Thomas Vickers, Hancock Co., GA

Others researching this line:
Carolyn Vickers Evans, jwcve@IMSDAY.com

Janet McElroy, janetmcelroy@gmail.com

 


From Sidney Terry:

Thomas Vickers, b. 1760/1770, listed 1790 Rowan Co. NC. Census.
Wife Sarah listed on 1830 Census of Hancock Co. GA. Census.
Listed 1795 Hancock Co. Tax digest.
Last Will Test. dtd. 4/25/1819, pvd. 2/7/1820 Hancock Co. WB J, P364-366:
Thomas Vickers names his children. John Vickers, exr. issue:

1. John Vickers, exr of fathers estate, listed 1830 Census of Walton County, Ga. Walton County DB CD, P, 69-70, 2/1/1822, John Vickers exr. of Last Will Test. of Thomas Vickers, Late of Hancock Co., dec'd, did expose to sell at Public auction a certain tract of land being part of real estate of said Thomas, known as Lot 24 in 3rd dist. of Walton County, containing 250 acres, with Wiley Howell, highest bidder.

2. Solomon R. Vickers.

3. James R. Vickers, b.ca. 1798 Ga., m. 9/23/1817 Elizabeth Lasseter, Clarke Co. Ga [This is questionable, see marriage below]. listed 1830, Walton Co. Ga. Census.

4. Sarah M. Vickers, b.ca. 1800 GA. m. Henry Rives 12/29/1818, Hancock Co. Ga.

5. Rebecca M. Vickers, m. Joel P. Daves or John P. Davidson 12/15/1829. Hancock Co., Ga. (there are two interpertations of this name)

6. Thomas Vickers, Jr. b.ca. 1791, m. Marion Armstrong 1/29/1811 Hancock Co. Ga. He was dec'd in 1819 [actually dec’d 1814], at time of fathers will, had two children. Distribution of estate is recorded below.

7. William Vickers m. Mary Ray 5/25/1809 Hancock Co. Ga., listed 1820-1830 Walton Co. Ga.

8. Mary Vickers, m. Solomon Robinson 1/29/1815 Hancock Co. Ga., listed 1830 Baldwin Co. Ga.

9. Greene Vickers.

Kelly, I don't know where this last came from, from some census book of Ga. just don't know what year.

Sidney

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Record of Estate of Thomas Vickers, Jr., Hancock Co., GA, 1814.

Agreeable to the commission to us directed from the Honorable the Court of Ordinary of the County of Hancock, we the undersigned have proceeded to inventory & appraise all the personal estate of Thomas Vickers Jun’r. dec’d: produced to us by the admr. as follows (to wit)

40 Barrels Corn 80-
3 Beds & Furniture 80-
5 Sitting Chairs & Pine Table 2.25
3 Trunks 12.00
1 Loom & Gears 12.00
1 Lot of Kitchen Furniture 5.50
1 Lot of Coopers Ware 1.50
2 Spinning Wheels & 2 pr Cards 6-
1 Pewter Bason & a lot of Crockery Ware 2.50
1 Man’s Saddle & Velice 20-
1 pr Cart Wheels & Skians 20-
1 lot of leather 6-
1 lot of Plow Gears 10-
1 lot of Axes, Grubbing Hoes & Weeding Hoes 5-
1 Set of five Dogs .50
Bee Hives 1-
1 lot of Barrels 1.50
1 lot of raw Hides 2.50
1 Sorrel Horse 40-
1 Sorrel Mare 60-
1 Sorrel Coult 40-
1350 #’s Cotton @ $2 per hundred 27-
2 Candlesticks & 2 flat irons 1.50
1 pair iron Wedges 2-
1 lot of Carpenter’s tools 3.25
1 Clock reel & Wire Sifter 3-
1 lot of knives & forks & ladle & reap hook 1.50
2 Baskets & Bag 1-
25 Head of Hogs 100-
7 Head of Cattle 32-
3026 #’s of Fodder @ $2 ½ per hundred 18.97 ½
8 Head of Goats 7.50
37 Ύ Bushels Wheat @ 75 c. 28.31 Ό
1 Negro girl 325-
657 feet 2 inch Plank 8.25
2 Books & Set Razers & Case 3-
2 Brushes & 1 Comb .50
2 Geese & 2 Ducks 1.50
Total       $ 972.53 Ύ

Given under our hands this 1st day of December 1814 Hartwell Gary J.I.C.
An account of notes and accounts belonging to the estate of Thomas Vickers, Jr. dec’d-

1 Note on Ignatius Flew 75-
1 “ on William Minor 20-
1 “ on E. B. Brodnax 5-
Total          $100

Account of Sales of the Personal Property of Thomas Vickers, Jr. dec’d made the 8th day of December 1814:

