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Dottie Arthur, Arthurus@JUNO.com
Alabama} Know all men by these presents that I Joel Vickers in my right and proper senses do in consideration of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, I feel it my duty for the benefit of my lawful heirs to make this my last will and testament wherein I do bequeath to my beloved family as follows: To my beloved wife I do will my lot of land [during] her life and then to be divided between my three sons, Joel, Thomas and William and one cow and calf to each of my elder children mentioned, Stephen Vickers, Samuel Vickers, Avia Palsey, Nancy Budy and four cows and calves to my daughter Milly and to her lawful begotten bodily heirs [ ] of cattle and the balance of my stock to be for the use of my beloved wife [during] her life and then to be equally divided between my son Joel and Thomas and William and Becca and all my stock of hogs to be for the use of my beloved wife and family and my oldest horse to be sold and equally divided between my children and the youngest calf to be for my son Joel and the next youngest calf to be for my son Thomas and the gray mare to be for William or otherwise I leave it in the power of my son Joel to sell the gray mare and raise my son William another one and my blacksmith tools to be for my son William; but these Smith tools to be for the use of my family until my son William should be of age, my sorrel mare to be for the use and benefit of my beloved wife [during] her lifetime and then to be sold and equally divided between all my children; my crop to be for the use and benefit of my beloved wife and family and all my plantation tools and household furniture to be for the use and benefit of my wife and family confirming of the above will. I do hereunto set my hand this 29th of October 1834. I leave my brother Jacob Vickers and my son Joel Vickers executors to my will. his Joel Vickers mark Attest Michael Oaks. Jonathan Jowers
The State of Alabama} Personally appeared in open court at a Regular Orphans Henry County} Court for said county Michael Oaks and Jonathan Jowers the witnesses whose names appear to the within will and who after being duly sworn deposeth and saith that they and each of them saw Joel Vickers the testator sign and seal the within will in their presents and that they and each of them signed the same as witnesses at his request and his presents. Sworn and subscribed before me this 1st June 1835. Michael Oaks Jonathan Jowers B. C. Lansdell, J.C.C.
Recorded 19th June 1835. M.K. Speight, Clk.
[Henry County, Alabama, Probate Court, DEEDS A-B 1822-1840, page 162]
From the above Will, Joel’s family is as follows:
Stephen Vickers, b.c.
1797, NC; died Jefferson Co., FL?
Samuel Vickers b.c. 1799, GA; died Santa Rosa Co., FL?
Avia Vickers b.c. 1803 marr. a Palsey
Nancy Vickers b.c. 1805 marr. a Budy
Milly Vickers b.c. 1807
Joel Vickers b.c. 1816
Thomas J. Vickers b.c. 1820 Georgia
William Vickers b.c. 1820/1822
Becca Vickers b.c. 1824
Joel mentions his brother JACOB.
In the will Joel makes his brother Jacob and his son Joel executors. His son William is mentioned as a minor, so would probably have been born about 1818 (guessing the age of 16).
1805 Montgomery Co., GA Tax Digest -- Joel Vickers, appears with Drury
1806 Montgomery Co., GA Tax Digest -- Joel Vickers, appears with Drury Vickers
1816 Drury and Joel Vickers are listed as Jurors in the Oldest Book of Inferior Court Records, p. 352, July 23, 1816, Montgomery Co., GA.
1820 Montgomery Co., GA Census, p. 61:
1 Female 26/45
2 Males 16/26
1 Female 16/26
1 Female 10/16
2 Males 0/10
2 Females 0/10
The Georgia Journal. December 23, 1823, 400 acres sold--adjoining Esau Bass & Joel Vickers.
The Georgia Journal. May 25, 1824, “450 acres pine
land, lying in Montgomery Co., on the waters of the
1830 Census for Henry Co., AL lists Joel as being 60/70 years of age, thus placing his birthdate 1760/1770. Estimated date of birth is 1769.
