E-MAIL: margie_s43119@yahoo.com
DATE: 05/28/2008
QUERY:My great-grandfather: James L. HICKMAN, b.4 Mar 1846 Fairfield Co., d.7 May 1919 Frankfort, Ross Co., OH. Married 1891/92 Alatha D. LECHLITER. Civil War papers state he was born at Clearport. His death certificate lists father: Henry HICKMAN b.’states’, mother: Minerva BIXLER b.’states’. Research of Henry HOCKMAN (Hickman) of Pleasant Township does not seem to fit. In the 1840 census Henry had a wife who could have been Minerva’s age, but in 1850 and 1860 he has a wife Sarah or Mary, but no son James. James’ wife Alatha was from Royalton, the daughter of Daniel LECHLITER and Mariah Ann SLOUGH. I have been searching and searching for Henry HICKMAN and Minerva BIXLER – does anyone have any clues? Help would be appreciated. / Dianne