1 Grubbing Hoe to Iaig Peterson 1.25
1 “ “ “ Ann Kinan 1.37 ½
2 Iron Wedges “ James Pinkston 1.50
3 Weeding Hoes “ Thomas Vickers 1-
1 Chisel “ William Vickers .25
Sevengle & Tracy “ Thos. Vickers 3.75
1 plow & Shovel & Coulton “ 2.25
2 Plows & irons “ “ 1.75
1 lot plows & Cl? “ 3.75
2 Tubs “ Ephraim Whittington 1.50
Clock Reel “ Thos. Peterson 1.31 Ό
1 Spinning Wheel “ Thomas Vickers 2-
1 Spinning Wheel “ Thos. Vickers 2.50
1 Reap Hook “ Isaac Youngblood .37 ½
1 pair cotton cards “ Thomas Vickers 1.50
1 “ “ “ “ “ “ 1.25
1 lot raw hides “ “ “ 4-
1 side leather “ Hartwell Gary 1.87 ½
1 “ “ “ Thos. Haynes 2.12 ½
1 “ “ “ John Mann 2-
1 “ “ “ Thos. Lancaster 2.18 Ύ
1 cart & wheels “ Nathan Youngblood 22.25
1 Loom “ Wm. Vickers 6-
1 Sleigh “ Kenan 1.62 ½
1 “ & Harness “ James Dyes 2-
1 Pot & Hooks “ Ann Kinan 3.62 ½
1 Iron Potrack & Hoc “ Hartwell Gary 2.25
Oven & Hooks “ James Dyes 3.56 Ό
2 Candlesticks “ Isaac Youngblood .31 Ό
1 Water pail “ Thomas Vickers .50
1 Sleigh “ James Dyes 1.75
2 Smoothing Irons “ Ann Kinan 2.50 Ό
1 Meal Seive “ Thomas Vickers 1.18 Ύ
1 lot of Crocking Ware “ “ “ 1.50
1 Basin, Spoons, Knives & Forks “ “ “ 3.25
1 Churn “ Wm. Vickers .50
Flesh Forks & Skimmer “ Isaac Youngblood .81 Ό
1 water pail “ Thomas Vickers .12 ½
1 Meal Bag “ “ “ .56 Ό
2 Baskets “ John Mann .50
1 Bee Hive “ “ “ .50
1 “ “ “ Thos. Dickson .50
Rent of the House & Lots around it “ Jas Pinkston 20-
“ “ “ Fresh f? “ “ 27-
1 Bed & Furniture “ Wmson Ferrell 29.50
1 “ “ “ “ Jesse Moore 26.56 Ό
1 Trunk “ Thos. Vickers 3.50                              Amount bro. forward $207.43 Ύ
1 Trunk “ Miriam Vickers 2-
1 Bed & furniture “ “ “ 20-
1 Trunk “ Jessee Moore 2.81 Ό
250 #’s cotton, 1st choice “ Joel Rives 5.75
250 #’s “ “ Richard Gary 5.68 Ύ
250 “ “ Wm. Archer 6-
250 “ “ Richard Gary 5.75
250 “ “ “ “ 5-
1 parcel “ “ Joel Rives 2.25
1 Saddle “ Wm. Vickers 20-
1 Velue “ Thomas Haynes 3.25
Parcel of Augers “ Arthur Youngblood 3-
Can of Razers “ Thomas Vickers 2.93 Ύ
Brushes & Comb “ “ “ 1-
1 Sorrel Mare “ Miriam Vickers 57-
1 Sorrel Horse “ Robert Matthews 39.06 Ό
Sorrel Coult “ Wm. Livingston 50.06 Ό
1 Peach Nursery “ Thomas Vickers 13-
1 Cow & Calf “ E. B. Brodnax 12.56 Ό
1 “ “ “ “ John Mann 10.12 ½
1 “ “ “ “ “ “ 10.56 Ό 1 Yearling “ James Pinkston 2.12 ½
5 Barrels Corn “ John Lewis 12-
5 “ “ “ Thomas Vickers 12.25
5 “ “ “ “ “ 12.50
5 “ “ “ “ “ 12.50
5 “ “ “ “ “ 12.56 Ό
5 “ “ “ “ “ 12.68 Ύ
8 Head of Goats “ John Borland 8.18 Ύ
5 First Choice Hogs “ Wmson. Ferrell 48.50
5 2nd “ “ “ Thomas Haynes 34.25
5 3rd “ “ “ Wmson. Ferrell 25.31 Ό
4 4th “ “ “ Thos. Haynes 12.12 ½
4 Shoats “ John Lewis 6-
1 Sow & Pigs “ James Pinkston 7.87 ½             Amt. bro. forward $692.12 ½
1 Sow & Pigs to Iagn. Peterson 6.31 Ό
500 #’s Fodder “ Isaac Youngblood 3.31 Ό
500 #’s “ “ James Pinkston 3.75
500 #’s “ “ “ “ 3.75
500 #’s “ “ Isaac Youngblood 3.81 Ό
bube 1036 “ James Pinkston @75c. 7.77
5 Bushels Wheat “ Thomas Dickson 5.00
5 “ “ “ Wm. Taylor 4.62 ½
Glass & Pepperbox “ John McDonald .31 Ό
5 chairs “ Mishuk Hitchcock 2-
1 Pitcher “ Thomas Vickers 1-
1 Bottle “ Ephraim Whittington .25
1 “ “ Thomas Pearce .18 Ύ
1 pair five dogs “ James Pinkston .50
1 Table “ Wm. Archer 1-
2 Geese “ James Dyer 1-
1 Axe “ James Pinkston 2-
2 Ducks “ James Dyer .50
17 Bushels Wheat “ Thomas Vickers 17- 8 Ύ
“ “ “ John Vickers 8.75 2
“ “ “ William Vickers 2-
22 “ Corn “ Thomas Vickers 11-
Total_______ $777.95 Ύ                                         Thomas Vickers Admr.

