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From the First of the Name in America 
to the Present Time, with some Account 
of the Family in England 

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MAR 2o 1912 









Preface 7-9 

Chapter I. A Survey of the Ficklin Family in America 10-12 

Chapter II. Gleanings 13-14 

Chapter III. A Partial Roster of Soldiers 15-17 

Chapter IV. Some Account of the Ficklin Family in England ... 1 8-20 

Chapter V. Armorial Bearings 21 

Chapter VI. Origin and Spelling of Surname, Ficklin 22-27 

Chapter VII. The First of the Ficklins in Virginia 28-36 

Chapter VIII. Descendants of William Ficklin and Wife, Sarah, 

of King George County, Virginia 37-1 14 

Chapter IX. A Manuscript Account of the Ficklin Family by 

William Slaughter, of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 113-116 

Chapter X. A Synopsis of Old Records 11 7-126 

Index to Ficklin Family 1 27-1 30 

Index to Persons Related to Ficklin Family by Marriage, and Others. 131-134 



Pickling Crests 21 

Scenes on Old Farm of John Ficklin of Jessamine County. Kentucky ... 42 
Benjamin Ficklin (II) of Albemarle County » Virginia, and Wife, Ellen 

(Slaughter) Ficklin 50 

Joseph Ficklin, of Lexington, Kentucky 32 

William Threlkill Ficklen, of Paris, Kentucky 62 

Slaughter W. FicUin 64 

Benjamin F. Ficklin, Plainsman 66 

Orlando Bell FicUin 70 

Colonel John Ficklin, of Bath County Kentucky, and Wife, Sarah 

(Graham) Ficklin 74 

Harry Campbell Ficklen 80 

James Burwell Ficklen 62 

Professor Joseph Ficklin and Wife, Penelope (Terrill) Ficklin 100 

Walter Homan Ficklin and Wife, Mabel Rowlett (Kenmuir) Ficklin. . 102 

Colonel Theodore H. Ficklin, of Alexandria, Virginia 114 


Eleven years ago» the writer, actuated by curiosity, began to inquire con- 
cerning his Ficklin antecedents. In a short time the research became to him 
a most absorbing and fascinating pastime, though for the first few years his 
labors resulted in a scant collection of disconnected data concerning late genera- 
tions together with a few facts and more fiction concerning the older ones. 
About that time the task of getting together anything like a complete history of 
the family, showing the connection between the first immigrant and the present 
generation of all branches, appeared to be a hopeless task and was so regarded 
by others. The condition of public records, described elsewhere, together with 
the fact that but one very brief account of the family existed and that applying 
almost exclusively to one branch, appeared to f>reclude success. 

It occurred to the writer that some one should, without delay, collect up 
such information as was still available, for with the lapse of time and the 
passing of the older generations, unrecorded family history is lost or incorrectly 
handed down. The information this volume contains, meagre as it is, perhaps 
might never be again assembled, even though some kinsman in a future genera- 
tion may be disposed to assume the task. 

The writer has been asked to explain in this publication his methods of 
research. As this would require considerable space, any reader who may be 
contemplating such work is urged to consult Henry R. Stiles' **Hand-book 
of Practical Suggestions for the Use of Students in Genealogy,** published 
by Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, N. Y. The writer's experience differs little 
from that of thousands of others engaged in similar work. Had he known of 
Mr. Stiles' book in time, it would have saved him much trouble and expense, 
for it is all that its title suggests. 

In order to get facts, each clew was followed persistently, for years if 
necessary, till it yielded its fruit or vanished into nothingness. These clews led 
along very devious paths. By means of considerable advertising and a volu- 
minous correspondence, the material in this book was gathered, bit by bit, from 
the following sources: members of the family still living, old letters or manu- 
scripts, family Bibles, epitaphs, church registers, newspaper clippings, town, 
county and state histories, records of allied families, genealogical publications, 
census returns, wills, deeds, marriage records, records of court proceedings, and 
archives in the colonial land offices, the Pension office, and U. S. War De- 

Most unfortimately the older county records in Virginia, consisting of 
wills, deeds, etc., are in a deplorable state. Those which escaped the depre- 


dations of the British soldiers during the War of the Revolution were depleted 
by Federal soldiers during the Civil War. Early church registers, showing 
marriages, births, baptisms, and deaths, shared the same fate. Tlie returns 
for Virginia and Kentucky, and several other states, at the Federal census of 
1 790, and also that of 1 800, were destroyed when the British troops burned 
the National Capitol, 24 August, 1814. 

The first two or three generations of Ficklins in Virginia resided in King 
George, Spottsylvania, Stafford, and Culpeper counties. No returns for any 
of these, excepting Stafford, at the Virginia Census, 1 782-83, can be found. 
The above counties, being between Washington and Richmond, were occupied 
and traversed by immense armies from 1861 to 1863, and were the scene of 
several of the major battles of the Civil War, such as Fredericksburg, Chan- 
cellorsville, Spottsylvania, ai^d the Wilderness, besides innumerable minor en- 
gagements and raids. 

Nearly all of the older family Bibles of the Ficklins, likewise old por- 
traits and papers, have been destroyed or lost by burning of residences during 
the Civil War. 

Very fortunately two old documents escaped destruction, one is an old 
deed on record in King George, dated 1 736, in which are mentioned the names 
of the first Ficklin in Virginia and his entire family. The other is a very brief 
manuscript account of the family (alluded to above) prepared about I860 
by a member of an allied family, William Slaughter of Fredericksburg, Vir- 
ginia. This was published, with a few additions, by Slaughter W. Ficklin 
at Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1870, and entitled, ''Genealogy of the Ficklin 
Family Since 1 720." The original manuscript of William Slaughter is in the 
possession of his grandson. Harry C. Ficklen, of Danville, Virginia, who has 
furnished the writer with an exact copy. This has been constantly consulted 
and is published in part in this volume. The deed corrects an important error 
in the manuscript, but otherwise they supplement each other. 

It is to be regretted that ill health and untimely death prevented Slaughter 
W. Ficklin from supplementing his pamphlet of 1870 by a more complete 
account of the family which he was contemplating. Thus was lost that great 
store of information possessed by him and that which was available from 
members of older generations then living, but who have since passed away. 

Many years may elapse before the English ancestor of the American 
branch of the family is identified. It is therefore deemed best to delay no 
longer the publication of all available history of that branch. 

Walter H. Ficklin. 

Littleton, Colorado, 10 January, 1912. 



It has been the writer's privilege to have a much wider acquaintance with 
his own living relatives^ near and distant, than falls to the lot of most people. 
Much correspondence and research has given him a glimpse into the lives of 
many of those in the generations which have gone before. 

The family has been one of pioneers. Stout-hearted men and women 
were those who peopled the American colonies, for of the thousands who 
risked their lives in passage hither, but few ever beheld their native land again, 
and in those days the transit of messages was so uncertain and slow that many 
never heard from or of their relatives again. Such was probably the case 
with the Ficklin immigrant to Virginia whom we find, at the first glimpse of 
him, living in what was then a new country. King George county, Virginia, 
where he made his home. 

His sons, when grown, began to scatter to newer country westward. 
Several of his grandsons started for Kentucky in the vanguard of civilization 
when that region was ''The Dark and Bloody Ground,** and were associated 
with Boone, Harrod, the Todds, Craigs and others in that bloody struggle 
with the Indians at the close of the Revolution. Here we find all the sons of 
the second William, excepting the one who died in the army in 1 777. Thomas 
and his family were in Bryant*s Station in 1 782 during the memorable siege. 
John and his family were a few miles away in a very thinly settled portion of 
Jessamine county. Joseph is thought to have gone to Kentucky with his 
brothers, but the first record of him is in 1 797, wiien he was one of the first party 


of \^te8 to setde in what is now Allen county. About 1 796, John, son of 
Thomas, settled in Mason county, and Daniel, son of Benjamin, settled in 
Fleming county. Unfortunately little record can be found of the personal 
experiences of any of these excepting what is indicated by the early history 
of these regions. It is sufficient to say that not one of them turned back. 
They spent the remainder of their lives where they had settled. 

There is a belief prevalent among certain members of the family that, 
during the Revolution, the Ficklins were without exception proud and con- 
sistent Tories. Some may have been, for the writer is informed that Uppin- 
cott*s ^'Legends of the Revolutionary War'* relates a tradition that one of 
the South Carolina Ficklings, who was a Tory, was captured by patriots, who 
proceeded at once to hang him. The rope broke three times, however, and 
superstition coming to the rescue, he was released. 

A glance at the roster of soldiers, published below, will show that at 
least two of the Virginia Ficklins served in the Continental army, and that 
four Ficklings served in a single South Carolina regiment. Doubtless others 
of the family served either in the army or in the militia, though the fragments 
of records still in existence do not reveal it. It would have been difficult for 
able-bodied men to have escaped service entirely. 

We find three of the Kentucky Ficklins, of a later generation, in the 
Battle of the Thames, where Tecumseh fell. There is little doubt that these 
were also present at Dudley's defeat and the Massacre at Fort Meigs, a year 

In the settlement of the West the Ficklins are found among the **49ers 
who hunted gold in California, and others, who with ox team bravely encoim- 
tered every conceivable hardship and danger, crossed the Great American 
desert, threaded their way through the rocky defiles of the mountains, and did 
not stop till they reached the Pacific. 

Ben Ficklin, a great grandson of William, immigrant, was a noted plains- 
man, who carried the first U. S. mail from Independence, Mo., across the con- 
tinent to San Francisco. His skill and dauntless courage in operating his **Pony 
Express,** and other stage lines in regions infested with redskins and outlaws. 



was a great factor in the settlement of the Southwest in the days before the 
CivU War. 

Nearly all the Ficklins lived in the South during the Civil War» were 
in the main slave holders, and very largely cast their lot with the Confederacy, 
and in its armies the family was exceedingly well represented from First 
Manassas to the death grapple at Appomattox. As a result of the abrupt 
liberation of the slaves, together with depreciation of land values, confiscation 
and destruction of property, the conflict proved to be a great blow to the family 
in general and to allied families. 

In the two centuries which have passed since the Ficklin family was 
transplanted to the soil of Virginia, it has become well Americanized, and 
several hundred descendents of the original immigrant have spread his name 
from the Atlantic to the Pacific. 

The Ficklins have, of course, followed various vocations, sometimes 
exalted, sometimes humble, but always honorable. They have been, with few 
exceptions, inclined to mercantile and agricultural pursuits rather than the 
learned professions or politics. It is not to be concluded, however, that the 
family has not been well represented in the professions. Orlando Bell Ficklin, 
of Illinois, was a lawyer of naticmal reputation ; John Rose Ficklen, of Tulane 
University, was a widely known author and student of history ; Joseph Ficklin, 
of the University of Missouri, was a mathematician and author whose biography 
appears among those of noted Americans in Appleton*s Encyclopedia of 
American Biography. Only one or two have taken up army life or life in 
the navy as a calling, thouc^ they have at all times responded unflinchingly to 
their country*s call, and many have perished on battlefields far from home 
and fireside. 

The immigrant and his family were probably members of the Episcopal 
church in which were many of his descendants, as shown by the Reverend 
Philip Slaughter's **St. Mark's Parish** and **St. George's Parish,*' and Bishop 
Meade's **01d Churches." Some of his grandsons were staunch Baptists and 
Methodists. At the present time his descendants may be found in nearly all 
Protestant denominations in which two or three have been ministers of the 


Slaughter W. Ficklin, in his pamphlet of 1870, remarks concerning the 
family: **They are moral, generally religious, of unimpeachable integrity, 
good citizens, fast friends and stem opponents of wrong and oppression. 
* * * They have never been noted for taciturnity ; but, on the other hand, 
have always done their full share of talking whenever talking was allowable.** 




Joseph Ficklin (No. 36), who was appointed postmaster at Lexington, 
Ky., in 1822, is believed to have held the office longer and through more 
presidential administrations than any other postmaster in this country.— Ranke*s 
History of Lexington. 

Benjamin Ficklin (No. 98) carried the first United States mail across 
the continent to San Francisco, in 1852. Some account of his experience as 
manager of the famous **Pony Express** may be found in Root and Connelly*s 
**OverIand Stage to California,** Topeka, 1901 . Some account of his part in 
the Civil War may be found in Wilker8on*8 ^'Recollections of a Blockade- 

In the Illinois Law Review for January, 1907, is an interesting account 
of die Matson Slave case (1847), in which Orlando B. Ficklin (No. 108) 
and Abraham Lincoln were opposing counsel. The Charleston, 111., Courier 
for 18 September, 1908, gives a detailed account of the famous Lincoln- 
Douglas debate at that place in 1 858, at which Orlando B. Ficklin, a friend 
of both, presided. 

In volume twelve of the Filson Club Publications (Louisville, Ky.) is a 
detailed account of the defense of Bryant*s Station against Indians, in 1 782, 
in which Thomas Ficklin (No. 9) and family participated. 

Joseph Ficklin (No. 128) and Thomas A. Ficklin (see No. 106) 
crossed the Plains to California in 1849, in search of gold. The former 
perished in the gold camps. 

Wood*s History of Albemarle County, Virginia, contains an account of 
how Benjamin Ficklin (No. 30) compelled the observance of law in Char- 
lottesville in an early day. 


Theodore H. Ficklin (No. 336) was lieutenant colonel of die 40tfa 
Virginia Infantry when that regiment surrendered with General Lee at Ap* 
pomattoxt 9 April, 1865. 

James Burwell Ficklen (No. 167) participated in the capture of John 
Brown at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, 1 6 October, 1 859. 

More members of the Ficklin family have resided in Fredericksburg* 
Virginia, than at any other place in America. 

William Threlkill Ficklen (No. 227), bom 16 September, 1827, residing 
at Paris, Kentucky, is thought to be the senior member of the Ficklin family 
in America (1912). 

**Ben Ficklin,** a town named in honor of Benjamin Ficklin, the Plains- 
man, was formerly the county-seat of Greene county, Texas. The town, 
however, was completely destroyed by a flood a few years ago, and never 
rebuilt San Angelo is at present the seat of government. 

A town in Douglas county, Illinois, is named *Ticklin** in honor of 
Orlando B. Ficklin. A town of the same name in Wilkes county, Georgia, 
was named for Dr. Fielding Ficklen. 

'Fielding** is a village in Taylor county, Georgia. 

One of the most conspicuous of the Ficklings was Francis William 
Fickling, of Columbia, S. C, 181 1-1887, an account of whom is contained 
in the National Encyclopedia of American Biography, vol. 6, p. 121. 





(The following list it given with the knowledge that it coniitts of probably only a nnall percentage 
of the members of the Ficklin family who at some time served their country as soldiers.) 

War of the Revolution. 

Charles Ficklin (No. 12) was a private in Captain John Spottswood's 
Company of the 1 0th Virginia Regiment, conmianded by Colonel Edward 
Stevens. He died in the service in September, 1 777. 

John Ficklin (No. W)^ brother of the above, was a private in Capt. Wm. 
Taliaferro's Company, Col. Wm. Woodford's Regiment of Virginia Troops. 

Joseph Fickling^ 5r., was captain of a hundred. Col. Joseph Glover's 
Reg't, Colleton Co., S. C, foot. This company was raised in the Edisto 
Island district, 1 776. Joseph FickUng^ Jr., was second lieutenant, and Jere- 
miah and John FickUng were privates, in Capt. Joseph Jenkins' company of 
Col. Glover's regiment. Uniform, *'Blue Coat with white Cuffs and Lappels 
with Jacketts & Breeches of white with Fann Tail Hatt." — So. Carolina 
Hist, and Gen. Magazine, vol. 2, 1901. 

War of 1812^14. 

John Ficklin (No. 42) was a corporal in Capt. James C. Price's Com- 
pany of the Lewis Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers. 

Thomas Ficklin (No. 44) was a private in Captain Mason Singleton's 
Company of Col. Trotter's Regiment of Kentucky Volunteers. 

John H. Ficklin (No. 35) was a private in Capt Jacob Stucker's Com- 
pany, Richard M. Johnson's Regiment of Kentucky mounted infantry. 

All the above regiments were in the Battle of the Thames and other cam- 
paigns of diis war. 

Black Hawk War. 

Orlando B. Ficklin (No. /08) was quartermaster in Captain Jordan's 
Company of Illinois Troops, Black Hawk War, 1 832. 


War with Mexico. 

John FickUn (No. 125) was a soldier among the Kentucky troops. His 
brother, Thomas (No. 129) was with him and was killed at Matamoras. 

The Civil War. 

John FickUn (No. 125) was a colonel of a battalion of Kentucky in- 
fantry, C. S. A., bearing his name. 

Theo. H. FickUn (No. 336) was lieutenant colonel of the 40th Virginia 
Volunteer Infantry. 

S. W. FickUn (No. 94) was captain and assistant quartermaster, C. S. A. 

Benjamin F. FickUn (No. 98) was quartermaster of Stonewall Jackson's 
corps, C. S. A., and afterwards operated a blockade runner. 

B. JR. FickUn (not identified) was lieutenant colonel 45th Virginia In- 
fantry, C. S. A. 

Joseph E. FickUn (No. 176) was major 5 1 st Virginia Infantry, C. S. A. 

WiUiam L. FickUn (See No. 70) was 2nd lieutenant 4th Virginia 
Cavalry, C. S. A., known as ''Black Horse." 

Thomas D. FickUn (No. 333) was 1 st lieutenant in the 40th Virginia 
Infantry, C. S. A. 

Joseph B. Ficklen (probably No. 181 or 189) was surgeon, C. S. A. 

WiUiam FickUn (No. 332) served in the 9th Virginia Cavalry, C. S. A. 

Eugene FickUn (No. 335) served in the 40th Virginia Infantry, C. S. A., 
and was wounded at Bull Run. 

James B. Ficklen (No. 167) was a member of the Richmond Howitzers, 
conmianded by Maj. Geo. W. Randolph. 

E. S. FickUng was a lieutenant 1 st South Carolina Artillery, C. S. A. 

WiUiam W. FickUng was a captain of South Carolina Artillery, C. S. A. 

D. B. FickUng was a captain, 28th Battery Georgia Artillery, C. S. A. 

W. H. FickUng was major, 59th Georgia Infantry, C. S. A. 

Nicholas F. FickUn (No. 291 ) was a gunner in Capt. Churchill Clark's 
Battery (Mo.), C. S. A. Taken prisoner at Bolivar Landing, Mississippi, 
1863, confined for two years at Camp Morton, Indiana. 

Robert FickUn (No. 290) was a member of "Merrill's Horse," a com- 
mand of Federal Cavalry (Missouri), and was killed at Little Rock, Septem- 
ber 9th J 863. 


Joseph Ficklin (No. 11 /) was, at fifty years of age, a member of the 
body guard of Gen. Sterling Price, 1861 ^2. 

James W. Ficklin (No. 275) was a Confederate soldier (Missouri, exact 
organization unknown), served throu^^out the war and surrendered in North 

Thomas A. Ficklin (See No. 106) was a Confederate soldier (Texas), 
exact organization not known. 

John Ficklin (See No. 70) was a member of C(»npany H, 4th Virginia 
Cavalry, C. S. A., known as *'The Black Horse,** and was killed at the Battle 
of Travillian Station. 

William Henry FickUng. son of Jacob Fickling, of Henry county, Illinois, 
was among the Federal troops at Vicksburg. 1 1 April, 1 864, he was acci- 
dentally shot by a comrade. He was seventeen years of age. 




Old records show that members of the Ficklin family have lived in Nor- 
folk and Suffolk counties in England for upward of six centuries. Those 
residing in other parts of that country sprang from these places. There are a 
large number of families living in Norfolk county at the present time who spell 
the name Ficklmg. Others spell it Ficklin, and a few, Ficklen. Norfolk and 
Suffolk are in the east of England on the North Sea. The city of Norwich 
and vicinity appears to have been the original home of the family. 

The following clipping from tfie Norfolk Chronicle and Norwich Gazette, 
being a response by Mr. Walter Rye (an English Historian living in Nor- 
wich), to a query inserted in that paper by the writer, will be of interest in this 
connection : 

"Ficklin Family. — In answer to your American correspondent's query, 
I append a copy of my notes as to this name. It is a common one in Norfolk 
and Suffolk, and, prima facie, is a diminutive of the personal name, Tick* or 
*Fycke,' which is not in itself uncommon, e. g., Thos. Fyke, of W. Dereham, 
in 1 309 ; John Fycke, freeman of Norwich, in 1 462. On the other hand, it 
may be a variant of either 'Filkin* or 'Fitlyng* ; the latter may be a misreading, 
*t* and *c* being very like in early writing. * * * The first time I have 
found the name in its present form is about 1 279, when Wm. Fickelyn was 
witness to a charter, probably before 7 Ed. I., to the Abbot and Convent of 
Leiston, of land in Knodishall, etc., in Suffolk (Pat. Roll, 19 Ed. II., p. 207). 
From 1380-1 (4 Richd. II.), when Thomas Ficlyng, fisherman, was admitted 
a freeman of Norwich, the name constantly appears here, e. g., in 1 61 6, Robert 
Fickelinge, cordwainer, was admitted here after an apprenticeship, and Chris- 
topher Fickelinge — probably his father. The Widow Ficklyn paid rates at 
Heigham, 1633-4. In 1642, Nicholas, son of Robert Fickling, tailor, was 
admitted, and in 1 662 and 1 664 the wills of two John Ficklings were proved 
at Norwich. Your correspondent should have the Heigham register, and 


these and other wills searched. No arms were ever registered to the name; 
but at Frenze, Blomefield (i. p. 142), says they were once granted by Tindall, 
whose coat was impaled by Hagsett, but he does not blazon them, and I do not 
know what they were supposed to be. Mr. Bemey Ficklin, of Tasburgh, who 
assumed the name (his patronymic being Brown) has a female descent from a 
Ficklin of Suffolk.'* 

The writer believes no extended account of the family in England exists. 
He has had wide correspondence with members of the family in that country 
and also with genealogists. A London bookdealer, who makes a specialty of 
books, manuscripts, etc., pertaining to family history can find no trace of any 
such record. 

Benjamin Fickling, of Ennismare Arms, London, recently sent the writer 
a twenty-eight page pamphlet, an autobiography entitled ''The History of 
Jacob Fickling.*' This is taken up mainly with the events in the life of Jacob 
Fickling, who was bom in Norfolk county, England, 6 February, 1812, and 
sailed from London in 1 844 — destination, Quebec. He afterwards settled at 
East Cambridge, in Henry county, Illinois, where he reared a large family. 
He returned to London and died there in 1 906, at age of 94. He traces his 
ancestry as far as his grandfather, Nathan Fickling, who resided at Fersfield, 
near Diss, in Norfolk county. The pamphlet mentions no collateral branches. 

Philip Bemey Ficklin of Tasburgh Hall, near Norwich, is a great* 
grandson of Robert Ficklin of Hadleigh in Suffolk, whose wife was Ann, 
daughter of Col. John Farewell of Toppesfield Hall in Essex. Robert Ficklin 
died in Febmary, 1 788, aged about eighty, and is buried at Hadleigh. He 
was a contemporary of the immigrant to Virginia. 

Benjamin Fickling of London, nephew of Jacob Fickling, mentioned 
above, mentions in a letter some of the characteristics of the Ficklings in 
England : 

"As a mle we are short, well-built men, round features, mddy com- 
plexion» short thick necks, rather prominent nasal organs, a plentiful crop of 
dark curly hair — ^we never get bald and it does not tum color until an advanced 
age. We are quick-witted and dearly love a sparkling repartee, which is 
always given with a merry twinkle of the eye. We are very muscular — chest 
well developed. We are fond of all out-of-door sports, and seldom go to a 
theatre or an in-door place of amusement — scmpulously clean in our persons. 


and dress neatly and well — fond of home life (large families are prevalent) 
— generous to a friend — always respected by our fellows, a good friend and 
a bad enemy. 

**One striking peculiarity is that we always look younger than we are. 
We have acute hearing and good eyesight Sickness seldom troubles us. 

**I have been many times astounded at the facial resemblance of the family. 
I have met many Ficklings, in no way related to me that I could learn, who 
were marvelously like members of my own family, and, while on a visit to the 
United States about nine years since, I was struck particularly with the strong 
resemblance my American relatives showed to their English ones. 

**We are slow to anger, but when thoroughly aroused, passion breaks 
forth like a tornado. We are masterful and resent subjection of any kind. 
We are plodders and generally successful in all our undertakings. We are 
blessed with a retentive memory and seldom forget a name, face, or date.** 

The writer regrets that more information concerning the family in England 
is not at his disposal. The synopsis of some of the old records in Norfolk and 
Suffolk, which mention the Ficklins, published elsewhere in this volume, indi- 
cates that therein lies a broad field of research, which if it revealed but a frag- 
mentary and wholly disconnected history of the family, would yet furnish a 
large volume of very quaint, interesting and instructive facts. It is to be hoped 
that some member of the family in that country may undertake the work of 
gathering together whatever there is of general or special interest and follow the 
surname through its changes till it disappears in the mists of the past. 




After careful inquiry and search, the writer is convinced that arms have 
been granted in centuries past to very few of the Ficklins in England. Upon 
request, Mr. Walter Rye of Norwich made a search of the many comprehen- 
sive works on heraldry to which he has access and with which he is familiar. 
Neither Burke nor Edmundson mention die name in their armories, nor is it 
mentioned in three Norfolk armories. A similar search was made by Mr. 
Joseph H. Tyrrell, of Twickenham, but with the same result, excepting that a 
Fickling crest is shown in Knight and Butters* *Tamily Crests,** and described 
as follows: '*On a chapeau, gules (red), turned up, ermine, an eagle*s head, 
azure.** Two Fickling crests, that just described and one other, an eagle's 

head only, are shown on plates 96 and 1 00, respectively, in Fairbaim*s **Crest8 
of Great Britain and Ireland.'* In Mr. Rye*8 newspaper response, quoted 
above, will be noted: *'No arms were ever registered to the name; but at 
Frenze, Blomeiield (i. p. 142), says they were once granted by Tindall, whose 
coat was impaled by Hagsett, but he does not blazon them, and I do not know 
what they were supposed to be.** (The publication referred to by Mr. Rye 
is probably Blomefield*s eleven volume history of Norfolk. ) 

Benjamin Fickling of Lx>ndon writes that one of his ancestors took out 
armorial bearings at the College of Arms in Lx>ndon. His crest is doubdess 
one of those shown in Fairbaim. 

*A coat of annt is and remains the exclusive property of that person who established his prescrip- 
tive right lo it — being a gentleman of the old race— or received it in more recent times by royal deed of 
concession. Only his lineal descendants, not his collateral relatives, can pretend to it; and hu own 
brother is no more entitled to it than any other confessed pretender. — E. de Vermont, in AMERICAN 





To any one who has given study to the origin of surnames, it is readily 
understood how the most trifling circumstances or characteristics have given rise 
to surnames which have been borne with pride for generation after generation 
for a thousand years or more, and yet many of them in their original significance 
were extremely undignified, not to say ludicrous. 

It appears to be almost futile to search for a correct spelling of a surname 
of more than one syllable. All of them came into existence during the middle 
ages and their bearers, in the main, could neither read nor write. The spelling 
of surnames in records several centuries old was simply an attempt of scribes 
and conveyancers to spell names. Signatures are helpful, but those of the same 
surname ditfer from each other, and it has often happened that a person spelled 
his surname different ways in signing different documents. Even when the 
exact linguistic derivation can be determined, it will be found that the stem and 
its prefixes or suffixes, which entered into the composition of a name, have 
changed with time. 

However, it may be of interest to those bearing the name of Ficklin in its 
various forms, to know what has been ascertained regarding its history. 

The name appears in three forms in America: Fick/in, Fick/en, and 
Fielding. The descendants of the two oldest sons of the Virginia inmiigrant, 
William and Thomas, who live largely in Middle West and West, spell the 
name Fick/in, as do the descendants of Anthony, living in Virginia. The de- 
scendants of Benjamin, the youngest son of the immigrant, who reside mainly in 
Virginia and Kentucky, spell the name Ficklen. It will be noted in the next 
chapter that the name of the immigrant is spelled in old records, from 1 736 to 
1 756, both as Fick/in and Fielding. William and Thomas, sons of the immi- 
grant, signed their names Fick/en to a deed dated 1 756 and published elsewhere 
in this volume. William subsequently, in various deeds on record in Spottsyl- 


vania, signed his name Fick/in, as likewise did Thomas in his will, dated 1 778. 
Anthony continued to sign his name Fick/en, as shown by deed in Stafford, 
dated 1 784. There is no document known to which Benjamin, youngest son 
of the immigrant, signed his name. In the Virginia census of 1 785 his name 
and that of his brother, Anthony, appears as Fick/en, and in the record of the 
appraisement of his estate (Stafford, 1805) his name is spelled Fick/en. 

The descendants of the South Carolina immigrant, who reside largely in 
the Carolinas and the Gulf states, spell the name Fickling, as do most of those 
of the name living in England at the present time. 

It is needless to say that every possible other variation in the spelling of 
the name appears in old records in England — for instance, Fokelyn, Fickellen, 
Ficklinge, Fiklinge, Ficilinge, Ficlin, Ficklyn, Fitlin, Fitling, Fittlinge. (No 
distinction need be made between Ficling and Fitling, for in the old writing it 
is at times impossible to say whether a ''c'* or a ''t*' is intended, the two letters 
being practically identical.) It will be noted, in the article of Walter Rye, 
that Fickelyn is the way the name appears in the oldest known record, about 

It was a conmion practice in the middle ages, and even later times, to 
write ''ff'* for capital F. This continues in some families to the present day, 
and arose from the old way of writing the middle cross of F, which made the 
letter resemble two small Fs. In this connection, these excerpts from the old 
church register at Twyf ord, Norfolk, will be of interest : 

'*Willmus fficklsm iilius Gwalteri fficklyn and Alicia Uxoris ejus baptiza- 
tus fuit tertio die Marcij, 1 582.** 

'*Ales the wife of Mathew fiiklinge was buried XXII day of March Ano 
Dni. 1599. P. Me Henr Hilton Rector ibim.'* 

Those who have studied the name agree very generally that it is of Saxon 
origin. The name is evidently a diminutive, for the Saxon tennination ling or 
its contractions signify "young of" or "son of.** There are two parishes called 
"Ling,** in Somerset and Norfolk, and it may be that a surname ending in 
"ling** might have been adopted by a person living in one of these parishes. 
This termination was added to the name "Fick** or "Fyke,** "Vick,** "Vik,** 
or "Wicke,** or some similar name — the V and W in old Germanic languages 
being pronounced in a similar manner to the English F. 

