|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1834|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1917|
Hannah Worcester, fourth dau. of Rev. Samuel Austin Worcester and Ann Orr, b. Jan. 29, 1834 at New Echota in the old Cherokee Nation East, now Calhoun, Gordon County, GA. She d. in January 1917 either at Fort Gibson in Muskogee County or at Blue Jacket in Craig County, Oklahoma. In the 1910 Oklahoma census she is twice enumerated; on April 15 residing with one of her sons by her first husband at the Town of Fort Gibson then on April 18 residing with her son-in-law George Hopson at the Town of Blue Jacket. She was buried at Fort Gibson National Cemetery Jan. 12, 1917.
Hannah's official entry at this national cemetery states she was a nurse for the U.S. Army. This undoubtedly indicates she had been a nurse associated with her second husband at Fort Gibson Army Post during the Civil War for the Union (U.S.) Army, but may have continued as a nurse at Fort Gibson following the Civil War.
Hannah was twice married. On Jan. 30, 1852 at Park Hill at present-day Cherokee County, OK, she was m. by her father to Abijah Hicks, the Cherokee s. of William Hicks and Sarah "Sallie" Bethia Foreman, b. Mar. 2, 1819 at Tennessee in the old Cherokee Nation East. He was murdered at Lee's Creek in Indian Territory July 4, 1862 while returning by wagon from Van Buren, Arkansas with supplies for his store at Park Hill.
From Hannah's 1862 diary entry:
"My house has been burned down, my horses taken... This is the ninth Sabbath that I have been a widow...let a widow at twenty-eight, with five children growing up around me, and oh! most dredful of all, my dear husband murdered... This weary, weary time of War! Will the time of suspense never end? I know not what is to become of us: famine and pestilence seem to await us!"
Abijah was found hanging over the dashboard of his spring wagon and buried about forty miles from Park Hill. Hannah was never able to locate his grave. They had five children b. at Park Hill who survived to be enrolled in 1902 as citizens of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma:
• i. Percy Wilton "Ga-lo-nu-he-s-gi" Hicks, b. Nov. 24, 1852, d. June 12, 1925 and bur. at the Town of Fort Gibson, OK.; m. late in life in 1916, Elma Garrett, who d. in 1976. No known children.
• ii. Emma Isadore "Coo-e-stah" Hicks, b. June 19, 1854; never married and d. Jan. 3, 1943 at Muskogee, OK (g.s.)
• iii. Ann Edith "Kah-dah-lay-dah" Hicks, b. Jan. 6, 1856, d. childless Oct. 10, 1941 at the Town of Fort Gibson, OK; m. 1) Charles W. Smith and 2) Richard Walker.
• iv. Clara Austin Hicks, b. Nov 23, 1858, d. June 4, 1950 at Muskogee, OK; m. 1) circa 1878 Nicholas McNair Thornton and 2) Aug. 3, 1883 George I. Hopson (g.s.) One son by her 1st marriage.
• v. Herbert Worcester "E-no-li" Hicks, b. May 18, 1861, d. Apr. 5, 1949 (g.s.); m. Dec. 23, 1886 at Fayetteville, AR, Rachel Ray Cardwell, who d. Nov. 7, 1944. Six children of the family.
On Dec. 22, 1864 likely at Fort Gibson in Indian Territory, Hannah m. 2) her widowed brother-in-law, Dr. Daniel Dwight Hitchcock, who at the time was the assistant surgeon of the 2nd Indian Home Guards of Kansas (U.S.) stationed at Fort Gibson Army Post under Gen. Blunt. Daniel d. of cholera and was bur. at Fort Gibson Army Post on Jan. 17, 1867. They had one child, dau. Sarah Daisy, b. at the Town of Fort Gibson Oct. 6, 1866 who d. in infancy Sept. 22, 1867.
Dr. Hitchcock's first wife was Hannah's elder sister Sarah Worcester, who m. at Park Hill on Feb. 15, 1853. See further details at Daniel's memorial.
Daniel Dwight Hitchcock (1822 - 1867)*
Clara Austin Hicks Hopson (1858 - 1950)*
Asst. Surg. 2nd Indian Home Guards
Dec. 19, 1822-July 17, 1867.
Jan. 29, 1834-Jan. 12, 1917.
Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Plot: Officer's Circle, #2113-A
Maintained by: Don Blauvelt
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3012770