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HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
THE RICKS FAMILY
CONTAINING BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
AND GENEALOGIES OF BOTH
MALES AND FEMALES.
PUBLISHED AND FOR SALE BY
JOEL RICKS, LOGAN, UTAH
FOR THE RICKS FAMILY.
PRESS AND BINDERY OF
SKELTON PUBLISHING CO.
SALT LAKE CITY
To THE Ricks Family .-
This genealogy is offered to the family with the knowledge
that it is far short of what a good and complete history of the
family should be. Some of the statistical omissions are owing
to a lack of ability on the part of the author to procure them
from various sources, especially from people who have failed
to make reply to first, second, and third letters of inquiry,
even to this day.
The family has scattered into nearly ever>' state of the
Union, many moving and leaving little or no clue, has been
This work had its inception in information secured by Mr.
Joel Ricks of Logan, Utah, between the years of 1893 and 1896.
This data was turned over to the author by Mr. Ricks in 1906
and an arrangement entered into to collect and publish this
record with that of the Rix family, descended from William and
Thomas who originally settled in Boston and Salem about 1645,
but through some misunderstanding on the part of the pub-
lisher this design was not accomplished.
Mistakes will undoubtedly be found in the work, but they
exist, not from the want of painstaking efforts to avoid them,
but generally from imperfect manuscripts and contrary state-
ments made by members of the same family.
Many persons would be surprised to see the errors in their
own letters, which are frequently the result, not of ignorance,
but of carelessness. What is worth recording at all, is worth
recording carefully and correctly. I would esteem it a favor,
when mistakes are discovered, to have the corrections sent to
Thanking all who have helped in this matter, and asking
the charitable consideration of all for errors or omissions.
I am very truly yours,
Guy Scoby Rix.
History and Genealogy of the Ricks Family of
Virginia and North Carolina
Brief mention of the Ricks family is found in various his-
torical works, mainly in the publications of the Southern His-
torical Societies. It is believed that no extensive work of
the family history, except this, has ever been published. The
origin of the race is hidden in the mists of the centuries past,
but where the dim glimpses of the name occur, they indicate
that it is of Germanic origin. The name first appears in Eng-
land about the time of William the Conqueror, about 1066.
Like most English names, the spelling has not been uniform,
and is found in various forms, viz, Rickesis, Rickes, Rickey,
Rixe, Ricks, and Rix. The most approved Angelized form is
Ricks and Rix. Research shows several of the name came to
this country from England in its early settlement. Thomas and
William came about 1645, and settled in Boston, and Salem,
Mass. Isaac Ricks came about the same time and settled in
Isle of Wight Co., Virginia. The compilor has not discovered
positive proof of relationship between Isaac of Virginia and
Thomas and William of Massachusetts, but there are various
traditions that they were related, and sprung from the same
stock, or root. Today in the west of England the name is
.spelled Ricks, while in the east it is spelled Rix.
It would be impossible to give exact credit for the informa-
tion obtained, for everj' available source has been consulted
for information, records and facts carefully collated and rec-
orded. It would be equally impossible to give credit to many
members of the family for records furnished, for hardly a
sketch in the work came from a single source of information,
but we desire to express heartfelt thanks to the many friends
found, who have assisted in making this book. We would fail
in our duty did not we mention particularly those who have
assisted in a financial way, or else this work could not have
been prosecuted to a successful conclusion.
Mr. Joel Ricks of Logan, Utah, Mr. Robert H. Ricks of
Rock Mount, N. C, Mr. Robert L. Ricks of Worden, 111., and Mr.
Hyrum, Thomas E. and Nathan Ricks of Rexburg, Idaho, all
have taken great interest in the work, and furnished the funds
to carry on the work to completion.
To the ladies of the family, we owe a debt of gratitude
for assistance and family records kindly bestowed.
The compilor is keenly alive to the fact that some of the
sketches of individuals fail to do justice to the subject, which
is due to the fact that proper information was not at his com-
mand. This work is intended for a family history in concise
form, not a genealogy, merely to restore the lost links of re-
lationship, but to make the descendents and kindred again ac-
quainted one with the other, and to tell people of today about
their ancestors, who they were, where they lived, what they did,
their names, customs, etc. It has been an unjust fashion and
a mistake to drop from genealogical works in a large measure
the female lines. The daughters are members of the family
as much as the sons are ; the names they adopt by marriage
are mere accidents, depriving them of no rights of relationship.
We trust that the kindred will be pleased to learn of their fe-
male relatives, and proud of their marriage alliances.
The ancestral home of the family was at Brancaster Castle,
Norfolk County, England, certainly as early as 1525, the time
of Henry the VIII. The coat of arms of the family is laid in
Mosaic in the pavement of the Castle Church and can be seen
The coat of arms herein was made from a painting from the
records in Heralds College, London, England.
The first one of the name of this branch of the family was
Isaac Ricks, who was born in England in 1638, and a tradition
exists that he came from England and landed at Jamestown,
Virginia, and settled in Warrasguyeake, one of the eight shires
of Virginia, which was changed in 1737, to Isle of Wight Coun-
ty, which included the present counties of Nansemond and
These counties were peopled largely by Puritans and
Quakers, whose records began in 1663. The land and court
records of these counties were destroyed by fire many years
ago, and genealogical records are very meagre.
Isaac Ricks was a Quaker, and was a member of the Quaker
Church, located at a place called Chuckatuck, situated on the
western branch of the Nansemond River, in what is now Nanse-
mond County. At this point, about ten miles from Suffolk and
near the line of Isle of Wight County, was the Quaker Church
built by Robert and Abraham Ricks in 1702.
It is not known exactly in which county Isaac lived,
whether in Isle of Wight, or Nansemond County, but very likely
10 GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY.
he lived near the church, as he was a constant attendant as the
The following transcript is from the publications of the
Southern Historical Society. The many changes in spelling the
name will be noticed, but it is as written on the church books.
Here follows the records from the old church books, which are
deposited in Baltimore, Md., for safe keeping;
"Isaac Rickesis and Kathren, his wife, their children na-
tivities as follows :
"Isaac Rickesis, son of afore Is and Kathren was born the
seventeenth day of the sixth month in the year 1669."
"William Rickesis son of sd Is and Kethren was bom on
the fifth day of the eighth month, 1670."
"Jno. Rickesis son of sd Is & Kathren was bom the thir-
tieth day of the tenth month, 1672."
"Abraham Rickesis son of sd Is and Kathren was bom the
third day of the tenth month, 1674."
"Jacob Rickesis son of sd Is and Kethren was born the
seventeenth day of the first month, 1677."
"Robert Rickesis son of sd Is and Kethren was born the
fourteenth day of tenth month, 1679."
"Friends Book of record per mee, Isaac Rickesis in the
Note : — The above records were erased in the original, but
are still legible. The above records can be found on page 18,
Vol. XII of the publication before mentioned. On page 97 of
the same volume can be found the following, but in another
handwriting. Additional records :
"Benjamin Rickesis was born the seventeenth day of the
eleventh month, in the year 1682.
"Kathren Rickesis was born the twentieth day of the tenth
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 1 1
month, who lived ten months and two weeks and so departed
this life, being in the year 1684."
"Richard E-ickesis was born the thirtieth day of the fifth
month in the year 1684.
"Jeane Rickesis was born the last day of the sixth month
in the year 1687.
"James Rickesis was bom the seventeenth day of the first
month, in the year 1690."
ISAAC RICKS, JR., AND SARAH HIS WIFE, THEIR CHILDREN
' ' William Ricks son of above Isaac and Sarah his wife was
born on the twenty-fifth day of the seventh month, in the year
"Isaac Ricks son of the above sd Isaac & Sarah was born on
the twenty-seventh day of the twelfth month, in the year 1702.
"Jacob Ricks son of the above sd Isaac and Sarah was born
on the eleventh day of the second month, in the year 1705."
Note : — Here on the original, several pages were cut out,
and very likely other children were recorded on the cut pages.
In the same volume it is recorded that in 1702, Abraham
and Robert Ricks built a Quaker Meeting house on the Western
branch of the Nansemond River, and were paid 32,000 pounds
of Tobb (Tobacco) which was the medium of exchange.
Isaac senior subscribed 400 pounds, Abraham 300 pounds
and John 100 pounds.
These people were Quakers, and their names frequently
appear at church weddings as the following certificate shows:
"Joseph Jordan, son of Joseph Jordan of North Carolina
and Mary Rix, daughter of Abraham Rix of Isle of Wight
County, having declared their intentions of taking each, other
in marriage before several public meetings of the people called
12 GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY.
Quakers, in Virginia, on the tenth, day of the second month,
1723, were married at a public meeting in said county.
(Signed) JOSEPH JORDAN,
The witnesses were 20 in number, among them were:
Abraham Rix, and
Ellis Rix. (Elizabeth her sister.)
On page 207, in volume XII of the same before mentioned
record can be found the following death records:
"Richard Rickesis departed this life on the twenty-ninth
day of the seventh month, in the year about the tenth in the
morning. (Probably 1710.)
' ' Catherine Ricks departed this life ye eighth month in the
year 1717. (She was probably the wife of Isaac, sen.)
"Isaac Ricks departed this life ye third day of the eleventh
month, 1732. (This was without doubt Isaac, sen.)
"William Rickesis the son of Isaac Rickesis departed this
life the twenty-second day of the sixth month, about a half
hour before the going down of the sun, in the year 1694, he
being almost 24 years of age.
"Jacob Rickesis the son of Isaac and Kathren, his wife,
departed this life upon the Hfth day of the fifth month, about
the first hour in the afternoon. (The word italicised was
crossed out, leaving the day of the month uncertain, the
year not being given.)
Isaac Rickesis^ was born in England in 1638; died Nov.
3, 1732; married Kathren, who died Aug. 11, 1717. The date
of his coming to this country has not been ascertained, but he
landed at Jamestown, Va. It is not known with any degree
GENEALOGY OF THE -EICKS FAMILY. 13
of certainty where their children were born, possibly some were
born in England and others bom in Virginia. Their births are all
recorded on the books of the Quaker Church at Chuchatuck,
Va. They were Quakers.
The stigma of this time (1663) was the merciless intoler-
ance towards the Friends or Quakers. Here as elsewhere in
America, they were treated with harshness which disgraced
the epoch. They were denounced as a turbulent people, teach-
ing lies, miracles, false doctrines and prophecies, disorganizers
and enemies of society.
They were fined for non-attendance on the services of the
Established Church. They were not allowed to attend their
own conventicles, and no ship master was to bring them into
the Colony. No person was allowed to enter their houses,
and finely the poor Quakers were to go out of the state, and
no more were to come in, and if they insisted on returning,
they were treated as felons.
Many of the poor Quakers left the state, while others
either renounced their religion or braved it out and remained.
Note: — Mr. Richard A. Ricks of Richmond, Va., writing
under date of July, 1905, says, "I have in my possession an
old "Breeches" Bible once belonging to the Ricks family,
which was bought at the sale of one Richard Ricks in
1779, and had been out of the family until ten or fifteen years
ago, when it came back into the family."
The following entries are recorded in the old Bible. The
record does not agree with the original records as recorded
in the old church books, recorded by Isaac, sen., and very
likely were recorded from memory.
John Ricks, born Mar. 17, 1676; died Sept. 21, 1717.
Abraham Ricks. (No dates.)
14 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
Jacob Ricks, born Mar. 17, 1676 ; died May 9, 1706.
Jacob Ricks, died July 9, 1703, aged 26 years.
William Ricks, born Oct. 5, 1670; died Aug. 22, 1694,
about 24 years of age.
Robert Ricks, born Dec. 14, 1679; died Mar. 23, 1743.
Catherine Ricks, wife of Isaac Ricks, died Oct. 1717.
Isaac Ricks, Sr., died Jan. 2, 1723 in the 85th year of his
Isaac Ricks, Jr. (No date.)
Isaac Ricks, son of Jacob, b. & d. (No date.)
James Ricks, bom Mar. 16, 1690.
James Ricks, bom May 17, 1690.
James Ricks, born Jan. 23, 1690.
Robert Scott, Sr., and uncle Robert Scott and Jane, his
mother. (No date.)
Robert Scott, Jr., son of Robert Scott, Sr., and Jane his
wife was born Mar. 19, 1695.
Note: — Robert Scott, Sr., was probably an uncle to the
recorder by marriage to Isaac, Sr. 's wife or else to a sister
of Isaac himself.
The old Bible was brought here by Isaac, Sr., and probably
has come down through Isaac- and Richard^ when it was sold
IsAAC^, b. June 17, 1669. X.
WILLIAM^ b. Aug. 5, 1670; died July 11, 1694.
Jno.2, b. Oct. 30, 1672.
Abraham^ b. Oct. 3, 1674. X.
V. Jacob-, b. Jan. 17, 1677. X.
vi. Robert-, b. Oct. 14, 1679 ; died Mar. 23, 1743.
Benjamin-, b. Nov. 17, 1684.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 15
Benjamin Eicks removed to Edgecombe County, where he
executed his will in 1719, probated Nov. 20, 1721. In his will
he mentions Robert Ricks, Jr., son of my brother Robert
Ricks, brother Isaac Ricks, brother Abraham Ricks, brother
Robert Ricks, brother James Ricks, sister Jane Ricks, and
Patience, daughter of brother Abraham Ricks, and William
Brown, son of Beal Brown. This will establishes the fact that
he was the son of Isaac\ because there was no such combina-
tion of names in any other family at the date when this will
was made, and because his will was made in Edgecombe Co.,
shows most conclusively that he was one of the first of the name
in North Carolina.
These two wills, those of him and his brother, Isaac, can-
not be found.
9. viii. Kathren^, b. Oct. 20, 1684.
10. ix. Richard^, b. June 30, 1685 ; died June 30, 1703.
11. X. Jeane-, b. June 30, 1687.
12. xi. James-, b. Jan. 17, 1690.
2. Isaac Ricks^, Isaac\ was born June 17, 1669; died in
1760; married Sarah. He lived in Isle of Wight Co., now
Nansemond Co., Va. On the book of records of the Quaker
Church at Chuekatuck, which are in Baltimore, Md., for safe
keeping, can be found recorded the birth of three of his chil-
dren, but on the page on which was their record part was
cut off for some reason, leaving their names off. We learn from
the land records of North Carolina that Sarah, wife of Isaac
Ricks, was the daughter of Barnaby McKinnie.
Barnaby McKinne of Chowan Co., N. C, conveyed by gift
to his son-in-law, Isaac Ricks, Mar. 28, 1722, 100 acres of land
in Chaledona Woods, called Napin Work, patented by Na-
16 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
It has been claimed that Isaac's sons, Isaac, Benjamin and
William were the first of the name in North Carolina, but the
records show to the contrary.
Barnabee or Barnab}- McKinne appeared first in the Colony
in 1720, and settled in Caledony "Woods, at or near Coneconary
Swamp, then in Chowan Precinct, and after 1722, in Bertie
Precinct, and after 1741 in Edgecombe County, then in Halifax.
The name of Barnaby McKinne does not appear on the
old Quaker Books of Chuckatuck,
On the land records of Edmonton, the county seat of
Chowan, can be found several deeds running to Barnaby Mc-
Kinne from 1710 to 1722. Isaac Kicks, executed his- wOl in
Edgecombe Co., Mar. 11, 1748, was probated Oct. 28, 1748.
In it he mentions his wife Sarah, daughters Mary Pope and
Martha, sons Abraham, Robert, John and Richard.
The recording of this will has not been found.
13. i. William^ b. July 15, 1698. X.
14. ii. IsAAC^, b. Dec. 27, 1702. X.
15. iii. JAC0B^ b. Feb. 11, 1705.
,16. iv. Benjamin^ b. about 1707. X.
17. V. R0BERT^ b. . X.
18. vi. Richard^, b. . X.
19. vii. Abraham^, b. .
20. viii. Alice^, b. ; married Col. Benjamin Sherrod,
son of George Isaac and Mary (Ricks) Sherrod.
(See) Benjamin Sherrod of Birmingham, Ala., is
21. ix. Elizabeth^ b. ; married Rice Pierce.
When the first United States census was taken in 1790, the
following Ricks 's were found in North Carolina:
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J^ Abraham Ricks, of Nash Co., had a wife, three sons over
16, and three daughters.
Benjamin Ricks, of Pitt Co., had three sons over 16, one
under 16, a wife and four daughters.
Dempsey Ricks, of Northampton County, had a wife, two
sons over 16 and one daughter.
Jacob Ricks, of Nash County, had a wife, one son over 16,
and one daughter.
Jacob Ricks, of Northampton County, had no wife or
James Ricks, of Edgecombe County, had a wife, three
sons over 16, one under, and three daughters.
James Ricks, of Gilford Co., had a wife, three sons over
16, one under, and four daughters.
Joel Ricks, of Nash County, had a wife, two sons over 16,
and two daughters.
Isaac Ricks, of Halifax County, had a wife, three sons
over IG, one under 16, and three daughters.
Mary Ricks, of Edgecombe County, a widow, had two
sons over 16, and three daughters.
Patty Ricks, of Northampton County, a widow, had one
daughter,- and one slave.
Priscilla Ricks, of Nash County, a widow, had one son
over 16, and one daughter.
Sarah Ricks, of Nash County, a widow, had one son over
16, and three daughters.
William Ricks, Jr., of Edgecombe County, had a wife,
four sons over 16, and three daughters. No slaves.
William Ricks, of Northampton County, had two sons
over 16. no wife or daughter.
18 GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY.
5. Abraham Ricks^ Isaac\ was bom October 3, 1674. He
was married in the Quaker Church at Chuckatuck, Va., March
16, 1703, to Mary Bolson of Nansemond County, Va., bom
November 24, 1685, daughter of Edmund and Mary (Crow)
Bolson. Abraham was of Isle of Wight County at the time of
his marriage. This shows conclusively that some of the family
lived in that county. Their marriage was recorded on the
church book of records.
Signed, Abraham Ricks,
Signed, Mary Ricks.
Among the witnesses were:
Father, Isaac Ricks,
Mother, Kathren Ricks,
Brother, John Ricks,
Brother, Robert Ricks, and
Brother, Jacob Ricks.
22. i. Maey^ b. July 1, 1704; married in the Quaker
Church, Chuckatuck, Feb. 1, 1723, Joseph Jor-
dan, son of Joseph and Mary (Crow) Jordan of
North Carolina. They probably went to his
23. ii. Elizabeth^ b. Nov. 16, 1706. She was living in
1723, as her name appears on the Church records
as a witness to her sister's wedding.
231/2 iii. Patience^*, b. — ; married Barnaby McKinne, Jr.
Her name was not recorded on the Chuckatuck
Quaker Church books, probably because her pa-
rents left the country.
6. Jacob Ricks^ Isaac^ was bom Jan. 17, 1677 ; married
in the Quaker Church at Chuckatuck, Va., Oct. 14, 1699, Mary
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 19
Exuin daughter of Jeremiah Exmn. He died July 9, 1703,
aged 26 years.
"From our men's meeting at Chuckatuck, Aug. 14, 1704,
the difference between Jeremiah Exum and Isaac Ricks, Sr., is
finaly ended upon this reservation, Isaac junior or his brother
Robert, each of them to pay two thousand pounds of tabaca
to the widow, namely, Mary Ricks, the widow of Jacob Ricks,
deceased, which is done in lieu of his childrens portion of land
or anything else which may be claimed after the death of
Isaac Ricks senior, and we are witnesses of the same whose
names are inserted.
Signed, Nathan Newby,
24, i. Isaac', b. .
25. ii. Thomas', b. .
13. William Ricks' Isaac- Isaac\ was bom probably
near Chuckatuck Church, Va., July 25, 1699; married Esther
Long. He was probably one who renounced Quakerism,
because we find no records of him in the Church. He re-
moved to Edgecombe County, N. C, about 1752, where he
bought a large tract of land, but sold out to his brother Ben-
jamin, and removed to that part of the county which is now
Halifax County, and settled near the present town of Scotland
Neck, near the Roanoke River. His wife died Nov. 25, 1769,
and he married second Sarah .
Mr. Robert H. Ricks, of Rockymount, N. C, writes, "I can
20 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
find no will of William Ricks in Halifax County, but I find a
will of Sarah Ricks, which was recorded in Halifax County
1778. They semed to have had a very large estate, bequeath-
ing to their children and grand children from 50 to 60 slaves."
The names mentioned in Sarah's will were, Martha Mary, who
married a Cook, Richard, Robert, Isaac and Abraham who
brought up Benjamin Sherrod, who was the son of his sister,
Mary, son-in-law Thomas Pope, daughter-in-law Mary Ricks,
grand children, Thomas, Holland and Mary Pope, Isaac Ricks,
Betsy Ricks, Richard Ricks, John Ricks and Martha Lane.
Executors of Sarah's will were John and Robert Ricks. He
died Jan. 10, 1778.
26. i. Martha*, b. — ■ — ; m. a Lane, had a daughter Mar-
tha, mentioned in her grand mother's will.
ii. John*, b. . X.
Isaac*, b. about 1760. X.
Mary*, b. . X.
Richard*, b. .
Robert*, b. .
Abraham*, b. ; he brought up his nephew Ben-
One of these three sons married Mary .
33. viii. A daughter*, b. ; m. Thomas Pope. X.
34. ix. A daughter*, b. ; m. a Barron.
14. Isaac Ricks^ Isaac^ Isaac\ was born near Chucka-
tuck, Va., Dec. 27, 1702; died in 1760; married Sarah Burke.
He removed to Edgcombe County, N. C, about 1752, and
bought a large tract of land on Tar River, and became very
wealthy. He owned the grist mill at the Great Palls on Tar
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 21
River, where the largest cotton mill in the state, if not in the
south, now stands. He also owned the land where the present
town of Rocky Mount now stands, and some of these lands are
still in the hands of his descendants.
James*, b. about 1790. X.
John*, b. . X.
Charity*, b. ; m. John Ross.
Jonah*, b. . X.
16. Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom near Chuckatuck,
Va., about 1707 ; married Patience Helty. He bought in Lun-
enburg County, Va., 400 acres of land of King George II,
for 40 shillings, deed recorded in Richmond. He removed to
North Carolina about 1752, or a little after, and bought a large
tract of land of his brother William, in Edgecombe County,
and about seven miles from the present town of Rocky Mount.
He had good property, but was not wealthy. We have a copy
of the will of Benjamin Ricks.
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, Benjamin Ricks, of
Edgecombe County and Elizabeth Parish in the Province of
North Carolina, being in good health and sound memory, thanks
be to God, but calling to mind the mortality of my body and
knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die does make
and ordain this as my last Will and Testament. Principally
and first of all, 1 recommend my soul unto the hands of God,
that gave it to me hoping at the Great Day I shall receive the
safme, and as to my body I recommend to the earth to be
buried in a Christian manner at the direction of my Executors,
and as to my worldly estate which God has blessed me with
I give and bequeath in manner and form following, principally
22 GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY.
and first of all I will that my just debts and funeral charges
Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my wife Patience a
certain parcel of land lying on the south side Bonners branch
containing eighty acres pattan land be the same more or less,
which I settle on her as a Dowery.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Lewis Ricks five
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Benj. Ricks, five
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Ricks five
Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Ricks five
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary five
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Joel Ricks five
Item. I give and bequeath to my son William Ricks five
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah five
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Meredith five
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas five shil-
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Patience five
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Josiah five shillings.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Ricks all
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the remainder of my estate real and personal of which I am
possessed to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I do hereby nominate and appoint my soil John
Ricks and my cousin John Ricks Executors of this my last
Will and Testament and do hereby revoke and discharge all
former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made and do
nominate and pronounce this and no other to be my last Will
and Testament dated the 5th of May 1774.
Benjamin Ricks, (Seal.)
Signed, sealed, published and pronounced in the presence
The State of North Carolina,
I, A. T. Walston, Clerk of the Superior Court in and for
the County and State aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing
and attached sheet, is a true copy of the Will of Benjamin
Ricks, as the same is taken from the records of this office.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and
affix the seal of said court this the 5th day of December 1907.
A. T. Walston.
Clerk Superior Court.
Jacob*, b. 1735. X.
Joel*, b. 1737. X.
Lewis*, b. 1741. X.
Benjamin*, b. ;
died Feb. 19, 1779. Was
Sergeant Major in the 10th N. C. Regent Con-
tinental troop in General Washington's Army.
24 GENEALOGY OF THE BICKS FAMIT^Y.
Molly*, b. July 29, 1743.
Thomas*, b. 1745. X.
William*, b. 1750. X.
JosiAH*, b. Aug. 12, 1755; died unmarried in 1781.
Meridith*, b. ; died unmarried in 1780. He
was a silver smith and miser. His mone}' was
never found. He had much and it is looked for
to this day.
48. x. John*, b. ; married Sarah Whitford, had one
son who died young.
Abram*, b. 1760. X.
Sarah*, b. ; married Nathan Joiner.
Patience* b. ; married William Joiner.
17. Robert Ricks^, Isaac^, Isaac\ settled near Jerusalem,
Southampton Co., Va. His wife's name was Mary. He re-
ceived a deed from King George II for 150 acres of land in
that coimty, deed dates July 30, 1742, for 15 shillings. His
second deed was from King George II, for 200 acres for 20
shillings, deed dates July 30, 1742. His third deed was from
King George II, for 229 acres, deed dates June 1750. One
of these parcels of land adjoined his brother Richard's lands.
Robert probably renounced his religion, as the records of
the Pagan Creek Quaker Church make no reference to him, as
is found of his brother Richard's family. As far as we can
learn, Robert lived and died in Southampton Co., Va., near
children and perhaps others-
Richard*, b. Mar. 7, 1754. X.
Robert*, b. . X.
Edwin*, b. .
MiLLEY*, b. .
GENEALOGY OF TUE RICKS FAMILY. 25
18. Richard Ricks^, Isaac-, Isaac\ settled in Southamp-
ton Co., Va., near the present town of Jerusalem. The name of
his wife has not been ascertained. He received a deed from
King George II for 110 acres of land for 15 shillings, deed
dated Dec. 15, 1749. He also received a deed from King
George II for 1888 acres, deed dated Sept. 20, 1759. He also
received a deed from King George III, for 135 acres, deed
dated July 7, 1763. All these lands were in Isle of Wight
Co., now Southampton, which was taken off about 1760.
It seems from the records of Pagan Creek Quaker Church
that he still held to the Quaker faith.
56. i. Martha*, b. . "At our Monthly Meeting held
at Pagan Creek ye fourth of ye 10 month, 1740,
John Lawrence and Martha Ricks, published
their intentions of marriage the second time and
finding they are clear, they are left to their
liberty to marry when they see fitt."
57. ii. Elizabeth*, b. . "At our Monthly Meeting at
Pagan Creek ye 2d of 10 month 1742, William
Scott and Elizabeth Ricks published their in-
tentions of marriage the second time and finding
they are clear they are at liberty to marry when
they see fitt."
58. iii. Mary*, b. . "At our Monthly Meeting at
Pagan Creek the 17th of ye 11th month 1774 or
5, Thomas Pretlow and Mary Ricks published
their intentions of marriage the second time,
and finding them clear, they are left to marry
when they see fitt."
26 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
59. iv. Ann*, b. . "At our Monthly Meeting at Pagan
Creek the 17th ye 8th month 1745, it is conclud-
ed that a paper of denial be drawn against Ann
Eicks for her disorderly marriage, she having
married some one not a Friend. ' '
60. V. Morning*, b. . (Probably Mourning.) "At our
Monthly Meeting at Pagan Creek the 17th of
ye second month 1756, Josiah Jordan and
Morning Ricks published their intentions of mar-
riage ye second time and finding they are clear
they are left to marry when they see fitt."
601/2 vi. Richard", b. . "At our Monthly Meeting held
at Pagan Creek ye 19th of the 6th month 1751,
Richard Ricks and Ann Garret published their
intentions of marriage the second time and all
things appearing clear they are left to marry
when they see fitt."
61. vii. Thomas*, b. . "At our Monthly Meeting held
at Blackwater, Curry County the 17th day of
the last month 1767, Thomas Ricks and Eliza-
beth Comwe, declared their intentions of taking
each other in marriage the second time, and all
things appearing clear they are at liberty to
marry agreeable with good order."
27. John Ricks*, William^, Isaac", Isaac\ married Eliza-
beth . Lived in Halifax Co., N. C. His
will was recorded in Halifax County in 1787,
and it mentions the following children.
62. i. Abram^, b. .
63. ii. Robert^, b. .
GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY. 27
64. iii. Sakah^ b.
65. iv, Elizabeth*, b. .
66. V. Ann^, b. ; married a Fort.
67. vi. Mary^ b. .
28. Isaac Ricks^, William^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom in
Halifax County in 1760; died in 1820; married in 1788, Olive
Fort, born in 1772. She died in 1824. In his will he men-
tions his wife, Olive Fort, his children, and two who mar-
68. i. Martha', b. . ra. a Pierce. She was best
known as Patsie,
69. ii. Orrin', b. ; died in the war of 1812-14, in
70. iii. Charlotte*, b. . m. John Harris, and went
to Jackson, Tenn.
71. iv. Abeam*, b. Oct. 10, 1793. X.
72. V. Isaac*, b. 1797; m. Mary Gee; went to Texas, had
son in the Confederate Army in the war of
1861-5. Isaac died in 1830.
Richard*, b. ; accidentally killed aged about 18.
Mary*, b. ; m. Munroe Fort, her first cousin.
John Sherrod*, b. 1801; m. a Dawson.
Elizabeth*, b. , died in 1865; m. a Stickney.
Benjamin Sherrod*, b. 1803. X.
Pheribee*, b. 1805; m. George W. Meares; had
two daughters, Mrs. Keller and Mrs. Lee, both
live in Alabama.
79. xii. Robert*, b. 1807; m. Eliza Toney.
The most of these children left the state and went to
Alabama, Tennessee and Texas. (This family sold their lands
28 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
in Halifax County, and moved to Miss., Ala., Texas and Tenn.
in 1827. R. H. R.)
29. Mary Ricks*, William^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was born
in Halifax Co., N. C. She married first a Mr. Copeland; sec-
ond, George Isaac Sherrod. He died in 1776, and his wife
died within a few years after. They resided in Halifax Co.,
CHILD BY first HUSBAND.
80. i. A daughter^ b. ; married a Mr. Long, and had
sons Sherrod and William Long. Descendents
of these sons are living today in Columbus, Miss.
CHILD BY SECOND HUSBAND.
81. ii. Benjamin Sherrod^ b. Jan. 6, 1777, five months
after the death of his father. He was adopted
by his uncle Abram Ricks. He married Alice
Ricks, daughter of Isaac and Sarah Ricks, (see)
33. A daughter*, WILLIAM^ Isaac", Isaac^ married
Thomas Pope. His name and children were mentioned in his
82. i. Thomas Pope^, b. .
83. ii. Holland Pope^, b. .
84. iii. Mary Pope\ b. .
35. James Ricks*, Isaac^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born about
1790 ; married Phebe Horn. He did not marry a second time. As
Mr. Robert H. Ricks of Rockymount, N. C, writes, "I find on
the records of Nash County the will of Morning Ricks, who it
seems was the widow of James Ricks. I also find the follow-
ing children named in her will, viz, Josiah, Chloe and Mica-
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY, 29
jah Ricks. Grand children, James, Mourning and Rhoda
Ricks. This will was recorded in 1778, and Nathan Boddie
was one of the Executors. A copy of James Rick's will is
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN : I, James Ricks of Edge-
combe County and State of North Carolina being weak in body
but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the
same but calling to mind the mortality of my body and know-
ing that it is appointed all men once to die do make and or-
dain this my last will and Testament in manner and form fol-
Imprimis. I desire my just debts to be paid.
Item. I lend unto my loving wife Phebe one half of the
land and plantation whereon I now live with the buildings
included in her part one half of my Grees Mill one negro
man named Will one negro man named Seser two horses one
named Bull the other Ball three cows and calves six head
of sheep twenty head of hoggs fifty barrells com two sows
and pigs and a copper skillet two irons three iron potts one
feather bed and furniture one half of my geese one half
wear in my cubbord two large dishes two small ditto six pew-
ter plates two basins six spoons one cart wheels and gear one
plow frame one frying pan two plow hoes one weeding hoe
one tub two pales one piggon the knives and forks one looking
glass one blue chest six chares one trunk one pine table
twenty sider casks one large stone jug two butter potts loom
and gear two narrow axes one grubbing hoe two flax wheels
one large wheel hatchet all my flax and cotton and wool all
my salt during her widowhood.
Item. I give and bequeath to my loving wife Phebe one
negro woman named Flowery one hunting saddle ana bridle
30 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
one feather bed and furniture to her and her heirs and assigns
Item. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Abeshai Horn
one negro man named Snap to him his heirs and assigns for-
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Horn
Ten pounds current money of the State to her and her heirs
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Judith Moore
one negro boy named Moses to her and her heirs and assigns
Item. I give and bequeath to ray daughter Mourning
Arrington one negro boy named Epram to her and her heirs
and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Rhoda Battle
one negro woman named Tillar, one negro girl named Milly
to her and her assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Robert Ricks one
hundred acres of land on the river joining Redmun Bunns
land commonly called the Goodson place, also the land and
plantation I bought of Richard Ricks, also 102 acres of land
on the falls the island of the river, one negro man named
Pomp, one negro boy named Ellick one half of my Grees
Mill one year old colt one saddle and bridle three cows and
calves two sows and pigs one feather bed ana furniture one
half of my geese one Bible and syphering book one slate and
ink stand one crosscut saw and all my carpenters tools six
chares and folding Table one chest eight head of sheep one
shot gun two pr steelyards two large dishes one large stone
jugg one frying pan one pott and Dutch oven one pott rack
twenty sider casks to him and his heirs and assigns forever.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 31
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Charity Ricks
one negro woman named Pes one bay mare one hunting sad-
dle one bridle one Testament one spelling book one feather
bed and furniture two cows and calves six head of sheep to
her and her heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Eli Ricks after my
wifes death or marriage the lands and plantation whereon I
now live containing two hundred and forty acres also one hun-
dred acres of land on the River above the Fall Mill it being
part of the land called the Goodson land one negro boy named
Shadrack one negro girl named Rachael one feather bed and
furniture to him his heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Hetiry and my son
Josiah the land and plantation I bought of John Flowers con-
taining two hundred acres to be equally between them their
heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Henry one neigro
girl named Jim one negro man named Mingo to him his heirs
and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Josiah one negro
boy named Mitchel also one half of my Grees Mill after my
wifes death that the use of is lent to my wife to him his heirs
and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my sons Robert, Eli, Henry,
and Josiah five hundred and sixty acres of land in the woods
to be equally divided between them their heirs and assigns
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Henry after my
wifes death or marriage one negro man named Will to him his
heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath to my son Josiah after my
32 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
wifes death or marriage one negro man named Seser to him
his heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I give and bequeath after my wifes death or marri-
age all the legacies that I have left to my wife and not already
given and all the rest of my estate not already mentioned in
this will between my five last children to-wit : Robert, Eli,
Henry, Josiah and Charity to be equally between them their
heirs and assigns forever.
Item. I nominate and appoint my friends Redmun
Bunn, John Battle and my son-in-law Abeshai Horn my whole
and sole executors of this my last Will and Testament.
Signed, sealed and published by the said James Ricks to
be his last Will and Testament this 13th day of March one
thousand seven hundred and ninety two.
In presence of James Ricks, (seal.)
The State of North Carolina,
I, A. T. Walston, Clerk of the Superior Court of the Coun-
ty and State aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing and at-
tached (3), sheets, is a true copy of the will of James Ricks,
as the same is taken from the records of this office.
In Witness Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix
the seal of said court, in office at Tarboro N. C. this the 5th
day of December A. D. 1907.
A. T. Walston.
Clerk Superior Court.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 33
85. i. Ann^, b. ; m. a Mr. Horn.
86. ii. Judith^, b. ; m. a Mr. Harris..
87. iii. Mourning^, b. ; m. Joseph Arrington. Her
descen dents are very numerous in N. C. Hon.
Thomas Mason was one.
