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SARRETT/SARRATT/SURRATT Families of America (SFA) Vol. III, SC.
Willis HICKS, c1819-c1895 a76y


First Generation!
Willis HICKS (a.k.a. Will S. HICKS)
(Son of M/M HICKS)
b. c1819, Spartanburg Dist., SC.
d. c1895 a76y near Mooresboro, Cleveland Co., NC.
Buried: Sandy Run Bapt. Church Cemetery, Mooresboro, NC.
Where a Headstone marks his grave.
At a40y he married (bfr 1859) Cleveland Co., NC. to the [REF:#001]
35 year old "Widow" Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" (HUGHES) HAMRICK;
(3rd d/o Benjamin HUGHES & 2nd Wife: Nancy BRIDGES)
(Widow of J. Burwell HAMRICK, (1825-1859)
b. c1824, Rutherford Co., NC.
d. c1912, a88y near Mooresboro, Cleveland Co., NC.
Buried: Sandy Run Bapt. Church Cemetery, Mooresboro, NC.
Where a Headstone marks her grave.
They had 2 Sons born to this 2nd Union:
   FIRST MARRIAGE: c. 1843 Burwell HAMRICK, 4Ch.
   1. 1st Son: Landrum   HAMRICK, b. c1843 Never Married?!
   2. 2nd Son: Amos Hill HAMRICK, b. c1846 m. c1871 Eunice J. McSWAIN
   3. 3rd Son: James W.  HAMRICK, b. c1849 Never Married?
   4. 1st Dau: Mary Jane HAMRICK, b. c1852 Never Married?
   SECOND MARRIAGE, c1859 Willis HICKS/HIX, 2Ch.
   5. 1st Son: Wm. H.    HICKS,  *1859-1930 a70y m. c1884 Mary SARRATT, ?Ch.
   6. 2nd Son: Benj. D. HICKS,   *1862-1941 a79y m. 1st c1885 Miss GARDNER, 1Ch
                                                 m. c1893 2nd Cynthia E. SARRATT, ?Ch.

Possible Record Problem!
Cleveland Hist. Soc., F.G 638 [REF:#001]
Elizabeth HUGHES, born 1824, was twice married. 1st. Burwell HAMRICK, son of Samuel HAMRICK, to whom four children were born:
Landrum, b. 1843
Amos Hill, b. 1846 m. Eunice Jane McSWAIN
James W., b. 1849/50
Mary Jane, b. 1852
(Only Amos Hill HAMRICK married and reared a family.)
Elizabeth (HUGHES) HAMRICK married 2nd. Willis HICKS. to them two sons were born:
William HICKS, b. about 1860 m. 1st a Miss GARDNER, and 2nd Cynthia SURRATT;
Benjamin HICKS, b. 1864, m. Mary SURRATT
Mrs. Ernest Newton has, beside the wrong date she all so has the
HICK's Boys marring the wrong SURRATT sisters! ..prs

