Hicks family papers
Scope and Contents
The Hicks family papers include three letters (1841-1846) from members of the Younglove family to William and Nabby Hicks which discuss family affairs, crop conditions in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and the state of the Democrat and Whig parties in New York. Also included are a Civil War pass (1861) issued to George Hicks at St. Louis, Missouri, a contract (1871) for the building of a home, and a widow's government pension (1878) granted to Nabby Hicks.
- 1841 - 1878
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Collection is open for research.
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William Hicks, a prominent farmer and pioneer of Pennfield Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, was born in Charleston, Saratoga County, New York on April 10, 1792. He married Abigail "Nabby" Younglove of Edinburg, New York in 1816. After living in New York for twenty years, they moved to Michigan where they were among the early pioneers to settle in Calhoun County.
Note: For a more detailed biography of William and Nabby Hicks, see History of Calhoun County, Michigan (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., 1877), pages 179-180.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of John Hicks, 1957-12-12. Transferred by the Michigan State University Museum
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- Agriculture -- Massachusetts
- Buildings -- Specifications -- Michigan
- Calhoun County (Mich.)
- Democratic Party (N.Y.)
- Hicks, George
- Hicks, Nabby Younglove
- Hicks, William
- Letters (correspondence)
- New York (State) -- Politics and government
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Whig Party (New York, N.Y.)
- Younglove, Daniel
- Hicks Family Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
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- Finding aid written in English.