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James Hickman
(1761-1843)
Elizabeth Turner
George Cardwell
(1746-1817)
Sarah McGehee
(1757-1828)
William Hickman IV
(1790-1874)
Mary (Polly) Elizabeth Mumford Cardwell
(1795-1835)

Dr. William Augustus Hickman
(1816-1894)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Burnette Barbour

2. Unknown
3. Susan Lafayette Suit

Dr. William Augustus Hickman 16

  • Born: 26 Oct 1816, Shelbyville, , KY, USA 18,26,27
  • Marriage (1): Burnette Barbour on 12 Mar 1844 in Bardstown, KY 26
  • Marriage (2): Unknown
  • Marriage (3): Susan Lafayette Suit in 1854 in Springfield, IL
  • Died: 20 Dec 1894, Springfield, , IL, USA at age 78 26,30
  • Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sangamon, IL 27
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Education: Louisville University, 1840-1842, Louisville, , Kentucky. 31

Residence, 2 Aug 1850, Nelson County, Kentucky. 17 Living here were Wm. A. Hickman, wife Burnette, and a Catherine Woods age 60 from Ireland, and from Kentucky -- Ann Elliott age 17, Amanda Elliott age 15, and AJ Owen, age 10.

Occupation: Physician, 1850. 17

Religion: Methodist Church, for over 60 years. 26,31

Residence, 6 Jan 1860, Bardstown, Nelson, KY. 18 Living here were William as head, second wife Susan, son James H., and daughter Burnette, listed as B.B.

Occupation: physician, 6 Jan 1860, Bardstown, Nelson, KY. 11,18 RPR wrote, ""Will Augie was called Doctor, a loosely used term in those frontier days, and we believe that he was what became a pharmacist after formal training became required." (See his obit for a complete account of his years as both physician and pharmacist.)

Residence, 12 Jul 1870, Murry Precinct, Daviess, Kentucky. 24 Owensboro Post Office. Living with William A. Hickman are Susanah, his wife, and daughters Burnette and Amelia J.

Occupation: Listed as a Farmer, 12 Jul 1870, Owensboro, Daviess, KY. 24 Value of his real estate was $17,500; value of his personal estate was $3,500.

Obituary, 1894. 32 HICKMAN -- The funeral of Dr. William A. Hickman, who died of paralysis at midnight Friday night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. James P. Radcliffe, no. 727 N. Seventh street, will take place at 2:30 p.m. to-morrow (sic) from the Second M.E. church, the Rev. J.A. Kumler officiating, assisted by the Rev. E.B. Randle. The interment will be in Oak Ridge. His son, Dr. J. H. Hickman, and his sister, Miss Aurelia Hickman, both of Owensboro, Ky., have arrived to attend the funeral. Dr. Hickman was born in Shelbyville, Shelby county, Ky., Oct. 26, 1816, and moved to Sangamon county with his father in 1833. Shortly afterward, and while yet a young man, he returned to Shelbyville and began to the study of medicine in 1837. He entered the Louisville university in 1840, and was graduated in 1842. After his graduation he went to Shelbyville, where he built up an extensive practice for himself, but finding that it was likely to conflict with that of his old preceptor, Dr. George W. Nuckols, to whom he owed many oblications, he went to Beardstown, Ky., where in 1844 he was married to Miss Burnett Barbour. His wife died, leaving him with four children, two of whom are still living. He afterward married Susan L. Suit, by whom one daughter survives. He then left his fine practice of twenty-three years' origin to a younger brother, Dr. J.F. Hickman, and went to Davies county, locating near Owensboro. During his stay there he made many friends and again built up a good professional practice. The railroad from Owensboro to Russelville, Ky., is one of the improvements which he was interested in, he being the first president. In the spring of 1880 the doctor, on account of his declining years, again left a very large practice and came to this city. He practiced medicine for two years, and when he bought the drug store now owned by Dr. H.O. Bolles. He sold it later to start the one on North Fifth street, in which he was stricken by paralysis on Wednesday morning. Dr. Hickman had been a consistent member of the M.E. church for over sixty years of his seventy-eight years of life, and has always been beloved by all who knew him. It has been but a short time since he was heard to say, "My motto in life has always been to do as much good and as little harm as possible." He was proud of his native state, and was truly a noble type of a Kentucky gentleman. He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters and one son: Miss Aurelia Hickman and Dr. J.H. Hickman of Owensboro, KY., and Mrs. James Radcliffe, of this city; two brothers, Hon. R.O. Hickman, of Helena, ex-state treasurer of Montana, and now state land agent of that state, and J.F. Hickman, of Barclay; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Lindsay of Mechanicsburg; Mrs. Mary Lyon and Mrs. S.E. Sell, both of this city.