1 Male 60/70 (Joel)
1 Female 50/60 (Wife)
3 Females 20/30 (Avia, Nancy, Milly)
1 Female 15/20 (?) could be Becca?
1 Male 15/20 (Joel)
1 Male 10/15 (Thomas J.)
1 Male 5/10 (William)
Stephen Vickers (Joel’s older son), p. 314
1 Male 20/30
1 Female 20/30
The following letter mentions “Uncle Young” and his family. By the time this letter was written in 1845, Joel was already deceased. If Joel and Jacob are brothers, they are most likely first cousins of Young, as Jacob married Young's sister Kashire.
Ezekiel’s letter to Harris -- written 1845 from Gadsden Co., FL. Original
letter in possession of Hollis Vickers,
Dear Brother-in-law (penned by Jordan Vickers) I embrace the opertunity of wrighting you a few
lines to inform you that myself and family is all in good helth
hopeing these few lines may find you all the same all
the relations is well. So far as I no there is nothing new with us more than
there is a grate talk of the ware in your country. Times is
hard with us, money scarse and produse
low. Cropes in our settlement is tolarbl
fair oweing to the sevear
drought we had and some of the seround country has
not maid bread scarsely I believe I the riter have nothing more than family afairs
at present to relate there has been no deathes in the
relations since I rote last Nov but little sevear
sickness thank God for his kind mercies ondely Simeon
Wif he have the musfortune
to loose his Wife She departed his life the last day of February last. I don’t
now that I have rote since he was married if not he had
a widow by the name of Nancy Haris. Mother is in as
good or beter health than she has been for several
years Martha is married She had a man by the name of John Haney they was mariad 22 of last Oct they have a fin daughter they call
Mary Adealine, Bryce is mariad
he had a girl by the name of Equilea Porter they mariad in April last I the riter
must inform you that I had your sister Mary We was mariad
5th of January last Gadsea is yet single and her and
mother lives to themselves Sarah is married She had a man by the name of Walter
Walsh. She had a son and calls him Brant. Uriaher has
two children, Mary Ann and Marget. Alford has six, Delila Eveline Martha Ann, Sarah
Ann Eason and Annabella I have five, Patrick John,
Andrew Sarah Ann Elizabeth And Leafea
Missouri Simeon had naming one. Me and Brica is
living on the land that we got from Howard and Mother and Alford is on the
place she got for temp and Uriaher and Simeon is on
the Publick land Uncle Hatcher three sons and Susan
is down about Old Magnolia doing as usial I hear
Uncle Drew’s widow and her man lives at a plase 3 miles below Magnolia caled
New Port. Fatama and Nancy is mariad.
Ezekiel Vickers to Harice Vickers Rote by your most affectionate and well wishen on thill death.
Jourdan Vickers but it is badly done but maybe you can makeit out.
P.S. I rec’d your kind letter March 5th ‘43 after being a little over a year on the way with great pleasure. I want you to rite me all that you can about my land and what the chance is of saveing it is. Whether ancy or no. I want you to rite without dela and let me no what the times in your country
1836 Dale Co., AL 12/14/1836 Military Warrants/Land Office (prob Joel’s son Joel)
1852 Henry Co., AL 11/10/1852 Military Warrants/Land Office (Joel’s son Joel)
Old Sparta & Elba Land Office Records & Military Warrents
1822-1860, Alabama, p. 33
Young Vickers, Henry County, AL 04/01/1836
Jacob Vickers Henry County, AL 10/05/1836
Joel Vickers Dale County, AL 12/14/1836
Hatcher Vickers Henry County, AL 10/29/1847
Jesse Vickers Henry County, AL 05/01/1849
Joel Vickers -- 11/10/1852
Two of Joel’s children could be twins: William & Thomas:
Son William Vickers & wife Caroline Golden are noted in the 1850 Henry Co., & 1860 Dale Co., AL Census’ with the following children:
John W. Vickers b. 1848
Sarah J. Vickers b. 1850
Melissa V. Vickers b. 1852
Harriet L. Vickers b. 1854
Lucinda R. Vickers b. 1859
William Vickers m. Caroline Golden 08/28/1845 Henry Co.,
Son Thomas Vickers & wife Amanda Golden are noted in the 1850 Henry Co., AL Census with the following children:
Stephen Vickers b. 1844
Mary Vickers b. 1846
Susan Vickers b. 1848
Thomas J. Vickers m. Amanda Golden 07/31/1847 Henry Co., AL
A later son, Joel Vickers, was born to Thomas & Amanda April 6, 1855, in Coffee Co., AL. This Joel Vickers m. Dora Louise Perdue and died June 4, 1926 in FL. This Joel is the ancestor of Shirley Snead & Don MacLaren.
