Born: 1803-1805 Tennessee
Flourished: 1830-1832 Menard County, Illinois
From at least 1830 to 1832, Hickey lived in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. In 1836, he lived in Morgan County and was purchasing land in the part of the county that would later become Cass County. He lived in Cass County from 1837 to 1840. By 1841, he lived in Mason County, when he served on the new county's first grand jury. By 1860, he had settled near Chandlerville in Cass County. Hickey made a living as a farmer.
U.S. Census Office, Fifth Census of the United States (1830), Sangamon County, IL, 197; Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; William Henry Perrin, ed., History of Cass County, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1882), 41; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Cass County, 69:78, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Sixth Census of the United States (1840), Cass County, IL, 27; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 420; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Mason County, IL, 161; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Chandlerville, Cass County, IL, 164.