Milton Otis Hicks
Milton Hicks was born in Stewart County Tennessee on the 18th of November 1863. He was the son of James Madison Hicks and Parthena (Sills) Hicks. He married Orie Lee Stalls on the 9th of August 1885. Orie was the daughter of William Franklin Bonaparte Clinton Stalls and Mary Jane (Manning) Stalls.
Milton worked in many of the small towns in Stewart county as the postmaster until these offices closed or he was moved to another post office to work. He was self educated with no formal schooling. He studied law in the office of J. W. Stout and passed the Tennessee bar in 1896. He became an attorney and then Milton became the judge of Stewart county from 1926 to 1934.
Milton and Orie had 8 children born of them. Winford E. Hicks 6/3/1886-2/17/1963, Etta Quincy Hicks 9/9/1888-2/1933, Kenneth Hicks 4/1892-?, Inez Hicks 7/21/1895-10/26/1975, William O. Hicks 9/15/1899-9/18/1938, Daisy Hicks 1903-1913, Walter Hillman Hicks 7/7/1906-5/13/1987 and Leona Mae Hicks (my grandmother) 11/29/1913-4/1/1981.
My brick wall with this side of the family is Milton's father. I have been trying to find out who the parents of James Madison Hicks are. If anyone has any information, please contact me.