John Vickers Family

GA to AL to MS to TX


Others researching this line:
Lucy Vickers Grisham,


Submitted by Lucy Vickers Grisham


Information from Jean Hubbard, Dallas, Texas, 1967, sent to Roberta Rylander

Family chart of Norma Jean Conley- sent to me long ago. (Includes photo of Lemuel Vickers).

Census records.


John Vickers, b Jan 8, 1808, Jackson Co. Georgia. Died at Quitman or Yantis, Wood Co. Texas, Oct 22, 1891. He was listed as farmer in the Census records. 

He married to Mary Dooley, b Jan 15, 1818, on December 24, 1840, in Talladega Co. Alabama by Rev. Phillips. She was the daughter of Matthew Dooley b @1780, SC and Elizabeth, who died in Talladega Co. Ala.

She died Jan 29, 1901, in Copperas Cove, Lampasas, Texas. Buried in Wood Co.

He is in the 1860 Census of Harrison Co., Texas, at age 52, Post Office at Marshall, TX.

He is in the 1880 Census of Wood Co. at age 71. There is a David Vickers in the household this year, age 4 years, probably a grandson. 


Her widows Pension claims:

John Vickers enlisted at La Grange, Georgia in May of 1836. Served 6 months under Capt. Kendrick and was discharged at Columbus, Ga. in August of 1836.

He lived in Troupe Co. Georgia for one year after service, moved to Talladega, Alabama

and lived there eleven years before moving again to Mississippi where he lived for two years. He moved finally to Wood Co., Texas and died there.


Deed: Telfair Co., GA, Bk. G, p 4, Jan 24, 1855, Headed Elbert Co. GA.

John Vickery?  And Aaron Vickery?  County of Jackson, deeded to William Dooley, land in Appling Co. 1st District, Lot # 324 drawn by John Vickery of Dobbs Dist., Elbert Co.   Wit:  Hardy Strickland, J.P.


Children:   (ages per census records)

1. Thomas J.   b 1841, Alabama

2. Mary Elizabeth,  b Mar 5, 1842, Alabama, married to Aaron Craver or Carver? Yantis, Wood Co. TX, and died Oct 1917.

3. Emily,   b 1845,  married a Keenan possibly 

4. John Vickers, Jr.,  b 1846

5. H. E.,  b 1849, Alabama,  son age 31 living at home in 1880

6. William E.,  b 1848

7. Lemuel Matthew,  b Mar 4, 1852,  Alabama, died Aug 6, 1936, Greenfield, Chaves, Co. New Mexico. Buried at Hagerman Cemetery. He married  Dec 12, 1883, at Grand Bluff, Panola Co. TX, to Mary Luna Vawter, b Jul 13 1859, d/o of John Milton Vawter and Mary G. Durkee. She died Oct 22, 1948 at Roswell, Chaves Co. NM.

Lemuel is listed as a Lumberman and farmer in the 1900 census record, Hunt Co.  Their children:

a. John Francis, b Feb 17, 1886, Hughes Springs, Cass, TX, Died Jan 25, 1862, in Roswell, NM.

b. Lucy Octavia, b May 4, 1888, Cass, Co. TX, married 1910, to Hugh Carloss Petty. She died Apr 10, 1972, in Big Spring, Howard Co. TX, and is buried at Ft. Stockton, Pecos Co. TX. 

c. Mary Elizabeth, b Feb 24, 1891, Cass Co. died Oct 24, 1970, Roswell, NM. Married to Elmer Lankford Dec 18, 1919, at Como, Hopkins, Co. TX

d. Gladys Lee, b Aug 3, 1893, Cass Co. TX, died Nov 21, 1899, Neola, Hunt Co. TX.

e. Thomas Edwin, b Jan 27, 1896, Neola, Hunt Co. TX, married Elizabeth Ponder.  Lived in Maricopa Co. Arizona.

f. William Ernest, b Nov 24, 1900, Neola, Hunt Co. died Dec 29, 1927, Greenfield, Chaves Co. NM. Buried at Hagerman Cem.  

8. C.C., ( Sis),  b 1855, at Harrison Co.,  Texas, married Sep 18, 1880, to J.P. Thompson. In the 1880 census, she is listed as age 25 years.  

9. James A., b 1858, married Oct 12, 1881, Wood co. TX, to M.J. Moore

10. Georgia, b Feb 1859, married Dec 26, 1883 to James Storms.  Children listed in Census records 1900, Texas

            1. Zola, b Sep 18, 1884

            2. Washington, b Oct 1886

            3. Evelyn, b Feb 1889

            4. Katy M., b  Mar 1892

            5. Jimmie, b Sep 1894

            6. Jackie, b Jan 1897

            7. John D., b Feb 1899

**Mary Dooley Vickers was living in household of James Storms and daughter Georgia in Lampassas, Texas as age 82 years- birth place Tennessee- Father born in North Carolina and Mother born in South Carolina


1840- Talladega Census lists:

Matthew Dooley and William Dooley

Marion Co. Tenn, 1830 lists:

Matthew Dooley

Almon Dooley

Alfred Dooley

Thomas Dooley 


1850 Talladega Co, Ala. Census

Matthew Dooley,  age 70 farmer, b South Carolina, b 1780

Elizabeth, b 1790, age 60  b Georgia.

John Dooley, age 29, Farmer, b Tenn, b 1831

Mary A., age 22, b GA

William, age 1 year, b Alabama. 


Petty Family according to family chart of Norma Conley:

John Petty, b 1756, NC, died 1887, Chatham Co. NC.

Stephen Petty, b @1774, died Apr 8, 1850, Pittsboro, Chatham Co. Buried in Petty Cemetery there. Wife Laura Dillard.  They had son, Winship S. Petty, b @1804, Chatham NC, died 1881, Hopkins, Co. Texas, married to Mary Carloss,  d/o Archelaus Carloss b @1767, NC, died 1845, Chatham Co. and Ruth Pride who died 1826, Chatham, NC.


Their son Edward Carloss Petty, b Feb 10, 1827, Alabama, died May 2, 1916, Hopkins, Co. Texas, Married Feb 18, 1866 in Tishomingo Co. MS to Nancy Alice Wells, d/o Lewis H. Wells b 1815, Hardin Co. TN, and Lucinda Lowrey, d/o Samuel Lowery, d 1844 of S Carolina, and Delilah.


Their son Hugh Carloss Petty, b Jun 18, 1880, Hopkins Co.  TX, died Jan 1955, Pecos Co. TX-,  married in 1900 to Lucy Octavia Vickers,  d/o Lemuel Matthew Vickers and Mary Luna Vawter, d/o John Milton Vawter, b Mar 25, 1828, KY  and Mary G. Durkee/ he the son of David Vawter b in Ky 1800 and Lucinda Glover. Mary was the daughter of William L. Durkee (Civil Eng. Surveyor) and Mary Ann Weir of Hampton, Windham CT.


** David Vawter was a steamboat captain. He died in Panola Co. TX, Lucinda Glover is listed as Ferry Operator.   

Hugh Carloss Petty and Lucy Octavia Vickers had daughter Mary Louis Petty, who married Dannie Wysong Conley.


Submitted by Lucy Vickers Grisham,




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