CYRUS HICKMAN FAMILY

Submitted by Carol Beeler Potts.

GRANTSVILLE

Mollie Jeffreys Hickman & Cyrus Hickman (My G-Grandparents), 4 Apr 1885.

     My Grandmother, Daisy Anna Hickman Beeler, was the daughter of Cyrus & Mollie (Jeffreys) Hickman. She was born in Grantsville and lived in the house pictured, which she said her "Papa" built.

     Cyrus Hickman, a blacksmith in Grantsville, was the son of Eliab & Roseanna (Wickham) Hickman who are buried in Mt. Solon Cemetery, Sanoma Road, near Elizabeth, Wirt County. Eliab served in the 92nd Ohio Infantry during the Civil War.

     Cyrus Hickman, born in Ohio, was 24 when he married Mollie S. Jeffreys, 24, the daughter of William Jeffreys, 4 Apr 1885 in Calhoun County, West Virginia. Their children are shown in this picture, taken about 1895 when Daisy was about 4 or 5 years old.

HOUSE


HOUSE

The house as it is now, 2005.


     Following the death of Mollie in 1898, Cyrus married Minnora Lee Stump, 24, daughter of S. P. & Lucinda Stump, 19 Feb 1899 at Calhoun County.


GRANTSVILLE

Hotel? across street where step-mother "Mama Nora" (Minnora L.) had lived.


GRANTSVILLE

View of house from up the street, 26 Nov 2005



1880 Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia
JEFFREYS, C027
William...WM...55...Cabinetmaker...VA...VA...VA
Susana...WF...49...Wife...Keeping House...VA...VA...VA
Mary S...WF...21...Dau...Domestic Service...VA...VA...VA
Levi...WM...15...Son...At Home...VA...VA...VA
Jefferson D...WM...12...Son...At Home...WV...VA...VA
May Lilly...WF...9...Dau...WV...VA...VA

1870 Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia
JEFFREYS, 153
William, Jr....45...Cabinet Maker...VA
Susanna...39...Keeping House...VA
Cornelia..18...House Keeper...VA
Mary S...11...VA
Benjamin F...9...VA
Victoria C...7...VA
Levi...5...WV
Jefferson L...3...WV

1860 Census, Calhoun County, West Virginia
JEFFERS, 802 (Obviously misspelled.)
William Jeffers...34...Preston...Cabinet Maker/Farmer
Susannah...29...Preston
Cornelia...8...Gilmer
Mary Susan...1...Gilmer

1850 Census, Gilmer County, West Virginia
JEFFREYS, 504/508
William...25...Farmer...VA
Susanna...19...VA
Daniel...4....VA
Emily...2...VA
Clinton...2/12...VA

NOTE: William Jeffreys, Sr., age 61, and wife Sarah, 57, both born in Maryland, are found nearby in this Gilmer County census. William, born in Allegheny County, Maryland, was the son of Benjamin Jeffreys and Elizabeth Schmidt, immigrants from the British Isle.


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