Contributed by Linda Vickers Zelliecoffer, Robbie Nell Vickers McKeage,
with assistance by Carol Lee Yarbrough.  Thanks!


Descendants of William Thomas Vickers, Sr.

  Generation No. 1

1.  WILLIAM THOMAS1 VICKERS, SR. was born June 15, 1807 in TN, and died April 30, 1874 in Hamilton County, IL.  He married NANCY JANE VICKERS August 26, 1830 in Hamilton Co., IL, daughter of JAMES VICKERS and ELIZABETH MOWERY.  She was born 1815 in TN.

Notes for WILLIAM THOMAS VICKERS, SR.:

William and Samuel Vickers are mentioned as early settlers of Hamilton Co., IL in the 1877 Hamilton Co., IL History by Goodspeed.

[William Thomas Vickers was the son of William Vicars, born abt 1775 in Fincastle, VA, died in 1827 in Warren County, TN.  His wife is unknown.  His father was Robert "Robin" Vickers, born November 8, 1747 in Longdon, England.  He died March 13, 1821 in Russell Co., VA.  Robert married Lydia Jackson.  Robert was in the American Revolution and served in the Dunmore War.  Robert's father was James Vicars, b. September 3, 1720 in London, Middlesex, England.  He died 1785 in Russell Co., Va.  His wife is unknown.  James's father was William Vicars, born 1690 in London, England.  He married Sarah ? abt 1713 problably in London, England. This lineage can be traced back to William Vicars born 1550 in London England.  For more information, contact Robbie Vickers McKeage].

All census records indicated that William Thomas was born in TN.  An early land grant was issued for William on July 28, 1838 for 40 acres in Hamilton Co., IL  In this document he states that he is from Stewart Co., TN.  This land is described as: Sec 35/Twp 6-S/Range 7-E, Hamilton Co., IL.

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(Note: In 1850, there was a Michel Vickers, George Vickers and James Vickers living in Stewart Co., TN.)

William also applied for a 40 acre land patent in Hamilton Co., IL December 1, 1846.    

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1840 Census, Hamilton Co., IL
152/15: Vickers, William 2m (0-5); 1m 30-40); 1f (0-5); 1f (5-10); 1f (20-30)

1850 Census, Hamilton Co., IL
525/525: Vickers, William, age 43, M, Farmer, 400, b. TN                          
Nancy J., age 35, F, b. TN     
John, age 13, m, b. IL             
Phillip, age 9, m, b. IL               
Elizabeth, age 7, f, b. IL         
Wm., age 6, m, b. IL  
Caroline, age 3, f. b. IL
George N., age 1, m, b. IL

1860 Census, Hamilton Co., IL
537/537: Vickers, William, w, m, age 54, farmer, $1,200; $600, b. TN
Nancy J., age 46, f, b. TN
Phillip, age 19, m, farmer, b. IL
William J., age 14, b. IL
Mary C., age 15, f, b. IL
George M., age 12, m, b. IL
Michail M., age 10, m, b. IL
Thomas J., age 8, m, b. IL
Guy C., age 5, m, b. IL
Andrew M., age 4, b. IL

1870 Census, Hamilton Co., IL
127/127: Vickers, Thomas, age 62 m, farmer, $1,200, $900, b. TN
Nancy J., age 55, f, keeping house, b TN
George N., age 21, m, farm laborer, b. IL
Michael M., age 19, m, farm laborer, b. IL
Thomas J., age 17, m, farm laborer, b. IL
Guy C., age 15, m, farm laborer, b. IL
Andrew, age 13, m, farm laborer, b. IL
Wm. J., age 7, m, b. IL

Administration notice pub. McLeansboro Times, August 29, 1874; administrator: William Howard

Petition of John H. Vickers and Felix Gross in the matter of the estate of William Vickers deceased for letters of administration to Wilson L. Howard to the Hon. Lloyd Leonard, Judge of the County Court of Hamilton Co. in the State of IL the petition of the undersigned son and son-in-law respectfully represents that William Vickers late of the County of Hamilton of foresaid departed this life at his home in said County on or about the 7th day of May AD 1874, leaving no last will and testament as far as your petitioners know or believe. And this petition further shows that the said William Vickers died, seized and possessed of real and personal estate, consisting chiefly of about 214 acres of real estate, household & kitchen furniture, and farming implements, horses, cattle, mules, Swine, one half interest in threshing ___, one reaper and mower combined, one ___ and other property. More ___ accounts. All of said personal estate to be worth about 800 dollars. That said, deceased left surviving him - Nancy Jane Vickers, his widow; John H. Vickers, Philip Vickers, William J. Vickers, Elizabeth Hamilton, Nancy Gross, Michael M. Vickers, ____Vickers, Thomas Vickers, Guy Vickers, Andy Vickers, and heirs of Leondo Vickers; his children and grandchildren as heirs. That your petitioner (being son and son-in-law of said deceased and) believing that the said estate should be immediately administered, as well for the proper management of said estate as for the prompt collection of the assets, by virtue of their right under the statute therefore pray that your Honor will grant letters of administration to Wilson L. Howard and ___ in the premises, upon his taking the oath prescribed by the statute and entering into the bond in such sum, and with securities, as may be approved by your Honor.

