William Vickers -- Washington/Butts Co., GA
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Washington Co. Georgia- William Vickers Sr.
And Miscellaneous Records for Anyone Interested
William Vickers, Sr. b? Of Rowan Co. N. Carolina possibly along with Thomas Vickers? (1790 Census) Died 1827- Washington Co. Ga. Wife unknown?
1818 Twiggs Co. Ga. Tax List
In the 1820 Census of Washington County with Elijah and Bryant Vickers
Jasper Co. Ga. Deed Bk. A p 349- Nov 1824- between William Vickers and Riley Wise, both of Jasper Co.- 50 acres land- being known as 1/3 part of two lots of land #99 and 82 17th Dist. of Jasper Co. Ga.
Deed 2 Oct- 1809- Nathan Hobson to William Vickers of Randolph, now Jasper Co. 202 ˝ acres 19 Dist. of Baldwin, now Randolph.
Deed 9 Oct 1816- William Vickers- Co. of Jasper- to Sampson Lanier of same county- 44 acres of Lot #170 where Vickers lives $260- signed by his mark.
Deed 3 Dec 1816- William Vickers- Jasper co.- to George Lewis of Morgan Co. for $460
(from Duncan Campbell grant)
Deed – Twiggs co.- to Thomas Lawrence- Jasper co.- 13 acres in Jasper Co.- Lot #170- 19th Dist- for $52. 8 Jan 1817.
1. William Jr.- died 10 Jan 1837- Butts Co. Ga. - married Anna Wise, daughter of Jacob Wise. - (Creed T. Wise- administrator of estate. Witt C. and Frances M. Wise, Surety). Ref: “
Deed Bk. A- p 472- Butts Co. Ga.- Jacob Wise, for love he bears his daughter Anna N. Vickers- gave negro woman, Cynthia, and her son Washington- 24 July 1828- signed by Jacob Wise- Wit: Creed Wise and William Hancock.
Butts co. Deed Bk. A p 277- 16 July 1828- between Ledford Edwards and William Vickers- $250.00 9th dist. formerly Henry Co., now Butts- Lot #36 containing 50 acres- granted to George W. Key 27 Oct 1824. Wit: George T. Speake, Wallace W. Lemmons, John K. Cargile- signed by Ledford Edwards.
Bk A. p 70- 30 Jan 1826- Elisha Edwards and William Vickers- $150.00- 30 acres, Lot #31 in 9th Dist. formerly Henry Co. now Butts – Wit: George Britton and Wm. Barkley- signed, John and Elisha Edwards- Bullock Co. Ga.
Bullock Co. Ga- Aaron Vickers- purchased items at estate sale of Steven Denmark.
Yearly return of William Vickers- deceased- by Creed T. Wise- on estate for years- 1838-9- Paid to D.L. Duffy, T.J. and J.C. Dunseth, Robert W. Smith, C.W. Brazeal, Barna Wise, John McCord, Simon H. Sanders, H. Higgins, Robert B. Sanders, James H. Roberts, Lewis Bennett, John Hall and Curtis Bailey.
Credit- Cash rec’d of Thomas J. Giles in full- 25 Dec 1838- signed by Creed T. Wise- administrator- 6 Mar 1839.
List of Renting Plantation and Hiring Negros 19 Dec 1836- by administrator- to Robert Mayfield- William Vickers by Riley Wise- Admr. Recorded 5 Feb 1837-
“Gen Data of Supreme Court of Ga.” --Vickers vs Stone- from Wilkes Co. Ga. May term 1848?
1830- Buyer of estate of John Malone, dec’d. William Vickers Jr.
Butts Co. Records- 1836-1845- pps 39-41
Pp 42-43- Account of Sale of estate of Jacob Wise, 8 Dec 1836- sold to: Frances Wise, Burrell Bean, Creed T. Wise, Job Taylor, William Giles, Jordan Compton, Wm. Parker, Hugh Wise, Barna Wise, Hamilton Stewart, Witt Wise, John Murray, John McKelhaney, Augustus Wise, Jacob Mayo, David Johnson, Jeremiah Lumsdel, Jesse Whitley, Elijah Leverett, John Burge, Wm. Preston, P.A. Huggins, Wm. Vickers- Recorded 6 Feb 1837-
Bullock co. Ga.- Vol 1-H- 1813-1836- William wise- will 1816- Wife Margaret.
Butts Co. Ga. Marriages:
Nancy Wise- James Dodson- 11/29/1853
William A. Slaughter- Sarah Jane wise- 5/9/1844
John Wise to Elizabeth Boatright- 20 Mar 1842- Washington Co. Ga.
John Vickers- Married Rebecca Cone- 24 May 1848- Baldwin Co.
Return of estate of Robert Bickerstaff- 1838- Paid Robert Coleman, William R. Head -1837 Taxes- Alsey Durham, paid to legatees of Bickerstaff: William R. Head, Alsey Durham, Hugh Wise, Joseph W. Slaughter, Henry P. Slaughter, Creed Wise, Pollard b. Bickerstaff-
Creed Wise, guardian, William R. Head, guardian, Retained for self as guardian, Shadrach McMichael. Each Legatee $859.00.
2. Prudence- b Married Riley Wise 24- Nov 1824. Riley apparently deceased by 1848- Children named as orphans of Riley Wise:
1. John- guardian Benjamin Wilson
2. Mary- guardian Benjamin Wilson
3. Robert- guardian Benjamin Wilson
4. Rosana- guardian Benjamin Wilson
5. Walter J. – guardian Benjamin Wilson
6. William R. – guardian Benjamin Wilson
Contributed by Lucy Vickers Grisham
Thomas, Solomon and William Vickers
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
** From notes of
Barbara Boynton- “Many Virginians took advantage of the Head Rights of
Washington Co. and other early counties of
Ref: p 123 0f “The
Powell Families of Va. and the South- by
Lucas- Deed in Columbia Co.
It is said Thomas and William are recorded in records of
Thomas Vickers b @1761-1819- is in the 1790 Census of
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
He married to Sarah Rhea/Ray- (Rhea family of
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?
and Thomas Vickers show up in
**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.
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.
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
**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
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 ˝
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.
Ref: Chronicles of Wilkes Co. and Methodists in Wilkes after 1800-
of Washington Co.
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
1850 Lauderdale Census also shows:
E.W. Vickers- 30 years of age- b
William- age 3-
John- age 3-
Andrew- age 3/12-
4. William Ray- 1789- 1826- married Mary Ray- his
cousin. He is on the 1820 Census of
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 ľ 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
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.
10. Rebecca Murrell- 1803?- married Joel Peoples Daves 1829- Hancock Co. Ga. He died and she re-married to Henry Beacham.
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