JOHN LESTER to daughter SARAH VICKERS four Negroes, 10 Mar 1830.
SOURCE: LDS-FHC, MFILM 0980103
SOUTHERN RECORDS, MARRIAGES & OBITUARIES FROM EARLY GA NEWSPAPER JOHN LESTER, BAPTIST, death 9 MAY 1830
DB-D, P 41
15 DEC 1832, HARDY VICKERS to daus. ELIZA ANN VICKERS, SARAH JANE REAVES, ANNA NIXON VICKRS.
SOURCE: LDS-FHC MFILM 0980105
3 FEB 1834, JAMES J LESTER to JAMES M. VICKERS. WIT: NATHAN VICKERS, NATHAN N. VICKERS & NIXON MOORE.
SOURCE LDS-FHC MFILM 0980105.
1 MAY 1834, JOHN W. REAVES & wife SARAH JANE to SARAH VICKERS
SOURCE: LDS-FHC MFILM 0980105.
JAMES J. VICKERS, SARAH VICKERS, WM W. HART EXCTS: of HARDY VICKERS to William Maner (?), 3 Feb 1834.
SOURCE: LDS-FHC MFILM 0980105.
5 MAY 1846, LIZA A. VICKERS TO WILLIAM LESTER.
SOURCE: LDS-FHC MFILM 0980110.
18 JAN 1847, JOHN TOOKE & wife former ANNA VICKERS to WILLIAM LESTER. SOURCE: LDS-FHC-MMFILM 0980110.
28 NOV 1846, JAMES J. VICKERS & SARAH VICKERS
PROBATE RECORDS 1827-1837 (no page nos)
Will of HARDY VICKERS.
SOURCE: LDS-FHS-MFILM 0982903.
WILL OF HARDY VICKERS, FEBRUARY 2,
1833, LEON CO.,
In the name of God Amen. I, Hardy Vickers, of the Territory and County aforesaid, being weak in body and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, but of sound mind and memory, think proper to make, appoint, ordain and constitute this my last will and Testament in words following (viz)
1st I commit my soul to Almighty God who gave it--trusting and relying solely on the merits of the Savior the Lord Jesus Christ for [. . .] in the world to come.
2nd I recommend my body to the attention of my Executors and friends to be buried in Christian form.
And as touching such earthly property as it hath pleased God to bless me with, I give and bequeath in manner and form following (to wit-)
Item 1st I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah Vickers the North East Quarter of land of section seventeen and the West half of the South East Quarter of said section of land during her natural life. I also give and bequeath unto my said wife ten negroes, (to wit) a man Dick, Silas, Tom, Lewis, Austen, Dave and Edy, Mariah, Mary & Amis. Also all my household and kitchen furniture, my pleasure carriage, also three mules such as she [. . .] & hoods, one half of my stock cattle, including my cattle in Georgia, also one half of my stock of hogs and all my plantation tools & a plentiful support for one year out of my crops, also my cotton gin and all the above property to be given to my wife Sarah Vickers during her natural life and then to be divided as I shall hereafter name.
2nd. I give and bequeath unto my son John L. Vickers one quarter section of land, three negroes (viz) Will, Isaac and David, one sorrel mare, one feather bed and furniture which he has already in his possession, also Lewis a man and his wife Cloe and Frank and at my wife’s death, Wright and Lewis, and one half of my plantation tools.
3rd. I give and bequeath unto my son James J. Vickers one quater section of land whereon he now lives, three negroes (viz) George, Ben, and Jacob, one bay horse, one feather bed and furniture which he now has in his possession, also three negroes Charles, Cl?, and a girl Saphron, and at my wife’s death, Dick and Tom and half my plantation tools.
4th. I give and bequath unto my daughter Eliza Ann Vickers two hundred and twelve acres of land the East half of the North East quarter of section twenty range one Township two N & E, also one hundred and thirty-two acres being in the North West quarter section of the Twenty-first section range one Township two N & E, also a negro woman Zilla, Sarah and her child Anne & Harriet to which she has a deed? together with all their increase during her natural life and after her death then to the heirs of her body, also a negro Mike and Simon, one feather bed and furniture, one Gray horse, and at my wife’s death, a negro Wa? and Maria and Amis, also one third part of my household furniture.
5th. I give and bequeath unto mu daughter Sarah Jane Reaves (viz) all my land on the North side of Crooked Creek about two hundred acres, also three negroes (viz) Patience, Spohia, and Jinny for which she has a deed during her natural life and after her death to the heirs of her body, also a woman Chiloc and a boy Brister, one horse to the value of eighty dollars, and one bed and furniture, one third part of my household furniture, and at my wife’s death a negro man Austin and a woman Eiy and a girl named Silvy.
6th. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anna Nixon Vickers (viz) one quarter section of land, one eighth in section Twenty & one in Seventeen during my wife’s lifetime & upon her death to be as my estate & hers to have the place whereon I now live, also three negroes for which she has a deed (viz) a girl Mary, the daughter of Cloe, & Easter & Clarisa during her natural life and after her death to the heirs of her body, also one negro boy Solomon and a boy Dave, one girl Hillin, one horse the value of eighty dollars, one feather bed & furniture & at my wife’s death two negores (viz) Silas & Mary & one third part of the household furniture.
7th. It is further my will that one half of cattle & hogs not given to my wife shall be equally divided amongtst all my children (viz) John L. Vickers, James J. Vickers, Eliza Ann Vickers, Sarah Jane Reaves, and Anna Nixon Vickers. My will is that the cattle heretofore given to my wife, at her death be equally divided amongst all m children. It is further my will that my Cotton Jin & kitchen furniture be equally divided between my two sons John L. Vickers & James J. Vickers. My will is further that my lands in Georgia & my town lot in Tallahassee and Bank stock in the Central Bank be sold by my Executors to pay my just debts. It is further my will that the property given to my wife shall not be removed off of the plantation whereon I now live nor sold or conveyed for any purpose without the consent of my executors for more than one year & then, the [rent or hire?] to go to her use. My will is that my daughter Anna Nixon’s property remain with her mother until she shall come of age or marry. My will is further that the balance of my property not given away shall be sold to make my heirs all equal. Except the Land My will is that the labor of my negro Wright go for the schooling of my daughter Anna Nixon until the death of her mother.
In order to carry into effect the principles of this my last will and testament I appoint, constitute, & ordain my son John L. Vickers one of my executors so far as [. . .] to his part of my estate & I do further ordain, constitute, & appoint my wife Sarah Vickers Executrix and my son James J. Vickers & my friend William W. Hart Executors to carry in to effect this my last will & testament in testimony where of I have hereunto affixed my seal & set my hand this 2nd day of February 1833.
Test Hardy Vickers John B. Lacy Joseph ? William W. Hart
Filed Nov. 27, 1833
There is a John Vickers, 1st Leiutenant in
An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, UGA Library,
County Total Slaves
# Exempt Age 12-50 Subject to Tax
Hardy Vickers Burke 3 2 1
James Vickers Burke 5 2 3
John Vickers Burke 1 1
Leon Co., FL “J L VICKERS” name appears on a petition dated Aug, 30, 1842,
requesting that the Territory be admitted to the
Leon Co., FL. The following names appear on a petition to Congress as stockholders in the Tallahassee Railroad Company, Dec. 16, 1834:
John L. Vickers
James M. Vickers
James J. Vickers
N M Martin
Morman IGI Files list the following info on Rachel Vickers:
Rachel Vickers, b.c. 1775, Burke Co., GA, father is JONATHAN VICKERS (F515022-0048-1553752)
She married Lawrence Armstrong Folsom 1796 in Burke. (8417107-33-1395803) Lawrence Armstrong Folsom was born about 1775 in Burke Co., GA. His parents, William Folsom and Sally Armstrong were married 1774 in Burke Co., GA.
