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Family of Joseph Vickers- North
Joseph N. Vickers, born between 1760-70 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, son of John Vickers and wife Mary, s/o of Ralph. He is said to have married Mary Hatcher, daughter of William Hatcher and Mary Boykin of Johnston County North Carolina. He settled first in the section of North Carolina that became Darlington, South Carolina and his neighbors were the Sessions, Kirbys and the Nettles family.**The Nettles family descends from Robert Nettles and Mary Vicars, d/o Thomas Vicars, of Gloucester/Rappahannock Co. Va. They intermarried with the Yelvington family.
Joseph patented 500 acres land in Cheraw’s District, June 7,
1795, and on June 15, 1798, he patented 235 acres in Darlington District
between Jeffrey’s Creek and
**This Jane Vickers is probably the grand-daughter of James
Porter b 1722,
(Samuel Porter and James Porter Family History).
He also patented land Cheraw District on
All this land probably totaled 910 acres which he had
surveyed for him Aug 20, 1802, Darlington District bounded by Jane Vickers??,
between Jeffrey’s Creek and
He was in 1800 Darlington Co. SC. census records along with his son Joseph, Jr. and his brother Stephen and Stephen, Jr. His brother Stephen acted as agent for their deceased brother, George Vickers’s distribution of estate, of Edgecombe Co.
He had children born in
1. Joseph Jr. may have been the oldest, migrated to
2. Thomas probably the one who married Piety Beaty, Laurens Co.GA, Feb 16, 1817. Probably related to Henry Beaty who married into the Lott family and was on the 1801 Petit Jury of Jefferson Co. Their children were:
a. James M. Vickers, b d married Ann E. Miller Jan 24, 1838, Thomas Co. Georgia
b. Mary Beaty Vickers, b d
Piety married Joel W. Pope on Jun
8, 1848, Barbour Co.
c. J.B., age 12 years
d. J.H., age 16 years
** Joel Pope must have died between
1848 and 1850 and they had no children, so she moved back into
Henry Beaty was in Jefferson Co. 1783
James Beaty was in Pulaski Co. 1782
Henry C. Beaty was in Irwin Co. 1880
Henry Beaty was in Jefferson Co. 1801 and Married Martha Ann Lott.
3. James. b 1790-1800, mentioned in records
with his brother Joseph, to
**Daugherty Co., GA, Feb 3, 1879. Ashley E. Vickers, guardian of Mark Vickers of Laurens Co., property in 1st Dist. of originally Early Co., now Daugherty, Lots #107, 108, 110, 130, 131 and 132, known as Ben Hill place, 1,750 acres sold, Janette agreed, Ashley E. Vickers and Mark K. Vickers, her sons.
Ashley Vickers name changed from Moye- Moz (Moize) to Ashley Vickers. Legitimized on Dec 21, 1833. He is listed in 1840 and 1860 Census in Lee Co. with 26 slaves.
Col. Ashley Vickers instrumental in
engaging teachers for
Ref: History of Twiggs Co. – Faulk and Jones
Roster of men who served at Twiggs Co. Fort War of 1812
Lt. Lovett B. Smith’s Co. Payroll dated Aug 7, 1813. Private James Vickers, Private Young Vickers and Col. Ashley Vickers.
**Notice: “James Vickers, in right of wife, will sell in Feb 1832, “all the settlement of land on Turkey Creek in Laurens and Wilkinson Cos. Belonging to deceased (Wiley Hobson (Nov 16, 1830).”
Legal Notices from Southern Recorder
Milledgeville, GA Wilkinson Co.
James Vickers, administrator in right of wife on estate of Wiley Hobson,
“applies for leave to sell 1/3 part of Lot #217 3rd Dist.
(Wiley Hobson was of Orange Co. North Carolina and is probably descended of Thomas Hobson and Hester Basse. of the Basse family in Isle of Wight Co. VA. (History of Nathaniel Basse).
**The will of James Vickers mentions wife
4. Edwin, who took sick and died in 1818. Pulaski Co. GA taken from Laurens, probably the youngest son who names all of these children in his will. He assigned Joseph Vickers and Nathaniel Mercer as executors of this will, but to Thomas, he assigned his assets to be disbursed as he designated.
5. Mary, who married Nathaniel Mercer of
Darlington Co. South Carolina migrated to
6. Milly, who married a Gardner or Gardiner.
**The Mercer Family
was of Norfolk Co. Virginia and Edgecombe Co. NC. Dobbs Co
Joseph and Stephen both migrated into land ceded by the
Creek Indians as the areas opened up. In
***Between 1808 and 1815,
Deed Bk H, p 137, 1814, mentions Hatcher Vickers of Laurens Co. (Uncle Hatcher)
Book G, p 370, Aug 6, 1811., Z. Cowart deeded to Joshua Vickers of Laurens Co.
p 135, Deed dated Sep
8, 1811, Joshua Vickers to Hatcher Vickers, both of Laurens. ***These are my family who both migrated
Wilkinson/Laurens Co. Ga. records 1805-6 show Joseph on the
first grand jury of
Land deeds also show his transactions:
**At this point, no one knows where he went or when he died. It seems, however that nothing else shows up in the Georgia records on him until 1815, and I believe all of the deed records from that time on apply to the sons, Joseph, James and Thomas. .
