Peter and Ann Vickers, Bucks Co., PA

Others researching this line:
Ed Rucker, edrucker@ruraltel.net


Hope you can help me with additional information. I found your web page and it is wonderful with all the stories and information! I have a Vickers in my line that we know little about.

Mary Knight Vickers was born 27-Nov-1750 in Pennsylvania and died 12-Oct-1824 in Marlboro, Stark Co., Ohio. She was the second wife of Moses Coates (the founder of Coatesville, Pennsylvania). They were married 06-May-1777 at the Quaker MM, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania.

Mary's parents are: Peter Vickers (born 1725 and died after 1777) and Ann Knight (born abt 1730 and died after 1777). Peter and Ann signed the Quaker marriage certificate of Moses and Mary.

Thank you! Ed

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Kelly, someone said that Hardy Nixon Vickers mother was Sarah Nixon- I don't know.

 

        These are the Quaker ones probably- Bucks Co. Pennsylvania- Samuel Nixon and Susannah Roberts-

 

       1. Daughter Margaret - married Shipley Lester- children went to Ohio, Indiana, & Kansas.  The Lester family was Quaker also - living at Richland, Bucks Co. and Quakertown.  Pa.

 

       2. Daughter Abigail- married Isaac Vickers- son of:

 

       

Thomas Vickers- born 1757- Bucks Co. Pa Died E. Caln- Pa. Married Jemima Mendenhall- 

Children:

  1. John- born 1780- Chester Co. Pa. - married 1803 to Abigail Paxson- died April 24, 1860.
  2. Joshua- born 1783- Chester Co.- died 1807
  3. Martha- born 1786- Chester Co.- married June 10, 1807 to William Milhous, Jr., son of William Milhous and wife Hannah.
  4. Ziba- born 1787- married 1811 to Lydia Kersey- daughter of Jesse Kersey and Elizabeth-
  5. Thomas- born 1791- married 1. Ann Forsythe 2. Hannah Harmer
  6. Isaac- born 1792- married Abigail Nixon-
  7. Jesse- born 1795- married Margaret Penrose-
  8. Rebecca- born 1799- married 1. Evan Lewis 2. John Packer     Plymouth MM

 

****President Richard Nixon is descended through Joshua Vickers Milhous and wife Elizabeth Price Milhouse, Franklin Milhous, and Almira Burdg and Nixon’s mother Hannah Milhous.   I have picture of this family from reference book: “The Nixons: An American Family”.

 

    I have not found Sarah Nixon's line yet to find out where she belongs- but there is James Lester from the Quaker branch in Newberry South Carolina. I don't know how much time I will devote to this- but I did these families long ago and there is some interesting stuff there- I think some of the Children of John and Ruth Vickers may have been a part of these Quaker lines. I can't prove it, but once in awhile, someone will show up in the records with the other Va. and N.C. Vickers that make me wonder who they are? Some of the Morris family were also Quakers. Whether that included those in Edgecombe, I don't know. Morris was Welsh as Roberts and probably Nixon was.

 

    I also found Francis Vickers- in Talbot Co. Maryland- who married Mary, died 1696- leaving only one son, Francis Jr. and his wife re-married to Edward Bryan in 1697.  There were some early Edward Bryans- But the Morgan Bryan branch was Quaker too- being the ones who married to the Boones and lived on the Opequhon River in Virginia. My Lewis family comes from that area and is connected to this family also.

 

Anyway, I am passing this on to anyone who wants to devote time to searching these--

 

Lucy Vickers Grisham

lgrisham@verizon.net

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Early Emigrants to America.

 

**These are additional Vickers  who came early to the colonies:

I do not know who they are or if they are related to our lines—

 

Peter Vickers-Nansemond Co. transported by Andrew Bennett-1651

Bryan Vickers-James City Co.- transported by Edward Travis- (Travers)- 1639

Edward Vickers- James City Co.- transported by Edward Travis- 1639

William Vickers –James City Co.- transported by Thomas Ludwell- 1646

Francis Vickers- James City Co.- transported by- Lt. Richard Popely- 1639

Mary Vickers- Henrico Co. Transported by Richard Nance- 1639

John Vicars- Charles City Co.- Appamattox- transported by Thomas and Henry Batts-?

