Notes

[NI4182] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 180 and 181

Julius's Biographer Wrote.

"While yet in his teens he was led to accept Christ as his per-
sonal Savior, and for nearly seventy years has lived a faithful
member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which he has served
in various ways as class leader, steward, trustee and local
preacher. For forty-four years his membership has been in the
society at Lovington.

"He was a man of strong convictions. When once the de-
cision was made that a thing was right, nothing could swerve him
from following the course he believed to be right. His wonder-
ful vitality never seemed to wane, either physically or mentally,
until about the middle of last July, when signs of physical weak-
ness first made their appearance.

"Last Thursday was a particularly pleasant day for him and
the members of the home. He walked about the place and re-
marked how well he felt. Lingering at the supper table for an
hour, he engaged in a lively conversation, no thought entering the
mind of any that so shortly the summons would come.

"He was ready. Early in life he thoughtfully, carefully prepared
for that hour. About eleven o'clock he called the family to his
bedside, and in a few minutes his earthly career ceased,
at the ripe age of 83 years"

[NI4210] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 82 and 83

Bennett was a merchant in Morrisville, Madison County, N. Y.,
and acquired a large property.
He took an active interest in political affairs,
and much of his life was spent in public service. In 1812 he was
elected a Representative from Madison County to the New York
Assembly and in 1814 was chosen a State Senator.
He also served as County Clerk for five years, first by
appointment and then by choice of the people.
In 1836 he was elected Representative to the United States
Congress from the district embracing Madison and Onondaga
Counties, and was re-elected in 1838,
serving two terms in the National House of Representatives.

Bennett Bicknell served as a soldier in the War of 1812.
He was editor of The Madison Observer, and was succeeded by his
son, Harrison.

[NI4214] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 181

Moses Bicknell was a merchant, and spent his business life
in Morrisville, Madison County, N. Y.

Moses Bicknell's will was dated May 27, 1869.
He gave to his wife, Laura, $3,000 and the use of the house in Morrisville,
with all the furniture, for and during her natural life;
gave to his sons, J. Bennett and Charles Thompson, his gold watch and chain.
Directed his executors, Laura T. Bicknell and Lucius P. Clark,
to convert all his property into money, and after paying
legacies to divide the remainder equally with his children, namely,
J. Bennett, Arvilla C. Richards, Charles T. and Laura M. Coman.

[NI4217] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 306

James was a Loan Commissioner of Madison County, New York,
by the appointment of Governor Hoffman.

[NI4266] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 307

Harrison served during the years 1862 and 1863 in the
Union Army in the Civil War.
later he united with his brother under the name of Bicknell
as merchants in Madison, New York.

[NI4274] [Usa.ftw]

From Phyllis Bicknell Carroll's 1981 book page 47

The surname of Harrison Great Great Grandmother (Wife of Bennett) was variously spelled Craine, Crain, Crane in Bicknell genealogy (1913).
I have kept "Crain" for Harrison Snr as shown in Genealogy (B308) but Jr. prefers "Crane" so thus used for Harrison Jr.

[NI4282] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 182

He was born in Sherburne, Chenango County, N. Y.; grad-
uated at Hamilton College in 1828; taught at Morrisville, N. Y.,
where he became acquainted with and married Harriet Bick-
nell, daughter of Hon. Bennett Bicknell, an active politician of
Madison County, N. Y., and a member of the United States
House of Representatives. Professor Hatch was an able and
successful teacher and lecturer on astronomical subjects. From
1861 to 1865 he was postmaster at Madison, N. Y., when he
resigned and moved to Bay City, Mich., making his home with
his son, Hon. H. H. Hatch, until his death, June 28, 1882, in the
eighty-second year of his age. He was survived by his widow
and son.

The Bay City Tribune said of Professor Hatch:
"He was a thorough student of theology, a fine classical scholar,
deeply learned in mathematics and astronomy, and possessed
of great general information.
He took a profound interest in all the moral and political topics
of the day, belonging to the liberal and progressive school.
He was an ardent supporter of the Abolition cause when it
demanded courage to be a friend of the slave.
He was a man of the highest character and of the purest morals."

[NI4283] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 183

Henry was a prominent citizen of Bay City, Michigan
and was elected, in 1884, a member of the United States
House of Representatives.

[NI4334] -----------
From D.G. Jones, author of online 5th addition

Of interest: Peter Bicknell may have served in the French and Indian War with Capt. David Perry (who was a private and then a sergeant during the war). Or perhaps Hezekiah Bicknell may have served during the War of 1812. Peter's grandson Elra, son of Hezekiah, owned a copy of Recollections of an Old Soldier, the autobiography of Capt. David Perry (1741-1826). Although "Elra was deeply interested in the history of the family and collected a large amount of material for preservation of the family connections," there was no relation. However, Peter Bicknell lived in the same areas as David Perry for much of his life, as did Hezekiah, and Elra probably heard David Perry's stories as a child. His copy of Recollections, which is owned by the Connecticut State Library at Hartford, bears the inscription "Elra Bicknell. His Book. Orange County, Tunbridge, VT 1828."

Source: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dagjones/captdavidperry/endnotes.html#exta
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[NI4336] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 185

Elra was deeply interested in the history of the family and collected a large amount of material for preservation of the family connections.
He journeyed from his home in Vermont several times to the family reunions at Boston and Weymouth.

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From D.G. Jones, author of online 5th addition

Of interest: Peter Bicknell may have served in the French and Indian War with Capt. David Perry (who was a private and then a sergeant during the war). Or perhaps Hezekiah Bicknell may have served during the War of 1812. Peter's grandson Elra, son of Hezekiah, owned a copy of Recollections of an Old Soldier, the autobiography of Capt. David Perry (1741-1826). Although "Elra was deeply interested in the history of the family and collected a large amount of material for preservation of the family connections," there was no relation. However, Peter Bicknell lived in the same areas as David Perry for much of his life, as did Hezekiah, and Elra probably heard David Perry's stories as a child. His copy of Recollections, which is owned by the Connecticut State Library at Hartford, bears the inscription "Elra Bicknell. His Book. Orange County, Tunbridge, VT 1828."

Source: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dagjones/captdavidperry/endnotes.html#exta
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[NI4346] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 309

An electric car struck the bicycle on which he was riding
and threw him off with such violence that he lived but a
few hours.

[NI4348] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 310

Almond owned a dairy farm on the old Bicknell Farm on
Bicknell Hill, Tunbridge, Vermont.
He was also a producer and dealer of fine-grade maple syrup and sugar.

[NI4350] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 309

Elra was a farmer in Tunbridge, Vermont.
Was Treasurer of the Tunbridge Creamery Company from 1903

[NI4359] [Usa.ftw]

From T.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 401

Frank was a machinist and a manufacturer of machines
and tool under the firm name Bicknell, Thomas & Co.,
in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

[NI4371] [Usa.ftw]

FromT.W. Bicknell's 1913 genealogy book page 42

Asa was a member of Capt. Viall Allen's military company of
Barrington in 1780;
was a Representative of the town in the General Assembly in 1784
was Vice-Presidence of the United Congregational Society
from 1797 till his death, and both he and his wife were members
of the Congregational Church.

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