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 William Marion Vickers

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William Marion Vickers

  • Birth 1841 Georgia, USA
  • Death 19 Jan 1904 Bellevue, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 50540891

There was several mentions of the Vickers family on USgenweb, ancestry.com and Vicker family websites. Conflicting information included the birth state of William Marion (one said Florida, census records lists Georgia more than once), the name of Mary Dickey Vickers varied as did their marriage date and place.


William Marion Vickers Sr. was the son of John Lester Vickers (1808-1877) and Jane Thomas (1809-1947). The Vickers eventually settled in north Louisiana in the DeSoto parish area, then moved to Bossier parish.

From a Rootsweb contributor: CSA soldier; W.M. Vickers enlisted in June of 1862 and was wounded at Atlanta on 28 July 1864 and remained in Georgia as a wounded soldier until the end of the war. He was paroled at Tallahassee, Florida on 19 May 1865.

Another Vicker family genealogical site sources the following:
William Marion b Feb 8, 1841- Fla- Died Feb 19, 1904- Fillmore, La. Entered the war in Corinth, MS-as Pvt. Co. B. 19th La. Inf. lost an arm-1864- paroled out in 1865 in Tallahassee. He lived near Ringgold where his first wife was buried and then Bossier Parish La- where they are buried in the Bellevue Cemetery. He was married twice:
the first wife was Annie E. Harvin who is buried in Ringgold, La. The second was Mary Jane Tabitha Dickey.

From Lagenweb: 19TH REGIMENT LOUISIANA INFANTRY (CIVIL WAR)

W. M. VICKERS, Pvt., Co. B, enlisted 6 Mar 1862 at Corninth, MS.
Wounded in both legs by gunshot 28 Jul 1864. Lives, Bienville Parish,
LA. (name also, William M.)

William lost two brothers who were killed in the war: John Lester Vickers, Jr. and Francis Marion Vickers.

The Bossier Banner
February 25, 1904
Page 3

Mr. William Marion Vickers, after a lingering illness of several weeks, died of bronchitis at his home in Bellevue last Saturday. Mr. Vickers was about 67 years old, and had lived in this parish since 1865, coming to Bossier from Bienville parish. He was a native of Georgia, Deceased was a member of Company B, 19th Louisiana Regiment, and was a gallant Confederate soldier. He was wounded in both legs and his thigh broken while carrying the colors of his Regiment at New Hope, Ga.




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  • Created by: Scout Finch
  • Added: 1 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50540891
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Marion Vickers (1841–19 Jan 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50540891, citing Bellevue Cemetery, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Scout Finch (contributor 47112463) .