James Monroe “Jim” Hickman
b. 8 July 1850, Ray Township, Franklin County, Indiana, to John Barton and Mary Ann (Moody) Hickman
d. 7 November 1922, probably Kansas City, Missouri
m. about 1875
Children with Minerva Anderson:
• Tosso (1877-1931) married Lena K. Polter
• Katherine (1885-1969) married William Franklin Mason
In the fall of 1879, Jim, his family, the Andersons, and three other families left Indiana in covered wagons to make their fortunes in the West. After many months, Jim and his family settled in Rooks Bounty, Kansas but left there in 1888 for Boicourt in Linn County, Kansas. Jim owned a feed and grocery store in Boicourt for many years. He was always active in politics. After Minerva died, Jim went to Kansas City where Toss and Kate were and had a grocery there until he died in 1922.