Children of Lawrence and Rachel Vickers Folsom in Burke Co. are:
William Folsom, b. 1797
Randall Folsom, b. January 1799
John Folsom, b. 1800 or 1801
Rachel Folsom, b. 1804
Elijah Folsom, b. 1804 or 1809
Elizabeth Folsom, b. 1806 or 1810
Maston Folsom, b. 1806 or Sept 14, 1809, or 1811
Cynthia Folsom, b. 1808 in Burke Co or Nov. 8 1815 Pulaski Co. or 1818 in Lowndes Co.
James Folsom, b. May 10, 1812, in Pulaski Co., GA
William Folsom m. Eliza Folsom either 1813 in Pulaski Co or
1831 in Lowndes Co
Children: Hardy V. Folsom b. 1837 Lowndes Co. m. 08/26/1859 Tempy Ann Wells in either Brooks or Fayette Co.
Randall Folsom m. Sarah Folsom 1820 in Pulaski Co
John Folsom m. 1822 in Pulaski Co
Maston Folsom m. Eliza Lawson 1830 in Lowndes Co
James Rountree b. 1787 Burke Co., GA m. Nancy Hendley (all IGI/ question b. date) James and Nancy have a daughter, Anna Rountree, b. January/1826 in Pulaski Co. Anna Rountree m. James Folsom 1844 in Lowndes Co., GA
History of Lowndes Co., GA p. 1, “In 1821 four settlers moved to that
section of Ga which is now known as
Genealogical Abstracts from the Georgia Journal (Milledgeville) Newspaper (1809-1840), vol 4, 1829-1835, by Fred & Emile Hartz:
Wednesday, December 11, 1833
“Died: On the 15th of November last, at his residence in Leon County, Florida, of a billious fever, HARDY VICKERS, Esq., in the sixty-first year of his age. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss.”
This would place Hardy's birth and death dates as:
Died: November 15, 1833
Georgia Journal, November 2, 1824, On the 10th day of December next, will be let to the lowest bidder, at Hartford, the building of the Academy for the county of Pulaski . . . make application to either of the subsribers, signed . . . Hardy Vickers . . . Commissioners.
Georgia Journal, June 7, 1825, Superior Court, Pulaski Co., GA May term, 1825, Hardy Vickers, Grand Juror.
Georgia Journal, March 21, 1820, Whereas Hardy Vickers, applies to me for letters of adm. on estate of Mrs. Saleton Shepherd, deceased, given under my hand the 9th March 1820. Robt Moreland, CCO
Georgia Journal, July 9, 1822, Pulaski Co., GA. Hardy Vickers, adm. of Solomon Shepherd, applies for let of dismission, 6/July/1822.
Personal Name Index to the Augusta Chronicle:
Abraham Vickers Other 07/26/1788 07/26/1788 3 2
James Vickers SAL 11/09/1799 11/16/1799 3 4
John Vickers Other 08/26/1790 09/18/1790 1 1
Wm. Vickers Other 05/20/1799 06/22/1799 4 4
Mrs. Vickers Other 08/15/1789 08/15/1789 3 3
Jack Vickers Other 02/04/1814 02/04/1814 3 4
Thomas Vickers Other 02/04/1814 02/04/1814 3 4
Vinson K. Vickers Other 12/04/1822 01/16/1823 2 4
Nancy Vickers OBIT 07/11/1828 07/23/1828 3 5
Hardy Vickers Other 02/18/1822 02/18/1822 3 5
Nathan Vickers Other 10/01/1817 10/15/1817 3 5
Nathan Vickers Other 01/01/1818 01/07/1818 2 5
Nathan Vickers Other 04/05/1819 04/05/1819 3 2
Nathan Vickers Other 07/07/1819 07/07/1819 3 3
Nathan Vickers Other 10/04/1819 10/04/1819 3 2
Nathan Vickers Other 10/15/1819 10/15/1819 2 5
S. R. Vickers, Capt LET 12/02/1826 12/02/1826 3 5
S. R. Vickers, Capt LET 01/01/1827 01/01/1827 3 5
S. R. Vickers, Capt LET 01/01/1828 01/01/1828 3 5
1090. HARRIS VICERS. (DUP) Feb. 6, 1827, 3 miles NNE
118. BRYANT VICKERS. Dec. 25, 1826, 1 mile NE
7667. BRYANT VICKERS. Oct. 5, 1838, 2 miles NNE Concord, Gadsden Co. E ½ NE ¼ Sect. 17 Tp. 3 R. 1, north and west. This receipt is in the form of an application for a duplicate, applied for by alleged owner of above tract, Aug. 24, 1849, and sworn to by claimant before H. R. W. Andrews, Register of Leon Co.
5019. ELIZABETH VICKERS. (and John Gamble) July 1, 1835, ¼ mile NNE Wacissa, Jefferson Co. E ½ SE ¼ Sect. 36 Tp. 1 R. 3, south and east.
2324. HARDY VICKERS. March 29, 1828, 2 miles NW Bradfordville, Leon Co. E ½ SE ¼ Sect. 17 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
16. HATCHER VICKERS. Sept. 12, 1826, near L. Jackson (town), Gadsden Co. SW ¼ Sect. 29 Tp. 3 R. 2, north and west. Rec’d $200.38 ¾ for 160.31 acres. R. K. Call, Receiver. By endorsement on back this was transferred Sept. 12, 1829, to Thomas Speight by Hatcher Vickers.
1927. JAMES J. VICKERS. (DUP) June 18, 1827, 3 miles N Bradfordville, Leon Co. E ½ SW ¼ Sect. 3 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
2383. JAMES J. VICKERS. May 23, 3 miles N Centerville, Leon Co. E ½ NE ¼ Sect. 10 Tp. 2 R.1, north and east.
3059. JAMES J. VICKERS. Sept. 22, 1829, 2 miles N Bradfordville, Leon Co. W ½ NE ¼ Sect. 10 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
3928. JAMES J. VICKERS. March 20, 1831, 3 miles N Bradfordville, Leon Co. W ½ SE ¼ Sect. 3 Tp. 2 R. 1. north and east.
1957. JAMES M. VICKERS. June 26, 1827, 3 miles N by W Bradfordville, Leon co. E ½ NE ¼ Sect. 4 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
1958. JAMES M. VICKERS. June 26, 1827, 4 miles N Bradfordville, Leon Co. E ½ NW ¼ Sect. 3 R. 1, north and east.
3143. JAMES M. VICKERS. Dec. 1, 1829, 4 miles NNW Bradfordville, Leon Co. W ½ SW ¼ Sect. 5 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
3145. JAMES M. VICKERS. Dec. 3, 1829, 3 ½ miles NNW Bradfordville, Leon Co. E ½ SW ¼ Sect. 5 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
3182. JAMES M. VICKERS. Dec. 26, 1829, 3 miles S Meridian, Leon Co. Lot No. 3 Fractional Sect. 31 Tp. 3 R. 1, north and east.
