Hicks, Nancy

Birth Name Hicks, Nancy
Gender female
Age at Death 74 years, 9 months, 13 days


I presume the Hicks had moved from NC to TN before she married Thomas Green who was native of Jackson County - but can not definitely identify them in the census. Three widowed Hicks women came to Jackson County, TN before 1840 Elizabeth, Prudence, and Temperance - but Elizabeth came first before 1830. Elizabeth is also the oldest b~1790 and probably the mother of Nancy Hicks; in this family, either a Rebecca Hicks b.>1815 m.1837 or Nancy b.1814 m.1836 but Rebecca has daughter named Prudence and Nancy has sons named Lewis and Abraham (her brothers' names if Elizabeth is her mother). Also Rebecca is born in TN and Nancy in NC. Both Mary Hicks Gaines and William Hicks named a daughter Nancy. Finally, Temperance Hicks is likely Temperance Parish who married Daniel Hicks in Warren Co, NC, and probably not even related to Elizabeth or Prudence.

from William L Hix at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/i/x/Christopher--L-Hix/index.html
"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. Some researchers claim that the three women were actually sisters bearing illegitimate children, others claim that they were the wives of three Hicks brothers who were all killed or died prior to their arrival in the Jackson County area, still others claim that they were of no relation at all. However all of the families seem to indicate the presents of Native American blood. This may explain why their spouses' identities have remained a mystery.The children of these women married into the GAINES, LEE, KEELING, CURNEL / KERNELL, PURCELL, LONG, WILSON, and other families. Most remained in the area around Macon and Jackson Counties of Tennessee in the areas around Whitleyville, Haydenburg, Willette, North Springs and Red Boiling Springs. Most of their descendants can be found there today."


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1814 North Carolina, USA    
Death 1888-10-14 Goshen, Warren, KY    
Event Note

from public member trees on ancestry.com ; cannot confirm.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Hicks, John? Jrabout 1790between 1825 and 1830
Mother (Hicks), Elizabethabout 1790between 1840 and 1850
    Sister     Hicks, Mary Polly 1810 between 1860 and 1870
         Hicks, Nancy 1814 1888-10-14
    Brother     Hicks, Lewis 1815-03-28 1896-03-22
    Sister     Hicks, Mary Elizabeth 1817 1896-01-02
    Brother     Hicks, John H 1819 after 1880
    Brother     Hicks, William 1823-12-00 between 1900 and 1908
    Brother     Hicks, Abraham 1825 after 1880


Family of Green, Thomas Jefferson Sr and Hicks, Nancy

Married Husband Green, Thomas Jefferson Sr ( * 1814-06-22 + about 1886-04-00 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1836      

see http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=pauli2&id=I0016

Home in 1840: ?should be in Smith or Jackson Co, TN - not head of household?
Home in 1850: District 3, Jackson, Tennessee (Thomas, Nancy, Polly, Lewis, Martha, John, Sarah, Thomas)
Home in 1860: District 3, Jackson, Tennessee (Thomas, Nancy, Nancy, Louisa, Martha, John, Sarah, Thomas, Alex, Abraham)
Home in 1870: District 3, Jackson, Tennessee (T J Green, Nancy, Polly, Elliis, John)
Home in 1880: Goshen, Warren, Kentucky (children went to Macon County, TN or Warren Co, KY)

They live next to Joseph and Elisabeth Davenport in Jackson County, TN

Twice the name of "Ellis" given. Son "Abram Ellis Green" and grandson "WIlliam Ellis Green". This suggests an Ellis in their tree.

In the 1870 Census, TJ, Nancy, Polly, and John are all marked as unable to read or write. TJ under the "Deaf and Dumb, etc" column is marked as "aw". Census taker used this abbreviation frequently and I cannot find what it means. In no other census is a disabled condition indicated.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Green, William M1837-06-20before 1850
Green, Nancy Ann1839-02-05
Green, Lewis1840-05-01before 1900
Green, Martha Jane1842-03-011886-09-07
Green, John Simpson1843-08-011914-08-11
Green, Sarah Elizabeth1845-12-141917-04-27
Green, Thomas Jefferson Jr1848-02-101926-06-28
Green, Alexander1851-08-28before 1870
Green, Abraham Ellis1853-10-111945-04-26