Robert Hicks, of Hick's Ford

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Robert Hicks

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: England, or, Hick's Ford, Brunswick County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Death: March 06, 1738 (64-72)
Chowan County, North Carolina, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Husband of Esther Hicks
Father of Thomas Hicks and Mary Halsey

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About Robert Hicks, of Hick's Ford

Married Ester Luten. Do not confuse with Capt. Robert Hicks, Indian Trader who married Winifred Evans.

In fact, Robert Hicks did marry Esther Luten (the spelling I have chosen to use because it is the one most often found in the Chowan Co. NC records), the dau. of Maj. Thomas Luten, whose will of 16 Feb 1729 Chowan Co. NC mentions his dau. Esther Hicks and his son-in-law Robert Hicks, as well as a number of other children. In the will of this Robert Hicks dated 25 Nov 1733 Chowan Co. NC, Robert Hicks mentions his son Thomas. This information is taken from published will excerpts; if the original wills are still available, the accuracy of the excerpts could be verified.

"I don't think either of the above John Hicks families have been connected to the Robert Hicks of Edenton and Sandy Point, Chowan Co. NC; this Robert was the precinct registrar of Chowan Co. NC and does appear on many deeds. He married Esther Luten and had two children, Thomas (b. ca. 1710, mar. Elizabeth Jordan; this is my line) and Mary (mar. Daniel Halsey). I placed the marriage of Robert Hicks and Esther Luten about 1686 in Chowan Co. NC and believe that Esther was one of the oldest children of Maj. Thomas Luten (and Mary Currier?). Esther Luten was probably b. ca. 1673 and still alive in 1754. I saw Larry's mention of Africa McGregory d. 1711 as the first wife of this Robert Hicks, but I have no info on her or any children she may have had and have not yet studied this possibility. But note that this Robert Hicks left a will in Chowan Co. NC dated 25 Nov 1733 which was probated January 1734, so I don't believe he died in 1738 or 1739 as stated elsewhere, unless the will and probate dates have been given incorrectly (the ref. is NC Hist. and Gen. Register, v. I, p. 49; note that an abstract of this will in Boddie's Historical Southern Families v. 5 is partially incorrect). The descendants of this Robert's son Thomas Hicks include the Hicks families of Montgomery Co. NC and Hickman Co. TN, and most of the Hicks families of Fayette Co. IL and Carroll Co. TN (18th district, not those in the 8th district). This line is connected to Jordan and Butler families in several different generations."

ROBERT1 HICKS was born Abt. 1650 in England, and died 1738 in Rockybock, Chowan County North Carolina. He married ESTER LUTTON. She was born Abt. 1673 in England.


Occupation: From 1712 to 1728 was County Clerk of Chowan County , North Carolina, First deed books are in his Handwriting



  1. THOMAS2 HICKS, b. Abt. 1709, Edenton, Chowan Co, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1775, Wyliesburg Charlotte Co, Virginia.

Detached from John Hicks and Horod Long. Not their son.

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Robert Hicks, of Hick's Ford's Timeline

Hick's Ford, Brunswick County, Virginia Colony, Colonial America
Age 40
Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, USA
March 6, 1738
Age 68
Chowan County, North Carolina, Colonial America