5405. JAMES M. VICKERS. Jan. 14, 1836, 2 ½ miles S by E Meridian, Leon Co. NE ¼ NW ¼ Sect. 5 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
3502. JAMES T. VICKERS. May 3, 1830, 2 miles NNE Bradfordville, Leon Co. W ½ NW ¼ Sect. 11 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
2521. JOHN L. VICKERS. Oct. 13, 1828, 2 ½ miles SE Concord, Gadsden Co. W ½ SE ¼ Sect. 24 Tp. 3 R. 1, north and west.
7801. JOHN L. VICKERS. Jan. 7, 1839, 1 ¼ miles N by W Meridian, Leon Co. W ½ SW ¼ Sect. 24 Tp. 3 R. 1, north and west.
7807. JOHN L. VICKERS. Jan. 9, 1839, 2 ½ miles E Hinson, Gadsden Co. NW ¼ NW ¼ Sect. 25 Tp. 3 R. 1, north and west.
2029. NATHAN VICKERS. Aug. 13, 1827, 3 miles NNW Bradfordville, Leon Co. W ½ SE ¼ Sect. 3 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
3586. NATHAN VICKERS. Aug. 3, 1830, 3 ½ miles N by W Bradfordville, Leon Co. E ½ SW ¼ Sect. 4 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
5403. NATHAN VICKERS. Jan. 14, 1836, 2 ½ miles S by E Meridian, Leon Co. W ½ NE ¼ Sect. 5 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
5404. NATHAN VICKERS. Jan 14, 1836, 2 ¾ miles S by E Meridian, Leon Co. W ½ SE ¼ Sect. 5 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
5410. NATHAN VICKERS. Dec. 16, 1836, 3 miles NW Bradfordville, Leon Co. E ½ NE ¼ Sect. 8 Tp. 2 R. 1, north and east.
83. YOUNG VICKERS. Dec. 1, 1826, 2 miles SW Havana, Gadsden Co. NE ¼ Sect. 10 Tp. 2 R. 2, north and west. Transferred Dec. 1, 1826, to Stephen Browning. Teste: G. W. Ward, Register.
From: ELMER VICKERS, email@example.com
Subject: Vickers Family
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 1998
Obtained your addresses from the Guestbook, and I, too, am interested in VICKERS. Hope some of you might be able to help, and maybe I can be of some assistance to you as we research the VICKERS name. Maybe the following will help:
I. Hardy Nixon Vickers, b 1775 GA, d ca 1830 GA. M ca 1800 to Sara Lester b ca 1784 , d in LA. She was daughter of John Lester and Sarah Nixon Lester.
A. James Jackson Vickers, b 1806 GA, d 1886 LA.
B. John L. Vickers B 1808 GA, d 1877 LA. M Jane Thomas.
C. Eliza Vickers B 1810 GA, M John Snell
D. Sarah Vickers, M John W. Reeves
E. Anna Nixon Vickers b 1822 GA, D 1891 LA, M John Arthur Tooke.
JAMES JACKSON VICKERS is my line. Was eldest son of Hardy Vickers and Sarah Lester.
1st Marriage: Sarah M. Jemison, B 1810, d 1834.
a. Margaret Hunter Vickers B 1829, d 1855. M 1845 to Ashley Thomas Cawthon.
b. Elizaabeth Vickers, B 1820, D 1833.
c. James Jackson Vickers, Jr. (Middle name sometimes reported as Jemison). B 1832, d 1900. M Eliza (Louisa) Jane Melvin.
d. Sarah Vickers b 1834, d 1834. Appaarently mother and child died in childbirth.
2nd Marriage: 1836 to August Carolina Shehee b ? d
a. Augustine Florida Vickers b 1838, d 1838. Apparently another case of mother and child dying at childbirth.
3rd Marriage 1839 to Savannah Georgia Shehee (must
have been a sister of previous wife) b 1823 d 1850.
a. Sarah Winfred Vickers b 1839, d 1844.
b. Elizabeth Ann Vickers, b 1841, d 1847.
c. Anna Carolina Vickers, b 1845 d 1938. M Samuel A. Scott.
d. Frances Georgia Vickers b 1849, d 1941, M Dr. William Alonzo Dossey Wren.
4th Marriage 1852 to Patience Wyche Raiford b 1821, d 1864. Apparently Patience was a widow
with three children; Susan, b 1843; Robert, b 1845; malachi,
a. Hardy Vickers, b 1853, d 1907. M Texana Breed.
b. Littleton Augustus Vickers, b 1855, d 1888, M Mary Ellen May.
c. William Williams Vickers, b 1859, d 1893, M Lucy Rebecca May (sister of Mary ellen May).
d. Sarah Janae Vickers, B 1861, D 1919. M F. F. Thackston.
My Father was Elmer Elton Vickers, son of William Williams Vickers and Lucy Rebecca May.
Hardy Nixon Vickers and Sarah Lester Vickers were plantation owners apparently in southern Georgia (Thomasville vicinity) and northern Florida (Leon County). After the death of Hardy sometime around 1830, his widow married a Mr. Jordan, but that marriaage ended after a few years in a divorce.
Sarah Vickers-Jordan sold off her land and some possessions and left in 1848 by mule wagon for the west. Apparently the entire family, including children, grand-children, and slaves, and some friends, were in the company. Friends included a Billy Wyche and family, and A.. J. Newsom and family.
After several months the group arrived at the Quachita River in East Louisiana. After spending the winter there they moved on to Slabtown in what was to become Bienville Parish. The Wyche group continued on to Bossier Parish.
Sometime about 1852, James Jackson Vickers had married Patience Wyche Raiford, and the family moved near Emmet, Arkansas, in the southern part of the state near Hope.
I am at a loss to know the identity of the parents of Hardy Nixon Vickers. It is possible that the Vickers clan came from the Carolinas or even from Virginia.
I would appreciate any assistance.
ELMER VICKERS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulaski Co. Administrators and Guardians Bonds, Dec 1810 – Mar 1825
Contributed by Victor R. Myrick
The date on the first page of this book gives the dates of the contents as
ending in 1823 but
the material continues without interruption to 1825. In copying this information I have used
the following abbreviations:
adm. For administrator
temp. for temporary
sec. for security
gdn for guardian
admx for administratrix
adms for administrators
This material is included in the records of estates in the ordinary court minutes of the county but they were also listed in a separate book. Having them in a separate listing enables researchers to find the material easier because the estate record books are not indexed. Once you have found a person you are researching, you can use the date given here and go to the court minutes.
1 May 1815 Hardy VICKERS and Jacob BRINSON adms. of Lester CRAWFORD. William HALL and William GOODSON sec. for $10,000.
5 Jan 1820 Hardy VICKERS, adm. of Solomon SHEPHERD. William LESTER sec. for $2,000.
6 Mar 1820 Hardy VICKERS, gdn. of Caisa SHEPHERD, orphan of Solonia SHEPHERD. William LESTER sec. for $3,000.
6 Mar 1820 Joel SHERRARD, gdn. of Simon ROBERTS and Benjamin ROBERTS, orphans of William ROBERTS. William JELKS and Hardy VICKERS sec. for $5,000.
5 May 1821 Hardy VICKERS, gdn. of Silas W. LESTER, Nathan M. LESTER and Alfred J. LESTER, orphans of Nixon LESTER. William LESTER and Joel SHERRARD sec. for $9,000.
