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Robert Lewis Wickham

Male 1828 - 1892  (63 years)


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  • Name Robert Lewis Wickham 
    Born 26 Jun 1828  North Carolina, as shown in 1860 Census Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Jun 1892  Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wickham Cemetery, Located on Wickham Road located on southside of Cumberland River in District 19 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • After the fall of Ft. Donelson Robert Lewis Wickham was appointed Military Jailer at the jail in Clarksville, where he served during the Occupation of the area.

      Court was in session in Clarksville on Feb. 16, 1862, the day Ft. Donelson fell. Civilian Government ceased. The next entry in the book is dated Feb. 7, 1865: "This day Barry Lyle produced in open court from Sheriff J. C. Shackleford, Special Sheriff of Montgomery County, Tennessee his Certificate of Election----" His bond for $30,000 was signed by W. S. Poindexter, Saml. Woodridge, S.G. Wickham, and R. L. Wickham as his security. (The later would be Sameul Goodson Wickham and Robert Lewis Wickham). All of these men were prominent citizens of Montgomery County and Unionist. J. C. Shackleford was an attorney and Supreme Court Judge, and W. S. Poindexter was Cashier and founder of Franklin Bank in Clarksville. The fact that these men were active in civilian government suggests they were Unionist. This was the year of 1864 as paraphrased by Louis Wickham's comments in Frankie Daniel Sellas's book The Home Folk, page 12.

      Also noted was the economic oppression of reconstruction and the financial ruins of fellow neighbors due to the burning of Palmyra and surrounding area in April of 1863. After the war the Wickhams returned to their land, house and buildings being as they started, more fortunate than most due to being Unionist. Regardless of the Civil War, wounds healed and Robert Lewis Wickham was well respected as were his children in the Palmyra Community.


      In the Wickham Cemetary a Homemade Monument made by E. T. Wickham in memory of the R.L. Wickham Family

      In Memory of the Ancestors
      of the R.L. Wickham Family
      Buried in Unknown Graves
      and outside this Cemetery
      Harvie Wickham came from
      England tto America Oct. 1787
      Buried John Nolen Cemetery
      East Fork of Yellow Creek
      Nathanial Wickham buried in
      Missouri Wife Mary Thompson
      Bill Marsh buried New Madrid
      Missouri Wife Sally Spicer

      1860 Census

      Wickham, R.L. 30 (m), Elizabeth 19, John 5/12, Mary 70, MT - 47 - 462

      R.L. and Elizabeth husband and wife. John their son.
      Mary is R.L. mother wife of Nathaniel Wickham she was born in 1792.
      She was born Mary Polly Thompson daugthter of Auguston Thompson (he was born in Belfast, Ireland)

      1870 Census

      19th Dist. page 29 of Montgomery County, Tennessee - Corbandale

      Robert Wickham with Wife and children. Listed as Farmer and wife Keeping House. He is listed as a Citizen of the U.S. His value of Real Estate was $800.00 and Value of Personnal Property was $590.00. He states that all within the household was born in Tennessee.

      Robert Wickham 42, male, white, Elizabeth 28, female, white, John W. 10 (farm hand and attends school) male, white, Robert A. 9, male, white, (attends school), Jesse H. 7, male, white, Sallie B. 4, female, white, Mary 2, female, white, Walter 6/12 (born in November) male, white.

      Next door is listed William Puckett with wife Nancy. Nancy's maiden name is Marsh and is the sister of Elizabeth Marsh, Robert Lewis Wickham's wife.
    Person ID I0034  Archangel
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2017 

    Father Nathanial Wickham,   b. 16 Sep 1787, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1844, Stoddard County, New Madrid, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Mary Thompson,   b. Between 1790 and 1795,   d. Aft 1860, Montgomery Co. Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1814  On a Monday Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Information provided by Family bible
    Family ID F012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Marsh,   b. 25 Sep 1841, Tennessee 1850 census Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1920, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1859  Solemized by A.M. Taylor, J.P. of Montgomery County, Tennessee as referenced in book 3, page 72. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John William Wickham,   b. 16 Jan 1860, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1915, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Robert Anderson Wickham,   b. 11 Jun 1861, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1916, Tarsus, Tennessee, Montgomery County, due to blood poisoning, caused from a tack in his shoe. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. Jessee Hardin Wickham,   b. 28 Mar 1863, Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1938, Tarsus, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Sallie Belle Wickham,   b. 8 Jan 1866, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1919, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     5. Mary Ada Wickham,   b. 11 Nov 1867, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1953, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. Walter W. Wickham,   b. 13 Nov 1869, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1924, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     7. Wayne Nathanial Wickham,   b. 5 Aug 1872, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1950, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Harvey Wickham,   b. 5 Aug 1874, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1874, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Minnie Delilah Wickham,   b. 29 Aug 1875, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1961, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     10. Emma Wickham,   b. 8 Nov 1878, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1949, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     11. Imah Wickham,   b. 8 Nov 1878, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1879, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     12. Maud Wickham,   b. 1 Jul 1880, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1881, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     13. Enoch Tanner Wickham,   b. 11 Jun 1883, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1970, Palmyra, Montgomery County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F011  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Robert Lewis Wickham
    Robert Lewis Wickham
    Robert Lewis Wickham Family
At Homeplace on Wickham Road
    Robert Lewis Wickham Family At Homeplace on Wickham Road
    The Robert Lewis Wickham Family. His wife Elizabeth MARSH Wickham is seated with a photo of Robert Lewis Wickham. From left to right
    Tanner, Wayne, Walter, Hardin, John, Belle, Ada, Minnie, Emma. The oldest child missing from photo is Robert Anderson Wickham

    Documents
    Robert L. Wickham
Identified in Burrell Corban Journal
    Robert L. Wickham Identified in Burrell Corban Journal
    October 23, 1852, Robert L. Wickham located in Corbandale, Tennessee, in the Burrell Corban Journals, Page 52, Vol. 1.

  • Sources 
    1. [S08990] Wickham Cemetary GPS Coordinates, Jinny Jackson Smith, (N 36 degree 24.376' by W 087 degree 28.275 Elevation 660 ft.).
      Located on Wickham Road, South of River, Montgomery County, Tennessee. N 36 degree 24.374 W 087 degree 28.275, Elevation 660 Ft.