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Capt. Robert Best Hickman b. 16 Oct 1840 d. 4 Jan 1863

Capt. Robert Best Hickman[1, 2]

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  • Name  Capt. Robert Best Hickman 
    Prefix  Capt. 
    Born  16 Oct 1840 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  8 Aug 1850  District 2, Clark, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    R B Hickman in household of Joel Hickman 
    Physical Description  6 feet 4 inches high 
    Died  4 Jan 1863 
    Cause: battle wound 
    Buried  Hickman Graveyard, Locust Grove, Clark, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I10163  Kull Family
    Last Modified  19 Mar 2016 

    Father  Edwin Clinton Hickman,   b. 11 May 1810, , Clark, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1861, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Amanda F. Best,   b. 29 Apr 1815, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1845, , Clark, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3735  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • (Medical):He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Stone River January 2, 1863 while gallantly leading his men. He died 2 days later on Jan. 4, 1863.

  • Sources 
    1. [S166] Letter, Edwin C. Hickman, Pine Grove, Edwin Clinton Hickman, (Pine Grove, KY, 8 Aug 1857.).

    2. [S160] Web Site: Genealogy of the Thomas Family of Platte Twp., Clay Co., MO, Richard A Thomas, (WorldConnect Project).

    3. [S1266] 1850 United States Census, Kentucky, Clark, (National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), M432, roll M432_196, p. 6A, dwelling 76, family 77, R B Hickman in household of Joel Hickman (Reliability: 3).
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