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Wickersham

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Gay W. Davis, Ph. D., Helen Sheldon, M.A., and Patricia Escalante, B.A. and others have compiled and edited their  book on the WICKERSHAM genealogy.
It is an extensive work that Wickersham families will find extremely useful in their research. 

The book is approximately 1,000 pages long,  contains approx. 12,000 individuals, 55 photos, is fully indexed, and is 8 ½ x 11.   It's hard covered and weighs 5 ½ lbs.  It can be obtained from: Heritage Books at: 1-800-398-7709
 

Other sites to visit

Visit the "Wickershams in America" website by clicking on the button.  Information on the
book can be found at this website including sample pages from the actual book.
The "Mercer Co., KY GenWeb Project" site by clicking on this button.
Dia's Lineages. 


NOTE: All underlined names and words are links to pictures and/or further information and lateral trees.

First Generation

Thomas Wickersham, b. ca. 1660, ENG
+ Ann GROVER, b. 27 Apr 1668, Sussex, ENG; m. 19 Sep 1685; d. 24 Aug 1697, England.
Children of Thomas and Ann are:
  1. Humphrey Wickersham b. 27 Sep 1687.
  2. Thomas Wickersham b. 19 Sept 1691; d. 1726. Emigrated from Sussex Co., ENG;
  3. + Abigail JOHNSON
  4. John Wickersham b. 4 Nov 1693; d. 1742, Chester Co., PA.
  5. + Jane THATCHER
  6. Ann Wickersham b. 27 Apr 1696 (listed as 2, 27, 1696 in Old Style records)
  7. + (1) Joseph MERCER
    + (2) Daniel COYLE
+ Alice HOGGE, b. 23 Mar 1677, m. 27 Aug, 1700 in Sussex, ENG; d. 1730, East Marlburough Twp. d/o Richard and Alice (PANNELL) HOGGE and granddaughter of John PANNELL.
Children of Thomas and Alice:
  1. Alice Wickersham b. 14 Sep 1701, Chester Co., PA; m. 15 Apr 1727.
  2. + William WILTON
  3. Richard Wickersham b. 11 Oct 1703, Chester Co., PA
  4. + (1) Catherine JOHNSON, m. 16 Sep 1730
    + (2) Elizabeth McNABB, m. 14 Mar 1740
  5. William B. Wickersham b. 3 Apr 1706, Chester Co., PA;
  6. + Rachel HAYES, m. 26 May 1730
    + Jane HAYES
  7. Elizabeth Wickersham b. 13 Jan 1708/1709, Chester Co., PA; m. 4 Mar 1731.
  8. + Hugh HARRY
  9. James Wickersham b. 1712, Chester Co., PA; d. 12 Apr 1804; m. 27 Feb 1737. [see below]
  10. + Ann EACHUS
  11. Rebecca Wickersham b. 1 Jun 1715, Chester Co., PA; d. 1715
  12. Isaac Wickersham b. 28 Mar 1721, Chester Co., PA; d. 1804; m. 1 Mar 1744.
  13. + Mary WIDOUS;
  14. Jane Wickersham b. 1723, Chester Co., PA.
Second Generation
James Wickersham b. 1712; d. 14 Jun 1804; m. 22 Apr 1736, Chester Co., PA.
+ Ann EACHUS, b. 15 May 1717, Goshen Township, PA d. 1783; d/o Robert and Elizabeth [HARRY] EACHUS
Children of James and Ann are:
  1. Abel Wickersham, b. 15 Mar 1737/38 (Quaker, Old Style dates), Chester Co., PA; d. 1825
  2. + Sarah SELLERS
  3. Enoch Wickersham, b. 1 Apr 1739 (Quaker, O.S), Chester Co., PA d. 1836
  4. + Elizabeth HARFORD
  5. Jesse Wickersham, b. 17 Oct 1740, Chester Co., PA