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.
Jacob, Young and Joel Vickers Families
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Jacob Vickers born 1770-80- possibly North Carolina- Died Henry Co. Alabama
Son of Joel Vickers- named as one of the executors of Joel Sr.’s estate along with Joel Jr. - married Keziah Vickers b 1770-80- sister to Jesse, Young, Wiley, and probably Joshua, Drew and Hatcher ?
Children: ( Possibly Twins)
Jacob was in the 1805 Land Lottery of Ga., Twiggs Co. 1818 Tax list, and the 1830 Census of Henry Co. Ala.
Bk C p 34- Oct 18, 1810- Jacob Stringer- Pulaski Co. to Jacob Vickers- Twiggs Co. – 94 ½ acres Part of Lot #42 in 23rd Dist. Wilkinson – Now Pulaski on Rocky creek- Wit: Leonard Stringer and Peter Williams
Pulaski co. Ga Deed Bk C p 84- Indenture – Joseph Stringer to Jacob Vickers – 18th day of October 1811- For and in consideration of $300 – 94 ½ acres part of Lot #42 in 23rd district – Description – at beginning of sassafras stake in center of line of said lot turning thence with said line south forty five , west twenty one, east forty four chains and two links to a dogwood post, thence north forty five, one chain and fifty links to a sassafras pole in center of line, thence a direct line to beginning with all appurtenances thereunto belonging the rights of said land and premises- “I warrant and defend myself and all other persons to the said Jacob Vickers, his heirs and assigns forever” In witness thereof I hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above. Signed by Joseph Stringer.
Sworn before Nathaniel Mercer Jr., J.P. Recorded Feb 2, 1813.
Deed of Gift- Jacob Vickers and wife Keziah- Jan 6, 1835- to Daughter Belinda- first born and Lucinda- Last born.
June 9, 1838- for $1 and love and affection- gave land, horses and slaves to son-in-law Gillum Moore- Signed -Jacob Vickers
June 22, 1835- Sold to Jacob Vickers by Young Vickers in trust for Wiley Vickers, his son, 1/8th interest in land Sect 31- T8R28-
Sept 28, 1846- Deed – Keziah Vickers- to George Moore, grandson, one Negro boy
May 19, 1849- Keziah Vickers- “deed for love and affection to my brother, Jesse Vickers- one Negro girl, Rose.”
b 1780-1790- Died April 16, 1847- Henry Co.
Will book D-p285- recorded Mar 12, 1847 and proven April 17, 1847.
Children of Tracey and Christopher:
1. Dicy- married William R. Buffalow- Aug 23, 1869
3. Catherine- married Joseph Hodges- Jan 18, 1865
Christopher married second to Nancy J. Gamble- July 23, 1861- she born Feb 2, 1811- died June 7, 1910- daughter of Irwin Gamble and wife Polly.
5. John a.-
7. Mary M.
8. Amanda J.
9. Annie Belle
10. Joseph R.
11. Edward C.
12. Ella c.
13. William J.
Young Vickers made Deed of Trust to Jacob Vickers to hold in trust for his son Wiley Vickers.