Mr. Harry C. Ficklen, of Danville, Virginia, has given much intelligent 


study to the origin of his surname, and the writer believes he has presented by 
far the most plausible account of its origin, and hence publishes below a very 
able paper prepared by him on that subject : r 

''The origin of a surname such as Ticklen/ 'Ficklin,* or Tickling,* must 
always, within certain limits, be more or less conjectural, because ( I st) it may 
be a corruption from some other word or spelling which in the lapse of time has 
become hopelessly disguised, and (2nd) if the original 'root* or 'substantive 
idea* of the name is discoverable or patent, the true significance may depend 
entirely upon either a primary or secondary meaning of the 'root* word — and 
the primary and secondary meanings are often far apart — possibly and ciuious- 
ly enough, even antonyms ; that is to say, the significance of a descriptive sur- 
name will often depend upon whedier its assumption or bestowal was synchron- 
ous with a primary or with a secondary meaning, and the meaning of a pr(q>er 
name as derived from a coAmion noun may be a question of the antiquity of the 

"In the name before us — 'Ficklen* or 'Ficklin* — the second syllable is 
clearly the suffix seen in so many proper and common nouns and is the equiva- 
lent of that ^Vxn^ which is seen in such surnames as 'Kipling* and in such com- 
mon nouns as 'duckling.* It may roughly be defined as meaning 'off-spring 
of.* Both 'ling* and *ing* are 'derivatives* having the effect of a post-positive 
'Mc*or'Mac* ('son of). 

"The 'root* or 'substantive idea* of *FickUn is *Fick* or rather '/ic,* for 
'k* after hard 'c* in Englidii orthography is purely typographical, or perhaps I 
should say, 'autographical* ; that is to say, the 'k* is entirely a parenthetical 
notation to show that the 'c* is sounded hard like 'k* and not soft like 's.* 
(When many of the early scribes wrote hard 'c* as in 'music,* to be distin- 
guished from soft 'c* in 'musician,* they posted the ignorant by writing, by way 
of memento, *music(k)* and then there came along copying blunderers who 
could not make fine distinctions and made the parenthetical notation a part of 
the word's spelling — ^manuscripts became as binding as law precedents, and 
when printing presses, without learning [for philological study is very modem], 
suddenly crystallized Ejiglish spelling, we found ourselves with a large number 
of words having the redundant 'c^* — ^and later philological quidnuncs have 
been chopping off final 'k*s* ever since — ^not always wisely, for there is often 
much philosophy and utility in *ck* seeing that 'c* is so variable, and yet for 


other high reasons is not always interchangeable with *k*). The above root 
*/!c* is probably traceable to the root of a Middle English verb */!i^en/ which 
means *to feign** *to dissemble/ etc., and this is derived from the Anglo-Saxon 
root */ic* in *fician/ or *be-fician/ a verb meaning *to deceive* or *use craft* — 
the same root as that of the Anglo-Saxon adjective ^ficolj' which means *crafty* 
— a fine illustration of the difference between primary and secondary meanings 
— ^for the Anglo-Saxon *ficor is the prototype of our present *fickle.* Whether 
there was ever any patriarch of this modem name who in the rude old Saxon 
times, when *he who wills may take and he may keep who can/ had fastened 
upon him by his fellows and mgh-boors* the descriptive epithet of Ue crafty 
one* — Fie or Fick — we may not know, but indications point to that conclusion. 
If the conclusion be correct, the origin of the surname is anything but odious. 
The imputation of craftiness in such primitive times has by no means the im- 
plications of such a *nick-name,* as it were, of to-day. For instance, a pro- 
genitor baibarian of the German forest would be a marked or noted man, when 
it came to nomenclature, for just such a trait as craftiness, wariness, even de- 
ceitfulness; and what we, 'heirs of all the ages* and a slowly evolved racial 
civilization, would single out as a high moral characteristic would stamp, and 
probably doom, its exemplar of primitive times as a weakling. 

*'Just as the 'historical estimate* is a projecting of the mind or judgment 
into an attitude of contemporary contemplation — a judging of men and events 
by their times, so it is in the rise of surnames. An ascription of craftiness by 
one*s primitive neighbors was a marking from positive mental characteristics — 
far more noteworthy by the 'historical method* than any naming from places 
or other accidents or trifling peculiarities. It is as if 'mother-wit* and positive 
character controlled the naming. The 'astuteness* of racial civilization — the 
'long result of time* — ^is the 'craftiness* which marked the primitive progenitor. 
'Nobody ever called us fools* is frequently an expression of family pride with 
many to-day. 

"There sundves in tfie Yorkdiire dialect to-day the intransitive verb */ic^.* 
'to struggle,* 'to kick,* and this is a dialectal variation of the noun and verb 
*fike (vowel pronunciation as in 'pike,* though the vowel is said to be, properly, 
short — hence the variations 'fick* and 'fyke*), which survives to-day only in 
Scotch and Provincial English, and signifies 'restlessness* and 'to move about 
in a quick, uneasy way,* 'be constantly in motion,* etc. This word has cognate 


forms in Icelandic and the Norse languages with various meanings such as *to 
hunt after/ *to strive,* 'to take trouble/ etc. And if the modem surname in 
question had its origin directly from such a form as 'fick: mentioned last 
above, then it mig^t be interpreted as 'the tribe of strugglers* (in the various 
meanings of that term) , with sidelights of probable meaning coming from the 
cognate forms quoted above. (It is to be remembered that a characterization 
which grew into a surname may originally have been applied to a whole group 
of kindred and does not always predicate some single progenitor, no matter if 
a part of the surname is a suffix of origin. ) 

"The Provincial English word fick or ^e, as last set forth above, is be- 
lieved to have had its origin in, or to be a secondary use of, the older word 
*fil(e (now obsolete) derived from the Middle English infinitive *fikcn,* first 
mentioned above, which in turn is derived from the Anglo-Saxon infinitive 
*fician or *be-fician* (root = *yic') which has for its root-idea 'craftiness,* as 
aforesaid. So, while two words spelled 'fike,* having different meanings, exist, 
it is more logical to go back to the older form in seeking our probable deriva- 
tion, and this is probably not inaccurately described as one of the Anglo-Saxon 
forms which show Norse influence. 

"That the root and root-idea of this modem surname is '/Sc,' that is, that it 
is not much of a corruption from anything else — ^and that it runs back in to a 
broadly Saxon genesis, is rendered plausible by the existence of Pick as a 
German surname of to-day (as witness the 19th century scholars Adolf Pick, 
physiologist, and August Pick, philologist). 

"It is to be noted also that the '1* in this surname may be the T in the 
Anglo-Saxon adjective *ficol,* 'crafty,* plus the derivative termination *ing,* the 
whole compound finally corrupting into a present form. 

"Notwithstanding all that has been said, it is entirely possible that the 
name *Fic^/ing* may be simply a form of the word Viking/ which is a composite 
of vikf *a bay' and the suffix *ing* denoting origin (vikings = *bay men'). In 
all Germanic tongues *f* and V* are often the same consonant, as it were, T 
being rather a descendant of V.* The suffix 'ling* is really a compound suffix, 
'ing* being the real root. It is probable that 'ing* was attached to so many 
roots ending in '1,* which in primitive chirography was often doubled, that 
language-blunderers, who are potent language-makers, attached to 'ing' (as a 
suffix of origin) something that was no integral part of it — ^until finally 'ling* 


became as much the derivative suffix as 'ing/ and the two forms ran parallel. 
(Carelessness of speech and lazy vocalization are not merely modem factors 
in language-wrecidng or language-maidng. ) 

**Therefore *vi^-/ing'— easily turning into */!^-/ing* or Tickling* — ^would 
be an Anglo-Saxon or Early or Middle English attempt to produce a form 
having the meaning of the modem word Viking*— a man of the bay —a 
piratical rover, such as every individual of the finally colonizing Norsemen 
was. Once get an T following the root 'vik/ and our own vocal organs of 
to-day will make it plain how easily an initial sonant V* will be assimilated 
into the surd 'f.* To support this last surmise we have the fact that Viking* 
is an imported, late, or 'literary* word entirely. We may, therefore, suppose 
a patronymic to have grown out of its root with the derivative 'ling,* in the 
manner indicated, without doing violence to the history of linguistic habit or 

''To sum up, it would be a reasonable philological 'guess* that the primi- 
tive band of kindred who came into an appellation which we now have in the 
patron)rmic of Ficklen, Ficklin, or Fickling, were 'crafty ones* or some of the 
'bay men* known as vikings ; and from a philological standpoint the genesis is 
as reH>ectable, poetical, and inspiring as could be wished.** 




A large number of publications showing lists of immigrants to, and early 
settlers of, nearly every American colony has been searched, but the name of 
Ficklin is not mentioned. However, many whose names appear in Hotten*s 
Lists of Immigrants (J. W. Bouton, New York, publisher), for instance, were 
deported or banished from the mother country, and the fact that no member of 
the family is mentioned in any such list allows us to conclude that those who 
did immigrate to America paid their passage like self-respecting men and 
women. A kinsman of the writer made a search of the records in London 
with a view to tracing the sailing of any Ficklin from that port, but with no 

The first mention of the name in old records in Virginia is in a deed of 
lease from Scarlet Hancock to John Tayloe, dated 1 736, and recorded in 
King George county, and reading in part as follows : 

**The lease made to John Gilbert for his and his wife's life, reserving no 
rent, and to William Ficklin for fourteen years, paying rent, are to have their 
full effect, anything in this deed to the contrary or seeming to the contrary not- 

The above statement shows that Scarlet Hancock had previously leased 
part of this land to William Ficklin for a period of fourteen years, but it does 
not give the date of the prior lease. No record of this lease from Hancock to 
Ficklin can be found either in King George or the older county of Richmond, 
of which King George was once a part. That such a document existed there 
can be no doubt, and the date it bore will be determined below. 

In a deed of re-lease from said Hancock to said Tayloe, dated 26 March, 
1 736, and likewise recorded, will be noted : 

••* * * That the said 3carlet Hancock * * * hath bargained 
and sold * * * unto the said John Tayloe all that piece or parcel of 


land containing three hundred thirty-seven and one-half acres, situated 

* * * in the Parish of Brunswick, in the County of King George, upon 
the Rappahannock river, on the north side thereof, being the land whereon 
John Gilbert and William Fickling now live. * * * Bounded as fol- 
loweth (viz.) : Beginning at an ash tree at the north of a branch by a great 
piece of sunken grounds upon the river side, which ash is the comer tree of 
Richard Shipnay, and extending into the woods by a line of marked trees 
N. 1 5 ^ west seven hundred and twelve perches to a scrubby red oak, thence 
west northwest fifty-nine perches by a white oak on the west side of a path 
leading to Parson Waugh*s, thence ten degrees by a half east intersecting the 
said path divers times, by a line of marked trees seven hundred and fifteen 
perches to a chestnut oak standing in the sunken ground aforesaid, which said 
land divides the land hereby granted from the land of * * * John 
Fossaker, and from the said chestnut oak one hundred and seven perches to 
the first mentioned ash tree. * * *** 

Likewise recorded in the same county is a deed of lease from the above 
mentioned John Tayloe to William Ficklin and wife, Sarah, of the Parish of 
Brunswick and county of King George, dated 27 May, 1 745, from which the 
following is taken : 

**In consideration of the yearly rents * * * which on the part of 
William Ficklin are paid ^ ^ ^ joth demise, grant, and farm lett unto 
the said William Ficklin one messuage or tenement scituate lying and being in 
the Parish of Brunswick and County of King George now in the possession 
of the said Ficklin by lease from Scarlet Hancock of whom the said Tayloe 
purchased by estimation one hundred and fifty acres being part of that tract of 
land whereon John Gilbert now lives * * * to have and to hold said 
premises and tenement hereby demised unto said Ficklin and Sarah, his wife, 
or to the longest liver of them yielding and paying therefor yearly * * * 
the yearly rent of eig^t hundred pounds of good and lawful tobacco or cash 

* * * together with the quitrents due unto the Lord Proprietor, and the 
said William Ficklin and Sarah his wife yearly during the natural life of them 
or either of them shall and will pay unto said Tayloe * * *** 

Since this lease of 1 745 was evidently a renewal of the lease from Scarlet 
Hancock to William Ficklin, which lease was mentioned in the two earlier 
documents also, and since that lease was for fourteen years, the agreement 


must have been entered into fourteen years prior to 1 745, or in 1 73 1 . It is 
not at all likely that William Ficklin would have leased a tract of ground for 
as long a term as fourteen years unless he had previously resided in that region 
for several years and was thoroughly acquainted with the possibilities of the 
land he was leasing. It is safe, therefore, to conclude that he was living in 
Virginia in 1 725 or earlier, perhaps on the same land thus leased and which in 
1 745 he leased for life. 

There is also of record in King George a deed of gift (alluded to in the 
preface of this volume) , which has such an important bearing on the genealog- 
ical history of the family that it is published in full herewith : 

"To All Christian People to whom this Present Writing shall come. 

We, Sarah Pickling (Widow and Relict of William Pickling late of the 
County of King George Deceased), Ignatious West and Patience his wife, 
Stephen Bowen and Sarah his wife, Robert Roach and Elizabeth his wife, 
William Pickling, Thomas Pickling and Anthony Pickling, of the County of 
King George 

''Send Greeting Know Ye that we the said Sarah Pickling, Ignatious 
West and Patience his wife, Stephen Bowen and Sarah his wife, Robert Roach 
and Elizabeth his wife, William Pickling, Thomas Pickling, and Anthony 
Pickling for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which we 
and each of us have and bear unto our beloved Brother ^Benjamin Pickling 
of the said County, youngest child of the said William Pickling deceased, as 
well for his advancement in the world as for divers other good causes and con- 
siderations us thereunto moving have and each of us hath given and granted 
and by these presents do and each of them doth give and grant unto the said 
Benjamin Pickling all and singular our and each of our Respective Parts Pro- 
portions Shares or Rights which we or any or either of us both shall or may 
have of or in any part or parcel of all and singular the goods and chattels rights 
and credits whatsoever which were of the said William Pick (sic) Deced. at 
the time of his decease in whose hands custody or possession the same can or 
may be found. To have hold and enjoy all and singular the goods chattels 

*(The conveyancer who wrote the above deed for its signert was undoubtedly a careleM one, at 
he makes Sarah Fickling, widow and relict of William Fielding, speak of said William Fickling's 
youngest child, Benjamin, as **our brother** in a deed in which said Benjamin*s brothers and sisters were 
joining her. There can be no doubt, however, I think, from the paper he drew, what the relationship of 
the parties was. I take it that Sarah was the mother of Patience West, Sarah Bowen, EJizabeth Roach, 
and of William, Thomas and Anthony Fickling, who sign the deed. — Note of comment by H. C. Ficklen, 
of Danville, Va.) 


and personal estate aforesaid unto the said Benjamin Fickling his Heirs Elxecu- 
tors administrators and assigns To the only proper use benefit and behoof of 
him the said Benjamin Fickling his heirs executors administrators and assigns 
forever and we the said Sarah Fickling* Ignatious West and Patience his wife, 
Stephen Bowen and Sarah his wife, Robert Roach and Elizabeth his wife, 
William Fickling, Thomas Fickling, and Anthony Fickling all and singular 
the aforesaid goods chattels and premises unto the said Benjamin Fickling his 
heirs executors administrators and assigns against all persons whatsoever shall 
and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In Witness whereof 
the parties to this present writing hath interchangeably set their hands and seals 
this second day of November one thousand seven hundred and fifty-six and in 
the Thirtieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second.! 


Sarah Fickling (Seal) 


Ignatious West (Seal) 


Patience West (Seal) 
Stephen Bowen (Seal) 


Sarah Bowen (Seal) 


Robert Roach (Seal) 


Elizabeth Roach (Seal) 


William Ficklen (Seal) 
Thomas Ficklen (Seal) 


Anthony Ficklen (Seal) 


tit will be of interest to compare the list of Christian names of the first Ficklin family in Virginia 
with those which appear in the will of Benjamin ffitling of Bedingham, Norfolk, dated 1706. (Regis- 
tered at the Probate office, H. M. High Court of Justice, The Close, Norwich.) His heirs were as 
follows: wife, Elizabeth; younger children, Robert and Sarah ffitling; John filling; William ffitling; 
Mary, wife of Jeremiah ffitling; and Elizabeth, wife of William Andrews. This will reveals, however, 
no relationship to the Ficklins in Virginia other than that suggested in the similarity of names. 


^'Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of 

William Bowen 
Stephen Hansford 
Gerard Banks 

"At a court held for King George County the 7th. day of i^ril, 1 757. 
this deed of Gift from under the hands and seals of Sarah Fickling and the 
others thereto subscribed to Benjamin Fickling was proved by the oaths of 
William. Bowen, Stephen Hansford and Gerard Banks and ordered to be 
recorded and is truly recorded. 

Test. Rob. Armistead, Co. Cler. 


State of Virginia, 

County of King George, to-wit : 

**I, F. C. S. Hunter, Clerk of the Circuit Court for the County aforesaid, 
in the State of Virginia, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of 
a deed from Sarah Fickling et ah to Benjamin Fickling, as appears in the 
records of my said office. 

"Given under my hand this 30th. day of December, 1 909. 

"F. C. S. Hunter, Clerk." 

Fortunately William Slaughter, in his manuscript of I860, and also 
Slaughter W. Ficklin in his pamphlet of 1 870, which was founded on the said 
manuscript, preserve, as handed down, a bit of family history which goes far 
to prove that the William Ficklin mentioned so often in the documents quoted 
in this chapter, was the Ficklin immigrant to Virginia. This account, however, 
was transmitted from one generation to another for over a century, but appar- 
endy never recorded till 1 860. As a result, the name Benjamin, for genera- 
tions a name in the Ficklin family, was substituted for William, the Christian 
name of the immigrant. No Benjamin Ficklin is mentioned in the records of 
King George, excepting the one mentioned in the deed of gift, published above, 
and he is therein shown to have been a son of William Ficklin and Sarah, his 
wife. The following is taken from the pamphlet mentioned : 

**The first of the Ficklins in Virginia was Benjamin, who came from 
England when a young man and settled in King George. A brother named 


George^ sailed with Benjamin, but stopped at Bermuda. It is believed he 
afterwards went to South Carolina, and that he is ancestor of the families of 
that name in that quarter who add *g* to their names, writing it Fickling, using 
'i* instead of *e/ Benjamin was the ancestor of all the families living in Vir- 
ginia and of those who removed from there. * * * From the best data 
that can be obtained, it is quite safe to say that the arrival of Benjamin Ficklin 
in the Colony of Virginia was about 1 720 or 1 730. Benjamin had four sons 
who married and settled in Virginia, William, Thomas, Anthony and Ben- 

These four sons, it will be noted, are mentioned in the same order of age 
in the deed of gift of 1 756, and are shown therein to have been the sons of 
William and not of Benjamin. William and Sarah appear as Christian names 
in every branch of the family to this day. The oldest son of the immigrant 
was also named William. Thomas Ficklin of King George, whom every 
account of the family names as a son of the immigrant, identifies himself, in his 
will (1778), as the son of William and Sarah Ficklin, for he mentions his 
brother, Benjamin, and nephew, James Bowen. Reference to the deed will 
show that the Thomas mentioned therein had a brother, Benjamin, and a sister, 
Sarah, who married a Bowen. Neither the Slaughter manuscript nor the 
pamphlet of Slaughter W. Ficklin mention any daughters of the inunigrant. 
The old deed explains traditions which eicist allying by intermarriage the 
Ficklin, Bowen and West families. 

There is a tradition to the effect that the Ficklin immigrant married a sister 
of Henry Fielding, the English writer. The name Fielding appears as a 
Christian name in every g^ieration of the descendants of Benjamin Ficklen, 
youngest son of the immigrant, and would indicate that the Ficklens and Field- 
ings might be allied by intermarriage. The immigrant's wife, Sarah, may 
have been a Fielding, or his son, Benjamin, may have married a Fielding, for 
nothing has been learned concerning the latter*s wife. Henry Fielding had 

^Unfortunately no trace hat been found of diis George Fickling who is nippoted to have been a 
brother of the Ficklin of Virginia and to have settled in South Carolina. That a Fickling did settle there 
about 1720 or 1730 diere can be no doubt, for there have been numerous families of that name in that 

region for more than a centunr. All the records of Colleton and Beaufort counties, where the first 

The records of the State Land office contain the earliest mention of the name in a grant of a small tract 

families of that name in that colony lived, were wantonly destroyed by General Sherman's troops in 1865. 

of land (38 acres) in Colleton county to Jeremiah Fickling, 4 May, 1 752. The first mention of a Ceorge 
Fickling is in the returns for Colleton county at the census of 1790. An effort has been made to have 
the records of die Bermuda Islands examined, since so many of die immigrants to the American colonies 
touched or tarried there, but no reply could be obtained from any official at Hamilton, the capital. 


three sisters, one of whom was named Sarah, but all of them died unmarried 
(Nichoi's History of Leicestershire, 1 795). If either Ficklin married a Field- 
ing, he probably married one of the Virginia Fieldings, but no record of such 
marriage has been found. 

Tradition has it also that the Ficklins in Virginia held for a number of 
years a grant of land from George II, King of England. Such grant, if made 
at all, would have been made to the Ficklin immigrant, for George II died in 
1 760. Of all grants, those from the King would have been most faithfully 
recorded in the Colonial Land office. The old deeds quoted above show that 
William Ficklin lived on leased land. The following letter bears on this point : 

"Commonwealth of Virginia, 
Land Office, 

"Richmond, Va., Feby. 5th, 1909. 
"W. H. Ficklin, Esq., 

University Park, Colo. 

"Dear Sir: 

"Replying to your letter of the 3rd inst. I have made an examination of 
the records of King George County, also of records covering entire state cover- 
ing a period from 1 623 to 1 780 and do not find record of the name Ficklin 
appearing thereon. It is possible that they purchased their land from a private 
party, then, that would only be of record in the county in which the land was 
situated. This you could find by a search of the records of King George 
County. Yours very truly, 

"John W. Richardson, Register." 

The approximate age of William Ficklin may be arrived at as follows: 
John Ficklin, son of the second William, was bom in 1755 (from John 
Ficklin*s application for pension in U. S. Pension office). John's older 
brother, Thomas, was the head of a family in 1 772 (Spottsylvania records — 
deed from Spottswood to Ficklin, 15 Sept., 1772) and was probably bom 
about 1750. The second William, father of these, must have been bora 
about 1 728. But this William was not the oldest child, as shown by the deed 
of 1 756. He was the fourth child. His oldest sister. Patience, was bora 
about 1 722. William Slaughter states that the immigrant came to Virginia 
when a young man. He therefore was bora about 1690 or 1700. If he 


arrived in Virginia about 1 720 or 1 730, as believed, he was already married 
or married very shortly after his arrival. He was about sixty years of age 
when he died in 1 756. 

Among the friends and neighbors of the first Ficklin family in Virginia, 
who are mentioned in the old documents, and with several of which families 
the Ficklins intermarried, were the Bruces, Bankses, Corbins, Bowens, Fewells, 
Fitzhughs, Gilberts, Grants, Hansfords, Schilcottes, Taliaferros, and Thorn- 

To sum up: William Ficklin and perhaps his wife, Sarah, arrived in 
Virginia about 1 720 or 1 730, and settled on about one hundred and fifty acres 
of leased land on the north bank of the Rappahannock river, in Brunswick 
parish. King George county. Here they spent the remainder of their lives. 
Tobacco was the chief product of their farm and out of this they were allowed 
to pay their rent, for at that time, tobacco was currency. Here they reared 
a family of seven children, three daughters and four sons, all of whom lived 
to manhood or womanhood. William Ficklin died in 1 756, when about sixty 
years of age. He probably died suddenly, since the deed of 1 756 indicates 
that he left no will. All his children, excepting his two youngest sons, were 
married by this time and he had several grand-children. His widow survived 
him and doubdess continued to reside on the old plantation on the Rappahan- 
nock, for they had leased it for the remainder of their lives, but of her there is 
no further record. 

At this time gendemen, when in full dress, wore three-cornered cocked 
hats, long velvet coats, lace ruffles at their wrists, knee breeches, white silk 
stockings, and shoes with silver buckles. They kept their hair long, powdered 
it white, and tied it back in a twist or a queue with a black silk ribbon. Ladies 
wore gowns of brocade and rich silk almost stiff enough to stand alone. They 
also powdered their hair, so that all people of fashion, whether young or old, 
looked stately and venerable. 

The gravestones in two old churchyards in Brunswick parish and one in 
St. PauFs, all in King George, have been examined^ with a view to identifying 
the graves of any of this first family of Ficklins. The name does not appear, 
however, on any of the stones. There are many unmarked graves in these 

*This ezamination was made by Miu Sallie P. Taliaferro and MeMrt. Hunter and Withart Talia- 
ferro, all of PaiMpatanzy, King George G>., Va. 


churchyards and they may have been buried in some of these. Mrs. S. M. 
Hardesty, of Washington, D. C, sister of Slaughter W. Ficklin, and one of 
the oldest of the family now living, writes that the land of the Ficklin immigrant 
was about twelve miles from Fredericksburg. In which case Lamb*s Creek 
church, erected in 1717, still standing and in use, was nearest the Ficklin 
land. Muddy Creek church, in the same parish (Brunswick), was a few 
miles further away and is now in ruins. The first register of this parish was 
lost about a century ago, but since none of the family are mentioned in the first 
\ registers of the adjoining parishes of St. Paul's (King George) and Over- 

• wharton, 1720-1760 (Stafford), it is safe to conclude that William Ficklin 

and family worshipped frequently, if not regularly, at the nearest church, old 
^ Lamb*s Creek. 





(In the following pages the name of each descendant appears twice as a 
rule — once as a descendanU in the right-hand column, numbered, and further 
on the name may again be found by following the left-hand column till the same 
number, in its right succession, is found among the heads of families. Names 
which will appear a second time are indicated by a star. Any descendant, 
having difficulty using this system of numbers, is urged to identify the name of 
some ancestor in the index, ascertain the number, and work backward and for- 
ward from this.) 

I. William Ficklin (I) and wife, Sarah, reared three daughters and four 
sons as follows (see deed of 1 756, published in preceding chapter) : 

2. Patience, who married Ignatius West. 

3. Sarah, who married Stephen Bowen, and had a son, James. 

4. Elizabeth, who married Robert Roach. 
*5. William (II). 

*6. Thomas (I). 
*7. Anthony. 
^8. Benjamin (I). 

5. William Ficklin (II), son of William (I) and Sarah Ficklin, was bom 
in King George about 1 728. He settled on a farm on the Rappahannock 
river, in St George's parish, Spottsylvania county, near Fredericksburg. 
This farm adjoined that of the Reverend James Marye, and was probably 
a part of the battlefield of Fredericksburg. William Ficklin*s name ap- 
pears on the county records from 1 759 to 1 789. His wife, whose name 
has not been learned, probably died in early life, since she is not mentioned 


at all in any deed to or from her husband. The date of his death is not 
known and no record of his will has been found. He had one daughter, 
concerning whom nothing is known (Slaughter MS.)t» and four sons: 
*9. Thomas. 

*I0. John. 

*II. Joseph. 

*I2. Charles. 

6. Thomas Ficklin (I), son of William (I) and Sarah Ficklin, lived all his 

life in King George county. He married Susannah Bruce, daughter of 
Charles Bruce of King George (will of Ch. Bruce, King George, 1 754) . 
tThomas Ficklin doubtless survived his wife, as he does not mention her in 
his will, proved 3 December, 1 778. His children, named in the will, 
were as follows : 

1 3. Susannah, who married Wm. Sweetnaim. 

1 4. Ann, who married a Fewell. 

1 5. Margaret, who married Wm. Jenkins. 

1 6. Sarah, who married John Swetnam, and had son, John 

Swetnam, Jr., whose daughter, Sarah Ficklin Swet- 
nam, married a Bryan and lives at Stafford C. H., Va. 

1 7. EUzabeth. 

1 8. Lucy. 
*I9. John. 

(One daughter of Thomas Ficklin married a Duff, and moved to Ken- 
tucky. Another married a Matthews, and died in Virginia [Slaughter 
MS. ] . One daughter, not mentioned in the will, doubtless died before 
the will was made. She married a Bell, for the will mentions a grandson, 
Lewis Bell.) 

7. Anthony Ficklen, son of William (I) and Sarah Ficklin, was bom in 

King George county, and resided at Poplar Settlement in Stafford county. 

tThere was an Ester Ficklin who was witness to the will of Jarvis Haydon of Spottsylvania Co., 
10 September, 1788, who is not accounted for in this volume. She may have been the daughter of 
William, but it is more probable that she was Easter Ficklin (nee Newby), wife of Joseph (No. I H, son 
of William. 

^Following is an extract from a letter of Judge P. W. Strother, of Pearisburg, Va., to Mrs. Nancy 
P. Ballard, Qiatham, Va., dated 8 November, 1896: "In April, 1754. will of Charles Bruce, probated, 
devises to his sons, William and Charles, and to five daughters, Susannah Ficklen, wife of Thomas F.. 
Elizabedi Bruce, Mary, Frances, etc. • • •" 


about ten miles from Falmouth (Slaughter MS. ) . He married Elizabeth 
Bruce, daughter of Ch. Bruce of King George, whose wife is supposed 
to have been a Pannill (Virginia Hist. Mag., vol. 12, p. 452). t His 
name appears among the heads of families in the Virginia census of 1 785 
(Stafford county) in which the following is noted concerning him : "An- 
thony Ficklen, white souls 4, dwellings I , other buildings 2.** This is 
the last record of him. He died prior to 1810, since his name does not 
appear in the returns for Stafford county at that census. He mentions 
son, Charles, in deed signed by him, 1784. The names of his other 
children are taken from Slaughter MS. 

*20. Charles. 

^2 1 . Benjamin. 

*22. Lewis. 

23. Frances, who married a Duncan, and left no issue. 

24. Elizabeth, who married a Stewart ; their son and daughter 

went to Missouri. 

25. Mildred, who did not marry. 

26. Susan, who married a Bell and, after his death, went to 

Missouri with her family. 

