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Descendants of Robert Coleman of Nansemond County Virginia 1684-1930

Appendix D:  Nichols Family of Fair Bluff, Columbus County, North Carolina

The Nichols family of Fair Bluff, Columbus County, North Carolina was documented in a post to the COLEMAN-L list on Rootsweb by Dayle Noble Biba:

1.  William Coleman1 Nichols was born Abt. 1712 in Nansemond Co. V.A., and
died Bef. 1758 in Northampton Co. N.C..  He married Unknown.

Children of William Nichols and Unknown are:
+ 2 i. Issac2 Nichols, born Abt. 1733; died 1781 in Anson Co. N.C..
+ 3 ii. Jeremiah Nichols, born Abt. 1740 in Edgecombe Co. N.C.; died August
03, 1795 in Nash Co. N.C..
+ 4 iii. Coleman Nichols, born Abt. 1737 in Bladen Co. N.C.; died Bef. 1825
in Columbus Co. N.C..


Generation No. 2

 2.  Issac2 Nichols (William Coleman1) was born Abt. 1733, and died 1781 in
Anson Co. N.C..  He married Unknown Honor Abt. 1760.  She was born Abt.
1742.

More About Issac Nichols and Unknown Honor:
Marriage: Abt. 1760

Children of Issac Nichols and Unknown Honor are:
+ 5 i. Isacc3 Nichols, born Bef. 1760.
+ 6 ii. William Nichols, born Abt. 1760; died November 04, 1823 in Sumter
District, Salem Co. S.C..

 3.  Jeremiah2 Nichols (William Coleman1) was born Abt. 1740 in Edgecombe
Co. N.C., and died August 03, 1795 in Nash Co. N.C..  He married Lurana
Flowers 1764 in Nash Co. N.C., daughter of Benjamin Flowers.

More About Jeremiah Nichols and Lurana Flowers:
Marriage: 1764, Nash Co. N.C.

Children of Jeremiah Nichols and Lurana Flowers are:
 7 i. Jacob3 Nichols, born Bef. 1759.
 8 ii. Jeremiah Nichols, born Bet. 1760 - 1770; died August 08, 1833 in
Nash Co. N.C..
 9 iii. John Nichols, born Bef. 1777.
 10 iv. Johnathan Nichols.
 11 v. Mary Nichols.  She married Lewis Grice.
 12 vi. Sarah Nichols, born 1770.  She married Hardy Williamson.
 13 vii. David Nichols.
 14 viii. Honor Nichols.
 15 ix. Nathan Nichols.
 16 x. Ann Nichols.
 17 xi. Benjamin Nichols.  He married Herreby Boyette August 28, 1811 in
Johnston Co. N.C..
 18 xii. James Nichols.
 19 xiii. Jesse Nichols.
 20 xiv. Nelly Nichols.

 4.  Coleman2 Nichols (William Coleman1) was born Abt. 1737 in Bladen Co.
N.C., and died Bef. 1825 in Columbus Co. N.C..  He married Martha Pearce
Abt. 1765 in Johnston Co. N.C., daughter of Richard Pearce and Sarah
Fulghum.  She was born 1740 in Johnston Co. N.C., and died August 07, 1800
in Columbus Co. N.C..

Notes for Coleman Nichols:
Coleman Nichols was in Revolutionary War Wilmington District, N.C. He
rendered material aid evidenced by his claim that was allowed when presented
in Wilmington District, N.C. ON 9/4/1783. See TREASURERS AND COMPTROLLER
RECORDS, Revolutionary Vouchers Box 151 No.  2437, Wilmington District N.C.
Pay voucher in file for 22 pounds, 3 shillings, 3 pence. Also listed in "NC
Revolutionary War Accounts, Vol. 5, Book 2" as Colman Nichols, Militia
=17.16.4,Continental =4.3.1

Appears in Edgecombe Co. N.C. 1753 Muster Roll (had to be 16 to serve)
Appears in Edgecombe Co. N.C. records from 1753-1762
Appears in Johnston Co. N.C. from 1766-1770. Sold land there in 1775.
Appears in Bladen Co. N.C. early deed notes in 1771

1784 Tax list of Bladen shows owning 1286 acres. He left this land to son,
Elias and grandson Averitte II who founded the town of NICHOLS, S.C.

