Born: 1790-09-01 Winchester, Virginia
Died: 1874-01-15 Springfield, Illinois
Flourished: 1833-1874 Sangamon County, Illinois
Hickman moved to Shelby County, Kentucky, in 1812, and married Mary M. Cardwell the following year. They moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, in 1833, and settled near Mechanicsburg. Mary Hickman died in 1843, and William Hickman married Mrs. Elizabeth Short Burrell in 1845. In addition to working as a farmer, Hickman was elected justice of the peace in 1857. In 1860, he owned $21,000 worth of real estate.
John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 374-75; Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield), 28 November 1857, 2:2; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Sangamon County, IL, 291; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 127.