Ralph Vickers, Edgecombe Co., NC

Others researching this line:
Randy Wynn, rwynn@Traveller.COM
Charles J. Vickers, cvickers@ix.netcom.com


Hi Kelly,

Came across the following info. Didn't know if you had it. Hope it is 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: Randy Wynn <rwynn@Traveller.COM>
To: Coppley Vickers <cvickers@worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Vickers John, Ralph
Date: Friday, May 22, 1998

I am going to send you all of what I have on my line, which includes a forward to a VICKERS book that covers some of the early VICKERS. This data is mostly taken from other's research and possibly contains some errors. Let me know how this matches with yours, and what you can help me fill in.
Randy Wynn

Descendants of Ralph VICKERS Sr. - as of 22 May 1998    (#) = footnotes

CONTENTS

First Generation: Ralph Vickers, Sr.
       Ralph Vickers' Will
       Foreward to the Vickers Family History, by E. D. Vickers
       Sarah Vickers' Will
Second Generation: Ralph Vickers, Jr., John Vickers
       John Vickers' Will
Third Generation: Jacob VICKERS and wife Hannah ARNOLD
Fourth Generation: John Ralph Vickers, Sr.
       John Ralph Vickers, Sr.'s Will
Fifth Generation: John Ralph Vickers and wife Lucy Drake
Sixth Generation: Ella Vickers
       Account of Civil War Service of husband Thomas FIELDSON
Footnotes

FIRST GENERATION

1. Ralph VICKERS Sr. (1) was born about 1690 in Isle of Wright, VA, USA. (2)(3) He signed a will on 11 Aug 1760 in , Edgecombe, NC, USA. The Roman Numerals in the will, as published in the Vickers book actually reads 1790, I am assuming the the MDCCLXL should have been MDCCLX for 1760 or MDCCLXI for 1761.

Will Book A, page 110, Edgecomb, CO., NC

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN this 11th day of August MDCCLXL: I Ralph Vickers of the County of Edgecomb in the Parish of Saint Maria's in the Providence of North Carolina being sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and memory, Blessed be God therefore & calling to mind the frailty of my body and the Certainty of Death do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner as followeth viz.

First I recommend my Soul unto the hands of Almighty God who gave it nothing doubting but at the day of the Resurrection I shall receive it again and my Body to the Earth, to be interred with decent and Christian Burial at the discretion of my Extors and Executrix hereafter named and as touching what Worldly Goods it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with I Will and Bequeath in manner and form as followeth viz:

Item.  I do Will and Bequeath unto my Dearly beloved Wife Sarah the Plantation on which I now live for and during her Natural Life and at her decease I do Will and Bequeath the aforesaid Plantation to my Youngest Son Abraham Vickers, to him and his Heirs forever.

Item.  I do Will and Bequeath unto my Dearly beloved son John Vickers that Tract of Land and Plantation which I bought of John Moor, to him and his Heirs forever.

Item.  unto my Eldest Son Ralph Vickers who (together with my wife Sarah) I do appoint my true and Sole and Lawful Executor and Execitrix to my last Will and Testament. I do Will to him and his Heirs forever and further I do Will and Bequeath to my Wife Sarah my best Bed and furniture and also the Use of my Slave Sam during the time of her Widowhood and at the time of her death or marriage It is my Will and desire that the aforesaid Slave to be sold at Publik Sale and the money he is to be sold for to be Equally Divided between my four Youngest Children to wit Ralph, John, Abraham and Sarah. And further it is my Will that she my aforesaid Wife have my Bay Horse and my best Saddle, and Curb Bridle and also two Pewter Dishes and one Pewter Tankard and six Pewter Plates, and the best Iron Pott and One frying Pan and to my son Ralph I Will and Bequeath my Gray Horse and to my son John Vickers my black two year old Mare and my Trading Gun and to my son Ralph I do give a large Gun and Sword.

Item.  I do Will and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah One Bed and Furniture and further I do give unto her my said Daughter Sarah and unto my son Abraham Vickers Equally between then one certain Bay two year old Mare which I bought of Edward Bunton

Item.  to my Eldest Daughters Mary Baker and Rachel Scarbrough I will and bequeath two pounds and fifteen Shillings Each to be raised out of my Movable Estate and further it is my Will that my said Exter and Extrix raise out of my personal Estate as much money as will Pay & Clear as of the Past Arrears of all my aforesaid Lands and further it is my Will and Desire that the Nursery of Apple Trees is now growing on the manured Plantation whereon I now live should and they are to be equally Planted on each of the respective Plantations above said - And further it is my Will that after the aforesaid Legacies are Discharged out of my personal Estate if any there be sold at Publik Sale out of which money I Will & Bequeath unto my Youngest Son and Daughter to wit Abraham and Sarah four shillings each - And the Remainder it is my Will it should be Equally Divided between my Wife & her Children to wit Ralph John & Abraham and Sarah.

In witness I have hereunto Set my hand and fixed my Seal this Day and Year above written.
          his
Ralph X Vickers
         mark

Signed Sealed Published Honoured to be the Last Will and Testament of Ralph Vickers, the Day and Year written, Moses Baker, Benjamin Brand, Aaron Baker. Edgecomb County, September Court, 1762.

The within Last Will and Testament of Ralph Vickers Dec'd was Exhibited by the Exters and Prov'd by the Oath of Moses Baker and of the Witnesses thereunto and at the same time the Extors Thereon named Qualified According to Law Ordered. Test. Jas. Hall Ck.

[He died in 1762 in St. Marias Ph, Edgecombe, NC, USA.] (4)(5)

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Vickers Family History. 1970 E. D. Vickers 104 Will Scarlet Lane El Paso, TX 79924. From the Foreward to the Vickers Family History book:

"Realizing that after the death of my parents, I had lost a lot of information on our family history, I decided to take it upon myself to do some searching and pick up all the history I could and publish it in book form, for the benifit of all it may concern.

"It was soon evident that I could not get very far without a lot of help from others in out family tree, so, at this time I would like to acknowledge, with thanks, for the help and advice I have received from all the fine people, in furnishing so much information on their individual families.

"This work may not have been done in a very professional maner, but it was done to the best of my ability, to list all our known relatives and give as much information on each person as I could find from searching various records and from the help of our good relatives. You will notice there is considerably more information on some individuals than others. I have tried not to be partial to anyone, but where certain information is missing, it is just because I did not have this information.

"For the sake of posterity, it would be my suggestion to each person receiving one of these books, that they add their future information to the book, before it is lost, and to show all information available on the "in-laws" side of their family. I do hope it will be realized that in trying to get all the information collected, there will be numerous errors and omissions and I request your forgiveness where such might occur.

"As legend has it, a certain John Vickers, a ship builder in England, came to this country and settled in North Carolina. At this writing, this man has not been found. The earliest information on our family, that I could find, to start this history with was Ralph Vickers, who died in Edgecomb County, North Carolina, in 1762 ( he was probably born about 1690). Then most of the information I could find was on the ancestry of this Ralph Vickers and his first son Ralph Vickers, Jr. Only a small amount of information was found on his second son John Vickers. At this time I would like to request that if anyone can furnish additional history, that may connect some of the additional children of Ralph Vickers, I would certainly appreciate hearing from them. While I have not been able to connect the following to our family, I wish to list the following information, that some day may be helpful in extending our history.

