JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


PIONEER SAMUEL NICHOLS FAMILY


1. SAMUEL NICHOLS was born October 1777 in Templeton, Mass, the son of SAMUEL NICHOLS and JANE WILEY. The family moved to Rodman, Jefferson Co NY and purchased land in 1813.

He married on February 12,1798 Presbyterian Church New Hartford, Oneida N.Y.

HANNAH GILBERTS

    2    i    WILEY GILBERT NICHOLS b October 10,1802 Templeton, MA

SAMUEL married (2)

RUTH (---)

    3    ii   SAMUEL NICHOLS born 1817.
2. WILEY GILBERT NICHOLS, son of SAMUEL & HANNAH (GILBERTS) NICHOLS was born October 10,1802 at Templeton, MA Story has it that at the age of 19 Wiley Gilbert was at a 4th of July celebration in Sackets Harbor when a cannon failed to explode and when he went to check it; it exploded amputating both lower forearms. He was fitted with artificial limbs. Wiley was a lighthouse keeper at Stony Point Lighthouse, Henderson Harbor 1837-1869. Wiley was a horse trader and owned other land in the area. Wiley died in 1879.
WILEY married May 1831

HARRIET ROGERS, daughter of JOHN ROGERS & CHARRY BAIRD, Lowville. Harriet died in 1842.

Children, NICHOLS:

     4  iii    CHARRY D. NICHOLS 1832 -1917 married (1) ISSAC HEDGES, (2) HORACE HULL, (3) ALONZO VOSBURG

     5   iv    MARY NICHOLS 1834-1834

     6    v    CHARLOTTE M. NICHOLS 1836 - 1914, m ARTHUR BARRETT

     7   vi    JOHN SAMUEL NICHOLS 1838-1885 m Nov 1885 m MARTHA HARRIS, daughter of HIRAM HARRISp>      8  vii    THERESA AMELIA NICHOLS, 1840 - 1918 married WALLACE BETTINGER

     9  viii    WILLIAM WILEY NICHOLS. 1842 - 1921, was raised by the Stevens family after his mother died. He married MARIA BUELL.. He had two other wives, LIVONIA THOMAS and (---)

 7.  JOHN SAMUEL NICHOLS, son of WILEY GILBERT NICHOLS & HARRIET ROGERS was born 1838 and died in 1885, leaving his wife Martha with 9 children. Apparently, after an auction to satisfy debts the family was destitute. Older children moved west, youngest was adopted and Dewitt Nichols put in the orphanage and left to work on the Jenny Mather farm near Adams at a young age. Martha died within a year.

He married Nov 1885

MARTHA HARRIS, daughter of HIRAM HARRIS

Children, NICKLES:      10   ix    CHARLES E. NICKLES 1861-1914

     11  x    MINNIE ESTELLE NICKLES 1866-1955

     5    xi    ALICE E. NICKLES 1869-1936p>      3   xii    ERDINE LILLIAN NICKLES 1871-1966

     4  xiii    LILLIAN WILA NICKLES 1873-1944

     5   xiv    DeWITT WILLIAM NICKLES 1876-1951

     6    xv    RALPH CLYDE NICKLES 1878-1947

     7  xvi    JAMES GARFIELD NICKLES 1880-1957

     8  xvii    CYNTHIA BLANCHE NICHOLS 1883-1970


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