John Vickers -- Edgecombe Co., NC

(With Notes on Related Hatcher and Boykin Family Ties)

Others researching this line:
Rett Floyd, MFLOYD@FTC-I.NET, (through Mary Vickers Morris)

Lucy Vickers Grisham, lgrisham1ps@ont.com


Letter to Nona Elder:

Below is the will of John Vickers (1784) Edgecombe Co., NC. You may want to print this out as you work through this letter. I will assume 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 James, Hardy, Nathan, Jonathan, Mary, Celia, Elizabeth, Winney, Jerusha, Rachel, and Nancy Vickers, and possibly 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.

It would appear from several sources (Wills, letters, Huxford) that Hatcher had at least the following brothers and sister: Joel, Jesse, Jacob, Wiley, Drewry, Younge, and Kashire. Probably more, but at least these.

Following are some notes relating mainly to Stephen:

1. As noted in North Carolinians to South Carolina, p 284: On March 27, 1798, Samuel and Sarah Harrell lived in Charleston Dist., SC and Stephen Vickers lived in Darlington Co., SC (Edgcombe Co., NC, Deed Book 9, p. 35) Sarah was the daughter of the late George Vickers of Edgecombe County. (Deed Book 9, pp. 272,273)

2. On Feb. 8, 1808, Stephen Vickers was one of several chosen to find a good site for the new Laurens Co., GA courthouse. (Laurens Co. GA History Book)

3. Hatcher Vickers trades property with Joshua Vickers Sept. 21, 1811, in Pulaski Co., GA (brothers)

4. August 2, 1815, Georgia Journal Newspaper, "Sold on the courthouse steps on the 1st Tuesday in September next, at the courthouse in Dublin, Laurens Co., one sorel mare, taken as the property of Adam Billions, to satisfy two executions, one in favor of Stephen Vickers, the other in favor of Joseph Vickers."

5. Stephen Vickers purchased items from the estate of Abraham Vickers of which the administrators are Hardy and Nathan, in Pulaki Co., GA March 12, 1824.

6. I'm not sure of the identity here but it seems to fit. Georgia Genealogical Gems, Nat'l Gen. Soc., 1981, p. 62,: The year 1842: refers to an Elizabeth Brown who married a Stephen Vickers and moved out of state over 20 years previous. The parents, brothers & sisters of Elizabeth Brown Vickers are given.

7. Three more notes, again I'm not sure of the exact relationship but there might be a relationship since they also come from the Darlington Dist of SC about the same time as Stephen?. Georgia Journal Milledgeville, 5/14/1822: Vincent E. Vickers married Miss Sarah H. Jowell of Milledgeville on 4/25/1822. Macon Telegraph Macon, 5/26/1828 records: Captain Vincent Ellis Vickers, age 36, dies on May 12, 1828. A native of SC but lived in Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., Ga since 1807. A Mrs. Nancy Vickers, b. 1739 or 1749, also dies in 1828, is said to have moved to Milledgeville from the Darlington Dist. of SC in 1806.

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Will of John Vickers, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1784

In the name of God Amen the 21 day of February 1784. I John Vickers of Edgecomb County Being of a greate age and in a low condition But of a perfect memory thanks be to God that gave it and calling to mind the mortality of my nature I have in my mind to give devise and dispose of my worldly Estate in the following manner and form to wit---

Itim. I first give to the heirs of my son Abram Vickers one shilling stirling money of Great Britan Itim I next give to my son Jacob Vickers one shilling stirling money of Great Britan.

Itim. I next give to my son John Vickers the plantation wheireon he now liveth and all the Land in that survey Containing to three hundred and sixty acres be the saim more or less

Itim. I next give to my son George Vickerses two sons David and George the plantation wheireon my son Abram formerly did live on the East side of Williamson's Branch it being part of two surveys Containing to two hundred acres be the saime more or less and if Either of them should dye the living one to inherit the hole and likewise one shilling stirling money apeace to all the rest and likewise to Sabrina and Sarah Daughters of my son George Vickers one fourth part of my moveable Estate after my death Excepting the Still and Black Smithes tools not to be sold but valued---

Itim. I next give to my son Benjamin Vickers one shilling stirling money of Great Britan

Itim. Give to my son Raif Vickers the plantation wheireon I now liveth Beginning on Town Creak on the North side beginning at a white oake then running a north course along John Morrises Line to the Williamsons Branch then down the various courses of sd. Branch to Town Creake---then up the sd. Creake running the various course of sd. Creake to the first station Containing to two hundred acres be the saim more or less---

Itim. I next give to my son Joshua Vickers fourty shillings Virginia Money---

Itim. I next give to my son Joseph Vickers fourty shillings Virginia Money likewise all my black Smiths tools and the still--after the death of my wife Mary or widowhood.

Itim. I next give to my son Stephen Vickers one shilling stirling money of Great Britan

Itim. I next give to my Daughter Martha Hatcher one shilling stirling money of Great Britan

Itim. I next give to my Daughter Mary Morris one shilling stirling money of Great Britan

Itim. I next give to my Daughter Pashtience Stokes one shilling stirling money of Greate Britan and to her daughter Betse Stokes new born ten pounds Virginia money to be paid out of the Estate after the death or widowhood of my wife---

Itim. I next give to my Daughter Elizabeth White one shilling stirling money of Greate Britan

Itim. I next give to my beloved wife the plantation wheireon I now liveth and likewise all the moveable Estate after the Legasies already mentioned is paid off during of her life or widowhood and after her life or widowhood I give the other three parts not all ready mentioned to my three sons Viz. Joshua Vickers Raif Vickers and Joseph Vickers to be equally divided between them-----

Itim. I do heareby constitute and appoint my son Raif Vickers and my son in law John Morris together with my wife Mary Vickers Executors of this my last will and testament and I do heareby give to my son Raif and my son in law John Morris five shillings stirling money apeace for theire trowble as Executors and I do heareby Disanul Disalow and Revoke all and every other former will and testament only this excepted wheireunto I have set my hand and fixt my seale the Day and yeare above writen and signed sealed in the presents of Briton Bridgers, Samuel Vickers

John Vickers his Marke

Edgecombe County November 1784. The within will was produced in open court and proved by the oath of Briton Bridgers. The Ex.rs were qualified at the same time and the will ordered to be recorded. Test. Edward Hall C.C. Vickers Will, Feb 07th 1785. Rec.d

[Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1733-1836, p. 340. Feb. 21, 1784, Nov. Court 1784.]

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The Samuel mentioned as a witness to Johnís will is most likely a brother.

John was most likely born about 1710, married Mary ___ about 1735, and died 1785, judging from the number of children mentioned in the will.

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Hi Kelly,

Came across the following info. Didn't know if you had it. Hope it helpful.

The A. in the list is the John Vickers I am looking for, and his youngest son is Benjamin b: 1768.

John Vickers #8894 m. bef 1690, in Virginia (?), Ruth Unknown #8895.

I. Ralph Vickers #8881 b. abt 1690, Isle of Wright, Virginia, m. abt 1716, in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, Sarah Unkown #8882, b. abt 1695, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, d. abt 1783, St. Marias Ph, Edgecombe Co, N Carolina. Ralph died abt 1762, St. Marias Ph, Edgecombe Co, N Carolina.

 
A. John Vickers #8654 b. abt 1720, m. Mary Unknown #8655, b. cir 1735. John died bef 1785, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
B. Mary Vickers #8896 b. abt 1717, Edgecombe County, North Carolina (?).
C. Rachel Vickers #8897 b. abt 1719, Edgecombe County, North Carolina (?).
D. Abraham Vickers #8898 b. abt 1723, Edgecombe County, North Carolina (?), d. abt 1784, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
E. Sarah Vickers #8899 b. abt 1729, Edgecombe County, North Carolina (?).
F. Ralph Vickers #8900 b. abt 1735, Edgecombe County, North Carolina (?).

Charles J. Vickers, Spring, Texas, Email to: cvickers@ix.netcom.com

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From Vernon Easley, easley@kdn0.attnet.or.jp

REF: Stephen Vickers and John Vickers, I have indications that George Vickers, desceased son of John Vickers of Edgecombe, may have had two additional children or at least one more son and daughter Sabrina went by the name Selany or Salania while in SC. I'll have to send you the details and refs later, but the jist is that a Uriah Vickers died in SC abt 1798, and his sisters Sarah Harrell and Salania Edwards ref'd by the court as the children of George Vickers and sisters of the late Uriah Vickers were involved in the settling of the estate. Additionally, Stephen Vickers was present as the attorney for Salania and Christopher Edwards.

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Forwarded by Coppley

To: Coppley Vickers, cvickers@worldnet.att.net
From: Nel Hatcher, nelhatch@rapidnet.com
Subject: William Hatcher & Martha Vickers
Date: Sunday, May 17, 1998

Researching HATCHER,HALL,MILLER,ZIMMERMAN and many more Hi Coppley, Saw your post re: Vickers and am wondering if you have any info on Martha Vickers who md. c1755 to William Hatcher in SC? Our Hatcher researchers are having one very rough time getting a handle on her and also their children.

Our Hatcher site is at http://members.tripod.com/~GeneaNel/ showing Martha and William.

Thanks a bunch, Nel Hatcher, nelhatch@rapidnet.com

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Submitted by Lucy Grisham, lgrisham1ps@ont.com

Vicars, Vickars/VickersAncestry

From New England to the South

 

Family Crest of the Vicars/Vickers Family

Reference: Burke’s Book of Heraldry

Arms-Argent- A Fret Gules- Red, Black and White Vest

Crest- Cubit- Holding a Millrind Azure

Motto-†† Vigore”--

Meaning and Origin-possibly pertaining to the Church as in VICAR- man of the Church- or of the Vicarage?

**Burke’s Book says possibly the first Vicars came from Spain from one named “Vicaro” who came to England in the suite of Catherine of Aragon-4th wife of King Henry VIII and settled in Ireland. Whether this is true or not bears further research.

 

John Vickers b @1584- England and died 1623- Jamestown, VA.

 

John Vickers is said to have come from London, England to help colonize the Americas.

He apparently married to Sarah (maiden name unknown), about 1619- She was born in Jamestown 1588. John Vickers died about 1622-23.

**Listed in “List of the Living & Dead in Virginia, February 16, 1623 as deceased.

He is not in the 1624 Census of Jamestown.

** He would have been about 35 years old at his marriage.

 

Supposed child of John and Sarah:

John Vickers- born @1620 in Old Rappahannock Co. Virginia, Died Sept 13, 1677 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He married Jane Webb about 1644- daughter of Elias Webb and wife Katherine, (maiden name unknown), widow of John Knott of Westmoreland County.

Will names children:

1.            John- @1648-50 married Ruth- Died 1729 in Chowan/Bertie Co. N.C.

2.            Ralph- b 1650? Married? -His daughter Margaret married William Boykin, son of Edward Boykin. Will date of Ralph- 10 Feb 1742- R 14 Jan 1743. Names his three grand-children of Margaret and William Boykin.

**Southampton Co. Deeds- (part of Isle of Wight)-Deeds-1751-pp 323-327- Thomas Boykin and wife Mary 262 acres adjacent Mill Swamp and Benjamin Jenkins – part of **525 acres given by Ralph Vickers Sr.to Thomas Boykin and Samuel Boykin-(grandsons)signed-Thomas Boykin and wife Mary.Witnesses- Thomas Williamson, Edmond Jenkins, Simon Boykin, John Harris and Matthew Powell. Daniel Herring may have been acting as attorney- **(This land sold to Ralph by Benjamin Boykin.)

Half Brother Abraham Carnall, son of Thomas Carnall and Jane. **Her second husband.

 

*Westmoreland County records- 1658-1661- John Knott Inventory of Estate, May 27,

1660. Total evaluation – 4027 pounds tobacco- Signed by Wm. Freake, Thos Butler, Richard Heabeard- Feb 16, 1660- Sworn to by Elias Webb, who married relict of Knott.

*Will of Elias Webb- of Rappahannock co. –July 24, 1697-recorded in Essex Co

Lived Westmoreland Co. Va. - **Wife Katherine, deceased - but listed in deed- she was widow of John Knott of Westmoreland Co.

Son Elias- (who died before his father)-

Daughter Jane – married to 1. John Vickers 2. Thomas Carnall- Westmoreland Co.

Daughter Elizabeth- married to David Browne

Daughter Sarah- married to?

*Deposition of Thomas Speedy- that John Knott made verbal Will to give all he had to his wife Katherine March 22, 1659. John Knott was brother to Richard Knott who married Rebecca –Westmoreland Co. Record

Wills Vol #2- due Elias Webb- 200 acres land for transportation of these persons into the colony- Ann Garrett, Evans Price, Edith Blacke, and John Bevis-Feb. 24-1663-4.

Westmoreland Co. Deeds and Wills- #3-1701-1707- John Hoare- Washington Parish Feb 1705- to Andrew Monroe of same, in exchange of 3 acres part of patent granted Elias Webb- April 30, 1664- in Washington Parish near plantation of said Monroe.

