Solomon Licklider
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Solomon Lewis Licklider (1807 - 1887)

Solomon Lewis Licklider
Born in Jefferson county, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 28 Dec 1830 in St Louis, Missourimap
Husband of — married 19 Jan 1854 in Red Bird Gasconade County, Missourimap
Husband of — married 19 Jun 1881 in Red Bird, Gasconade County, Missourimap
Descendants descendants
Died in Jake Prairie, Crawford, Missouri, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Jul 2012
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Solomon Lewis Licklider, the son of Conrad Leichleiter Sr and Anna M. (Froushour) Licklider, was christened in 1807 at St Peter's Lutheran Church, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Virginia. Solomon was the husband of three wives and the father of sixteen children.

On December 28, 1830, in St Louis, Missouri Solomon married Angeline Edmondston. [1] Children of Solomon and Angeline (Angelena?) are:

  • George Walter Licklider, born March 31, 1833 in Maryland;
  • Samuel E. Licklider, born February 15, 1835 in St Louis, Missouri;
  • Charles Thomas Licklider, born March 16, 1837 in St Louis, Missouri;
  • Joseph L. Licklider, born May 12, 1839, at Jake's Prairie, Crawford County, Missouri;
  • James Columbus Licklider, born November 1841 at Jake's Prairie;
  • Olivia "Livie" Licklider, born February 5, 1844 at Jake's Prairie;
  • Virginia Jane, born April 11, 1846 at Jake's Prairie;
  • Marion, born April 1, 1849
  • Catherine Lee "Kitty" Licklider, born April 14, 1851
  • Angeline passed away in 1853.

His second marriage was on January 19, 1854, to Elizabeth Ramia Lucas, who was born in 1833 in Illinois. Their children, all at their farm at Jake Prairie (near Cuba, Missouri) are:

  • Frank Lewis Licklider, born December 20, 1854
  • Edward Polite Licklider born May 1, 1855
  • Jennetta "Nettie" Licklider, born in 1861
  • William Henry Licklider, born February 16, 1863
  • Lucretia "Tammy" Licklider, born 1865/1866
  • Frances "Fanny" Licklider, born 1867
  • Sarah Olive Licklider born December 5, 1873

Elizabeth (Lucas) Licklider passed away April 18, 1880. On June 19, 1881, Solomon married Mary Elizabeth Hawkins. There were no recorded children to this marriage. Of course, Solomon was 74 years old when he married for the third time. There were no children from this union. Solomon passed away in 1887 and was buried in the Licklider Cemetery, at Jake Prairie. [2]

Under the inscription:

Solomon L. Licklider
Born: June 11, 1807
Died: Mar. 3, 1887
Age: 79 ys 8 mos 20 days

Is the Epitaph:

Remember me as you pass by
So your are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me

Will of Solomon L. Licklider

Sworn and subscribed before me, Wm Halliburton, Judge of the Probate Court, this 3rd day of February, A.D. 1887 (signed)

I, S.L. Licklider, being in sound mind do this day make my last it [item] to my Will My youngest daughter Sarah Olive Licklider have my residence and thirty five acres of land that adjoining my residence, belonging to me known as my home place in Crawford county, Mo and it is my will that John Bradshaw's wife, Mary Bradshaw, have forty acres of land layin [sic] East of the forty I sold to my son, Joseph Licklider, on what is known as the Big Spring hollow South of my residence. And it is my will that Wm H. Licklider and Gennette Mosher have all the balance of my land in Crawford county, Mo. It is my will that Sarah Olive Licklider have all my personal property. I appoint James C. Licklider as my Executor of this my last Will.


  1. "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920," database, FamilySearch ( : 6 December 2014), Solomon Lewis Luckleder and Angelena Edmiston, 28 Dec 1830; citing Saint Louis,St Louis,Missouri; FHL microfilm 469,561
  • Leichleiter & Variants ..., compiled by Alene Lichlyter Netherton and Dianne Stark Thurman, Printed by McGregor Werner, Inc., New Carlisle, Ohio, Volume 1, 1978, page 203, Volume II, 1986, pages 145-199
  • See image for copy of Will filed in the Probate Court, Crawford County, Missouri, February 3, 1887

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Solomon came from Jefferson Alexandria Virginia to St. Louis and then settled on Jake Prairie.

Solomon married Angeline Edmondson in St. Louis, Mo. 28 December 1830.

On the death certificate of his son Charles Thomas Licklider it lists Solomon's place of birth as Pennsylvania. The family history lists Virginia as his birth place also the death certificate of his daughter Olevia-Licklider-Spurgeon lists his birth place as Virginia.

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