Thomas Vicars- Nansemond Co.- transported by? - 1694

*some of these records un-readable-

 

England to East Jersey ---Quaker Records 

 

Thomas Vickers- born in London, England

Died November 21, 1696 Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. East Jersey- To America 1682- Penn Colony?

Vocation- Blacksmith

 

Married Esther Borden- sister to Francis Borden-

Bought land from Francis Borden- Shrewsbury- for 23 pounds August 7, 1684

Thomas Hearse sold land to Thomas Vickers December 28, 1695 for 4 pounds 10 shillings 2 acres Meadowland.

 

His will names children:

  1. John- born April 7, 1687- possibly in Pennsylvania- he died in Dorchester Co. Md.
  2. Thomas- born June 11, 1689-90- - died Dorchester Co. Md.
  3. Abraham- born September 11, 1691- Married 1720 to Mary France-
  4. Isaac- born June 3, 1693- Married to Elizabeth- died Dorchester Co. Md.

 

Contents of Will-          to eldest son John, ½ land

                                    To Thomas ½ land

                                    To Abraham 10 pounds at age 21

                                    To Isaac- 10 pounds at age 21

Names brother (in-law) - Francis Borden, friend Thomas Worthly, and Thomas Hillborn- executors-

 

 

Richard Borden- born 1595-6- in England- died Rhode Island 1671- married 1625 to Jane or Joane Fowle or Fowler- born England- Children:

1. Francis I-   born England 1638---- 3rd child- died Jan 19, 1705-6- married to Jane Vicars, Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

 

Records of Shrewsbury- Quaker Records, and Chester Co. Historical Society

Abraham Vickers –born September 11, 1691- Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. East Jersey

November 21, 1733- bought land from John BrittainPlumstead Township- Bucks Co. for 80 pounds.  187 ½ acres apart from 375 acres, which had been conveyed to John Brittain from Richard Hill of Philadelphia. Witnesses, John Carlisle, Nathaniel Butler, (Brittain?) and Elizabeth Carlisle-

Will dated 1756- Plumstead, Bucks Co. Pa. – probated August 19, 1756.

Married to Mary France-

Children:

  1. Thomas- born 1720-21- Shrewsbury, East Jersey- married Sept. 13, 1746- to Rebecca Dillon- died Dec. 30, 1793- E. Caln- Chester co. Pa.
  2. John-   died young
  3. Hester-   married to Alexander Foreman
  4. Peter- married to Ann Knight
  5. Jacob- married to Rebecca Knight
  6. Mary-   married Sept. or Oct. of 1761- to William Pennington- **Shows in Frederick Co. Va. Records—possibly Hopewell area that became West Virginia.
  7. Rachel- married to Isaac Dean
  8. Leah-   married May 29, 1760 to 1. Samuel Kester 2. Richard Painter
  9. Abraham- married October 17, 1765- to Margaret Reeder- Plumstead, Bucks Co. Pa.

 

Thomas Vickers- 1st to become Quaker- born 1720-21- East Jersey married 1746- Rebecca Dillon-, daughter of Nicholas Dillon and wife Mary- Bedminster, England.

Children:

  1. Esther- June 9, 1747- Bucks co. Pa- married Dec 22, 1768- married William Michener- son of Mordecai and Sarah Michener.
  2. John- born August 3, 1749   died young.
  3. Mary- born March 9, 1752- married to David Mendenhall, son of Joshua and Lydia Mendenhall of E. Caln.
  4. Rebecca- born July 1, 1754- married June 2, 1776- to Joshua Roman- son of Joshua Roman of E. Caln.
  5. Thomas- born March 8, 1757- married June 30 1779- to Jemima Mendenhall- was a minister.
  6. Rachel- born Sept. 6, 1759- never married
  7. Abraham- born Jan. 17, 1762- married to Mary Eastwick.
  8. Mercy- born Jan 19, 1764- married Feb 26, 1787 to Abner Heston-

 

 

References:

Extracts from Friends Records-Buckingham MM 1720-1803,

Bucks Co. Pa. Births and Deaths,

 

** Thomas joined Quaker Faith, Sept. 1, 1742- Buckingham MM   He visited in MM in Maryland, Virginia and Carolinas in 1772.

