John D. Hail Wickware

Brief Life History of John D. Hail

When John D. Hail Wickware was born on 6 April 1838, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Elijah Jerome Wickware, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann Hail, was 18. He married Melissa P King on 10 December 1867, in Logan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Baker Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 17 February 1881, in Cherokee, Crawford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Cherokee, Crawford, Kansas, United States.

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John D. Hail Wickware
Melissa P King
Marriage: 10 December 1867
John Hale Wickware
George King Wickware
Cora Wickware
Jerome W Wickware

Sources (7)

  • John D H Wickare in household of Elijah Wickare, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John D. H. Wicknance, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John H Wickware, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)


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1850 · 8th Most Populated State

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.


Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wickwar in Gloucestershire (Avon), originally called simply Wick, from Old English wīc ‘outlying settlement’. The war element is from the name of the de la Warr family (see Warr ), who held the manor in the 13th century.

History: John Wickware moved from England to New London, CT, in 1675.

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

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