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1. Charity Jane RUTTER

2. Anna Jane BIGGER

Timothy WICKHAM 4

  • Born: 4 Aug 1828, Olive Twp, Morgan Co, OH 4
  • Marriage (1): Charity Jane RUTTER on 23 Dec 1858 in Hardin Co, IA 1
  • Marriage (2): Anna Jane BIGGER on 9 Dec 1883 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA 2 3
  • Died: 4 Mar 1911, Linn Twp, Marshall Co, IA at age 82
  • Buried: Linwood Cem, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA 5

bullet  General Notes:

Timothy Wickham and Asahel Marvin Wickham moved to Iowa in 1848.

1850 IA CENSUS, Cedar Co, Linn Twp: John "Wickam", 73, farmer, $200 real estate, b. NY; Eunice, 47, b. ME, unable to read/write; Timothy, 22, farmer, b. OH, unable to read/write; Bimael R., 20, farmer, b. OH, unable to read/write; Wm, 18, farmer, b. OH; Jas., 16, farmer, b. OH; Asa, 14, b. OH; Robt. 12, b. OH; Sarah, 9, b. OH; Rachel, 7, b. OH.
(Listed next to them on the census was Anson Wickham and family.)

LAND RECORDS, Hardin Co, IA: Timothy Wickham bought 32 acres of land on June 7, 1854 from Charles Boyle. Sec. 28, Twp 88, Range 19.

LAND RECORDS, Cedar Co, IA: Timothy Wickham and John & Eunice Wickham sold 160 acres of land in Linn Twp to John Gray on Sept. 30, 1854 for $1200.

LAND RECORD, Hardin Co., IA Mortgage Book: Timothy Wickham sold 160 acres to James H. Drain on March 6, 1856. Sec. 24, Twp. 88, Range 19.

1856 IA STATE CENSUS, Hardin Co, Clay Twp: Timothy Wickham, 26, single, b. OH, farmer; John, 79, married, b. SNY, farmer; Eunice, 55, married, b. Maine; Bimeal R., 25, single, b. OH, farmer; William M., 23, single, b. OH, farmer; Robert M. 17, b. OH, Sarah Jane, 15. b. OH; "Racheal", 13, b. OH. They raised hay, spring wheat, corn and hogs. They had all been in IA 8 yrs.

LAND RECORD, Hardin Co, IA: Deed Book C., p, 468 - Timothy Wickham bought Lot 6, Block 22 at Steamboat Rock from Martin McKim on Jan. 21, 1857.

HARDIN CO, IA MARRIAGE RECORD: Timothy Wickham and Charity J. Rutter were married Dec 23, 1858 by S.C. Higenbotham(?), J.P.

1860 IA CENSUS, Hardin Co, Clay Twp:
T. "Wickan", 32, male, shingle maker, $300, $50 b. OH;
C. (wife Charity) female, 20, b. IN, could not read or write;
W. S. (son Winfield R.), 7/12, male, b. IA;
A. (brother Asahal J.) 25, male, b. OH, could not read or write;
R. (brother Robert) 21, male, b. OH, could not read or write;
J. (father John, Jr), 83, b. NY.

Name: Timothy Wickham
Issue Date: 1 May 1855
State of Record: Iowa
Acres: 160
Accession Number: IA0660__.060
Metes and Bounds: No
Land Office: Fort Des Moines
Canceled: No
US Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Number: 5672
Legal Land Description: Section Twp Range Meridian Counties
24 88-N 19-W 5th PM Hardin

Name: Timothy Wickham
Residence: Hardin County, Iowa
Enlistment Date: 15 Aug 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Iowa
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 August 1862 at the age of 33.
Enlisted in Company F, 32nd Infantry Regiment Iowa on 30 Aug 1862.
Mustered Out Company F, 32nd Infantry Regiment Iowa on 24 Aug 1865 at Clinton, IA.
(Note: W. O. Wickham & Andrew J. Hadden also served in the 32nd Iowa. Comp. F.)

At time of enlistment, Timothy had blue eyes, sandy hair & complexion and was 5'7" tall.

REGIMENT: 32nd Infantry Regiment Iowa
Date of Organization: 6 Oct 1862
Muster Date: 24 Aug 1865
Regiment State: Iowa
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 32nd
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 6
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 2
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 101
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 213
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
Thirty-second Infantry IOWA (3 years)

Thirty-second Infantry. Cols., John Scott, Gustavus A. Eberhart, Lieut.- Cols., Edward H. Mix, Gustavus A. Eberhart, Jonathan Hutchinson, Majs., Gustavus A. Eberhart, Jonathan Hutchinson, John R. Jones.

