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William Bickett Descendants
Heritage of Scotland
Robert Bickett of Kilmarnock, Ayr.
Scotland, born 1652, marriaed Joan Gannley.
Bickett, was born October, 28, 1688, in Kilmarnock, Ayr. Scotland, son of Robert Bickett,
and Joan Gunnley, married Mary Crielman
of Kilmarnock Ary. On September 6th 1736
at the Presbyterian Parish of Kilmarnock Ayr.
††††††††† Mary Crielman, was born June
29th, 1714 in Kilmarnock Ayr.
Daughter of John Crielman and Agnes Ferguson, Mary Crielman died October 20th 1761 at Kilmarnock Ayr.
Children of Robert and Mary Bickett
Bickett born August 4th
1737 Kilmarnock Ayr, came to America
Agnes Bickett born January 31st, 1739 Kilmarnock Ayr.
Bickett Born December 2nd 1742, Kilmarnock Ayr, came to America, married Jane Hart. *
Bickett born March 17th,
1744 Kilmarnock Ayr, came to America
Bickett born December 14th
1745 Kilmarnock Ayr, died November 20th, 1747
Bickett born February 7th,
1748, Kilmarnock, Ayr, married William Wallace,
minister of Presbyterian parish of Kilmarnock Ayr,
Bickett and two brothers came to America. Williamís parents and
grandparents lived and died in Kilmarnock Ayr,
Bickett was a native of Scotland,
born December 2nd,
1742 in Kilmarnock Ayr. Scotland, the son of Robert Bickett, a bonnet maker, and Mary Crielman. He was baptized December 5th, 1742 in the
Presbyterian Church of Scotland. William died 82 years later on February 23rd, 1824
in what is now Marion County, Kentucky. He was an American Patriot during the
Revolutionary war and a Kentucky Pioneer.
††††††††† William left England and came to America in
1773. He sailed from Liverpool,
England as a
bond servant to James Starr and assigns and arrived at Philadelphia, PA
on April 30th
1773. In 1776 William was living in Fredrick County, Maryland where
he served as Justice of the Peace during 1777 and 1778. William took the Oath
of Allegiance to the United
States on March 21st 1778. He served in the
Maryland Militia as a soldier of the 50th Regiment of Maryland
during the War of Independence. William was discharged from the Maryland militia on May 5th, 1796.
††††††††† William Bickett left Maryland
in 1792 for the new land in Kentucky.
He arrived at the Catholic Settlement of Raywick on
the Rolling fork River in 1798 and built a log house on 160 acres of land he
acquired. He traveled through the Cumberland gap along
the wilderness trail to Nelson county, Kentucky
and from there to Washington
William lived in Raywick for 26 years until his death
††††††††† The log home which he built still stands at this writing
and is preserved by the William Bickett descendants of Marion County
Bickett Log Cabin, Raywick, KY. Built in 1798 by William Bickett Photo
taken July 4th
1984 by another William Bickett
Bickett married Jane Hart, an Irish Catholic and converted to the Catholic
faith. Information from the bible and other records state that William was
disinherited by father and came to America. Little is known of Jane
Hartís family. She was born in 1755 in Northern Ireland, came to America with
William and was the mother of 7 sons and 2 daughters. She died in Washington County, KY
sometime between 1820 and 1830. Both William and Jane are buried in St. Charles Cemetery in St. Mary, KY.†
††††††††† William Bickett died without a will. His land had been
divided among his sons before his death, except for the 160 acres along the Rolling Fork River.
This land, and his property was sold by the court of Washington County, KY.
It was to the benefit of all the heirs that the land be
sold, and the money from the sale be divided among the heirs. Samuel Bickett,
son of William Bickett bought the land along the Rolling Fork
River for $355, and
included the house and all buildings. This land stayed in the Samuel Bickett
line from 1830 to sometime in early 1900 when it was sold by the heirs of James
Henry Bickett, son of Samuel Bickett.
††††††††† Anthony Bickett was appointed by the court to look after
the interests of Adain Bickett, grandson of William
Bickett and son of James Bickett, deceased son of William. Anthony Bickett also
had rights by the court to use the land
of William for a fee
until the estate was settled.
††††††††† Seven of William and Janeís children were born in Maryland, the two
youngest being born in KY. Nathaniel was born in the wilderness on the way to Washington County, KY.
