Forkum, Prudence

Birth Name Forkum, Prudence
Birth Name Forkum?, Prudence
Gender female
Age at Death between 45 years and 55 years, 11 months, 30 days


This could be her -

North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
about Prudence Forkum
Groom: George Haixt
Bride: Prudence Forkum
Bond_Date: 26 Aug 1817
Bond #: 000144859
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 002670
County: Surry
Record #: 01 092
Bondsman: Peter Forkum, Jr

[kdd: probably "George Hicks". Hicks, Smith, Forkum, and Huffines were all neighbors and intermarried in Yadkin District, Stokes Co, NC early 1800's and later, were neighbors in District 2, Jackson County, NC ]


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1805 North Carolina, USA    
Event Note

the story is all 3 Hicks women from NC, but Prudence says TN in 1850 census. Her son Joseph said she was NC in 1880 census.

Death between 1850 and 1860 Jackson, TN    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Forkum, Peter Srbetween 1740 and 1750
    Brother     Forkum, Allen
    Brother     Forkum, Peter Jr 1790
    Sister     Forkum, Hannah about 1791
    Sister     Forkum, Margaret 1797
         Forkum, Prudence 1805 between 1850 and 1860
    Brother     Forkum, Thomas


Family of Hicks, George and Forkum, Prudence

Married Husband Hicks, George ( * about 1800 + 1833 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1817-08-26 Surry, NC marriage of "George Haixt" and "Prudence Forkum"  
Event Note

Peter Forkum, Jr bondsman


Name: Prudence Hicks
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1805
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: District 2, Jackson, Tennessee, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 866
Household Members:
Name Age
Prudence Hicks 45
Elizabeth Hicks 24
Margaret Hicks 19
Joseph Hicks 16
John Hicks 3


First appearance of this family is widowed Prudence Hicks in 1840:
1840: District 2, Jackson Co, TN: m5-10, m15-20, f5-10, f30-40

from William L Hix at
"In the late 1700's or early 1800's, three women bearing the surname Hicks crossed the mountains from North Carolina and into the Indian Lands now known as Tennessee. Elizabeth, Prudence, and Temperance Hicks settled into the wilderness just north of the Cumberland River near the present day Jackson County, Tennessee. Little is known of these women except for the fact that they were born in North Carolina. So far the identity of their spouses have remained elusive. Joseph Hicks, son of Prudence, claimed in a Civil War document that his father died in the fall of 1833 in Warren County, Tennessee and that no records were kept...."

Believe this is Prudence Forkum who married George Hicks 1817 in Surry. in 1830 Warren Co, TN, George Hicks family matches their ages:
1830: Warren Co, TN: m5-9, m30-39, f<5, f10-14, f20-29

unknown daughter is probably Rebecca who married William Moses Kernel. They named a daughter Prudence.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Hicks, Rebecca?about 1818
Hicks, John?between 1820 and 1825before 1850
Hicks, daughter #2between 1825 and 1830
Hicks, Margaret1832
Hicks, Joseph P18321913-04-28


Type Value Notes Sources
Merged Gramps ID I9231