Wednesday, April 29, 2020

1864/1865 Payments on Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier/Sailor John R. Hickey; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston, Maine

John R. Hickey - payments made in 1864 and 1865 to his wife and children in Robbinston, MaineHickey, age 39, was serving in the U.S. Navy after transferring from the 18th Regiment.

Found on numbered page 3 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments made on behalf of:
  • Bridget Hickey, age 30; wife
  • James Hickey, age 11; son
  • Honora ? Hickey, age 9; daughter 
  • Sarah E. Hickey, age 7; daughter
  • John Eugene Hickey, age 5; son 
  • William Edgar Hickey, age 4; son 

Another child, Mary Hickey, was born in 1866.

John R. Hickey was born about 1826 in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, across the bay from Dennysville, Maine; he died in 1870.  Bridget remained in Dennysville at least until 1910, when she was living in the household of granddaughter Alice (Hickey) Bohanan, wife of Clarence W. Bohanan [or variant spelling].

John and at least one child, son William Edgar Hickey, are buried in the Robbinston Ridge Cemetery at Robbinston, Maine.

If you have information on this family, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  

The ledger measures about 13" by 8" by 1/2" and contains entries for almost 50 families and many pages of other financial transactions. About half of the 178 numbered pages have entries. The ledger is missing its covers; the first page of what remains is shown below.

Soldiers and sailors listed in the ledger
  • The numbers in parentheses indicate specific pages in the ledger.
  • Many of the men listed below were born in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia and may have returned to Canada after the War.  See the map below to see how close New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were, particularly in the Age of Sail.
  • If you have information on any of the men listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The List, Alphabetized

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