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Various Notes Containing Nichols Surname


My Nichols were in Habersham County, Georgia. My gg grandmother, Nancy Malinda Nichols who married 1st Jacob Ivester and 2nd Ira C. Dallas Nix. She COULD have married in between Jacob and Ira to a man with the name of Merritt. Jacob was captured at Gettysburg and died in prison in New Jersey of smallpox. Nancy's father was James Nichols. James' father was Solomon Nichols. Solomon came from South Carolina for the Cherokee Land Lottery about 1820-25.


Habersham County, Georgia

Deep Creek District: Stream in NE Portion of County - Georgia Militia District 4222 Eastern protion of County adjoining Rabun County, South Carolina and Stephens County. The place of voting is located in Turnerville, Georgia.
 
Mud Creek District: Mud Creek rises in the Cornelia area and runs into the Chattahoochee River near the Hall County line.
Early Genealogical and Historical Records
Book in Amarillo, Texas Public Library - 975-8125
 
Fair Play District:

Tax Defaulters of 1790, 1793, 1796
David Nichols (Capt. Lasseter Assessor)
Shadrack Nichols (Wm. Edwards Assessor)
 
Georgia Genealogical Gems - Pub #48 - pg 38
Amarillo, Texas Public Library - 975.8


Names of Men Subject to Military Duty in Rabun County. Georgia in 1862:

L. W. Dover
Joseph Nichols
Thos. Nichols
Sol Nichols
John Nix
Courtesy Dennis Dover - Source: Sketches of Rabun County History 1819-1948, Andrew Jackson Ritchie

The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Vol. XII, Summer 1984, No. 3, p.145
Abstracts of Newberry County Will Book A qqq
 
At a Court for Newberry Court 28 February 1794 will of Solomon Nichols decd. was proved - letters of Testament granted to Elisabeth Nichols executor.
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The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Volume XII, - Number 3, Summer, 1984 , p.145
Abstracts of Newberry County Will Book A qqq
 
Will of Solomon Nichols of Newberry County, District of Ninety-Six, State of South Carolina. Whereas I made several conveyances to Elizabeth Nichols my present wife and her children by way of a mortgage settlement and compatible provisions for Elisabeth Nichols and her children; bequeath other property to wife Elisabeth Nichols all my est. which has not been given her in the afore said conveyances. Elisabeth Nichols to be executor.
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The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Vol. XII, Summer 1984, No. 3, p.146
Abstracts of Newberry County Will Book A qqq
 
Solomon his mark Nichols
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The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Vol. XII, Summer 1984, No. 3, p.146
Abstracts of Newberry County Will Book A qqq
 
Page 212: By the Judges of the County Court of Newberry and Ordinary 28 February 1794 will of Solomon Nichols decd. was proved - administration of est. granted to Elisabeth Nichols and an inventory to be made. By the Judges of the County Court of Newberry and Ordinary - Thomas Dugan, Sims Brown, James Shearer, Robert Brown to appraise est. of Solomon Nichols decd. 28 February 1794 John Speak Esq. qualified the appraisers.
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The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Vol. XII, Summer 1984, No. 3, p.146
Abstracts of Newberry County Will Book A qqq
 
Page 213: Appraisal of Est. of Solomon Nichols decd. Total: £244 16 6.
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The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Vol. XII, Fall 1984, No. 4, p.221
Requests for Information
 
MOORE-NICHOLS-BALDRIDGE-BOOTHE. Mr. Rev Moore Jr. (]38]O Maisemoore, Houston, TX 77015) needs any info re William MOORE (Or Moor) born ca. 1793 in SC, mother's name may have been Mary. He was living in Williamson Co., TN in 1816 and married Lucy Cooper there in 1819. Moved to Dyer Co., TN about 1843 and to Gonzales Co., TX in 1853 where he died in 1856. Children were Mary b. 1822 m. Harrison NICHOLS; Milton. b. 1825; Martha b. 1829 m. John C. Baldridge; Andrew B. 1832 m. Melissa BOOTHE; James b. 1835; Nancy b. 1839; William M. b. 1843; and Dee b. 1848.
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The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research
SCMAR, Vol. XIII, Summer 1985, No. 3, p.132
The Cooper-Amberson Connection
 
2. Jane (27 June 1767-3 July 1831), married (1) James Nichols ( ? - 1795) and (2) William Ardrey (1765-1831)


Toccoa News in Habersham County, Georgia - from Microfilm from the University of Georgia on interloan library:

I did not find much, but I did find three mentions of the Nichols name:

July 18, 1895 - Mr. T.B. Nichols leaves today for Washington city for several weeks vacation. Mr. Nichols has been in the employ of E.A.L. road for the past nine years.

Sept. 12, 1895 - Mr. Gus Nichols came down from Washington Sunday to spend seeral days. He will spend several days with relatives in South Carolina and visit the Exposition before he returns.

Sept 18, 1895 - Mr. A. B. Nichols left Monday morning for Atlanta. He will take in the exposition and visit relatives in South Carolina and then return to Washington.

There were many, many references to travel by train to and from South Carolina. I have found some of my Anderson families in the Kershaw District of South Carolina so maybe there are some Nichols, Goodsons, Shirleys and others of our families in the same district.

Ok, a couple of questions:

1. Does anyone know what the E.A.L. road they were talking about?

2. Does anyone have any other South Carolina locations of your ancestors?

3. What Washington were they talking about. Is it DC or is it in South Carolina or is it in Georgia??


Robert Lawson came to this country from Cork County, Ireland after the Revolutionary War and had two brothers. Robert Lawson signed his naturalization papers in Sevierville, Tennessee in 1814. He married Martha NICHOLS in Wytheville, Virginia. Martha Nichols was a daughter of Nancy Hatcher, a cousin of Henry Clay.
Historical Collections of the Joseph Habersham Chapter, Daughters American Revolution, Vol. 1.
Edited by Mrs. William Lawson Peel, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company 1967
Book in Amarillo, Texas Public Library - Pg. 245.

 

 

 

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