An American Family History

Nehemiah Hicks

Fincastle County, Virginia was created in 1772 from Botetourt County and abolished in 1776. It was divided into Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties.

Nehemiah Hicks was born about 1700 in Maryland.

He married Philliazanah Hitchcock.

Their children may have included:

Mary Hicks (1726),
William Hicks (1727, married Flora Cole),
Isaac Hicks (1729),
Rebecca Hicks (1731, married Stephen Price),
Elizabeth Hicks (1733, married John Miller),
Nehemiah Hicks, Jr. (1735, married Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of Charles Robinson),
Philizanna Hicks (1737, married Christian Adrian and John Cross),
Meshack Hicks, (1740),
Tabitha Hicks (married Richard Cross),
Adednigo Hicks (1742)
Margaret Hicks (1743, married Henry Cross).

They moved to Rockbridge County, Virginia. From there some of the children moved on to Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Ulius, William, Mashack, Abednego, and Willam, Jr. Hicks signed the 1777 petition of men living on the north Holston River complaining about the division of Fincastle County. They felt the line was not equitable and the court house was too far away.

He died in 1769.

The Holston River flows from Kingsport to Knoxville.
map by Kmusser
Watauga Pioneer Neighbors



from C.W. Hick's Civil War Questionaire

Tradition in our family is that a family of Hicks from England landed in Baltimore in the latter part of the eighteenth century, and one of the girls married Isaac Sheppard a noted cutlerist of that place. They migrated to Rockbridge county, Va. From there three brothers, Shadrach, Meshiac and Abednigo, (shortened to Shade, Mesh and Bed) moved to Sullivan Co., Tenn. amoung its earliest settlers.


from Baltimore County Families

Nehemiah Hicks
s. William,
d. 1769; m on 12 June 1725 Philizanna Hitchcock, d Willliam;
in 1750 he owned 100 a. Timber Hall and 100 a. Haile's Forest;
d. leaving a will, 7 Sept. 1769 - 2 Oct. 1769, named w. Philizanna and ch.; Abraham, Jacob, Mary William, Isaac, Rebecca, Nehemiah, Philizanna, John, Margaret and Sara as well as two servants John Mayes and Thos. Lacey;

had issue:
Mary, b. 13 Dec 1726 or 27
William, B. 14 Jan. or June 1728
Isaac, b. 3 or 5 Jan. 1729/30
Philizanna, b. 23 May 1737 m. John Cross on 28 Jan. 1753
Rebecca, b. 4 April 1731 m. Stephen Price on 20 April 1749
Elizabeth, b. 20 Nov 1733
Nehemiah b. 30 Sept. 1735 m. by 17 Oct. 1744 Elizabeth, dau. of Charles Robinson,
John, b. 8 April 1740
Jacob, b. 25 June 1742
Margaret, b. 22 July 1743
Sarah, b. 8 Jan. 1744;
and Abraham.

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