Tuesday, November 25, 2014

52 Ancestors: #47 ~ Lucinda A. Waterman

This is part of the "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" Challenge begun by Amy Johnson Crow, author of the blog No Story Too Small.
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Today, I'd like to introduce you to Lucinda A. Waterman. She was the ninth child born to my 4th great-grandparents Dr. Luther L. Waterman and Phebe Barker.

Lucinda was born in about 1803. She was most likely born in New York. Every census I've seen her listed in states her birthplace as New York. Also, her brother,
David Bassett Waterman, who was the eighth child born to Luther and Phebe was also born in New York. And Luther passed away in New York in 1807, about four years after Lucinda's birth.

Lucinda married Daniel Bicknell, son of Isaac Bicknell and Sarah Green, on 17 July 1833 in Athens County, Ohio.

According to the book Waterman Family, Descendants of Robert Waterman, Volume 1 by Donald Lines Jacobus, Lucinda and Daniel had no children. 
On page 569 of this volume is the following paragraph.1
Mr. Bicknell was a farmer. He and his wife were listed in the 1850 Census at Troy, Athens co., Ohio. No children were listed, and descendants of a brother of Lucinda state that she left no children.
Mr. Jacobus mentioned that Lucinda and Daniel were listed in the 1850 census living in Troy, Athens County, Ohio.2 I also found them in the 1860 and 1870 US censuses as well. In the 1860 census they were still living in Troy, Athens, Ohio.3 But by the time the 1870 census was taken, they had moved to Olive Township, Meigs County, Ohio.4

Here's Lucinda and Daniel listed in the 1870 US Federal Census. They are at the very bottom of the page at lines 39 and 40.




And here's a cropped portion of the census page to get a better view of Daniel and Lucinda Bicknell's listing in the 1870 census.



Lucinda passed away on 20 June 1879. She was buried in the Reedsville Cemetery located in Olive Township, Meigs County, Ohio.

Thanks for reading!


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1 Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Edgar Francis Waterman. The Waterman Family. Vol. 1. New Haven, CT: E.F. Waterman, 1939. 569. Print.
2 Year: 1850; Census Place: Troy, Athens, Ohio; Roll: M432_660; Page: 65A; Image: 134. Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
3 Year: 1860; Census Place: Troy, Athens, Ohio; Roll: M653_934; Page: 106; Image: 216; Family History Library Film: 803934. Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
4 Year: 1870; Census Place: Olive, Meigs, Ohio; Roll: M593_1242; Page: 104A; Image: 211; Family History Library Film: 552741. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

4 comments:

  1. It looks like they had some valuable property. How big was their farm?

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    1. I was able to find Daniel Bicknell in the 1880 Agriculture Census and it states that he had 12 acres of tilled land, 61 acres in the permanent meadows, pastures,orchards and vineyards column, and 20 acres of woodland. His farm was valued at $2,000. The census doesn't list any livestock belonging to Daniel, but it does say he had 5 acres of wheat.

      Thanks for stopping by Wendy!

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  2. Hi Jana, Sounds like Lucinda married at a slightly older age than I would have expected for the time (she was about 30?). Wonder if she was needed to help her own family until then? Or if the family was moving around and not settled where she could easily meet eligible bachelors?

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    1. Great questions Marian! Unfortunately, I don't know the answers to those questions at this time.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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