State of Illinois
Hamilton County

  SS. John H. Vickers

Felix Gross, being duly sworn deposes and says, that the facts aferred in the above petition are true, according to the best of knowledge, information and belief.  Sworn to and subscribed before me, John J. Buck 28 May 1874

Notes for NANCY JANE VICKERS:

Nancy Vickers the daughter of James Vickers, Revolutionary soldier

Click here to view James Vickers pension application.   

Children of WILLIAM VICKERS and NANCY VICKERS are:

              i.     SARAH J.2 VICKERS, b. 1833, IL; d. July 25, 1843.

              ii.     JAMES P. VICKERS, b. March 1840, IL; d. November 30, 1840, IL.

2.          iii.     JOHN H. VICKERS, b. 1841, IL.

             iv.     PHILLIP VICKERS, b. 1842, IL; m. MARY M. WILLIAMS, March 12, 1862, Hamilton Co., IL.

             v.     ELIZABETH VICKERS, b. 1843, Hamilton Co., IL; m. WILLIAM P. HAMILTON; b. 1835, IL.

Notes for WILLIAM P. HAMILTON:

1860 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, p. 84
546/546 HAMILTON, William P., age 25,  M, Farmer,  $250, $150, b. IL  
Elizabeth, age 18, F, b. IL   

William and Elizabeth are living one door down from Edward (age 54) Hamilton.  Possibly William's father 

3.          vi.     WILLIAM J. VICKERS, b. August 1845, Hamilton Co., IL; d. Aft. 1920, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL.

4.         vii.     MARY CAROLINE VICKERS, b. October 03, 1846, Hamilton Co., IL; d. January 01, 1899, Norris City, Hamilton Co., IL.

           viii.     GEORGE M. VICKERS, b. 1848, IL; d. WFT Est. 1876-1939; m. REBECCA BOSLEY, October 29, 1870, Hamilton Co., IL; b. WFT Est. 1832-1856.

5.          ix.     MICHEL M. VICKERS, b. July 15, 1851, Norris City, Hamilton Co., IL; d. March 14, 1891, Hamilton Co., I.

6.           x.     THOMAS E. VICKERS, b. 1852, Hamilton Co. IL.

             xi.     GUY C. VICKERS, b. December 1854, Hamilton Co., IL; d. March 30, 1912, Hamilton Co., IL; m. NANCY E. ROGERS, February 01, 1872, Hamilton Co., IL; b. October 1852, IL; d. Hamilton Co., IL.

Notes for GUY C. VICKERS:
Nephew - Newton Vickers born 1901 IL lived with Guy and Nancy during 1910 Census

1880 Census, Hamilton Co., IL; Mayberry Twp, p. 613b
Guy Vickers, head, w, m, age 26, b. IL, Farmer, IL, TN, TN
Nancy, wife, w, f, age 28, IL, ?, IL
Walter MILLER, son, w, m, age 6, IL, ?, ?

Obit. Pub. Times April 12, 1912
Guy Vickers, d. Mar 30, age 57/3/23; b. Hamilton Co. December 7, 1854. Married
to Nancy E. Rogers Feb 1, 1872.  Survived by Wife and three brothers.  Buried Big Hill.

                        1900 Census, Hamilton Co., IL; Mayberry Twp., p. 223
   
           117/124: Vickers, Guy, head, w, m,  Dec 1854, age 46, m-28, IL, TN, TN, Farmer
                         Nancy E., wife, w, f, Oct 1852, m-28, 0 Children, IL, TN, I

More About GUY C. VICKERS:
Burial: Big Hill Cemeter

7.         xii.     ANDREW M. VICKERS, b. August 1857, IL; d. Aft. 1900.

           xiii.     WILLIAM THOMAS VICKERS, JR., b. 1863, I

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN H.2 VICKERS (WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born 1841 in IL, and died WFT Est. 1862-1932.  He married ELVIRA JANE MAYBERRY March 05, 1857 in Hamilton Co., IL.  She was born Abt. 1837 in IL, and died WFT Est. 1862-1935.

