Greenup Morgan (1832-?) & Mary Sarah Smith (1833-?)

October 2020.

Greenup Morgan & Mary Sarah Smith were Todd’s 3x great grandparents.

Greenup Morgan was born in about 1832 in Tennessee. His parents were Nathan Morgan and Jane. Greenup’s first or middle name might have been William, as he was listed as William Morgan on the death certificate of daughter Mollie.

Mary Sarah Smith was born in about 1833 in Missouri. Her parents were John Smith and Mary.

On the 1850 US Census, Mary was 16 and lived in Liberty, Clay County, Missouri with her mother Mary, age 53; father John, age 50; brother John, age 27; sister Martha, age 23; and brother Gerrard, age 9.

On the 1850 US Census, Greenup was 18, and lived in DeKalb County, Missouri with father Nathan, age 56; mother Jane, age 52; brother Hiram, age 20; brother Simeon, age 15; and brother John, age 12.

Greenup and Mary were married on January 23, 1856 in Clay County, Missouri.

On the 1860 US Census, Greenup was 27 and Mary was 24. They farmed in Washington, DeKalb County, Missouri. They had one child, daughter Nancy J., who was 1.

It seems likely that Greenup served in the Civil War. At least two of his brothers did. His registration for the Civil War is the last record I find for him.

On the 1870 US Census, Mary was 34, and she lived with her brother John, age 38, and daughters Nancy, age 11, Sarah, age 9, and Mollie, age 6. They were farming in Sherman, DeKalb County, Missouri.

On the 1880 US Census, Mary was 47, and she lived in Craig, Holt County, Missouri with daughter Mary, age 16; daughter Sarah, age 19; Sarah’s husband Henry Dunigan, age 23; and their child Charles, age 1. This is the last record I have of Mary.

The children of Greenup Morgan and Mary Sarah Smith:

Nancy J, Morgan – Nancy was born in 1856 in Missouri, and I don’t have record of her past the 1870 US Census.

Sarah Ann “Sally” Morgan – Sally was born March 16, 1861 in Missouri. She married Henry Dunigan on February 9, 1879 in Holt County, Missouri. They had 4 children. She died February 6, 1947 in Mound City, Missouri. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Mary G. “Mollie” Morgan – Mollie was Todd’s great great grandmother. Read more about her here.

George F. Hickman (1820-?) & Lamira Clift (1825-?)

Updated October 2020.

George F. Hickman and Lamira Clift are Todd’s 3X Great Grandparents.

George F. Hickman was born about 1820 in Mason County, Kentucky. I believe his parents are Elias Hickman and Sarah Marshall.

Lamira Clift was born about 1825 in Mason County, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Abner Clift and Mary Robinson. Read about them here.

On the 1850 US Census, George was 27 and lived in Mason County, Kentucky with the family of Charles Humphreys. George was the farm overseer for the family. Lamira was 23 and lived with her widowed mother and siblings in Mason County.

George and Lamira were married on August 12, 1851 in Mason County, Kentucky.

On the 1860 US Census, George was 40 and Lamira was 35. Lamira’s mother Mary Clift, age 70, lived with the family. George and Lamira had 4 children: Mary, age 7; Charles, age 6; Abner, age 4; John, age 2. Mary Clift was listed on a Slave Schedule as having the following enslaved people: 1 female age 38; 1 male age 10; 1 female age 8; 1 male age 4; 1 male age 2.

The Hickmans are said to have lost everything in the Civil War. Their slaves (actually the slaves owned by George’s mother-in-law Mary Robinson Clift) were set free, and the family moved to Holt County, Missouri after 1867 when their youngest son Joseph was born. Todd’s dad Lanny remembers his mother Edna Hickman Gray telling about her grandfather, George & Lamira’s son Abner, saying that before they set out for Missouri one of their slaves took his little pair of boots and gave them to her son. According to the Slave Schedule for 1860, there was a 4 year old male slave in the household, and Abner was 4 years old too.

On the 1870 US Census, George was 50 and Lamira was 45. They lived in Union, Holt County, Missouri. They had 5 children: Mary, age 17; Abner, age 14; John, age 12; Anna, age 10; Joseph, age 3. George was working as a laborer.