State of Alabama-“Know all men by these presents that I, Young Vickers of the county and State aforementioned do hereby grant, bargain and sell and do by these presents give grant bargain and sell unto Jacob Vickers of said county in trust for my son Wiley Vickers for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to me in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged as well as for the natural love and affection that I bear for my son, the following named property of one negro boy or fellow called Isaac about 25 yrs old, one negro woman called Clo about 19 years old, also one boy named Pomp about 3 years old, also one eighth of land known as the east half of the southwest quarter of Sect. 31, in township #8 of #28 all of which said property I hereby relinquish all right and title unto him the said Jacob Vickers in trust as aforesaid and I , Young Vickers for myself heirs, executors, administrators and assigns will warrant forever defend the right and title to said property unto the said Jacob Vickers in trust. In testimony whereof, I Young Vickers have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the 22nd day of June A.D. 1835.”
Young Vickers was deceased by 1847- wife Elizabeth got property and slaves, 6 slaves and 350 acres land. Bond for administration was $5000. Estate property valued at $5098.25
Deed made to son Wiley Vickers, of Henry Co. Ala for natural
love and affection plus $5000- have bargained, sold and conveyed tract of land
in Henry Co. Ala. Gave land and 7 slaves, Isaac, Clo,
Deed Dec 5, 1845- Young Vickers gave Tracy Ward, wife of Christopher Ward and to Dicy Ward, Wiley Ward – daughter and son of Christopher and Tracey Ward, slaves after his death and death of his wife Elizabeth.
Deed- Young Vickers to Elisha Hatcher for $100 land in Sect 31, T8R28-
Deed – Young Vickers to Gillum Moore for $1 and natural love and affection I bear my niece Lucinda Moore.
Deed- Young Vickers and Frederick May- sale of slaves 1806.
Deed – Elisha Hatcher and Polly Ann Hatcher, wife of Edwin mayo- land on Dec 26, 1848.
Deed- 1843- to David Nordon- land about 80 acres lying east of the land now known as West prong of Little Abby Creek- 43 acres.
Deed- Slaves deeded to Gillum Moore until Elisha Hatcher but to remain in possession of Young and Elizabeth until their deaths. 1845
Deed of Young Vickers to Reuben Clenny
– 40 acres land subject to sale at
Joel Vickers- b 1770-80
October 29, 1834 - Will Date- Henry Co. Alabama- Witnesses Jonathan Jowers and Michael Oaks.( He died after Oct 29 1834 and before June 1 of 1835). Joel Jr. and Jacob Vickers, his sons administered estate.
Other children listed in will: Listed as older children:
Joel was in 1805 Land Lottery of Georgia as resident of
along with Gideon Yelvington, Luke Slaughter and Drury Vickers.
1804- on Jury List Pendleton Creek District along with
Gideon Yelvington and Drury Vickers. **Gideon Yelvington
was husband to Obedience Hatcher, daughter of William Hatcher and Mary Boykin.
They had lived in
1820 Land Lottery – Joel Vickers of Jasper
Joel Vickers, Montgomery Co.
1820 Montgomery Co. Ga. Census- 11 persons in household.
Petit Jury – 1821- Montgomery Co. Mar 20, 1821, September 17, 1821, December 1822, April 1823, Suit in court-non-suit, Assault and Battery- Solomon Smith vs Joel Vickers.
Henry Co. Alabama 1830 Census- Joel Vickers, Sr.- 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 60-70. 1 female 15-20, 3 females 20-30 and 1 female 50-60.
Also listed are Stephen, Joel Jr. and Jacob Vickers.
Does anyone know who this is for sure?***
Joel Vickers - (believed to be Joel Jr.?) Dale Co.
Also, from “
Letters of Administration on estate of Jacob Vickers to Joel and Jacob Vickers- May 11, 1803- Jefferson Co. Ga. Who was this exactly?
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