|Birth: ||Dec. 22, 1760|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1852|
My 5th Great-Uncle. Son of Robert Hester Wicker & Hannah Simmons Holley; grandson of Thomas Oscar, Sr. & Mary (Hester) Whicker and Nathaniel, Jr. & Jane (Simmons) Holley.
In open court Before the honorable Anderson Crenshaw presiding judge of said court on this 28th day of Sep 1837 this declaration (in part): "In January 1777 This declarant being in his seventeenth year was drafted in the revolutionary war as a private soldier together with his father Robert Wicker, Richard Dees and Samuel Gaskins neighbors under Captain John Blakney a militia officer then a citizen of Chesterfield, SC. This declarant after a march with said command southward over two hundred miles requiring a considerable time say near one month was stationed at Hadden Ils Point near Charleston, SC where he remained in camps about one month, and was then discharged by his said officer. He does not recollect whether said discharge was in writing & if so the same has been lost by time & chance --at least two months were spent in this servics (sic). ...
"During the summer of 1778 this declarant volunteered under Captain Theodrich Webb a militia officer of Anson Co., NC for the purpose of supprissing (sic) the tories on the line between North & South Carolina; during that summer this declarant was out under said Webb in frequent excursions from one to three weeks at a time, at least three months all together was spent in this last service: ...
"On the 1st June 1781 This declarant volunteered under Captain Claudius Piggue who was then under General Marion & with his army. Captain Piggue was then in Colonel Richard Richardsons brigade --Marion was then stationed at Fords ferry on Santee River, at which place we chiefly kept our headquarters till we marched to Thompsons Mills on the Congaree; the evening following we left for the Eutaw Springs with intention to attack the English forces; on our way we joined General Green; early the next morning (8th Sep 1781) we arrived at the Springs & engaged the enemy --the battle lasted two hours & four minutes-- this declarant was in that engagement from beginning to end and fought with his fellow soldiers but received no wound. ..."
Married 1) Martha Talley, March 2, 1784 in Granville Co., NC. Known children:
Martha E. (m William D. Liggon)
Elliot Franklin (m Indi Anna Gunnell)
William Bentley (m Elizabeth Talley)
Married 2) Jane Gilmore, about 1794.
John M. (m Mary ?)
George Washington (m Penelope Ann B. Horne)
Many thanks for stone photo, Don Atwell, who first listed and graciously transferred memorial.
Robert Hester Wicker (1738 - 1821)
Hannah Simmons Holley Wicker (1742 - 1818)
George Washington Wicker (1812 - 1876)*
Jane Wicker English (1760 - 1842)*
William Wicker (1760 - 1852)
Rachael Wicker Tennille (1767 - 1816)*
Nathaniel Holley Wicker (1774 - 1820)*
Nancy Wicker Sheppard (1778 - 1843)*
REVOLUTIONARY WAR MARKER
S A R MARKER
PVT RICHARDSON'S BRIGADE
Ramah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Maintained by: Arleta💕
Originally Created by: Don Atwell
Record added: Sep 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30025836