Biography of William Hickox
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Hickox, William, of Macedon Centre, was born in Canandaigua. Ontario county, September 2, 1840. Zopher Hickox, his father, wis also born in Canandaigua. He was a farmer and died in 1863, aged fifty three years. He married Sallie M. Mallory, of Canandaigua, and they had four children: Martha A., Mary E., William (our subject), and Henry H. Mary E. and Henry H. are deceased; Martha A. is now living in Galesvile, Wis. The family is one of the old settlers in New York State. The grandfather, George. was a military officer, was one of the first settlers in Ontario county, helping to clear the land where the city of Canandaigna now stands, was the first man to bring goods from Albany to Canandaigua, transporting them with oxen and cart or sled. There were no houses at that time and he was obliged to sleep out in his sled. Subject is a farmer and has a fruit and berry farm, producing about 10,000 quarth of the different qualities. He married first Jennie Roy, of Phelps, Ontario county, daughter of William Roy. They had these children: M. Belle, J. Elton, George S., E. Grace, and Albert R. The first wife died in 1883, and he married second, in 1887, Susan, daughter of Samuel S. Wilber, of Manchester, Ontario county, by whom he had one child, Henry H. Our subject was educated in Macedon Academy, and is a member of the order of S. F. I.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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