Dec 22, 1760 - Dec. 20, 1852
South Carolina Militia
Buried in Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery
Located on HWY 29 in the Josie Community, Pike County Alabama.
GPS Coordinate 31-51.677 N and 85-43.662 W.
"Died in Pike County , Ala. on Saturday, the 20th
December last. Mr. Wicker the deceased was aged
106 years. He served as a soldier ion the
Revolutionary War. He was in the battle of Eutaw
Springs, and was engaged in several skirmishes
with the British and Tories under General Marion of
South Carolina. " The Southern Advocate, Huntsville,
March 9, 1853.
It does appear that the orbit writer may have reported
a slightly exaggerated age for William Wicker. By the
1850 census of Pike County, the patriot noted his
age as 95 while other records place his birth year in
Fought at Eutaw Springs, S.C. on 8 September
1781 the Battle of Eutaw Springs was the last
important battle of the Revolutionary War in the
Carolinas. Casualties on both sides were extremely
high and it was reported that "blood ran ankle deep
in places". This engagement broke the hold of the
British in the South, and only six weeks later,
Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown
and American Independence was assured.
ABOVE: Wiregrass Color Guard fire a salute.
BELOW: Veteran's Marker with addition of SAR Marker.
BELOW: Decendants of William Wicker speak.
BELOW: SAR Color Guard lead Boy Scout flag bearers and bag piper.