Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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HICKOX, FRANKLIN B. -- Mr. Hickox's name is not shown on the San Jacinto rolls printed in 1836 but both Adjutant General John A. Wharton and Captain Alfred H. Wyly certified on May 16, 1836 that he participated in the battle or First Sergeant of Captain Wyly's company (p. 40, army rolls in the General Land Office). On page 65 of the Land Office rolls he is shown as a member of Major L. Smith's company, April 5, 1836.

On December 9, 1837 Mr. Hickox was issued Bounty Certificate No. 856 for 320 acres of land for having served in the army from March 2 to July 23, 1836. He was also issued a Donation Certificate for 640 for having participated in the battle of San Jacinto. This was lost and on January 31, 1855 a duplicate, No. 668, was issued in his name.

It has not been determined when Mr. Hickox came to Texas. He did not apply for a headright from either the Mexican government, the Republic, or the State of Texas. He was living in Springfield Illinois, November 9, 1855, when he sold his Donation Certificate to John Penn.

The St. Louis Globe Democrat, March 3, 1901 carried a statement by Franklin B. Hickox, "a Veteran of San Jacinto" who resided at Farina, Illinois.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: First Sergeant
  • Company: Capt. Alfred Henderson Wyly
  • Battle Account: (St. Louis Globe Democrat, Mar 3, 1901?)

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1811
  • Birthplace: New York, Jefferson County, Rutland Township
  • Date of Death: 1903 Nov. 6
  • Burial Place: Farina Cemetery, Farina, Fayette County, Illinois
  • Bounty Certificate: 856
  • Donation Certificate: 668
  • Wife: Amanda Divilbiss
  • Children: Frank; 4 others