Thomas Vickers Admr. of Thos. Vickers dec’d.
Due 1817 To Rent of the Plantation 90.25
“ Hire of the Negro girl Sally 40.25
“ due bills against Thos. Vickers Sr.
due 15th August 1814 11-
________ $141.50
By cash paid John Hamilton 14.65 ½
“ “ “ for tax .62 ½ = $15.28

The estate of Thomas Vickers dec’d:
To Thomas Vickers Admr. Due 1814 Nov 17
1 To cash paid James H. Jones Clerk 6- 22 Due
2 “ “ “ Benjamin Thompson 31.14 Nov 9
3 “ “ “ S & F Grantham 1.25 1815 Due
4 “ “ “ A Bounes T.C. 2.38 Ό
5 “ “ “ D. Hale T.C. .58
6 “ “ “ William Vickers 20-
7 “ “ “ James Smalley 27-
8 “ “ “ “ “ 56-
9 “ “ “ “ “ 12.96 19
10 “ “ “ Jas. Mitchell 176.26 ½ 1816 July 1
11 “ “ “ Loyd Kelly 137.50 8
12 “ “ “ J. P. Furnes 9.43 Ύ
13 “ “ “ F. Grantham .62 ½ Feby 7
14 “ “ “ J. P. Furnes 7.37 ½ 1816 July 16
15 “ “ “ Wm. Vickers 33.18 Ύ
Total________ $519.70 Ό     
Sworn to in Open Court 4th Nov. 1816 Thos. Vickers Admr. attd. James H. Jones, Clk.

The estate of Thomas Vickers, dec’d. To Thomas Vickers Admr. Due:
To boarding Mary Vickers Orphan of the said dec’d the year 1816 & 1817 @ $30 per year 60-
To boarding Sarah Vickers Orphan of the said dec’d the year 1816 & 1817 @ $30 per year 60- To boarding Mariam Vickers Wife of the sd. dec’d. the year 1816 & 1817 @ $30 per year 60- Total_____ $180.00

By rent of Plantation to Wm. Vickers for 1817 90-
By hire of negro girl Sarah to Thos, Vickers 1817 50-
Total_______ $140

Sworn to in Open Court 6th July 1818 Thomas Vickers Admr. attd. James H. Jones Clk.

Thomas Vickers Admr. of Thomas Vickers, dec’d Due:
1818 To cash recd for the hire of the negro woman Sarah 86.50

By boarding of Mrs. Miriam Vickers 40.00
“ “ Sarah Vickers Orphan of Thomas Vickers dec’d 40.00
“ “ Mary Vickers Orphan of sd. dec’d 40.00                                  = $120.00
Returned & sworn to in Open Court by Thos. Vickers Admr. 3rd May 1819 attest James H. Jones C.C.O.

Georgia Hancock County

We the undersigned commissioners appointed by the Honorable the Court of Ordinary of said County, to settle and adjust all accounts between John Vickers, Executor of Thomas Vickers, Senr., dec’d who was Admr. of Thomas Vickers, Junr. dec’d and the widow and guardian of the orphans of the said Thomas Vickers, Junr. dec’d, have met in the town of Sparta this 19th of April 1820 and proceeded to examine the returns made by the said Admr. and sundry accounts made by said Admr. in his lifetime which have not been returned but which appear to our satisfaction to be paid; find due from the estate of the said Thomas Vickers Junr. dec’d the sum of four hundred and ninety-two dollars ninety-five & an half cents; and we also find that Mrs. Miriam Vickers is indebted to the estate of the said Thomas Vickers Junr. dec’d the sum of seventy-seven dollars for articles purchased at the sale of said dec’d. Given under our hand the date above written Hartwell Gary Thomas ? John Lewis ? , Comm’s. Georgia Hancock County, The above named commissioners were duly qualified before me this 19th April 1820. Joel Rives J.P.

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Husband: Thomas Vickers, Sr. b. 1760’s m. d. 1819, Hancock Co., GA

Georgia Journal, Oct. 5, 1814, “Thomas Vickers applies for letters of administration on the estate of Thomas Vickers, Jr., late of Hancock Co, deceased, . . . given under my hand this 28th day of September, 1814, James H. Jones, C.C.O.”

Georgia Journal, Sept. 13, 1815, “All persons indebted to the estate of Thomas Vickers, Jr., deceased, are requested to come forward and make payment. Signed Thomas Vickers, Sr., Adm,r

Noted in the Georgia Journal Oct. 27, 1818 as having mislaid a monetary note of hand for 11,428 wt. of seed cotton.

