Descendants of John Wickham 1734-1835
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John Wickham was born in Rhode Island in June of 1734 to unknown parents. When 8 years old he moved to New York and from this state he later served in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. About 1818, John, and many of his descendants, moved to SE Ohio. At the age of 99 years he applied for a military pension and was awarded $80 a year. When almost 100 he married his second wife, Sarah Cunningham, who was in her 80's. A the time of his marriage, he was said to have the appearence of a man in his 60's. He died Feb. 19, 1835 in Morgan Co, OH at the age of 100 years and 8 months.
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I have been researching the Wickhams for about 15 years and in the process acquired a large amount of information on the Wickhams in the US. An interest in sharing this information motivated me to establish this web-site in 2007 and it now includes 10,540 names and 241 photos.
The intent of this web-site is to provide information on 7 generations of Wickhams, starting with John Wickham, and to encourage others to add information to this site. Any information or photos you have to share with this website would be greatly appreciated and you will be credited with furnishing the information. Living persons are listed only as Living . Please let me know of any errors you find on this site.
I invite you to join me on the journey to discover the parentage of John Wickham. Is he a descendant of Thomas Wickham 1622-1688 who came from England to CT? Thomas Wickham is considered the forefather of many of the Wickhams in the US, but we have not found a definate link connecting Thomas and John. Some information on the internet states that John Wickham is the son of various different Wickhams but none of these reported fathers of John have had a connection to Rhode Island where John said he was born. My personal theory is that John is a descendant of Immigrant Thomas Wickham's son Samuel, who moved from CT to RI, most likely through Samuel's son William Wickham. Of course I have no proof - yet!
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Children of John included in this web-site:
Warren Wickham (~1761 -~1820) served in the Revolutionary War and later moved to SE OH. Many of his descendants moved to WV.
Daniel Wickham (1762 - 1844) served in the Revolutionary War and lived his entire life in NY, as did most of his descendants.
Mary Wickham (1765 - ~1845) married Ephraim Farrington and lived in NY, as did most of her descendants.
Benjamin Wickham (1768 -1851) was referred to by John Wickham as my oldest son in his pension application. Benjamin moved from NY to SE OH and then to IA. He had a large family.
Margaret Wickham (1769 - Bef 1850) married Ambrose Merry and moved from NY to SE OH. (This line is still under construction.)
Reuben Wickham (1769 - Aft 1840) remained in NY but many of his descendants moved to SE OH and then on to IA.
Susanna Wickham (1772 - 1849) married Thomas Balis and moved from NY to SE OH. (This line is still under construction.)
Sir William Johnson Wickham (1776 - Aft 1834) served in the War of 1812 and may have been named after a commander John Wickham probably knew in the French & Indian War, Sir William Johnson. William moved from NY to SE OH and many of his children moved on to IA.
John Wickham, Jr. ( 1777 - ~1865) moved from NY to SE OH and then on to IA. He reportedly had 21 children by 2 wives and 7 of his sons served in the Civil War.
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Much appreciation goes to the late Gerald Wickham of IA and the late Anne Wickham of OH without whom this website would not exist. The 3 of us collaborated over the course of many years, researching the Wickhams and sorting out which lines the various Wickhams belonged to.
Thanks also to the late Arthur N. Wickham and for his reseach files that are at the Nebraska State Historical Library at Lincoln, in the manuscript department. He attempted to compile family trees of all the Wickhams who lived in the US but he died before completing this massive project. Included in his reseach files are many letters written in the 1940's from various Wickhams offering genealogy information.
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Pedigree Chart for John WICKHAM
Index of Names
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