It is through their second son, Dwight M. Allen and his second wife, Jane
Bradley Lacy, that Fred Beitzel, email@example.com is descended.
From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 99 and 100
Nehemiah moved with his parents to Chenango County, New
York, in 1798. His father and brother having died, Nehemiab
and his mother went in a company, led by Rev. Samuel Porter,
to Athens, 0., in 1815. They traveled with teams and covered
wagons and were forty days on the journey, always stopping
an Sunday. The mother, Amy Bicknell, died in February, x8i6,
and was buried in the cemetery at Athens. Pioneer life in Ohio
had many privations and hardships for the young family, ~vhich
Neheniiah had made by his marriage ~vith Miss Larkin, daughter
of Abel and Susannah Larkin, a native of Rutland, Vt. Mr.
Bicknell's interest in religion led him to open his house for Meth-
odist itinerant preaching, and later he secured the building of a
schoolhouse on a part of his land, and afterward he gave a lot
for a Methodist Church and a public cemetery. He was a gen-
erous,ò public-spirited man, and held many township offices; was
postmaster eleven years, Sunday-school superintendent and class
leader of the Methodist Church for many years. He was an
uncompromising temperance man all his life, and erected a large
barn, the second building in Meigs County raised without whisky.
Mr. Bicknell was a pioneer in building good roads in his county,
and in many ways throughout his long life he labored to advance
the interests of the local society, the county and the State.
His daughter, Emeline L. Bicknell, now a resident of Porn-
eroy, 0., writes of his last days: "At eighty-three years of age
his step ~vas firm, his eyes bright and his cheeks rosy. He cele-
brated his birthday June 26, 1879, and with his eldest daughter
(Emeline) left home Aug. 1st to revisit his boyhood home in
Chenango County, New York, and attend to the placing of grave-
stones anew at his father's grave. In some strange manner he
seems to have gone out of the car to the platform, when he fell
off the train and was killed. This was on the Erie Railroad, near
Beaver Flats, and the fatality occurred about 3 a. m. Aug. 6th,
1879. His stricken daughter brought his body back, and he was
laid by the side of his wife, in the graveyard by the little church,
called "Bicknell's Chapel."
From David Ron Bicknell
Moved to NY state in 1798 and lived there till the age of 19.
After loosing his father and brother he travelled with his mother and other settlers uder the leadership of Rev Samual Porter to Athens, Ohio.
The trip took 40 days and they arrived in October 1815
In 1828 he allowed his home to be used for church services by the local Methodists.
He also built a school on his land which is adjacent to the family
cemetary(which is currently maintained nicely by the township) Achurch was
soon built on his land.
He was a avid non-drinker, Sunday school supt. for 11 yrs.
Magistrate for 3 terms and tsp. trustee.
He was also the first postmaster in the county.
He was the chief engineer on the first roads built in the area.
When he was 83 years old he returned to Chenango N.Y.
to place a stone on his fathers grave.
On his way home he fell off the train and was killed at 3am Aug.6 1879.
In 1876 He and his daughter Emeline organized the local historical society.
He filed an account of his life with them before he passed away.
From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 205 and 206
Emeline was divorced June -, 1853, and her name restored
to Emeline L. Bicknell. She began teaching in a country school
when sixteen years of age; attended the Chester Academy, and
afterward taught in the public schools in the country and later
in town. She was married in 1846, and had two children, but
was obliged to obtain a divorce from her husband. The court
restored her name to Emeline L. Bicknell. Her children died.
She resumed teaching in public schools in the towns of Racine
and Pomeroy, and later conducted a private school in her own
home. In 1873-4-5-6 she was Secretary of the Woman's Foreign
Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church for two
districts in two Conferences, the Ohio Conference and West
Virginia Conference. After the death of her father she came into
possession of one hundred acres of the farm and of the home-
stead, which she carried on four years profitably. But her sister,
Mrs. Mary B. Cross, dying, the old home lost its charm. She
sold her property and took the superintendency of a children's
home for dependent children, where she zealously labored for
six years, hopefully seeking to make good citizens. In 1889 she
was engaged as matron in the Methodist Home for the Aged in
Brooklyn, N. Y., where she continued fourteen and a half years,
making twenty years in institution life.