This regiment was mustered into the service at Dubuque, Oct. 6, 1862 and was sent to St. Louis. On Dec. 17 Cos. C and I started on an expedition west of New Madrid, during which they captured from the enemy 5 commissioned officers, 3 enlisted men, 35 horses and 50 head of cattle. Col. Scott, with 20 men, examined the various points on the river between New Madrid and Cape Girardeau, where trade or smuggling was practicable. On his return he brought a scouting party, 50 strong, from Cape Girardeau to Lane's landing, from which place it returned to Cape Girardeau through the interior, making a successful reconnaissance.

Co. C was attached to the 4th MO cavalry as mounted infantry and engaged in arduous duties. Co. E was placed on duty at Fort Quinby, near Columbus, Ky., and H and K were sent to Island No. 10. The duties at this place were largely in protecting the contraband colony and in guarding public stores though there were expeditions to either shore and some fighting. In one of these affairs, Oct. 22, 1863, Private John D. Baker of Co H was killed by guerrillas.

A detachment of six companies of the 32nd, B. C, E, H. I and K, participated with the 2nd brigade, 3rd division, 16th army corps, in the famous and successful Meridian raid of Gen. Sherman, in which the railroads were torn up and destroyed. On Feb. 28, 1864, near Canton, Miss., a forage train of _2 teams, guarded by 25 men of Co. C, was attacked by 300 mounted Confederates. A gallant resistance was made, the fight lasting over half an hour. Private Edward Flood was killed. The Confederates admitted a loss of 25 killed and wounded. The train escaped with a loss of eight teams captured -- due to a panic among the teamsters.

A detachment of the 32nd, Cos. A, D, F and G. was attached to a cavalry division under Gen. Davidson and remained with it until ordered to Vicksburg in Jan. 1864, to rejoin the regiment. Gen. Davidson expressed his appreciation of the courage and fidelity of the detachment in a special order.

On March 4 the regiment was reunited, and on the 10th it entered on the Red River expedition. In Gen. Smith's division and Col. Shaw's brigade, it bore a gallant part in the marches and the battles of the campaign. At the storming of Fort De Russy the brigade played a brilliant role. In the battle of Pleasant Hill, Smith's division was ordered to the front, and Shaw's brigade, in the advance, did the hardest fighting of the day. It seems almost incredible that the 32nd, cut off from its brigade and entirely surrounded, with nearly one-half of its numbers killed or wounded, not only held its own, but near dark fought its way through, joined the advanced troops, and in less than 30 minutes was ready to meet the enemy again.

At the battle of Bayou de Glaize during the retreat the 32nd was actively engaged, its casualties being 5 wounded. At Lake Chicot, in a sharp engagement of only a few minutes, the regiment lost 4 killed and 4 wounded. The 32nd also participated in the Tupelo campaign, and was in the battle of Nashville with Col. Gilbert's brigade, Smith's division. In the final charge on the afternoon of Dec. 16, the regiment captured a battery of 5 guns with 50 prisoners, losing 1 man killed and 25 wounded.

The regiment was present at the siege and capture of Spanish Fort, and after the storming of Fort Blakely and the fall of Mobile it remained in Alabama until sent to Clinton, IA, where it was mustered out on Aug. 24, 1865. During its term of service the regiment lost, in killed or died from wounds, 95; died from disease, 206; wounded, 142; discharged, 173.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4

Battles Fought by 32nd IA Infantry:
Fought on 23 Apr 1863 at Bloomfield, MO.
Fought on 26 Apr 1863 at Cape Girardeau, MO.
Fought on 27 Jun 1863.
Fought on 14 Aug 1863 at Little Red River, AR.
Fought on 27 Aug 1863 at Bayou Metoe, AR.
Fought on 22 Oct 1863 at Island No. 10, MS River.
Fought on 11 Nov 1863.
Fought on 4 Feb 1864 at Big Black River, MS.
Fought on 18 Feb 1864.
Fought on 28 Feb 1864 at Canton, MS.
Fought on 14 Mar 1864 at Fort DeRussey, LA.
Fought on 7 Apr 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA.
Fought on 9 Apr 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA.
Fought on 18 May 1864 at Yellow Bayou, LA.
Fought on 18 May 1864 at Bayou De Glaize, LA.
Fought on 6 Jun 1864 at Lake Chicot, AR.
Fought on 14 Jul 1864 at Tupelo, MS.
Fought on 24 Aug 1864 at Oxford Raid.
Fought on 10 Dec 1864 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 16 Dec 1864 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 13 Feb 1865 at MS River.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Fort Blakely, AL.

INFO FROM GERALD WICKHAM: Timothy spent from 17 Dec 1864 to July 17 1865 in hospital at Nashville, TN.

1870 IA CENSUS, Johnson Co, Cedar Twp, Solon P. O.: Timothy Wickham, 40, works on farm, b. OH; Charity Jane, 30, b. IN; Winfield R., 10, b. IA; Hannah, 8, b. IA; Melissa S., 1/12, b. IA in April.

1880 IA CENSUS, Linn Co, Cedar Rapids: Timothy Wickham, 50, widowed, laborer, unemployed for 4 months of year, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. ME; son R. Winfield Wickham, 20 single, laborer, b. IA, father b. OH, mother b. IN. They appeared to be boarding with another family.