15 Jul 1821 Hardy VICKERS, adm. of Solona SHEPHERD. William LESTER sec. for $10,000.
5 Nov 1821 Mary DEAS, admx. of James DEAS. Thomas McGRIFF and Hardy VICKERS sec. for $9,000.
14 Jan 1822 Lovey KIRKSEY, gdn. of Susan KIRKSEY, orphan of Isaac KIRKSEY. Richard BARLOW and Hardy VICKERS securities. (no amount given.)
15 Jan 1822 Hardy VICKERS, gdn. of Cassandra SHEPHERD, orphan of Joseph SHEPHERD. William LESTER and Furney F. GATLIN sec. for $4,000.
20 Jan 1824 Hardy VICKERS and Nathan VICKERS, temp. adm. of Abraham VICKERS. William LESTER sec. for $3,000.
1 Mar 1824 Thomas
1 Mar 1824 Hardy VICKERS and Nathan VICKERS, adms. of Abraham VICKERS. Thomas JOHNSTON and Furney GATLIN sec. for $2,500.
4 Oct 1824 Jacob BRINSON, gdn. of Cloe Ann FOLSOM and Ebenezer George FOLSOM. Hardy VICKERS sec. for $700.
Submitted by Lucy Vickers Grisham on http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.vickers&m=691
Title: Nathan Vickers/James Vickers- Laurens Co. Info.
Mercer History, Submitted by Joyce Poole- Augusta
Thomas Mercer- wife Hester Moore Mercer- Norfolk co. VA- He b. 1695-1749 s/o Christopher Mercer and wife Miss Hall- Lower Norfolk co. Va. S/o Thos. Mercer and Katherine Biggs.
Son, Thomas b 1730 Craven co. N.C.- First to Currituck Co. and Nash Co. N.C.
Malachi Mercer- b 1765- s/o Solomon Mercer and Sarah Baxley- d 1796- married to Elizabeth ?- Bladen Co. N.C.
Thomas Mercer- 1758-1831- Darlington S.C.- s/o Thomas Mercer and Sarah- married Sarah Windham- @1785 Darlington, S,C.
Family of Nathan Vickers- Information from family Bible printed Brookfield, Mass- by E. Merriam and Co. for the Booksellers- 1802- New Testament.
Front Page- James Vickers
Second Page- Nathan Vickers and Elizabeth Jane Vickers- 1836
4th Page- Nath Vickers, Nathan Vickers, James Vickers Book (as it is written)
Children listed last pages:
James M. Vickers- was borned January the 9th 1804
Elizabeth Vickers- was borned May the 3 day 1805, deceased August the 30 1813.
John B. Vickers was borned February the 12 day 1807 deceased August the 5 1814
Penelope Vickers- was borned February the 13 day 1809.
Nathan N. Vickers was borned February the 10 day 1811.
Pleasant Vickers was borned July the 3 day 1813 deceased September the 15 1814.
Abraham Vickers was borned December the 18 day 1815.
Alraeca Dorian Vickers was borned February 28 in the year of our Lord 1818.
Elizabeth Jane Vickers was borned the 11 March in the year of our Lord 1820.
Tenth child was borned May 31 1822 died Sept 18 1822.
Last page had July 3rd day and next page has 1814 written in middle of page.
Back corner written Nathan N. Vickers
Nathan Vickers Family- Continued****
B 1783- died May 27, 1847- Married about 1803- to Jane ? b 1784- died March 11, 1841.
Nathan is in the 1838-9 Tax Digest of Decatur co. Ga. 1 poll, 24 slaves, Lot #77- 638 Acres 16th district 150 acres and 1 carriage.
In the 1820 Census of Burke Co. Ga. 2 males under 10, 2 females under 10, 1 male 16-18, 1 female 10-16, 1 males 16-26, 1 female 26-45 and 1 male 26-45. Appointed Justice of Peace, Leon Co. by the Gov. in May 1832. They are both buried at the
1. James M.- b 1804- married to Mrs. Mary Jones Tooke, widow of Arthur Tooke, his cousin- Leon Co. Fla. (of Hardy Nixon Vickers family).
3. John B. died young
4. Penelope- b 1809- married to James J. Lester April 10, 1827. Leon Co.
5. Nathan N.- married Sarah A. ? Decatur Co. Ga. died 1849- had one child- James Hardy Vickers.
6. Pleasant- died young
8. Alraeca Dorian-
9. Elizabeth Jane-
10. Last child born 1822 and died 1822.
1820 Census- Burke Co.- Frederick Vickers, Nathan Vickers.
Indenture Aug 2, 1814- Henry P. Jones- Burke Co. sold to Penelope Vickers of Burke- 107 acres land- “being my part belonging to James Vickers, deceased as one of the heirs.”situated in Burke Co. Recorded May 13, 1845.
Bk 4 p 255- Jan 12 1830- James M. Vickers- Pulaski- as attorney for Nathan Vickers- Terr. Of
1850 Census of Leon Co. Florida-
James J. Lester b 1802
Penelope – b 1809
Nixon- b 1830
John- b 1836
James b 1840
Middleton- b 1847
Melvina- b 1848
James Vickers- Burke Co. Ga. Headright and Bounty Grant- Bk SS5 p 614
200 acres 1789
150 acres 1796
Bk J. p 363- Dec 26 1826- Nathan Vickers of Pulaski $200 for Lot #15 8th Dist Dooly Co. 202 ½ acres. Wit: Silas Lester, Alfred I. Lester. Same
Deed from Jesse Cox – Jones Co. to Nathan Vickers of Burke Co. for @200- 202 ½ acres Lot #164-8th dist of
Headright and Bounty Grants:
John Vickers- Burke Co. Ga.- Bk RRR p 256- 300 acres 1789
John Vickers- Burke Co. Ga. Bk RRR p 285- 200 acres 1789
John Vickers- Burke co. Ga. Bk RRR p 473- 100 acres- 1790.
Elias Vickers- married Elizabeth Gibbs- March 27, 1811. Laurens
Not sure who he belongs to.
There is a James Vickers b 1790-1800- lived Laurens Co. married first Mary Hopson, daughter of Wiley Hopson named in his will 1835- and then to Elizabeth ? Mary was born 1795 and died October 1849- age 54- They had two children: Ashley E- who married Louisa Shine- daughter of Daniel shine – Twiggs Co. Ga. and had three children, Janette, Ashley E., Jr. and Mark F. Vickers. Also a daughter, Eugenia Missouri Vickers.
Notice** James Vickers - in right of wife – will sell in Feb 1832- “all the settlement of land on Turkey Creek in Laurens and Wilkinson Cos. Belonging to deceased- Nov 16,1830
Legal Notices**- from “Southern Recorder”- Milledgeville, Ga. Wilkinson Co. James Vickers Administrator in right of wife on estate of Wiley Hopson- applies for leave to sell 1/3 part of Lot #217 3rd Dist Marion co. Lot #107 21st Dist Harris Co. for support of Angelina Hopson, minor child of Wiley Hopson – notice dated Aug 18 1835- Will probated Nov 1853- Died Sept 21, 1853.
Will of James Vickers- “gives to my wife
Ref: Will Book 1 - 1809-1840- Laurens Co.
1850 Mortality Schedule – Laurens Co. Ga.
1860 Census Laurens Co. Ga.
Ashley E. Vickers- age 41
Janette- age 34
Ashley e. Jr.- age 3
Col. Ashley Vickers instrumental in engaging teachers for Crosland Academy- 1863- Twiggs co. Ga. Owned large plantation near Montrose.