"A John (Vicars) Vickers died on a plantation near Jamestown, VA. in 1623. It has been said that he was the earliest Vickers to come to America. Also, a John Vickers, who died in Isle of Wight County, VA. in 1677-78, married Jane (?). His children were John and Ralph Vickers, also a God-daughter, Mary Knight. Will dated September 13, 1677, probated May 1678. Jane remarried Thomas Carnall, Carnell, or Carrell, in Isle of Wight County, at least by 1680. John Vickers, son of John Vickers of Isle of Wight, born about 1670, died in either Chowan, or Bertie, County, North Carolina in 1729, he married Ruth (?) about 1690, lived for a while in Nausemond County, VA.

"Ralph Vickers, son of John Vickers of Isle of Wight, born about 1670, died in Isle of Wight about 1747, married some time between 1710 and 1720. He had a child, Margaret Vickers. Will book 5, page 89, on January 14, 1747, Isle of Wight County, VA., mentions grandsons, Thomas and Simon Boykin, also granddaughter, Margret Vaughn, also his loving brother, Abraham Carnall (probably a half-brother). Margret Vickers, married William Boykin, at least, by 1734, children Thomas, Simon, and Margret Boykin. She later married Thomas Vaughn, at least by 1734.

"You may realize this project has taken considerable time and work, but it has proven to be an interesting hobby, and it is my wish that you will find it interesting and helpful."

From the Foreward to the "Vickers Family History," 1970, by E.D. Vickers.
E. D. Vickers
104 Will Scarlet Lane
El Paso, TX 79924

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Randy Wynn, continuing with Ralph Vickers, Sr.:

He was married to Sarah UNKNOWN about 1716 in Edgecombe Co., NC, USA. (6) Sarah UNKNOWN was born about 1695 in , Edgecombe, NC, USA. (7) She signed a will on 7 Feb 1781 in Edgecombe, NC, USA. (8) Edgecomb County Will Book B, pg. 117.

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN: I Sarah Vickers being sick of Body but Perfect Mind and Memory thanks be to Almighty God for it I recommend my soul to God that gave it, but my body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian manner at the Direction of my Execitors & as touching such worldly Goods as it hath pleased God to bless me with I bestow it in the following manner to wit:

I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Abraham Vickers the plantation wheron I now live which was purchased by his fathers last Will and Testament & likewise everything else that I have in my possession in this world only for my son John Vickers to have the use of my still to still his own liquors and as long as they two brothers lives convenient together

Item.  I appoint my well beloved son Abraham Vickers and John Vickers Exrs to this my last Will and Testament Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of February 1781.

Test John Permenter her Mary Head Sarah X Vickers Seal John Vickers mark

Edgecomb County as August Court 1783

The Will was produced and Proved in open Court by the Oath of John Permenter the Executors therein named at the same qualified and the Will ordered to be recorded.

Test Edward Hall cc

[She died in 1783 in St. Marias Ph, Edgecombe, NC, USA.] (9)(10)

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Ralph VICKERS Sr. and Sarah UNKNOWN had the following children:
+2 i. Ralph VICKERS Jr..
+3 ii. John VICKERS.
 4 iii. Abraham VICKERS was born about 1723. (11) He died in 1784 in Edgecombe, NC, USA. (12)
 5 iv. Mary VICKERS was born about 1717. (13)
 6 v. Rachel VICKERS was born about 1719. (14)
 7 vi. Sarah VICKERS was born about 1729. (15)

SECOND GENERATION

2. Ralph VICKERS Jr. was born in 1750 in , Edgecombe, NC. He died in Mar 1830 in Muhlenberg, KY. SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 45. Will.

MCAWA: Ralph VICKERS, will of Muhlenberg County, KY dated December 29, 1829. To wife Nancy VICKERS, to daughter Nancy, to son Jacob, to daughter Polly, to son Ralph, to daughter Betsy, to son John. The sons John and Jacob VICKERS were Executors. Witnesses: William M. MOORE, James F. MOORE and Colegate SCOTT. Proven March County Court 1830. Book III, p. 7.

He was married to Nancy WHITE. Ralph VICKERS Jr. and Nancy WHITE had the following children:
+8 i. Nancy VICKERS.
  9 ii. Polly VICKERS was born in 1781. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 45. Father's will.
+10 iii. Jacob VICKERS.
+11 iv. Ralph VICKERS III.
  12 v. Elizabeth VICKERS was born in 1792. She died in 1866. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 45. Father's will. a. nickname Betsy.
+13 vi. John VICKERS.

3. John VICKERS was born about 1720. (16) He died in 1784. He signed a will on 21 Feb 1784 in , Edgecombe, NC, USA.(17)

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
      his
John Vickers
   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.]

He was married to Mary UNKNOWN. John VICKERS and Mary UNKNOWN had the following children:
  14 i. Abraham VICKERS (17)
  15 ii. Jacob VICKERS (17)
  16 iii.
John VICKERS (17)
  17 iv. George VICKERS (17)
  18 v. Benjamin VICKERS (17)
  19 vi. Raif VICKERS (17)
  20 vii.
Joshua VICKERS (17)
  21 viii.
Joseph VICKERS (17)
  22 ix.
Stephen VICKERS (17)
  23 x. Martha VICKERS (17) She was married to HATCHER
  24 xi. Mary VICKERS (17) She was married to John MORRIS
  25 xii. Pashtience VICKERS (17) She was married to STOKES
  26 xiii. Elizabeth VICKERS (17) She was married to WHITE

THIRD GENERATION

8. Nancy VICKERS was born in 1765. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 45. Father's will. 2. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, p. 16. a. name, mar.date, mar.place. She was married to Henry BUSBEE on 15 Jan 1824 in , Muhlenberg ,KY, USA. Henry BUSBEE died in 1838 in Rumsey, Muhlenberg, KY, USA. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, pp. 16, 27. a. name, surname Busbee, mar.date, mar.place. 2. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 49. Will. a. surname Busby, d.date, d.place. MCAWA: Henry BUSBY, will of Rumsey, KY - Muhlenberg County dated November 21, 1838. To wife Lucy, and John VICKERS, were administrators. Mentions children unnamed. Witnesses: John M. JOHNSON, Thomas LANDRUM and Rufus SINTHICUM [s/b Linthicum. jm]. Proven December County Court 1838. Book III, pp. 32-33.

10. Jacob VICKERS was born on 27 Apr 1789 in , , North Carolina, USA. He died on 6 Jul 1859 in , McLean, KY, USA. He was buried in Old Union Hill Cemetery, Near Sacramento, Ky. !SOURCE: 1. Automated Archives CD 100, Pedigrees #1. a. name, mar.date, mar.place. 2. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 324/324, p. 29. 3. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, p. 8. a. name, mar.date, mar.place.
1850MUH:
Vickers, Jacob 62 m NC Farmer $600
           Hannah 57 f   KY
             Nancy 33 f   KY
              Ralph 22 m  KY Farmer
              Patsy 19 f    KY
               Emily 17 f   KY
He was married to Hannah ARNOLD on 21 Sep 1815 in , Muhlenberg ,KY, USA. Hannah ARNOLD was born in Mar 1795 in , , Kentucky, USA. She died on 18 Jan 1871 in , McLean, KY, USA. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. Automated Archives CD 100, RecNo 498-884. a. name, b.date 1795, d.place. 2. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 324/324, living with husband. a. b.date abt 1793, b.place. 3. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, p. 8. a. name, mar.date, mar.place. CD100: ped of Norman Roy Rickard

Jacob VICKERS and Hannah ARNOLD had the following children:
   27 i. Nancy VICKERS was born in 1818 in , , Kentucky, USA. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 324/324, living with father.  
+28 ii. John Ralph VICKERS, Sr..
+29 iii. Josiah VICKERS.
+30 iv. Ralph VICKERS.
   31 v. Patsy VICKERS was born in 1831 in , , Kentucky, USA. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 324/324, living with father.
   32 vi. Emily VICKERS was born in 1833 in , , Kentucky, USA. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 324/324, living with father.
   33 vii. Elisha VICKERS was born in 1848.

