Ransom Hicks

29 January 1802–28 July 1872 (Age 70)
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ransom

When Ransom Hicks was born on 29 January 1802, in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jotham Hicks Jr., was 28 and his mother, Nancy Kent, was 20. He married Nancy Ann Almy Tompkins on 3 November 1825. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1872. He died on 28 July 1872, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Ransom Hicks
Nancy Ann Almy Tompkins
Marriage: 3 November 1825
Angeline T Hicks
Sarah Jane Hicks

Spouse and Children

3 November 1825


    Angeline T Hicks


    Sarah Jane Hicks


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World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1811 · USS Revenge

Age 9

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 19

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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)

  • Ransom Hicks, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • Ranson Hicks, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Ransom Hicks in entry for Ann Abeny Hicks, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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