 

David Browne of Washington Parish, Westmoreland Co. to John Hoare of same. With consent of his wife Elizabeth and for 3000 pound tobacco, 43 acres, his wife’s share of land. Elias Webb, late of Westmoreland Co. died possessed of a tract joining upon the land of Mr. John Scott and Mr. Andrew Monroe, containing 130 acres, and formerly belonged to John Knott of the aforesaid Co., deceased and being found to escheat by an inquisition under the hands and seals of Lt. Col. Peter Ashton by virtue of this deputation from Col. Miles Carey, Escheator General, Mar 8, 1663/4, and granted to Elias Webb by an escheate patent 30 April 1664. Elias Webb at his decease left one son Elias and three daughters, Jane, Elizabeth and Sarah- His son Elias dying before his father in his minority the above tract fell successively to the three sisters as co-heirs. David Browne married with Elizabeth, one of the daughters and co-heirs- Signed by David Browne and Elizabeth Browne. Elizabeth relinquished her right of dower- 1697-†††

 

Will of Ralph Vickers I - Feb 10, 1741-2 Probated Jan 14, 1747:

IRalph Vickers, being of great age but sound of mind and memory….

To grandson, Thomas Boykin, half the land bought of Benjamin Boykin and two slaves.

To grandson Simon Boykin, half the land bought of Benjamin Boykin and one slave.

To granddaughter Martha Boykin, to live on plantation as long as she is single and three slaves.

To daughter, Margaret Vaughn (wife of Thomas Vaughn), one shilling current money and to live as long as she wishes on the Benjamin Boykin Farm.

Granddaughter Martha Vaughn, one shilling.

Abraham Carnall, his half brother appointed executor. Witnessed by Joseph and Hardy Council. Abraham declined to serve as executor. Simon Boykin appointed in his place. January 14, 1747. Will of Ralph Vickers was presented for probate by Abraham Carnall and was proven by oaths of Joseph Powell and Thomas English.

Ref: Isle of Wight Deed Bks #2 1704-1715- p 175

Great Book 1715- 1724 pp182-84

Will Book 3 p 89

Will book 5, pp 89-91

Order Book 1746- 1752 p 74††††

Ralph Vickers purchased land in Lower Parish, Newport, Isle of Wight Co. Va. on December 29, 1710. George and Elizabeth Anderson sold to Ralph Vickers of Chuckatuck Parish in Nansemond Co. Va. a Planter, for 4,600 pounds tobacco, a tract of land amounting to 175 acres in Lower Parish Newport- tract that had been granted to George Anderson on October 25, 1696 and adjoining land of George Pierce, John Silleway, William Carver, William Williams and Richard Braswell. – Wit: Andrew Griffin, Francis Seagrave and John Lawhon.

March 18, 1718- John Williams of Albemarle Co. sold to Ralph Vickers of Newport, for 40 barrels of tar, 200 acres adjoining where William Williams formerly lived. (Half of the 400 acres granted George Pierce on April 23, 1681 and sold to John Williams and Thomas Williams October 10, 1681, Witnessed by John I. Powell, William Watkins and James Watkins).

May 27. 1728 Ralph Vickers, William Page, John Teasley appraised the estate of Phillip Pierce. August 26, 1728 appraised estate of Richard Bowin. June 26, 1738- appraised estate of John Teasley with William Page and Richard Pierce.

Deed October 26, 1741- Benjamin Boykin of Edgecombe Co. N.C. sold to Ralph Vickers of Isle of Wight Co. 525 acres being patent to Major Arthur Allen, October 20, 1691-

November 26, 1744- Ralph R. Vickers of Isle of Wight Co. Va. deeded to Samuel Wilkins of James City Co. for 41 pounds currant money 200 acres adjoining the former William Williams plantation purchased in 1718, plus 175 acres adjoining George Pierce’s land and John Silleway, William Carver, William Williams and Richard Carver. (Part of the patent of Geo. Anderson 1710). Witnessed by John Dunkley and Thomas Williamson.

 

John Vickers- b @1648-1650- Isle of Wight Co. Virginia

Married Ruth? - About 1679-80 - They died Chowan/Bertie Co. North Carolina. John’s age indicates he was older when he married, at least 30 or 31 years of age.††

Children:

1.      Ralph- b 1690 – married to 1. Jane?†† 2. Sarah? (Not proven at this time.)Lived in the area of Isle of Wight that became Newport Parish, Southampton Co. Virginia and then to Edgecombe Co.North Carolina. Died about 1761 per his will.

Deed Records-Edgecombe Co. - - Land bought 27 Apr 5 1754- - Beginning at black gum on south side of Town Creek, then south 70 chains – east 32 poles to James Permenter’s line to acorner pine- then south 40 chains – east 140 poles along Permenter’s other line to a corner pine, then east 184 poles to a corner pine, then west along the said line, 216 polesto John Moore’s corner maple- then up the creek to the first station- Rent to be 17 shillings 4 pence. Chain bearers-James Permenter and Absalom Holliman.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Signed by Ralph Vickers††

***Holliman or Holleman family from Southampton Co. Virginia

 

Deed Bk 6 p 348- William Williamson of Johnston Co.- to Ralph Vickers –of Edgecombe Co. 21 July 1758- 60 pounds proclamation money- 320 acres on the north side of Town Creek- joining James Rhodes. Witness: John Smith and Benjamin Brand.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Signed by Rachel Vickers (?)

Reg. Edgecombe Co. Court- 1758- J. Mont fort CC

 

††††† Supposed other children of John and Ruth-?? What happened to these children?

2.†† Abraham Vickers- b

††††† 3. Thomas Vickers- b

††††† 4.†† Stephen Vickers- b

††††† 5.†† John Vickers- b

 

1790 Census Edgecombe Co.lists Ralph Vickers II.

 

Will of Ralph Vickers II- Parish of St. Mary’s – Aug 11, 1761- R Sept Court 1762.

Wife and Executrix-“lend plantation whereon I live, reversion to youngest son Abraham- one Negro to be sold at her death, money divided between four youngest children, horse, saddle, bridle, two pewter dishes, pewter tankard, six pewter plates, cast iron pot and frying pan.Eldest son and executor, Ralph Jr., plantation bought of William Williamson, horse, large gun and sword.Sons, John, plantation bought ofJohn Moore, also horse and gun, Abraham, mare bought of Edward Burton to be shared with Sarah. Sarah- furniture and residue to be divided between wife Sarah and her four children.Mary Baker, Rachel Scarborough, eldest daughters, two pounds fifteen shillings each.” Witnessed by Moses Baker, Benjamin Brand and Aaron Baker.

** this will indicates Ralph was married more than one time- The older girls being Mary and Rachel,are probably by a first wife. The provision for “four younger children” and the separate provision for the girls, along with the wording of the will indicate Sarah as mother of the three boys and a younger daughter Sarah.He may have been married when he was in Southampton Co.?††

 

** William Williamson- possibly the same one b 1744, Bladen Co. N. Carolina who married Mary Gardiner and was son of William Jonathan Williamson who married a Collins. He also was of the same family as John Williamson who married Nancy Jordan and died Butts Co. Georgia;All of these wives are from connecting families.

 

*Will of Sarah Vickers- 7 Feb 1781- Aug Ct. 1783- Sons and Executors- Abraham, “Plantation whereon I live as provided in his father’s will, all estate. John, use of still”-†† Wit: John Permenter, Mary Head and John Vickers.

 

Children of Ralph and his two wives:

 

1. Mary- b @1730-5 - married Moses Baker Jr., b 1734-37, died @1816 in Kentucky, son of Moses Baker b @1708 Chowan/Bertie Co. NC and Sarah Chappell.†† **Ref:Will of Moses Baker. The Chappell family was of Surry Co. Va They intermarried with my Mason family.

2. Rachel- b 1730-5 - married to Miles Scarborough- son of David Scarborough and Nancy Dunn, son of William Scarborough and wife Sarah, b 1690- Isle of Wight Co. Va.††

3. Ralph III- b 1730- 37, son of Sarah- married to Ann Baker, daughter of Moses Baker and Sarah Chappell. He died 1810 in York Co. S. Carolina. (Ref: Wills of York Co.)

***This Ralph is probably the same one who is found in Anson Co. North Carolina in October 1779 with others who passed law dividing Anson County, creating Richmond, then Montgomery Co. N.C. east of the Pee Dee River. According to Anson Co. N.C. Land Grants, Early Probate and Abstracts” p 129, Ralph Vickers was one of the buyers of the estate of John Williamson along with 16 others1783.He also received land in a grant 1785.

Ref:S.C. State Land Grants Vol. 23 p 5-8- Ralph Vickers received 200 acres, survey October 3, 1791, Cheraw District of Chesterfield Co. on Bear Creek dated Feb 4, 1793. S.C. land grants just meant that they bought the land, per the folks at the S.C. Archives.**He is in South Carolina census 1790, with 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, and 1 female.

Also find a Ralph in Anson Co. 1790 Census with 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, but 3 females over 16. ??†† could he have been in both census records or is this another Ralph?

 

***Note:The South Carolina Archives and History Center says in 1785, Cheraws District was divided into Chesterfield, Marlboro and Darlington Counties- but it divided Camden District into York, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Richland, Claremont and Clarendon Counties”

 

Note**Tryon County NC was taken from Anson and parts of it became the Upper Counties of South Carolina **York County is on the boundary line of North and South Carolina.

Re: Battle of Kings Mountain- A list made Aug 4, 1782 showed a Ralph Vickers at 26 years old, 5’10”, brown complexion- (b 1756). Deserted with others from post at Kingston.Don’t know which one he is??

 

Children:

1. Theophilus- b? He married Feb 7, 1810- to Judith Taylor - Caldwell Co. Kentucky.In the 1800 Census S.C.

** Judith (widow) and John Vickers (his brother) apply for letters of administration on estate of Theophilus Vickers, Deceased- Jasper Co. Ga. 1817.††

2. Charity- b? She married John Ross.

3. Mary- b?She married Michael Berry b 1768- Died 1820 (will) - Hardin Co. Tennessee. They had a son named Michael T. Berry who died 1881 in Dickson Co. Tennessee.

4. John- b? In the 1810 census of York Co.Apparently he is in Jasper Co. Ga. by 1817.So one of the John Vickers in Georgia is probably the son of Ralph Jr.††

 

4. John- b @1730-40?Married to Mary and died 1784- Edgecombe Co. N. C.

5. Abraham- b – He is the younger son- *See Will of Sarah Vickers.

6. Sarah- b†† married a Scarborough, probably brother to Miles.

 

**Ref: History of the Bakers of Surry County Virginia- Moses Baker was member of the Protestant Ana-Baptist Church on Town Creek, Edgecombe Co. as a trustee of the church along with Miles Scarborough, John Stokes, William Scarborough and James Scarborough.

Will of Michael Baker, his brother - Lincoln Co. N.C. was witnessed by John and William Vickers and Andrew Gardiner.

 

John Vickers , son of Ralph Vickers

 

*Deed Bk 6-p 270-John Vickers bought land from Peleg Rogers of Duplin Co. Feb 2, 1758- for 20 pounds current money Virginia- 640 acres on North side of Town Creek- Witnessed by Abram Vickers and George Gardiner.

 

Deed Bk E. Indenture 24 Feb 1780- between John Vickers Sr., Edgecombe Co. and Michael Ward of same in which John Vickers sold 370 acres on William Branch- said County. Wit: Thomas Mercer, Stephen Vickers, Joseph Vickers. (See South Carolina and Laurens Co. Ga. records.)

*Mercers of Craven Co. NC- 1743 and Johnston Co. NC- 1749.

Edgecombe Precinct- Edgecombe Co. bought land of John Mooreof Edgecombe, planter, 21 Mar 1752- 24 pounds, 10 shillings current money of Virginia- 200 acres on south side of Town Creek, a grant to said Moore 20 Apr 1745.Wit: Jonathan Wever, Elizabeth Wever and signed by John Vickers. Aug.Court 1752. B. Wynn- CC††

 

N.C. Land Grant- Granville and others- John Vickers- planter 23 July 1761- Beginning at an oak on Stinson’s line then by his said line to corner of Ralph Vickers’line then by said line to Barker’s corner to first station- 545 acres – Jacob and Abraham Vickers, chain Carriers.

 

Land Grant- 10 Dec 1760- Description- beginning at a live-oak on Richard Lee’s line- on south side Town Creek then by said line 200 poles to a pine the east 220 poles to a pine in the head of the branch then north 200 poles to Capt. Permenter’s line- then along his line north 45 chains- west 72 poles to Permenter’s corner- a live oak then up creek to 1st station- 360 acres – chain carriers- John Morris and Abraham Vickers.

 

Land Grant-23 July 1761- Description- beginning at a gum in Town Creek on north side of or near Richard Ward’s Corner- then by Ward’s line north 20 chains- 144 poles to corner thence the other line north 70 chains- west 20 poles to a pine thence north 200 chains to a red oak then chain 500 poles to a black oak thence 60 poles to his own line then by his said line 220 poles to the corner line the other line south chain 240 poles to Town Creek- thence the said creek to the first station. 460 acres- Rent 18 shillings 5 pence per year- Chain carriers- Abraham and Jacob Vickers.

