|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1837|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1911|
Rickart Wilson Vinton [Feb. 14, 1837-Nov. 17, 1911; Bethel Cemetery] Home 416. Bio 417, 418. s/o John Rickart and Nancy (Clem) Rickart. h/o Hester A. (Crawford) Rickart. f/o Hattie J. (Rickart) Lane; Ella V. (Rickart); Emma C. (Rickart) died at 6.
Wilson remembered the first night as a boy when the Rickart family made camp at Hoopeston; they were frightened by the howling of a pack of wolves, 30 steps away. Early schools were by subscription, and met in a little frame house of Emma Palmer in Danville. His second teacher was Samuel Humphrey, followed by Mr. Robinson, an old sailor. The first teacher under the free school law was Elder William Webster.
In those days, a 200 pound hog sold for $5 to $10, enough for a years supply of groceries. Wilson made his first trip to the unimportant village of Chicago, with a load of wheat that he sold for 55 cents per bushel. He purchased 560 acres and settled on it in 1860. He raised cattle.
He served as Constable, and also Commissioner of Highways. Note: He may have been born before 1838. Prairie grass grew to 5 or 6 feet, hiding a team or a wagon. (Source: Ancestry.com Community hosted by Rootsweb)
John Rickart (1790 - 1869)
Nancy Clem Rickart (1814 - 1868)
Hester A. Rickart (1837 - 1895)*
Hettie J. Rickart Lane (1864 - 1943)*
Susan Rickart Allen (1821 - 1852)*
Lucinda Rickart Davis (1825 - 1889)*
Julia Ann Rickart Blevins (1827 - 1920)*
Leonard Rickart (1829 - 1884)*
Nancy Rickart Howard (1832 - 1896)*
Maria Rickart Kinman (1834 - 1916)*
Wilson Vinton Rickart (1837 - 1911)
Jacob Rickart (1839 - 1873)*
Lorena Almira Rickart (1840 - 1862)*
Francis M. Rickart (1844 - 1881)*
Samuel C Rickart (1846 - 1908)*
Created by: Lesa Epperson
Record added: Jan 04, 2008
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