John Vickers -- Burke Co., GA

Others researching this line:
Kelly G. Vickers, kvickers@tfc.edu


This John is the son of John Vickers of Edgecombe Co., NC.

Husband: John Vickers b.c.1740 d. 1816, Burke Co., GA
Wife:

It is noted that his will, dated 1816, was administered by Hardy and Nathan Vickers. Many sources commenting on this assume that John was the father of Hardy and Nathan. (Maddox in Some Information on Some Georgia Pioneers notes Hardy & Nathan as sons of John. UGA Library, Georgia Room, F285.M333 1982.)  For complete documentation of the known children of John, including Hardy and Nathan, see the link below to the Diary of Hardy Vickers Wooten.

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(I put the following family of John of Burke Co., GA together 02/09/2001 from the related files.  See individual family files for documentation. Kelly  :)

John Vickers of Burke Co., GA had 12 brothers and sisters listed in his father's will (John Vickers of Edgecombe Co., NC).  Of these 12, it is likely that Abram, Jacob, John, Joshua, Patience, Joseph, Elizabeth, and Stephen are the ones who came to GA following their father's death in 1784/1785.

Abraham (b.c. 1736) ended up in Pulaski Co., GA where he died 03/24/1824, and his will was temporarily administered by his nephews Hardy and Nathan (John of Burke's sons). [see file on Abraham Vickers]  Abraham's children in his will were:
1. Mary Vickers Baker
2. Rachel Vickers Scarborough
3.
Ralph Vickers
4. John Vickers
5. Sarah Vickers Scarborough

Jacob (b.c. 1738)

Joshua (b.c. 1752) ended up in Washington Co., GA by 1786 and apparantly was still there in 1832. Being born about 1750, he probably had a good size family, possibly an older son Joshua who ended up in the Henry Co., AL with an Indenture to his three sons Harris Vickers, Ezekiel Vickers, and Simeon Vickers. Henry County, Alabama, Deeds Book A-B, pp. 14-15. April 8, 1823.

Joseph (b.c. 1756) listed with his brother Stephen in Laurens Co., GA 1815.

Stephen (b.c. 1760) ended up in Laurens Co., GA, by 1808 and 1815 where he is listed with his brother Joseph, and in 1824 in Pulaski Co., GA, purchasing items from the estate of his oldest brother Abraham.

Any or all of the above brothers that came to GA from Edgecombe Co., NC following the Revolution are the parents of the rest of the Vickers heads of family that continued to migrate south and westward into southern GA, southern AL, and northern FL, and westward.