11. Ralph VICKERS III was born in 1790. He was born about 1798 in North Carolina, USA. He died in Sep 1852 in Muhlenberg, KY, USA. !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 322/322, p. 29. 2. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 59. Will. 3. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, p. 10. a. name, mar.date, mar.place.
1850MUH:
Vickers, Ralph 52 m NC Farmer $2000
              Susan 52 f   VA
        Susan A. 20 f    KY
          Caroline 11 f   KY
               Eliza J. 8 f   KY Bed,
           William 12 m  KY

MCAWA: Ralph VICKERS, will of Muhlenberg County, KY dated August 18, 1852. To son Jacob VICKERS, to two youngest daughters Carolene and Jane, to four other daughters Sarah BIDWELL, Mary BIDWELL, Elizabeth MCEWING and Susan A. VICKERS, to wife Susan. Son Jacob VICKERS and Jacob WHITMORE, a neighbor, were named Executors. Witnesses: Sanders EAVES and D. A. LINTHICUM. Proven October County Court 1852. Book III, p. 120.

He was married to Susannah LANDERS (LANDES) on 19 Nov 1818 in , Muhlenberg ,KY, USA. Ralph VICKERS III and Susannah LANDERS (LANDES) had the following children:
+34 i. Sarah VICKERS.
+35 ii. Mary VICKERS.
+36 iii. Jacob VICKERS.
+37 iv. Elizabeth VICKERS.
  38 v. Susan A. VICKERS was born in 1841.
  39 vi. Caroline VICKERS was born in 1842 in , , Kentucky, USA. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 59. Father's will. 2. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 322/322, living with father.
  40 vii. Eliza Jane VICKERS was born in 1844 in , , Kentucky, USA. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 59. Father's will. 2. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 322/322, living with father.

He was married to Susan LANDIS on 19 Nov 1818 in , Muhlenberg ,KY, USA. Susan LANDIS was born about 1798 in , , Virginia, USA. !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 322/322, living with husband. a. name, b.date, b.place. 2. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 59. Husband's will. 3. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, p. 10. a. name Susannah, mar.date, mar.place.

Ralph VICKERS III and Susan LANDIS had the following children:
+36 i. Jacob VICKERS.
+37 ii. Elizabeth VICKERS.
  41 iii. Susan A. VICKERS was born about 1830 in , , Kentucky, USA. !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 59. Father's will. 2. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 322/322, living with father. a. name, b.date.

13. John VICKERS was born on 31 Jan 1795 in , , North Carolina, USA. (18)(19) He died on 13 May 1874. (19)(20) He was buried in Station Chapel Cemetery, Sacramento, KY, US. (19)(21) Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 45. Father's will. 2. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 2, 84/84, p. 73. 3.
1850MUH:
Vickers, John 54 m NC Farmer $12,500
Sarah A. 45 f KY
Daniel 23 m KY
Mary 21 f KY
John Jr. 19 m KY
America 13 f KY
McKee, John 10 m KY

He was married to Mary (Polly) LANDERS on 4 Jan 1816 in , Muhlenberg ,KY, USA.(22)(21)  Mary (Polly) LANDERS was born on 4 Oct 1794 in , Bodgetail, VA, US. (23)(21) She died on 4 Aug 1847.(19)(21)(24) She was buried in Station Chapel Cemetery, Sacramento, , KY, US.(25)(21)

John VICKERS and Mary (Polly) LANDERS had the following children:
42 i. Absalom VICKERS was born on 21 Sep 1816 in , Muhlenberg ,KY, USA. (26) He died on 21 Dec 1899 in Clinton, Henry, MO, US. (27) He was buried in Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, Clinton, , MO. (28)
43 ii. Daniel VICKERS was born about 1827 in Kentucky, USA. !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 2, 84/84, living with father.
44 iii. Mary VICKERS was born about 1829 in Kentucky, USA. !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 2, 84/84, living with father.
45 iv. John VICKERS Jr. was born about 1831 in , , Kentucky, USA. !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 2, 84/84, living with father.
46 v. America VICKERS was born about 1837 in , , Kentucky, USA. !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 2, 84/84, living with father. He was married to Sarah A. UNKNOWN after 4 Aug 1847.


FOURTH GENERATION

28. John Ralph VICKERS Sr. (29) was born on 2 Mar 1824 in Muhlenberg, KY, USA. He signed a will on 3 Mar 1899 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. (30)

Will of John Ralph Vickers, Sr.
McLean County, Kentucky, Will Book 1, Page 305.
Sacramento, Kentucky, March 3, 1899.
I, John R. Vickers, Sen., being old and feeble in body but sound in mind do make this my last Will and Testament. 1st. To my daughter, Fannie E. Son, I have given $715.00 in cash and l44 acres of land in Marshall, Co. Ky., all valued at $1500.00 that is to be her part during her parents lifetime.
2nd. To my son, James F. Vickers, I have given $1500.00 in cash, that is to be his part during his parents lifetime.
3rd. To my daughter, Mattie E. Whitmer, I have given $1500.00 worth of land, the same now deeded to her. This is to be her part during her parents lifetime.
4th. To my daughter, Lula J. Dossett, I give 185 acres of land at Gilbertsville, Ky., cut south as far as the head of Beaver Pond as laid-off-valued at $1500 00, to be her part during her parents lifetime.
5th. To my daughter, Mollie Eades, I have deeded 360 acres of land in Marshall Co., Ky., known as the Roach farm, valued at $1500.00, to be her part during her parents lifetime.
6th. To my son John R. Vickers, Jr., I give after the death of his parents, that portion of the Baker farm to the east and of line between the Baker and McEuen farms to be his part.
7th. To my daughter, Alice, I give l34 acres of land in Marshall Co., Ky., deeded to me by Reed and Gilbert, also, 48 acres cut off the Norton survey, all in Marshall Co., Ky., and in the final distribution, she is to have $500.00 in cash in addition to the land, all valued at $1500.00.
8th. To my beloved wife, Elizabeth J. Vickers, I will to her the Baker farm and the house and lot I now live on in the town of Sacramento, to own and control her lifetime. After all my debts and funeral expenses are paid, all of my personal property to my wife to dispose of as she may see proper, to have and to hold her lifetime without bond or administration.
9th. In this will, after our death, empower James F. Vickers, John R. Vickers, Jr., and C. C. Son to sell and convey all real estate not disposed of and also, dispose of personal property on hand and to make equal distribution among the several heirs of all that may be remaining.
Attest: J. W. Vancleve J. R. Vickers, Sr. G. R. Vickers

[He died on 6 May 1899 in McLean, KY, USA] (31)(32)

He had an estate probated on 5 Jun 1899 in McLean, KY, USA. State of Kentucky - June Term McLean County, Court (June 5, 1899)

The following instrument of writing purporting to be the last Will and Testament of John F. Vickers, dec'd. late of this County, was produced in open court and proved by the oaths of J. W. Vancleve and G. R. Vickers, subscribing witness thereto, whereon, the same was established by the Court to be the last Will and Testamant of the said testator and the same is ordered on record and is recorded in my office as Clerk of said Court. W. D. Shutt, Clerk by J. L. Shutt, D.C.