  6. James Wickersham, b. 13 Jan 1743/44 (Quaker, O.S.), Chester Co., PA
  7. Jehu Wickersham, b. 30 May 1746, East Marlborough, Chester Co., PA; m. 1770
  8. + Mary KIRK, b. 1 Jan 1751, Chester Co., PA; d. 6 Oct 1837, Richmond, IN.
  9. Thomas Wickersham, b. 5 Feb 1749, East Marlborough, Chester Co., PA
  10. Sampson Wickersham, b. 20 Mar 1750/51 (Quaker, O.S.) East Marlborough, Chester Co., PA; d 22 Nov 1819; [see below]
  11. Abner Wickersham, b. 25 Apr 1754, East Marlborough, Chester Co., PA
  12. + Mary TAYLOR
  13. Priscilla Wickersham, b. 25 Jan 1756, East Marlborough, Chester Co., PA; m.29 Mar 1781.
  14. + Caleb PEIRCE
  15. Elizabeth Wickersham,b. 10 Jul 1760, East Marlborough, Chester Co., PA
Third Generation
SampsonWickersham, b. 10 Mar 1751, E. Marlborough Twp., Chester Co., PA; d 22 Nov 1819, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY;
                                          8th Battalion, 5th Co., C; PA.
Note: Will of Sampson  .. Disownments of Sampson and Elizabeth Wickersham.
+ (1) Elizabeth JACKSON, b. 7 Nov 1752; m. 22 Nov 1775, New Garden, PA; d. 1806;d/o Jonathan and Mary (NICKOLS)JACKSON
Note: Some sources give m. as 20 Oct 1775 and 22 Nov 1775.
+ (2) Elizabeth LESSENGER, b. 2 Feb 1769; m. 1789, KY; d. 13 Apr 1854
Children of Samson and Elizabeth JACKSON are: (all born in Chester Co., PA)
  1. Thomas Wickersham, b. 3 Apr, 1777 or 4 Mar 1777
  2. + Ann SAMMS
  3. Jonathan Wickersham, b. 1779
  4. Job Wickersham, b. 17 Dec 1780
  5. + Hannah BAILY
  6. Ann Elmira Wickersham, b. ca. 1781
  7. + Joseph MARIS
  8. Joel Wickersham, b. 28 Nov 1782
  9. + Lydia PUSEY
  10. Levi Wickersham, b. 26 Dec, 1784
  11. + (1) Rachel WOODWARD
    + (2) Phoebe MOORE, b. 3 Apr 1786 Sadsbury, Lancaster Co., PA; d. 29 Mar 1876; 31 Mar 1876; d/o Robert and Mary [BRINTON] MOORE
Children of Sampson and Elizabeth LESSENGER:
  1. Daniel Boone Wickersham, b. 3 Jun, 1788, near Harrodsburg, KY; d. Feb 19, 1863, Yellville, MCAR¹.
  2. Mary Wickersham, b. 23 Jan 1791, Mercer Co., KY; d. 1810, KY
  3. George W. Wickersham, b. 12 Mar 1792, Mercer Co., KY; d. 21 Mar 1819; emigrated to OH about 1805.
  4. Jacob Wickersham, b. 27 Mar 1794, Mercer Co., KY; d. 1860; m. 8 Apr 1816.
  5. + Elizabeth HAYDEN
  6. Ruth Wickersham, b. 29 Oct, 1795, Mercer Co., KY; d. 18 Feb, 1839, Mercer Co., KY;
  7. + Joseph KIRKLAND, m. 7 Apr 1817
    + Richard HUFF, m. 4 Jan 1836
  8. Sampson Wickersham (1) b. 15 Aug 1797, Mercer Co., KY; d. 1 Aug 1798.
  9. James L. Wickersham, b. 4 Aug 1799, Mercer Co., KY; d. 8 Jan 1882
  10. Elizabeth Wickersham, b. 20 May 1802, Mercer Co., KY; d. 15 Apr 1809.
  11. Priscilla Wickersham, b. May 21, 1805, Mercer Co., KY; d. 18 Jan 1878; m. 31 Oct 1838
  12. + Michael ISHAM
  13. Phoebe Wickersham, b. 21 May 1807, Mercer Co., KY; d. 18 Jan 1894;
