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Adam Bickett was born 1756 in County Antrim, Ulster Province, Northern Ireland, and died August, 1816, in Armagh Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, at about age 60. Buried in Strong Valley, Armagh Twp., Mifflin Co., PA. He is the son of Unknown Bickett of Northern Ireland.

Elizabeth Reed was born April, 1759, in County Antrim, Ulster Province, Northern Ireland, and died 1840 in Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH, at about age 80. Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Greene Co., OH. She is the daughter of Unknown Reed of Northern Ireland.

Adam Bickett (about age 30) and Elizabeth Reed (about age 27) were married about 1786 in Ulster, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. 

Adam Bickett and Elizabeth (Reed) Bickett had six children:

  1. Elizabeth Jennet Bickett: Born April, 1789, in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland; Died February 7, 1865, in Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH (age 74). Married January 4, 1821, in Xenia, Greene Co., OH, to Robert Hamill Jr.: Born December 25, 1776, in Ayr Twp., Bedford Co., PA; Died May 24, 1860, in Xenia, Greene Co., OH (age 83).
  2. Lydia Bickett: Born  July 31, 1789, in County Antrim, Northern Ireland; Died February 27, 1874, in Hale Twp., Warren Co, IL (age 84). Married March 25, 1824, in Greene Co., OH, to James Kendell: Born about 1800 in Pennsylvania; Died December 29, 1835, in Hale Twp., Warren Co, IL (about age 35).
  3. Jane "Jennett "Bickett: Born April, 1790, in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland; Died February 20, 1872, in Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH (age 81). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Greene Co., OH. Never married.
  4. Mary "Mollie" Bickett: Born 1790-1795 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland; Died 1835 in Greene Co., OH (about age 40).
  5. John Henry Bickett: Born February 15, 1797, in Armagh Twp., Mifflin Co, Kishacoaquillas Valley, near Lewistown, Huntingdon Co., PA; Died May 2, 1859, in Greene Co., OH (age 62). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married (1) November 7, 1820, in Greene Co., OH, to Margaret "Peggy" Dean: Born April 19, 1799, in Mt. Sterling, Montgomery Co., KY; Died July 11, 1846, in Greene Co., OH (age 47). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married (2) May 25, 1847, in Ross Twp., Greene Co., OH, to Elizabeth "Betsey" (Turnbull) Sterrett: Born July 6, 1802, in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN; Died January 17, 1872, in Ross Twp., Greene Co., OH (age 69). Buried in Dean Cemetery, New Jasper Twp., Greene Co., OH.
  6. William Reed Bickett: Born April 1798 in Armagh Twp., Mifflin Co, Kishacoaquillas Valley, near Lewistown, Huntingdon Co., PA; Died April 23, 1865, in Greene Co., OH (about age 67). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH. Married October 30, 1827, in Greene Co., OH, to Isabella "Isabel" Alexander: Born about 1801 in Wheeling, Marshall Co., WV; Died April 4, 1883, in Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH (age 83). Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH.



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The Province of Ulster is composed of nine counties: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone comprise Northern Ireland, while Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan are part of the Republic of Ireland.

Adam Bickett was born 1756 in County Antrim, Ulster Province, Northern Ireland.

Elizabeth Reed was born April, 1759, in County Antrim, Ulster Province, Northern Ireland

Adam Bickett (about age 30) and Elizabeth Reed (about age 27) were married about 1786 in Ulster, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. 

Adam Bickett was born 1756 in County Antrim, Ulster Province, Northern Ireland, and died August, 1816, in Armagh Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, at about age 60. Buried in Strong Valley, Armagh Twp., Mifflin Co., PA.

Elizabeth Reed was born April, 1759, in County Antrim, Ulster Province, Northern Ireland, and died about 1839 in Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH, at about age 80.

 

 ARMAGH TOWNSHIP.

                               By John Swartzell.

