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Mrs Sarah "Nancy" Toliver Hickerson
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Birth: 1759
Virginia, USA
Death: May, 1840
Coffee County
Tennessee, USA

SARAH ANN TALIAFERRO/TOLLIVER was born Abt. 1759, and died Aft. May 1840 in Manchester, Coffee Co., TN. She married DAVID HICKERSON, SR. Abt. 1781 in Wilkes Co., NC, son of CHARLES HICKERSON and MARY LYTLE. About 1812 they went to Franklin Co., TN (now Coffee Co.).


i. JOHN L. HICKERSON, b. Apr 19, 1782, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Aug 19, 1845, Coffee Co., TN (Hickerson Cem., Hickerson Station/Rutledge Falls area).

ii. CHARLES HICKERSON, b. 1784, Wilkes Co., NC; d. 1819, TN.

iii. ELIZABETH HICKERSON, b. 1785, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Bef. 1821; m. ? LYON, 1803.

iv. DAVID HICKERSON JR., b. 1787, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Mar 23, 1861, Coffee Co., TN.

v. JOSEPH HICKERSON, b. Aug 13, 1789, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Aug 31, 1850, Coffee Co., TN.

vi. LYTLE HICKERSON, b. 1793, Wilkes Co., NC; d. 1884, NC?; m. AMELIA "MILLY" GWYN, Nov 17, 1827, Wilkes Co., NC; b. 1808; d. 1857.
1880 Wilkes Co., NC CENSUS, Lytle is with son James

vii. NANCY HICKERSON, b. 1794, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Bef. 1870; m. ISAAC COLE, Abt. 1812, NC; b. 1790, NC; d. Bef. Sep 1860, Coffee Co., TN.

viii. MARY HICKERSON, b. 1798, Wilkes Co., NC; m. JOHN ADAMS, Abt. 1816, Franklin Co., TN; b. 1788.

ix. LUCY HICKERSON, b. 1803, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Aft. 1850; m. THOMAS ALLISON, Abt. 1821; b. 1800, NC; d. Aft. 1880.

x. SARAH HICKERSON, b. 1805, Wilkes Co., NC; d. Bef. 1860; m. SAMUEL ISAAC LUSK, Abt. 1823, Probably Franklin Co., TN; b. 1789; d. 1882.

1788 Wilkes Co., NC Mulberry Creek near Holbrooks.

Mary Lytle Hickerson, David's mother, left David in her will (Wilkes Co. Genea. Soc. Vol. 18 #3, pg 2, Fall 1984) 3 yards white linen; noncuperative will probated Feb. 1794, dated Dec. 5, 1793. She named sons, Joseph and David, and daughters, Jane Miller and Mary STEWART.

Rev. War Civil Service, DAR
War of 1812 from Wilkes Co., NC

The History of Tennessee printed by Goodspeed Publising Co., 1887 states on pages 828-829 that in 1809 Joseph Hickerson, John J. Smith, William Roberts came to the county from NC. Others were David and John Hickerson, and D. S. Wright.

David Hickerson's will: Heirs: wife, Sarah Hickerson; sons: Joseph, David L. and John; daughters Mary Adams, Nancy Cole, Sarah Lusk, Lucy Allison, and Elizabeth Lyon. Will was contested. Recorded March 10, 1824. pp. 121-123 Franklin Co., TN

The following text is from Carol Conrad's memorial page for John Tolivar (#133520624):

None of the Five Toliver Brothers matched anyone from the Taliaferro family of Virginia, which rules out out the Taliaferros as ancestors of the Toliver Brothers, at least in a direct male line.

It is possible that the Tolivers could be related to the Taliaferros through a female line, such as a child born out of wedlock who took the Taliaferro (Toliver) name. Although it is difficult to speculate about the actual relationhip between the Tolivers and the Taliaferros, it is true that the Toliver family of Wilkes and Alleghany County occasionally spelled their name Talifer, Talifero or Tollafaro rather than Toliver, and there is even an example of the exact spelling Taliaferro in an 1867 deed involving the heirs of Jesse Toliver's son Solomon Toliver (Alleghany DB 3:336).

So, the Five Toliver Brothers continue to be an intriguing source of speculation, conjecture, and debate among their descendants.

Was their father John or William?

Did they really come from Fauquier County, VA?
Were they really brothers, or perhaps cousins?
Were they related to the Taliaferros of Virginia?
We may never known all the answers to this riddle."

Family links: 
  John Toliver (1725 - ____)
  David Hickerson (1760 - 1833)
  John L. Hickerson (1782 - 1845)*
  Litle Hickerson (1793 - 1884)*
  William Toliver (1750 - 1824)*
  Jesse Toliver (1756 - 1838)*
  Sarah Toliver Hickerson (1759 - 1840)
  John Toliver (1760 - 1863)*
  Charles Toliver (1765 - ____)*
  Lucy Toliver Maxwell (1765 - 1832)*
*Calculated relationship
Granny Hickerson Cemetery
Coffee County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: William Bell Hickerson, ...
Record added: Jun 06, 2013
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Mrs Sarah Nancy <i>Toliver</i> Hickerson
Added by: William Bell Hickerson, Jr.
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