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John Hickman[1]

Male 1786 - 1856  (70 years)


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  • Headstones
    John Hickman, Mary Campbell, Thomas Hickman headstone
    John Hickman, Mary Campbell, Thomas Hickman headstone

  • Name John Hickman  [2, 3
    Born 1786  County Derry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Immigrated 1817  Halifax, NS Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1850  New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Hotel owner 
    Died 9 Sep 1856 
    Alt. Death 9 Oct 1856  [6
    FamilySearch L8XR-9KP 
    Buried Dorchester Rural Cemetery, Westmorland Co., Dorchester Parish, NB Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I2902  Main
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 

    Father John Hickman,   b. Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Campbell,   b. 1791, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856  (Age 65 years) 
    Children 
    +1. John Hickman,   b. 1817, "On Sea" Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1897  (Age 80 years)
     2. Ann Hickman,   b. 1818,   d. 2 Aug 1878  (Age 60 years)
     3. Nancy Hickman,   b. Abt 1819,   d. 17 Oct 1865  (Age ~ 46 years)
    +4. Joseph Hickman,   b. 5 Jul 1821, Dorchester, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1889, Dorchester, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +5. William Hickman,   b. 12 Sep 1823, Dorchester Parish, Westmorland, New Brunswich, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903  (Age 79 years)
     6. Thomas Hickman,   b. 1825,   d. 1844  (Age 19 years)
    +7. Mary Jane Hickman,   b. 1830,   d. 1914  (Age 84 years)
    +8. James S. Hickman,   b. 1825,   d. 2 Jul 1899  (Age 74 years)
     9. Susan E. Hickman,   b. 1832,   d. Aft 4 Sep 1889  (Age 57 years)
     10. Adelaide Hickman,   b. 1833,   d. 10 Feb 1865  (Age 32 years)
    Documents
    Map of Dorchester Co, New Brunswick, Canada
    Map of Dorchester Co, New Brunswick, Canada
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2009 
    Family ID F1173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1786 - County Derry, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigrated - 1817 - Halifax, NS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel owner - 1850 - New Brunswick, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Allen I. Jack's Biographical review (thanks to Marlene Hickman for transcribing) notes:

      "John Hickman, Jr., son of John, Sr., was born in the north of Ireland, and there grew to man's estate.  Soon after his marriage with Mary Campbell, a bonnie Scotch lassie, he left the Emerald Isle, and coming to the British-American Provinces, located first at Halifax, NS but soon moved to Dorchester NB, which he made his permanent residence.  After working at the shoemaker's trade for a few years, he opened a hotel and this he conducted with great success until his retirement from business, about six years prior to his death, which occurred when he was seventy years old.  He was a Liberal in politics and a citizen of worth.  His widow survived him, attaining a venerable age.  Of their nine children three are now living; namely, William, the special subject of this sketch; Mary Jane; and Susan."

      Marlene Hickman notes on the article above "Although this article indicates that he was a shoemaker, the 1851 census shows his son John was a shoe maker?  As well, J.D. Hickman (1896-1980) understood that this John was Dutch (German soldier of fortune and no doubt was in Ireland.  He also beleived that they had emigrated at the end of the Napoleonic Wars."  JSH note: i.e. - 1815, so consistent with his son John born "on sea" in 1817".

      Notes from The Irish Canadian Cultural Assoc. of NB:

      "John Hickman was born in County Derry, Ireland, and died at age 70. He was the son of John Hickman. He married Mary Campbell who was born in Scotland. They came to NB and settled near Dorchester, Westmorland County.

      They had nine children.

      sons:
      1) John Hickman
      2) William Hickman born 12 Sep 1823: m. (1st) - , (2nd) - , (3rd) Margaret Furness: had 1 son: (4th) Harriet Cochrane of Dorchester
      3) Joseph Hickman

      daughters:
      1) Miss Hickman married William J. Weldon of Moncton
      2) Miss Hickman married William Coll of Sackville
      3) Miss Hickman m. Edward B. Dickson of Sackville
      Two of the daughters, Mary Jane Hickman and Susan Hickman were alive in 1900.

      Notes from Keillor House Museum web:

      "1770's - the arrival of the Yorkshire and Loyalist settlers saw the establishment of the community of Dorchester in 1786. The village flourished as a center for farming, lumbering and especially shipbuilding. At one point, fleets owned by the Chapman, Hickman, and Palmer families were known on the seven seas."

