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(Bef 1755-Bet 1820/1830)
Benjamin WICKHAM
Jerusha "Rusha" (---)
(Abt 1790-Aft 1856)

Alpheus R. WICKHAM


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1. Christina DEVORE

Alpheus R. WICKHAM 2

  • Born: 23 Aug 1813, NY 3
  • Marriage (1): Christina DEVORE on 22 Jun 1845 in Morgan Co, OH 1
  • Died: 8 Dec 1889, Jefferson Twp, Poweshiek Co, IA at age 76 4
  • Buried: Kent Cem, Poweshiek Co, IA 3

bullet  General Notes:

PHOTO: submitted by Buelah DeVore Stock

NOBLE CO, OH LAND RECORDS: In 1851 Alpheus Wickham sold 80 acres of land to John Still for $88.

ESTATE OF BENJAMIN WICKHAM: Alpheus Wickham signed his "mark" April 21, 1853 when he received $25.38 from his father's estate.

1850 OH CENSUS, Morgan Co, Olive Twp: "Apheus" Wickham, 37, laborer, b. NY; Christina Wickham, 21, b. OH. (Listed on the same census page were Benjamin & Jerusha Wickham, Lorana Wickham and Elias Wickham.)

1854 LAND RECORD: Alpheus Wickham of Poweshiek Co, IA bought 80 acres of land in Poweshiek Co, IA subject for sale at Iowa City, IA on May 1, 1854. (W 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 15, in Twp 81, N of Range 13)

1856 IA STATE CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Jefferson Twp, p 1152: Alpheus Wickham, 44, married, b. PA, farmer, owned land, in IA 2 yrs; Christina, 27, married, b. OH; Alpheus Devore age 4, b. OH, in IA 2 yrs. (Alpheus' widowed brother Elias and children were living in the same household; sisters Lurana R. E. Wickham and Philinda Wickham and Lurana's son Silas M. Wickham were listed on the same page of census. Lurana and Philinda had been in IA 0 yrs and Lester and Silas had been in IA 2 yrs.)

1860 IA CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, p. 539: "Alphius Wickeham", 46, farmer, $1800 real estates, $484 personal prop, b. NY; Christina, 32, b. OH; Alpheus Devore, age 8, b. OH; Isaac Wickham, 14, b. OH; Soloman Wickham, 9, b. OH. (Alpheus Devore, Isaac Wickham & Solomon Wickham were nephews of Alpheus & Christina.) (Listed on the same census page was Alpheus' brother Benjamin Wickham)

TAMA CO. LAND RECORDS: Alpheus Wickham sold land in the very SE corner of Tama Co for $150 on Sept 30, 1868; he was living in Poweshiek Co. at the time; the land at that time was situated in Benton Co.

1870 IA CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Jefferson Twp, p. 320: "Alf" Wickham, 56, farmer, b. NY, $3000 real estate, $750 personal prop, could not read or write; wife Christina, 48, b. OH, could not read or write; "Alf Devor", 18, b. OH, farm laborer, could not write.

1880 IA CENSUS, Poweshiek Co, Jefferson Twp: Alpheus Wickham, 66, farmer, b. NY, parents b. NY, cannot read or write; wife "Christiana", 51, keeping house, b. OH, parents b. OH, cannot read or write; nephew Alpheus DeVore, 28, laborer, b. OH, parents b. OH.

POWESHIEK CO, IA DEATHS, Vol. 1, p. 69: Alpheus "Wickman", 74, farmer, widower, d. Dec 8, 1889, b. OH, in IA 34 yrs, d. Jefferson Twp. of paralysis, sick 6 days, no burial place listed.

POWESHIEK CO, IA PROBATE: Wickham, Alpheus R. - box #139
(Note: Will has not been located)

KENT CEMETERY: Range 14W, Tier 81N, sec 23


Alpheus married Christina DEVORE, daughter of Isaac DEVORE Sr. and Rebecca CLINE/KLINE, on 22 Jun 1845 in Morgan Co, OH.1 (Christina DEVORE was born on 12 Aug 1828 in OH,5 died on 4 May 1885 in Jefferson Twp, Poweshiek Co, IA 4 and was buried in Kent Cem, Poweshiek Co, IA 3.)



1 Morgan Co, OH Marriage Records.

2 Will of Benjamin Wickham.

3 Poweshiek Co, IA Tombstone Records.

4 Poweshiek Co, IA Deaths - Vol. 1.

5 Smith-Devore Bible.

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