 

Peter Vickers- Plumstead, Bucks Co. Pa- married to Ann Knight – ** Knight family in early Rappahannock Co. Virginia records

Children:

1. Sarah- married David Beans- son of Matthew Beans- 1775

2. Rebekah- married John Preston- 1774

3. Mary- married Moses Coates- 1777- son of Samuel Coates

4. Elizabeth- married 1778- to Eli Packer- son of James and Rose Packer, Uwchland.

 

Abraham Vickers- married 1765 to Margaret Reeder as his 2nd wife- Died Fairfax Co. Va.

Children:

  1. Mary- Born Bucks Co. Pa- to Fairfax Co. VA (She may have been by first wife).
  2. William- Born Bucks Co. Pa. – married Ann Reeder- (First Cousin) - Was in Goose Creek MM- Fairfax Co. VA.  
  3. Susannah-

 

**William and Ann disowned by Quaker Faith due to their marriage

 

Thomas Vickers- born 1757- Bucks Co. Pa Died E. Caln- Pa. Married Jemima Mendenhall- 

Children:

  1. John- born 1780- Chester Co. Pa. - married 1803 to Abigail Paxson- died April 24, 1860.
  2. Joshua- born 1783- Chester Co.- died 1807
  3. Martha- born 1786- Chester Co. - married June 10, 1807 to William Milhous, Jr., son of William Milhous and wife Hannah.
  4. Ziba- born 1787- married 1811 to Lydia Kersey- daughter of Jesse Kersey and Elizabeth-
  5. Thomas- born 1791- married 1. Ann Forsythe 2. Hannah Harmer
  6. Isaac- born 1792- married Abigail Nixon- daughter of Samuel Nixon and Susannah Roberts.
  7. Jesse- born 1795- married Margaret Penrose-
  8. Rebecca- born 1799- married 1. Evan Lewis 2. John Packer     Plymouth MM

 

****President Richard Nixon is descended through Joshua Vickers Milhous and wife Elizabeth Price Milhouse, Franklin Milhous, and Almira Burdg and Nixon’s mother Hannah Milhous.   I have picture of this family from reference book: “The Nixons: An American Family”.

You know, if I am not wrong, Peter Vickers, son of Abraham of Bucks Co. Pa who married the Knight, is said to have gone to Rockingham Co. Va. also. Will have to go back over this mountain of notes again to see. You will find the Knight family sprinkled around in Georgia and Florida too.  

 

Reference:  Presidential Pedigrees- by Gary Boyd Roberts’s, Projects Director of the New England Hist. Gen. Soc. in Boston, Mass.

 

Lucy Vickers Grisham

lgrisham@verizon.net

 

England to East Jersey–Pennsylvania  and Maryland - Quaker Records 

 

Thomas Vickers- born in London, England

Died November 21, 1696 Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. East Jersey- To America 1682- Penn Colony?

Vocation- Blacksmith

 

Married Esther Borden- sister to Francis Borden-

Bought land from Francis Borden- Shrewsbury- for £23 August 7, 1684

Thomas Hearse sold land to Thomas Vickers December 28, 1695 for £4 10 shillings - 2 acres Meadowland.

 

His will names children:

  1. John- born April 7, 1687- possibly in Pennsylvania- ** died in Dorchester Co. Md.
  2. Thomas Jr. - born June 11, 1689-90- **died Dorchester Co. Md.

 

  1. Abraham- born September 11, 1691- Married 1720 to Mary France- Died Bucks Co. Pa. 1756.
  2. Isaac- born June 3, 1693- Married to Eliza or Elizabeth- **died Dorchester Co. Md. 