Daugherty Co. Ga. Feb 3, 1879- Ashley E. Vickers- guardian of Mark Vickers- of Laurens Co. property in 1st Dist of originally Early Co. , now Daugherty. Lots# 107-108-110-130-131-132. , known as Ben Hill place- 1,750 acres sold. Janette Vickers agreed- Ashley E. Vickers and Mark K Vickers- her sons.
Ashley Vickers name changed from Ashley Moz? to Ashley Vickers- Legitimized Dec 21, 1833.
Listed in 1840 and 1860 Census. In Lee Co. with 26 slaves
Ref: History of Twiggs Co. by Faulk and jones
Roster of men who served at Twiggs Co. Fort- War 1812.
Lt. Lovett B. Smith’s Co.- Payroll dated- Aug 7, 1813
Private James Vickers, Private Young Vickers and Col. Ashley Vickers.
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Correction on Laurens-Abraham Vickers
Have just looked at some stuff on Ancestry which you submitted.
The Abraham B. Vickers in
Nathan died 27 May 1847 in Decatur Co. He is buried at Tired Creek Methodist Church, Grady Co. Ga by his wife Elizabeth Jane Moore who died 11 March 1841.
I suspect that Nathan named this son Abraham after his uncle Abraham who gave him land.
That deed in Book G p. 207, 5 Jan 1814, Pulaski Co, Ga was witnessed by a John Vickers and an Emanuel Bennett. Do you suppose that Bennett was one of your connections? The deed is from Abraham of Pulaski to Nathan Vickers, esq. of Co. of Burke, for love, goodwill and affection, reserving a life estate in 202& 1/2acres of 20th Wilkinson, now Pulaski,
Deed Book H, p. 46, Pulaski Co, Ga l Sept. 1828, Hardy and Nathan Vickers, Adms. of estate of Abraham Vickers of Pulaski sold lot 238, 20th dist to Elizabeth Posey, widow of Humphrey Posey.
The estate of Abraham that Nathan & Hardy were administrators of started 20 Jan 1824-Book of Estate Returns 1822-1824, Pulaski Co. and seemed to go on for a number of years, even to when Nathan was in Leon co.
There were two Abrahams-1820 Ga. Census- one Abraham in Jefferson Co. and one Abram in Pulaski. On the 1805 Land lottery there was an Abraham who got 1 draw (indicating a single man) and one who got 2 draws (indicating a married man). They were in Washington Co.
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Title: Laurens Co. Ga.-Pulaski Co records- Abraham Vickers
**Original land in Wilkinson Co.-( Early Co. of Georgia.)
***Between 1808-1815- Lists Hatcher, Hardy, Joshua, Abraham, Stephen, Joseph, Thomas, James Vickers – *Stephen and Joseph Vickers are found in 1800 Census of So. Carolina, Darlington Co.
Deed 1808-Bk A p24- Pulaski Co.
Alexander Avera or Avery- to Abraham Vickers, Co. of Laurens 202 1/2 acres 20th Wilkinson. State of
Bk E p168- 2 Feb 1816- to Abraham Vickers- Lot #233- drawn by Randal Hargrove- Montgomery Co. 202 ½ acres in Wilkinson, now Pulaski Co.
Deed Bk H – p.137 1814- mentions Hatcher Vickers of Laurens Co. Ga.
p. 135 Sept 9, 1811- Joshua Vickers to Hatcher Vickers (both of Laurens)
October 1808- Laurens Co. Ga.- Petit Jury: Hardy, Wiley and Abraham Vickers
Deed- Pulaski Co.- Bk D p 82- 12/24/1808- Henry Batey (Beaty)- Jefferson Co. to Joshua Vickers of Laurens.
Bk G. p 370- 8/6/1811- Z. Cowart to Joshua Vickers of Laurens Co.
Laurens Co. 1st Grand Jury:
1819- Ga. Land Lottery- Laurens Co. Joseph Vickers- Capt. Ross’s Dist.
Stephen Vickers- Capt. Jones Dist.
Book E p 75- 15 May 1815- Stephen Vickers – Co. of Laurens to Joseph Vickers- Co. of Laurens 22nd Dist of Former Wilkinson, now Laurens --Lot#239- 202 1/2 acres.
Witnessed by: Ephraim Phillips, Nathaniel Mercer, J.P.
Book E p76- 2 Jan 1815
John Claghorn- Pulaski Co. to Thomas Vickers- Laurens Co. 22nd Dist former Wilkinson, now Pulaski , 50 a part of Lot #176 to be laid out in SW corner in square. Wit: Mary Mercer, Nathaniel Mercer. J.P. Recorded 8 Mar 1816.
Thomas Vickers married Piety Beaty- Feb 16, 1817- Laurens Co. Their children: James M. Vickers – married Ann E. Miller- Jan 24, 1838- Thomas Co. Ga. and Mary Beaty Vickers-
1850 census of Montgomery Co. Ga.- lists Piety Vickers- widow, with children J.B. age 12 and J.H. age 16. She re-married to Joel W. Pope Jun 8, 1848- Barbour Co. Ala.
Bk A p 89- 16 Sept 1808- Joseph Vickers Co. of Laurens to James Vickers Co. of Laurens- 22nd Dist former Wilkinson, now Laurens, Lot #368 on S. side of Palmetto Creek granted John Burt. Wit: D.R. Thomas, Peter Thomas- Recorded 20 Feb 1809.
Bk A p 235- 6 Jan 1809- Sion Davis to Joshua Vickers Lot #273- 22nd Wilkinson bounded by lots #268,274,298 and 272 on waters of Palmetto Creek. Wit: Stephen Vickers, Wm. Hawthorne, Alexander Blackshear, J.P. Recorded 28 June 1810.
Bk G- p 210- Oct 10, 1818- Thomas Vickers to Moses Tyson, both of Laurens Co. 101 l/4 Acres Laurens, former Wilkinson, part of Lot#239 in 22nd Dist.
Bk H p 55- Jan 18, 1823- Joseph Vickers to Moses Tyson, Sr. ½ of Lot#239- 101 ¼ 22nd Dist former Wilkinson, now Laurens.
**Will of Edwin Vickers- Pulaski Co. Ga. leaves to his brother Thomas Vickers, to Joseph Vickers, to Nathaniel Mercer, to Mary Mercer, to James Vickers and to sister Milly Gardiner. In 1836- James Vickers posted $500 reward for James W. Mercer who murdered James White.
**Per Joyce Poole of Augusta Va.- The Mercer family was probably from Norfolk Co. Va- to Pitt Co. N.C. and Edgecombe Co. N.C. There was a Nathaniel and Jesse Mercer in Darlington Co. S.C, Jesse being son of Thomas Mercer Pitt Co. Thomas received land grant in
Abraham Vickers- b @1748 maybe Isle of Wight Co. Va. or Southampton Co. VA (taken from IOW) son of Ralph and Sarah Vickers? not proven.- died 1824- Pulaski Co. Ga. Was in Washington Co. Ga 1805-
Ref: 1805 Land Lottery of Georgia
Headright and Bounty Grants- 1756-1809- Ga. Grant Bk III p 482
Received 200 Acres in Washington Co.- 1786
Listed along with Nathan Vickers in 1838-9 Tax Digest of Decatur Co. Ga.
