this Day Recd of John Logan £21.8 7 [pence] being the amount of his Book acct with me this 23rd Day of May 1812
Thomas Hicks (X his mark)
You might recall Audly and Joseph Hamilton from the blog post Noble Hamilton Receipt April 1811. In that post we learned that Noble Hamilton (1762 – 1837), Joseph Hamilton (died 1824) and Audly Hamilton were all brothers. Hamilton researcher Adrian C. Hamilton Pleus, left a comment on this post stating:
“I believe Noble Hamilton was born in 1762. He arrived from county Tyrone, Ireland in 1780 at the age of 18. He married his first cousin, Jane. She was Sarah Gilkey Hamilton’s brother Robert’s daughter…. All their graves are well marked and in good condition. (they’re in the rutherfordton city graveyard.) Noble’s father may have died in Ireland or during the crossing.”
Joseph was a doctor and was married to Nancy Whiteside. Noble married to a Jane Gilkey. Audly never married but he had an illegitimate child named Benjamin Hamilton with Luvicey Biggerstaff.
Now this next document was undated but it also included Thomas Hicks and Audly Hamilton.
This Day Recd of John Logan full Satisfaction for the injury I have received in Biting my nose and all other Damages Committed on me at that time by him or any other person.
Thomas Hicks [his mark]
attest Audly Hamilton
How many genealogists out there have found a document proving that your ancestor bit someone’s nose? Jealous much? Haha. Besides the fact that my wife’s ancestor bit someone’s nose, there are three things that stick out to me about this document. 1) The receipt is not dated. 2) The receipt doesn’t state what the “satisfaction” is (money, goods, services). 3) What is up with the phrase “or any other person”. It almost sounds like Thomas Hicks was in a fight with two or more people.
I haven’t been able to pin point solid information on Thomas Hicks. If you have any info about this Thomas Hicks, please post a comment below.
About the Logan Project: I possess a box of 170 documents passed down 6 generations in the Logan family that originate from John Logan (1775-1841) of Rutherford County, NC. These documents are mainly receipts that show the various business and legal dealings of many different families from Rutherford County, NC. I will be posting these documents on this blog in chronological order. The scanned images of these documents are the copyright of Jonathan Medford. Do not redistribute these documents for the purpose of commercial gain without his expressed written permission.
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