Contents of Will-   to eldest son John, ½ land

                                    To Thomas ½ land

                                    To Abraham 10 pounds at age 21

                                    To Isaac- 10 pounds at age 21

Names brother (in-law) - Francis Borden, friend Thomas Worthly, and Thomas Hillborn- executors-

 

Richard Borden- born 1595-6- in England- died Rhode Island 1671- married 1625 to Jane or Joane Fowle or Fowler- born England- Children:

1. Francis I-   born England 1638---- 3rd child- died Jan 19, 1705-6- married to Jane Vicars, Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

 

Relationship on these not positively proven:

Thomas Vickers– b?  Died 1707-8- Dorchester Co. Md. Will date Feb 16, 1707-8 Married to Sarah- Children named:

      1. John- b before 1717- Married to Rachel Woodward, daughter of Joseph Woodward. John died 1717- Will date Jan 8. Proven Feb 10. She re-married to Henry Jones.  Will: John Vickers, planter, Dorc. Co. Jan 8, 1717 – only son John & heirs, entire estate and personalty including mare bought of Henry Branklin, – daughter Eliza- Nephews, William, Thomas and John Abbott, personalty- wife Rachel extx- and residue of estate- Test: Thomas Howell, John Miller and John Trego.  1717- Inventory of goods of John Vickers – signed by Mary Fisher and Thomas Vickers, brother to John.    1719 account of Rachel Vickers –last will and testament of John Vickers, late of Dorcester Co.- paid to Thomas Neville, Mary Fisher, Benjamin Woodward, George Plum, John Cullin and Sarah Evans. 

**In 1720- the account of Henry Jones and Rachel Vickers Jones, his wife, executors of the last will and testament of John Vickers late of Dorchester Co. who was the executor of the last will and testament of William Abbott of same county deceased, charged them as feloes with the balance of account passed by the said John Vickers in his lifetime on the estate of the said William Abbott. May 28. The Abbotts lived at “Blackwater”.   

      2. Thomas Jr. b    Died - Married?  

      3.  Sarah- Married to James Trego- He was born 1762- s/o Roger Trego and Sarah.

      4. Eliza- b d- Married to William Abbott- Children” William, Thomas and John Abbott.”

      5. Mary- b d – Married to Alexander Fisher- s/o Alexander Fisher and Elizabeth Winsmere.

      6. Ann- b d – Married to Edward Stokes- s/o James Stokes -1682-1710- who married to Ann Vickers before 1708. **James was the son of Peter Stokes and Ann Mason. 1630-1702. **Ann was the widow of Miles Mason-who receive in 1665- 150 acres land  to him and wife Ann and unborn child- on Mason’s Creek called Mason’s Vineyard, at head of Tar Bay. Sarah Mason, orphan, raised by Ann Mason and Peter Stokes, her second husband. Sarah married Thomas Shehawne. Mile’s home was “Teverton” at head of Fishing Creek, Dorchester Co. Maryland. 

**Maryland Calendar of Wills- mentions  Benjamin Woodward, Will June 4, 1720- Dorchester Co. and wife Mary Stokes, daughter of Peter Stokes and Ann Vickers. -- “ Her daughter Mary Seward- ( from a first marriage)- son Benjamin- personal estate equally. Son Benjamin and heirs, 4 tracts of land.  Benjamin, son of brother-in-law, Thomas Pearson, and Thomas Abbott.”

Thomas Newton- June 16, 1704- To John Vickers, son of Thomas Vickers- and to James Trego- personalty. Wife Mary- Test: William Abbott, John Walker and Thomas Skinner.  

Abbreviated or abstracted will of Thomas Vickers-  Feb 16, 1707-8  (Interesting)

I, Thomas Vickers of Dorchester Co.:

“Unto my son, John Vickers”-- Plantation called “Harwick”.

“Unto my son Thomas Vickers”—Dwelling plantation “where on I now live.” 

“Unto my daughter Sarah Vickers”---a feather bed furniture and kitchen equipment and Bible.”

