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Descendants of Charles Hickerson

Generation No. 1

1. CHARLES1 HICKERSON was born Abt. 1725 in Stafford County Virginia, and died Bef. February 1793 in Wilkes County, North Carolina. He married MARY LYTLE (LITTLE). She was born Abt. 1730, and died Bef. February 1794.

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from HICKERSON FAMILY HISTORY, by John Perry Hickerson, 1990
The Charles Hickerson branch is a third early Hickerson family with many descendants. Charles was born around 1725 in Stafford County, Virginia, and appears to be the progenitor of the North Carolina Hickersons depicted in Thomas Felix Hickerson's book HAPPY VALLEY [see below]. Charles Hickerson married Mary Little (Lytle) and had four children. He moved to Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in 1778. Charles and Mary Little Hickerson's first three children were Jane, Mary and Captain Joseph Hickerson (1747-1777). Their fourth child was David Hickerson who was born ca. 1750 in Stafford County Virginia. He married Nancy Tolliver [Margaret Hickerson Emery, C.G., indicates this name should be SARAH ANNE TALIAFERRO, which is bourne out in David Hickerson's will of January 25, 1821 where he names his wife as SARAH HICKERSON] and had nine children including the following three (three grandchildren also listed):

1. John Hickerson      (1782--1846) m. Nancy Petty. John Hickerson founded Coffee County, Tennessee, in 1836, and settled near what is now Manchester, home of the large annual Hickerson family reunion for this branch since 1945. John had several children including:

      a. Charles Hickerson (1818--1897). Descendants include Flora Gang of Manchester, TN., and Mary Jane Miller of Madison, TN.

      b. Judge William Pitt Hickerson, Sr. (1816--1887); lived in Manchester, TN., and had several descendants, including Robert Hickerson of Ashville, North Carolina.

      c. Lytle David Hickerson (1828--?); m. Frances Wood: founded       Hickerson Station, Tullahoma, TN.

2. Lytle Hickerson (1793--1884); born in North Carolina: m. Amelia Gywn in 1827. Thomas Felix Hickerson, author of HAPPY      VALLEY, was Lytle's grandson. Many early families of the Yadkin River Valley near Wilkesboro, including the Hickersons and Gwyns, are depicted in this book.

3. Joseph Hickerson (1789-- ?) m. Nancy Rosseau in 1813. They had four children including George Washington Hickerson who moved to McLenna[n] County, Texas. This George Hickerson had sixteen children. John Dewey Hickerson, who worked for the U.S. State Department, is a descendant of this branch.

[indicates items edited by Truman Oliver Hickerson, Jr.]

From 'HAPPY VALLEY, History and Genealogy by Thomas Felix Hickerson, Chapel Hill, N.C., December 15, 1940.

OLD FAMILIES OF THE VALLEY                        Page 23

      After 1778 we find Charles Hickerson and his wife Mary Little Hickerson settled near Wilkesboro on the Yadkin and along Mulberry Creek. Their children (born in Va.) were: (1) David m. Nancy Toliver (Taliaferro); (2) Capt Joseph of the 13th Va. Regiment, Revolutionary army, and later of the Wilkes County militia; (3) Mary m. Mr Stewart and moved to Tex; (4) Jane m. Mr Miller.

      The children of David Hickerson were: Charles (d. 1819, unmarried); Joseph m. (1813) Nancy Rousseau; Sally m. Isaac Lusk of Tenn.; John 1782-1845) m. Nancy Petty (b. 1785); David Jr (d.y.); Nancy; Polly; Lucy; Lytle (1793-1884) m. (1827) Amelia Gwyn.

      The David Hickerson family with the exception of Charles and Lytle moved to Coffee Co., Tenn., and settled in and around the present town of Manchester. Among the descendants of John Hickerson (1782-1845) now living thereon plantations still remaining in the family are Wright Hickerson, mayor of Manchester and grandson of Judge Wm Pitt Hickerson (1816-1887); Frances Hickerson, g.-daughter of the late Lytle David Hickerson, part owner and first president of the McMinnville branch railroad. In 1855, Joseph Hickerson's son, Washington Hickerson, moved (in covered wagons) from Coffee Co. Tenn., to McLenna[n] Co., Texas, where he settled on a large plantation and became the father of 16 children, 11of whom married and reared sizeable families. Among the grandchildren of this Washington Hickerson is John Dewey Hickerson, of the State Department, Washington, D. C., recently appointed a member of the U.S.-Canadian Defense Board.
      Lytle Hickerson (1793-1884) before moving to "Round About" on the Yadkin owned a successful mercantile business in old Rockford, the county seat of Surry. He was also justice of the peace at Rockford. At "Round About" he carried on extensive farming operations while owning stock in the cotton mill at Elkin (Elkin Mfg Co.) and the mercantile business "Gwyn and Hickerson" at Wilkesboro.