  14. Notes: Deed Bk 30 - pg 300, 2 June 1856, James C. Westerfield and Thomas Allin as Commissioners of Mercer Circuit.  Court convey to Phoebe Shofield, late Phoebe Claunch; d/o Sampson and Elizabeth Wickersham, dec'd. This deed is to convey to Phoebe her portion in the land of her said father and mother as surveyed and allotted to her and known as lot No. 4 and being one-eighth part of 215 acres and one-ninth part of 43 acres land on Carmickels Creek.
    + (1) Sanders CLAUNCH, m. 4 Nov 1844, Mercer Co., KY
    + (2) ___?___ SHOFIELD
  15. Sampson Wickersham (2), b. 28 Oct 1809, Mercer Co., KY; d. 5 Jul 1879
  16. + (1) Catherine VANARSDALL
    + (2) Margaret MARTIN
    + (3) Mary Ann McCRAY
  17. Jesse Wickersham, b. 7 Jan, 1812, Mercer Co., KY; d. 12 Sep 1887; m 5 Feb 1836
  18. + Jane SMITH
Fourth Generation
Daniel Boone Wickersham, b. 30 Jun, 1790 near Harrodsburg, KY; d. Feb 19, 1863, MCAR; bu: Wickersham Cemetery, AR; m. 4 Jun 1810, Harrodsburg, KY
+ (1) Susannah MARTIN, b. 3 Apr 1783 VA; d. 25 Jul 1854, Yellville, MCAR; bu. Wickersham Cem.; sources give m. as 11 Jun 1810.
+ (2) Elizabeth Ross "Betsy" DOSHIER, b. 24 May 1824, TN; d. 12 Aug 1913, Yellville, MCAR; m. 1855, MCAR; bu. Wickersham Cem., AR; d/o Henry DOSHIER/DOZIER. Living with son, Francis, in 1900.
Children of Daniel B. and Susannah:
  1. Nancy D. Wickersham, b. Abt. 1815, Mercer Co., KY; m. 22 Feb 1838, Parke Co., IN.
  2. + Samuel RAILSBACK.
  3. Rachel Wickersham, b. pre 1820, Mercer Co., KY; m. 14 Sep 1839, Parke Co., IN
  4. + William SANDERS, b. 1815 KY; d. 1891 MO;
    Note: In 1840 William and Rachel moved to Greene County, MO. In 1841 Sanders joined a wagon train of traders with John Bidwell and emigrated to California. He became a trader, blacksmith and leader of wagon trains from Missouri to California. He served as blacksmith for General Fremont on his expedition to California in 1848. Sanders died in Missouri at age seventy-six. He crossed the plains more than twenty times.
    A Pioneer From the Ozarks
  5. Rhoda Wickersham, b. pre 1820, Mercer Co., KY.
  6. Susan Wickersham, b. ca 1816; m. 12 Mar 1845, Jefferson Co., KY
  7. + Luminous DeMITT
  8. John Lessenger Wickersham, b. 14 Mar 1819, Mercer Co., KY; d. 1859, Yellville, MCAR. [see below]
  9. Jesse Wickersham, b. 1820, Mercer Co., KY;
  10. + Elizabeth STINNETT, b. 1825 AR ; d/o David STINNETT
  11. James E. Wickersham, b. 17 Oct 1823, Mercer Co., KY; d. 26 Feb 1908, Yellville, MCAR; m. 1847
  12. + Narcissus HAMLET, b. Sep 1830, KY.
  13. Sarah E. Wickersham, b. ca 1824, Mercer Co., KY;
  14. Note: Was still living in MCAR in 1889.
    + (1) John N. MAGNESS, b. 1 Sept 1822 SC; d. 1851 MCAR, m. ca. 1844, MCAR
    + (2) John McVEY
  15. Cassandra Wickersham, b. 1827
  16. + Abram WOOD, Jr.
Children of Daniel B. and Elizabeth:
  1. Newton Wickersham, b 2 Aug 1856, MCAR.
  2. Note: Drowned in Crooked Creek after 1880.
  3. Jasper/Jonathan Wickersham, b. 2 Aug, 1856, MCAR; d. Sep 1918.
  4. + Catherine Stacy DOSHIER, b. 1860.
  5. George Washington Wickersham, b 10 Nov 1857, MCAR.
  6. + Lolah E. WOODS
  7. Francis Marion Wickersham, b. 1859, MCAR;