Wife: Sarah b. 1760’s d. 1831-1839, probably Hancock Co., GA Sarah, widow of Thomas, drew a lot of 160 acres in the Cherokee Land Lottery of 1832. She was still residing in Hancock Co., GA at that time. She also received a lot in Floyd Co., on the Coosa River. Sarah continued to live in Hancock Co., GA, probably until her death, as she is noted as age 60/70 in the 1830 Hancock Co., Census. There is one son living with her. This would have to be James R. Vickers, most likely the one that married Emelene Daves in Bibb Co., GA in 1836.

Children:

1. John Vickers, Georgia Journal, March 25, 1817, “Personally appeared before me, (a Justice of the Peace for Hancock County), JOHN VICKERS, and saith that he has lost or mislaid a note of hand given by Jacob P. Turner to Abednego Wright, guardian for the orphans of James Garey, deceased, for $100. Signed, JOHN VICKERS.” [John Vickers not in 1820 Hancock Co., GA Census Index.] There is a John R. Vickers in the Barbour Co., AL 1860 Census (where John’s sister Sarah Rives, settled), but on the other hand, If being listed first in his father’s will indicates that he is the oldest (and therefore older than Sarah who was b. 1799), then this John R. Vickers would be too young, having been born in 1803. This John R. Vickers of Barbour Co., has four daughters.

2. Thomas Vickers, Jr., d. 1814, Hancock Co., GA, wife Miriam, children: Mary and Sarah.

Georgia Journal, Oct. 5, 1814, “Thomas Vickers applies for letters of administration on the estate of Thomas Vickers, Jr., late of Hancock Co, deceased, . . . given under my hand this 28th day of September, 1814, James H. Jones, C.C.O.”

Georgia Journal, Sept. 13, 1815, “All persons indebted to the estate of Thomas Vickers, Jr., deceased, are requested to come forward and make payment. Signed Thomas Vickers, Sr., Adm,r

3. William Vickers, Southern Recorder, 12/09/1826, “Solomon Vickers, Adm. of estate of William Vickers, Washington Co., GA.

Georgia Journal, December 1, 1818, “Will be sold on the first Tuesday in January next, at the courthouse in Sandersville, Washington Co., one grey mare, in the possession of William Vickers, levied on as the property of Benjamin Temple. . . “

4. Mary Vickers Robinson

5. Solomon R. Vickers, Southern Recorder, 12/09/1826, “Solomon Vickers, Adm. of estate of William Vickers, Washington Co., GA. In 1832 Solomon R. Vickers resided in Richmond Co., GA from where he received a 160 acre lot in Floyd Co., (West GA) in the Cherokee Land Lottery. Noted as executor for his father Thomas Vickers, Sr.--Distribution of Estate.

6. Sarah M. Vickers, b. 1799, Hancock Co., GA, m. 12/29/1818, Henry Rives of Hancock Co., GA, moved to Barbour Co., AL, died there 09/11/1842. Sarah W. Rives died at Irwinton, Barbour Co., AL, 9/11/1842, at the age of 43. Noted as being born in Hancock Co., GA. “Her husband died last June.” [June, 1842]. Southern Christian Advocate, 11/18/1842/

7. Green Vickers, There is a Green Vickers noted in the Dallas Co., AL 1830 Census and a Green Berry Vickers noted in the Lauderdale Co., AL 1850 Census.

8. James R. Vickers, probably the James R. Vickers that married Emelene Daves on 01/17/1836 in Bibb Co., GA. There is a James R. Vickers in the 1850 Fayette Co., GA Census, age 52, and wife Elizabeth, age 51, and family listed.

9. Rebecca M. Vickers

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Personal Name Index to the Augusta Chronicle.

Name                      Type        Event          Citation          Page Column
Abraham Vickers    Other 07/26/1788     07/26/1788      3       2
James Vickers         SAL 11/09/1799      11/16/1799      3       4
John Vickers           Other 08/26/1790     09/18/1790      1       1
Wm. Vickers          Other 05/20/1799     06/22/1799      4       4
Mrs. Vickers          Other 08/15/1789     08/15/1789      3       3
Jack Vickers          Other 02/04/1814     02/04/1814      3       4
Thomas Vickers     Other 02/04/1814     02/04/1814      3       4
Vinson K. Vickers Other 12/04/1822     01/16/1823      2       4 
Nancy Vickers       OBIT 07/11/1828    07/23/1828      3       5
Hardy Vickers       Other 02/18/1822    02/18/1822       3       5
Nathan Vickers     Other 10/01/1817     10/15/1817       3      5
Nathan Vickers      Other 01/01/1818    01/07/1818       2      5
Nathan Vickers      Other 04/05/1819    04/05/1819       3      2
Nathan Vickers      Other 07/07/1819    07/07/1819       3      3
Nathan Vickers      Other 10/04/1819   10/04/1819        3      2
Nathan Vickers     Other 10/15/1819    10/15/1819        2      5
S. R. Vickers, Capt LET 12/02/1826    12/02/1826        3      5
S. R. Vickers, Capt LET 01/01/1827    01/01/1827        3      5
S. R. Vickers, Capt LET 01/01/1828    01/01/1828        3      5