8. Benjamin Ficklen (I), youngest son of William (I) and Sarah Ficklin, 
was bom in King George county, and resided at Poplar Settlement in 
Stafford county, near his brother, Anthony (Slaughter MS.). The 
deed of 1 756 would indicate that he was a minor child at that time. His 
second son, Daniel, was bom 26 March, 1 766 (Family Bible of Daniel 
Ficklen). Benjamin was bom about 1 740. The name of his wife has 
not been leamed.$ The Virginia census 1 785 (Stafford county) men- 
tions him as follows: ^'Benjamin Ficklen, white souls 7, dwellings I, 
other buildings 2.** He must have died in 1805, as his estate was ad- 
ministered in that year (Stafford records) . His children were as follows 

tThe will of Ck. Bruce (King George), 1754, indicates that his daughter Elizabeth, was single 
at that time. The will- of Margaret Bruce, suter of Elizabeth (Spottsylvania, 1765), mentions Elizabeth 
as Elizabeth Bronaugh. 

tit is thought by seme that the wife of this Benjamin may have been a Burwell, since that name 
appears frequently as a Christian name among his descendants. Mr. Geo. H. Burwell, of Millwood, 
Va^ who has in his posieuion records of the ourwells, writes that he can find no instance of a marriage 
of a Ficklin and a Burwell. 


(Slaui^ter MS. and Slaughter 

W. Fiddin'j 

\ pamphlet 

of 1 870, order of 

age not clearly shown) : 


Fielding (I). 


Daniel (I). 




Benjamin (II). 









9. Thomas Ficklin, son of William (II) » was bom about 1 750. He married 
Mary Hemdon and resided in Spottsylvania county, where probably 
nearly all his children were bom, till about 1 780, when he emigrated to 
Kentucky. He and his wife and at least two of his children, Joseph and 
Philadelphia, were in the stockade at Bryant's Station, near Lexington, 
during the memorable siege of that place by a horde of more than five 
hundred savages led by the renegade, Simon Girty, August 15,16 and 
1 7, 1 782. There were about ninety people in the stockade, counting all. 
Mary Hemdon Ficklin and her little daughter, Philadelphia, were among 
the score of unarmed women and girls who ventured out of the stockade 
on the perilous mission of procuring water from a spring nearby — ^a deed 
of heroism rarely equaled in the annals of history. The writer of this 
volume, when a child in school, listened to an account of this siege, but 
little dreamed that some of his people were participants. But for this 
water the stockade, which was built of logs and dry as tinder at the time, 
would have been destroyed by the burning arrows, and the occupants 
massacred. While the men fought off the assailants, the women and 
children were busily occupied putting out fires. For a detailed account 
of this siege and the massacre at Blue licks, two days later, where many 
who defended the stockade were slain, the reader is referred to volume 
twelve of the publications of The Filson Club of Louisville. The Lex- 
ington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently erected 
a monument at the spring in commemoration of the heroism of the women 
and girls during the siege. 


The census of 1810 shows that Thomas Ficklin was living in Scott 
county at that time. The old records of that county have been destroyed 
and much that they would doubtless have revealed concerning him and 
his children has been lost The date of his death is not known, thou^^ 
his estate was administered in that county. His children were (see 
Slauc^ter MS., Deed, Spottswood to Ficklin, Spottsylvania Co., Va., 
15 Sept., 1 772, and Filson Club publications, vol. 12) : 

*35. John Hemdon. 

*36. Joseph. 

*37. William Augustus. 

38. Philadelphia, who was one of the children at Bryant's 

Station. Nothing further known of her. 

39. Margaret, who married a Piper and had daughter, Phila- 

delphia, who married a Mitchell and lived near Scott- 
ville, Ky. 

10. John Ficklin, son of William (II), was bom in 1 733. He enlisted as a 
private from Spottsylvania Co. in Capt. Wm. Taliaferro's company. Col. 
Wm. Woodford's Virginia Troops, in September, 1 775, and was mus- 
tered out at Williamsburg, in September, 1 776. He participated in the 
Battle of Great Bridge, 9 Dec., 1 775.t It is not known that he re- 
enlisted, but he was granted a pension late in life for his services (Survivors 
File, No. 35938, Rev. War, Bureau of Pensions). He emigrated to 
Kentucky about 1 780 — probably with the great movement of Baptists 
from Spottsylvania and other counties in Virginia to Kentucky, about that 
time. He settled on a farm in Liberty township. Jessamine county, near 
what is now the town of Keene. This farm now belongs to Mrs. Fannie 
Cleveland, of Keene, Ky. Mrs. Cleveland has preserved some old 
papers which once belonged to her great-grandfather, John Haydon, who 
settled in Jessamine, from Spottsylvania, about 1 780. Among these is 
a subscription list bearing the name of John Ficklin and others, amounts 
being in pounds and shillings — no date, but prior to the time of the adop- 
tion of a national currency in the United States, 1 792. 

Life in Kentucky at this time was a constant struggle with the wilder- 
ness and the redskin, and suggests the log cabin in the backwoods, flint 

tAn account of the Battle of Great Bridge may be found in Cooke's History of Virginia, p. 436. 


and steel and tinder box, flint-lock rifle, coon-skin cap, and buck-skin 
jacket and breeches. 

John Ficklin died 6 June, 1819, and is buried in an unmarked grave 
on his old farm. His wife, Mary, survived him and is buried beside him 
— ^her maiden name and the date of her death not known. The exact 
locaticm of the graves is known, the remains of the log cabin are still to be 
seen, and the old spring runs as of yore. 

Their children were as follows (from will of John Ficklin, proved 
August, 1819, Jessamine Co. records) :t 
*40. Jared, Jarrett, or Jarrot 

41 . Betsy, who married Hampton. 
*42. John. 
*43. William. 
*44. Thomas. 

45. Susan — ^nothing known of her. 
*46. Charles. 

47. Joel — ^nothing known of him. 

48. Catherine — ^nothing known of her. 

49. Price — ^nothing known of him. 

50. Sarah, who married Benjamin Payton, and had daughter. 


1 1. Joseph Ficklin, son of William (II), is thought to have emigrated to 
Kentucky with his brothers, Thomas and John. He was witness to a 
deed in Spottsylvania county, Va., in 1787. In 1797 the first party of 
settlers, in which were Joseph Ficklin, ToUiver Craig, and other pioneers, 
setded in Allen county at points east and north of the present site of Scott- 
ville (Collins* Hist, of Kentucky, vol. 2, p. 39). The following, con- 
cerning Joseph Ficklin, has been gleaned from letters written by Miss 
Louise Edmunds, of Willard, N. M., and Robert Ficklin PuUiam, of 
Scottville, Ky., both descendants of his. Joseph Ficklin married Easter 

t**Jarrot'* Ficklin was named executor of the will. Arrears of pension were paid to **Jarrett** 
Ficklin, exor., for Polly Ficklin, widow. 

The following is an extract from a letter written by Orlando B. Ficklin, of Charleston, 111., to 
Joseph Ficklin, of G>lumbia, Mo., 29 July, 1864: **Your grandfather, Jared Ficklin, was the first 
cousin of my father. Joseph Ficklin, of Lexington, was my uncle. He and myself, when I was a boy, 
spent a few days at Jared r icklin's in what was dien Mercer county, Kentucky. Your great-grandfather, 
John Ficklin, and my grandfather, Thomas Ficklin, were brothers, and used to visit each other, etc.. 




U ^-^ 


Newby in Virginia. They resided on the old farm near Scottville the 

remainder of their lives and are buried there in unmarked graves. The 

dates of their deaths are not known. Joseph and his wife were Meth- 

odists, and» in their pioneer home, entertained Bi^q3 Asbury, the first 

Methodist Bi^op to visit America. The Bishop was very old, but often 

preached at their home, seated in an arm-chair, which had been placed on a 

dining-room table. Two children were bom to Joseph and Easter Ficklin : 

5 1 . Robert, \^o married Kittie G>ates, of Bowling Green, 

Ky., but died without issue. He is buried beside his 

father and mother on the old farm which now belongs 

to his namesake, Robert Ficklin Pulliam. 

*52. Margaret 

12. Charles Ficklin, son of William (II), came to an untimely end. The 
Slaughter manuscript states that **WilIiam had a son who died in Que- 
bec** — ^first name not given. Even the name of this boy patriot, who gave 
his life for his country, and who was probably hastily buried by his com- 
rades in a shallow trench in a foreign land, has been forgotten by his 
people. There is no monument to his memory unless it be in the fact 
that his name appears on the roster of the soldiers of the Revolution — a 
roll of honor on which any American citizen notes, with pride, the name 
of an ancestor or kinsman. 

He enlisted for three years* service 23 December, 1 776, in Capt. 
John Spottswood*s Company, 1 0th Virginia Regiment, commanded by 
Colonel Edward Stevens. On the company muster roll for September, 
1 777, dated 9 October, 1 777, he is reported as deceased (War Dept. 
records) . Whether he died of wounds or disease is not known. At the 
time of his death, his regiment was engaged in the campaign against Gen- 
eral Burgoyne and no doubt crossed the St. Lawrence into Quebec 

At a court held for Spottsylvania county, Virginia, 6 Sept., 1 785 » 
it being shown that Charles Ficklin served as a soldier in the Continental 
Army and died in the service, Thomas Ficklint was declared to be his 

tThere it little probability that the Thomas, here named, was a son of Charles. Charles could not 
have been over twenty years old at the time of his death. Had he been married, his widow would have 
been made at least a joint heir to the land. The warrant was issued before Charles* nephew, Thomas, 
was bom, and after his uncle, Thomas, died. The Thomas named as heir must have been Charles* brolber, 
Thomas (No. 9). 


heir (Order Book. 1 782-1 786). Warrant No. 3879. for one hundred 
acres of land, was issued from the Virginia land office 20 May. 1 785. to 
Thomas Ficklin. heir at law of Charles Ficklin. who was entitled to the 
proportion of land allowed a private of the Continental Line for three 
years' service. 

19. John Ficklin. son of Thomas (I), was bom in King George county. Vir- 
ginia, 8 May. 1 762. He resided in this county till about 1 790. when he 
moved to Fauquier. Meanwhile he married Judith Kenyon. bom 3 Nov.. 
1 772. daughter of James Kenyon. of Virginia, and niece of Lord Kenyon 
of England. The following is the wording of a church letter, which was 
issued them : 

**John Ficklin and Judith Ficklin. the bearers, have been acceptable 
members of our Society in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Given 
under my hand this 2nd. day of September. 1 798.** 

"Chads Chalffant. "Hezekiah Harriman. Stafford Circuit. 
"Brother Roberson. 
"John Jacobs.** 

In deed, dated 10 Oct.. 1798. John Ficklin mentions himself and 
wife. Judith, as citizens of Fauquier. They did not live long in Fauquier, 
for John Ficklin in his will, dated 30 Sept.. 1803. speaks of himself as a 
citizen of Mason county, Kentucky, to which he had emigrated. He 
died 23 April. 1 804. and his widow. I Nov.. 1 826. Both are buried on 
their old farm near Washington. Ky. In his will. John Ficklin provided 
for the emancipation of all his slaves. Their children, according to the 
will above mentioned, were as follows:! 

*53. Henry Kenyon. 

*54. Joseph Kenycm. 

*55. John Minton. 

*56. Lucy. 

*57. Thomas. 

*58. Judith Kenyon. 

*59. James Kenyon. 

*60. Robert. 

tEzcepting where odierwise indicated, the data concerning John and Judith Ficklin and their 
detcendanli was gleaned largely from old family Bibles and papers by the late Miss Alice Ficklin, of 
Maytville, Ky^ and her niece. Miss Anna C. Shackleford, of Chicago. 


20. Charles Ficklin, son of Anthony, lived nearly all his life in Fauquier. 
His father speaks of him as a citizen of that county in a deed dated 29 
Oct.* 1784 (Stafford records). He speaks of himself as a citizen of 
Fauquier in his will, which was probated 28 Oct., 1816. His wife, 
Mary,t is mentioned in the will, and the children named therein were as 
follows : t 

61. Anthony Strother, was living in Stafford in 1810 (Cen- 

sus) . He married but died childless, 1 844, in Fau- 
quier, where his estate was administered. 

62. Charles B., never married. 

63. Betsy, did not marry — lived with her sister, Mrs. Tate. 

64. Susan B., married a Mr. Robinson, and lived at Wheel- 

ing, W. Va. 

65. Maria Pannell, married Maj. Thomas Tate and had 

one child, Mary Strother Tate, who married John 
W. Taylor, and reared six children: Maria Virginia, 
Sarah, Margaret, India Strother, Thomas Tate and 
Mary L. 

66. Nancy, who married Geo. Buckner Fant, 1 5 December, 

1815, and emigrated to Missouri. They had a son, 
Charles Ficklin Fant. Miss M. E. Deatherage, of 
Carroll ton. Mo., is a descendant of theirs. 

67. Drucilla Harriet, married Charles Montgomery Johnson 

and moved to Missouri. They had a son, Charles 
Ficklin Johnson, who died in St. Charles, Mo., 7 June, 

68. Polly, who married Philip Foushe. 

2 1 . Benjamin Ficklin, son of Anthony, married Susannah Foushee, in 1 787. 
(Culpeper county marriage records.) This may have been his second 

tThe maiden name of Mary* wife of Charles Ficklin, hat been handed down to her descendants 
as Mary Strother, daughter of Anthony Strodier of Spottsylvania county. It will be noted her first child 
was named in honor of Anthony Strother, and she had a granddaughter named Mary Strother Tate. See, 
however, foot note under No. 21. 

tData concerning the children of Charles and Mary Ficklin, other than that contained in the will, 
was gleaned from Slaughter W. Ficklin's pamphlet of 1870, and from letters written by Mrs. W. J. 
Hutchinson, Caspiana, La., Miss Sallie S. Fulton, Seven Mile Ford, Va., and Thomas T. Taylor, Broad- 
ford, Va. 


marriage.! His name appears on the Stafford records as grantor and 
grantee in deeds dated 1809. In deed» dated 10 ApriL I8I3» Benjamin 
Ficklen and wife» Susannah, convey land to Wm. R. Gordon. In this 
deed, Benjamin speaks of himself as a citizen of Stafford. The census 
returns for Stafford county, 1810, show that he and his wife were over 
forty-five years of age, and living with them were one white female (prob- 
ably a daus^ter), over twenty-six and under forty-five, and two white 
males (probably sons) , over sixteen and under twenty-six. They owned 
nineteen slaves at that time. Little is known of their children. Col. 
Theodore H. Ficklin, of Alexandria, Va., writes that his grandfather. 
Famous Ficklin, whose name appears on the records in Richmond county, 
was a son of this Benjamin. 

*69. Famous Ficklin. 
(There was a Cyrus Ficklin, of Culpeper county, who deeded prop- 
erty to Chas. Chilton, in 1 832, and whose estate was administered in 1 835, 
who is not accounted for in this volume. He probably belonged in this 
branch of the family and may have been a son of this Benjamin. The 
lecoids concerning him mention no children nor other relatives.) 

22. Lewis Ficklin, son of Anthony, lived first in Stafford, as shown by the 
census of 1810. He was then over twenty-six and under forty-five years 
of age. The returns would indicate that his wife was living and that he 
had two daughters and two sons. He had fourteen slaves at that time. 
There is a letter of attorney, of record in Stafford, dated 1 July, 1 826, 
from Richard Simms to Lewis Ficklen. He was, however, probably liv- 
ing in Fauquier at that time, for his will was probated in that county in 
1 828, and his estate administered there in the years following. His wife 
was Sinphah Rosa Enfield Phillips, bom 10 April, 1775 (Hayden*s 
"Virginia Genealogies,** p. 158; also Dinwiddie Genealogy, vol. 1). 
Their sons were:t 

tOn p. 163, vol. 2, Southern Hitt. Attn. Publicationa, is a statement that Mary Strother, bom 2 June. 
1757, daughter of Anthony Strother of Spottsylvania Co., and second wife, Mary James, married Benjamin 
Ficklin of Fauquier. This statement can apply to no other Benjamin than he who was son of AnUiony. 
There is no record of a Benjamin Ficklin having ever lived in Fauquier. This Benjamin was a citizen 
of Stafford and married Susannah Foushee in 1 787. He must have been at least fifty years of age when 
he and Susannah signed the deed of 1813. 

See, also, footnote under No. 20. 

IData concerning the descendants of Lewis and Enfield Ficklin was gleaned from Hayden's 
"Virginia Genealogies,** and from letters from Miss Alice Dinwiddie Ficklin, of Bealeton, Va., and James 
W. Ficklin, of Warrenton, Va. 


70. William Phillips^ who lived in Fauquier county, where 

his name appears on the records as late as 1 846. He 
married (1 ) Ann Martin, and (2) Frances Dulaney. 
Two sons were the result of the first union: (a) Wil- 
liam Lewis, of Midland, Va., who served throughout 
the Civil War in the 4th Virginia Cavalry, paroled as 
lieutenant. He married Lucy, daus^ter of Col. Law- 
son Eastman, of Rappahannock Co., and had four 
sons and two daughters: William P., Claude, John 
and George, and Alice Dinwiddie and Annie; (b) 
John, who served in the same regiment as his brother, 
during the Civil War, and fell at the Battle of Travil- 
lian Station, near Richmond. 

7 1 . Gustavus, who married Virginia E. Nelson, of Fauquier, 

and reared one son, James W., of Warrenton, Va., 
who married (I) Miss Green, (2) Miss Jasper, and 
(3) Miss McDonald, and has a son Lewis Hamilton. 

27. Fielding Ficklen (I), son of Benjamin (I), lived and died in Culpeper 
county, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Fant, 24 December, 1 791, and 
died in 1809 — a comparatively young man. His will is on record in 
Culpeper. His widow died in 1814. Both are buried near their old 
home in Culpeper. They had a handsome residence, which has since 
burned. Their children were as follows:! 

*72. James Grant. 

*73. George. 

*74. Joseph Burwell. 

*75. Fielding (II). 

*76. Sarah. 

*77. Harriet. 

*78. Eliza. 

tThe data concerning Fielding Ficklen was gleaned from the Slaughter manuicript, and from 
letters written bj Mrs. Kate Ficklen Marshall, of Lynchburg, Va., and H. C. Ficklen, of Danville, Va. 



28. Daniel Ficklen (I), son of Benjamin (I), was bom in Stafford county* 
Virginia, 26 March, 1 766, emigrated to Fleming county, Kentucky, at 
an early age. 27 March, 1 794, he married Delilah Leonard, daughter 
of Noble Leonard. Daniel Ficklen died 19 September, 1844. His 
wife died 1 9 April, 1 85 1 . Their old Bible, containing much information 
concerning his descendants, is in the possession of Mrs. Leila M. Ficklen, 
of Memphis. To this union eleven children were bom:t 

*79. Noble V. 
*80. William. 
*81. Malinda. 
*82. Sarah. 
*83. James L. 
*84. Caroline. 
*85. Evelina. 
*86. Daniel (II). 
*87. Delilah. 
*88. Margaretta. 
*89. Mary. 

29. William Ficklen, son of Benjamin (I) , married Paulina Hill, of Stafford 
county. Both he and his wife died at an early age. (An account of 
sales of William Ficklen, of record in Stafford, and dated 5 December, 
1 826, would indicate that he died in that year. ) They left two sons and 
one daughter : t 

90. William, married Jane Dickerson of Stafford Springs, 
Va., and, in 1839, emigrated to Randolph county. 
Mo., where he spent the remainder of his life. He 
died 5 December, 1874, and is buried in the Old 
Eldad burying ground, near where he lived. To this 
couple were bom eleven children :§ (a) Lewis Wil- 

tData concerning Daniel Ficklen and detcendanti hat been taken from die old Bible and from a 
booklet entitled **Excerpta from the Genealogies of the Dortey, Anderson, Ficklen, and Miller Families,** 
compiled by Achsah Van Dyke Miller-Taylor, of Louisville, ICy., and Florence Griffith- Miller, of 
Asheville, N. C, and also from letters written by Mrs. Leila M. Ficklen, of Memphis, and Wm. T. 
Ficklen, of Paris, Ky. 

tData concerning William Ficklen and family was taken, except where otherwise indicated, from 
Slaughter MS., and Slaughter W. Ficklin's pamphlet of 1870. 

§ Information concerning the Ficklins of Randolph county, Missouri, was given by Lewis W. FickKn, 
of Moberly, Missouri. 


liam, who married Mary Ann Baker and died in Au- 
gust, 1 860. They had one child, Lewis William, Jr., 
who is a merchant in Moberly, Mo. (b) Horace 
Buckner, who married Margaret Baker and died 10 
March, 1 906. They reared a family of nine children, 
all of whom reside in Randolph county, (c) Paulina, 
(d) Delia, deceased; (e) Susan M., (f) Mary L., 
\^o never married; (g) Leonard M., deceased; 
(h) Catherine Jane, who married Minor Clifton of 
Randolph county ; (i) Henry Clay, who married Ade- 
line Rothwell and lives in Marceline, Mo.; (j) James 
Richards, who married (I) Belle McCully, (2) 
Annie Barnes; (k) George W., who married (I) 
Alice Henderson, (2) Bettie Pierce. 

91. Paulina, married a Mr. Norman, had several children. 

One daughter, Susan, married A. D. Smith, and lived 
in Fauquier county, Virginia, and had several children. 

92. Leonard, married Teresa Hill of Culpeper county, 1 844. 

30. Benjamin Ficklin (II). son of Benjamin (I). The following is taken 
from Rev. Edgar Wood's "History of Albemarle County, Virginia" 

"Benjamin Ficklin became a citizen of Albemarle about 1814, and 
is described in one place as being from Frederick County and in another 
from Culpeper. Either then or shortly afterwards he entered the Baptist 
Ministry. He purchased in the western part of the county upwards of 
thirteen hundred acres, and his residence for twenty years, called Pleas- 
ant Green, was the place adjoining Crozet on the west, now occupied by 
Abraham Wayland. He was appointed to a seat on the county bench 
in 1 8 1 9. In 1 822 he proposed to sell his lands with a design of removing 
to Ohio or Indiana. This purpose, however, was abandoned, and in 
1832 he removed to Charlottesville, where for a number of years he 
engaged in the manufacture of tobacco. He was noted for his upright- 
ness and decision of character. 

"At the time of his removal to Charlottesville, the state of things in 
the town, morally and religiously was far from being unexceptionable. 


In a clandestine manner most of the stores did more business on Smiday 
than other days. Negroes came in large nmnbers for the purposes of 
traffic. Great quantities of liquor were sold. In the later hours of that 
day, the roads leading from town were lined with men and women in all 
stages of drunkenness, some staggering with difficulty, others l]ring help- 
lessly by the wayside. 

**Mr. Ficklin set himself vigorously to remedy these evils. He 
warned the merchants that every violation of the Sunday law would be 
visited with the highest penalty. A similar warning was given to the 
negroes ; and by the lively application of the lash to those who neglected 
it, the towns and roads were soon cleaned of transgressors. Sabbath 
observance put on a new face. The comfort of worshippers, and the 
general order of the community were vastly promoted. So impartial was 
the old man in the execution of his duty, that \^en one of his own wagons, 
sent out to sell tobacco, trespassed on the sacred hours in reaching home, 
he imposed a fine upon himself. It is said that a member of the bar 
remonstrated with him on \^at he considered his excessive zeal, and 
stated by way of illustration that in the preparation of his cases, he had 
often been obliged to work on Sundays, whereupon Mr. Ficklin at once 
fined him on his own confession. Altogether the whole county was laid 
under many obligations to his courage, efficiency, and public spirit. 

**His last years were over-clouded with business reverses. He 
closed his earthly career during the war, in the last days of 1 864.*' 

He married, first. Miss Lucy Jones, and had one son : 
*93. William Samuel. 

He married, second, 1816, Miss Ellen Slaughter, daughter of Cap- 
tain William Slaughter of Culpeper county, Virginia, and had six chil- 

UIWl . I ffg^ 

Slaughter W. 


Lucy A. 


M. Elizabeth. 


Ellen M. 


Benjamin F. 


Susan M. 

tThe account of the family and descendants of Benjamin (11) Ficklin, son of Benjamin, was taken 
from Slaughter W. Ficklin's pamphlet of 1870, and from letters written bj his sister. Mrs. S. M. 
Hardesty, who resides in Washington, D. C. 



31. Mary Ficklin, daughter of Benjamin (I), married a Mr. White* emi- 
grated to Fleming county, Kentucky, and had one child:! 

*100.. Maiy White. 

32. Susan Ficklin, daughter of Benjamin (I), married Rev. Edward Mat- 
thews, and lived in Baltimore. She died childless in 1 85 1 .f 

33. Elizabeth Ficklin, daughter of Benjamin (I), married Dr. Elbert, and 
moved to Logan county, Ohio. They had two daughters and one son:t 

*101. Fanny Elbert. 
*102. Elizabeth Elbert. 
*103. John Downes Elbert. 

34. Sarah Ficklin, daughter of Benjamin (I), married F. Bell. They emi- 
grated to Ohio, and had two children :t 

*104. Fielding Bell. 
*105. Mary Bell. 

35. John Hemdon Ficklin, son of Thomas and grandson of William (II), 
is first mentioned in a deed recorded in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, 
1 772. He was a private in Capt. Jacob Stucker's company. Col. Richard 
Johnson*s regiment of Kentucky mounted infantry at the Battle of the 
Thames (Filson Club publication, "Battle of the Thames**). He was 
a Baptist minister (Slaughter MS.) and missionary to the Indians of the 
South and Southwest. He founded the Choctaw Academy in Scott coun- 
ty, Kentucky, which is believed to have been the first school for Indian 
boys in America. In this he had the hearty co-operation of Col. Richard 
M. Johnson, his old commander and afterwards vice-president of the 
United States. It was his ambition to make this the national educational 
center for Redmen, but with the death of both Ficklin and Johnson the 
school died for lack of leadership. The burning of the older records of 
Scott county has made it difficult to learn much concerning this John Fick- 
lin or his family. His wife was Anna Hemdon and to them were bom 
two sons:t 

tData concerning Mary. Susan, Elizabetb, and Sarah Ficklin. daughters of the elder Benjamin, 
was taken from Slaughter W. Ficklin *s pamphlet of 1870. 

tElzcepting where otherwise indicated, data concerning John Hemdon Ficklin and descendants was 
gleaned from letters written bj Mrs. Frances True, of Espanola, New Mexico, and Nat C. Ficklin, of 
Brown Station, Mo. 


106. Asa, who emigrated to Callaway county. Mo., in 1818, 

and married a Jenkins. He was a slave owner and 
died about the close of the Civil War. He had a son, 
Thomas A., who was a veteran of the War with 
Mexico and also Civil War (Confederate), and mar- 
ried America Ann Craig, died 1 897, daughter of Nat 
Craig. Thomas A., died in Columbia, Mo., 6 May, 
1907. He had twelve children, of whom five are 
living : Mrs. Sarah Fields, of Mexico, Mo. ; Nat C. 
Ficklin, of Brown Station, Mo.; A. W. Ficklin, of 
Fayetteville, Ark.; L. W. Ficklin, of Bowie, Tex.; 
and Mrs. M. G. Headrick, of Grear county, Okla. 

107. Benjamin, who emigrated to Missouri with his brother 

and died shordy after the Civil War. He married 
Amanda Russell Abbott. Mrs. Ann Kennet, of 
Millersburg, Mo., is thought to be a daughter of this 

36. Joseph Ficklin, son of Thomas and grandson of William (II), was ap- 
pointed consul at St. Bartholomew Island, 26 April, 1816, and served 
there till 1820 (Records State Dept). Was appointed postmaster at 
Lexington, 1 1 January, 1 822, by President Monroe, at which time he was 
editor of the Kentucky Gazette. He served continuously till July, 1 84 1 , 
and was re-appointed by President Tyler, 29 March, 1843, and served 
till 4 October, 1850. His administration was noted for its efficiency. 
The mail was carried in four-horse post coaches. It was during the latter 
part of his administration that the adhesive postage stamp came into use. 
These were printed on sheets and had to be cut apart with scissors. He 
is remembered by some of the older citizens, as a very large man who was 
always followed by a small dog. He owned considerable property about 
the city which, at his death (he having no children nor relatives) , was 
left to his colored servants. (Data taken from Thos. L. Walker *s Hist, 
of Lexington Postoffice.) 

Joseph Ficklin was a trustee of Transylvania University and was 
instrumental in the up-building of that institution (^^Transylvania Univer- 
sity** — Filson Club publication). This Joseph Ficklin was postmaster 

Jowph Fieklin, of Lexington. Kentucky. 
(From Tho*. L. Walker « Hiiloiy of ihe LcKinglon PMloffice.) 


at Russellville, Kentucky, from 1 October, 1802, to 23 December, 1812 
(records of Russell ville postoffice, and also G>llins* History of Kentucky, 
vol. 1, p. 487). He and his wife, Polly L. (nee Campbell), disposed 
of the last of their property in Russellville in 1826 (Logan county 
records) . 

A marriage contract between Joseph Ficklin and Polly L. Campbell 
is on record at Lexington, and likewise the will of the latter (Polly L. 
Ficklin), dated 1849. In this instrument she mentions her husband as 
then living and emancipates her slaves and devises her property to them 
very much as her husband did his two or three years later. Thomas L. 
Walker, mentioned above, writes that Joseph Harrison, one of the oldest 
citizens of Lexington, remembers well Joseph Ficklin and wife, Polly L. 

37. William Augustus Ficklin, son of Thomas and grandson of William 
(II), was a native of Virginia, but moved to Kentucky and afterwards to 
Washington county, Missouri. He married Elizabeth Kenner Williams, 
likewise a native of Virginia, and is known to have had three children:! 

«108. Orlando Bell. 

1 09. Augustus Williams, of whom nothing known. 

1 1 0. Mary Catherine, of whom nothing known. 

40. Jared (or Jarrett) Ficklin, son of John and grandson of William (II) • 
was probably bom about 1 782, in Spottsylvania county, Virginia. Hie 
first record of him is in the census returns for Jessamine county, Ky., 1810, 
in which he is mentioned as the head of a family, **Jarrott Ficklin, free 
white males, 26 to 43, one; free white males under 10, one; free white 
females, 16 to 26, one; slaves, 3.** The next record which mentions him 
is an entry in the register of Mt. Pleasant Baptist church, " Jarrot Ficklin*8 
colored woman, *Milly,* joined Mt Pleasant Baptist church. May, 1811/* 
He must have been living in Jessamine when his father died, 6 June, 1819, 
for he is named an executor in the will. He moved shordy afterwards to 

tData conceniing William Augustus Ficklin was taken from Chapman Bros. Hitt. of Coles County. 
111., Chicago, 1885. The list of children, excepting Orlando, was taken from letter written by Mrs. Enmia 
W. Ficklin, of Kerman, Cal., daughter-in-law of Orlando B. Ficklin. She has a copy of an old book 
which ooce belonged to Orlando's father and bears the inscription, **WiIIiam Augustus Ficklin, M.D." 