He was buried in Poplar Grove Church Cemetery. Article by Mrs. Julia A. Hamilton

This John Ralph Vickers was a "well-to-do" man, he bought several hundred acres of good bottom land, settled in and around Gilbertsville, he gave his daughters Lula and Mollie each a farm. Lula sold her part and Mollie lived on her part for a while, then sold, went to Birmington, Ky., bought a hotel, later sold, moved to Paducah, ran a hotel, sold and moved back to Sacramento, lived several years and died there. He was married to Elizabeth Jane MOORE on 5 Dec 1855 in , McLean, KY, USA. Elizabeth Jane MOORE (33) was born on 20 Sep 1836. She died on 22 Dec 1904. John Ralph VICKERS Sr. and Elizabeth Jane MOORE had the following children:
  47 i. Annie C. VICKERS (34) was born on 25 Aug 1856. She died on 24 Nov 1881. She was buried in Poplar Grove Cemetery, McLean, KY.
  48 ii. Cynthia Ann VICKERS was born in 1857.
+49 iii. Fannie E. VICKERS.
  50 iv. James French VICKERS was born in 1863.
+51 v. Mattie E. VICKERS.
+52 vi. Lula J. VICKERS.
+53 vii. Mollie VICKERS.
+54 viii. John Ralph VICKERS Jr..
+55 ix. Alice VICKERS.

29. Josiah VICKERS (35) was born in 1826 in Kentucky, USA. He was married to Elizabeth Jane DAVIS on 7 Oct 1855 in , McLean, KY, USA. Elizabeth Jane DAVIS was born in 1826. Josiah VICKERS and Elizabeth Jane DAVIS had the following children:
56 i. Vincent B. VICKERS was born in 1852.
57 ii. Hannah E. VICKERS was born in 1859.

30. Ralph VICKERS was born on 9 Oct 1827 in Kentucky, USA. (36)(37) He died on 19 Nov 1910. (38) He was buried in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. (39) He was married to Martha A. DAVIS on 1 Jan 1856 in, McLean, KY, USA. Martha A. DAVIS (40) was born on 18 Jan 1834. She died on 20 Nov 1891. Ralph VICKERS and Martha A. DAVIS had the following children:
58 i. George William VICKERS was born in 1857.
57 ii. Hannah E. VICKERS.
59 iii. Benjamin W. VICKERS was born on 5 Nov 1860. (21) He died on 19 Feb 1935. (21)
60 iv. Mary J. VICKERS was born on 27 Sep 1862.(21) She died on 16 Mar 1953.21
61 v. Jacob L. VICKERS was born in 1865.(21) He died on 22 Feb 1946. (21)
62 vi. Sarah E. VICKERS was born on 19 May 1866. (21) She died on 27 Apr 1951. (21)
63 vii. John T. VICKERS was born on 15 Jun 1868. (21) He died on 16 Jan 1949. (21)
64 viii. Martha D. VICKERS21 was born on 26 Jun 1870. She died on 6 Jan 1902.
65 ix. Julia A. VICKERS21 was born in 1873.
66 x. Joseph VICKERS was born on 16 Jul 1874. He died on 1 Aug 1874. He was buried in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA.
67 xi. James VICKERS (21) was born on 24 Aug 1875. He died on 14 Apr 1876.

34. Sarah VICKERS. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 59. Father's will.

35. Mary VICKERS was born in 1823 in Kentucky, USA. (21) Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 59. Father's will. a. name Mary. 2. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 246/246, living with husband. a. name Mary. 3. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, p. 34. a. name Polly, mar.date, mar.place. 4. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 28. a. name Polly. She was married to John BIDWELL on 15 Apr 1841 in Muhlenberg ,KY, USA. John BIDWELL was born about 1812 in Kentucky, USA. !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 59. Father-in-law's will. 2. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 246/246, p. 22. 3. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, p. 34. a. name, mar.date, mar.place. 4. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 28.
1850MUH:
Bidwell, John 38 m KY Farmer $800
              Mary 27 f   KY
        Martin A. 6 m  KY
     Elizabeth S. 3 f   KY
           Orlando 2 -   KY

Mary VICKERS and John BIDWELL had the following children:

   68 i. Martin A. BIDWELL was born about 1844 in , , Kentucky, USA. !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 246/246, living with father.
+69 ii. Elizabeth S. BIDWELL.
+70 iii. Orlando BIDWELL.
+71 iv. John L. BIDWELL.

36. Jacob VICKERS was born on 29 Dec 1819 in , , Kentucky, USA.21 He died in 1882 in , McLean, KY, USA. He was also known as Jake. !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 323/323, p. 29. 2. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, p. 37. a. name, mar.date, mar.place. because of the ages, I believed this to be the child of Jacob Vickers, Dist. 1, 324/324. However, the will of Ralph Vickers (Dist. 1, 322/322) shows a son Jacob, and there is no other Jacob in the 1850 census in Muhlenberg. So I'm tenatively making this Jacob the son of Ralph, but more work is needed. There is no will for the Jacob at 324/324. name in MCM is Jacobs Reickens. Proven Vickers by father-in-law's will. He was married to Cynthia Ann STROUD (daughter of John STROUD Jr. and Rachel BIDWELL) on 29 Dec 1843 in , Muhlenberg ,KY, USA. Cynthia Ann STROUD was born on 28 Jun 1823 in , , Kentucky, USA. She died in 1900. Merged General Note: !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 323/323, living with husband. a. name Cynthia A. 2. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, p. 37. a. name, mid.name, mar.date, mar.place. 3. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administrations, p. 70. Father's will.

Jacob VICKERS and Cynthia Ann STROUD had the following children:

  72 i. Lucinda Lucretia VICKERS was born on 3 Dec 1844 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. She died on 14 Feb 1917 in Hanson, , KY, USA.
  73 ii. Russell VICKERS was born in 1846 in Kentucky, USA.
  74 iii. Peter VICKERS was born in 1848 in Kentucky, USA. He died in 1905.
  75 iv. William VICKERS was born in 1849 in Kentucky, USA. He died in 1923.
  76 v. Martin Lee VICKERS was born in 1850 in Kentucky, USA.
+77 vi. John Ralph VICKERS.
+78 vii. George Robert VICKERS.
  79 viii. Absalom Warren VICKERS was born in 1857. He died in 1935.
  80 ix. Isaac Newton Kelly VICKERS was born in 1860. He died in 1944.
  81 x. Nannie VICKERS was born on 16 Sep 1862 in , McLean, KY, USA. She died on 16 Sep 1878 in McLean, KY, USA.

