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Vick Family in Martin (Fisher, Grimes, Howell, James, Crawford)
Posted by: Chris Vick (ID *****4444) Date: November 07, 2006 at 09:42:30
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Does anyone have info on my Vick line before 1850?
I went back to the beginning of my research after getting the news that my DNA group is R1B1.
I found in my early notes of interviews with family members that our verbal family history stated that we "came over from Scotland with Flora MacDonald." I had originally discounted that with all of the overwhelming Joseph Vick research. I simply tried to find out "where I fit in the family." Now that the DNA states otherwise, I went back to my family. I interviewed my extended family. They all independently stated the same family history that we "came over with Flora MacDonald from Scotland." Most of the women who married into my line were of Scottish decent. The family was in Martin County NC from the early 1800's with family still there today.
Flora MacDonald came through Wilmington, NC in 1774. She was on the Ulysses on October 17th, 1774. Does anyone have the ships passenger list? She first went to Cross Creek (now Fayetteville) and settled in Anson County before returning to Scotland (she was a Loyalist). I found Vicks in an Anson County index, but cannot find an actual census on line. Does anyone have the census images? Does anyone have any information on Vick's in NC that do not fit into Joseph's line from around 1773-1825? Does anyone have any Vick Land Grant information that does not fit Joseph's line? My Grandfathers were Masons and Methodist. Any help there? At least now I know what gene pool I should be swimming in!

Here is my proven line:


1. William Stanley Vick was born circa 1801. (Family history states he was a War with Mexico veteran)?
He married Susan Fisher Vick, b. Circa 1802 (a Martin Co., NC census from 1850 list her as 48 years old). Her will was dated 31 January, 1862.

William Vick and Susan Fisher Vick had three Children:
W. Stanley Vick, b about 1825, d about 1848 (War with Mexico veteran)

Jesse B. Vick, b. September 1827, d. 30 Sep 1864 (died in Civil War)
William "Gaston" Vick, b. 1832 (moved to Horry County, SC)

2. Jesse B. Vick was born in Martin County, NC in September 1827. Died 30 Sep 1864

He married Caroline Howell (her married name maiden may have been Grimes) 20 Nov 1849. Caroline's first husband was George R. Howell.

Muster records and pay vouchers indicate that Jesse was a Private in CO H 61st NC Troops (Infantry) State Troops. He enlisted 1 Oct 1862 at Tarboro, NC. He was killed by a Yankee sniper in an assault on Battery (Fort) Harrison, which is just outside of Richmond, VA. Douglas Southall Freeman's series of books on Robert E. Lee States that General Lee moved troops from the defense of Petersburg for an attack on Battery Harrison. Battery Harrison had been taken by Union Troops and Lee felt that it was extremely important to re-take the fort. Lee actually rallied the troops to lead a second charge on the fort after the first had been repulsed causing heavy Confederate losses. Jesse was killed on the battlefield on the 30th of September 1864.

An 1860 census listed:
Jesse Vick as 30 years old a farmer - $450 real estate.
Caroline 40 Wife
William 10
Henry Etta 6 (daughter)
Susan Vick 65 Widow
W. G. (Gaston) Vick 27 Farmer $250 real estate
Melvina 20 Wife (Gaston's) she was born in South Carolina
William 2 (Gaston & Melvinia's)
James 1 (Gaston & Melvinia's)

The information above was provided by Vickie Robertson Harney of Robersonville, N.C. from the Martin County Bible record of Jesse and Caroline Vick
The information below was provided by Mildred Vick Sledd of Richmond, VA, from the Vick Family Bible records kept by Mildred Vick Sledd. Together with the information from the Bible of Jesse and Caroline Vick

3. William Stanley "Buck" Vick b. Martin County, NC 12 Oct
1850, d. 30 Dec 1912 He was a Farmer & Postmaster

He married Susan Elizabeth "Betty" James 17 Feb 1876. Betty was born in 1856 and died 17 May 1935. She was the daughter of Lambbery B. "Lamb" James. An 1850 Martin Co. census shows Lamb as a farmer with 100 acres, born in North Carolina in 1818. Lamb was the son of Lambery B. (Lamb, Lem) James who served in the War of 1812. North Carolina Military Muster Rolls of the Soldiers of the War of 1812 North Carolina. The records show him from Martin County in the 2nd Regiment. . A report of Commissioners in Robersonville Township, Martin County, NC dated 28 May 1913 shows her as the widow of W. S.
Vick, deceased.

Children of William Stanley "Buck" Vick and Susan Elizabeth "Betty" James:

Jesse Edward Vick b. 2 Jun 1878, d. 28 Jul 1944
Married Lula Lee Crawford 15 Feb 1898

Lillon N. Vick b. 13 May 1881, d. 13 Feb 1960
Married Laura Martin 16 Nov 1904

Wade E. Vick b. 18 Mar 1886, d. 24 May 1963
Married Rita E. Roberson 30 Jun 1915

Charles l. Vick b. 20 Mar 1888 d. 30 Mar 1957
Married Varinia D. Ross 25 Nov 1914

Harriet L. Vick b. 15 Apr 1879

Silas Vick b. 13 May 1881

4. Jesse Edward Vick b. 2 Jun 1878, d. 28 Jul 1944

Jesse Vick moved his family from Martin County to Tarboro, NC, in Edgecombe County. He married Lula lee Crawford on 15 Feb 1898. He was a tobacco farmer on leased land. Children of Jesse Edward Vick and Lula Lee Crawford were:

Reba Lillian Vick b. 9 Dec 1898, d. 9 Oct 1975
Married John Benjamin Purvis in Oct 1917

Myrtle Farie Vick b. 29 Jul 1901, d. 25 Jul 1986
Married Dennis Joseph McCabe 15 Sep 1935

Laura Olivia Vick b. 8 Jul 1903, d. 27 Dec 1978
Married James Poindexter "Deck" Hankins 29 dec 1923

Burl Leemond Vick b. 14 Jul 1905
Married Bessie Jones 7 Jul 1924
Married Berth Taylor

William Garland Vick b. 5 Jul 1908 d. 22 Jan 1976
Married Thelma Brooks
Married Leah C. Drown 12 Dec 1938

James Ernest Vick b. 2 Mar 1910, d. 5 Jul 1970
Married Lila Townsend
Married Becky Marie Carlisle 12 Apr 1946

Mildred Louise Vick b. 28 jul 1913 d. 1996
Married Alvin DuVal Sledd 3 Jun 1944

Helen Elizabeth Vick b. 10 Jan 1916
Married Samuel N. Brown 2 Dec 1933

Howard Crawford Vick b. 19 Aug 1921, d. 16 aug 1975
Married Ellen Francis Zacharias 5 Apr 1947

5. Howard Crawford Vick was born 19 Aug 1921, d. 16 aug 1975.

He married Ellen Francis Zacharias 5 Apr 1947. He was born in Tarboro, NC. (Edgecombe CO) He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then joined the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. He was trained as a fighter pilot and was sent to the Pacific theater of operations were he saw action until the end of the war. He graduated from The T. C. Williams
School of Law at The University of Richmond. He practiced law in Richmond until shortly before his death in 1975.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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