Mercer county, now Boyle. His wife was Elizabeth Bowman Dunklin,! 
who was bom in Laurens county, S. C, 6 January, 1 789, and died in 
Boyle county, Ky., 22 May, 1839. They lived on a large farm which 
Elizabeth Ficklin had inherited from her uncle, John Bowman. This 
farm is bounded by a bend in the Dix river near where the Cincinnati and 
Southern railroad crosses that stream. They are both buried in Danville, 
Ky. Their children were: 

*111. Joseph, Sr. 

*112. John. 

*113. Robert. 

*114. William. 

*115. Sarah Ann. 

Elizabeth Ficklin survived her husband, who died about 1 835, and 
married a Mr. Long, and had two children, who, after her death, went to 

42. John Ficklin, son of John and grandson of William (II), was a corporal 
in Capt. James C. Price's Company, Col. Lewis* regiment of Kentucky 
Volunteers, War of 1812-14 (Young's History of Jessamine County). 
He married Judith Goodloe, and setded in Montgomery county, Ken- 
tucky, in a neighborhood known as Antioch. They had seven children : t 

tThe first record of a Dunklin of tkit branch it of Joseph Dunklin, of Laurens county, S. C, 
whose wift was Jane Caroline Worthen. Two of their children were Joseph, whose son, Daniel, was 
once governor of Missouri, and John, who married Mary Bowman, dauf^ter of Jacob Bowman and inrife, 
Sarah, at Tumbling Shoals, on Reedy river, in 1 788. Jacob Bowman was assassinated by Tories in 1 780. 
John Dunklin was captain of South Carolina militia during the Revolution, and after that war, emigrated 
with his family to Virginia. About 1800 he moved to Kentucky, and in 1820 to New Madrid county. 
Mo., where he died. He and his wife are buried on their old plantation in that county and the inscrip- 
tions on their grave stones are as follows: 

**John Dunklin, died August 13, 1834, aged 69 years.** 
**Mary Dunklin, wife of John Dunklin, died April 13, 1836, aged 68 years.** 
Their children were Elizabeth Bowman, married Jared Ficklin; Sarah Stevens, bom 7 November, 
1 790, and lived to the age of 98, married Pendleton Thomas, two of her children, Mrs. Joanna P. Proctor, 
of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Mrs. £. P. Bumsides, of Bryantsville, Ky., are still living (1911) at advanced 
ages; Harriet Shipp, bom 26 December, 1792, married Hardin Perkins, and has son, Ben H. Perkins, 
living at Middlesboro, Ky.; William, has grandson, W. £. Sherwood, living at St. Joseph, Mo.; John, 
bom 4 July, 1797; Joseph, bom 2 December, 1799; James, bom 4 February, 1803; Nancy, bom 12 
March, 1805, married David Imboden; Jetferson and Madison, twins, bom 8 January, 1809 — Mrs. Nannie 
Brownell, of West Plains, Mo., is a daughter of Jefferson. 

Mr. Wm. E. Sherwood, of St. Joseph, Mo., mentioned above, is preparing a history of the Dunklin 
and Bowman families. 

tThe account of this John Ficklin and family was given by Henry Scott, Sr., of Owingsville, Ky., 
and Thomas Ficklin, of Stanberry, Mo. 


1 1 6. Charlotte. 

1 1 7. Catherine. 

1 1 8. Margaret. 

119. John. 

120. George. 

121. Clifton. 

1 22. Benjamin. 

[Of the above, Charlotte married Wm. Miller, and Catherine mar- 
ried Milton P. Stevens. Most of this family moved to Illinois and noth- 
ing further has been learned concerning them. ] 

43. William Ficklin, son of John and grandson of William (II) , lived at Mt 
Sterling, Ky. He was bom in Virginia. His wife was Frances Walker. 
They had a son (probably other children also) : 

*123.. Jarrett.t 

44. Thomas Ficklin, son of John and grandson of William (II), was a 
private in Capt. Mason Singleton*s company of Jessamine county, Ken- 
tucky, Volunteers, War of 1812-14 (Young's History of Jessamine 
County) . He was married twice, but had no children by his first wife. 
He married, second, Mary Goodloe, sister of Judith Goodloe (see No. 
42), and about ninety years ago settled in what was known as the Peal 
Oak neighborhood in Bath county, Kentucky, about seven miles from 
Owingsville. He operated a tannery and died about 1 864. Their chil- 

dren were:t 






James Price. 









tThe account of tkit William Ficklin and detcendanlt. was given by hit grandson. A. Walker 
Ficklin, of Jetfenonville, Ky. 

tThe account of this Thomai Ficklin and descendants was given by his grandson, Thomas Ficklin, 
of Stanberry, Mo. 


46. Giarles Ficklin, son of John and grandson of William (II), lived at 
Danville, Ky., for a few years, but moved from there to Texas, about 
seventy years ago, and all trace of him has been lost. 

32. Margaret Ficklin, daughter of Joseph and granddaughter of William 
(II) , was probably bom in Spottsylvania county, Virginia. The follow- 
ing dates were taken from the family Bible of her daughter (Sarah Ann 
Edmunds), which is now in the possession of Mrs. Catherine Read, of 
Decatur, Texas : Margaret Ficklin was bom 1 9 March, 1 782. Joseph 
Pulliam was bom 8 Febmary, 1 771 . Margaret Ficklin and Joseph Pul- 
liam were married 5 August, 1 800. Margaret Pulliam died 1 January, 
1849. Joseph Pulliam died 27 October, 1854. 

Both are buried on the old Ficklin farm at Scottville, Ky. Joseph 
Pulliam was a son of Benjamin Pulliam. They had twelve children. 
The dates of birth of the first five of these are recorded on a sampler worked 
by Margaret Pulliam. This sampler is now in the possession of Miss 
Louise Edmunds, of Willard, N. M. 

131. Nancy, bom 1 801 , married Robert Bradley, of Hopkins- 

ville, Ky., and had two children, Robert, and Louisa 

132. Martha, bom 1803, married Thomas McFarland, of 

Hopkinsville, Ky., and reared six children. 

133. Robert Ficklin, bom 1805, married Eveline Ellis and 

had nine children, one of whom, Robert Ficklin Pul- 
liam (II), is living on the old farm at Scottville. 

1 34. Elizabeth, bom 1 807, married William Hopson, of Hop* 

kinsville, Ky., and had seven children. 

135. Sarah Newby, bom 1809, married Richard W. Ed- 

munds, of Amherst county, Virginia, and had six chil- 
dren. Miss Louise Edmunds, of Willard, N. M., is 
a granddaughter of theirs. 

1 36. Joseph, never married. 


137. Augustus Sm married (I) Rebecca Martin and had 

seven children; and (2) Adeline Priddy and had six 
children. His first child, Margaret, married John J. 
Woolery and resides at Garden City, Mo., and has a 
daughter, Leonora, who married T. F. Flaherty and 
lives in Kansas City, Mo. 

138. Benjamin, never married. 

1 39. Catherine, married ( 1 ) Al. Wickware and had three chil- 

dren; and (2) Phillips and had two children. 

1 40. Lucinda, married Joseph Venable and had five children. 

141. James, married Sarah Pulliam, his cousin, and had five 


1 42. Margaret, died in infancy. 

33. Henry Kenyon Ficklin, son of John and grandson of Thomas (I), was 
bom 12 February, 1 792; died 8 August, 1810. 

54. Joseph Kenyon Ficklin, son of John and grandson of Thomas (I), was 
bom 6 March, 1 793. Operated a ferry on the Ohio river at Maysville 
in 1818. Lived at Mt. Carmel, 111. Married, but died without issue. 

35. John Minton Ficklin, son of John and grandson of Thomas (I), was 
bom 23 September, 1 794. Lived in St. Louis. Died 1 5 April, 1 832. 

56. Lucy Ficklin, daughter of John and granddaughter of Thomas (I), was 
bora in Fauquier county, Virginia, 19 October, 1795; died 3 March, 
1 837. She married Charles Killgore, son of Samuel and Mary Killgore, 
of Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, bom 1 7 May, 1 777 ; died 8 Der 
cember, 1858. He ^as a farmer, and one of the foremost citizens of 
Mason county, Kentucky, where they lived. Their children were : 

*143. Anthony Killgore. 

*1 44. Julia Ann Killgore. 

*145. John Ficklin Killgore. 

*146. Robert James Killgore. 

*147. Joseph Henry Killgore. 

* 1 48. Lucy Killgore. 


* 1 49. Angelina Killgore. 
«I50. Melvina Killgore. 
«I5K Charles Henry Killgore. 
*l 52. Sarah Ann Killgore. 
^153. Judith Ellen Killgore. 

57. Thomas Fjcklin, son of John and grandson of Thomas (I), was bom 29 
July, 1 797. Died without issue 1 1 August, 1 830. 

58. Judith Kenyon Ficklin, daughter of John and granddaughter of Thomas 
(I) , was bom 1 6 Febmary, 1 799. Died 30 October, 1 828. 

59. James Kenyon Ficklin, son of John and grandson of Thomas (I), was 
bom 30 August, 1800. Lived in Cincinnati. Died without issue in 
September, 1847. 

60. Robert Ficklin, son of John and grandson of Thomas (I), was bom 5 
August, 1802; died 6 Febmary, 1887. He Hved at Maysville, Ken- 
tucky, where he engaged in the dry goods business. His wife was Alice 
Ann Cox, bom 15 November, 1821 ; died 10 July, 1852, daughter of 
George and Anne Cox, of that city. Their children were : 

*1 54. Anna Hopkinson. 

*1 55. Caroline Kenyon. 

♦156. Allen Bmce. 

♦157. Alice. 

♦ 1 58. Lucy Adelaide. 
♦1 59. Robert 
♦160. Horatio. 

69. Famous Ficklin, son of Benjamin, grandson of Anthony, lived in Rich- 
mond county, Virginia. He married Elizabeth, daue^ter of Christopher 
DeAtley. (See will of Christopher DeAdey, of record in Richmond 
county, dated 27 September, 1 793.) He had children as follows: 
♦161. Christopher DeAtley. 

162. John D., whose will was probated in Richmond county, 

2 August, 1841. 

1 63. Leroy D., whose will was probated in Richmond county, 

6 January, 1834. 


1 64. Ann* who died in Richmond county. Will probated 7 

February, 1825. 
1 64!/2-Sarah, who died in Richmond county. Will probated 

4 October J 830. 

72. James Grant Ficklen, son of Fielding (I) and Elizabeth (Fant) Ficklen, 
was bom in 1 794, at the old homestead in Culpeper county, Virginia. He 
was a man of great energy and ability, being first engaged in farming, but 
later as a merchant He lived at **Belleville,** a handsome estate near 
Winchester, Virginia. He married Miss Katherine Davenport, of Jeffer- 
son county, Virginia. He bad a high appreciation of the value of educa- 
tion, and early employed the best classical teachers to instruct his children. 
Failing health compelled him to move to Winchester, where, in 1 842, he 
died at the early age of fifty-two. He is buried in Mount Hebron ceme- 
tery in that city. Six children survived him:t 

^ 1 65. John Fielding. 
^ 1 66. EJlen Douglas. 
* 1 67. James Burwell. 
*168. Nannie. 
^169. Susan Matthews. 
*1 70. Rebecca Davenport. 

73. George Ficklen son of Fielding (I) and Elizabeth (Fant) Ficklen, mar- 
ried, first. Miss Fannie Kennon, of Kentucky, and resided in Culpeper 
county, Virginia. He married, second. Miss Eviline Spindle, of Cul- 
peper county ; and third, Jane Johnston Dunlop (nee Bankhead) , of Caro- 
line county, 6 October, 1 848 (Caroline county records, also Hayden*s 
"Virginia Genealogies**). His children, as follows, resulted from the 
first marriage :t 

*171. Elizabeth. 
*172. Harriet 
*1 73. Fannie M. 

tData concerning James Grant Ficklen and descendants was furnished by Mrs. E. I. Harrison, 
of Kingston, N. Y., Mrs. Kate Ficklen Marshall, of Lynchburg. Va., and Mrs. Daviette Caioell Ficklen, 
of Washmgton, D. C. 

tData conceminfl George Ficklen and Joseph Bumrell Ficklen and ifaeir descendants was fur- 
nished by Harry C. Ficklen, of Danville, Va. 


*1 74. Mary Virginia. 

*175. Laura. 

* 1 76. Joseph E. 
*177. Sarah. 

* 1 78. Louisa. 
*179. Georgia. 
*180. Lucy. 

74. Joseph Burwell Ficklen, son of Fielding (I) and Elizabeth (Fant) Fick- 
len, was bom in 1 800» lived first at "Belmont/* near Falmouth, Virginia, 
but moved later to Fredericksburg. He married, first, Ellen McGehee, 
of Milton, North Carolina, who died without issue. He married, second, 
in 1 847, Anne Eliza Fitzhu^, of Fredericksburg. He died about 1 870, 
and is buried at Fredericksburg. His second wife died 10 August, 
1 907, aged over ninety years. Their children were : 

* 1 8 1 . Joseph Burwell, Jr. 
^182. Edmonia Fitzhugh. 
*183. Nannie. 

*184. William Fitzhugh. 
*185. George. 
*1 86. John Rose. 

75. Fielding Ficklen (II), son of Fielding (I) and Elizabeth (Fant) Fick- 
len, married Miss Frances Wingfield, was very prominent as a physician 
and lived in Washington, Georgia, to which he emigrated in 1824, and 
where he is buried. Their children were : t 

*187. James. 

^188. Samuel. 

* 1 89. Joseph Burwell. 
*i90. Elizabeth. 
*I91. Georgia. 
*192. Sarah. 

*193. Mary. 
*194. William. 

tDala coDcenimg Dr. Fielding Ficklen and detcendanti was furnished by Mrs. Boyce Ficklen, of 
Washingtoii, Georgia. 

Something of the war time experience of this family may be found in Miss Fannie Andrews* **War 
Time Journal of a Georgia Girl.** — ^D. Appleton 6c G>. 


*195. John. 
*196. Ella. 
*197. Boycc. 

76. Sarah Ficklen, daughter of Fielding (I) and Elizabeth (Fant) Ficklen, 
was bom 27 August, 1797. She married William Brown, 1816, and 
lived at Locust Hill on Thornton river in Culpeper county, Virginia. 
She died at Glenwood, in Rappahannock county, I December, 1875. 
Their children were:t 

*198. Ann Brown. 

*199. Lucinda Brown. 

^200. Henrietta Brown. 

*201. James F. Brown. 

*202. Charles Gideon Brown. 

*203. Sarah William Brown. 

77. Harriet Ficklen, daughter of Fielding (I) and Elizabeth (Fant) Fick- 
len, was bom in Culpeper county, Virginia, 9 August, 17%, and 24 
December, 1813, married WilUam Slaughter of that county. This 
couple lived at the **Heraiitage** (near the Madison county line) till 1847. 
The remainder of their lives was spent at Fredericksburg, where they are 
buried. Harriet Ficklen Slaughter died 28 August, 1881. Their chil- 
dren were: I 

^204. Elizabeth Susan Slaughter. 

*205. Franklin Slaughter. 

*206. Montgomery Slaue^ter. 

*207. J. Warren Slaughter. 

*208. Albert Slaughter. 

*209. Sarah Anne Slaughter. 

*2 1 0. Harriet Jane Slaughter. 

^211. Eliza Frances Slaughter. 

^212. Matilda Slaughter. 

*2 1 3 . Joseph Fant Slaughter. 

*2 1 4. Joseph Fielding Slaughter. 

tData conceming Sarah Ficklen and detcendanti was furnished by Judge W. W. Motfett, of 
Salem, Va. 

IData concerning Harriet Ficklen and descendants was furnished by Harry C. Ficklen. of Dan- 
ville, Va. 


78. Eliza Ficklen. dau^^ter of Fielding (I) and Ellizabeth (Pant) Ficklen. 
married Dr. Mark Reid, 1 820, of Rappahannock county, Virginia. She 
died 1841. They lived at Woodville, in that county, and had seven 

*2I5. Henrietta Reid. 

*2I6. Waiiam B. Reid. 

*2 1 7. Virginia Pocahontas Reid. 

*218. Sarah Reid. 

*219. OizaRdd. 

«220. Nannie B. Reid. 

*221. MatUda Baker Reid. 

79. Noble V. Ficklen, son of Daniel (I) and Delilah (Leonard) Ficklen, 
was bom 5 March, 1793, and died 15 August, 1833. He married 21 
April, 1825, Charlotte Pearce, who died 10 October, 1829. They 
lived in Flemingsburg, Ky. Their children were : 

222. Wm. Pickett, bom 24 May, 1826; died in Flemings- 

burg, Ky., 25 October, 1862. He never married. 

223. Lucinda C, bom 4 July, 1828. She also is dead. 

80. William Ficklen, son of Daniel (I) and Delilah (Leonard) Ficklen, 
was bora in Stafford county, Virginia, 25 October, 1 797, and married 
Elizabeth Threlkill 3 May, 1821, and lived at Elizaville, Kentucky. 
Elizabeth Ficklen died 7 June, 1 838. William married, second, Clarissa 
Corwine, 25 November, 1 838. He was a noted stock raiser and trader. 
Removing to Mason county, he laid out the village of Fairview. Later 
he engaged in the wholesale coffee trade at Maysville. He died 1 Sep- 
tember, 1864, and is buried in Paris, Kentucky. To William and his 
first wife were bom : 

224. Ary, who married Alexander D. Bishop; died leaving 

several children. 

225. Elizabeth, married W. H. Cassidy, and lived at New- 

port* Ky. Their children were: Charles, Robert, 
George, James, Elizabeth, Frank, William. 

tDate concerniiig Eliza Ficklen and desceiMlanti wai furnished by Judge W. W. Motfett, of 
Salem, Va. 

Williun Thcelkill Fickleo, of Parit, Kenlucky, bom 16 Seplembcr. 1827— (houghl to be ihe 
lenioi member of ihe Ficklin ftinilr in America, 1912. 


226. Daniel, married a Miss Hunter. He had one son and a 

daughter, and died in early life. 

227. William Threlkill, bom in Elizaville, Kentucky, 16 Sep- 

tember, 1 827. He is a bachelor, hale and hearty at 
the age of 83, and lives at Paris, Kentucky. 

228. Paulina, married her brother-in-law, A. D. Bishop. She 

has no children, and is living in Covington, Kentucky. 

229. Mary, married F. M. Chase, and lives in Covington, 


81. Malinda Ficklen, dau^ter of Daniel (I) and Delilah (Leonard) Fick- 
len, was bom 10 March, 1800. Married John H. Botts 4 January, 
1 820. Their children were : 

230. Daniel Ficklen Botts, died 6 December, 1 832. 

231. Benjamin Botts, married Juliet E. Dorsey, and had 

several children. He was sheriff of Flemmg county, 
Kentucky, for several years. 

232. Alexander Botts — nothing has been learned concerning 


233. Amelia Botts, died 21 November, 1832. 

234. Mary Botts, married Dr. Allen, and had several children. 

235. Malinda Botts, married in 1866, and lived in Fleming 

county, Kentucky. 

82. Sarah Ficklen, daughter of Daniel (I) and Delilah (Leonard) Ficklen, 
was bom 7 April, 1802. Married James Stuart 23 March, 1826. 
They lived in Paris, Kentucky, and had eight children : 

236. Mary Jane Stuart, married Dr. Fleming, and had several 


237. Delilah Stuart. 

238. Elizabeth Stuart. 

239. Caroline Stuart. 

240. William Stuart, married and lived in St Louis. 

241. John Stuart, married Miss Georgia Williams, and re- 

sided at Paris, Kentucky. 

242. James Stua^. 

243. Daniel Stuart 


83. James L. Ficklen, son of Daniel (I) and Delilah (Leonard) Ficklen. 
was bom 9 March, 1 809, married Mary M. Swindler, of Kanawha, W. 
Va., 5 March, 1829. They had no children, and lived at Owensboro, 
Kentucky. He died in 1 888. His widow died in 1 894. 

84. Caroline Ficklen, daughter of Daniel (I) and Delilah (Leonard) Fick- 
len, was bom 1 9 December, 1 807. Married John Stuart 1 4 December, 
1 837. They had three children : 

244. Daniel Stuart. 
243. Delilah Stuart 

246. Jane Stuart, married Dr. Abney. They had no children. 

83. Evalina Ficklen, twin of Caroline (No. 84), married James Wrenche 
23 November, 1 832. They had two sons : 

247. James Wrenche, married and lived in New York. 

248. Noble Wrenche, was in the Confederate service and after 

the war went to North Carolina, and married there. 

[Evalina Wrenche afterwards married a Mr. Allen.] 

86. Daniel Ficklen (II), son of Daniel (I) and Delilah (Leonard) Ficklen, 
was bom 13 April, 1810. Married Achsah Van Dyke Anderson, 
Thursday, 3 February, 1833. Achsah Anderson was bora 24 August, 
1813. They lived at Elizaville, Kentucky. He died in 1847, leaving 
four children : 

*249. Lucy Pickett. 

^230. Charles Leonard. 

*23 1 . Amelia S. 

*232. Elizabeth. 

[Achsah Ficklen survived her husband, and afterwards married Arthur 
Berry. Two children were bom: Austin Berry, bom 13 June, 1832, 
who is living in Owensboro, Kentucky, and Mary Ellen Berry, bom 1 4 
January, 1839.] 

87. Delilah Ficklen, daughter of Daniel (I) and Delilah (Leonard) Fick- 
len, was born 2 October, 1812. She married Dillard Hazelrigg 29 
October, 1843. They had one child, a daughter, and resided at Mt. 
Sterling, Kentucky. 

SUughler W. Ficklin. of Ch.rlotte.ville. Vlrglni.. 


88. Margaretta Ficklen, daughter of Daniel (I) and Delilah (Leonard) 
Ficklen, was bom 17 July, 1815. Married Andrew Howe 19 Septem- 
ber, 1 839, and lived at Poplar Plains, Kentucky. They had two chil- 

253. Robert Howe. 

254. Mary Howe, married Dr. Yantes. They had several 

children and lived at Poplar Plains, Kentucky. 

89. Mary Ficklen, daughter of Daniel (I) and Delilah (Leonard) Ficklen, 
was born 25 March, 1818. Married George Summers 12 September, 
1 840. They had ten children, but nothing is known of them. 

93. William Samuel Ficklin, son of Banjamin (II) and Lucy (Jones) Fick- 
lin, married Miss Harper, of Georgia. Had four children, three daugh- 
ters and one son — all married and died at an early age. He lived in 

94. Slaughter W. Ficklin son of Benjamin (II) and second wife, Ellen 
(Slaughter) Ficklin, published in 1870 a history of the Ficklin family 
since 1 720, the first and only printed account of the family in America up 
to that time (see Preface) . He was a captain in the Confederate Army. 
He married Miss Caroline Wilkins, of Baltimore and lived at **Belmont,** 
near Charlottesville, Virginia. He died in 1 886. They had two sons : 

255. William Joseph, who lived at Belmont till his death in 

February, 1906. 

256. John Slaughter, who died in 1 862, aged seven years. 

95. Lucy A. Ficklin, daughter of Benjamin (II) and second wife, Ellen 
(Slaughter) Ficklin, married F. D. Brockman. She died in early life 
leaving one child, an infant, who died a few months later. 

96. M. Elizabeth Ficklin, daughter of Benjamin (II) and second wife, 
Ellen (Slaughter) Ficklin, married Elijah Dunkum. They had two 
daughters : 

257. Nellie Dunkum, who married Henry King of Alabama, 

and had two children. 

258. Lucy Dunkum. 


97. Ellen M. Ficklin, daughter of Benjamin (II) and second wife, Ellen 
(Slaughter) Ficklin, married Dr. Brown. They had no children. 

98. Benjamin F. Ficklin, son of Benjamin (II) and second wife, Ellen 
(Slau^ter) Ficklin, was the mo;t picturesque and widest known of the 
Ficklins in America. He emigrated to the Far West before the Civil 
War, and superintended the Overland Stage Line and Pony Elxpress 
from Independence, Missouri, to the Pacific ocean. (An interesting 
account of this enterprise may be found in Root and Connelly*8 "Over- 
land Stage to California.*' Topeka, Kansas, 1901.) 

At the outbreak of the Civil War, he went to his native state, and he 
became quartermaster for Stonewall Jackson's famous army corps. Later 
he operated a blockade runner and made many trips between European 
ports, Nassau and Charleston, S. C, conveying supplies and munitions of 
war to the Confederacy. 

The following is taken from the London Standard, in which an 
article appeared by the Hon. F. Lawley, 1893 (exact date of issue un- 
known) :t 

*'Ben Ficklin was a Virginian by birth, and during the Civil War 
was generally employed by the Confederate Government in controlling 
the Red Indians on the other side of the Mississippi River, and the law- 
less whites, who had lived so long with the Comanches and Apaches, 
that they had cau^t the manners, habits and ideas of Cochise, Magnus, 
Colorado, and other great sachems or chiefs of the redskin tribes. On 
many occasions, however, Ben Ficklin passed weeks at a time in Rich- 
mond, Virginia, and I never lost an opportimity of listening to the con- 
versation of one of the best and most interesting talkers I have ever met. 

*'In appearance he somewhat resembled the late Sir Richard Burton, 
and gave you the impression that no moment, either by day or night, 
would have found him unprepared to go into action right away against 
any foe that he could be called upon to meet 

"He was a man of forty-five or more when I first met him, and, 
before the war, had been connected all over the voiceless solitudes of the 
Far West with nmning stage coaches and pony expresses through districts 

tCuttiiigs loaned by P. Berney Ficklin, of Tasburgk, Englancl. 

> F. Ficklin. Noted Plaii 


swarming with redmen, where nature herself is often more formidable 
than the wiliest Comanche who ever took a scalp. Certainly his experi- 
ences, including hair-breadth escapes without number, were more exciting 
than Fenimore Cooper's *Last of the Mohicans* or Dick Bird's *Nick 
of the Woods/ and after listening to him for a couple of hours, you could 
not help being ashamed of yourself for having only the tame and prosaic 
life of civilization, which has in it nothing of the peril and *snap' and still 
less of the camaraderie of frontier warfare * * *" 

Ben Ficklin never married. He died in 1871 at the Willard Hotel 
in Washington, D. C, having choked to death on a fish bone. 

99. Susan M. Ficklin, daughter of Benjamin (II) and second wife, Ellen 
(Slaughter) Ficklin, married Dr. J. R. L. Hardesty of Rockingham 
county, Virginia, 1 8 June, 1 856. They lived for a few years in Wheel- 
ing, West Virginia, but later moved to Washington, D. C, where they still 
reside. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary 1 8 June, 1 906. 
They had ten children, of whom five are living : 

259. Isaac Lee Hardesty, lives in Pittsburg. Has been in 

the office of the Pennsylvania Railroad over twenty 
years. He is married and has no children. 

260. Roberta Hardesty, married Capt. McBlain, U. S. A., 

who died in Houston, Texas, and was interred in the 
National Cemetery at Arlington. They resided at 
Ft. Riley, Kansas, and after his death she was ap- 
pointed postmistress at that place by President 
Roosevelt and has served two terms. They had one 
son, John F. McBlain, who is now a lad of eleven 

261. Ben Ficklin Hardesty lives in Chicago and is in railroad 

work also. He is married and has two children: 
Elizabeth Harris and Josephine Roberta. 

262. Fred S. Hardesty, lives in WaAington, D. C. Married 

Eustacia Boyle. They have two children: Eustacia 
B. and Fred Lee. 


263. William Slau^ter Hardesty is a physician living in 
Washington, D. C, He is a graduate of George 
Washington University and holds a position with the 
United States Geological Survey and Interstate Com- 
merce Commission. He married Miss Stuart and has 
no children. 

100. Mary White, daughter of White and Mary (Ficklin) White 

(No. 31), married Nelson Fant. They had two daughters and one son : 

264. Louisa White, married Festus Williams of Missouri, and 

had two children. 
263. Juliet White, married and died in early life. 
266. William Slaughter White, married Miss Saunders and 

resided at Sherboume, Kentucky. They had several 


101. Fanny Elbert, daughter of Dr. Elbert and Elizabeth (Ficklin) Elbert, 
married a Mr. Everett, who died after a few years, leaving her with two 
children. They lived in Ohio. 

102. Elizabeth Elbert, daughter of Dr. Elbert and Elizabeth (Ficklin) El- 
bert, married Rev. Mr. Walker of the Methodist church. They lived in 
Ohio and had no children. 

1 03. John Downes Elbert, son of Dr. Elbert and Elizabeth (Ficklin) Elbert, 
married Miss Hilt of Indiana. They emigrated to Van Buren county, 
Iowa, at an early period of its settlement. He died in the summer of 
1855, leaving a widow and several children: Anna, Samuel H., Re- 
becca, Leroy, Benjamin and Daniel. Samuel H. Elbert, mentioned 
above, married in 1 863, a daughter of Governor Evans of Colorado, and 
was afterwards territorial governor of Colorado, and one of the first 
justices of its Supreme Court. Elbert county, Colorado, was named for 

Anna Elbert married Judge Townsend, and resided at Albia, Iowa. 
They had several children. 


Rebecca Elbert, married a Mr. Clark, and resided also at Albia, 
Iowa* They had several children. 

Leroy Elbert was a graduate of West Point. Never married. 
Was a captain in the Federal Army and died during the Civil War. 

1 04. Fielding Bell, son of F. Bell and Sarah (FicUin) Bell (No. 34) , mar^ 
ried and emigrated to Missouri. Nothing more is known of him. 

105. Mary Bell, daughter of F. Bell and Sarah (Ficklin) Bell (No. 34), 
married a Mr. Caruthers, and resided a long while in Wheeling, West 
Virginia* She survived her husband and moved to Bloomfield. They 
had three children, one a daughter, Charlotte Caruthers, married a Mr. 
Trimble, a lawyer, who ranked as colonel, and was killed during the 
Civil War. 

1 08. Orlando B. Ficklin, son of William Augustus, was one of the foremost 
citizens of Illinois, a broad-minded statesman, and more widely known in 
public life than any other member of the Ficklin family. The following 
biography is taken from Chapman Bros.* History of Coles County, 111., 
Chicago, 1885: 

^'Orlando B. Ficklin, one of the most prominent and useful citizens 
\^o ever honored Coles county, and one who in many respects did more 
in its behalf than any other man, was bom December 1 6, 1 808. 

**He was the son of William and Elizabeth Kenner (Williams) 
Ficklin, natives of Virginia, but who removed to Kentucky where their 
son, Orlando, was bom. He received a practical education in the 
schools of Kentucky and Missouri, whither his parents subsequently 
removed, and passed one year in Princeton College, Caldwell Co., Ky. 
He commenced the study of law at Potosi, Washington Co., Mo., and 
during the winter of 1 829 and 1 830 prosecuted his legal studies in Tran- 
sylvania University, and in the law office of Gen. Robert Farris at St. 

