|My Hickok Ancestors|
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:
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."
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
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
"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 :
|Migration pattern of my Hickok family|
|England -- CT|
|Some Hickok information on the internet|
|Genforum thread on Wild Bill's ancestors|
|WILD BILL HICKOK|
"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
|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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