“Unto my son ___?___Vickers?? feather bed, plates, and suit of clothes. “**Does not say who this son is and why he did not receive land like his brothers unless he was an infant or illegitimate??  He mentions his daughter Eliza and children of Eliza, his other daughter Mary Fisher in the division of his stock. The majority of the estate went to the two oldest sons, John and Thomas and this son not mentioned any more.     

             

Records of Shrewsbury- Quaker Records, and Chester Co. Pannsylvania Historical Society

Abraham Vickers –born September 11, 1691- Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. East Jersey

November 21, 1733- bought land from John BrittainPlumstead Township- Bucks Co. Pennsylvania for £80,  187 ½ acres apart from 375 acres, which had been conveyed to John Brittain from Richard Hill of Philadelphia. Witnesses, John Carlisle, Nathaniel Butler, (Brittain?) and Elizabeth Carlisle-

Will dated 1756- Plumstead, Bucks Co. Pa. – probated August 19, 1756.

Married to Mary France-

Children:

  1. Thomas- born 1720-21- Shrewsbury, East Jersey- married Sept. 13, 1746- to Rebecca Dillon- died Dec. 30, 1793- E. Caln- Chester Co. Pa. 
  2. John-   died young
  3. Hester-   married to Alexander Foreman
  4. Peter- married to Ann Knight
  5. Jacob- married to Rebecca Knight
  6. Mary-   married Sept. or Oct. of 1761- to William Pennington- **Shows in Frederick Co. Va. Records—possibly Hopewell area that became West Virginia.
  7. Rachel- married to Isaac Dean
  8. Leah-   married May 29, 1760 to 1. Samuel Kester 2. Richard Painter
  9. Abraham- married October 17, 1765- to Margaret Reeder- Plumstead, Bucks Co. Pa.

 

Soldiers in American Revolution- Bucks Co. Pa-

Jacob Vickers-  Plumstead- 1775

Peter Vickers-                      1775

Solomon Vickers-                 1775

And those from Philadelphia City:

John Vickers- 2nd Battalion- 7CL- past age as per certificate- McLane’s Co. 1778

 

**There is a Solomon Vickers b 1730- Chester Co. Pa. and died 1798 . He married 1752 to Sarah Ann? - 1734-1800. Children were Rebecca b 1753 and died 1834 and William b 1755 who served in the Revolutionary War. Solomon appears in the 1776 Census of Dorchester Co. with 3 males 26-30, 1 female 30-40, and 1 female 60-70. I don’t have anything further on him.  

 

Thomas Vickers- 1st to become Quaker- born 1720-21- East Jersey married 1746- Rebecca Dillon-, daughter of Nicholas Dillon and wife Mary- Bedminster, England.

Children:

  1. Esther- June 9, 1747- Bucks co. Pa- married Dec 22, 1768- married William Michener- son of Mordecai and Sarah Michener.  ** (Novelist James Michener adopted and raised by the Micheners.) 
  2. John- born August 3, 1749   died young.
  3. Mary- born March 9, 1752- married to David Mendenhall, son of Joshua and Lydia Mendenhall of E. Caln.
  4. Rebecca- born July 1, 1754- married June 2, 1776- to Joshua Roman- son of Joshua Roman of E. Caln.
  5. Thomas- born March 8, 1757- married June 30 1779- to Jemima Mendenhall- was a minister.
  6. Rachel- born Sept. 6, 1759- never married
  7. Abraham- born Jan. 17, 1762- married to Mary Eastwick.  (Had son Peter who is said to have been in Botetourt/Rockbridge Co. Va. by 1777. and is in the 1830. Census there??) **Eastwick family of Braintrim, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. A Mary Eastwick b 1772- Philadelphia Pa. and died September 1809- married to Hendrick Lott, Sr. July 20, 1795- Luzerne. He was b 1770- and christened 1774- Dutch Reform Church- Southampton, Bucks Co. Pa. He died 1812. His father was Zephaniah Lott of Wyoming Pa., son of Leonard Lott and Mary. Hendrick had married Alice, Eltje, or Else Van Pelt of the Netherlands. She was baptized in the Swedish Church in Philadelphia, Pa. These are probably part of the Lott family of Wiregrass Georgia.    
  8. Mercy- born Jan 19, 1764- married Feb 26, 1787 to Abner Heston-

