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John Manning Hicks (1837 - 1905)

John Manning (John M.) Hicks
Born in New Brunswickmap
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Husband of — married 1859 in Westmorland, New Brunswickmap
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Died at age 68 in Midgic, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canadamap
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John Manning Hicks was born on January 25, 1837 in Sackville, New Brunswick.[1] He was the son of Nathan Hicks and Sarah Finney. John grew up on the family farm in Midgic.

John married Jane Scott in 1859.[2] They had 12 children, of whom 6 survived childhood. John was a farmer and also worked in the lumber mill.

In 1861, John owned 47 acres of land, of which 22 acres were improved farmland. The cash value of the farm was $800, with another $48 worth of implements and machinery. He owned 1 horse, 1 milk cow and 2 working oxen.[3] He produced 75 pounds of butter and 120 bushels of oats (5 acres).[4]

In 1881, John was working as a millman. There were 6 children living at home. They also had a lodger living with them - James Touse, a lumber surveyor. The household makeup was:

  • John M Hicks, 43, Millman
  • Jane, 38
  • Celey E, 18
  • Elizabeth D, 16
  • Lucinda, 13
  • Arthur, 9
  • John L, 5
  • Bessie, 8 months (born in March)
  • James Touse, 66, b. England, Lumber Surveyor.

John died on June 3, 1905, at the age of 68. He was buried in Midgic Cemetery.[5]


  1. Hicks Family Bible
  2. "New Brunswick, Marriage Registers, 1789-1889," images, FamilySearch, Westmorland > 1857-1875 > image 79 of 322; citing Provincial Archives, Fredericton – Pg 80, #4151: Marriage of John M. Hicks and Jane Scott
  3. 1861 Census, Schedule III (Agriculture), Library and Archives Canada, New Brunswick, Westmorland, Sackville - Pg 113, line 110
  4. 1861 Census, Schedule III (Agriculture), Library and Archives Canada, New Brunswick, Westmorland, Sackville - Pg 113 (con’t), line 110
  5. Find A Grave, Midgic Cemetery, Midgic, Westmorland County, New Brunswick - John M. Hicks, d. Jun 3, 1905, age 68

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