1788 Tax list of Bladen, he owned 870 acres and 1 slave.

1800 List he owned 7 slaves.

Census, found in Bladen 1790, and 1800.

Father is believed to be William Coleman Nichols, and brother may be
Jerimiah Nichols, found in Edgecombe Co. N.C.

ABSTRACTS OF EARLY DEEDS OF BLADEN CO. N.C.

10/7/1771  Joshua Stevens to Coleman NICHOLS of Johnston Co. 80 LBS proc.
Money. 400 acres on Cabbage or Porters Swamp, granted to Joshua Smally on
12/22/1768.

9/10/1775   Coleman Nichols and Martha , his wife, to Thomas Amis. 10 lbs
proc. money 38 acres being part of a 500 acres  granted to Joshua Smalley by
pat. 12/22/1768 and conveyed by him to Joshua Stevens and by him conveyed to
Coleman NICHOLS. The said 38 acres of land including the Amis Mill.

11/7/1784 Grant No. 860 to Coleman NICHOLS, 300 acres on s.w. side of
Porters Swamp, adjacent lands of David Goodwin

11/23/1784  Grant No. 986 to Coleman NICHOLS, 100 acres on Horse Mill
Branch.

12/5/1786  John Coleman to Coleman NICHOLS. 5 LBS specie 50 acres on n. side
of Porters Swamp. Witness:  Thomas Waters, William Coleman

7/16/1795  Grant No. 1950 to Coleman NICHOLS, 100 acres on w.side of Porters
Swamp including the Richland Pond.

8/31/1799   Coleman NICHOLS to ELIAS NICHOLS, $200 , A NEGRO girl named
Sarah.

Notes for Martha Pearce:
Could read and write (very unusual for that time)

More About Coleman Nichols and Martha Pearce:
Marriage: Abt. 1765, Johnston Co. N.C.

Children of Coleman Nichols and Martha Pearce are:
  21 i. Edith3 Nichols.
  22 ii. Averitte Sr. Nichols, born Bet. 1767 - 1770 in Bladen Co. N.C.;
died September 24, 1847 in Columbus Co. N.C..
  23 iii. Elias Nichols, born 1770; died Abt. 1850 in Columbus Co. N.C..
  24 iv. Ephraim Nichols, born 1780; died April 1860 in Marion Co. S.C..


Generation No. 3

 5.  Isacc3 Nichols (Issac2, William Coleman1) was born Bef. 1760.

More About Isacc Nichols:
Residence: Moved from N.C. to T.N. , Stewart Co.

Children of Isacc Nichols are:
 25 i. Arthur4 Nichols, born 1784 in Anson Co. N.C.; died 1860 in Marion Co.
A.L..
 26 ii. Jane Nichols, born 1785.
 27 iii. Thomas Nichols, born Abt. 1795.

 6.  William3 Nichols (Issac2, William Coleman1) was born Abt. 1760, and
died November 04, 1823 in Sumter District, Salem Co. S.C..  He married
Martha Pettypool June 1783 in Anson Co. N.C., daughter of Stephen Pettypool
and Sarah Stokes.

More About William Nichols and Martha Pettypool:
Marriage: June 1783, Anson Co. N.C.

Children of William Nichols and Martha Pettypool are:
 28 i. Jane4 Nichols, died June 28, 1822 in T.N..  She married Benjamin
Foster August 22, 1816 in Bedford or Lincoln Co. T.N..

More About Benjamin Foster and Jane Nichols:
Marriage: August 22, 1816, Bedford or Lincoln Co. T.N.

 29 ii. William Lee Nichols, born 1786 in Sumter District, Salem Co. S.C.;
died Abt. 1850 in T.N..  He married Sarah Cochran.
 30 iii. Stephen Nichols, born 1788.
 31 iv. Isacc Nichols, born 1790 in S.C.; died May 09, 1847 in Marion Co.
A.L..  He married (1) Mary Alice.  He married (2) Chaney Cochran September
22, 1836 in Bedford or Lincoln Co. T.N..