Deed Bk G p 208- 5 Jan 1814- Abraham Vickers- Pulaski Co. (former Wilkinson)- to loving nephew Nathan Vickers of Burke Co, for love, goodwill and affection- a slave, Frank. Also 202 ½ acres of 20th Dist. former Wilkinson now Pulaski , Abraham reserved for his benefit and natural life on estate. Executors of Abraham’s estate were nephews Nathan and Hardy Vickers- sold lot #287 Pulaski co. with exception of improvements until Jan 1831. Deed entered record Dec 4, 1837. Made Deed to
No wife mentioned for Abraham. Only child listed was Abraham B. Vickers? Listed in 1838-9- 1 Poll Tax, no land, two wheel carriage. Found in Deeds of Decatur Co. Ga in 1842- Deed bk D- A.B. Vickers to Barry Tucker – part of lot #34- Original Early Co. July 4, 1844- Abraham B. Vickers- to James I. Lester Lot #150- 16th dist. Early, now Decatur Co. Ga.
Nathan and Hardy Vickers sell land of John Vickers- 5 July, 1816- Ga.
Note *- If Abraham was son of Ralph Vickers and Sarah, his only brothers were Ralph Jr. who married Ann Baker, lived Southampton Co. N.C. and made Will in York Co. S.C.
And John Vickers who married Mary and lived Edgecombe Co. N. C. Neither of these brothers list Nathan or Hardy Vickers as sons. Abraham, Ralph and John are listed at Colonial Soldiers. ??
Additional material submitted by Lucy Vickers Grisham, September, 2007:
Hardy Nixon Vickers Family
With Additional Notes on Connecting Families
Ref: Information of
Louise Gear’s family -
sent by Barbara Boynton,
Letter from Ginger Aldrich
Murphrey Family history and letters on internet. -
Lester Family History-
Georgia – Land and Deed records
Burke Co. Ga- Census records
Isle of Wight Co.
Hardy Nixon Vickers- b @1772- probably
Hardy married in 1805 in
Hardy Nixon Vickers first
appears in Georgia Records in
..Deed Bk A- dated 1794 Part I- 1805- p 281- Screven Co. Ga (taken from Burke)- deed from Michael Murphrey to Hardy Vickers, “deed of gift”- 200 acres in Screven Co. Nov 4, 1799- Recorded Aug 1, 1801-
In reference – “Slave Owners of Burke Co.- 1798”- he also appears:
John Vickers- 1 slave
James Vickers- 5 slaves
Hardy Vickers- 3 slaves
Needham Bryant- 3 slaves
In the 1807 Land Lottery: Burke Co.
14 ½ acres land along with:
James Vickers- 2 draws
Nathan Vickers- 2 draws
John Vickers- 2 draws- 500 acres – (was a juror also in 1799)- Probably their father.
John Vickers- 2 draws- 350 acres
Other Deed Records
indicating accumulation of land in
Hardy Vickers owned a good number of Lots in Wilkinson, Pulaski and Burke.
He had 396 acres in Pulaski Co. 20th district- Lots #321, 322, 323 – deeded to him by Nixon Lester, original grant to Benjamin Chaires, Jun 20, 1807- Recorded May 16, 1809. (Chaires family migrated to Leon Co. Florida.)
He also had Lots #331 and 146- in May of 1808-
Pulaski Co. Deed Bk A p 188- Jan
28, 1809- Henry Stokes of Washington Co. deeded to Hardy Vickers for $200, 202
½ acres land which consisted of
Deed Bk C- p 106- Feb 20, 1811-
Pulaski Co. James Altston –
Book E-p 281- Nov 8, 1816- Rez Floyd of Burke Co. deeded to Hardy Vickers of Pulaski 202 ½ acres land for $150- in 15th Dist. of Wilkinson now Pulaski. Witnessed by William Hall and Nathan Vickers- identified as being Lot #237 grant to Mary Ann Davis Berg and by her heirs, conveyed to Rez Floyd.
Hardy and Nathan were administrators of the estate of John Vickers- Burke Co. May 14, 1816-
In the Estate of William Lancaster Sep 2, 1816 Pulaski Co.,
Christopher Edwards and Hardy Vickers show up as buyers. **(Christopher
Edwards and Hardy Vickers later move into
Deed Bk F- p 69- Sep 21,
1818-Pulaski Co., Hardy Vickers sold to James Shanks 202 ½ acres-
On the Jury Lists for Pulaski County- Hardy Vickers shows up with his Uncle Abraham Vickers: 1805, 1808, 1820, 1824, and 1825 (Petit Jury)
Deed Bk. A- p 24- 1808- Pulaski Co. shows Abraham Vickers- bought land, 202 ½ acres from Alexander Avery- both of Wilkinson Co. on August 3rd- for $200- Lot #287- won by Avery in 1805 Lottery- 242 acres in all-Bk E p 168- shows he purchased Lot #233- original grant to Randal Hargrove- 202 ½ acres Wilkinson, now Pulaski. (**I believe Abraham was younger brother to Joseph and Stephen and John - he being born about 1748 and died 1824 Pulaski Co.) Abraham made deed in 1814 to his “nephew” Nathan Vickers of Burke Co. for love and goodwill, a slave and 202 ½ acres land in Wilkinson, probably the same land he bought of Alexander Avery, reserving his right to live on it until he died in 1824. He apparently had no wife or children, so he left everything to his nephews Nathan and Hardy, and he probably resided with Nathan before his death. Nathan’s son, Abraham B. Vickers was named for him and appears later in deeds of Decatur Co./Early Co, Ga. when he deeded to James I. Lester, Lot #150. (bro-in-law)
October 1808- Hardy, Wiley and Abraham show up on Petit Jury. Laurens Co.
**He administered land deeded by Alexander Avery to Abraham Vickers- Gartrell’s district Lincoln Co. (Bk A p 24) Pulaski Co. 202 ½ acres land in 20th Dist. formerly Dooly now Pulaski, Lot #287- May 7, 1828- exception of improvements until Jan 1831- Deed ordered for record Dec 11, 1837. He and Nathan Vickers administered the estate of Abraham Vickers.
Hardy and Sarah Vickers received deed of gift together from John Lester, her father, for slaves “to daughter Sarah, on Mar 10, 1830-for her use and benefit and that of her children, Eliza Ann, Sarah Jane and Anna—slaves deeded to girls in accordance with grandfather’s wishes on June 28, 1830” - Wit: James J. Vickers and Isaac W. Mitchell- Deed Bk p 691- Pulaski Co.
Hardy and Sarah were living in Leon Co. Florida by the 1830 Census in which he is listed as being over 45 years of age.
Children of Hardy and Sarah:
1. James Jackson- b Sep 9, 1806- in
James Vickers children:
By first wife-
Hunter- b 1827 d – married Ashley Thomas Cawthon,
b @1823- s/o Ashley Claiborne Cawthon/Cauthorn- of
Essex, Va- and wife Catherine McDuffie- (These are buried
b. James Jackson, Jr.- b d – married Eliza Louisa Jane Melvin-d/o Joshua Melvin.