INFO FROM GERALD WICKHAM: Timothy and Charity divorced in the spring of 1881 in Waterloo, Black Hawk Co, IA. They had 3 children.

LINN CO, IA MARRIAGE RECORD: Groom: Timothy Wickham of Cedar Rapids, IA, day laborer, 55 next birthday, b. OH, 2nd marriage, father: John Wickham, mother: U. Cunningham. Bride: Anna Smealon(?) of Cedar Rapids, 47 next birthday, b. Phil, PA, father: Samul Bicker (Bicken?), mother: ______, 2nd marriage, maiden name: Anna J. Bicker(?). They were married at Cedar Rapids Dec. 9, 1883 by J. Auracher(?), Pastor Evangelical Church. Witness: Chestie Aruracher.

IA MARRIAGES, 1809-1992:
Groom's Name: Timothy Wickham
Groom's Birth Date: 1829
Groom's Birthplace: Ohio
Groom's Age: 54
Bride's Name: Anna J. Bichen Smealon
Bride's Birth Date: 1837
Bride's Birthplace: Phil., Pa.
Bride's Age: 46
Marriage Date: 09 Dec 1883
Marriage Place: Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name: John Wickham
Groom's Mother's Name: "U". Cunningham
Bride's Father's Name: Samuel Bichen
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Marital Status: Unknown
Bride's Marital Status: Widowed
Bride's Previous Husband's Name: Smealon
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02691-9
System Origin: Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number: 1686056
Reference Number: cn409

1885 IA STATE CENSUS, Linn Co, Cedar Rapids: Timothy "Wicam", 56, married, b. OH, laborer; Annie J., 43(?), married, b. PA; Annie "Smaylon", 18(?), single, b. IL; Maggie "Wickam", 12(?), b. IL; William "Smaylon", 20(?), single, b. IL, hotel clerk; Frank "Smaylon", 26, married, b. IL, paper hanger; Clara "Smaylon", 23, married, b. Muscatine, IA.

CIVIL WAR PENSION INDEX: GENERAL INDEX TO PENSION FILES, 1861-1934: Timothy Wickham F 32 Iowa Inf applied for a invalid pension on July 7, 1891(?)

INFO FROM GERALD WICKHAM: Timothy received a pension of $12/mo.

1900 IA CENSUS, Linn Co, Rapids Twp, Cedar Rapids city: Timothy "Wickum", Aug 1828, 71, married 16 yrs, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. ME, street sweeper; wife Anna J., b. Mar. (birth year and age crossed out), married 16 yrs, 13 children, 5 living, b. PA, parents b. PA.

1910 IA CENSUS, Marshall Co, Linn Twp, Iowa's Soldier Home: Timothy Wickham, inmate, 81, wd, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. ME, no occupation.

CEMETERY RECORDS: Timothy Wickham was buried Linwood Cem, along with his wife Anna J. and Maggie Mann Wickham who died July 2, 1905, 34 yrs. old. (Who was Maggie Mann Wickham? Is she the Maggie "Wickam" listed with Timothy "Wickam" the 1885 IA State Census?. Or there was also a Maggie Mann listed in the census, who may have later married a Wickham?)

LETTER FROM IOWA SOLDIERS HOME, May 13, 1941: regarding the relatives of Timothy Wickham:
The application for admission filed by Timothy Wickham on Jan. 23, 1907, lists the following children:
W. R. Wickham, 47, Cedar Rapids, IA
Hannah McCoun, 49, Cedar Rapids, IA
Timothy Wickham died Mar. 4, 1911

LETTER TO ARTHUR WICKHAM FROM MRS. WINFIELD R. WICKHAM, 1941: "Father's name was Timothy - died in Soldier's Home."


Timothy married Charity Jane RUTTER, daughter of George RUTTER and Margaret LANE, on 23 Dec 1858 in Hardin Co, IA.1 (Charity Jane RUTTER was born in Mar 1841 in IN,6 7 died on 30 Oct 1918 in LaPorte City, Black Hawk Co, IA 8 and was buried in Bear Creek Cem, Brandon, Benton Co, IA 8.)


Timothy next married Anna Jane BIGGER, daughter of Samuel BIGGER/BICKER/BICHEN/BIGARD and Unknown, on 9 Dec 1883 in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA.2 3 (Anna Jane BIGGER was born about 1840 in Philadelphia, PA,3 5 died on 16 Jul 1905 in IA 5 and was buried in Linwood Cem, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA 5.)



1 Hardin Co, IA Marriage Book 1.

2 Linn Co, IA Marriage Records.

3 IA, Marriages, 1809-1992.

4 Family Bible of John Wickham, Jr.

5 Linn Co, IA, Cemetery Records.

6 1860 IA Census.

7 1900 IA Census.

8 Find A Grave.

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