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Franklin Benjamin Hickox
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Birth: 1811
Rutland Center
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: unknown
Fayette County
Illinois, USA

Son of David Hickox and Adah Baldwin. 1st Sgt in the Battle of San Jacinto and the capture of Santa Anna. This battle occured less than 45 days after the Battle of Alamo.


Mr. Hickox's name is not shown on the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 but both Adjutant General John A. Wharton and Captain Alfred H. Wyly certified on May 16, 1836 that he participated in the battle or First Sergeant of Captain Wyly's company (p. 40, army rolls in the General Land Office). On page 65 of the Land Office rolls he is shown as a member of Major L. Smith's company, April 5, 1836.
On December 9, 1837 Mr. Hickox was issued Bounty Certificate No. 856 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 2 to July 23, 1836. He was also issued a Donation Certificate for 640 for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. This was lost and on January 31, 1855 a duplicate, No. 668, was issued in his name.
It has not been determined when Mr. Hickox came to Texas. He did not apply for a headright from either the Mexican government, the Republic, or the State of Texas. He was living in Springfield Illinois, November 9, 1855, when he sold his Donation Certificate to John Penn.
The St. Louis Globe Democrat, March 3, 1901 carried a statement by Franklin B. Hickox, "a Veteran of San Jacinto" who resided at Farina, Illinois.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library. 
Family links: 
  David Hickox (1772 - 1850)
  Adah Baldwin Hickox (1774 - 1830)
  Elizabeth Hickox, Robbins Stone (____ - 1895)*
  Abiah Hickox Parke (1800 - 1887)*
  Homer Hecox (1803 - 1876)*
  Manlius Hickox (1808 - ____)*
  Franklin Benjamin Hickox (1811 - ____)
*Calculated relationship
Farina Cemetery
Fayette County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Bobby Clyde
Record added: Jun 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54275948
Franklin Benjamin Hickox
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