Augusta Caroline Shehee- died in childbirth along with the child. Ref- Southern Christian Advocate 1837- 1860 Vol 1
c. Anna Caroline- b 1839- married to Samuel A. Scott – she died 1866.
d. Frances Georgia- b 1849- married to Alonzo D. Wren
***Two children died young.
By Patience: Her children by Malachi Raiford:
a. Susan B. – b @1843-
b. Robert b July 27, 1844-
c. Malachi, Jr. b July 27, 1844- Twin –
Children by James:
e. Hardy- b d- married Texana Breed- b 1853- d/o Larkin Breed and Catherine Tindell.
f. Littleton Augustus- b d – married Mary Ellen May
g. William Williams- b d – married Lucy Rebecca May
h. Sarah Jane- b d – married Fred Thockston or Thackston?
**They were in Hempstead
Notes on some of these families:
**The Raiford Family was of Isle of Wight Co. Virginia thru
Robert Raiford 1712-s/o Matthew Raiford
and wife Mourning, s/o Phillip Raiford III and
Sarah. One of the daughters of Robert Raiford (Mourning), married to
William Robards, s/o John Robards
of Cumberland Co.
Wyche Family History:
**Patience Wyche was related to Henry Wyche
b 1804- and is in the 1820 Census of Jones C. Ga. He married 1. Elizabeth Goodwin Blackshear in
1835 St. Paul, lived at “
**These Wyches are connected to my mother’s Rains Family
of Sussex Co. Virginia thru Amy Rains who married Thomas Goodwin Mitchell and
their daughter Susannah who married to
**Bladen Co. NC-
Abstract of Wills- 1734-1900- Joshua
Melvin died Bienville Parish La, Nov 14, 1854- Will probated
**Joshua Melvin was
descended from Daniel Melvin- b Scotland who died 1786- Bladen Co. NC and married
to Jane Thomas of
Ref: Early Land
Owners in Bienville Parish,
Township 15, Range 10, opened for entry Sep 1844- Joshua Melvin entered 3 east half of the southeast quarter of Sect. 1, while in 1849-50- purchases were made by Milton Sledge, James Fudge, Dempsey Hall, Daniel McNair, Simon Manning, Mary Pickett, A.G. Grant, John L. Vickers, Martha Mitchell, John Richardson, James Taff and W.A.J. Newsom.
Township 16, Range 10- opened 1844- by E.A. Wimberly- and Elizabeth Stevenson Dec. 1847. In 1849-50- buyers were recorded- Irwin Talton, J.J. Vickers, James Mitchell, John Tooke, Sarah Jordan, John Miller, Sr. Levi Blizzard, Joshua Melvin, etc.
Deed Bk- A. Leon Co. Florida- James J. Vickers. 1848 , “Being about to remove to Texas, nominates John L. Vickers, his attorney –in-fact to attend to matters pertaining to estate of Hardy Vickers-“ -
Deed 1848- to William Lester- 400 acres land- Bk. A. pp 322-23
Jan 1, 1848- sold land as executor of Hardy Nixon Vickers’ estate.
James J. Vickers- Trustee for Mother, Sarah Lester Vickers- on Nov 8, 1846- in sale of land.
Thomas Ga. Deed Bk B- p 284- James J. Vickers- guardian for Abel Strickland’s children- (Abel Strickland was married to Lucy , - daughter of Bryant and Frances Vickers- Gadsden Co): 1. Abigail, 2. John, 3. Elizabeth, 4. Sarah-
**Elizabeth Vickers, the daughter, married to John Strickland.
Census of Bienville Parish,
James J. Vickers- age 44- Ga – farmer- land value $7,800.
Savanna G.- 27- years
James G.- age 17
Anna C- age 4
Frances C- age 7
2. John Lester- b
**According to a letter from Ginger Rogers Aldrich-of Marietta, Ga., a direct descendant of John Lester Vickers- dated Oct 24, 1993- she states that he lived near Mansfield-Coushatta- area - Caddo Parish, which is Shreveport area, for awhile. He had a large plantation there- Before that he had property in the New Orleans area prior to the Civil War- She says he had 5 sons who died in the Civil War and one daughter died as infant.** (It is said that at least two sons died in the Battle of Shiloh, but others died in later battles.?)
John and Jane Thomas Vickers had these children:
1. Hardy Nixon- b Aug 18, 1829 – married Josephine Tarver-1853
2. Sarah Ann- b Jun 23, 1831 died – married in either
3. James Thomas- b Apr 21, 1833- died July 7, 1848- age 15 years.
4. Mary Jane- b Jan 27, 1835- died Nov 18, 1840- 5 years
5. Martha Lucinda- b Dec 4, 1836- died Oct 22, 1841- age 5 years
6. John Lester, Jr.- b Jun 11,
1839- died May 21, 1862- in Civil War
at Corinth, MS. 1st Sgt. Co. B- 19th
7. William Marion b Feb 8, 1841-
Annie E. Harvin – buried at
8. Francis Marion-b May 16,
1843- Ga- died Sep 20, 1863- Battle of Chickamauga-
Cpl Co. B 19th
9 Andrew Jackson- b Jan 13, 1845-
10. Samuel Houston- (Housie) –b Jan 8,
1846- Buried in Springville
11. Jane Thomas- b Sep 11, 1847-d
Jan 18, 1848-
3. Eliza Ann- b 1810- Georgia- She married
Dec 6, 1853- in
4. Sarah- b @1815- in
He died before the trip to
a. Sarah Frances- 1838
b. Martha Julia- 1840
c. Drury- 1843-
5. Anna Nixon- b Jun 11, 1822- died Jan 8,
1891- on the Tooke Plantation in Bienville, Parish,
a. James Allen- b @1838 d – married four times-1. Winifred J. Shehee. I don’t know if there were children by this marriage.’
He married second to Martha E. "Mattie” McDaniel by whom he had:
a. Anna Sue-b @1877- Married George Brackin-
b. Kirk Patrick- buried Andrew’s Chapel Cem.- married Minnie McKinney
c. Henry Allen- buried Andrew’s Chapel Cem.
d. Julia Adelaide- married a McClanahan-
He married second to?
Married third to Sue Roach and had:
d. James Arthur-
Married fourth to Matilda Patience Dance
Other children of Anna and John Arthur:
b. Mary Adelaide-
c. Arthur Henry- may have died in
Vickers- b 1845- in
e. John Francis- b 1845-
f. Sarah Eliza- 1850
g. Robert William- 1854
h. Henry Jones- b 1856 d married Maria Elizabeth Kolb- children:
Hardy Alexander 1886- Bienville- 1950-
b. Mary Ella- 1882-
c. Alvah Nixon- 1888- died 1973-
d. Seward Lee- 1890- Lake Bisteneau-
e. Henry Jones, Jr.- 1892- died 1981- Bossier, La.
i. Emily Jane (Emma)
k. Edwin Arthur- b 1861- died 1937-
l. Lelia Burt- b 1864
m. Seward Parramore- 1864
Most of these
birth dates come from the 1880 Census of
More Information on Connecting Families- - not positively proven yet—
The Tooke family was originally of Isle of Wight Co.
Virginia-- these migrated into
Line of Descent:
1. General John Tooke – Northampton Co. Va-Henrico
2. John Tooke 1720- married Elizabeth Skelton
3. John Tooke, Jr.- married Mary Burt- **(Burt family married into my
Hansford/Moody/Hill families of
4. James Tooke, Sr.-1784- Northampton Co. Va. - died 1849- Union Co. Arkansas
Married Elizabeth Bush, d/o John Bush and Susannah Bryan, d/o John Bryan and Patsy Hinton. **John Bush was half brother to Gen David Blackshear -
They had son, Rev. John T. Tooke whose son James J. married Sarah Wimberly, daughter of Col. James Wimberly and was also a granddaughter of Blake Bryan.