      Charlie Hickman notes:

      "John Hickman sold the Dorchester Hotel to his son William in 1850 (ref: Bowser, 1986, p. 132)
      "Innkeeper 1825-1850, Dorchester Hotel, NB"
      "Residence bef 1800 Dorchester Island, NB"
      "Residence after 1800 Village of Dorchester, NB"

      Notes from Brian T. Hill's "Ice Databases":

      "1832 - May 5 The "Hickman" brought four men of the brig "Anna Maria" from London, for Quebec, totally lost in the ice on Cape Breton coast May 5th; crew saved in the boats. (QM #62 Thursday May 24 1832)"

      JSH note: Above is interesting because of the 1832 date...who was Hickman involved in shipbuilding at this time?

      Notes from Marlene Tingley Hickman's Descendants of John Hickman (July 2005):

      p.2 "Daily Sun (St. John) - 7 May 1887 - An interesting meeting took place at the home of Edward Webster...101st birthday..He remembers well...He and Mr. Hickman made their way from Dorchester to Shediac taking two and a half days for the journey, after cutting their way through the woods.  This was about 70 years ago..only one house in Shediac and two houses between Shediac and Bouctouche."

      p.2 "1851 Census indicates John arrived in British North America in 1817 and lists him as a farmer.  In his book Dorchester Island and related areas, Reg Bowser says that John first settled on Dorchester Island but then moved up to the present location of the village of Dorchester.  Mr. Bowser also says that John Hickman operated a grist mill at Palmers Pond at a site not far from where Gideon Palmer established a shipyard some decades later"

      p.2 "Chine Post - April 9, 1896: reports that John became an innkeeper about 1825 - approximately 8 years after his arrival in the Dorchester area. 'John Hickman, the ancestor of the numerous and prosperous family of that name succeeded about 1825.  He was an Irishman and had belonged to the Irish Constabulary.  He was a clever and popular servant of the public.  Many anecdotes are told of him and his sayings' ...." [5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S1129] Irish Canadian Cultural Association, (http://www.newirelandnb.ca/), http://www.newirelandnb.ca/names_w.html (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S1159] W C Milner - Dorchester NB, W. C. Milner, (Dorchester, New Brunswick, Canada), p. 12 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1132] Helen M. Petchey - The Hickmans in Dorchester's Heyday, Helen M. Petchey, (Published cir.1992 ISBN-0-9691600-4-6), http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=majaesic&id=I5610 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1161] Allen Jack - Biographical Rev. NB, I. Allen Jack, QC, DCL, (Published 1900 by the Boston Biographical Review Publishing Company, 15 Court Square, Boston, MA 1900), p. 181-182 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1214] Descendants of John Hickman, Marlene Tingley Hickman, (Provided in a 3-ring binder at the Hickman Family Reunion - July 2005), p.1 (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S855] Cleadie Barnett - Dorchester Cemetery, Compiled by Cleadie Barnett, CG(C), from Douglas Ayer's records, (New Brunswick GenWeb - http://www.rootsweb.com/~nbwestmo/cem-dorchester.htm), Gravestone transcription: "John Hickman 1786 - 1856, h/w Mary Hickman 1791 - 1856" - http://www.rootsweb.com/~nbwestmo/cem-dorchester.htm (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S1129] Irish Canadian Cultural Association, (http://www.newirelandnb.ca/), http://www.newirelandnb.ca/names_h.html (Reliability: 0).

    9. [S1141] Keillor House Museum, (http://www.keillorhousemuseum.com/).

    10. [S1156] Marlene Hickman, (admen@nbnet.nb.ca (Bob & Marlene Hickman)), email to JSH 4 Apr 2005 (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S1172] Brian T. Hill, (Institutes for Ocean Technology http://researchers.imd.nrc.ca/~hillb/), "The Hickman brought four men...." - http://researchers.imd.nrc.ca/~hillb/icedb/st_lawrence/G1832May.htm (Reliability: 0).

    12. [S1157] Charlie Hickman, (Charlie Hickman [chickman@nbnet.nb.ca]).

    13. [S1214] Descendants of John Hickman, Marlene Tingley Hickman, (Provided in a 3-ring binder at the Hickman Family Reunion - July 2005), p2 (Reliability: 0).