Sunday, June 8, 2014
How easy to confuse one war with another, one Thos Bicknell with another
Thomas Bicknell (son of Samuel Bicknell and Elisabeth Fitzpatrick) was born 1763 in Albermarle Co., VA, and died Aft. 1833 in Madison Co., KY. He married Mary Matheson.
Notes for Thomas Bicknell:Thomas served with Reeder in the War of 1812. Thomas promised to take care of his wife should Reeder die. Reeder did die from wounds in the war at the Kings Mountain Battle. Bicknell's wife died soon after as well. Bicknell married Reeder's wife after Mary's death. Nancy Reeder was a full-blooded Indian that had been raised in the Bicknell family as a step-sister.Thomas probably went over the Cumberland Pass to Kentucky about the same time as the John Hendron's to avoid so much inter-marriage. Altogether Thomas had 23 children between the two wives.More About Thomas Bicknell:
Military: San Juan, Puerto Rico.