MIFFLIN COUNTY  551 

By 1769 many settlers had located north of Jack's Mountain, and as that range
lay between them and the more thickly-settled portion of the township, they
were compelled to cross the mountain to attend elections. To obviate this
inconvenience, an effort was made to from a new township, and to this end
petitions were sent to the courts of Cumberland County. The following action
was taken at the January sessions, 1770:

"Upon reading the petition of several of the inhabitants of Kishachoquillas
Great Valley, setting forth that they labour under the Burthen of being in one
township with Derry, and as Jack's Mountain lies between the Great Valley and
the rest of the township, which cuts away all communication only at the
Narrows. The Petitioners therefore humbly prayed that the Court would take them
under due consideration and strike the Great Valley off into a township by
itself, leaving Jack's Mountain to be the Division line. The Court Do thereupon
consider and order that Jack's Mountain aforesaid be the Division line between
the township of Derry and the Part struck off from Said township, which is
called by the name of Armagh township, allowing the township of Armagh to
include Kishachoquillas Narrows to where the Road now crosses Kishachoquillas
Creek."

Armagh township was originally part of Derry, which embraced the whole of what
is now Mifflin County from its erection, in January, 1767, to January, 1770, at
which time the Cumberland County Court erected all that part of Derry township
lying east of Jack's Mountain as Armagh.
At the March term of Mifflin County Court, in 1790, the township of Union was
erected from the west part of Armagh, and in January, 1837, the townships of
Armagh and Union were divided, forming Brown and Menno, Brown being taken from
Armagh, which was then described as being six and a half miles in length and
six miles in width, and "from the Knobs eastward to the Union County line it is
uninhabited, being a continuous range of mountains."

The following is a list of the names of persons assessed in 1773, and also
shows the number of acres owned by each.

Colonel John Armstrong, 100; James Alexander, 200; James Paxton Alexander, 200;
William Brown, Esq., 300; Robert Brotherton, 50; Samuel Beard, 100; Isaac Bole,
100; Edward Beals, 100; Samuel Boswell, 100; James Calhoone, 50; Joseph
Coulter, --- ; John Cooper, 100; --- Cochran, 50; John Culbertson, 200; Duncan
Cameron, 150; Richard Coots, 300; Charles Cox, 700; Benjamin Chandley
(adjoining Beaver Dams) 250; Robert Davidson, 100; Neal Dougherty, 50; William
Dickson, 200; James Drinker, 250; Thomas Ewing, 100; William Henry, 950; John
McDowell, 200; Joseph McKibbon, 100; James McClure, 100; James More, 100;
William Miller (on Lowther Manor), --- ; John Montgomery, Esq., 500; Samuel
McClar, 300 (adjoining Colonel Armstrong) and 200 (adjoining James Alexander),
Mifflin & Dean 900 (adjoining Lowther Manor); David Nealy, 100; James Reed,
200; John Reed, 100; Edmund Richardson, 200; Joseph Shippen, 200 (mouth of
Laurel Run); James Sterrett, 600; Henry Taylor, 100; Mathew Taylor, 100;
William Taylor, 50; Samuel Taylor, 250; Samuel Wills, 100;
 

 

Barrville, Cedar Hill, Church Hill, Garden View, Kishacoquillas, Lumber City, Reedsville, Woodland are boroughs in what is now Brown Twp.

 

 

 

 

Adam and Elizabeth with their four daughters, came to the USA in 1794 from
County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland. They landed in Pennsylvania and spent
some time at Big Cove, near McConnellsburg and Mercersburg before and
during the Revolutionary War. Adam first lived in Barree Twp, Huntingdon
Co, Pa. He was taxed on 100 acres in 1795. By 1800, Adam had moved to
Mifflin Co, Pennsylvania according to Delores Overskei in her book,
Bicket-Bickett Famliy, 1756-1989, Adam & William Bicket and Their Descendants including Becketts

Adam moved his family from Big Cove to Huntingdon Co., then to the Juniata
River Valley, near Lewistown. It was near Reedsville.
Adam died, Elizabeth came to Greene Co., Ohio in 1818. Inventory, Estate
of Adam Bicket: Register and Orphans Court, Mifflin County Courthouse,
 

 

 

 

