Amanda was the daughter of Seth Sutilef Josiah Hickman and Ida Dumas Grant. Meadows Ira James Hickman was her twin. She married first Clarence Gladdis. Their cho;dren were Laverne Gladdis, Cyril Gladdis, and Willie Ray Gladdis. She married second Nelson Guthrie. Their son was Guy Dowell Guthrie. She married third Joe Bailey.