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Hamilton & Hicks Receipts and Bitten Noses

Audly Hamilton Receipt dated May 23, 1812
Audly Hamilton Receipt dated May 23, 1812

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

Audly Hamilton
Joseph Hamilton

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.

Thomas Hicks nose bite receipt.
Thomas Hicks nose bite receipt.

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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Jonathan Medford is an experienced genealogist who specializes in researching North Carolina records. Contact him at

9 thoughts on “Hamilton & Hicks Receipts and Bitten Noses

  1. We are so happy you became addicted to family history study. Welcome!
    Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I’m fairly new, as well, and have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    Keeping telling your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill 😉
    Author of “13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories”

  2. Hi Bill,

    Thank you for welcoming me to the Geneabloggers family. I haven’t had a chance to get into the daily themes yet. I am trying to plug away at the 170 documents that I am transcribing daily.

    I like your blog!


  3. Enjoy your Logan Project. Although tedious, it should provide great satisfaction and be fascinating to take yourself back to that time and relive it with them. Good for you!

    Bill 😉

  4. There is an article in The Georgia Genealogical Society quarterly, Volumes 25-26 titled “The Cruelest Month: April 1824; Trial of Thomas Hicks”. This article references Rutherford County. It is on Google Books in snippet view, so if anyone has access to give us more input on this article that would be great!

  5. My connection to the Logan’s is through James, John’s Brother….I, and all my family too, am thrilled to have found your blog and eagerly await each new discovery from the box!! Thank you for making my ancestors come to life!!
    Do we suppose this is John Logan Francis Logan’s son bn.1775, or is it John Logan, James Logan’s son bn. 1804?

    1. Michaela,

      I am very glad you came across the blog. There is no telling how many important documents are sitting in closets that could be useful to and cherished by family historians. I think this blog is about the best New Year’s resolution I ever had. This is definitely the son of Maj. Francis Logan. Thank you for the note. It helps to know that people out there find these documents as important as I do! They really do get more interesting so keep coming back.

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