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William Hickman (b. 1732, d. Bef. September 1816)William Hickman (son of Nathaniel Hickman, Sr.) was born 1732 in Edgecombe Co NC74, and died Bef. September 1816 in Jackson Co GA74.He married (1) Mildred Smith on Abt. 1752 in Edgecombe Co NC74.He married (2) Lucrecia Stricklin on December 19, 1762 in Edgecombe Co NC74.
Notes for William Hickman:
[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #1662, Date of Import: Aug 4, 1997]
1790 NC Census,Halifax Dist., Edgecombe Co.
William Hickman1 free white head of household; 3 free white males under 16 years; 3 free white females; 4 slaves.
(Jackson County was created 11 Feb 1796 from Franklin Co).
It is my belief that William & brother, Nathaniel HICKMAN left Edgecome Co
NC for Jackson Co GA about 1800.
1803,William HICKMAN was granted 300 acres in Jackson Co Ga. Georgia land lottery(GrantBook EEEEE, p 328).
1805 Georgia Land Lottery:
William HICKMAN1167 BBJackson
1805, Feb 20:Jackson Co GA.
Indenture made between WILLIAM HICKMAN of Jackson Co GA of the one part & WILLIAM DEW of Edgecombe Co NC that for and in consideration of 75 lbs to me in hand paid by WILLIAM DEW hath by the presents do fully and freely and absolutely grant bargain and sell convey confirm and quit claim unto all my rights titles claim property of me the aforesaid WILLIAM DEW in and to all my right of the land descended from NATHANIEL HICKMAN, my father.Beginning at a tree N 70, E 207 poles to a pine, hence north along the old line that JOHN LOTT had a grant for to a divided line between me and WILLIAM DEW, a part of said tract the aforesaid WILLIAM DEW with all the appertainces thereunto belonging all rights, titles, interests or claim that I to have in Law or equitity to have and to hold all lands descends from NATHANIEL HICKMAN, SR. , my father to me to have and to hold the aforesaid land by the respective bounds thereof unto the aforesaid WILLIAM DEW and his heir forever to onely(youse)and behoof of him the said WILLIAM DEW I hear by bind myself my heirs, exors, admrs and assigns to warrant and for so defend all writs or claims unto the said WILLIAM DEWforever as witness my hand and seal year and date above written.
Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of
Edgecombe County, May Court 1805.The within deed of sale was duly exhibited in open court proved by the oaths of Noah Stricklen & ordered to be recorded.Test.Edward Hall, CC.
1816, Sep Term:
GA, Jackson Co.In the name of God Amen.I, WILLIAM HICKMAN of the state & county aforesaid being weak in body but in perfect soundness of mind and
memory do ordain & constitute this to be my last will & testament.I do dis-
pose of my worldly effects in manner & form following, viz. I will that my just
debts, tho few should be paid.
Hence, I give to my beloved wife LUCRETIA all my estate both real & person-
al during her natural life & at the decease of my wife as aforesaid, I give to my son JOSIAH HICKMAN my tract of land purchasted of Morton including my
mill & cotton machine, Still & distillery, also my negro girl named HANNAH,
hence I give to my son, WILLIAM HICKMAN on the decease of my wife as a-
foresaid the tract of land whereon I've lived containing 100 acres.Also I give
to my son THEOPHILAS $1 out of my estate he having in my estimation already received his part, I give to my son NATHANIEL $1 he already --------
received his part, I give to my son JACOB $1 he having already had his quota
I give to my daughter LUCRETIA HOLLAND $1 she having had her part as a-
bove.I give to my daughter SARAH CASTLEBERRY she having previously had her part.I give to my daughter TAMAR WHITMORE $1 as she has before
received her part AND at the decease of my wife as aforesaid I will that the
balance of my estate both real & personal including debts, dues, ready money together with the increase of slaves shall be equally divided amongst my 5 daughters, Viz.JENNY DUNN, USBY GRANTLAND, UPHE MOONEY, MOURNING HEATH & CHRISTIANA THOMAS & I do hereby constitute & appoint my son JOSIAH HICKMAN & my son inlaw RICHARD HEATH, to be my
executors of this my LAST WILL & TESTAMENT in witness whereof I do here
unto set my hand & seal this 15th day of MAY 1816, in presence of................
Court of Ordinary Sep Term 1816
Comes into open court Joseph Davis & Frederick Bagwell who being duly
sworn say that they at the request of the within named WILLIAM HICKMAN
& in his presence were witnesses to the within LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of
deceased have each other subscribe the same as witnesses thereto & that
the testator was of sound mind & memory sworn to in Open Court this 2nd
day of September 1816.
Frederick (X) Bagwell
Edw Adams, Clerk.
(This was copied from the entry into the court minutes and not from a copy of the will document itself.No attempt has been made to correct spelling, punctuation or grammar, but every attempt was made to accurately transcribe the information as originally written, including the omission of what the daughter, Sarah Castleberry, was to receive, although it was most likely one
dollar, and was probably so stated in the will itself.
More About William Hickman:
Comment: 1810, Tax L., Whorton Dist(Jackson)GA: 040.74
Comment (2): September 02, 1816, Dec'd. LWT pvd, Jasper, ordinary's minutes..74
Commet: May 15, 1816, Will written, Jackson Co GA.74
Fact 10: February 11, 1796, Jackson Co was created from Franklin Co..74
Ntnlty/Relig: 1804, Tax L., JX/nd, GA: 001.74
Occupation: 1801, Tax L., Tuttle Dist(Jackson)GA: 022.74
More About William Hickman and Mildred Smith:
Marriage: Abt. 1752, Edgecombe Co NC.74
More About William Hickman and Lucrecia Stricklin:
Marriage: December 19, 1762, Edgecombe Co NC.74
Children of William Hickman and Mildred Smith are:
- Nathaniel Hickman, b. Abt. 175474, d. WFT Est. 1755-184474.
Children of William Hickman and Lucrecia Stricklin are:
- Sarah Hickman, b. Abt. 176574, d. WFT Est. 1779-185974.
- William Hickman, b. Bef. 177674, d. WFT Est. 1777-186674.