Lamira died prior to the 1880 US Census. Some list November 26, 1878 specifically.

On the 1880 US Census, George was 60 and widowed. He had 3 children at home: Abner, age 23; John, age 21; Joseph, age 12. George was farming.

George died sometime after the 1880 US Census.

The children of George F. Hickman & Lamira Clift:

Mary Clift Hickman – Mary was born August 28, 1852 in Mason County, Kentucky. She married William Henry Jarvis in 1880, and they had 6 children. They moved from Holt County to Buchanan County, and after 1910 moved to California. She died November 27, 1918 in Los Angeles, California.

Charles Hickman – Charles was born about 1854 in Mason County, Kentucky.  In 1870 there was a Charles Hickman living alone and working as a farm hand in Little River, Jackson County, Arkansas. I can’t find any records of him after that.

Abner Clift Hickman – Abner is Todd’s 2X Great Grandfather. Read about him here.

John H. Hickman – John was born October 25, 1858 in Mason County, Kentucky. His Missouri Death Certificate lists him as single and working as a cook at a hotel. He died April 3, 1933 in Holt County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Anna Hickman – Anna was born about 1860 in Mason County, Kentucky. I don’t have record of her after the 1870 US Census when she was 10.

Joseph Clark Hickman – Joseph was born on August 31, 1867 in Mason County, Kentucky. He married Maude Long and they had 3 children. He died on August 14, 1952 in Craig, Holt County, Missouri. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Abner Clift Hickman (1864-1933) & Mary “Mollie” G. Morgan (1864-1918)

Updated October 2020.

Abner & Mollie are Todd’s great great grandparents, the parents of his great grandfather George Fletcher Hickman.

Abner Clift Hickman was born in 1856 in Mays Lick (Mason County), Kentucky. His parents are George F. Hickman and Lamira Clift. Read more about them here.

Mary “Mollie” G. Morgan was born on March 25, 1864 in Missouri. Her parents were William Greenup Morgan and Mary Sarah Smith. Read more about them here.

On the 1860 US Census, Abner’s family lived in Mason County, Kentucky. He was 4, his father George was 40, and his mother Lamira was 35. He had three siblings: Mary, age 7; Charles, age 6; John, age 2. Lamira’s mother Mary, age 70, was also living in the home.

On the 1870 US Census, Abner’s family had moved to Holt County, Missouri. He was 14, his father George was 50, and his mother Lamira was 45. Siblings in the house were Mary, age 17; John, age 12; Anna, age 10; and Joseph, age 3.  George’s occupation was laborer.

On the 1870 US Census, Mollie was 6, and she lived in DeKalb County, Missouri with her mother Mary, age 34, two sisters Nancy, age 11, and Sarah, age 9, and her uncle John Smith, age 38.

On the 1880 US Census, Abner was 23 and farmed in Benton, Holt County, Missouri with his widowed father George, age 60, and brothers John, age 21, and Joseph, age 12.

On the 1880 US Census, Mollie 16, and she lived in Craig, Holt County, Missouri with her mother Mary, age 47, her sister Sarah, age 19, Sarah’s husband Henry Dunigan, age 23, and their infant son Charles.

Abner and Mollie were married on June 21, 1881

On the 1900 US Census, Abner, age 44, and Mollie, age 36, had been married for 18 years and had 3 children. Letha was 15, George was 12, and Laura was 9. They were farming in Holt County, Missouri.

On the 1910 US Census, Abner was 53 and Mollie was 46. Daughter Laura, age 19, lived at home.

Mollie died on November 27, 1918 in Buchanan County, Missouri. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1920 US Census, Abner was 62 and widowed. He was still farming in Holt County, Missouri. Living with him was son George, age 31, his wife Minnie, age 27, and their children Geneva, age 9; Clift, age 8; and Edna, age 7.

On the 1930 US Census, Abner was 74 and lived in Douglas County, Colorado, with daughter Letha, age 45; her husband Carlos Gelvin, age 46; and their children Avis, age 19; and Frank, age 13; plus Carlos’ widowed mother Callie Gelvin, age 70.

