Tuesday, August 7, 2012

MARGARET or MARTHA DICKEY (BICKMORE)1768-1852

[Ancestral Link: Mary Elizabeth Bickmore (Schow), daughter of Isaac Danford Bickmore, son of Isaac Motor Bickmore, son of Margaret (Martha0 Dickey (Bickmore).]

MARGARET (MARTHA) DICKEY BICKMOREBIRTHDATE: 1768 Warren, Lincoln, Maine
DEATH: 6 July 1852 Loop Ford, Iowa
PARENTS: John Dickey Nancy Patten Dickey
PIONEER: 5 October 1852 John B. Walker Company Wagon Train
SPOUSE: David Bickmore
MARRIED: 31 August 1793 Cushing, Knox, Maine
DEATH: Before 1820
CHILDREN:
Annie 1794
Thomas 1794
Isaac Motor 6 June 1797
William 14 May 1799
David 1800
George 1802
Jacob 1804
Samuel David 4 February 1806
Eliza 1809
Jane Ann 1811
Martha Jane 1814

Margaret was born in 1768, in Warren, Maine. Her parents were of Scottish descent. Margaret married David Bickmore in Cushing, Maine in 1793. She had eleven children, all born in Friendship, Maine.

The family left Maine for Illinois probably about 1815/16. Margaret’s husband, David, must have died before 1820 as she was listed as head of her household in the 1820 census. Margaret was also known as Martha or Patsy in subsequent census reports and land grants.

Margaret and her son, Isaac Motor Bickmore, and his family joined a company of emigrants who were coming to Utah under the leadership of Captain John Walker. On the way, an epidemic of black cholera broke out among them. Margaret and her son, Isaac Motor, both contracted the disease. They died on 6 July 1852, and were buried at Loop Ford on the Platte River in Iowa. Margaret was 94 years old. Isaac’s widow, Martha Harville Bickmore, and children came on to Utah and settled in Wellsville.

MARGARET (or MARTHA) DICKEY BICKMOREborn 1768 Warren, Lincoln, Maine
died 6 July 1852 Loop Ford, Iowa
John B. Walker Company 1852

MARGARET (or MARTHA) DICKEY BICKMOREMargaret Dickey was born in 1768 in Warren, Lincoln, Maine, to Scottish immigrants John Dickey and Nancy Patten.

Margaret married David Bickmore in Cushing, Knox, Maine on 31 August 1793. She had 11 children in Maine: Annie, 1794; Thomas, 1794; Isaac Motor, 6 June 1797; William, 14 May 1799; David, 1800; George, 1802; Jacob, 1804; Samuel David 4 February 1806; Eliza, 1809; Jane Ann, 1811; and Martha Jane, 1814.

The family left Maine for Illinois probably about 1815/16. Margaret‘s husband, David, must have died before 1820 as she was listed as head of her household in the 1820 census. Margaret was also known as Martha or Patsy (a nickname for Martha) in subsequent census reports and land grants.

Margaret and her son, Isaac Motor Bickmore, and his family joined a company of emigrants who were coming to Utah under the leadership of Captain John Walker. On the way, an epidemic of black cholera broke out among them. Margaret and her son, Isaac Motor, both contracted the disease. They died on July 6, 1852, and were buried at Loop Ford on Platte River in Iowa. Margaret was 94 years old. Isaac’s widow, Martha Harville Bickmore, and children came on to Utah and settled in Wellsville.

PIONEER WOMEN OF FAITH AND FORTITUDE

Margaret or Martha Dickey (Dicke, Dixon, Dison) Bickmore
Born: 1768, Warren, Lincoln, Maine
Died: 6 July 1852, Loop Ford, Iowa
Pioneer: 1852, Captain John B. Walker Company

Margaret Dickey was born in 1768 in Warren, Lincoln, Maine, to Scottish immigrants John Dickey and Nancy Patten.

Margaret married David Bickmore in Cushing, Knox, Maine on 31 August 1793. She had 11 children in Maine; namely, Annie (1794); Thomas (1794) and Isaac Motor (6 June 1797) were born in Friendship; William, 14 May 1799 born in New Bedford, David (1800), George (1802), Jacob (1804), Samuel David (4 February 1806), Eliza (1809), Jane Ann (1811), Martha Jane (1814) all born in Friendship.

The family left Maine probably from Kennebec County, after March 1815. The oldest daughter, Annie, married Daniel Pettingill 27 December 1818 in Madison County, Illinois. Margaret’s husband, David, must have died before 1820 as she was listed as head of her household in the 1820 census. It is interesting to note that Margaret was also known as Martha or Patsy (a nickname for Martha) in subsequent census reports and land grant records. Three of her sons were living in the same town in consecutively numbered households.

Margaret and her son, Isaac Motor Bickmore, and his family joined a company of emigrants who were coming to Utah under the leadership of Captain John Walker. On the way, an epidemic of black cholera broke out among them. Margaret and her son, Isaac Motor, both contacted the disease. They died on July 6, 1852, and were buried at Loop Ford on the Platte River, Iowa. Margaret was 94 years old. Isaac’s widow, Martha Harville Bickmore, and children came on to Utah and settled in Wellsville.

All of the above were submitted to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers by Jacqueline A. Hyden, 315 North 100 West, Providence, Utah 84332
Knox County, Maine
The Bickmores were among the first settlers in this town, being there by 1750 from Massachusetts. There has been controversy as to the identity of the mother. There is a Cushing, Maine, record of the marriage of a David Bickmore to Margaret Dickey August 3 1793. However, the name is Martha Dixon on all early L.D. S. church records, and it is always Martha or Patsy (nickname for Martha) in Census reports and land grant records. It is possible that Margaret Dickey and Martha Dixon were the same person.

The David Bickmore family left Maine, probably from Kennebeck County, some time after March 1815. Their oldest child Anna was married to Daniel Pettingill 27 December 1818 in Madison County, Illinois, opposite St. Louis in the Great American Bottom. The family was not listed in the special State Census of 1818. David apparently had died before the taking of the Federal 1820 Census, in which his wife was listed as head of the household. During childhood play, William M Bickmore lost one eye playing Indians with bow and arrows, as can be noticed when viewing his picture.
found on ancestry.com

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