Thomas Bicknell

March 1752–31 December 1780 (Age 28)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Bicknell was born in March 1752, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Clark Bicknell III, was 46 and his mother, Rosanna Cash, was 16. He married Rachel Sparks on 22 October 1774, in Whitepost, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 31 December 1780, in Burke, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Burke, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas Bicknell
Rachel Sparks
Marriage: 22 October 1774
Henry James Bicknell
William Bicknell
Micajah Bicknell
Mary Bicknell

Spouse and Children

22 October 1774
Whitepost, Beaufort, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (2)


Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 24

North Carolina is the 12th state.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Bickenhill in Warwickshire or Bickenhall in Somerset. Both are named with the Old English personal name Bicca + Old English hyll ‘hill’, but in the Somerset name the final element alternates with Old English h(e)all ‘hall’. 2. variant of Bignell .

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

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Battle of Kings Mountain - Thomas Bicknell

Battle of Kings Mountain The Battle of Kings Mountain was an engagement between Patriot and Loyalist militias in South Carolina during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War, resulti …

Sources (3)

  • Revolutionary War Pension Application of Rachel (Sparks) BICKNELL, Widow of Thomas BICKNELL [R12399] -- Transcription by Will Graves (03 Dec 1845)
  • Find A Grave Memorial for Thomas BICKNELL (d 31 Dec 1780)
  • Thomas BECKNAL in the 1772 Tax Lists for Surry, NC

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