GENEALOGY OF THE HORD FAMILY. by Rev. Arnold Harris Hord 1898.
133. Susan4 (Jesse3, Thomas2, John1), married JohnS. Brickey, and
resided in Washington County, Missouri. Child:
358. Julia Brickey.
(Susan Hord's (Brickey) brothers and sisters)
Jesse and Anthoret (Hord) Hord
Elias, married Ann Triplett.
Edward, married Elizabeth Benson.
Jesse, married Mary Triplett.
Thomas, married Sarah Conway.
Jane, married John Mcllvaine.
Nancy, married Mr. Shackleford ; no issue.
Isabelle, died unmarried. Opportunities for youthful education
at that time in Kentucky were extremely rare. She taught herself, and
became in a pre-eminent degree a very accomplished woman, acquiring a
knowledge of Greek, Astronomy, Natural History, Ethics; read Blackstone's
Commentaries, Locke, Bacon, and many other works. She was a fine
musician, an extremely pious woman, beloved by all who knew her. She died
at Potosi, Missouri, February 2, 1856, aged seventy-four years.
Lucy, married Dr. McGready
Susan Hord married John S. Brickey.
Susan Hord (133), was born in Stafford County, Vir-ginia, in May, 1788,
and died in Potosi, Missouri, March 27, 1827. She married Colonel John S.
Brickey, son of "William Brickey and Nancy Smith, at Potosi, Missouri,
January 2, 1819. Colonel Brickey was born in Richmond County, Virginia,
November 2, 1791. He went from Virginia to St. Louis, then in the
Louisiana Territory, on horseback, in 1809. After remaining in St. Louis
for a short time he settled in Potosi. He studied law in St. Louis, and
was Clerk of the first Senate when the State of Missouri was admitted
into the Union. He was a Presidential Elector in 1820 and again in 1824;
was State's Attorney for eighteen years; was in the war of 1812, and also
in the Black Hawk War, as Colonel of a Missouri regiment. In 1857 he
retired from the practice of the law and bought an estate in the suburbs
of St. Louis. During the Civil War, being a sympathizer with the South,
he lost most of his property. He died in St. Louis, May 24, 1872, at the
age of eighty-two years.
Julia S. Brickey, married Matthew Webber.
LUCY Jane Brickey, married Frank L. Wiatt.
Cornelia Hord Brickey, was born in Potosi, Missouri, March 20
1823, and married,first,about1846,WilliamW. Wallace,and
secondly, William A.Matthews, in October,1855.She died at
Lampasas, Texas, about 1893.
Susan S. Brickey, born December, 1824, and died December 15,
Reminiscences of the Bench and Bar of Missouri: With an Appendix, Containing ...
By William Van Ness Bay
JOHN S. BRICKEY.
We became acquainted with this venerable lawyer in the
fall of 1836. He was a native of Richmond County, Virginia,
and was born November 2, 1791. He was of French
Huguenot descent. His education was obtained in the old-
field schools. His father being in reduced circumstances,
and incumbered with a large family, young Brickey determined
to go West and become the architect of his own
fortune. When only eighteen years of age he went into the
western part of the state, and taught school there the first
winter. In the spring he took up his march for Tennessee,
and in the summer opened a school there, and taught until
1810, when he again started for the West, landing at St.
Genevieve, and after resting there a short time proceeded to
Potosi, in Washington County, with the intention of opening
a school there; but changed his mind and proceeded to St.
Louis, and entered the office of Edward Hempstead as a
student at law. After completing his studies he was admitted
to the bar, and located at old Franklin, in Howard
County. After practicing there about two years he returned
to Washington County, and settled at Potosi.
At the first session of the General Assembly after the organization
of the state government, in 1821, Mr. BRICKEY was
chosen SECRETARY OF THE Senate. At the election which resulted
in the elevation of Mr. Monroe to the presidency, Mr.
BRICKEY was chosen ELECTOR, and gave his vote for Monroe
and Tompkins. He also represented Washington County
several times in the Legislature, and for about eighteen years
was prosecuting attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit.
Mr. BRICKEY had some experience in military life, having,
in 1812, joined the Rangers, a body of men sent out by the
government to protect the settlers from the ravages of the
Indians, who had been instigated by the British government
When John Brickeys estate was finally settled in (filed 1872) 1876, there was only $556.00 left to distribute to the heirs.