My name is James Brandon Vickers and I live in Rocky Mount (Edgecombe County), North Carolina, USA. I was born 17 Sept. 1970. I am looking for information regarding my grandfather, Macdonald Vickers (or M.D.) , and our line of the Vickers here in NC. As far as I know, we have been in the South in general and North Carolina in particular, since we got "off the boat".
My father was one of fourteen children of Macdonald and Marie Wells Vickers. All except one are alive today. Their names are as follows: Marvin Eugene, Joseph Edward, Eleanor Marian, Carolyn Vickers Tank, Franklin Delano (deceased), Cordell Hull, Brenda Vickers Hart, Harold Cooley, James Buchanan (my father), John Robert, Frances Vickers Riley, Harry Truman, Patricia Ann (Vickers) Hammock, and Jerry Wayne. M.D. was also married once before my grandfather and had two children, Macdonald Jr. (deceased), and Margaret. That makes a total of sixteen children!!
MacdonaldÃ¢Â€Â™s parents were named Joseph and Flora Whitfield Vickers. He was born near Durham, NC in 1897 and died in Elm City, NC in 1970. He was one of ten children, whose names were as follows: Maggie Vickers Cooke (1885-1973), who had nine children; Bud Vickers, who had three children; Jethro Vickers (1890-1969), who had four children; Eulie Vickers, who had one child, Mattie Vickers Gainey (1892-1987), Roy Vickers, Mala Vickers Massey (1903-1995), Joseph Otis Vickers (1906-1987), and Percy D. Vickers (1901-1979). Though I do not know the birth/death dates for all of them, I am sure they are all deceased.
My grandfather apparently became estranged from his family, and although they lived less than two hours away, my father and his siblings did not know much about their family. With the rise of the internet I hope to find out all I can for all my first cousins and for my child (who will be arriving as yet another Vickers on or about 28 June 2000).
I would appreciate any information that any North Carolina Vickers, or any other Vickers, can convey. Who knows - maybe one of my dadÃ¢Â€Â™s cousins will read this!!
Rocky Mount, NC, USAbrandonvickers@hotmail.com