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James Hicks Receipt December 21, 1816

James Hicks Receipt December 21, 1816
James Hicks Receipt December 21, 1816

Received of John Logan ful satisfaction for All Demands December the 21st 1816

James Hicks

If you are a frequent reader of “Them Medfords”  you might recall the infamous John Logan/Thomas Hicks nose biting incident. Thomas Hicks has appeared in two Logan documents, “X”ing his mark. I bring this up because I was never able to pinpoint any solid information on Thomas Hicks so perhaps researching this James Hicks will provide a clue.

I’ve come across several references to a couple of James Hicks’ living in Rutherford County, NC. One reference from “The Hicks Families of Western North Carolina (Watauga River Lines)”, by John Henry Hicks, 1991, mentions a James Hicks that acquired 200 acres in Rutherford County in 1782.

I’ve contacted a couple of Hicks researchers seeking additional information so check back as I will update this post as information comes in.

If you have any info about Thomas Hicks or James 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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Harbert Harton Order November 21, 1812

November 21st, 1812

Mr. John Logan Please to let Thomas Hicks Have $11.50 and this shall be your receipt for the same

Harbert Harton

Here is that Thomas Hicks character again. In case you missed it, read the previous post about the infamous John Logan/Thomas Hicks nose biting incident. I must say, Harbert Harton shows some excellent penmanship with this order. Harbert is John Logan’s brother-in-law, the brother of John’s wife Martha Harton.  Much of the information I have on the Harton’s comes from information submitted by Jane Harton Peyrouse to www.patch.net.

Harbert Harton was born  in 1789 in Warren County, NC. He was married to Elizabeth Baber on Feb 14, 1818 in Rutherford County, NC. So he wasn’t yet married at the time this order was written. In fact Elizabeth, who was born in 1798 was only about 14 at the time. Harbert and Elizabeth had the following children: John M., Mary Ann, Robert H., Thomas J., Absalom M., Sarah Jain, and James H.

Harbert died in Rutherford County, NC in 1866. Elizabeth died in 1870.

Harbert and his sister Martha were the children of Howell Harton. Howell was born in 1756 in Warren County, NC. In 1774 the Tax List of Warren Co., Capt Colclough’s District shows Howell with one free, Thomas, his father with 512 1/2 acres, and John with 116 1/2 acres. Howell signed the 1779 petition for division of Bute County. There seems to be a lot of Rutherford County connections to the old Bute County, NC. This document is preserved in State Archives, Legislative Papers, Box 21, Folder dated Jan 20, 1779.

Testimonials filed in May through August 1801 indicate that Howell was shot through the leg in 1781, breaking the small bone and dividing the large sinews. He has great difficulty in walking. Also he has a wife and nine children none of whom are named. Jacob and William Riggan, Robert Waller and Auguston Balthrop, George Nicholson swore that they had known Howell for at least twelve months. Nov 22, 1802, Jacob Mordicai, Justice of the peace, attested that he was injured in 1781 while serving in the Revolutionary War and is not on the Pension List of the United States. Howell signed with a rather crude cross with Howell Hathorn written over it. Attached to the copied version is a certification by the NC General Assembly for december 1799 saying that Howell Harton, an invalid, is allowed eight pounds as a pension for the year 1799. Still in August 1805 he is still applying.

He deeded his land to Harbert in Rutherford Co in 1819. Harton researchers believe that he went west perhaps with a son or daughter to TN. Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files [White 1991, Vol II F-M. Harton Howell, Old War IF #20377] shows that on Feb 28, 1824, he transferred from NC roll to TN roll. On Mar 16, 1825 he applied for a new certificate and stated his children had destroyed the original some 16 years earlier when he lived near Warrenton, NC. The Hamilton County, TN list of invalid pensioners showed he received $57.60 per annum and that he had died May 24, 1832. No children were named in the claim.

He died on May 24, 1832 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.

If you have any info about Thomas Hicks or the Harton family, 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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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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