We are related to the Hickam family through William Hickam, Sr. (B.1720 Ireland); his son, Richard (b. 1750- Va or Pa); his son Jacob J. Sr. (b. 1773 - Pa) and his son, Jacob J. Jr. (b. 1808 - NC).J. J., Jr. married Sallie Hunter in 1828 in NC.Their daughter, Mary Ann Hickam married Martin W. White.Their daughter, Sarah R. White married John Wesley Kent, our g-grandfather.We live on the original Hickam land in western NC.J. J. Jr. is buried in a cemetery on our property.Good luck in your search.