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
Leslie Riney 2008