M. Bickmore Birth Date: 14 May 1799 Birth Place: Friendship, Maine Parents: David and Martha Dixon (or Dickey) Bickmore Death Date: 1884 Death Place: Corralitos, California (near
Watsonville) Arrival: 3 Oct 1852, John B. Walker Co. Spouse: Christena Bagley Marriage Place: Illinois Spouse's Birth Date: 12 Jun 1808 Spouse's Birth Place: Dutchess Co., New York Spouse's Death Date: 11 Sep 1880
in about 1826 , William lost one eye playing Indians with a bow and
arrow when he was young. He eloped with Christena , tradition says, and
stole her from a log cabin. They immediately went to Scott County where
William 's sister and husband were living. They rented a house where
they lived until they were able to save enough to buy a farm in Brown
County, Illinois . In 1841 , they moved to Hancock County , where they
joined the Church. Later they moved to Des Moines, Iowa , and then to
Pottawattamie, Iowa . They moved with members of their family trying to
go west with the saints. On the way William 's mother and a brother,
Isaac , died of cholera. When they finally got to the Valley, they were
sent to live in Millard, Fillmore County . In 1853 they were called to
help settle San Bernardino, California . When the saints were recalled
from the area in 1857 , they chose to stay. They traveled to various
parts of California and finally ended up in Santa Cruz County where
they camped at first in a side canyon among the redwood trees.
Eventually his sons bought small farms at Corralitos , near
Watsonville, California . William and Christena lived there with their
sons until they died. Children: Gilbert , b. 20 Jul 1827 , Madison,
Illinois . Md. 12 Mar 1849 , Catharine J. Huntsman , Council Bluffs,
Iowa . D. 4 Feb 1896 . Eliza Ann , b. 29 Jan 1830 , Madison, Illinois .
Md. 3 May 1852 , Elijah Allen . D. 26 Mar 1901 , Cove, Utah . Mary Jane
, b. abt 1832 , Madison, Illinois . Md. Nov 1853 , William Huntsman .
D. 6 Aug 1891 . Phedelia (Fidelia) , b. 5 Feb 1833 , Madison Illinois .
Md. 17 Mar 1852 , Alexander Kidd . D. 16 Nov 1915 , Provo, Utah .
William N. , b. 14 May 1838 , Elkhorn Twn, Brown, Illinois . D. 11 Aug
1847 . Lovina , b. 27 Nov 1839 , Elkhorn Twn., Brown, Illinois . Md.
1st, 9 Sep 1855 , Albert Miles Tanner . Md. 2nd, 20 Jun 1888 , K. R.
Taylor . D. 11 Jan 1913 . Thomas Lowell , b. 25 Nov 1841 , Elkhorn Twn,
Brown, Illinois . Md. 10 May 1866 , Martha Jane Cullumber . D. 18 Apr
1918 , Corralitos, California . Louisa Christine , b. 20 Mar 1844 ,
Hancock, Illinois . Md. 19 Aug 1860 , John Boardman Mills . D. 30 Nov
1900 . Orlando Alton , b. 27 Sep 1846 , Council Bluffs, Iowa . Md. 5
Sep 1873 , Eliza Jane Bauguess . D. 3 Jan 1909 . Catherine Ann , b. 16
Jul 1849 , Council Bluffs, Iowa . Md. 10 May 1866 , Samuel S. McAdams .
D. 14 Jun 1928 . Joseph Hyrum , (or Hiram Joseph ), b. 1851/2 , Council
Bluffs, Iowa . Md. 20 Apr 1873 , Rosa Belle Maule . (Div). Theda Judd
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