Saturday, May 23, 2015


ARCHIE LITTLE CHICK, Ohio County, was born in Logan County, Ky., November 8, 1839. He remained in his native place until the age of fourteen, when, in 1854, he removed to Ohio County, and settled near the town of Beaver Dam, and there completed his education and made farming his business. His father was born in Louisa County, Va., in 1815; at the age of eighteen he immigrated to Wilson County, and settled on a farm. He married Eleanor Sanders, a native of the same county, in Virginia. There were five members of his father's family: James E., married to Clarissa E. Williams; Milton S., who died in childhood; Judith A., wife of W. A. Austin, a grocer in Beaver Dam; Caledonia, wife of Burgess Austin, of Beaver Dam. The mother died in 1872; the father still lives at an advanced age. Archie L. Chick married Lucy Ann Austin, on the 13th of October, 1864. She was the second child of A. J. Austin, and was born near Slaty Creek in the southern part of Ohio County. They have had four children: Ambler B., October 10, 1865; William B., January 1, 1867; Estelle C., July 14, 1869, and died May 19, 1878; Claudius D., October 4, 1876. Mr. Chick has a good farm near the town of Beaver Dam, on which he has a beautiful and convenient home. He affiliates with the Democratic party. His family, his parents and himself are faithful and consistent members of the Baptist Church.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Mr. Chick died 27 March 1898.  He is buried in the Beaver Dam Baptist Church cemetery.

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