Person:William Rickman (1)

m. abt. 1759
  1. Peter Rickman1760 -
  2. John Rickman1765 -
  3. Tamara Rickman1768 -
  4. Jesse Riley Rickman1770 - 1860
m. 1774
Facts and Events
Name Dr. William Rickman
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1731 Poss. Hampshire County, England
Marriage abt. 1759 Englandto Katherine Unknown
Marriage 1774 to Elizabeth Harrison
Will? 7 August 1778 Will dated
Reference Number? Q8017571?
Death? 1783 Minge Kittiewan, Charles City County, Virginia
Burial? 1783 Kittewan Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia

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Dr. William Rickman (ca. 1731 – 1783) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known best as the first Director of Hospitals of the Continental Army in Virginia during the war.

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From "Edmondson vs. Bloomshire", 78 U.S. 382 (1870), U.S. Supreme Court Records:

On the seventh of August, 1778, William Rickman made and published his last will and testament, by which he gave and bequeathed to his wife, Elizabeth Rickman, all his estate, both real and personal, in fee simple, and appointed his wife, together with Benjamin Harrison, her father, and her brother, Benjamin Harrison, Jr., the executors of his will so made and published. Three years afterwards the testator died, leaving the said last will and testament unrevoked and in full force, and the same was subsequently duly proved and admitted to record.
Application in behalf of Elizabeth Rickman, as the widow and executrix of her deceased husband, was afterwards made to the auditor of public accounts to settle and adjust the pay and subsistence accounts of the testator as an officer in the Virginia line on continental establishment, and on the twenty-eighth of February, 1784, the requested adjustment was made. By that adjustment the auditor of public accounts found that there was a balance due to the deceased, or to his legal representatives, of one thousand seven hundred and twenty-two pounds nineteen shillings and two pence, and the record shows that the evidence of the indebtedness of the State to the deceased for that amount was delivered to B. Harrison on the same day the adjustment was made. [Source:]

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