Hicks Genealogy

Hickses in Early Augusta County, VA

Joint Land Grant for Augusta/Rockbridge Counties in 1690:


"A typical example of a grant of land for the importation of a number of persons into the Colony is found in the case of John Bannister, who in 1690 imported thirty-five and received from Francis Nicholson, Lieut. Governor, seventeen hundred and thirty acres in Charles City county on the south side of Appomatock River in the Parish of Bristol at a place called Hatcher’s Run. The names of the individuals are affixed to the grant."

Phillis Millington

Elizabeth Hollis

William Southaway

Abraham a Negro

William Standback

Hester Vaughan

John Spoll

Humphrey Hix

Negro Jonny

Ainne Berry

Francis Hill

Francis Goan

Sarah Pollard

Mary Doon

Wm. Crin

John Aled

Sandy Cruw

John Davis

Artho. Hacket

Martha Oumden

Nath. Dixon

Gowen Berry

Wm. Praw

Wm. Davis

Wm. Tayloe

Tho. Gent

Elod. Vaugan

Wm. Brown

Robt. Aston

Gabriel Arthur

Jno. Thomas

Jno. Ellib

Sam. Buxton

G. L. Waten

Jno. Eggerton


"The Attack on Vause's Fort"

June 25, 1756

Upper Roanoke Valley, VA

"According to Preston's Register, those killed, wounded or taken prisoners at Vause's Fort were:

Capt. John Smith, prisoner, returned;

Peter Looney, prisoner, escaped;

William Bratton, prisoner, returned;

Joseph Smith, prisoner;

William Pepper, prisoner;

Mrs. Vause, her two daughters, a negro, two young Indians and a man-servant, prisoners;

James Bell, prisoner;

Christopher Hicks, prisoner;

Benjamin Davis, prisoner;

Lieut. John Smith, killed;

John Tracy, killed;

John English, killed;

Mrs. Mary English, prisoner;

William Robinson, wounded;

Thomas Robinson, wounded;

John Robinson, killed;

John Walker, prisoner;

--- Cole, prisoner;

--- Graham, prisoner;

"Thomas Callaway came from Hickey's Fort and found the mangled bodies lying in heaps. All of Vause's family, he thought, killed, except a daughter Levice, and two sons who had gone to mill that day. He followed the Indians over the mountains and down the Leevice Fork of Kentucky, crossing the Ohio River at Leevice Ford near Cincinnati...." pg. 232

James River Estates Settled, 1760-1770

February 17, 1762, Christopher Hicks' appraisement was made by Stephen Rentfroe, David Luney and John Luney. He was credited with "his pay for ranging" and "cash he left when he was tuck prisoner." Will Bk. 3, 113

Source: VIRGINIA FRONTIER, by F.B. Kegley, ©1938

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