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(Bef 1755-Bet 1820/1830)
Benjamin WICKHAM
Jerusha "Rusha" (---)
(Abt 1790-Aft 1856)
Benjamin WICKHAM Jr.
(Abt 1809-Bet 1866/1868)


Family Links

1. Elizabeth RUBLE
2. Mary Elizabeth RIDDLE

Benjamin WICKHAM Jr. 3

  • Born: Abt 1809, NY 4
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth RUBLE on 19 Feb 1832 in Morgan Co, OH 1
  • Marriage (2): Mary Elizabeth RIDDLE on 10 Jun 1854 in Johnson Co, IA 2
  • Died: Bet 1866 and 1868, probably IA

bullet  General Notes:

MORGAN CO, OH MARRIAGE RECORD: Benjamin Wickham & Elizabeth Ruble were married Feb 19, 1932 by Peter Fogle.

1840 OH CENSUS, Morgan Co, Olive Twp:
Benj Wickham, Jr.:
1 m. 20-30 (Benjamin)
1f. 20-30 (Elizabeth)
(Listed next to Benj Wickham on census.)

1850 OH CENSUS, Morgan Co, Olive Twp: Benjamin Wickham, 41, laborer, b. OH, was living with the family of his brother Elias Wickham.

NOBLE CO, OH LAND RECORDS: on Oct. 29, 1851 Benjamin sold 80 acres of land to John Still for $88.

ESTATE OF BENJAMIN WICKHAM, SR: Benjamin Junior Wickham signed his name (no mark) April 21, 1853 as he received $78.90 from his father's estate.

JOHNSON CO, IA MARRIAGE LICENCE: "William Wickham, stating he is acquainted with Benjamin Wickham & Mary Elizabeth Daugherty who are applicants for marriage licence that from the best of his belief they are over the age of 21. Signed by William (X - his mark) Wickham" (This William Wickham may have been Benjamin's cousin and a son of John Wickham, Jr.)

JOHNSON CO, IA MARRIAGE INDEX, 1839-68: Benjamin Wickham and "Marey E. Daugherty" were married on June 14, 1854 by a Stephen Osburn, J.P.

1856 IA CENSUS; Butler Co, West Point Twp.: Benjamin Wickham, 42 (?47), married, farmer, in IA 3 yrs, b. NY; wife Elizabeth, 26, married, in IA 3 yrs, b. VA(PA?); William, 7, b. IL, in IA 3 yrs; Sarah, 5, b. IL, in IA 3 yrs. (Note: Elizabeth was Benjamin's 2nd wife and the children are actually Doughtery, by Elizabeth's 1st marriage.)
(Lester Wickham and Nathaniel Ball were listed on the same census page.)

1860 IA CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Jefferson Twp; Benjamin "Wickeham", age 52, $170 personal property, farmer, b. NY; Elizabeth, 31, b. VA; Pleasant, 11, b. IL; Sarah Jane, 8, b. IL; Jerusha, 3, b. IA; Hannah E., 10, b. OH. (Note: Pleasant & Sarah Jane are actually Doughtery step-children. Hannah E. Wickham was the daughter of Elias & Rebecca Wickham, both deceased.) (Listed on the same census page was Benjamin's brother, Alpheus Wickham.)

p. 438 "Election, Nov. 1864 for County Judge" - B. Wickham received 1 vote
p. 489 "Election, Oct. 1865 for Sherriff" - Benj. Wickham, democrat - 1 vote

1940 LETTER FROM MRS. WILLIAM BEESE, Lisbon, IA: "In reply to your leter - My father Name was Samul Born in Ohio died 1905 mother name was Kohl from Pennsylvania died 1914
Now the Oren Wickham I knew was a cousin to my father and his half sister Mared my father Brother Jim and he a son by the name of Samul dead now And Oren is dead his wife and 3 boys are in Cedar Rapids And his Sister Jennie lives in C. Rapids" (transcribed as written) (Note: Mary Sophia Wickham married William Beese.)


Benjamin married Elizabeth RUBLE on 19 Feb 1832 in Morgan Co, OH.1 (Elizabeth RUBLE was born about 1813 in PA,5 died on 12 Jan 1845 in Noble Co, OH 5 and was buried in Devoll Cemetery, Noble Co, OH.)


Benjamin next married Mary Elizabeth RIDDLE, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, on 10 Jun 1854 in Johnson Co, IA.2 (Mary Elizabeth RIDDLE was born about 1830 in VA 6 and died after 1885 in probably KS 7.)



1 Morgan Co, OH Marriage Records.

2 Johnson Co, IA Marriage Records.

3 Will of Benjamin Wickham.

4 1850 OH Census.

5 Devoll Cemetery Records.

6 1856 IA State Census.

7 1885 KS State Census.

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