William T. HICKS


WILLIAM T. HICKS, one of the early settlers of Benton county, was born in Chittenden county, Vermont, on the 15th of August, 1828, where he was reared on his father's farm and received his early education. He came to Benton county in May, 1855, taking a claim which had been made by his brother the year previous, in St George township, now Minden. After a short stay on his farm, he went to Morrison county and worked as a carpenter until 1857, when he came to Sauk Rapids, and the following spring, returned to his old farm, where he has since lived. He was the first Town Clerk in St. George township, and also, the first Justice of the Peace, holding the latter office continuously to the present time. Mr. Hicks was married in 1872, to Juliette Camp, of New York State. Miss Camp was the first to teach a district school in Sauk Rapids.

History of the Upper Mississippi Valley (1881) pp. 362-3 [Minden]

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