More About Isacc Nichols:
Military service: 1812, Sumter District, Salem Co. S.C.

More About Isacc Nichols and Chaney Cochran:
Marriage: September 22, 1836, Bedford or Lincoln Co. T.N.

 32 v. Joshua L. Nichols, born 1792 in Sumter District, Salem Co. S.C.; died
in Bedford Co. T.N..  He married Elizabeth Cochran 1825 in Rutherford Co.
T.N..

More About Joshua Nichols and Elizabeth Cochran:
Marriage: 1825, Rutherford Co. T.N.

 33 vi. David Nichols, born 1795; died in Lawrence Co. A.L..
 34 vii. Jacob Nichols, born 1798 in S.C..
 35 viii. Coleman S. Nichols, born 1804; died Bef. 1900 in Marion Co. A.L..

More About Coleman S. Nichols:
Burial: Nichols Cemetery, Marion Co. A.L.

 8.  Jeremiah3 Nichols (Jeremiah2, William Coleman1) was born Bet. 1760 -
1770, and died August 08, 1833 in Nash Co. N.C..  He married Unknown
Patience.

Children of Jeremiah Nichols and Unknown Patience are:
 36 i. Patsy4 Nichols, born 1792; died Bef. 1846.  She married Arthur Davis.
 37 ii. Sarah Nichols, born 1790.

 22.  Averitte Sr.3 Nichols (Coleman2, William Coleman1) was born Bet.
1767 - 1770 in Bladen Co. N.C., and died September 24, 1847 in Columbus Co.
N.C..  He married Mary Polly Lewis April 01, 1788, daughter of William Lewis
and Mourning Van Pelt.  She was born Bet. 1767 - 1776 in Horry Co. S.C., and
died Bef. 1840 in Columbus Co. N.C..

Notes for Averitte Sr. Nichols:
1800 Census for Bladen Co.
1788 Taxpayers list for Bladen, owned 463 acres and 1 slave
In 1830 he owned 32 slaves

1807 Was Justice of Peace for militia Bladen Co. N.C.

Census Records:
1790 Bladen N.C. p. 76 Averet Niles
1800 Bladen N.C. p. 128 Averit Nichols (age 26-45]
1820 Columbus Co. p. 53 Everit Nichols (age 45+)
1830 Columbus Co. p. 18 Everet Nichols (age 60-70)
1840 Columbus Co. p. 61 Averet Nichols (70-80, lived alone)

12/21/1798  Benjamin Rawls to Averette NICHOLS, $100, 50 acres being part of
640 acres granted to John Wells on Cabbage Swamp and adjacent lands of
Coleman NICHOLS.



More About Averitte Sr. Nichols:
Occupation: 1807, Justice of the peace in Bladen Co. N.C.

More About Averitte Nichols and Mary Lewis:
Marriage: April 01, 1788

Children of Averitte Nichols and Mary Lewis are:
 38 i. Peninah Pency4 Nichols, born Abt. 1788; died Aft. 1850 in Smith Co.
M.S..  She married William H. Flowers.

More About Peninah Pency Nichols:
Burial: Sylvarena Cemetery

 39 ii. Martha Nichols, born 1790; died March 21, 1876.
 40 iii. Zilphia Nichols, born 1791; died Bef. 1845.  She married Bethel
Haynes.
 41 iv. Issac Nichols, born 1792; died Abt. 1830 in Simpson,  M.S..
 42 v. Celia Nichols, born 1796; died Abt. 1829 in Covington Co. M.S..  She
married Richard Flowers.
 43 vi. Hymerick Nichols, born 1798; died 1851.  He married Mary W. Napier.
+ 44 vii. Edith Nichols, born April 11, 1798 in Bladen Co. N.C.; died
December 06, 1869 in Horry Co. S.C..
 45 viii. Avy Jane Nichols, born 1802; died Aft. 1863 in Simpson,  M.S..
She married Samuel Floyd; died Aft. 1863 in Simpson,  M.S..
+ 46 ix. Averitt Jr. Nichols, born 1803 in Bladen Co. N.C.; died June 07,
1896 in Nichols, Marion Co. S.C..
 47 x. Nancy Nichols, born 1805; died Aft. 1850.  She married John Pearson.
 48 xi. Alice Nichols, born February 25, 1809; died March 09, 1871 in Marion
Co. S.C..  She married Abram Page; died in Marion Co. S.C..
 49 xii. Mary Ann Nichols, born February 15, 1812; died June 24, 1894 in
Robeson Co, N.C..  She married Giles Williams.

