Susannah Biggerstaff

1828–1881 (Age 53)
Rutherford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Susannah

When Susannah Biggerstaff was born about 1828, in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States, her father, Moses Biggerstaff, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Nickerson, was 28. She married John A Hicks on 25 December 1846, in McDowell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Calhoun, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Cleburne, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1881, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

John A Hicks
1824–1880
Susannah Biggerstaff
1828–1881
Marriage: 25 December 1846
William P Hicks
1847–
David Taylor Hicks
1857–1900
John William Hicks
Taylor Hicks
1848–
James Hicks
1850–
Alfred Pinkney Hicks
1850–1925
Elizabeth L Hicks
1852–
James Craten Hicks
1854–1908
Sarah E Hicks
1856–
Martha Lucinda Hicks
1858–1939
Julia Hicks
1862–
John W Hicks
1865–
Thomas Lee Hicks
1870–1936
Francis M Hicks
1874–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1846
McDowell, North Carolina, United States
children

(14)

    William P Hicks

    Male1847–Male

    Taylor Hicks

    Male1848–Male

    James Hicks

    Male1850–Male

    Male1850–1925Male

    Elizabeth L Hicks

    Female1852–Female

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Moses Biggerstaff

    Male1791–1840Male

    Elizabeth Nickerson

    Female1800–1849Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 2

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1846

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bickerstaffe in the parish of Ormskirk, Lancashire, so named with Old English bīcere ‘beekeeper’ + stæð ‘landing place’. In Britain, this spelling of the surname is now found predominantly in northern Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susannah Hicks, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susanah Hicks in household of John A Hicks, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Susanah Hix in household of John A Hix, "United States Census, 1860"

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