*'In the spring of 1 830 he was admitted to the bar at Belleville, St. 
Clair Co., 111., and commenced the practice of law in Mt. Carmel, Wa- 
bash county. 


**In 1832 Mr. Ficklin entered Capt Jordan*s company and went 
to the Black Hawk War, serving as quartermaster* and in the following 
year he was elected colonel of the militia of Wabash county, and shortly 
afterwards began his political career, which was one of the most honor- 
able and brilliant enjoyed by any of his contemporaries. 

**In August, 1 834, he was elected to the lower house of the legisla- 
ture, and was chosen by that body as state's attorney for the Wabash 
Circuit. In 1837 he removed to Charleston and the ensuing year repre- 
sented Coles county in the legislature. In 1842 he was again elected 
to the legislature, and in the following year was made the member of 
Congress from the Wabash district, and was re-elected in the years 1 844 
and 1846. 

*'At the close of his long public career he resumed the practice of 
law in Charleston, but his services were considered too valuable to the 
public to be permitted to lead a quiet life, and in 1 850 he was returned 
to Congress. In 1 836 he was a member of the Democratic convention 
at Cincinnati, which nominated James Buchanan for president, and in 
1 860 was a member of the National convention held at Charleston, S. C. 
In 1 864 he was a delegate to the National convention held at Chicago 
and which nominated George B. McClellan for president, and in 1 869-70 
represented the counties of Coles, Moultrie and Douglas in the State 
Constitutional convention. In 1 878 he was elected to the house of repre- 
sentatives in the state legislature. He was the elector for the state at 
large three terms, the last was when Cleveland was elected president. 

'*The Hon. O. B. Ficklin was faithful in the discharge of his public 
duties, which were heaped upon him, and possessed the respect and esteem 
of his political constituents. He devoted his time and talents to the 
service of the state with a spirit of devotion and unselfishness. After a 
long and useful life, chequered by many national vicissitudes, he passed 
from the busy scenes of earth May 3, 1885. 

**It is with pleasure that the publishers place the portrait of this 
lamented and honored citizen on an accompansring page, the first in the 
volume, a fitting place for the man represented. 

"Mrs. O. B. Ficklin, the widow of the late Orlando B. Ficklin, is 
the daughter of Walter T. and Nancy (Lane) Colquitt, of Georgia.'* 

Orlando Btll FJcklin. of Illin. 


The widow of Orlando B. Ficklin died 1 4 September, 1 895. Their 
descendants are as follows :t 

267. Walter, died in infancy. 

268. Augustus W.. married Nettie Highland, and died 19 

February, 1876, and had one son, Augustus W., who 
is unmarried and lives at Charleston, 111. 

269. Orlando Bell, married Mary Wright, and died 1 1 Feb- 

ruary, 1894. His children were: Joseph C, of 
Charleston, 111. ; Mary K., who married J. J. Richey, 
of Champaign, 111. ; and Samuel Wright, a seaman in 
the U. S. Navy. 

270. Alfred C, married Emma Weiss, 24 September, 1877, 

and died 9 August, 1 903. His widow survived him 
and is living in Fresno county, California. Their chil- 
dren are : Orlando B., died 9 April, 1 889 ; Otto W., 
who is unmarried and in business in Joplin, Missouri; 
Lizzie Colquitt, died 13 November, 1886; Walter 
Colquitt, living in Kerman, California ; Emily Colquitt, 
who married Lewis C. Perley, and resides at Missoula, 

271. Joseph Colquitt, married Susie Thomas and resides in 

Chicago. They have one son, James Roberts, who is 
associated with his father in business. 

111. Joseph Ficklin, Sr., son of Jared and Elizabeth (Dunklin) Ficklin, 
was bom in Danville, Kentucky, in 1 8 1 1 . In 1 83 1 he married Eleanor 
Wilson Brown.t They lived first on a farm near Salvisa, in Mercer 
county, but later moved to a farm between Pleasant Hill and Harrods- 
burg, the former a village inhabited by the Shakers. Here he engaged 

tData concerning the detcendanli of Orlando B. Ficklin was fumiihed by Mrs. Emma WeiM 
Ficklin, of Kerman, Fresno Co., Calif. 

tEleanor Wilson Brown, bom 6 October, 1815, was a daughter of Wm. Bro«vn, bom 22 July, 
1786, died 9 Apnl, 1855, and wife, Nancy (Cecil) Brown, bom 4 February, 1791. died 11 June, 1868. 
both of Mercer county. Ky. William Bro«vn was ton of Wm. Brown, senior, and Isabella Scott. Nancy 
Cecil was daughter of James Cecil and wife, EUeanor Wilton, who died 19 June, 1844. — From note book 
of Joseph FicUin, of Columbia, Mo., 1876. 


in wagon making and farming. His wife died 26 January, 1 849, and is 
buried on her father's old farm, which is about five miles from Harrods- 
burg, on the Lexington Tumpike. The grave is appropriately marked. 
To this union were bom : 

*272. Joseph, Jr. 

*273. Mary Ellen. 

*274. Sarah A. 

*275. James William. . 

*276. Nancy. 

*277. John Cecil. 

*278. Catherine. ) ^ . 

*279. Taylor. f^^"*' 

After the death of his first wife, Joseph Ficklin, in 1 85 1 , emigrated 
to Trenton, Missouri. Here he married, second, Mrs. Nancy Carter, a 
widow with two children, John and Betsy Carter. At the outbreak of 
the Civil War, he was living at Linneus, Missouri, where he owned a farm 
and general store. These were plundered by Federal soldiers in 1861. 
He then started a hotel at Chillicothe, Missouri, but this was confiscated, 
as he was a Southern sympathizer. Then, over fifty years of age, he 
joined the Confederate forces of General Sterling Price, and became a 
member of the body guard of that general, serving through the early years 
of the War. He died in Columbia, Missouri, 8 December, 1 87 1 , and is 
buried in the cemetery there. Nancy Carter Ficklin survived her husband. 
She and her daughter Betsy are buried in the cemetery at Colusa, Cali- 
fornia. To this union were bom : t 

*280. Nellie. 
*281. Annie. 
*282. Herbert. 

1 12. John Ficklin, son of Jared and Elizabeth (Dunklin) Ficklin, did not 
marry. He died about 1 875, and is buried in the cemetery at Chillicothe, 
Missouri, t 

tData coBceraing ifaif Jowph Ficklin was fumiihed by his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Newman, of 
Columbia, Mo. 

tData concerning this John Ficklin was furnished by Nicholas F. Ficklin, of Union, Oregon. 


113. Robert Ficklin, son of Jared and Elizabeth (Dunklin) Ficklin, was 
bora in 1816. He was an intelligent and prosperous farmer, living at 
Pleasant Ridge in Davies county, Kentucky. He died about 1893. 
He married Sarah Shortridge. She died in 1 897. Their children were : t 

^283. WaiiamJ. 

^284. Maiy. 

*285. Robert, Jr. 

^286. Narcissa. 

*287. Florence. 

^288. Susan. 

*289. Sarah. 

1 14. William T. Ficklin, son of Jared and Elizabeth (Dunklin) Ficklin, 
was bora in Danville, Kentucky, 6 April, 1818. He married Fetna Ann 
Fleece; they emigrated to Trenton, Missouri, in 1832, and in 1864, 
crossed the plains and mountains with an ox team and settled in Union 
county, Oregon. William Ficklin died in 1889, his wife survived him 
and died in Baker City, Oregon, in August, 1 899. Both are buried at 
Union. Their children were:t 

*290. Robert 

*291. Nicholas F. 

^292. JohnC. 

^293. MaryW. 

*294. Joseph. Ixwins 

^295. George D. \ ^'^'' 

n96. Jared. 

^297. Sandusky D. 

*298. Thomas. 

115. Sarah Ann Ficklin, daughter of Jared and Elizabeth (Dunklin) Fick- 
lin, married Dr. Clinton Bluford Fleece, brother of Fetna Ann Fleece, 
mentioned above (see No. 114). Sarah Fleece died in 1843, a few 

tDala coDcanuBg this Robert Ficklin was funiiahed by his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Ficklin, of 

tData concerning this William T. Ficklin was furnished by his son, Nicholas F. Ficklin, of 
Union, Oregoii. 


weeks after the birth of her youngest son. She is buried m Kentucky. 
Their children were:t 

*299. John Caldwell Fleece. 

*300. Elizabeth H. Fleece. 

*30l . Wm. Hamilton Fleece. 

[Dr. Fleece, bom 2 Januaiy, 1818, was subsequently married three times. 
He moved to Trenton, Missouri, in 1 838, and to North Salem, Indiana, 
in 1863, where he died 28 October, 1883.] 

123. Jarrett Ficklin, son of William and Frances (Walker) Ficklm, died 
many years ago. He married Marah Scott and lived at Jeffersonville, 
Montgomery county, Kentucky. His widow is still living at that place. 
Their children were : 

302. John William, who married Miss Lizzie Borders. 

303. Charles Scott, married Miss Ann Adams, and resides at 

Salem, Oregon. 

304. James Thomas, is dead; he married Sarah Kelley and 

lived at Jeffersonville, Ky. 
303. A. Walker, married Julia Barnes, and lives in Jefferson- 
ville, Kentucky. 

306. Fannie, married E. S. G>ngleton, and lives at Camargo, 

In addition to the above they had the following four sons, who are 
not married, and are living in Montgomeiy county, Kentucky. 

307. Jarrett Price. 

308. Joseph McClellan. 

309. Laban F. 

3 1 0. Henry Clay. 

124. Ellen Ficklin, daughter of Thomas and Maiy (Goodloe) Ficklin, mar- 
ried James M. Graham — being his second wife. They had four children, 
names not known. 

tData concerning tfaii Sarah Ficklin wat furnished by her son, Wm. H. Fleece, of Portland, Oregoii, 
and her granddaughter, Mrs. Mollie F. Robbins, of Warmsprings, Oregon. 


123. John Ficklin, son of Thomas and Mary (Goodloe) Ficklin, was born 
in Bath county, Kentucky, in 1 822. He was a soldier in the War with 
Mexico, being in the battle of Buena Vista, 23 February, 1847, and 
others. In 1 848 he married Sarah A. Graham, daughter of James M. 
Graham, mentioned above (see No. 124). In 1857-59 he represented 
Bath county in the legislature. When the Civil War broke out he assisted 
in organizing the Confederate Army in Kentucky, and was at one time 
commander of all the forces in eastern Kentucky. He afterwards raised 
a regiment of which he was colonel, and which bore his name. With this 
he served till the close of the War. In 1 868 he was elected sheriff of 
Bath county, but being disqualified by Act of Congress, resigned — his 
oldest son, James G., being elected in his stead. In 1882 he emigrated 
with his family to Clinton county, Missouri, where he died 22 February, 
1 893. To this couple were bom fifteen children, ten of whom grew to 
manhood or womanhood : 

*3 1 1 . James G. 

*3 1 2. Thomas. 

*313. Margaret M. 

*314. Ellen. 

*315. John. 

*3 1 6. Sarah. 

*317. Robert Lee. 

*318. Stuart. 

*319. Henry Walker. 

*320. Kate. 

126. James Price Ficklin, son of Thomas and Mary (Goodloe) Ficklm, was 
bom in Kentucky. He married, first. Miss Margaret Berry. To this 
union no children were bom. He married, second. Miss M. A. Dawson. 
One child was bom : 

321. Margaret, bom 17 October, 1846; died 31 August, 

He married, third, Margaret Myers. To them were bom five sons, 
one d3ring in infancy unnamed. Tliis family moved to Hill county, Texas 
(near Hillsboro), in 1882. James P. Ficklin died 26 January, 1901. 
Margaret (Myers) Ficklin died 1 8 May, 1904. The children were: 


322. Joseph P., born 27 April, 1855; married Fannie M. 

Kincart, 1 6 December, 1 894. They live at Hillsboro, 
Texas, and have six children: Chalmer J., bom 8 
November, 1895; Margaret H., bom 12 October, 
1896; Lucy H., bom 16 August, 1898; Cora B., 
bom 6 April, 1901 ; Clara Blanche, bom 13 May, 
1 903 ; Joseph Bailey, bom 22 December, 1 906, died 
4 March, 1907. 

323. Thomas, bom 4 May, 1 857 ; died 2 October, 1 857. 

324. Elias J., bora 1 1 November, 1858; married Miss Clara 

24 December, 1 883. They live at Hillsboro 

and have eight children: Margaret, bom 25 July, 
1885, died 3 Febmary, 1886; Mattie Earle, bom 7 
August, 1887; J. Milton, bom 10 Febmaiy, 1890; 
Etta Jess, bom 1 6 July, 1 892 ; Lucile, bora 9 Novem- 
ber, 1895, died 14 December, 1895; James Bryan, 
bom 27 January, 1897, died 18 May, 1903; Nina 
May, bom 30 May, 1900, died 12 October, 1900; 
Charles Benson, bora 16 November, 1901. 

325. William, bom 31 December, 1859; died 3 November. 


127. Newton Ficklin, son of Thomas and Mary (Goodloe) Ficklin, died 

128. Joseph Ficklin, son of Thomas and Mary (Goodloe) Ficklin, crossed 
the plains to California in 1 849, and died there hunting gold. 

129. Thomas Ficklin, son of Thomas and Mary (Goodloe) Ficklin, died at 
Matamoras, during the war with Mexico, while a soldier in the Army of 
General Zachary Taylor. 

1 30. Madison Ficklin, son of Thomas and Mary (Goodloe) Ficklin, died 

143. Anthony Killgore, son of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Killgore, was 
bom m Mason county, Kentucky, 29 October, 1813. Married Mary 


Graves 1 1 February » 1841. Died in Clinton county, Missouri, 4 Octo- 
ber, 1 876. They had a son : 

326. John Barker Killgore, who lived for a number of years in 
Denver, but now resides at Oktaha, Oklahoma. 

144. Julia Ann Killgore, daughter of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Killgore, 
was bom 5 August, 1815. 

145. John Ficklin Killgore, son of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Killgore, 
was bom in Mason county, Kentucky, 2 November, 1817. Married 
Harriet Pasrton, 8 October, 1 840. 

146. Robert James Killgore, son of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Killgore, 
was bom in Mason county, Kentucky, 29 Februaiy, 1820; married Alice 
Van Syckle, 3 January, 1843. He resided at Flemington, N. J., where 
he was editor and proprietor of the ^'Hunterdon County Democrat.** He 
died 29 September, 1898. They have a son, Anthony Killgore, who 
resides at Flemington, and is engaged in journalism ; and a daughter, Mrs. 
Charles H. Chapman. 

147. Joseph Heniy Killgore, son of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Killgore, 
was bora 29 May, 1 822 ; died 1 3 August, 1 824. 

148. Lucy Killgore, daughter of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Killgore, was 
bom 5 February, 1 824 ; died 7 June, 1 839. 

149. Angelina Killgore, daughter of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Killgore, 
was bora in Mason county, Kentucky, 20 April, 1 826 ; died 26 February, 

150. Melvina Killgore, daughter of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Killgore, 
was bora in Mason county, Kentucky, 22 December, 1828. Married 
William F. Sallee, 29 Januaiy, 1 846. 

151. Charles Heniy Killgore, son of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Killgore, 
was bom 15 April, 1831 ; died 5 May, 1833. 

1 52. Sarah Ann Killgore, daughter of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Killgore, 
was bom in Mason county, Kentucky, II June, 1833. She married 
Joseph Burton 22 June, 1858, and lived near Washington, Kentucky, 
where Mr. Burton died 15 August, 1867, leaving one child, a daughter, 
who afterwards married Theodore Myers of St. Louis, a leading whole- 


sale druggist. Sarah Ann Burton married, second. Porter M. Austin, in 
April, 1 87 1 . Mr. Austin was a lawyer of Kansas City, Missouri, and 
here they lived for many years, but subsequently living in Oakland, Cali- 
fornia, St. Louis and Savannah, Georgia, until a few years ago, when they 
moved to Brooklyn, New York, where Mr. Austin had an extensive in- 
surance business. Sarah Ann Austin died in Brooklyn 21 May, 1909, 
and is buried in Kansas City, beside her daughter, Mrs. Myers. 

1 53. Judith Ellen Killgore, daughter of Charles and Lucy (Ficklin) Kill- 
gore, was bom 21 April, 1836; died 7 February, 1837. 

1 54. Anna Hopkinson Ficklin, daughter of Robert and Alice (Cox) Ficklin, 
was bom 20 July. 1 842. Married Capt. James A. Lee, of the Federal 
Army, 31 May, 1866. Captain Lee died 14 September, 1870, leaving 
no children. His widow is living in Maysville, Kentucky. 

1 55. Caroline Kenyon Ficklin, daughter of Robert and Alice (Cox) Ficklin, 
was bom 2 October, 1 843, and died 6 September, 1 844. 

1 56. Allen Bmce Ficklin, son of Robert and Alice (Cox) Ficklin, was bom 
28 January, 1 845, and died 4 July, 1 846. 

157. Alice Ficklin, daughter of Robert and Alice (Cox) Ficklin, was bom 
in the old homestead in West Fourth Street in Maysville, 21 August, 
1 846. Here she died 8 March, 1 908. Her untimely death was caused 
by the severe nervous shock resulting from the sudden death of her brother, 
Robert, which occurred a few days previous. She was never married. 
She took a lively interest in family history and contributed much valuable 
information used in this book. She is buried in the Maysville cemetery. 

1 58. Lucy Adelaide Ficklin, daughter of Robert and Alice (Cox) Ficklin, 
was bom 1 6 June, 1 848. Married William C. Shacklef ord 1 6 June, 
1 870. They live in Chicago, and to them were bom three daughters : 

327. Anna Chambers Shacklef ord was bom 30 April, 187t> 

and lives with her parents in Chicago. 

328. Alice Lee Shackleford was bom 1 8 January, 1 877. 

329. Carrie Keith Shackleford, bom 23 Febmary, 1 880 ; died 

1 June, 1895. 


1 59. Robert Ficklin, son of Robert and Alice (Cox) Ficklin, was bom 1 3 
March, 1850, and married Imogene McLaughlin, daughter of C. A. 
McLaughlin of Covington, Kentucky, 18 January, 1877. He was in 
young manhood associated with his father in the dry goods business in 
Maysville. He later engaged in traffic on the Ohio river, and afterwards 
was agent for the Louisville and Nashville railroad at Maysville. He 
died 5 February, 1 908, and is buried in the Maysville cemetery. His 
two children are : 

330. Julia Burton, bom 31 August, 1878. Married Dr. S. 

R. Harover, and lives at Maysville. They have three 
children: Robert Ficklin Harover, bom 31 July, 
1900; Eliza Lee Harover, bom I September,* 1901, 
died May, 191 1 ; Samuel R. Harover, bom 28 Jan- 
uary, 1904. 

33 1 . Imogene Kenyon, bom 4 November, 1 892, married Ray- 

mond D. Ross, and lives in Covington, Kentucky. 
They have two children: Raymond Dudley Ross, 
Jr., bom 20 August 1907; Jane Hamilton Ross, bom 
March, 1911. 

1 60. Horatio Ficklin, son of Robert and Alice (Cox) Ficklin, was bom 3 
December, 1 85 1 , is a bachelor and is in business in Maysville. He re- 
sides at the old homestead in West Fourth Street, which has been the 
family residence for over seventy years. 

161. Christopher DeAtley Ficklin, son of Famous, was bom in 1798 and 
died about 1850. He lived in Richmond county, Virginia. He mar- 
ried, first. Miss Louisa Franklin. Their children are all dead, and were 
as follows: 

^332. William. 
*333. Thomas Dorsey. 
*334. Virginia. 

Christopher DeAdey Ficklin married, second, Mary Wright, 
daughter of Capt. Geo. M. Wright (1812) and Catherine Pope Sand- 


ford, and was a great-granddaughter of Arthur Middleton, signer of the 
Declaration of Independence. She died in 1 899» aged 83. There were 
thirteen children by this marriage, of whom two are living : 

*335. Eugene D. 

^336. Theodore H. 

1 65. John Fielding Ficklen, son of James Grant and Katherine (Davenport) 
Ficklen. lived, first, at FredeHcksburg, Virginia. He married 2 Novem- 
ber, 1 847, his first cousin, Sarah Anne Slau^ter (No. 210), daughter of 
William and Harriet (Ficklen) Slaughter, who was bom at the **Hermit- 
age'* in Culpeper county, 26 July, 1 824. TTiis family, after 1 860, re- 
sided at **Oaklawn*' in Danville, Virginia. John Fielding was a banker. 
He died 8 February, 1 872 ; his wife 24 June, 1 894. Both are buried 
in Danville. There were seven children, as follows : 

337. James William, bom 10 August, 1848; did not marry; 

died 17 October, 1878. 

338. Harriet, bom 7 December, 1 849 ; died 30 May, 1 862. 

339. Warren Slau^ter, bom 1 7 March, 1 85 1 ; married Lucy 

Balling Langhome of Lynchburg, 23 July, 1879. 
They lived in Danville. She died in 1 883. He died 
7 January, 1902. They had one son, ]chn Lang- 
home, bom 1 4 September, 1 883. Warren Slau^ter 
Ficklen married, second, Molly Bandy of Roanoke, 
Virginia. To this union were bom no children. 

340. Sarah Campbell, bom 5 August, 1 833 ; died 30 May, 


341. John Davenport, bom 11 December, 1839; married 

Mary V. Lyon of Atlanta, Georgia, 9 June, 1892. 
They lived in Danville. He died 5 August, 1894, 
leaving one son: John Davenport, Jr., bom 1893. 

342. Harry Campbell, frequently mentioned elsewhere m this 

volume, is a graduate of the University of Virginia, 
is not married, and is one of the most prominent young 
business men in Danville. 

Harry Cunpl>«11 Ficklen, of Danville. Virginia. 

"Thoagh hrenchtt tvtr irow apart. 
When from the parent ifem f/iey tiart 
Thci touch again in hroadtnmg reach 
And Uata »ill vhuper taeh la tacb 
—H. C. F.. 1910. 


343. Catherine Nelson, was married to Alexander Humphrey 

Robinson of Louisville, Kentucky, 9 June, 1891. 
They have one son, Goldsborough Robinson, born 

166. Ellen Douglas Ficklen, daughter of James Grant and Katherine 
(Davenport) Ficklen, married her cousin, Charles Gideon Brown, son of 
Wm. and Sarah Ficklen Brown (No. 202) ; both are buried in Char- 
lottesville, Virginia. Their children were : 

344. Charles Brown, never married. 

345. James Brovsn, never married. 

346. Kate D. Brown, who lives in Norfolk, Virginia. 

167. James Burwell Ficklen, son of James Grant, and Katherine (Daven- 
port) Ficklen. The following biography was prepared by his daughter, 
Mrs. Kate Ficklen Marshall, of Lynchburg, Virginia, largely from news- 
paper cuttings : 

"James Burwell Ficklen was bom at ^Belleville,* near Winchester, 
Virginia, October 1 , 1 83 1 . His father died when he was eleven years 
of age, whereupon he and his widowed mother and several sisters moved 
to Winchester. He was first employed at the dry goods house of John 
Sherrard. He displayed rare business talent and was a zealous student 
of literature. In 1 850 he moved to Fredericksburg and became a mem- 
ber of the dry goods firm of Ficklen, Halmer & Wallace. G>ntinuing 
in this prosperous business till 1855, when seeking a larger field, he estab- 
lished in Richmond the diy goods firm of Ficklen & Watkins, which con- 
tinued till the outbreak of the Civil War. July 11,1 860, he married 
Miss Fannie A. Pannill of Pittsylvania county, Virginia. 

**He was a member of the Richmond Howitzers, commanded by 
Maj. Geo. W. Randolph, and was on duty at Harper*s Ferry and 
Charlestown during the raid and capture of John Brown. In 1863 he 
purchased a large plantation on James river in Buckingham county, 
known as the *Red House Plantation,* and was detailed to raise supplies 
for the Confederacy. Here later, after retirement from active business, 
he had the opportunity to indulge his natural taste and devoted much of 
his time to literary pursuits and collected a large libraiy. 


**He represented Buckingham county m the Virginia legislature for 
many years and his equal in debate could not be found. The Richmond 
* Whig* of February 1 6, 1 878, in editorial comment on one of his speeches 
before the house of delegates* speaks of it as one of the finest ever de- 
livered in the Virginia house. In 1876 he was delegate at large from 
Virginia to the National Democratic convention at St. Louis» at which 
he seconded the nomination of Samuel J. Tilden for president* using the 
words: *Give us Tilden and we will give you the electoral vote from 
the Potomac to the Rio Grande.* Whereupon Floumoy of South Caro- 
lina caught up the expression and shouted : *Give us Tilden and we will 
give you the solid South.* Tliis is claimed to be the origin of the expres- 
sion *Solid South.* In 1 878 he was commissioner from Virginia to the 
Paris Exposition. 

**The strain of public life now began to tell on his naturally delicate 
constitution* and on January 31, 1883, this noble life came to an untimely 
end. He is buried in the Presbyterian churchyard at New Canton, near 
his old home in Buckingham.* 

His children are : 

347. Kate Fielding, married 24 June, 1885, Mr. Hunter 

Marshall of Lynchburg, Virginia. Their home is at 
Lynchburg, but they spend much of their time in 
Florida. Mrs. Marshall has contributed much valua- 
ble information used in this book. They have one 
son: Hunter Marshall, Jr., who is at present a law 
student at the University of Virginia. 

348. Samuel Pannill, married Elise Daviette Carbell. He 

holds the enviable record of being the leading repre- 
sentative m the United States of the Travelers* Insur- 
ance Company (Life). He lives in Washington, D. 
C, and has two children: Daviette Carbell and 

349. Maria Louisa, is dead — never married. 

350. Elizabeth Stuart, married Holman Myers, who died 

leaving no children. His widow resides in Hunting- 
ton, West Virginia. 

fell Ficklen. of Buckinghun County. Viigmi 


351. Edward Bancroft, married Elmira Ward Skinner, and 

lives at Greenville, North Carolina. They have two 
children : James Skinner and Edward Bancroft, Jr. 

352. Anne Eliza, married Gilbert Carey Jeter. He died 

leaving three children. His widow lives in Bedford 
City, Virginia. Their children are : Fielding Ficklen 
Jeter, Frances Lx)uisa Jeter, Gilbert Carey Jeter. 

353. Ellen Douglas, married Louis Chesterfield Arthur, and 

lives in Greenville, North Carolina. They have six 
children: James Ficklen Arthur, Louis Chesterfield 
Arthur, Jr., Ellen Douglas Arthur, Virginia Laiigh- 
inghouse Arthur, Nannie Russel Arthur, Robert 
Bruce Arthur. 

354. James B., is pastor of the Inman Park Presbyterian 

church, of Atlanta, Georgia. He married Miss Ruth 
Vannerson, of Atlanta, 31 July, 191 1 . 

355. Willie Letcher, married Geo. B. Hiighes, who died leav- 

ing no children. She married, second, Bennett Wes- 
ley Moseley. They live in Greenville, North Caro- 
lina, and have two children : Frances Venable Mose- 
ley and Bennett W. Moseley, Jr. 

168. Nannie Ficklen, daughter of James Grant and Katherine (Davenport) 
Ficklen, married S. S. Howison in Alexandria, both are buried at 
Fredericksburg, Virginia. They had seventeen children, all of whom 
died in infancy, except six. 

356. Marion L. Howison, who married Dr. W. W. Smith, of 

the Randolph Macon College at Lynchburg. Dr. 
Smith is one of the foremost educators of the South. 

357. Allan M. Howison, who married Annie Hotchkiss. 

They live in Staunton, Virginia, and have one child, 
Nellie M. Howison. 

358. James F. Howison, who married, first, Alice Jackson. 

They had six children: Marion L., Alice, Telka, 
James, Nancy and Jackson. He married, second. 


Mary Anderson of Richmond, Virginia. They have 
one child and reside in Memphis, Tennessee. 

359. Susie D. Howison, who never married. 

360. Robert C. Howison, who is not married and lives in 

Richmond, Virginia: 

361. Nannie Howison, who married Joseph Riddick. They 

have several small children and live at Wytheville, 

169. Susan Matthews Ficklen, daughter of James Grant, and Katherine 
(Davenport) Ficklen, married 28 May, 1868, Dr. Edward Jaquelin 
Harrison of Cumberland county, Virginia, who was surgeon in the Con- 
federate Army for four years, and stationed at the Chimbarazo hospital, 
Richmond. They are living in Kingston, New York. Their children 

362. James Burwell Harrison, never married. 

363. Henry Jaquelin Harrison, died, aged 29. Never mar- 


364. Bessie Ambler Harrison, married James Overton Win- 

ston, of Louisa county, Virginia, who was constructing 
engineer of the famous Wachusett dam near Boston, 
Massachusetts, and is now engaged on the Oshokan 
dam in the Catskills for supplying New York City 
with water. They live at Kingston, New York. 
Their children are: William Alexander Winston, 
James Overton Winston, Jr., Jaquelin Ambler Win- 
ston, Randolph Harrison Winston. 

365. Katharine Davenport Harrison is not married and lives 

with her parents at Kingston, New York. 

1 70. Rebecca Davenport Ficklen, daughter of James Grant and Katherine 
(Davenport) Ficklen, married A. H. Miller, and lived, first, in Balti- 
more, but later moved to Saltville, Virginia. She is still living. They 
had five children : 

366. Ada Miller, not married. 

367. Henry Miller, not married. 


368. Nannie Miller, married John McGavock. They have 

one child and live at Arlington* Virginia. 

369. Elizabeth Miller, married Julian S. Gertchins. They 

have no children and reside at Saltville, Virginia. 

370. Ellen Miller, married Henry Jacocke. They have one 

child and live at Saltville, Virginia. 

171. Elizabeth Ficklen, daughter of George and Fannie (Kennon) Ficklen. 
married Thomas Hill of Culpeper county, Virginia, in 1835. They had 
four children : 

371. Fentres Hill, married A. C. Jennings. Their children 

are: (a) Thomas C. Jennings, who lives at Wray, 
Colorado, is judge of the Yuma county court, and has 
two children, Mary and Bernard, (b) Henry Jen- 
nings, married Mattie Burgess, lives at Baltimore, and 
has three children: Lulu, Carol! and Burgess, 
(c) Elizabeth Jennings, died not married, (d) Lulu 
Jennings, married Frank Brown and died, leaving one 
child: Eloise. (e) Guy Jennings, married Minnie 
Bowen and has two children: Lillie and Clareta. 
(f) G. Powell Jennings, married Sarah Watson and 
lives at Durango, Mexico. They have two children : 
William Powell and Hazel Hill. 

