Hickok

 

My Hickok Ancestors
GENERATION #1

01. William Hiccox was born abt. 1609.  He came to America in 1630, emigrating from Stratford-on-Avon, England and settled in Connecticut at what is now known as Farmington, being one of the proprietors; also with his sons proprietor of Waterbury, CT.  He was the patriarch of the Hickok, Hickox, and other derivations of the name Hickocks.  His most famous descendant is James Butler (Wild Bill) Hickok.  In 1641 he married Elizabeth Cole who was born abt. 1621.  William died in 1645 leaving a widow and 2 young sons, Samuel and Joseph.  Elizabeth later married William Adams in 1648.  She died on August 3, 1655 in Farmington.

The children of William and Elizabeth are:

1 Samuel Hickok (See Below)
2 Joseph Hickok (abt. 1645 in Farmington, CT -  1687 in Woodbury)
   Married Mary Carpenter (1650-)
   1. Joseph Hickok (abt. 1673 -  Oct 7, 1717)
   2. Benjamin Hickok (Jan 5, 1676 - Jan 15, 1745)
   3. Mary Hickok (May 25, 1678 - Feb 12, 1712)
   4. Elizabeth Hickok (Jun 1682 - Dec 19, 1751)
   5. Samuel Hickok (Jul 6, 1687 - Jun 5, 1727)
GENERATION #2

02. Samuel Hickok, son of William was born on November 14, 1643 in Farmington, CT.  Both his parents and stepfather were dead before he was aged 12.  He moved to Waterbury, Conn in 1677 where he was one of the original settlers. About 1677 one of the assignees of the first Indian deeds and is named in all fence division and property lists. 1686 he was called Sgt Samuel Hickok and townsman in 1682. Married Hannah Upson in 1667, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Fuller Upson. Samuel died on March 4th, 1693.  "He was one of the leading men of the settlement and died at his post, at a critical time when men of the right stamp could be poorly spared."

"Sergeant Samuel Hickcox and Joseph Hickcox were very probably sons of  "Mr." William Hickcox, of New Haven, Connecticut, and came to Waterbury when that town was founded. Samuel Hickcox and John Welton held the office of Townsmen or selectmen in 1680, and Samuel was one of the most influential men in the town. He was sergeant in the trainband, and from this time, 1686, he was known as Sergeant Samuel Hickcox. The inventory of his estate was taken February 28, 1694-95. He married Hannah." 
Source: Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography

The children of Samuel and Hannah are:

1 Samuel Hickok (1668/9 in Farmington, CT - Jun 3, 1713 in Waterbury, CT)
   Married Elizabeth Plumb (1669-1749) on Apr 17, 1690 - 10 children:
    1. Unknown Daughter Hickok (May 2, 1691 - May 1691)
    2. Ebenezer Hickok (Oct 6, 1692 - )
    3. Samuel Hickok (Nov 3, 1694 - Jul 7, 1713)
    4. John Hickok (Nov 18, 1796 - Feb 14, 1765)
    5. Hannah Hickok (Apr 21, 1699 - abt. 1788)
    6. Elizabeth Hickok (Apr 6, 1702 - Dec 20, 1725)
    7. Unknown Son Hickok (Mar 3, 1704 - Mar 3, 1704)
    8. Gideon Hickok (Sep 6, 1705 - Apr 18, 1798)
    9. Sarah Hickok (Dec 6, 1707 - )
  10. Silence Hickok (Sep 19, 1713 ) Married Capt Abraham Bennett (abt. 1715 - ) in 1737
2 Hannah Hickok (1670 in Farmington, CT - Jul 17, 1750 in Watertown, CT)
   Married John Judd (-abt 1718) on Apr 16, 1696 at Waterbury, CT
    1. Hannah Judd (Feb 2, 1697 - Mar 12, 1713)
    2. John Judd (Jun 28, 1699 - May 11, 1797) Married Mercy Bronson on Jun 6, 1732
    3. Samuel Judd (Nov 6, 1703 - Jan 30, 1793) Married Elizabeth Scott (1709-) on Jan 13, 1731
    4. Thomas Judd (Jan 10, 1705 - 1706)
    5. Thomas Judd (Jul 10, 1707 - 1739)
    6. Benjamin Judd (Aug 28, 1710 - Nov 7, 1755) Married Abigail Adams on Jan 8, 1738
    7. Ebenezer Judd (1713 - ) Married Mary Hawkins on Nov 17, 1742
3 William Hickok (See Below)
4 Thomas Hickok (1674 in Farmington, CT - Jun 28, 1728 in Waterbury, CT)
   Married Mary Bronson (1680-1756) on Mar 27, 1700
    1. Thomas Hickok (Oct 25, 1701 - Dec 28, 1787)
    2. Mary Hickok (May 28, 1704 - Apr 30, 1706)
    3. Mary Hickok (May 9, 1707 - 1784)
    4. Sarah Hickok (Jan 2, 1710 - May 6, 1784)
    5. Mercy Hickok (abt 1712 - May 27, 1790)
    6. Amos Hickok (Aug 19, 1715 - Mar 1, 1805)
    7. Jonas Hickok (Oct 30, 1717 - )
    8. Samuel Hickok (Aug 30, 1720 - Apr 6, 1811)
    9. Susanna Hickok (Mar 25, 1723 - )
  10. James Hickok (Jun 26, 1726 - ) died young
5 Joseph Hickok (1676 in Farmington, CT - 1725 in Durham, CT)
   Married Elizabeth Gaylord (1680-)
    1. Joseph Hickok (abt 1702 - )
    2. Hannah Hickok (abt 1704 - Jun 21, 1789)
    3. Ruth Hickok (abt 1706 - )
    4. James Hickok (abt 1708 - Jun 1725)
6 Mary Hickok (1679/80 in Farmington, CT - Mar 21, 1713 in Waterbury, CT)
   Married John Bronson (1643-1746) on Nov 9, 1697
   1. Mary Bronson (Apr 9, 1698 - 1774) Married Samuel Porter (1695-1728)
   2. John Bronson (Apr 23, 1701 - Nov 9, 1785) Married Comfort Baldwin (-1773)
   3. Hannah Bronson (Oct 13, 1704 - Aug 14, 1767)  
   4. Jemima Bronson (Aug 27, 1706 - ) Married Stephen Hopkins (1707-)
   5. Capt. Joseph Bronson (Jul 15, 1709 - Sep 19, 1771)
       Married (1) Anna Southmayd (1706-1749)
       Married (2) Mary Fulford on May 2, 1750
   6. Benjamin Bronson (Oct 2, 1711 - Nov 16, 1745)
7 Elizabeth Hickok (1682 - )
   Married (1) Thomas Benedict
      1. Samuel Benedict (abt. 1707 - 1795)
      2. Elizabeth Benedict (abt. 1709 - )
      3. Hannah Benedict (abt. 1711 - )
      4. Rebecca Benedict (abt. 1713 - )
   Married (2) Samuel Smith
8 Stephen Hickok (1683 in Waterbury, CT - 1726 )
   Married Ruth Gaylord
    1. Samuel Hickok (Sep 23, 1712 - )
    2. Stephen Hickok (Jul 17, 1714 - )
    3. Sarah Hickok (Apr 14, 1716 - May 1, 1801)
    4. Ruth Hickok (Aug 31, 1719 - )
  
 5. Eizabeth Hickok (Mar 21, 1722 - Jan 30, 1724)
    6. Jonathan Hickok (abt. 1725 - )
9 Benjamin Hickok (abt. 1686 - Nov 17, 1745 in Wilton, CT) - Deacon
   Married Sarah (Lockwood) Selleck (1678-1765)
    1. Silas Hickok (Jan 8, 1715 - ) Married Ruth Clark (1716-) abt 1738 - 8 children
    2. Ezra Hickok (Apr 13, 1716 - May 24, 1794) Married Elizabeth St. John in 1733
    3. Abigail Hickok (Nov 1, 1718 - Dec 30, 1800)
    4. Bethel Hickok (Jan 4, 1721 - ) Married Sarah Morehouse - 4 children
    5. Sarah Hickok (Mar 1, 1725 - Mar 12, 1743) Married David Clark on May 12, 1741
10 Mercy Hickok (1688 - )
   Married John Bouton (1685-1743)
    1. Daniel Bouton (abt. 1707 - ) Married Elizabeth Roberts on Jul 17, 1733
    2. Mary Bouton (abt. 1709 - )
    3. John Bouton (abt. 1711 - Jan 29, 1801) Married Mary Pettit (1711-1790) on Feb 18, 1732
    4. Eunice Bouton (abt. 1713 - ) Married John Fancher/Fanshaw in Nov. 1736
    5. Ebenezer Bouton (abt. 1715 - ) Married Abigail in 1738
11 Ebenezer Hickok (1692 - Jul 8, 1774 in Danbury, CT)
   Married (1) Rebecca Keeler
  
    1. Ebenezer Hickok
       2. Abigail Hickok (Dec 11, 1815 - )
       3. Mary Hickok (1719 - )
   Married (2) Esther (Curtiss) Beach
       1. Ephraim Hickok
       2. Esther Hickok
       3. Daniel Hickok (1747 - Dec 24, 1835)
       4. Benjamin Hickok (1750 - Jan 8, 1816)
GENERATION #3

03. Captain William Hickox, son of Sergeant Samuel and Hannah Hickcox, was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1673, and died November 4, 1737, and was buried the following day. He was a proprietor and a man of note, grand juror, surveyor, constable, townsman many times, captain in 1727, and deputy in 1728. He was always known as captain. He married Rebecca Andrews, daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Andrews, who was born December 16, 1762.

Source: Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography

The children of William and Rebecca as listed in this source are:

1 Rebecca Hickok (See Below)
2 William Hickok (Feb 14, 1699 in New Haven, CT - Apr 12, 1713) age 14
3 Samuel Hickox (May 26, 1702 in New Haven, CT - May 13, 1775)
  Married Mary Hopkins (1695-1768) on Mar 8, 1720 in New Haven, CT
  1. Mary Hickok (Oct 30, 1721 - Jul 15, 1744) Married Richard Seymour (1716-1796) in 1740
  2. Mehitable Hickok (Nov 22, 1723 - May 9, 1767) Married Stephen Seymour (1718-1807) in 1741
  3. William Hickok (Jan 14, 1726 - )
         Married (1) Abigail Scott
         Married (2) Lydia Seymour (1725-1762) on Apr 4, 1745 in Waterbury, CT
         1. William Hickok
         2. Consider Hickok
         3. Abigail Hickok - Married Thomas Welton
         4. Lydia Hickok
         5. Rebecca Hickok

  4. Abraham Hickox (Jan 11, 1727 - 1777) Married Jemima Foot (1725-1779) - had 9 children
  5. John Hickok (Jul 25, 1730 - ) Married Anne Warner
  6. Samuel Hickok (Sep 8, 1733 - )
  7. Dorcas Hickok (Jul 11, 1736 - Jun 13, 1815) Married John Welton
4 Abraham Hickok (Apr 5, 1704 in New Haven, CT - Mar 16, 1713) age 8
5 John Hickok (May 8, 1706 in New Haven, CT - Mar 16, 1713) age 6
6 Rachel Hickok (May 16, 1710 in New Haven, CT - Nov 24, 1798)
   Married Jonathan Prindle
  
1. Eleazer Prindle (Mar 20, 1733 in New Haven, CT - May 3, 1814 in New Haven, CT)
       Married Anna Scovill (1731-1789) on Oct 18, 1752 in New Haven, CT
       1. Rev. Chauncy Prindle (Jul 13, 1753 - Aug 25, 1833)
           Married Rosanna Brown (-1840)
- 4 children
       2. Sarah Prindle (Dec 8, 1763 - 1831)

           Married Levi Bronson (1765-1824)
on May 23, 1783 - 10 children
7 Hannah Hickok (Jun 7, 1714 in New Haven, CT - 1785)
   Married David Scott (1701-1785) on Jan 25, 1734 in New Haven, CT
   1. Zadock Scott (Oct 15, 1733 - 1746)
   2. Nathan Scott (Aug 23, 1735 - 1748)
   3. David Scott (Jun 22, 1738 - )
   4. Submit Scott (Dec 22, 1746 - )
   5. Patience Scott (May 9, 1747 - )
   6. Sarah Scott (Jun 8, 1749 - Jan 4, 1829) Married Wait Smith (-1805)
   7. Hannah Scott (Jun 29, 1754 - )
GENERATION #4

04. Rebecca Hickok, daughter of William and Rebecca was born on March 29, 1708 in Farmington, CT.  She married Caleb Thompson, son of William Thompson and Martha on Aug 16, 1731 in Waterbury CT.  Source: Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography

I descend from their daughter Rachel Thompson who married Jedediah Turner

 

"Wild Bill" Hickok

James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was born in Troy Grove, IL on May 27, 1837. Hickok was an Indian-fighter and frontier marshal famous for his deadly shooting.

One of the most talked about stories in the life of Wild Bill, took place when he was working as a cross-country stage driver. One evening will he was sleeping a bear decided to take a bite out of his bacon grease-covered body. Wild Bill immediately awoke and defended himself with a 6-inch knife. When the dust settled, Wild Bill was nearly fatally wounded, and the bear was fatally wounded.

In Nebraska Territory he had a shoot-out with the McCanles gang, in which three of them were killed. He was a Union scout during the Civil War, and achieved fame as a U.S. marshal and gunfighter in the cow towns of Kansas from 1866 to 1871. He toured with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, astonishing eastern audiences with his marksmanship.

On Aug. 2, 1876, Wild Bill was shot from behind and killed while playing poker in Saloon #10 in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. Jack McCall believed Wild Bill to be the killer of his brother, Lew McCall (which he may have been). Wild Bill Hickok died with a hand of a pair of aces and a pair of eights -- known thereafter as the "dead man's hand." 

Wild Bill was the 5th great grandson of William Hickocks, patriarch of the Hickok family.  His line is as follows :

William Hickoks - Joseph - Joseph - Stephen - Aaron - Oliver Otis - William Alonzo - James Butler Hickok.

 

Migration pattern of my Hickok family
England -- CT

  

Surnames that married into my Hickok family

ANDREWS

COLE

STURLEY

THOMPSON

UPSON

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Some Hickok information on the internet
HICKOK GENEALOGY
Genforum thread on Wild Bill's ancestors
http://josfamilyhistory.com/htm/hopkins/bronson/bronson-hickok.htm
WILD BILL HICKOK
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Bill_Hickok

 

BOOKS
1.

"The Hickok Genealogy. The Descendants of William Hickok of Farmington, Connecticut" by Charles Nelson Hickok. 1938, 469p.  It shows the ancestors of the author.

 

My Descent From The Hickok Line

Generation Father Mother
13 William Hiccox (1609-1645) Elizabeth Cole (1621-1655)
12 Samuel Hickok (1643-1693) Hannah Upson (1648-1707)
11 William Hickok (1672-1737) Rebecca Andrews (1672-)
10 Caleb Thompson (1708-) Rebecca Hickok (1708-)
9 Jedediah Turner (1733-1819) Rachel Thompson (1737-1771)
8 Asa Turner (1765-1847) Isabel Ketchum (1769-1842)
7 Miles Jones (1794-1885) Pamelia Turner (1805-1883)
6 Darius Benjamin Jones (1834-1918) Marquerite Cowan (1835-1906)
5 Nathaniel Henry Hawk (1858-1944) Anna Irene Jones (1868-1936)
4 Ernest August Schwiening (1873-1944) Grace Myrtle Hawk (1885-1984)
3 William Edward Marshall (1901-1981) Irene Sophia Schwiening (1908-1992)
2 William Edward Marshall
1 Tod Howard Marshall

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