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Compiling data from the John R. Vickers file, the Thomas Vickers file and from Carolyn Vickers Evans, the following descendant list is the result. Kelly

1 Thomas Vickers Sr., b. 1760-1770, d. 1819, Hancock Co., GA (pos. Rev. Soldier) listed 1790 . . Rowan Co. NC. Census. Listed 1795 Hancock Co. Tax digest
. . +Sarah, b. 1760-1770, d. 1831-1839, Hancock Co., GA
. . . 2 John Ray Vickers, Sr., b. 178?, d. 1838 in FL, m. July 24, 1805, Columbia Co., GA
. . . . .+Nancy Briscoe, b. 1783, VA, d. Barbour Co., AL
. . . . . . 3 Thomas T. B. Vickers, b. 1807, d. , m. ,
. . . . . . . .+Mary M., b. 1817, GA
. . . . . . . . 4 Nancy Vickers, b. 1840, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Thomas Jefferson Vickers, b. 1842, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Michael M. Vickers, b. 1844, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Mary K. Vickers, b. 1846, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Andrew S[auren]. Vickers, b. 1848, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Matilda R. Vickers, b. 1850, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Joshua Franklin Vickers, b. 1852, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Travis M. Vickers, b. 1855, AL
. . . . . . 3 John Ray Vickers, Jr., b. , GA
. . . . . . . +Amanda M., b. 1828, GA
. . . . . . . . 4 Lucitta V. Vickers, b. 1853, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Mary V. Vickers, b. 1854, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Georgia A. Vickers, b. 1857, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Eliza J. Vickers, b. 1858, AL
. . . . . . 3 Sidney Dean Vickers, b.
. . . . . .
3 Michael P. Vickers, b. April 8, 1816, GA d. April 10, 1868, m. Sept. 18, 1845
. . . . . . . .+Sarah Ann Wall, b. 1826, GA
. . . . . . . . 4 John Joseph R. Vickers, b. 1846, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Jane Marthelia/Martha Vickers, b. 1848, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 James S. Vickers, b. 1850, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Thomas H. Vickers, b. 1853, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Jerry H/C. Vickers, b. 1858, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Sarah A. C. Vickers, b. 1860 AL
. . . . . . 3 Joseph William Vickers, b. Nov. 17, 1820, d. June 26, 1895
. . . . . . . .+Parnelia Cundiff Flournoy
. . . . . . . . 4John Josiah Vickers , b. Barbour Co., AL
. . . . . . . . . +Emma Park
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Two boys and two girls
. . . . . . . . 4 Joseph Henry Vickers, b. Barbour Co., AL
. . . . . . . . . +Beulah Chapman
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Nine children
. . . . . . . . 4 Francis Parnelia Vickers, b. Pike Co., AL
. . . . . . . . . +J.T. Warrick
. . . . . . . . . . 5 John Arthur
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Marvin
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Zella
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Xa
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Lucy
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Pat
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Emma
. . . . . . . . 4 Tura Vickers, b. Pike Co., AL
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Sidney Wright
. . . . . . . . 4 Jonathan Thomas Vickers, b. Pike Co., AL
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Pomelia
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Carrie
. . . . . . . . 4 Sidney Victord? Vickers, b. Pike Co., AL
. . . . . . . . . +Alexander Wright
. . . . . . . . 4 Ella Leona Vickers, b. Pike Co., AL
. . . . . . . . . +James Martin
. . . . . . . . 4 Susan Easter Vickers, b. Pike Co., AL
. . . . . . . . . +James Warrick
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Carrie Warrick
. . . . . . . . . . 5 Kip Fletcher Warrick
. . . . . . . . 4 Ann Elizabeth Vickers, b. Pike Co., AL
. . . . . . . . 4 James Vickers, b. Pike Co., AL
. . . . . . 3 Solomon W. Vickers, b.c. 1824, AL, d. , m.c. 1856, AL
. . . . . . . +Rebecca, b. 1840, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Sidney N. Vickers, b.1856, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 Lilly A. Vickers, b. 1859/1860, AL
. . . . . . 3 Mary B. Vickers, b.c. 1826/1827
. . . . . . 3 James M. Vickers, b. 1828/1829, FL, d. , m. Jan. 28, 1858, Barbour Co., AL
. . . . . . . +Mary Jane Harrod, b. 1837, AL
. . . . . . . . 4 John T. Vickers, b. 1859, AL
. . . 2 Thomas Vickers Jr., b.c. 1791 , d. 1814, Hancock Co., GA, m. 1/29/1811 Hancock Co.Ga. . . . . .+Miriam/Marion Armstrong
. . . . . . 3 Mary Vickers
. . . . . . 3 Sarah Vickers
. . . 2 William Vickers, b. , GA, m. 5/25/1809 Hancock Co. Ga., d. 1826, Washington Co., GA
. . . 2 Mary Vickers, b. , GA, m. 1/29/1815 Hancock Co. Ga., listed 1830 Baldwin Co.Ga.
. . . . .+Solomon Robinson
. . . 2 Solomon R. Vickers, b. , GA
. . . 2 Sarah M. Vickers, b. 1799, Hancock Co., GA, d. Sept. 11, 1842, Barbour Co., AL m.Dec. . . . . . .29, 1818, Hancock Co., GA
. . . . .+Henry Rives, b. , d. June, 1842, Barbour Co., AL
. . . 2 Greene Vickers, b.
. . . 2 James R. Vickers, b.
. . . 2 Rebecca M. Vickers, b. , m. 12/15/1829. Hancock Co., Ga.
. . . . .+Joel P. Daves or John P. Davidson

