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1. WILLIAM1 HICKS was born Abt. 1810 in Georgia or Tennessee, and died Deceased.
Notes for WILLIAM HICKS:
William Hicks who came to Missouri from Tenn. and settled at Fire Prarie near Sibley, Mo.,and east of Fort Osage in about 1840. Was said by family to be part Cherokee Indian and to have been born in Ga. or the Carolinas. No known wife. Upon arrival in Mo., he had with him two known children--Mary Jane and James. There were possible three other children, John, Joseph, and Zeb. We beleive him to be of the Cherokee Indian line of William Abraham Hicks and Sarah Foreman who had a son abt. his age, but cannot confirm it. There were thought to have been three other children. John, Joseph, and Zeb. by George E. Hicks 1997
Also from George Hicks:
NATHAN HICKS, b. 11-15-1743 in Brunswick Co., VA., son of Robert & Mary Hicks, was a fur trapper. He married Nancy Broom (Nan-ye-hi) dau. of Chief Broom (Cherokee). Their son, Charles R. Hicks, became Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Later Charles' brother, William Hicks, became Chief. He had a son WILLIAM HICKS, of about the right period to be my ancestor.
My ancestor WILLIAM HICKS, "jumped ship" as the Trail of Tears crossed southern Missouri ca 1835. He worked "at the mill" in Morgan County, MO. My grandfather told me that he stayed with his grandfather, William Hicks, "while his father James, was away at the Civil War". He told me that his grandfather, William, was part Cherokee and had the same name as his... William.