Rhoda'', b. .
Robert^, b. . X.
vi. JosiAH^, b. .
Henry^, b. ; m. a Miss Horn, had a daughter
who m. a John Crane.
ELY^ b. . X.
Charity*^, b. — — ; m. Nathan Gilbert, had sons
Robert D. and Gilbert, who died in 1810, and
John who m. a Miss Battle, and went to Georgia
94. X. Jethro'^, b. .
36. John Ricks*, Isaac^, Isaac-, Isaac\ married Mary
Holton. He was a Baptist at first, but turned Quaker, and
removed to Guilford Co., N. C, and located near the present
Post Office of High Point. He was a member of the Spring-
field Monthly Meeting, which was near his residence.
95. i. IsAAc^ b. . X.
96. ii. JoHN^, b. .
97. iii. Richard^, b. .
98. iv. Lewis^, b. .
99. V. Jacobs b. .
100. vi. Gideon^, b. ; went to Leighton. Ala.
101. vii. Redmond^, b. .
34 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
102. viii. Larry^, b.
103. ix. Delilah^, b. .
104. X. Ann^, b. ; m. John Watkins.
38. Jonas Ricks*, Isaac^, Isaac^, Isaac\ married and set-
tled near his brother John in Guilford Co., N. C, and near
the present Post Office of High Point. He received a deed for
200 acres of land from King George III in 1789. He was a
Quaker, and a member of the Springfield Monthly Meeting
which was near his residence. The name of his wife has not
CHILD AND PERHAPS OTHERS.
105. i. JoNAS^ b. . X.
39. Jacob Ricks*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom
in Edgecombe Co., N. C. in 1735; married Bedie Whitefield.
He died at the great age of 98 years.
106. i. JosIAH^ b. 1785. X.
107. ii. Esther^, b. ; died in 1850; never married.
108. iii. Rachel^, b. ; died in 1817; never married.
109. iv. Archibald^, b. ; died in I860; never married.
110. V. MARMADUKE^ b. 1800. X.
111. vi. MiCAjAH^ b. . X.
112. vii. Wilson^, b. ; moved to Georgia.
113. viii. MARY^ b. . X.
114. ix. RuFiN^, b. in 1801; married Mary Barnes, had
several children all died in infancy. He died in 1870; she
died in 1885.
115. X. Patience^, b. ; died in 1861 ; never married.
40. Joel Ricks*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom
May 2, 1737; died in 1824. He returned to Nansemond Co.,
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 35
Va., and there married Mary Bunn, who died in 1809. He
married second 1810, when he was about 75 years of age,
Rhoda Bams, bom in 1777. She died at Stoney Creek, N. C,
in 1846. He had several children by his first wife, but they
all died young.
116. i. David', b. in 1812. X.
117. ii. AM0S^ b. in 1815. X.
41. Lewis Ricks*, Benjamin'', Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom in
1741 ; married in 1768-9, Nancy Ann Joiner. Lewis was drafted
into the Army of the Revolution, and it is supposed he was
killed at the battle of Guilford Court House Mar. 15, 1781.
He was a Quaker and did not believe in shedding human
blood, and it was said by his brother William, who was in the
battle with him, that he stuck his gun into the ground and
went into the battle without his arms, and that was the last seen
of him by his brother. It is unfortunate that his record can-
not be found, as the Revolutionary rolls of JSIorth Carolina
of enlisted men have been lost or destroyed. '
CHARITY^ b. Oct. 13, 1770. X.
JoNATHAN^ b. Feb. 18, 1772. X.
Mourning', b. Oct. 26, 1776 ; never married.
Michil', b. Sept. 17, 1778; married a Mr. Batch-
44. Thomas Ricks*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom
in 1745 ; married in 1775, Priscilla Williams. He died in 1783.
122. i. Alexander', b. ; moved to Wilson, N. C. in
1809 and lost track of.
36 GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY.
123. ii. URBIN^ b. . X.
124. iii. WiLA or Willey^, b. .
45. William Ricks*, Benjamin-, Isaac^, Isaac', v.as ])orn
in 1750; died June 10, 1832; married Lydia Brantley, born in
1760, died July 18, 1835. William was a Revolutionary Soldier,
and was in the battle of Guilford Court House, Mar. 15, 1781,
with his brother Lewis.
125. i. DAVID^ b. ; died June 25, 1829.
126. ii. Rhoda^ b. 1784; died Oct. 18, 1834; never mar-
127. iii. JoHN^ b. June 11. 1786. X.
128. iv. DiCKERSON^, b. .
129. V. Richard^ b. . X.
130. vi. Martin^, b. ; died in infancy.
131. vii. Elizabeth^ b. in 1796; died Dec. S, 1835; never
132. viii. Mourning^, b. 1799; married Jonathan Joiner.
133. ix. Malany', b. ; married Jarats Buntin.
49. Abram Ricks*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac'% was bom
in 1760 ; married Rachel Bunn, bom in 1763. lie died in 1835,
and his widow died in 1845.
134. i. Ely'*, b. 1785; married Sally Williams.
135. ii. WILA^ b. 1787. X.
136. iii. ExuRN^ b. .
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 37
137. iv. Isabel^ b. 1795; died in 1840. She never mar-
ried, though she had a daughter, however, by a
Ricks or a Hill, named Martha Hill Ricks, who
married Amos Ricks, son of Joel and Mary
(Bunn) Ricks. (See). Martha Hill Ricks
never knew who her father was.
138. V. IsAAC^ b. 1798; married Charlotte Harrison. He
died in 1836. He never had any children.
139. vi. Duncan'^, b. ; died in the army at Norfolk,
Va., in 1815.
140. vii. Whitmer^, b. ; died in the army at Norfolk,
Va., in 1815.
141. viii. Drucilla^, b. 1801 ; married William Vick.
142. ix. Nancy^, b. 1803; married Nathan Vick.
52. Richard Ricks^, Robert Frary Rtcks^, Isaac",
Isaac^, was born near Jerusalem, Southampton Co., Va., Mar.
7, 1754; married Julia Wilkinson, bom Mar. 1756, daughter
of Arnold and Julia Wilkinson. He resided in Southampton
Co., Va., where he died Nov. 29, 1829. She died Nov. 3, 1814,
143. i. Joseph^, b. ; married a Miss Robinson, had
a daughter, Margaret.
144. ii. George Wilkinson^, b. Feb. 19, 1784; never mar-
ried ; non com.
A daughter% b. May 7, 1786.
Arnold Wilkinson^, b. July 24, 1788. X.
OswiN^ b. June 24, 1791. X.
DEB0RAH^ b. Aug. 29, 1795. X.
ALFRED^ b. Aug. 25, 1800. X.
53. Robert Ricks*, Robert^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was born
near Jerusalem, Southampton Co., Va., about 1759; settled in
38 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
Southampton Co., Va. The name of his wife has not come to
CHILDREN AND PERHAPS OTHERS.
150. i. Robert^ b. . X.
151. ii. EDWIN^ b. . X.
71. Arram Ricks^, Isaac*, William^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was
born Oct. 10, 1793. He married Charlotte Fort, born Dec.
29, 1795. She was his first cousin. They resided in Tuscum-
bia, Ala., where he died Nov. 23, 1852. She died Mar. 19, 1874.
152. i. William^, b. Apr. 10, 1818.
153. ii. RiCHARD«, b. Mar. 28, 1820; died Feb. 24, 1858;
154. iii. Abraham**, b. Dec. 18, 1825. X.
77. Benjamin Sherrod Ricks^ Isaac*, Wii-liam'\ IsAAc^
IsAAc\ was born in 1803; married first in 1829, Fannie Win-
ter, born 1810, daughter of William Winter of Tuseumbia,
Ala. He married second in 1846, Eliza A. Barry, widow of a
Mr. Benson. Mr. Ricks graduated with honors at Chapel,
N. C, and after his marriage located in Madisron Co., Miss.,
and became one of the wealthiest planters in the state. He
built a railroad at his own expense from Tuseumbia to Deca-
tor, Ala. He received his middle name from Benjamin Sher-
rod, son of George Isaac and Mary (Ricks) Sherrod, (see).
155. i. Florida**, b. in 1830; married John W. Wood-
fork. She died in 1857, leaving an infant who
died in a few months after. She was a graduate
of Patapsco Institute, Maryland, and was known
throughout the south as the ''Great Southern
The arrangement followed in this work is that recommend-
ed by Mr. John Ward Dean, and is used in the publications of
the New England Historical Society of Boston, Mass.
In that arrangement each child has a number, and where
the sign X occurs after the name a further record is found
farther along in the book, which number will be found in the
middle of the page at the head of his or her record. Taking
as an illustration, the family of Isaacs This party had ten
children who are numbered from 1 to 10, Isaac the eldest has
an X after his name, which shows he has further record, while
the next son, William has no X after his name and has no fur-
Turning to the next generation, we find William with an
X after his name, which shows he has a further record. In
short the names having no X after them are not carried into
the next generation.
Gules a fess between six crosses, crosslet
titchee Argent. Crest: — a demi griffin proper.
GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY. 39
156. ii. Annie**, b. in 1831; married in 1851, John Willis,
a Mexican war veteran. She was a graduate of
Patapsco Institute, Maryland, and was Valedic-
torian of her class. She died leaving onir one
of eight children, viz, Fannie Willis, who mar-
ried J. E. Johnson, and they reside in Panther
Mary Fort**, b. ; died young.
Olive**, b. 1834; died young.
William Winter**, b. 1837; died young.
Fannie WINTER^ b. 1840; married in 1866, Ed-
ward P. Jones, lie died in 1876. He was Colo-
nel of the 28th Miss. Cav. in the Confederate
service in the war of 1861-4, He was wounded
and captured in June 1863 ; was exchanged Oct.
15, 1863 for Major White. After the war Mr.
Jones became a lawyer and planter. They had
no children. Mrs. Jones resides in Panther
161. vii. Benjamin Sheerod®, b. May 24, 1843. X.
CHILDREN by SECOND WIFE.
162. viii. William Barry«, b. 1847. X.
163. ix. Barry", b. ; died young.
89. Robert Ricks^, James^, Isaac^, Isaac^, Isaac\ mar-
ried Kate Horn. He died in 1800.
164. i. MiLLEY®, b. .
165. ii. James**, b. . X.
166. iii. Jethro", b. .
167. iv. Kji.TE«, b. .
40 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
92. Ely Ricks\ James*, IsAAC^ Isaac', IsaacS married
Milley Bunn. Pie died about 1819.
168. i. Robert^, b. .
169. ii. Drucilla'', b. .
170. ill. Mary«, b. .
171. iv. Phebe*^, b. .
95. Isaac Ricks^, John*, Isaac^, Isaac^, Isaac\ married
Mary . He died about 1818. A copy of his will is given
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN.
I, Isaac Ricks of the County of Edgecombe and State of
North Carolina, being in a low state of health but of sound
mind and memory and calling to mind the mortality of the
body and Knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do
make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the man-
ner and form following that is to say.
1st. I lend to my beloved wife Ann Ricks during her
natural life one hundred and forty acres of land on the north
and including the dwelling and out houses of the tract where-
on I now live, also the use of two feather beds and their furni-
ture, one Flax wheel, one cotton wheel, and three pair of
cards one cloth loom and its gear, eight setting Chairs, three
chests, one water pail, one pegin, one can, three tubs, two
trays, one meal sifter, one half bushel measure, two Pewter
dishes, Six ditto plates, three ditto basins, six ditto spoons,
three earthen dishes, one dozen ditto plates, two ditto Bowls,
two ditto Pitchers, two ditto chamber pots, two sets of cups
and saucers, all the glass ware, and lamps, one Criddle, one
Dutch oven, one frying pan, one skillett, two sad irons, two
sets of knives and forks, one bay mare, one bridle and saddle,
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 41
one cart and wheels and gear, and all my working tools and
2nd. I give and bequeath to my son Willie Ricks the
remainder of my lands that is not lent to my wife, also one bay
horse and saddle now in his possession, one feather bed and its
furniture now in his possession and one small shot gun, to him
and his heirs forever.
3rd. I give to my daughter Delilah, one feather bed and
its furniture to her and her heirs forever.
4th. I give to my daughter Nancy, one feather bed and
its furniture to her and her heirs forever.
5th. It is my will and desire that all my just debts
should be paid and the remainder after my debts are paid,
of what ever kind or nature it may be equally divided between
my five children (namely) Richard Ricks, John Ricks, Sally '^^
Ricks, Delilah Ricks, and Nancy Ricks, to them and their
6th. It is my will and desire that, that part of estate
that I lend to my wife, after death to be divided in the manner
following viz : — The one hundred and f ortj^ acres of land, the
cart and wheels and gear, the working tools and Cyder casks
and half bushel measurer, T give and bequeath to my son
Willie Ricks, to him and his heirs forever.
7th. The two beds that I lent to my wife, I give and be-
queath after her death to John Ricks my son one of them and
the other to my daughter Sally Ricks, to them and their heirs
8th. It is my vdll and desire that the sum of Fifteen dol-
lars be made out of the property lent to my wife, after her
death, and that sum I give to my son Richard Ricks to him
and his heirs forever.
42 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
9th. The remainder of that part which I lent to my wife,
after her death I give equally to all my children (namely)
Richard Ricks, John Ricks, Willie Ricks, and Nancy Ricks to
them and their heirs forever.
10th. It is my desire and will that my executor or exe-
cutors hereinafter named should dispose of all the stock of all
description in the manner and way him or them may think
best, and to the greatest advantage to the estate.
Lastly. I do hereby nominate and appoint my son Willie
Ricks and friend Joel Battle my whole and sole executors of
this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and disan-
nulling all other will by me made or ordered to be made and as
hereby ratify and confirm this and no other to be my last will
In Witness Whereof, I the said Isaac Ricks have hereunto
set my hand and affixed my seal 29th day of May in the
year of our Lord eighteen hundred and twenty-five.
Isaac Ricks, (seal).
Signed, sealed and published as the last will of Isaac Ricks
in the presence of us.
John I. Bunn.
James G. Barnes.
The State of North Carolina,
I, A. T. Walston, Clerk of the Superior Court in and for the
County and State aforesaid, do certify that the foregoing and
attached two sheets is a true copy of the will of Isaac Ricks,
as the same is taken from the records of this office.
In Witness Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix the
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMII Y, 43
seal of said Court, in ofSee at Tarboro, N. C, this the 5th
day of December, A. D., 1907.
A. T. Walston,
Clerk Superior Court.
WiLA«, b. ; died about 1885.
Delilah®, b. .
Nancy®, b. .
Richard®, b. .
John®, b. .
Solon®, b. . This family all went west about
105. Jonas Ricks^, Jonas*, Isaac^, Isaac^, Isaac*, married
Eleanor Smith. He lived in Guilford Co., N. C, near a little
hamlet called High Point. His nearest Post Office was Arch-
dale in Randolph County. They were Quakers, and members
of the Springfield Monthly Meeting, which was located about
two and one half miles southeast from High Point. Mr, Ricks
was a wagon maker.
children and perhaps others.
178. i. John Berry®, b. Dec. 12, 1812.
179. ii. Elizabeth®, b. Nov. 19, 1814; married a Mr. Col-
106. Josiah Ricks^, Jacob*, Benjamin^, Isaac', Isaac^
was bom in 1785 ; married Sarah Gandy. He died in 1852.
180. i. Maraddke®, b. .
181. ii. James", b. ; died in 1874.
182. iii. Harriet®, b. ; married R. R. Fortson. She
died in 1850.
44 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
183. iv. Nancy*', b. ; married Wade Billingsley.
184. V. Mary^, b. ; married Owen Harris.
185. vi. Robert**, b. .
186. vii. Patsey ( Martha) ^ b. .
187. viii. Charity", b. ; married Morgan Sanders.
188. ix. Sarah Ann**, b. ; married an Eastman.
189. X. John Ruffin**, b. ; married Clara Slaughton.
110. Marmaduke RICKS^ Jacob*, Benjamin^, Isaac^,
IsAAC^, was bom in 1800; married Nancy Finch. She died in
1887 ; he died in 1890.
190. i. Harriet**, b. in 1823 ; married William Strickland.
191. ii. Spencer**, b. in 1825 ; married Caroline Strick-
land. He died in 1864.
192. iii. Sallie«, b. in 1827 ; died in 1861.
193. iv. Caroline®, b. in 1834; married Ashley Bunn.
194. V. RuFFiN**, b. in 1836 ; died in 1863 ; never married.
195. vi. Lahara**, b. in 1838; never married.
196. vii. Marcella**, b. ; never married.
197. viii. Melissa**, b. in 1843 ; never married.
198. ix. Henry**, b. ■; never married.
199. X. George Duke**, b. 1844; married Susan Rice, lived
in Finch, N. C.
111. MiCAjAH RiCKS^, Jacob*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac',
married Millie Williams. He died in 1853.
200. i. Agulla** (female), b. in 1823; married Grand
Barry Vick. She died .
201. ii. MiCAJAH, Jr.®, b. ; died in the Mexican war
No. 207. Robert H. Ricks
genealogy of the ricks family. 45
113. Maey Ricks^, Jacob*, Benjamin^, Isaac^ Isaac^
married first, Henry Polin ; second a Mr. Lewis.
children by first husband,
RoLLON Polin*', b. .
Wesley Polin", b. .
Tinah Polin", b. . These three sons went
to Louisiana, married and died there.
205. iv. Dinah Armitte Polin", b. ; married David
Bone, son of Nelson and Mourning (Ballard)
Bone, and they had a son Tinah Armelee Bone,
who married Henrietta Ricks, daughter of Amos
and Mary (Ricks) Ricks. (See.)
child by second iiosband.
206. V. John Lewis", b. , died in the war of 1861-5.
She had several other children by Mr, Lewis, some of
whom went to Texas.
116, David Ricks^, Joel*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^,
was bom in the township of Stoney Creek, Nash Co., N. C,
Dec. 1812; married in 1838, Martha Vick, born in Stoney
Creek in 1811, a daughter of J. and Elizabeth Vick. She died
in 1891, and he died Nov. 29, 1898.
207. i, Robert Henry", b. Apr. 4, 1839; married Tempie
E. Thorn, born Jan. 17, 1841, daughter of J. E. and Elizabeth
Thorn. They reside in Rocky Mount, Nash Co., N. C. They
have no children.
"No one individual fills a larger place in the history of
Rocky Mount and its wide and varied achievements along all
industrial, commercial and educational lines than the Hon,
R, H. Ricks. He is pronouncedly a member of the best type
46 GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY.
of citizensh.ip, "to the manor bom;" he is a native of Nash
County, a son and member of the splendid family of that
name, famed for sterling uprightness, sincerity and honesty.
When he was little more than a boy the great war between
the States began. Patriotic and brave, he was one of the first
to volunteer his services in defence of the Southland. He be-
came a member of the First N. C. Regiment, the ' ' Bethel Regi-
ment, " as it was named. He Avas the friend and comrade of
Henry Wyatt, whose name is glorified in history as the first
martyr to the couse of Southern Indeepndence. Mr. Ricks him-
self was a member of the party that made the rush on the house
at Bethel where "Wyatt lost his life, an act that has been
characterized by a distinguished Southern writer as "one of
the brightest gems that glitters in the crown of Carolina."
Brave, intelligent, and sincere as a soldier, he was no less
so in civil life when he returned to ruined homes and fortunes
in his native county, at the close of his four years' service in
the army. His magnificent business judgment and sym-
pathetic heart were always placed liberally at the service
of those who were seeking to rehabilitate the country, foster
business enterprises, or in need of help and charity.
In many ways he has unselfishly given of his time and
services to his native county and State. He served for several
years as a member of the Board of County Commissioners — for
much of the time as Chairman of the Board — as a member of
the lower house of the Legislature in 1903, and that of the
State Senate in 1905; he served his countymen and district,
faithfully and with signal ability. As before indicated, Mr.
Ricks has not only been successful in civil employment, but in
the more varied interests of private business he has filled a
conspicuous and useful place. As one evidence of his execu-
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 47
tive ability and its appreciation by his business associates, he
is prominently identified with many business concerns. Among
these is to be noted, that he is president of the Rocky Mount
Cotton Mills, vice-president of the Bank of Rocky Mount and
of the Mayodam and Washington Mills. He is president of
Rocky Mount Ice and Fuel Co., Rocky Mount Guano Co., and
is either a director in, or closely connected with, numerous
other business and commercial enterprises. But not alone as
banker, mill man and manufacturer, does Mr. Ricks have right
to distinction. He is the pioneer in the cultivation and growth
of tobacco. His consummate business sagacity and foresight
early showed to him the adaptability of our land to the culti-
vation of the golden weed and the profit in it. He planted
the first considerable crop of tobacco in Nash County. The re-
ward was quick and splendid. As a successful tobacco farmer
he takes first rank in Eastern North Carolina. He is the
owner of many thousand acres of land in the Country adjacent
to Rocky Mount. His home place contains 1,700 acres of fer-
tile land, and here are grown, in great profusion, cotton, to-
bacco, corn and grasses.
His home, surrounded by ample grounds r)eautifully laid
out by a landscape artist and bordered with oak and magno-
lias, is idealistic. The dwelling house, one of the finest in the
country, is large, modemly built and in all respects an archi-
He has no children himself but has not failed to be gen-
erous to the children of others less well provided with this
world's goods than he. He has taken in charge several of his
relatives' children and those of his neighbors, and not only
saw they attended school but paid all expenses connected
with their doing so.
He is prominently connected with the foundation and af-
48 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
ter progress and success of the Rocky Mount Graded School.
On one occasion alone he gave the sum of $800 to the Rocky
Mount Graded school to meet some necessary expenses con-
nected with its building. These are but a few of the engaging
traits and qualities and achievements of the best known citizen
of Nash County. With it all, be it said to his eternal credit,
he has come this far in life without any man having just cause
to say that he has been dishonest, disloyal to his friends and
State, or insincere.
He has also served in both branches of the State Legisla-
ture. He has taken a great interest in this book and has furn-
ished many records of North Carolina families.
208. ii. Benjamin B.«, b. Mar. 20, 1841. X.
209. iii. Lucy A.^ b. June 13, 1843. X.
210. vi. Joseph B.^ b. Oct. 1, 1845. X.
211. V. Amos A.«, b. Nov. ], 1848.
212. vi. Rhoda a.*', b. Oct. 10, 1850. X.
117. Amos Ricks^, Joel*, Benjamin^*, Isaac^, Isaac*, was
bom in 1815; married Martha Hill Ricks, daughter of Isabel
Ricks, (see). They resided near Nashville, Nash' Co., N. C,
in the township of Stoney Creek. He died in 1890; she died
213. i. Isabella^, b. Mar. 24, 1844. X.
214. ii. John Elbert«, b. Oct. 12, 1846; killed in the
Confederate army in 1863, at Fredericfcsburg,
215. iii. William DAVIS^ b. Aug. 18, 1848; died July 5,
1905 ; never married.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 49
216. iv. Christopher Columbus", b. Sept. 16, 1850; died
in 1901, never married.
Joseph", b. Nov. 24, 1852; unmarried.
Henrietta Corina", b. Aug. 26, 1854. X.
Lawrence Talfair", b. Jan. 26, 1856; unmarried.
Nannie Corina", b. Sept. 5, 1863. She graduated
from Raleigh Institute.
221. ix. Mary Ann'', b. May 10, 1867. X.
118. Charity Ricks^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac%
was born in Nash Co., N. C Oct. 13, 1770; married William
Westar, and removed with Jonathan Ricks, her brother to
Kentucky in 1802. They settled in Christian County, but in
1816, Todd and Trigg counties were cut off which left them
in Trigg County.
222. i. Charlotte Westar", b. .
223. ii. KiNCHEN" Westar", b. .
224. iii. Peggy Westar", b. .
119. Jonathan Ricks^ Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\
was bom in Nash Co., N. C, Feb. 18, 1772; married in 1796,
Temperance Edwards, bom Jan. 23, 1773, daughter of Solomon
and Martha (Curd) Edwards, who came from the eastern
shore of Virginia to North Carolina, and settled near Jonathan,
his father in Nash Co., Jonathan lived at first in Edgecombe
Co. not far from the present town of Rocky Mount, N. C.
In September, 1802, he left North Carolina for the then "land
of promise," Kentucky, in company with his brother-in-law,
William Westar, his maiden sister, Michil, and a brother of
William Westar, and settled on the north side of Donaldson
Creek, in Christian County, now Trigg County. This place
was about three miles up from where it empties into the
50 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY,
Cumberland River, near a spring that flows from under a
limestone bluff. His old Post Office was Canton, about ten
miles down the Cumberland River, but it is now Donaldson,
Ky. Here he bought a place of one Adam Linn, containing
two hundred acres for $210.00, and afterwards paid for what
was called "Head right," and received a deed from the state
of Kentucky. He died on the farm, Nov. 14, 1844; his wife
died on the same farm, May 13, 1844.
225. i. Elizabeth^, b. in Nash Co., N. C, Oct. 23, 1797.
226. ii. Lewis«, b. Oct. 10; 1800. X.
227. iii. Martha«, b. Nov. 29, 1801; married James Law-
rence. She died in 1869. She had no children.
228. iv. Joel«, b. on Donaldson Creek, Ky., Feb. 18, 1804
229. V. Charity^, b. Dec. 1806; married John Ricks, son
of Richard and Elizabeth (Skinner) Ricks.
123. Urbin Ricks^ Thomas*, BEN.TAMIN^ Isaac^ IsaacS
married . The name of his wife has not been ascertained,
but he had the following
230. i. Thomas^ b. ; married first Archie Polin.
She died and he married second, Sally Taylor.
He removed from the state, and all trace of him
231. ii. TEAK^ b. ; married Michael Batchelder and
left the state.
232. iii. Alexander*', b. .
127. John Ricks^, William*, BENJAMIN^ Isaac^ Isaac\
GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY. 51
was bom in Nash Co., N. C, June 11, 1786; married Jan. 8,
1818, Annie Atkinson, born Apr. 12, 1800. He resided in the
county of his birth, and was at one time sheriff of the county.
He was a planter. He died Nov. 1847 ; she died May 3, 1873.
233. i. Sidney SMITH^ b. Nov. 22, 1818; married J. B.
Harper, a planter, merchant and miller.
David Atkinson Talfaie'', b. June 25, 1820. X.
Jeeome®, b. Jan. 1, 1822 ; never married.
Geoege«, b. Dec. 20, 1824. X.
Feances Ann", b. Apr. 2, 1827 ; married William
W. Boddie, a planter. He represented his dis-
trict in the state legislature. He died 1872.
238. vi. Buchanan®, b. Aug. 25, 1831; died young.
239. vii. Indiana®, b. Apr. 18, 1834; married K. D. Tay-
lor, reside in Whitaker, N. C.
240. viii. Neeo«, b. July 15, 1837, died in the Confederate
service in the war of 1861-5, in 1862.
241. ix. John Atkinson®, b. June 16, 1839, died Mar. 15,
1887 ; never married.
129. RicHAED RicKs^ William*, Benjamin^, Isaac-,
IsAAc\ married Elizabeth Skinner. He settled in Trigg Co., Ky.,
in the neighborhood of Jonathan Ricks, on Donaldson Creek.
He died Apr. 13, 1844.
242. i. William SKINNEE^ b. Oct. 15, 1803. X.
243. ii. John®, Dec. 19, 1805. X.
244. iii. Rhoda®, b. ; married a Mr. Pitts. He died
in the seventies, and the last known of her, she
was living near St. Louis, Mo., with her children.
135. WiLA RicKS^ Abeam*, Ben.tamin^, IsAAC^ IsaacS
was born in 1787; married Charlotte Watkins.
52 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
245. i. Penina*, b. 1812; married Lawrence Sony.
246. ii. TiMSEY^, b. 1815; married Petei Landman and
moved to Texas.
247. iii. MiLLEY®, b. 1815; married Turner Walker.
248. iv. Nancy^ b. 1818; never married.
249. V. Isaac", b. 1823; married Mary Pender. He has
one son, William, living in Tarboro, N. C, with
250. vi. Burton", b. 1825; died in the Southern army in
251. vii. James", b. 1829; died in the Southern army in
252. viii. Addison E.", b. 1823 (?). X.
146. Arnold Wilkinson R-icks^, Richard*, Robert*,
IsAAC^, Isaac\ was born near Jerusalem, Southampton Co.,
Va., July 24, 1788 ; married first, Sarah . He married sec-
ond (published) to Mary J. Winston. They were married
Dec. 8, 1813, at a public meeting of Friends in Richmond, Va.,
She was the daughter of George and Judith Winston. Among
the witnesses were, Deborah Ricks, Oswin Ricks, William
Ricks, and her father and mother. His first wife died Oct.
14, 1811. He died Aug. 6, 1817. The date of the death of his
M'idow is unknown.
child by first wife-
253. i. A son", b. Oct. 6, 1811; died the same day his
children by second wife.
254. i. Julia Ann", b. Aug. 3, 1814 ; died Sept. 20, 1815.
Her birth is recorded on the White Oak Swamp
Register, Quaker Church, Henrico Co., Va.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 53
255. ii. Deborah Ann«, b. Feb. 8, 1816. (The following
is a transcript from the White Oak Swamp Reg-
ister, Quaker Church, Henrico Co., Va. "To
Short Creek Monthly Meeting, Ohio. Mary J.
Ricks and her daughter, Deborah Ann, having
removed within your limits, and requested a cer-
tificate, these are to certify that they are mem-
bers of our religious Society, and on enquiry it
appears their outward affairs are settled to our
satisfaction, we, therefore, recommend them to
your Christian care and oversight, and are their
friends and brethren.)
Signed in behalf of our Monthly Meeting,
Amos Ladd, Clerk.
Mary L. Ladd, Clerk.
(Note). There was no date to the above certificate, so it
is not known when they removed to Ohio, but probably about
1832-3, when Oswin Ricks removed to Ohio, (see)
147. Oswin Ricks^ Richard*, Robert% Isaac^ Isaac\
was born near Jerusalem, Southampton Co., Va., June 24,
1791; married Feb. 4, 1816, Marcia Ricks Lawrence, born in
1791. It is thought she was a grand daughter of John and
Martha (Ricks) Lawrence, (See). He lived in the neighbor-
hood of his birth imtil about 1832-3, when he removed to a
place near Mt. Pleasant, Jefferson Co., Ohio. He died Jan. 3,
1849. His widow died Nov. 3, 1871.
256. i. Richard Lawrence^ b. Feb. 2, 1817. X.
257. ii. Ann Scott«, b. Aug. 28, 1818. X.
258. iii. Nathaniel Wilkinson*^, b. Jan. 25, 1820. X.
54 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
148. DEB0R4H RICKs^ Richard*, Robert^, Isaac^ Isaac^
was bom neai* Jerusalem, Southampton Co., Va., Aug. 29,
1795; married first Oct. 1, 1817, John Pretlow. He died May
19, 1820. She removed to Ohio about 1832-3, where she mar-
ried Thomas Lawrence, perhaps a grand son of John and
Martha (Ricks) Lawrence. (See)
CHILD BY FIRST HUSBAND.
259. i. Richard Thomas Pretlow^ b. July 25, 1818.
CHILDREN BY SECOND HUSBAND.
260. ii. Deborah Ricks Lawrence^, b. .
261. iii. Margaret Isabel**, b. ; died .
262. iv. Mary Ann", b. ; died .
263. V. Martha Murray*^, b. ; died .
264. vi. Thomas^, b. Mar. 9, 1827.
149. Albert Ricks^, Richard*, Robert^ Isaac^, Isaac\
w^as born near Jerusalem, Southampton Co., Va., Aug. 25, 1800 ;
married Apr. 14, 1822, Mary Ann Terrell, bom in 1801, daugh-
ter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Harris) Terrell. They resided
in Southampton Co., Va., until about 1855, when they removed
to Caroline Co., Va., and settled on the old homestead of his
father-in-law on Prospect Hill, where he died Mar. 8, 1858.
His widow died Oct. 18, 1867.
i. Joseph^, b. Jan. 9, 1823. He went with an uncle
Terrell to Mississippi, to engage in surveying,
^ but being alarmed at the yellow fever, then rag-
ing there, he was taken by his uncle to neatr
Iowa City, Iowa, to another uncle, Walter Ter-
rell, where they remained until the scare was
over, when they started for Mssissippi, and
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 55
when they arrived at Vicksburg, Joseph was
taken sick and died there, Aug. 27, 1855. He
never married. He was a bright young man.
266. ii. Julia Wilkinson^, b. Dec. 27, 1824; married
Bowling Henry Winston. She died Sept. 17,
1898. She had no children.
267. iii. Samuel Tereell^ b. Dec. 11, 1826, died Oct. 13,
268. iv. Elizabeth Harris®, b. Dec. 27, 1828; married in
Richmond, Va., Oswin White, born in Perqui-
mans Co., N. C, Dec. 8, 1827, son of Thomas
and Martha (Ricks Newby) White. He is an
elder in the Friends Church in Franklin, Va.
where they reside. They have one son, viz:
Alfred Ricks White, who married first. May 7,
1897, Etta Winston, daughter of Charles and
Bettie Winston, of Campbell Co., Va. She died
Feb. 1900, and he married second, Dec. 14, 1904,
Lucy Bowling Winston, daughter of William
and Nannie Winston of Amherst Co., Va.
V. Richard Arnold^ b. Dec. 18, 1831. X.
Robert Barclay", b. Mar. 2, 1834, died Oct. 21,
Mary Winston", b. July 12, 1836. X.
Deborah", b. Nov. 2, 1838 ; married John Pretlow.
Walter A.", b. Feb. 6, 1841 ; resides in Richmond,
Va. Never married.
274. X. Samuella Terrell", b. Sept. 2, 1843; married
John Clark Winston, son of Bowling Henry Win-
ston by first wife. They live in Philadelphia,
Pa. They have no children.
56 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
150. Robert Ricks^ Robert* Robert'^ Isaac- Isaac\ was
born and lived in Southampton County, Va. The name of his
wife has not come to hand.
Pocahontas*', b. .
Missouri", b. .
Anna®, b. ; married a Mr. Cobb; resides to-
day in Sebrill, Va.
151. Edwin Ricks^ Robert* Robert^ Isaac^ Isaac\ was
bom, lived and died in Southampton County, Va. He had two
wives, neither of whom we have the names.
child by first wife.
278. i. Ann Eliza®, b. ; married Samuel Dove of
Richmond, Va. She had three children, viz:
John, Leslie and Mary Dove, who married and
live in Danville, Va.
children BY' second WIFE,
279. ii. Virginia®, b. .
280. iii. Mary®, b. .
281. iv, Carrie®, b. ; married a Mr. PhUipps, resides
in Suffock, Va.
282. V. Isaac®, b. . X,
283. vi, Abraham®, b. ,
152. "William Ricks® Abram^ Isaac* William^ Isaac^
Isaac^ was bom Apr. 10, 1818 ; married Mellville Fields. Re-
sided in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
284. i. William Fort^, b. Mar. 1864; married Mary King.
285. ii. IRENE^ b. Sept. 27, 1869 ; married William Leggett.
No. 161. Benjamin Sherrod Ricks
genealogy of the ricks family. 57
154. Abraham Ricks" Abram-^ Isaac* William^ Isaac^
IsAAc\ was bom Dec. 18, 1825 ; married Sarah Pope, born Oct.
3, 1836. He resided in Tuscumbia, Ala. He died April 12, 1878.
Georgia^, b. June 27, 1859 ; married Dr. J. O. Clark.
Elvin M.^ b. Nov. 5, 1861 ; married Minnie Cliett.
Robert PoPE^ b. Mar. 6, 1864. X.
Lillian^ b. Sept. 22, 1866.
Abraham^, Sept. 16, 1869; resides in Tuscumbia,
291. vi. Charlotte% b. Nov. 19, 1874.
161. Benjamin Sherrod Ricks", Benjamin Sherrod^,
Isaac*, William^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was born in Madison County,
Mississippi, May 24, 1843 ; married in Geneva, Switzerland,
Sept. 10, 1873, Fannie Elizabeth. Jones, born in Charlotte,
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, February 5, 1852, daugh-
ter of Edward Pugh and Octavia (Irwin) Jones. Mr. Ricks
enlisted as a private in the 28th Mississippi Confederate Cav-
alry, and was promoted through the various grades to adjutant
of the regiment of which his father-in-law was Major.