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Kelly,
Yesterday I recieved more information on Thomas Ray Vickers.
As I had told you we thought he was in the American Revolutionary war. I now know he was a soldier out of Georgia. He served under Captain Villiam Kemp and Lt. Jonathan Jones as a waggoner. A great, great of his got in contact with me. She has a copy of an 1855 Vickers Bible showing some dates, births, and marriages of their children. She is sending me all her info. so maybe we will find out if we are from the same tree. Will keep you posted. If you get any more info please let me know.

Kelly,
I now have a list of Thomas Ray and Sara Ray Vickers children:

John Ray May 7, 1784
Thomas Ray Nov. 13, 1786
William Ray Aug. 15,1789
Michael Ray Jan.5,1792
Mary Feb.9, 1794
Soloman Ray May 30, 1796
Sara Martha Feb.15, 1800
Greene Ray Feb. 4, 1803
Joseph Ray Jan. 7, 1806
James Ray Nov. 8, 1808
Rebecca Murrell Nov. 18, 1812

Notice all the boys had the middle name Ray. That was Sara's maiden name. Hope more info will follow. Carolyn Vickers Evans, i256151@imsday.com

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Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998

Kelly,
I would very much like to be added to your mail list.
My mother was Cydney Cordelle Vickers Harden
Her father was James Solomon Vickers b 23 Oct 1850
His father was Michael Phillip Vickers b 18 Sep 1816
His father was John Ray Vickers, Sr. b 7 May 1784
His father was Thomas Vickers b 1761

Carolyn Vickers Evans gave me your address and I am really enjoying and appreciating it

Sue, DeShaSu3@aol.com

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Contributed by Lucy Vickers Grisham

lgrisham1ps@ont.com

 

Thomas, Solomon and William Vickers

Virginia to Hancock  County Georgia

 

 

Speculation:  Thomas Vickers was probably a brother to Solomon Vickers and William Vickers (of Butts Co. Ga.) though this has not been positively proven yet. They appear to have been born in Virginia.  He began migration to Georgia about 1790-1793 probably for Land Grants- (Head Rights).

 

** From notes of Barbara Boynton- “Many Virginians took advantage of the Head Rights of Washington Co. and other early counties of Georgia because they had about 15 months to bring their families into Georgia to settle on them. They traveled back and forth from Georgia to Virginia or North Carolina and finally to Georgia where they lived and their children migrated westward into Alabama and Mississippi

 

Ref: p 123 0f “The Powell Families of Va. and  the South- by Lucas-  Deed in Columbia Co. Ga. Book O p 249- Mar 23, 1809- Received April 10, 1809- “I, Cader Powell, of the County of Hancock,  appoint Thomas Vickers as my legal representative to receive, demand and sue for, from the executors of John Watson, deceased of the County of (county not given)- of the State of Virginia, such sums of money, etc. as are now owing to me.” **(apparently Thomas went back and forth to Virginia and Powell needed him to conduct some business for him while there. The Powell family is Barbara’s direct line. They are from Nansemond County Virginia, Norfolk Co.  and Chowan Co. North Carolina and were married to the Needham family or the Bryant family, as the name was passed down.  Ref:  Isle of Wight Co. Virginia Deed Records.  

 

It is said Thomas and William are recorded in records of Rowan Co./Tyrell/ North Carolina, but there was another Thomas there who married Alice? **This needs further research.

 

Thomas Vickers b @1761-1819- is in the 1790 Census of North Carolina in Rowan County with 2 males over 16, 1 male under 16 and 2 females over 16.

 

William Vickers b?-  1 male over 16 and 2 females over 16. 

 

Thomas is in the 1794 and 1795 Tax Digest of Hancock Co. Georgia along with Martin Armstrong, John C. Armstrong and John Armstrong in Capt. Eiland’s District.   (Hancock was taken from parts of Greene and Washington Counties, Ga. in 1793.)

 

He married to Sarah Rhea/Ray- (Rhea family of Ireland)- August 20, 1782 in Georgia She was born in North Carolina, and she died May 9, 1836 in Bibb Co. Ga. She may have been a sister to Solomon Ray who married Jane Echols- or of the same family- who were in Wilkes Co. Ga. Some of the Rhea/Ray family is in Tennessee records. Ref: “Tennessee Cousins by Ray.”