Notes for JOHN H. VICKERS:

1870 Census, Hamilton Co., IL
35/35: John H. Vickers, age 33, farmer, $35, b. IL
Elvira J., age 33, f, keeping house, b. IL
Henry T., age 10, farm laborer, b. IL
Carl J., age 7, m, b. IL
Michael, age 2, m, b. IL
Larra, age 3/12, f, b. Feb, IL
Maybery, Louisa, age 18, f, Domestic Servant, b. IL

1880 Census, Hamilton Co., IL (Lassater); p. 599B
John H. Vickers, head, m, w, age 42, b. IL; TN, TN, Farming
A. J., wife, w, f, age 43, IL, TN, TN
Henry T., son, age 27, b. IL
Carrol Vickers, son, age 18, b. IL
Laura A., dau, f, age 9, b. IL
Louis O., son, age 3, b. IL
Elen ALMA, cousin, w, f, age 7, IL, IL, IL
     

Children of JOHN VICKERS and ELVIRA MAYBERRY are:

8.            i.     HENRY THOMAS3 VICKERS, b. 1860, IL; d. June 27, 1939, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., IL.

              ii.     CARROL or CARL J. VICKERS, b. 1863

             iii.     MICHAEL VICKERS, b. 1868

             iv.     LAURA A. VICKERS, b. 1870

             v.     LOUIS O. VICKERS, b. 187

3.  WILLIAM J.2 VICKERS (WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born August 1845 in Hamilton Co., IL, and died aft.1920 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL.  He married MARY A. GHOLSON November 27, 1870 in Hamilton Co., IL.  She was born March 1845 in IL, and died November 09, 1920 in Hamilton Co., IL 

Notes for WILLIAM J. VICKERS:

1870 Census, Hamilton Co., IL
128/128: Wm. Vickers, age 25, m, farmer, b. IL
Riley P., age 4/12 m, b. IL in Jan
(William is living next door to his parents).

1880 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp, p. 613b
William Vickers, m, w, age 37, IL, TN, TN
Polly A., w, f, age 32, IL, IL, IL
Iceville, dau, f, age 12, IL, IL, IL
Riley, son, age 10, IL, IL, IL
Margaret, dau, age 7, IL, IL, IL
John Hamilton, grandson, (no age listed)

1900 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp., p. 323
133/139: William J. Vickers, head, w, m, Aug 1845, age 54, m-35, IL, TN, TN, Farmer
Polly A., wife, w, f, March 1845, age 55, m-35, 2children/2living, IL, IL, IL
Eloise CAIN, boarder, w, f, Mar 1880, age 20, S, IL, IL, IL
 

1920 Census, Hamilton Co. IL, Mayberry Twp., p. 9b
181/181: William J. Vickers, age 75, m, IL, TN, TN, none
Mary Ann, age 70, m, IL, IL, IL
 

Obit: Unknown newspaper
Wm. J. Vickers, age 85, died yesterday morning (no date) at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susan Barker, Mt. Vernon, IL.  Mr. Vickers was a former resident of Hamilton County, where he was born and for many years was a farmer.  For the past two years, he has made his home in Mt. Vernon with his daughter.  The body will be taken to Broughton tomorrow afternoon and burial will take place at Big Hill Cemetery in Hamilton Co., IL.

William J. and Mary A. Vickers are buried at Big Hill Cemetery, Hamilton Co., IL      

Children of WILLIAM VICKERS and MARY GHOLSON are:

              i.     ICEVILL3 VICKERS, b. 1868

              ii.     RILEY P. VICKERS, b. 1870

             iii.     SUSAN VICKERS, m. UNKNOWN BARKER.

             iv.     MARGARET VICKERS, b. 1873.

4.  MARY CAROLINE2 VICKERS (WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born October 03, 1846 in Hamilton Co., IL, and died January 01, 1899 in Norris City, Hamilton Co., IL.  She married FELIX C. GROSS June 03, 1862 in Hamilton Co., IL, son of WILLIAM GROSS and NANCY PORTER.  He was born June 20, 1838 in Hamilton Co., IL, and died January 27, 1901 in Hamilton Co., IL.

More About MARY CAROLINE VICKERS:
Burial: Big Hill Cemetery; Hamilton Co., IL  

Notes for FELIX C. GROSS:

1860 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, p, 84
551/551 GROSS, William 55 M, Farmer. $800, $800, b. TN    
Nancy, age 55, F, b. TN 
Felix, age 22, M, Farmer, b. IL         
Martha A., age 11, F, IL

1880 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp, p. 610
Phelix Gross, head, w, m, age 41, IL, TN, TN
Mary C., wife, age 28, IL, TN, TN
William A., son, w, m, age 16, IL, IL, IL
James W., son, w, m, age 14, IL, IL, IL
Thomas, son, w, m, age 12, IL, IL, IL
Nancy J., dau, w, f, age 8, IL, IL, IL
David M., son, w, m, age 6, IL, IL, IL
Samuel J. Tilden, son, w, m, age 3, IL, IL, IL
Margrat A., dau, age 6 months, IL, IL, IL

1900 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp., p. 326
200/2008: Felix Gross, head, w, m, June 1838, age 61, m-38, IL, KY, PA, Farmer
Samuel J., son, Oct. 1878, age 21, S, IL, IL, IL
Alfred M., son, Oct 1884, age 16, S, IL, IL, IL
Luenda, dau, Dec 1888, age 11, S, IL, IL, IL
Silas B., son, Aug 1893, age 6, IL, IL, IL

Will Book A, p. 420
Felix Gross of Mayberry Twp
Written: January 17, 1901
Witnesses: G. W. Fairweather, J. C. Hamilton
Date of Death: January 27, 1901
Contains: Personal property
Executor: Samuel J. T. Gross
Name of heirs and relationship mention:
SAMUEL J. T. GROSS, CINDY T. GROSS, SYLAS B. GROSS, ALPARD M. GROSS, CHARLES H. GROSS, CINDY M. GROSS, MARGARET A. GROSS, JAMES W. GROSS, THOMAS M. GROSS AND DAVID M. GROSS.

