Hicks, Jacob

Birth Name Hicks, Jacob
Gender male
Age at Death less than about 69 years


Post by Michael Tuttle:
"Your Jacob was likely a son of John Hix and unknown wife. According to George Hicks' entry in The History of Stokes County, Volume I, John Hix in 1784 was living where the Old Quaker Road (modern-day Hwy 66) crosses Big Branch Creek, about one quarter mile southeast of Martin's Rock House. The 1790 census has the John Hicks family as six persons, three males and two females.
John Hix/Hicks was son of Henry Hix, who died in 1761. John was apprenticed (bound) to Benjamin Merrell, Captain of the Regulators, at age 15 in April of 1761 after Henry's estate was settled by Henry's brother David.
Interesting sidenote: according to the diaries of the Moravian Brethren, the wife and son of Henry Hix were kidnapped by Cherokee in 1759, carried off to the Cherokee Town, recovered by Waddell's Militia in 1761, after the death of Henry Hix."
[kdd: this story also in "History of Surry County" on ancestry.com, and simply refers to a Henry Hicks in Rockingham Co, NC. No mention of son's name.]


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1781      
Event Note

lower age based on 26-44 in 1810 census, but has girl at least 10 years old in household. He would have been at least 18 when she was born, so 1810 - 10 - 18 = 1782.

Death before 1850      


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hicks, John Sr1730-03-151807-05-08
Mother (Hicks), Mary Catherine1751-12-081824-10-07
    Brother     Hicks, Abraham between 1760 and 1770 before 1850
         Hicks, Jacob about 1781 before 1850
    Sister     Hicks, Elizabeth between 1785 and 1790 about 1828
    Brother     Hicks, Daniel about 1788 about 1839
    Brother     Hicks, John? Jr about 1790 between 1825 and 1830
    Sister     Hicks, Margrett about 1795
    Brother     Hicks, George about 1800 1833


Family of Hicks, Jacob and Cummings, Polly

Married Wife Cummings, Polly ( * + ... )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1818-09-02 Surry, NC    

Jacob was a neighbor of the Huffines in Yadkin, Stokes Co, NC 1810 - married and had daughters.
Name: Jacob Hicks
Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Yadkin, Stokes, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44 : 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1

Name: Jacob Hicks
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Yadkin District, Stokes, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1

He was a bondsman for the marriage of Adam Huffines and Peggy Forkum. It is possible Jacob is Elizabeth's brother instead, as well as a John Hicks and Frederick Hicks, who are clearly older too. Only Hicks in Salisbury with the Huffines is Thomas Hicks in 1800. Thomas is also in Surry in 1790.

Jacob Hicks (Haixt) was also bondsman for marriage of Margaret Hicks and George Mock 20 Dec, 1814 Surry Co, NC

The common spelling of Haixt in the marriage records of Surry at that time ( even when other Hicks marriages were recorded ) implies all these were related:
Frederick Haixt & Mary Shambling 1799 bm Frederick Pinkley (probably Binkley)
Margrett Haixt & George Mock 1814 bm Jacob Haixt
George Haixt & Prudence Forkum 1817 bm Peter Forkum, Jr
Jacob Haixt & Polly Cummins 1818 bm Henry Baugh
John Houfhines & Mary Tull 1800 bm John Haixt
Adam Hofines & Peggy Forkum 1816 bm Jacob Hicks
Jacob Hofines & Elizabeth Hixt 1808 bm William Sheppard
Estate inventory of 3 Sep, 1807 for the late John Hixt by Peter Binkley ( this links Frederick and John)
also note, Peter Forkum, Jr & Margaret Huffhines 1814 bm Thomas Coluard.

This is probably him - http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?thomas,stokes::hicks::10299.html

Since he is not in the 1800 Census, this could be his marriage:
Aleecy Arnold Jacob Hicks 17 Dec 1798 Person Co, NC
Source Vendor: County Court Records at Roxboro, NC and FHL # 0962911 item 7 and 0924086 item 3

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
about Aleecy Arnold
Groom: Jacob Hicks
Bride: Aleecy Arnold
Bond_Date: 17 Dec 1798
Bond #: 000107846
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 000242
County: Person
Record #: 01 076
Bondsman: Richard Hol
Witness: Jesse Dickins

Name Birth Date Death Date
Hicks, Thomasabout 1812