Thomas Van Sickle, the third child of Benjamin and the first child of his second wife, Debby Quick, was born in Sussex County, N.J., July 9, 1787. He was twice married; first, (in Sussex County, N.J.) on the 26th of February, 1814, to Permelia, daughter of Gosper Roarick [sic], by whom he had four children; Solomon, Michael, Jane, and Coe. He next married Belinda Doty, by whom he had three children; Mary, Phinney, and Catherine. He was a farmer by occupation. In 1868 he visited his son, Solomon, in Otoe Co., Nebraska, where he died Sep. 4, 1871. He was buried in Camp Creek Burying Ground in Lot No. 10; a tombstone marks his resting place.
Solomon Van Sickle, a son of Thomas and Permelia, was born in Sussex Co., N.J., November 17, 1817; and was married in the same county on the first day of January, 1842, to Elizabeth, daughter of James D. Smith, by whom he had eleven children; I. Nancy Jane, born Dec. 2, 1842; II. Harrison, born Aug. 1, 1844; III. George, born Feb. 8, 1846; IV. Emily, born Jan. 20, 1849; V. William C., born May 16, 1851; VI. Cyrus, born July 24, 1853, who died July 11, 1854; VII. Martha Ann, born Jan. 24, 1855, who died Sep. 30, 1855; VIII. Mary Ellen, born November 27, 1856, who died Dec. 6, 1858; IX. Hester Ann, born Dec. 4, 1857; and XI. Amanda, born Oct. 14, 1860. In November 1847 he emigrated from Sussex Co., N.J., to Luzerne Co., Penn., thence in the spring of 1849 to Waukesha Co., Wis., thence in the autumn of 1853 to Van Buren Co., Iowa; and from thence, in 1866, to Otoe Co., Neb., where he now (1880) resides. In 1861 he and his oldest son, Harrison, enlisted in the Third Iowa Cavalry (Co. H, Capt. Jesse Hughes, Col. Bussey). In the autumn of 1863, they re-enlisted at Little Rock, Arkansas; and on the 9th of August, 1865, were mustered out of service at Atlanta, Georgia, being in actual service four years, lacking six days. P.O., Peru, Nemaha Co., Neb.
Source: Van Sickle, John W. 1880. A History of the Van Sickle Family in the United States of America. Springfield, OH: J.W. Van Sickle.