I really don't know a lot of the Hicks genealogy and cannot say that the info is correct or not.

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in The Tree House by Grace Zachary G2G Crew (730 points)
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HI Grace, welcome to WikiTree :)

I see that you are fillingout your branches nicely.

In response to your post I would share this....that's where sources come in. 

These are records that give us the information we are looking for, then we attach a reference to the source on the profile when we add the information.

There's a lot of good information there...check it out!

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Well, I'm about 1/4 Hicks, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I tried sourcing Johnny Hicks, and came up with some interesting sources. His 1940 Sources on I'm pretty confident on. Note that the birth date differs slightly from the one you have posted. Please review and correct if you believe the sources are more accurate.

But his 1930 Census shows him in the household of the "Holts" as a Stepson. I'm thinking his mother remarried, so this is an interesting find if true.

And his 1920 Census shows him in Texas, which is interesting too. This implies that his family traveled from Louisiana to Texas between his birth in 1912 and the 1920 Census date. His parents must have divorced or his father died, and his mother remarried sometime between 1920 and 1930.

Please check these out carefully, as I'm sure there are other possibilities, but I think these are the most likely ones. From here, you should be able to start looking at building the next generation out.

Good luck!
by Scott Fulkerson G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
Thanks for the info. I am going by the obits and census report on birth and date. He was my father in law. I believe his mom was either a Holt or married one. They divorced and the father remarried and had an other family. My ex-husband and I divorced in 71 or 72 so I really don't know too much. I am not very good at Wiki and so sometimes things are not correct. I need to put sources in there which I have but I have to go back and get all this info. I should have been more prepared than what I was. I have had surgery and keeping great granddaughter some so I son't always have everything on hand. I will go back and get sources that I have and add to his profile. Thanks again.

I'm not so sure of his father's information - All we have to go on so far is W. O. Hicks - Louisiana - born 1877

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH1R-RTW : accessed 6 June 2017), W O Hicks, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States; citing ED 112, sheet 19B, line 62, family 315, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1858; FHL microfilm 1,821,858.

"Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJC-N3N5 : 15 October 2015), Archibald Wallis O Ferlin Hicks and Ethel Charles, 20 Jan 1919; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 2,297,193.

(My only concern with this one is that it implies that his son was born 1912 and the marriage date here is 1919).

"United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KDYY-LSD : 3 April 2015), Archie W O Hicks, 1930.

And this one implies a beneficiary of the Pension of "Katie" Hicks

"United States Civil War and Later Pension Index, 1861-1917", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N4GJ-1MK : 24 March 2016), Archie W. O. Hicks, 1930.

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ8P-DRG : 12 December 2014), Archibald Walton Overton Hicks, 1917-1918; citing West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,685,028.

More below on the possible marriage:

"Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJC-RR3C : 15 October 2015), Archibald Walton Overton Hicks and Ethel Charles Hicks, 23 Jan 1919; citing New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 2,312,295.

"Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ8-CXTZ : 15 October 2015), Archibald Walton Overton Hicks and Ethel Charles Hicks, 23 Jan 1919; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 2,295,140.

"Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJ8-CFVL : 15 October 2015), Archibald Walton Overton Hicks and Ethel Charles, 23 Jan 1919; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 2,295,140.

"Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJD-WGZ4 : 15 October 2015), Archibald Walter Overton Hicks and Ethel Charles, 23 Jan 1919; citing Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 2,322,672.

"Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKJC-RL6R : 15 October 2015), Archibald Walton Overton Hicks and Ethel Charles-Hicks, 23 Jan 1919; citing New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, various parish courthouses, Louisiana; FHL microfilm 2,312,607.

Because of the marriage date, I wonder if there wasn't a previous marriage that had a different mother, who was Johnny's actual mother and not Ethel. Will definitely have to dig a bit deeper on this.
As far as Johnny's birth date - his grave stone shows the 18th, so I'd most likely go with that one. The photo is a bit shaky, so from a distance, it looks like the 15th, but if you blow it up a bit, it's definitely the 18th.

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