(Abt 1822-1892)
(Abt 1829-)
(Abt 1828-)
(Abt 1852-1922)
Rev. David HICKS
(1874-Bef 1940)


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Barbara Ann COCKBURN

Rev. David HICKS

  • Born: 1874, Brenchley, Kent, England
  • Christened: 28 Jun 1874, Brenchley, Kent, England 2
  • Married: 11 Aug 1899, Durham, England 1
  • Died: Bef 1940

   Research Notes:

In 1891 David Hicks, age 17, gave his birthplace as Dunton Green. At this time he was living in Chelsfield Kent working as a horse carter.

On 25 May 1906, David, aged 32, farm bailiff, from Kent, arrived in Halifax Nova Scotia per S.S. Lake Erie. He was accompanied by wife Barbara, children: Joseph (4), Lillian and Violet. The final destination was Thamesford Ontario Canada. They were traveling on a British Bonus. Michigan, USA.

Occupation: Clergyman (1907-1909)

On 11 Feb 1910, David Hicks and his family arrived in Detroit Michigan. He gave his birthplace at this time as Tunbridge Wells Kent. Note that the parish of Brenchley is in the borough of Tunbridge Wells. His nearest living relative in Canada was his uncle Mark Hammond (husband of his aunt Sarah Ann Hicks).


1910 U.S. Federal Census:

Age given: 35 years
Birthplace given: England
Dwelling Place: Corunna Ward 2, Shiawassee, Michigan, USA
Occupation: Minister of M.E. Church
How long married: 12 years

Present were wife Barbara A. (33) of England, children (born in England): Joseph (9), Lilian B. (7), Violet M. (5), Grace E. (3) of Canada, Florence E. (1y 6m) of Canada, Ursley (5 months) of Canada


1920 U.S. Federal Census:

Age given: 45 years
Birthplace given: England
Dwelling Place: Masonville, Delaware, New York, USA
Occupation: Farmer (home farm)

Present were wife Barbara (42) of England, son Joseph (18) of England, laborer, daughters Violet May (15) of England, Grace (12) of Canada, Elsie (11) of Canada, Wesley (10) of Canada, Leonard (8) of Michigan, Evan (7) of Wisconsin, Everett (1y 7m) of New York


1930 U.S. Federal Census:

Age given: 52 years [sic]
Birthplace given: England
Dwelling Place: Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Occupation: Methodist Minister

Present were wife Barbara R. (51) of England, children: John Wesley (20) of Canada, engineer in an ice plant, Florence E. (19) of Canada, Leonard D. (18) of Canada [sic], engineer in an ice plant, Everett C. (11)

   Marriage Information:

David married Barbara Ann COCKBURN, daughter of Joseph COCKBURN and Mary Ann ROBERTS, on 11 Aug 1899 in Durham, England 1. (Barbara Ann COCKBURN was born on 11 Jul 1876 in Page Bank, Durham, England 3 and died after 1940.)


1 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, 3rd Quarter, vol. 10a, p. 681.

2 (International Genealogical Index (IGI)), Batch # C13094-2.

3 England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, 4th Quarter, vol. 10a, p. 372.

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