Abner died on March 23, 1933 in Douglas County, Colorado. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Abner Clift Hickman & Mary G. Morgan:

Letha Hickman – Letha was born on July 8, 1885 in Tarkio, Missouri. She married Carlos Arthur Gelvin. They had 4 children. Carlos farmed, and then owned a gas station. Letha died on January 24, 1950 in Richland, Washington. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Fletcher Hickman – George is Todd’s great grandfather. Read more about him here.

SHOWALTER Minnie HICKMAN George SHOWALTER David HICKMAN Edna Geneva Clift black and white

(Photo: Back row, left to right, Minnie Alice Showalter, Abner Clift Hickman, George Fletcher Hickman. Front row, left to right, Edna Louise Hickman, Geneva Mae Hickman, David Clift Hickman. Taken in Mound City, Missouri around 1919.)

Laura F. Hickman – Laura was born on March 25, 1891 in Holt County, Missouri. She didn’t marry. She died of typhoid on January 12, 1912 in Holt County. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Fletcher Hickman (1888-1929) & Minnie Alice Showalter (1891-1965)

updated July 2020

George Fletcher Hickman & Minnie Alice Showalter are Todd’s great grandparents, the parents of his grandmother Edna Louis Hickman.

HICKMAN George SHOWALTER Minnie
Minnie Alice Showalter & George Fletcher Hickman

George Fletcher Hickman was born November 3, 1887 in Mound City, Missouri. His parents were Abner Clift Hickman and Mary “Mollie” G. Morgan. He was the middle child of 3, and the only boy. I wrote about them here.

Minnie Alice Showalter was born August 21, 1891 in Craig Missouri. Her parents were David Showalter and Edee May Baker. She was the youngest of their 7 children. I wrote about them here.

On the 1900 US Census, the Showalter family was farming in Holt County, Missouri. Minnie was 8, her father David was 50 and widowed. Minnie’s mother Edee had died the year before. Brother Joseph was 19, and sister Edee was 15. Also living in the house was Harry Barrickman, age 22, a farm hand.  The Hickman family was also farming in Holt County, Missouri. George was 12. His father Abner was 44 and his mother Mollie was 36. They had been married for 16 years, and Mollie had given birth to 3 children, all living.  His sister Letha was 16, and his sister Laura was 9.

George & Minnie were married on February 16, 1910 in Craig, Missouri at the Presbyterian Parsonage. Minnie was 18 years old and George was 21. On the 1910 US Census they were farming in Holt County, Missouri. Daughter Geneva was born later that year.

SHOWALTER Minnie center LAWRENCE Hattie left black and white
Minnie Alice Showalter in center, Hattie Lawrence on the left, and unknown the right.

In 1912, George’s sister Laura died. Also in 1912, their son David Clift was born. In 1913, their daughter Edna Louise was born.

In 1917, George filled out a WWI draft registration card. It indicates that he was tall and slender with gray eyes and dark brown hair. He was a clerk who was “not able to work at present.”

In 1918, George’s mother Mary died.

On the 1920 US Census, George and Minnie and their 3 children lived with George’s father Abner Hickman. They were farming in Holt County, Missouri. Abner was 62, George was 31, and Minnie was 27. Their children were Geneva, age 9; Clift, age 8; and Edna (Todd’s grandmother), age 7.

Minnie’s brother Joseph died in 1922. Daughter Georgia Grace was born in 1924. Minnie’s father David died in 1927.

The family moved to California, and were listed in the Redlands, California City Directory in 1927 and 1929. Edna later recalled seeing the Spirit of St. Louis in California before Lindbergh’s famous flight.

George died on September 10, 1929 in Holt County, Missouri. He was 40 years old. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

SHOWALTER Minnie SCRUTCHFIELD Tom black and white
Minnie Alice Showalter & Thomas Scrutchfield

On the 1930 US Census, Minnie was 38 and widowed, farming in Holt County, Missouri. Geneva was 19, Clift was 18, Edna was 16, and Georgia was 5.

In 1933, Minnie’s brother Ezra died.

On the 1940 US Census, Minnie was 48. Her children Georgia, age 15, and Clift, age 28 & widowed, lived in the home, along with granddaughter Shirley, age 1. Clift was farming.