Cemetery: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sangamon, IL. 1,31

Obituary: Springfield Journal Register. 33 His obituary in the Springfield paper, as printed:
"The funeral of Dr. William A. Hickman, who died of paralysis at midnight Friday night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. James P. Radcliffe, No. 727 North Seventh street, will take place at 3:30 p.m. to-morrow from the Second M.E. church, the Rev. J.A. Kumler officiating, assisted by the Rev. E.B. Randle. The interment will be in Oak Ridge. His son, Dr. J. H. Hickman, and his sister, Miss Aurelia Hickman, both of Owensboro, Ky., have arrived to attend the funeral.
Dr. Hickman was born in Shelbyville, Shelby county, Ky., Oct. 26, 1816, and moved to Sangamon county with his father in 1833. Shortly afterward, and while yet a young man, he returned to Shelbyville and began the study of medicine in 1837. He entered the Louisville university in 1840, and was graduated in 1842. After his graduation he went to Shelbyville, where he built up an extensive practice for himself but finding that it was likely to conflict with that of his old preceptor, Dr. George W. Nuckols, to whom he owed many obligations, he went to Beardstown, Ky., where in 1844 he was married to Miss Burnett Barbour. His wife died, leaving him with four children, two of whom are still living. He afterward married Susan L. Suit, by whom one daughter survives.
He then left this fine practice of twenty-three years' origin to a younger brother, Dr. J.F. Hickman and went to Davies county, locating near Owensboro. During his stay there he made many friends and again built up a good professional practice. The railroad from Owensboro to Russelville, Ky., is one of the improvements which he was interested in, he being the first president. In the spring of 1880 the doctor, on account of his declining years, again left a very large practice and came to this city. He practiced medicine for two years, when he bought the drug store now owned by Dr. H.O. Bolles. He sold it later to start the one on North Fifth street, in which he was stricken by paralysis on Wednesday morning. Dr. Hickman had been a consistent member of the M.E. church for over sixty years of his seventy-eight years of life, and has always been beloved by all who knew him. It has been but a short time since he was heard to say, "My motto in life has always been to do as much good and as little harm as possible." He was proud of his native state, and was truly a noble type of a Kentucky gentleman.He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters and one son. Miss Aurelia Hickman and Dr. J.H. Hickman, of Owensboro, Ky., and Mrs. James Radcliffe of this city; two brothers, Hon. R.O. Hickman, of Helena, ex-state treasurer of Montana, and now state land agent of that state, and J. F. Hickman, of Barclay; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Lindsay, of Mechanicsburg; Mrs. Mary Lyon and Mrs. S.E. Sell, both of this city."


Personality. 26 Superior intellect, kind hearted and benevolent with a good word for everyone and his reputation as a physician was of the highest character.


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William married Burnette Barbour, daughter of William Barbour and Jane E. Walker, on 12 Mar 1844 in Bardstown, KY.26 (Burnette Barbour was born on 25 Nov 1827 in , Washington County, KY, USA,27,28 died on 16 May 1853 in Bardstown, Nelson, KY 26,28,29 and was buried in Bardstown, KY.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage bond signed by Rowan Hardin. Married by J.M. Lancaster, from Minister Return -- source: Bonds, Marriages, and Consents, Nelson Cty, KY. A photo of their something-or-other related to their marriage is available on FamilySearch.com. Shows date of March 11, 1844, signed by W.A. Hickman and Rowan Hardin.

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William next married.


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William next married Susan Lafayette Suit in 1854 in Springfield, IL. (Susan Lafayette Suit was born on 9 Oct 1824 18,34 and died on 9 Jul 1909 35.)




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