37. Elizabeth VICKERS was born in 1825.(21) She died in 1915. !SOURCE: 1. Muhlenberg Co. Abstracts of Wills and Administration, p. 59. Father's will. 2. LDS fiche #6048004, Muhlenberg County Marriages, 1799-1901, p. 42. a. name, mar.date, mar.place. She was married to William W. MCEWING on 10 Dec 1847 in Muhlenberg ,KY, USA.


FIFTH GENERATION

49. Fannie E. VICKERS (41) was born in 1862 in Kentucky, USA. She was married to C. C. SON on 22 Dec 1882. 51. Mattie E. VICKERS (42) was born in 1867. She was married to George WHITMER on 21 Jun 1885.
52. Lula J. VICKERS was born in 1870.21 She died on 18 Apr 1958. (21) Article by Mrs. Julia A. Hamilton This John Ralph Vickers was a "well-to-do" man, he bought several hundred acres of good bottom land, settled in and around Gilbertsville, he gave his daughters Lula and Mollie each a farm. Lula sold her part and Mollie lived on her part for a while, then sold, went to Birmington, Ky., bought a hotel, later sold, moved to Paducah, ran a hotel, sold and moved back to Sacramento, lived several years and died there. She was married to R. T. DOSSETT on 1 Oct 1889.
53. Mollie VICKERS43 was born on 18 Apr 1872 in McLean, KY, USA. She died in McLean, KY, USA. She was buried in Methodist Cemetery, Sacramento, KY, US. Article by Mrs. Julia A. Hamilton This John Ralph Vickers was a "well-to-do" man, he bought several hundred acres of good bottom land, settled in and around Gilbertsville, he gave his daughters Lula and Mollie each a farm. Lula sold her part and Mollie lived on her part for a while, then sold, went to Birmington, Ky., bought a hotel, later sold, moved to Paducah, ran a hotel, sold and moved back to Sacramento, lived several years and died there. She was married to James EADES on 5 Jul 1892.
Mollie VICKERS and James EADES had the following children:
+82 i. Nancy Elizabeth EADES.
  83 ii. Miladean EADES44 was born on 2 Oct 1901 in Birmingham, Marshall, KY, USA. She died on 2 Mar 1905 in Birmingham, Marshall, KY, USA. She was buried in Provine Cemetery, Marshall, KY, USA.

54. John Ralph VICKERS Jr. was born in 1876.(21) He died in 1942.(21) He was married to Nilla J. ARNOLD on 16 Dec 1897.(45)
55. Alice VICKERS46 was born on 27 Jul 1882 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. She died on 29 Sep 1961 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. She was buried in Methodist Cemetery, Sacramento, KY, US. She was married to Arch DOSSETT.(47)
Alice VICKERS and Arch DOSSETT had the following children:
+84 i. Norman V. DOSSETT.
+85 ii. Frances Jane DOSSETT.

69. Elizabeth S. BIDWELL was born about 1847 in Kentucky, USA. !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 246/246, living with father. 2. McLean Co., KY Marriages, CD2. a. mar.date, mar.place. She was married to John B. WALTRIP on 22 Nov 1865 in McLean, KY, USA.
70. Orlando BIDWELL was born about 1848 in Kentucky, USA. !SOURCE: 1. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 246/246, living with father. 2. McLean Co., KY Marriages, CD2. a. name Orlander, mar.date, mar.place. Both marriages. He was married to M. J. WHITMER on 5 Oct 1873 in McLean, KY, USA. He was married to Margaret DANT on 28 Jun 1871 in McLean, KY, USA.
71. John L. BIDWELL was born in 1851. !SOURCE: 1. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 28. 2. McLean Co., KY Marriages, CD2. a. name Jno L., mar.date, mar.place. He was married to Ann Laurette EADES on 18 Oct 1877 in McLean, KY, USA. Ann Laurette EADES was born in 1857 in Muhlenberg ,KY, USA. !SOURCE: 1. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 28. a. name Laura. 2. McLean Co., KY Marriages, CD2. a. name Ann L., mar.date, mar.place. EFTC: Had 9 children.


77. John Ralph VICKERS was born on 14 Nov 1852 in McLean, KY, USA. He died on 26 Nov 1918 in Madison, , IL, USA. He was buried in Provine Cemetery, Marshall, KY, USA. He was also known as Rafe. He was married to Lucy A. (Luny) DRAKE (daughter of J. Thomas DRAKE and Elizabeth WHITMER) on 16 Nov 1873.(48) Lucy A. (Luny) DRAKE was born in 1850 in Muhlenberg ,KY, USA. She died on 26 Jul 1894 in Marshall, KY, USA. (49) She was buried in Old Pinnacle Cemetery, TVA Property Ky Dam. Direct decentant of Sir Frances Drake.

John Ralph VICKERS and Lucy A. (Luny) DRAKE had the following children:
  86 i. Roy VICKERS.
+87 ii. Ella VICKERS.
  88 iii. Jacob David VICKERS was born in 1876. He died in 1957.
  89 iv. Nola Susan VICKERS was born in 1879. She died in 1963.
  90 v. Roxie E. VICKERS was born in 1889. She died on 1 Jun 1906. He was married to Zilla CULP on 26 Sep 1901 in , Marshall, KY, USA. He was married to Mary A. HOLSTETTER on 27 Oct 1906 in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, USA. Mary A. HOLSTETTER was born in 1862.

78. George Robert VICKERS was born on 10 Oct 1854 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. He died on 23 Jan 1934 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA. He was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Central City, KY, USA. !SOURCE: 1. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 27. a. nickname "Bob", b.date, b.place, d.date, d.place, bur.place. He was married to Nancy Margaret EADES on 16 Oct 1877. Nancy Margaret EADES was born in 1855 in Kentucky, USA. She died on 4 Feb 1893 in Louisville, Jefferson, KY, USA. She was buried in Cave Hill Cem.. !SOURCE: 1. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 27. EFTC: She died in typhoid fever epidemic.

George Robert VICKERS and Nancy Margaret EADES had the following children:
  91 i. Minnie Eades VICKERS was born in 1879 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. She died on 5 Jan 1893 in Louisville, Jefferson, KY, USA. She was buried in Cave Hill Cem.. !SOURCE: 1. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 27. EFTC: died in the epidemic as mother and is buried in the same cemetery.
+92 ii. Ruth Rufus VICKERS.
+93 iii. Gertye Geneva VICKERS.
+94 iv. Cleva Osa VICKERS.

SIXTH GENERATION

82. Nancy Elizabeth EADES (50) was born on 8 Dec 1893 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. She was married to Cyril AUSTIN on 7 May 1921 in Calhoun, KY, US.

Nancy Elizabeth EADES and Cyril AUSTIN had the following children:
95 i. Infant AUSTIN51 was born on 27 Feb 1923. He (or she) died on 27 Feb 1923.

84. Norman V. DOSSETT(52). He was married to Susie Dee BATSEL on 12 Mar 1948 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. (53)

Norman V. DOSSETT and Susie Dee BATSEL had the following children:
96 i. Norma Sue DOSSETT54 was born on 21 Aug 1953.
97 ii. Jon Michael DOSSETT55 was born on 6 May 1961. (85). Frances Jane DOSSETT56 was born on 17 Apr 1923 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. She was married to Felix Edgar ALLEN Jr. on 5 Aug 1950 in Bowling Green, Warren, KY. (57) Felix Edgar ALLEN Jr. was born on 22 Oct 1915 in Bowling Green, Warren, KY.

