Hicks Genealogy
Kanawha County, WV Land Grants and other land-related information

Here are some West Virginia land grants for Hicks folks:


Land Office Patents and Grants - VA & WV


Hicks, Ellis (not my ggg-gf Ellis) - 20 June 1798, Abingdon, Russell County, VA.

Hicks, Thomas -- 2 February 1664 -- Lancaster County. 100 acres. On the North side of Peanktank River, adjoining the land of John Appleton. Patents 5, page 558

Hicks, John -- 22 Oct. 1682 -- James City County. 183 acres. Beginning on the south side of ye south swamp over against ye mouth of Prestons Spring branch. Patents 7, page 183.

Hix, Robert -- 31 October 1716 -- Surry County. 1070 acres. On the North side of Maherin River, beginning and extending on the bank of the River. Adjoins land of Kavenaugh. Patent No. 10, page 307.

Hix, Robert -- 9 July 1724 -- Surry County. 140 acres. On the North side of the Miery branch. Patent No. 12, page 97.

Hicks, Marmaduke and Moss, William -- 27 September 1729 -- Goochland County. 400 acres. On the south side James River on the main Deep Creek. Patents 13, 1725-30, page 387.

Hix, Joseph -- 5 June 1736 -- Hanover County. 222 acres. Adjoining Rutherford, Broadhurst, Clement, et.al. patent 17, page 107.

Hix, Robert -- 2 January 1737 -- Surry County. 650 acres. On the North side of Maherin River, and on the south side of the Three Creeks. Beginning and extending on the East side of Reeves' swamp. Patent No. 17, page 452.

Hix, William -- 30 July 1742 -- Hanover County. 175 acres. Adjoining Cecilia Anderson, and John Stanly. Patent 28 (or 20), page 428

Hix, Joseph -- 1 December 1748 -- Surry County. 128 acres. On the south side of Blackwater swamp. Beginning and extending Joseph Richardson's corner on the Miery branch. Patent No. 27, page 65.

Hix, William -- 28 August 1748 -- Surry County. 280 acres. On the south side of Nottaway River, and on the south side of the great Ploughman swamp. Patent No. 26, page 586.

Hix, Joseph -- 10 April 1751 -- Lunenburg County. 400 acres. On the branches of Little Cherrystone Creek adjoining Richard Parsons, et.al. patent 29, page 428

Abrell, John

10 November 1757

Frederick County, VA

220 acres adjoining his own line and WILLIAM HICKS on the east side of Opeckon

Northern Neck Grants K, 1757-1762, p. 37

28 Mar 1758 - Amos Hix of Lunenburg, & Walter Lee of Cumberland. 165 pounds - 600 acres of land bounded by Sam'l Bugg, John Earl, Robertson, Sandefer, Nathaniel Hix. Witnesses: Anselm Bugg, Jacob Bugg, Nathaniel Hix. Land by River; wife: Mary

17 Jan 1758 - between Amos Hix of Lunenburg and Nathaniel Hix for 1 pound; 300 acres on North side of Ronoak River. James Sandefor, Isaac Mitchel, Langlues? Witnesses: Jacob, Samuel & Anselm Bugg

19 Jan 1759 - between Amos Hix of Lunenburg and Samuel Bugg.

Hix, John -- 10 July 1767 -- Lunenburg County. 395 acres. On the East branches of Reedy Creek adjoining Brooks' line. Patent 37, page 15.

Hix, Joseph -- 6 April 1769 -- Surry County. 281 acres. On the south side of Black water swamp. Adjoining his own, Capt. Howell Briggs, John Smith, William Brown and extending. Patents No. 38, page 592.

Hix, John -- 3 August 1771 -- Pittsylvania County. 400 acres. On both sides of Great Cherrystone Creek. Patent 40, page 514.

Briggs, Henry

1 August 1772

Russell County, VA

65 acres on the south side of Nottoway River adjoining WILLIAM HICKS, Joseph Ellis and his own land.

Land Office Patents No. 40, 1771-1772, p. 874

Hix, William -- 7 July 1780 -- Bedford County. 225 acres. On Lake Run in North branch of Stanton River. Patents A, 1779-80, page 605.

Hicks, John - 1786, Book O, pg. 65 - Rockingham Co, John Apler & John Hicks, 146 a, branch of Cooks Creek adjoining Harrison, Shanklin, Pettijohns, Samuel Miller, John Miller. (Abstract of land grant surveys, 1761-1791 by Peter Cline Kaylor)

Hicks, John -- 22 Oct. 1788 -- Rockingham County. 146 acres. See Alpir, John and Hicks, John 22 Oct. 1788 grants 18, page 639.

Hicks, William -- 28 April 1788 -- Lincoln County. 400 acres on Taylor's fork of Silver Creek. Grants 16, page 690.