Mr. Ricks was a Major-general of the State National Guards.
He died in Yazoo City, Mississippi, December 3, 1899. They
had no children. His widow resides in Yazoo City, but spends
much time in Washington, D. C.
162. William Barry Ricks** Benjamin Sherrod^ Isaac* \/
William^ Isaac^ Isaac\ was born in Madison County, Missis-
sippi, in 1847 ; married Hallie Poindexter. She died in 1893,
and he married second. Lulu Mc Willie. He resided in Canton,
58 GENEALOGY OF THE HICKS FAMILY.
292. i. SHERROD^ b. 1871; died in 1877.
293. ii. Willis^ b. 1873 ; died yoimg.
294. iii. Ledie^, b. 1875; died young.
295. iv. William Barey^ b. 1877; died in 1901. He was
a lawyer in Vieksburg, Miss. ' ' A brilliant young
296. V. Benjamin Sherrod^, b. 1879; lives in Canton, Miss.
Herbert Poindexter^, b. .
Vivian Quarles^, b. .
John Poindexter^, b. ; in college.
165. James R.icks^,Eobert^, James*, Isaac^, Isaac^, Isaac\
was bom in Edgecombe Co., N. C, married in Nash Co., N. C,
Charity Bunn born about 1800, daughter of David and Mary
(Horn) Bunn. They removed from North Carolina about 1845,
to Arkansas, and settled near Summerville, Calhoun County.
Mrs. Ricks was killed in 1847, by being thrown from a horse
while returning home from a visit to her brother, David Bunn,
about two miles away. Mr. Ricks died during the civil war.
One of the old negro slaves of Mr. Ricks is living today (1907)
near the Ricks plantation at the great age of 90 years,
300. i. Charity Bunn^, b. ; married Newton Terrill,
She died .
301. ii. Mary A. Ricks^, b. ; married J. W. Fort. She
'',02. iii. Mourning Elizabeth^, b. Nov. 15, 1832. X.
303. iv. Jethro David^, b. ; married Missouri Steph-
ens. He died during the civil war. He had a
son Robert, who lives in Fordyce, Ark.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 59
304. V. Laura Battles'^, b. ; married Isaac B. Strong ;
lives in Hampton, Ark.
305. vi. James Arkansas^ b. ; married Dr. J. B. Dunn,
lives in Hubbard, Texas.
178. John Berry Ricks®, Jonas^, Jonas*, Isaac^, Isaac^,
Isaac\ was bom in Guilford Co., N. C, near High Point, Dec.
12, 1812, married in Randolph Co., N. C, in 1849, Elizabeth
Pool, born in Randolph Co., Dec. 7, 1822, daughter of James
and Mary (Clark) Pool. He resided near High Point. He was
a Methodist in his younger days, but later became a Quaker.
He died in Nov. 1872, and his widow died Aug. 9, 1905.
children born near high point.
306. i. Mary Cornelia', b. Sept. 14, 1841. X.
307. ii. Eleanor", b. Aug. 7, 1843 ; married a Mr. Holton.
308. iii. Elizabeth^, b. Dec. 25, 1845 ; married a Mr. M. C.
309. iv. JAMES^ b. Dee. 11, 1847. X.
208. Benjamin B. Ricks®, David^ Joel*, Benjamin^,
IsAAC^, IsAAC^, was bom in Nash Co., N. C, Mar. 20, 1841 ; mar-
ried Feb. 15, 1879, Margaret Thorn, bom in Nash Co., May 11,
1854, daughter of Theophilus Taylor and Delia (Cutchin)
Thorn. He resides in Hillardston, N. C. He is a planter.
310. i. Martha Della^ b. Jan. 11, 1880.
311. ii. Theophilus Edward'^, b. Nov. 7, 1881.
312. iii. Mary Thorn^, b. Sept. 25, 1884.
209. Lucy A. Ricks", David^', Joel*, Benjamin^, Isaac^,
IsAAC\ was bom in Nash Co., N. C, Oct. 1, 1845; married in
1863, John R. Bows, resides in Rocky Mount, N. C.
60 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
313. i. H. F. Bows% b. in 1865.
314. ii. Arabella^, b. in 1869.
315. iii. WiLLEY^ b. in 1874.
316. iv. Kate% b. in 1878. They had three other chil-
210. Joseph B. Ricks*', David^, Joel*, Benjamin', Isaag^,
IsAAc\ was born in Nash Co., N. C, Oct. 1, 1845; mamed in
1871, Margaret Mason, born May 11, 1854. They reside in
Enfield, Halifax Co., N. C.
317. i. John R.^ b. Feb. 27, 1872; resides in Richmond,
Daisey B7, b. May 3, 1874.
David A.^ b. Jan. 31, 1877.
iv. Benjamin W.% b. Jan. 10, 1879.
Robert E.^ b. May 22, 1882.
212. Rhoda a. Ricks®, David^, Joel*, Benjamin', Isaac^
Isaacs was bom in Nash Co., N. C, Oct. 10, 1850; married
John Woodruff. She died Nov. 20, 1888.
322. i. William Woodruff^, b. .
323. ii. Benjamin^, b. .
324. iii. Agnes^ b. .
325. iv. Alice^ b. .
326. V. Kate^ b. .
327. vi. Johns b. k
328. vii. Esthers b. .
329. viii. EllenS b. .
213. Isabella Ricks®, AmosS Joel*, Benjamin", Isaac^,
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IsAAC^, was bom in Nash Co., N. C, Mar. 24, 1844; married in
1859, Orren Joiner. She died in 1871, and he resides in Elm
City, N. C.
330. i. John E. Joiner', b. .
331. ii. Adelia Joiner^, b. ; married in 1886, Thomas
Robbins of Nashville, N. C.
218. Henrietta Corina Ricks", Amos*. Joel*, Benjamin^,
IsAAC^, ISAAC^ was born in Nash Co., in the township of Stoney
Creek, N. C, Aug. 26, 1854; married Mar. 11, 1885, Tina A.
Bone, born in Nash Co., N. C, Apr. 15, 1854, son of David and
Dinah (Polin) Bone, and grandson of Henry and Mary (Ricks)
Polin. (see) Mr. Bone resides in Nashville, N. C. He is a
farmer and merchant. He is a Baptist, and clerk of the church,
and is a member of the board of education of Nashville.
332. i. Nannie Bell Bone^ b. Dec. 26, 1885.
221. Mary Ann Ricks", Amos^ Joel*, Benjamin^, Isaac^,
Isaac\ was bom in the township of Stoney Creek, Nash Co.,
N. C, May 10, 1867 ; married Charles H. Whitley, a farmer in
Nash Co., N. C.
Rose P. Whitley', b. .
Henry^, b. .
EuLA% b. .
Paul^ b. .
225. Elizabeth Ricks**, Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^,
IsAAC=^, IsAAc\ was born in Nash Co., N. C, Oct. 23, 1797. She
went with her parents when a little less than four years of age
to Trigg Co., Ky., where she married Oct. 13, 1814, Abel Olive,
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born in Trigg Co., Sept. 8, 1796. She was best known as
Betsey. They lived on the farm with her father on Donaldson
Creek, but removed before 1835, to Madison Co., 111., for in that
year he was elected a Justice of the Peace for that county. He
settled in the present township of Olive, in Madison Co., and
the township was named in his honor. He died there Nov. 11,
1875, and his wife died there Feb. 13, 1874, and both were
buried in Olive Cemetery in Olive township, the land for which
he gave from off his farm.
337. i. Temperance Oliver b. Aug. 6, 1815; died Mar.
338. ii. Patsey (Martha)% b. Apr. 17, 1817; died Mar.
NANCY^ b. Mar. 15, 1819 ; died Sept. 12, 1826.
JESSE^ b. Nov. 27, 1820 ; died May 1, 1881.
CnARiTY% b. Feb. 15, 1823 ; died Mar. 4, 1882.
Joel^ b. May 20, 1825 ; died July 27, 1885.
Jonathan^ b. Dec. 1, 1827. X.
George^ b. Feb. 26, 1830 ; died May 6, 1883.
Frances Marion', b. Jan. 23, 1834.
William^ b. Aug. 26, 1836.
226. Lewis Ricks', Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac',
IsAAc\ was bom in Nash Co., N. C, near th"e great falls on
Tar River, and not far from where the present town of Rocky
Mount is. He went with his parents in 1802, to Christian Co.,
now Trigg Co., Ky. Here he married first, Nov. 11, 1828, Mary
Anderson, born June 23, 1806. In 1833, he removed to 111. and
settled near his brother Joel on Silver Creek in the township
of Olive in Madison Co. Here he located on a tract of land of
160 acres covered with heavy timber, and 40 acres of prairie
No. 22(). Lewis Ricks
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land. Here his wife, the mother of his children, died Dec.
9, 1866. In June 1867, he married second, Eliza I. Anderson,
a widow, from whom he was divorced in January 1871. He
married third, Sept. 30, 1871, Mrs. Hester Keown, with whom
he lived happily for nearly five years. She died July 9, 1874.
He died May 30, 1889, in Prescott, Kansas, while on a visit to
his daughter, Mrs. James Pearse. His remains were brought
home and buried in Olive Cemetery in Olive township near
his old home.
Note: — In the summer of 1881, Mrs. Temperance Pearse
visited several weeks at her father's house, before she moved to
Kansas, and while there she persuaded him to dictate to her the
principle events of his life, which she wrote down, and the
following is the record as he gave it.
"I was bom Oct. 10, 1800, in the county of Nash, North
Carolina, about fifty miles from Raleigh, near the falls on the
Tar River, and not far from the present town of Rocky Mount.
"In September 1802, my father, Jonathan Ricks, left North
Carolina for the then 'Land of Promise,' Kentucky, in com-
pany with his brother-in-law, William Westar, a maiden sister,
Michil, and a brother of William Westar, named Benjamin,
whom he called uncle Ben. There were three children of us,
Betsey, aged five years, myself, aged two, and Martha aged
one year. Uncle Billey also had three children, Charlotte,
Kinchon, and Peggy.
"Two months from the time we left North Carolina, we
arrived at Donaldson Creek, Ky., where my father bought of
one Adam Linn, a place containing two hundred acres for the
sum of $210.00, and afterwards paid what was called 'Head
right,' and received a deed from the state of Kentucky. This
was in Christian County, which in 1816, was divided into the
counties of Christian, Todd and Trigg.
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"Of the incidents of the journey I remember but few, as
I was only two years of age on the 10th of October after we
started. There were only two that I remember, one was seeing
a pig with a bell on, and the other was seeing the mail-carrier
riding up a hill, and that he had on a blue coat
' ' The passage through the Cumberland mountains was very
hazardous, as the Indians were troublesome, and had shortly
before killed some travelers. We were guarded through what
was called the 'wilderness,' an extent of sixty miles, by United
"Kentucky was at this time almost a wilderness, and was
covered with forests and cane-brakes. It had been purchased
from the Indians, but the right to hunt for five years, was re-
"My mother was a very timid woman, and suffered a great
deal from fear of Indians. They frequently came to our house
for something to eat. I recollect on one occasion one came to
our house and wanted some bread, and mother baked it for him.
I was a small chap and wanted some bread, and asked mother
to make that 'nigger' give me some. She asked him to give
me some, but he shook his head and went away.
"The first school I ever attended was taught by a man
named Wilson Willia. I had conceived a great horror of
schools, and every time he stamped his foot I thought he was
going to use me up, but he was not very cross. I was then about
seven years old.
"The next term was taught by William Hensley, who was
very severe, and did not add to my admiration of schools and
school teachers. He carried me through three syllables in spell-
ing, but did not teach anything in pronunciation.
"The next term of three months was taught by my old
teacher, William WiJlia, this was the year of the great earth-
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quake. All these years I never saw an arithmetic. The 16th
of December, 3811, the great earthquake began, and shook the
cover off my father's crib twice on the morning of the 17th.
The weather was dark and murky, and shocks were generally
preceded by heavy rumbling sounds, and people were very
much excited, and thought the earth was going to sink and
make a great lake. Out of this grew the great religious excite-
ment accompanied with the 'Jerks.' The people did not un-
derstand the cause of convulsions and did not know what was
to be the end of it all. It was a strange phenomena, and I am
unable to account for it to this day. The year 1812, we were
very much alarmed by the rumor of Indians doing depreda-
tions, and I very well remember the terror my mother was in,
fearing lest father might be drafted to join General Harrison
against the British and Indians.
"At this time I got one year's schooling and made quite an
Hvance in arithmetic, but still I never saw one as the teacher
.id a manuscript which he copied for me He also taught
me to write. I thought I should make a scribe at once, but I
was sorely disappointed.
"There are but three of my old school mates living, viz,
Starley and Perry Thomas and Abram Holland, that is, they
were at last accounts.
"In June 1814, Levi Lancaster commenced a term of three
months of school, and in October of this year, my sister Betsey
married Abel Olive, and on this occasion we had a barbecue
at twelve o'clock and all the neighbors were invited, and we
had an enjoyable time.
"The next day I rode horse-back to the fair which was
held twelve miles away, on a horse called 'Winding Blades.'
"At this time we heard of the burning of Washington by
the British on the 26th of August, previous. These were the
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days of slow coaches, quite a contrast to the present, when news
travels in as many seconds.
"The first slave my father bought was in 1807, in a land
trade, and allowed $300.00 for him. His name was 'Vat,' aged
19 years, but in a few years he was sold for $500.00. Some time
after this father bought a negro woman named Pat, for $400.00,
of a man named Bobo. I remember seeing her cry when she
had to give up her babe to her old master. She died in 1824,
and was the first death in my father's family since coming
from North Carolina. She was the mother of two children after
she came into the family, Reubin the friend and playmate of my
boyhood, and a son named Anton. She was a good woman,
and frequently asked me to read the Bible to her on Sunday
mornings. Some time after, my father bought Bob, a son of
old Patty. He was a very good man, and was a member of the
"While we were boys we grew anxious to be men, so we
went to the cotton fields, each taking a hunk of tobacco and
thought we would learn to chew and be men right away, and two
sicker boys would be hard to find. This ended my experience
in chewing tobacco, and I had to find some other road to man-
"Bob died after a few years, and Reubin was freed by the
Emancipation Proclamation. Several other slaves were in the
"There were no incidents in my life different from common
farmer boys, until my 18th year, when I went to school to my
old friend Levi Lancaster for nine months, and at the end of
this time I went and stayed with him to learn surveying. He
was one of the best of men, and one of the best friends I ever
"After this I remained at home until I became 21 years of
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age. On the 26th of October, I was taken sick with typhoid fever
and lay ill a long time. My memory has never been as good
as it was before.
"In the following spring I went to farming for myself,
and the next winter I went with a party of friends to Alabama.
We had a very pleasant trip, and returned in January, and I
again went to farming and continued this for about four years,
except a term of three months of school which I taught in the
"In the year of 1826, I became a professor of religion, and
was baptized by Joel Hayden, in a stream called 'Beechey
Fork.' I joined what was called the 'Old Christian Church'
of which Barton W. Stone, Thomas Smith and Joel Hayden
were prominent members, who afterwards united with Alex-
ander Campbell in his efforts of reformation.
"In the fall and winter of 1826-7 brother Joel, cousin Wil-
liam Ricks and myself built a flatboat. We hewed the timbers
and sawed the lumber with a whip-saw, and built the boat
seventy feet long, and fourteen feet broad, and before we got
through with it we found we had a greater job than we calcu-
lated on. We had a cabin in one end where we could eat and
sleep. We loaded her with stock, grain and poultry, etc. I
was cook of the party, and was called 'grandfather'
which was abbreviated to 'Grandsir,' by which title I was
known by for years. We left home Nov. 12th and were fifty-
three days on the trip to New Orleans, where we sold our pro-
duce, and our boat for $10.00. While in New Orleans, my
brother and I had a very narrow escape from being robbed
and murdered, still we remained there for three weeks, when
we took passage for home on the steamer ' G-eorge Washington. '
She was sixteen days on the trip up the river to Smithfield at
the mouth of the Cumberland River, where we changed boats
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and embarked on the 'Friendship' and arrived home some time
"On the way down we passed the place where Paducah
now stands, where at that time only a small cabin stood. At
this time we heard of the death of Mrs. Jackson, the wife of
the president elect of the United States from a passenger of
the steamer 'Daniel Boone.'
"At the place where Cairo now stands, there was nothing
but a cotton wood point. I remained at home until some time
in March when I secured a school in Henry county, Tennessee,
five miles north of Paris, for the term of six months, and
boarded part of the time with a man by the name of Mathew
Neal and with a man named Valentine, a relative of my mother.
"This year, Sam Houston and Newton Canon were can-
vassing the state for governor, and Houston was elected, and
the famous Davy Crocket was defeated for Congress by a man
named Fitzgerald. Soon after the brave old 'Davy,' left Ten-
nessee and went to Texas, where he subsequently lost his life
at the siege of the 'Alamo.'
"My youngest sister, Charity, had married the summer be-
fore, and when I returned home, I found that my brother, Joel,
had married a Miss Nellie Martin. In the winter following,
my cousin, Richard Ricks, employed me to transact some busi-
ness for him in Bolivar, Tenn., which was then a new country.
In the spring following I made a crop on my father's farm^
and in July started for North Carolina, my birth place, and
spent three months with my relatives there. I went with a
cousin, Lemuel Wright. The mode of travel was horse-back,
and we were nineteen days on the trip, but we had a good time.
I arrived home on the 14th day of October, 1828, and was mar-
ried on the 11th day of November following, to Mary Ander-
son, of Steward Co., Tenn., the marriage rites being solemnized
by Rev. Thomas Elliott, a Methodist Minister.
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' ' I left my wife with ray vsister, Charity, and started with a
flat-boat for New Orleans on the fifth day of December. The
downward trip was made in thirty-five days. We did not stop
long in New Orleans, and soon embarked on the stearmer 'Phil-
adelphia,' and were eleven days on our upward trip, quite an
improvement over our former trip.
"I made a crop in 1829 on what was called 'Dry Creek,'
and on the 19th of August, 1829, my eldest son, Mathew was
"In November following, I moved back to Donaldson
Creek, as my brother Joel and my brother-in-law, Abel Olive,
had left the September before for what was then the young
state of Illinois.
"In 1830, I took charge of my father's farm and negroes,
and raised corn and tobacco. In 1831, I still remained on the
farm, and also filled the office of Constable. On the 4th day of
August of this year, our little boy died leaving us very lonely,
"On the 11th of August our daughter, Sarah, was bom.
During the summers of 1832-3, I carried on the business of my
father, and in July 1833, I rode out to Illinois with a view of
settling, and returned in August, and ou the 16th of September
our second daughter, Temperance was born and on the 13th
of October afterwards our little Sarah died. I then settled
up my business, and on the 7th of November started for Illinois.
I had a large wagon and two yoke of oxen, driven by my
hired man, John Tilly, my stock being driven behind.
"In Gallatin County, near Equality, Illinois, we saw the
great meteoric shower of 1833, which was the grandest sight
I ever saw. A great many people were terror stricken and
thought the day of judgment had come. On the 22d day of
November, we arrived at our destination. This was in Madi-
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son Comity, on Silver Creek, with Edwardsville seventeen miles
away, and the nearest Post Office. We went into a little cabin
about one mile from my present place of residence, and in
December I entered 100 acres of timber land, and 40 acres of
prairie land at the cost of $1.24 per acre. The first winter was
very severe, and the wolves came very near our cabin to howl.
The spring opened very early, and on the 8th of March we
moved to our new home, it is forty-seven years since we moved
to this place. I got ten acres broken up and raised pretty fair
seed corn, and with the help of prairie hay had enough to go
through the winter with my stock very well.
"The first milling was done in Bond County, tweleve miles
distant at a mill then known as Robinson's mill on Shoal
"This fall we had a great deal of sickness. In 1835, I
went on improving as best I could, and nothing of importance
occured that year.
"In April 1836, I was summoned to serve on the petit
jury, Sydney Breese being the Judge, and Colonel Semple
prosecuting attorney. We served one week, and were dis-
missed late Saturday night and walked home Sunday morn-
ing. The prairie was all open and unimproved except along
the edge of the timber. On the 9th of March of this year ray
second son was born. In 1835, Abel Olive had been elected
Justice of the Peace, and myself Constable for a term of four
years, during which time I discharged the duties of the office,
in connection with the improvements of my farm. Deer and
prairie chickens were in plenty, but scarcely any wild tur-
keys, while wolves were very troublesome.
"There were three catamounts killed by myself and one
by Jesse Olive.
"There were no school houses nor church buildings, so
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religious services were held in private houses. The old style
Baptist held regular monthly meetings at Isham Vincent's
about a mile and a half from this place, after many years they
changed their place of meeting to Robert Greening's. They
never built a church. There are but four old members living,
viz, Anna Hinch, Isabel Tabor, Francis Keown, and Peter Long,
now of Bond County. The Methodists grew to be a strong or-
ganization, and now have a church in Greencastle. In 1830,
there was a Christian church organized with eight members,
viz, John Hoxey and wife, Abel Olive and wife, Joel Ricks and
wife, and Solomon Tabor and his daughter-in-law. They gen-
erally held their meetings at Abel Olive's. Charles Drenman
now of Missouri, and Austin Simms were their preachers.
Simms lived to the great age of eighty-seven years, and preach-
ed the Sunday before his death. The Christian Church grew
to be quite an organization, and now has a church on the road
to Marine from Staunton, near what is known as the Pearse
"I united with the organization about 1834, by letter
from Donaldson Creek Church, Kentucky, and my wife united
with the Baptist.
"On Feb. 14, 1838, my son Alfred was born.
"Having no school house, in 1839, my neighbors and I met
and agreed to make up $197.50 to build one. "We let the job
to one Daniel Hathaway who took the subscription and bought
material wherever found, as we did not have mill lumber at the
time, and had to rive clapboards for siding and hew the tim-
bers. I got the lumber for the doors, floors and sheathing at
Simon Brown's mill on Shoal Creek. The building was 18
by 20 feet.
"The seats were made of split logs, heived on top. This
was considered a very good school house indeed, and was
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used for the purpose of schools, worship and elections, in fact
for all public gatherings. In 1840, I. W. Reynolds taught
school in this building. It was known as the 'Ricks' school
house and was destroyed by fire in 1864.
"In 1833, the Mormon agitation commenced in Illlinois.
They were expelled from Jackson Co., Missouri, and removed
to Nauvoo, lU,, in the year 1838. Here they bought lands of
one, Dr. Gallion, and laid out a city and commenced to build a
temple, and began to take part in politics, and in 1840, they
succeeded in electing William Smith, a brother of Joseph Smith,
the prophet, to the legislature, from Hancock County. In
1842-3, tihe Mormon Missionaries preached throughout the
neighborhood, the Mormon doctrine, and my brother Joel and
James Olive and others joined them and subsequently moved to
Nauvoo. My brother followed them in their wanderings, and
is living at Logan, Utah, at the present time. James Olive re-
turned to the neighborhood where he is now living.
"On June 27 1844, Joseph and Hjonm Smith were held
on the charge of treason and lodged in jail at Carthage, the
county seat of Hancock County. Joseph and Hyrum Smith were
assassinated and John Taylor, the present president of the
Mormon Church was severely wounded by a mob of disguised
"On the 25th of February, 1840, my third daughter, Eliza-
beth was born, and died Oct. 9, 1844. She was a bright little
girl, and we sadly missed her. On December 28, 1841, my
fourth son, Virgil was born.
"In all these years there was a great deal of sickness,
chiefly malarial fevers, caused by breaking up the prairies.
In 1844, there was a great flood in the Mississippi valley, and
it was known as the year of the 'Great flood.' The winter
of 1844-5, spinal fever was almost an epidemic, but the season
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was very mild, and it was a good thing, for we scarcely raised
anything the summer before. I wintered my stock on hay I
cut where I had planted corn, the excessive weather having
drowned out my corn crop. The grass was a kind of wet-
weather grass, and is now nearly extinct.
"In 1844, I lost my father, Nov. 14th, and mother May
14th, she having arrived at the age of nearly 70 years.
"In December of this year (1844), we went to Kentucky,
my brother Joel, sister Bestey and her husband, as our father
having left some property in slaves, etc., he chose us as exe-
cutors of his will.
"My father let his slaves do pretty much as they pleased
after I left home. When he made his will, he entrusted it into
the hands of the black man, Abe, who faithfully performed
the duty entrusted to him, holding the will in custody and
bringing it forward at the proper time. We let the blacks
select homes and sold them as the best we could do, as the
laws of Kentucky were very strict on freeing slaves. I felt
very bad to be obliged to do this, but it was the best I could do
under the then existing circumstances. In 1845, the faithful
"On the 14th of September, 1843, my fourth daughter,
Mary, was born, and on October 5th, 1845, Isabel, my fifth and
last daughter was born. She died September 25, 1846.
"In February, 1845, I returned from Kentucky, and in
1846, went back to finish settling up my father's estate.
' ' In 1846, the United States went to war with the Republic
of Mexico. Of course I had my share of anxiety with other
"In 1848, I was appointed Deputy-Surveyor by Beriah
Robinson, County Surveyor, he being a member of the conven-
tion for the amendment of the Constitution of Illinois. I fol-
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lowed surveying in connection with my other businesses for
"In 1850, my wife and I paid her mother a visit. She
lived in Kentucky and my wife had not seen her for nineteen
years. In the fall of 1849, I laid out the town of Alhambra
for Dr. Lewis Shepard, and Mrs. Shepard named the town.
"On December 4, 1851, my oldest daughter, Temperance,
was married to James Pearse. In January, 1852, our last child,
a little boy was bom, and lived only four days. We had a
great deal of sickness .that winter as measles and scarlet fever
passed through my family, I also having the measles.
"Things moved along quietly until 1850, when my son
Joseph left home to attend McKentree College at Lebanon,
lU. He attended two terms, then married Miss Sina Keown on
September 6th, 1856, and in the fall of that year, my son
Alfred took his place in the College.
"During these years there was great excitement and agita-
tion on the question of extending slavery in the free terri-
tories. Politics ran high and there was a general breaking up
of political parties. The American party honored Aaron F.
Mason and myself with the nomination, and succeeded in elect-
ing us to the legislature from Madison County. There were
35 Democrats and 34 Republicans and (?) Americans, which
gave the Americans the balance of power. The Republicans
succeeded in electing State officers. Col. Bissell was governor at
this time, but died a year later. The oldest member was Eben
Ingersoll, brother of the noted Bob Ingersoll. Nearly all the
young men of this body have risen to eminence in the councils
of the nation. Here I became acquainted with Abraham Lin-
coln, John A. Logan and many others, all men of note. I had
a very pleasant time and formed many agreeat)Ie acquaint-
ances, and was able to form the acquaintance of many promi-
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nent brethren of the Christian Church, as there was a Preach-
er's Convention in Springfield at the time the legislature was
in session. The present Governor Cullom, was a member from
Sangamon County, elected by the American party. I returned
home on the 9th of February and found Alfred sick with
erysipelas, and my wife with a broken arm.
"Prom this time on, there was a constant agitation until
it culminated in the war of the Rebellion. I voted for Lin-
coln in 1860, and in April next, the war began, and from that
time I had my share of anxieties and troubles of that terrible
time. In the second call for volunteers, my son, Joseph, en-
listed in the 3rd 111. Volunteer Cavalry for three years, leaving
a wife and three small children at home. He was mustered in
Aug. 16, 1862, and was captured June 7th ,1863, and taken to
Little Rock, Ark., where he was kept a prisoner for two months
when he was exchanged. He came home on furlough for fifty
days when he returned to his regiment, which was the last time
I ever saw him. He was wounded Aug. 21, 1864, in Forest's
raid on Memphis and died the next day. In Oct., I went down
and made arrangements for removing his remains home, where
they arirved on the 7th of November. His funeral sermon was
preached the next Sunday. He participated in the battles of
Pea Ridge, Vicksburg, and others. It was very hard on us
my wife becoming paralyzed.
"My son Alfred married Miss Maria Cooksey, September
16, 1861, and was drafted into the army in 1864, and left home
on the 8th of November. James Pearse, my son-in-law, volun-
teered the next March, but the war was nearly over and they
both returned home in safety.
"The trouble had about ended, when the coiuitry was
shocked by the news of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
There was nothing which shocked and hurt me more than
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this dreadful news, excepting the death of my own son, during
all these years of war. It seriously affected my wife, as in
her paralyzed condition she was unable to bear such awful
"With the surrender of Lee and Johnson in March and
April, 1865, the war was virtually ended, and soon the glad
news of peace was wafted over the land.
' ' My wife was still paralyzed, when she was stricken with
pneumonia on Christmas day, 1866, and died Dec. 30th, about
four o'clock in the afternoon. We lived together thirty-seven
"About this time I had been summoned to serve on the jury
in the United States District Courts of Illinois, at Springfield,
Judge Treat presiding, and while there I made the acquaintance
of a widow lady named Eliza I. Anderson, which resulted in
our marriage in June, 1867, which was the most unfortunate
event in my whole life. She left me October 17th, and we
never lived together thereafter.
"On September 3, 1867, my youngest daughter, Mary,
was married to John Vanhooser, with whom I lived until 1870,
when I instituted suit for divorce, which was granted in Jan-
"About this time I started on a visit to my youngest sis-
ter and my old Kentucky home, where I arrived a few days
later, and found my sister very glad to see me, but I found her
quite feeble. I spent one week with her and her children and
my old friends, when I was taken dangerously ill and lay
four weeks, and did not get home until March following. My
health was poor all summer.
"On September 30th, 1871, I married Mrs. Hester Keown,
an old neighbor and acquaintance of forty years standing,
with whom I spent nearly five years of as pleasant relations
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY, 77
as is usually allotted to people of our age. She died July 9th,
1875, about eight o'clock in the evening, of heart disease.
She passed away peacefuUy without a struggle and died uni-
versally lamented by those who knew her. She was a consist-
ent member of the Methodist church.
"On July 9th, 1874, my daughter, Mary, died of typhoid
fever, and her husband and children moved in with me and
lived until March, 1877, he having married Nancy Olive the July
previous, since which time I have remained on the old place,
part of the time with my son Virgil who has lived with me,
and some of my grand children have stayed with me, but my
son Joseph's daughter, Abbie, and Curtis Pearse have stayed
with me most of the time."
Note: — The above closed his sketch and record, dictated
by himself to his daughter up to this time, during the summer
of 1881, and nothing more was added up to the time of his
death, but the following is a brief record of the rest of his
life as remembered by his son, Alfred Ricks.
His grand daughter, Abigail Ricks, continued to keep
house for him until the spring of 1882, when her health fail-
ing her, they were compelled to break up house keeping, she
going to live with her brother and sister on the old place,
and he going to live with his son, Alfred.
Up to this date he had been a great reader, and was well
posted on matters of the day, but his eye sight failing he was
compelled to entertain himself in other ways. This he did
by walking over his own and adjoining farms every day, the
weather permitting him to do so.
During the summer of 1883, he made a trip to Kansas
to visit his daughter, Temperance Pearce, for a few weeks. In
July, 1885, he again paid a visit to her, in company with his
daughter-in-law, Maria I. Ricks, but not feeling able to return
78 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
he wrote his son Alfred, to sell his farm and send him the pro-
ceeds, which was done, Mr. R. R. Cooksey buying the farm.
He continued to live with his daughter, Mrs. Pearce, until
his death, which occurred May 30, 1889. His remains were
brought back to Illinois and buried in Olive Cemetery, in
Olive township Madison County, near his old home. In his
death the country lost one of its best citizens, as he had always
been law-abiding, temperate and charitable. There was sel-
dom a time that there was not some one living at his home,
either going to school or making it their home. His latch
string was always out to strangers as well as to friends. Min-
isters of the gospel especially made his home their stopping
place, as he was ever ready to join in an argument or in giving
instructions on all questions of the day, he was progressive,
ever looking for the day when flying machines would be a suc-
cess, although he never expected to see the day. In con-
clusion we append the following verses composed by the wife
of a grandson, Mrs. Jennie Pearce.
Grandfather rests after the journey of life
Is over with its suffering and world weary strife,
Smooth the white hair from the temples so brave,
Fold the warm hands at rest for the grave,
Look up, meet the smile from realms above,
Shining down from his haven in God's peace and love.
Listen : can you hear the music of his voice.
As he says, my daughter, grieve not. but rejoice ;
My pathway was rough, and the journey full long,
But now youth returns with its joy and song.
Ah, rest dearest father, our tears we restrain.
No. 228. Joel Ricks
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When we think of your freedom from sorrow and pain ;
Not parted forever our only solace,
We'll soon meet again in God's love and grace.
Mathew^, b. Aug. 19, 1829; died Aug. 4, 1831.
SARAH^ b. Aug. 11, 1831 ; died Oct. 13, 1833.
Temperance^ b. Sept. 16, 1833 ; died Feb. 2, 1903.
iv JosEPH^ b. Mar. 9, 1836 ; died Aug. 22, 1864. X.
Alfred", b. Feb. 14, 1838. X.
Elizabeth^ b. Feb. 25, 1840 ; died Oct. 9, 1840.
Virgil^ b. Dec. 28, 1841. X.
Mary^ b. Sept. 14, 1843 ; died July 3, 1874. X.
IsABEL^ b. Oct. 5, 1845 ; died Sept. 25, 1848.
A son^, b. Jan. 1851 ; lived but four days.
228. Joel Ricks', Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin'', Isaac*,
IsAAC^ was bom on the Donaldson Greek farm in Trigg Co.,
Ky., Feb. 18, 1804. He married first. May 1, 1827, Eleanor Mar-
tin. After his marriage he remained with his father working
on the farm until July 15th of 1829, when he visited the new
state of Illinois, for the purpose of looking up its advantages
for settlers. He made the trip on horse back and after going
as far north as Madison County he finally located a farm on
Silver Creek about 20 miles east of Alton, he then returned to
Kentucky and in company with a brother-in-law, Abel Olive,
and cousin, William Ricks and their families, he again returned
to Illinois, Sept. 12, 1829.
Abel Olive secured a farm a short distance from Mr.
Ricks and William Ricks, one further north in Christian Coun-
ty where his descendents continue to live to the present time.
80 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
Mr. Ricks was a hard working and industrious man and
accumulated property quite rapidly and soon became one of
the foremost farmers of that region.
About 1830, Mr. Ricks and his wife joined the (Campbel-
lite) Christian Church, with which they continued to affiliate
until the fall of 1840, when Mormon Missionaries came into
the neighborhood preaching their doctrines. Mr. Ricks attend-
ed one of their meetings out of curiosity, but soon discovered
that the new doctrine agreed in every respect with his interpre-
tation of the doctrines of Christianity taught by the Savior and
his Apostles as recorded in the New Testament. He, therefore,
accepted the new religion and was baptized by Elder George
Boosinger, June 6, 1841.
On Mar. 20, 1842, Mr. Ricks started on a visit to Nauvoo,
111., to see for himself what the new church organzation was,
and what manner of man was Joseph Smith, the prophet. While
at Nauvoo he had several interviews with the prophet and with
prominent Mormons and returned to his home greatly im-
pressed with what he had seen. In August 1845 he sold out his
possessions in Madison County, and in company with James
Olive, removed with his family to Nauvoo and was, thereafter,
up to the time of his death, identified with the Mormon organi-
Shortly after his arrival at Nauvoo he purchased a city
lot on the prairie some distance back of the temple, for a town
residence, and also a farm at Appanoose. At Appanoose at this
time resided Ezra Allen and family of whom we shall have
occasion to speak later.
During his residence at Nauvoo, Mr. Ricks was actively
engaged in assisting to erect the magnificent temple. During
this period the prejudice against the Mormon people in Illinois
was very pronounced, being stirred up by irresponsible people
GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY. 81
who hoped to profit by an expliision of the Mormons from the
state. Bands of lawless men roamed about the country and
destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Mormon
property, burning homes, driving away cattle and in other
ways harassing the people. Repeated appeals were made to
the Governor of the state, but as he seemed to be in sympathy
with the outlaws, no redress was obtained for their wrongs.
