Note: 9; 200 acres, 1789; 1000 acres, 1795) in Washington County, Georgia.
Named for his Uncle Robert Hester. He served in the American Revolution; his son, William Wicker, made a Declaration in 1837 regarding this service. The family moved from VA in 1766; to Chesterfield Co., SC in 1777; to Columbia Co., GA in 1785; to Washington Co., GA on a government grant of land. In 1786, 1789 and 1795 he received large grants of land through the headgrant system totalling some 2,000 acres in northern Washington County. They finanlly settled in Cape Girardeau Co., MO and were received into Bethel Baptist Church on 12 Sep 1807.in Cape Girardeau Co., MO on 12 Sep 1807. Both are buried in Old Bethel Baptist Church, Jackson, Cape Girardeau Co., MO Robert Wicker and part of his family were received into Bethlehem Baptist Church in Washington County, Georgia in 1784 and most of the family were given letters of dismissal in 1806 showing that they were in Washington Co for about twenty-two years.
They were received, by letter, into the Bethel Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri in 1807 showing their move west. Although Robert Wicker and his wife, Hannah Simmons Holly, are both supposed to be buried in the Bethel Church cemetery, no gravestones remain to mark their final resting place.
Note: Was a REVOLUTIONARY WAR soldier as evidenced by his Land Grants (400 Acres, 178
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