Bickers, William a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Scott County, Ky., Nov. 5, 1821. He joined the Church When a small boy, professed conversion in 1840, and in 1844 was licensed to preach and admitted into the Kentucky Conference. On the formation of the West Virginia Conference he became a member of it, and in it labored until the breaking-out of the civil war, when he returned to Kentucky, and re- entered the Kentucky Conference. In 1871, because of ill-health, he became superannuated, which relation he sustained until his decease Feb. 22, 1875. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1875, p. 223.