Although it’s been 144 years since Absalom Hicks died, the grave of the veteran of the War of 1812 was marked with a special dedication ceremony Saturday, June 19, at the IOOF Cemetery in Farmersville.
The Craig Austin Rowley Chapter, The Society of the War of 1812 in Texas, Texas State Society John Cavet Chapter #39 and the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 hosted the historical event, which was attended by approximately 40 people.
Private Absalom Hicks was born July 18, 1793 in North Carolina and died in Fannin County on May 1, 1877. He was buried at the IOOF Cemetery in Farmersville, the town where his daughter Anna Melissa Bain lived.
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By Sonia Duggan • [email protected]