Hicks m. McAulay, Cameron Co., Pennsylvania
JOHN M. HICKS, farmer, P.O. Dent's Run, Elk county, was born in what is now Gibson township, Cameron Co., Penn., November 25, 1837, a son of John C. and Mary E. (Conway) Hicks. His paternal grandfather was Levi Hicks, who settled in Driftwood in 1804, and later on the farm now owned by John R. Hicks, which he cleared and improved. He died in Benezette township, Elk Co., Penn. His children were John C., Jacob, William, Jane (Mrs. John English), Peggy (Mrs. Ira Green), Nancy (Mrs. George English), Hetty (Mrs. John Smith) and Polly (Mrs. Thomas Smith). Of these the eldest, John C., spent nearly all his life in Gibson township, where he died in June, 1887, at the age of eighty-six years. He had eleven children: Levi, Rebecca (Mrs. Charles Winslow), Elizabeth (Mrs. Eben Winslow), Jane (Mrs. Robert Rothrock), Sarah (Mrs. Coleman T. Johnson), Reese, Leah (Mrs. Isaiah Murray), John M., Ellen (Mrs. Norton Rothrock), Adam and Emery. The subject of this sketch was reared in Gibson township, where he has always resided, and cleared a part of the farm he now occupies, on which he has resided since 1872. He married, in 1861, Alzina, daughter of James and Martha (Barber) Peterson, of Otsego county, N.Y., and they have eleven children: Clara (Mrs. John McAulay), Emery G. (married to Nancy E. Farley), William R., Julia A., Henry A., Jennie E., Hattie E. (married to James A. Barr), Rebecca O., Levi J., Julia M. and Vernie E. Mr. Hicks is a representative farmer and citizen of his township; in politics he is a Republican.