- Born: 1769, NY 1
- Marriage (1): Anna ROBBINS about 1791 in NY 1
- Died: Aft 1840, probably Coeymans, Albany Co, NY 2
PARENTAGE: There is no actual proof that Reuben was a son of John Wickham. However, the following letter identifies William (a known son of John Wickham) as an uncle of Bimeal Robins Wickham:
LETTER WRITTEN BY NATHAN ROBINS WICKHAM: "William Wickham who lived at Zanesville, OH was an own Uncle of Father's (Bimeal Robins Wickham). William's son 'Asel' lived in Iowa upon the Iowa River in Hardin Co." " Old Uncle Benjamin, John and several others that I can't call to mind. They lived on Duck Creek or its water. I don't remember great-grandfathers name, but they all spring from New York Wickhams."
US & INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE RECORDS: Reuben Wickham, b.~1769, and Anna Robbins were married in 1791 in NY.
1810 NY CENSUS, Albany Co, Coeymans town:
2 males under 10 (Orrison? & Philander?)
1 male 16-25 (Eber?)
1 male 26-44 (Reuben)
1 female under 10 (?)
2 females 16-25 (Anna, although age is incorrect, and ?)
(Listed nearby on the census were Daniel Wickham, Reuben Robbins & Nathan Robbins.)
(Note: According to the "NY Genealogical & Biographical Society" web-site: Coeymans was formed in 1791 from Watervliet (West District of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck) in Albany County.)
1820 NY CENSUS, Albany Co, Coeymans Twp, Coeymans town:
1 male under 10 (William?)
1 male 10-16 (Orson? or Philander?)
1 male 16-26 (Bimael? or Eber?)
1 male over 45 (Reuben)
2 females over 45 (Anna and ?)
3 engaged in agriculture. (Listed in the same town on the census were Reuben D. "Wickem", Ezekiel "Wickam" & "Elias Wickam", Daniel Green, Christopher Sickles & Harmanus Sickles.)
1830 NY CENSUS, Albany Co, Coeymans Twp: Reuben "Wickum":
2 males under 5
1 male 20-30
1 male 60-70 (Reuben)
1 female under 5
1 female 30-49
1 female 50-60 (Anna?)
1 female 70-80 (?)
(Listed next to Urene(?) "Wickum" (age 70-80) - and near Daniel Wickham & Daniel Green on census.)
1840 NY CENSUS, Albany Co, Coeymans Twp:
1 male 70-80 (Reuben)
1 female 50-60 (Anna?)
1 person engaged in agriculture.
(Listed nearby on the census were Daniel "Wickam" (age 20-30), William "Wickam" (age 30-40), "Bimil" Robbins, Daniel Green, Henry Sickels, Harmanus Sickels, Ezekiel "Wickam" & Christopher "Wickam".)
TYPED RECORD OF JOHN WICKHAM & RUEBEN WICKHAM - author unknown - Marlin Burley's name was written at top of page and typed at the top of the page was Abraham S. Counsins, b. 8 Mar 1783, d. 185?, m. Sarah.
John Wickham (information from his Revolutionary War pension was listed)
Rueben Wickham - The son of John Wickham above, he was born in 1769 in New York, he was married about the year 1791 to Anna (probably Anna Robins) they resided in Coeymans Albany Co, New York.
They were the parents of a large family, but I have only the names of 5 of their children, namely - Bimuel Robins Wickham, born 23 Feb 1792 in Dutchess Co. New York, he married Mary Balis. 2- Eber Wickham 3- Wiliam Wickham, 4- Philander Wickham, and the 5th name I have is Orrison Wickham.
LETTER TO MISS OLIVE WICKHAM FROM MABEL JAMES MORGAN (Mrs. Ernest R.), 5424 Hickory St., Omaha, NE, Jan. 26, 1939: "Have recently been corresponding with E. C. Wickham of Steamboat Rock IA and upon his suggestion I am writing you to inquire if you would please give me some information about the Wickham line. I am making an effort to trace my line, and seems heretofore there has been no research and public reference material is very scarce, we will just have to depend more upon family records and war records do not furnish the connecting links that are required and the proof too necessary for D.A.R. membership. However, if I can get it worked out and accepted, then there will be a permanent record before the newer generation remove the scarce records to the background.
I have an old letter written by my great-grandfather Nathan Robin Wickham (Son of Bimeal Robin Wickham) in 1894 - 5 years before his death which states that 'William Wickham who lived at Zanesville Ohio was an own Uncle of Fathers (ie Uncle Bimeal) and that William's son "Asel" lived in Iowa upon the Iowa River in Hardin Co - so thro inquiry at Des Moines Historical Society and census Dept. I am trying to get in touch with the descendants of 'William of Zanesville" and "Assels" line to see if you could help me to know more about William's Brothers and sisters, also who his Father was. This is how my line runs, would you know if your ancestor William of Zanesville was brother of Reuban and who his "Reubens" father was.
1. Mable James Morgan
2. my mother: Sarah M. Wickham
3. my grandfather: Nathan Albert Wickham
4. my great-grandfather: Nathan Robins Wickham (who wrote Historical letter)
5. Bimeal Robins Wickham b. NY 1792 to Ohio 1817 Winchester, Guernsey Co d. 1847 Linn Co, IA married Mary Balis b. 1794 in NY - d. 1880 Iowa
6. Reuben - NY - no dates - no marriage date
7. his grandfather, no name or dates - native NY - married Ohio in early day Monroe or Morgan Co Rev. Soldier 1812 Large family - no dates
Bimeal R. had 4 Brothers that I know of - Eber-William-Philander-Orison wonder if there were others - The way the old letter reads that your ancestor "William of Zanesville" must be brother of "Reuben
Have you ever heard of Mary Balis who married Bimeal? I Have her full obituary- was the mother of Susanna Wickham?
Greatgrandfather also states that "Old Uncle Benjamin John and several others that I can't call to mind. They lived on Duck Creek or its waters. I don't remember greatgrandpa's name (ie Rev. Soldier) but they all spring from New York Wickham - (Don't know what connection these old Wickhams had) - Would this seem in the least familiar, want something on Reuban or his brothers and sisters also his father and mother. Would you please respond - thanks in advance.
Did some research last summer at Cedar Rapids. are you a sister of Ernie C. Wickham or what connection."
Reuben married Anna ROBBINS, daughter of Bimael/Abemiel ROBBINS and Massey (---), about 1791 in NY.1 (Anna ROBBINS was born about 1775 and died after 1840 in probably Albany Co, NY 2.)