|UNCLE BILLY AND AUNT SIS HICKS
William Alexander "Billy" Hicks, son of
Daniel and Sarah Elizabeth Johnson Hicks,
was born Oct. 29, 1867 in Marshall County, Mississippi.
spent most of his growing up years farming with his
father in Mississippi. He moved
to Alabama sometime before 1889. It is not known the reason for his move. Perhaps
it was to visit relatives, because his father was born in Horse Creek (Dora)
Walker Co., Alabama.
After his return to Alabama, he met and married Nancy
Ellen "Sis" Barnes in Walker County.
They had six children: James D. b. Sept. 22, 1891;
Sarah A. b. abt. 1893; Dora E. b. abt.
1895; Florence Rivers b. July 17, 1896; Raymond D. b. June 29, 1903; Marion
b. July 4, 1908.
Billy and Sis lived and raised their children in Dora.
He was a miner and a farmer.
Billy died Oct. 8, 1947. Sis died Aug. 28, 1960. They
are both buried at the Davis Cemetery in