John/Jonathan Vickers, b.c. 1740, Edgecombe Co., NC, d. early 1816, Burke Co., GA
Wife:  ? d. early 1816, Burke Co., GA according to diary of H.V. Wooten, grandson.
Children: (according to diary of H.V. Wooten, all lived to a "good old age, and raised respectable families," with the exception of Nancy, who died shortly after marriage. Possibly there were more children but these were the ones listed by H. V. Wooten.)
1. James Vickers, had 5 slaves in the 1798 Tax Digest of Burke Co., GA [see file on James Vickers, Burke Co., GA]
        1.  at least one daughter Sarah Vickers, who married Henry Phillip Jones (b. 12/27/1788, d. 10/01/1853) and resided in Birdsville, Screven Co., GA, having the following children:
            1. Harriett Jones, b. July 1810, mar. Willis B. May, in 1832.
            2. James Vickers Jones, b. April 1812, mar. Mary Elizabeth Hurt, of Atlanta, 09/28/ 1843.
            3. Melvina Jones, b. March 1814, mar. Dr. Thomas Parsons on August 1, 1838.
            4. Joseph Jones, no record.
            5. Sarah Ann Jones, b. 1820 and died young.
            6. Henry Wilkes Jones, b. September 1824, mar. Martha Ann Aikens 05/02/1848.
            7. William Beeman Jones, b. 02/27/1827, mar. Sidney Ann Elizabeth Sapp 4/05/1849
        2.
probably many more children.
2. Hardy Nixon Vickers, b. 1772, d. 11/15/1833 Leon Co., FL, mar. bef. 1806, Burke Co., GA to Sarah Lester, b. 1784, NC and d. aft. 1850 LA/AR. [see huge file on Hardy Vickers]
        1.
James Jackson Vickers, b. 1806, Wilkinson Co., GA, d. 06/22/1886, LA,  mar. Sarah M. Jemison (Jamison)? has other marriages.
        2. John L.(Lester) Vickers, b. 1808, GA, d. 1877, LA, mar. Jane Thomas 10/28/1828
        3.
Eliza Ann Vickers, b. 1810, GA, d. Hempstead, AR, mar. 12/06/1853, Bienville, LA to John Snell
        4.
Sarah Jane Vickers, b. GA, d. GA, mar. John W. Reeves bef. 1838.
        5. Anna Nixon Vickers, b. 06/11/1822, GA, d. 01/08/1891, Bienville, LA, mar. John Arthur Tooke 12/13/1837, Thomas, GA
3.
Nathan Vickers, 1783-1847, mar. Jane ?   Jane died age 57 sometime prior to 1847. [see file on Nathan Vickers]
        1. Abraham B. Vickers
        2.
James M. Vickers, d. prior to 1847
        3.
Penelope Vickers, mar. James J. Lester
        4.
Dorian Vickers, mar. Henry Bishop
        5.
Nathan N. Vickers, d. prior to 1847
        6.
Elizabeth Jane Vickers, mar. James A. Harden 11/30/1839, in Thomas Co., GA
4.
Jonathan Vickers
5. Mary Vickers
6. Celia Vickers
7. Elizabeth Vickers
8. Winney Vickers
9. Jerusha Vickers, married Eli Wooten about 1803, and had the following children:
        1.  Martha Wooten, married John Lodge.
        2.  Cynthia Wooten, died in infancy.
        3.  Elizabeth Wooten, married Simeon Lodge.
        4.  Hardy Vickers Wooten, b. 12/15/1813, Burke Co., GA
        5.  Eli Wooten, b. 1816
        6.
  James David Wooten, b. 03/09/1819
        7.
  possibly a couple of sisters younger than Hardy Vickers Wooten, that died young.
        Jerusha's husband Eli Wooten died 01/28/1819 in Burke Co., GA.  In the 1820 census, the family includes 10 slaves.
10. Rachel Vickers, b.c. 1775,  married Lawrence Armstrong Folsom 1796 in Burke and had the following children.  In 1821 they moved from Burke Co., to the area of Lowndes Co., GA with James Rountree (future father-in-law of son James Folsom), and Drew Vickers.  They were the first settlers in that area.  Lowndes County was formed about 1825. [see file on Rachel Vickers Folsom]
        1. William Folsom, b. 1797
        2. Randall Folsom, b. January 1799
        3.
John Folsom, b. 1800 or 1801
        4.
Rachel Folsom, b. 1804
        5.
Elijah Folsom, b. 1804 or 1809
        6.
Elizabeth Folsom, b. 1806 or 1810
        7.
Maston Folsom, b. 1806 or Sept 14, 1809, or 1811
        8.
Cynthia Folsom, b. 1808 in Burke Co or Nov. 8 1815 Pulaski Co. or 1818 Lowndes Co.
        9.
James Folsom, b. May 10, 1812, in Pulaski Co., GA
11.
Nancy Vickers, died shortly after marriage
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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.

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


LDS 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.

Elizabeth Pelt m. John Chestley Folsom 1835 in Jackson Co., FL

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

Screven Co., Deed Bk. A p. 281, Nov. 4, 1799, James Rountree witness to a deed to Hardy Vickers [see Hardy_Vickers file]

History of Lowndes Co., GA p. 1, “In 1821 four settlers moved to that section of Ga which is now known as Lowndes County. The entire section was covered with pine forest and no such thing as “a settler’s clearing” was known before their coming: James Rountree, Lawrence Armstrong Folsom, Drew Vickers, and Alfred Belote. Each man brought his family and they made their journey in covered wagons. Each man selected his lot of land and proceeded to erect his modest home. Others soon followed. In 1825 it was decided to petition the legislature to create a new county.”


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


Added to Resource Page July 30, 2000

Subject: Hardy Vickers Wooten
Date:     Wed, 15 Mar 2000 21:37:02 -0500
From:    Kelly and Brenna <kvickers@tfc.edu>
To:        kwilson@wildwings.net

kwilson@wildwings.net wrote:
Hi Kelly
Thought you might find the Vickers information included in the attached article of interest (it's saved in Microsoft Word, but you should be able to open it in any word processing program).  I descend from Martha (Patsy) Wooten, sister of Hardy Vickers Wooten.  The organization which published this article no longer exists and the publications are only available at certain state libraries and archives.  I haven't been able to travel to Montgomery and view this Diary in person.  Maybe one day, I will be able to do so. Thank you for your work on the Vickers lines.  Hopefully this information will help others in their search.
Kathy Wilson
kwilson@wildwings.net

Subject: Re: Hardy Vickers Wooten
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 17:22:43 -0600
From: kwilson@wildwings.net
To: Kelly and Brenna <kvickers@tfc.edu>

Hi Kelly,

Forgot to include the name of the publication where the article on Hardy Vickers Wooten was published.  It was:

Wooten and Related Families Association Quarterly Volume V, Number 1 March, 1985

The organization has since disbanded and the editor of the publication, Richard C. Wooten (who was also a genealogist) has died.  Please let me know when you do your next update on the Vickers page.  It is a really nice presentation of research.  Keep up the good work.

