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Edwin Hickman

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Death: November 17, 1769 (75-83)
Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Albermarle, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hickman, Jr. and Martha Hickman
Husband of Eleanor Elliot and Elander Hickman
Father of Thomas Hickman; James Lewis Hickman, Sr.,; Edwin Hickman; William Jacob Hickman, Sr.; Lettice Isbell and 3 others
Brother of Richard Hickman; Thomas Hickman, III; Lettice Hickman; Henry Henry Hickman and Elizabeth Hickman

Occupation: Justice of Albemarle Co., VA
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About Edwin Hickman


(SOURCE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=127092714): EDWIN HICKMAN was the son of THOMAS HICKMAN and MARTHA THACKER and he was born in 1690 in King and Queen County, Virginia. He was married twice: In about 1723, EDWIN married his first wife ELENDER WEBBER, widow of JOHN CHILES; she died in about 1738. In about 1744,in Albemarle County, Virginia, he was married to ELLINOR ELLIOTT. From his first marriage to ELENDER WEBER, there were 8 known children, the first of which was JAMES L. HICKMAN who was born in March 1724. It is known that EDWIN HICKMAN was appointed Sheriff of Spotsylvania County, Virginia in 1729 and served in that capacity during the the years 1729 and 1730. He reportedly obtained land in Albemarle County, Virginia in 1734 and became Sheriff there. There is a map which indicates that EDWIN HICKMAN and three other men "took a common patent on 3277 acres of land that borders the what is now the city of Charlottesville in Albemarle County, Virginia. According to reliable sources their neighbor to the west was PETER JEFFERSON who, when he died, left his land to his son THOMAS JEFFERSON. "EDWIN HICKMAN was a witness to the Will of PETER JEFFERSON." According to Peter Hamilton who obtained much of this information from the Albemarle Historical Society Librarian: "As EDWIN HICKMAN's land partners in the 3277 acres died off, the land was partitioned. When EDWIN died in 1769, his sons broke up his portion and sold it. THOMAS JEFFERSON is thought to have bought most of it, as he wanted to be the owner of all that he could view from his hilltop estate, Monticello". According to the VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, Vol. 34, page 201 for the year 1729: "EDWIN HICKMAN removed from Spotsylvania County to Albemarle (County) where he was one of the first Justices in 1744. In his Will dated 4, 1758, he names his wife ELLINOR and his children, JAMES, EDWIN, RICHARD, WILLIAM, THOMAS, SUSANNA, LETTICE and MARTHA."

EDWIN HICKMAN's LAST WILL and TESTAMENT follows: "In the name of God Amen, I, EDWIN HICKMAN of Fredericksville Parish, Albemarle County being sick and week, but in perfect sense and memory, do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, vis: Impermias. I bequeath to God my Creator in sure and certain hope of a joyful resurrection through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ my Redeemer, and my body to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named. Item: After my just debts and funeral expenses paid, I give and bequeath to my dear and beloved wife ELLIANOR (sic) HICKMAN, the third of all my lands, a negro woman named Dinah and her future increase, and a child part of the rest of this estate, real and person, except some legacies left hereafter to all my children, to her during her natural life, After her decrease, to be equally divided amongst all my children, barring hereof any other right, title or claim of my aforesaid Estate as may accrue by law.

Item: I give and bequeath unto my son JAMES HICKMAN, one third part of a tract of land of twelve hundred and fifty acres lying and being in the little fork of the Rapahannock (sic) River in Culpeper County, the plantation whereupon he now lives being part, a a Negro boy named Ben to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give and bequeath to my son EDWIN HICKMAN, one third part of a tract of land of twelve hundred and fifty acres, lying and being in the little fork of the Rapahannock (sic) River, the plantation where he now lives being a part, and a Negro boy named Charles, to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son RICHARD HICKMAN the remainder third part of a tract of land of twelve hundred and fifty acres in Culpeper County and a Negro girl and her increase, and a feather bed, to him and his heirs forever. Item: I give to my son WILLIAM HICKMAN four hundred and ten acres of land in the upper part of a tract of land of eight hundred and twenty acres, the Quarter Plantation being part, and a Negro girl named "Muteller" (sic) and her increase to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my son THOMAS HICKMAN, the remainder of the aforesaid tract and a Negro boy named David and a feather bed to him and his heirs forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter SUSANNE HICKMAN, now the wife of BENJAMIN HALLADAY, a Negro girl named Alley and her increase to her and her heir forever. Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter LETTICE HICKMAN, now the wife of BENJAMIN ISBEL, a Negro named Alice and her increase to her and her heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever.

Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter MARTHA HICKMAN, a Negro girl named Grace, and her increase and a feather bed, to her and her heirs forever.

Item: I give the rest of my Estate, both real and personal, to be equally divided amongst all my children without appraisement. Lastly: I nominate and appoint my loving wife ELLIANOR (sic) HICKMAN, and my son RICHARD HICKMAN, and my son THOMAS HICKMAN, Executors of this my Last Will and Testament, as Witness my hand and Seal, this Fourth Day of February , one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight (1758). Signed EDWIN HICKMAN. Signed in the presence of Thomas Smith; Joel Lewis; Aaron McKenzie" CODICIL 1765: "Item: My will and desire is that whereas all these mentioned above is decreased and absent to nominate my son JAMES HICKMAN, EDWIN HICKMAN and WILLIAM HICKMAN on this my last will and testament.

Witness my hand this fourth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and sixty five."

CODICIL 1769: Whereas my son, RICHARD HICKMAN is dead, my will and desire that my son-in-law JOSEPH SMITH may have the tract of land that is left to my son RICHARD HICKMAN, in my will. Witness my hand and seal this 30th day of June 1769. Signed: EDWIN HICKMAN WILL was PROVED in November 1769:

"At Albemarle Court, November one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine (1769), this last will and testament of EDWIN HICKMAN deed was proved by the oaths of JOEL LEWIS and AARON MCKENZIE, witnesses, thereto, and whereas at the said Court the writing annexed to the said Will was proved by the oath of ALICE NORDIN and ELIZABETH RUSH, witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Tastees, Tuck Woodson D.G.O.K

I, W. L. MAUPIN, Clerk of the County Court of Albemarle County, Virginia do certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the Will of EDWIN HICKMAN recorded in this office."

(SOURCE: http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Edwin_Hickman_(c1690-1769)): Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, British Isles, England.

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(SOURCE: http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=57&p=surnames.hickman): Edwin Hickman, (1690-1769), Albemarle Co, VA peteham (View posts) Posted: 21 Oct 1999 8:21AM GMT Edited: 24 Jun 2001 1:15AM GMT My 6-great grandfather was Edwin Hickman. He was the son of Thomas and Martha Thacker Hickman. He was one of the founders of Albemarle Co, VA, serving as Justice and Sheriff. He was a neighbor of Peter Jefferson, father of Thomas, and was a witness to Jefferson's will. I am interested in corresponding with anyone having knowledge of or interest in this family.

For some reason, I see that my e-mail address is not appearing as I have entered it. I suspect that the webpage is set up to exclude them, but this prevents follow-up correspondence. To attempt to circumvent this "glitch", let me "spell out" my e-mail address. It is my name, "petehamilton", with no spaces and in lower case, followed by the @ symbol, then the word "hotmail" and then the "dot com". All lower case, no spaces. For those who would like to follow up on possible common Hickman ancestors, please contact me directly.

There is a book entitled "Descendants of Edwin Hickman" by Hope Chilton that is available on microfilm through the LDS Family History Center. I copied only those parts pertaining to my line, and I don't have a Jonathan Hickman listed. This is an extensive family, however, so it would be worth your while to get that book and check it out thoroughly.

Hi! "My" Edwin Hickman (who died in 1769 in Albemarle Co, VA), had four sons (James, Edwin Jr, Richard and William) and three daughters (Susannah, Lettice and Martha).