References:

Extracts from Friends Records-Buckingham MM 1720-1803,

Bucks Co. Pa. Births and Deaths,

 

** Thomas joined Quaker Faith, Sept. 1, 1742- Buckingham MM   **He visited in MM in Maryland, Virginia and Carolinas in 1772. Quaker Records MM Records Buckingham.

 

Peter Vickers- b 1727-Plumstead, Bucks Co. Pa- married to Ann Knight – ** Knight Family in early Rappahannock Co. Virginia records.    **Giles Knight—Gloucester Co. Virginia Land Grant – Aug 27, 1666- 400 acres on Milford Haven called “Eagles Nest” adjacent land of Abram English and John Smith, Rappahannock River- Western Branch. For transport of 8 persons to Colony.  Don’t know if there is a connection?? 

Children:

1. Sarah- 1754- married David Beans- son of Matthew Beans- 1775

2. Rebekah-1753- Doylestown, Bucks Pa. Died Sep 12, 1834- Philadelphia, married John Preston- Feb 22, 1774 – He was the son of John Preston Sr. Their children:

            1. Zenas- b 1775

            2. John- III- b 1776 died 1838- Married Lucinda Tansil- Had 13 children. 

3. Amos- b 1779- To Baltimore Maryland Dec 2, 1799 – left will there in 1801- (Index of Wills 1684-1850- Bucks Co. Pa.)

            4. Moses- b 1781

            5. Sarah- b 1784

            6. Peter- b 1786

            7. Amie- b 1788

            8. William- b 1790

            9. Jonas- b 1792

            10. David- b 1795

3. Mary- 1756- married Moses Coates- 1777- son of Samuel Coates

4. Elizabeth- married 1778- to Eli Packer- son of James and Rose Packer, Uwchland.

 

Abraham Vickers- married 1765 to Margaret Reeder as his 2nd wife- Died Fairfax Co. Va.

Children:

  1. Mary- Born Bucks Co. Pa- to Fairfax Co. VA (She may have been by first wife).
  2. William- Born Bucks Co. Pa. – married Ann Reeder- (First Cousin) - Was in Goose Creek MM- Fairfax Co. VA.  
  3. Susannah-

**William and Ann disowned by Quaker Faith due to their marriage

 

Thomas Vickers- born 1757- Bucks Co. Pa Died E. Caln- Chester Co. Pa. Married Jemima Mendenhall- 

Children:

  1. John- born Aug 8, 1780-Bucks Co. Pa. - married June 10, 1803 to Abigail Paxson- daughter of Joseph Paxson and Mary of Sadbury. She died 1818. He died April 24, 1860. Children b Chester Co. and Uwchlan:

1. Martha- b Nov 28, 1808- died young on July 18, 1811

2. Ann- b Feb 26, 1810- died Nov 26, 1870- Married Samuel Painter- Oct 17, 1839- Delaware, Birmingham Twp.

3. Joseph- b October 1, 1811- died Feb 4, 1864- married Elizabeth

Children:

1. Jonathan- Mar 8, 1838

2. Joseph P/- Mar 8, 1840

3. Eugene- b Dec 9, 1841

4. Elizabeth Ann- b June 30, 1845

4. Jonathan- b October 16, 1804- died July 8, 1824- at age 20 yrs.

5. Jemima- b Jan 31, 1806- died? She married Nailer Webster.

6. Mary H.- b Aug 4, 1807- died 1890- married James B. Brooks

7. Aaron- b June 10, 1813- died May 23, 1880

8. Abigail C. – b April 21, 1815- Uwchlan- died Dec 18, 1900- married Mr. Taylor

9. Paxson- b July 13, 1817- Uwchlan- died October 22, 1865- married Ann Thomas Lewis on Sept 8, 1840- she died Nov 28, 1882.   