Kathy Wilson
kwilson@wildwings.net

Link to the Excerpts from the Diary of Hardy Vickers Wooten

Hi, Kathy!
I can't thank you enough for the diary information you sent to me!  This source was completely unknown to me, and advances my own knowledge of my Vickers line by leaps and bounds.  I am 99.99% sure my James Vickers b. 1799-1800 was born in Burke Co. and is definitely tied in to the Vickers of Burke Co., Ga, but have not been able to document his daddy which seems likely to be James Vickers, bro. of Hardy and Nathan.  As you know, it is difficult to research early Burke Co., as a result of the (oh too typical) burning of the courthouse records.

The one paragraph in particular:

"My mother’s name was Jerusha Vickers.  She was the daughter of John Vickers, a revolutionary whig, who after the war emigrated from Virginia to Georgia, and settled in the County before mentioned.  My grandfather Vickers had many sons and daughters (to wit) James, Hardy, Nathan, Jonathan, Mary, Celia, Elizabeth, Winney, Jerusha, Rachael, & Nancy."

is the first to my knowledge and research to document the brothers and sisters of Hardy and Nathan Vickers (i.e. children of John Vickers).  This information will most likely make it possible for many Vickers descendants to document their lines.  The Burke Co., GA connection has been the most difficult to piece together.  I have been running into brick walls on my line for about 20 years because of the scarcity of Burke Co. records.  This may represent a breakthrough we've been waiting
for!  THANK-YOU!!!

I can document the other playmate of Hardy V. Wooten with the following; James Vickers Jones (b. 1812) was the son of Sarah Vickers who was daughter of James Vickers who was brother to Jerusha, i.e. his first cousin once removed:
 

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.).


The info on the Wooten family is really interesting and helps to tie so many things together with the Vickers family.

The reference to grandfather John Vickers emigrating from "Virginia" to GA following the revolution is interesting and will cause me to look a little deeper.  I am reasonably confident that John of Burke Co., GA is the son of John Vickers of Edgecombe Co., NC, of whom I have a good deal of info from the Edgecombe Co., records:

Below is the will of John Vickers (1784) Edgecombe Co., NC. I will assume for the moment that the order in which the the sons are listed is their birth order. The daughters follow the sons and are probably in birth order among the females, but "mixed into" the order of their brothers. I would propose the following order, but open to correction, of course:

1. Abram, b.c. 1736
2. Jacob, b.c. 1738
3. John, b.c. 1740
4. George, b.c. 1742
5. Benjamin, b.c. 1744
6. Martha, b.c. 1746 (m. William Hatcher, 2/21/1765)
7. Raif, b.c. 1748
8. Mary, b.c. 1750 (m. John Morris)
9. Joshua, b.c. 1752
10. Patience, b.c. 1754 (m. a "Stokes")
11. Joseph, b.c. 1756
12. Elizabeth, b.c. 1758 (m. a "White")
13. Stephen, b.c. 1760

Of the above children, it is likely that Abram, Jacob, John, Joshua, Patience, Joseph, Elizabeth, and Stephen are the ones who came to GA following their father's death in 1784/1785. Some, it seems, lingered a little longer in SC on their way down to GA, but all appeared to have made it to GA. Benjamin appeared to have gotten himself murdered in GA about 1786. One of George's daughters married a Samuel Harrell and moved to the Charleston Dist. of SC. They were living there in 1798. John is the one in Burke Co., GA that died about 1816, and the father of Hardy and Nathan, among others. The Stokes and Whites are close neigbors of the Burke Co. Vickers, and Jacob and Joseph appear on and off early in this migration pattern. I have no doubt that Hatcher is the son of one of these brothers, named after his uncle William Hatcher. At one point I was thinking Joshua was Hatcher's daddy but I have since gotten a copy of his will, which shows he isn't.

I wonder if perhaps a generation got "squashed"  in the Diary as Grandfather John was actually born in  Edgecombe Co., NC and "his" father John being born in Isle of Wight, VA and moving to Edgecombe Co., NC as a youth.  The migration pattern matches exactly the Wooten line in date and location!