Edwin Hickman Jr married Phoebe Eastham and they had 4 sons (Edwin III, Thomas, Easom and William). Edwin Hickman III and his wife Anne (maiden name unknown) had 7 sons, 4 daughters and 2 other unidentified children). One of these daughers was named Phoebe. One of this Phoebe Hickman's sisters was born in 1787, so the timing is about right. However, I show that this Phoebe Hickman married twice: to a Mr. Smith and then to Coleman Simmons. 
All of the above information is from Hope A. Hilton's book "Edwin and Elender Webber Hickman, Some Progenitors and Descendants. Early Pioneers of Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky Missouri and Utah". I located a copy on microfilm through the LDS Family History Center.

Hi, Christine --- I guess we're cousins! According to Hope A. Hilton, in her book "Edwin Elender Webber Hickman, Some Progenitors and Descendants, Early Pioneers of VA, NC, KY, MO UT", Edwin and Elizabeth were two of the six children of Thomas Hickman and his wife, Martha Thacker. Further, Ms. Hilton indicates that Elizabeth married Dr. Leland Pascal Greenhill in 1724. (The other four siblings were Richard, Henry, Thomas and Lettice.) I located Ms. Hilton's book through the LDS's Family History Center, microfiche # 6048886.

Hope this helps.

Lineage, reply to Joe Hickman Beth Young (View posts) Posted: 9 Jan 2001 8:02AM GMT Would like to talk to you about your inquiry on Jonathan Hickman as the one you mentioned was my gggrandfather. Email address is: bethmumeet@socket.net

According to "Edwin & Elender Webber Chiles Hickman; Some Progenitors & Descendants, VA, NC, KY, MO UT" by Hope A. Hilton, 1978, there were at least four Edwin Hickmans -- father, son grandson and great-grandson. The senior Edwin Hickman was born circa 1690 and died circa 1769. He married Elender Webber Chiles, and was one of the founders of Albemarle County, VA. (He is my 6-great grandfather.)

His son Edwin Hickman (a brother of my 5-great grandfather) was the second in this line. He was born in 1726 in Spottsylvania County, VA and died in 1805 in Stokes County, NC. His wife was named Phebe, but I don't know her maiden name. 
Their son was the third Edwin Hickman in this line. This Edwin Hickman was born in 1762. I don't have the name of his wife. He had a son named Edwin Hickman, the fourth in this line. I have no information on this youngest Edwin Hickman.
John does not seem to be a common given name in this Hickman family. I can find only two John Hickmans, and neither of them is shown with a middle name. One of them is the son of the third Edwin Hickman, however. I don't have a birth date for him, but it probably would have been in the late 1790s or early 1800s. 
Sorry I can't be of more help. Good luck in your search.

Hi, these are my ancestors also. I'm glad to share whatever I have. Kathleen Rogalla pkr1@msn.com

Hi, Kathleen --- My line from Edwin Hickman extends through his son, Lt. William Hickman, his daughter Martha Hickman Hill, and her daughter Sarah Hill Ewing. She was my 3-great grandmother.

Most of the information that I have on the early Hickman family comes from the book by Hope A. Hilton entitled "Edwin and Elender Webber Hickman". I have photocopies of selected pages of this manuscript, which was the 3rd edition, with a date of 1978. I found in on microfiche in the Mormon Church's Family History Center, #6048886.
I'd be happy to share any information that I have, and would welcome the opportunity to compare information with you. 
Pete Hamilton

Hi Pete. I have a lot of information on the Christians including Hope Hilton's book which does not show my Ketchum line. I'm trying to find the Native American connection. I'm happy to share information though. Kathleen

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Edwin Hickman's Timeline

Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Age 22
Virginia, United States
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Virginia, United States
March 3, 1723
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Culpepper Co., Virginia
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Spotsylvania , Virginia
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Spotsylvania Co, VA
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Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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Spotsylvania, Virginia