  1. Joshua- born 1783- Chester Co.- died 1807
  2. Martha- born 1786- Chester Co.- married June 10, 1807 to William Milhous, Jr., son of William Milhous and wife Hannah.
  3. Ziba- born 1787- married 1811 to Lydia Kersey- daughter of Jesse Kersey and Elizabeth-
  4. Thomas- born 1791- married 1. Ann Forsythe 2. Hannah Harmer
  5. Isaac- born October 10, 1792 E. Caln, Chester Co. Pa. - married Abigail Nixon b Mar 19, 1792- Milford, Bucks Co. Pa.- daughter of Samuel Nixon and Susannah Roberts. Children born in Chester Co.:

1. Edwin- b Aug 12, 1814-

2. Samuel Nixon- b Mar 3, 1817-

3. Thomas b Feb 27, 1823-

4. William M. – b May 25, 1821

  1. Jesse- born 1795- married Margaret Penrose-  Horsham MM-
  2. Rebecca- born 1799- married 1. Evan Lewis 2. John Packer     Plymouth MM

 

**Some of these families migrated into Indiana and Ohio and formed Meeting houses there.  The Lester Family was in Quakerstown, Bucks Co. Pa. and married into the Nixon Family- Shipley Lester married to Margaret Nixon, daughter of Samuel Nixon and Susannah Roberts of Richland MM, in Bucks Co., about 1791- Their children moved into Delaware Ohio, Kansas, and Indiana. I do not know if these were the same Lesters who show up in the Southern states or not.  

 

****President Richard Nixon is descended through Joshua Vickers Milhous and wife Elizabeth Price Milhouse, Franklin Milhous, and Almira Burdg and Nixon’s mother Hannah Milhous.   Reference book: “The Nixons: An American Family”.

Reference:  Presidential Pedigrees- by Gary Boyd Roberts’s, Projects Director of the New England Hist. Gen. Soc.  in Boston,  Mass.

 

Richard Vickers- b in Pennsylvania April 15, 1786- died in 1822 in Greenplain, Clarke Co. Ohio- (He was in Ohio by 1806) He married to Celia?  She re-married to James Anderson after death of Richard on September 12, 1827. **I don’t know Richard’s relationship with the other Vickers branches yet.  

 Children:

            1. Joshua- b April 16, 1794-

2. William- b April 16, 1796- Married to Ann Beauchanp- d/o William and Amelia- Clark co. Ohio.

3. John- b July 10, 1798-

4. Amelia- b October 3, 1800-

5. Joseph- b May 7, 1803

6. Mary Ann- b June 15, 1808- Married a Larkins.

7. Sarah- b October 12, 1810- died April 5, 1811-

8. Ruth- b Dec 11, 1812 and died 1850- Married 1.? Anderson and 2.  Paulin or Paulding? **(Some of the Paulin/Paulding family is in early Rappahannock Co. records with the descendants of Richard Anderson.)

9.  Elizabeth- b April 19, 1816

10- Emily- b April 19. 1816  (twins) 

 

Dorcester Co. Maryland Co. Wills

Isaac Vickers- Will date 1703-1707-Dorchester Co. Md. -Married to Eliza or Elizabeth- Records of Wills in Annapolis, Md. Liber 12, Folio 180 pp180-183.

Children:

            1. John- b Jan 25, 1692-3- Married to Mary Beckwith- d/o Henry Beckwith and Mary Warner, d/o William Warner.

            2. Isaac, Jr.- b Mar a5, 1699- 00-

            3. Sarah- b April 6, 1687-

            4. Eliza- b Mar 17, 1688-9

            5. Frances- b Sept 22, 1697-

            6. Anne- b Feb 28, 1702-3

 

Reference: Early Settlers of Dorchester Co. and their Lands

Clark’s Creek- Small Creek located on south side of Little Choptank River above Smith’s Cove unnamed on present map- later called “Vickers Creek” after Isaac Vickers who obtained part of “Preston”.  Description:

Preston- 500 acres belonging originally to Richard Preston’s survey December 29, 1662. map 12. At head of little Choptank River. 175 acres belonging to Isaac Vickers and named “South Preston”- and 334 acres in possession of David Peterkin and called “North Preston”  **These Prestons were probably related to the same Prestons who married into Peter Vickers group.