More About Mary Ann Nichols:
Burial: Williams/Powell Cemetery Robeson N.C.

 23.  Elias3 Nichols (Coleman2, William Coleman1) was born 1770, and died
Abt. 1850 in Columbus Co. N.C..  He married Sarah Sally Lewis Abt. 1790,
daughter of William Lewis and Mourning Van Pelt.  She was born Abt. 1769 in
Horry Co. S.C., and died Aft. 1830 in Columbus Co. N.C..

Notes for Elias Nichols:
EARLY DEEDS OF BLADEN CO. N.C.

1/2/1798  John COLEMAN to Elias NICHOLS, 50 LBS specie, 2 tracts, one of 225
acres on s. side of Porters Swamp Adjacent lands of John Coleman, Sr.'s
plantation and 75 acres on s. side of porters swamp

12/21/1798   Benjamin Rawls of George town District s.c.to Elias Nichols,
$125, 100 acres surveyed by Thomas Amis and adjacent lands of Coleman
NICHOLS .



More About Elias Nichols:
Burial: Abt. 1850, Columbus Co. N.C.

More About Elias Nichols and Sarah Lewis:
Marriage: Abt. 1790

Children of Elias Nichols and Sarah Lewis are:
 50 i. Elizabeth4 Nichols.
 51 ii. Esther Nichols.
 52 iii. Elvira Nichols.
 53 iv. Eli Nichols, born 1793.
 54 v. Coleman Nichols, born 1796.
 55 vi. Elisha Nichols, born 1798.
 56 vii. Sarah Nichols, born 1799.
 57 viii. Lewis Nichols, born Bef. 1800.
 58 ix. Hardy Nichols, born 1803.  He married Emily Pitman September 17,
1832 in Columbus Co. N.C..

More About Hardy Nichols:
Will: Listed in Abstract so wills 1809-1919

More About Hardy Nichols and Emily Pitman:
Marriage: September 17, 1832, Columbus Co. N.C.

 59 x. Elva Nichols, born 1809.

 24.  Ephraim3 Nichols (Coleman2, William Coleman1) was born 1780, and died
April 1860 in Marion Co. S.C..  He married Rebecca Williamson, daughter of
Lewis Sr. Williamson.

Notes for Ephraim Nichols:
5/1/1799  John COLEMAN to EPHRAIM NICHOLS, 5 lbs specie, 50 acres on n. side
of Porters swamp granted to John Coleman on 10/23/1782


More About Ephraim Nichols:
Will: Listed in Abstract so wills 1809-1919

Children of Ephraim Nichols and Rebecca Williamson are:
 60 i. Isham4 Nichols, born 1797.
 61 ii. Mary Margie Nichols, born 1800.
 62 iii. Obedience Nichols, born 1805.
 63 iv. Neeham Nichols, born 1807.
 64 v. Rebecca Ann Nichols, born 1822.
 65 vi. Susan Nichols, born 1825.


Generation No. 4

 39.  Martha4 Nichols (Averitte Sr.3, Coleman2, William Coleman1) was born
1790, and died March 21, 1876.  She married Daniel Holmes Nance.  He died
1826.  Daniel Holmes Nance was buried in the Marietta Cemetery Robeson Co. N.C.

Child of Martha Nichols and Daniel Nance is:
 66 i. Averitte Nichols5 Nance, born January 29, 1817.

 44.  Edith4 Nichols (Averitte Sr.3, Coleman2, William Coleman1) was born
April 11, 1798 in Bladen Co. N.C., and died December 06, 1869 in Horry Co.
S.C..  She married James Rowland Jr. Floyd March 22, 1819, son of James
Floyd and Unknown Elizabeth.  He was born June 16, 1800 in Horry Co. S.C.,
and died March 15, 1885 in Horry Co. S.C.   Edith Nichols and husband 
James Rowland Jr. Floyd were buried in Floyds Cemetery S.C. (possibly Nichols S.C.)
He was a reverend.

