John David Hicok

29 August 1809–4 August 1876 (Age 66)
Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John David

When John David Hicok was born on 29 August 1809, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, David Hickok, was 28 and his mother, Anna Taylor, was 23. He married Julia Flint Smith after 1850. He lived in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1870. He died on 4 August 1876, in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 66.

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John David Hicok
Elenor J Ingraham
Helen M Hecox
John Henry Hecox
George W Hecock
Infant Hecox
James Hecox
David Hecox
William Hecox
Charles Hecox
Albert M Hecox
Emeline Hecox
Dwight C Hecox

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World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 3

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 18

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of English Hickock, from a pet form of Hick or a pet form of Hay 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Hiccox, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Hecox, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John D Heacox, "United States Census, 1870"

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