NOTE: In the 1795/96 Procession Returns Isaiah Hickman was listed in three Districts; District 8 Accomack Parish, District 9 Accomack Parish and District 10 Accomack Parish. These two districts border on each other, District 9 being south of Guilford Creek and District 10 being north of Guilford Creek. In In District 8 his land placed in Household 3, District 9 it was placed in Household 53. In District 10 was it placed in Household 34. He probably lived on the land in District 9.
Isaiah Hickman was born in Accomack Co., VA 1758. He married twice. He married Elizabeth Hickman circa 1783 in Accomack Co., VA. Elizabeth was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1765. Elizabeth was the daughter of Richard Hickman and Anne his wife. Elizabeth died before 1790.
In Richard Hickman's will on 21 November 1786 in Accomack Co., VA, Elizabeth was named as an heir. It was proved 26 June 1787 (Nottingham Wills:366). And abstract of his will reads:
Hickman, Richard - 21 Nov. 1786 - 26 June 1787 - To son Hampton Hickman. To daughter Elizabeth, the wife of Isaiah Hickman. To wife all the remainder of my estate, real & personal, during her widow, & then to my son Hampton Hickman all my lands & the remainder of my personal estate to my daughter Elizabeth. Wife (no name) & son Hampton Hickman & Isaiah Hickman Exrs. Witt: George Bundick, Tubitha Bundick, Thomas Hickman. In order of probate: Anne Hickman, Isaiah Hickman & Hampton Hickman qualified.
He married Sarah Justice circa 1787 in Accomack Co., VA. Sarah was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1765. Sarah was the daughter of Ralph Justice and Sinah Simpson. See household 88, Ralph Justice's heirs.
Sarah Justice Hickman and her husband Isaiah were the plaintiffs in a court case on 12 March 1795 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham Causes:38, 39). The case reads:
Thomas Simpson Bayly & Anne, his wife, Isaiah Hickman & Sally, his (wife & Zorobabel Core & Sinah, his wife
vs - Writ of Partition.
Betsey Justice, Inf't. Bridget Justice appointed her guardian to defend this suit.
That a certain Ralph Justice, Gent., was in his lifetime lately seized of a tract of land containing 250 acres situate near Guilford, that he made his last will and testament & devised the said land to the said Anne, Sarah & Sinah & Betsy, being the daughters of the said Ralph Justice, and afterwards on the __ day of __ 1794 died, and the said Thomas Simpson Bayly and Anne, his wife, in right of said wife, Isaiah Hickman & Sarah his wife, in right of said wife, Zorobabel Core & Sinah his wife, in right of said wife, and the said Betsey Justice, are entitled to the said tenement and tract of land &c. 12 Mar. 1795
On 5 August 1796 the Estate of Ralph Justice was appraised. Six of his seven children or their spouses were mentioned one of which was Sarah Justice Hickman (_____. Accomack County Wills &c 1796-1798:56, 57, 58). See the appraisal of the estate of Ralph Justice.
Sarah Justice was mentioned in court on 11 December 1824 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham Causes:151, 152). The case reads:
John Jackson & wife &c.
vs - Suit for sale and division.
That a certain Edmund Core late of this county, departed this life intestate sometime in the year 1823, being at that time seized in fee simple of a tract of land containing 68 acres; the said Edmund Core at his death left no children nor their descendants, nor father, mother, brother or sister or their descendants nor grandfather nor grandmother; that the said Edmund Core left the following paternal relatives, your orators John, William and Zorobabel Laws and your oratrixes Rebecca, wife of John Jackson, & Mary Laws, who are the only children of Adah Laws, formerly Adah Core, the only sister of the father of the said Edmund Core, and left no other paternal relatives; the said Edmund Core left the following maternal relatives, viz: Anne Bayly, the wife of Thomas S. Bayly, a sister of the whole blood to the mother of the said Edmund Core, William Justice, a brother of the whole blood to the mother of the said Edmund Core, Polly Savage, formerly Polly Hickman, the only daughter of Polly Justice, a sister of the whole blood to the mother of the said Edmund Core, James Justice, a brother of the half blood to the mother of the said Edmund Core, and Catharine Mears, the wife of Thomas Mears, a sister of the half blood to the mother of the said Edmund Core, Elizabeth Savage, wife of John Savage, half sister to the said Core's mother, and no other maternal uncles nor aunts nor their descendants; the said William Justice is since dead leaving three children, viz: Tinney White, the wife of James White, Polly Fletcher, the wife of Henry Fletcher, and Joice Laylor, your orators & oratrixes, to whom the said land descended &c.
NOTE: Sinah Justice's sister Sara--not Polly--married Isaiah Hickman.
Richard Hickman mentions Isaiah Hickman in his will 26 June 1787 in Accomack Co., VA (Nottingham Wills:366).
