Hicks Family Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Hicks family, (William Hicks, 1792-1878)
Hicks family papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

William Hicks, a prominent farmer and pioneer of Pennfield Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, was born in Charleston, Saratoga County, New York on April 10, 1792. He married Abigail "Nabby" Younglove of Edinburg, New York in 1816. After living in New York for twenty years, they moved to Michigan where they were among the early pioneers to settle in Calhoun County.

Note: For a more detailed biography of William and Nabby Hicks, see History of Calhoun County, Michigan (Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co., 1877), pages 179-180.

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Scope and Contents note

The Hicks family papers include three letters (1841-1846) from members of the Younglove family to William and Nabby Hicks which discuss family affairs, crop conditions in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and the state of the Democrat and Whig parties in New York. Also included are a Civil War pass (1861) issued to George Hicks at St. Louis, Missouri, a contract (1871) for the building of a home, and a widow's government pension (1878) granted to Nabby Hicks.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  September 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of John Hicks, 1957-12-12. Transferred by the Michigan State University Museum

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Whig Party (New York, N.Y.).


  • Letters (correspondence)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Calhoun County (Mich.)
  • New York (State) -- Politics and government
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Personal Name(s)

  • Hicks, George, 1839-
  • Hicks, John
  • Hicks, Nabby Younglove, 1797-1883
  • Hicks, William, 1792-1878
  • Younglove, Daniel


  • Agriculture -- Massachusetts
  • Buildings -- Specifications -- Michigan
  • Democratic Party (N.Y.)

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Collection Inventory


Papers 1841-1878