In literary effort, her first article was a story sent to Graham's
Magazine, Philadelphia, in 1845, which was printed without the
change of a word. Another story sent to The Cincinnati Gazelle
was printed immediately. A poem sent to The Ladies' Reposi-
tory, Cincinnati, Ohio, was put in the first number of the magazine
after reaching the editor. She contributed articles of prose and
poetry to that periodical for twenty years, always by "Mrs. E. L.
Bicknell." Many short stories and poems have appeared in church
papers, also in local sheets. A collection of some of her poems
was published in a book, "Violets," in 1897, designed as souvenirs
chiefly. After returning to Pomeroy she revised a manuscript
history, left unfinished by a relative at his death. She carried
on all correspondence for lacking data and for obtaining
estimates, re-writing and arranging the work, correcting printer's
proofs, and placing the finished book on the market after passing
her eighty-first year of age.
From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 212
Zimrhoda joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age
of 7 years, and always maintained her religious zeal and
activity in the church in all its departments of work.
She was a woman of great force of character, and her strong
influence for temperance and right living was felt by all
who knew her
Nell Young and Will Cleage were twins that died as infants
Will Cleage and Nell Young were twins that died as infants
From Phyllis Bicknell Carroll's 1981 book page 9
Moved to Clare, MI., USA in 1874 (the year the railroad came there),
and started the Bicknell Store, which is still the main store in 1996.
Chart made by Wm Henry II lists a 6th child Maud, no dates given. No mention made in Family Bible of Nathan
now owned by Dr. John Nathan Bicknell of Ann Arbor, MI (1978)
Died in a Barn raising accident
From T.W Bicknell's 1913 Book page 13
Ann Turner was in the fourth generation from Humphrey Turner,
who came to Plymouth, Massachusetts, with his wife,
Lydia Gamen, and son John in 1628.
He had a second son he called "young John," who married
Their son Japhet os Scituate, Massachusetts, married
Hannah hudson, and Japhet's daughter, Ann Turner,
married Thomas Bicknell.
July 3, 1721, Joshua Turner of Pembroke, Massachusetts, was
appointed guardian of Mary, Japhet, Hannah and Elizabeth, all under
14 years of age, children of Thomas Bicknell.
Ann Bicknell, widow of Thomas, died prior to 1722, and
Joshua Turner was appointed administrator de bonis non.
He was called "a Kinsman."
In 1730 the duties of guardian and administrator were transferred to
Benjamin White of Middleboro.
Valuation of homestead, £533
From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 183
Dr. Alin Ballou, of Milford, Massachusetts, historian and
Universalist minister, writes of Simon:
"He was drawn to this general vicinity in 1824 in
consequence of his brother Behjamin's example, who,
some years before his marriage, found pleasant employment
and abode with Dr. Daniel Thurber, then the benigant cynosure
of that neighborhood.
Plain, homespun, worthy people.
Mr Bicknell has distinguished himself by liberally endowing
what was formerly known as the Dr. Thurber Burying Place,
which he has worthily resolved into the Bicknell Cemetary, and
will leave it as a lasting monument to his charity."
From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 183
Rev. Adin Ballou, the historian of Milford, and a distinguished
leader in the founding of the liberal Universalist denomi-
nation, wrote thus of Benjamin C. Bicknell and wife:
"I numbered among my personal and steadfast friends
Benjamin C. and Susan P. Bicknell. They lived a life of plain,
substantial usefulness, with little wealth and display, in good
will, justice and kindness to all within their social sphere. They
long dwelt in a wing of the Parkman domicile on his estate, at
South Milford. I ministered at both their funerals."
According to Theodore R. Bicknell,Samuel was "accidentally" shot while being read the Articles of the Confederacy.
waslisted in 1860 Blount Co. Census as 25 yrs. old and a blacksmith
After her husband was shot she moved to southern Kentucky with her son and lived with her brother John McFarland.
Killed in the Army, apparently in the Civil War.[RonBick.ftw]
His mother moved him to Albany,Ky after his father was killed. He was raised by his Uncle John McFarland. He was a blacksmith and a bookkeeper for a saw mill. He also earned money as a tax collector. His son Theodore remembers going alon
with him collecting money while armed.
Oscar And Mary were married at home by Mr. J.C. Douglas. Witnesses were W. M. Overstreet,Albert Mayman, in Glades Tn.
Had 16 children by Mary Bond, then divorced and married again.
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