On 30 December 1791 in Accomack Co., VA, the boundaries of the lands of Isaiah Hickman were processioned (Walczyk Processioners 1723-1792:113). The text reads:
Decr 30th 1791 - In presence of the said people; & Hampton Hickman, Geo: Warner, Nancy Wright, Rachel Wright, Edward Hickman, John Berry, Rodger Miles, Will: Warner, Isaiah Hickman.
Anne, the widow of Richard Hickman mentions her son-in-law, Isaiah Hickman in her will 25 July 1796 in Accomack Co., VA Nottingham Wills:435). An abstract of her will reads:
Hickman, Anne - 10 Sept. 1793 - 25 July 1796 - To son Hampton Hickman. Grandaughters Rebeckah & Peggy Hickman, daughters of Isaiah Hickman. To my said grandaughters all the estate devised to their mothers by the last will of my husband, which estate was left in my care during my natural life. John A. Bundick & Parker Barnes Exrs. Witt: Leah Barnes, Susanna Barnes.
1794 - [Ralph Justice] He left 200 acres at the south end to his son William. 30 acres to his son James, and the balance to his daughters Elizabeth Justice, Sally, and her husband Isaiah HIckman, Anne and her husband Thomas Bailey, and Sinah and her husband Babel Core (Whitelaw:1186)
Isaiah Hickman and his wife Sarah were the plaintiffs in a court case on 12 March 1795 in Accomack Co., VA.
On 30 December 1795 the boundaries of the lands of Isaiah Hickman in the 8th District were processioned. (Walczyk Processioners 1796-1816:21). The text reads:
Eighth District Decr 30th returned as follows: We have processioned the Lands of William Warner, John Berry, Isaiah Hickman ...
On 6 January 1795 the boundaries of the lands of Isaiah Hickman in the 9th District were processioned (Walczyk Processioners 1796-1816:22). The text in part reads:
Jany 6th 1795 - George Warner, Isaiah Hickman, Benjn Parks, Joseph Riggs, George D. Riggs, George Willett, The Glebe Lands ...
On 6 January 1795 the boundaries of the lands of Isaiah Hickman in the 10th District were processioned (Walczyk Processioners 1796-1816:23). The text in part reads:
Tenth District - Decr 4th 1795 ... George Hinman, William Justice , Isaiah Hickman, Thomas Bayly, Babel Core, Elizabeth Justice, William Bishop, Muns Bishop, James Moore, Ismael Perry, Richard Justice, Samuel Sanders, Stephen Bloxom & Richard Bloxom.
Isaiah Hickman was the administrator of the estate of Hampton Hickman dec'd. on 30 October 1797 in Accomack Co., VA Nottingham Wills:438). The record reads:
Hickman, Hampton - Letters of Administration on his estate were granted to Isaiah Hickman & Seymour Hickman. John Parker & George Wright security.
Isaiah made a will on 20 November 1806 in Accomack Co., VA. It was proved 27 June 1808 (Miles Wills:263). An abstract of his will reads:
Hickman, Isaiah (Accomack Parish) - 20 November 1806 - 27 June 1808 - Brother Isaac Hickman Extr. To daughter Rebeccah Wright part of land adjoining Hampton Hickman dec'd, heirs of William Savage dec'd & heirs of William Warner dec'd. To daughter Polly the remaining part of my land adjoining the land of George Warner and daughter Rebeccah. To daughter Polly slaves Shadrack, Margaret, Preeson, Ester, Isaac, Jim & Major & ... Remainder to my two daughters. The land & other estate given to my daughter Rebeccah is to be considered in full of any claim she may have against me or my estate on account of her grandmother Ann Hickman dec'd I have already paid her & her husband all they are entitled to of the estate of Ann Hickman. Witt: John Wise, George D. Wise & John Cropper Jr. Prob: John Burton, & William Strann securities.
Isaiah Hickman and Elizabeth Hickman had the following children:
1. Rebecca Hickman was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1785. Anne, the widow of Richard Hickman mentions Rebecca in her will 25 July 1796 in Accomack Co., VA Nottingham Wills:435). Rebecca married Thomas Wright circa 1803 in Accomack County (Whitelaw:1123). Isaiah Hickman mentions his daughter Rebecca in his will 20 November 1806 in Accomack Co., VA (Miles Wills:263).
2. Margaret Hickman was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1787. Anne, the widow of Richard Hickman mentions Margaret in her will 25 July 1796 in Accomack Co., VA Nottingham Wills:435). Margaret died before 1806 (Miles Wills:263).
Isaiah Hickman and Sarah Justice had the following child:
3. Mary "Polly" Hickman was born in Accomack Co., VA circa 1790. Isaiah Hickman mentions his daughter Polly in his will 20 November 1806 in Accomack Co., VA (Miles Wills:263).
_____. Accomack County Wills &c 1796-1798.
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