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Andrew Hicks

Lot Title

none
Location in Cemetery
Section: a     Lot: --     Grave: --

Date of death

Feb-4-1895

Date of birth

Jun-17-1799

Age

95 yrs   7 mths   8 dys

Verse (Legibility: G - GOOD)

Unspecified

Veteran Information

No War Periods Served
Veteran: No

Relatives

Eldest son of Barney Hicks & Sarah Cook.

Stone Shape

SQ - SQUARE TOP

Stone Decoration

N - NONE

Stone Condition

G - GOOD

Stone Material

G - GRANITE

State of Stone

U - OK - STANDING UPRIGHT

Other Information

In 1836 at age 37 began a 50 year whaling business; owned 11 ships including the Andrew Hicks built at Westport Point. This ship was the last American whaling vessel & was sold in 1917 as a merchant marine ship. Andrew was a director of Merchants' Nat'l. Bank & owned an entire city block in New Bedford. He never married and died at his Westport Point farm in his 96th year.

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Cemetery


HICKS - SOWLE


Address

1603 Main Road, At end of private lane
Westport
Massachusetts
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Supplementary Information

18   Marked Stones in this Cemetery
1   Unmarked Stones (Fieldstones) in this Cemetery

G.R.35. - gravestone records, Hicks Private lot, on road from Gifford's Corner to Westport, and G.R. 36. - Gravestone record, Sowle Private Lot, on road from Gifford's Corner to Westport Point, both in Westport Vital Records to 1850. These cemeteries are combined into one by transfer of bodies to the Hicks Private Lot. It is located on private property and not to be entered without express permission. Gravestones cleaned June, 2020.

Map Details

GPS North: 41.53944
GPS West: 71.08723
(Readings from: Center)

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