[Biba, Dayle Noble, <h1218@albemarlenet.com> post to: COLEMAN-L@rootsweb.com with subject: "Coleman family in N.C.and S.C."] ====

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Deeds involving Nichols and Coleman Families of North Carolina

  1. 7 Oct 1771, Joshua Stevens of Bladen Co., to Coleman Nichols of Johnson County, for L 80 proc. money .....land granted 22 Dec 1768, on E. side of Drowning Creek, on Cubages or Porters Swamp.....Joshua Stevens (Seal), Wit: John Yeates, William Howe, James Grantham. Novr Court 1771, prov. by John Yeates. Maturing Colvill, C.C. (Pp.403-404)
  2. 1 Dec 1774, William Horn and wife Jane of Bladen Co., to David Godwin of same, for L 60 proc. money........ 160 A on S side of Porters Swamp, on E side Drowning, where wolfpit joins the upper side of John Yateses, to Oliver Stevens line, granted to William Horn 22 May 1772....William Horn (Seal), Jane Horn (Seal). Wit: Jno. Colemen, Coleman, Nichols. Feby Term 1775, prov. by Coleman Nichols. Alfred Moore, Clk. (Pp.471-472)
  3. 2 Aug 1774, Barnabas Stevens to David Godwin planters, for L 9 s 9 d 6 land on E side Drowning Creek near Smiths Bluff, 50 A....Barnabas Stevens (Seal), Wit: John Coleman, Coleman, Nichols. Prov. by John Coleman, Alfred Moore, Clk. (Page 472)
  4. 21 Dec 1774, William Horn and wife Jane of Bladen Co., to David Godwin of same, for L 100 proc. money.....land on S side of Cubbages Swamp of Drowning Creek, 250 A, part of 640 A granted to Gov. Tryon to John Willis....William Horn (Seal), no wit: Prov. by Coleman Nichols, Nov. Term 1775, Alfred Moore, Clk. (Pp.474-475)
  5. 13 Sep 1775, Coleman Nichols and wife Martha of Bladen Co., to Thomas Amis of same, for L 10 proc. money....38 A, part of 400 A granted to Joshua Smalley 22 Dec 1765, adj. Amis mill dam....Coleman Nichols (Seal), Martha Nichols (Seal), Wit: Josiah Lewis Junr, Elizabeth Hudson. Prov. by Joshua Davis. Alfred Moore, Clk. (Pp.551-552)
  6. 20 Dec 1791, State of N. C. No. 1782, grant to Coleman Nickels, 100 A on W side of Porters Swamp, adj. William Horns, wolf trap branch. (Page 416)
  7. 20 Oct 1792, John Cockrell for 200 Silver dollars paid by Coleman Nickles of Bladen Co., negrow woman Annis..... John Cockrell (Seal), Wit: Simon Godwin, Ephraim Nickles. Feby term 1793, prov. by Simon Godwin. (Page 469)

Deeds for Jno Coleman, John Coleman, Jon. Coleman, Moses Coleman, Nichols Coleman and Phebe Coleman (and a sprinkling of Nichols found in same listings):

