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The following article taken from "Henry's Heritage--A History" vol. II, by Hoyt Warren, 1980
DR. WILLIAM CHARLES VICKERS
William Charles Vickers belonged to one of the oldest families in the Wiregrass
region. He was born January 13, 1882 in that part of
James Vickers was born in
James Vickers married Elizabeth Hutto, who was of
Scotch descent and born near Abbeville. James Vickers died on his farm near
Abbeville in 1861, just as the great War was starting,
but his wife lived for some time and died in
William J. Vickers was the father of William Charles, and was born on his
father's farm near Abbeville in Henry County in 1851, and died on his farm near
Dothan, Alabama September 4, 1920. William J. Vickers was reared on the farm in
William J. Vickers married Susan J. Askew, who was born in
Dr. Vickers attended the public schools of Houston County (Henry at that time), and graduated from Kinsey High School in 1900, He was a good student and followed the example of many others of his day who went to greater heights in education--he worked to gain the money to further his education. William Charles Vickers first studied to become a teacher and did serve in this capacity for some time, and actually served as principal of the school at Webb before he entered medical training. He served in this capacity for about two years until he gained enough money to move forward.
William Charles attended
Dr. Vickers' office was on the square in Abbeville, and he owned a home on
It seems necessary to point out that Dr. Vickers began his practice at a
similar time to many others who used the horse and buggy as the chief means of
travel to and from patients homes. House calls were
the custom of the day, and many modern day medicines were not available to him.
He worked under these handicaps, as did his colleagues, and did a very
creditable service to his patients in
Dr. Vickers was a Democrat and served as a member of the City Council of
Abbeville in 1910-12. He was County Health Officer for two terms from 1919
through 1927. He was a member of the
On July 19, 1911, Dr. Vickers married Miss Rosa Hawley at Abbeville. She was
the daughter of Nathan M. and Martha Holley Hawley, but both parents were
deceased. Mr. Hawley was a real pioneer of Lawrenceville where he was a
merchant, and his daughter, Rosa, was a graduate of the
Dr. and Mrs. Vickers' children were named William Charles, Nat Hawley, James
Austin, Loyd Jerome, and Martha Rose. It is
unfortunate that we do not have the exact dates of events surrounding this fine
family who lived with and served the fine people of
Henry Co., AL 1829, Henry Co.,
1830 Henry Co., AL Census
p. 312, Joel Vickers, 1M60-70, 1M15-20, 1M10-15, 1M5-10, 1F50-60, 3F20-30, 1F15-20.
p. 312, Jacob Vickers, 1M50-60, 1M20-30, 1F50-60, 2F10-15, 9 slaves.
p. 312, Stephen Vickers, 1M20-30, 1F20-30.
p. 324, Samuel Vicars, 1M30-40, 1M-5, 1F20-30, 3F-5.
p. 324, Young Vicars, 1M40-50, 1M5-10, 1F40-50, 1F10-15, 2 slaves.
p. 324, Riley Stokes
p. 325, Elizabeth Hatcher
p. 326, Jesse Vickers, 1M20-30, 2M5-10, 2M-5, 1F50-60, 1F20-30.
1840 Henry Co., AL Census
p. 154, Martha Vickers, 2M20-30, 1M15-20, 1F60-70, 1F20-30.
p. 157, Martha Vickers, 1M50-60, 2M20-30, 1M15-20, 1F70-80, 1F20-30, 2 slaves.
p. 173, Jesse Vickers, 1M30-40, 1M15-20, 1M10-15, 1M5-10, 1F30-40, 1F5-10.
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Looking for information on James Vickers. Married
Elizabeth Hutto 1/31/1850 in
Repsonse from Lucy Vickers Grisham:
Jesse Vickers b 1799 Ga.- Lived Montgomery Co.Ga./Irwin
Young J.- b 1840-44- married to Mahala Lovice Dominey- children Jesse and Mandy.
Sarah- Married Robert G. Sowell
Edward C. -
Joshua- b 1826- married Mary Price in 1851- children Hatcher, Irwin, Lacy, John, Sarah, Susan and Amanda.
James- b 1829- died 1858 Henry Co.Ala. Married to Elizabeth Hutto. children: Charles I., William J., Joshua, George J. Irwin Hatcher. James deceased and his children were recipients of his share of his father Jesse's estate in 1864. (Notice published in Henry Co. Register Newspaper)
The Hutto Family are from Abbeville,
Jesse married 2nd to Harriet Morris and had:
Bryant and Elijah.
Jesse is in the 1818 Twiggs Co. Tax Census, Henry Co.
Hope this helps you some- Lucy Vickers Grisham
Kelly G. Vickers, 50 Trembly
Phone (706) 886-0012 Email firstname.lastname@example.org