More About FELIX C. GROSS:
Burial: Big Hill Cemetery; Hamilton Co., IL     

Children of MARY VICKERS and FELIX GROSS are:

              i.     WILLIAM ANDERSON3 GROSS, b. July 23, 1863, Hamilton Co., IL; d. June 23, 1888.

9.           ii.     JAMES WESLEY GROSS, b. June 30, 1866, Hamilton Co., IL.

10.        iii.     THOMAS MARSHALL GROSS, b. September 30, 1867, Hamilton Co., IL; d. February 28, 1953, Mt.   Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL.

             iv.     GEORGE NEWTON GROSS, b. May 06, 1869, Hamilton Co., IL; d. September 11, 1871, Hamilton
   Co., IL.

             v.     NANCY J. GROSS, b. January 23, 1871, Hamilton Co., IL; m. JOHN ALSTAT

vi.     DAVID MONROE GROSS, b. March 20, 1874, Hamilton Co., IL; d. Aft. 1953; m. JANNIE GREEN

vii.    REBECCA E. GROSS, b. March 27, 1875, Hamilton Co., IL; d. October 04, 1876, Hamilton Co., IL.

           viii.     SAMUEL J. TILDEN GROSS, b. August 27, 1877, Hamilton Co., IL; d. August 20, 1910.

ix.     MARGARET ANN GROSS, b. March 05, 1880, Hamilton Co., IL; m. JIM SEATS

x.      ALFORD MILLARD GROSS, b. September 21, 1882, Hamilton Co., IL

             xi.     CHARLES H. GROSS, b. January 11, 1885, Hamilton Co., IL; d. Bef. 1953.

            xii.     MARY L. GROSS, b. July 10, 1887, Hamilton Co., IL

           xiii.     JESSE R. GROSS, b. October 21, 1889, Hamilton Co., IL; d. June 22, 1891, Hamilton Co., IL.

           xiv.     SILAS BURNETTE GROSS, b. August 05, 1891, Hamilton Co., IL; d. August 11, 1907.

5.  MICHEL M.2 VICKERS (WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born July 15, 1851 in Norris City, Hamilton Co., IL, and died March 14, 1891 in Hamilton Co., IL.  He married SARAH MARGARET RUSSELL August 27, 1872 in Hamilton County, IL, daughter of THOMAS RUSSELL and NANCY DEAN.  She was born November 18, 1855, and died August 16, 1898 in Hamilton Co., IL.

Notes for MICHEL M. VICKERS:  

Click here to view Marriage certificate.  (Click "Back" button to return).

1880 census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp, p. 613b
Michel Vickers, w, m, age 36, b. IL, TN, TN
Margrat, wife, w, f, age 21, b. IL, IL, IL
Arastus, son, m. w, age 7, b. IL, IL, IL
 

More About MICHEL M. VICKERS:
Burial: Big Hill Cemetery
 

Notes for SARAH MARGARET RUSSELL:

1880 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Twigg Twp,  p. 62
405/405 RUSSELL, Thomas 26 M   Farmer 640 340 TN        
Nancy A. 21 F         IL    
Sarah M. 3 F         IL        
James A. 1 M         IL       
 

More About SARAH MARGARET RUSSELL:
Burial: Big Hill Cemetery
     

Children of MICHEL VICKERS and SARAH RUSSELL are:

              i.     WILLIAM OTIS3 VICKERS, d. Abt. 1960, Eldorado Springs, MO; m. NETTIE, January 28, 1912.

11.         ii.     ERASTUS R. VICKERS, b. November 08, 1873, Norris City, Hamilton Co., IL; d. June 18, 1939, 
  Selma, Drew Co., AR.

             iii.     EASTER C. VICKERS, b. December 22, 1874; d. August 15, 1876.

             iv.    THOMAS MADISON VICKERS, b. January 1876; d. September 1876.

             v.     ELNOR C. VICKERS, b. December 22, 1880; d. December 22, 1884.

12.        vi.     MARION NEWTON VICKERS, b. June 23, 1885, Broughton, Hamilton Co., IL; d. September 11, 
  1931, Hamilton Co., IL.

13.       vii.     SARAH NAOMA VICKERS, b. August 13, 1886, Hamilton Co., IL; d. July 08, 1916, Hamilton Co., 
  IL.

           viii.     ZONI/ZONNA VICKERS, b. March 1887, Hamilton Co., IL; m. GEORGE LYNN

Notes for ZONI/ZONNA VICKERS:
Zona was living with her Uncle Erastus Vickers and family on the 1920 census (age 18).

             ix.     NANCY ELLEN VICKERS, b. January 1899; d. October 1899.