>Subject: RE: [PAMIFFLI] BICKETTs in Mifflin Co, PA in 1790s-1810s
>Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 00:32:50 -0400 (EDT)
>
>Sharon, the children of Adam BICKETT & Elizabeth REED that my grandparents
>have identified are:
>
>1) Elizabeth Janet (?) b. Apr 1789 (or 1790) in Ireland d. 07 Feb (or
>Jul) 1865 in Greene Co, OH m. Robert HAMILL Jr in Apr 1821
>2) Jane (or Jennie) b. 1790 in Ireland d. 20 Feb 1872 in Greene Co, OH
>3) Mary (or Mollie) b. in Ireland d. 1830s in Greene Co, OH
>4) Janet - there seems to be some disagreement as to whether this child
>really existed
>5) Lydia b. before 1794 in Ireland d. unknown m. James KENDALL on 25
>Mar 1824
>6) John b. 15 Feb 1797 in Mifflin Co, PA d. 08 May 1859 in Greene Co, OH
> m1. Margaret (or Peggy) DEAN on 07 Nov 1820 & had eight children m2.
>Elizabeth TURNBULL & had two children
>7) William Reed b. Apr 1798 in Mifflin Co, PA d. 23 Apr 1865 in Greene
>Co, OH m. Isabella ALEXANDER on 30 Oct 1827 & had seven children [This is
>the line through which I am descended, and about which my grandparents
>have gathered the most information.]
>
>As to your question:
>a) Adam BICKETT & Elizabeth REED settled near Reedsville, in Mifflin Co.
>b) #7 above, William BICKETT, has the middle name of Reed.
>c) #6 above, John BICKETT, named his first son Adam Reed Bickett.
>
>Given these things, I would say it is highly plausible that Elizabeth had
>some brothers that either came with her and Adam, or who were perhaps
>already in Reedsville, Mifflin Co. It seems obvious to me that the REEDs
>were well known & respected by the BICKETTs. Or else Elizabeth was so
>wonderful that her maiden name was perpetuated in the next generation.
>
>Is it possible to look into the history of the town of Reedsville to gain
>more information ?
>
>I will also check with my grandparents to see if they know anything about
>the REEDs.
>
>Susan Marie Crouse
>
>
> > Dear Susan,
> > I am a REED descendent--my g-grandfather Thomas Alvin REED, was born in
> > Lewistown, PA in 1857. His parents were John S. REED, born abt 1815 and
> > Elizabeth M. REED, born abt 1816. I identified his parents from the
>1870
> > Federal Census. I am wondering (this is just a long shot) if Elizabeth
> > may
> > have emigrated from Ireland with any REED brothers. Please reply if
>this
> > seems plausible.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Sharon, Sharon_ra@msn.com
> >
> >
> >>From: snoozin@fyi.net
> >>Reply-To: PAMIFFLI-L@rootsweb.com
> >>To: PAMIFFLI-L@rootsweb.com
> >>Subject: [PAMIFFLI] BICKETTs in Mifflin Co, PA in 1790s-1810s
> >>Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 17:51:14 -0400 (EDT)
> >>
> >>Hello the list ! I am very excited to discover this ! I had no idea
> >> such
> >>lists existed, or that people were so friendly and willing to help
>others
> >>with research.
> >>
> >>I am new to genealogy, but my grandparents have been researching the
> >>BICKETT line for many, many years. I would like to help them.
> >>
> >>I have some general research questions I'll post in a separate email.
> >> For
> >>now I'd like to ask if anyone has any info. about either a Charles or a
> >>William BICKETT (brothers) who came from County Antrim ?, Northern
> >>Ireland, in 1794, and settled in Reedsville, Mifflin Co., PA.
> >>
> >>William was married to an Elizabeth REED, and they had five ? girls when
> >>they immigrated. They had two sons in Reedsville.
> >>
> >>William died in 1817, and in 1818 Elizabeth and all the children (now
> >>adults) moved to Xenia, Greene Co, OH. My grandparents still own 96
> >> acres
> >>of the original 120-acre farm bought by Elizabeth's sons in Geene Co.
> >>
> >>I am very interested in helping my grandparents fill in more details
> >> about
> >>the BICKETT line in Mifflin Co and before. (They already have much
> >>information about Greene Co forward.)
> >>
> >>Thank you for your time.
> >>
> >>Susan Marie Crouse
> >>
> >>
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Adam Bickett was born 1756 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Elizabeth Reed was born about 1759 in Ulster, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Adam Bickett (about age 30) and Elizabeth Reed (about age 27) were married about 1786 in Ulster, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. 

