Are you doing yDNA work on a male Hicks interest?Or, are you doing autosomal on your own results if you are a female person having the test results?I did not see any details in your posts about what you are doing and with what company and what type of DNA test.I may have overlooked that.
On the Hicks yDNA group page at Family Tree DNA (FTDNA):
Kit 157471 mentions Brunswick VA.I ran a search for that location and find that is the only mention of Brunswick on the Hicks Group.Is that your person of interest?No other apparent possibility for 5 matches in the group.
The best match in "New York-Canada - H3" subgroup there is 37/37 with a surname WILSON.Next best 36/37 is with HICKS of Green Co GA in 1827
No other "best" matches.What info is it you would exchange with these two test results?
Thirty-seven markers are not sufficient in this case without a really strong paper trail.Even 67 or 111 markers need paper trail.With a 37/37 match with another surname.............
.........you need more markers tested if these are your results.
The Haplogroup here is I1..........have you investigated this aspect of yDNA yet?Through RootsWeb Mail Lists there is a very active mailing list for Haplogroup I and you can really learn a lot from that mail list including further tests that you might want to consider to refine your marker results.
yDNA is a tool---not a magic wand--- and one must learn to best use their tools in order to achieve desired results.All DNA for genealogy use is a tool and an excellent one at that.You will never make yDNA work without a paper trail.
yDNA will show you yesterday to whom you are NOT kin.
Have you studied the F&Q of your area of interest in yDNA?
I think you need to do some research into the use of DNA in your genealogy work.I have been where you are and I understand your position.I used to gripe about it and one day a list admin---Jim B--you know who you are---- asked me why I didn't join the particular group I had a problem with.I thought about it for some time and then decided he was right.It was the best genealogical and yDNA advice I ever received.You should look into something like requesting to join the admin of the Hicks group or becoming active in a research group for your area of interest.Join ancestry.com and do some census research.Use Family Search for a lot of good documentation.Google is a marvelous tool and you can find any information on any subject.Wiki has tons of help.Join a historical society.Send off for copies of documents.
yDNA is a marvelous tool for HELP with genealogy research.