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John Nichols, Sr.[1, 2, 3]

Male 1749 - 1831


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  • Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  1749  , , , Maryland Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    Move  1796  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census: Federal  1800  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • male >45: John Nicholds [at 51]
      female 26-45 [Catherine at 33]
      female 16-25 [Mary Ann]
      male 16-25 [William at 16]
      male 10-15 [Thomas]
      female 10-15 [Nancy]
      female <10 [Mercy at 4]
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    Census: Federal  1810  , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • male >45: John Nicholds [at 61]
      female 16-25
      female 10-15 [Mercy at 14]
      male <10 [Elijah at 8]
      male <10 [Joseph at 5]
      male <10 [James at 3]
      male <10
    Census: Federal  1820  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • male >45: John Nichols [at 71], engaged in agriculture
      female >45 [Catherine at 53]
      female 16-26 [Mercy at 24]
      male 10-16 [Joseph at 15]
      male 10-16 [James at 13]
      male 10-16
      male <10 [Abraham at 8]
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    Census: Federal  1830  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • male 80-90: John Nicholds Sr. [at 81]
      female 60-70 [Catherine at 63]
      male 15-20 [Abraham at 18]
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    Will Written  2 Mar 1831  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • John Nickols Will
      In the name of God almighty and almerciful I John Nickols of Wilkes County in the State of North Carolina being old and infirm but of Sound mind and memory do make and Ordain this to be my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all other Wills by me made and as it is my desire that my Youngest Son Abraham Edwards Nichols should enjoy all my land and personal property after the death of my Wife Catharine Nicholls, I do therefore devise, Will and bequeath unto my said Wife Catharine Nicholls my tract of land whereon I now live containing Sixty acres of land and also all of my personall Estate of which I may dispossessed[?] during her natural life; and after the death of my said Wife Catharine Nichols, I devise, Will and bequeath my said tract of Land whereon I now live containing sixty acres of land aforesaid, together with all the personall property of every kind of which I may dispossessed, after the payment of my just debts, to my said Youngest Son Abraham Edwards Nichols, and to his Heirs and assigns forever. In Witness thereof I have hereto Set my hand and Seal this 2nd day of March 1831.
      Signed, Sealed and published as the last Will of
      Testament of John Nicholls in the John Nicholls
      presence of us.
      M. Stokes
      H. M. Stokes, Intl.
    Died  Between 2 Mar 1831 and Apr 1833  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Will Probated  Apr 1833  , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Wilkes County
      North Carolina April Term 1833
      The above Will was duly proven in open court by the Oath of H. M. Stokes and Ordered to be recorded. Test R. Martin Clk.
    Military: Revolutionary War  16 Jun 1778-16 Aug 1880  [2
    Sixth Maryland regiment 
    • "Nicholls, John 6 pt 16 June 78 16 Aug 80 Miles Co., missing"
      Bernard Christian, ed., Muster Rolls and Other Records of Service af Maryland Troops in The American Revolution 1775-1783 (Baltimore MD, Lord Baltimore Press, Maryland Historical Society, 1900, reprint, Baltimore, Md., 1972)
    Notes 
    • From "A Genealogy of Stephen Bumgarner 1811-1901"

      Page 1:
      "Rebecca's grandfather was the Revolutionary veteran, John Nichols, who came to Wilkes from Maryland, "near the Federal City, called Washington now, but Georgetown formerly," before 1796."


      From "The Heritage of Wilkes County, Volume II" pages 373 and 374

      "NICHOLS FAMILY 574

      The name Nichols first appeared on census records and land grants as Nicholds, Nichles, Nicholls, Nicholos, Nicholus and has evolved to the present day spelling Nichols.

      According to family sources, the Nichols family probably originated in Germany, and it is unknown when the family came to the United States. John Nichols, Sr. was born ca 1749, died 1796. Census records show he was married in Maryland before 1772 to a woman known only as Elizabeth and had five children. This John Nichols probably served in the Revolutionary War in the Sixth Maryland regiment, according to the Hall of Records in Annapolis, Maryland.

      John Nichols probably came to Wilkes County from Frederick County, Maryland. When he came to Wilkes, he purchased several tracts of land near Fish Dam Creek in 1800 and 1810. The 1810 census shows him in Wilkes with a wife and children, probably his second wife, Catherine (Waggoner).

      From the second marriage he had five children..."

      by Martha S. Nichols
      Sources: Papers of David Vance Nichols, U.S. Census from Frederick Co., Maryland, Marriage bonds, deeds, wills from Wilkes County, Census records, cemetery records, Nichols family Bible records, family sources.
    Person ID  I328  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Family 1  Catherine Waggoner,   b. Abt 1767, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 17 Jul 1860, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Y  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Mercy Nichols,   b. 3 Oct 1796, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elijah Nichols,   b. 14 Feb 1802, , Fishdam Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1856, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Wagoner Nichols,   b. 24 Oct 1805, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James Wesley Nichols,   b. 14 Aug 1807, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1897
     5. Abraham Edwards Nichols,   b. 21 Feb 1812, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1860 and 1870, , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F154  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth [--?--],   b. Est 1749,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1772  , , , Maryland Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Nichols, Jr.,   b. 1764, , Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Ann Nichols,   b. Est 1766, , Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Thomas Nichols,   b. Est 1768, , Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. William Nichols,   b. 20 May 1784, , Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1840 and 1850, , , Macon County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nancy Nichols,   b. Est 1786, , Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F155  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1749 - , , , Maryland Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1772 - , , , Maryland Province, Colonial America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1796 - , , Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S468] "Wilkes County Record of Wills 1811-1848, Vol. 3, 4," on microfilm in box NI-25, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M929.37568 Wil, NI-25., vol. 4 (1821-1848), page 162.

    2. [S2] A Genealogy of Stephen Bumgarner 1811-1901, Flora B. Friend, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Hunter Publishing Company, 1983), 1.

    3. [S43] The Heritage of Wilkes County, North Carolina, Vol II, 1990, Mrs. Nancy W. Simpson, editor, (Charlotte, North Carolina: The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc. in cooperation with Delmar Printing and Publishing, 1990), 373-374.

    4. [S1685] 1800 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M32, roll 33, Morgan District, p. 55, John Nicholds household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.

    5. [S1662] 1810 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M252, roll 43, Wilkesborough, p. 878, John Nicholds household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.

    6. [S1644] 1820 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M33, roll 83, p. 521, John Nicholds household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.

    7. [S1613] 1830 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, North Carolina, Wilkes County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M29, roll 125, p. 355, John Nicholds household, accessed 19 Jul 2008, 19 Jul 2008.