 

Important note here:

**According to the will of William Hatcher of Johnston Co. N.C., and Mary Boykin his wife, one of his sons married to Martha Vickers, daughter of John and Mary Vickers, and four of his daughters married four of the Vickers brothers to Martha. William was son of John Hatcher and Mary Hancock of Henrico Co. VA

His children were:

1. John-Bertie,NC- married Mary Brady

2. Jesse-Bertie,NC- married Priscilla Nunnalee- to Georgia d/o Moses Nunallee?

3. Obedience (Beady)-married Gideon Yelvington, May 14, 1785 -lived probably Edgefield South Carolina near Seth Hatcher,and is said to have had one child.It is presumed she died there because Gideon shows up later in Georgia in the 1804 Montgomery Co. jury list and is on the 1805 Land Lottery. He is later in Florida and no mention of her is made.*The Yelvingtons are connected with Drew Vickers Group, Lowndes Co. Ga. ††

4. William Jr.married Martha Vickers, daughter of John and Mary-

5. Pheby-married John Coleman. **Colemans went to Georgia and Florida.

6. Mary-married Joseph Vickers about 1782-Darlington, South Carolina. She may have died there also-

7. Ann -†† marrieda Vickers

8. Lucy- married a Storey

9. Tabitha- married to Thomas Cockrell- s/o Thomas Cockrell and Elizabeth-

10. Millie- married probably Joshua Vickers- and I think this is mine**- The name Mary Mildred was handed down thru the girls of the family.Of course this is not proven, but there was an older Joshua Vickers and a younger Joshua Vickers in the early Alabama and Georgia records.†† My Joshua, Gadsden and Leon Co. Florida, married Martha “Patsy” possibly Harris?

11. Sarah- married a Vickers

From this will,we thenhave a double connection to the Hatchers- They along with the Bryants, and Boykins were direct kin.†††††

 

Ref: Will of John Vickers, Edgecombe Co. N.C. 1784

 

Children of John and Mary:

1.      Abram – b @1750-60- died before 1784-married probablya Hatcher-

2.      Jacob- b 1750-60 -marriedprobably a Hatcher

3.      John M. Jr. – b1750-60- Married probably a Hatcher and had daughter Charlotte b. 1811 in Wilkes Co. N.C. who married John Marlowe Sept 5, 1832. She died Sept 19, 1899. Durham, N.C.(John made deed to daughter 1785- Deed Bk 4.)

4.      George- b1750-60-Died before 1784- married Sarah Autry- daughter or granddaughter of Cornelius Autry- Edgecombe Co. (Deed of gift from Cornelius Autrey, 25 Jan 1771- Edgecombe Co, Cornelius Autrey had land grant in Edgecombe 1762).Buried Autrey’s Creek, Edgecombe Co.He married after death of Sarah to Pheraby or Phoebe, (maybe an Askew), who died before 1790. Children by Sarah:

1.      George Jr. - by Sarah.

2.      David- by Sarah

3.      Sarah- by Pheraby-married Samuel Harrell- went to South Carolina

4.      Salina- by Pheraby- married Christopher Edwards- Lived Thomas Co. Ga.

Found later in Jefferson Co. Florida. ** Christopher Edwards belongs to the family of Barbara Boynton. They are from Isle of Wight Co. Virginia Edwards Family.

5.      Uriah- b?by Pheraby -died 1794-5died at age 5 years-

Deed Bk 9 p 3- Edgecombe Co.- N.C. has release claim to land of Uriah Vickers- deceased, by Christopher Edwards and wife Salina Edwards to Stephen Vickers of Darlington Co. S.C. , attorney for Samuel Harrell and wife of District of Charleston, S.C. 27 May 1798.

 

**Court of Edgecombe Co. May Session- 1799- Christopher Edwards and wife Salina are suing Ralph Vickers for 500 pounds or another large sum which was due Salina from estate of Pheraby Vickers who died before 1790. Children of George and Pheraby, Sarah, Uriah and Salina- Uriah died intestate, a child, age 5, about 1794-5. Ralph Vickers- guardian of funds- conclusion of case declared. Christopher, Salina to received 93 pounds, 13 shillings which was in full of the petitioner’s share of the estate of George, Pheraby and Uriah, all deceased and having allowed Ralph all proper charges- Nov 29, 1799.

Deed Bk 9 p 272- Sarah Harrell of Charleston Dist. S.C. sister Uriah Vickers, Dec’d- Mar 28, 1798.†††

Ref: Edgecombe Co. Kinfolks- 1788-1855- includes Audit of sale of estate of George Vickers and Pheraby Vickers- 1790.

Guardianships:Uriah, son of George Vickers- under guardianship of John Morris 12 Nov 1790. Sarah- daughter of George Vickers- under guardianship of John Morris 3 May 1786.Salina – daughter of George Vickers- under guardianship of Ralph Vickers- 25 Feb 1794.

 

Information of Cornelius Autrey from 1977 letter from Mrs. William Goodwin- Wills Point, Texas.

Cornelius bought land in 1745 – for 35 pounds- 160 acres in Edgecombe Co. NC. His children:

1. Cornelius Jr. - went to Alabama

2. Absalom- went to Georgia

3. Alexander- to Georgia

4. John- to Georgia

5. Jacob- to Georgia

6. William- to North Carolina- **her ancestor.

7. Mary- to North Carolina

8. James-

9. Theophilus- to North Carolina

10. Elizabeth- to Alabama

11. Elijah- to Alabama

12. Drury- to NC- died 1818- Sampson Co. NC

13. Isham- to Alabama

14. Rachael- to North Carolina

 

Ref:“Edgecombe Co. Kinfolks- 1788-1855”- On October of 1782, the 28th day of the month Gov. Alexander Martin granted to George Vickers at the rate of fifty shillings per hundred acres, a tract of land in Edgecombe Co. 400 acres on Hurricane Branchadjoining Arthur Lee, said Vickers, Samuel Davis, Isaac Eason Sr. and Obed Eason. Sold 1782. On May 27, 1782, Pheraby Vickers,Admx of the estate of George, signed the inventory:11 cattle, two breeding mares, horse mare, seven sheep, 3 old sows, geese and gander, old pair of leather boots, pair of leather britches, old loose coat, old Bible, razor, old loom, sley, harness, old woolens wheel, old linen wheel, old pair of cards, old tub, two old pails, two old piggins, old bucket, four old barrels, flax break, four old baskets, two old saddles, two old bridles, pair of hames and collar, plow frame, old sickle, old pair of Tempel?, seven hoes, grubbing hoe, old axe, drawing knife, two gimlets, hammer, small scraps of old iron, some old nails, old grindstone, two bed steads with cords, bed hide, two small looking glasses, old cradle, old table, three pewter dishes, four basins, nine pewter plates, fourteen spoons, porringer, tin cup, stone butter pot, two stone jugs, seven glass bottles , old can, two old iron pots skillet, pair of pot hooks, pot trammel, old pepper box, earthen cup, five old knives, five old forks, box iron and two heaters, griddle, frying pan, old glass inkstand, bell, two bells, churn, two old bread trays, old wooden bowl, two old pot lids, two corn tumblers iron spoon, mortar and some soap.

On July 27, 1782- Sheriff Henry Hart sold personal property of George Vickers at public auction for 182 pounds 11 shillings

Edgecombe Deed Bk- E- p 309-

Will Bk B-Section of inventories- p 273

Will Bk B- pp355-357

Will Bk B- - 321††††††††††††

5.†† Ralph- b @1750-60- Died Muhlenburg Co. Kentucky- married to Nancy White.

6.†† Benjamin- b@1753? May have married a Hatcher.He is believed to have been a Tory during Rev. War- killed by a Mr. Bradstreet of Edgecombe Co. in Georgia about 1786-7?Benjamin sold land in Edgecombe Co. on S. side of Town Creek to John Vickers Jr., being parcel of land John Sr. bought of Richard Horne. Mar 21, 1781. Deed Bk 4- p 25- He sold to John Morris for 50 pounds- 100 acres land on South Side Town Creek- 8 Feb 1783.

**Edgecombe Co. Abstracts of Court Records- Wednesday 4 May 1785- “Benjamin††††††† Vickers, son of John Vickers took part in war with the British Army when in this state.”

 

Per letter of Lola Vickers King, Liberty Hill, Texas- direct descendant-

Benjamin had sons James, Benjamin, Jr. and a daughter unknown- Benjamin Jr. b 1776-80 married Henrietta Robinson about 1803. This Benjamin went to Canada and is said to have served under “Mad Anthony Wayne”. He left Canada about 1813 for Logan Co. Ohio. He had a son James- b 1804- who married Elizabeth Sanders about 1827, said to have been from England and whose family came to Pennsylvania and into Ohio. Their children:

1. Silas bMar 21, 1828, who married Mary Jane Netherlinb. Mississippi,andcame to Caldwell Co. Texas by way of Lawrence County Mississippi where a son James Solomon Vickers was born about 1857-60.In 1868, he located on a farm of 385 acres in Williamson Co. (probably at Liberty Hill or Georgetown). They had about 14 children, perhaps some more born in Mississippi. Lola is descended thru Charles Lymon Vickers.Silas died 1914.

 

Other children of James and Elizabeth were Caleb- went to Mexico- no further-

Caroline A. - married William James Slaughter at Georgetown, Texas, Williamson Co. 1858.

*James married again to a Mrs. Miller and they went to San Antonio where they established a hotel called St. Leonards. By 1856 they were in California where he died in a logging accident.††††

**Note of interest:Ref: “Headrights and Grants of TexasVol 6 Abstract 628-1854 and Vol. 9- Abstract 820- 1858”- lists a John Vickers- b Dec 10, 1841- Mother named Mary-father unknown, from Virginia. Mary was born mar 10, 1769 and died Jan 20, 1843 at age 73 years. John had a brother named Thomas Vickers.†† I have no idea who this is. ††

 

7. Joshua- b 1750-70-may have married to Milly Hatcher??- may have gone to Georgia and Florida????†††

8. Stephen– b. 1750-70- married probably to Elizabeth Brown- daughter ofNancy Brown, whose will dated 1829,Meriwether Co. Gaindicated that Elizabeth and Stephen had moved out of Georgia by about 1808-9 which may be true since a Stephen Vickers was in Laurens Co. 1808.

There is a younger Stephen Vickers b 1781-1792?He married to Jane Mills- d/o Henry I. Mills and wife Ann of So. Carolina.They are in 1850 Census records of Jefferson Co. Florida living next door to Henry Mills Jr., probably her brother. Henry Jr. married to Sarah Murphy or Murphrey?In the 1800 So. Carolina Census, there appear to be two Stephen Vickers in Darlington County.** The Mills family were Quakers- of Frederick Co. Virginia and Jefferson Co. Tennessee- They married into the Mendenhall , Beeson and Pennington Families of Chester Co. Pennsylvania.†† .

Stephen (younger one)may have died around 1862 as Jane Vickers is in the 1870 Census record as living with John Clark Household in Jefferson County Florida as an “Aunt”- **There is a John Clark b 1827- Chester Co. SC- who married to Jane Boykin and died at Flat Creek, Gadsden Co. Florida , 1910.??

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Deed Bk- 9 p 273- Stephen Vickers of Darlington S.C. 28 Mar 1798- sold land granted to George Vickers, dec’d, falling to his daughters Sarah Harrell and Delaney Edwards by death of their brother Uriah Vickers.

1784- Washington Co. Ga. he witnessed deed of William Goodson to Edwin Goodson, was in 1805 Land Lottery Ga

9.. Mary- b 1750-70- married to John Morris, Jr.

10. Patience b 1750-70 Married John Stokes- (Stokes of Dorchester Co. Md. To Lunenburg Co. Va. 1810 Census Dorchester Co.*Martin Stokes- Bullock Co, Ga., son of late Marcus Stokes of Edgecombe Co. N.C. Deed Bk 11 p 128- Marcus Stokes, Jr. son of late Marcus Stokes – Deed Bk 11 p 419- Bullock Co. Ga.Laurens Co. Ga.Census lists Josiah Stokes.

11. Elizabeth –b. 1750-70- married Benjamin White

12. Joseph N. - b 1755-70- to Darlington S. Carolina – said to have married Mary Hatcher-In Dec 22, 1793- Joseph was appointed guardian of Jethro Spivey (minor) of that County. Connection here unknown.He received in Cheraw’s District by June 7, 1795,500 acres and received 235 acres land in Darlington District- between Jeffrey’s Creek and Lake Swamp- bounded by Joseph Nettles, south by James Kirby, east by Nettles and west by Jane Vickers. (*Nettles family lived in Marion Co., married to Yelvingtons)Cheraw District- on Lake Swamp- Feb 5, 1798- bounded by lines running NW-NE and NE- by Edward Sessions land and Samuel Wadkins.

 

Ref: South Carolina State Land Grant Vol. 43 p 362-June 15, 1798 and Vol 50 p 434 Bk ZZZ-910 acres surveyed for him Aug 20, 1802- Darlington District bounded by J. Vickers (Joseph, Jr. or John?) between Jeffrey’s Creek and Lake Swamp. He received this grant Sept 5, 1804.†† He was in 1800 Darlington Co. S.C. census records and in Wilkinson/Laurens Co. Ga. records 1805-6 on the first grand jury of Laurens County. He made land deals from 1806 to 1811 and one of these includes a James Vickers 1808. I am inclined to believe that James was one of his children.In 1811, Joseph is probably the one who got passport thru the Indian lands with John Tanner and wife, and he with two children, one who had a wife, and 12 slaves to Western country. Does not say anything about him having a wife? **John Tanner was part of the family of Joseph Tanner of Burke Co. Georgia, who married into the Lanier family of Anson Co. and goes back to Edward Tanner who married Mary Hatcher daughter of Henry Hatcher and Ann Lound of Henrico Co. VA. Ref: Tanner Family History and the Hatcher Family History.††††

John Wesley Tanner b 1845 Douglas, Coffee Co. Georgia married Sarah Gaskins, daughter of John Gaskins and Frances Lott. The Gaskins were of Beaufort District South Carolina, and before that Bertie Co. NC. and before that Northumberland Co. Virginia. Here is a connection to family of Wiley Vickers group, Coffee Co. Ga.