Feeling that there was no hopes of living at peace with their
Christian neighbors, or enjoying their rights guaranteed by the
Constitution, within the limits of the United States they deter-
mined to seek a new home in the wilds of the unknown west.
This exodus was determined upon during the season of 1845
and began in the early winter of that year. Leaving their pos-
sessions to their enemies, thousands of the saints abandoned
their homes in the dead of winter and began the long weary
pilgrimage towards the Missouri river.
Mr. Ricks, with several teams, crossed the Mississippi
River at Fort Madison, April 27, 1846, and was among the
pioneers who crossed the territory of Towa. At regular inter-
vals these companies tarried for a few days and piowed and
sowed large tracts of land to be harvested by those who should
come after them.
Arriving at the Missouri River near Council Bluffs in July,
Mr. Ricks and family made a temporary residence on Silver
Creek, where he planted and harvested a crop and made other
arrangements to continue the journey westward. In 1847 he
sent one of his best teams with a pioneer company which left
the Missouri River for the Rocky Mountains under the leader-
ship of Brigham Young. This company after many hardships
and trials reached the valley of the Great Salt Lake, July 24,
1847, where they founded Salt Lake City.
Mr. Ricks remained at the Missouri River until the spring
82 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
of 1848 when he joined the great company under the leader-
ship of Heber C. Kimball. This company consisted of 2417
souls and 792 wagons and was probably one of the largest cara-
vans that ever crossed the great plains.
While on the Elkhom River, about 20 miles west of Omaha,
this company was attacked by Indians. Thomas E. Ricks and
a number of other young men crossed the river on horse back
to drive in some cattle that were feeding there when the
Indians opened fire upon them. Thomas was wounded and fell
from his horse and was left for dead by his companions. As
soon as the news was brought to camp, Mr. Ricks hitched up
a team and crossing the river went out in search of the body of
his son, supposing that he had been killed. After looking
around for some minutes he was set upon by two Indians on
horse back. As soon as he saw them he turned his horses to-
wards camp and tried to escape but they rode up on each side
of him and one of them pointed his gun at Mr. Ricks and with
the muzzle two or three feet from his body, pulled the trigger,
the gun missed fire. This was repeated two or three times and
when the Indian found he could not kill him, he dropped back
to the rear of the wagon where he stole a small trunk contain-
ing some clothing belonging to Mrs. Ricks, which he carried
away with him. Mr. Ricks always felt that his escape on this
occasion was providential. It transpired that Thomas had
been rescued by some of his companions who had crossed the
river and finding him lying in the grass had succeeded in car-
rying him away. The wounds that he received proved very ser-
ious and one of the bullets he received on that occasion he
carried in his body as long as he lived.
As the departure of the company could not be delayed and
as Mr. Ricks was determined to go to the Rocky Mountains
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 83
with his company, a spring wagon was fitted up and Thomas
was placed in it and was carried along in the pilgrimage west-
ward. He recovered rapidly and was pretty nearly well before
the company reached the Rocky Mountains.
On arriving at the valley of the Great Salt Lake, in Sept.
Mr. Ricks located temporarily at Bountiful, about 12 miles
north of Salt Lake City, where he erected a saw mill and re-
mained during the winter of 1848-9. In the spring of 1849
he took up some land at the foot of the mountains at Center-
ville, about six miles north of Bountiful, where he made him a
home and continued to reside for nine years. His former
frontier experience stood him in good hand and enabled him
to prosper in this western wilderness.
Soon after locating at Centerville he engaged in the tan-
ning business at Farminton, the county seat of Davis county,
about six miles north of Centerville.
While residing at Centerville he passed through the famine
period caused by the grass hoppers and crickets. It was in the
year 1854, when the crops along the fertile district lying be-
tween the mountains and the lake were growing nicely with
the prospects of an abundant harvest, that the grass hoppers
came. They came in such numbers that the settlers saw at
once that unless something could be done to drive them away
that everything green would soon disappear and that all pros-
pects of a harvest would vanish. When it is remembered that
the nearest settlement was more than a thousand miles dis-
tant this prosepct looked gloomy indeed. Being of a religious
temperament and ha\ang had occasion to rely upon the Lord
before, all went to him in this instance, and strange to say the
next morning soon after sun rise, the grass hoppers rose in the
air like a cloud and in such numbers as to darken the sun, it
seemingly being a habit with them to exercise after a night
84 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
passed on the growing crops. "While in the air a strong wind
came down off the mountains and blew them suddenly over the
lake where the myriads settled in the briny waters and were
drowned, later when the wind changed from the west these
grass hoppers were washed upon the shore in such numbers
that for miles and miles they made a windrow two or three feet
deep. The crops were saved. This case was paralleled two or
three years before when the crops were green and thrifty,
thousands of millions of crickets came marching down off the
mountains like a vast army invading the plain. The settlers
saw at once that unless something happened that every green
thing would disappear from the earth in a short time, but re-
membering the Lord and feeling sure that he would help them
in the hour of trial they laid their ease before him. This time
tens of thousands of sea gulls came out of the west, pouncing
down upon the army of crickets and destroying them. The old
settlers of this region regarded these ocurrences in the nature
of miracles, as remarkable as the flight of quails which saved
the Israelites during their flight from Egypt. The first legis-
lature of Utah, in recognition of this, passed a law making it a
penal offense to kill a gull within the limits of the state. This
law is still on the statute books of Utah.
In the spring of 1858 when the territory was threatened
with invasion by the United States army all of the Mormon
settlers left their homes again and headed towards the desert
region, towards Mexico. Mr. Kicks with his family went with
the rest as far as Nebo, in Jaub valley. Fortunately the govern-
ment was convinced of the folly of its course and peace was
restored and the saints returned to their homes. Mr. Ricks
and his family reached Centerville early in JuTy. It is a fact
that in most of the settlements where crops had been planted
that they -had grown and matured without irrigation and with-
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 85
out any care from any one and were ready for harvesting on
the return of the settlers.
The spring of 1859 settlers began to be attracted by reports
of the richness of Cache Valley, located about 75 miles north of
Centerville. Mr. Ricks in company with James Quayle and Jus-
tin Shepard decided to go up and look over that region. Ar-
riving in Wellsville about the first of June they found about
10 or 12 families who had built a few cabins and were engaged
in putting in crops. They crossed to the eastern side of the
valley and riding along the foot of the mountains they came to
Providence Bench, overlooking the bottom lands of the Logan
Eiver, which at that time were covered with a dense growth of
willows and cotton wood, and the sage brush flat where Logan
now stands. Not being able to cross the river to the north
side they rode down through what is now the College district
and returned to Wellsville for the night. Notwithstanding the
lateness of the season they found snow several feet deep on the
northern slope of all of the hills. ,
Cache Valley at that time was so cold that for several years
after the arrival of the first settlers it was not an uncommon
occurrence for frost to bite the wheat in July. Mr. Ricks de-
cided to locate in the new valley and returning to Farmington
began to make preparations for removal. About July 20th
he took his wife Sarah B., and her family and started to Cache
Valley where they arrived on the 23d of July, making a tem-
porary encampment on the present site of the Brigham T oung
College. Later he made his home and built a cabin on the cor-
ner which is now occuped by the Thatcher Brothers Bank
building. After putting up hay for the winter he returned to
Centerville and brought his other family to Logan and built
them a cabin on the brow of the hiU where Moses Thatcher's
residence now stands. Since that time Mr. Ricks has been
86 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY,
identified with every step for the development of Logan and
In connection with Ezra T. Benson and others he built the
first saw mill and grist mill in Logan, he also engaged in the
tanning business which at that time was a very important
industry for the early settlers. He was one of the first stock
holders of the Co-operative Institutions which were organized
in 1868, also the Deseret Telegraph Company, which was form-
ed about the same time. He maintained for years a ferry boat
on the Logan Eiver on the west side of the valley, and later
built a bridge there which he presented to the county. He
served as Treasurer for Cache county for more than 30 years.
He was always regarded as one of the foremost citizens of
Logan, an honest reliable, hardworking man. At the time of
his death his descendents in the Rocky Mountain region num-
bered 377 souls.
We feel that this sketch would not be complete if we failed
to mention Eleanor Martin, Mr. Ricks' first wife. Having been
bom and reared on the frontiers of civilization she did not en-
joy the educational advantages accorded to those who come
from older settled districts, but she was in every respect a true
wife and a noble woman. Her life was cast among the people
and in a region where troubles and trials were the lot of all,
but she never faltered in her duties or shirked a responsibility.
She wore out her life in the finding and redeeming a
wilderness and we feel sure that in the great hereafter when
justice shall be done to those who laid down their lives for the
race, she will be counted among the noble ones. She died
Feb. 18, 1882.
Mr. Ricks married second, Oct. 26, 1852, Sarah Beriah
Fisk, bom in Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Sept. 22, 1819,
widow of Ezra Allen, and daughter of Varnum and Sally
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 87
(Earns) Fisk. She was descended from an early Massachu-
setts faanily, and her pedigree follows, viz., Sarah Beriah Pisk^^,
Varnum^^, DanieP\ Josiah'", Nathan^ Nlathan^ Nathaniel^
William^, Robert^, Simon*, Simon^, William^ Symon\
During her girlhood she attended the public schools and
obtained the rudiments of an education. While in her teens,
she married Ezra Allen and shortly afterwards the couple be-
came converts to Mormonism. They removed from New York
state to Nauvoo in 1842, and were participants in the events
of those trying times, until the exodus came in 1846. They
moved west with the general body of the "Saints" to the
Missouri River, and were there when the call came fr,om the gen-
eral government for 500 men for the Mexican war. Mr. Allen en-
listed and left his wife and children in the wilderness to the
care of her friends. Mr. Allen was returning from California
with other disbanded members of the "Mormon Batallion"
when the company became lost in the mountains, and Mr.
Allen with two others went ahead to explore the road, and
was killed by Indians on the night of June 27, 1849. A lit-
tle bag of California gold that he carried on his person was
recovered and is now in possession of the family.
The widow remained on the Missouri until the spring of
1851, when she yoked up her oxen and her cows and turned
her face resolutely to the western wilderness, determined to
cast her lot with her friends in the new Zion. The long
journey was hard enough for a strong man, but for a frail
woman with four small children must have been a trying one.
To add to the horrors, cholera broke out in the company and
two of her children were laid away by the roadside. She
reached Utah in October and was given a home in the family of
Mr. Ricks, whom she married as previously mentioned. Her
home was in Farmington, Utah, with the exception of the time
88 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
spent on the second exodus until July 1859, when she re-
moved to Cache Valley, where she continued to live to the
time of her death. She was a devoted Latter-day Saint, and
was for many years an active worker in the church and held
a number of prominent positions in Church organizatons.
She possessed a poetic nature, and wrote a number of com-
mendable poems for local papers. She was a little frail woman,
and one wonders how she could bear up under the great trials
she had to endure in coming alone to a new country and in
helping to subdue a wilderness. A daughter by Mr. Allen,
Ammorette Allen, married Lewis Ricks, son of her second hus-
CHILDREN BY FIRST WIFE.
358. i. Thomas Edwin% b. July 21, 1828. X.
359. ii. Lewis', b. Dec. 20, 1830; married Ammorette
Allen, daughter of Ezra and Sarah Beriah (Fisk)
Sally Ann^ b. Dec. 28, 1832; died June, 1864. X.
Clarinda^, b. Jan. 10, 1835 ; died March, 18,
Temperance^, b. Jan. 4, 1837. X.
WILLIAM^ b. Jan. 10, 1839. X.
vii. Jonathan^, b. Jan, 23, 1841. X.
Mary% b. June 19, 1843. X.
JosiAH^ b. May 27, 1845. X.
Joel Martin", b. Oct. 15, 1850; died Oct. 27, 1850.
NATHAN^ b. Jan. 17, 1853. X.
CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE.
Ezra Varnum^ b. July 13, 1852. X.
Sarah Beriah", b. Jan. 17, 1855; died Oct. 27,
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 89
371. xiv. Ellen", b. Mar. 30, 1856. X.
372. XV. Joel", b. July 21, 1858. X.
373. xvi. Adelia^ b. Oct. 24, I860; died Nov. 22, 1863.
374. xvii. Esther Adeline", b. Oct. 28, 1862. X.
234. David Atkinson Telfair RICKs^ John^, William*,
Benjamin^ Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom in Nash Co., N. C, June
25, 1820; married Oct. 20, 1845, Frances A. Harrison, born Oct.
24, 1820. He resided in Nash County and died July 16, 1871.
375. i. Augustus Henry^ b. Sept. 1, 1846. X.
376. ii. Ella Roselle^ b. May 1848 ; married Dr. Walter
377. iii. Laura F.,^ b. 1849 ; married W. C. Taylor, and died
Jan. 5, 1874.
236. George Ricks*, JoHN^ William*, Benjamin^ Isaac^
IsAAc\ was born in Nash Co., N. C, Dec. 20, 1824; married
Feb. 27, 1844, Sarah A. E. Vick, bom Jan. 29, 1829, daughter
rof Asail and Elizabeth (Bailey) Vick. He was a planter, re-
sided near Nashville, N. C, where he died Aug. 7, 1904. She
died May 31, 1898.
378. i. Mary Adeliza^, b. Sept. 30, 1845; died Dec. 10,
379. ii. Sarah Elizabeth^ b. Feb. 8, 1848 ; died Aug. 24,
380. iii. Fannie^ b. Feb. 8, 1848, (twin), resides in Nash-
381. iv. George^ b. July 30, 1849. X.
90 GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY.
382. V. Maky Elizabeth^, b. Apr, 15, 1851 ; married John
R. Barkley, live in Raliegh, N. C.
383. vi. Sidney Bumpus^ b. Dec. 24, 1852; married Pene-
lope Boddie. He died Dee. 4, 1896, and she
died Aug. 1, 1890 ; had no children.
384. vi. Fletcher Buchanan', b. July 23, 1854. X.
385. viii. Leah Jane'^, b. Apr. 8, 1856 ; married Asail Vick,
live in Nashville.
386. ix. Nero Telfair^ b. Mar. 12, 1858; married Lila
Brown. He died Aug. ], 1890.
387. X. Samuel Smith^, b. Feb. 15, I860; died Oct. 3, 1878.
388. xi. Sallie Ann^ b. Dec. 21, 1861. X.
389. xii. Virginia Vick', b. Nov. 1, 1863 ; married Poin-
dexter Bobbitt, live in Nashville, N. C.
390. xiii. William Benjamin^ b. Apr. 3, 1866. X.
391. xiv. EuLALiA Gabrilla^, b. June 7, 1868. X.
392. XV. Ida^, b. Nov. 10, 1879; lives in Nashville, unmar-
393. xvi. Edgar Norman'^, b. Apr. 30, 1874; married Flor-
ence Nelson, lives in Lillington, N. C.
242. William Skinner Ricks®, Richard^, William*, Ben-
jamin^, IsAAC^, IsAAC% was bom in Trigg Co., Ky., not far
from Donaldson Creek, Oct. 15, 1803 : married in 1822, Mar-
garet W. Bond, bom in Nash Co., N. C, in 1805. He lived
on the place of his birth until about 1832-3, when he removed
to Illinois, and settled on Bear Creek, in the present town of
Ricks, in Christian County.
He was elected the first Sheriff of Christian County in
His wife died in Taylorsville, 111., Dec. 24, 1865, and he
GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY. 91
married second, Quinn Gibson. He was the cousin Lewis
Eicks mentions as helping to build a boat to take farm pro-
duce to New Orleans. He died near Springfield, 111., Mar. 7,
394. i. Elizabeth Bond', b. Jan. 30, 1823; married Jeff
Bjiuckles; had one child, Myra Jane Knuckles,
395. ii. Martha', b. Nov. 26, 1824; married Abemathy,
a son William, lives in Galena, Kansas.
Richard Whitaker'', b. Jan. 19, 1827.
John BoND^ b. Nov. 14, 1831. X.
Marcella^ b. Aug. 17, 1829; married John Sis-
ney, have a son, Loney Sisney residing in Spok-
Quintus Atkinson^ b. Nov. 14, 1833.
Myra Olive^, b. Oct. 31, 1835; married a Haynes,
a son Ulyssus Haynes, lives in New City, 111.
Nancy Ross% b. Feb. 26, 1838; married a Sykes.
William TH0MAS^ b. Dec. 2, 1840. X.
X. Margaret CARLow^,b. Feb. 9, 1842.
Newell Douglas^, b. Mar. 7, 1846. X.
CHILD BY SECOND WIFE.
40414 xii. Thrace^, b. ; lives in Canton, Ky.
One of the above daughters married James Simpson, and
perhaips it was Martha, for either a first ;or a second husband.
243. John Ricks", Richard'^, William*, Benjamin^,
Isaac^, Isaac^ was bom in Trigg Co., Ky., not far from Donald-
son Creek, Dec. 19, 1805; married in 1826-7, Charity Ricks,
daughter of Jonathan and Temperance (Edwards) Ricks, bom
92 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
on her father's farm on Donaldson Creek, Trigg County, Ky.,
December, 1806; resided on her father's place on Donaldson
Creek, where he died April 3, 1844. He was the cousin Lewis
Ricks mentioned as going to Tennessee on business for him.
WiLLiAM% b. Jan. 14, 1828.
Tempie^ b. Oct. 27, 1830 ; married a Mr. Williams.
Jonathan LAFAYETTE^ b. 1832. X.
Jane^, b. ; Married a Mr. Somers, lives in
Martha Curl^ b. Jan. 1, 1836. X.
Richard Allin^ b. Jan. 2, 1838. X.
252. Addison E. Ricks*', Wila^, Abram*, Benjamin^,
Isaac-, Isaacs was bom in 1823 ; died in 1880 ; married Emma
411. i. LuLA^, b. .
412. ii. JoHN^ b. .
413. iii. David^ b. .
415. V. Helen^, b. .
414. iv. William^, b. .
256. Richard Lawrence Ricks", Oswin', Richard*, Rob-
ert^, IsAAC^, IsAAc\ was born near Jerusalem, Southampton
County, Va., February 2, 1817; married August 8, 1840 Mis-
souri Clark, born Aug. 10, 1819, daughter of John and Eliza-
beth Clark. He removed with his parents to near Mt. Pleasant,
416, i. Mary^, b. ; married James Newby of Ten-
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417. ii. OswiN^, b. ; died young.
418. iii. Elizabeth'^, b. . X,
419. iv. Maecia^ b. . X.
420. V. Missouri^, b. ; died .
421. vi. William^, b. ; died .
422. vii. Julia^ b. . X.
423. viii. Lucy^, b. .
257. Ann Scott Eicks®, Oswin^, Richard*, RoBERT^
IsAAC^, IsAAC\ was bom near Jerusalem, Southampton Coun-
ty, Va., August 28, 1818 ; married Dr. William Jordan Bates, in
1837, who wate born in YiDrk County, Va., son of Elihue B, and
Sarah Jordan (Harrison) Bates. They settled in Wheeling,
424. i. Marcia Ann, b. . X.
425. ii. Sarah Jordan'', b. ; resides in Wheeling; un-
426. iii. Ella Ricks% b. . X.
427. iv. William Jordan'', b. . X.
428. V. Ada Lawrence^, b. ; married Robert G. Burr,
a lawyer of Wheeling. lie died Dec. 23, 1876;
she died June 23, 1903 ; had no children.
429. vi. Jennie Q.^ b. : ; died July 31, 1877; never
258. Nathaniel Wilkinson Ricks^, Oswin^, Richard*,
Robert^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born Jan. 25, 1820 ; married Mary
94 genealogy of the ricks family.
269. Richard Arnold Ricks**, Alfred^ Richard*, Rob-
ERT% IsAAC^ IsAAc\ was bom in Southampton Co., Va., Dec.
18, 1831; married first, Martha S. Whitloek, second in Rich-
mond, Va., June 23, 1881, Eliza C. Cranshaw, born in Henrico
Co., Va., Nov. 22, 1853, daughter of John B. and Rachel (Hoge)
Cranshaw. He lived in Ruther Glen, Caroline Co., Va., where
he was a farmer. He was a Justice of the County Court of
Caroline County, a member of the Virginia Legislature, and
clerk of the Quarterly Meetings of Friends. He resides now
in Richmond, Va.
children by second wife.
433. i. Catherine Cranshaw^, b. in Ruther Glen, Va.,
June 20, 1883.
434. ii. Richard Arnold^, b. same place, June 10, 1885.
435. iii. James Hoge^, b. same place, July 14, 1886.
271. Mary Winston Ricks", Alfred^, Richard*, Robert^,
IsAAC^, Isaac\ was born in Southampton Co., Va., July 12, 1836.
She married -about 1869, Samuel Bailey Pretlow, born in South-
ampton Co., Va., Feb. 1834. He was the son of Thomas and
Jane (Denson) Pretlow. This Thomas Pretlow was a grand-
son of Mary Ricks, who was published Nov. 17, 1744-5, to
Thomas Pretlow. (See.) They resided in Southampton Co.,
Va., she died June 17, 1892 ; he died August 10, 1899.
436. i. Mary Ann Pretlow^ b. July 10, 1870.
437. ii. Fannie Murry Pretlow^ b. Nov. 10, 1871.
438. iii. Jane Denson Pretlow^, b. Dec. 4, 1876; all live
in Franklin, Va.
282. Isaac Ricks"*, Edwin'*, Robert*, Robert^ Isaac-,
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 95
IsAAC\ married Martha Johnson. They lived in Murfresboro, N.
C, Rome, Indiana, and several other places. They were divorced
and she married second, a Mr. Dean, and went to Richmond,
Va., to live. She died in Washington, D. C, in 1893.
439. i. John Brettan^, b. in Murfresboro, N. C, in 1833.
440. ii. A daughter% b. ; married Hiram Carr; re-
sides in Rome, Indiana.
288. Robert Pope Ricks^ Abraham®, Abram'^, Isaac*,
William^, Isaac"-, Isaac\ was born in Tuscumbia, Ala., Mar.
6, 1864; married Carrie Martin. He resided in Tuscumbia,
where he died Dec. 13, 1892.
441. i. Robert Pope, Jr.,», b. Aug. 26, 1891.
442. ii. Nellie«, b. Apr. 29, 1893. (Posthumous).
302. Mourning Elizabeth Ricks% James^ Robert^
James*, Isaac^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was born in Nash Co., N. C.
She married in 1849 James S. Dunn, born in Selma, Ala., Jan.
6, 1818. He died Apr. 15, 1895; she died May 27, 1904.
443. 1. William Dunn«, b. Mar. 22. 1850. He is a Meth-
odist Minister, began preaching at the age of
444. ii. MoLLiE Elizabeth Dunn^ b. Oct. 18, 1851; mar-
ried in July 1872, Benjamin F. Taturn.
445. iii. James Ricks Dunn**, b. Jan. 5, 1853.
446. iv. John Dunn«, b. June 19, 1855; died Aug. 17, 1862.
96 GENEALOGY OP THE RICKS FAMILY.
447. V. "Willie Jethro Dunn^ b. Jan. 30, 1857.
448. vi. Martha C. Dunn«, b. Nov. 20, 1859; died Dec.
449. vii. Robert Judson Dunn^, b. Nov. 28, I860; died
Sept. 17, 1862.
450. viii. Hyrum Gaston Dunn* b. Feb. 12, 1863; lives in
451. VK. Metta Dunn*, b. Sept. 27, 1865; married Mike
Northum in 1870, lives in Stephens, Ark.
452. X. LuLA Dunn*, b. June 20, 1868. She was burned
to death at the age of 9 years.
453. xi. SuLA Dunn*, b. June 20, 1868. (twin). She mar-
ried Dec. 5, 1894, Judge Charles Walter Smith,
a district judge for twenty years, which district
includes the counties of Quachita, Calhoun, Un-
ion, Columbia and Lafayette, Ark. They reside
in Camden, Ark. They had one child, Randolph.
454. xii. Benjamin Dunn*, b. Feb. 27, 1871.
455. xiii. A baby died an infant without name.
306. Mary Cornelia RICKS^ John Berry^', Jonas^, Jon-
as*, IsAAC^, Isaac", Isaac\ was born near High Point, Guil-
ford Co., N. C, Sept. 14, 1841; married Jan. 6, 1859, David
Monroe Petty, born in North Carolina, Mar. 21, 1835; died in
Greensboro N. C, Sept. 3, 1905, son of Watson and Lydia
(Macey) Petty. He was a member of the society of Friends.
His widow resides in Greensboro, N. C.
456. i. John Watson Petty*, b. Jan. 24, 1861.
457. ii. Walter Columbus Petty*, b. Apr. 3, 1863.
458. iii. Emma Lorena Petty*, b. Apr. 13, 1866; married R.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 97
459. iv. Mary Elizabeth Petty*, b. Aug. 7, 1871 ; mar-
ried A. F. Holton. He resided at High Point, N.
309. James Alexander Ricks^ John Berry**, Jonas^,
Jonas*, Isaac^, Isaac", Isaac\ was born near High Point, Guil-
ford County, N. C, Dec. 11, 1847 ; married in High Point, Dec.
28, 1873, Emma Wingate Sampson, bom in Manchester, Maine,
July 15, 1844, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Wingate)
Sampson. He resides in Blackwell, Oklahoma, where he is a
member of the Society of Friends. He has been township treas-
urer, and clerk of the school board.
460. i. Bessie Elizabeth^, b. in Morristown, Ind., Oct.
5, 1874 ; married Lenos G. Murch ; resides in
461. ii. James R.«, b. in Morristown, Ind., Feb. 24, 1876.
462. iii. Mary Ethel«, b. in Winfield, Kansas, Nov. 4, 1878.
463. iv. Blanche Z.* b. Jan. 24, 1880; married R. Allen
Clerk ; resides at No. 716. Ninth 15th St., Parsons,
464. V. Gertrude Charlotte^, b. Nov. 20, 1882; married
Ralph R. Weed, resides at No. 215, North 9th
St., Independence, Kansas.
465. vi. Maude Ellen^, b. in Winfield, Kansas, Oct. 7,
Mr. Ricks and his two sons are farmers, and each owns
100 acres of land, which is under cultivation and well stocked.
343. Jonathan Olive^, Elizabeth Ricks^, Jonathan'
Lewis*, Benjamin^ Isaac-, Isaac\ was born in Trigg County
98 GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY.
Ky., on the farm on Donaldson Creek, owned by his grand-
father, Jonathan Rieks, Dec. 1, 1827. He married Apr. 15, 1847,
Julia Sophia Wheeler, bom Nov. 20, 1824, at Edwardsville,
111. He settled in Prescott, Pierce County, Wis., where he died
Aug. 10, 1894. His widow died in Dodge Center, Minn., May
1, 1904. He held at one time the office of High Sheriff of
Pierce County, and also that of Justice of the Peace.
466. i. Maey E. Olive^, b. .
467. ii. Henrietta Harriet", b. .
468. ill. John Frederick^, b. . ,
469. iv. Florence^, b. .
470. V. William", b. .
471. vi. Ernest", b. .
472. vii. Nelson", b. .
473. viii. Julia", b. .
474. ix. Ann Elizabeth", b. in Prescott, Wis., February
17, 1864; married May 5, 1898, William Wallis
Erwin born July 12, 1842, son of William and
Mary (Evand) Erwin of Painted Post, N. Y.
They reside in Miami, Florida. They have no
475. X. Charles Arthur", b. .
349. Temperance Ricks'', Lewis", Jonathan^, Lewis*, Ben-
jamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born in Trigg Co., Ky., Sept. 16,
1833 ; married in Olive township, Madison Co., 111., Dec. 4,
1851, James Pearce, born Apr. 4, 1834. They lived about four
miles north of Staunton, 111., until the spring of 1857, when
they sold out and removed to Wisconsin but returned the next
fall. They lived on various rented farms until 1864, when they
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 99
bought a farm four miles north of Staunton, where they lived
seventen years. In 1881, they sold out and removed to Pres-
cott, Kansas, where they lived until 1889, when they removed to
Houston Texas, where they lived until her death, which oc-
curred Feb. 2, 1903. Her remains were brought back and were
buried in Olive Cemetery in Olive township, Madison County,
476. i. Robert Pearce«, b. July 29, 1853. X.
477. ii. Lewis Edward^, b. Mar. 8, 1856. X.
478. iii. William Addison^, b. June 25, 1859. X.
479. iv. Joseph CuRTIS^ b. May 11, 1862. X.
480. V. Mary Lucinda^, b. Jan. 19, 1865; died Feb. 26,
250. Joseph Eicks^, Lewis®, Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benja-
min^, IsAAC^, IsAAc\ was b*om on the old homestead in Olive
township, Madison Co., 111., Mar. 9, 1836; married Sept. 6,
1856, Miss Sina Keown. He was raised as a farmer's boy.
"When about twelve years of age, he was bitten by a rattle-
snake, and came very near loosing his life.
In 1855, he attended two terms at McKendree College, and
soon after his marriage, settled on a farm given him by his
father, situated in Olive township, about two miles from the
old homestead. At the second call for volunteers by the pres-
ident in the civil war, he enlisted in the 3d 111. Vol. Cav., for
three years, and was mustered in Aug. 16, 1861. He was cap-
tured June 7, 1862, and was taken to Little Rock, Ark., where
he was held prisoner for two months, when he was exchanged
with other prisoners of war. He came home on furlough for
fifty days, and returned on its expiration to active service in
100 GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY.
his regiment. Ehiring Forest's raid on Memphis, Aug. 21, 1864,
he was wounded and died the next day. His father went after
his body, and on Nov. 7, 1864, his remains arrived home and
were buried in Olive cemetery. The widow and her children
remained on the farm until her death, which occurred Feb. 28,
481. i. Mary Abigail^, b. July 19, 1858. X.
482. ii. Frances Isabel^, b. Feb. 15, 1859. X.
483. iii. Thomas D. Marcus*, b. Mar. 20, 1861.
351. Alfred Ricks^, Lewis", Jonathan^, Lewis*. Benja-
min^, IsAAC^, IsAAC^, was born in Olive township, Madison Co.,
111., Feb. 14, 1838, on the old homestead taken up by his father
on his arrival from Kentucky in 1833. His days were spent on
the farm very much as other boys in the neighborhood. When
out of season for farming, or on rainy days he had splendid
amusement in hunting and fishing. Silver creek was bounti-
fully supplied with the finny tribe, and in the timber were many
wild turkeys, squirrels, qua'jls, etc., and at certain seasons of
the year, multitudes of wild pigeons, which fed upon the acorns
and sassafras berries, and in the fall and spring, the waters
were literally alive with water fowl. Before he was large
enough to handle the old long Kentucky rifle, he would set
snags inside the fence where deer were accustomed to enter
the field to feed upon the crop, and as the deer leaped over
the fence it would alight upon the sharpened snags, driving
them through its body. In this way he captured a number of
deer. He also built wild-turkey pens, catching several at a
time. This was done by building a strong rail pen about four
feet high and covering it so as to keep them when once inside,
then digging a trench about eight feet long and two deep,
No. 351. Alfred Ricks
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 101
sloping to the surface at each end under the side of the pen
allowing one end to come near the center, then he would scatter
com about the pen and along the trench to the inside. The
turkeys would follow the com through the trench to the inside
of the pen, and forget how to escape. Like flies in a trap,
they would always look up and try to escape through the top.
Mr. Ricks received his preliminary education at the old
"Ricks" school house, located on the rear of the old Ricks
homestead and near a spring from which the scholars obtained
drinking water. The building was made from native lumber,
and was heated by a large wood-burning stove. The seats were
made from logs by splitting and hewing one side flat, and in-
serting legs in auger holes for them to stand on. While very
crude in comparison with modern school houses, yet it served
its purpose. During the winter of 1856-7, his father sent him
to McKendree College at Lebanon, 111., and at the close of the
term, he returned to the farm. On the 16th day of September,
1861, he married Miss Isabel Jane Marie Cooksey, born May
10, 1841, daughter of Robert R. and Isabel (Bonjam) Cooksey.
Mr. Ricks settled on a farm of eighty acres about half a mile
west of the old homestead, which was given him by his father,
where he lived twenty-eight years. On Oct. 24th, 1864, he
started for the army having been drafted into the service. He
was assigned to Company H, 13th Illinois Veteran Infantry,
under Captain J. W. Strang, and served ten months, and was
honorably discharged at the close of the war, July 17, 1865.
From this time forward he attended strictly to farming.
In 1867, he and his wife joined the Christian Church, and
as they had no baptisteries in those days with heaters to temper
the water they had to go to Silver Creek near by. The ice was
about twelve inches thick, so the brethren cut out a space large
enough to permit them to enter the water and be immersed. They
102 GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY.
held membership in the old Silver Creek organization until it
died out through neglect, when in 1891, his wife transferred
her membership to Worden, Illinois.
At this time (1906), Mr. Ricks does not affiliate with any
church organization. Mrs. Ricks 's father having died in 1890,
leaving some property in "Worden, they removed there Oct. 16,
1890, where they now reside. They are not wealthy, but have
enough of this world's goods to live comfortably. He has
abiout one and a half acres of land which he gardens, and also
keeps honey bees. His apiary consists of 41 colonies. Worden
being a mining town, he finds ready sale for the produce, from
his garden, and the honey his bees produce.
Mr. Ricks has always been a staunch Republican, but has
never been an office seeker. On two or three occasions he re-
luctantly permitted the party to elect him school trustee, and
onoe road overseer, but with these exceptions, he positively
refused to accept office, feeling he had no time to devote to
484. i. Robert Lewis«, b. July 27, 1862. X.
485. ii. Ida Udora«, b. Sept. 17, 1866. X.
354. Virgil Ricks^, Lewis®, Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benja-
min^, IsAAC^ Isaac\ was bom Dec. 28, 1841, on the old home-
stead, of his father, in Olive township, Madison Co., 111. He
married Mar. 7, 1872, Miss Mary Tweedy, born May 22, 1844,
daughter of James and Martha (Bisell) Tweedy. Mr. Ricks
lived at home until his marriage, when he settled on a farm
given to him by his father, situated just across the road from
the old homestead, where he resided until Feb. 13, 1900, when
he sold out and removed to Worden, 111., where he now resides.
No. 358. Thos. Edwin Ricks
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 103
He had the misfortune to have both knee-caps broken, but
while it does not prevent him from walking about, it renders
him unfit for farming. He and his wife are all alone, being so
unfortunate as to lose all their children when young.
486. i. Charlotte Isabel^, b. Feb. 2, 1873; died Oct. 16,
487. ii. James Lewis«, b. May 29, 1875 ; died Oct. 5, 1875.
488. iii. A nameless inf ant«, b. Feb. 25, 1877 ; died Apr. 8,
489. iv. Benjamin Alfred*, b. July 7, 1878; died July
■ 18, 1878.
490. V. Joseph Willis^, b. Mar. 17, 1884; died Oct. 3,
255. Mary Ricks^, Lewis*, Jonathan\ Lewis*, Benja-
min^, Isaac^, Isaac^, was born on the old homestead in Olive
township, Madison Co., 111., Sept. 14, 1843. She attended school
in the old "Ricks" school house assisted in the housework at
home until her marriage, which occurred the 3d day of Sep-
tember, 1867, to John R. Van Hooser. They settled on a farm
on the west side of Silver Creek in Olive township, Madison
Co., 111., where they lived until her death which occurred July
3, 1874, of typhoid fever ; she was buried in Olive cemetery.
491. i. Mary Ellen Van IIooser^, b. June 16, 1868. X.
492. ii. Temperance Elizabeth Van Hooser^ b. Feb. 17,
358. Thomas Edwin Ricks% Joel«, JoNATHAN^ Lewis*,
Benjamin^ Isaac-, Isaac\ was born on Donaldson Creek,
104 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
Trigg Co., Ky., about seven miles from where it empties into
the Cumberland River, July 21, 1828. He died in Rexburg,
Idaho, September 28, 1901; married first, August 18, 1853,
Tabitha Hendricks, born in Simpson Co., Ky., September 30,
1830; married second, Mar, 27, 3 857, Tamer Loader, born in
England, Sept. 8, 1833; married third, Mair. 27, 1857, Jane
Elizabeth Shoup, born August 14, 1841; died July 1, 1889;
married fourth, Dec. 6, 1863, Ruth C. Dilley; married fifth,
Nov. 29, 1866, Ellen M. Yallop, born in England, Apr. 8, 1848.