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EXHiBIT NO. 4 (Margaret Hickerson Emery, C.G, 1990)

      WILL BOOK A, p. 386

      Nuncupative Will of MARY HICKERSON, deceased February Term, 1794

      In the name of God Amen, I MARY HICKERSON of the County of Wilkes and State of North Carolina

      Being of sound and perfect mind and memory, Blessed be God, do this the fifth of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the manner following, that is to say --

      First, I give to my son JOSEPH HICKERSON one purple rugg.

      I also give to my daughter JANE MILLER my chest and tea ware.

      I also give to my daughter MARY STEWART and her son SAMUEL HICKERSON one feather bed and also to my daughter, MARY STEWART, all the goods in the above mentioned chest. And all the balance of my property to be equally divided amongst my daughters. I also leave to my son DAVID HICKERSON three yeards of white linnin.

      Also this is my last will and Testament and Desire.

Delivered in presence of us



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Fact 1: February 1794, Nuncupative Will of Mary Hickerson, deceased (Source: Margaret Hickerson Emery, C.G., "Selected Hickersons of Coffee County, Tennessee By Way of Wilkes County, North Carolina," Prepared for Truman Oliver Hickerson, Jr., 1990, Exhibit No. 4, Wilkes County, North Carolina Will Book A, p. 386.)
Children of C
2. i.   DAVID2 HICKERSON, b. Abt. 1750, Stafford County Virginia; d. December 1832, Franklin County, Tennessee.
  ii.   CAPTAIN JOSEPH HICKERSON, b. 1747, Stafford County Virginia; d. 1777; m. ANN GREER, January 24, Wilkes County, North Carolina.
  Notes for ANN GREER:

Margaret Hickerson Emery, C.G.,
"Selected Hickersons of Coffee County, Tennessee By Way of Wilkes County, North Carolina,"
Prepared for Truman Oliver Hickerson, Jr., 1990,
The marriage of the son JOSEPH on 24 January (year not stated) is also of record in the Archives of North Carolina, proving that JOSEPH married one ANN GREER in Wilkes County.

  iii.   JANE HICKERSON, b. Unknown; m. (1) LEONARD MILLER (Source: Alice Daniel Pritchard, Pioneers of Coffee County, Tennessee, Their Ancestors and Descendants, (Privately Published, 1996), 128, Leonard Miller joined the British a second time. (from the State Archives, Raleigh, N.C. Criminal and Civil action papers, C.R. 104 325).); m. (2) JAMES REYNOLDS.
  iv.   MARY HICKERSON, b. Unknown; m. SAMUEL (?) STEWARD.
  v.   SARAH HICKERSON, b. Unknown; d. Bef. February 1793; m. DANIEL VANNOY, October 02, 1779, Wilkes County, North Carolina (Source: Margaret Hickerson Emery, C.G., "Selected Hickersons of Coffee County, Tennessee By Way of Wilkes County, North Carolina," Prepared for Truman Oliver Hickerson, Jr., 1990, Exhibit No. 2, Marriage bond of Daniel Vannoy to Sarah Hickerson.).

Margaret Hickerson Emery, C.G.,
"Selected Hickersons of Coffee County, Tennessee By Way of Wilkes County, North Carolina,"
Prepared for Truman Oliver Hickerson, Jr., 1990

He [Felix Hickerson] mentions four issue, stating they were "born in Virginia" [for which he has no documentation and for which no evidence is found), but omits the daughter SARAH, who married in Wilkes County on 2 October, 1779, one DANIEL VANNOY, and whose marriage into the VANNOY family is one of the evidences which link this particular HICKERSON family of Wilkes County to that same family after their arrival in Tennessee.

Military service: Served in Revolutionary War

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