In 1944, Minnie’s brother Abraham died. Minnie married Thomas C. Scrutchfield on April 24, 1944 in Jackson County, Missouri. They divorced in less than a year.

In 1957, Minnie’s brother William died. In 1964, Minnie’s last living sibling, sister Edee, died.

Minnie died November 7, 1965. She was 74 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of George Fletcher Hickman & Minnie Alice Showalter:

HICKMAN Geneva HICKMAN Clift HICKMAN Georgia black and white
Geneva Hickman, Clift Hickman, and Georgia Hickman

Geneva Mae Hickman – Geneva was born November 28, 1910 in Craig, Missouri. She married Donald Davis Gray and they had three children. (Her sister Edna Louis married Don’s brother Ralph Richard.) She died on November 5, 1972 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was 61 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

HICKMAN Clift and Ilah anniversary

David Clift Hickman – David was born March 11, 1912 in Mound City, Missouri. He married Mabel Hollander and she died giving birth to their second child on November 1, 1939. He married Illah Mae Lutterloh on June 12, 1942 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They had eight children. David died on January 19, 1995 in Muskegon County, Michigan. He was 82 years old.

Edna Louise Hickman – Edna was born June 6, 1913 in Mound City, Holt County, Missouri. She married Ralph Richard Gray on August 10, 1932 in Atchison County, Missouri. They had three children. Edna died on January 26, 2000 in Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri. She was 86 years old. You can read more about her here.

HICKMAN Georgia VOKITS John black and white
Georgia Grace Hickman & John Vokits

Georgia Grace Hickman – Georgia was born on August 25, 1924 in Mound City, Missouri. She married John Vokits and they had five children. John served in World War II and lost a leg. Georgia died on October 12, 1981 in Muskegon County, Michigan. She was 57 years old. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Calling Card – Mrs. Gertrude Hickman, Skidmore Missouri 1916

HICKMAN Gertrude

Postmarked: 23 December 1916, Skidmore MO
Addressed to: Mr & Mrs Alex Gray, Craig Missouri

Gertrude Galloway Hickman (1871-1965) was married to Elias Hickman (1864-1911). She later married Charles Lester Williams. She was born in 1871 and died in 1965.

I haven’t found how Elias Hickman fits into the family tree, but suspect he fits somewhere in our Hickman line. In Gone Home published by the Holt County Historical Society, page 173 notes:
Elias – July 16, 1864 – 1911 son of Richard P. & Rebecca Hickman
and later notes:
Silas Hickman d. Aug. 26, 1911 aged 47y at Skidmore, Mo

A Missouri death certificate shows Elias Elvis Hickman, married to Gertrude Hickman, with birth and death dates matching information in Gone Home, died of tuberculosis.

In Gone Home Vol. II published by the Holt County Historical Society, page 79 notes:
“The little baby girl born to Elias Hickman Nov. 17, 1896 died.” (Craig Leader, Nov. 20, 1896)

My father-in-law Lanny Gray would very much like to break through the Hickman brick wall, and I hope to work on it more soon. Here’s what I have (mostly unsourced) of our Hickman line, which starts with Lanny’s mother:

Edna Louise Hickman Gray (1913 Holt MO-2000 Nodaway MO)
daughter of
George Fletcher Hickman (1888-1929 both in Holt MO) married 1910 Holt MO to Minnie Alice Showalter (1891-1965)
son of
Abner Clift Hickman (1856 Mason KY – 1933 Douglas CO), married Mollie G. Morgan (1865-1918)
son of
George F Hickman (born about 1820 in KY – death unknown), married 1851 Mason KY to Lamira Clift (1825-1878)

In Gone Home page 173 notes:
Almira CLIFT – b. Mason Co., KY. Jan. 16, 1825 – d. Nov. 26, 1878 at her home 3 miles southest of Craig, Mo. She was the wife of G. F. Hickman. (Craig Enterprise – Dec. 5, 1878 – BSNA)

I’d love to hear from anyone with information on George F. Hickman. I have copies of both Gone Home and Gone Home Vol. II so if you’d like me to look something up for you, please contact me.