John Tanner b 1794- South Carolina was son of Josiah Tanner and Martha Wooten of Mecklenburg Co. Virginia and died Oldham Kentucky.The Wooten family was married to the Bryant family of Isle of Wight Co. Virginia. Ref: NC Mountain Folk and Connected Familiesby Yvonne Amico.

Since Joseph had married Mary Hatcher, the Tanners would have been cousins.

Joseph and Stephen both show up in Wilkinson county records by 1815.††

**Joseph and James Vickers are in sale of 15 slaves to Mr. Elizabeth Vickers – Hinds Co. Mississippi in 1841 by Sheriff’s sale against Elias Vickers – unknown connection at this time, and this Joseph may have been the younger one. ??†††††

††† 13.Martha- b @1750-51 – married Feb 21, 1765- William Hatcher, Jr., son ofWilliam Hatcher Sr. and wife Mary Boykin of Johnston Co. N. Carolina.Children:

6.      Mary- b 1765- married 29 Nov 1785- to William Garner or Gardiner- Reuben Wilks Bondsman.

7.      Benjamin- b 1766- married Ann Wilkerson

8.      Abby or Avey?- married a Bruer (Brewer)

9.      Martha- b 1771- married Samuel Cockrell

10.  Elizabeth b 1777- married William Pearce

11.  Prissa- b 1780- married a Garner

12.  Sally- b 1785- married Jeptha Woodard

 

Other Records of South Carolina include marriage records of:

 

1. John Vickers-probably son of Ralph III- who died in York District- married to Jane Swann, Feb 4, 1811. York Dist.

 

2. James Vickers- married Hannah Ryan, Feb 9, 1779- York Dist. Possibly a son of Joseph?

 

3. William Howell married to Alma Vickers- Mar 29, 1738- York District

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Submitted by Lucy Grisham, lgrisham1ps@ont.com

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This information is for research and development of family records for anyone who is working on it right now.
Reference material for Vickers Searchers-

Edgecombe co. North Carolina Records: Wills, Deeds and Indentures.

Ralph Vickers Sr. - Edgecombe Co. WILL- 11 Aug 1761- Pg 110 Book A
Ralph Vickers Jr. – Edgecombe Co.- DEED - 7 Feb 1771 – Deed Book D page 309
Thomas Vickers- Wilmington N.C.- WILL- 25 May 1795- pg 425 Book C
John Vickers- Edgecombe- 10 Dec 1760- bought land- Deed Book 5 page 451
John Vickers- Edgecombe- bought land – 23 July 1761- Deed Book 5 page 458
John Vickers- Edgecombe- DEED -23 July 1761- Deed Book 5 page 467
John Sr. and Mary Vickers - Edgecombe Co- WILL- Book B p 152
John, son of Ralph Sr. - 1768- DEED- Book D- page 331
John Vickers- Land Grant 13 April 1780- Deed Bk E page 105
John Vickers Sr. Edgecombe- 12 Nov- 1772- Record Book 2- page 4
John Vickers Sr. Edgecombe- DEED 17 Oct 1774- Record Book 2 page 126
John Vickers Sr. Edgecombe – DEED 26 Feb 1778- DEED Bk 3- page 336
John Vickers- Sr. – Edgecombe Co- 24 Feb 1780- Deed Book E- page 2
John Vickers Sr. – Edgecombe- DEED 12 Feb 1783- Deed Book 4 page 271
John Vickers Sr.- Edgecombe- DEED 1 Nov 1784- Deed Book 4, page 176
John Sr. and Mary Vickers- DEED 14 Jan 1784- Deed Book 4 page 218
John Vickers – Edgecombe- DEED- 26 Oct 1763- Deed Book 5, page 483
Sarah Vickers- Edgecombe- WILL- 7 Feb 1781- Edgecombe Co. Wills -1759-1830- Vol 1- page 14
John Vickers- Edgecombe- deceased- Ralph Vickers Executor- Aug 1785- Deed Book 4 page 29
Ralph Vickers- Executor of John Vickers- 1792- Deed Book 6 page 288
Ralph Vickers- Edgecombe- 27 May 1789- Deed Book 6 page 349
Ralph Vickers- Edgecombe- 5 Dec 1794- Deed Book 8 page 444
Ralph Vickers- Edgecombe- buying land- 7 Feb 1785- Deed Book 4 page 209
Ralph Vickers- Edgecombe- 5 Aug 1790- Deed Book 5- page 371
Ralph Vickers- Edgecombe- Executor John Vickers- Indenture- 7 July 1790- Deed Book? (Can’t read)- page 439
Ralph Vickers- Edgecombe- Indenture 24 may 1800- Deed Book 10 page 16
Ralph Vickers- Edgecombe – Indenture 26 Oct 1803- Deed Book 11 page 150
George Vickers and Sarah Autry- of Edgecombe- 23 Jan 1771- Deed Book D- page 398
George Vickers- Edgecombe- bought land 11 Nov 1772- Record Book 2, page 143
George Vickers- Edgecombe- DEED- 4 Jan 1774- Record Book 2 page 163
Abraham Vickers- Edgecombe- Indenture- 3 Nov 1784- Deed Book 4 page 177
Benjamin Vickers- Edgecombe- DEED 28 Jan 1775- Deed Book 3 page 359
Benjamin Vickers- Edgecombe- to John Vickers Sr.- 21 March 1781- Deed Book 4 page 25
Benjamin Vickers- Edgecombe- 8 Feb 1783- Deed Book 4 page 35
John and Charlott Vickers- Edgecombe- 15 Jan 1790- Deed Book 5, page 488
John and Charlott Vickers- Edgecombe- sold to Ralph Vickers- 15 Jan 1790- Deed Book 5 page 489? (Can’t read) * .
Stephen Vickers- Darlington Co. South Carolina- 28 Mar 1798- sold land granted to George Vickers- (deceased)- falling to his daughters Sarah Harrell and Delaney Edwards by the death of their brother Uriah Vickers - Deed Book 9 page 273
Stephen Vickers- of Darlington S.C.- Articles of Agreement- 27 March 1799.
Selling land formerly belonging to Uriah Vickers- Deed Book 9 page 35- 1798
Stephen Vickers Darlington Co. – sold land that belonged to Uriah Vickers - Deed Bk 9, page 272.

Questions--- Who is the Charlotte with John Vickers?

Abstracts of Edgecombe Co. North Carolina Deeds 1759-1772- show John Vickers - (son of Ralph)- and Elizabeth Vickers sold to William Scarborough 1761- Ralph Jr. witnessed the deed – 200 acres on South Bank of Town Creek adjacent to Priscilla Bloodworth*- Witnessed by David Scarborough, (father to the Scarboroughs who married to Rachel and Sarah Vickers- David Scarborough and Nancy Dunn.) Who is this Elizabeth Vickers?
** In 1783 Anson Co. Wills and Estates- Estate sale of John Williamson- deed buyers included Mary, Rebekah, Patty Williamson, Ralph Vickers, Burwell Lanier, Pat Boggan John May, Joshua Morgan, David Jameson, Pat Boggan, Jr., Nat Dobbs, Jesse Miller, John Leverett, George Hammons, Mary Morgan and John Bloodworth.* The Jamesons and the May family intermarried later with some of Hardy Vickers family.

*Abraham Vickers was youngest son of Ralph (mentioned in Ralph’s will as such) and brother to those who are said to appear in his will in Pulaski Co. They would be his heirs if he died without children of his own, which apparently he did – as the plantation belonging to Ralph had reverted to him after the death of his Mother, Sarah, whose will dated 1781 and probated August Court 1783- made that provision as designated by Ralph.
The indenture dated 1784 above perhaps would shed some light as to what he did with the property. We do not find Abraham any more in N. Carolina. Then that indicates that Hardy and Nathan Vickers are his nephews not thru Ralph Jr. who married Ann Baker and died in York Co. S.C. listing 4 children, but John his brother by Sarah, who married Mary and died 1784 in Edgecombe Co.

Lucy Vickers Grisham, lgrisham1ps@ont.com from http://genforum.genealogy.com/vicker/messages/275.html

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Boykin/Vickers Families

 

Kelly, I am sending this to you as reference material because the Boykins were related by blood and marriage and they married into some of the families that followed them into the southern states-  They married to the Drury family- hence probably where the name Drewery came from, and if you note, the Tooke family who Hardy Nixon's family married into were of Isle of Wight Co. and of course, the Strickland's who are in Georgia and Florida with the Vickers. As you can see, the family ties were pretty close in most of the lines. Hope you can use this.   Lucy Grisham.

 

Edward Boykin Emigrant- Yeoman- Fothergill, Charing Cross Kent, England.

Born @1650- Immigrated to America sometime before 1678.

 

. Reference: 17th Century Isle of Wight VA – by Grimes- Abstracts of Wills p 43

. Reference; Historical Southern Families Vol 7- Boddie

. Thomas Warren Family History

 

He patented land adjacent Thomas Tooke and James Manning near Blackwater Swamp, Isle of Wight Co. VA.He and James Manning patented land on July 3, 1678 adjacent that of Nicholas Cobb, who sold land to Thomas Tooke. He was granted 525 acres land for transport of 11 persons to the Colony by Frances, Lord Howard, and Governor of Virginia April 20, 1685. Arthur Allen sold him 525 acres more on Blackwater in 1692 and in 1702/3 sold him 400 acres on main Blackwater Swamp in the Upper parish of Isle of Wight Co.1704 quit rent rolls lists him with 1100 acres. He married Anne Gwaltney, daughter of William Gwaltney and wife Alice Flake, daughter of Robert Flake and Margaret Marriott, granddaughter of Thomas Warren on the “Warren House” Surry Co. VA.†† Edward Boykin Jr.is listed as grandson and legateeof William Gwaltney by his will 1732. **(There are discrepancies over age of Anne Gwaltney.)

 

Reference: Cavaliers and Pioneers Vol III- 1695-1732- Patent Bk 12- p 44- 200 acres on Seacock Swamp April 25, 1705- for Transport of 4 persons.

Edward Boykin died about 1728. His will was dated 1725/6 but not probated until May 1728.Children of Edward and Anne:

  1. Edward Jr.- b @1676- Died 1743. Original will recorded in Northampton Co. 1745. Copy of will in State Library.He lived on Seacock Swamp- Isle of Wight Co. VA. (Which later became Brunswick area. Probably lived on part of the land patented by his father on the North side of the Swamp by 1724/6†† and part of the land patented on Black Water Swamp by 1730).He settled in Bertie Co. N.C. 1739 and petitioned for 100 acres land in what later became Northampton Co. by 1760.He later was granted 200 acres in Edgecombe Co.He was considered a landowner in both Virginia and North Carolina.He married Judith Hill, daughter of William Hill. Their children:
    1. Thomas - b? Died?Married to Judith Wall- daughter of Richard Wall.
    2. Solomon- b @1702- married Esther Kinchen- Died St. George’s Parish, Burke, Georgia. Children:

1.      Solomon, Jr. b

2.      Hardy- b

3.      Jesse

4.      William

5.      Olive

6.      Dorcas

7.      John-†† married†† ? Mason

8.      Tobias- b 1747- N.C. Died Sep 12, 1812- Sampson Co. N.C.Married Sarah Peebles 1782. VA. - is buried on Boykin Plantation, Sampson Co. North Carolina. Children:

1.      John- b Feb 12, 1787- Alabama Territory- Died Jan 19, 1864. Married Rebecca Wright.

2.      Thomas- b Apr 23, 1785- Sampson Co. died June 9, 1859. Buried in the Boykin Plantation estate, Sampson Co. N.C. Married Elizabeth Fennell- (Had son Haywood.)

3.      Nancy- b May 12, 1789- Sampson Co. N.C.- married Gabriel Hobbs.

4.      Solomon- b Aug 13, 1792- Sampson Co. N.C. Died Dec 10, 1844- married Penelope Wright

5.      Jane Virginia- b Sep 8, 1795- Sampson Co. N.C. died 1858- Married John Underwood.†††

 

9.      Major Francis – b 1745/50- Burke Co. Ga. died 1824- Washington Co. Alabama.

    1. Hardy- b 1710?†† Lived Nash Co. N.C.- and was in Burke Co. Ga. in 1773/4.Ref: “Families of Burke Co.” by Lucas. He lived on Cypress Swamp in North Carolina.††
    2. Benjamin- b @1709/10- died 1786- married 1. Diana Drury, daughter of James Drury and wife Catherine b Dec 1693- Charles Parish, York Va. son of John Drury and Wife Deborah.2.Betsey Butts-Children of Benjamin and Diana:

1.      Hardy- b @1731- Isle of Wight Co. VA. Married Judith Drury- Lived Nash Co., Old Fields Township, North Carolina. Children:

1.      Jacob- b @1780- Nash Co. N.C. Died Jan 1853-

2.      Wiley- b @1788- died @1818-

3.      Jonathan- b 1764- Nash Co. N.C.- died Mar 1832- married to Mary ? 1814.

4.      Hardy- b 1786- died 1837- Nash Co. N.C., married1.Polly?2. Mary Lindsey.

2.      Solomon- b @1733- married Ester? Children to Mississippi Territory?

3.      Francis- b @1735

4.      Sarah- b @1737

5.      Rachel- b @1739

6.      John b @1741

7.      Drury- b @1742- Lived Sumter Co. South Carolina- died 1823.

He married Sarah? He is buried at Family cemetery- Peidmont Bapt. Church, Lee Co. South Carolina. Children:

1.      Henry- b @1771- Sumter Co. S.C.

2.      Priscilla- b @1773- Sumter Co. S.C.

3.      John- b @1775- Sumter Co. S.C

4.      Elizabeth b @1777- Sumter Co. S.C.

5.      Ultressa- b @1779- Sumter Co. S.C.

6.      Drury Jr.- b Apr 18, 1771-Bishopville, S.C.- died 1836- Sumter Co. S.C. buried in Family Cemetery.

    1. Francis- b?Married? had son Henry- (Mentioned in will of Edward.)
    2. Rachel- b married Stephen Herring. (**Wills and Adms- 1647-1800 Isle of Wight Co. John Herringb 1620- son Anthony and wife Margerie to John Whitfield – John Vickers, Ambrose Bennett Witnessed.) Lt. Stephen Herring mentioned in the Anson Co. NC Field Return- General Muster Nov 19, 1770.††
    3. Edward III- b 1698- died 1770- Isle of Wight Co. - married Judith Holt- 1740- N.C. Son John Drury Boykin- b 1750- died Screven Co. Ga.1817.