Thomas E. Ricks.
''One of the leaders of civilization and religious thought in
the southeastern Idaho passed away when Thomas E. Ricks,
the first president of Fremont Stake was called to pass through
the deep waters of death on September 28th, 1901.
"Tracing his history from boyhood, he is ever found as a
leader, but never the follower, of civilization and religion in
the western wilds. Bold, intrepid, daring, fertile in plans and
resources, with magnificent physical proportions and forceful
magnetism which compelled the willing co-operation of others,
he stands one of the notable figures of the pioneer days, being
ever at the front whenever danger presented itself in the shape
of wily foeman, white or savage, ready to face death to pro-
tect his people from hostile attacks or the perils of starvation,
when battling with the forces of elemental nature on the bleak
plains of the western wilds."
"He was a man of heroic mold, both in mind and body,
and a review of his active career is demanded in this work
as an essential part of the History of the Ricks family.
In 1829, he being but two years of age, removed to Mad-
ison Co., 111., where his parents settled on a tract of land of
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 105
400 acres of great fertility, situated in the towiiship of Olive.
Here he became an active farmer's boy. In 1844, when but
fourteen years of age, while using his immense strength in the
subjection of an untamed horse, the animal fell upon him,
crushing his left thigh so seriously as to leave a permanent in-
jury. In the early forties, the family became converts to the
"Mormon" faith, and on Feb. 18th, 1845, Mr. Ricks joined its
communion and became a member of the Church of "Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints." In September, 1845, the family
removed to Nauvoo, 111., where Mr. Ricks was ordained an
elder in the Church, in October of that year.
He assisted in erecting the Nauvoo Temple until all work
was suspended. On Feb. 8th, 1846, he started as one of the
earliest in the grand western movement of the church, which
meant so much to the west, and stopping at Florence, a few
miles above where Council Bluffs is situated until April, 1848,
when he with his parents resumed the journey westward in
Heber C. Kimball's company, and on the 23d of June arrived
at the Elkhorn river. Here in a battle with hostile Indians,
he was shot with three rifle balls,, which was never extracted ;
he fell from his horse and was left for dead. He was rescued
later, and carried off the field and was floated across the Elk-
horn on a buffalo robe.
Arriving in Salt Lake valley on September 24, 1848, the
family l,ocated at Centerville, and from that year Thomas E.
Ricks was an active factor in the assistance of settlers, the
dissemination of the doctrines of the Church and in the for-
mation of new communities.
In 1856, he went with others to California, where at Los
Vegas, they built a fort and opened farms. He returned in
October, 1857, to go to the relief of Captain Martin's company
in trouble on the plains. He took an active part in the Echo
106 GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY.
Canyon campaign of 1857-8. In 1869, he was engaged in mis-
sion work in Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio. In the early 70 's
and 80 's he was actively concerned in grading contracts on the
Utah Northern Railway from Ogden to Franklin, and in 1877,
was one of the contractors engaged in laying railroad track
from Franklin to Butte, Montana, completing their work to
Blackfoot in 1878, Monida in 1879 and to Butte in December,
In 1879, he had a profitable contract on the Northern
Pacific. In December, 1882, he was called to act as bishop of
the Bannock "Ward of Cache Valley Stake, embracing all the
country from the mouth of Portneuf Canyon (Pocatello), as
far northwest and north as the colonies of the "Mormon"
Church should extend, and on Januatry 4, 1883, he started for
Elgin, arriving there the next day, and on the 11th of Jan-
uary, arrived on the present site of Rexburg, on which they
concluded to found a new colony. This trip being made to locate
a center of religious, educational and commercial enterprises,
and to prepare the country for the rapid colonization to cone
The first company arrived at Eagle Rock, now Idaho Falls,
on January 25, 1883, and on Febuary 11th, 1883, the site of
Rexburg was again visited, and made the center of the new
movement, and named in honor of Bishop Ricks. At this in-
cipient city. Bishop Ricks, in association with others, used the
large means at his command in establishing stores, grist, saw,
shingle and lath mills, building several substantial and com-
fortable homes, and succeeding in accomplishing the settle-
ment of nearly all the members of his large family in close
proximity to the paternal residence.
His progressive spirit, his enterprises and his deep reli-
gious devotion were by far the greatest elements in the sue-
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 107
cess of the development of this section, but his zeal caused him
to extend such bountiful credit to the poorer settlers that his
last years were hampered by financial difficulties, which, how-
ever, never broke the elastic hope and courage which A^ere ihe
integral portions of his grand nature, and in fact, ''The Grand
Old Man of Fremont County" is a worthy appellation of this
noble pioneer. Rexburg, Idaho, is a city of about three thou-
sand inhabitants. Ricks Academy located there, costing about
$60,000.00, was named in honor of President Ricks. His death
occurred September 25, 1901, at Rexburg, Idaho.
CHILDREN BY TABITHA.
493. i. Sarah C.^ b. at CentervHle, Utah, June 4, 1854.
Thomas Edwin«, b. Dec. 3, 1855. X.
Joseph*, b. in Farmington, Utah, June 27, 1857.
Hyrum«, b. July 24, 1858. X.
v. Heber«, b. April 27, 1860. X.
Brigham«, b. April 27, 1860. (Twin.) X.
Mary Elizabeth^ b. Aug. 19, 1871 ; died Mar. 10,
1907 ; never married.
William*, b. Sept. 25, 1863. X.
Alice*, b. May 23, 1865 ; died Aug. 20, 1876.
James*, b. Dec. 30, 1867. X.
Samuel*, b. Feb. 20, 1870. X.
George*, b. Jan. 2, 1876. X.
children by tamar.
Amy Eliza*, b. Dec. 11, 1858. X.
Sarah Eleanor*, b. Feb. 6, 1861. X.
Joel*, b. Feb. 12, 1863; died Mar. 16, 1863.
Ann*, b. Nov. 17, 1864; died Sept. 30, 1871.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
509. xvii. MoRiAH^ b. Aug. 23, 1867 ; married John T. Smel-
lie, lives in Cardstou, Alberta, Canada.
510. xviii. Claeinda«, b. Feb. 15, 1872; died Dec. 26, 1873.
511. xix. Lamelia«, b. Nov. 24, 1874 ; died Mar. 24, 1891.
children by jane.
512. XX. Willaeds, b. April 24, 1861. X.
513. xxi. Martha Jane^, b. July 1, 1863; never married.
514. xxii. Emma«, b. July 1865 ; died Aug. 31, 1866.
515. xxiii. JoHN«, b. May 10, 1868. X.
516. xxiv. LEWIS^ b. Feb. 4, 1871. X.
517. XXV. 0RS0N^ b. April 23, 1873. X.
518. xxvi. Millie^, b. Feb. 4, 1875; married Peter Olsen.
519. xxvii. May«, b. May 16, 1877 ; unmarried.
520. xxviii. Nathan*, b. July 1878 ; died May 21, 1880.
521. xxix. Eleanor*, b. Sept. 3, 1881 ; died Aug. 6, 1891.
children by ruth.
522. XXX. Harriet*, b. June 23, 1867 ; married in Nov. 1904,
Louis Heppner. Resides at Portland, Oregon.
523. xxxi. Caroline*, b. Oct. 15, 1869 ; married Nov. 27, 1892,
524. xxxii. David*, b. Sept. 29, 1871 ; died Sept. 1873.
526. xxxiii. Rosamond*, b. July 12, 1878 ; resides in Portland,
527 xxxiv. Harvey*, b. June 27, 1881.
CHILDREN BY ELLEN.
528. XXXV. Ephraim*, b. Sept. 16, 1867. X.
529. xxxvi. Alfred*, b. Nov. 28, 1869. X.
530. xxxvii. Ernest*, b. Sept. 23, 1871.
531. xxxviii. Ellen*, b. Dec. 16, 1873. X.
532. xxxix. Charlotte*, b. Dec. 29, 1875. X.
533. xl. Edith*, b. Mar. 5, 1877. X.
GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY. 109
534. xli. Elizabeth^, b. May 80, 1880. X.
535. xlii. JosiAH«, b. Aug. 23, 1882 ; died Mar. 4, 1886.
536. xliii. Zina^ b. May 27, 1886.
360. Sally Ann Rigks^ Joel®, Jonathan^ Lewis*, Ben-
jamin^, IsAAC^, Isaag\ was born in Olive township, Madison
County, 111., Dec. 28, 1832; died June 30, 1864; married Mar.
17, 1853, Silas Sanford Smith. They were members of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They resided
at Parowan and Paragonah, Utah.
537. i. John Aiken Smith®, b. in Parowan, Utah, Mar. 19,
538. ii. Mary Eleanor Smith®, b. in Paragonah, Sept. 26,
539. iii. Hortense Smith®, b. Oct. 14, 1859. X.
540. iv. Albert Ricks Smith®, b. April 1, 1862. X. Died
May 17, 1905.
541. V. Hyrum Barton Smith®, b. June 16, 1864; died
Aug. 9, 1864.
861. Clarinda Ricks^ Joel**, Jonathan^ Lewis*, Benja-
min^ IsAAC^ IsAAC\ was born in Olive township, Madison Co.,
111., Jan. 10, 1835; died Mar. 18, 1864; married Silas Sanford
Smith, husband of her sister, Sally Ann. It will be noticed that
both, Sally Ann and Clarinda, died in a few days after the
birth of their youngest children.
542. i. Silas Sanford Smith. Jr.®, b. in Parowan, Utah,
July 10, 1853. X.
110 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
543. ii. Jesse Joel Smith^ b. in Paragonah, Utah, Nov. 4,
544. iii. Leonora Abigail^, b. Oct. 27, 1859; died Sept.
545. iv. Stephen Augustus Smith^, b. Nov. 1, 1861. X.
546. V. Ella Clarinda Smith«, b. Mar. 9, 1864. X.
362. Temperance RICKS^ Joel", Jonathan^ Lewis*, Ben-
JAMIN^ IsAAC^ Isaac, was bom in Olive township Madison Co.,
111., Jan. 4, 1837 ; married at Salt Lake City, Utah, February,
1857, Arza Erastus Hinckley, born in Leeds, Canada, Aug. 15,
1825. His mother was Lois Judd. He resided in several places
in Utah, but died in Rexburg, Idaho, Feb. 18, 1901. He held
the offices of Judge of Probate and Justice of the Police Court.
He was a Patriarch in the "Mormon" Church.
547. i. Lois Eleanor Hinckley*, b. at Salt Lake City,
Sept. 15, 1859.
548. ii. Joel Ricks Hinckley", b. at Salt Lake City, Nor.
5, 1860. Killed by robbers at Franklin, Idaho,
549. iii. Annie Ricks Hinckley*, b. at Salt Lake City, in
550. iv. Lewis Ricks Hinckley*, b. at Salt Lake City, Nov.
551. V. Ella Clarinda Hinckley*, b. at Salt Lake City,
Sept. 17, 1867.
552. vi. Rhoda Adelaide Hinckley*, b. in Coleville, Utah,
Nov. 6, 1869.
553. vii. Silas Hinckley', b. in Coleville, Utah, Jan. 28,
No. 363. William Ricks and Wife
GENEALOGY OP THE RICKS FAMILY. HI
554. viii. Arthur Seymour Hinckley^, b. at Gross Creek,
Utah, April 30, 1874. X.
555. ix. Minnie Mary Hinckley^, b. at Grass Creek, Max.
556. X. Nathan Ray Hinckley^, b. at Cove Creek, Utah,
Dec. 20, 1880.
363. William Ricks'^, Joel®, Jonathan^, Lewis^ Benja-
MiN^ IsAAC^ IsAAc\ was bom in Olive township, Madison Co.,
111., Jan. 10, 1839; married Jan. 13, 1865, Margaret Gordon,
born Feb. 29, 1844. They reside in Benson, Utah.
Clarinda*, b. Dec. 9, 1866; married Eli Clark.
David«, b. Oct. 20, 1868 ; died the same day.
William^, b. Oct. 28, 1869. X.
JoHN«, b. Jan. 10, 1871.
v. Margaret^, b. May 12, 1873. X.
vi. Joel Webster®, b. Mar. 19, 1875.
Silas Sanford*, b. July 9, 1877. X.
Thomas Edmund^, b. Oct. 20, 1880.
HuGH«, b. Oct. 1, 1882.
Wallace^ b. Nov. 1, 1884.
Jennie^ b. July 9, 1886.
Adelia®, b. Nov. 30, 1888 ; died the same day.
364. Jonathan^ Joel^ JoNATHAN^ Lewis*, Benjamin',
IsAAC^ IsAAc\ was born in Olive township, Madison Co., 111.,
January 23, 1841 ; married in Salt Lake City, Eliza Eymon,
bom in Cardiff, South Wales, England, Sept. 7, 1856, daughter
of John and Eliza (Lewis) Eymon of Victor, Idaho. They re-
side in Victor, Idaho, where he is first Counselor and High
Churchman in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
112 GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY.
Eliza Eleanok*, b. Nov. 1876. X.
Effie», Sept. 4, 1878.^
Jonathan Eymon^, b. Sept. 30, 1880.
Ezra Warren«, b. Oct. 11, 1883.
RuDGER«, b. Sept. 11, 1885.
Betsy Sophia^, Sept. 15, 1887.
Lucy Temperance^ b. May 26, 1889 ; died Feb. 9,
Annie Olive«, b. Feb. 15, 1891.
Mary Alean*, b. Mar. 3, 1895.
Lewis Martin*, b. Mar. 1897.
Henry Delbert«, b. Mar. 26, 1898.
Jessie Margaret*', b. May 14, 1899.
Esther Lillian^, b. Sept. 20, 1901.
365. Mary Ricks'^, Joel*', Jonathan^ Lewis*, Benjamin^
IsAAC^ Isaac\ was born in the township of Olive, Madison Co.,
111., June 19, 1843 ; married in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 23,
1857, William Rees Smith, born in lieeds, Canada, Aug. 11,
1826, son of Peter and Mary (Rees) Smith. He died in Cen-
terville, Utah, January, 1893. He held the office of Judge of
Probate, and was a Bishop in the "Mormon" Church, and was
president of Davis Stake in the Church.
Note: — Wherever the "Latter-day Saints" are located in
sufficient numbers, the territory ocupied by them, is divided
into convenient sections. These divisions usually conforming
to the civil territorial sections known as counties, comprising
several wards or branches and called "Stakes of Zion." "And
they shall be called Stakes for the curtains or the strength of
Zion." Over each Stake is placed a "Stake Presidency," con-
GENEALOGY OF THE HICKS FAMILY. 113
sisting of a president and two eoimselors, who are High
Priests, properly chosen and set apart to this office.
The Stake Presidency is assisted in judicial functions hy a
"Standing High Council" composed of twelve High Priests
ehosien and ordained to the office. This council is presided over
by the Stake Presidency, and forms the highest judicial tribu-
nal of the Stake. The presidents of Stakes and bishops of
Wards are properly regarded as pastors to the fold. They are
assisted by the organized quorum of High Priests and elders
of the Stake. Their duties are doubtless analogous to those
of the pastor of former dispensations.
Patriarchs are also set apart to officiate in their holy office
among the people of the Stake.
Mary Elizabeth Smith*, b. Sept. 14, 1858.
WiLLARD Smith*, b. Nov. 1, 1861.
Franklin Smith*, b. Dec. 6, 1863.
Josephine Smith*, b. Nov. 4, 1865.
James Carlos Smith*, b. Jan. 16, 1867.
Minnie Smith*, b. Oct. 15, 1870.
William Rees Smith*, b. Aug. 12, 1874.
viii. Clara Smith*, b. Jime 18, 1877,
Mabel Smith*, b. April 26, 1881.
366. JosiAH RiCKS^, Joel^, Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benja-
min^, IsAAC^, ISAAC\ was born in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., 111.,
May 27, 1845; married July 11, 1869, Lucy Ann Merrill, bom
Dec. 17, 1850. They reside in Leigh, Idaho.
591. i. Ella Camilla*, b. Dec. 6, 1869. X.
592. ii. JosiAH*, b. Nov. 6, 1870.
593. iii. Joel Justin*, b. Nov. 30, 1872. X.
114 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
594. iv. Wallace^ b. in Benson, Utah, Mar. 6, 1875. X.
595. V. Josephine^, b. May 8, 1877. X.
596. vi. Mary«, b. Dec. 5, 1879. X.
597. vii. Martin«, b. Mar. 27, 1882. X.
598. viii. Lavina^, b. Jan. 21, 1885.
599., ix. Florence*, b. Jan. 21, 3887.
600. X. Lucy*, b. Jan. 7, 1889.
601. xi. Frank*, b. Jan. 11, 1891.
602. xii. David*, b. Oct. 24, 1893.
368. Nathan Ricks^ Joel®, Jonathan^ Lewis*, Benja-
min^, IsAAC^ Isaac\ the youngest child of Joel Ricks and Elea-
nor Martin Ricks, was born Jan. 17, 1853, at Centerville, Davis
Co., Utah. In April, 1860, he moved with his parents to Logan,
Utah. His schooling was very limited, the school only running
two or three months a year, the remainder of the time he
worked on the farm or tended the cattle, however, when nine-
teen he attended school for nine months under the tutorship
of Charley G. Davis, this was the most profitable part of his
Being the youngest child, he remained at home to look
after affairs, as his parents were getting old. In Nov. 13,
1879, he married Miss Sarah Ann Taylor, born in Salt Lake
City, Utah, Feb. 29, 1852; and shortly afterwards moved out
on a farm, which he purchased a few years before, at Benson
Ward, near Logan. He was improving his property and build-
ing a house when he received a call to go on a mission. He at
once arranged affairs and left within a month for the New Zea-
land Islands Nov. 14, 1881, leaving a wife, and a son, which
had been born to them while in Benson Ward, also his aged
parents and friends. While away his mother died. After com-
pleting an honorable mission he returned home, arriving Aug.
No. 3(38. Nathan Ricks
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY, 115
He resumed his farm labors, completed his home and
bought some cattle. In 1888 he sold his property in Benson
and came as a pioneer to the Snake River Valley and settled
in Rexburg, Idaho. During this time four other children had
come into the home. Here he superintended the building of
the Rexburg grist mill and saw mill. For four years he worked
in the grist mill. On May 2, 1890, his wife died, leaving six
On June 18, 1891, he married Mrs. Jeanette McKinlay-
James, a widow with two children, and seven children were
bom to them. In the fall of 1895 he went into the sheep busr
iness and was very prosperous.
Nathan Ricks is a good citizen in the community in which
he lives; having served four years in the City Council, is a
Republican and takes part in political affairs, he also takes
a part in the educational affairs serving as a trustee for the
public school, and was a liberal donator for the Ricks Acad-
He is a firm and consistent Latter Day Saint and served
nineteen years as a counselor to the Bishop of the Rexburg
First Ward. Upon being released was appointed a High Coun-
cilman in Fremont Stake, which position he now holds. He is
always ready to help those who are in need ; always tries to live
the life his religion teaches; to deal fairly and honestly with,
his fellow men.
He is a kind and loving father and, so far, has given his
children a good education.
603. i. Nathan Ray«, b. in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 4,
1880; married Elizabeth Morrison of Salt Lake
116 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
604. ii. Eva Ann«, b. Jan. 28, 1882.
605. iii. Eleanoe Temperance*, b. May 14, 1884.
606. iv. Mary Elizabeth®, b. in Benson "Ward, Cache Co.
Utah, Apr. 3, 1886.
607. V. Alfred Taylor*, b. in the same place, Oct. 25,
608. vi. Joel Nephi*, b. in Kexburg, Idaho, Oct. 18, 1889.
CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE.
vii. Karl Vernon*, b. at Rexburg, Idaho, Apr. 28,
1892; died Sept. 12, 1904.
viii. Edna Ioan*, b. at Rexburg, Idaho, Nov. 9, 1893.
ix. Owen Robert*, b. at Rexburg, Idaho, Aug. 29,
X, Sarah Janette*, b. at Rexburg, Aug. 20, 1897.
xi. AcNijss*, b. at Rexburg, June 10, 1899.
xii. Francis Sherrod*, at Rexburg, May 11, 1901.
xiii. Thora Ellen*, b. at Rexburg, June 7, 1903.
369. Ezra Varnum Ricks% Joel®, Jonathan^, Lewis*,
Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^, was born in Centerville, Utah, July
13, 1852 ; married first, Oct. 24, 1888, Lois Julia Clark, bom in
Payson, Utah in 1863. She died Aug. 8, 1889, and he married
second. Mar. 18, 1891, Flavilla Adams, widow of William Rees
Smith, son of William Rees and Mary (Ricks) Smith, (see)
He resides in Benson, Utah.
CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE.
All born in Benson, Utah.
609. i. Ezra Adams*, b. Apr. 6, 1892.
610. ii. WiLLARD Reed*, b. Dec. 17, 1893.
611. iii. Julia*, b. Dec. 15, 1895.
612. iv. John Allen*, b. May 23, 1898.
No. 371. Ellen Ricks Nible^
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 117
613. V. Lucille*, b. Aug. 21, 1901.
614. vi. Lester VARNUM^ b. Jan. 12, 1903.
371. Ellen Ricks^ Joel«, Jonathan^ Lewis*, Benjamin',
IsAAC^ Isaac\ was born in Farmington, Utah, Mar. 30, 1856 ;
married in Salt Lake City, Utah, I\Iar. 30, 1880, Charles W. Nib-
ley, bom in Scotland, Feb. 5, 1849, son of James and Jean (Wil-
son) Nibley. He was converted to Mormonism in 1854 and
came to America in 1855 but stayed in Rhode Island until 1860
when he come to Utah and settled at Wellsville, Cache County.
He has been a prominent business man in Utah, Idaho and
Oregon, is secretary »f the Oregon Lumber Co., and is Vice-
President of the Sumpter Valley Railroad in Oregon. He is
President of the Payette Valley R. R. in Idaho and owns ex-
tensive saw mill interests in Oregon. He promoted the Utah
Cement Works which have now taken over the Colorado, Port-
land Cement Works, having a capital of over $2,000,000. Is
also interested in several banks, mining smelters and sugar in-
terests of the Inter Mountain region. He is now (1908) pre-
siding Bishop of the Mormon church. He and his wife are
both members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
615. i. Joel Nibley*, b. Jan. 16, 1881; student in Stan-
ford University, California. Is now (1908) prac-
ticing law in Salt Lake City, Utah.
616. ii. Preston Nibley*, b. May 26, 1884; now doing
Missionary work in Germany. (1906.)
6161/2. ii. Esther*, b. Apr. 1, 1887 ; died January 28, 1889.
617. iii. Edna Nibley*, b. Oct. 15, 1890.
618. iv. Florence Nibley*, Sept. 25, 1894.
118 genealogy of the ricks family.
372. Joel Ricks^ Joel*', Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^,
IsAAC^, Isaac^ was born in Farmington, Utah, July 21, 1858,
his parents having returned from the southern exodus but a
few days before. The year following his birth, the family re-
moved to Cache Valley, and settled in Logan, Cache Co., Utah.
The valley was then a wilderness; Indians were numerous
and caused the settlers no little trouble and anxiety. Logan
was never attacked, but was often threatened and depreda-
tions were committed at several of the surrounding towns, un-
til the battle at Bear River in 1863, when the Indian power was
When old enough he was given the care of the sheep and
cows in summer and in winter went to school.
When the telegraph came, he wanted to be an operator,
and studied telegraphy, and later became a railway agent, and
an operator for five years with the old Utah Northern, and for
nearly seventeen years with the Rio Grande Western, holding
the position in Idaho at Franklin, Oxford and Idaho FaUs,
and in Utah at Logan, Salt Lake City, Provo, Springville,
Salina, Richfield, and Castle Gate. He was right of way agent
for the Rio Grande Western during the construction of that
line to Marysville in 1896,
On January 13th, 1881, he married Miss Susette Cardon,
bom June 23, 1861, daughter of Paul and Susannah Cardon,
natives of Italy, who had been converted to Mormonism, and
had come to Utah in the early days. Notwithstanding the fact
that Mr. Ricks has devoted his time largely to railroad work,
he has had time to devote to other duties. He is a mem-
ber of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and has
filled a number of church offices. In 1876-7, he filled a mission
in the Middle States; was for three years councillor to the
Bishop of Castle Gate, Utah; was a member of the Weber
No. 372. Joel Ricks
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 119.
Stake Sunday School Board in 1902, and has filled a number
of minor offices continuously for thirty years.
In polities under the Peoples Party rule, he was elected
selectman for Cache County in 1881-2, and had charge of the
erecting of the present Court House at Logan. He was engross-
ing clerk of the last territorial legislature. When the division of
party lines came, his sympathies were with the Republicans,
and he became one of the leaders of the party. He was chair-
man of Logan City and Cache County for several years. He
was secretary of the first Republican Convention in Utah.
When statehood came, he was elected a member of the
Constitutional Convention from Sevier County, and assisted
in framing the organic law of the state. At this time (1906)
he is deputy Treasurer of Cache County, Utah. He has been
a great student of the "Book of Mormon" and has visited
Mexico and South America in the furtherance of that study.
He is the author of the only work on the "Book of Mormon
Geography" published by any member of the Mormon church.
He was one of the promoters of the Cache Commercial
club of Logan, and is one of its governing board. He is also
secretary of the Brigham Young College Society of American
Archaeology of Logan.
Mr. Ricks has taken a great deal of interest in this work,
in fact has furnished more information and records than any
other one, and has rendered assistance in finances, with others,
or else this work would not have been prosecuted with any
degree of success. He resides in Logan, Utah.
620. i. Rhea8, b. Mar. 4, 1882.
621. ii. Joel CARD0N^ b. Sept. 30, 1888; died Jan. 29,
120 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
622. iii. SusETTE«, b. Apr. 1, 1888.
623. iv. Redas, b. Mar. 15, 1890.
624. V. Lewis«, b. May 8, 1892.
625. vi. Phebe«, b. Jan. 27, 1894.
626. vii. Irene«, b. Nov. 29, 1895.
627. viii. Paul«, b. Apr. 1, 1899.
628. ix. Carrie^, b. Mar. 4, 1902.
374. Esther Adeline Ricks^ Joel*^, Jonathan^ Lewis*,
Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born in Logan, Utah, Oct. 28,
1862; married Aug. 17, 1888, Joseph E. Wilson, bom May 2,
1858, son of Willington Wilson. They are members of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They reside
in Logan, where he is a clerk of Cache Stake. He is an ac-
countant and book-keeper.
Esther Wilson*, b. July 8, 1891.
Ida Wilson^, b. May 9, 1893.
Ellis Ricks Wilson*, b. Sept. 23, 1896.
iv. Jean Wilson*, b. Feb. 23, 1898.
Joel Ricks Wilson*, b. Mar. 10, 1900.
375. Augustus Henry Ricks^, David Atkinson Telfair®,
JoHN^, William*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^, was bom in Nash
County, N. C, Sept. 1, 1846; married Dec. 12, 1872, Mary
i. Daisey*, b. Dec. 9, 1875.
Mary Annie*, b. Aug. 25, 1877.
Name not legible.
Telfair*, b. Dec. 9, 1880.
Ella B.*, b. July 29, 1885.
Augustus Henry*, b. Apr. 22, 1887.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 121
640. vii. Howard Taylor^, b. Mar. 19, 1889.
641. viii. Clara Raymond*, b. Mar. 10, 1891.
381. George Ricks^ George^ John^, William*, Benja-
MiN^ IsAAC^ ISAAc\ WES born near Nashville, Nash County,
N. C, July 30, 1849, married in Wilson, Texas, Nov. 18, 1875,
Lueretia Ann Dickey, born in Wilson County, Texas, Jan. 7,
1853, daughter of John Hilton and Priscilla (John) Dickey. He
left his native state in 1872, and went to Texas, and now
resides in Pleasanton in that state, where he is in the Mercan-
tile business with one of his sons. This whole family are mem-
bers of the Methodist church.
642. i. Fletcher Bunmpass^, b. near Rancho, Wilson
County, Texas, Oct. 22, 1876. X.
643. ii. Samuel Edward**, b. near Austin, Hays County,
Texas, Mar. 22, 1878. X.
644. iii. Leah Lavina®, b. near Rancho, Wilson County,
Texas, Mar. 14, 1881.
645. iv. Frances Ann Elizabeth*, b. at Moore Station,
Texas, Oct. 30, 1885.
646. v. George Newton*, b. at Moore Station, Tex., Sept.
14, 1883. He is a doctor.
647. vi. EuLALiA Darthusa*, b. in Cotulla, La Salle Coun-
ty, Texas, June 30, 1892.
384. Fletcher Buchanan Ricks^ George**, John', Wil-
iJAM'*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born near Nashville,
Nash County, N. C, July 23, 1854; married in Hillardston,
Nash Co., N. C, Nov. 19, 1879, Tempie Biddie Vick, bom in
Hillardston, Nash Co., N. C, Nov. 26, 1871, daughter of Ben-
jamin S. and Nancy K. (Battle) Vick. He resides in Greens-
122 GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY.
boro, N. C, where he is a merchant and banker. He is a mem-
ber of the Methodist church, and a Steward in the church.
648. i. Gaeland Atkinson^ b. in Henderson, N. C, Nov.
29, 1884. He is in the City National Bank of
Greensboro, N. C.
649. ii. John Aethub^, b. in Nashville, Nash Co., N. C,
Feb. 22, 1888.
388. Sallie Ann Kicks^, Geoege", John^ William*, Ben-
jamin^, IsAAC^, IsAAC% was bom near Nashville, Nash Co.,
N. C, Dec. 21, 1861 ; married Lee W. Boddie. She died Apr.
650. i. Waltee Boddie^ b. .
651. ii. Sallie Boddie*, b. .
390. William Benjamin Ricks% Geoege', John^ Wil-
liam*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born near Nashville,
Nash Co., N. C, Apr. 3, 1866; married in LebanK)n, Tenn.,
Jan. 1, 1903, Nora Neal, born in Lebanon, Tenn., Mar. 16, 1873,
daughter of William and Sarah (Bell) Neal of Lebanon, Tenn.
Mr. Ricks graduated from the University of North Carolina
(Chapel Hill) and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. He
is pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, Chestnut Street,
Louisville, Ky. He was trustee of Hendrix College, Conway,
Ark., of Galloway College, Searcy, Ark., and missionary secre-
tary of the White River Conference. They reside at No. 1307,
West Chestnut St., Louisville, Kentucky.
391. EuLALiA Gabeilla Ricks'^, Geoege*, John^, Wil-
liam*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac^, was bom near Nashville,
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 123
Nash Co., N. C, June 7, 1863; married Dr. Joseph J. Man.
Resided in Louisburg, N. C. She died June 10, 1898.
652. 1. Joseph W. Man«, b. .
653. ii. Ruth E. Man«, b. .
654. ill. Bell Ricks Man^ b. — i — .
398. John Bond Ricks^, William Skinner*, Richard^
William*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom in Trigg Co.,
Ky., not far from Donaldson Creek, Nov. 14, 1831; married
Doreia B. Haynes, bom in Kentucky.
child and perhaps others.
655. i. James B.*, b. in Bear Creek township, Christian
Co., 111., Dee. 23, 1852. X.
402. William Thomas Ricks^, William Skinner®, Rich-
ard^, William*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born in the
township of Ricks, Christian Co., 111., Dec. 2, 1840; married
Katurah Allen. He lived in or near Morrisville, Christian Co.,
m., until 1882, when they removed to Bates Co., Mo., where
he died June 17, ]888. His widow resides in Sprague, Mo.
All born in Ricks township. El.
656. i. Richard W.«, b. Dec. 23, 1862; married Eunice
Hoffman. He died in Longmont, Wyo., Feb. 1,
1903. She resides in Beloit, Kan. They had no
657. ii. Thomas Bond«, b. Sept. 28, 1874; died October
658. iii. John D.^ b. Mar. 7, 1866; married June 18, 1900,
Anna Thompson, bom in Va., Dec. 12, 1872,
124 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
daughter of Columbus Lafayette and Martha
(Spencer) Thompson. He was a school teacher
for fifteen years; was a member of the board of
supervisors; Justice of the Peace and Notary
Public. He resided in Worland, Bates Co., Mo.,
where he died Mar. 12, 1905. His widow resides
in Wtorland. They had no children.
659. iv. William Allen*, b. Sept. 26, 1868 ; married Mar.
27, 1902, Lillian Miller. He resides in Pleasan-
ton, Kan. Child (a) Allen Quintus^ b. July 23,
660. V. Charles E.^ b. Feb. 26, 1871 ; married Feb. 16,
1898, Ada Dixon. They reside in Pueblo, Colo.
No children. (1906).
661. vi. Nora Katura®, b. Aug. 14, 1874 ; married Jan. 1,
1896, William Livingston. She died Dec. 11,
1898. Child (a) Arthur^ b. Oct. 8, 1897.
662. vii. Lulu L.«, b. Dec. 18, 1877; married Nov. 26, 1902,
Edwin T. Gault. They reside in Sprague, Mo.
Child (a) Howard Royal Gault», b. Jan. 22, 1904.
663. viii. Alva Edison*, b. Jan. 13, 1880, a railroad tele-
404. Newell Douglass Ricks^, William Skinner®, Rich-
ard'*, William*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born on Bear
Creek, Christian County, 111., Mar. 7, 1846 ; married Dee. 21,
1865, Mary Spencer, born in Marrion Co., Mo., Jan. 9, 1848,
daughter of Edward G. Spencer. He resided in Taylorsville,
111., where he died Jan. 11, 1898. He was an Abstractor, and
served as Circuit Clerk of Christian County, 111. His widow
resides in Taylorsville, 111.
GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY, 125
663a. i. Maegaret B.», b. Aug. 17, 1867; died of scarlet
fever, Mar. 9, 1870.
663b. ii. Nellie D.«, b. Nov. 17, 1869 ; died of scarlet fever,
Mar. 9, 1870.
663e. iii. Daisey«, b. Feb. 17, 1871 ; died Apr. 10, 1872.
663d. iv. Little^, b. Mar. 17, 1874 ; married Paul C. Smith ;
resides in Chicago, 111., at N*o. 402, East 64th
663e. V. Newell Spencer®, b. Mar. 24, 1876 ; resides in San
Francisco, Cal., he was never man-ied,
663f. vi. Ross D.«, b. Apr. 19, 1878; died Sept. 24, 1879.
663g. vii. Fannie T.«, b. May 7, 1880; married Dr. G. L.
Armstrong, resides in Taylorsville, 111,
(a), Lewis Ricks Armstrong", b. Feb. 2, 1901.
(b). Fannie Little Armstrong®, b. Oct. 1904,
(c). Infant**, b. July 16, 1907; not named yet (Dec.
663h. viii. Ralph Douglas*, b. Sept. 10, 1887. He is in the
Insurance business in Taylorsville, unmarried
and lives with his mother.
407. Jonathan Lafayette Ricks^, John", Richard^, Wil-
liam*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born on the old place
of his grandfather, Jonathan Ricks, on Donaldson Creek, Trigg
Co., Ky., he married Mary Tise Sumner, and lives in Kentucky,
His piost ofl&ce is Donaldson, Ky,
664, i. Joel Columbus*, b. near Canton, Ky., May 24,
126 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
665. ii. Susan Jane*, b. ; married George Armstrong.
666. iii. L. Catherine*, b. ; married a Mr. Rogers,
resides in Donaldson, Ky.
667. iv. Bettie*, b. ; died about 12 years of age.
668. V. John Lafayette*, b. ; resides in Donaldson,
669. vi. Henry Luther*, b. ■ ; resides in Donaldson,
670. vii. Douglass Floyd*, b. ; resides in Donaldson,
409. Martha Curl Rigks^, John®, Richard^, William*,
Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born near Dionaldson, Ky.,
Jan. 1, 1836; married Aug. 24, 1856, Madison Olive, bom in
Madison Co., 111., Jan. 6, 1837. She died in Hume, Mo., Aug.
