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Benjamin Willis Hicks
Birth: Oct. 15, 1828
Oxford
Granville County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 30, 1899
Oxford
Granville County
North Carolina, USA

Benjamin Willis Hicks was the 12th and youngest child of Abner Hicks and Elizabeth Harris born at Red Garden 4 miles from Oxford, Granville Co., NC. He bought and renamed the William-Abner Hicks homeplace White Oak VIlla.

From Thurston Hicks: "In the summer of the year 1807, when my father Benjamin W. Hicks was in his 69th years, he wrote in a blank book at my request some of the history that he had often told me..."

"My father, in his narration, related...When he first mentioned the subject to her (Miss Crews), an opportunity for which he found it very difficult to arrange, she declared "it can never be. Our folks are opposed to it." In a few minutes he was on his horse and gone. Before very long he was married to Miss Susan Hester who, in about 15 months, was a victim of pneumonia. Some two or three years after, my father hinted the subject of marriage again to my mother but rather slightly, for he did not intend to be kicked so hard again, and she said "perhaps". They were married October 1854, and reared seven children and lived together happily 43 years."

Oct 1864, he enlisted in Wake CO. He was released from prison (Point Lookout MD) after Oath of Allegience. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Abner Hicks (1777 - 1857)
 
 Spouse:
  Isabella Jane Crews Hicks (1829 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Rosalie Melissa Hicks Harris (1855 - 1936)*
  Thurston Titus Hicks (1857 - 1927)*
  Hewitt Bernard Hicks (1860 - 1940)*
  Archibald Arrington Hicks (1862 - 1941)*
  Lillie Lee Hicks Cozart (1866 - 1908)*
  Magnolia Ellen Hicks Cozart (1868 - 1912)*
  Ashton Abner Hicks (1871 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Son of Abner Hicks
Hoc cursum actatis:

A strenuous life
True to himself, honorable
among men having
reverence for God

 
Note: My great great grandfather
 
Burial:
White Oak Villa Cemetery
Oxford
Granville County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 08, 2002
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