6.  THOMAS E.2 VICKERS (WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born 1852 in Hamilton Co. IL.  He married MARGARET E. SIGLER March 12, 1862 in Hamilton Co., IL, daughter of EMANUEL SIGLER and LUCINDA MAYBERRY.  She was born 1843 in IL.

Notes for THOMAS E. VICKERS:

1870 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, p. 611
58/58: Thomas Vickers, age 30, m, farmer, $800, $650, TN
Margery E., age 28, f, keeping house, b. IL
Mary L, age 6, f, b. IL
Perlla E., age 4, f, b. IL
Margaret A., age 10/12, b. Aug 1870, IL
 

1880 Census, Hamilton Co., IL (Lassater), p. 602D
Thomas E. Vickers, w, m, age 40, m, TN, TN, TN
M. E., wife, w, f, age 37, IL, KY, KY
P. E., dau, w, f, age 15, IL, TN, IL
M. R., dau, w, f, age 10, IL, TN, IL
A. V., dau, w, f, age 7, IL, TN, IL
Alice, dau, w, f, age 5, IL, TN, IL
Theodore H. BOILT, other, w, m, age 17, IL IL, MO, Laborer

Notes for MARGARET E. SIGLER:

1860 Census, Hamilton Co., IL
584/584 SIGLER, Emanuel, 48, M, Farmer 3,000 700 KY        
Lucinda 46 F, b. KY
Margary E. 17 F, b. IL
Sarah P. 15 F, b. IL
Solomon 13 M, b. IL
Mary C. 11 F, b. IL 
Emanuel W. 9 M, b. IL     
Washington 7 M, b. IL     
Margaret L. 4 F, b. IL        
Francis V. 3 F, b. IL        
BAR_, Polk Dallas Texas 15 M, b. IL
  

Emanuel Siglerís Will:
Will Box #1, File #36
Date Written: 3 Oct 1864
Witnesses: Albert Walters, C. M. McBroom
Date Filed: 3 Oct 1864
Contains: Real Estate and Personal Property
Executrix: Wife, Lucinda Sigler
Heirs: Wife, Lucinda; Daughters: Margery E. Vickers and heirs; Sarah P. Sigler, Mary C. Sigler, Margaret L. Sigler, Francis J. Sigler.  Granddaughter: Francis Mariah Hynes. Others mentioned: Solomon Sigler, Emanule W. Sigler and Washington Sigler.

Children of THOMAS VICKERS and MARGARET SIGLER are:

              i.     PERLLA E.3 VICKERS, b. 1865.

              ii.    MARGARET A. VICKERS, b. 1870.

             iii.     A. V. VICKERS, b. 1873

7.  ANDREW M.2 VICKERS (WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born August 1857 in IL, and died Aft. 1900.  He married VICTORIA JENNING December 06, 1877.  She was born January 1861 in KY.

Notes for ANDREW M. VICKERS:

1880 Census, Hamilton Co., IL; Mayberry Twp, p. 613b
Andy VICKERS, self, w, m, age 26, IL, IL, IL
Victoria VICKERS, wife, w, f, age 21, IL, TN, T1900 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp., p. 323

1900 Census, Hamilton Co., IL
126/132: Andy Vickers, head, b. Aug 1857, age 42, m-21, IL, TN, TN, Farmer
Victoria, wife, w, f, Jan 1861, age 39, m-21, 4children/2living, KY, KY, KY
William J., son, w, m, Dec 1885, age 14, s, IL, IL, IL
Logan, son, w, m, April 1887, age 13, IL, IL, IL

1920 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp, p. 3a
47/47: Andy M. Vickers, head, m, w, age 63, m, IL, TN, VA, Farmer-General farm
Victoria, age 60, KY, KY, KY
Logan, age 31, IL, IL, KY, farm laborer
     

Children of ANDREW VICKERS and VICTORIA JENNING are:

              i.   WILLIAM D.3 VICKERS, b. December 1885; m. MARY UNKNOWN.

Notes for WILLIAM D. VICKERS:

1920 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp, p. 2a
29/29: William D. Vickers, head, age 34, m, farmer, general farm
Mary, age 29, m
Wilma, dau, age 7
Earline, dau, age 3 7/12
Glen, son, age 1 1/12
Marie, dau, age ?/12

              ii.   LOGAN VICKERS, b. April 1887, Hamilton Co., IL; d. 1951, Hamilton Co., IL.

Notes for LOGAN VICKERS:
Tombstone inscription: P H 30 Co. Discharge, Det. WWI
Burial: New Prospect Cemetery, Hamilton Co., IL

Generation No. 3

8.  HENRY THOMAS3 VICKERS (JOHN H.2, WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born 1860 in IL, and died June 27, 1939 in McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., IL.  He married LAVONIA ARDORA HARRELSON December 07, 1892 in Hamilton Co., IL.  She was born July 24, 1863 in IL, and died April 20, 1924 in Hamilton Co., IL.