8, 1903. He resides in Hume. He has been under the doctor's
care for some months; had a paralytic shock of the tongue,
had since been operated ton for kidney and bladder trouble,
and was quite relieved. He married second, Mrs. Maranda
671. i. John Lafayette Olive*, b. in Madison County,
lU., May 20, 1857. X.
Charity Elizabeth*, b. Jan. 11, 1859. X.
SiNA Frances*, b. July 14, 1870; died of goitre,
Aug. 9, 1899.
Mary Alice*, b. Jan. 16, 1862.
Martha Curl*, b. Apr. 2, 1864. X.
Robert Lee*, b. Oct. 12, 1865; killed on the rail-
road, Nov. 30, 1904.
Margaret Ricks*, b. Feb. 12, 1868. X.
Amy Jane*, b. Dec. 10, 1869. X.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 127
679. ix. William Martin*, b. Dec. 17, 1871. X.
680. X. Ellen A.\ b. Nov. 3, 1873. X.
410. Richard Allin Ricks^, John^, Richard^, William*,
Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was born on the old Ricks home-
stead on Donaldson Creek, Trigg County, Ky., Jan. 2, 1838;
married Zelvina Olive, daughter of Henry and Zelvina (Wood-
erd) Olive. He resides in Uzell, Ark. He is a farmer. His
wife died June 16, 1899. He is a deacon in the Baptist church.
Bettie*, b. Mar. 28, 1856 ; married James.
Charles*, b. Apr. 14, 1866.
Robert*, b. Dec. 28, 1867.
Thomas*, b. in Hazen, Ark., Dec. 26, 1870.
William*, b. in Uzzel, Ark., Feb. 22, 1873.
Ida*, b. Uzzel, Ark., Sept. 11, 1883.
James*, b. in Uzzel, Ark., Feb. 26, 1885.
418. Elizabeth Ricks^, Richard Lawrence^, Oswin^,
Richard*, Robert^, Isaac-, Isaac\ married in 1866, Hon. Jon-
athan T. Updegraph, bom near Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, May 13,
1822. He studied medicine and commenced to practice at the
age of twenty-one ; afterwards studied in Edingburg and Paris.
Towards the close of the Civil War, he served as field surgeton
with rank of Major in the Union Army. He was best known
for his long political career. He held several state offices, and
was elected to the 46th and 47th and just before his death
to the 48th Congresses from Ohiio. She was his third wife.
688. i. Fred C. Updegraph*, b. .
689. ii. Charles T.*, b. .
690. iii. Walter M.*, b. ; died m 1879, aged 3 years.
128 genealogy of the ricks family.
419. Marcia Ricks% Richard Lawrence®, Oswin'^, Rich-
ard*, Robert^, Isaac^, Isaac\ married Addison White. He was
a teacher for many years in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, grammar and
691. i, Willie White®, b. .
692. ii. Julia*, b. .
693. iii. Kyle«, b. .
694. iv. LiBBiE*, b. .
422. Julia M. Ricks% Richard Lawrence®, Oswin^, Rich-
ard*, Robert^ Isaac^ Isaac\ married Prof. William H. White,
bom Feb. 21, 1836, son of John and Lydia (Phipps) White.
He was a teacher with his brother, Addison, in the grammar
and High schools of Mt. Pleasant, Ohio.
695. i. Philip R. White®, b. .
424. Marcia Ann Bates^, Ann Scott Ricks®, Oswin',
Richard*, Robert^ Isaac^, Isaac\ married William Flemming
696. i. Mary L. Butler®, b. ; married Dr. Robert
J. Reed of Washington Co., Pa. Child (a) Robert
Jeffrey Reed^, b. .
426. Ella Ricks Bates^ Ann Scott Ricks®, Oswin*^,
Richard*, Robert^, Isaac^, Isaac\ married Dr. Reubin Frazer
Turner of Fredericksburg, Va.
697. i. Eleanor Frazer Turner®, b. . X.
698. ii. Jennie Bates Turner®, b. . X.
genealogy of the ricks family. 129
427. De. William Jordan Bates, Jr./ Ann Scott Ricks",
OswiN^ Richard*, Robert^, Isaac^ Isaac, married Jane W.
Campbell, daughter of Dr. J. C. and Amelia Hay (Sprigg)
Campbell of Ohio.
699. i. William Campbell Bates®, b. .
700. ii. Alice Sprigg Bates^ b. .
701. iii. Charles W. Bates®, b. .
All unmarried in 1906.
Note: — The following is the pedigree of this Bates family:
(1) John Bates, married .
(2) John Bates, son of John\ and , was born in
1823; married Susannah Flemming, daughter of
Charles Flemming of New Kent Co., Va.
(3) Flemming Bates, son of John^ and Susannah (Flem-
ming) Bates, was born in York Co., Va., in 1784;
married Sarah Jordan, daughter of Benjamin.
(4) Benjamin Bates, son of Flemming Bates^ and Sarah
(Jordan) Bates, was born in York Co., Va., in 1804;
married Hannah Green, daughter of Filmore and
(5) Elihue Bates, son of Benjamin* and Hannah (Green)
Bates, married Sarah Jordan Harrison, daughter of
William and Margaret (Jordan) Harrison.
(6) Dr. William Jordan Bates, Sr., son of Elihue^ and
Sarah Jordan (Harrison) Bates, married in 1837,
Ann Scott Ricks. (See.)
439. John Brettan Ricks^ IsAAC^ Edwin^, Robert*, Ro-
bert^, IsAAC^, IsAAc\ was bom in Murfresboro, N. C, in 1833;
married in Indianola, Warren Co., Iowa, Jane Morgan, daugh-
130 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
ter of Levi Morgan. He lived in Grant Co., Ind., in 1851, but
is living now in Gushing, Oklahoma, where his wife died Sept.
702. i. John B.,« b. — .
703. ii. Martha», b. -^— .
704. iii. Alice^, b. .
705. iv. Isaac Levi^, b. .
706. V. Sanford Gardner^, b. .
All these children live in Yale, Oklahoma.
461. James Ralph Ricks^, James Alexander^, John Ber-
ry*', JoNAS^, Jonas*. Isaac^, Isaac-, Isaac^, was bom in Morris-
town, Ind., Feb. 24, 1876 ; married Mar. 7, 1898, Mary K. Beav-
er. He resides in T^onkawa, Kay Co., Oklahoma.
707. i. James Wesley^, b. at Long Lake, Minn., July 27,
708. ii. Chester Ralph**, b. at Long Lake, Minn., Aug. 12,
709. iii. Gertrud Margurite", in Blaekwell, Oklahoma,
Feb. 11, 1903.
710. iv. Frances Marion^, b. in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, Aug.
476. Robert Pearce^. Temperance Ricks^ Lewis'^, Jon-
athan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^ was born in Olive
township, Madison Co., 111., July 29, 1853. At the age of 18, he
went to live with his grandfather, Lewis Ricks, and attended
Hazel Dell school two terms, and in August, 1873, he at-
tended the County Normal school at Litchfield, 111., and the
following winter taught the "Black Jack" school near New
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 131
Douglass, 111. The winter of 1874-5 he attended Business Col-
lege at Keokuk, Iowa, and graduated from the same.
In the spring of 1875, he leased the farm of H. S. Ferris,
and in February, 1876, matrried his daughter, Ida Ferris. In
the fall of 1880, he remtoved to Linn Co., Kan., and bought a
farm about one mile from Prescott, where they remained until
1900, when they sold out and bought another farm of 400 acres
about nine miles west of Prescott, where they now reside.
711. i. Artie Pearce^ b. Sept. 13, 1879; died Oct. 5,
712. ii. James Milton®, b. July 19, 1881 ; a school teacher.
713. iii. Arthur*, b. Sept. 10, 1883.
714. iv. MoNA®, b. Oct. 5, 1885 ; a school teacher.
715. V. Lewis®, b. Oct. 27, 1888.
716. vi. Robert®, b. Nov. 8, 1891.
717. vii. Esther®, b. June 26, 1894.
718. viii. Veneta Biola®, b. April 24, 1898.
477. Lewis Edward Pearce^ Temperance Ricks^ Lewis®,
Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born in
Staunton, 111., Mar. 8, 1856. He attended Blackburn Univer-
sity, Carlinville, 111., during the winter of 1880-1, and in the
summer of 1881, he moved with his parents to Prescott, Kan.
In 1879, he went to Texas, and located in Houston, and while
there attended St. Louis C-oUege of Physicians and Surgeons
from which he graduated in 1896. He resides in Houston,
where he is practicing his chosen profession. He has never
married, at least up to 1906.
478. William Addison PEARCE^ Temperance Ricks^,
Lewis*', JoNATHAN^ Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom
132 GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY.
near Staunton, 111., June 25, 1859. He was married in Carlins-
ville. 111., Mar. 6, 1881, to Miss Virginia D. Hall, bom in 1861,
daughter of 0. W. and Debrorah (Redman) Hall. She died near
Fort Scott, Kan., Feb. 15, 1897, aged 36 years. His present ad-
dress (1906) is Victor, Colorado.
Violet Peaece^, b. ; died in infancy.
Randolph", b. ; died in infancy.
William C.^ b. Dec. 31, 1886.
Bryant LEWIS^ b. Aug. 12, 1890.
Rodman Beuce^ b. Dec. 6, 1892.
479. Joseph Curtis Peaece^, Temperance Ricks^, Jon-
athan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaacs was bom near New
Douglass, 111., May 11, 1862. He was raised a farmer's boy,
and in the winter lof 1879-80 he attended Blackburn Univer-
sity at Carlinville, 111. In March, 1881, he removed with his
parents to Prescott, Linn Co., Kan. During the winter of 1882-
3, he taught school in Kansas. In 1883-4, he attended school
at Paola and Ft. Scott, Kansas. In February, 1887, he went to
Colorado and took up a pre-emption claim in Las Animas Coun-
ty. In 1888 he went to Pike's Peak Colorado Springs. In
1890, he went to Washingt;on smd arrived at Oljonpia on the
9th of February, and made it his home until 1895. On Dec. 3,
1890, he married Miss Cora B. Knowles, born Mar. 19, 1872.
She was from Hesperia, Michigan. In 1895, they removed to
Seattle, Wash., where they lived until May, 1896, when they
returned to Olympia, where they have since lived.
724. i. Flossie Geneeva Pearce®, b. Aug. 31, 1891.
725. ii. James Eugene", b. Aug. 13, 1893.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 133
726. iii. Zeno", b. Sept. 19, 1895.
727. iv. Francis^ b. April 24, 1901.
728. V. Castro Lillian", b. Sept. 24, 1904.
481. Mary Abigail Eicks^, Joseph^ Lewis®, Jonathan^
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom in Olive township,
Madison Co., 111., Jan. 19, 1858. She lived at home until April,
1877, when she went to keep house for her grandfather, Lewis
Ricks, whose wife was deceased. She kept house for him until
the fall of 1882 when her health failing they broke up house-
keeping and she went to live with her brtother and sister at
their home place. In January, 1887, having sold out, they
moved to Linn Co., Kansas, and on the 2d day of October, 1887,
she married John Coleman. They removed to Cushing, Okla-
homa, where they now reside.
Erret Coleman^ b. July 25, 1889.
Sylvian b. Sept. 30, 1890.
Clara", b. May 5, 1892.
Vernon", b. Oct. 10, 1893 ; died Sept. 6, 1894.
Dewey Otis", b. Sept. 9, 1899 ; died May 15, 1903.
482. Frances Isabel Ricks^ Joseph^, Jonathan^, Lewis*,
Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac^ was btorn in Olive township Mad-
ison Co., 111., Feb. 15, 1859. She lived in the house of her
birth until January, 1887, when she with her brother Thomas
and sister, Mary, removed to a place near Prescott, Kansas.
She married Sept. 7, 1890, James Henry Goodman, and lived
near Prescott a few years, then removed to St. Clair Co., Mo.,
P»ostoffice Catherine, Missouri.
734. i. James Henry Goodman, Jr.," b. July 1891.
134 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
735. ii. Joseph Laekin», b. Feb. 4, 1893.
736. iii. Francis CLYDE^ b. April 2, 1896.
484. Robert Lewis Ricks*, Alfred'^, Lewis^. Jonathan**,
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was born in Olive township,
Madison Co., 111., on the farm given to his father by his grand-
father, Lewis Ricks, July 27. 1862. Like most boys of that
period, he worked on the farm summers, going to school win-
ters, where he obtained a good common school education at the
"Hazel Dell" schotol house.
In 1881 his father sent him to Abingdon College at Abing-
don, 111. After this he returned to the farm on which he
worked until 1883, when he went to Valpariso, Ind., and took
a conunercial course during the winter of 1883-4 and 1884-5
in the Northern Indiana Normal School and Business Institute,
graduating therefrom May 29, 1885.
In June, 1885, he entered the employment of Messrs. Wea-
ver & Co., of Kansas City, Mo., in their office as amanuensis.
Here he remained only two months on account of dull times,
and was thrown out of employment, but was granted a letter
of introduction and recommendation by Mr. Weaver. From
here, Mr. Ricks returned to the farm, where he remained un-
til the spring of 1886, when by diligent application to his books,
he passed an examination and secured a certificate to teach
He obtained the situation as teacher in Omphgent town-
ship, Madison Co., Ill,, in the "Bond" school, at a salary of
$40.00 per month. At the close of the school in March, 1887,
they desired to employ him again at an increase of $4.00 per
month, but he did not care to teach longer, and declined the
By boarding at home and riding six and a half miles to
No. 484. Robert L. Rictvs
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 135
school every day, he saved his money, and at the end of sehtool,
he attended Barns Business and Shorthand School in St. Louis,
Mo., and received his diploma in the fall with the rest of his
In 1887, he went to Topeka, Kansas, where he was em-
ployed by Bartholomew & Co., real estate dealers, where he
remained two years and six months, two years of this time re-
ceiving $70.00 per month.
In January, 1890, he went to Butte, Montana, and took a
position with the Inter-mountain Publishing Company as cash-
ier and btookkeeper, at a salary of $100.00 per month, and a
railroad pass from Kansas City to Butte. Here he remained
until the middle of June, 1900, when he resigned to go to
Portland, Oregon. His resignation was acepted and a pass over
the Oregon Short Line railroad was secured for him. He re-
mained in Portland twio years, working for the Pacific Insur-
ance Union, for Russell & Co., dealers in threshing machines,
for Foster & Co., wholesale dealers in hardware, for W. H.
Jack & Co., wholesale dealers in lumber supplies, and was
employed for six months as stenographer to the superintendent
of the Washington division of the Union Pacific railway.
In September, 1893, he returned east and after a short
visit at home, he went to Betheny College, Betheny, West Vir-
ginia, to prepare for the ministry. He attended the college
from September, 1893, to June, 1895, after which he preached
the Gospel during the winter time and worked at carpentering
He was lordained to the ministry February 4, 1896, by the
Christian church in Worden, 111., Elder W. H. Groner of Litch-
field officiating. Mr. Ricks joined the Christian church at Sil-
ver Creek in 1880, and has always been an active member and
a firm believer.
136 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
For the past four years (1906), he has been following
carpentering and contracting in Staunton, 111. His home ad-
dress is Worden, 111. He has never married. Mr. Ricks has
taken a great interest in this work, and but for him and a few
others mentioned elsewhere in this book, by furnishing funds
to prosecute the work it would have been impossible to com-
plete the work, at least during the short time the compiler has
to live, being in his 79th year.
485. Ida Udoea Ricks^, Alfred^ Lewis®, Jonathan^
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac", Isaacs was bom in Olive township,
Madison Co., Ill, Sept. 17, 1866. She received a good common
school education, and in 1885 taught the ''Johnson" school in
Douglass township, Madison Co., 111. During the winter of
1887-8, she attended the Normal School at Blotomington, 111.
The winter of 1889, she studied shorthand at home, and the
next year she attended Barnes Shorthand College in St. Louis,
Mo., and was for three or four years employed as private sten-
ographer in St. Louis, and about two years of this time was in
the employ of the Sligo Iron Company, St. Louis.
On the 3d of April, 1886, she married Mr. G. Y. Moser, a
painter by trade, and who was ordained in 1895 to the ministry
in the Christian Church. Since their marriage, they have lived
in Worden, 111., on the property given her by her mother.
Mrs. Moser is of an inventive turn of mind. She invented
the "Ladies' Friend" hat fastener, which soon after was pat-
ented, and her husband is engaged in their manufacture. Mrs.
Moser joined the Christian Church in Bloomington, then trans-
ferred her membership to Worden. They have no children.
Mr. Moser was accidentally shot in 1906.
491. Mary Ellen Van Hooser«, Mary RICKS^ Lewis",
GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY. 137
Jonathan^ Lewis*, BENJAMm^ Isaac-, Isaac\ was born in
Olive township, Madison Co., 111., June 16, 1868; married Jan.
9, 1889, William Perrin. They resided in Madison Co., until
1897, when they sold out and moved to Oklahoma, taking up a
claim of 100 acres in section 15, township 21, range 3, in Gar-
field County, near the Postoffice of Shannar. They lived here
about five years, when they rented their farm and moved to
the Creek Nation in the Indian Teritory. Their postoffice is
Bristow, Indian Territory, ten miles away.
John Edward Perrin^ b. Nov. 22, 1889.
ii. William Arnold'^, b. August 21, 1891.
Susan MAY^ b. Aug. 29, 1894.
Joseph Clinton^, b. April 26, 1897 ; died July 26,
Dennis Flynn», b. May 5, 1899. (?)
Hazel Pearl^ b. Dec. 23, 1902; died Mar. 15,
743. vii. Blanche", b. Feb. 21, 1904.
492. Temperance Elizabeth Van Hooser^, Mary Ricks^
Lewis*', Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^ Isaac^, Isaac\ was
bom in Olive township, Madison Co., 111., Feb. 17, (?) 1870.
Her mother having died when she was a little over four years
old, she lived among friends until she was fifteen, when she
went to live with her aunt, Temperance Pearce in Prescott,
Kansas. She attended the Normal School at Ft. Scott, Kansas,
also took a special course at the State Normal School at Em-
poria, Kansas. She taught two terms in a country school in
Linn County, one year at the State Orphan Home, at Atkinson,
and three years in the city schools of Newton, Kansas. She
married December 25, 1891, Albert Hauck. They lived in
138 GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY.
Newton, Kansas, until June, 1893, when they removed to
Seattle, Washington, where they now reside. Mr. Hauck has
been in the United States Custom service for over nine years.
744. i. An infant son^ b. Sept. 25, 1895; died Oct. 23,
745. ii. Ermia(?) Ruth HAUCK^ b. June 11, 1899.
746. iii. Hazel Marie Hauck", b. July 15, 1900.
493. Sarah Catherine Ricks^, Thomas Edwin^, Joel^',
Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom in
Centerville, Utah, June 4, 1854; married at Salt Lake City,
Utah, Oct. 19, 1874, James Rouse Turman, born in Lawrence
Co., Ky., March 8, 1847, son of James Lacky and Margaret
(Rouse) Turman. He is High Priest in the Mormon Church,
resides in Mesa City, Ariz., and has been mayor of the city.
He is a justice of the peace. Resides Uiow (1907) at Rexburg,
747. i. James Ricks Turman", b. in Logan, Utah, Nov. 8,
1875; married at Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 9,
1900, Selma Maria Anderson, born in Hyrum,
Utah, July 1, 1880, daughter of Hogan and Ce-
celia (Johnson) Anderson. He resides in Salem,
748. ii. Thomas Joel Turman", b. Mar. 3, 1877.
749. iii. William Turman", b. Dec. 3, 1878.
750. iv. Sarah Elizabeth Turman", b. Oct. 18, 1879.
751. V. Tabitha Eleanor Turman", b. in Mesa City, July
752. vi. Margaret Belle Turman", b. Sept. 8, 1883.
753. vii. Samuel George Turman", b. Feb. 19, 1885.
No. 494. Tho.mas Edwin Ricks
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 139
754. viii. Mary Olive Turman^ b. Jan. 30, 1887.
755. ix. Alice Sabina Turman^ b. Sept. 6, 1889.
756. X. Alta Maud Turman'', b. Aug. 25, 1891.
757. xi. WiNFRED TuRMAN», b. Sept. 5, 1893.
758. xi. Ethel Permelia Turman^ b. July 30, 1895.
759. xiii. Helvin Dale Turman^, b. Aug. 15, 1897.
494. Thomas Edwin Ricks^, Thomas Edwin^ Joel", Jon-
athan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom in Cen-
terville, Utah, Dec. 3, 1855; married in Salt Lake City, Utah,
Oct. 11, 1878 Mary Ann Ilibbard, born at Salt Lake City, May
19, 1858, daughter of George and Hannah (Williams) Hibbard.
He lives in Rexburg, Idaho. He hiolds the office of City Coun-
sellor. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-
ter-day Saints, of which he is a Bishop.
760. i. Silas Sanford", b. in Logan, Utah, June 21, 1879 ;
died March 1, 1902.
761. ii. Thomas Edwin, Jr.,^ b. in Logan, Utah, June 6,
1882 ; married Maude Ella Dabell, born in Har-
risville, Utah, Nov. 26, 1883, daughter of Alfred
K. and Julia Ann (Taylor) Dabell. They reside
in Rexburg, Idaho.
Floretta'*, b. in Rexburg, Idaho, Sept. 23, 1886.
George Abraham^ b. in Rexburg, May 5, 1889.
JoEL^ b. July 28, 1892.
Preston^, b. Oct. 21, 1898.
495. Joseph Ricks«, Thomas Edwin'', JoEL^ JoNATHAN^
Lewis*, Benjamin-', Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom in Farmington,
Utah, Jan. 23, 1857 ; married in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 20,
1876, Margaret Charles, bom in Logan, June 15, 1859, daughter
140 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
of Griffith and Ann (Williams) Charles. Mrs. Ricks was the
first white child born in Logan, Utah. He married second
Nov. 1, 1883, Sophia Nielson, born May 2, 3858, in Denmark.
He resides in Rexburg, Idaho, is a farmer and sheep raiser.
He is of the "Seventies" in the Mormon Church.
CHILDEEN BY FIRST WIFE.
767. i. Margaret'', b. in Logan, Utah, Oct. 8, 1879. X.
768. ii. Annie'', b. in Logan, Jan. 8, 1882. X.
769. iii. Joseph'', b. in Logan, Utah, Aug. 14, 1884.
770. iv. ALICE^ b. in Rexburg, Idaho, May 14, 1886.
771. V. Benjamin^ b. Oct. 1, 1888.
771a. vi. William^ b. May 14, 1890.
772. vii. Florence", b. June 21, 1893.
773. viii. HAZEL^ b. Feb. 12, 1895.
children BY SECOND WIFE.
773a. i. Parley N.^ b. Dec. 20, 1884, in Rexburg, Idaho.
773b. ii. Peter J.^ b. Nov. 16, 1886, in Rexburg, Idaho.
773c. iii. Absalom W.^ b. May 20, 1889, in Rexburg, Idaho.
773d. iv. EsPEN F.^ b. May 20, 1889, in Rexburg, Idaho.
773e. V. Sophy", b. Mar. 26, 1892, Mantua, Utah.
7731 vi. RuAL Seward", b. July 2, 1899, in Rexburg, Ida.
496. Hyrum Ricks^, Thomas Edwin^, Joel", Jonathan^
Lewis*, Benjamin^ Isaac^, Isaac^ was born in Farmington,
Utah, July 24, 1859; married first at Salt Lake City, Utah,
April 1, 1880, Martha Bitter, born in New York City, August
29, 1860, daughter of Traughott and Wilhelmenia (Aust) Bitter,
natives of Germany, and early pioneers of Utah, where they
helped to develop St. George, Washington County, later re-
moved to Logan, Utah, where they passed the closing years of
their lives. He married second in 1886, Elizabeth Mills, born
No. 496. Hyrum Ricks
GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY. 141
in England, February 17, 1865, daughter *of Charles and Mary
Ann( Yeats) Mills.
"The continued infusion of yoimg blood into the vigorous
industrial life of Idaho insures the consecutive advancement of
her material interests, and the proper development »of her
great resources, and among the most successful and honored
young business men of Fremont County, noted for keen busi-
ness sagacity, legal ability and sterling integrity of purpose,
is Hyrum Ricks, the subject of this review, who has won pres-
tige in various lines of industrial activity, and is now estab-
lished in the thriving young city of Rexburg, Idaho, in exten-
sive and valuable legal practice.
"Although a young man who has won brilliant achieve-
ments and legal attainments, it is the legitimate result of thor-
ough preparation for his work, quick intuition to seizing a
point, skill in the performance of any duty which comes to his
hand to do ; untiring courtesy to all with whom he is brought
in association, added to an intelligent and loyal interest in all
matters that promise to benefit the community and the peo-
Mr. Ricks received his education in the common schools,
and at the High School at Logan, Utah, maintaining a splen-
did reputation, and receiving on his graduation the highest
certificate ever given up to that time.
He then engaged in pedagogic work for some years, and
in 1879, engaged in Mercantile business, and in this was emi-
nently successful, acquiring a property of $25,000.00 by the
time he was twenty-four years of age, but dame fortune, de-
sirous of testing the young aspirant £or her honors by an un-
lucky move caused him to become insolvent.
The sterling integrity of Mr. Ricks, caused him to devote
his every dollar toward the discharge of his indebtedness, and
142 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
he again entered into mercantile life on a small scale in 1886.
In 1888, he was set apart by his church on a mission, and
leaving his family to manage his business, went to London,
England and spent the time in London and vicinity until 1890,
being prospered in the cause for which he was laboring, and
by his religious zeal and earnestness won many friends to the
faith to which he is devoted.
In 1894, hei made his residence in Rexburg, Idaho, where he
is engaged in the real estate business including loan and insur-
ance. This location afforded a fine field for his superior busi-
ness qualities, his operations soton attained scope and import-
At the time of his arrival at Rexburg, the Democratic
party of that section appeared to be nearly in a comatose con-
dition, and in 1896, Mr. Ricks grasped the situation and de-
voted his intense vigor and untiring efforts towards the resus-
citation of the party, and meeting with such eminently satis-
factory results, that in the fall election of that year, every can-
didate they placed in nomination was triumphantly elected.
This grand result attracted so much attention to Mr. Ricks
that he was made the chief engrossing clerk in the state sen-
ate, continuing his labors in the political field until 1898, when
he was placed in nomination for the office of Judge of Probate
of Fremont County, he was elected and held the office with
great acceptability for two years.
Previously to this, Mr. Ricks had devoted those spare mo-
ments that so many let pass carelessly by, to the diligent study
of the principles and technicalities of the legal profession, be-
coming self-taught, a master of legal science, passing a highly
satisfactory examination and was admited to the bar in 1898,
receiving distinct compliments from his learned examiner.
Immediately after, he formed a partnership with Mr. O. P.
GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY. 143
Souls, and opened an office in Rexburg, for the practice of their
profession, and rapidly forged to the front, attaining a large
representative practice from the best elements of the country.
Mr. Souls having been recently elected County Solicitor
for Fremont County, the firm's name is now Hyrum Ricks and
Son, his son Hyrum, Jr., being the junior member.
They are in the law business, especialy in that branch ap-
pertaining to real estate and corporation. They are as a side
line, in the insurance business, being agents of the London As-
surance Corptoration, the St. Paul Fire and Marine, the Scottish
Union and National, the Central American, the Northern As-
surance Company and Williamsburg City. They are also in the
banking business, being agents for the Middlesex Banking Com-
pany, Middlesex, Conn.
In addition to his being a member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints, he holds the position of Bishop of
Rexburg, Third ward.
774. i. Martha MAY^ b. in Logan, Utah, Jan. 30, 1881.
775. ii. Hyrum, JE.^ b. July 30, 1883; unmarried (1906).
776. iii. Daniel", b. Mar. 9, 1886; unmarried. (1906).
777. iv. Wilford Alfred^, b. May 6, 1888.
778. V. Pearl^, b. Apr. 30, 1891.
779. vi. RlTBY^ b. Sept. 16, 1893.
780. vii. Wilhelmenia", b. in Rexburg, Idaho, April 23,
781. viii. Benjamin Harrison^ b. Nov. 7 ,1898.
782. ix. Leo Milton^ b. Sept. 9, 1900.
783. X. Constance", Aug. 30, 1902.
784. xi. Leland Nephi", b. Dec. 17, 1905.
144 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
CHILDREN BY SECOND WIFE.
785. xii. Charles H.", b. in Logan, Utah, Dec. 6, 1888.
786. xiii. Maejy Elizabeth^, b. in Rexburg, Idaho, Feb. 25,
1891 ; died May 7, 1892.
787. xiv. Harriet**, b. in Franklin, Idaho, Apr. 6, 1894.
788. XV. Tabitha», b. in Rexburg, Apr. 4, 1896.
789. xvi. ^ b. Sept. 30, 1898.
790. xvii. Richard", b. Sept. 2l3, 1901.
791. xviii. Mabel^ b. Dec. 30, 1903.
497. Heber Ricks^, Thomas Edwin'', Joel®, Jonathan',
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born in Logan, Utah,
Apr. 27, I860; married at Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 13, 1881,
Mary Ann Nelson, born in Tooele, Utah, Feb. 18, 1863, daughter
of David and Harriet (Yates) Nelson. He resides in Rexburg.
Is High Counsellor in the Mormon Church.
792. i. Heber George^ b. in Logan, Utah, Mar. 11, 1882.
793. ii. "William Edwin", b. in Rexburg, Idaho, July 28,
David Lester", b. Aug. 25, 1887.
James Arthur", b. Oct. 11, 1891,
Perry Joseph", b. Feb. 18, 1893.
Elmore Lavore", b. Sept. 14, 1895.
Richard Earle", b. Sept. 13, 1897.
Newell Kenedy", b. Apr. 20, 1899.
498. Brigham Ricks^, Thomas Edwin^, Joel®, Jonathan'',
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born in Logan, Utah,
Apr. 27, I860; married at Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 13, 1881,
Clara Jtosephine Larson, born in Fredericksburg, Norway, Jan.
GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY. 145
22, 1862, daughter of Christian and Ellen Louisa (Olson) Lar-
son. Mr. Ricks resides in Rexburg. Idaho, is a farmer and
sheep-raiser. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints. He holds the high position of High Coun-
sellor in that church.
800. i. Brigham C.^ b. in Logan, Utah, Mar. 18, 1882.
801. ii. Oliver", b. Oct. 1, 1883.
802. iii. Clara Grace", b. Rexburg, Idaho, June 18, 1885.
803. iv. Mary Amelia", b. May 26, 1887.
804. V. Harriet", b May 26, 1889.
805. vi. George Edward", b. Sept. 26, 1891.
806. vii. Doris Wesley", b. Dec. 9, 1895.
807. vii. Albert Smith", b. Aug. 20, 1897.
808. ix. Ellen Louisa", b. June 7, 1899.
809. X. Louisa Larson", b. Sept. 20, 1902.
810. xi. Clifton Larson", b. Dec. 2, 1904.
600. William Ricks^, Thomas Edwin^, Joel**, Jonathan^,
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom in Logan, Utah,
Sept. 25, 1863; married in Logan, Apr. 14, 1886, Sarah Ellen
Harris, born at Pleasant Grove, Utah, Apr. 29, 1865, daughter
of George Henry Albert and Sarah (Loader) Harris. He is a
Deputy Sheriff for Fremont Co., Idaho. He is a member of
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is of the
"Seventies" in the church.
811. i. William Alvin", b. in Rexburg, Idaho, Jan. 7,
812. ii. Amy Christiana", b. Aug. 19, 1888.
813. iii. Dennis Harris", b. in Salem, Idaho, Oct. 7, 1890.
146 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
814. iv. James Hexry®, b. in Rexburg, Jan. 31, 1899.
815. V. Sarah Jane», b. Jan. 31, 1899. (twin.)
816. vi. Stanley D.^ b. Aug. 12, 1900.
817. vii. Louie Grant», b. July 11, 1902.
818. viii. Vern Claudius", b. June 11, 1904.
502. James Ricks^, Thomas Edwin^ Joel^ Jonathan",
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom in Logan, Utah,
Dee. 30, 1867; married in Logan, Utah, Oct. 3, 1894, Lucretia
Hannah Arrowsmith, born in Randolph, Utah, Nov. 21, 1870,
daughter of John and Lucretia Ward (Howard) Arrowsmith.
Mr. Ricks resides in Rexburg, Idaho, a collector, and president
of Quorum in the Mormon church.
879. i. James Earell^, b. in Rexburg, Idaho, Aug. 21,
820. ii. Lucretia AGNES^ b. June 16, 1897.
821. iii. Kate A.^ b. Oct. 31, 1898.
822. iv. Lawrence^, b. May 18, 1902.
823. V. Clarence", b. May 18, 1902. (twin).
503. Samuel Ricks^, Thomas Edwin^, Joel®, Jonathan^,
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^, was bom in Logan, Utah,
Feb. 20, 1870; married at Salt Lake City, in the fall of 1897,
Ada Turner, born in 1867. He resides in Los Angeles, Cali-
824. i. Kenneth Turner", b. in Rexburg, Idaho, MaT. 28,
504. George Ricks*, Thomas Edwin'^, Joel®, Jonathan^,
Lewis*, Benjamin', Tsaac^, Isaac\ was bom in Logan, Utah,
GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY. 147
Jan. 2, 1867; married in Logan, Mar. 15, 1899, Hattie Seerist,
bom in Farmington, Utah, daughter of Nephi and Adelia
(Smith) Seerist. Mr. Ricks resides in Rexburg, Idaho, a real-
825. i. Florence Hattie^ b. in Rexburg, Mar. 13, 1901.
826. ii. Margurite Adelia^, b. Mar. 7, 1904.
505. Amy Eliza Ricks^, Thomas Edwin'^, Joel**, Jona-
than^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born in Farm-
ington, Utah, Dec. 11, 1858; married in Salt Lake City, Utah,
Mar. 1, 1876, Alpha Loader Jaques, bom at Cutler's Park,
Nebraska, Aug. 27, 1856, son of John and ZUpah (Loader)
Jaques. They reside in Salem, Idaho. He is an elder in the
827. i. Alpha Ricks Jaques^, b. at Pleasant Grove, Utah,
Nov. 10, 1876 ; married at Salt Lake City, Utah-
June 6, 1905, Carlina Peterson.
ZiLPAH^ b. in Logan, Utah, Sept. 30, 1878.
William^, b. May 21, 1881.
JAMES^ b. July 31, 1882.
Amy^ b. July 31, 1882 (twin) ; married at Salt
Lake City, Jan. 2, 1901, Nephi Anderson ; resides
in Salem, Idaho.
TH0MAS^ b. June 30, 1884, in Salem, Idaho.
JoEL^ b. July 20, 1888.
TAMER^ b. July 25, 1890.
Flora«, b. May 11, 1892.
JoHN», b. June 29, 1886.
Constance^, b. April, 1894.
Minnie^ b. June 28, 1896.
148 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
839. xiii. Leslie^ b. Jan. 12, 1899.
840. xiv. Theeon^ b. Jime 6, 1901.
506. Sarah Eleanor Ricks*, Thomas Edwin'^, Joel®,
Jonathan', Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was born in
Logan, Utah, Feb. 6, 1861; married at Salt Lake City, Utah,
June 27, 1877, John Dajling, bom at Pleasant Grove, Utah, Oct.
23, 1856, son of John and Ann (Loader) Bailing. They reside
in Salem, Idaho, he is an elder in the Mormon church.
841. i. John Dalling^, b. in Logan, Utah, June 2, 1878.
842. ii. Sarah Eleanor®, b. Nov. 19, 1880; married at
Salt Lake City, Utah, Norman Hogg. He was
b>am Oct. 6, 1877, son of Robert and Mary Ann
(Norman) Hogg. He died in Salem, Idaho, Aug.
24, 1903, leading a widow and one child, viz,
Lenora Hogg^O, b. in Salem, July 14, 1903.
