John Wesley VICKERY

Submitted by Descendants:  John Edward Jr. and Trysha Lee KRASNOSKY; Camryn Nicole, Kathryn Danielle, and Tami Krasnosky SKIPPER

John Wesley Vickery, son of Richard Vickery and Mary Lucinda Entrekin was born on 9 August 1838 in Escambia County, Florida.  John married Jincey Lucinda Gunter on 21 May 1860 in Escambia County, Florida.  Jincey was born 14 May 1844, also in Escambia County.

On 24 April 1862, John enlisted at Pensacola, Florida, and served in Company B Third Battalion Florida Cavalry Regiment.  He transferred into the Fifteenth Confederate Cavalry, Company D on 24 September 1863.

Dillon Jordan Vickery, son of John married Jessie Gertrude Milsted on 25 July 1899.  Jessie was the daughter of George Milsted, who served with John in the Fifteenth Calvary.

Four of John and Jincey’s children, John, Charles, William and Annie were born in Escambia County, Florida.  By 1872, John and Jincey moved to Canoe, Escambia County, Alabama where seven more children, Ida, Robert, Dillon, James, Lillian, Nora and Orren were born.

John worked for the railroad for at least thirty years and was listed as a Section Foreman in 1900.

John Wesley Vickery died 24 August 1906 in Canoe, Alabama and Jincey died 25 May 1929.  Both were buried in the Hall Family Cemetery in Canoe where numerous family members were laid to rest.

John Wesley Vickery was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2007