Jane, there are several individuals named DANIEL HICKS (Hix, etc.), respectively, who served in the Revolutionary War from either Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina.Now, it is certainly possibly that I have gotten my facts fixed up in my memory and I may be mistaken and have gotten confused as to what is in Daniel's pension file and what has been written about him, and it has been several years since I last looked at "Revolutionary Daniel's" Pension file, but my memory is that in the pension file it is stated DANIEL HICKS, who lived such a long time (ca. 1758-1857) and later applied for a pension in 1833 and died in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, ENLISTED FROM THE CHERAWS DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA and that the family Bible proving his (Daniel's) date of birth was lost in a fire.(I will try to locate my copy of his pension record and verify one way or the other and if I find it doesn't mention the Cheraws District or South Carolina, I will certainly post a correction.However, I'm not quite certain just where I have it filed, so it may take me a while to locate it and so if anyone reading this posting has access to the entire file and can check, please post.)
The fact that he enlisted from the CHERAWS DISTRICT in South Carolina which included all of the present day counties of South Carolina across the border from ANSON COUNTY, North Carolina region, is one of the reasons why he is generally believed to have been the DANIEL HICKS who was a son of WILLIAM HICKS; grandson of JOHN HICKS, Sr. (d. 1760) & wife OBEDIENCE of ANSON COUNTY, NC; and great-grandson of Capt. ROBERT HICKS and wife FRANCES of BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA and thus a "2nd cousin" to the THOMAS HICKS you mention.There is also additional evidence that DANIEL HICKS, son of WILLIAM HICKS (etc.), served in the Revolutionary War including accounts by contemporaries that hewas injured at a small skirmish near the Pee Dee River between a group Whigs and a band of Tories.A kinsman of "Daniel Hicks, son of William," one NATHANIEL CURTIS (k. 1780), was killed in the same battle. [Nathaniel Curtis was married to Daniel's aunt, FRANCES (HICKS) HAMER CURTIS; and Nathaniel's brother SAMUEL CURTIS was married to Daniel's sister, SARAH (HICKS) CURTIS;and Nathaniel's brother ELIJAH CURTIS, Sr. was married to a cousin of Daniel's, SARAH (HAMER) CURTIS.
In addition, as briefly mentioned above, there are several men named DANIEL HICKS, respectively, who served in the Revolutionary War including a DANIEL HICKS in the 5th Regiment of the Virginia Continental Line, and a DANIEL HIX who served in the 1st Virginia Regt. There are also at least two other men namedDANIEL HICKS, respectively, who served in regiments from North Carolina.If memory serves me, one of these was from SAMPSON CO. or DUPLIN CO.I forget at the moment from where the other Daniel enlisted and there may be others whom I'm just not remembering at all. . DO you have evidence or proof that DANIEL HICKS, son of THOMAS HICKS, grandson of DANIEL HICKS (d. 1735) and great-grandson of Capt. ROBERT HICKS and wife FRANCES was the DANIEL HICKS who enlisted in SOUTH CAROLINA?Or at least evidence showing either when Thomas's sonmoved to the CHERAWS DISTRICT in South Carolina, or why he would have enlisted from the CHERAWS DISTRICT and not from his home in VIRGINIA? [Note: The exact location of the border between North Carolina and South Carolina during the Colonial period was very much disputed by the governments of thetwo Colonies and many deeds found in the records of ANSON CO., are actually for land located in what was then the CHERAWS DISTRICT of South Carolina and visa versa and families in the area are commonly found in the records of both Colonies.Also, GEORGE HICKS, Sr., son of Capt. ROBERT and FRANCES HICKS, resided in the CHERAWS DISTRICT of South Carolina too.]