Willis HICKS, a08y can be found living with Parents in the 1840 Census Rutherford Co., NC. M-704, Reel 370, Page 283, NdRcd Willis HICKS, a18y can be found living with family in the 1850 Census, Cleveland Co., NC.M-432, Reel 625 Page 119, F.V. 35/35 35/35 Durham Hicks, 49, M Margaret Hicks, 40, F Julia Hicks, 19, F Hassil (?) Hicks, 18, M (Willis, b. 1832) 37/37 James B Hicks, 22, M (s/o Durham & Margaret Hicks) Nancy (Hughes) Hicks, 20, F Monroe Hicks, 1, M Willis HICKS, a28y Should be found living with family in the 1860 Census, Cleveland Co., NC. (NdRcd) 1870 Census, Cleveland Co., NC. H/H Willis HICKS, a46y b. 1824 Wife: Elizabeth, a45y b. 1825 Mary, a18y b. 1852 William, a09y b. 1851 Benjamin, a06y b. 1854
SANDY RUN BAPTIST CEMETERY, Cleveland Co., NC.
This cemetery is located in western Cleveland Co., NC just off Highway US74. If you are on US74 turn on the road that goes south just before where US74 Business pulls off of US74. Follow this road to the second stop sign and then turn right. This road goes right by the cemetery. By W. D. Floyd November 7, 1997
 Lot# LName FName Born Died  Remarks
 #5 Hicks, Pearl H. Sep 12, 1899 Jul 28, 1900  d. 10m d/o B.D. & C.E. Hicks
 #6 Hicks, Adell Jun 10, 1902 Mar 22, 1903  d. 9m d/o B.D. & C.E. Hicks
 #7 Hicks, Mary M. (SARRATT) Jul 15, 1868 Jun 21, 1940  d/o Greenberry & Betsy (VINESETT) SARRATT
w/o William H. HICKS
 #8 Hicks, William M. Aug 25, 1859 Aug 03, 1930  1st s/o Willis & Betty (HUGHES) HICKS
 #9 Hicks, Betty E. (HUGHES) __ ___, 1818 __ ___, 1912  d/o Benjamin & Nancy (BRIDGES) HUGHES
m. 1st James B. HAMRICK, 4Ch.
m. 2nd Willis HICKS, 2Ch.
 #10 Hicks, Will S. ___ __, 1819 ___ __, 1895  1st s/o Willis & Betty (HUGHES) HICKS
Willis Hicks' grave is in the Sandy Run Baptist Cemetery in Mooresboro [Cleveland Co.] NC. The dates on the tomestone (which is not the original) has his dates as c1819-c1895. It is very possible that these dates are not very accurate. Sometime in the past during a Hicks reunion, I believe that a collection was taken up to replace the old and weathered tomestone with a newer marker. Only, those involved had to make a guess as to the dates on the stone.
Betty E. (Elizabeth) is buried beside Willis. Her marker shows dates of c1818-c1912. It seems that she did not know her exact age. In the 1900 census she was living with Benjamin and his family and her age there was recorded as being 80. I suspect that the age she gave in the 1870 census is the most accurate. [REF:#002]

5. William H. HICKS; [SFA-FG1699] (1st s/o Willis HICKS & Mother Elizabeth (HUGHES) HAMRICK) b. 24 Aug 1859, Spartanburg Dist. SC. d. 03 Aug 1930, a70y near Mooresboro, Cleveland Co., NC. Buried: Sandy Run Bapt. Church Cemetery, Mooresboro, NC. Where a Headstone marks his grave. At a25y he married c1884 Miss Mary M. SARRATT, ?Ch. (2nd d/o Greenberry SARRATT, Sr. & Mother: Elizabeth C. VINESETT) b. c1868, Limestone Springs, Spartanburg Co., SC. d. Unknown Buried: Sandy Run Bapt. Church Cemetery, Mooresboro, NC. Where a Headstone marks her grave. Issue Unknown! 6. Benjamin David HICKS; [SFA-FG1698] (2nd s/o Willis HICKS & Mother Elizabeth (HUGHES) HAMRICK) b. 18 Sep 1862, Spartanburg Co., SC. d. 22 Nov 1941, a79y nr High Shoals, Henrietta, Rutherford Co., NC. Buried: High Shoals Cemetery, Henrietta, NC. Where a Headstone marks his grave. m. c1893 Miss Cynthia Elizabeth SARRATT, ?Ch. (4th d/o Greenberry SARRATT, Sr. & Mother: Elizabeth C. VINESETT) b. 18 Jul 1869, Limestone Springs, Spartanburg Co., SC. d. 06 Aug 1953, a84y nr High Shoals, Henrietta, Rutherford Co., NC. Buried: High Shoals Cemetery, Henrietta, NC. Where a Headstone marks her grave. Issue Unknown! Source & Reference Notes! [REF:#2371.001] Cleveland Hist., Soc. Benjamin HUGHES, F.G. #638, Page 331-2 By Mrs. Ernest Newton Her Source: Family Records, Old Tyron Co., NC. Records [REF:#2371.002] Submitter: Sam Hicks, trusam@juno.com See: Query: Date: 08 Jul 2002 4:38:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time I found that you had listed my G-G-Grandfather Willis Hicks

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Created: Dec. 01, 1996; Mar. 25, 2002