Hicks, William -- 29 April 1788 -- Lincoln County. 874 acres. Ad joining his settlement on the Northwardly and westwardly sides. Grants 16, page 720.

Hix, Joseph -- 16 July 1788 -- Montgomery County. 100 acres. On the clear fork of Wolf Creek, a branch of New River adjoining Thomas Smith. Grants 18, page 128.

Hicks, William -- 23 April 1792 -- Fayette County, Kentucky. 1628 acres. Adjoining Austin Morriss. Grants 24, page 663.

Hicks, John -- 13 September 1793 -- Campbell County. 125 acres. Including the banks, islands, rocks, shoals and bed of Staunton River between the County of Campbell and the County of Halifax. Grants 30, 1793-99, page 72.

Hicks, John -- 26 February 1793 -- Montgomery County. 130 acres. On Whitneys and Walker's Creek a branch of New River and adjoining Pickens on the west side. Grants 27, page 573

Hicks, John; Campbell, Robert; Currie, William; and Currie, James. -- 17 Nov. 1797 -- Greenbrier County. 3000 acres. On the left-hand fork of Pocatalico Creek. Grants 38, page 50.

Hicks, John; Campbell, Robert; Currie, William; and Currie, James -- 20 Nov. 1797 -- Greenbrier County. 3000 acres. Beginning on the waters of a large Creek emptying into the Little Kanawha about 37 miles from its mouth.

Hicks, John; Campbell, Robert; Currie, William; and Currie, James -- 20 Nov. 1797 -- Greenbrier County. 3000 acres. On the dividing ridge between the waters of the Little and Great Kanawha. Grants 38, page 44.

Hicks, John; Campbell, Robert; Currie, William; and Currie, James -- 20 Nov. 1797 -- Greenbrier County. 3000 acres. On both sides of the dividing ridge between the waters of Little and Great Kanawha. Grants 38, page 48.

Hicks, Thomas -- 28 September 1797 -- Sussex County. 7 and a half acres. At joining land of Charles Holt, deceased, Etheldred Davis and his own land. Grants No. 37, page 431.

Hix, John; Campbell, Robert; Currie, William; and Currie, James -- 17 Nov. 1797 -- Greenbrier County. 3000 acres. On both sides of Pocatalico Creek on the right hand fork of said Creek. Grants 38, page 40.

Hix, Joseph -- 14 Nov. 1798 -- Wythe County. 400 acres. On the hunting camp the waters of Wolf Creek a branch of New river. Grants No. 42, page 154

Hicks, Charles and Hicks, John -- 30 March 1799 -- Henry County. 154 acres On the waters of Beaver Creek adjoining James Hicks' own land. "Exors of James Hicks, deceased." Grants 42, page 286

Hicks, John and Campbell, Robert -- 26 June 1800 -- Kanawha County. 500 acres. On the dividing ridge between Big and Little Sandy Creeks of Ohio River about six miles from said River adjoining the south side of a survey made for said Hicks, and Campbell No. 6, and west side of their survey No. 4. Grants 44, page 618.

Hicks, John and Campbell, Robert -- 26 June 1800 -- Kanawha County. 500 acres. About twelve miles below Pond Creek of Ohio River and 7 miles from said River on a left-hand branch of Big Sandy Creek which heads with Pond Creek. Grants 45, page 588

Hicks, John and Campbell, Robert -- 26 June 1800 -- Kanawha County. 500 acres. Adjoining the south side of their survey No. 1 of 500 acres on a branch of the left-hand fork of Big Sandy Creek of Ohio River about eight miles from said River. Grants 45, page 589.

Hicks, John and Campbell, Robert -- 26 June 1800 -- Kanawha County. 500 acres. Adjoining the North side of their survey No. 3, on the waters of Big Sandy Creek of Ohio River. Grants 45, page 601.

Hicks, John and Campbell, Robert -- 27 June 1800 -- Kanawha County. 500 acres. Adjoining said Hicks and Campbell survey No. 1 of 500 acres on the North side. Grants 45, page 600.

Hicks, John and Campbell, Robert -- 27 June 1800 -- Kanawha County. 500 acres. Adjoining on the west side of their survey No. 5 on Little Sandy Creek of Ohio River been about 4 1/2 miles from the Ohio River. Grants 45, page 603.

Hicks, Claiborne 12 September 1800 Russell County, VA 100 acres on the head of Becks Branch the waters of Clinch River Land Office Grants No. 47, 1800-1801, p. 181
"Northern Neck Grants & Surveys"

Hix, Jesse -- 14 December 1802 -- Bedford County. Twenty acres. See Holley, William and Hix, Jesse 14 December 1802. Grants 51, 1802-03, page 184.


Hicks, Richard -- 1 July 1817 -- Greenbrier County. 148 a. See Sceggs, Joseph and Hicks, Richard -- 1 July 1817. Grants 66, page 391.

