Old Family Photo Collections Van Zandt County Genealogical Society
The photos on these pages are generously contributed by Milda Mason of Alto, New Mexico. Her ancestors were early settlers in Van Zandt County and these wonderful old photos are much appreciated. In addition, there is a very interesting story on this family and the Bottoms family on our "Old Tales, Stories Page" that you don't want to miss. If you would like to share your old family photos by placing them on this web site, please contact Sibyl Creasey for instructions.
Ava Jane Moore Hickey Scales Submitted by Milda Mason
Ava Jane Moore was born January 25, 1854 in Canton, Texas. She was the daughter of Levi "Lee" Moore and Mariah Louisa Stanley. Lou Stanley Moore was reputedly half Cherokee indian.
On January 5, 1871, Ava married Augustus B. Hickey in Canton, Texas.
Ava and Gus had eleven children:
1. Jerome Kirby Hickey born March 10, 1872. Jerome married Martha Ann Thurman and had 5 children.
2. Alameda Ellen Hickey born April 8, 1876. Allie married John Pickney Pritchard.
3. Lona Louise Hickey born July 21, 1878. Lona married Cornelious Eugene Ruffin and had five children.
4. Jenny Mary Bell Hickey born about 1879. Jenny married John Langley Tipton and had two children.
5. Augustus B. L. Hickey, Jr. born March 2. 1885. Gussie married Vassey Ector Vickery and had two children.
6. James C. Hickey born February 1894.
7. Emmett Dalton Hickey born February 1, 1902. Emmett was named after the outlaw Emmett Dalton.
8 and 9 were twins, supposedly named Ike and Smick Hickey, who both died as children.
10 and 11 were another set of twins who also died as children or at birth.
Gus Hickey died October 23, 1909, in Talequah, Oklahoma.
On June 10, 1916, Ava married John O. Scales in Durant, Oklahoma.
Ava Moore Hickey Scales died October 29, 1930, in Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas.
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