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Hicks Family in Amherst Virginia

Last June I had an opportunity to plan a genealogical trip with my mom, Betty, sister, Kathy, and Aunt, Carol.  Kathy and I both flew into Charlotte.  The next day we got up and traveled to Virginia.  The few weeks leading up to the trip, I was busy planning on the route, what cemeteries I wanted to visit, etc.  I had made a friend, Rita,  via findagrave.com

Rita was instrumental in narrowing the cemeteries down to a few key areas.  Her and her husband were priceless.  They met us in Amherst.  The first cemetery we traveled to was in Amherst.  It was Hicks Cemetery off of Hicks Farm Road.  Rita was able to gain access as this cemetery is on private property.  The property was gorgeous.  It was not hard to imagine my distant family working this land.

William Hixs was the first one that I found in the Amherst area.  He appears in Amherst County, Virginia in an Early Virginia Census in 1783.  He was my 5th great-grandfather.  He fought in the Revolutionary War.  I will have to do more research on him.  Blansford Hixs, my 4th great-grandfather and his wife, Mary Polly Peters had 12 children.  These are some of the tombstones we were able to see in this cemetery.

Nicholas Hicks DOB: 21 Aug 1813 DOD: 23 Jun 1891

Nicholas Hicks
DOB: 21 Aug 1813
DOD: 23 Jun 1891

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2 thoughts on “Hicks Family in Amherst Virginia

  1. Hello I was very interested in your article on Hicks/Hix. My name was Kay Hicks ( now married it is Coffey) I am a part of the Hicks Family on Hicks Farm and the cemetery at Monroe, Virginia. My Father was Robert Calvin Hicks Sr., my Grandfather was Calvin Hicks Jr., my Great Grandfather Calvin Hicks, and my Great Great Grandfather was Madison Hicks and they are all buried there at the Family Cemetery on Hicks Farm Road. Gampygigi I was wondering if you could Email and we could chat. I too think that Blanford Hicks was my Great Great Great Grandfather. Thanks for the info on your site. Hope to hear from you!

  2. I left a comment earlier and after I posted I saw Gampygigi in the middle of it. I am not very good at this, so if you could delete the Gampygigi out I would be appreciative. Thanks

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