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Jess Wilson's "The Remarkable Story About Zachariah Whicker"

Identifier: AC-715

Scope and Contents

This 8-page report, "The Remarkable Story About Zachariah Whicker," compiled and self-published by Jess Wilson, contains information about Whicker's family and his service in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. Whicker was born September 20, 1828, in Washington County, Virginia. He married Martha Hurst July 11, 1849, in Claiborne, Tennessee. The Whicker family lived in Owsley County, Kentucky.


  • 1977


All materials in this collection are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical Note

Zachariah J. Whicker was born in Washington County, Virginia in 1828 and was a soldier in the War with Mexico, 1847-1848 and in the Civil War, 1861-1865 where he fought for the Union. He was married to Martha Hurst in 1849 in Clairborne, Tennessee, and had five children. The booklet tells more detailed history of Whicker and his family.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This collection is a comb-bound booklet "The Remarkable Story about Zachariah Whicker", as compiled by Jess Wilson, and three black and white photograph copies of Zachariah and wife Martha Hurst Whicker.


This collection is the booklet and three photographs, all undated.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Appalachian Mountain Books in 2009 and accessioned as AC.2010.001.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, December 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
AC.715: Jess Wilson's "The Remarkable Story About Zachariah Whicker," 1977
Processed by Anita Elliott
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

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