John Manning Hicks was born on January 25, 1837 in Sackville, New Brunswick. 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. 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. He produced 75 pounds of butter and 120 bushels of oats (5 acres).
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
Celey E, 18
Elizabeth D, 16
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.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John M. by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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