|JOSEPH HICKMAN, farmer, Richland Twp., Sec. 5; P.O. Bowen's Prairie; was born in Virginia in 1812; removed with his parents to Muskingum Co., Ohio, in 1819, where he lived until 1852, when he came to Richland Township and settled in Section 9; in the fall of 1872, he came to his present location. He was married to Mary Bunting, of Belmont Co., Ohio; they have seven children—William H., Shelton, Kimble, Demarkus, Huldah J. Cline, resides in Nebraska; George W. and John; have lost two children—Lucy and Sarah A; the latter died October 24, 1879. Mr. Hickman's present farm contains 100 acres; his farm in Section 9 contained 350 acres, of which he gave his son ninety acres, and sold the remainder to Mr. John May, for $10,000. He has been Township Trustee for about fifteen years. He is a Democrat in politics.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 689.
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