Abbreviated or Abstracted Will of Isaac Vickers:

“I, Isaac Vickers-- 

“Unto my son John Vickers- gun, steelyards, and mill when he comes of 21 years of age, and if he should die without issue, to my son Isaac”.

“Rest of my goods and chattels I give and dispose to be equally divided between all my children when John comes of age unless my daughters Sarah and Eliza should marry before then, they should have their equal share of my cattle. If John should marry before he comes of age 21, then and equal dividend shall be made of all my goods and chattel.”

“I will that my daughters be of age at 16 years, my son John of age at 21 years, my son Isaac of age at 18 years”

“I will that my children be kept on my dwelling plantation until my son John shall come of age 21 years old , without he marry or die before he shall come of that age. “

“I do ordain, constitute and appoint Thomas Vickers  and Anthony Taylor Sr., Guardians and Executors  in Trust and giving and granting them  full power to see that this my last will and testament is duly formed and executed, etc. “  

Signed before Roger Woolford- 1707- in the proveup of this will- Dorchester co. Md.    

 

Early Dorchester co. Maryland records:

Henry Beckwith- b 1619- Virginia- son of William Beckwith- Came with Capt. John Smith to America on the ship “Phoenix” **Further information on him in the “Stephen Gary of Maryland” site on the Internet.

Children:

1. Henry Jr.-  who married Anna Mowbray- daughter of William and Mary  Mowbray. (Isle of Wight, Surry or Sussex Co. Va.??) He was left a small bequest in his father’s will “if he should ever return 

2. Mary- married John Vickers- son of Isaac and Eliza Vickers (Surety of Henry’s will)

            3. Margaret- Married to Thomas Cooke. 

            4. Charles- Owned “Refuse Neck” and 150 acres of “Stewart’s Place”

5. Nehemiah- remainder of “Stewart’s Place”- may have married to Mary Thomas.

            6. Elizabeth- married John Taylor (Per will of Henry)

All of these children are listed in will of Mary Warner Beckwith, Jan 24, 1756. and are in the Final Distributions of Dorchester- Liber 2. 

 

Maryland Indexes of Land Grants in Dorchester Co. Maryland- 1783- List

 

John  Vickers- “William Purchase”- 100 acres DO Upper District Hundred

John Vickers- “Harpers Purchase” – 100 acres DO Upper District Hundred

Solomon Vickers-  Upper District Hundred

John Vickers- 200 acres Upper District Hundred

Thomas and Elizabeth Harrington – DO Middle District Hundred

Col. Ezekiel Vickers- DO Lower District Hundred

James Vickers- Lower Dist. Hundred

Moses Vickers- Lower Dist. Hundred

Thomas Vickers- “ Vickers Chance” - 420 acres

Thomas Vickers-  420 acres

Thomas Vickers III-  ??

Thomas Vickers IV- “Vickers Priviledge”- 8 ½ acres

Thomas Vickers IV-   “Wheelers Addition”- 4 acres

Thomas Vickers Jr.- 12 ¼ acres

William Vickers- “Vickers Chance”- 57 acres

William Vickers  II-  79 acres

William Vickers II- “PawPaw Thicket”- 12 acres

William Vickers II- 103 acres (of Sarah)

William Vickers II- 67 acres

William Vickers II- “Dorsey’s Range”- 36 acres

 

Connecting families to the Virginia Vickers branch who are recorded in Maryland records:

The Trice Family

The Smoot Family

The Eason Family

The Ball Family

The Harrington  Family

The Mullican/Millican family of Talbot Co.  St. Peters Parish.

 

Contributed by Lucy Vickers Grisham, lgrisham@verizon.net

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