Doddridge County Roots

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May S. HICKMAN

Female 1853 - 1903  (49 years)


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  • Name May S. HICKMAN 
    Born 25 Dec 1853  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Middlebourne, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation editor, West Union Record (1884-1886)  [3
    Occupation school teacher  [4
    Residence 1897  Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 22 Feb 1903  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I78461  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2015 

    Father Francis Delong HICKMAN,   b. Mar 1825, Tyler Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1911  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Harriett S. MORRIS,   b. Dec 1825,   d. 1908  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1845 
    Family ID F3438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elias D. JEFFREY,   b. 2 Feb 1848, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1872  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1871  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Hattie JEFFREY,   b. 7 Oct 1872, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1924, Monongalia Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Family ID F33581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Edward SPURR,   b. 20 Sep 1873, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1944, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 19 May 1897  Weston, Lewis Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Leonard SPURR,   b. CA 1899
    Family ID F33582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870, 1880 - West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 May 1897 - Weston, Lewis Co, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Headstone.

    2. [S1999] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union Twp).

    3. [S643] Obituary of father.

    4. [S2148] 1880 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union District).

    5. [S1820] Lewis County Marriage Records, Weston, WV.

    6. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR p. 145 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=5047924&Type=Death.
      Identified as May Jeffrey Spurr, white female, married; died Feb 22 1903 in West Union, age 49y 1m 27d, cause of death "change of life, menopause," complicated by (illegible) hemorrhage. Burial in West Union on Feb 23 (or 25?) 1903, undertaker C. S. Pease. Report of death filed by physician J. M. Hoey on Mar 1 1903.
      (Note: Age at death calculates to a birth date of Dec 26 1853, but birth date on headstone is Dec 25 1853. Name on headstone: May S., wife of Elias D. Jeffrey.)

    7. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).

    8. [S1554] Doddridge County Marriage Records, West Union, WV, MR p. 180 : www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=11791339&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as Elias D. Jeffrey, age 23y 7m 12d, b. & res. in Doddridge Co, son of Neely D. & Delia Ann Jeffrey, farmer; and May Hickman, age 17y 9m, b. & res. in Doddridge Co, dau of F. D. & Harriet S. Hickman. Married Sep 14 1871 in Doddridge County by Elias Yerkey.

    9. [S1820] Lewis County Marriage Records, Weston, WV, MR p. 186 : http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=10298712&Type=Marriage.
      Identified as William Edward Spurr, single, 28, b. & res. in Doddridge Co, son of J. W. & Kate Spurr; and Mrs. May Jeffrie, widow, 38, b. Doddridge Co, res. Lewis Co, dau of Frank Hickman & (blank). Married May 19 1897 in Weston. (Note: Based on other records, the ages of both parties appear to have been misstated to make him older, and her younger, than they actually were.)