Adam and William Bickett came to this country from Antrim County in Northern Ireland in 1794. They lost their course and were 20 weeks (or 13) in crossing the ocean, and almost perished from thirst and hunger. They were of Scotch-Irish descent, and a hardy, sturdy people of good habits and morals. They settled near Reedsville, Mifflin Co., PA. William Bickett settled in Kishacoaquillas Valley, Huntingdon Co., PA soon after coming to the state of Pennsylvania.

Adam Bickett died August 1816 in Armagh Twp., Mifflin Co., PA, at about age 60.

In 1818 William Reed Bickett, who was born in Coaquilla Valley, PA, about 1796, started with his mother and the other members of the family -- the father Adam Bickett having previously died August 1816-- for Ohio. The journey was made with a six-horse team and during the first winter the family lived with Robert Hamill, a brother-in-law of William Reed Bickett, who had located in Greene county the previous year. In the spring of 1819 the family purchased one hundred and fifty acres of wood land and William and his brother John built a log house, which remained the home of the family for many years. Pioneer conditions existed and they experienced all the hardships and difficulties incident to a settlement upon the frontier.

The only Bicketts recorded in the Mifflin county census seem to fit your Bickett what with 4 daughters and 2 sons, but in both the 1800 and 1810 Armagh twp, Mifflin, Pa census, the father is called Adam Bickett.

The 1800 U. S. Census shows Adam Bickett has just the 2 sons (both under 10) and Adam himself is 26-44. The 4 daughters are 2 under 10 and 2 aged 10-15. The mother is also aged 26-44.

In the 1810 Armagh census, the sons are now aged 10-15 and all 4 daughters are in the 16-25 age bracket. Both Adam and his wife are now aged 45+.

Elsewhere on the net someone else has him listed as Adam Bickett married to Elizabeth Reed, with his birthdate as 1756 in Ireland.

By the 1820 census, the two sons are in the Xenia census with 1 female aged 16-25, 3 females aged 26-45 and 1 female 45+.

Elizabeth (Reed) Bickett died about 1839 in Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH, at about age 80.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on July 24, 1850 shows William Bickett (age 52) born in Pennsylvania with real estate valued at $2,550 is a Farmer living in Xenia Twp., Greene Co., OH. Living with him is Isabella Bickett (age 48) born in Virginia. Also living in the household are: Adam Bichett (age 21) born on Ohio, a Farmer; Matthew A. Bickett (age 19) born in Ohio, a Farmer; Mary J. Bickett (age 16) born in Ohio; M. H. Bickett (age 13) a male born in Ohio; Isabela Bickett (age 11) born in Ohio, Lydia Bickett (age 6) born in Ohio; and Jane Bickett (age 60) born in Ireland. Jane is Adam Bickett's unmarried sister.

ADAM BICKETT was born about 1760 in , , N.IRE and was christened in , , immig 1794. He died before 1818 in Stoney Cove, Coaquilla Valley, n.Lewistown, MIFF PA [mbp and was buried in , MIFF, PA. ADAM married Elizabeth REED about 1786 in Antrim, Ireland.

Elizabeth REED was born about 1759/1760 and was christened in Ohio 1818. She died about 1839/1840 in "Foust Farm", GRE, Oh. Elizabeth married ADAM BICKETT about 1786 in Antrim, Ireland.

 



Helen Fiegel points out that the name BICKETT is found spelled various ways, such as BICKET, BECKET, BECKETT, BIGGERS, PICKIT, PIGGOT. This could make it more difficult to sort out which are actually kin to our lines. Be sure to check out these other spellings when you are doing your research, as some of them are relatives.

Adam and Elizabeth Reed BICKETT (who were married in County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland) and their 4 daughters came to America in 1795, settling in Big Cove (near McConnellsburg and Mercersburg) Pennsylvania. Bicket(t)s and Becket(t)s lived in that area before and during the Revolutionary War, which may connect to earlier American ancestors. Helen Fiegel mentions a DAR application which lists a John BECKETT who was born in Antrim County, Ireland in 1755.

Adam and Elizabeth later moved their family to the Kishacoaquillas Valley, near Lewistown, Pennsylvania. They had 2 sons, John and William, in Armaugh Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. After Adam's death, Elizabeth and her children moved to Greene County, Ohio. Much of the information is from the area around Xenia, Greene County, Ohio.

This line also includes JUNKIN, GALLOWAY, DEAN, CAMPBELL, STEELE, also of Scotch-Irish descent.