372. G. Powell Hill, married Mattie McVeigh, and has four 

children : (a) I. Newton Hill, who died not married, 
(b) Malvern Hill, married Etta Jones, lives at Rich- 
mond, Virginia, and has one child, (c) Lilly A. 
Hill, died not married, (d) Charles B. Hill, lives 
somewhere in the West. He first married Miss Mit- 
chell, and had a son and daughter. His first wife is 
dead and he has married again. 

373. William A. Hill, married Fannie P. , and died 

without issue. 

374. Louisa V. Hill, is not married, and lives at Culpeper, 



1 72. Harriet Ficklen, daughter of George and Fannie (Kennon) Ficklen, 
married J. Lawrence Stringfellow, and lives in Culpeper, Virginia. They 
have two sons : 

375. Thornton Stringfellow, who married Cora Ewing. 

376. Geo. Ficklen Stringfellow* married* first, Elizabeth Spin- 

dle, no children ; second, Ellen Summerville, and had 
one son ; third, married Mary McMullen, and had two 

1 73. Fannie M. Ficklen, daughter of George and Fannie (Kennon) Ficklen, 
married Dr. A. J. Coons, in 1846. They lived in St. Louis and had 
three daughters : 

377. Fanny Coons, married Spottswood Lomax and has sev- 

eral children. 

378. Fanny Ficklen Coons, married Rev. McKay and lives at 

Omaha. They have three children. 

379. Laura Coons. 

174. Mary Virginia Ficklen, daiighter of George and Fannie (Kennon) 
Ficklen, married Langdon C. Major. They live in Culpeper and have 
two children : 

380. George Ficklen Major, married Ida P. English and lives 

in Culpeper, Virginia. They have two children: 
Nellie L. Major, who married L. W. Spellhouse, and 
L. Cave Major. 

381 . Lizzie Frances Major, who lives at Lakota, Virginia. 

175. Laura Ficklen, daughter of George and Fannie (Kennon) Ficklen, 
married J. Mortimer Spindle, and died in early life. They had one child, 
a daiighter, who married William Major, and has two children, Hattie 
and Lizzie, who are living in Culpeper county. 

1 76. Joseph E. Ficklen, son of George and Fannie (Kennon) Ficklen, mar- 
ried Fannie Mayo Braxton of Fredericksburg. He was a major in the 
5 1 St Virginia Infantry, C. S. A. They live in Culpeper and have three 
children : 

382. George Edward, who is married and has two sons. He 

lives at Orange, Virginia. 


383. Elizabeth Mayo, who married W. H. Landon* and lives 

at Newport News, Virginia. They have four chil- 

384. Carter Braxton, who married Miss Michaux of Rich- 

mond, Virginia. They live in Brooklyn, and have no 

1 77. Sarah Ficklen, daughter of George and Fannie (Kennon) Ficklen, died 

178. Louisa Ficklen, daughter of George and Fannie (Kennon) Ficklen, 
died young. 

1 79. Georgia Ficklen, daughter of George and Fannie (Kennon) Ficklen, 
died at age of 1 6 while at school in St. Louis, and on a visit to her sister, 

180. Lucy Ficklen, daiighter of George and Fanny (Kennon) Ficklen, died 
not married. 

181. Joseph Burwell Ficklen, son of Joseph Burwell and Anne (Fitzhugh) 
Ficklen, married, first. Miss Carry Gordon Hall of Fredericksburg, and 
had one daughter: 

385. Carry Stuart, w4io married Hoomes Johnston, and lives 

in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

He married, second. Miss Ellen Coskie London, of Richmond, Vir- 
ginia. He lived and died in Fredericksburg. To this second union was 
bom one son : 

386. Joseph Burwell. 

182. Edmonia Fitzhu{^ Ficklen, daiighter of Josq>h Burwell and Anne 
(Fitzhugh) Ficklen, married James Parke Corbin of Fredericksburg. 
He died leaving no children. 

183. Nannie Ficklen, daughter of Joseph Burwell and Anne (Fitzhugh) 
Ficklen, married Daniel Murray Lee of Stafford county, Virginia, brother 
of Gen. Fitzhue^ Lee, and nephew of Gen. Robert £. Lee. They live 
at Fredericksburg and have six children^ none married : 

387. Murray Lee. 


388. Joseph Burwell Lcc. 

389. Edmonia Fitzhug^ Lee. 

390. Mary Custis Lee. 

39 1 . Sidney Smith Lee. 

392. Harry Fitzhugh Lee. 

184. William Fitzhugh Ficklen, son of Joseph Burwell and Anne (Fitz- 
hiigh) Ficklen, resides at the old family homestead "Belmont,** in Stafford 
county, near Falmouth. He formerly operated the Bridgewater Mills 
at Fredericksburg. He married Miss Julia Belle Stansbury of *'Snow- 
don,** Spottsylvania county. They have nine children, none married 
except the oldest : 

393. Belle, who married Dr. Owen and resides at Black Wal- 

nut, Halifax county, Virginia. They have two chil- 

394. Joseph Burwell. 

395. Anne Eliza. 
3%. Elize. 

397. Stansbury. 

398. William Fitzhugh, Jr. 

399. G)ntee. 

400. Virginia. 

401. Conway. 

183. George Ficklen, son of Joseph Burwell and Anne (Fitzhugh) Ficklen, 
died not married and is buried at Fredericksburg. 

186. John Rose Ficklen, son of Joseph Burwell and Anne (Fitzhugh) 
Ficklen, was bom in **Belmont,** Falmouth, Virginia, 14 December, 
1838. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1879, and in 
the same year was made Professor of History in Tulane University, New 
Orleans, which position he held with honor to himself and the institution 
till his death, which occurred at Chautauqua, New York, 3 August, 1 907. 
In December, 1 886, he married Miss Bessie Mason Alexander, daiighter 
of General £. P. Alexander, of Georgia. Among his valuable contribu- 
tions to historical literature may be noted his '^Constitutional History of 
Louisiana,** and **History of Reconstruction in Louisiana.** With Grace 


King he was author of **Lx)uisiana History/* and ^'Stories from Louisiana 
History/* and, with Alice Fortier, author of "Mexico and Central Amer- 
ica, etc. 

He is buried at Fredericksburg, Virginia. His widow* who is also 
widely known for her literary contributions, is living in New Orleans. 
Their children are : 

402. Porter Alexander, bom 23 October, 1887; graduated 

(B.S.), Tulane University, 1907, (M.D.) 1911. 
He married Beatrice Reta Kennedy, 3 September, 

403. Elizabeth Fitzhugh, bom 11 May, 1890; graduated 

(B.S. Domestic Science), Teachers* College, G>lum- 
bia University, New York. 

1 87. James Ficklen and ( 1 88) Samuel Ficklen, sons of Fielding and Frances 
(Wingfield) Ficklen, died in childhood. 

189. Joseph Burwell Ficklen, son of Fielding and Frances (Wingfield) 
Ficklen, was, like his father, a physician. He married Miss Julia Weems 
and lived at Washington, Georgia, where he died about 1893, leaving 
no children. His widow lives in Washington, Georgia. 

1 90. Elizabeth Ficklen, daughter of Fielding and Frances (Wingfield) Fick- 
len, married Rev. James P. Boyce, of Charleston, South Carolina, who 
was largely instrumental in establishing the Baptist Theological Seminary, 
first in Greenville, South Carolina, and afterwards moving it to Louisville, 
Kentucky. Both are dead. They left three daughters, who are living 
in Washingtcm, D. C. : 

404. Elizabeth Ficklen Boyce. 
403. Frances Wingfield Boyce. 

406. Lucy Gamsey Boyce. 

191. Georgia Ficklen, daughter of Fielding and Frances (Wingfield) Fick- 
len, married Rev. Morgan Callaway, a Methodist minister and vice- 
president of Emory College at Oxford, Georgia. Both are dead. They 
had one child, a daughter: 

407. Hattie Callaway, who is also dead. 


1 92. Sarah Ficklen. daughter of Fielding and Frances ( Wingfield) Ficklen, 
married Judge David A. Vason of Albany* Georgia, and died leaving no 

193. Mary Ficklen, daughter of Fielding and Frances (Wingfield) Ficklen, 
married Dr. A. J. Almond, and lived for many years in Bedford county, 
Virginia, afterwards moving to Adanta, Georgia, where she died, leaving 
one son: 

408. George Almond, who is living in Atlanta. 

194. William Ficklen, son of Fielding and Frances (Wingfield) Ficklen, 
married Julia Anthony, of Washington, Georgia. Both are dead. 
They had ten children : 

409. Marion, who died in young manhood. 

410. Georgia, who married Rev. A. J. Shankle, a Methodist 

minister, and resides at Ruston, La. They have two 
small boys : Warren Shankle and Arthur Shankle. 

41 1. Julia, married Thomas Pope and resides at Kirkwood, 

near Atlanta, Georgia. They have no children. 

412. James, is married and has several children. He lives at 

Fitzgerald, Georgia. 

413. Burwell, married Miss McAvoy, of Wilkes county, 

Georgia, and moved to^Gamer, Texas. They have 
one child. 

414. Lizzie, married John T. Lowe, and resides at Kirkwood, 

Georgia. They have two sons, one is Thomas Pope 

415. Claudia, lives with her sister, Mrs. Shankle, at Ruston, 


4 1 6. John, died young. 

4 1 7. Susie, died young. 

4 1 8. Bettie, died young. 

195. John Ficklen, son of Fielding and Frances (Wingfield) Ficklen, mar- 
ried Eliza Battle, of Washington, Georgia, and moved to Waco, Texas. 
Both are dead. They left two sons : 

419. John Fielding. 

420. Irvin. 


1 96. Ella Ficklen, daughter of Fielding and Frances ( Wingfield) Ficklen* 
married J. J. Griffin, who is now dead. The widow is living in Atlanta. 
They had four children : 

42 1 . Fielding Griffin, who died in infancy. 

422. Marie Griffin, who matried Phillip Townsend and died 

about six years ago. leaving one child, who is living 
with its grandmother. 

423. Hattie Claire Griffin, and 

424. Louise Griffin, are living with their widowed mother. 

197. Boyce Ficklen, son of Fielding and Frances (Wingfield) Ficklen^ mar- 
ried Mary Hill and resides in Washington, Georgia. They have five 
children : 

425. Fielding, married Celeste Bounds and has three small 

children : Emmie, Fielding, Jr., and Mary Rembert. 

426. Nannielu, married Grier Martin and lives at Clarkston, 

Georgia. They have two little boys: Robert Grier 
Martin and Boyce Martin. 

427. Elnmiie, lives with her parents. 

428. Frances, lives with her parents. 

429. Boyce, Jr., married Miss Lucy Reese. Dillard, 28 June, 

1911, and resides at Washington, Georgia. 

198. Ann Brown, daughter of William and Sarah (Ficklen) Brown, mar- 
ried her cousin, Geo. R. Crigler, a teacher and farmer. Their children 

430. Jennie Crigler, who married Lewis Botts. Their only 

child, Anna Ford Botts, married Charles Browning 
and has several small children. 

43 1 . Roberta Crigler, who is dead. She never married. 

432. William Gideon Crigler, who married Mary Parr, and 

has four children : Allie Moffett, Berta (wdio married 
Ernest Browning) , Hugh and Bessie. 


199. Luanda Brown, daughter of William and Sarah (Ficklen) Brown, 
married Horatio G. Moffett, a lawyer of Rappahannock county, Virginia, 
and for many years attorney for the commonwealth. They resided at 
Washington, Virginia. Their children were : 

433. Molly Moffett, who never married. 

434. William Daniel Moffett, was a captain in the Confederate 

Army. He married Miss Virginia Moore and died 
without issue 30 May, 1869. He was a lawyer of 
great promise. 
433. Walter Franklin Moffett, was a soldier in the Confederate 
Army and was killed at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, 
II May, 1864. 

436. Horatio Gates Moffett, Jr., married Ida Menefee. He 

has for twenty years been prosecuting attorney for 
Rappahannock county, Virginia. Their children are 
William Franklin, Mary Lx)w (who married William 
Strong and has several children), Henry and Horatio 

200. Henrietta Brown, daughter of William and Sarah (Ficklen) Brown, 
married Horatio G. Moffett, the husband of her deceased sister, Lucinda. 
She died childless. 

201 . James F. Brown, son of William and Sarah (Ficklen) Brown, married 
Ellen Crigler. Their children are : 

437. William R., who is not married. 

438. Bettie, who married J. W. Gully. Both are dead, leav- 

ing several children. 

439. Robert C, was a physician. He married, and died 

leaving one child, who is also dead. 

440. Kate, 

441. SallieF., 

442. Molly, 

443. Edward, are all dead. They never married. 

444. Travis Hemdon, is married and has two children : Char- 

lotte Brown and Hemdon Brown. 

445. Bartow, is not married. 


446. Joseph H., married Fannie Browning. Their children 

are : James, Edward, Josephine and Charles. 

447. Frank Moffett, married Lulu Jennings and has one child. 

202. Charles Gideon Brown, son of William and Sarah (Ficklen) Brown, 
married Ellen Douglas Ficklen (see No. 166). 

203. Sarah William Brown, daughter of William and Sarah (Ficklen) 
Brown, was bom 1 6 September, 1 824 ; married John Moffett, a brother 
of Horatio G. Moffett, and died 2 1 April, 1 894. They lived on their 
plantation at "Solitude*' on Thornton river in Culpeper county, Virginia. 
Mr. Moffett died many years ago. Their children are: 

448. William Walter Moffett, who married Jessie Mary 

Dudley, of Rappahannock county, Virginia, and re- 
sides at Salem, Virginia. He is judge of the Twen- 
tieth Judicial Circuit. Their children are as follows : 
Willie Gates, John Daniel, Fanny Dudley, Sarah 
Achsah, Mary Lx)is. 

449. Sallie Ficklen Moffett, who married Rev. T. P. Brown, 

a Baptist minister of Culpeper county, Virginia. 
They have one child: John Roberts Moffett Brown. 

450. Daniel A. Moffett, married Julia Booth, and resides in 

Baltimore, where he is a member of the wholesale dry 
goods firm of Tregallis Hertie & Co. They have one 
child : William Walter Moffett. 

45 1 . John Roberts Moffett, was a Baptist minister of distinc- 

tion, and a temperance leader of influence. He was 
brutally assassinated in Danville, Virginia, on the night 
of 1 1 November, 1 892, during a temperance cam- 
paign in that city. The Rev. S. H. Thompson, 
president of Scottsbury Normal College, has written 
an appropriate biography of this martyr. The volume 
consists of about 300 pages and was printed by the 
widow, who was Miss Pearl Bruce of Halifax county, 
Virginia. The children of this couple are: Daniel 
Bruce Moffett and Maggie £. Moffett. 


204. Elizabeth Susan Slaughter* daughter of William and Harriet (Ficklen) 
Slaughter, was bom in Culpeper county, Virginia, 21 January, 1815, 
and lived to be over 80 years of age. She married Reuben Gamett of 
Culpeper county. They lived most of their lives in Kansas City, Mis- 
souri, and are buried there. Their children were : 

432. William Gamett, who is now dead. He married Miss 

Elgin, and lived in Mobile, Alabama. They had 
two children: Charles Gamett and Albert Gamett. 
The latter died in childhood. 

433. Anna Gamett, married a Mr. Latimer, and lives in Oak- 

land, Califomia. They have several children. 

434. Emma Gamett is a teacher, and lives in Kansas City, 

433. Ella Gamett is likewise a teacher, and lives in Kansas 
City, Missouri. 

203. Franklin Slaughter, son of William and Harriet (Ficklen) Slaiighter, 
was bom in Culpeper county, Virginia, 18 July, 1816. He married 
Miss Gill and lived in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where both are buried. 
Their children were : 

436. Lawrence Alexander, who married Miss Mattie Lan- 

caster, and lives in Meridian, Mississippi. They have 
three children: Lawrence Alexander, Jr., Richard G. 
(now dead) and Harriet Lucretia. 

437. Harriet, married Chas. E. Tackett, and lives at Fred- 

ericksburg, Virginia. They have no children. 

438. Franklin, Jr., 

439. Lucretia, 

460. Jane Alexander, 

461. Etta Ruggles, never married, and are buried at Fred- 

ericksburg, Virginia. 

206. Montgomery Slaughter, son of William and Harriet (Ficklen) Slaugh- 
ter, was bom in Culpeper county, Virginia, 21 January, 1818. He 
married his cousin, Eliza Jane Slaughter. Both are dead and are buried 
at Fredericksburg, Virginia, where they lived. He was mayor of that 


city during the Civil War, and later judge of its corporation court. Their 
children were : 

462. William Lane, who married Hannah Battaile Hoomes. 

He died without issue and is buried at Fredericksburg. 

463. Mary Montgomery, who married Edward Lewis, and 

has three children: Maud Lewis, Edward Lewis, Jr., 
and Horace Lewis. 

464. Fanny Scott, who is not married and is living at Fred- 


465. Philip Mercer, who married Miss Kirsch and lives at 

Richmond, Virginia. They have no children. 

466. Charles Slaughter, who is not married. 

467. Eliza Lane, who married, first, John Berryman and had 

two children: Eliza Lane Berryman and John Berry- 
man. After Mr. Benyman*s death, his widow mar- 
ried twice — second, to a Mr. Cronie, and, third, to a 
Mr. Bressler. 

207. J. Warren Slau^^ter, son of William and Harriet (Ficklen) Slaughter, 
was born in Culpeper county, Virginia, 3 December, 1 820. He married 
Miss Sallie Moore Braxton, 7 August, 1833, and lived at '*Hazel Hill,*' 
in Fredericksburg, where he died 28 August, 1866. Their children 

468. Carter Braxton, who died in infancy. 

469. William Fielding, who married Jessie B. Husted and 

lived at Norfolk, Virginia. He died without issue. 

470. Sallie Braxton, who married Wm. G. Ivy, of Newport 

News, Virginia. They had no children. She is 
living in Norfolk. 

47 1 . John Warren, who died young. 

472. Harriet Ficklen, who died in infancy. 

473. Elizabeth Carter, who married Elmmett W. Robmson, 

and lives at Newport News, Virginia. They have 
four children: Louise Braxton Robinson, Warren 
Slaughter Robinson, Emmett Temple Robinson, 
Fielding Slaughter Robinson. 


208. Albert Slaughter, son of William and Harriet (Ficklen) Slaughter* 
died when eight or nine years of age. 

209. Sarah Anne Slaughter, daughter of WilUam and Harriet (Ficklen) 
Slaughter, was bom at the "Hermitage** in Culpeper county, Virginia. 
She married her first cousin, John Fielding Ficklen, of Fredericksburg, 
Virginia. For further record of this union, see No. 165. 

210. Harriet Jane Slaughter, daughter of William and Harriet (Ficklen) 
Slaughter, was bom in Culpeper county, Virginia, 29 August, 1826. 
She married in 1 834, Dr. FranUin J. Kerfoot of BerryviUe, Virginia, 
now dead. She died 3 1 October, 1 904. Both are buried in Benyville. 
Their children were : 

474. Warren Slaughter Kerfoot, wdio was bom in 1855, mar- 

ried Mary Glasscock, of Washington, D. C, and lived 
in Benyville, Va., where he died 17 October, 1887. 
They had one child, Grace Kerfoot, who in 1908 
married Mr. Handy, and resides at Hemdon, Vir- 

475. Wm. Francis Kerfoot, who was bom 30 January, 1857, 

anddiedll April. 1891. 

476. Harriet Ficklen Kerfoot, who died when five years of 


21 1. Eliza Frances Slaughter, daughter of William and Harriet (Ficklen) 
Slaughter, was born 1 6 September, 1 828, and died 4 November, 1 904. 
She is buried in Fredericksburg, where she resided. She never married. 

212. Matilda Slaughter, daughter of William, and Harriet (Ficklen) 
Slaughter, was bom in Culpeper county, about 1 836, and died at Fred- 
ericksburg, 7 October, 1907. She is buried there. She never married. 

213. Joseph Fant Slaughter and (214) Joseph Fielding Slaughter, sons of 
William and Harriet (Ficklen) Slaughter, died in infancy. 

215. Henrietta Reid, daughter of Dr. Mark and Eliza (Ficklen) Reid, 
died not married. 


216. William B. Reid, son of Dr. Mark and Eliza (Ficklen) Reid, married 
Miss Stuart, lived in Greenbrier county. West Virginia, and died child- 

217. Virginia Pocahontas Reid, daughter of Dr. Mark and Eliza (Ficklen) 
Reid, died not married. 

218. Sarah Reid, daughter of Dr. Mark and Ehza (Ficklen) Reid, mar- 
ried Dr. Caldwell and lived in Greenbrier county, West Virginia, and 
died in early life, leaving four children. 

219. Eliza Reid, daughter of Dr. Mark and Eliza (Ficklen) Reid, married 
James Carberry, and resided near Georgetown, D. C. They had one 
son, James Carberry, Jr., who married Lizzie King. 

220. Nannie B. Reid and (22 1 ) Matilda Baker Reid, daughters of Dr. 
Mark and Eliza (Ficklen) Reid, did not marry. 

249. Lucy Pickett Ficklen, daughter of Daniel (II) and Achsah (Ander- 
son) Ficklen, was bom 13 December, 1835. She married Rev. John I. 
Rogers, and lived at Maysville, Kentucky. She died in early life. 
They had but one child. It died in infancy. 

250. Charles Leonard Ficklen, son of Daniel (II) and Achsah (Anderson) 
Ficklen, was bom 27 May, 1837, in Elizaville, Kentucky. He moved 
to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1869, and on 6 December, 1876, married 
Miss Lulu Young, who died in September, 1 878, leaving one child : 

477. Marion, bom 1 8 April, 1 878, she is not married and is 

living with her stepmother in Memphis. 

Charles Leonard Ficklen married, second. Miss Leila Mitchell 
Johnson, 12 December, 1883. He died 30 September, 1899, leaving a 
splendid business record. Two children resulted from the second union : 

478. Charles Leonard, born 29 September, 1 884, was one of 

the best known successful and respected young busi- 
ness men in Memphis, being manager of the insurance 
department of Martin & Raine. Through his indus- 
try and popularity he had made a success of his busi- 
ness from the start. He was but twenty-six years of 


age when he succumbed to typhoid fever, 9 August, 
1911. He was not married. 

479. Leila Johnson, bom I November, 1888, is living with 

her mother. 

251. Amelia S. Ficklen, daughter of Daniel (II) and Achsah (Anderson) 
Ficklen, was bom 28 November, 1 839. She married Horace W. Miller 
of Owensboro, Kentucky. She died 22 July, 1893. To this union 
were bora eight children, one of whom died in infancy, unnamed : 

480. Lucy, who married O. H. Hasmes, and lives at Owens- 

boro, Kentucky. They have four children: Miller 
Hasmes, Achsah Hasmes (who married J. Stanton 
Cottrell, 2 June, 1910), Oliver Hart Hasmes, Amelia 

481. Harmon, who married Florence Griffith of Owensboro, 

Kentucky, and lives at Asheville, North Carolina. 
They have five children: Amelia Miller, Virginia G. 
Miller, Daniel Miller, Florence Miller, Horace Wm. 

482. Achsah Van Dyke, who married Thomas Pickett 

Taylor, who is in the wholesale and retail drug busi- 
ness in Ljouisville, Kentucky. They have two sons: 
Horace Ayres Taylor (who married Viola Whasme, 
1 1 October, 1910), and Thomas Pickett Taylor, Jr. 

483. Oscar, who died July, 1882, aged 19. 

484. James, who died January, 1 884, aged 1 9. 

485. Charles, who died 14 February, 1893, aged 26. 

486. Carrie, who married J. Allen Deane, and resided in 

Owensboro, Kentucky. She died 4 April, 1903, 
leaving one child, Silas Miller Deane. 

252. Elizabeth Ficklen, daughter of Daniel (II) and Achsah (Anderson) 
Ficklen, was bom 1 5 June, 1 843, and died when three years of age. 

272. Joseph Ficklin, Jr., son of Joseph, Sr., and Eleanor Wilson (Brown) 
Ficklin. An account of him appears in Appleton*s Encyclopedia of 


American Biography. He is given a foremost place in Lowry*8 History 
of the University of Missouri, as one of those most instrumental in the 
upbuilding of that institution during the stormy period following the 
Civil War. 

The following is from Switzler's History of Boone County, Missouri 
(Western Historical Company, St. Louis, 1882) : 

** Joseph Ficklin was born in Winchester, Clark county, Kentucky, 
September 9, 1833 ; his father Joseph, Sr., was also a native of Kentucky, 
bom in Mercer county, in 181 1. When Joseph, Jr., was an infant, his 
father removed to a farm near the little town of Salvisa in Mercer county, 
and here the subject of this sketch learned to read and write. At Salvisa 
also he obtained his first mathematical knowledge, learning the multiplica- 
tion table from the back part of an old copy book. This was before he 
was eight years of age. In 1841 Mr. Ficklin, Sr., removed to another 
farm between Pleasant Hill and Harrodsburg, the former a village in- 
habited by the Shakers. On this farm Joseph lived till he was eighteen 
years of age, employing his time at farm work and at labor in his father's 
wagon shop. He became a good wagon maker for one of his years. 
Meanwhile all of his leisure time had been devoted to the acquirement of 
an education, a cheri^ed object with him, and one to be pursued under 
difficulties. His father was poor and had a large family to support, and 
the path of a poor man was not a pleasant one in Kentucky in that day. 
But by the time *Joe* Ficklin was seventeen years of age, he had, almost 
unaided, completed common arithmetic, made some progress in Latin, 
and had begun the study of Davies* Elementary Algebra. 

*'In the autumn of 1 85 1 , the Senior Ficklin removed from Kentucky 
to Grundy county, Missouri. Joseph accompanied the family to St. 
Ljouis, and then went down the river to New Madrid, where he taught 
his first school. In February, 1 852, he returned to Kentucky, and lived 
with his grandfather (Brown), where he had the opportunity of attending 
a good school until in September, 1853. Up to this period he had 
studied, if not mastered, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, surveying, 
Caesar, Virgil, Horace, and had made some progress in Greek. He 
bought his books with money paid him by his grandfather for work done ; 
the generous old gentleman charged him nothing for his board. Septem- 


ber 1 8, 1 853, he came to Trenton, Grundy county, Missouri, where his 
father then lived. Here he borrowed money and went to the old 
Masonic College, at Lexington, entering the sophomore class in all de- 
partments. At the close of the sophomore year his funds became ex- 
hausted, and, unable to procure more, he was reluctantly compelled to 
leave college, which he never after attended as a student. Subsequently, 
however, it conferred on him the degree of Bachelor of Arts. 

*'In the fall of 1 854, he began teaching in the high school at Trenton, 
as principal. One of the trustees of the school, Mr. James Terrill, did 
not look with much favor on the selection of Mr. Ficklin. *I prefer a 
married man,' said Mr. Terrill, 'I have two daughters who will attend 
the school, and I prefer that they be taught by one of mature years, 
settled in life. This Mr. Ficklin is a single man, and will be falling in 
love with one of his young lady pupils one of these days.* Mr. TerrilFs 
worst fears were afterwards realized: Mr. Ficklin did conceive the 
tender passion for one of his young lady pupils, who was Miss Penelope 
Terrill,t daughter of the prophetic trustee himself ! Who says there arc 
no such sensations as premonitions of danger? Mr. and Mrs. Ficklin 
were married 3 March, 1856. Mrs. Ficklin was a native of Howard 
county, Missouri, bom 10 October, 1837. 

"In 1 859 Prof. Ficklin accepted the chair of mathematics in Bloom- 
ington Female College, Illinois. He did not remain here long, however, 
and the early spring of the following year returned to Missouri. In the 
autumn of 1860 he took charge of the public school at Linneus, Linn 
county, Missouri. At the close of the term, he opened a select school, 
but the Civil War breaking out and continuing while he taught, his school 
and his income were comparatively small. 

"In September, 1 864, he left Linneus to accept the chair of mathe- 
matics in the Christian Female College, at Columbia. About this time a 
similar position was tendered him in Eminence College, Kentucky. 
Prof. Ficklin had been in Columbia about one year when the professor- 
ship of mathematics in the State University became vacant. Meantime 

tPenelope Terrill wai a deKcndant of William Tyrrell, who settled in New Kent county, Virginia, 
in 1667. This is set forth on pages 26-27 of the **Genealogy of Richmond and William Tyrrell, who 
Settled in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century,** by Joseph Henry Tyrrell, Castleknock, Twickenham, 
October. 1910. In 1904 the same author published his excellent **rIistory of the Tyrrells,** which gives 
an account of this splendid old Norman-English family from ancient times. 



he had been a contributor to mathematical departments of certain scientific 
journals, and had published solutions of certain intricate and difficult 
problems, which indicated superior and profound knowledge of mathe- 
matics on his part. One of these solutions fell under the observation of 
President Lathrop of the University. At a meeting of the officers of that 
institution to fill the vacancy in the mathematical chair. Dr. Lathrop said : 
'Gentlemen, are you aware that we have the very man for the place right 
here in Columbia? That little fellow over at Christian College is the 
very man we want.* This led to investigation and the election of Prof. 
Ficklin to the professorship of mathematics in Missouri's greatest, noblest 

"In 1874 the 'little fellow from Christian College* received the de- 
gree of Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. The University of 
Missouri had previously made him Artium M agister^ or Master of Arts. 
(In 1884 the University of Wisconsin conferred upon him the degree of 
Doctor of Laws. ) He is a Fellow of the American Association for the 
Advancement of Science, whose sessions he attends when practicable, and 
before which organization he has read valuable papers. In 1869 he 
assisted Prof. Snell of Amherst College in a revision of the college edition 
of Olmsted's Natural Philosophy, himself revising the entire mathemat- 
ical portion of the work. In 1 874 he published, through Ivison, Blake- 
man, Taylor & Co., New York, his complete algebra and algebraic 
problems; also a key to both works. In 1881 appeared from the house 
of A. S. Barnes & Co., New York, Ficklin*s Primary Arithmetic, Fick- 
lin*s Practical Arithmetic, Ficklin's National Arithmetic and Ficklin*s 
Elements of Algebra, with keys to the last three named. Prof. Ficklin*s 
mathematical works have been well received throughout the country, and 
his fame as a scientist is already well established in the United States, 
and in Europe. No man ought to be more proud of reputation honestly 
gained, and fairly maintained, than this Uittle fellow,* and yet no man is 
less so. The La Place of Missouri, he is *as common as an old shoe,* 
as unassuming and accessible as if he were still a country wagon-maker 
instead of a learned professor and philosopher, and as genial and agree- 
able a companion as you shall meet an)rwhere, *on a summer's day.* 

Professor Ficklin has been a member of the Christian church for 



twenty-six years. He is a member of the Masonic order. In politics he 
takes no very active part, but votes the Democratic ticket when he goes to 
the polls. He was a non-combatant during the Civil War, the only 
skirmishes in which he was engaged being with the ^rebellious* and re- 
fractory boys of his school at Linneus, infrequent in number and not 
serious in character. His father served under General Price a portion 
of the time during the war. 