Frances Jane DOSSETT and Felix Edgar ALLEN Jr. had the following children:
98 i. Felix Edgar ALLEN III (58) was born on 27 Sep 1955 in Bowling Green, Warren, KY.
99 ii. Cynthia Jane Allen ALLEN (59) was born on 3 Dec 1957 in Bowling Green, Warren, KY.
100 iii. Deborah Frances ALLEN (60) was born on 20 Jan 1960.

87. Ella VICKERS was born on 2 Dec 1874 in McLean, KY, USA. She died on 30 Mar 1955 in Benton, Marshall, KY, USA. (61) She was buried on 30 Mar 1955 in Provine Cemetery, Marshall, KY, USA. Linn Funeral Home: Casket, Service & Vault $625 Dress $25 Dry Goods $5.95 Flowers $25 Total $680.95. Ella was married before to a man that went to jail for the rape of Ella's sister. She was married to Stewart "S. A." WARFIELD on 20 Aug 1890 in McLean, KY, USA. (62)(63) She was divorced from Stewart "S. A." WARFIELD on 9 Oct 1893 in Benton, Marshall, KY, USA.(62) Records dissagree on the date of this divorce. Some say the 9th and some say the 18th of Oct, 1893. It looks like in the records of the Circuit Court that the October Term of the Marshall Circuit Court ran from the 9th to the 18th.

She was married to Thomas FIELDSON (son of Richard FIELDSON and Maria CARLISLE) on 22 Oct 1893 in Marshall, KY, USA. (64) FIELDSON, Thomas - wid 22 Oct 1893 #4150 VICKERS, Ella - wid by Ben Houston JPMC (Justice Peace Marshall Co) at residence of J R Vickers in Marshall Co Ky wit Frlix McEwin J L Donohoo Bk #3 M/D VITALS gr 51y 3rd mar b England br 19y 2nd mar b Ky Thomas FIELDSON was born on 17 Oct 1843 in England. He resided DePeyster, NY in 1860 in DePeyster, St. Lawerence, NY,USA. (65) He was described as Six ft, 1 inch, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair. about 1865. (66) He resided Rolla Township, MO on 29 Jun 1870 in Rolla, Phelps, MO, USA. (67) He died on 22 Feb 1910 in Gilbertsville, Marshall, KY, USA. Cause of death listed as Rheumatism He was buried in Provine Cemetery, Marshall, KY, USA. Thomas was a Civil War Veteran, on the side of the Union. His leg was shot off near Gettysburg. There is a tin type photo of Thomas in his Union uniform that has been handed down to Randy Wynn by Arlene Culp, because they look so much alike. Thomas was postmaster of Gilbertsville, Ky when he died. There is a diary from his Civil War time in the possession of Sammy Fieldson. Document compiled by Bernice Best, Arlene Culp's cousin from New York, who died in 1988: 16th Infantry This regiment was organized at Albany, May 10, 1861 from companies recruited in the northern part of the state and was known as the "First Northern New York Regiment". The following companies were raised in St. Lawrence County: Company A, at Ogdensburg by Capt. D. A. Nevin; Company B, at Potsdam, by Capt. J.M. Pomeroff; Company D, at Gauverneur, by Capt. George Parker, Company 2, at Potsdam, by Capt. ?(John Gilmore); Company G, at DePeyster, by Capt. N. M. Curtis; Company H, at Stockholm, by Capt. W. Gibson. These companies were accepted by the State as follows: Company H, on the 24th of April; Company B, on the 30th of April; D, on the 2nd of May; 2, G, and H on the 7th of May. On the 9th of May the regiment was accepted and numbered, and an election of field officers ordered to be held. On the 10th the election of Thomas A. Davis as Colonel, Samuel Marsh as Lieutenant-Colonel, and Bill Palmer as Major, was confirmed and on the 15th it was mustered into the service of the United States by Capt. L. ?(Sedgwick) for two years. May 30th the regiment was sent to "Camp Morgan", near Norma's Kill, in the town of Bethlehem (Albany Co.) and while here was partially supplied with arms and ammunition, but was not completely armed until the 24th of June, when four hundred smooth-bore muskets, pattern of 1842, calibre 69, were issued to it in addition to the three hundred previously received, and on the same date one hundred common and eighteen wall tents were ordered but not fully issued until the regiment reached Washington. Most of the Companies through the liberal assistance of the communities in which they were organized, received colors before their departure for Albany, at which place they were furnished clothing, knapsacks and general outfits from the State. 16th Infantry Co. G was raised in DePeyster by Capt. N.M. Curtis May 10th 1861. Thomas Fieldson, private, Co. G, enrolled with Capt. N.M. Curtis May 15, 1861 at DePeyster age 18yrs. He was mustered out May 15, 1863. 16th Infantry Companies A, B, D, F, G, and H The regiment left Albany June 25, 1861 and proceeded by Steamer to New York, where on Washington Parade ground, it received a pair of flags from Mrs. Joseph Howland through Mr. Robert S. Hone. From New York it proceeded via Elizabethport and Easton, to Harrisburg on leaving that city on the 28th passed through Baltimore to Washington in the forenoon of the 29th. At Washington the regiment went into camp, on a plain three-fourths of a mile distant from the Capital and for nearly a fortnight remained under instruction. It was then assigned to the second brigade (Col. Davis) & fifth division (Col. Miles). Crossing the Potomac from the navyyard on the 11th of July, it landed at Alexandria and encamped a short distance west of the city under the guns of Fort Ellsworth. It was scarcley settled in its new camp, however, when it was ordered to join the advance against the enemy at Manassus. In this movement it was commanded by Lieut. Colonel Marsh, Col. Davies being in command of the brigade. It marched from camp July 17th by the way of Braddock road, and encamped near Fairfax station. On the march they had some skirmishing with the enemy's pickets and camp, upon the camp of the 5th Alabama regiment which had been abandoned and partially destroyed. It bivoucked on the night of the 17th and marched early the next morning to Little Rock run, near Centreville, and halted till the morning of the battle but took no part in the action of the 18th. On the morning of the 21st it marched over Centreville Heights and down to Blackburn's Ford, where the reserve (the fifth division, of which it was a part) held the left bank of Bull Run until dark. It was but slightly engaged, the movement of the enemy in the direction of the ford having been checked and driven back by the infantry/artillery. It arrived at Centreville about dark and took position for the night but at 10:30 p.m. was ordered to retire toward Alexandria, which order was obeyed, and the regiment reached its' former camp at 9a.m. of the 22nd. In September its camp was changed to Fory Lyon, where it was assigned to the second brigade (Gen. H.W. Slocum) of Gen. Franklin's division. This brigade was composed of the 16th and 27th New York, the 5th Maine, and the 96th Pennsylvania and was not subsequently engaged during the period of the service of the 16th, except by the addition of the 121st New York early in September, 1862. The position of the brigade in the Army of the Potomac, however, was changed. Under the organization of Mar 13, 1862, it was the 2nd brigade (Slocum's), 1st division (Franklin's) 1st Corps (McDarvell's). In May following it was 2nd brigade, 1st division, 6th Corps (Franklin's) and in this last relation it remained until it left the field, at which time Gen. Bartlett was in command of the brigade, Gen. Brooks of the division, and Gen. Sedgwick of the corps. The winter of 1861-62 was spent at "Camp Franklin" near Fairfax Seminary; the former location proved "unhealthy". After various movements, the regiment on the 19th of April embarked on the "Daniel Webster No. 2" from Maine, and wasa transported to Ship Point, near the mouth of the York River, where it landed on the 22nd and remained on shore until the evacuation of Yorktown, May 3. On the latter date it re-embarked and moved up to Yorktown, where it remained until the battle of Williamsburg, on the 5th. On the 6th it moved up the York River to West Point, landed at Brick House Point on the south side just at night, bivoucked near the shore, and sent out a detachment on picket. On the 7th was fought the battle of West Point. Companies C, F, G, & K were, upon that occasion, on picket and engaged as skirmishers, and the remaining 6 companies of the regiment were engaged in supporting Ayer's battery. The only losses were among the skirmishers of which six were killed and sixteen wounded. The 16th wore straw hats, presented the men by a friend of the regiment and were therefore easily distinguished from other regiments. In the battle of Gains Mill, June 27th 1862, it was actively engaged - distinguishing itself in a charge by which it recaptured two guns of a battery, which had previously fallen into the hands of the rebels. In this battle the regiment lost 230 killed, wounded and missing. On the next day (June 28th) the 16th was on picket on Garnett's Hill, and the line was attacked and driven in by the enemy with a loss of 2 killed and 4 wounded. The rebels were finally repulsed, and the line re-established. At Charles City Cross Roads on the 30th, the regiment supported the 1st Massachusetts battery and had 2 men killed and seven wounded by one of Hexamer's duns, but sustained no loss by the enemy. The 16th marched about midnight and reached Malvern Hill, but took no part in the battle, the division having moved on and established a picket line near James River. On the 3rd of July, marched to Harrison's Landing, where it remained until the 16th of August. By subsequent marches and by steamer it proceeded through Charles City Court House, Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Newport News to Alexandria, and afterword to Annandale (Aug 28th) and Fairfax, taking dinner at the latter place on the 30th. That night it stood on picket on the left of Warrentown turnpike. Having fallen back to Centerville Heights, Fairfax Court House and Alexandria, it went into camp at the latter place Sept 1, at Fort Lyon. The regiment was not permitted to remain inactive, and after several days marching became engaged at South Mountain on the 14th of September, loosing in the early part of the day one color-bearer killed and one wounded and two sergants and one lieutenant wounded. In the charge ordered by Gen. Newton (temporarily in command) at 5 p.m. the 16th was the first to reach the crest of the mountain and the first to drive the enemy down the west slope. This charge was made by the division in three lines. In this action the regiment lost 63 in killed and wounded and captured the flag of an Alabama regiment. On the 17th the battlefield of Antietam was reached at noon. The corps was not engaged here, but was considerably annoyed by sharp shooters, who killed one man and wounded three in the 16th. The regiment after several engagements or various movements was finally engaged in an attack on Fredericksburg, on picket duty and skirmish line. On the 19th it went onto winter camp and remained until the "Mud March" in January in which it participated. It then returned to camp and remained until Apr 29th, 1863, when it again went into active service, crossing the Roppahannock at Pollack's Mill, under fire and moving with the division against the rebel rifle-pits from whichthe enemy was driven. In the battle of Chancellarsville, May 3, the 16th met the enemy at Salem Church, having its position in the front line, on the right of the brigade. in this engagement the regiment lost 20 killed, 49 missing, and 87 wounded. Early in May the regiment was ordered home and left Falmouth by railroad on the 10th. It arrived at Albany on the 14th and was mustered out May 15, 1863. It went out with 798 men, received 163 recruits; had 587 killed and wounded and returned with 281 men, leaving its three year recruits in the field, in a battalion with similar recruits from 18th and 27th regiments, under Capt C. S. Hall. There are probably records at Albany, NY but I still think Washington, DC would have something definite on your father. 14th Artillery Co.   I Thomas Fieldson, Sergeant, re-enlisted Nov 14, 1863 at DePeyste, (Co. I 14th Artellery under Capt. Chauncy Wilkie) St. Lawrence Co. furnished men for nearly every company of this regiment, although volunteers were also raised for it in counties of Monroe, Jefferson, Lewis, Steuben, Oneida, Livingston, and Cattaraugus. The regiment was arranged at Rochester NY and mustered into the service of U.S. from Aug 29 to Dec 17, 1863. It participated in the battles of Spottsylvania, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Poplar Spring Church, Cold Harbor, and Hatcher's Run, and was mustered out Aug 26, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department. As I remember your father was wounded by a sniper after one of these battles and I cannot find any account of his wounds. I wonder if an account might be learned at Washington DC. It seems I remember the US Government furnished him a new artificial limb about each 10 years & when he came to Washington he would come north to visit us. I was probably 8 yrs thereabouts when he was last here.

