John Hicks married three times. His first wife was Herodias Long, by whom he had two children. His second wife was Rachel, the widow of Thomas Starr of Charlestown, Mass. His third wife was Florence, the widow of John Carman of Hempstead, Long Island.
Through his fist wife, he had Thomas Hicks, from whom Michael descends twice (see below). His second wife was the widow of Thomas Starr, the son of Comfort and Elizabeth (Watts) Starr, who are my ancestors. Thus, Michael's ancestor married the widowed sister-in-law of one of my ancestors. John's third wife Florence is also Michael's ancestor twice over by her first marriage to John Carman. Michael's maternal grandmother was Nell9 Carmon (sic) daughter of James M.8 (George Joshua7, Joshua6, Joseph Henry5, Caleb4, James3, Caleb2, John1) and Elizabeth J. (Hall) Carmon. The wife of Joseph Henry5 Carman was Mary Carman Larue, a first cousin and granddaughter of the Rev. James3 Carman.
John1 Hicks m. Herodias Long; Rachel (---) Starr; Florence (---) Carman.
Thomas2 Hicks ca. 1642-1741/2 married first Mary Butler, then Mary Doughty. My his first marriage:
Thomas3 Hicks ca. 1667-ca. 1712 m. Deborah Whitehead
Hannah4 Hicks b. ca. 1703 m. William Stevenson. Hannah had a brother:
Augustine4 Hicks ca. 1707 m. Jane Latham
Robert5 Stevenson m. Hannah5 Hicks on 15 September 1770. They were first cousins and dismissed from the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting on 25 January 1771 for marrying as first cousins. [Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw (Edwards Brothers, Ann Arbor, MI, 1938) 2:548]. Their daughter:
Jane6 Stevenson married Jacob Clarkson and were Michael's 4th great-grandparents. All of this gets combined in the marriage of Michael's maternal grandparents; he the Hicks descendant, she the Carman descendant.
- The Ancestry and Posterity of Matthew Clarkson 1664-1702 compiled by J. Robert T. Craine and edited by Harry W. Hazard (published by Craine, 1971).
- Thomas Stevenson of London, England and His Descendants by John R. Stevenson (Hiram Edmund Deats, Flemington, NJ, 1902).
- Colonial Families of Long Island, New York and Connecticut by Herbert F. Seversmith (Washington DC, 1939-58) 3:1325.
- Daniel Whitehead and Some of His Descendants" by C.B. Curtis NYGBR 33 (1902):101-2.
- The Fields of Flushing, Long Island" by George McCracken NEHGR 113 (1959):197-211.
- History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus (Fairfield, CT, 1930) [Butler family].
- Hicksite Quakers get their name from this family.