Royal Blanding HIX
Martha BRAMAN


Husband:  Royal Blanding HIX
Birth:  9 Jan 1813, Romulus, Seneca Co., New York 
Death:  12 Oct 1888, York Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana
Burial:  Oct 1888, Powers Cemetery, Angola, Steuben Co., Indiana
Father:  Ephraim HICKS V
Mother:  Lucy BLANDING

Marriage:    13 Jun 1838, Cattaraugus Co., New York

Wife:  Martha BRAMAN
Birth:  3 Mar 1812, Ontario Co., New York 
Death:  10 Feb 1898, York Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana 
Burial:   Feb 1898, Powers Cemetery, Angola, Steuben Co., Indiana 
Father:  William BRAMAN 
Mother:  Anna NARRAMORE 

Children:
1. William H. HIX, b: Mar 1840, York Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana
2. Marvin J. HIX, b: Jul 1843, York Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana
3. Lyman A. HIX, b: Feb 1848, York Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana
4. Luella HIX, b: 1851, York Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana
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Notes:
This family seems to have reverted to the original spelling of the surname.

Royal's sister Susan married Martha's brother Stephen.

A documented biography available for Royal reads:
Royal B. Hix was born in Seneca County, N. Y., Jan. 9, 1813.  His parents, Ephraim and Lucy Hix, moved, in 1825, to Orleans County, and there the mother died within a year, aged fifty-five years.  When she was twelve years of age she was bitten by a rabid dog, but no serious results were manifested till about two years after the birth of Royal B., after a period of thirty-three years had elapsed, when she was attacked with all the symptoms of hydrophobia.  Her life was prolonged, but in a sad condition, her limbs being covered with sores for ten years.  The father subsequently married again and died in Cattaraugus County, N. Y., in 1836, aged seventy years.  Royal B. Hix remained with his father till manhood.  June 13, 1838, he was married to Martha Braman, a native of Ontario County, N. Y., born March 3, 1812.  The following fall he moved to Steuben County and settled on section 9, York Township, where they have since lived.  This land they have improved and now have 121 acres finely improved, and a commodious house and farm buildings.  They have been industrious and frugal, and have accumulated a competence for their declining years.  Their upright lives and friendly dealings with their neighbors has won them many friends.  They are members of the Baptist church and earnest, devoted Christians.  In politics Mr. Hix is a Republican.  They have four children-William, of Lenawee County, Mich.; Marvin, on the homestead; Lyman, of Nebraska, and Luella, wife of Prof. Abram Stevens, of Angola.

1840 Federal Census Data (M704_0094, Page 108), York Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana

 NAME

 

< 5

5-9

10-14

15-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80-89

90-99

 HICKS, Royal B

Males

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Females

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Indicates:

 

 

 

 

Number/ Sex

Age

Therefore Born

Inferred

 

 1 Male

< 5

1836 1840

  =  William            (b: 1840)

 

 1 Male

10 14

1826 1830

  =  Unknown

 

 1 Male

20 29

1811 1820

  =  Royal              (b: 1813)

 

 1 Female

20 29

1811 1820

  =  Martha            (b: 1812)

 

1850 Federal Census Data (M432_0173, Page 167), York Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana,
                                                                                                                      Enumeration Date 10-Sep-1850, Family #733

 NAME

Age

Sex

 Occupation
or Trade

Real Estate

POB

In Sch.

Marr.
W/I Yr.

D, D, B, I,  I, P, or C

 HIX, R  B

38

M

 Farmer

$1,000

NY

 

 

 

        Martha

39

F

 

 

NY

 

 

 

        William H

10

M

 

 

IN

X

 

 

        Marier J

6

M

 

 

IN

X

 

 

        Lyman A

2

M

 

 

IN

 

 

 

1860 Federal Census Data (M653_0298, Page 633), York Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana,
                                                                                                                      Enumeration Date:
3-Aug-1860, Family #1446

NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

Occupation
Or Trade

Real Estate

Pers. Estate

POB

In Sch.

Marr
W/InYr

D, D, B, I,  I, P, C

 HICKS, R  B

47

M

W

 Farmer

$3,500

$540

NY

 

 

 

             Martha

47

F

W

 Housework

 

 

NY

 

 

 

             William

20

M

W

 Farm Laborer

 

 

IN

X

 

 

             Marvin

17

M

W

 Farm Laborer

 

 

IN

X

 

 

             Lyman

12

M

W

 

 

 

IN

X

 

 

             Luella

9

F

W

 

 

 

IN

X

 

 

1880 Federal Census Data (T9_0312, Page 403D), York Twp., Steuben Co., Indiana,
                                                                                  Enumeration Dist: 12, Enumeration Date: 4-Jun-1880, Family #36

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Relation

M/S W/D

Occupation

POB

Fa
 POB

Mo POB

In Sch

 HICKS, Royal B

67

M

W

 Self

M

 Farmer

NY

MA

MA

 

            Martha

68

F

W

 Wife

M

 Keeping House

NY

CT

NY

 

 STEVENS, Luella

29

F

W

 Daughter

M

 House Work

IN

NY

NY

 

                   Nettie

1

F

W

 G Daughter

S

 

IN

IN

NY

 

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Sources:
1) Biography:  The 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana, Page 613