In addition to having alot of the well-documented info on Nathan and Hardy's line, we can now also tie in Jerusha's sister Rachael's line:

LDS 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

Well, I am definitely excited about this info that ties together the brothers and sisters!  Thank-you so much!  If you don't mind I would like to post the info on my next update of the Vickers Family Resource Page.  I will put your name and email address as a reference for the file, unless you would rather I not.  Let me know.
Thanks again!
Regards,
Kelly


From the Diary of Hardy Vickers Wooten, then, we can safely list at least the following children of John Vickers of Burke Co., GA:

"My grandfather Vickers had many sons and daughters (to wit) James, Hardy, Nathan, Jonathan, Mary, Celia, Elizabeth, Winney, Jerusha, Rachael, & Nancy.  Of most of these, of course I have nothing to say.  I will only record, that so far as I know, all of them, but one, lived to a good old age, and raised respectable families."

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Posted by Lucy Vickers Grisham on http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=surnames.vickers&m=696

Records of Barbara Boynton- for anyone interested in this area and these families.

Lucy,
Knew I had something I had copied down on this fellow:

Montgomery Co. Ga.
1804 Jury List-Pendleton Creek District
Gedion Elvington " " "
Drury Vickers " " "
Burrell Kendrick " "
George Mason " "

1805 Land Lottery-Montgomery co. (Registration started 1 Mar 1804

Gideon Elvington 2 draws
Luke Slaughter 1blank 1 prize
Drury Vickers 1 prize
Joel Vickers 2 blanks
David Mason 1 blank
George Mason 2 blanks
Peter Mason 2 blanks


Beloate-Lowndes Co., Ga. March term 1849-court of Ordinary-Return on estate of Alfred Belote

Also:
From: Wills of Pulaski co, Ga., Victor Myrick

Wills 1816-1854 Book A-Pulaski co. 22 Nov 1836 p. 7 Sept 1837 p163-165

William Hendley-Will

to wife-Milly
to children andmy wife:
Sally Hays (Hayes)
Elizabeth Posey, Nancy Roundtree, Martha Beloat, Wm. Hendley, Milly Hendry-flock of sheept to be equally divided
to all my heirs:
Milly Hendley, Sally Hayes, Elizabeth Posey, Mary Fletcher, Nancy Roundtree, Martha Beloat, Jane McCranie, Wm. Hendley, Sophia Hendly-equal share

Some Folsom/Armstrong info that I got from Ramona Vickers of Sebastian, Fl

Lt. William Folson s/o Israel Folsom & Kezziah, b. 1745 Prince William, Va, d 1785 Burke co. Ga.
m. Sarah Armstrong d/o Lawrence Armstrong & ___?
b. 1750 N. C., D. 1820 Screven Go. Ga. m 2ndRobert Burton
Children: Lawrence Armstrong Folson, Benjamin, Abigail, Elizabeth, Sarah Folsom

Lawrence Armstrong Folson s/o Lt. William and Sarah Armstrong b. 1772 V, d 11 Apr 1842 Lowndes Co. Ga. Grew up in Burke Co., Ga.
m. Rachel Vickers , b ca 1769 N. C. d. 18 Dec. 1849-this according to Huxford. However, Huxford shows Rachel preceding her husband in death but the above does not show that.

From my records:
Jefferson Co. Ga
1801 Petit Jury
Ebenezer Folsom, John Vickers, Henry Beaty, James Beaty
1802 Petit Jury- Wm. Beaty, Samuel Beaty, Needham Bryant

Pulaski co. Ga, Petit jury 6-1812
Needham Bryan, Jonathan Vickers, Lawrence Folsom, Christopher Edwards, Reubin Roundtree, Patrick McGriff

Voting List, May 2, 1831 Miccosukee, Leon Co., Fla
Stephen Vickers
Nov. 5, 1832-Miccosukee- N. B. Folsom, Ebenezer Folsom, Nathaniel Folsom
May 6, 1833-Needham B. Folsom
Nov. 2, 1831 Miccosukee-Needham Bryan Folsom, Ebenezer Folsom

I have not been able to place Needham B. Folsom and Ebenezer into one of the Folsom families but they could be children of Benjamin Folsom who was supposed to have gone West -he a brother of Lawrence Armstrong Folsom.

There a passel of these folks who are intermarried.

I think some of the Hendleys went into Tattnall Co where they married into some familes who were early settlers in Concord area of Gadsden, and in lower Decatur Co.

Just sent this along as I found it in a notebook, packed in a box behind where I am sitting at the computer.

BB

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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-
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 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.
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Correction on Laurens-Abraham Vickers

Lucy,

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.