  8. Note: Still living in Yellville,MCAR, in 1926
Fifth Generation
John Lessenger Wickersham, b. 14 Mar 1819, Mercer Co., KY, d. 1859, MCAR; m. 25 Feb 1841, Parke Co., IN
+ (1) Nancy Elizabeth WHITSON  (some researchers have Mary Elizabeth Whitson. "Nancy" is from Indiana Marriages through 1850.)
+ (2) Elizabeth Albertine McPHERSON, b. 17 Sep 1826, Jackson Co., AL; d. 28 Jul 1902, Lone Rock, BCAR²; m. Abt. 1847, Yellville, MCAR; d/o Reuben and Elizabeth [RASH] McPHERSON
Children of John and Nancy:
  1. Sarah E. Wickersham, b. Jun 1844, Terre Haute, IN.
  2. + Wilson HASTINGS, MCAR.
  3. Mary Isabelle Wickersham, b. 1846, Terre Haute, IN.
  4. + __?__ GRIFFIN
Children of John L. and Elizabeth:
  1. William C. Wickersham, b. 1848 MCAR; d.  1850-1860.
  2. Laura A. Wickersham, b. 1840 Yellville, MCAR;
  3.             + John Frank WILSON
  4. Ambrose Wilson Wickersham, b. 5 Dec 1851, Yellville, MCAR; d. 9 Aug 1933, Norfork, BCAR.[see below]
  5. Nancy J. Wickersham, b. 1854, Yellville, MCAR;
  6. + George T. CANTRELL.
Sixth Generation
Ambrose Wilson WICKERSHAM, b. Dec 5 1851, Yellville, MCAR; d. Aug 9 1933 in Norfork, BCAR; bu: Aug 9, 1933, Galatia Cemetery, Norfork, BCAR
+ Cornelia Eugenia "Nellie" COWDREY, m. May 20, 1875 in Boone Co., AR; [see COWDREY tree]; d/o James Moore and Agnes [MCCUBBIN]COWDREY.
Children of Ambrose and Cornelia are:
  1. Franklin Morell Wickersham, b. May 03, 1877, Marshall, Searcy Co., AR; d. Aug 23, 1962, TX; m. Oct 4, 1903.
  2. + Lillie May SWORD, b. Oct 11, 1883, Big Flat, BCAR; d. Aug 25, 1977, TX; d/o Robert Elcaney and Mary Jane Sarah Elizabeth [LANDRITH] SWORD.
  3. Arthur Wertson Wickersham, b. Jan 26, 1879,Yellville, MCAR; d. Sep 17, 1972, Norfork, BCAR.
  4. Mamie Hamilton Wickersham, b. Oct 4, 1881, Yellville, MCAR; d. Oct 5, 1882, Yellville, MCAR
  5. Laura Estelle Wickersham, b. Aug 12, 1883,Yellville, MCAR; d. Oct 20, 1950.
  6. + Robert H. HUDSON.
  7. Archimedes Eugene Wickersham, b. Jan 5, 1886, Yellville, MCAR; d. Mar 6, 1968, Norfork, BCAR.
  8. + Susan Mims SWORD. [See: Gene and Susan's Family Tree]
  9. Mary Irene Wickersham, b. Oct 4, 1888, Yellville, MCAR;
  10. + George Elcaney Landrith, s/o Thomas A. and Susan [SWORD] LANDRITH.
Ambrose W. and Nellie Wickersham Family Portrait

Notes:
¹ MCAR = Marion County, Arkansas
² BCAR = Baxter Co., Arkansas
O.S. = old style (Quaker). In the second generat'n, I've noted Quaker dates and Old Style dates on only those that I figure to be so recorded.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jill W. Burton

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References
"Genealogies of Marion County Families 1811-1900" published by:
The Historical and Genealogical Society of Marion County Arkansas
Marriage Record for Ambrose and Nellie Wickersham: Harrison, Boone Co., AR,
Book A, p. 165
Cowdrey/Cowdery/Cowdray Genealogy by: Mary Bryant Alverson Mehling,
pp. 385 - 399
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