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James NICHOLS

Male 1734 - 1791  (57 years)


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  • Name James NICHOLS 
    Born 1734 
    Gender Male 
    AFN QM1B-J9 
    Will 27 Feb 1785  Loudoun County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 14 Feb 1791  Loudoun County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Feb 1791 
    Notes 

    • (1) According to some sources, the first wife of David HOLLINGSWORTH was Catherine NICHOLS, a daughter of James NICHOLS and Elizabeth SHARP. However, the compiler has not found satisfactory proof that James NICHOLS and Elizabeth SHARP had a daughter named Catherine.

      (2) Descendants of Thomas Nichols :

      James Nichols . . . was born 1734 in Chester Co., PA, and died 1791 in Goodwin Co., VA. [Note by compiler: ] He married Elizabeth Sharp 02 May 1754 in New Garden MM, Chester Co., PA, daughter of John Sharp and Ann Bryan. She was born 23 Apr 1732 in New Garden, Chester Co., PA, and died Unknown.

      Notes for James Nichols:

      Married stepsister. From Chester Co., PA, to Loudoun Co., VA; received certificate to Fairfax MM, VA, with wife & children (n/l) 17 May 1763. in December 1763 - Fairfax MM, Men's Minutes, p. 71: James has taken liquor to excess as plainly appears in public. April 1764 - Fairfax MM, p.72: James appeared and condemned his conduct. Said to have been a Patriot in the Rev. War. Left a will dated 1785 & proved in 1791. . . .

      More About James Nichols:

      Will signed: 27 Dec 1785, Loudoun Co., VA [Note by compiler: The will was signed "27th Day of 12th Month, 1785," which, under the Quaker method of dating, would have been 27 February 1785. Under the Quaker method of dating, the year began on March 25th; March was the first month and February was the twelfth month. See Berry, Ellen Thomas and Berry, David Allen, Our Quaker Ancestors: Finding Them in Quaker Records, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987, p. 67.]

      Children of James Nichols and Elizabeth Sharp are: . . .

      i. George Nichols, born 25 Dec 1756 in Kennett-Newark MM, Chester Co., PA; died 10 Jun 1812. . . .

      ii. John Nichols, born 1758 in Loudoun Co., VA; died Abt. 1782 in Loudoun Co., VA. . . .

      iii. Elizabeth Nichols, born 15 Oct 1767; died 09 Jul 1836. . . .

      iv. James Nichols, born Abt. 1768; died Bef. 1832. . . .

      v. Isaiah Nichols, born Unknown; died Unknown. . . .

      vi. Charity Nichols, born Unknown. . . .

      vii. Nathan Nichols, born Unknown; died Unknown.

      (3) King, Junie Estelle Stewart, Abstracts of Wills, Inventories, and Administration Accounts of Loudoun County, Virginia 1757-1800, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996, p. 38:

      NICKOLS, James

      27th Day of 12th Month, 1785. 14 Feb. 1791.

      Sons: James, Nathan, George and Isiah Nickols. Legatees: daughter Hogue (wife of Isaac), dau. Charity Nickols, grandson Nathan Nickols, granddaughters, Mary Nickols, Ann Nickolls, Solomon Nickols. Exrs: son George and son-in-law Isaac Hogue. Wit: John Thatcher, Richard Thatcher and Daniel Bartlett.

      [Note by compiler: According to the above source, no daughter named Catherine was mentioned in the testator's will.]
    Person ID I17591  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2018 

    Family Elizabeth SHARP,   b. 23 Apr 1732, Chester County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1784, Loudoun County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 2 May 1754  New Garden Monthly Meeting, Chester County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2018 15:45:46 
    Family ID F7867  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart