Richard Calvin Hicks

September 1846–19 December 1934 (Age 88)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Richard Calvin

When Richard Calvin Hicks was born in September 1846, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph Calvin Hicks, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Downs, was 24. He married Mary McDonald on 11 December 1874, in Rhea, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Civil District 9, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 19 December 1934, in Sevier, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Richard Calvin Hicks
Mary McDonald
Marriage: 11 December 1874
William Hicks
Nancy Adaline Hicks
Richard C. Hicks
Nicy Ann Hicks
Mary L. Hicks
James Hicks
Almira Tinia C Hicks

Spouse and Children

11 December 1874
Rhea, Tennessee, United States


    William Hicks


    Nancy Adaline Hicks


    Richard C. Hicks


    Nicy Ann Hicks


    Mary L. Hicks


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Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 16

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Hick 1. This is a widespread surname in England, and is common in the southwest and southern Wales.2 Dutch and German: patronymic from Hick . Compare Hix .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Richard Hicks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Richard Hicks, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Richard Hicks, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

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