Ella VICKERS and Thomas FIELDSON had the following children:
  101 i. Lula Mae FIELDSON was born on 2 Sep 1894.68 She died on 16 Jul 1895. (69)
  102 ii. Thomas William McKindley FIELDSON70 was born on 25 Dec 1895. (71) He died on 16 Oct 1898. (72) He was also known as Tommy. Information found on stone with Lizzie Viola Fieldson
  103 iii. Martin Luther FIELDSON was born on 29 Nov 1898. (73) He died on 15 May 1920. (74) He was ill with Epilepsy. Source: A letter written by Dr. R. M. Jones on behalf of Ella Fieldson, to the Commissioner of Pensions. Text: Dear Sirs; Until Nov. 28, 1913, Martin Fieldosn Pensioner Certificate No. 731890 as a minor child of Thomas Fieldson, 1st Sergeant Co. I, 14th Reg. Vol. H.A. Martin Fieldson was dropped on account of having reached the age limit for minor children. The boy is an epileptic, and is passing into a state of idiocy. He requires constant watching. Is there any relief for such cases in the pension laws? If there is, please give me information as to the proper cource for his mother to pursue. I have no interest in case excepting as the family physician and friend of the boys father. Yours very truly, Signed R. M. Jones.  Source: Medical Examination by Dr. A. D. Purdy of Kuttawa, Lyon Co., Ky. Mother stated that the boy was kicked in the head by a horse at age 4 and two years later started having seizures
+104 iv. Charles Henry FIELDSON.
  105 v. Alvin Thomas FIELDSON was born on 22 Mar 1902. He died on 7 Aug 1919.
+106 vi. Lorenz Roy FIELDSON.
+107 vii. Arlene FIELDSON.
  108 viii. Lucy Maria FIELDSON was born on 24 Mar 1910. She died on 26 Oct 1918.(75)

92. Ruth Rufus VICKERS was born on 20 Aug 1880 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. She died on 22 Nov 1948 in Central City, , KY, USA. She was buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Central City, KY, USA. !SOURCE: 1. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 27. She was married to Joseph Azariah SWEATT on 9 Feb 1905 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA.

Ruth Rufus VICKERS and Joseph Azariah SWEATT had the following children:
+109 i. Gladys Vickers SWEATT.
+110 ii. Joseph Elwood SWEATT.
+111 iii. Hugh Wallace SWEATT.
+112 iv. Awilda Grace SWEATT.
+113 v. Gertye Geneva SWEATT.

