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Absalom Hicks
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1793
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 1, 1877
Fannin County
Texas, USA

Absalom (1793-1877), was a native of Surry County, North Carolina and died in Fannin County, Texas. Absalom Hicks fought against the Creek Indians in the War of 1812. For his military service he received 80 acres of bounty land. On May 7, 1826, he married Christina Matheny, the daughter of Elijah and Mary Davis Matheny. They had eight children, five sons and three daughters. Like many Southern yeoman farm families of their time, they migrated west, farming for a while in Tennessee and Arkansas, before taking up land in Fannin County soon after Texas was admitted to the Union in 1845. From 1850 until Absalom Hicks' death in May 1877, they farmed land near the English Fort at Bonham, Texas. Following his death, Absalom Hicks' widow, Christina, received a widow's pension for his service in the War of 1812. She lived to be 91, spending her last years in the home of her eldest daughter, Anna Melissa in Farmersville. She died on April 5, 1897. Both Absalom and Christina Hicks are buried in the IOOF Cemetery there.
"Bain-Honaker House, EARLY SETTLERS OF COLLIN COUNTY." Collin County, Texas History and Genealogy Webpage by Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries, Inc.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Christenia Matheny Hicks (1806 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  John Anderson Hicks (1827 - 1909)*
  Elijah Bratcher Hicks (1829 - 1907)*
  Anna Melissa Hicks Bain (1834 - 1906)*
  Nathan Turner Hicks (1837 - 1921)*
  Margarett M. Hicks Marchman (1842 - 1916)*
  Mattie E. Hicks Taylor (1847 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Bio information thanks to Find A Grave contributor Sherry #47010546
 
Burial:
Farmersville IOOF Cemetery
Farmersville
Collin County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Lesley Beam Smith
Record added: Apr 06, 2009
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