Ancestors William Burke Hickman, b Burbon County, KY, wife Elizabeth A Witherspoon, b ~1800, KY?

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Greetings --

This my first post, and I wonder if anyone might have some clues....

The Hickman side of the family tree seems to go cold with William Burke Hickman, who moved from KY to the area around Hillsboro, IL.  He was my great-great grandfather, born 1803.  He and his wife, Elizabeth Witherspoon, had several children, including my great grandfather, Walker Franklin Hickman.

Many thanks.
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Elizabeth Witherspoon: (Eliza Ann)

Birth 8 Mar 1812 in Livingston, Kentucky, USA
Death 29 Nov 1869 in Hillsboro Bear Creek Twp Montgomery Co IL   (*Age 57)
Married:  14 Dec 1832, Pope County, Illinois

Children of William and Elizabeth:

Parents of William Burke Hickman:

Father:   Tillman William Hickman

Birth abt 1778 in Paris, Bourbon, Kentucky
Death abt 1804 in Crittenden Co, Kentucky
His parents: David Lewis Hickman 1749 – 1828 and Clara McClanahan 1754 – 1843

Mother:    Sarah Ann Shanks 

Parents of Elizabeth Witherspoon:
Father:  George Witherspoon
Birth: 1773 in Ireland
Death 16 Mar 1844 in Crittendon, Kentucky
Mother:  Martha Patsy McClure
Birth 1782 in Lincoln, North Carolina
Death 19 Nov 1845 in Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky
by Lana H G2G6 Mach 1 (15.3k points)
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William Burke Hickman
Birth 27 Jul 1803 in Livingston County, Kentucky, USA
Death 06 Mar 1858 in Hillsboro Bear Creek Twp Montgomery Co IL

That is consistent (completely) with what I know as well on  William Burke Hickman.  I believe that his grave is located in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, Illinois.  It can be found in the digital records maintained by the Montgomery County Historical Society.

I will be visiting Hillsboro in early July, and will see if I can locate the grave (I have a good idea of its precise location in Oak Grove Cemetery).

Again, many thanks for all of your help -- very much appreciated.

Best regards,


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