Riley and Mary Vickers, Orange Co., NC

Others researching this line:
Renee Woods Roderiques, roderiques@earthlink.net


Revolutionary War Pension File # R10941

State of North Carolina
Orange County
On this 31st day of August 1844 personally appeared before me William H. Pratt, one of the acting Magistrates in and for said County Mary Vickers a resident of the County and State aforesaid aged 78 years who being first duly sworn according to law doth on her oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the Act of Congress passed July 7th 1838. [?] an Act granting half pay & Pensions to certain Widows. That she is the widow of Riley Vickers late deceased of the aforesaid county of Orange, who was a private Soldier as she has always understood in the War of the Revolution and as such her served the United States against the common enemy for the term of eighteen months or more. She also declared that she was married to the said Riley Vickers in Granville County, N. Carolina in Sept. in the year Seventeen Hundred & ninety-one, 1791, that her husband the aforesaid Riley Vickers died on the [blank] day of November Eighteen hundred thirty-five, 1835, and that she has remained a widow ever since that period. That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but that the marriage took place previous to the first day of January 1794, Viz: at the time above stated.
                                                                                             Mary Vickers (her mark)
Sworn to and subscribed on the day and year first above written before me, W. H. Pratt, J.P.

North Carolina
Orange County

I do hereby certify that Mary Vickers who has this day sworn to and subscribed the foregoing [?ation] before me is a person to whose statements is due full faith & [trust?]. I also certify that she is by reason of age and infirmity unable to attend court to make her declaration. And I do further certify that her husband the aforesaid Riley Vickers was known & reputed in his neighborhood to have been a Soldier in the Revolution and that I do concur in that belief. Given under my hand this 31st August 1844. W. H. Pratt, J.P.

State of North Carolina
Orange County July 26, 1856
Rachel Clinton one of the Heirs of Riley Vickars and Mary Vickars of Orange County, North Carolina do hereby constitute and appoint William Whiton my true and lawful attorney to examine my said fathers and Mothers Papers and Collect whatever may be due now and file in Washington City in the Pension Office.
                                                                                       Rachel Clinton (her mark) {seal}  Witness: Thomas [Proctor?] James Figgs [or Griggs?]
Sworn to and subscribed before me and of the Justice of the Peace in and for said County of Orange and State of North Carolina. Wm. L. [Slake?], J.P.

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Tue, 10 Apr 2001 23:06:40 -0700
From: "Renee Roderiques" <roderiques@earthlink.net>

Just found your website and want to say a thanks for doing this.  It's great to see all of this information being gathered and shared.

Brandon Vickers, who contributed some of the information on the Orange County, NC lines has done a fabulous job of researching the family line there.  He gives me more credit than I deserve for the small amount of information I was able to provide.  It was a pleasure to be able to help, and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

My direct Vickers ancestor is Rachel Vickers, daughter of Riley and Mary Cozart Vickers and wife of Jesse Clinton.  Information on their children has been hard to come by.  I am currently trying to discern if Jesse and Rachel Vickers Clinton had a daughter named Alice.  There is an Alice Clinton
Chamblee buried in the same small cemetery as them and is of the correct age to have been a daughter.  If you know of anyone researching Riley and Mary Cozart Vickers children, please feel free to pass along my email address.

Renee Woods Roderiques

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