Hicks, Richard, Jr. -- Nicholas County -- 17 June 1824. Fifty acres on North side of Mile Creek. Grants and 73, page 200

Hicks, Washington -- 31 January 1849 -- Braxton County. Fifty acres. On the deep dividing ridge at the head of Big Spreading Shoal Run. Grants No. 101, page 261.

Hicks, Stephen B. -- 1 February 1859 -- Gilmer County. 100 acres. On Stinson fork of west fork of Little Kanawha. Grants No. 115, page 789.

Source: Virginia State Library Digital Collections, Land Office Patents and Grants


Related Families on the 1809 Kanawha County Personal Property Tax List:


Before 1800: William Hicks is the only Hicks I've found listed in Kanawha County's property tax lists.  He is not listed in the Kanawha property tax list of 1792 and 1793, but is listed in 1796's tax list (1 white male adult over 21, 2 horses, 0 slaves). In 1806, 3 males are listed under "White Titheables". Somehow, we have to get William/Hannah to Georgia in time for Ellis Hicks' birth in c. 1794 (plus or minus a few years) and back to Kanawha.

There's a real timeline problem with a Georgia birthplace for Elizabeth Hicks in 1802. William is listed in Kanawha at that time. Of course, there's nothing to say that Hannah didn't travel to Georgia without William in order to give birth. It doesn't make a lot of sense since Hannah's birthplace is always listed as "VA" in all documents that I've seen. Unless someone she was close to moved to Georgia at some time and Hannah wanted to be with them at the times of these births.

1810 Census: There are two Hix heads of households listed in Kanawha:  William (over age 45) and David Hix (16-26).  William has 8 children living with him.  David is definitely William and Hannah's child according to David's Putnam county, WV death certificate.  David is also shown on the 1806 Property tax list.  William is shown also as applying for and paying the fee to run a tavern.

1820: The 1820 census does not show William Hicks, but does show Hannah Hicks. It's pretty clear that William dies c. 1812-1813, leaving Hannah Garrad/Jarret as his widow.  Some of the other 8 individuals from William's household move out and become heads of their own households including Ellis & Kellis (aka Achellis). Also listed as head of his own quite large household is Richard Hicks (age 45 and up).

Richard is a brother to William Hicks and both are brothers to Mordecai Hicks - a revolutionary war casualty.  Click here to read the land bounty information which finally arrived from the Virginia State Library (and cost me an arm and leg to get!).

The Richard Hicks listed below in the land deeds is of this family - William and Mordecai's brother. The "et.al" he bought the land with is Joseph Skaggs. Richard married Jane Skaggs and their sister Katherine (Kitty) Hicks married John Henry Skaggs. The Skaggs family are considered West Virginia pioneers in the history books I've read so far - this Hicks family isn't mentioned.

John Hicks is probably a relative. Whose child he is remains unknown to me, but he seemed to be rather successful in his land dealings. His "et.al" was Robert Campbell. One wonders whether there are other Hicks deeds out there, clumped under "et.al" rather than their true surname.


Land Deed - dated 6th February 1818

Greenbrier County

Joseph Skaggs & Richard Hicks - 148 acres Greenbrier

To all to whom these present shall cover, greeting: Know ye that in conformity with a _____ made on the 3rd day of April 1816, by virtue of a Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 5288 if ___ the 2nd of November 1814.

There is granted by the said Commonwealth unto Joseph Skaggs & Richard Hicks, a certain tract in parcel of land containing 148 acres, Situate in the county of Greenbrier, by big Laurel Creek a branch of New River, near the foot of Gurity? Mountain where the Old Kanawha road crosses the mountain, adjoining their own land, and bounded as follow __ to wit: Beginning at a white oak and on the top of the Clif__ of a branch near a fence and ___ , ___ to their _on land __ with the same, S. 78, W. 70 poles to a white oak on a ridge near a drain, N. 70, W 26 poles to a white oak in a ridge by our old pastures thence leaving the same, S.6, W. 100 poles crossing said creek below the m__sk of a branch to three white oaks in a ridge near a small drain, S. 70, W. 27 poles to a white oak and __ on the top of the cliffs of said creek, S. 58, E. 248 poles to a white oak on a flat ridge near a branch and thence, N. 18 W. 259 poles crossing said creek to the Beginning.


Monroe County Deed Book E (1815-1817):

Purchasers Names: CAPERTON & ALEX'R

Delinquent Property Owner: HICKS & CAMPBELL

Whole Tract: 990

Quantity Sold: 790

Taxes $: 13.15

Page No. 148


Monroe County Deed Book C (1808-1812):

121-22: 23 -- 1809: James GWINN and wife Polly GWINN to Conrad DEBOY two tracts for $1.00. Tract 1) 191 acres 2) 132 acres adj. Little Wolf Creek and adj. HIX, SCAGGS. (Source #18: Monroe County, VA Abstracts by Larry G. Shuck)


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