**The fine telescope now in the University observatory was adjusted 
by Professor Ficklin, who is its chief master and most frequent visitor. 
He is a thoroughly practical astronomer ; is at home in every department 
of mathematical science, whether it relates to the solution of arithmetical 
problems or a discussion on the processions of the equinoxes.** 

Joseph Fjpklin died 6 September, 1887. and Penelope, his wife, 
died 19 October, 1893. Both are buried in the cemetery at Columbia, 
Missouri. Their children are: 

487. Octavia, who was bom in Trenton, Missouri, 15 Sep- 

tember, 1862. She graduated from the University 
of Missouri in 1882. 14 October, 1885, she mar- 
ried Willard Percy Cave, a prominent attorney of 
Moberly, Missouri, of which city he was thrice mayor. 
Octavia Cave died in Moberly, 1 1 October, 1 892, 
and is buried in Columbia, Missouri. To this union 
were bom three daughters: (a) Catherine Ficklin 
Cave, who in 1907 married Malcolm McClellan, re- 
sides in Jacksonville, Florida, and has two children; 
(b) Helen Mar Cave, who married Homer Cresap 
Teachenor. 1 1 October, 1911. They live at Shel- 
bina, Missouri; (c) Penelope Cave, who died in in- 
fancy and is buried at Moberly. 

[Mr. Cave afterwards married Miss Fannie P. 
Lango. They have a son, Harold Sergius Cave. 
All reside in Moberly.] 

488. Eleanor, who was bom in Columbia, 16 June, 1865. 

She graduated from the University of Missouri in 
1885. 3 September, 1890, she married Dr. John 


Waldo Connaway, who has for many years been a 
professor in the University of Missouri, and whose 
valuable investigations of infectious diseases of live- 
stock has attracted world-wide attention. They have 
one daughter. Penelope Connaway, who was born 
19 August. 1891. 

489. John Bowman, who was bom in Columbia, 26 March, 

1868. He married Miss Isabelle McClement of 
Bates county, Missouri, 24 July, 1 895, and resides in 
Denver, Colorado, where he is connected with one of 
the leading real estate firms of that city. They have 
one daughter : Isabelle Annette, bom 1 1 April, 1 906. 

490. Thomas Allen, who was bom in Columbia, 8 December, 

1870. 29 September, 1897, he married Miss Ella 
Cochel, daughter of WilUam and Charlotte Cochel of 
Columbia. They have no children. Mr. Ficklin is 
engaged in the land title business, and has mterests in 

49 1 . Walter Homan, the compiler of this book, was bom in 

Columbia, Missouri, 9 April, 1873. He graduated 
from the University of Missouri, Class of 1895, and 
in 1 896 moved to Kansas City, where he was instruc- 
tor in biology in Central High School of that place. 
29 June, 1898, he married Miss Mabel Rowlett 
Kenmuir, who was bom 7 July, I877.t 

In 1901 they moved to Littleton, Colorado, where 
Mr. Ficklin was superintendent of schools, and was 
later, for several years, connected with the Wolcott 
School in Denver. They still reside in Littleton, and 
have one child: Joseph Kenmuir, a promising lad of 
eight years, bom 5 October, 1903. 

t Mabel Rowlett Kenmuir is a daughter of the late Tamet Piper Kenmuir and wife, Celia Helen 
(Rowlett), who were married in Kansas City, 6 February, 1876. 

Mr. Kenmuir, a pioneer merchant of Kansas City, was bom 6 April, 1837, at Ballinahinch, 
County Galway, Ireland, and died in Kansas City, 9 September, 1902, and is buried in Forest Hill 
cemetery of that place. 

Mrs. Celia (Rowlett) Kenmuir is a daughter of the late Reverend James A. Rowlett, of North 
Urbana, New York, and wife, Maria Ann, daughter of John Bradford Mitchell. Mrs. Kenmuir resides 
in Kansas City, where she and her daughter, Nellie, are very prominent in church and club circles. 


492. Mary, who was bora in Columbia, 22 August, 1875. 

She attended the public schools of Columbia, and later 
entered Christian College of that place. 29 Decem- 
ber, 1897, she was married to Oscar Lee Clark, a 
merchant of Linneus, Missouri. They afterwards re- 
sided in St. Joseph, but Mrs. Clark's failing health 
compelled them to move to a milder climate. They 
went to Denver, but her health steadily declined. 
She died childless 8 July, 1905, and is buried in Fair- 
mount cemetery in that city. Mr. Clark has since 
become a prominent merchant of Liberty, Missouri, 
where he is a member of the firm of Snelling & Clark. 
He recendy married Mrs. Sophia Hemstreet, of that 

273. Mary Ellen Ficklin, daughter of Joseph, Sr., and Eleanor Wilson 
(Brown) Ficklin, married David Benson. Their home was at Trenton, 
Missouri. She died in 1855, whilst on a visit in Kansas, and is buried 
in Trenton. They had two children : 

493. Mark Benson, who is living in Union county, Oregon. 

494. Ellen Benson, who married D. B. Beard and has two 

children. They reside in Keating, Baker county, 

Mr. Benson married a second wife and is living in Baker City, 

274. Sarah Ann Ficklin, daughter of Joseph, Sr., and Eleanor Wilson 
(Brown) Ficklin, married Rue White, a nephew of her stepmother. 
Mr. White enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1861, and is thought to 
have been killed in the Batde of Pea Ridge, but his fate has never been 
definitely ascertained. They had no children. Mrs. White resides in 
Columbia, Missouri, with her sister, Mrs. Newman. 


275. James William Ficklin, son of Joseph, Sr., and Eleanor Wilson 
(Brown) Ficklin, was bom in Mercer county, Kentucky, in 1842, and 
died in 1880, in Colusa, California, where he is buried. In 1861, he 
enlisted in Confederate Army from Tr»ton, Missouri, and served 


throughout the Civil War, being in many of the principal engagements, 
such as Shiloh, Chattanooga, etc. In 1865, when "Jimmy** returned 
from the war, he was elected marshal of Columbia, and held that trying 
position for several years and experienced many exciting encounters dur- 
ing those troublous times. He never married. 

276. Nancy Ficklin, daughter of Joseph, Sr., and Eleanor Wilson (Brown) 
Ficklin, died when five years of age. 

277. John Cecil Ficklin, son of Joseph, Sr., and Eleanor Wilson (Brown) 
Ficklin, died in 1 85 1 , whilst the family was emigrating from Kentucky 
to Missouri. 

278. Catherine Ficklin, daughter of Joseph, Sr., and Eleanor Wilson 
(Brown) Ficklin, was bom in Mercer county, Kentucky, 18 January, 
1849, and emigrated with her father to Grundy county, Missouri, in 
1851. She married Cassius Calhoun Newman, of Boone county, and 
they have ever since resided in Columbia. Mr. Newman has for many 
years been a most successful merchant and one of the foremost citizens of 
Central Missouri, taking at all times an active interest in public affairs. 
Their children are : 

495. Edna Earl Newman, who married Samuel S. Johnston 

and resides at Coweta, Oklahoma. They have an 
infant son, Lawrence Newman Johnston. 

496. Roy Ficklin Newman, who is a prosperous hardware 

merchant in Moberly, Missouri. 

497. Nellie Newman, who married Charles E. Trumbo of 

Linneus, Missouri. They reside in Wagoner, Okla- 
homa, and have no children. 

498. Ethel Newman, married Claude H. Thomas, who is 

associated in business with Mr. Newman in Columbia. 
They have two young children: Marjorie Thomas 
and Claude Thomas, Jr. 

499. Arthur Holland Newman is connected with the Koken 

Supply Company of St. Lx>uis. He married Miss 
Minnie Koken of St. Louis, and has one infant son, 
Ernest Koken Newman. 


279. Taylor Ficklin, twin of Catherine (No. 278) died in infancy, and is 
buried beside his mother. 

280. Nellie Ficklin, daughter of Joseph, Sr., and his second wife, Nancy 
(Carter) Ficklin, married John H. Cook, lately deceased, and resides 
at Colusa, California. She had six children: 

500. Luella Cook, who is dead. 

501. John D. Vincil Cook. 

502. Flormce Cook. 

503. Nellie Cook. 

504. Magna Cook. 

505. Evangeline Cook. 

281. Annie Ficklin, daughter of Joseph, Sr., and his second wife, Nancy 
(Carter) Ficklin, married James G. Ford and resides in Tonopah, 
Nevada. Their children are : 

506. Hallie Ford, married a Mr. Wheeler and lives in San 


507. Claude Ford, who married Miss Biddle, of Chicago. 

508. Irene Ford, who married W. H. 0*Neill and lives in 

Tonopah, Nevada. 

509. Florence Ford, who married J. D. Forman. 

5 1 0. James Ford. 

511. Annie Ford. 

5 1 2. Leland Ford. 

282. Herbert Ficklin, son of Joseph, Sr., and his second wife, Nancy (Car- 
ter) Ficklin, died in Maxwell, California, 12 December, 1885, aged 29. 
He is buried in the cemetery at Colusa, California. He never married. 

283. William J. Ficklin, son of Robert and Sarah (Shortridge) Ficklin, 
was bom in 1 844. He married Miss Barbara Holbrook and resides at 
Owensboro, Kentucky. They have three children : 

513. Adeana. 

5 1 4. Clarence. 

5 1 5. Gertrude. 


284. Mary Ficklin, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Shortridge) Ficklin* 
married Samuel Hudson and lives at Livia. Kentucky. They have four 

5 1 6. Maggie Hudson. 

5 1 7. Robert Hudson. 

518. Claud Hudson. 

519. Ray Hudson. 

285. Robert Ficklin, Jr., son of Robert and Sarah (Shortridge) Ficklin, 
married Miss Phoebe Jones and is living at Montrose, Colorado. They 
have eight children : 

520. Alvens. 

521. Robert 

522. John. 

523. Birdie. 

524. Virtie. 

525. Edgar. 

526. Catharine. 

527. Goebel. 

286. Narcissa Ficklin, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Shortridge) Ficklin, 
married Richard Humphrey in June, 1884. They are living at Utica, 
Kentucky, and have no children. 

287. Florence Ficklin, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Shortridge) Ficklin, 
died at age of 1 7. 

288. Susan Ficklin, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Shortridge) Ficklin, 
married James Murray and lives at Beaver Dam, Kentucky. They 
have four children : 

528. J. R. Murray. 

529. Charles Murray. 

530. Cari Murray. 

53 1 . Mabel Murray. 

289. Sarah Ficklin, daughter of Robert and Sarah (Shortridge) Ficklin, 
was a twin of Susan, bom 8 February, 1857. She married her first 
cousin, Joseph Ficklin. For furdier account of this family, see No. 294. 


290. Robert Ficklin, son of William T. and Fetna Ann (Fleece) Ficklin, 
was killed at Little Rock, Arkansas, 9 September, 1863. He was a 
member of ^^Merrill's Horse/' a regiment of Federal cavalry, organized 
in North Missouri. 

291. Nicholas F. Ficklin, son of William T. and Fetna Ann (Fleece) 
Ficklin, was bom in Danville, Kentucky, 28 January, 1843. He emi- 
grated with his parents to Trenton, Missouri, in 1832. In 1861 he 
joined the Missouri State Guards (Confederate) , then on their way from 
Springfield to Lexington. He enlisted in Captain SmalFs Company, 
and was present at the siege of Lexington. Here a battery was formed 
from cannon captured and Captain Churchill Clark was placed in com- 
mand. Nicholas F. joined this battery. He was at the Battle of Pea 
Ridge, where Captain Clark was slain and also in the Battles of Corinth 
and luka, and was with Johnston in front of Vicksburg. He was taken 
prisoner at Bolivar Landing, Mississippi, 23 September, 1863, and 
taken to Camp Morton, near Indianapolis, where he was imprisoned 
until May, 1863, and then released. 

In that year he crossed the plains to Salt Lake with an ox team, 
conveying supplies for the United States government Three and a half 
months were consumed in the trip from St. Joseph to Salt Lake. He 
received fifty-three cents per pound for freight. He then made his way 
to Union, Oregon, where he continued for a while in the freighting busi- 
ness, but later engaged in farming and stock raising. He has recently 
retired from active business and moved to Portland with his family. He 
married Miss Susan Christian. Their children are : 

332. Mary. 

333. Hallie. 

334. William T. 
333. Margaret. 

536. Rose. 

537. Bentford. 

292. John C. Ficklin, son of William T. and Fetna Ann (Fleece) Ficklin, 
went to Texas many years ago and is thought to be dead, as he has not 
been heard from in over thirty years. 


293. Mary W. Ficklin, daughter of William T. and Fetna Ann (Fleece) 
Ficklin, married Joel P. Kinnison, and lives at Baker City, Oregon. 

294. Joseph Ficklin, son of William T. and Fetna Ann (Fleece) Ficklin, 
was bom 28 October, 1831. He married his first cousin, Sarah A. 
Ficklin (No. 289), and resides at Diamond, Washington. They have 
two children : 

338. Georgia, bom 28 August, 1893. 

539. Henry, bom 7 Febmary, 1 896. 

295. George D. Ficklin, twin of Joseph (No. 294), is dead. 

296. Jared, (297) Sandusky D., and (298) Thomas, sons of William T. 
and Fetna Ann (Fleece) Ficklin. Nothing has been leamed concem- 
ing them. 

299. John Caldwell Fleece, son of Dr. Clinton B. and Sarah (Ficklin) 
Fleece, died in Arkansas City, Kansas, in April, 1 906. 

300. Elizabeth H. Fleece, daughter of Dr. Clinton B. and Sarah (Ficklin) 
Fleece, married Hardin B. Perkins, and raised a family. Mr. Perkins 
died about 1 900. His widow and family live near Baker City, Oregon. 
There were five children. 

301. William Hamilton Fleece, son of Dr. Clinton B., and Sarah (Ficklin) 
Fleece, was bom 1 Febmary, 1 845. He is living in Portland, Oregon. 
He married Elizabeth Kennedy. They had four children : 

540. Mary Hundley, who married Geo. W. Robbins of the 

U. S. Indian service and lives at Warm Springs, 
Oregon. They have three children: Urban Grant, 
Ada Elizabeth and George Percival. 

541 . Joseph, who died when a child. 

542. Lulu Agnes, died in infancy. 

543. Minnie Pearl, married W. T. Masters and lives in Baker 

City, Oregon. They have no children. 

311. James Graham Ficklin, son of Col. John and Sarah (Graham) Ficklin, 
was bom in Kentucky, 20 January, 1 849, and died at King City, Mis- 
souri, 25 March, 1906. He married Mary Pillow Dawson, April, 


1873. They had no children, but reared two orphans: Waller Bean, 
who married MoUie Liggett and lives at Winchester, Kentucky, and 
Julia Howard, who goes by the name of Julia Howard Ficklin, and is 
at present attending the Orphan School at Midway, Kentucky. 

James G. Ficklin served as sheriff of Bath county, Kentucky, for a 
term of years. 

312. Thomas Ficklin, son of Col. John and Sarah (Graham) Ficklin, was 
bom in Kentucky, 29 January, 1851. 28 January, 1873, he was mar- 
ried in Bath county to Mary Young, daughter of L. W. and Emily 
Young. Thomas Ficklin is a progressive and prosperous farmer of 
Stanberry, Missouri. He has six children : 

544. Arthur Graham, who is a graduate of the University of 

Missouri, class of 1 900. In October, 1 907, he mar- 
ried Frances Alexander, daughter of Judge Joshua 
Alexander of Gallatin, Missouri, who is a member of 
Congress from that state. He has no children, and 
is a farmer and stockman living at Jamesport, Missouri. 

545. Charles Lee, who married Nona Crenshaw of Maysville, 

Missouri, and is editor and publisher of the **DeKalb 
County Herald,** published in Maysville, where he 
resides. They have a little daughter, Martha Mar- 

546. James G., Jr., who married Leonore Ross, daughter of 

William Ross, of Stanberry, Missouri. They live 
near King City and have two children: Helen Belle, 
seven years of age, and William Graham, three years 

547. Nancy Young, who married in 1907, Joseph Newton 

Darnell of Tennessee. Mr. Darnell is a Christian 
minister, with a pastorate at Trenton, Kentucky. 
They have one child, an infant son. 

548. Henry Stone, who is 28 years of age, a minister and not 


549. Sarah Ann, who is attending Ward Seminary at Nash- 

ville, Tennessee. 


313. Margaret M. Ficklm, daughter of Col. John and Sarah (Graham) 
Ficklin, married S. G. Hazelrigg, who died in 1893. They had two 
daughters : 

550. Ella Graham Hazelrigg» who is teaching school at Union 

Starr, Missouri. 

551. Kittie Hughes Hazelrigg, who recently married Fred G. 

Thomas, and lives with her mother at Maryville, 

314. Ellen Ficklin, daughter of Col. John and Sarah (Graham) Ficklin, 
married John L. McCormick of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. They have 
also a winter home in Florida. To them were bora five children : 

552. Minnie Graham McCormick, who married B. F. Chen- 

ault of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. They have two 
children : Elise Belle, aged 9, and Wesley, aged 5. 

553. Leslie McCormick, who married Lilly Barnes and lives 

at Mt. Sterling. They have two children: Graham, 
aged 8, and Pearl, aged 5. 

554. Ollie McCormick, who married Sallie Gaitskill and lives 

in Mt. Sterling. They have one child, John Gaitskill, 
aged 5. 

555. Frank Allen McCormick, who married Anna Taul, and 

lives in Mt. Sterling. They have no children. 

556. Stuart McCormick, who is 18 years of age, and living 

with his parents. 

315. John Ficklin, son of Col. John and Sarah (Graham) Ficklin, lives in 
Illinois. He married Miss Hopkins, who died in 1895, leaving two 
children : 

557. Annie May, who was recendy married. 

558. Flora Zaye, who lives at Iowa City, Iowa, with her 


316. Sarah Ficklin, daughter of Col. John and Sarah (Graham) Ficklin, 
married S. M. Young, brother of Mary Young (No. 312). They live 
on a farm in DeKalb county, Missouri, and have five children: 

559. Dawson Young. 


560. John Young. 

361 . Sarah Ann Young. 

562. Lewis Young. 

'563. Clara Margaret Young. 

3 1 7. Robert Lee Ficklin, son of Col. John and Sarah (Graham) Ficklin, 
married Emma Carver of Clinton county, Missouri. They live at St. 
Joseph, Missouri, and have one child: 

564. Elmma Lee, aged four years. 

318. Stuart Ficklin, son of Col. John and Sarah (Graham) Ficklin, married 
Anna FoUett of Gentry county, Missouri, and lives near King City, 
Missouri, on a farm. They had five children : 

565. Hazel, died when 1 2 years of age. 

566. Harry. 

567. Zoe. 

568. Jennie. 

569. Florence. 

319. Henry Walker Ficklin, son of Col. John and Sarah (Graham) Ficklin, 
married Harrietta Staley of Gentry county, Missouri, and lives at Stan- 
berry, Missouri. They have three young children : 

570. Maggie May. 

571. WilUam Virgil. 

572. James Thomas. 

320. Kate Ficklin, daughter of Col. John and Sarah (Graham) Ficklin, 
married Albert Sidney Hillix, and lives at Weston, Missouri. They 
have two children: 

573. Albert Hillix, Jr. 

574. Gladys Hillix. 

332. William W. Ficklin, son of Christopher DeAtley and Louisa (Frank- 
lin) Ficklin, is now dead. He served in the 9th Virginia Cavalry, C. 
S. A., 1861-1865. He married Miss Rockwell. They had five chil- 

575. William, Jr. 


576. Thomas Dorsey. 

577. Millard F.» lives at Farnham, Virginia. 

378. Dora, married W. A. Bryant, and lives near Warsaw, 
Richmond county, Virginia. 

579. Lloyd, who lives in Missouri. 

333. Thomas Dorsey Ficklin, son of Christopher DeAtley and Louisa 
(Franklin) Ficklin, was first lieutenant in the 40th Virginia Infantry, 
C. S. A., 1861-1865. He married Miss Lyell, and resided in Lan- 
caster county, Virginia. Their children are as follows: 

580. Richard Lyell, who lives at Ottoman, Virginia. 

581 . Thomas Dorsey, who lives at Litwalton, Virginia. 

582. Louisa. 

583. Annie, who married T. Beale Marston, and resides m 

Tappahannock, Essex county, Virginia. 

584. Jennie. ) ^ . 

585. John, r"^*- 

334. Virginia Ficklin, daughter of Christopher DeAtley and Louisa (Frank- 
lin) Ficklin, married William C. Oldham, who was for many years 
sheriff of Richmond county, Virginia. Three of their children are living : 

586. Louisa Oldham. 

587. Sallie Oldham. 

588. Thomas Oldham. 

335. Eugene D. Ficklin, son of Christopher DeAtley, and his second wife, 
Mary (Wright) Ficklin, served in the 40th Virginia Infantry, C. S. A., 
and was wounded in the Battle of Bull Run. He married a Mrs. 
Dorsey of Fairfax county, Virginia, and resides in Vinita, Craig county, 
Oklahoma, where he is a county official. He has several daughters and 
a son: 

589. Samuel. 

336. Theodore H. Ficklin, son of Christopher DeAtley and his second 
wife, Mary (Wright) Ficklin, was bom 1 3 March, 1 846, was lieutenant- 
colonel of the 40th Virginia Infantry, C. S. A., and surrendered with 
General Lee at Appomattox. He took the degree of Master of Arts 
at Georgetown University in 1 869. He married Miss Susannah Libby 


Came of Alexandria. He has been principal of the George Washington 
High School in Alexandria, Virginia, since 1 87 1 . To this union were 
bom thirteen children, eight of whom died in infancy. Those living re- 
side in Alexandria and are as follows : 

590. Jean V., who is employed in the adjutant general's office 

of the United States war department. He married 
Miss Javins and has four children : Benjamin Slaugh- 
ter, Madelaine, Elizabeth and Rosemary. 

591. Mary Joseph Kroes. 

592. Cecelia. 

593. Mary Fitzhugh. 

594. Mildred Thomton, who married Thomas J. Echols of 

Atlanta, Georgia, who is employed in Washington, 
and resides in Alexandria. They have an infant 
daughter, Mary Echols, bom 5 August, 1909. 




(The origmal manuscript it in the ponetsion of H. C. Ficklen, of Danville, Virginia, grandson of 
William Slaughter.) 

The first of the Ficklen*s in Virginia was Benjamin, who came from 
England a young man and settled in King George. 

A brother, named George, stopped at Bermuda. It is thought he went 
to South Carolina, and was the ancestor of all of that name in that quarter. 

Benjamin was ancestor of all those in Virginia, and who moved from 

Benjamin had four sons who married and settled in Virginia : William, 
Thomas, Anthony and Benjamin. 

William lived near Fredericksburg in Spottsylvania ; Thomas lived and 
died in King George. 

Anthony and Benjamin lived near each other in Poplar Settlement, Staf- 
ford, 1 miles from Falmouth. 

William had a son who died in Quebec. Thomas and John and Joe, 
his sons, all went to Kentucky. 

Thomas had an only son, John, who moved to Maysville, and died there. 
He left two or three sons there. 

Anthony had three sons : Charles, Benjamin and Lewis, all died in Vir- 
ginia. Philips son of Lewis. 

Benjamin had four sons : Fielding, Daniel, William and Benjamin. 

Thomas, son of William, had three sons : Joseph, William and John, the 
last a Baptist preacher. 

John, nothing known of his sons. 


Joe had a son named Robert. I once saw him in Culpeper. 

Daniel's sons were Noble, William, James, Daniel. Noble is dead; 
left a son and daughter. 

No knowledge of William Ficklin*s daughter. 

Thomas, the elder, had two daughters, who married Sweatmans (sic)^ 
another married Duff, went to Kentucky. Another married a Matthews, and 
died in Virginia. 

Anthony had four daughters: Frances married Duncan, left no issue. 
Elizabeth married Stewart, both dead, left a son and daughter who went to 
Missouri. Mildred never married. Susan married Bell. He is dead. She 
and family went to Missouri. 

Benjamin had four daughters: Mary married a White, left only one 
daughter, who married N. Fant Another daughter married F. Bell, moved 
to Wheeling, leaving four sons and one daughter. Susan married Edward 
Matthews — ^no children. EUzabeth married Dr. Elbert, went to Ohio, died 
leaving one son and two daughters. 

Benjamin had four sons : Fielding, Daniel, WiUiam and Benjamin. 

[The remainder of the manuscript deals exclusively with the later genera- 
tions of the branch of which Benjamin Ficklen, youngest son of the immigrant, 
was ancestor, and appears in a more ccmiplete form in Slaughter W. Ficklin's 
pamphlet, printed at Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1870. — ^W. H. F.] 




King George County^ Virginia. 

1 736. Deed of lease from Scarlet Hancock to John Tayloe mentions Wil- 
liam Ficklin. 

1736. (26 March.) Deed of re-lease from Scarlet Hancock to John 
Tayloe describes land on which William Ficklin lived. 

1745. (27 May.) Deed of lease from John Tayloe to William Ficklin 
and wife, Sarah. 

1754. (16 April.) Will of Charles Bruce mentions sons, Wm. Bruce, 
Charles Bruce ; and daughters, Susannah Fickling, Elizabeth Bruce, 
Mary Bruce, Frances Bruce, and Margaret Bruce. 

1756. (2 November.) Deed of gift from Sarah Fickling et als. to Ben- 
jamin Fickling. 

1 759. Deed of lease from Zachariah Underwood to Thomas Ficklin. 

1 778. (9 June.) Deed of gift from Thomas Ficklin to son-in-law, William 

1778. (21 November.) Will of Thomas Ficklin mentions daughters, 
Susannah Sweetnaim, Ann Fewell, Margaret Jenkins, Sarah Swet- 
nam, Elizabeth Ficklin, and Lucy Ficklin ; son, John Ficklin ; sons- 
in-law, Wm. Sweetnaim and John Swetnam; brother, Benjamin 
Ficklin; nephew, James Bowen; grandson, Lewis Bell. 

1 785. Deed from John Ficklin and John Gravatt to Francis Fitzhus^. 

The older marriage records of this county were stolen or destroyed 
during the Civil War. 

Spottsylvania County^j Virginia. 

1759. (4 February.) Will of Edward Hemdon, wit. William Ficklin, 
James Williams, John Hemdon. 


1765. (22 July.) Will of Margeret Bruce, spinster, mentions her four 

sisters, Mary James, Susannah Fickling, Elizabeth Bronaugji, and 

Frances Banks. 
1770. (4 June.) Deed from Wm. Fitzhugh and wife, Ann, to William 

Ficklin of Spottsylvania county, deeds land in St. George*s Parish. 
1772. (15 September.) Alexander Spottswood of Spottsylvania county, 

deeds 220 acres in St. George*s Parish to Thomas Ficklin, wife, 

Mary, and son, John Herndon, of said county. 
1781. (30 August.) Wm. Ficklin, of Spottsylvania county, deeds 124 

acres in St. George's Parish to Jas. Julian of same county. 
1785. (6 September.) At a court held for Spottsylvania county, Thomas 

Ficklin is declared to be the heir of Charles Ficklin, a soldier of 

the Continental Army, who died in the service. 

1787. (3 July.) Shadrach Moore and Ann, his wife, of Spottsylvania 

county, deed 169 acres in St. George's Parish to Wm. Smith of 
Fredericksburg, Joseph Ficklin and others witnesses. 

1788. (10 September.) Will of Jarvis Haydon of Spottsylvania county. 

Ester Ficklin and others witnesses. 

1 789. (20 April.) Wm. Ficklin, of Spottsylvania county, deeds 200 acres 

on Rappahannock river in Spottsylvania county to George White 
of Stafford county. 

1 790. (23 September. ) Will of Roderick White ; Fielding Ficklin, Daniel 

Ficklin and Mary White, executors. 
No Ficklin is mentioned in the marriage records of this county prior 
to 1800. 

Stafford County. Virginia. 

1784. (29 October.) Deed from Anthony Ficklen of Stafford county to 

son, Charles Ficklen of Fauquier county. 
1805. (12 December.) Inventory and appraisement of estate of Benjamin 

Ficklen ; Gabriel Jones, John Sterne and Lewis Ficklen, appraisers. 
1 805. ( 1 3 December. ) Account of sales of the estate of Benjamin Ficklen, 

deceased, of Stafford county ; Fielding Ficklen, administrator. 
1809. (24 May.) Deed from Benjamin Ficklen and Robert Crutcher to 

Elijah Hansbrough and Geo. Lane. 


1813. (19 January.) Benjamin George and Wm. Robinson convey land 

to Benjamin Ficklen. 
1813. (10 April.) Benjamin Ficklen and wife, Susaimah, of Stafford 

county, convey land to Wm. R. Gordon. 
1823. (3 September.) Thornton Patton and others convey to Strother 


1825. (21 November.) Strother Ficklen conveys land to Thomas Stewart. 

1 826. ( 1 July. ) Letter of attorney from Richard Simms to Lewis Fick- 

1826. (22 July.) Deed from Geo. Tackett to Strother Ficklen. 
1826. (3 December.) Account of sales of William Ficklen. 
1844. (4 January.) Marriage contract of Leonard H. Ficklen of Stafford 

county and Terressa F. Hill of Fauquier county. 
All marriage records of this county, prior to 1836, were destroyed 

during the Civil War. 

Culpeper County^ Virginia. 

1 798. Deed from Fielding Ficklm to Gordon. 

1808. Deed from Fielding Ficklin to J. Eggbora. 

1809. Will of Fielding Ficklin. 

1813. Deed from George Ficklin to Fenwick. 
1816. Deed from Benj. Ficklin to Ficklin. 
1818. Deed from Geo. Ficklin to Jno. P. Fant. 
1 832. Cyrus Ficklin to Chilton. 

1833-43. Appraisement and administrator's settlement of estate of Cyrus 

1 834. Appraisement and administrator's settlement of estate of George Fick- 


The following marriages are on record in this county: 

1 787. Benjamin Ficklin to Susannah Foushee. 