 

  1. William W. Boykin- b 1678 Died about 1731-2- Will date June 19, 1731. Probated Sept 35, 1732.Married 1. Jane, Ann or Martha, daughters of Lewis Burwell and Abigail Smith Burwell 2. Margaret Vickers, daughter of Ralph Vickers and wife?Margaret married after death of William to Thomas Vaughn.

Will of William Boykin reference- Will Bk #3- Isle of Wight Co. Va. Appraisal of goods and chattels of William Boykin- done by Thomas Vaughn.

 

--To wife Margaret Boykin , executrix, “use of the 120 acre home plantation adjoining the land from my brother Thomas Boykin, the mouth of Cattail Branch, Tucker’s Swamp, and Fourth Branch. Use of slaves—“

Son- Simon Boykin, a fourth of 400 acres on Fishing Creek in North Carolina from a patent of 500 acres, reversional interest in his Mother’s land and slaves.

Son- William Boykin, 340 acres bought from James Spears on Roanoke River, a fourth of Fishing Creek land, seven cows and eight heifers of stock in the hands of John Bruce on Fishing Creek.

Son John Boykin- 140 acres on the land bought from Thomas Boykin on Second Branch and a fourth of the land on Fishing Creek.

Son- Thomas Boykin-b before 1710- Halifax?A fourth of the land on Fishing Creek, land in the fork of Tucker’s Swamp, 180 acres where John Phillips lived.

Daughter Martha- 120 pounds current money (British) - and to live as long as she desires on home plantation.

Witness: William Carrel or Carnall, Thomas Moore, Jr. and Matthew Kinchen

Children by first wife:

1.      William b died – married Elizabeth Bryant- Northampton Co. N.C. daughter of Needham Bryant and Annie Rambeau. Lived Camden Dist. Kershaw County South Carolina. Their children:

1.      Samuel- b @1750- died Dec 28, 1791- married Elizabeth Brown

2.      William- b @1754- died 1773

3.      Francis- b 1751- died 1821- Milledgeville, Georgia- married Catherine Whitaker- 1780. d/o Wm. Whitaker and Elizabeth Wiggins

4.      Burwell- b 1752- N.C. Married Mary Whitaker- before 1752- Died 8/17/1817- Buried Boykin Cem. Camden Dist. SC. She was d/o Wm. Whitaker and Elizabeth Wiggins

5.      Amelia Mildred- b 1755- died 1835- Wilkinson Co. Georgia- married Nathaniel Pace- Camden Dist. S.C.

6.      John T. - b 1756- Died 1798- Columbia, S.C. Married 1. Starke

2. Frances Inman Brown.

2.      John- b†† d.Married 1. Elizabeth Joyner 2. ? Eley

3.      Simon- b d.By Margaret- married Sarah?

4.      Thomas b. d. by Margaret- married?

5.      Martha- b .d.- married William Vick†††††

 

Ref; Colonial Bertie Co. N.C. – Deed Bks- A-H- 1720-1757-Bk C- p 102- James Spear- William Boykin of Isle of Wight Co.- - 220 acres on south side Morattuck River- adjacent John Nairne, William Gray and Henry Walkes – on Cattail Marsh at Hill Marsh-Wit: John Spear and John Jones- May 13, 1729.††

 

  1. Thomas- b 1682 Isle of Wight Co. VA - died Northampton Co. N. C. – 1748- probated 1750. Married Mildred?children:
    1. Thomas Jr. – b d. married Mary and died Wayne Co. N.C.He was a Doctor. Had son William-1736-1816- Wayne Co. md. Elizabeth McKinnie.
    2. Ann-b d. married a Crawford
    3. Martha- married a Thornton
    4. Elizabeth- b.d. married Joseph Strickland- Northampton. N.C.
    5. Patience- b.d. married Jacob Strickland-††

Stricklands descendants of Matthew Strickland, Isle of Wight Co. Va. and wife Elizabeth Loreen. Jacob Strickland 1700-15? MdLucretia Pitts, s/o Matthew Strickland and Ann Braswell.

 

  1. John- b @1680- Died Intestate in 1729- Isle of Wight Co. Va. – appraisal of his estate made by Francis Williamson., John Dunkley and Edward Harris.He married Ann Williamson, daughter of Francis.Their children:
    1. Francis- b 1700- died Aug 1, 1761- Northampton N.C. - married 1. Millicent Williams 2. Sarah Wall, daughter of Richard and Lucy Boykin Wall. Their children:

1.      John- b @1724 Northampton NC- married Jessie?

2.      Mildred-b.d. married Richard Wall Jr., son of Richard and Lucy Wall.

3.      Sarah or Selah- b.d. married William Pace

4.      Francis, Jr. b 1719- married Catherine Bryant

5.      Mary- b.d.- married Samuel DeLoach- son of Thomas and Mary DeLoach. Pee Dee District of South Carolina.

6.      Anne- b.d. married Robert Williams-

7.      Samuel- b.d. went to Georgia

8.      Henry- b.d.child of Sarah Wall

9.      Charles- child of Sarah Wall

10.  Elizabeth- b.d. child of Sarah Wall

Grandsons—Samuel and Francis Boykin****

    1. John Jr. – b. made will in Halifax co. N.C, 1762- Married Cherry Joyner Harris- widow of Edward Harris and sister to Katherine Dunkley, widow of John Dunkley – and both daughters of Thomas Joyner of Isle of Wight Co. Va.
    2. Edward IV- b. died 1736- appraisal of his estate that year- by James Turner, John Inman and John Jones. Married Sarah Hart, daughter of Henry Hart.
    3. Jesse- b.d. Lived in Edgecombe Co. N.C.On Swift Creek near Ralph Vickers Jr. Married Sarah Wall, daughter of Richard Wall, Northampton Co.?†† Richard Jr?
    4. William- b.d.

 

Reference: Abstracts of Deeds, Northampton Co. NC 1714-1759 Deed BK- I and Bk II.Abstracts of Wills, NC 1760-1800- mentions Francis, John and Mildred -1761- John and Jesse 1783 and Burwell and John 1784.

 

†††† 5. Mary- b. died- ††married George Rochelle b 1751- Isle of Wight Co. Va. lived in Southampton Co.††

 

Early Settlers of Mississippi- Land Claims- Miss. Territory- Alabama from Miss. Became a State in 1817-

Francis Boykin- Aug 7-June 10 17950- Land on West margin of the Tombigbee River- (Spanish Territory)- Claim of Adam Hollinger- 640 acres.

1804- Solomon Boykin- claimed land of original grant of Elizabeth Reed – Bassett’s Creek- Kinchen Boykin- Chain Carrier in survey of John Dunn’s Land.

1790ReconstructedCensus of Georgia:

Francis, Jesse and William Boykin. – Burke Co.

Major Francis Boykin- b 1745-50- Lived Burke Co. Ga. died Washington Co. Alabama. s/o SolomonBoykin and wife Ester-

 

Submitted by Lucy Grisham, lgrisham1ps@ont.com

*************

October, 2009

Hi Kelly-

††††††††††† I am sending you info I have found out about this Ralph III- son of Ralph, Jr. and wife Sarah-  who died in York Co. SC- It is definitely him who was in both Anson Co. records and then York Co. records - I guess since SC boundaries were formed between 1785 -1800. 

††††††††††† The way I knew is because this Ralph's daughter married Michael Berry who appears on one of the deed records in Anson with Ralph. I would assume also that Michael Berry is connected somehow with the Berrys who married into the Folsom family who married Rachel Vickers- Drury Vickers sister. 

††††††††††† The Deed and Will Records of Anson Co. -Colony of NC -1765-1775- Abstracts of Land Patents Vol. 2. by Hoffman- p 48 No. 26, 139 prove that. These deeds also mention Scarborough land adjacent that of Ralph Vickers.

 

††††††††††† Apparently this Ralph sold part of the land he received in 1785 to Abraham Ballew ( 100 acres) in 1786- I do not know how much land Ralph actually had, but it changed hands a number of times. 

   

††††††††††† I have incorporated his info into the records for John Vickers of Edgecombe since that has the direct lineage - It is interesting because Ralph III had son John who is thought to have gone into Georgia. At this time, I have not figured out which one he may have been. 

 

Hope you all are o.k. I heard from Barbara Boynton yesterday.I stay in touch with her as much as I can. We all owe her a great debt of gratitude for the info in Florida.

 

Talk to you again soon.

 Lucy Vickers Grisham

 

 

Vicars, Vickars/VickersAncestry

From New England to the South

 

 

Family Crest of the Vicars/Vickers Family

Reference: Burke’s Book of Heraldry

Arms-Argent- A Fret Gules- Red, Black and White Vest

Crest- Cubit- Holding a Millrind Azure

Motto-†† Vigore”--

Meaning and Origin-possibly pertaining to the Church as in VICAR- man of the Church- or of the Vicarage?

**Burke’s Book says possibly the first Vicars came from Spain from one named “Vicaro” who came to England in the suite of Catherine of Aragon-4th wife of King Henry VIII and settled in Ireland. Whether this is true or not bears further research.

 

John Vickers b @1584- England and died 1623- Jamestown, VA.

 

John Vickers is said to have come from London, England to help colonize the Americas. He apparently married to Sarah (maiden name unknown), about 1619- She was born in Jamestown 1588. John Vickers died about 1622-23.

**Listed in “List of the Living & Dead in Virginia, February 16, 1623 as deceased.

He is not in the 1624 Census of Jamestown.

** He would have been about 35 years old at his marriage.

 

Supposed child of John and Sarah:

John Vickers-born @1620 in Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia, Died Sept 13, 1677 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia or Stafford?He married Jane Webb about 1644, daughter of Elias Webb and wife Katherine, (maiden name unknown), widow of John Knott of Westmoreland County.

Will names children:

3.            John- @1648-50 married Ruth- Died 1729 in Chowan/Bertie Co. N.C.

4.            Ralph- b 1650? Married? -His daughter Margaret married William Boykin, son of Edward Boykin. Will date of Ralph- 10 Feb 1742- R 14 Jan 1743. Names his three grand-children of Margaret and William Boykin.

**Southampton Co. Deeds- (part of Isle of Wight)-Deeds-1751-pp 323-327- Thomas Boykin and wife Mary 262 acres adjacent Mill Swamp and Benjamin Jenkins – part of **525 acres given by Ralph Vickers Sr.to Thomas Boykin and Samuel Boykin-(grandsons)signed-Thomas Boykin and wife Mary.Witnesses- Thomas Williamson, Edmond Jenkins, Simon Boykin, John Harris and Matthew Powell. Daniel Herring may have been acting as attorney- **(This land sold to Ralph by Benjamin Boykin.)

Half Brother Abraham Carnall, son of Thomas Carnall and Jane. **Her second husband.

**Will also mentions “ God-daughter, Mary Knight” - who I think belongs to Peter Knight of Isle of Wight co. Virginia- This Peter Knight received grant of land from Sir John Harvey on main creek adjacent to Lt. John Upton – 200 acres –Mar 13, 1638- I also believe he was the one who married to Mary or Genevieve Basse- of the family of Nathaniel Basse- Peter Knight also transported Frances Mott to Old Rappahannock Co., probably related to John and George Mott,and she married John Finnell.

**Many of the Basse family migrated south into Mississippi territory and into Texas later. Elias Vickers is found with them in Covington Co. MS.

 

*Westmoreland County records- 1658-1661- John Knott Inventory of Estate, May 27,

1660. Total evaluation – 4027 pounds tobacco- Signed by Wm. Freake, Thos Butler, Richard Heabeard- Feb 16, 1660- Sworn to by Elias Webb, who married relict of Knott.

*Will of Elias Webb- of Rappahannock co. –July 24, 1697-recorded in Essex Co

Lived Westmoreland Co. Va. - **Wife Katherine, deceased - but listed in deed- she was widow of John Knott of Westmoreland Co.

Son Elias- (who died before his father)

Daughter Jane – married to 1. John Vickers 2. Thomas Carnall- Westmoreland Co.

Daughter Elizabeth- married to David Browne

Daughter Sarah- married to?

*Deposition of Thomas Speedy- that John Knott made verbal Will to give all he had to his wife Katherine March 22, 1659. John Knott was brother to Richard Knott who married Rebecca –Westmoreland Co. Record

Wills Vol #2- due Elias Webb- 200 acres land for transportation of these persons into the colony- Ann Garrett, Evans Price, Edith Blacke, and John Bevis-Feb. 24-1663-4.

Westmoreland Co. Deeds and Wills- #3-1701-1707- John Hoare- Washington Parish Feb 1705- to Andrew Monroe of same, in exchange of 3 acres part of patent granted Elias Webb- April 30, 1664- in Washington Parish near plantation of said Monroe.

