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William Joseph Hicks

Also Known As: "Billy Joe"
Birthdate: (81)
Death: August 1, 1928 (81)
Place of Burial: Lignum, Louisa, VA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Mortimer Hicks, Sr and Lucy Jane Hicks
Husband of Elizabeth "Bettie" Hicks
Father of James Elliott Hicks; Mary E Oliver; Anne Lee Herndon; Charlie M Hicks; Arthur E Hicks and 3 others
Brother of Julia Ann Hicks; Andrew Hicks; Charles Mortimer Hicks and John Thomas Hicks

Managed by: Donald Franklin Colvin
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About William Joseph Hicks

William Joseph Hicks was born February 7, 1847 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He died August 1, 1928 in Culpeper County, Virginia. He Married Elizabeth Dunaway on March 21, 1867 in Orange County, Virginia.

He enlisted in the army March 1, 1864 in Louisa County, Virginia for the duration of the war. He served as a Private in Captain R. T. Elliott's Company, Crenshaw Battery, Virginia Lightly Artillery. His unit saw service in Chaffin's Bluff, Lindsay's Depot, Bowling Green and Peterburg, Virginia.

Captain Elliott signed for a daily allowance or forage for 20 forage for 20 horses on December 31, 1864.

While stationed at Peterburg, Virginia, the company muster roll shows Private Hicks was present for duty March, April, May, June and November, december 1864.

His name appears on receipt rolls for clothing July 22, 26, August 29, and October 31, 1864.

Privat Hicks was wounded February 7, 1865 at the battle of Hatcher's Run as the Federal Army was encircling Petersb urg. He was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital February 10, 1865, and furloughed from there March 7, 1865 for 60 days. The war ended before his furlough was up.

William J. Hicks lived near Mine Run, Orange County, Virginia. He was disabled by a wound in his left buttock and groin while in discharge of duty while in Confederate service. (left Leg disabled) He was entitled to receiv e $15.00 annually.

William J. Hicks was 55 years old at the time of his application on 14 June 1902. He was born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. He resided in the state of Virginia all of his life and in his present location for twenty years.

William J. Hicks left the service on 6 February 1865 when disabled by a gun shot wound. He enlisted before he was sixteen years old and served for more than two years.

A second application for a pension was filed in 1908 when his assets insreased to $750.00. He stopped receiving his pension in 1907 because his assets were more than $500.00.

William Joseph Hicks grave is located in the local Hicks family section at Hopewell United Methodist Church at 23557 Germanna Highway, Lignum, Virginia.

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William Joseph Hicks's Timeline

February 7, 1847
March 27, 1868
Age 21
Spotsylvania, VA, United States
May 5, 1882
Age 35
VA, United States
May 1884
Age 37
VA, United States
April 1888
Age 41
VA, United States
June 1890
Age 43
VA, United States
December 9, 1892
Age 45
Orange County, Virginia, United States
May 1896
Age 49
VA, United States
August 1, 1928
Age 81