Richard Calvin Hicks

MaleSeptember 1846–19 December 1934

Brief Life History of Richard Calvin

When Richard Calvin Hicks was born in September 1846, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph Calvin Hicks, was 29 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 6, Morgan, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and 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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Richard Calvin Hicks
Mary McDonald
Marriage: 11 December 1874
William Hicks
Nancy Adaline Hicks
Richard Calvin Hicks
Nicy Ann Hicks
Mary L. Hicks
James S Hicks Senior
Almira Tinia C Hicks

Sources (9)

  • Richard Hicks, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Richard Calvin Hicks - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Richard Calvin Hicks
  • Richard Hicks, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1874Rhea, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 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

    English: variant of Hick , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This is a widespread surname in England, and is also common in southwest and southern Wales.

    German: patronymic from Hick . Compare Hix .

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

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