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April 5, 2003.  This page will be updated periodically.  If you have any information, can clarify any of the fuzzy areas or correct any of the no doubt numerous mistakes in this history, please email me at doyenne08@hotmail.com.  Comments are always welcome!

Contemporaries of Nathaniel Hickerson

These may have been brothers or cousins of Nathaniel Hickerson.  They were all active during the same time period in Fauquier County.

Joseph Hickerson

Joseph may have had 10 children, who all immigrated to Missouri.[1] In 1784, Joseph Hickerson was a witness to the sale of land on Deep Run from John Butler to Moses Baker.[2]  The same year, James and Peggy Butler were bound to Joseph Hickerson, James as a tailor.[3]  In 1785, Joseph, along with Charles Hickerson and William Hickerson, served as a witness to the gift of land from John Barber to his son William Barber.[4]  Joseph Hickerson paid taxes in 1785 through 1789, 1793 through 1796 and 1798 and 1799.[5]  In 1798, Joseph bought land on Deep Run from Robert and Judith Lewis.[6]  1792, he was resident of Stafford County and bought 160 acres in Fauquier on Deep run from Samuel Baker; William Hickerson was a witness.[7]  In 1792 through 1794, Joseph paid the tax for John Butler.[8]  In 1794 through 1796, Joseph Hickerson paid the tax for James Butler.[9]  In 1797, Joseph bought one acre of land on Deep Run from John Butler of Culpeper; Rawleigh Hickerson was witness.[10]  In 1799, Joseph Hickerson voted in the Virginia State Senatorial election.[11]  His will was filed in Fauquier County Chancery Court April 24, 1815.[12]

Thomas Hickerson

Thomas Hickerson paid taxes in 1759,[13] so he was born before 1738 since he had to be 21 years old to be a land owner or leaseholder.  In 1764, he became the road surveyor in Fauquier County.[14]  Surveying was one of the most important trades in a country where land was being divided and subdivided.  It was also one of the few trades which the gentry could practice.  The county road surveyor was appointed, so a certain level of social standing was required, as well as membership in the established Anglican Church and owning land. 

 

In 1768, Thomas Hickerson secured a lease in the Manor of Leeds for the lives of him, his wife Mary and his son John.[15]  The lease was for 200 acres. [16]  He was listed on the 1775 List of Tithables,[17] and was said to have been born in 1731 in Fauquier County.[18], [19]

Charles Hickerson

Charles Hickerson was said to have been born in Fauquier County, but moved to North Carolina by 1774. He and his wife Mary Little/Lytle have been researched and presented separately by Alice Daniel Pritchard and Thomas Felix Hickerson.[20]  Charles was born about 1724 and was documented in North Carolina by 1774.  However, it is possible that there may be a connection between this Charles Hickerson and Nathaniel Hickerson, because the fairly unusual name Ransom Hickerson appears in both families. Charles Hickerson and Mary Lytle had a great-grandson named Ransom Hickerson (1836-1922) in North Carolina,[21] and Nathaniel Hickerson had a grandson named Ransom Hickerson.

 

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[1] Rae Hickerson, “Re: Nathaniel Hickerson c. 1700s (Dau. Mary),” November 17, 2000, online posting on <www.genforum.genealogy.com/hickerson messages/177.html>.

[2] John P. Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799, Comprehensive Indexed Abstracts of Tax and Tithable Lists, Marriage Bonds and Minute, Deed and Will Books, and Others (Athens, Georgia:  Iberian Publishing Company) p. 16.

[3] Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799, p. 54.

[4] Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799, p. 20.

[5] Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799, p. 169.

[6] Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799, p. 169.

[7] Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799, p. 16.

[8] Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799, p. 54.

[9] Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799, p. 54.

[10] Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799, p 54.

[11] Alcock, Fauquier Families, 1759-1799, p. 169.

[12] Joan W. Peters, “Being of Sound Mind..” an Index to the Probate Records in Fauquier County Virginia’s Clerks Loose Papers and Superior and Circuit Court Papers 1759-1919  (Westminster, Maryland:  Willow end Books, 2001) p. 94.

[13] Alcock, Fauquier Families, 1759-1799, p. 169.

[14] Alcock, Fauquier Families, 1759-1799, p. 169.

[15] Alcock, Fauquier Families, 1759-1799, p. 169.

[16] John P. Alcock, Fauquier Families, Vol. 2 (Supplement) (Athens, Georgia:  Iberia Publishing Company, 2001).

[17] William Grant, “List of Tithables for the Southern Part of Hamilton Parish, 1775,” contained in Alcock, Fauquier Families, Vol. 2.

[18] A. L. Hickerson, “N. Hickerson et al,” email to Martha Wiley, April 14, 2002.

[19] Jay A. Hickerson, correspondence to Elizabeth Hickerson Butterworth, August 22, 1980.  In 2001, this letter was in the possession of Elizabeth H. Butterworth.

[20] Alice Daniel Pritchard, Pioneers of Coffee County, Tennessee, Their Ancestors and Descendants (1996) p 126-130; Thomas Felix Hickerson, Happy Valley History and Genealogy (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: published by the author, December 15, 1940).

[21] Thomas Felix Hickerson, p. 192. 

 

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