Notes for HENRY THOMAS VICKERS:

Pub. Times-Leader, 29 June 1939; Henry Thomas Vickers, aged 85 years; d. 27 June 1939 at home near McLeansboro.  Interred Prospect Cemetery.

1920 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp, p. 2a
33/33: Lofton Vickers, head, age 26, m, IL, IL, IL, Farmer
Celina A.,, wife, age 23, f, IL, OH, IL
Henry T., Father, age 63, m, IL, IL, IL, Blacksmith

Notes for LAVONIA ARDORA HARRELSON:

Obit pub. Times, April 24, 1924
Lavonia Adora Harrelson was born July 24, 1862, departed this life April 20, 1924, age 62 years, 8 months and 26 days.  She was married to H. T. Vickers December 7, 1892.  To this union three children were born, Mrs. Rella McMahon, Mrs. Nellie Grimes and Lofton Vickers.  She leaves a companion, three children, one sister and a host of other relatives and friends. She professed faith in Christ several years ago, and lived a faithful Christian until death. She has gone to make the land that is fairer than day still brighter.  A voice we loved is stilled, a place is vacant in our home that never can be filled. Funeral service was held at Prospect church April 21st at 11 o'clock conducted by Rev. C. M. Prince of Norris City and the body was laid to rest until the resurrection morning.  Burial: Prospect Cemetery.    

Children of HENRY VICKERS and LAVONIA HARRELSON are:

14.          i.   LOFTIN4 VICKERS, b. November 13, 1893, Hamilton Co., IL; d. March 03, 1985, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., IL.

              ii.   NELLIE E. VICKERS, b. December 19, 1895, Hamilton Co., IL; d. July 1974, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., IL1; m. CHARLES ARTHUR GRIMES; b. July 26, 1895, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., IL; d. June 18, 1990, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., IL.

Notes for NELLIE E. VICKERS:

Obit: pub. Times-Leader, July 25, 1974 Nellie E. Vickers Grimes, b. 19 Dec 1895 Hamilton Co.; d. July 1974, DOA hospital in McL.--Resident of McLeansboro, daughter of Henry Thomas and Ardora Harrelson Vickers.  Married Charles Arthur Grimes, 11 Oct 1917.  Leaves husband; brother: Lofton Vickers of McLeansboro and sister Rella McMahon of McLeansboro.  Interred IOOF, McL.

Notes for CHARLES ARTHUR GRIMES:

Obit: Pub. Times-Leader 21 Jun 1990 . Charles Arthur Grimes, b. 26 July 1895, Ham. Co.; d, 18 June 1990, resident of McL.; son of Elijah and Rachel Fairweather Grimes.  Married Nellie Vickers--dead.  Married Lucy Harrelson Campbell - dead; Leaves four stepsons: Herbert Campbell and Donal Campbell both of Lake Placid, FL, Evan Campbell of Mattoon, and Paul Campbell of Decatur; one brother-dead; one half-bro - dead; one sister - dead.  Vet. of WWI; interred IOOF McLeansboro.

             iii.     RELLA VICKERS; m. UNKNOWN MCMAHON.

9.  JAMES WESLEY3 GROSS (MARY CAROLINE2 VICKERS, WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born June 30, 1866 in Hamilton Co., IL.  He married LUCY MAE BECK.  She was born October 1873 in IL.

Notes for JAMES WESLEY GROSS:

1900 Census, Hamilton Co., IL; Mayberry Twp, p. 326
199/207: James W. Gross, head, June 1896, age 35, m-12, IL, IL, IL, Farmer
Lucy M., wife, Oct 1873, age 26, m-12, 5children/(1)living (dead), IL, IL, IL
William E., son, Oct 1890, age 9, IL, IL, IL
Ella M., dau, Oct 1893, age 6, IL, IL, IL
Hannah L, dau, Sept 1885, age 4, IL, IL, IL
James H., son, May 1889, age 2, IL, IL, IL

(James is living next to his father and siblings on this census).     

Children of JAMES GROSS and LUCY BECK are:

              i.     UNKNOWN4 GROSS.

              ii.     WILLIAM E. GROSS, b. October 1890.

             iii.     ELLA M. GROSS, b. October 1893.

             iv.     HANNAH L. GROSS, b. September 1895.

             v.     JAMES H. GROSS, b. September 1899.

10.  THOMAS MARSHALL3 GROSS (MARY CAROLINE2 VICKERS, WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born September 30, 1867 in Hamilton Co., IL, and died February 28, 1953 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL.  He married ANNIS JANE DAVIS June 07, 1891 in Hamilton Co., IL.  She was born January 1870 in IL, and died Aft. 1920.