Thomas Edwin% b. Oct. 2, 1882.
Ann®, b. in Rexburg, Idaho, Aug. 10, 1884.
William®, b. June 5, 1887.
Emma®, b. July 28, 1889.
Lou Amelia®, b. in Salem, Idaho, Aug. 17, 1892.
Cora®, b. Dec. 1, 1894.
Marshall®, b. May 11, 1896.
Ray®, b. Dec. 14, 1900.
Rea®, b. Dec. 14, 1900.
512. WiLLARD Ricks*, Thomas Edwin^, Joel", Jonathan',
Lewis*, Ben.jamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom in Logan, Utah,
Apr. 24, 1861; married in Logan, Jan. 15, 1885, Emma Amelia
Jeppson, born in Brigham City, Utah, Feb. 1861, daughter of
Rasmus Nels>on and Emma Emeline (Bovart) Jeppson. They
GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY. 149
reside in Sugar City, Idaho. He is a farmer and an elder in the
852. i. WiLLARD Nelson'', b. in Rexburg, Idaho, Oct. 18,
853. ii. Clarence Edwin^, b. in Salem, Idaho, Oct. 80,
854. iii. SoPHRONIA^ b. Dee. 8, 1889.
855. iv. Theodore^, b. Oct. 13, 1891.
856. V. Leo G.^ b. Oct. 29, 1893.
857. vi. Warren Arthur^ b. Dec. 10, 1895.
858. vii. Joseph B.«, b. Feb. 24, 1898.
859. viii. Mabel Annetta^ b. May 31, 1899.
860. ix. Elmer J.^ b. in Sugar City, Idaho, Aug. 25, 1905.
515. John Ricks^, Thomas Edwin^, Joel*', Jonathan'^,
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born in Logan, Utah,
May 10, 1868; married in LogaH, Sept. 10, 1890, Julia Frede-
ricka Hansen, born in Denmark, June 12, 1871, daughter of
Hans Peter and Johanna (Nelson) Hansen. They reside in
Salem, Idaho, he is an elder in the Mornbon church.
861. i. Pearl ELiZABETn**, b. in Rexburg, Idaho, June 16,
862. ii. John Alfonso®, b. in Salem, Idaho, Sept. 16, 1893.
863. iii. Earl EDWIN^ b. Nov. 21, 1895.
864. iv. Henry Hans^ b. Jan. 19, 1898.
865. V. Clara WINFRED^ b. May 16, 1900.
866. vi. Ellia K.», b. Feb. 9, 1902.
867. vii. Ardie LEROY^ b. Feb. 7, 1904.
868. viii. Aeon ORSON^ b. Oct. 12, 1905.
150 genealogy of the kicks family.
516. Lewis Rjcks*, Thomas Edwin^, Joel®, Jonathan^,
Lewis*, Benjamin®, Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom in Logan, Utah,
Feb. 4, 1871 ; married in Rexbiirg, Idaho, Nov. 28, 1895, Martha
Ellen Leach, born in Storj' County, Iowa, Jan. 12, 1864, daugh-
ter of Hiram and Nancy (Spencer) Leach. He resides in Sugar
City Idaho. He is a "Mormon," and a teacher in the Church.
869. i. Spence Louis^, b. in Rexburg, Idaho, Dec. 1, 1899.
517. Oeson Ricks^ Thomas Edwin^ Joel®, Jonathan^
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born in Logan, Utah,
Apr. 23, 1873 ; married in Logan, Utah, May 20, 1896, Margaret
Agnes Archibald, born in "Wellsville, Utah, July 16, 1876,
daughter of Robert Russell and Isabelle (Watson) Archibald.
He lives in Hibbard, Idaho, a farmer and school teacher. He
is an elder in the Mormon church.
870. i. Thomas Emerson^, b. in Rexburg, Idaho, Nov. 4,
Rebe% b. in Hibbard, Feb. 5, 1901.
Margaret Agnes^, b. April 15, 1903.
Robert Russell^, b. Dec. 6, 1904.
528. Ephraim Ricks®, Thomas Edwin^, Joel®, Jonathan^
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^, was bom in Logan, Utah,
Sept. 16, 1867; married in Logan, July 16, 1890, Amanda Pit-
kin, born in MiUville, Utah, Nov. 3, 1872, daughter of Aaron
and Olive (Chase) Pitkin. He resides in Sugar City, Idaho.
He is of the "Seventy" in the "Mormon" C^hurch.
874. i. Ephriam Allan", b. in Rexburg, Idaho, July 29^
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 151
Alfeed», b. Apr. 11, 1893.
Eltha Maria^ b. June 18, 1894.
Louie Amanda", b. Aug. 13, 1896.
Viola», b. in Sugar City, Sept. 11, 1899.
LucY^ b. June 25, 1902.
A child", b. Nov. 26, 1905.
528. Alfred Ricks^, Thomas Edwin'^, Joel^, Jonathan',
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac', Isaac\ was bom in Logan, Utah,
Nov. 28, 1869; married in Logan, Jan. 18, 1894, Winifred Lo-
venia Roberts, bom in Malad City, Idaho, Dec. 17, 1875, daugh-
ter of John Lloyd and Mary Adeline (Ensign) Roberts. They
reside in Sugar City, Idaho, He is a Bishop in the Mormon
church. He is a farmer and a raiser of cattle.
881. i. Mary Adeline", b. in Salem, Idaho, Nov. 1, 1894.
882. ii. Ellen Lovenia", b. Feb. 3, 1896.
883. iii. Alfred", b. Feb. 8, 1897.
884. iv. Lee", b. June 21, 1899.
885. V. Georgianna", b. May 25, 1904.
531. Ellen Ricks^ Thomas Edwin^ Joel«, JoNATHAN^
Lewis*, Benjamin^ Isaac-, Isaac^ was bom in Logan, Utah,
Dec. 16, 1873; married Thomas Watson Archibald. They re-
side in Rexburg, Idaho.
886. i. Jessie Archibald", b. in Rexburg, Idaho, Oct. 8,
887. ii. MARiY", b. Nov. 3, 1896.
888. iii. Thomas A.", b. Oct. 26, 1899.
889. iv. Eva", b. Aug. 23, 1901.
890. V. Robert Russell", b. Oct. 24, 1903.
152 genealogy of the ricks family.
532. Charlotte Rigks^, Thomas Edwin^, Joel'', Jona-
than^, Lewis*, BENJAMIN^ Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom in Logan,
Utah, Dec. 29, 1875 ; married in Logan, Sept. 9, 1897, John Mor-
gan Smith, bom in Hyrum, Utah, Apr. 6, 1876, son ^f Octavins
and Clara Sophronia (Bradley) Smith. She is best known
as Lottie. They reside in Salem, Idaho, where he is a farmer,
and an elder in the Mormon church.
891. i. Morgan Lavier Smith", b. in Rexburg, Idaho,
July 16, 1898.
Edwin Octavious**, b. in Salem, Sept. 20, 1900.
HELBERT^ b. Sept. 12, 1903.
LuELLA^ b. May 14, 1905.
533. Edith Ricks*, Thomas Edwin^ Joel^, Jonathan^
Lewis*, Benjamin^ Isaac", Isaac\ was born in Logan, Utah,
Mar. 5, 1877 ; married in Logan, Nov. 8, 1899, George Mortimer,
biorn in Logan, Mar. 3, 1875, son of James and Emily (Bull)
Mortimer. They reside in Hibbard, Idaho. He is an elder in
the Mormon Church.
895. i. ZiNA Mortimer", b. in Hibbard, Idaho, Aug. 29,
896. ii. Minnie", b. July 12, 1903.
897. iii. Alice", b. Dec. 14, 1905.
534. Elizabeth Jane Ricks^ Thomas Edwin^, Joel^,
Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^ Isaac', Isaac\ was bom in Lo-
gan, Utah, May 30, 1889; married in Logan, Sept. 29, 1897,
Martin Louis Nave, born in Ogden, Utah, Nov. 27, 1876, son
of Thadeus Luther and Martha Nave. They reside in Sugar
City. He is an elder in the Mormon Church.
GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY. 153
898. i. Jane Mahalia Nave'', b. in Teton, Idaho, May 30,
899. ii. Mary ELLEN^ b. Dec. 12, 1901.
900. iii. Maetin LouIS^ b. Dec. 31, 1903.
901. iv. Edith Leon'', b. in Sugar City, Oct. 8, 1904.
537. John Aiken Smith^ Sally Ann Ricks^ Joel^,
Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was born in
Parowan, Utah, Mar. 19, 1854; married June 1, 1877, Emily
Jane Bennett. She was killed about 1902, by being run over
by a loaded team. He resides in Manassa, Colorado.
902. i. Emily Jane Smith^ b. May 5, 1878.
903. ii. Saeah ANN^ Apr. 22, 1883.
904. iii. Maey HoRTENSE^ b. Dec. 19, 1884; died June 8,
905. iv. John Aiken«, b. Oct. 5, 1888.
906. V. Lucy ELIZABETH^ b. May 24, 1893.
538. Maey Eleanoe SMITH^ Sally Ann Ricks^ JoEL^
Jonathan^ Lewis", Benjamin^ Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom in
Parowan, Utah, Sept. 26, 1857 ; married Jan. 17, 1878, Edward
H. Owens. She died Nov. 25, 1888. He resides in Manassa,
907. i. Sarah Ann OwENS^ b. July 11, 1879.
908. ii. Mary ELEANOR^ b. Mar. 8, 1882; died May 12,
909. iii. Edward MoRONI^ b. Feb. 6, 1884; died Mar. 5,
154 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
910. iv. MARGAEET^ b. Julj 25, 1885.
911. V. Silas SANFOED^ b. Aug. 29, 1888.
539. HoRTENSE Smith®, Sally Ann Ricks^ Joel^, Jon-
athan^, Lewis*, Benjamin", Isaac-, Isaac\ was born in Para-
g^nah, Utai, Oct. 14, 1859 ; married Mar. 25, 1880, Aaron San-
ford Hawkins. Tliey reside in Manassa, Colo.
Sarah Eleanor Hawkins®, b. Apr. 12, 1882.
John Francis^ b. Oct. 19, 1884.
Samuel Clair®, b. Nov. 5, 1887.
Aaron Sanford®, b. June 6, 1890.
Ada Zilla®, b. Aug. 4, 1904.
540. Albert Ricks Smith^ Sally Ann Ricks^ Joel^
Jonathan^ Lewis^ Benjamin^ Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom in
Paragonah, Utah, Apr. 1, 1862; married in Manassa, Colo.,
Jan. 13, 1886, Irene U. Haskell. From a special correspondent
the compilior received a notice of his death. "Death claims
President Albert Ricks Smith." "The people of San Luis
Stake are shocked, and a gloom is cast over them by the death
of President Smith, which occurred on Wednesday, May 17,
1905, and fimeral services were held in the stake house, May
21st. He acted as stake clerk for some time, when in February
1892, on the retiring of his father, he was called to the Presi-
dency, which he held at the time of his death."
917. i. Albert Edward Smith®, b. Oct. 25, 1886.
918. ii. Elias Marion®, b. Dec. 3, 1889.
919. iii. Mary Bernice®, b. Nov. 13, 1891.
920. iv. Arthur Bennion®, b. Oct. 28, 1893.
GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY. 155
921. V. Margaret Iva», b. Apr. 21, 1896.
922. vi. Elner Clive«, b. Oct. 30, 1898.
923. vii. Norma Irene^, b. Mar. 8, 1902.
542. Silas Sanford Smith®, Clarinda Ricks'^, Joel*,
Jonathan^, Lewis*, Ben.tamin^, Isaac", Isaac\ was bom in
Pairowan, Utah, July 10, 1853; married Nov. 3, 1873, Betsey
Williams, he resides in Manassa, Colorado.
924. i. Clarinda Ann Smith^ b. May 2, 1876 ; died Oct.
925. ii. Silas Sanford^ b. Oct. 1878 ; died July 16, 1899.
926. iii. Betsey Leonora^, b. Sept. 25, 1883 ; married Dec.
17, 1902, John S. Knight. Children (a) Leonora
aarinda Knight^", b. Oct. 26, 1903,, (b) John
Albert Knight^", b. Apr. 1, 1905. (c) Arzella
Knight^°, b. Dec. 2, 1906.
John William% b. July 26, 1886.
James Albert^ b. May 26, 1889.
Don Samuel", b. Sept. 16, 1894.
542. Jesse Joel Smith^ Clarinda Ricks'^, Joel^ Jona-
than^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom in Para-
gwnah, Utah, Nov. 4, 1857; married Apr. 6, 1884, Margaret
Ann Haskell, he resided in Manassa, Colo., for 18 years, when
in 1902, he removed to the Big Horn Basin, locating on Shell
Creek. He died at his home of paralysis of the bowels, Sept.
12, 1905, and his remains were taken to Cowley, Big Horn Co.,
Wyoming for burial. He was an elder in the Mormon church,
asnd was on a mission in the eastern states in 1898-9, and wher-
ever he was known was admired for his sterling qualities.
156 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY,
930. i. Jesse Haskell Smith°, b. Apr. 7, 1885 ; died June
931. ii. Margaret% b. Mar. 28, 1889.
932. iii. Silas T. Smith", b. Nov. 14, 1891.
933. iv. Mary Clarinda^ b. Nov. 7, 1894; died Nov. 20,
934. V. Joseph W.^ b. Feb. 14, 1896; died Dec. 12, 1900.
935. vi. Rebecca Inez^ b. June 30, 1903.
545. Stephen Augustus Smith^, Clarinda Ricks^, Joel®,
Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom in
Paragonah, Utah, Nov. 1, 1861; married Dec. 20, 1882, Eliza-
beth Jane Elledge. He resides in Manassa, Colo.
936. i. Solena Abigail SMiTH®,b. Nov. 22, 1884 ; died Jan.
937. ii. Stephen Augustus'^, b. April 21, 1886.
938. iii. Jennie Elizabeth", b. July 13, 1889.
939. iv. Archie Nathaniel", b. Aug. 23, 1891.
940. V. Ruth", b. Jan. 14, 1894.
941. vi. Hyrum Elledge", b. Jan. 4, 1898; died the same
546. Ella Clarinda Smith^, Clarinda Ricks^, Joel®,
Jonathan^, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born in
Paragonah, Utah, Mar. 9, 1864; married Dec. 22, 1882, Benjamin
Franklin Boioe. They reside in Manassa, Colorado.
942. i. Martha Clarinda Boice", b. Sept. 23, 1883.
943. ii. Julia Samantha", b. Jan. 24, 1885.
944. iii. Ella Hortense", b. Apr. 13, 1886.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 157
945. iv. Maude Eleanor^ b. Mar. 30, 1888.
946. V. Mary ELIZA^ b. Sept. 9, 1889.
554. Arthur Seymour Hinckley^ Temperance Ricks^
Joel**, Jonathan^ Lewis*, Benjamin^ Isaac-, Isaac\ was born
at Grass Creek, Utah, Apr. 30, 1874; married in Logan, Utah,
Dec. 18, 1890, Clara L. Mason, bom in Morgan City, Utah,
Jan. 21, 1861, daughter of James H. and Clara E. Mason.
947. i. Afton Seymour Hinckley^, b. in Rexburg, Idaho,
Jan. 4, 1902.
948. ii. Arthur Vernon^ b. Mar. 31, 1904.
559. William Ricks^ William'', Joel®, Jonathan^
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac^ was bom Oct. 28, 1869;
married May Wolf. She died in Nov. 1901.
949. i. Laver^ b. Nov. 6, 1893.
950. ii. Maude», b. June 4, 1895.
951. iii. Florence Harriet^, b. Apr. 19, 1897.
952. iv. DuANE^b. Sept. 2, 1898.
953. V. DEL0NE^ b. Apr. 30, 1900.
561. Margaret Ricks^ William^, Joel®, Jonathan',
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^ was bom May 12, 1873;
married Mar., 1896, Samuel Barrett. They reside in Salt Lake
954. i. Golden Wesley Barrett^, b. Dec. 20, 1898.
563. Silas Sanford Ricks«, WILLIAM^ Joel®, JoNATHAN^
Lewis*, Benjamin^, IsAAC^ Isaac\ was bom July 9, 1877 ; mar-
ried Dec. 10, 1901, Amanda Cardon, they reside in Benson,
158 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
955. i. Silas Orval», b. Oct. 13. 1902.
956. ii. Leon Cardon*, b. June 5, 1904.
569. Eliza Eleanor Ricks®, Jonathan^, Joel^,> Jona-
THAN°, Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^ Isaac\ was bom Nov. 23,
1876; married Nov. 6, 1897, Joseph Rolson Beddes, bom in
Benson, Utab, Oct. 23, 1872, son of James Seth and Alice Ruth
Beddes. They reside in Victor, Idaho.
957. i. Joseph R. Beddes^ b. Sept. 22, 1898.
958. ii. Eliza Alice», b. Nov. 15, 1900.
959. iii Elsie Elizabeth', b. Au^. 27, 1902 ; died Jan. 19,
960. iv. Eleanor Ricks', b. Nov. 2, 1903.
591. Ella Camilla Ricks*, Josiah'^, Joel*', JoNATHAN^
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac^ was bom Dec. 6, 1869;
married Oct. 9, 1890, R. N. Jeppson, bom Apr. 11, 1863. They
reside near Rexburg, Idaho.
Lawrence Jeppson', b. July 27, 1891.
Joseph', b. June 28, 1893.
Vernon', b. Mar. 10, 1896.
Larenza', b. Jan. 17, 1899.
Emma Deloss', b. Sept. 15, 1901.
593. Joel Justin Ricks®, Josiah'', Joel'', JoNATHAN^
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^, was bom Nov. 30, 1872;
married Sept. 4, 1887, Annie Elliott, born Apr. 29, 1876.
966. i. Josiah Elliott', b. Sept. 27, 1898.
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 159
967. ii. Thelma Haeriet^, b. Dec. 23, 1901.
968. iii. Grace Marie®, b. June 4, 1904.
594. Wallace Ricks^, Josiah^, Joel", Jonathan^, Lewis*,
Benjamin^, Isaac^ Isaac\ was born in Benson, Utah, Mar.
6, 1875; married Sept. 28, 1898, Irene Crandall, born July 4,
1878, daughter of Hyrum Oscar and Margaret Elizabeth Cran-
dall of Driggs, Fremont Co., Idaho. They reside in Leigh,
969. i. Wayne Wallace", b. Oct. 14, 1900.
970. ii. HERLE^ b. May 1, 1902.
971. iii. Inez®, b. Apr. 26, 1904.
595. Josephine Ricks^, Josiah^, Joel*', Jonathan^,
Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^, was born May 8, 1877 ; mar-
ried William Fogg, born Sept. 27, 1876.
972. i. Sencer Fogg®, b. Mar. 15, 1899.
973. ii. Letha Fogg®, b. Apr. 25, 1901.
974. iii. Vida Fogg®, b. July 30, 1903.
596. Mary RICKS^ Josiah^ Joel^, Jonathan^ Lewis*,
Benjamin^ Isaac-, Isaac\ was born Dec. 5, 1879; married
Arthur A. Woodbine, born Oct. 25, 1879.
975. i. Cora Woodbine®, b. Sept. 4, 1901.
597. Martin Ricks^ Josiah^ JoEL^ JoNATHAN^ Lewis*,
Benjamin^ Isaac-, Isaac\ was bom Mar. 27, 1882; married
Sept. 20, 1904, Maude Sanders, born Mar. 11, 1885. They have
no children. (1905.)
160 genealogy of the ricks family.
642. Fletcher Bumpass Ricks^, George^, George^, John^,
William*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac^, was bom near Eancho,
Wilson Co., Texas, Oct. 22, 1876 ; married Jan. 1, 1902, Annie
Lee Smith, born Feb. 21, 1876. He resides in Pleasanton, At-
ascosa Co., Texas, where he is a merchant.
976. i. Lee Edward'', b. in Pleasanton, June 26, 1904.
643. Samuel Edward Ricks^ George^, GE0RGE^ John^
William*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was born near Austin,
Hajys Co., Texas, Mar. 22, 1878 ; married Sept. 7, 1903, J. Bell
Preston, born Feb. 28, 1887. He is a merchant.
977. i. Samuel^ b. in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 8, 1905.
656. James B. Ricks^, John Bond^, William Skinner**,
Richard^, William*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^, was bom in
Bear Creek township. Christian Co., 111., Dec. 23, 1852 ; married
on the anniversary of his birth, Dee. 23, 1872, Miss Pammie L.
Geltmaeher, of Bloomington, 111., born in Rogersville, Md.,
Jan. 3, 1855, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Potter) Gelt-
maeher. When 12 years of age he aiccompanied his parents
to Taylorsville, 111., where he became prominent in Illinois
politics, being first elected Mayor of Taylorsville, then hold-
ing the position of United States Pension Examiner at Wash-
ington, and later being elected to the Illinois Supreme Judge-
ship. In 1885, he was elected Grand Chancellor of the Illinois
Knights of Pythias, and imtil several months ago, when he
wa^ taken ill with cancer, which caused his death. He died in
Taylorsville, July 23, 1906. His wid>ow survives him.
GEXEALOOY OP THE RICKS FAMILY, 161
978. i. Agnes Geltmcher«, b. Mar. 9, 1874; married a
Houser, resides in Taylorsville.
979. ii. Jesse Jay«, b. May 15, 1879; lawyer in Chicago,
980. iii. Glen ARMOUR^ b. Aug. 24, 1884; lawyer in Chi-
664. Joel Columbus Ricks^, Jonathan Lafayette^
John«, Richard'', William*, Benjamin^ Isaac^ IsAAC^ was
bom near Canton, Ey., May 24, I860; married in Linton, Trigg
Co., Ky., Bettie Jane Futville, born near Linton, daughter of
William and Elizaj (Thomas) Futville. They reside in Rich-
hill, Bates Co., Mk).
981. i. Pearl», b. Jan. 6, 1887, on Donaldson Creek,
Trigg Co., Ky.
982. ii. Belva», b. Oct. 30, 1889, in the same place.
983. iii. Willie*, b. July 19, 1893, in Missouri.
984. iv. Chester*, b. Sept. 2, 1895.
985. V. Ruth*, b. May 14, 1898.
986. vi. Clarence*, b. Oct. 22, 1902.
987. vii. Byron*, b. Jan. 4, 1900.
988. viii. Clyde*, b. Aug. 26, 1904.
671. John Lafayette Olive®, Martha Curl Ricks^
John**, Richard^ William*, Benjamin^, IsAAC^ Isaac\ was
born in Madison Co., 111., May 20, 1857 ; married Sarah Eliza-
beth Anderson. They reside in Star, Payne Co., Okla.
989. i. Lottie Olive*, b. .
990. ii. Arrie*, b. .
162 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
991. iii. ORA^ b.
992. iv. Charlie^ b.
993. V. Elsie^ b. —
Vi. NORMA^, b. -
vii. Lonnie'*, b.
viii. Eunice^, b. •
ix. HuGH^, b. —
672. Charity Elizabeth Olive^, Martha Curl Ricks^
JoHN*^, Richard^, William*, Bexjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was
bom in Madison Co., 111.. Jan. 11, 1809; married John ^.
Ashby. They reside in Rocky, Washita Co., Okla.
994. i. Pearl Ashby**, b. .
995. ii. Warren Washington Ashby**, b. .
996. iii. Etta Jane^, b. .
997. iv. Martha MATILDA^ b. .
998. V. Stella^, b. .
vi. Silas" ,b. .
vii. Tilla^ b. .
viii. Lena", b. .
ix. Dewey", b. .
675. Martha Curl Olive^, Martha Curl RICKS^ John®,
Richard^, William*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was bom in
Madison Co., 111., Apr. 2, 1864; married John S. Anderson. She
died Dee. 30, 1892, and he married second, Mary Alice Olive,
his first wife's sister.
999. i. Nellie Mary Anderson", b. .
1000. ii. James Elisha", b. .
1001. iii. Iry Olive", b. .
GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY. 163
1002. iV. Jessie ANNA^ b. -
1003. V. Mattie Curl«, b.
children by second wife.
vi. Minnie'', b. .
vii. Fern^, b. .
677. Margaret Ricks Olive«, Martha Curl Ricks\
JoHN^ Richard^ William*, Benjamin^ Isaac^, Isaac\ was
bom Feb. 12, 1868; married Feb. 16, 1890, Hugh Columbus
Vansant. He died Sept. 5, 1899. She married second, Dec. 14,
1904, J. H. King, and they reside in Hume, Mo.
1004. i. Tina M. VANSANT^ b. July 14, 1893.
1005. ii. Harry Olive VANSANT^ b. Aug. 30, 1895.
678. Amy Jane Oliver Martha Curl Ricks^ JoHN^
Richard^, William*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was born Dec.
10, 1869 ; married S. G. Porter, a farmer living in Devon,
Bourbon Co., Kan.
Martha L. Porter®, b. .
Sammie Porter", b. .
LocKiE Porter", b. .
Cashie Porter", b. .
679. William Martin Olive^, Martha Curl Ricks^
John*', Richard^, William*, Benjamin^, Isaac-, Isaac\ was
born Dec. 17, 1871 ; married Josie Wilson of Arthur, Vernon
1010. i. Gertrude Wilson Olive", b. Sept. 23, 1902.
1011. ii. Lerona Olive", b. Sept. 21, 1905.
164 GENEALOGY OF THE RICKS FAMILY.
680. Ellen A. Olive*, Martha Curl Ricks^ John*,
Richard'*, William*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born Nov.
3, 1873 ; married Dec. 1903, Charles E. Morelock. They reside
in Hume, Mo.
1012. i. Melville Odell Morelock®. b. June 14, 1905.
697. Eleanor Frazer Turner*, Ella Ricks Bates", Ann
Scott Ricks®, Oswin^, Richard*, Robert^, Isaac^, Isaac\ mar-
ried S. O. Carothers of Wheeling, West Virginia.
1013. i. Robert Prazer®, b. .
1014. ii. Richard Turner PRAZER^ b.
1015. iii. Lawrence Bates Frazer®, b.
698. Jennie Bates Turner*, Ella Ricks BATES^ Ann
Scott Ricks®, Oswin", Richard*, Robert^, Isaac^ Isaac\ mar-
ried Edward Harding Marsh of Springfield, Mass., where they
1016. i Edward Harding Marsh, Jr.,® b. .
1017. ii. Richard Turner Marsh®, b. .
767. Margaret Ricks®, Joseph*, Thomas EDWIN^ Joel",
Jonathan', Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac', Isaac\ was born in Lo-
gan, Utah, October 8, 1879 ; married in Logan, Nov. 13, 1901,
John Axle Pearson, bom in Malmo, Sweden, Sept. 5, 1877, son
of Jaanes and Gustava (Jenson) Pearson.
1018. i. John Theo Pearson^®, b. in Burton, Idaho, Oct.
GENEALOGY OF THE EICKS FAMILY. 165
1019. ii. Joseph Loein Peahson^", b. in Burton, Feb. 23,
1020. iii. Veka Margaret Pearson^", b. in Rexburg, Ida.,
April 9, 1905.
768. Annie Ricks®, Joseph^ Thomas Edwin^ Joel', Jon-
athan'', Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac^ was born in Logan.
Utah, January 8, 1882 ; married in Salt Lake City, Utah, April
8, 1902, John Henry Fickstead, born in Ephraira, Utah, Aug.
27, 1881, son of Henry and Eureka Fickstead.
1021. i. Henry Leroy Fickstead", b. in Rexburg, Idaho,
May, 17, 1904.
774. Martha May Ricks®, Hyrum', Thomas Edwin^,
Joel', Jonathan', Lewis*, Benjamin^, Isaac^, Isaac\ was born
in Logan, Utah, Jan. 30, 1881 ; married in Salt Lake City, Utah,
Oct. 10, 1903, Daniel Wells Grover, born in Nephi, Utah, Apr.
8, 1876, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Heiner) Grover. They
reside in Rexburg, Idaho.
1022. i. Carl Grover", b. in Rexburg, Aug. 10, 1904.
792. Heber George Ricks®, HEBER^ Thomas EDWIN^
Joel', Jonathan^ Lewis*, Benjamin^ Isaac^ IsaacS was bom
in Logan, Utah, March 11, 1882; married in Salt Lake City,
Dee. 23, 1903, Jane Katherine Johnson, born in Providence,
Utah, July 28, 1880, daughter of Charles and Mary Ann John-
son. They reside in Rexburg, Idaho.
1023. i. Alice Lucile", b. in Rexburg, Idaho, Nov. 23,
166 GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY.
359. Lewis^ Joel", Jonathan*, Lewis*, BENJAMIN^
Isaac-, Isaac\ born, Dec. 20, 1830; married Dec. 25, 1859,
Amoretta Allen, born April 19, 1839, daughter of Ezra Allen
and Sarah Beriah (Fisk) Allen. Mrs. Ricks died at Benson,
Utah, January 6, 1874. Mr. Ricks was a farmer and at the
time of his death lived at Paris, Bear Lake County, Idah^. He
was a High Counselor in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Salints. He died January 2, 1894.
1024. i. Sarah ELVIRA^ b. Dec. 5, 1860. X.
1025. ii. Mary Amoretta^ b. Dec. 4, 1862. Married a
Mr. Rich. They have two children.
1026. iii. Ellen Adelia*, b. Nov. 12, 1865. Lives at Lo-
gan, Utah ; unmarried.
1027. iv. Lewis EzRA^ b. March 1, 1868; died Nov. 18,
1028. V. Lois Esther^, b. Mar. 1, 1868; married a Mr.
Linford and lives in St. Charles, Idaho. No
1029. vi. Joseph Alexander^ b. Feb. 19, 1871. X.
1030. vii. Phebe^ b. Jan. 2, 1874; died Sept. 15, 1874.
1024. Sarah Elvira Ricks^ Lewis^ JoEL^ Jonathan^
Lewis*, BENJAMIN^ Isaac-, Isaac\ born Dec. 5, I860; married
Joseph Wixom, July 1, 1880. They reside at Sharon, Idaho.
1031. i. Leroy Wixom^ b. Jan. 9, 1883.
1032. ii. Lewis E. Wixom®, b. Feb. 6, 1885 ; married Flor-
ence Chapman, Jan. 24, 1907. They have one
103:3. iii. Frank S. Wixom». b. June 6, 1887.
GENEALOGY OF THE KICKS FAMILY. 1G7
1034. iv. Amorette Wixom", b. Sept. 15, 1889.
1035. V. Esther Wixom^ b. Aug. 31, 1893.
1036. vi. Jesse Wixom^, b. Dec. 1, 1895.
1037. vii. Nora Wixom'', b. Feb. 2, 1898.
1038. viii. Ida Wixom», b. March 19, 1900.
1039. ix. Mildred WIX0M^ b. Aug. 19, 1902.
1040. X. Vera Wixom'', b. Apr. 3, 1905.
1029. Joseph Alexander Ricks^ Lewis^, Joel", Jona-
THAN^ Lewis*, Ben.jamin^ Isaac', Isaac\ born Feb. 19, 1871,
at Paris, Idaho. He married, Nov. 14, 1894, at Logan, Utah,
Alice Nutt, born Mar. 2, 1874, in Leceister, England, daughter
of Charles and Anne (Sutton) Nutt of Paris, Idaho. Mr. Ricks
is a blacksmith residing at Benson, Utah. He is a member of
the Church ,of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
1041. i. Howard^, b. Jan. 20, 1896.
1042. ii. Lillian^, b. Dec. 26, 1897 ; died Feb. 15, 1898.
1043. iii. EMMET^ b. Dec. 30, 1898; died Feb. 13, 1899.
1044. iv. Joseph ALLEN^ b. Mar. 15, 1900.
1045. V. IvAN», b. Oct. 15, 1902.
1046. vi. George ALEXANDER^ b. Mar. 23, 1905.
1047. vii. Lewis Arthur^, b. Nov. 30, 1907.
