James Vickers -- Burke Co., GA

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Jones Co., GA, Deed Book B, p. 50,51: 10/28/1808 JOHN VICKERS of Burke Co., GA to James Mason of Jones Co., for $510, 202½ acres, lot #163 in the 9th district of Jones. Signed JOHN VICKERS. Wit: JAMES VICKERS, Wm. Jones J.I.C. Burke County. Recorded Nov. 21, 1809.


History of Screven Co., GA, Group #’s F211,F212. “Henry Phillip Jones was born in Burke Co., Georgia, on December 27, 1788, the son of Phillip Jones and Elizabeth (Jones) Jones. He married Sarah Vickers, daughter of James Vickers of Burke County, on April 20, 1809. He lived at Birdsville, where he by great industry and management developed one of the great plantations of Georgia. He died October 1, 1853. His children were:

1. Harriett Jones, born July 1810, married Willis B. May, in 1832.
2. James Vickers Jones, born April 1812, married Mary Elizabeth Hurt, of Atlanta, on September     28, 1843.
3. Melvina Jones, born March 1814, married Dr. Thomas Parsons on August 1, 1838.
4. Joseph Jones, no record.
5. Sarah Ann Jones, born in 1820 and died young.
6. Henry Wilkes Jones, born September 1824, married Martha Ann Aikens on May 2, 1848.
7. William Beeman Jones, born February 27, 1827, married Sidney Ann Elizabeth Sapp on April 5,     1849. (Most of the information in this article is from the records of C.D. Hollingsworth, Sr.).


An Index to Georgia Tax Digests, UGA Library, Georgia Room, F285.I52, 1986, vol. I “Fragments of a 1798 Federal Digest Tax List”

Name                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


Personal Name Index to the Augusta Chronicle.

Name                     Type       Event               Citation          Page   Column
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


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 Ga. 1982.

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. Cairo, Grady Co. Florida Lived in Decatur Co. GA., Burke Co. Ga. and Leon Co. Florida. He was son of James Vickers and Penelope Murphy. (Burke Co. She a widow in the 1820 Census of Burke Co. with 1 female under 10 and she over 45. She was probably the daughter of Michael Murphy whose will date Nov 9, 1799 Burke co. Ga. )
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 Tired Creek Methodist Church Cemetery. Leon Co. Fla.

His children:
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).
2. Elizabeth died young
3. John B. died young
4. Penelope- b 1809- married to James J. Lester April 10, 1827. Leon Co. Florida.
5. Nathan N.- married Sarah A. ? Decatur Co. Ga. died 1849- had one child- James Hardy Vickers.
6. Pleasant- died young
7. Abraham-
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 Fla. to William Sapp- $216- Lot #242- 202 ½ acres 20th Dist Wilkinson, now Pulaski- Wit: Washington Lancaster and Luke Sapp.

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 Lot sold to James Vickers.

Nathan bought Lot #101 in Northern addition of the City of Tallahassee, Fla. Leon co. for #131 in 1826. Bk G. p 362 Nov 29, 1823.

Deed from Jesse Cox – Jones Co. to Nathan Vickers of Burke Co. for @200- 202 ½ acres Lot #164-8th dist of Dooly- Land drawn by James Reuton.

Lot #7 in 8th Dist of Dooly- now Pulaski, 202 l2/ acres deeded by Nathan of Territory of Florida to William Winborn of Pulaski- Wit: J.M. Vickers and W.B. McGehee.

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 Co.
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 Elizabeth with whom I lived in love for some several years past, to my child Eugenia Missouri, my son Ashley E. Vickers and his children.
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.


Posted by Lucy Vickers Grisham on http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.vickers&m=692

Correction on Laurens-Abraham Vickers


Have just looked at some stuff on Ancestry which you submitted.
The Abraham B. Vickers in Decatur County was son of Nathan Vickers. He was born 18 Dec. 1815 according to Nathan's Bible record. I figure that he was born in Burke Co, Ga as that was where Nathan lived up until ca 1824. Nathan was in Pulaski in 1826 from deed record. Nathan got land patent in Leon Co., Fl 13 Aug. 1827.
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, Lot 242.

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.


Thanks Barbara!!!


Posted by Lucy Vickers Grisham on http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.vickers&m=690

Title: Laurens Co. Ga.-Pulaski Co records- Abraham Vickers

Laurens County Ga. Deeds- Pulaski County records as submitted by Barbara Boynton.

**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 Georgia- Indenture made Aug 22 in year 1808 in 33rd year of Independance of United States of America between Alexander Avery –Gartrell’s Dist. of Co. of Lincoln and Abraham Vickers of Laurens Co. $200 – Lot #287- originally granted Avery in Land Lottery of 1805- 242 acres total. Signed in presence of Marlow Pryor and A.M. Devereaux, J.I.C. Entered and examined by me this day of Sept. 1809- Attest- Richard H. Thomas- CC
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:
Joseph Vickers

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 Cheraws Dist. SC in 1785 and received pay from SC for service in Militia during Rev. War. Levi Mercer was of the group who lived Currituck Co. N.C. @1770 and left to settle in Wilkes Co. Ga. They were originally from Scotland.

Family History:
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 Elizabeth Posey, Lot #238 2nd Dist. Pulaski. 1828.
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. ??


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