Hickstown or Hicks Branch

Hicks Branch or Hickstown:  The area was named after Charles Hicks.  William Hines (Billy) Hicks, the son of a Revolutionary War soldier (Isaac Hicks), settled in the area along with his wife Elizabeth Lavender, daughter of George and Elizabeth Shoemaker Lavender .  Lavender Cemetery was established on land donated by Billy's wife's' family.   William & Elizabeth Hicks had ten living children, six of them being boys, four of whom fought for the Union in the Civil War.   Three of them died from results of battle or disease while serving their country.  William Henry (Billy) Hicks along with his sons Louis &  Miles Hicks, Miles wives, Mariah and Rebecca, are buried in Lavender Cemetery.

Photos submitted by Ron Hicks

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