Abernathy, Mr., 91
Adams, Flavilla, 116
Allen, Ezra, 80
Ammoretta, 88, 166
Anderson, Mary, 62, 68, 69
Eliza I., 63, 76
Selma Maria, 138
Sarah Elizabeth, 161
John S., 162
Nellie Mary (999), 162
James Elisha (1000), 162
Iry Olive (1001), 162
Jesse Anna (1002), 163
Mattie Curl (1003), 163
Arrington, Mourning (87), 30
Armstrong, G. L., 125
Lewis Ricks, 125
Fannie Little, 125
Arrowsmith, Lucretia Hannah, 146
Archibald, Margaret Agnes, 150
Jesse (886), 151
Mark (887), 151
Thomas A. (888), 151
Eva (889), 151
Robert Russell (890), 151
Ashby, John S., 162
Pearl (994), 162
Warren W. (995), 162
Etta Jane (996), 162
Martha Matilda (997), 162
Stella (998), 162
Atkinson, Annie, 51
Barrett, Samuel, 157
Golden Wesley (954), 157
Bates, William Jordan, 93
Marcia Ann (424), 93, 128
Sarah Jordan (425), 93
Ella Ricks (426), 93, 128
William Jordan (427), 93, 129
Ada Lawrence (428), 93
Jennie Q. (429), 93
William Campbell (699), 129
Alice Sprigg (700), 129
Charles W. (701), 129
William Jordan, 129
Barron, Mr., 20
Battle, Rhoda (88), 30
Barnes, Mary, 34
Barnes, Rhoda, 35
Barry, Eliza A., 38
Batchelder, Michael, 50
Barkley, John R., 90
Beaver, Mary K., 130
Bennett, Emily Jane, 153
Beddes, Joseph Rolson, 158
Joseph R. (957), 158
Eliza AHce (958), 158
Elsie Elizabeth (959), 158
Eleanor Ricks (950), 158
Billingsley, Wade, 44
Bitter, Martha, 140
Bolson, Mary, 18
Boddie, William W., 51
Bows, John R., 59
H. F., 60
Bone, Tinah Armelee, 45, 61
Nannie Bell, 61
Boddie, Penelope, 90
Bobbitt, Poindexter, 90
Bond, Margaret W., 90
Boddie, Lee W., 122
Boddie, Walter, 122
Boice, Benjamin F., 156
Martha Clarinda (942), 156
Julia Samantha (943), 156
Ella Hortense (944), 156
Boice, Maude Eleanor (945), 157
Mary Eliza (946), 157
Brodie, Walter, 89
Brantley, Lvdia, 36
Brown, Lila,' 90
Brooks, William, 108
Burke, Sarah, 20
Bunn, Mary, 35
Buntin, James, 36
Burr, Robert G., 93
Butler, William Flemming, 128
Butler, Mary L. (696), 128
Campbell, Jane W., 129
Cardon, Susette, 118
Carothers, S. O., 164
Robert Frazer (1013), 164
Richard Turner Frazer(1014)
Lawrence Bates Frazer(101 5)
Carr, Hiram, 95
Charles, Margaret, 139
Chapman, Florence 166
Clark, J. O., 57
Lois Julia, 116
Cliett, Minnie, 57
Clerk, R. A., 97
Cornwe, Elizabeth, 26
Cobb, Mr. 56
Cooksey, Maria, 76, 78, 101
Colman, John, 133
Erret (729), 133
Sylvia (730), 133
Clara (731), 133
Dewey Otis (733), 133
Cranshaw, Eliza C., 94
Crandall, Irene, 159
Dabell, Maude Ella, 139
DalHng, John, 148
John (841), 148
Sarah Eleanor (842), 148
Thomas Edwin (843), 148
Ann (844), 148
William (845), 148
Emma (846), 148
Lou Amelia (847), 148
Cora (848), 148
Marshall (849), 148
Ray (850), 148
Rea (851), 148
DiUey, Ruth C, 104
Dickey, Lucretia Ann, 121
Dixon, Ada, 124
Dove, Samuel, 56
Dunn, J. B., 59
James, S. 95
William (443), 95
Mollie Elizabeth (444), 95
James Ricks (445), 95
John (446), 95
Willie Jethro (447), 96
Martha C. (448), 96
Robert Judson (449), 96
Hyrum Gaston (450), 96
Metta (451), 96
Lula (452), 96
164 Sula (453), 96
164 Benjamin (454), 96
Edwards, Temperance, 49, 74
Ellege, EHzabeth Jane, 156
Elliott, Annie, 158
Erwin, William Wallis, 98
Eynon, Eliza, 111
Exum, Mary, 18
Finch, Nancy, 44
Fields, Mellville, 56
Fisk, Sarah B. (Allen), 85, 86, 87, 88
Fickstead, John Henry, 165
Henry Leroy (1021), 165
Flemming, Susannah, 129
Ferris, Ida, 131
Fort, Olive, 27
J. W., 58
Fortson, R. R., 43
Fogg, WiUiam, 159
Spencer (972), 159
Letha (973), 159
Vida (974), 159
Fulville, Bettie, 161
Garret, Ann, 26
Gandy, Sarah, 43
Gault, Edwin T., 124
Howard Royal, 124
Gee, Mary, 27
Geltmacher, Pammie L., 160
Gilbert, Nathan, 35
Gibson, Quinn, 91
Gordon, Margaret, 111
Goodman, James Henry, 133
James Henry (734), 133
Joseph Larkin (735), 134
Francis Clyde (736), 134
Green, Hannah, 129
Grover, Daniel Wells, 165
Grover, Carl (1022), 165
Haynes, Dorcia B., 123
Harrison, Sarah Jordan, 129
Hall, Virginia B., 132
Hauck, Albert, 137
Ermia Ruth (745), 138
Hazel Marie (746), 138
Harris, Sarah Ellen, 145
Hensen, JuHa Fredricka, 149
Hawkins, Aaron Sanford, 154
Sarah Eleanor (912), 154
John Frances (913), 154
Samuel Clair (914), 154
Aaron Sanford (915), 154
Ada Zilla (916), 154
Haskell, Irene U., 154
Margaret Ann, 155
Hibbard, Mary Ann, 139
Harris, John, 27
Harrison, Charlotte, 37
Frances A., 89
Haynes, Mr., 91
Hallowell, R. L., 96
Helty, Patience, 21, 22
Harper, J. B., 51
Hinckley, Afton Seymour (947),
Arthur Vernon (948), 157
Arza Erastus, 110
Lois Eleanor (547), 110
Joel Ricks (548), 110
Annie Ricks (549), 110
Lewis Ricks (550), 110
Ella Clarinda (551), 110
Rhoda Adelaide (552), 110
Silas (553), 110
Arthur Seymour (554), 111,
Nathan Ray (556), 111
Minnie Mary (555), 111
Heppner, Lewis, 108
Hendricks, Tabitha, 104
Horn, Phebe, 28, 29
Abeshai, 30, 33
Holton, Mary, 33
M. C, 59
A. F., 37
Hoffman, Eunice, 123
Hogg, Norman, 148
Houser, Mr., 161
James, Mr., 127
Jaques, Alpha Loader, 147
Alpha Ricks (827), 147
Zilpha (828), 147
William (829), 147
James (830), 147
Amy (831), 147
Thomas (832), 147
Joel (833), 147
Tamer (834), 147
Flora (835), 147
John (836), 147
Constance (83 7), 147
Minnie (838), 147
Leslie (839), 148
Theron (840), 148
Jeppson, Emma Amelia, 148
R. N., 158
Lawrence (961), 158
Joseph (962), 158
Vernon (963), 158
Larenza (964), 158
Emma Deloss (965), 158
Johnson, Jane Katherine, 165
Jordan, Joseph, 11, 12, 18
, e 7 Joiner, Nathan, 24
^' William, 25
Nancy Ann, 35
John E., 61
Jones, Edward P., 39
Annie Elizabeth, 57
Keown, Hester, 63, 77
Keown, Sina, 75, 99
King, Mary, 56
Knuckles, Jeflf, 91
Myra Jane, 91
Knowles, Cora B., 132
Knight, John S., 155
Leonora Clarinda, 155
John Albert, 155
Lawrence, John, 25, 53, 54
Marcia Ricks, 53
Deborah Ricks (260), 54
Margaret Isabel (261), 54
Mary Ann (262), 54
Martha Murray (263), 54
Thomas (264), 54
Landman, Peter, 52
Larsen, Clara Josephine, 144
Lewis, John, 45
Leggett, William, 56
Leach, Martha Ellen, 150
Linford, Mr., 166
Long, Esther, 19
Loader, Tamer, 104
Livingston, William, 124
Man, Joseph J., 123
Joseph W. (652), 123
Ruth E- (653), 123
Bell Ricks (654), 123
Mason, Margaret, 60
Clara L., 157
Marsh, Edward Harding, 164
Edward Harding (1016), 164
Richard Turner (1017), 164
Martin, Eleanor, 68, 79, 86
Meares, George W., 27
Merrill, Lucy Ann, 113
Miller, Lilhan, 124
Mills, EHzabeth, 140
Moore, Judith, 30
Morrison, Elizabeth, 115
Morgan, Jane, 129
Moser, G. Y., 136
Mortimer, George, 152
Zina (895), 152
Minnie (896), 152
Alice (897), 152
Morelock, Charles E., 164
Melville Odell (1012), 164
Murch, Lenos G., 97
McKinne, Barnaby, 15, 16
Sarah, 11, 15
McWillie, Lula, 57
McKinley, Janette (James), 115
Nave, Martin Louis, 152
Jane Mahalia (898), 153
Mary Ellen (899), 153
Martin Louis (900), 153
Leon (901), 153
Newby, Martha R., 55
Nelson, Florence, 90
Mary Ann, 144
Neal, Nora, 122
Nibley, Charles W., 117
Joel (615), 117
Preston (616), 117
Esther (616^). H?
Edna (617), 117
Florence (618), 117
Nutt, Alice, 167
Olive, Abel, 61, 69, 70, 79
Temperance (337), 62
Patsy (Martha) (338), 62
Nancy (339), 62
Jesse (340), 62
Charity (341), 62
Joel (342), 62
Jonathan (343), 62, 97
George (344), 62
Francis Marion (345), 62
William (346), 62
Mary E. (466), 98
Henrietta Harriet (467), 98
John Frederick (468), 98
Florence (469), 98
WiUiam (470), 98
Ernest (471), 98
Nelson (472), 98
Julia (473), 98
Ann Elizabeth (474), 98
Charles Arthur (475), 98
John Lafayette (671), 126, 161
Charity Elizabeth (672), 126,162
Sina Frances (673), 126
Mary AHce (674), 126, 162
Martha Curi (675), 126, 162'
live, Robert Lee (676), 126
Margaret Ricks (677), 126, 163
Amy Jane (678), 126, 163
William Martin (679), 127 163
Ellen A. (680), 127^ 163
Lottie (989), 161
Arrie (990), 161
Ora (991), 162
Charlie (992), 162
Elsie (993), 162
Gertrude Wilson (1010), 163
Lerona (1011), 163
Olson, Peter, 108
Owens, Edward H., 153
Sarah Ann (907), 153
Mary Eleanor (908), 153
Edward Moroni (909), 153
Margaret (910), 154
Silas Sanford (911), 154
Pearse, James, 74, 76, 98
Pearce, Robert (476), 99, 130
Lewis Edward (477), 99, 131
Wm. Addison (478), 99, 131, 132
Joseph Curtis (479), 99, 132
Mary Lucinda (480), 99
Artie (711), 131
James Milton (712), 131
Arthur (713), 131
Mona (714), 131
Lewis (715), 131
Robert (716), 131
Esther (717), 131
Veneta Biola (718), 131
Violet (719), 132
Randolph (720), 132
William C. (721), 132
Bryant Lewis (722), 132
Rodman Bruce (723), 132
Flossie Generva (724), 132
James Eugene (725), 132
Zeno (726), 133
Francis (727), 133
Castro Lillian (728), 133
Pearson, John Axle, 164
John Theo (1018), 164
Joseph Lorin (1019), 165
Vera Margaret (1020), 165
Pender, Mary, 52
Perrin, William, 137
John Edward (737), 137
William Arnold (738), 137
Susan May (739), 137
Joseph Clinton (740), 137
Dennis Flynn (741), 137
Hazel Pearl (742), 137
Blanche (743), 137
Peterson, Carlina, 147
Petty, David Monroe, 96
John Watson (456), 96
Walter Columbus (457), 96
Emma Lorena (458), 96
Mary EHzabeth (459), 97
Philipps, Mr., 56
Pierce, Rice, 16
Pitkin, Amanda, 150
Poindexter, Hallie, 57
Polin, Henry, 45, 61
Rollon (202), 45
Wesley (203), 45
Tinah (204), 45
Dinah Armitte (205), 45
Pool, EHzabeth, 59
Pope, Thomas, 20, 28
Thomas (82), 28
Holland (83), 28
Mary (84), 28
Porter, S. G., 163
Martha L. (1006), 163
Sammie (1007), 163
Lockie (1008), 163
Cashie (1009), 163
Preston, J. Bell, 160
Pretlow, Thomas, 25, 94
Richard Thomas (259), 54
Samuel Bailey, 94
Mary Ann (436), 94
Fannie Murray (437), 94
Jane Denson (438), 94
Ricks, Abraham (49), 22, 24,, 36
Abram (62), 26
Abraham (5). 9, 10, 11, 14,15,18
Abraham (19), 16
Abraham (32), 17, 20
Abraham (71), 27, 38
Abraham (154), 38, 57
Abraham (283), 56
Abraham (290), 57
Ann (59), 26
Alice (20), 16, 28
Ann (66), 27
Ann (85), 33
Ann (104), 34
Ricks, Amos (117), 35, 48
Alexander (122), 35
Archibald (109), 34
Arnold W. (146), 37, 52
Alfred (149), 37, 54
Annie (156), 39
Ann (95), 40
Agulla (200), 44
Amos A. (211). 48
Alexander (232), 50
Addison E. (252), 52, 92
Ann Scott (257), 53, 93, 129
Ann (277), 56
Anna Eliza (278), 56
Alfred (351), 71, 75, 76, 79, 100
Adelia (373), 89
Augustus H. (375), 89, 120
Alice (501), 107
Amy Eliza (505), 107, 147
Ann (508), 107
Alfred (529), 108, 151
Adelia (568), 111
Annie O. (576), 112
Aflred Taylor (607), 116
Agnes (608), 116
Augustus Henry (639), 120
Allen Quintus (659a), 124
Alva Edison (663), 124
Alice (704), 130
Annie (768), 140, 165
Alice (770), 140
Absalom W. (773c), 140
Albert Smith (807), 146
Amy Christiana (812), 145
Ardie Leroy (867), 149
Aaron Orson (868), 149
Alfred (875), 151
Alfred (883), 151
Agnes G. (978), 161
Alice Lucile (1023), 165
Benjamin (42), 22, 23
Benjamin (8), 10, 14, 15
Benjamin (16), 16, 21, 22, 23
Benjamin Sherrod (77), 27, 38
Benjamin Sherrod (161), 39, 57
Barry (163), 39
Benjamin B. (208), 48, 59
Buchanan (238), 51
Burton (250), 52
Benjamin Sherrod (296), 58
Benjamin W. (320), 60
Bessie Elizabeth (460), 97
Blanche Z. (463), 97
Benjamin A. (489), 103
Brigham (498), 107, 144
Betsy Sophia (574), 112
Bettie 667), 126
Bettie (681), 127
Benjamin (771), 140
Benjamin (781), 143
Brigham C. (800), 145
Belva (982), 161
Bvron (987), 161
Ricks,'Charity (37), 21
Charlotte (70), 27
Charity (93), 31, 32, 33
Charity (118), 35, 49
Charity (187), 44
Caroline (193), 44
Christopher C. (216), 49
Charity (229), 50, 68, 69, 77, 91
Carrie (281), 56
Charlotte (291), 57
Charity B. (300), 58
Clarinda (361), 88
Catherine C. (433), 94
Charlotte I. (486), 103
Clarinda (510), 108
Caroline (523), 108
Charlotte (532), 108, 152
Clarinda (557), 111
Carrie (628), 120
Clara R. (641), 121
Clarence E. (660), 124
Charles (682), 127
Chester R. (708), 130
Constance (783), 143
Charles H. (785), 144
Clara Grace (802), 145
Clifton L. (810), 145
Clarence (823), 146
Clarence E. (853), 149
Clara W. (865), 149
Chester (984), 161
Clarence (986), 161
Clyde (988), 161
Ricks, Dempsey, 17
DeHlah (103), 34
David (116), 35, 45
David (125), 36
Dickerson (128), 36
Duncan (139), 37
Drucilla (141), 37
Deborah (148), 37, 52, 54
Drucilla (169), 40
Delilah (173). 41, 43
David A. T. (234), 51, 89
Deborah Ann (255), 53
Deborah (272), 55
Daisey B. (318), 60
David A. (319). 60
David (413), 92
David (524), 108
David (558), 111
David (602), 114
Ricks, Daisey (634), 120
Daisey (663c), 125
Douglass F. (670), 126
Daniel (776), 143
David L. (794), 144
Doris Wesley (806), 145
Dennis Harris (813), 145
Duane (952), 157
Delone (953), 157
Ricks, Elizabeth (21), 16
Elizabeth (23), 12, 18
Edwin (54), 24
EUzabeth (57), 25
EHzabeth (65), 27
Elizabeth (76), 27
Ely (92), 31, 32, 33, 40
Esther (107), 34
Elizabeth (131), 36
Exum (136), 36
Ely (134), 36
Edwin (151), 38, 56
Elizabeth (179), 43
Elizabeth (225), 50, 61,63.65,
EHzabeth H. (268), 55
Elvin M. (287), 57
Eleanor (307), 59
Elizabeth (308), 59
EHzabeth (352), 72, 79
Ezra Varnum (369), 88, 116
EHen (371), 89, 117
Esther AdeHne (374), 89 120
EHa Rosehe (376), 89
Eulalia Gabrilla (391), 90, 122
Edgar Norman (393), 90
EHzabeth Bond (394), 91
Elizabeth (418), 93, 127
Emma (514), 108
Eleanor (521), 108
Ephraim (528), 108, 150
Ernest (530), 108
Ellen (531), 108, 151
Edith (533), 108, 152
Elizabeth (534), 109, 152
EHza Eleanor (569), 112, 158
Effie (570), 112
Ezra Warren (572), 112
Esther Lillian (581), 112
Ella Camilla (591), 113, 158
Eva Ann (604), 116
Eleanor T. (605), 116
Edna loan (608), 116
Ezra Adams (609), 116
Ella B. (638), 120
Eulalia D. (647), 121
Espen F. (773d), 140
Elmore L. (797), 144
Ellen Louise (808), 145
Elmer J. (860), 149
Earl Edwin (863), 149
Ellia K. (866), 149
Ephraim Allen (874), ISO
Eltha Maria (876), 151
Ellen Lovenia (882), 151
Ellen Adelia (1026), 166
Emmet (1043), 167
Ricks, Florida (155), 38
Fannie Winter (160), 39
Frances Ann (237), 51
Fannie (380), 89
Fletcher Buchanan (384), 90,121
Frances Isabel (482), 100, 133
Florence (599), 114
Frank (601), 114
Francis Sherrod (608), 116
Fletcher Bumpass (642), 121,160
Frances Ann EHzabeth (645), 121
Fannie T. (663g), 125
Francis Marion (710), 130
Floretta (763), 139
74 Florence (772), 140
Florence Hattie (825), 147
Florence Harriet (951), 157
Ricks, Gideon (100), 33
George Wilkinson (144), 37
George Duke (199), 44
George (236), 51, 89
Georgie (286), 57
George (381), 89, 121
Gertrude Charlotte (464), 97
George (504), 107, 146
George Newton (646), 121
Garland Atkinson (648), 122
Gertrude Margurite (709), 130
George Abram (764), 139
George Edward (805), 145
Georgianna (885), 151
Grace Marie (968), 159
Glen Armour (980), 161
George Alexander (1046), 167
Ricks, Henry (91), 31, 32, 33
Harriet (182), 43
Harriet (190), 44
Henry (198), 44
Henrietta C. (218), 45, 49, 61
Herbert Poindexter (297), 58
Helen (415), 92
Hyrum (496), 107,140,141.143
Heber (497), 107, 144
Harriet (522), 108
Harvey (527), 108
Hugh (565), 111
Henry Delbert (579), 112
Howard Taylor (640), 121
Henry Luther (669), 126
Hazel (773), 140
Ricks, Hyrum (775), 143
Harriet (787), 144
Heber George (792), 144, 165
Harriet (804), 145
Henry Hans (864), 149
Herle (970), 159
Howard (1041), 167
Ricks, Isaac (1), 5, 9, 10, 12, 18
Isaac (2), 10, 11, 14, 15
Isaac (14), 11, 16, 20
Isaac (24), 19
Isaac (28), 17, 20, 27
Isaac (72), 27
Isaac (95), 33, 40
Isabel (137), 37
Isaac (138), 37
Isabella (213), 48, 60
Indiana (239), 51
Isaac (249), 52
Isaac (282), 56, 94
Irene (285), 56
Isabel (356), 74, 79
Ida (392), 90
Ida Udora (485), 102, 136
Irene (626), 120
Ida (686), 127
Isaac Levi (705), 130
Inez (971), 159
Ivan (1045), 167
Ricks, John (4), 10, 14, 18
Jacob (6), 10, 12, 14, 18
James (12), 11, IS
Jeane (11), 11, 15
Jacob (15), 11 ,16
John (27), 20, 26
James (35), 17, 21, 28
John (36), 21, 33
Jonah (38), 21, 34
Jacob (39), 17, 22, 23, 34
Joel (40), 17, 22, 23, 34
Josiah (46), 22, 24
John (48), 22, 24
John Sherrod (75), 27
Josiah (90), 31, 32, 33
Judith (86), 33
Jethro (94), 33
John (96), 33
Jacob (99), 33
Jonas (105), 34, 43
Josiah (106), 34, 43
Jonathan (119), 35, 49, 63,
John (127), 36, 50 (98,
Joseph (143), 37
James (165), 39, 58
Jethro (166), 39
John (176), 41, 42, 43
John Berry (178), 43, 59
James (181), 43
John Ruffin (189), 44
Joseph B. (210), 48, 60
John Elbert (214), 48
Joseph (217), 49
Ricks, Joel (228), 50, 62, 67, 68,
71, 72, 74, 79
Jerome (235), 51
John Atkinson (241), 51
John (243), 50, 51, 91
James (251), 52
Julia Ann (254), 52
Joseph (265), 54
Julia Wilkinson (266), 55
John Poindexter (299), 58
Jethro David (303), 58
James Arkansas (305), 59
James (309), 59, 97
John R. (317), 60
Joseph (350), 70, 75, 76, 79
Jonathan (364), 88, 111
Josiah (366), 88, 113
Joel Martin (367), 88
Joel (372), 6, 89, 118
John Bond (397), 91, 123
Jonathan Lafayette (407), 92
Jane (408), 92
John (412), 92
Julia (422), 93, 128
James Hoge (435), 94
John Brettan (439), 95, 129
James R. (461), 97, 130
James Lewis (487), 103
Joseph WilHs (490). 103
Joseph (495), 107, 139
James (502), 107, 146
Joel (507), 107
John (515), 108. 149
Josiah (535), 109
John (560), HI
Joel Webster (562), 111
Jennie (567), 111
Jonathan Eynon (571), 112
Jesse Margaret (508), 112
Josiah (592), 113
Joel Justin (593), 113, 158
Josephine (595), 114, 159
Joel Nephi (608), 116
Julia (611), 116
74, John Arthur (649), 122
125 Joel Cardon (621) 119
John Allen (612), 116
James B. (655), 123
Ricks, John D. (658), 123
Joel Columbus (664), 125, 16
John Lafayette (668), 126
James (687), 127
John B, (702), 130
James Wesley (707), 130
Joel (765), 139
Joseph (769), 140
James Arthur (795), 144
James Henry (814), 146
James Earell (819), 146
Joseph B. (858), 149
John Alfonzo (862), 149
Joseph Elliott (966), 158
Jesse Jay (979), 161
Joseph Alexander (1029) 166,
Joseph Allen (1044), 167
Ricks, Kathren, 12, 18
Kathren (9), 15
Kate (167), 39
Karl Vernon (608), 116
Kate A. (821), 146
Kenneth Turner (824), 146
Ricks, Lewis (41), 22, 23, 35
Lewis (98), 33
Larry (102), 34
Lahara (195), 44
Lucy A. (209), 48, 59
Lewis (226), 50,62,63,92,130,
Lawrence Telfair (219), 49
Lillian (289), 57
Ledie (294), 58
Laura Battles (304), 59
Lewis (359), 88, 166
Leah Jane (385), 90
Laura F. (377), 89
Lula (411) 92
Luc (423), 93
LamiUa (511), 108
Lewis (516), 108, 150
Lucy Temperance (579), 112
Lewis Martin (578), 112
Lavinia (598), 114
Lucy (600), 114
Lucile (613), 117
Lester Varnum (614), 117
Lewis (624), 120
Leah Lavinia (644), 121
Lula L. (662), 124
L. Catherine (666), 126
Little (663d), 125
Leo Milton (782), 143
Leland Nephi (784), 143
Louisa Larsen (809), 145
Louie Grant (817), 146
Lucretia Agnes (820), 146
Lawrence (822), 146
Leo G. (856), 149
Louie Amanda (877), 151
Lucy (879), 151
Lee (884), 151
Laver (949), 157
Leon Cardon (956), 158
Lee Edward (976), 160
Lewis Ezra (1027), 166
Lois Esther (1028), 166
Lillian (1042), 167
Lewis Arthur (1047), 167
Ricks, Mary, 17
Mary (22), 11, 12, 18
Martha (26), 26, 20
167 Mary (29), 20, 28
Mary (Mollie) (43), 22, 24
Meredith (47), 23, 24
Millie (55), 24
Martha (56), 25. 53, 54
Mary (58), 25, 94
Morning (60), 26
Mary (67), 27
Martha (Patsie) (68), 27
Mary (74), 27
Mourning (87), 33
Marmaduke (110), 34, 44
Macajah (111), 34, 44
Mary (113), 34, 45, 61
Mourning (120), 35
Michil (121), 35, 63
Martin (130), 36
Mourning (132), 36
Malany (133), 36
Martha Hill, 37, 48
Millie (164), 39
Mary (170), 40
Maraduke (180), 43
Mary (184), 44
Marcella (196), 44
Melissa (197), 44
Micajah (201), 44
Mary Ann (221), 49, 61
Martha (227). 50, 63
Millie (247), 52
Mary Winston (271), 55, 94
Missouri (276), 56
Mary (280), 56
Mary A. (301), 58
Mourning Elizabeth (302), 58, 95
Mary Cornelia (306). 59, 96
Martha Delia (310), 59
Mary Thorn (312). 59
Mathew (347). 69, 79
Mary (355), 74, 76, 77, 79, 103
Mary (365). 88, 112
Mary Adehza (378), 89
Ricks, Mary Elizabeth (382), 90
Martha (395), 91
Marcella (398), 91
Myra Olive (400), 91
Margaret Carlow (403), 91
Martha Curl (409), 92, 126
Mary (416), 92
Marcia (419), 93, 128
Missouri (420), 93
Mary Ethel (462), 97
Maude Ellen (465), 97
Mary Abigail (481), 99, 133
Mary EUzabeth (499), 107
Moriah (509), 108
Martha Jane (513), 108
Millie (518), 108
May (519), 108
Margaret (561), 111, 157
Mary Mean (577), 112
Mary (596), 114, 159
Martin (597), 114, 159
Mary EUzabeth (606), 116
Mary Annie (635), 120
Margaret B. (663a), 125
Martha (703), 130
Margaret (767), 140, 154
Martha May (774), 143, 165
Mary EUzabeth (786), 144
Mabel (791), 144
Mary Amelia ('803), 145
Margaretta Adelia (826) 147
Mabel Annetta (859), 149
Margaret Agnes (872), 150
Mary AdeUne (881), 151
Maude (950), 157
Mary Amoretta (1025), 166
Ricks, Nancy (142), 37
Nancy (174), 41, 42, 43
Nancy (183), 44
Nannie t'orina (220), 49
Nero (240), 51
Nancv (248), 52
■ Nathaniel W. (258), 53, 93
Nathan (368), 6, 88, 114
Nero Telfair (386), 90
Nancy Ross (401), 91
NeweU Douglass (404), 91, 124
Nellie (442), 95
Nathan (520), 108
Nathan Ray (603), 115
Nora Katura (661), 124
Nellie D. (663b), 125
Newell Spencer (663e), 125
NeweU Kenedv (799), 144
Ricks, Orin (69), 27
Oswin (147), 37, 52, 53
OUve Fort (157), 39
Olive (158), 39
Oswin (417), 93
Orson (517), 108, 150
Owen Robert (608), 116
OUver (801), 145
Ricks, Patty, 17
Patience (23 K), 18
Patience (51), 22, 24
Pheribee (78), 27
Patience (115), 34
Phebe (171), 40
Patsey (Martha) (186), 44
Penina (245), 52
Pocahontas (275), 56
Phebe (625), 120
Paul (627), 120
Preston (766), 139
Parley M. (773a), 140
Peter J. (773b), 140
Peari (778), 143
Perry Joseph (796), 143
Peari EUzabeth (861), 149
Peari (981), 161
Phebe (1030), 166
Ricks, Quintus Atkinson, (399), 91
Ricks, Robert (7), 10, 11, 14,15,18
Richard (10), 11, 12, 15
Robert (17), 16, 24
Richard (18), 16, 25
Robert (31), 20
Richard (30), 20
Richard (52), 24, 37
Robert (53), 24, 37
Richard (60 >0, 26
Robert (63), 26
Richard (73), 27
Robert (79), 27
Robert (89), 30, 31, 32, 33, 39
Rhoda (88), 33
Richard (97), 33
Redmond (101), 33
Rachel (108), 34
Rufin (114), 34
Rhoda (126), 36
Richard (129) 36, 51, 68
Robert (150), 38, 56
Richard (153), 38
Robert (168), 40
Richard (175), 41, 42, 43
Robert (185), 44
Ruffin (194), 44
Robert Henry (207), 6, 19, 45
Rhoda A. (212), 48, 60
Rhoda (244), 51
Ricks, Richard Lawrence (256), S3, 92
Richard Arnold (269), 55, 94
Robert Barclay (270), 55
Robert Pope (288), 57, 95
Ricks, Robert (303a), 58
Robert E. (321), 60
Richard Whitaker (396), 91
Richard Allin (410), 92, 127
Richard Arnold (434^, 13, 94
Robert Pope (431), 95
Robert Lewis (484), 6, 102, 134,
Rosamond (526), 108 (135
Rudger (573), 112
Rhea (620), 119
Reda (623), 120
Richard W. (656), 123, 160
Ross D. (663f), 125
Ralph Douglass (663h), 125
Robert (683), 127
Rual Seward (773f), 140
Ruby (779), 143
Richard (790), 144
Richard Earle (798), 144
Rebe (871), 150
Robert Russell (873), 150
Ruth (985), 161
Ricks, Sarah, 17
Sarah, 19, 20
Sarah (50), 22, 24
Sarah (64), 27
Solon (177), 42
Sarah Ann (188), 44
Spencer (191), 44
Sally (192), 44
Sidney Smith (233), 51
Samuel Terrell (267), 55
Samuella Terrell (274), 55
Sherrod (292), 58
Sarah (348), 69, 79
Sally Ann (360), 88, 109
Sarah Beriah (370), 88
Sarah EHzabeth (379), 89
Sidney Bumpass (383), 90
Samuel Smith (387), 90
Sallie Ann (388), 90, 122
Sarah Catherine (493), 107, 138
Samuel (503), 107, 146
Sarah Janette (608), 116
Sarah Eleanor ,(506), 107, 148
Susette (622), 120
Silas Sanford (563), 111, 157
Samuel Edward (643), 121, 160
Susan Jane (665), 126
Sanford Gardner (706), 130
Silas Sanford (760), 139
Sophy (773e), 140
Sarah Jane (815), 146
Stanley D. (816), 146
Sophronia (854), 149
Spencer Louis (869), 150
Silas Orval (955), 158
Samuel (977), 160
Sarah Elvira (1024), 166
Ricks, Thomas (25), 19
Thomas (44), 22, 24, 35
Thomas (61), 26
Thomas (230), 50
Teak (231), SO
Timsey (246), 52
Theophilus Edward (311), 59
Temperance (349). 63, 69, 74, 78,
79, 98, 137
Temperance (362), 88, 110
Thomas Edwin (358), 82,88,103
Thrace (404 >0, 91
Tempie (406), 92
Thomas D. (483), 100
Thomas Edwin (494), 6,107,139
Thomas Edmund (564), 111
Thora Ellen (608), 116
Telfair (637), 120
Thomas Bond (657), 123
Thomas (684), 127
Thomas Edwin (761), 139
Tabitha (788), 144
Theodore (855), 149
Thomas Emerson (870), 150
Thelma Harriett (967), 159
Ricks, Urbin (123), 36, 50
Ricks, Virginia (279), 56
Vivian Quarles (298), 58
Virgil (354), 72, 77, 79, 102
Virginia Vick (389). 90
Vern Claudius (818), 146
Viola (877), 151
Ricks, William (3), 10, 12, 14
William (13), 11, 16, 19
William, Jr., 17
William (45), 17, 22, 24, 36
Wilson (112), 34
Wilaor Willey (124), 36
Wila (135), 36, 51
Whitmer (140), 37
William (152), 38. 56
William Winter (159). 39
William Barry (162), 39, 57
Wila (172), 41, 42, 43
William Davis (215), 48
William Skinner (242), 51, 67,
William, (249a), 52
Walter A. (273), 55
William Fort (284), 56
Willis (293), 58
William Barry (295), 58
William (363), 88, 111
William Benjamin (390), 90, 122
William Thomas (402), 91, 123
William (405), 92
WiUiam (414), 92
Ricks, William (421), 93
William (500), 107, 145
(512), 108, 148
(559), 111, 157
Reed (610), 116
Allen (659), 124
Wilford Alfred (777), 143
Wilhelmina (780), 143
William Edwin (793), 144
William Alvin (811), 145
Willard Nelson (852), 149
Warren Arthur (857), 149
Wayne Wallace (969), 159
Willie (983), 161
Ricks, Zina (536), 109
Reed, Dr. Robert J., 128
Reed, Robert Jeffrey, 128
Rice, Susan, 44
Rich, Mr., 166
Ross, John, 21
Robbins, Thomas, 61
Rogers, Mr., 126
Roberts, Winifred Lovenia, 151
Sampson, Emma Wingate, 97
Sanders, Morgan 44 ,
Scott, William, 25
Secrist, Hattie, 147
Sherrod, Benjamin (81), 16, 20, 28
George Isaac, 28
Shoup, Jane Elizabeth, 104
Sisney, John, 91
Simpson, James, 91
Skinner, Elizabeth, 51
Slaughton, Clara, 44
Smellie, John T., 108
Smith, Eleanor, 43
Charles Walter, 96
Silas Sanford, 109
John Aiken (537), 109, 153
Mary Eleanor (538), 109, 153
Hortense (539). 109, 154
; Albert Ricks (540), 109, 154
William Rees, 112
Mary Elizabeth (582), 113
Willard (583), 113
Franklin (584), 113
Josephine (585), 113
James Carlos (586), 113
Minnie (587), 113
WiUiam Rees (588), 113, 116
Clara (589), 113
Mabel (590), 113
Paul C, 125
John Morgan, 152
Morgan Lavier (891), 152
Edwin Octavious (892), 152
Helbert (893), 152
Luella (894), 152
Emily Jane (902), 153
Sarah Ann (903), 153
Mary Hortense (904), 153
John Aiken (905), 153
Lucy EHzabeth (906), 153
Albert Edward (917), 154
Elias Marion (918), 154
Mary Bernice (919), 154
Arthur Bennion (920), 154
Margaret Iva (921), 155
Elner Clive (922), 155
Norma Irene (923), 155
Clarinda Ann (924), 155
Silas Sanford (925), 155
Betsey Leonora (926), 155
John William (927), 155
Smith, James Albert (928), 155
Don Samuel (929), 155
Jesse Haskell (930), 155
Margaret (931), 156
Silas T. (932), 156
Mary Clarinda (933), 156
Joseph W. (934), 156
Rebecca Inez (935), 156
Solena Abigail (936), 156
Stephen Augustus (937), 156
Jennie Elizabeth (938), 156
Archie Nathaniel (939), 156
Ruth (940), 156
Hyrum Ellege (941), 156
Annie Lee, 160
Somers, Mr., 92
Sony, Lawrence, 52
Spencer, Mary, 124
Stephens, Missouri, 58
Strickland, William, 44
Hyrum Barton (541), 109
Silas Sanford, Jr. (542), 109, 155Strong, Isaac B., 59
Jesse Joel (543), 110, 155 Sumner, Mary Tise,
Lenora Abigail (544), 110 Sykes, Mr., 91
Stephen Augustus (545), 1 10,156
Ella Clarinda (546), 110, 156
Taft, Emma, 92
Taturn, Benjamin F., 95
Taylor, K. D., 51
W. C, 89
Sarah Ann, 114
Mary Annie, 120
Terrell, Mary Ann, 54
Terrill, Newton, 58
Thompson, Anna, 123
Thorn, Tempie E., 45
Toney, Eliza, 27
Turman, James Rouse, 138
James Ricks (747), 138
Thomas Joel (748), 138
William (749), 138
Sarah Elizabeth (750), 138
Tabitha Eleanor (751), 138
Margaret Belle (752), 138
Samuel George (753), 138
Mary Olive (754), 139
Alice Sabina (755), 139
Alta Maud (756), 139
Winfred (757), 139
Ethel Permelia (758), 139
Helvin Dale (759), 139
Turner, Dr. Reuben Frazer, 128
Eleanor Frazer (697), 128, 164
Jennie Bates (698), 128, 164
Tweedy, Mary, 102
Updegraph, Hon. Jonathan T.
Fred C. (688), 127
Charles T. (689), 127
Walter M. (690), 127
Van Hooser, John, 77, 103
Mary Ellen, (491), 103, 136, 137
Temperance EUzabeth (492), 103,
Vansant, Hugh Columbus, 163 (137
Tina M. (1004), 163
Harry Olive (1005), 163
Vick, William, 37
Grant Barry, 44
Tempie Biddie, 121
Walker, Turner, 52
Watkins, John, 34
Weed, Ralph R., 97
Westar, William, 49, 63
Charlotte (222), 49
Kinchen (223), 49
Peggy (224), 49
Wheeler, Julia Sophia, 98
Whitford, Sarah, 24
Whitefield, Beddie, 34
Whitlock, Martha S., 94
Whitley, Charles H., 61
Rose P. (333), 61
Henry (334), 61
Eula (335), 61
Paul (336), 61
White, Oswin, 55
Alfred Ricks, 55
Willie (691), 128
JuUa (692), 128
Kyle (693), 128
Libbie (694), 128
Prof. WiUiam H., 128
Philip R. (695), 128
Williams, Priscilla 35
Wilkinson, Julia, 37
WilHs, John, 39
Wilson, Joseph E., 120
Esther (629), 120
Ida (630), 120
EUis Ricks (631), 120
Jean (632), 120
Joel Ricks (633), 120
Winston, Mary, 93
Mary J., 52, 53
Bowling Henry (266), 54, 55
Lucy Bowling, 55
John Clark, 55
Winter, Fannie, 38
Wixom, Joseph, 166
Leroy (1031), 166
Lewis E. (1032), 166
Frank S. (1033), 166
Amorette (1034), 167
Wixom, Esther (1035), 167 Agnes (324), 60
Jesse (1036), 167 Benjamin (323), 60
Nora (1037). 167 Alice (325), 60
Ida (1038), 167 Kate (326), 60
Mildred (1039), 167 John (327), 60
Vera (1040), 167 Esther (328). 60
Wolf, May, 157 Ellen (329), 60
Woodbine, Arthur A., 159
Cora (975), 159 Y
Woodfork, John W., 38
Woodruff. John, 60 Yallop, Ellen M., 104
Wilham (322), 60
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