Hickson Genealogy

Hicksons in New England, USA

New England is the North Eastern corner of the US: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts Connecticut and Rhode Island, but not New York.

Richard HIXSON: b. ca. 1660, d. 28 JAN 1717/1718 Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass. Parents unknown.

He was the first HIX(S)ON known in New England. He marrried: 14 Sep. 1686 Milton, Massachusetts, Margaret WATKINS (or WADKINS) (New England Marriages Prior to 1700) "both of Milton" (NEHGS Register 36:19). Death: "Boston Registry Dept.: A Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, containing Dorchester Births, Marriages, and Deaths to the End of 1825." Margaret WATKINS parents were: Thomas WATKINS (Planter at Merrymeeting Bay, d. bef. 1672) & Margaret UNKNOWN (Married (2) Thomas Stevens by Aug. 1672). Their children were:

  1. John, b. ca. 1690, m. (1) Mehitable HEWINS (2) Sarah CLAPP BIRD
  2. Richard, b. ca. 1692, m. Sarah FITCH
  3. Hannah, b. ca. 1695, m. Matthew HOBBS
  4. Rebecca, b. ca. 1698, m. John PHILLIPS
  5. Margaret, b. ca. 1700, m. Simon STEARNS
  6. Elizabeth, b. ca. 1702, m. Thomas MANLEY
  7. Walter, b. 15 Jun 1705, m. Mary MORSE

Carol Botteron has a large collection of New England HIXSONs and HIXONs and would be glad to share information.