Randolph  County,  Indiana

Nathan  Vick

          NATHAN  VICK  of Randolph Co., IN b. Guilford Co., NC in 1824, the eldest s/o  Noah Barefoot Vick & Sarah Sullivan, moved with his parents to Union Co., IN in 1832, where he 1st m. 19 May 1845 to  SARAH McKILLlPS  who died shortly after the birth of their son,  William  in Preble Co., OH.  Nathan m. 2nd 6 Jan. 1848 in Preble Co. to  HANNAH JANE PETERS  (b. Preble Co.., OH, Jackson Twp. 1 Jan. 1821-d. 30 Jan. 1902) d/o  John Peters & Nancy Fauthrick.  Nathan and his family lived in Preble Co. along the state line and across the line in Wayne Co., IN, Boston Twp. before moving to Randolph Co., IN in late 1860 or early 1861.  As the family lived along the state line, they were enumerated twice in the 1850 census, once in Preble Co., OH and again in Wayne Co., IN.  Nathan and his family settled on a farm just north of Spartansburg in Randolph Co., IN and were members of the Mt. Gilead Christian Church.  Nathan was a veterinarian and a farmer by profession.  In the summer of 1861 he and his family traveled to the Lafayette area, presumably to visit his parents and relatives.  Having been raised by parents who left their native state of North Carolina over the cause of slavery, in August 1861 he enlisted at Lafayette, IN in the Union Calvary to serve three years in Company I, 2nd Regiment of the New York, "Harris tight Calvary" as a Private, under the command of  Capt. John E. Naylor  and  Lt. Harry N. Mason, as "Farrier" (Veterinarian and Blacksmith) for the company. Enlistment officers were in the area at that time to enlist recruits for the regiment.  While in the performance of his duty in Fairfax Co., VA near Arlington Heights, he suffered a spinal injury which left he 3/4 disabled when the injured horse he was riding fell with him and then attempting to rise, the horse stumbled and fell on him seriously injuring Nathan.  At first it was thought that he was only temporarily disabled at the time of the injury on 31 Dec. 1861 when he entered the General Hospital in Virginia.  However, by June 1862 suffering paralysis, he was dismissed and dropped from the company rolls and was returned to Indiana.  His children told the grandchildren of Nathan's grueling trip home over rough and hazardous roads by buckboard which must have been terribly painful with his spinal injury.  He was taken to the Military Hospital at Lafayette, IN where he remained until on 7 July 1864 when the doctors decided there was no more they could do for him.  During this time his family stayed with his parents in Tippecanoe Co.  He returned his home in Randolph Co., IN, Greensfork Twp. were he remained under the care of the family doctor until he died on 2 Sept.1864.  He was buried in the Mt. Gilead Church Cemetery on Boundary line Road (the old 1812 Indian Boundary) near Spartansburg, IN.
          Children (VICK): (1) William W. (2) Jesse Lee (3) Edward Newton (4) Nancy Jane () Noah J. (6) Sarah M. (7) Barbara E.
          BARBARA E. VICK b. 10 Oct.1860 in Wayne Co., IN d/o Nathan Vick & Hannah Jane Peters, according to an Affidavit as to Births of Minor Children, State of Indiana, was in the 1860 census of Wayne Co., IN, Boston Twp. as an infant in the home of her parents. In 1870 she was living with her mother in Randolph Co., IN. Barbara d. 29 Jan. 1871 in Randolph Co., IN, age 10yrs and was buried beside her father in Mt. Gilead Church Cemetery.
          WILLIAM W. VICK s/o Nathan Vick and Sarah McKillips was in a Declaration for Widow's Increase of Army Pension by his step-mother, Hannah Vick, of Randolph Co., IN, born 23 July 1845 in Preble Co., Ohio. He was an infant when his mother died. He appeared in the 1850 census of Preble Co., Ohio and Wayne Co., IN in the home of his father. He also appeared in the 1860 census of Wayne Co., IN, Boston Twp. in the home of his father. William moved with his family to Randolph Co., IN. He enlisted in the Civil War, then returned home to Randolph Co., IN where he married 6 July 1867 to LYDIA A. MANN (1846-9 July 1924) d/o John Mann, an early settler in Randolph Co., IN. William died at Lynn, IN in 1879 and was buried near his father in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery. 1 child: (1) Harry
          HARRY VICK of Lynn, IN b. 2 Jan.1875 in Randolph Co., IN s/o William W. Vick & Lydia A. Mann was only four years of age when his father died in 1879. He and his widowed mother moved in with his grandfather, John Mann (b. PA 1805). John Mann went to Ohio as a boy and to Randolph Co., IN in 1820. He entered 120 acres of land lying southwest of Spartansburg, near the Mt. Gilead Meeting House, walking to Cincinnati (a distance of about 180 miles, round trip) to obtain his grant from the land office. John Mann married in 1836 and was the father of 10 children, Lydia being one of the younger ones. Harry and his mother were in the 1880 census of Randolph Co., IN in the home of his grandfather. He died on the 25 March 1895, age 20 years, 2 months. His obituary published in the Winchester Democrat stated he was a kind and generous boy who had a host of friends and was loved by all who knew him. A member of the Mt. Gilead Christian Church, his funeral service was conducted by the Rev. George Wagoner and he was laid to rest in Mt Gilead Cemetery near his father. He was not married and no issue. The following poem appeared with his obituary as a tribute to him:
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our house,
Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love as given,
And though the body slumbers now,
The soul is safe in Heaven.
-The Ancestry and Descendants of Nathan Vick (Civil War Soldier) of Randolph Co., IN by Sandra E.H. Mumah (1997).  Sandra's book is on-line in the BYU web site.

Note from Sandra:  Some time ago, Anna Lou Arnett did a book on Mt. Gilead Cemetery, she spent quite a long time getting names off the stones and putting the book together. She lived in Winchester, was formerly in Lynn. You may be able to get a copy of her book. Her e-mail is: ala@insightbb.com.
Contributed by Sandra Mumah

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