Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


First Hicks

Research needed, no known connection:
Military: Civil War Veteran Soldiers Burial Sites - Winn Parish, La.
Hicks, John W Co D 12 La Inf 8/09/1843 - 4/21/1923

Research needed, no known connection:
Isaac Newton Hicks, Winn Parish, Louisiana
Submitted by Greggory E. Davies
120 Ted Price Lane
Winnfield, LA 71483

Isaac Newton Hicks, a worthy farmer of this parish, was born in Coosa County,
Alabama, in 1838, to Rev. James H. and Moley Bird Hicks, who were born and
resided in Bibb County, Alabama, until 1855, when they came to what is now
Grant Parish, settling on a woodland farm, which they greatly improved, and
on which the father resided until his death in 1866, his wife being still a resident
of the old plantation. He was a Protestant Methodist minister during the last
twelve years of his life, in every respect a self-made man, and a well-to-do farmer.
He was among the first American settlers of this section, and at that time his
nearest post office was St. Maurice. He organized the first church of his
denomination in this section, but did a great deal toward the upbuilding of all
churches. His father, Jonathan Hicks, was reared an orphan in North Carolina,
having no relatives of his knowledge in the country. He died in Bibb County,
Alabama, his father being killed by the Tories, while serving on the American
side in the Revolutionary War. Peter Bird, the maternal grandfather of the
subject of this sketch, died in Grant Parish, about 1868, where he made his
home for about ten years. He was in one of the early Indian wars. To Reverend
James H. and Moley Hicks the following children were born: Mariah J.
(wife of S. C. Curry), John W. (of Winn Parish), Sarah E.(wife of Felix M.
McCain), and Isaac Newton (who was reared on a farm, obtaining a country
school education). In 1861 he joined Company C, the first company to leave
Winn Parish, Third Louisiana Infantry, and served in Arkansas and Missouri,
fighting at Oak Hill, Elk Horn, and many others. Just prior to the fall of
Vicksburg, he was transferred to Company D, Twelfth Louisiana Infantry,
and operated in Mississippi, Georgia, and North Carolina, being at Baker's
Creek, Franklin, Tennessee, Nashville, having prior to this been in the Atlanta
Campaign, afterward going back to Franklin with Johnson's army. At
Bentonville, N. C., August 19, 1864, he lost his right eye, and still carries
Yankee lead in his head. Prior to that he had never missed a roll call, but the
loss of his eye ended his service. He returned home, and November 16, 1865
married to Laura, daughter of Henry B. McCain, whose sketch appears in
another part of this work. Mrs. Hicks was born in Talladega County, Alabama,
and is now the mother of three sons and three daughters, all living. He has
lived on the old McCain homestead for the past eleven years, being the owner
of 350 acres of fertile land, three miles northeast of Montgomery. He is a
leading citizen of this section, and he and his wife are prominent members
of the Protestant Methodist Church.
(The above was copied from "Biographical and Historical Memoirs of
Northwest Louisiana", published 1890 by The Southern Publishing Company.
Submitted by Greggory Ellis Davies, Winnfield, La.)

Research needed, no known connection:
1900 United States Census, Union Parish, Louisiana
Albert Hicks Head W M Nov 1859 41 W LA TX LA Farmer y y y Owns farm
Pauline Dau W F Apr 1884 16 S LA LA LA N N Y
Almeda Dau W F Dec 1886 12 S LA LA LA N N Y
Sula Dau W F July 1896 4 S LA LA LA
Read/write/English

A.G. Calhoun of Union Parish, born December 2, 1862 to Mary E. Hicks and Nolen (?) Calhoun


Nathaniel Hicks

Research needed:
1850 MORTALITY SCHEDULE FOR BEINVILLE PARISH, LA

Name / Age /Sex / Marr/ Born / Died / Occupation/ Cause of death ill
Mathew HICKS 48 m NC Sept Farmer phneumona 22 d