William Arnold was born on Christmas day 1800 in Raywick, KY.
William and Jane Bickett.
Bickett b. 1775
Bickett b. 1778
Bickett b. 4/9/1783
Bickett b. 1784
Bickett b. 1785
Bickett b. 1/15/1788
Bickett b. 1790 *
Bickett b. 3/15/1798
Arnold Bickett b. 12/15/1800
Grandchildren of William Bickett
Lawrence Bickett son of William and Jane Hart Bickett was born in Fredrick
County, Maryland in 1790. He came to Kentucky
with his fatherís family in 1797. Samuel married Mary Livers in Washington County, KY
on November 27th,
1818. Mary Livers was born in Fredrick county Maryland, in 1788,
the daughter of Thomas Livers and Judith Elder. The Livers family left Maryland in 1797 with a
party of about eighty persons including the Bickett family. Thomas Livers and
the William Bickett family settled in the Rolling Fork
††††††††† Farming was Samuelís occupation. In 1830, he purchased the
William Bickett farm from the heirs, 106 acres for $355. He also purchased
other land and his farm consisted of about three hundred acres.
died in 1855 in Marion
Mary Livers died in 1858. Samuel and his family were
member of the St. Francis Xavier Church of Raywick.
Both Samuel and Mary are buried in the Church cemetery.
and Mary had 6 children born in Marion County, KY.
Children of Samuel and Mary Polly Livers
††††††††† James Henry Bickett, born July 6th, 1822 *
††††††††† Georgia Ann Bickett, born Jun 1823
††††††††† Mary Josephine Bickett, born November 1st 1826
††††††††† Mary Ann Bickett, born July 3rd 1826
††††††††† William Thomas Bickett, born February 12th 1828
††††††††† Mary Isabella Bickett, born November 17th, 1829
Samuel Bickett †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mary Polly
Samuel Bickett Family
Henry Bickett son of Samuel L. Bickett and Mary Polly Livers was born in Washington County, KY
on July 6th, 1822,
now Marion County. He was born in the same home
which his grandfather, William Bickett built a quarter century earlier. James
Henry inherited this home and the land from his father, Samuel L. Bickett and
farmed until his death on November
17th, 1889. He was married twice the father of 15
children born in Marion County, KY. His first marriage was in 1844 at the St.
Francis Xavier Church in Raywick, KY
to Mary Ann Miles. She was born in 1824, and died in 1870.
††††††††† James Henry married Julia Ann Whitfield on November 28th, 1871
at the St. Francis Xavier Church in Raywick, KY.
Julia Ann was born December
16th, 1848 one and a half miles from the town of Raywick.
She was the daughter of Charles William Whitfield and Cecllia
††††††††† Charles William Whitfield was born in Washington County, KY
on August 15th,
1810. one of three children of Bernard (Barnabus) Whitfield, and Eleanor Ann Constable. Bernard and
Eleanor were married February
19th, 1803 in Washington
County, KY. Bernard
Whitfield was born in Virginia
and died in 1822 in Washington County,
KY. He came to Kentucky in 1795.
††††††††† Cecelia Ann Lyons was born in Maryland on October 12th 1812, daughter of
Augustine (Gusty) Lyons and Sarah Ann Mattingly. Augustine Lyons was born in Maryland in 1789, and
died in Marion County, near Raywick
in 1854. Sarah Ann died in 1844. Cecelia Ann came to Kentucky in 1817 with her parents and a
brother. She was 5 years of age and rode the distance from Maryland to Kentucky on horseback behind her mother.
Augustine Lyons was a carpenter in Marion
William Whitfield and Cecelia Ann Lyons were married in Washington County, KY
on November 26th
1833. He was a farmer in Marion
County. He died February 26th, 1884.
And Cecelia Ann died February
6th, 1883. Both are buried at St. Francis Xavier
††††††††† Julie Ann Whitfield was married twice. After the death of
James Henry Bickett in 1889, she was married to Clement Benedict Hill on July 11th, 1892.
Julia Ann and Clement had a daughter, Jane Frances Hill, born 1894 and died in
Ann Whitfield died July 31st,
1918 in Raywick, near her place of birth.
She is buried in St. Francis Xavier
††††††††† The old Bickett homestead was sold to William Bickett
descendants in 1900 and still remains in the Bickett line, kept in good
condition by the Bickett Owners.
