| ||Notes for GEORGE AGUSTUS HICKS:|
George was born Abt 1792.History and Genealogy of the Cherokee Indians by Dr. Emmet Starr, page 448.Old Cherokee Families, Notes of Dr. Emmet Starr, Vol 3, Grant, by Baker and Hampton, page 4.Old Cherokee Families, Notes of Dr. Emmet Starr, Letter Books A-F, by Baker and Hampton, Vol 1, page 119, note C642.
Seperated from first wife, Aky Rogers, then married Lucy Fields.Elected Marshall of Coosawaytee Dist, 9 Nov 1825.Capt of Emigrant Detachment of Train #4 on Trail of Tears in winter of 1838 & 39.Departed Tennessee on 7 Sep 1838, arrived Cherokee Nation, West on 14 Mar 1839 after 189 days. Signer of the Act of Union on 12 July 1839 & 40.Signer of the Constitution of 6 Sep 1839.Delegate to Washington in winter of 1839 & 40.Elected Associate Justice of Supreme Court on Oct 1843.Elected to Council from Going Snake Dist 6 Aug 1849 and Senator from same Dist 3 Aug 1857.
Shown as attending Spring Place Mission School, Eastern Nation, from Connesauga 21 Feb 1804 to 7 Feb 1805.On the list of students of the United Brethern (Moravian) Mission School 1804-1834 as transcribed by Jerry Clark, his parents or guardians are shown as William Hicks and Tocceyeeka and he is listed as about 12 years old.
From a catalog of students at New Spring Place, I.T. 1838-1842.In issue #8 & #9, Fall 1992 & Spring 1993 of Cherokee Family Researcher, page 18, it shows three of his children as students in 1840.At that time the family lived at Little Spavinaw, CN I.T.
In Starr's Un-published Notes, pp 146-147;
1 Nathan Hicks
1-1 Chas R Hicks
1-2 Wm " +Sarah Foreman
1-3 Mary " +Vann +Holt
1-4 Elizabeth " +Scott
1-2-1 George Hicks (son of Chiuki) +Aky Rogers +Lucy Fields
[The 1-2-1 for George Hicks depicts George as the son of William, 1-2]
The Oothcaloga Mission Students list a George Hicks with Parent/Guardian of William Hicks, previously understood to be guardians due to Starr's book having listed George as the son of Charles Renatus; however, there is a child in the listing with Charles and Nancy as the parent/guardian and I would think it unlikely that William would be a guardian of just one of the children.
Between Starr's notes, and the Mission Student listings I believe that George Hicks should be carried as the son of William Hicks as opposed to being the son of Charles Renatus Hicks as is printed in his book.
George, as a son of William, is confirmed by the Moravian journal entry 02/16/1805 "...Sam Bigbee came and picked up George Hicks because his father, William Hicks, wants to take him home with him." And it's further confirmed in a letter written by William Hicks to the Cherokee Phoenix and Indians' Advocate, 7/8/1829, Vol II, No 14; "...As a brother of the Head Chief mentioned, and being one of the "whole of the Hicks family," stated to be in readiness to depart from this Nation to the West, I pronounce the above paragraph [refering to a quote from a previous article] in regard to me, my sons, George, Eli, Jay and William Hicks, to be a gross slander..." I am, Sir, respectfully, William Hicks, Sen.