|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1793|
New Haven County
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1884|
Obituary of Reuben Hickox (written by Harry G. Teagaarden): The funeral of Reuben Hickox, the oldest citizen of Perry Township and perhaps of the county, took place at Olive Cemetery on Friday the 18th ult. Mr. Hickox was born in New Haven County, Connecticut, 11 Nov 1793, and was married to Catherine Williams in Sullivan County, New York, on the 2nd day of May 1816. He came to Jefferson County in 1823, and has therefore been a resident for 61 years. He was the father of 12 children, and his grandchildren numbered 71, and great-grandchildren 57 at the time of his death.
In an early day Mr. Hickox was very fond of hunting, and a history of his exploits in this direction would make an interesting volume. Fifty years ago game was plenty in the neighborhood, and hunting was a leading occupation during the winter months. He was very successful both with the gun and trap, upon one occasion securing six full-grown bears in two days. Deer and wild turkey were also plentiful in those days, and afforded plenty of meat to the early pioneers. Once while out in the woods he accidentally got caught in one of his own bear traps, and it was only by virtue of his manual strength that he released himself and avoided freezing or starving to death. Mr. Hickox's father was a soldier in the Revolution under General Washington in his northern campaign, and died like his son at a ripe old ageó90 years. His venerable wife who survives him, and with whom the ties of matrimony bound them in happy bondage almost to the diamond wedding, has also the honor of being the daughter of a soldier who endured the hardships of Valley Forge in the struggle for independence.
Catherine Williams Hickox (1800 - 1892)
Charles Williams Hickox (1823 - 1902)*
Thomas Williams Hickox (1825 - 1877)*
John Hickox (1826 - 1909)*
Evaline Elmira Hickox Sprankle (1829 - 1892)*
James Henry Hickoff (1832 - 1908)*
Joseph Williams Hickox (1838 - 1862)*
Mary Jane Hickox Winslow (1842 - 1931)*
Created by: Sue Mueller
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
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