Notes for THOMAS MARSHALL GROSS:

Obit pub. Times-Leader 12 Mar 1953
Thomas Marshall Gross, b. 30 Sept 1867 Ham. Co.; d. 28 Feb 1953, Mt. Vernon; son of Felix and Mary Caroline (Vickers) Gross.  Married Annis Jane Davis 07 June 1891; 9 children: 1 son dead.: Luther Gross d.  leaves 4 sons: Colver A. Gross of Hartford, Mich.; Frank Marshall Gross of Carmi, Harley W. Gross of Aden, Felix E. Gross of Wayne City; 4 daus.: Mary Elizabeth Smithn of Webberville, Mich., Maurea Mildred Taylor of Piggott, Ark., Edith Inez Carlson of Palos Park, Clarice Peters of Piggot, Ark.; brother: David Gross of McLeansboro.  

1900 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp, p. 319
51/53: Thomas Gross, head, w, m, Sept 1878, age 29, m-9, IL, IL, IL, farmer-laborer
Annis, wife, Jan 1870, age 30, m-9, IL, IL, IL
Colver A., son, Mar 1892, age 8, IL, IL, IL
Mary E, dau, Nov 1894, age 5, IL, IL, IL
Marie, dau, Oct 1898, age 1, IL, IL, IL  

1920 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Beaver Creek Twp, p. 10a
208/215: Thomas Gross, head, m, w, age 51, farmer, IL, IL, IL
Annis, wife, age 50, IL, TN, IL
Maurie, dau, age 21, IL, IL, IL
Frank M., son, age 15, IL, IL, IL
Harley, son, age 13, IL, IL, IL
Felix, son, age 11, IL, IL, IL
Edith, dau, age 10, IL, IL, IL

Children of THOMAS GROSS and ANNIS DAVIS are:

              i.     CLARICE4 GROSS.

              ii.     LUTHER GROSS.

             iii.     COLVER A. GROSS, b. March 1892.

             iv.     MARY ELIZABETH GROSS, b. November 1894.

             v.     MAUREA (MARIE) MILDRED GROSS, b. October 1898.

             vi.     FRANK MARSHALL GROSS, b. 1905.

            vii.     HARLEY W. GROSS, b. 1907.

           viii.     FELIX E. GROSS, b. 1909.

             ix.     EDITH INEZ GROSS, b. 1910.

11.  ERASTUS R.3 VICKERS (MICHEL M.2, WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born November 08, 1873 in Norris City, Hamilton Co., IL, and died June 18, 1939 in Selma, Drew Co., AR.  He married ADA BELLE FOSTER August 23, 1896 in Hamilton County, IL, daughter of AUGUSTON FOSTER and JULIA HULET.  She was born September 23, 1880 in Hamilton Co., IL, and died January 22, 1911.

Notes for ERASTUS R. VICKERS:

Birth Certificate states that Erastus Orlan Vickers was born to Isabelle and Erastus Vickers, Jan 19, 1910 in Hamilton Co., IL.  

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Erastus and Ada Bell were married in Hamilton County by Ada Belle's uncle Samuel Riley Foster, pastor of the Little Springs Church for 52 years.  When her youngest child was only eleven months old, Ada Belle died from tuberculosis (1911) in Hamilton County.  The oldest daughter, Effie, took care of the children.  Some time later Erastus moved to Arkansas and Nancy and Julie stayed in Illinois.  Erastus settled in Selma, AR and had a blacksmith shop located near Seven Devil's Swamp.  He died in 1939.

1900 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp, p. 327
221/229: Erastus Vickers, head, Nov 1873, age 27, m-5, IL, IL, IL, Farmer
Ada, wife, Sept 1880, age 19, m-5, 2children/2living, IL, IL, IL
Easton R., son, Aug 1896, age 3, IL, IL, IL
Effie M., dau, Feb 1898, age 2, IL, IL, IL
____Vickers, (relative/boarder), w, m, June 1884, age 15, IL, IL, IL
Zora (relative/boarder), w, f, Mar 1887, age 13, IL IL, IL

Children of ERASTUS VICKERS and ADA FOSTER are:

              i.   EASTON WRIGHT4 VICKERS, b. August 29, 1897, Hamilton Co., IL; d. April 27, 1988; m. (1) ALMA SNOW; m. (2) GOLDIE C. CARRIGAN.

Notes for EASTON WRIGHT VICKERS:   Soc. Sec. Record  

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              ii.   EFFIE MAY VICKERS, b. February 01, 1899; d. January 1988; m. CHARLES GILBERT ASHER.

             iii.     NANCY ANN VICKERS, b. August 15, 1900; m. CLYDE BRUCE.

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             iv.     MARION EDWARD VICKERS, b. May 30, 1902, Hamilton Co., IL; d. April 12, 199 

   Notes for MARION EDWARD VICKERS:   Soc. Sec. Info.

             v.     JULIA ELIZABETH VICKERS, b. December 31, 1903; m. HAROLD GROSS.  
 
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             vi.     THOMAS LEE VICKERS, b. September 28, 1905; d. March 11, 1985; m. ALMA SNOW.

            vii.     MARIAH LUTHER VICKERS, b. May 20, 1907, Hamilton Co., IL; d. October 1982; m. 
  I
RENE STURGEON.

