I am a decendent of James Silas Wicks. you are decended from his son John Snee Wicks, while I am decedended from his older brother Silas Monroe Wicks, born in 1852, who had a son John Oliver Wicks in 1880, who had a son John Oliver Wicks Jr in 1922 who was my father. I was born Judith a Wicks in 1947.
I have information on the Ferrees. James Silas Wicks married Sarah Jane Ferree Snee and the Ferree's a founded the town of Paradise, Pa. in around 1713. They were French Hugenots who fled religious persecution. the husband was killed and the wife, Madame Maria Ferree and her 5 grown children went to London to buy land from William Penn -2000 Acres in Lancaster co - and sailed over here in something like 1701, went first to New paltz, ny, where her oldest son Phillip Ferree ( our ancestor) married Leah DuBois, whose parents founded New Paltz (also French Hugenots) and Leah came with the Ferrees to Lancaster co where they founded Paradise. I have been to the graveyard where they are buried. I have more about this if you dont already know.
I am looking for more info on the Wicks between Thomas the pioneer and James Silas wicks. And more about Thomas in England. Do you know his story?
I live in Philadelphia, but grew up in Pittsburgh. my phone is 215-901-8817. My regular email is firstname.lastname@example.org