 

David Browne of Washington Parish, Westmoreland Co.to John Hoare of same. With consent of his wife Elizabeth and for 3000 pound tobacco, 43 acres, his wife’s share of land. Elias Webb, late of Westmoreland Co. died possessed of a tract joining upon the land of Mr. John Scott and Mr. Andrew Monroe, containing 130 acres, and formerly belonged to John Knott of the aforesaid Co., deceased and being found to escheat by an inquisition under the hands and seals of Lt. Col. Peter Ashton by virtue of this deputation from Col. Miles Carey, Escheator General, Mar 8, 1663/4, and granted to Elias Webb by an escheate patent 30 April 1664. Elias Webb at his decease left one son Elias and three daughters, Jane, Elizabeth and Sarah- His son Elias dying before his father in his minority the above tract fell successively to the three sisters as co-heirs. David Browne married with Elizabeth, one of the daughters and co-heirs- Signed by David Browne and Elizabeth Browne. Elizabeth relinquished her right of dower- 1697-†††

 

Will of Ralph Vickers I - Feb 10, 1741-2 Probated Jan 14, 1747:

IRalph Vickers, being of great age but sound of mind and memory….

To grandson, Thomas Boykin, half the land bought of Benjamin Boykin and two slaves.

To grandson Simon Boykin, half the land bought of Benjamin Boykin and one slave.

To granddaughter Martha Boykin, to live on plantation as long as she is single and three slaves.

To daughter, Margaret Vaughn (wife of Thomas Vaughn), one shilling current money and to live as long as she wishes on the Benjamin Boykin Farm.

Granddaughter Martha Vaughn, one shilling.

Abraham Carnall, his half brother appointed executor. Witnessed by Joseph and Hardy Council. Abraham declined to serve as executor. Simon Boykin appointed in his place. January 14, 1747. Will of Ralph Vickers was presented for probate by Abraham Carnall and was proven by oaths of Joseph Powell and Thomas English.

Ref: Isle of Wight Deed Bks #2 1704-1715- p 175

Great Book 1715- 1724 pp182-84

Will Book 3 p 89

Will book 5, pp 89-91

Order Book 1746- 1752 p 74††††

 

Ralph Vickers purchased land in Lower Parish, Newport, Isle of Wight Co. Va. on December 29, 1710. George and Elizabeth Anderson sold to Ralph Vickers of Chuckatuck Parish in Nansemond Co. Va. a Planter, for 4,600 pounds tobacco, a tract of land amounting to 175 acres in Lower Parish Newport- tract that had been granted to George Anderson on October 25, 1696 and adjoining land of George Pierce, John Silleway, William Carver, William Williams and Richard Braswell. – Wit: Andrew Griffin, Francis Seagrave and John Lawhon.

 

March 18, 1718- John Williams of Albemarle Co. sold to Ralph Vickers of Newport, for 40 barrels of tar, 200 acres adjoining where William Williams formerly lived. (Half of the 400 acres granted George Pierce on April 23, 1681 and sold to John Williams and Thomas Williams October 10, 1681, Witnessed by John I. Powell, William Watkins and James Watkins).

 

May 27. 1728 Ralph Vickers, William Page, John Teasley appraised the estate of Phillip Pierce. August 26, 1728 appraised estate of Richard Bowin. June 26, 1738- appraised estate of John Teasley with William Page and Richard Pierce.

 

Deed October 26, 1741- Benjamin Boykin of Edgecombe Co. N.C. sold to Ralph Vickers of Isle of Wight Co. 525 acres being patent to Major Arthur Allen, October 20, 1691-

 

November 26, 1744- Ralph R. Vickers of Isle of Wight Co. Va. deeded to Samuel Wilkins of James City Co. for 41 pounds currant money 200 acres adjoining the former William Williams plantation purchased in 1718, plus 175 acres adjoining George Pierce’s land and John Silleway, William Carver, William Williams and Richard Carver. (Part of the patent of Geo. Anderson 1710). Witnessed by John Dunkley and Thomas Williamson.

 

John Vickers- b @1648-1650- Isle of Wight Co. Virginia

Married Ruth? - About 1679-80 - They died Chowan/Bertie Co. North Carolina. John’s age indicates he was older when he married, at least 30 or 31 years of age.††

Children:

2.      Ralph- b 1690 – married to 1. Jane?†† 2. Sarah? (Not proven at this time.)Lived in the area of Isle of Wight that became Newport Parish, Southampton Co. Virginia and then to Edgecombe Co.North Carolina. Died about 1761 per his will.

Deed Records-Edgecombe Co. - - Land bought 27 Apr 5 1754- - Beginning at black gum on south side of Town Creek, then south 70 chains – east 32 poles to James Permenter’s line to acorner pine- then south 40 chains – east 140 poles along Permenter’s other line to a corner pine, then east 184 poles to a corner pine, then west along the said line, 216 polesto John Moore’s corner maple- then up the creek to the first station- Rent to be 17 shillings 4 pence. Chain bearers-James Permenter and Absalom Holliman.†† Signed by Ralph Vickers††

***Holliman or Holleman family from Southampton Co. Virginia

 

Deed Bk 6 p 348- William Williamson of Johnston Co.- to Ralph Vickers –of Edgecombe Co. 21 July 1758- 60 pounds proclamation money- 320 acres on the north side of Town Creek- joining James Rhodes. Witness: John Smith and Benjamin Brand.†††††† Signed by Rachel Vickers (?).†† Reg. Edgecombe Co. Court- 1758- J. Mont fort CC

 

††††† Supposed other children of John and Ruth-?? What happened to these children?

2.†† Abraham Vickers- b

††††† 3. Thomas Vickers- b

††††† 4.†† Stephen Vickers- b

††††† 5.†† John Vickers- b

Deed records Essex and Old Rappahannock co.- Jan 28, 1661-2- show a Robert Viccaridge?Vicars?in deed (Old Rappahannock Deeds-1656-1664)

 

1790 Census Edgecombe Co. lists Ralph Vickers II.

 

Will of Ralph Vickers II- Parish of St. Mary’s – Aug 11, 1761- R Sept Court 1762.

Wife and Executrix-“lend plantation whereon I live, reversion to youngest son Abraham- one Negro to be sold at her death, money divided between four youngest children, horse, saddle, bridle, two pewter dishes, pewter tankard, six pewter plates, cast iron pot and frying pan.Eldest son and executor, Ralph Jr., plantation bought of William Williamson, horse, large gun and sword.Sons, John, plantation bought ofJohn Moore, also horse and gun, Abraham, mare bought of Edward Burton to be shared with Sarah. Sarah- furniture and residue to be divided between wife Sarah and her four children.Mary Baker, Rachel Scarborough, eldest daughters, two pounds fifteen shillings each.” Witnessed by Moses Baker, Benjamin Brand and Aaron Baker.

** this will indicates Ralph was married more than one time- The older girls being Mary and Rachel,are probably by a first wife. The provision for “four younger children” and the separate provision for the girls, along with the wording of the will indicate Sarah as mother of the three boys and a younger daughter Sarah.He may have been married when he was in Southampton Co.?††

 

** William Williamson- possibly the same one b 1744, Bladen Co. N. Carolina who married Mary Gardiner and was son of William Jonathan Williamson who married a Collins. He also was of the same family as John Williamson who married Nancy Jordan and died Butts Co. Georgia; All of these wives are from connecting families.

 

*Will of Sarah Vickers- 7 Feb 1781- Aug Ct. 1783- Sons and Executors- Abraham, “Plantation whereon I live as provided in his father’s will, all estate. John, use of still”-†† Wit: John Permenter, Mary Head and John Vickers.

 

Children of Ralph and his two wives:

 

1. Mary- b @1730-5 - married Moses Baker Jr., b 1734-37, died @1816 in Kentucky, son of Moses Baker b @1708 Chowan/Bertie Co. NC and Sarah Chappell.†† **Ref:Will of Moses Baker. The Chappell family was of Surry Co. Va.They intermarried with my Mason family.

 

2. Rachel- b 1730-5 - married to Miles Scarborough- son of David Scarborough and Nancy Dunn, son of William Scarborough and wife Sarah, b 1690- Isle of Wight Co. Va. between 1758 and 1761-Miles was Pastor of Buck Camp Baptist Church in Burke County, Ga. in 1805.** Many of these Scarborough men are in Burke Co. Georgia during the 1780’s and 1790’s listed as grantee’s. Miles Scarborough is in Jefferson Co. GA early records 1785. Some of the Scarboroughs are listed in Anson Co. NC deed records as living adjacent Ralph Vickers, III, in 1800- on Brown Creek.

3. Ralph III- b 1730- 37, son of Sarah- married to Ann Baker, daughter of Moses Baker and Sarah Chappell. He died 1810 in York Co. S. Carolina leaving a will dated Aug 23, 1810- proven Oct 19, 1812.

**In the records of “Battle of Kings Mountain” - A list made Aug 4, 1782 showed a Ralph Vickers at 26 years old, 5’10”, brown complexion- (b 1756). Deserted with others from the post at Kingston. (If he was born about 1756- this one would not be old enough to administer his father’s estate)-

(Ref: Wills of York Co.)

**Will of Ralph Vicars- State of South Carolina- South Carolina- York District-

“In the name of God, Amen, that I Ralph Vicars, being weak of body but of perfect Memory – first I do recommend my soul to God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors – first as my last will and testament , I do allow all my worldly contracts to be discharged out of my personable property and secondly I do give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter, Charity Ross, five dollars out of my estate and in like manner give and bequeath unto Theophilus Vicars, my well beloved son, the sum of five dollars out of my personable estate and in like manner as above I do give and bequeath Mary Berry, my well beloved daughter the sum orfive dollars out o my estate aforesaid—and in like manner, as above said, I do give and bequeath unto John Vicars, my well beloved son, one hundred dollars out of the said estate also in like manner, do give, leave and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Ann Vicars- all the remaining part of my estate and to have her living out ofit and at her disposal whilst she lives and at her decease, if any left or remains, I do allow it to be sold at public sale and equally divided amongst the above mentioned legatees…

I also do allow as my last will and testament that all my goods and chattels what ever is to be put to public sale at the discretion of Ann Vicars and John Vicars as chief Executors of my estate… Signed this 22nd of August 1810. In the Presence of Witnesses:  Thomas Davis, James McCanon,Thomas McCants :  19 Oct 1812; Case 65 file #3090

 

He apparently was in Anson Co., North Carolina in 1779 when Anson was divided up into the new counties, Richmond and Montgomery, North Carolina- east of the Pee Dee River. The Pee Dee River runs into the upper part of South Carolina into Marion County. There is also a record of an Original Grant to a Ralph Vickers in Warren Co. North Carolina, which was also taken from Anson- possibly the one he received in a grant 1785.

***This Ralph is the same one who is found in Anson Co. North Carolina in October 1779 with others who passed law dividing Anson County, creating Richmond, then Montgomery Co. N.C. east of the Pee Dee River. According to Anson Co. N.C. Land Grants, Early Probate and Abstracts” p 129, Ralph Vickers was one of the buyers of the estate of John Williamson along with 16 others1783.He also received land in a grant 1785. He owned land in Anson as late as 1800-

Ralph Vickers is in Anson Co. 1790 Census, with 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, but 3 females over 16.

He is in York Co. South Carolina census 1790, with 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, and 1 female.(If the census was taken at different times of the year, this would be possible??) York Co. was formed in 1785- from Camden Dist- which later became Pinckney District.

 

In 1800 Census he is listed in his household: p 948

Ralph Vicars- 2 males 16-25- 1 male over 55

2 females 16-25 and 1 female over 55

 

Theophilus Vicars

1 male under 10- 1 male 26-45

1 female under 10- 1 female 26-25

 

John Vickers-

1 male under 10- 1 male 16-25

1 female 16-25

 

Ref: Family Records of Betty K. Price

Census and Will Records- North and South Carolina

 

Abstracts of Land Grants Vol. 2 by Hoffman- shows Abraham Ballew bought 100 acres on Flat Fork of Brown Creek beginning at a pine near Isaac Ballew, from Ralph Vickers for 30 pd on Jan 3, 1796- – Signed by Ralph Vickers and witnessed by John Hickman, Jeremiah Bass and Michael Berry- Recorded in 1794- (Anson Co. NC DB H-2- p 35

Jul 4, 1785- Moses White sold 100 acres on Flat Fork of Brown Creek beginning at a white oak on Frederick Bass’ corner to Samuel Flakes for 30 pds – land originally patented to George Ballew in 1775- Wit: Ralph Vickers and William Henry- Moses White signed- and it was recorded Jan 1789- Anson Co. NC- DB- H-2. p 35

 

Aug 24, 1790- John Ballew bought 200 acres on Flat Fork, adjacent Ralph Vickers, from Patrick Boggan Jr. He later sold this land to Abraham Ballew in December of 1794-

 

On Jun 10, 1805- Abram Ballew and Margaret Ballew sold 150 acres on creek adjacent survey of Shadrach Denson and Ralph Vickers to Henry Ballew- These two tracts of land was part of survey granted to Shadrach Denson in 1775 and part of tract granted to Ralph Vickers in 1785- Recorded October 1806-

Also find a Ralph in Anson Co. 1790 Census with 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, but 3 females over 16. ??††

He is probably in South Carolina after that-

Ref:S.C. State Land Grants Vol. 23 p 5-8- Ralph Vickers received 200 acres, survey October 3, 1791, Cheraw District of Chesterfield Co. on Bear Creek dated Feb 4, 1793. S.C. land grants just meant that they bought the land, per the folks at the S.C. Archives.**He is in South Carolina census 1790, with 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16, and 1 female.

