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About Chief William Abraham Hicks

William Abraham Hicks (1769 - 1837?, age 68) became Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1827 after being elected to succeed his older brother, Charles R. Hicks, the longtime Second Principal Chief who died on 20 January 1827, just two weeks after assuming office as Principal Chief. William served until October, 1828.

In 1832, he became a figurehead for the Cherokee Nation faction advocating a treaty for emigration west of the Mississippi River. In December 1833, members of the Treaty Party elected William Hicks as their Principal Chief (with John McIntosh as his assistant), though Major Ridge and son John Ridge were widely recognized as the true leaders of this faction. He died at Oothcaloga Creek, Georgia before the Removal at age 68.

Charles and William's parents are believed to be a Scottish trader named Nathan Hicks and Nan-Ye-Hi, a half-blood Cherokee woman, who was herself a child of a Swiss man named Jacob Conrad and a Cherokee wife. William married Sarah Bathia Foreman and had 14 children.

from: Wikipedia


http://www.genealogy.com/users/h/i/c/James-R-Hicks-VA/BOOK-0001/0021-0034.html

CHIEF WILLIAM ABRAHAM6 HICKS, SR, CHIEF (NA-YE-HI5 CONRAD, JENNIE4 ANI'-WA'YA, OCONOSTOTA3, MOYTOY2, A-MA-DO-YA1) was born Abt. 1769 in CNE [GA], and died Bef. November 1837.

He married (1) LYDIA QUA-LA-YU-GA HALFBREED Abt. 1792 in Spring Place, GA, daughter of BIG HALFBREED and QUA-LA-YU-GA CRITTENDEN. She was born Abt. 1776 in CNE [GA], and died 1849.

He married (2) SALLIE FOREMAN 1804 in Tennessee, daughter of JOHN FOREMAN and SUSIE TI-TA-S-GI-S-GI. She was born Abt. 1788 in CNE [TN], and died September 01, 1839 in Fairfield, CNW.

Notes for CHIEF WILLIAM ABRAHAM HICKS, SR, CHIEF:

OCCUPATION: Principal Chief, 1826 - 10/13/1828. Notes of Starr, Letter bks A-F, v1, p119, note C641.

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List of students UBM at Spring Place, CN East, 1804-1834. Jerry Clark 8&9 Cher Fam Resch Fall 1992 and Spring 1993, page 10.

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In the Cherokee emigration Rolls 1817-1835...

  • 1833 Wm Hicks Sr. Age over 50 residing in Oothcaloga GA (b bef1783)
  • 1833 Wm Hicks Jr. age under 25 from Oothcaloga GA (b aft1808)
  • Wm Hicks Jr. Arrived May 8 1834.
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Table 5, p407-418, The Brainerd Journal lists three students that entered the mission on 12/07/1818, Edward, Jesse and a Polly Hicks. (who is Polly Hicks?)

More About CHIEF WILLIAM ABRAHAM HICKS, SR, CHIEF:

  • 1817-35 Emg'n Roll: July 16, 1833, pg 31, 1 male over 50, Ohkaloga, GA (sic)
  • 1835 Census roll: Oothcaloga Creek, GA
  • Blood: 1/4 Cherokee (by Interpolation)
  • Chief: Bet. February 1827 - October 13, 1828, Principal Chief, CN-East
  • Detachment: 1836, 37-A Pre 1837
  • Starr's Notes: C641
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Chief William Abraham Hicks's Timeline

1769
1769
(Georgia)
1792
1792
Age 23
Spring Place, Cherokee Nation (Present Murray County), Georgia, United States
1810
March 9, 1810
Age 41
Cherokee Nation East (Georgia)
1811
1811
Age 42
Cherokee Nation East (Georgia)
1812
1812
Age 43
1814
1814
Age 45
Oothcalooga, Cherokee Nation East, Georgia, United States
1816
1816
Age 47
1817
1817
Age 48
Cherokee Nation East, Georgia, United States
1819
March 2, 1819
Age 50
March 2, 1819
Age 50