James Henry and Mary Ann Miles Bickett.
††††††††† Samuel Bickett, born March 24th, 1847
††††††††† John Philip Bickett, born January 20th, 1848 *
††††††††† Mary Elizabeth Bickett, born November 1st, 1844 baptized January 1st 1845
††††††††† Charles Carroll Bickett, born November 16th, 1853
††††††††† Francis Bickett, born November 16th, 1853, died at birth
††††††††† Benedict Joseph Flaggett Bickett,
born March 1st,
††††††††† William Thomas Bickett, born February 10th, 1862
††††††††† Josephine T. Bickett, born November 3rd 1865
Children of James Henry and Julia Ann
††††††††† James Henry Bickett Jr. born April 30th, 1874
††††††††† Wallace Augustine Bickett, born August 31st, 1876
††††††††† Leonard Oscar Bickett, born July 27th, 1878
††††††††† Edward Vitalis Bickett, born August 21st, 1880
††††††††† Mertle Bickett, born March 20th, 1883,
died March 20th,
††††††††† Hugh Philip Bickett, born November 4th, 1885
††††††††† Jesse Bernard Bickett, born May 13th, 1889.
James Henry Bickett
father of John Philip Bickett
Philip Bickett, son of James Henry Bickett and Mary Ann Miles was born in
Marion County, KY on January
20th, 1849 and died in Roseville, Hancock County, KY.
In 1870, he moved to Daviess County,
KY with his brother, Samuel
Bickett and later moved to Hancock
County to farm. John
Married Mary Elizabeth Payne on August
6th, 1878 in Owensboro,
KY. Mary Elizabeth was born in Daviess County on November 5th, 1863, daughter of
Charles Louis Payne and Rachel Priscilla Beavan. John
and Elizabeth were catholic and members of St. Thomas Church
John died October 21st,
1941, and Mary Elizabeth died August 14th, 1940. Both are buried at
St. Thomas Cemetery in Roseville, KY.
Children of John Philip and Mary
††††††††† Mary Josephine Bickett, born November 4th, 1883.
††††††††† Frances Roberta Bickett, born 1884, died 1884 at age 6
††††††††† Rachel Priscilla Bickett, born 1885, died at age 6 weeks.
††††††††† James Ivo Bickett, born October 10th, 1887,
died August 1967 in South Dakota
††††††††† Agnes Louise Bickett, born October 17th, 1888
††††††††† Henry Louis Bickett, born August 19th, 1891
††††††††† Arnold Leo Bickett, born April 3rd, 1894, *
††††††††† John Philip Bickett Jr. born January 3rd, 1895
††††††††† Inez Elizabeth Bickett, born November 1st, 1896
††††††††† Joseph Kendrick Bickett, born September 20th, 1898
††††††††† Leonard Oscar Bickett, born October 24th, 1900, died December 28th, 1900
††††††††† Eugene Bickett, born March 12th, 1902, died January 7th, 1905
††††††††† Edward Bickett, born 1906, died at birth
††††††††† William Bickett, born 1906, died at birth twin to Edward.
††††††††† Perrenella (Nellie) Bickett, born
1905, died January
John Philip and Mary
Leo Bickett son of John Philip Bickett and Mary Elizabeth Payne was born April 3rd, 1894,
in Daviess County, KY
and died December 15th,
1986 in Crofton, NE, Arnold Leo married
Catherine Kribell May 8th, 1928 at Beresford, SD.
Catherine Died in 1984 in Crofton,
Children of Arnold Leo and Catherine Kribell
††††††††† Joseph Leo Bickett, born February 23rd, 1929, died August 31st 1999
††††††††† Helen Elizabeth
Bickett, born July 3rd,
††††††††† Mary Ruth
Bickett, born May 21st,
††††††††† Paul Eugene Bickett, born March 31st, 1935
††††††††† Margaret Ann
Bickett, born December
††††††††† Thomas Philip
Bickett, born February
††††††††† Patricia Rose
Bickett, born April 14th,
††††††††† Kathleen Therese Bickett, born March 16th, 1949
††††††††† Baby girl Bickett, born and died June 2nd 1950
††††††††† Cecelia Marie
Bickett, born March 11th,
††††††††† Leona Geraldine
Bickett, born November 6th,
More to come!