93. Gertye Geneva VICKERS was born between 1882 and 1886 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. She died on 15 Jun 1923 in Longmont, , CO, USA. !SOURCE: 1. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 27. She was married to Fletcher Elijah BROWN on 13 May 1918 in Livermore, , KY, USA.

94. Cleva Osa VICKERS was born on 25 May 1888 in Ceralvo, , KY, USA. She died on 20 Sep 1968 in Arkadelphia, , Arkansas, USA. She was buried in Rose Hill Cem., Arkadelphia, Arkansas. !SOURCE: 1. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 27. EFTC shows three children, spouses and grandchildren, p. 28. She was married to Eben IGLEHEART in Dec 1908. Eben IGLEHEART was born on 27 Apr 1880 in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. He died on 30 May 1950 in Memphis, Shelby, TN, USA. He was buried in Sacramento, McLean, KY, USA. !SOURCE: 1. The Eades Family, Tate Collins, p. 27.

FOOTNOTES/SOURCES

1. E. D. Vickers. Vickers Family History. 1970 E. D. Vickers 104 Will Scarlet Lane El Paso, TX 79924. Foreward.
2. Ibid. pg 1.
3. Charles J. Vickers cvickers@ix.netcom.com. Birth Place Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
4. E. D. Vickers. Vickers Family History. 1970 E. D. Vickers 104 Will Scarlet Lane El Paso, TX 79924. pg 1.
5. Charles J. Vickers cvickers@ix.netcom.com. Loction Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
6. Ibid. Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
7. Ibid. Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
8. E. D. Vickers. Vickers Family History. 1970 E. D. Vickers 104 Will Scarlet Lane El Paso, TX 79924. pg 3.
9. Ibid. pg 1.
10. Charles J. Vickers cvickers@ix.netcom.com. Location Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
11. Ibid. Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
12. Ibid. Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
13. Ibid. Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
14. Ibid. Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
15. Ibid. Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
16. Ibid. Info posted on Vickers Resource Page.
17. Will of John Vickers, Edgecomb County, North Carolina, 1784. Charles J. Vickers Spring, Texas Email to: cvickers@ix.netcom.com.
18. Henry Vickers <vickershc@worldnet.att.net> email of 10/5/1997. DOB.
19. Personal Viewing of grave stone.
20. Henry Vickers <vickershc@worldnet.att.net> email of 10/5/1997. DOD.
21. Ibid.
22. E. D. Vickers. Vickers Family History. 1970 E. D. Vickers 104 Will Scarlet Lane El Paso, TX 79924. pg 98.
23. Ibid. pg 98.
24. Ibid. pg 98.
25. Ibid. pg 98.
26. Ibid. pg 100.
27. Ibid. pg 100-101.
28. Ibid. pg 100.
29. Ibid. pg 9.
30. Family Records. Will of John Ralph Vickers, Sr. McLean County, Kentucky, Will Book 1, Page 305. Sacramento, Kentucky, March 3, 1899.
31. Personal Viewing of grave stone. 1899.
32. E. D. Vickers. Vickers Family History. 1970 E. D. Vickers 104 Will Scarlet Lane El Paso, TX 79924. 1898.
33. Ibid. pg 9.
34. Ibid. pg 10.
35. Ibid. pg 8.
36. 1850 Muhlenberg, KY Census. 1850 Census, Muhlenberg Co., KY, Dist. 1, 324/324, living with father. a. name, b.date abt 1828.
37. E. D. Vickers. Vickers Family History. 1970 E. D. Vickers 104 Will Scarlet Lane El Paso, TX 79924. DOB day/month.
38. Ibid. pg 7.
39. Ibid. pg 7.
40. Ibid. pg 7.
41. Ibid. pg 10.
42. Ibid. pg 10.
43. Ibid. pg 10.
44. Ibid. pg 10.
45. Ibid. pg 10.
46. Ibid. pg 10.
47. Ibid. pg 10.
48. Barb Marshall (marshal@best.com).
49. Marshall County Vital Statistics Series - Deaths - 1852-59;1861;1893-94. Vickers, L.A. Born Kentucky, daughter of J.T. & E. Drake; died Marshall County, July 26, 1894, age 44.
50. E. D. Vickers. Vickers Family History. 1970 E. D. Vickers 104 Will Scarlet Lane El Paso, TX 79924. pg 10.
51. Ibid. pg 10.
52. Ibid. pg 10.
53. Ibid. pg 10.
54. Ibid. pg 10.
55. Ibid. pg 10.
56. Ibid. pg 10.
57. Ibid. pg 10.
58. Ibid. pg 11.
59. Ibid. pg 11.
60. Ibid. pg 11.
61. University of Ky. Online data base of vital stats. ELLA FIELDSON date: 550330 age: 080 place: MRSHL residence: MARSHALL volume: 012 cert: 05813 deathvol: 55.
62. William Vickers affidavit on behalf of Ella Fieldson, probable for widows pension application. Notary Public Charles F. Jenkins 23 Aug, 1910.
63. Family Records. Copy of Marriage Cert.
64.
Marshall Co. Historical Soc. Marshall County Marriage Records.
65. Film Roll 852. Page 423, Dwelling No. 480, Family No. 480 Thomas, 16, farmer, England Page 427, Dwelling 500, family 500, roll 852 Family of John State, 53, m, farmer, England Thomas Fieldson, 16, m, farmer, England (must have been a farm hand).
66. Family Records. Civil War papers , Company Descriptive Book.
67. Fieldson, Thos | 26 | M | W | Farmer | 1000 | 200 | England | Male Citizen | Mother and Father foreign born.
68. Personal Viewing of grave stone. Provine Cemetery.
69. Ibid. Provine Cemetery.
70. Ibid. Provine Cemetery.
71. Maupin. Kentucky Lake Cemetery Relocation Project. Fieldson, Thomas W. 1894-1897, diptheria. Burried with Warfield, Edna G 1890-1897, diptheria.
72. Ibid. Fieldson, Thomas W. 1894-1897, diptheria. Burried with Warfield, Edna G 1890-1897, diptheria.
73. Family Records. Dept of Interior, Pension file. Certificate # 59686 Copy of form in possession of Randy Wynn, completed in hand of Thomas Fieldson.
74. Multi Volume Set @ Caldwell Library July 1997 trip to KY. Series 2 Vol III pg 2229 listed as M.L. Fieldson.
75. Ibid.. Series 2 Vol III Pg 2229.

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From Lucy Vickers Grisham:

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/Vickers  Ancestry

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:

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.

**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:

I  Ralph 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 a  corner 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 poles  to 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?Vicarsin 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 of  John 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 or  five 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 of  it 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 –in  Caldwell 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 was  son 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 Moore  of 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 then  have 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 probably  a Hatcher

2.      Jacob- b 1750-60 -  married  probably 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. 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 1794-5  died 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 Branch  adjoining 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 b  Mar 21, 1828, who married Mary Jane Netherlin  b. Mississippi,  and  came 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 1870  d – 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 Georgia  and 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 of  Nancy Brown, whose will dated 1829,  Meriwether Co. Ga  indicated 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 MurphreyIn 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.  ??

 

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 YelvingtonsCheraw 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 Families  by 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 #8  in Irwinton, Ga- and the lot was sold after the death of Frederick by Joshua Vickers, lawful agent and attorney  appointed by Elender Vickers, to Henry Clarke. Deed  Jul 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. Battle  of 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

  

Lucy Vickers Grisham

 

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