Biography of John Wickham
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Wickham, John, born in Southold, Long Island, New York, June 6, 1763. He was intended for the army, but after studying at the military academy at Arras, France, he returned home and settled in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he practiced law for a time, then removing to Richmond. He took high rank in his profession, and was counsel for Aaron Burr, in his trial for treason. John Randolph, of Roanoke, refers to him in his will as "my best of friends and the wisest and best man I ever knew and Tom Moore, the poet, pronounced him "the only gentleman I found in America, and would have graced any court." He died in Richmond, January 17, 1839.

Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
Volume II
By: Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York 1915

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