***Note:The South Carolina Archives and History Center says in 1785, Cheraws District was divided into Chesterfield, Marlboro and Darlington Counties- but it divided Camden District into York, Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Richland, Claremont and Clarendon Counties”

 

Note**Tryon County NC was taken from Anson and parts of it became the Upper Counties of South Carolina **York County is on the boundary line of North and South Carolina.

Re: Battle of Kings Mountain- A list made Aug 4, 1782 showed a Ralph Vickers at 26 years old, 5’10”, brown complexion- (b 1756). Deserted with others from post at Kingston.Don’t know which one he is??

 

Children:

††††† Children of Ralph Vickers and Ann-

1. Theophilus- b Feb 17, 1770- He married Feb 7, 1810- to Judith Taylor –inCaldwell Co. Kentucky. (Family Bible record) – He would have been about 40 years of age at this marriage- may have married more than once-†† He is in the 1800 Census S.C.He lived in Cabarrus Co. NC and Gibson, Indiana?

** Judith (widow) and John Vickers (his brother) apply for letters of administration on estate of Theophilus Vickers, Deceased- Jasper Co. Ga. 1817.

Children:

a. Hudson- b Feb 23, 1812- married 1. Barbara Barnhardt Sep 17, 1833- Cabarrus Co. NC – 2. Susan Porter- In the 1870 Cedar Co. MO.

b. Jane- b Sep 25, 1815- married to Benjamin Pinion, b Nov 7, 1811- Anson Co. NC. died 1900- in Montgomery Co. NC-in 1837- He wasson of Reuben Pinion and grandson of Thomas Pinion and wife Sallie, who died Wilkes Co. NC

c. Theophilus Jr.- b Oct 26, 1817- Married to Elizabeth- They are in the District 39, 1850 Census of St. Clair, Alabama.Children listed:

††††††††††† a. John W.- b 1845- ?

††††††††††† b. Tobin- b 1846

††††††††††† c. Mary E.- b 1846-7

††††††††††† d. Martha- b 1848

††††††††††† e. Leretha J. 4/12 mo

2. Charity- b? She married John Ross.

3. Mary- b?She married Michael Berry b 1768- Died 1820 (will) - Hardin Co. Tennessee. They had a son named Michael T. Berry who died 1881 in Dickson Co. Tennessee.

**Michael Berry is in the deed records of Anson Co. NC along with Ralph Vickers – Jan 3, 1786- Abraham Bellew bought 100 acres on Flat Fork of Brown Creek beginning at a pine and land of Isaac Ballew- from Ralph Vickers for 30lbs specie- Witnesses- John Hickman, Jeremiah Bass- (who later appears in Burke Co. GA) Michael Berry and Ralph Vickers signed. Recorded October 1794- - Anson Co. NC DB H-2, p. 35- 11

4. John- b 1775-1780- In the 1800 and 1810 census of York Co.Apparently he is in Jasper Co. Ga. by 1817.So one of the John Vickers in Georgia is probably the son of Ralph Jr.††

 

4. John- b? In the 1810 census of York Co.Apparently he is in Jasper Co. Ga. by 1817.So one of the John Vickers in Georgia is probably the son of Ralph Jr.††

 

4. John- b @1730-40?Married to Mary and died 1784- Edgecombe Co. N. C.

5. Abraham- b – He is the younger son- *See Will of Sarah Vickers.

6. Sarah- b†† married a Scarborough, probably brother to Miles.

 

**Ref: History of the Bakers of Surry County Virginia- Moses Baker was member of the Protestant Ana-Baptist Church on Town Creek, Edgecombe Co. as a trustee of the church along with Miles Scarborough, John Stokes, William Scarborough and James Scarborough.

Will of Michael Baker, his brother - Lincoln Co. N.C. was witnessed by John and William Vickers and Andrew Gardiner.

 

John Vickers , son of Ralph Vickers, Jr.

 

*Deed Bk 6-p 270-John Vickers bought land from Peleg Rogers of Duplin Co. NC - Feb 2, 1758- for 20 pounds current money Virginia- 640 acres on North side of Town Creek- Witnessed by Abram Vickers and George Gardiner.

 

Deed Bk E. Indenture 24 Feb 1780- between John Vickers Sr., Edgecombe Co. and Michael Ward of same in which John Vickers sold 370 acres on William Branch- said County. Wit: Thomas Mercer, Stephen Vickers, Joseph Vickers. (See South Carolina and Laurens Co. Ga. records. Nathaniel Mercer was of Darlington Co. South Carolina. )

*Mercers of Craven Co. NC- 1743 and Johnston Co. NC- 1749 also.

Edgecombe Precinct- Edgecombe Co. bought land of John Mooreof Edgecombe, planter, 21 Mar 1752- 24 pounds, 10 shillings current money of Virginia- 200 acres on south side of Town Creek, a grant to said Moore 20 Apr 1745.Wit: Jonathan Wever, Elizabeth Wever and signed by John Vickers. August Court, 1752. B. Wynn- CC††

 

N.C. Land Grant- Granville and others- John Vickers- planter 23 July 1761- Beginning at an oak on Stinson’s line then by his said line to corner of Ralph Vickers’line then by said line to Barker’s corner to first station- 545 acres – Jacob and Abraham Vickers, chain Carriers.

 

Land Grant- 10 Dec 1760- Description- beginning at a live-oak on Richard Lee’s line- on south side Town Creek then by said line 200 poles to a pine the east 220 poles to a pine in the head of the branch then north 200 poles to Capt. Permenter’s line- then along his line north 45 chains- west 72 poles to Permenter’s corner- a live oak then up creek to 1st station- 360 acres – chain carriers- John Morris and Abraham Vickers.

 

Land Grant-23 July 1761- Description- beginning at a gum in Town Creek on north side of or near Richard Ward’s Corner- then by Ward’s line north 20 chains- 144 poles to corner thence the other line north 70 chains- west 20 poles to a pine thence north 200 chains to a red oak then chain 500 poles to a black oak thence 60 poles to his own line then by his said line 220 poles to the corner line the other line south chain 240 poles to Town Creek- thence the said creek to the first station. 460 acres- Rent 18 shillings 5 pence per year- Chain carriers- Abraham and Jacob Vickers.

 

Important note here:

**According to the will of William Hatcher of Johnston Co. N.C., and Mary Boykin his wife, one of his sons married to Martha Vickers, daughter of John and Mary Vickers, and four of his daughters married four of the Vickers brothers to Martha. William was son of John Hatcher and Mary Hancock of Henrico Co. VA

His children were:

1. John- Bertie, NC- married Mary Brady

2. Jesse- Bertie, NC- married Priscilla Nunnalee- to Georgia d/o Moses Nunallee?

3. Obedience (Beady)-married Gideon Yelvington, May 14, 1785 -lived probably Edgefield South Carolina near Seth Hatcher,and is said to have had one child.It is presumed she died there because Gideon shows up later in Georgia in the 1804 Montgomery Co. jury list and is on the 1805 Land Lottery. He is later in Florida and no mention of her is made.*The Yelvingtons are connected with Drew Vickers Group, Lowndes Co. Ga. ††

4. William Jr. – married Martha Vickers, daughter of John and Mary-

5. Pheby- married John Coleman. **Colemans went to Georgia and Florida.

6. Mary- married Joseph Vickers about 1762- Darlington, South Carolina. She may have died there also or else she came into Georgia with Joseph and died there.

7. Ann - married a Vickers

8. Lucy- married a Storey

9. Tabitha- married to Thomas Cockrell- s/o Thomas Cockrell and Elizabeth-

10. Millie- married probably Joshua Vickers- and I think this is mine**- The name Mary Mildred was handed down thru the girls of the family.Of course this is not proven, but there was an older Joshua Vickers and a younger Joshua Vickers in the early Alabama and Georgia records.†† My Joshua, Gadsden and Leon Co. Florida, married Martha “Patsy” possibly Harris?

11. Sarah- married a Vickers

From this will,we thenhave a double connection to the Hatchers- They along with the Bryants, and Boykins were direct kin.†††††

 

Ref: Will of John Vickers, Edgecombe Co. N.C. 1784

 

Children of John and Mary:

5.      Abram – b @1750-60- died before 1784-married probablya Hatcher-

6.      Jacob- b 1750-60 -marriedprobably a Hatcher

7.      John M. Jr. – b1750-60- Married probably a Hatcher and had daughter Charlotte b. 1811 in Wilkes Co. N.C. who married John Marlowe Sept 5, 1832. She died Sept 19, 1899. Durham, N.C.(John made deed to daughter 1785- Deed Bk 4.) ???

8.      George- b1750-60-Died before 1784- married Sarah Autry- daughter or granddaughter of Cornelius Autry- Edgecombe Co. (Deed of gift from Cornelius Autrey, 25 Jan 1771- Edgecombe Co, Cornelius Autrey had land grant in Edgecombe 1762).Buried Autrey’s Creek, Edgecombe Co.He married after death of Sarah to Pheraby or Phoebe, (maybe an Askew), who died before 1790. Children by Sarah:

1.      George Jr. - by Sarah.

2.      David- by Sarah

3.      Sarah- by Pheraby-married Samuel Harrell- went to South Carolina

4.      Salina- by Pheraby- married Christopher Edwards- Lived Thomas Co. Ga.

Found later in Jefferson Co. Florida. One source says she remarried to Samuel Davis after death of Christopher in @1800. Their children: Lemon Edwards and Uriah Edwards. He was probably s/o Christopher Edwards and wife Elizabeth who are in Warren Co.Ga.1764.? ** Warren Co. NC Deed Bk 3 p 39 - Oct 12, 1767- Christopher Edwards and wife Elizabeth of Edgecombe co. made deed to Henry Bishop of Bute Co. for 15 pds for 100 acres in Bute Co. on south side of Tar River adjacent Moseley- Wit: George Bishop, William Holle and Thomas Moseley. Proven May court 1770- Bute Co.

Christopher Edwards belongs to the family of Barbara Boynton. They are from Isle of Wight Co. Virginia Edwards Family.

5.      Uriah- b?by Pheraby -died 1794-5died at age 5 years-

Deed Bk 9 p 3- Edgecombe Co.- N.C. has release claim to land of Uriah Vickers- deceased, by Christopher Edwards and wife Salina Edwards to Stephen Vickers of Darlington Co. S.C. , attorney for Samuel Harrell and wife of District of Charleston, S.C. 27 May 1798.

 

**Court of Edgecombe Co. May Session- 1799- Christopher Edwards and wife Salina are suing Ralph Vickers for 500 pounds or another large sum which was due Salina from estate of Pheraby Vickers who died before 1790. Children of George and Pheraby, Sarah, Uriah and Salina- Uriah died intestate, a child, age 5, about 1794-5. Ralph Vickers- guardian of funds- conclusion of case declared. Christopher, Salina to received 93 pounds, 13 shillings which was in full of the petitioner’s share of the estate of George, Pheraby and Uriah, all deceased and having allowed Ralph all proper charges- Nov 29, 1799.

Deed Bk 9 p 272- Sarah Harrell of Charleston Dist. S.C. sister Uriah Vickers, Dec’d- Mar 28, 1798.†††

Ref: Edgecombe Co. Kinfolks- 1788-1855- includes Audit of sale of estate of George Vickers and Pheraby Vickers- 1790.

Guardianships:Uriah, son of George Vickers- under guardianship of John Morris 12 Nov 1790. Sarah- daughter of George Vickers- under guardianship of John Morris 3 May 1786.Salina – daughter of George Vickers- under guardianship of Ralph Vickers- 25 Feb 1794.

 

Information of Cornelius Autrey from 1977 letter from Mrs. William Goodwin- Wills Point, Texas.

Cornelius bought land in 1745 – for 35 pounds- 160 acres in Edgecombe Co. NC. His children:

1. Cornelius Jr. - went to Alabama

2. Absalom- went to Georgia

3. Alexander- to Georgia

4. John- to Georgia

5. Jacob- to Georgia

6. William- to North Carolina- **her ancestor.

7. Mary- to North Carolina

8. James-

9. Theophilus- to North Carolina

10. Elizabeth- to Alabama

11. Elijah- to Alabama

12. Drury- to NC- died 1818- Sampson Co. NC

13. Isham- to Alabama

14. Rachael- to North Carolina

Ref:“Edgecombe Co. Kinfolks- 1788-1855”- On October of 1782, the 28th day of the month Gov. Alexander Martin granted to George Vickers at the rate of fifty shillings per hundred acres, a tract of land in Edgecombe Co. 400 acres on Hurricane Branchadjoining Arthur Lee, said Vickers, Samuel Davis, Isaac Eason Sr. and Obed Eason. Sold 1782. On May 27, 1782, Pheraby Vickers,Admx of the estate of George, signed the inventory:11 cattle, two breeding mares, horse mare, seven sheep, 3 old sows, geese and gander, old pair of leather boots, pair of leather britches, old loose coat, old Bible, razor, old loom, sley, harness, old woolens wheel, old linen wheel, old pair of cards, old tub, two old pails, two old piggins, old bucket, four old barrels, flax break, four old baskets, two old saddles, two old bridles, pair of hames and collar, plow frame, old sickle, old pair of Tempel?, seven hoes, grubbing hoe, old axe, drawing knife, two gimlets, hammer, small scraps of old iron, some old nails, old grindstone, two bed steads with cords, bed hide, two small looking glasses, old cradle, old table, three pewter dishes, four basins, nine pewter plates, fourteen spoons, porringer, tin cup, stone butter pot, two stone jugs, seven glass bottles , old can, two old iron pots skillet, pair of pot hooks, pot trammel, old pepper box, earthen cup, five old knives, five old forks, box iron and two heaters, griddle, frying pan, old glass inkstand, bell, two bells, churn, two old bread trays, old wooden bowl, two old pot lids, two corn tumblers iron spoon, mortar and some soap.