  1. 2 Nov 1774, Moses Coleman of Bladen Co., planter, to John Coleman, of same, planter, for L 5 proc. money......land on E side Drowning Creek on both sides of a branch that runs through John Willis old survey, 200 A.......Moses Coleman (Seal) Wit: Coleman Nichols, William Strickland. Prov. by Coleman Nichols, May Term 1774. Alfred Moore, C. C. (Pp386-387)
  2. 17 Dec 1772, N. C., Bladen County: James Grantham of county, aforesaid., planter, to Dempsey Dawson of Edgecombe Co., for L 50 proc. money.....land on south side of Cabbages Swamp of Drowning Creek, 150 A ....... James Grantham (Seal), Wit: John Coleman, Moses Coleman, Phebe Coleman, Prov. by John Coleman, Feb. Court 1773. Maturin Colvill, C.C. (Page 389)
  3. 27 Nov 1773, William Strickland Senr of Bladen Co., to Thomas Amis of same, for L 16 s 10 proc. money.....33 A, part of 150 A on Cubbages Swamp, granted to Gideon Klimum & by him conveyed Isaac Stevens, and by Stevens to William Strickland.....William Strickland Senr. (Seal), Wit: Dempsey Dawson, John Coleman, Phillip Stricklen. Prov. by John Coleman May Term 1774. Alfred Moore, Clk. (Pp.437-438)
  4. 29 Jan 1773, James Brown of Bladen Co., to Moses Coleman, for L 40 proc. money....land on S side of Cubbages Swamp of Drowning Creek, in the North corner of a tract patented by John Will taking in the plantation where Abraham Sapp formerly did live, 200 A....James Brown (Seal), Wit: Jno Simpson, Luke Barefield, Jno Coleman. Prov. Feb Court 1773 by John Coleman. Maturin Colvill, C. C. (Pp.545-546)
  5. 2 March 1775, Thomas Dison & wife Martha of Bladen Co., to David Godwin of same , for L 30 proc. money......land in the fork of Portersn Swamp above Starkes Plantation, 86 A....Thomas Dison (Seal), Martha Dison (Seal), Wit: Jon Coleman, Nehemiah Johnson. Prov. by John Coleman. Alfred Moore, Clk. (Pp.551-552)
  6. 13 Sept 1775, Coleman Nichols & wife Martha of Bladen Co., to Thomas Amis of same, for L 10 proc. money.....38 A, part of 400 A granted to Joshua Smalley 22 Dec 1765, adj. Amis mill dam....Coleman Nichols (Seal), Martha Nichols (Seal), Wit: John Lewis Junr, Elizabeth Hudson. Prov. by Josiah Davis. Alfred Moore, Clk. (Pp.551-552)
  7. 20 Dec 1791, State of N. C. No 1712, grant to Moses Coleman, 100 A on horns mill swamp, adj. horns land and Aames land, adj. William Stevens corner, patent.
  8. 20 Dec 1791, State of N. C. No 1829, grant to Moses Coleman, 150 A on south side of Syprus branch, adj. John Colemans.
[Thompson, Dee, post to NCBLADEN-L, the Rootsweb list for Bladen Co, NC, dated 15 Oct 1999, with a subject of: "Re: John Nichols/Coleman"]

This post was in response to a post by Carol McGiboney Piper stating [Piper, Carol Piper <cmpiper@coastalnet.com>
To: Dee Thompson <d7777@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Thursday, October 14, 1999 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: John Nichols/Coleman]

John Nichols is said to be from Hertford and Bladen Counties. This was on the birth announcement of his son, Jackson Nichols, born in Bedford County, TN in 1811. The name Coleman then shows up in children's names. I thought perhaps he might have married a Coleman from Bladen.

Carol McGiboney Piper

Speculation is that John Nichols came from Hertford to Bladen, spent a little time there and perhaps married a Coleman girl (second marriage, perhaps) and journeyed on to Bedford County, TN. William Murfree who gave land for the town of Murfreesboro, NC, had a son, Col. Hardy Murfree, who went to the Rutherford/Bedford Counties, TN. Several others from this general area went with him. Lytle named Murfreesboro, TN for his friend Hardy Murfree, who died shortly after moving to Rutherford County. The Nichols settled on the Duck River on land prersumed to belong formerly to Andrew Jackson. Their town was Unionville. The John Nichols who was here in Hertford County had a wife and children listed in the 1800 census, I believe. I had decided that that wife was probably not the Mother of Jackson Nichols, b. 1811 in Bedford Co. TN. So therefore, John must have picked up a wife on the way to TN... or there. I'm not certain it is really the same John Nichols. But since men in a county often served in the Rev. together, and since Hardy Murfree went to Rutherford Co., TN just north of where a John Nichols lived, and at about the same time, I conjecture that they must have known each other in Hertford County, NC.

Maybe Coleman Nichols was a relative and maybe John Nichol's mother was a Coleman.

 



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