African American Genealogy
African American Genealogy
In the 1850 US Federal Census Slave Schedules,
E G Wickware, Simpson, Kentucky with 5 enslaved people, women and girls aged 30, 16, 13 & 6 and 1 boy aged 12
James Wickware, District 17, Sumner, Tennessee, a man aged 20 and a boy aged 14
Moses Wickware, Mobile, Alabama, 22 enslaved people
& A Wickware, Cherokee, Texas with 2 boys aged 7 & 3, are listed as slaveholders.
In Logan County, Kentucky, 1850, Alpheus Wickware (28) is listed with his wife? Martha (21) and children? James, Elijah & Mary. All Kentucky born. They do not appear to have any enslaved people.
In Simpson County, Kentucky, 1850 Vincent Wickware was living in the household of Elijah & Nancy Cushinburry. There is clearly a strong connection between the Cushinburry and Wickware families. But I haven't been able to pin it down as yet.
By 1860 Vincent Wickware is recorded with 2 enslaved people, a man aged 30 and a girl aged 10.
In 1870, Pompey Wickware 23 a wagoner & Jinnie Wickware 20 a domestic servant, both Kentucky born are living in the household of Vincent Wickware and his wife Amanda in Franklin, Simpson County. Jinnie is the right age to be the 10yr old girl in the 1860 Census.
There is also a family named Wickware living in Subdistrict 150, Simpson, Kentucky, 1870, all of whom were born in Virginia, Willis age 60, black, Siloy his wife? age 50, mulatto & Rolley age 24, black.
By 1860, Elijah Wickware 1814-1875 of Franklin, Simpson County was recorded with 7 enslaved people, 1 boy aged 4, and 6 women & girls aged 23, 21, 17, 7 & 1.
Elijah Wickware Familysearch ID KH2H-MQN son of Samuel Wickware & Elizabeth Cushinbury and born in Tennessee was married to Mary Ann Hail 1820-1896
Find A Grave Memorial# 93438246
I have been unable to find a death record or residence in 1870 for Elijah Wickware and would be grateful to anyone who could help me.
By 1880 there are a number of Wickware families living in Franklin, Simpson County with family names incl. Cushinbury, Montague, Neely etc. One of the most interesting is the household of Mary Cushenberry with sisters Jane Montague and Josee Wickware. This entry may be the key to tying all the family groups together.
I checked the Freedman Bureau Marriage Records, Kentucky but did not find Wickware or Cushenberry marriages. However I did find the following.
Henry & Kitty Ware who married on May 1st 1853 at Mr. Heilly Dury, Davies County. Their marriage and their children, Eliza, Charles & Ellen were acknowledged finally on Nov 2nd 1867 Owensboro, Kentucky.
Andy & Rosetta Weir who married on Dec 25th 1846 at Mr. Richard Barrett at Davies County, Kentucky. Their marriage and their children Mary Margaret (24) Diana (18) Martha Jane (15) Elizabeth (13) Harriet Ann (10) Francis Ball/Doll? (5) were finally acknowledged on March 30th 1869 Owensboro, Kentucky. In the US Federal Census Slave Schedules 1850, there are 3 Richard Barretts listed as slaveholders and also a James Weir Junior with 20 enslaved people in Davies County.
Washington & Mercy Weir whose marriage was acknowledged on June 16th 1886 at Owensboro, Kentucky.
This research has been undertaken as a contribution to the Slave Name Roll Project and the Beyond Kin Project in order to honour those who suffered under slavery and in hopes that families may be reunited. I hope that it will prove a starting point for those who have access to paper records. If you have a blog or links to online material which will assist others, please post in the comments section below.
Wickware, Simpson County, Kentucky, 1850
Wickware, Logan County, Kentucky 1850
Jinnie Wickware 1870
Willis Wickware 1870
Mary Cushenberry 1880
Henry & Kitty Ware 1853
Washington & Mercy Weir 1886
Andy & Rosetta Weir 1846
I found this index of a record for Charles Wickware USCT 48th Infantry. The file may reveal a lot more information about the Wickware family than I can currently access.
Pension file 17787443