BB

Thanks Barbara!!!

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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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1820 Census records Georgia
Irwin County :

Heads of Families males females
Drewery Vickers 2 under 10 1 under 10
1 age 16-18 1 age 26-45

Wiley Vickers 2 under 10 2 under 10
2 age 16-16 1 age 16-26
1 age 16-26

Hatcher Vickers- 2 under 10 1 under 10
1 age 16-26 1 age 16-26

2 under 10
Young Vickers 1 age 16-26 1 age 16-26
*Under column listed as “foreigners not naturalized” are listed 4 persons- probably slaves.

Walton County:
Heads of Families Males Females
Silas Vickers- 1 under 10 1 under 10
2 age 10-16 1 age 16-16
1 age 16-26 2 age 16-26
1 over 45 1 age 26-45

William Vickers- 1 over 45 1 over 45
1 age 10-16 1 age 16-26
(*Born 1757- Augusta Co. Va -died Oct 5, 1837- Meriwether Co. Ga.- Rev. War Pension
Lived Orange Co. N.C. moved to Wilkes co. Ga. about 1792 then to Oglethorpe Co. 1796, Clark Co. 1801, Walton Co. 1818 and Meriwether Co. where he died.)

Ferdinand Vickers- 1 age 16-26 1 age 16-26

Washington Co:
Heads of families male female
William Vickers- 1 under 10 2 under 10
1 age 26-45 1 age 26-45

Elijah Vickers- 2 under 10 1 age 16-26
1 age 10-16 1 age 26-45
1 age 26-45

Bryant Vickers- 1 under 10 3 under 10
1 age 26-45 1 age 26-45
Jasper County:
Heads of families male female
Elijah Vickers 2 under 10 1 under 10
1 age 16-26 1 age 16-26

Jefferson Co.:
Heads of families male female
Abraham Vickers 1 under 10 3 under 10
1 age 16-18 5 age 10-16
3 age 16-26 1 over 45
1 over 45

Montgomery Co.:
Heads of families male female
Drewery Vickers 2 under 10 1 age 10-16
2 age 10-16 1 age 16-26
1 over 45

Pulaski Co.
Heads of families male female
Hardy Vickers 1 under 10 1 under 10
1 age 10-16 2 age 10-16
1 age 16-18 1 age 26-45
1 age 16-26
1 over 45

Abram Vickers- 1 age 16-18 1 age 10-16
2 age 16-26 1 age 16-26
1 over 45

Wilkinson Co:
Heads of families male female
Thomas Vickers 1 under 10 1 age 16-26
3 age 16-26

Clark Co.:
Heads of families male female
John Vickers 1 age 10-16 2 under 10
1 age 16-26 1 age 10-16
1 over 45 1 over 45

Elbert Co. Ga.
Heads of families male female
James Vickory? 2 under 10 1 under 10
1 age 16-26 1 age 16-26

Joseph Vickory? 1 over 45 1 age 10-16
1 over 45

Greene Co.:
Heads of families male female
Jarrell Vickers? 2 under 10 1 under 10
1 over 45 2 age 10-16
1 age 16-26
1 age-26-45
Baldwin Co.:
Heads of families male female
Vinson E. Vickers 1 age 16-26 1 age 10-16
1 over 45

Bullock Co.:
Heads of families male female
Aaron Vickers 1 age 16-26 2 under 10
1 age 16-26

Burke Co.:
Heads of families male female
Penelope Vickers 1 under 10 1 over 45

Nathan Vickers 2 under 10 2 Under 10
1 age 16-18 1 age 10-16
1 age 16-26 1 age 26-45
1 age 26-45
*In land Lottery 1805 – Ga. Brother to Hardy Vickers- Both nephews to Abraham Vickers.

Courthouse records 1821- Milledgeville, Ga. (Baldwin Co.)- only courthouse for that area for awhile. Book 1 Land Lottery- List of persons entitled to draw- 1821- pg. 21- Capt. Malcolm’s Dist- 1 draw- Vinson E. Vickers and Nancy Vickers. (probably widow).
“List of Grantees in 16th Dist. Houston Co. Ga. p. 80
Nancy Vickers- Baldwin co. Ga. Dec 12, 1835.

List of Persons living in Jackson Co. Ga. entitled to take part in Land Lottery of 1806.”
Land situated in Baldwin and Wilkinson Co. – Those entitled to draw were every white male age 21 and upwards- inhabitants of the state for 3 years preceding passage of act who had paid taxes ,etc. Appeared, William Vickers for orphans of Sion Smith.

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