**There was a notice in the newspaper “Louisianan,” dated May 29, 1819, State of Louisiana, Parish of East Feliciana to the public a deposition before William Kirkland, Justice of the Peace of that Parish of Joseph Vickers, John Dreher and Burel Hall, in regard to a charge of theft of 10 Negroes by Charles Ingram made by Evangelist Edwards. Witnesses of theft being Jack Land and Daniel Morgan. Dated Jan 25, 1819. Possibly this may have been Joseph Vickers, Sr??
Note **A Joseph and
James Vickers appear in a suit involving 15 slaves belonging to Mr. Elizabeth
Vickers, evidently widow of Elias Vickers, Hinds Co. Mississippi in 1841 by
Sheriff’s sale against Elias Vickers. A
John Vance paid the sum of $3,050 for them. This Elias Vickers is thought to
have been a son of Joseph, but the will of Edwin Vickers does not mention him,
nor does he show up anywhere except possibly in Laurens Co. marriage records as
having married to Elizabeth Gibbs in 1811- He later marries Eliza Ann Cobb,
1815. One reference has Elias Vickers birthdate as
1775?? But if he was the one in
**Elias Vickers had a
son Redding Vickers, who married to Sarah Norris, d/o Samuel Norris and Ann
**In an article about
formation of The Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1819, in Covington Co.
Mississippi, Elias Vickers is listed with wife, Elizabeth Allen and is
associated with the families of Esau Bass and wife, Isaac Polk and wife, John
Berry and wife, John Bass and wife, Luke Polk and wife, Jacob Willis and wife,
Simon Robbins and wife, and John P. Martin.
Church records on Ebenezer Baptist range from 1819 to the 1860s. In
researching this information, I found that the Bass/Basse
family originated in Isle of Wight Co.
In February of 1833, a deed was made by Elias Vickers and his wife Elizabeth of Hinds Co. MS to John Allen of Covington Co. MS for $1500, for a section of land. Wit: M.C. Carter, William W. Carter and A.G. Moore, J.P. who proved deed.
Deed Book E, p 75 May of 1815, Stephen Vickers (who?) deeded to Joseph Vickers Lot #239, 22nd District which consisted of 202 ½ acres in Wilkinson, Laurens Co. Witnessed by Ephraim Phillips and Nathaniel Mercer, J.P. (Was this Stephen of Florida?) ***In October of 1818 Thomas Vickers sold ½ of Lot 239 , 22nd Dist.
**On Jan 18, 1823
Joseph Vickers, Jr? sold the
other ½ of the same
Deed Book E, p 76 Jan 2, 1815, John Claghorn, Pulaski Co. deeded to Thomas Vickers, Laurens Co. 22nd Dist, 50 acres part of Lot #176 to be laid out in SW corner in square Witnessed by Mary Mercer , and Nathaniel Mercer. J.P. Recorded Mar 8, 1816.
Ref: Superior Court Minute Book B. Laurens Co.
** In 1818 Thomas, Stephen and Joseph Vickers were called before the Grand Jury in Laurens for “public affray with a man named Parramore and failure to keep the peace.” (Probably William H. Parramore who was the head foreman in the trial of Hatcher Vickers for hog stealing??? 1819)
**The Stephen Vickers
here may have been son of Joel Vickers or the younger Stephen who is in
**I do not think the Joseph in the affray with Parramore was the Joseph Senior, as he would have been an old man at this time.
In the 1819-20 Lottery, Joseph Vickers got 2 draws (as a married man) Laurens Co. Capt Ross’s Dist.
Stephen Vickers was also in the 1819 Lottery Capt. Jones Dist.
On Dec 25, 1819 Thomas Vickers sold to J. McDonald 50 acres of
On Jan 11, 1824
Monroe Co. Georgia Joseph Vickers sold to J. Grant 202 ½ acres of
Ref: Laurens Co. Georgia Superior Court, Minute Book A, p 210, p 9-118 a suit between Edmund Vickers, plaintiff versus Joseph Vickers, defendant case for use of Thomas Vickers. (I do not know what this is about or who this Edmund was ?)
This information, of course, is based on a good deal of guess work and speculation. I am sure that some of this may not be correct so feel free to make corrections where necessary.
Joseph Vickers may
have migrated westward in the hopes of saving his ownership of his slaves but
then maybe not. The Civil War was a long way off at that time, but there were
some in the
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