15.       viii.     ERASTUS ORLAND VICKERS, b. January 19, 1910, Norris City, Hamilton County, IL; d. March 27, 1980, Kaufman Co., TX.

12.  MARION NEWTON3 VICKERS (MICHEL M.2, WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born June 23, 1885 in Broughton, Hamilton Co., IL, and died September 11, 1931 in Hamilton Co., IL.  He married EVELINE TATE.  She was born July 30, 1891 in Hamilton Co., IL, and died October 30, 1918 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL.

Notes for MARION NEWTON VICKERS:

Article in The Times, pub. 17 Sep 1931
Burial: Rector Cemetery

More About EVELINE TATE:   Burial: Old Rector Cemetery  

Children of MARION VICKERS and EVELINE TATE are:

              i.     LAVERNE DEMAR4 VICKERS.

              ii.     VIVIAN VICKERS.

13.  SARAH NAOMA3 VICKERS (MICHEL M.2, WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born August 13, 1886 in Hamilton Co., IL, and died July 08, 1916 in Hamilton Co., IL.  She married CHARLES W. HEFNER December 10, 1903 in Hamilton Co., IL.  He was born September 09, 1884 in Hamilton Co., I, and died June 24, 1966 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL.

Notes for SARAH NAOMA VICKERS:

Obit. pub. Times, July 20 1916: Sarah Naoma Hefner died July 8, age 29/10/26.  Born in Hamilton County, August 13, 1886, dau of Michael and Margaret Vickers.  Married to Charles W. Hefner December 10, 1903, had three children; 1 died in inf.  Survived by husband, two daughters, three brothers, one sister and a grandfather.  Buried Smith Cemetery

Children of SARAH VICKERS and CHARLES HEFNER are:

              i.     FLETA MARGUERITE4 HEFNER, b. 1910.

              ii.     NAOMI BEATRICE HEFNER.

Generation No. 4

14.  LOFTIN4 VICKERS (HENRY THOMAS3, JOHN H.2, WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born November 13, 1893 in Hamilton Co., IL7, and died March 03, 1985 in McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., IL7.  He married CELINIA LITTLE April 13, 1918 in Hamilton Co., IL. 

Notes for LOFTIN VICKERS:

Obit: pub. Times-Leader March 7, 1985 . Lofton C. Vickers, b. 13 Nov 1893, Ham. Co; d. 03 Mar 1985, hospital in McL.; Son of Henry Thomas & Ardera Harrelson Vickers.  Married Celine Little.  Leaves wife; dau: Helen Allen of Anna; sister: Rella McMahon of McLeansboro.  One son-dead.

1920 Census, Hamilton Co., IL, Mayberry Twp, p. 2a
33/33: Lofton Vickers, head, age 26, m, IL, IL, IL, Farmer
Celina A.,, wife, age 23, f, IL, OH, IL
Henry T., Father, age 63, m, IL, IL, IL, Blacksmith
 

Notes for CELINIA LITTLE:

Pub. Times-Leader Mar 5, 1987 Celinia Little Vickers, b. 05 Mar 1896, Ham. Co; married Lofton Vickers, 13 Apr 1918-dead; three children: Uel Vickers, infant son-dead; & dau Helen Allen; 5 grandchildren: Vickie Childers, Pat Neal, Steve Allen, Kay Bradly and Rick Vickers.      

Children of LOFTIN VICKERS and CELINIA LITTLE are:

              i.    UEL5 VICKERS, b. June 28, 1927, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co., IL; d. November 05, 1970, Norris City, Hamilton Co., IL.

Notes for UEL VICKERS:

Obituary pub. Times-Leader, 12 Nov 1970 . Uel Vickers, b. 28 June 1927; Ham. Co.; d. 05 Nov 1970, near Norris City-resident of McL.; apparent heart attack; son of Lofton Charles & Celine Little Vickers.  Leaves parents; son: Rickey Dean Vickers at home; two daus: Mrs. Vickie Lynn Childers of McL.; and Patricia Sue Vickers at home; sister: Mrs. Helen Allen of Norris City.  One daughter dead.  Interred Prospect Cem.

              ii.     HELEN VICKERS.

             iii.     INFANT SON VICKERS.

15.  ERASTUS ORLAND4 VICKERS (ERASTUS R.3, MICHEL M.2, WILLIAM THOMAS1) was born January 19, 1910 in Norris City, Hamilton County, IL, and died March 27, 1980 in Kaufman Co., TX.  He married ARLINE BETHEA March 23, 1940 in Wilmar, Drew Co., AR.  She was born September 06, 1918 in Bradley Co., AR.  He married 2. Willie Claude Knoblach. 

Notes for ERASTUS ORLAND VICKERS:

Texas Death Records; Vickers, Erastus Orlan, d.  27 March 1980, KAUFMAN CO, TX  

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