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I'm looking for any data and anyone who is researching the STRICKLAND
family who came to Monroe Co IA around 1840. Father was AMOS STRICKLAND
b. PA abt 1795. Had sons who went to Texas 1850's; daughters who stayed
I saw a book years ago and have lost the copies (in a hurricane) of some
of the text. It was a History of Monroe Co IA, in which it stated that
Amos Strickland and his family were among the earliest settlers,
building the first log cabin in the area. I would like to have a copy
Will share my data.
I hope to contact any descendants of this family.
Found this biography of the Hickman family while searching for Seaman. If
any of you are tied into this family, would love to correspond with you:
The book I found was in the Albia Public library, however it was a photocopy
of the original.
>From the Biographical and Genealogical History of Appanoose and Monrow
Compiled under the Editorial Supervision of S.Thompson Lewis
The Lewis Publishing Company
"Solomon G. Hickman
Solomon G. Hickman is one of the substantial farmers of Troy Township,
Monroe County, Iowa, who have helped to bring the county into prominence as
an agricultural section. Grandfather Soloman was a native of Scotland. The
father, also named Solomon, was born in Fayetter county, Pennsylvania, was
reared on a farm and married Elizabeth Cary, a daughter of a soldier of the
war of 1812. They both died in Greene County of their native state, the
former at the age of ninety-four, the latter aged eighty-three. Solomon,
St., was a Democrat in politics and a Universalist in faith, while his wife
was a Presbyterian. Seven children were born to them: Charles was a
soldier and is now deceased; Stephen is deceased; Anna is deceased; Solomon
G.; Archibald was a soldier and lives on the old farm in Pennsylvania; Abel
lives in California; William is deceased.
Solomon G. Hickman was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania, near Waynesburg,
November 30, 1840, was reared to manhood on the home farm, there imbibing
many of the wholesome principles which were to guide him to his future. For
some years he taught school in that part of Virginia which is now comprised
in West Virginia, near Morgantown. This he continued til 1866, when he made
his way to the west, settling in Monroe County, iowa. After remaining here
a few years and taking a partner for life's journey, he went to what is now
South Dakota and took a homestead in Clay County, where he remained four
years. Returning to Iowa, he bought forty acres of hispresent fine farm of
one hundred and ten acres from the man who had obtained it from the
government. He has since added the balance. He has a well furnished house,
a good orchard, large barn and feed lots, surrounded with beautiful shade
trees, and the whole place evidencs thrift and prosperity.
On September 5, 1869, Mr. Hickman married Miss Mary C. Seaman, a lady of
much intelligence, who has proved an excellent companion to him; she was
born, reared and educated in this county. Her father, Williiam R. Seaman,
was one of the early settlers, coming to the state in 1845 from New York.
His wife was Drusilla Ross, a native of Illinois, and they had five
children: Minerva, deceased; Sarah Ann, Mary C., Eliza E. and Nelson J.
The parents, who were farmers, members of the Methodist church and excellent
people, are both deceased, the father at the age of sixty-five, the mother
aged sixty. Mr. and Mrs. hickman became parents of seven children: Alice,
the wife of G.G. Robinson, of Laurel, Iowa; Soloman, a medical student of
the Keokuk Medical College; John who is one of the prominent teachers of
the county, the principal of the public schools of Avery; Mack, also a
medical student at Keokuk; Arthur, who is a mail carrier on route No. 5,
rural free delivery, at Albia; Charles S. is a student in the junior class
of the Albia high school, and Philip, who is fifteen years old. John, Mack
and Solomon are all graduates of the Albia high school and were successful
teachers. Mr. Hickman is a Prohibitionist in politics and a member of the
Friends church, while the balance of the family belong to the United
Brethern church. He has the reputation of being a reliable business man, is
frank and genial and has many qualities which make him influenetial in the
Hi, my name is Joan Hanlon from Denver, Colorado. I began researching my
family tree at the request of my son for his high school graduation present
(that was over a year ago!) I'm not getting much help from relatives. I
was born very late in my parents' lives so most my relatives were dead
before I was born. The one aunt who remains refuses to disclose any family
I thought most my mother's family was from Appanoose County. But I have
found that Joseph S. Milburn was in Monroe County at Cedar Mines. He
married Sarah Seaman there around 1850? Another Seaman daughter married a
Soloman Hickman. I can't find any reference to Sarah's parents - they seem
to have disappeared after arriving in Monroe County. I can't find where
they are buried,nor their ancestry.
ANY help would be most appreciated.
I did find a biography of Soloman Hickman in the Albia library last weekend
and will post it to the list as soon as I transcribe it.
Thank you in advance.