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