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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

5 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

  3. my name is roy cooper ‘my gggrangfather was barnabas cooper he fault in the Rev.war 1779 live in Amherst va.late 1700s early 1800s he marry jariah shawnee hicks she was native American any information on him or my grandma being monacan or cherokee’

  4. I came upon this while researching Leroy Hicks. He was my husband’s 2nd great grand uncle. Leroy’s father, Blanford and Mary Peters were the parents of my husband’s grandfather, and I believe Mary Peters was the daughter of a William Peters who happens to be my Mother’s line. More work to be done. My husband’s grandfather was Walter Theadore Hicks in Amherst. This line is so difficult to follow because of the names, Blanford, Bransford, Bluford, and on and on. I would love to connect with you to share notes. I live in Bedford Va. and go to Amherst often. email is ernie1109@gmail.com. Tina

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