 

 

Adam Reynolds Bickett is one of the honored citizens of Greene county, who has passed the seventy-third milestone on life's journey. His career as ever been such as to command the respect and confidence of men and he is a worthy representative of an honored pioneer family. His home is located about three miles east of the city of Xenia and upon the farm adjoining this place he was born June 24, 1829, his parents being William R. and Isabella (Alexander) Bickett. The ancestry can be traced back to Ireland, where Adam Bickett, the grandfather of our subject, was born. At length determining to try his fortunes in America he crossed the Atlantic and after a long voyage of thirteen weeks took up his abode in PA, where he spent his remaining days. He married Elizabeth Reed and among their children was William R. Bickett, who was born in Coaquilla Valley, PA, about 1796. In 1818 he started with his mother and the other members of the family -- the father having previously died -- for OH. The journey was made with a six-horse team and during the first winter the family lived with Robert Hamell, a brother-in-law of William R. Bickett, who had located in Greene county the previous year. In the spring of 1819 the family purchased one hundred and fifty acres of wood land and William and his brother John built a log house, which remained the home of the family for many years. Pioneer conditions existed and they experienced all the hardships and difficulties incident to a settlement upon the frontier. Venison was a common dish upon their table, as was wild turkey and other game. After arriving at years of maturity William R. Bickett was married in 1827 to Isabella Alexander, and the became the parents of six children: Adam R., of this review; Mathew A., a well known farmer of the county; Mary Jane, who became the wife of Solomon Foust, who died a few months later, leaving a son, Edward; Elizabeth Isabella; Lydia Ann, who died when twenty years of age; and Harvey. The parents were devoted members of the United Presbyterian church. The father was a very active and influential man in his community, and at his death many friends mourned their loss. He passed away in 1865 and his wife died April 4, 1883, at the advanced age of eighty-three years, and was laid his side in the cemetery at Xenia. In the subscription schools Adam Reynolds Bickett began his education and remained at home assisting in the development and cultivation of the farm until 1864, when he abandoned the plow and took up the rifle in defense of his country, becoming a member of Company D, One Hundred and Fifty-fourth OH Infantry as a private. He was at the front for four months and was mustered in and out at Camp Dennison, returning from the front in August, 1864. He had previously belonged to the national guards and had enlisted for five years. After his father's death Mr. Bickett assisted in the operation of the home farm until his marriage, which important event in his life occurred on the 9th of December, 1867, the lady of his choice being Miss Mary Agnes Wright, who was born near Oldtown, Greene county, a daughter of John B. and Sidney (Simpson) Wright. The young couple began their domestic life upon the farm which is now the home of Mr. Bickett. He has made excellent improvements here and now has a valuable and desirable property. He erected a good residence, large and substantial barns and commodious outbuildings, his place being now well equipped with all modern accessories and conveniences. Within its borders are comprised one hundred and ninety-six acres and the land is highly cultivated. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bickett was blessed with three children: Clinton Wright, now deceased; Mary Belle, who is with her father; and Lydia S. who died at the age of sixteen years. The mother passed away in 1879 at the age of forty-two years and was laid to rest in the cemetery at Xenia. She was a member of the United Presbyterian church and a most estimable lady. On the 18th of January, 1882, Mr. Bickett was again married, his second union being with Ruth Anna Kyle, a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Cassill) Kyle.

 

[NI0918] Adam and William Bickett came to this country from Antrim County in Northern Ireland in 1794. They lost their course and were 20 weeks (or 13) in crossing the ocean, and almost perished from thirst and hunger. They were of Scotch-Irish descent, and a hardy, sturdy people of good habits and morals.

"Greene County History" by Robinson D. Cameron Bickett
"Bicket-Bickett Family" by Delores (Bickett) Overskei
Including her quote from "The Barr Family" by Rev. William Bickett Barr

 

[NI0932] Adam and William Bickett came to this country from Antrim County in Northern Ireland in 1794. They lost their course and were 20 weeks (or 13) in crossing the ocean, and almost perished from thirst and hunger. They were of Scotch-Irish descent, and a hardy, sturdy people of good habits and morals.

"Greene County History" by Robinson D. Cameron Bickett
"Bicket-Bickett Family" by Delores (Bickett) Overskei
Including her quote from "The Barr Family" by Rev. William Bickett Barr