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James N. Hicks
Born 1824
JAMES N. HICKS, farmer, Monticello Twp., Sec. 2; P.O. Monticello; was born in Rensselaer Co., N.Y., in 1824; he is a brother of Francis M. Hicks; he went to California via the Isthmus of Panama in the winter of 1849-50, where he remained till 1858, engaged in mining, when he returned to the State of New York. He was married in the fall of that year to Maria Ashley; came immediately to Bowen's Prairie and settled on his present farm; he has 180 acres of land; has three children—Kate, Freddie and George; lost one son—Seward. In May, 1876, Mr. Hicks was thrown from his horse and received injuries that render him an invalid; although almost totally helpless from the shock which his nervous system received, yet his mind is clear and unimpaired.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 670.

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