She is in the 1830 Census of Hancock Co. as having 1 male 20-30 and one female 60-70 living in the household. 

 

Note**There is a Solomon and Thomas Vickers who appear in Craven County North Carolina records but appear to be older ones because Thomas was born 1761 and would only be 11 years old here. It is possible that these are related?   

Solomon and Thomas Vickers show up in Craven Co. Court Records, New Bern District Abstracts. They appear in a civil case dated March 29th 1772 in which one Richard Graves was charged with breaking into the corncrib of Thomas Haslin and stealing corn. **(New Bern District covered what became Carteret, Craven, Beaufort, Hyde, Pitt, Dobbs, Jones and Duplin Counties).

**Note of Interest:  Patent Book 18 # 799- p 285 North Carolina Land Patents- there appears a John Vickers who received 200 acres land in Carteret County September 26, 1766- on the east side of White Oak River at Little Bare Swamp joining a point near a pond on Andrew Gillet’s line, both sides of the road and the edge of said swamp??? Who is this?

 

Solomon Vickers appears in St. Paul Parish, Georgia (Burke?) Aug 10, 1774 and in Wilkes County Ga. Papers- 1773-1833- He was on the pay bill list of Edward Barnard’s Rangers as of Dec 6, 1774- March 6, 1775- and from March 6 1775 to Mar 6 1776. He is also on bill for June thru September 1774-1776.  (Older one?)

Solomon Vickers is an elusive person and I have not been able to find out much on him. If anyone has information on him, let me know.

 

Thomas Vickers died about 1819 and his will was proven 1820- Including Division of the estate- Executor of estate, being his son John Ray Vickers and division quite lengthy and detailed. After death of John Ray, his brother James Ray was appointed executor of estate of Sarah Vickers, deceased, by 1837. Ref; Hancock Co. Court of Ordinary.  

 

His children:

 

1. John Ray- 1784 – Married Nancy Briscoe- He drew land in the 1821 Land Lottery- 216 acres in Dooly Co. Ga. Was in the Walton Co. by 1830. Some say he died in Barbour Co. Ala. and other say he died in Leon Co. Florida. But Abstracts of Will Books of Barbour Co. Alabama - Orphans Court lists orphans of John R. Vickers, of Florida- Considering the proximity of Leon Co. Fla. and Barbour Co. Ala. it is possible he died in Florida, but his affairs were recorded in the place where the guardian, Thomas T.B. Vickers lived. Barbour Co. Ala. was taken from part of Henry Co. Ala.         

 

2. Thomas Jr.- 1786- Died 1817-  His father administered his estate and his Uncle Green B. Pinkston was appointed guardian of the children- Bond of $2500. Thomas Jr.  Married in 1811 to Miriam Armstrong- d/o Martin Armstrong and Mary Tate Kuykendahl of Mecklenberg Co. North Carolina, (taken from Anson), and was an early settler of Burke Co. Ga.  **Martin Armstrong was said to be the son of James Armstrong and wife Jean probably, Knoxville Co. TN? (Some say no?) He is part of my Armstrong line, however, who intermarried with the McAfee family of Mercer Co. Kentucky, the Buchanans and the McCouns.  The Kuykendahls are recorded as being from Kentucky also and are ancestors to Betty Schladensky who contributed much information on these families.  The Kuykendahls are Dutch.  Ref: Youngblood-Armstrong Family Records.

**Miriam went to Montgomery Co. Alabama after the death of Thomas and re-married to Gaines Brock, son of John and Rosanna Brock. Thomas and Miriam had two children and when the estate was appraised in 1814 and property sold, each daughter received distribution.  ** The Brocks are probably from Capt Joseph Brock and Mary Beverley Chew of Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co. Virginia and some of them lived in Rockbridge Co. and Botetourt Co. Virginia.

Crawford Co. Georgia Deed Bk C p 93- Headed Screven co. 1/4/1822

Jesse Vickers sold to William Branch of said county and state for $70.00 – 202 ½

Acres in 7th District of Houston – now Crawford- Lot #168- Witnessed by Gaines Brock and David Scarborough, J.P.

Other information:   Family of Robert H. Vickers b July 17, 1814- N.C. Store keeper and Tanner- Lived Greenville S.C. and Washington Co. Ga. by 1834- Was with the Relief Corp in the Civil War.  He married to Catherine (Kate) Brock b Mar 28, 1819- Greenville, S.C. She lived after death of Robert in Hammock Ga. and ran a Hotel.  They married Mar 17, 1836 and Robert died Dec 26, 1866 from paralysis, apparently in Wilkes Co. Ga.  They had two children Sarah b 9/15/1848 and Henry A. b 4/6/ 1850.

Ref: Chronicles of Wilkes Co. and Methodists in Wilkes after 1800-

History of Washington Co. Ga.

1840, 1850, and 1860  Census Wilkes Co.