On July 27, 1782- Sheriff Henry Hart sold personal property of George Vickers at public auction for 182 pounds 11 shillings

Edgecombe Deed Bk- E- p 309-

Will Bk B-Section of inventories- p 273

Will Bk B- pp355-357

Will Bk B- - 321††††††††††††

5.†† Ralph- b @1750-60- Died Muhlenburg Co. Kentucky- married to Nancy White.

6.†† Benjamin- b@1753? May have married a Hatcher.He is believed to have been a Tory during Rev. War- killed by a Mr. Bradstreet of Edgecombe Co. in Georgia about 1786-7?Benjamin sold land in Edgecombe Co. on S. side of Town Creek to John Vickers Jr., being parcel of land John Sr. bought of Richard Horne. Mar 21, 1781. Deed Bk 4- p 25- He sold to John Morris for 50 pounds- 100 acres land on South Side Town Creek- 8 Feb 1783.

**Edgecombe Co. Abstracts of Court Records- Wednesday 4 May 1785- “Benjamin Vickers, son of John Vickers took part in war with the British Army when in this state.”

 

Per letter of Lola Vickers King, Liberty Hill, Texas- direct descendant-

Benjamin had sons James, Benjamin, Jr. and a daughter unknown- Benjamin Jr. b 1776-80 married Henrietta Robinson about 1803. This Benjamin went to Canada and is said to have served under “Mad Anthony Wayne”. He left Canada about 1813 for Logan Co. Ohio. He had a son James- b 1804- who married Elizabeth Sanders about 1827, said to have been from England and whose family came to Pennsylvania and into Ohio. Their children:

1. Silas bMar 21, 1828, who married Mary Jane Netherlinb. Mississippi,andcame to Caldwell Co. Texas by way of Lawrence County Mississippi where a son James Solomon Vickers was born about 1857-60.In 1868, he located on a farm of 385 acres in Williamson Co. (probably at Liberty Hill or Georgetown). They had about 14 children, perhaps some more born in Mississippi:

††††††††††† a Elizabeth- b d – married G.G. Anderson

††††††††††† b. Louisa- b d married John Lockhart

††††††††††† c. Liddie- b 1856-d 1863-††

††††††††††† d. Charles Lymon – ancestor of Lola King

††††††††††† e. John F.- b 1860-1885- married Sarah Ashabranner

††††††††††† f, Burnetta Jane- b 1866.- married 1. George Faro, 2. George H. Fore

††††††††††† g. R.E.L.- b d

††††††††††† h. Lewis C.- b d

i. Sarah Caroline – b 1870d – married George Washington Phipps- Fisher Co. TX

††††††††††† j. William S-b 1875 d

††††††††††† k. S.J.- b d

††††††††††† l. G.G.- b d

m. C.E.- b d

Silas died 1914.

 

Other children of James and Elizabeth were Caleb- went to Mexico- no further-

Caroline A. - married William James Slaughter at Georgetown, Texas, Williamson Co. 1858.

*James married again to a Mrs. Miller and they went to San Antonio where they established a hotel called St. Leonards. By 1856 they were in California where he died in a logging accident.††††

**Note of interest:Ref: “Headrights and Grants of TexasVol 6 Abstract 628-1854 and Vol. 9- Abstract 820- 1858”- lists a John Vickers- b Dec 10, 1841- Mother named Mary-father unknown, from Virginia. Mary was born mar 10, 1769 and died Jan 20, 1843 at age 73 years. John had a brother named Thomas Vickers.†† I have no idea who this is. ††

 

7. Joshua- b 1750-70-may have married to Milly Hatcher??- probably went to Georgiaand received 200 acres land in Washington Co. Georgia- Ceded land that began about 1773. In 1782 he received 200 plus another 100 acres in Washington Co. He is on Capt Parrott’s Muster Roll in 1793 with Drury Vickers.

 

8. Stephen– b. 1750-70- married probably to Elizabeth Brown- daughter ofNancy Brown, whose will dated 1829,Meriwether Co. Gaindicated that Elizabeth and Stephen had moved out of Georgia by about 1808-9 which may be true since a Stephen Vickers was in Laurens Co. 1808.They appear to be the ones in Florida.

 

There is a younger Stephen Vickers b 1781-1792?He married to Jane Mills- d/o Henry I. Mills and wife Ann of So. Carolina.They are in 1850 Census records of Jefferson Co. Florida living next door to Henry Mills Jr., probably her brother. Henry Jr. married to Sarah Murphy or Murphrey?In the 1800 So. Carolina Census, there appear to be two Stephen Vickers in Darlington County.** The Mills family were Quakers- of Frederick Co. Virginia and Jefferson Co. Tennessee- They married into the Mendenhall , Beeson and Pennington Families of Chester Co. Pennsylvania.†† .

Stephen (younger one)may have died around 1862 as Jane Vickers is in the 1870 Census record as living with John Clark Household in Jefferson County Florida as an “Aunt”- **There is a John Clark b 1827- Chester Co. SC- who married to Jane Boykin and died at Flat Creek, Gadsden Co. Florida , 1910.??

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Deed Bk- 9 p 273- Stephen Vickers of Darlington S.C. 28 Mar 1798- sold land granted to George Vickers, dec’d, falling to his daughters Sarah Harrell and Delaney Edwards by death of their brother Uriah Vickers.

1784- Washington Co. Ga. he witnessed deed of William Goodson to Edwin Goodson, was in 1805 Land Lottery Ga

9.. Mary- b 1750-70- married to John Morris, Jr.

10. Nancy Patience b 1765- She may have married first to an Alford??-Married John Henry Stokes- b 1761- Lunenburg Co Va- died @1825- Darlington Co. SC- They had:

a. Elizabeth (Betsy)- b Edgecombe Co.

b. Martha- b Mar 4, 1787- Edgecombe Co. died Jan 5, 1859- Alabama- married –Dempsey Dowling, Am. Rev.on Sep 22, 1803-Darlington SC- he being born on Dec 14, 1783- Jeffries Creek, Darlington Co. and died Apr 28, 1865- Claybank Cem. Dale, Co. Alabama.††

(Stokes of Dorchester Co. Md. To Lunenburg Co. Va. 1810 Census Dorchester Co.)

*Martin Stokes- Bullock Co, Ga., son of late Marcus Stokes of Edgecombe Co. N.C. Deed Bk 11 p 128- Marcus Stokes, Jr. son of late Marcus Stokes – Deed Bk 11 p 419- Bullock Co. Ga.Laurens Co. Ga.Census lists Josiah Stokes.

11. Elizabeth –b. 1750-70- married Benjamin White

12. Joseph N. - b 1755-70- to Darlington S. Carolina – said to have married Mary Hatcher-In Dec 22, 1793- Joseph was appointed guardian of Jethro Spivey (minor) of that County. Connection here unknown.He received in Cheraw’s District by June 7, 1795,500 acres and received 235 acres land in Darlington District- between Jeffrey’s Creek and Lake Swamp- bounded by Joseph Nettles, south by James Kirby, east by Nettles and west by Jane Vickers. (*Nettles family lived in Marion Co., married to Yelvingtons)Cheraw District- on Lake Swamp- Feb 5, 1798- bounded by lines running NW-NE and NE- by Edward Sessions land and Samuel Wadkins.

 

Ref: South Carolina State Land Grant Vol. 43 p 362-June 15, 1798 and Vol 50 p 434 Bk ZZZ-910 acres surveyed for him Aug 20, 1802- Darlington District bounded by J. Vickers (Joseph, Jr. or John?) between Jeffrey’s Creek and Lake Swamp. He received this grant Sept 5, 1804.†† He was in 1800 Darlington Co. S.C. census records and in Wilkinson/Laurens Co. Ga. records 1805-6 on the first grand jury of Laurens County. He made land deals from 1806 to 1811 and one of these includes a James Vickers 1808. I am inclined to believe that James was one of his children.In 1811, Joseph is probably the one who got passport thru the Indian lands with John Tanner and wife, and he with two children, one who had a wife, and 12 slaves to Western country. Does not say anything about him having a wife? **John Tanner was part of the family of Joseph Tanner of Burke Co. Georgia, who married into the Lanier family of Anson Co. and goes back to Edward Tanner who married Mary Hatcher daughter of Henry Hatcher and Ann Lound of Henrico Co. VA. Ref: Tanner Family History and the Hatcher Family History.††††

 

John Wesley Tanner b 1845 Douglas, Coffee Co. Georgia married Sarah Gaskins, daughter of John Gaskins and Frances Lott. The Gaskins were of Beaufort District South Carolina, and before that Bertie Co. NC. and before that Northumberland Co. Virginia. Here is a connection to family of Wiley Vickers group, Coffee Co. Ga.

John Tanner b 1794- South Carolina was son of Josiah Tanner and Martha Wooten of Mecklenburg Co. Virginia and died Oldham Kentucky.The Wooten family was married to the Bryant family of Isle of Wight Co. Virginia. Ref: NC Mountain Folk and Connected Familiesby Yvonne Amico.

 

Since Joseph had married Mary Hatcher, the Tanners would have been cousins.

Joseph and Stephen both show up in Wilkinson County records by 1815.††

**A Joseph and James Vickers are in sale of 15 slaves to Mr. Elizabeth Vickers – Hinds Co. Mississippi in 1841 by Sheriff’s sale against Elias Vickers – unknown connection at this time, and this Joseph may have been the younger one. ??

 

**Frederick Vickers may have been part of the family of Elias Vickers- who may have been son of Joseph-He was born between 1780-90- and died 1830 possibly Jefferson Co. Ga. He is in the 1820 Burke Co. Ga Census records with 2 males under 10 and 1 male 26-45- 1 female under 10, 2 females 26-45- He is also in the 1827 Land Lottery Bk. and the 1850 Census. He was married to Elender Smith, in July of 1806-who resided later in Hinds Co. MS before 1839- and probably died in Bienville Parish, La. Their children”

††††††††††† a. Joshua- age 41 – living in household. (b 1809). Listed as Laborer.

††††††††††† b. Green- age 23-

††††††††††† c. Louisa- age 21

††††††††††† d. Jane- age 21.

He drew Lot #8in Irwinton, Ga- and the lot was sold after the death of Frederick by Joshua Vickers, lawful agent and attorneyappointed by Elender Vickers, to Henry Clarke. DeedJul 5 1839- Seth Lane. Alfred Iverson, Benjamin Iverson, John Forsyth Irby, by Seth Lane to Elender Smith Vickers.

 

Joshua Vickers- Bienville Parish served in Creek Indian War- He volunteered Irwinton, Co. Ga and served in Col. Berry’s Reg. in 1836- and was discharged same place†† Volunteered again Barbour Co. Ala. 1837- He served 3 months – discharged 1837.

 

3. Martha- b @1750-51 – married Feb 21, 1765- William Hatcher, Jr., son of

William Hatcher Sr. and wife Mary Boykin of Johnston Co. N. Carolina.Children:

6.      Mary- b 1765- married 29 Nov 1785- to William Garner or Gardiner- Reuben Wilks Bondsman.

7.      Benjamin- b 1766- married Ann Wilkerson

8.      Abby or Avey?- married a Bruer (Brewer)

9.      Martha- b 1771- married Samuel Cockrell

10.  Elizabeth b 1777- married William Pearce

11.  Prissa- b 1780- married a Garner

12.  Sally- b 1785- married Jeptha Woodard

 

Other Records of South Carolina include marriage records of:

 

1. John Vickers- probably connected to the Rutherford Co. NC. group - who died in York District - married to Jane Swann, Feb 4, 1811. York Dist. South Carolina.

 

James Porter- b 1722- probably Ireland- died 1789-91- Rowan co. NC., immigrant to Pennsylvania – Lancaster Co.- then to Rowan Co. 1789- Left land in Lincoln co. and Iredell Co. Live next to John Vickers who married Anne Irwin.His children:

a. William Porter, Rev Sol. Battleof Kings Mountain-Rowan Co. NC. , was born 1750- 57- and died 1817- married to Mary Gilkey.

a.Rebecca who married to her first cousin John Swan, s/o Kesiah Porter and Joseph Swan.

b.Robert S. Porter married to Margaret Irvin-probably of the same Irvin family as Anne Irvin who married John Vickers, Lincoln Co.

b. Susannah- who married Samuel Ector

c. Kesiah- who married Joseph Swan

d. Ann- who married John Swan. Their children”

††††††††††† a. John B,

††††††††††† b. Mary H.-

c. Jane- who married John Vickers-

e. Jane- who married William Young

f. James – wounded at Battled of Ramsour’s Mill.

g. Margaret- who married James Graham††

**Probably some of these Porters are the ones who migrated into Georgia and Florida and are intermarried with the Vickers of Leon and Gadsden Co.

 

2. James Vickers- married Hannah Ryan, Feb 9, 1779- York Dist. possibly a son of Joseph?

3. William Howell married to Alma Vickers- Mar 29, 1738- York District

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Lucy Vickers Grisham

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