Joshua and Anna Vickers, Washington Co., GA

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Bev Vickers, bev@mylink.net


History of Washington Co., GA 1784-1989. Washington County Historical Society. Article on Vickers Family by Helen G. Fraps. pp. 512,513.

JOEL DANIEL VICKERS, son of JOSHUA and ANNA (ANN) HART VICKERS, b. 1838, d. Sept. 1908. His parents died when he was about 12 years of age (about 1850). Jonathan Hart, grandfather, became his guardian. After his grandfatherís death, his motherís brother, Jonathan Edge Hart, became the guardian of JOEL DANIEL and a brother, JAMES R. VICKERS. He attended Plantation Academy near Irwins Cross Roads and continued to live in Washington County until his death. He married Lutitia Moorman of Laurens Co., dau. of Thomas and Susan Linder Moorman. Issue:

1. Mamye. m. 1st Silas Smith, 2nd Tom Jones.
2. Bessie. m. James L. Keen of Laurens Co., GA.
3. Susie. m. 1st B. Hart, 2nd Wiley Dean, 3rd William Bailey, 4th S. T. Elton.
4. Mamie. m. J. W. Whitaker of Lauren Co., GA.
5. Thomas Eldridge, M.D., b. January 10, 1864, d. June, 1948. m. Dora L. Smith (1864-1919),     dau. of Dr. Benjamin D. and Dora Rountree Smith, in Baptist Church, Forsyth, Monroe Co.,     GA., April 7, 1886.

Thomas E. Vickers graduated from Georgia Medical College, Augusta, GA, in 1885, practised medicine in Washington Co., until his death. He was a planter with extensive landholdings in the Bethany Baptist Church community.

Children from this union:
1. Dora Lillian. b. February 20, 1888, d. August 9, 1972, m. William Tom Baugh. Attended Bessie     Tift College, Forsyth GA. Issue: Lucile, William, Virginia, Mae and Mable.
2. Anna Bessie. b. July 10, 1890, d. May 23, 1914, attended Bessie Tift College, m. J. J.     Crawford of Johnson Co., bur. Vickers family plot. Daughter Francis.
3. George Thomas. b. February 26, 1894, d. August 11, 1966, m. Adele Jenkins, Johnson Co.,     bur. Vickers family plot. No Issue.
4. Mamye Ruby. b. July 5, 1898, d. November 19, 1942, attended Georgia State College for     Women, Milledgeville; m. James O. Lake of Laurens Co., bur. Vickers family plot. No Issue.
5. Benjamin Daniel. b. November 18, 1901, d. March 29, 1902.
6. Carlton Herbert. b. August 31, 1905, d. December 21, 1982; attended Mercer University,     Macon; m. Martha Vaughn of Macon, September, 1928. bur. Vickers family plot. Issue: Tom     and Dan.
7. Sallie Mae. b. May 6, 1892; attended Dublin public Schools; m. Harry Clayton Gilbert of     Tennille, GA, October 26, 1910. Issue: Dora Helen, Ruth, Harry C. Jr.

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        Hi ! My name is John Beverly Vickers Jr. , I am 24 years old, and I live in Wrightsville, GA. Just wanted to compliment you on this site. I can see that it took a tremendous amount of time and effort to compile and key in this much information. I saw the part about Dr. Thomas Vickers exstensive land holdings, I've been told that it was around 5000 acres while all that is left now in possesion of the Vickers name is about 500 acres. My grandfather, John B. ( Doc) Vickers owns about 1/3 of that. I deer hunt and fish in the creek there, and sometimes just imagine my ancestors planting or harvesting the crops, tending the herd or just relaxing on Sunday getting ready for another long week of work. About a mile down the road from that is Dr. Vickers homeplace.Also the Bethany Church Cemetery holds a tremendous amount of Vickers history. I am about to purchase 7 acres about 1/2 mile east of Bethany Church to build my own homeplace on.It is not currently owned by a Vickers. This tract was part of Dr. Vickers homeplace.
      I have a great uncle by the name of James Preston Vickers. He lives in Canton, GA. I really don't know him that well, but my father John Vickers does. Although, I do know that he does have alot of information on our history in several books.I do not know his phone# or address, but I'm sure that it's in the Canton phone book. If I can help you anymore, or if you would just like to chat, mail me at bev@mylink.net .Thanks for something that we can all take pride in and be proud of. Regards, Bev Vickers

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