Will Book 11, Vol. II- 1837-1877- Wilkes Co.  p 51 - R.H. Vickers

 

3. Green Ray- 1787- Recorded in 1850 in Lauderdale Co. Ala with children William and Ferdinand and wife Elizabeth (maiden name unknown).  In 1860, he is listed with William only.

1850 Lauderdale Census also shows:

 

E.W. Vickers- 30 years of age- b Ala

Nancy- 20 – Ala

William- age 3- Ala

John- age 3- Ala

Andrew- age 3/12- Ala.

 

4. William Ray- 1789- 1826- married Mary Ray- his cousin.  He is on the 1820 Census of Walton Co. Ga.  His brother, Solomon R. Vickers administered his estate- Ref: “Southern Recorder Legal Notices” Milledgeville, Ga. July 5, 1827- Solomon applied to sell slaves and in May of 1828- he applied again for division of Property- (Geo. Gen Magazine).

 

5. Michael Ray- 1792- married to? No further info on this one.

 

6. Mary- 1794- married Solomon Robinson in Hancock Co. Ga. They are in the 1830 Baldwin Co. Ga. Census.

 

7. Solomon Ray- 1796- died 1844 Noxubee Co. MS- He was in the War of 1812- Record of Land Bounty Claim filed Nov 11, 1856 by widow- Enlisted at Savannah Ga. and discharged in Burke Co. Ga. He married in Columbus C. Ga. to Ann Cutliffe. Ref: Deed Bk A p 596- Crawford Co. Ga. – Solomon R. Vickers of Crawford Co. to Abner Wimberly of Houston Co. for $4,500- Lots 13 & 14 in 3rd district of Houston, now Crawford on Westward side of Echoconna Creek – Monroe Co. Ga. and supposed to contain 303 Ύ acres – also Lot #253 adjoining the others- Wit: Finley Holmes and Benjamin Cutliffe.  **Wimberlys married to the Bryants. 

 

8. James Ray- 1798- Lived Walton Co. 1830 Census and Clarke Co. Ga. He married 1817- Dorothy Emeline Daves- sister to Joel Peoples Daves- Walton Co. Deed Bk. E. p 262-263- Aug 24, 1824- James R. Vickers of Walton Co. to Robert Billup of Walton Co. for $300 125 acres- southwest Lot #62 4th District Walton Co.- signed by James Vickers and witnessed by William Bentley and H.L. Reese.

 

9. Sarah M. – 1799- died 1842- Barbour Co. Ala. at age 43. She married Henry Rives- probably of the Rives family of Surry Sussex Co. Virginia- in 1818- Coweta Co. Ga.

Obituary of Barbour co. Ala. “Mrs Sarah M. Rives in her 43rd year of life, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Vickers was born Hancock Co. Ga. in 1799 and was converted at a Camp meeting at Sparta Camp Ground- Hancock Ga. Was married in Coweta Co. by Rev, John Twitty.

 

10. Rebecca Murrell- 1803?-  married Joel Peoples Daves 1829- Hancock Co. Ga. He died and she re-married to Henry Beacham.   

 

 

Contributed by Lucy Vickers Grisham

lgrisham1ps@ont.com

 

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Kelly,

I have photocopies (poor quality) of three family pages from a Bible
(NY:  American Bible Society, 1855) with Vickers, Rives, Ray, Daves
(sp), Spencer and a few other entires.  I obtained the photocopies
from the NSDAR Search Service; they had been used in the documentation
for an application based on the Revolutionary service of Thomas
Vickers.

I am writing to ask whether you might know who currently owns this Bible.

If not, would you be willing to post a request for information on your
Vickers website?  I might be able to get decent scans of the pages or
a list of the legible names for you to  include.

Whether or not it's pertinent, there appears to be a name in the upper
left corner of the title page that may be "Dr. James Ray"...only a few
letters are legible.

Thank you,
Janet McElroy

janetmcelroy@gmail.com

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11/14/2009

 

Kelly,

I am including here something from Barbara on what happened to John Ray Vickers, son of Thomas Vickers and Sarah Ray-Hancock Co. GA.  We were wondering where he was buried, etc.   

 

She says:

"I have large file on that Thomas Vickers (RS) as I corresponded with an Alice Warrick, w/o Therman Warrick who was a descendant of Thomas (RS) and did a lot of research on that family in Barbour Co, Ala many years ago.  Just recently I have gotten some info that presumably explained what happened to John Ray Vickers, Sr. who was in Florida.  The story went that John Ray and a son were traveling somewhere in Santa Rosa County, Fl when John Ray developed an infection in his foot from new boots he had bought.  He got sick and died and the young son buried him beside the road where they were.  It was too hot to carry his body on to their home to bury him-sometime in August.  This was supposedly somewhere near Milton, Florida.  I thought it an interesting story as the same thing happened with my 3rd g. grandmother-she was buried by the side of the road somewhere here in N. Florida."

 

Anyway, that may explain why some thought he was in Alabama and some thought he was in Florida.

Lucy Vickers Grisham

lgrisham1ps@ont.com

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