1813. Harriet Ficklin to Wm. Slaughter. 

1816. Benjamin Ficklin to Eleanor Slaughter. 

1 820. Eliza Ficklin to Mark Read. 

1 835. Elizabeth Ficklin to Thos. Hill. 
1846. Frances M. Ficklin to A. J. Coons. 


Fauquier County^ Virginia. 

1 798. ( 1 9 October. ) John Ficklin of Fauquier county conveys slaves to 
Fielding Ficklin. Mentions estate of James Kinyon. 

1798. (19 September.) Travers Daniel, Sr., James Wint, trustee of 
estate of James Kenyon; John Ficklin and Judith, his wife, convey 
to Wm. Beale. 

1 798. Wm. Ficklin conveys to Wm. W. Pe3rton, trustee. 

1 800. Thos. James conveys to Charles Ficklin. 

1801. Joseph Anderson et als. convey to Charles Ficklin. 

1816. Will of Charles Ficklin mentions wife, Mary; children, Anthony 
Strother Ficklin, Charles B. Ficklin, Betsy Ficklin, Susan B. 
Ficklin, Polly Foushe, Maria P. Ficklin, Nancy Fant, and Dru- 
cilla Harriet Ficklin; sons-in-law, Philip Foushe, George Buckner 

1816. Charles B. Ficklin, appraisement. 

1817. Chas. Ficklin, appraisement. 

1819. Chas. B. Ficklin, administrator's account. 

1828. Will of Lewis Ficklin. 

1829. Deed from Wm. Hill to Mildred Ficklin. 
1833. Chas. Ficklin, exors. account. 

1 833. Chas. and Mary Ficklin, sale list. 

1834. Chas. and Mary Ficklin, appraisement. 

1834. Chas. Ficklin, administrator, conveys to Thos. H. Boswell. 

1835. Wm. P. Ficklin, trustee, conveys to Wm. S. Deneale. 

1 836. Wm. P. Ficklin conveys to R. C. L. Moncure, trustee. 
1838. Lewis Ficklin, appraisement. 

1843. Lewis Ficklin, division of slaves. 

1843. Will of Frances M. Ficklin. 

1844. A. S. Ficklin, appraisement. 
1 844. Anthony S. Ficklin, sale list 
1844. Frances M. Ficklin, appraisement 

1 846. Anthony S. Ficklin, administrator's account 

1846. Wm. P. Ficklin, Trustee, conveys to George Latham. 

1 848. Anthony S. Ficklin, administrator's account. 


1850. Anthony S. Ficklin, administrator's account. 

The older records of this county show but one Ficklin marriage — 
that of S. Ficklin to G. B. Fant, 13 December, 181 3. 

Richmond Count}^ Virginia. 

1793. (27 September.) Will of Christopher DeAtley mentions wife, 

Eleanor DeAtley, and daughters, Elizabeth Fitklin, wife of 

Famous Ficklin, and Sarah Hogan, wife of Travers Hogan. 
1824. (31 January.) Will of Ann Ficklin mentions brothers, Christopher 

D. Ficklin and Leroy D. Ficklin, and sister, Sallie Ficklin. 
1830. (4 October.) Will of Sarah Ficklin mentions brothers, Christopher 

D. Ficklin and Leroy D. Ficklin. 
1834. (6 January.) Will of Leroy D. Ficklin mentions Sarah Ficklin. 
1841. (3 June.) Will of John D. Ficklin mentions brother, Christopher 

D. Ficklin. 
1 836- 1 848. There are several deeds from Christopher DeAtley Ficklin to 

sundry grantees. 
1830. (2 December.) Bond of Wm. C. Oldham, guardian for Eugene 

D. and Hamilton Theodore Ficklin. 

Prince William Couni}^^ Virginia, 

Name Ficklin does not appear on records. Marriage records, prior to 
1863, destroyed during Civil War. 

Virginia Land Office. 

Warrant No. 3879, for 100 acres of land, was issued 20 May, 1 783, 
to Thomas Ficklin, heir at law of Charles Ficklin, a private of the 
Continental Line, who died in the service. 

Home of Burgesses. 

Journal of 1 732-1 738, page 121 (edited by H. R. Mcllwaine). 
1 733. (14 November.) Resolution was passed in Virginia House of Bur- 
gesl^s rewarding Thomas Ficklin and others for taking up nm- 


Jessamine Count}^^ Kentucky. 

1813. (19 October.) Deed from Robt. Johnson to John Ficklin. 

1818. (16 July.) Deed from John Ficklin and wife to Mason Singleton. 

1 819. (19 April). Will of John Ficklin mentions wife. Mary, and chil- 

dren. Jarrot Ficklin, Betsy Hampton. John Ficklin. William Fick- 
lin. Thomas Ficklin, Sucky Ficklin. Charles Ficklin. Joel Ficklin. 
Kitty Ficklin. Price Ficklin and Polly Ficklin. also daughter. Sally 
Payton. her husband. Benjamin Payton, and child. Patsy. Exr 
ecutors — ^wife. Polly Ficklin. and son, Jarrot Ficklin. 
1828. (25 September.) Deed from Henry Morehead to Joseph Ficklin. 
The name Ficklin does not appear on the older marriage records of 
this county. 

Scott County^ Kentuck)). 

Most of the older records of this county have been destroyed by fire. 
Those which remain are fragmentary or illegible. There are a 
few deeds of comparatively recent dates in which the Ficklins are 
principal parties. No Ficklin wills. There is an account of 
settlement of estate of Thomas Ficklin. but date cannot be made 
out Name does not appear on the marriage records prior to 1837. 

Allen Counfy^ KentuckV' 
Older records destroyed by fire. 

Far^tte County^ Kentucky* 

There are no Ficklin wills or settlements of estates, excepting the will 
of Polly L. Ficklin. probated in 1849. in which she emancipates 
all her slaves and appears to have devised all her property to them. 
She speaks of her husband as being then living, but does not men- 
tion his first name. 

There are also sundry deeds which mention Claressa Ficklin. John H. 
Ficklin. Joseph Ficklin. Orlando B. Ficklin, Polly Ficklin, Thomas 
Ficklin and William Ficklin. and a marriage contract between 
Joseph Ficklin and Polly L. Campbell. 


Mason County^ Kentuck}^. 

1803. (30 September.) Will of John Ficklin mentions wife, Judith, sons, 
Henry Kenyon Ficklin, Joseph Kenyon Ficklin, John Minton Fick- 
lin, Thomas Ficklin, James Kenyon Ficklin, and Robert Ficklin; 
dau{^ters, Lucy Ficklin, and Judith Kenyon Ficklin. Will men- 
tions, also. Fielding Ficklin of Virginia. 

Boj^le and Mercer Comities^ Kentucky. 

The name appears in documents of comparatively recent dates, only, 
in Boyle county and in Mercer, of which Boyle was once a part 

Fleming Couni}^^ Kentuck}^. 

There are probably some interesting documents on record in this coun- 
ty concerning Daniel Ficklen, but no search of these records proved 
to be necessary in the preparation of this volume. 

Colleton and Beaufort Comities^ South Carolina. 

All the older records of these counties were destroyed by General 
Sherman*s troops in 1865. 

South Carolina Land Office. 

1752. (13 March.) To Jeremiah Fickling a grant of thirty-eij^t acres 
on North Edisto river in Colleton county. 

1 752. (22 May.) To Jeremiah Fickling four hundred fifty acres on Tee 
Dee river in eastern portion of state. 

1 767. To Thomas Fincklen four hundred acres. 

1 771 . (28 November.) To Samuel Fickling of Edisto Island twelve hun- 
dred fifty acres on the coast. 


A Few Federal Census Returns. 

Returns for Virginia and Kentucky at the census of 1 790* and also of 
1800* were destroyed when the National Capitol was burned by 
the British troops in 1814. In lieu of the returns for Virginia at 
the census of 1 790* the Bureau of the Census has published what 
remains of the returns of the Virginia state census, 1782-1783. 
The returns for many counties, however, are missing. Anthony 
and Benjamin Ficklen are shown to have been living in Stafford in 
1783. At the census of 1810 the name does not appear in the 
returns for Spottsylvania county, but Strother Ficklin, over 1 6 and 
under 26; Lewis Ficklin, over 26 and under 43; and Benjamin 
Ficklin, over 43, are shown to have been heads of families in Staf- 
ford at that time. When the census of 1 8 1 was taken in Kentucky, 
no one of the name resided in Fayette county. In Scott county 
were Thomas Ficklin and wife, both over 43. In Jessamine coun- 
ty were Jarrott Ficklin, over 26 and under 43, and wife, over 1 6 
and under 26, and one son, under 1 0, and also John Fickland and 
wife, both over 43. 

When the census of 1 790 was taken in South Carolina, the following 
of the name appeared as heads of families: Beaufort district, 
Mary Ficklin, William Ficklin ; Colleton county, St. John's Parish, 
Francis Fickling, George Fickling, George Fickling, Jr., 2 James 
Fickling, Joseph Fickling, Mrs. Fickling (old). 

Some Old Records in England. 

Norfolk county. 

Norfolk Archdeaconry Court. Wills. 
1 626. Alice Fitlinge, Hingham. 
1626. John Fitlinge, Hin^^am. 
1 629. Ralph Fitlinge, Wymondham. 
1640. Ralph Fitlinge, Wymondham. 
1664. John Ficklinge, Witton. 
1708. Benjamin Fitlinge, Bedingham. 
1710. Thomas Fitlinge, Wymondham. 


1758. Thomas Fitlinge, Wsrmondham. 

Norfolk Archdeaconry Court Administrations. 

1 671 . Edward Fitlin, Clerk, East Lexham. 
1700-01. Susanna Fickling, Norwich. 
1710. Robert Pickling, Horsf ord. 

Consistory Court of Norwich. Wills. 
1629. Robert Ficklin, Sparham. 
1637. Robert Ficklinge, Foulsfaam. 
1662. John Fytling, Hin^^am. 
1 727. William Fickling, Smallburgh. 
1 766. John Ficklin, Gorleston. 

Norwich Consistory Court. Administrations. 
1710-11. William Fickling, Gorleston. 
1714-15. William Fetling, Norwich. 
1720-21. Martha Fickling, Great Witchingham. 
1746. Jcim Fitling, Wymondham. 

Norwich Archdeaconry Court. Wills. 
1632. Marie Fickling, Sparham. 
1670. Andrew Fitling, Bawdeswell. 

1672. Mary Fitling, East Lexham. 
1687. Anne Fickling, Norwich. 
1705. Robert Fickellen, Tuttington. 
1 707. John Filkin, Yarmouth. 
1713. William Fickling, St. Faiths. 

Miscellaneous Items. 

In the Heardi tax of 1674, William Ficklin, cottager, paid on two 

hearths at Peasenhall, Suffolk, and Ficklinge paid on 

three hearths at Weybread. 

In 1639-40 John Fitling paid 20s toward the ship money tax in 
Suffolk, Parish of Rockin^^all Superior. 

In 1705 Willyam Fickling, of Ludham, and Frances Stibbume of 
Ridlington, were married at East Ruston, Norfolk. 


In 1 700 Roger Fickling, singleman, of Horsford, and Mary Hase, 
singlewoman, of Horsfordt were married at Marshanit Norfolk. 

Buried at Horsford, near Nonvich, 9 Sqptembert 1746, Robart 
Ficklen; 15 Novembert 1767* Ellizabeth Ficklen. 

At North Elmham are the baptisms and burials of several children 
of Edward Fitlinge and Katherine, his wife, from 1599 to 1615, 
including a Robert, bom in 1607. 




Fickling 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 

21. 33. 123. 124. 125. 126 

Ficklin or FicUen — 

Alfred C 71 

Allen Bnice 56, 78 

Alice 44, 58. 78 

Alice DittwicUie 46. 47 

Amelia S 64. 98 

Ann, d«u(Jiter of Famom 59. 121 

Ann. cUttghier of Thomas (I) 38 

Ann Eliza 83 

Anna Hopkinion 58. 78 

Annie 72, 106 

Anthony 23. 30. 33. 37. 

38.39. 115. 116. 118. 124 

Anthony Strother 45. 1 19. 120. 124 

Arthur G 110 

Ary 62 

Aia 52 

Augustus Williams 53 

A. Walker 55,74 

Benjamin, son of Anthony 39, 45, 115, 

118, 119, 124 

Benjamin, son of Asa 52 

Benjamin (11) of Albemarle 13, 40, 49, 

50,115, 116, 119 

Benjamin F 10, 13, 14, 16, 50, 66, 67 

Benjamin, son of John 55 

Benjamin (I) of Staffonl 23, 30, 31, 32, 

33,37.39. 115.116.117. 118.124 

B. R. 16 

Betsy, dau^ter of John 42 

Boyce 60, 61, 91 

Caroline 48, 64 

Caroline Kenyon 58, 78 

Carter Braxton 87 

Catherine, daughter of John 42, 55 

Catherine, daughter of Joseph 72, 105 

Catherine Nelson 81 

Charlotte 55 

Charles, son of Anthony. 39, 45. 115. 118, 120 
Charles B 45 

Ficklin or Ficklen — PAGE. 

Charles, son of John 42. 56 

Charles Lee 110 

Charles Leonard 64. 97. 96 

Charles Scott 74 

Charles, son of Wm. (11) 15. 36. 43 

44. 118. 121 

Christopher DeAtley 56. 79, 121 

Qaude 47 

Clifton 55 

Cyrus 46, 119 

Daniel (I).. 10. 39. 40. 48. 115. 116. 118. 123 

Daniel (11) 48.64. 116 

Daniel, son of Wm 63 

DelUah 48,64 

Dnicilla Harriet 45 

Easter 36, 42 

Edmonia Fitzhugh 60, 87 

Edw. Bancroft 83 

Ella 61,91 

Eleanor 102 

Elias J 76 

Eliza, daughter of Fielding (I) ... .47, 62, 1 19 

Elizabeth, dau^ler of Anthony 39. 116 

Ellizabeth, daughter of Benjamin (I) . . . 40, 51 
Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel (11) .... 64. 96 
Elizabeth, dau^^ter of Dr. Fielding (II) 60. 89 
Elizabeth, daughter of George. ... 59, 85, 1 19 
Elizabeth, dau^ter of immigrant. . . 30, 31. 37 

Elizabeth Stuart 82 

Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas (I) . . . 36, 117 

Elizabeth, daughter of William 62 

Ellen, daughter of Benjamin (II) 50. 66 

Ellen Douglas, daughter of James Bunnell. .83 
Ellen Douglas, daughter of James Grant 

59. 81. 93 

Ellen, dau^ter of Col. John 75. Ill 

Ellen, daughter of Thomas 55. 74 

Emma Weiss. Mrs 53. 71 

Ester 36. 118 

Eugene D 16. 60. 1 13. 121 

Evelina 48. 64 


Ficklin or Ficklen — PAGE. 

Famous 46. 58. 121 

Fannie. <lau9hter of Jarrett 74 

Fannie M., daughter of George 59, 86. 1 19 

Fielding (I) 40, 47. 115. 116. 

118. 119. 120. 123 

Fielding (II). Dr 14. 47. 60 

Florence 73 

Frances, dau^^ter of Anthony 39. 116 

George, son of Fielding 47, 59. 1 19 

George D 73. 109 

George E 86 

George, son of John 55 

George, son of Joseph Burwell 60, 88 

George W 49 

George, son of Wm. P 47 

Georgia, daughter of George 60, 87 

Georgia, daughter of Dr. Fielding 60, 89 

Gustavus 47 

Harriet, daughter of Fielding (I)..47, 61, 119 

Harriet, daughter of George 59, 86 

Harry Campbell. .8. 23. 30. 47. 59, 61, 80. 1 15 

Henry Clay, son of Jarrett 74 

Henry Clay, son of Wm 49 

Henry Kenyon 44. 57 

Henry Stone 110 

Henry Walker 75. 112 

Herbert 72. 106 

Horace Buckner 49 

Horario 58. 79 

ames Burwell. of Atlanta 83 

ames Burwell. of Buckingham. .14. 59. 81, 82 

ames, son of Dr. Fielding 60, 89 

Graham 75, 109, 110 

Grant 47, 59 

ames Kenyon 44, 58 

ames L 48, 64, 116 

Price 55. 75 

Richards 49 

ames William, son of John Fielding 80 

ames W., son of Gustavus 46, 47 

ames William, son of Joseph .... 17, 72, 104 

ared. son of John 42, 53, 122, 124 

ared, son of Wm. T 73, 109 

arrett, son of Wm 74 

arrett Price 74 

ean V 114 

oel 42 

Ficklin or Ficklen — PAGE. 

John, Colonel 16, 55, 75 

John Bowman 103 

John C, son of Wm. T 73, 108 

John Cecil 72, 105 

John D 58, 121 

John Davenport 80 

John Fielding 59, 80, 96 

John, son of Dr. Fielding 61, 90 

JohnHemdon 15.41.51. 118, 122 

John, son of Jared 54, 72 

John, pioneer. Jessamine Co., Ky.. . . 9, 15, 34, 

38,41.42, 115, 122. 124 
John, son of John of Jessamine. ... 15, 42, 54 

John, son of Col. John 75, 111 

John Minton 44, 57 

John Rose 11, 60, 88, 89 

John Slaughter 65 

John, pioneer. Mason Co., Ky 10, 38, 44, 

115, 117, 120, 123 

John W 74 

John, son of Wm. P 17,47 

Joseph, pioneer, Allen Co., Ky 9, 38, 42 

43, 115,116, 118 

Joseph B 16 

Joseph Buiwell (I) 47, 60 

Joseph Burwell (II) 60, 87 

Joseph Burwell, son of Dr. Fielding. . . .60, 89 

Joseph Burwell, son of Wm. F 88 

Joseph Colquitt 71 

Joseph, Sr., of Columbia, Mo 17, 54, 71 

Joseph E 16, 60, 86 

Joseph Kenmuir 3, 103 

Joseph Kenyon 44, 57 

Joseph of Lexington 13, 40, 41 42, 

52.53. 115. 122 

Joseph McClellan 74 

Joseph, Professor. II. 72, 98. 99, 100. 101. 102 

Joseph P 76 

Joseph, son of Thomas 13, 76 

Joseph, son of Wm. T 73. 107, 109 

Kate, daughter of Col. John 73, 112 

Kate Fielding 47, 82 

Laban F 74 

Laura 60, 86 

Leonard H 49, 119 

Leonard M 49 

Leroy D 58, 121 

Lewis, son of Anthony. . .39, 46, 1 18, 120, 124 


Fkklin or Ficklen— PACE. 

Lewis Hamilton 47 

L. W 52 

Lewis William 48. 49 

Uoyd 113 

Louisa 60, 87 

Lttcinda C 62 

Lucy A 50. 65 

Lucy Adelaide 58. 78 

Lucy, dau^Jiter of John 44. 57 

Lucy, daughter of George 60, 87 

Lucy, dau^ter of Thomas (I) 38. 117 

Lucy Pickett 64. 97 

M. Elizabeth 50. 65 

Madison 55. 76 

Malinda 48, 63 

Maria Pannell 45 

Margaret, daughter of John 55 

Margaret, daughter of Joseph 43, 56 

Margaret (Piper) 41 

Margaret, daughter of Thomas (I) 38 

Margaret M 75. Ill 

Margaretta 48, 65 

Mary, daughter of Benjamin (I) 

40.51, 116. 118 

Mary, daughter of Daniel 48, 65 

Mary, daughter of Dr. Fielding 90 

Mary, daughter of Joseph 104 

Mary, daughter of Robert 73, 107 

Mary, daughter of William 63 

Mary Catherine 53 

Mary Ellen 72. 104 

Mary Virginia 60, 86 

Mary W 73, 109 

Mildred 39, 116, 120 

Millard F 113 

Nancy, daughter of Charles 45 

Nancy, daughter of Joseph 72, 105 

Nancy Young 110 

Nannie, daughter of James Grant 60, 87 

Narcissa 73, 107 

Nat Craig 51. 52 

Nellie 72, 106 

Nicholas F 16. 72, 73, 108 

Newton 55, 76 

Noble V 48,62, 116 

Octavia 102 

Orlando Bell 1 1, 13, 14. 15. 42. 

53, 69, 70, 71, 122 

Ficklin or Field 
Otto W. . . . 

.. 71 

P. Bemey 19, 66 

Patience 30, 31, 34, 37 

Paulina 49, 63 

Philadelphia 40. 41 

Polly, daughter of Charles 45 

Price 42 

Rebecca Davenport 59, 84 

Richard Lyell 113 

Robert, son of Joseph 43, 1 16 

Robert of Maysville 44, 58, 123 

Robert of Pleasant Ridge 54. 73 

Robert, son of Wm. T 16, 73, 108 

Robert Lee 75, 112 

Samuel 60. 89 

Samuel Pannill 82 

Samuel Wright 71 

Sandusky D 73, 109 

Sarah, daughter of immigrant. . .30, 31, 33, 37 

Sarah, wife of immigrant 29, 30, 31, 

32,33,37, 117 

Sarah, daughter of Benjamin (1) 40, 51 

Sarah, daughter of Daniel (I) 48, 63 

Sarah, daughter of Famous 59, 121 

Sarah, daughter of Dr. Fielding 60, 90 

Sarah, daughter of Fielding (I) 47, 61 

Sarah, daughter of George 60, 87 

Sarah, daughter of Robert 73, 107. 109 

Sarah (Payton) 42 

Sarah (Swetnam) 38 

Sarah (Young)- 75. Ill 

Sarah A. (White) 72. 104 

Sarah Ann (Fleece) 54, 73 

Slaughter W 8, 12. 16, 32. 33. 

36.48,50.51.65. 116 

Stuart 75. 112 

Susan, daughter of Anthony 39, 116 

Susan, daughter of Benjamin (I) . . 40, 51, 1 16 

Susan, daughter of John 42 

Susan, daughter of Robert 73. 107 

Susan M., dau^ter of Benjamin (II) . . .50. 67 
Susan M.. daughter of James Grant. . . .59. 84 
Susannah 38 

Taylor 72, 106 

Theodore H 14, 16.46,80, 113. 121 

Thomas, of King George 22. 30, 31. 33, 

37,38.43. 115. 116. 117. 121 


Ficklm or Ficklen — page. 

Thomas, pioneer of Scott G)., Ky.. . 9, 13, 34, 

38, 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 1 15. 1 18. 121. 122 124 

Thomai. of Bath County 15, 42. 55 

Thomat. son of Thomas of Bath 55. 76 

Thomas, son of Col. John 54. 55. 75. 1 10 

Thomas, son of John of Mason Co 44. 58 

Thomas, son of Wm. T 73. 109 

Thomas A., son of Asa 13. 1 7. 52 

Thomas Allen 103 

Thomas Dorsey 16. 79. 1 13 

Virginia 79. 113 

Walter Colquitt 71 

Walter Homan 8. 103 

Warren Slaughter 80 

Willie Letcher 83 

William, immigrant 28. 29. 30. 31. 33. 

H 35. 36. 37. 117 
William (II). of Spottsylvania. . 9. 22. 30. 31. 

33.34.37. 115. 116. 117. 118 

Ficklin or Ficklen — PAGE. 

William, son of Benjamin (I) 40. 48. 

115. 116. 119 

William, son of John 42, 55 

William, son of Daniel (I) 48.62. 116 

William, of Randolph Co., Mo 48 

WUliam. son of Dr. Fielding 60. 90 

William Augustus 41. 53. 115. 122 

William Fitzhu^ 60.88 

William J 73. 106 

William Joseph 65 

William Lewis 16. 17 

William Pickett 62 

William Phillips 47. 115. 120 

William Samuel 50. 65 

WUliam T.. of Union. Ore 54. 73 

William Threlkill 14. 48. 63 

William W 16. 79. 112 





Abbott 52 

Abncy 64 

Adams 74 

Alexander 68, 1 10 

Allen 63.64 

Almond 90 

Andenon 46, 64, 64 

Andrews 60 

Arthur 83 

Austin 78 

Baker 49 

Bandy 80 

Bankhead 59 

Barnes 49. Ill 

Batde 90 

Bean 110 

Bell 38. 39, 51. 69. 116. 117 

Beard 104 

Benson 104 

Berry 64.75 

Berryman 95 

Biddle 106 

Bishop 62.63 

Booth 93 

Borders 74 

Botts 63. 91 

Bounds 91 

Bowen 117 

Bowman 54 

Boyce 89 

Boyle 67 

Bradley 56 

Braxton 86. 95 

BreMler 95 

Brockman 65 

Brown 61. 66. 71. 81. 91. 92. 93 

Brownell 54 

Browning 93 

Bruce 38.39.93. 117, 118 

Bryan 38 


Bryant 113 

Burgess 85 

Bumsides 54 

Burlon 77 

Buiwell 39 

Caldwell 97 

Callaway 89 

Campbell 53. 122 

Carbell 82 

Carberry 97 

Came 114 

Carter 72 

Caruthers 69 

Carver 112 

Cassidy 62 

Cave 102 

Cecil 71 

Chenault Ill 

Chase 63 

Christian 108 

Qark 68. 104 

Cleveland 41 

Qifton 49 

Coates 43 

Cochel 103 

Colquitt 70 

ConiJeton 74 

Connaway 103 

Cook 106 

Coons 86. 119 

Corbin 87 

Corwine 62 

Cottrell 98 

Crenshaw 110 

Crigler 91.92 

Cronie 95 

Darnell 110 

Davenport 59 

Dawson 75. 109 

Deane 96 



Dealherage 45 

DeArfey 58. 121 

DickenoD 46 

Dillard 91 

Doney 48, 63 

Dudley 93 

Dulaney 47 

Doff 38. 116 

Duncan 39. 116 

Dunklin 54 

Dunkum 65 

Dunlop 59 

Eastman 47 

Echolt 114 

Edmunds 42. 56 

Elbert 51.68. 116 

Elgin 94 

Ellis 56 

English 86 

Evans 68 

Everett 68 

Ewing 86 

Fit 45.47.68. 116. 119. 120. 121 

Fewell 38. 117 

Fielding 33. 34 

Fields 52 

Fitzhugh 60 

Flaherty 57 

neece 73. 74. 109 

Fleming 63 

Franklin 79 

Follett 112 

Ford 106 

Forman 106 

Foushee 45. 46. 119. 120 

GaiuUll Ill 

Gamett 94 

Gertchins 85 

Gill 94 

Glasscock 96 

Goodloe 54. 55 

Graham 74. 75 

Graves 77 

Green 47 

Griffin 91 

Griffith 48. 98 

Gully 92 


Hall 87 

Hampton 42 

Hardesty 36. 50. 67 

Harover 79 

Harrison 59. 84 

Haynes 98 

Hazelrigg 64. Ill 

Headrick 52 

Henderson 49 

Hemstreet 104 

Hemdon 40. 51 

Highland 71 

HUI 48. 49. 85. 119 

HiUix 112 

Hilt 68 

Holbrook 106 

Hoomes 95 

Hopkins Ill 

Hopson 56 

Hotchkiss 83 

Howard 110 

Hoive 65 

Hoivison 83 

Hudson 107 

Hughes 83 

Humphrey 107 

Hunter 63 

Husted 95 

Imboden 54 

Ivy 95 

Jackson 83 

Jacocke 85 

Jasper 47 

Javins 114 

Jenkins 38. 117 

Jennings 85. 93 

Jeter 83 

Johnson 45. 97 

Johnston 87. 105 

Jones 50. 85. 107 

Kennedy 109 

Kennet 52 

Kennon 59 

Kenmuir 103 

Kenyon 44. 120 

Kerf oot 96 

Killgore 57. 76. 77. 78 

Kincart 76 



King 65. 97 

Kinnbon 109 

KinA 95 

Koken 105 

Lancai ter 94 

Landon 87 

Langhome 80 

Lango 102 

Latimer 94 

Lee 78,87,88 

Leonard 48 

Leivif 95 

Lomaz 86 

London 87 

Long 54 

Lowe 90 

Lyell 113 

Lyon 80 

Major 86 

MarAaM 47.59,82 

Marston 113 

Martin 47. 57. 91 

Maiten 109 

MatAewi 38, 51. 116 

McAvoy 90 

McBlain 67 

McClellan 102 

McCIement 103 

McCormick Ill 

McCuIly 49 

McDonald 47 

McFarland 56 

McGavock 85 

McGehee 60 

McKay 86 

McLaughlin 79 

McMuIlen 86 

McVeigh 85 

Menefee 92 

Michauz 87 

Miller 48. 55, 84, 85. 98 

Mitchell 41. 85 


Moore 92 

Murray 107 

Myer. 75. 77, 82 

Nelson 47 

Newby 38. 43 


Newman 72. 104. 105 

Nonnan 49 

Oldham 113.121 

O'Neill 106 

Owen 88 

PanniU 39. 81 

Parr 91 

P«yton 42.77.122 

Perkint 54. 109 

Perley 71 

Phillips 46.57 

Piper 41 

Pierce (Pearce) 49. 62 

Pope 90 

Priddy 57 

Proctor 54 


Reid (Read) 62.96. 97. 119 

Richey 71 

Riddick 84 

Roach 30. 31, 37 

Robbini 74, 109 

Robinson 81, 95 

Rockwell 112 

Rogi^rs 97 

Rom 79. 110 

Rolhwell 49 

Sallee 77 

Saunders 68 

Scott 54. 71, 74 

Shacklef ord 44, 78 

Shankle 90 

Sherwood 54 

Shortridge 73 

Skinner 83 

Slaughter 119 

Slaughter. Wm 8. 32. 34. 115. 119 

Smith 49. 83 

Spellhottse 86 

Spindle 59, 86 

Staley 112 

Stansbury 88 

Stevens 55 

Stewart 39. 116 

Stringfellow 86 

Strother 45 

Stuart 63. 64. 68. 97 



Sweelnaim (Swelnam) 38, 1 16, 117 

Swindler 64 

Summen 65 

Summenrille 86 

Tacketl 94 

Taliaferro 15, 35 

Tate 45 

Taylor 45.48,98 

Taul Ill 

Teachenor 102 

TerriU (Tyrrell) 21, 100 

Thomat 54, 105, 111 

Threlkill 62 

Townsend 68, 91 

True 51 

Tmmbo 105 

Trimble 69 

Van Syckle 77 

Va«on 90 

Venable 57 


Walker 55,68 

Watson 85 

Weemt 89 

Wei« 71 

Wert 30.31,33.37 

Whayne 98 

Wheeler 106 

White ., 51.68, 104. 116. 118 

Wickware 57 

Wilkini 65 

Williami 53. 63. 68. 69 

Wilson 71 

WingfieW 60 

Winston 84 

Woolery 57 

Wortben 54 

Wrenche 64 

Wright 79 

Yantes 65 

Young 97. 110, 111