Hicks, John Sr

Birth Name Hicks, John Sr
Also Known As Hix
Also Known As Hixt
Gender male
Age at Death 77 years, 1 month, 24 days


Estate inventory of 3 Sep, 1807 for the late John Hixt by executrix Caty Hixt appt. Peter Binkley and John Hixt, Jr

1783,1785 Surry Co, NC ( adjacent land in a land survey)
1790 Surry Co, NC: 3m<16, 2m>16, 1f
1790-1793: John taxed; (1791 - on 23 acres; 1794 - on 150 acres)
1800 Salisbury, Stokes Co, NC 1m<10, 1m10-15, 3m16-25, 1m>45, 2f10-15, 1f>45
1807 Probate of John Hixt in Stokes Co, NC
1810: Surry Co, NC: 1m<10, 4m16-18, f26-44 ( John Hicks, Jr and Caty)

page discusses several Hicks families of Surry/Stokes:

possible birth records in Germany. Appears to refer to same baptism? Could not be our John Hixt if baptized in 1727:
Name: Johannes Hixt
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Homberg (Ober Hessen) Evangelisch, Obrhss, Hess
Baptism Date: 13 Jul 1727
Baptism Place: Homberg (Kr. Alsfeld), Hessen, Germany
Father: Johann Conrad Hixt
FHL Film Number: 1195721

Name: Johann ... Hixt
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Homberg (Ober Hessen) Evangelisch, Obrhss, Hess
Baptism Date: 16 Jan 1731
Baptism Place: Homberg (Kr. Alsfeld), Hessen, Germany
Father: Johann Eberhardt Hixt
FHL Film Number: 1195721

Preachers of early Surry Co, NC:
“But the old preachers of an early day had many hardships to encounter. I will mention some of their names. Of the Methodist–Thos. Bryant, Wiley Patterson, James Needham, John Hix and Right Johnson, and later on William Rawley and one of the Roberts. Of the Baptists–John Jones and Jonah Cockerham. The Methodists generally, except Rawley and Roberts, were very poor men who did the most of their traveling on foot.”


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1730-03-15 Germany    
Death 1807-05-08 Surry, NC   1a


Family of Hicks, John Sr

Name Birth Date Death Date
Hicks, Frederickabout 1750before 1806

Family of Hicks, John Sr and (Hicks), Mary Catherine

Married Wife (Hicks), Mary Catherine ( * 1751-12-08 + 1824-10-07 )

will of John Hixt Senior of Stokes County, NC mentions:
wife Catharine Hixt
daughter in law Polly Hixt
granddaughter Sally Hixt
John Hixt, Jr
Abraham Hixt removed away,
and minor children
==> so children born after 1788 would have still been minors in 1806.

Catharine is 21 years younger than John, Sr and therefore probably a 2nd wife. Any children born before ~1768 could have been from the first marriage.

this family just a guess from proximity in the census. some family lore is that Prudence Hicks children and Elizabeth Hicks children were cousins. This could be because both Hicks men were brothers, or if Elizabeth and Prudence were both Forkum's , or both!

It is likely, but unproven, that George Hicks was related to Jacob Hicks. See that family in my database.

If the Hicks arrived with the Huffines and Forkums from Stokes Co, NC, could be John or Thomas Hicks of Salisbury, NC 1800 Census.

Page mentions Thomas is son of Jacob Hicks - http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?thomas,stokes::hicks::10299.html

Another Hicks family that lived in Yadkin after 1791 -

This line from VA thru Surry Co, NC to SC also used names George and Lewis -

Name Birth Date Death Date
Hicks, Abrahambetween 1760 and 1770before 1850
Hicks, Jacobabout 1781before 1850
Hicks, Elizabethbetween 1785 and 1790about 1828
Hicks, Danielabout 1788about 1839
Hicks, John? Jrabout 1790between 1825 and 1830
Hicks, Margrettabout 1795
Hicks, Georgeabout 18001833

Source References

  1. various: Find A Grave
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