**The Bush family of Isle of Wight Co. Va.-
married my McLendons and Bryants
and migrated into
The Lester family
is more than likely, but not proven, from Richard Leister-Lester of Northampton Co.
Children of Richard Lester and Hannah:
1. William Bryant Lester- b 1729- Montgomery Co. VA
Married Sarah Winbush – It is his children who appear in Lunenburg Co. Va.:
1810 Census Lunenburg Co. Va
Bryant Lester, Jr.- he being between 26-45 years
Bryant Lester, Sr. – he being over 45 years old
Morgan Lester- over 45 years
Edmund Lester- 26-45 years
Henry Lester- 16-26
John Lester- 26-26
Alexander Abner Lester- over 45
years – family in
Oglethorpe Co. Wills, will of Thomas Lester- Oglethorpe Co. Ga Oct 31, 1806- “to son John, tract of land where Louis Dupree now lives, 330 acres and land in fork of Cloud’s Creek- also Negroes-- to son George Lester , the house, furniture, negroes, and 300 acres whereon I now live—Extrs- sons John and George Lester- Witnesses- William M. Stokes, Richard Hargrove and Walter Johnson.
Will of Sarah Childress- Mar 7, 1811- Prov. July 8, 1811- to sons John and William Childress- to granddaughter Milly Walker and daughter Polly Moody. Extr- George Walker- Wit. John Lester, George Lester and Daniel Dupree.
Lewis Lester- witnessed will of James Garrett- 1811
Speculation here- this may be John Lester, father to Sarah??
There is a Samuel Lester b 1768-
Lesters in Pulaski with Hardy Vickers:
Silas M. Lester, who married Martha Brown, 1829- Jefferson Co. Ga.
Nathan N. Lester- who married Sarah Farmer 1828- Jefferson Co. Ga.
Alfred J. Lester- who married Amelia Barlow- 1834- Laurens Co. Ga., d/o James Barlow and Rebecca Harvin, Isle of Wight Co. Va.
Nixon Lester’ orphans -
Nixon Lester- who died Mar 5, 1821- Pulaski Co.
The Lester Cemetery
in Leon Co.
.. Rhoda Jemison Lester- 11-4-1804- 5-18-1863-
58 year, 6 mos, 14 days, wife of Capt William Lester-
Died Leon Co.
..Capt. William Lester- 12-24-1790- 5-18-1872- age 81 years, 4 mos, 24 days- Died Thomas Co. Ga. (on same stone with Rhoda).
.William H. Lester- 3-9-1872- 4-19- 1952
, William Humphrey Lester- 10-22-1835- 1-13-1882
Nathan Vickers b 1783-died May 27, 1847- married 1803 to
Jane (Elizabeth Jane Moore) born 1784-died March 11, 1841 Cairo, Grady Co.
He and Hardy were brothers of James Vickers who married Penelope Murphrey- Burke Co. Ga. Michael Murphrey who made deed to him “for love and affection”. Michael Murphrey made will in Burke Co. Nov 9, 1799- This Michael Murphrey is probably the grandson of John Murphrey as noted in the will above, but I am still not sure of the connection to Penelope. Either he was her father or uncle???-
Tracking the Nixon Family is harder- even though most of them came out of Pennsylvania and Ohio area- there were some in South Carolina also- A Stephen Nixon b Dec 11, 1754- in South Carolina – and died Feb 4, 1816- married in Apr 10, 1780 to Martha Nettles- most of their children died as infants except Washington Nixon and Stephen II- needless to say, I have not found a connection here except for the Nettles family who were connected to the Yelvingtons.
Information on the
Murphrey-Murphy Family from Isle of Wight Co.
Michael Murphrey, b 1678- married @1700-1710- to Mary Hampton- daughter of Thomas Hampton and Elizabeth Bridell- d/o Francis Bridell- ( Hamptons are my direct ancestors who married to my Greer family of Maryland and Louisiana) Ref: Greer and Hampton Genealogy
He is said to have been son of William Murphrey and Margaret Perkins, s/o William Murphrey and Sarah Holliday. He left will in Isle of Wight County- July 2, 1743- proven May 14, 1747- Abstracted:
“ To my son John Murphrey- all land I am now possessed of with that that lies on west side of Cedar Branch , my horse and saddle, by bald face ox to pay my debts with, 2 broad pewter dishes, 2 leather chairs, a Ewe, my wearing clothes”---
“My daughter Elizabeth Dixon – a Ewe, broad pewter dish, broad horn heifer, with short tail”—
“Daughter Mary-the bed I now lie on, bolster, bedstead, rug, blanket and sheet that belongs to same”—
“rest of my movable estate to my three daughters, Mary, Sarah and Elender- to be equally divided between them”—
“ Grandson, Michael Murphrey – plantation I now live on and all land on East side of Cedar Branch to have after decease or marriage of his three aunts- he shall not debar them from living at Manor plantation and having what they can tend of the ground and about the house”-
“A heifer I had of Mary Sikes, to be paid out of my stock before it is divided:--
I appoint my son John Murphrey whole and sole executor to see that this my last will and testament is fulfilled. Signed and Sealed by Michael Murphrey, before John Barnes and B. Beal- July 2, 1743-
John Murphrey- b. 1704- and
1769 Tax list of
Boykins, Braswells, Bryants, Bush, Gardner, Grantham, Hardy, Harrison, Christopher Mercer, Moye, John, Michael and John Murphrey Jr., Rountree, Anthony VanPelt, White, Ward.
1780 Tax List Dobbs
Probably sons of John Murphrey?
Jethro Murphrey—youngest son of John Murphrey – married 1. Sarah 2. Penelope Ward
**Jethro Murphrey was b Mar 1755- Greene NC- died 1819- Married twice the second wife being Penelope T. Ward, 1766- @1780- Their children were:
b, Bramley- b Sep 6, 1785- Greene Co. married Simon Bright Parrott- @1803- Lenoir Co. who died 1860 in Darlington Co. SC.
d. Polly- b Aug 18, 1799-
e. Penelope- b May 22, 1791-** May be the one who married James Vickers as the ages are right.??? Not proven.
f. Louise- b Sep 7, 1804-
1790 Greene Co. Census
James Young-- associated with the family some way---
1800 Greene Co. Census
William, Jethro, John, William Jr. and James Young-
1820 Census- Greene Co.
Willis,(who married Ava Aldridge) , Benjamin, Penelope and William
of those in 1850 Census Jefferson Co.
Malachi Murphrey- age 50 of Burke Co.
Penny- age 44 (1806) b
Sarah Y. - (Young?)- Age 30
Josiah H. - age 16
John F. – Age 22
David S.- age 26
Andrew J. – age 17
Ellin R.- age 20
This one I am not sure where he belongs??
Daniel Murphrey- 1717- Bertie Co.
Married Sarah Roland Dempsey- 1721-1771-
1. William- b 1743- Bertie Co. – died Rhea Co. TN
2. Daniel Jr.- b 1747- died 1778- served in Rev. War
3. John Nimrod- b 1749- Bertie Co.- died Mar
6, 1826- Burke Co.
4. Levi or Eli- b 1751- Bertie Co.
d 1799- Pickens co.
5. David- 1763-
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