HICKS

Hix

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

Nathaniel Hix O

Nathaniel Hix  is the ancestor of this branch of the family.  Nathaniel is listed in the Calendar of Tennessee and King’s Mountain Papers of the Draper Collection of Manuscripts.

 Revolutionary War Service:

  January 9, 17 777 IXX 26 (3) - Hix, Nathaniel Receipt to Captain Joseph Martin  for 18 pounds and 2 shillings for wages
In 1782,  he furnished supplies for the Militia in Powell Valley , and was allowed 1 pound, ten shillings for forage for the use of the Washington County Militia in Powell Valley .  1783 (OBK 1-193)  305 pounds beef for use Washington Militia in Powell Valley .

 In the pay abstract of militia from Washington County , we find:

  Aug 1792 Nath’l Hix , Serg’t Serv’d 2 mon 6 days, pd for services by A. Lewis .
1793 Nath. Hicks , Serg’t 8 Sept, thime in 2 mon 6 days, pay per month $7, total pay $15.40.

In 1792, Nathaniel Hick signed a petition to form Russell County , Virginia .  In 1793, he served as Serg’t in a detachment of Militia in Powell Valley .

Nathaniel Hix , d. 1810, Washington County, VA; m. 1777/1778, Washington County, VA t o Jean (Scott) Chrisman , widow of Isaac Chrisman , daughter of Samuel & Ann Scott  of Ireland, d. 1825, Lee County, VA.  Nathaniel & Jane ( Scott )  (Chrisman) Hix  had six (6) children:

1.      Frances Fanny ’ Hix , b. 26 Nov 1778; m 1st Joseph Ely ; m 2nd John Russell , Jr.
2.     
Rebecca Hix , b. abt 1780; m. prior 1801 to Joel Benham .
3.     
Archibald Hix , b. 1782.  Lived in Lee County , VA.  However, no further records can be found.
4.     
James Hix , b. 1784.
5.     
John Hix , b. 1786, youngest son.
6.     
Jean Hix , b. abt.1788, youngest daughter

Frances Fanny ’ Hicks

1.  Frances ‘Fanny’ Hicks , daughter of Nathaniel & Jane (Scott)  Hix , b. 26 Nov 1778, Washington County, VA; d. 15 Apr 1861, Lee County, VA; m 1st Joseph Ely ; m 2nd John Russell, Sr.  Joseph & Fanny (Hicks) Ely  had children, of whom:

 1.1.  Jane Ely , b. 10 May 1800; d. 4 Jan 1870, Lee County , VA; m. John Smyth .  See Ely & Smyth.