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Friday, July 29, 2016

NICHOLS JONES MARRIAGE 1846

NameJohn Nichols
GenderMale
Spouse NameMartha Ann Jones
Spouse GenderFemale
Marriage Date15 Dec 1846
CountyFranklin
StateVirginia
Household Members
NameAge
John Nichols
Martha Ann Jones

Friday, July 22, 2016

JOHN M. NICHOLS AGE 46 IN 1860

NameJohn Nichols
Age46
Birth Yearabt 1814
GenderMale
Birth PlaceBedford Co
Home in 1860South Western District, Franklin, Virginia
Post OfficeLong Branch
Family Number63
Household Members
NameAge
John Nichols46
Martha Nichols32
Ira Nichols15
George Nichols12
Ezekiel Nichols10
Octavia Nichols3
James H Nichols1

Friday, July 15, 2016

MOST PROBABLE PATERNAL LINEAGE #PATRILINEAGE

MOST PROBABLE PATERNAL LINEAGE BASED ON DNA AND PAPER TRAIL FOR HAPLOGROUP R-CTS1751

1. SIMON NICHOLS of SCOTLAND
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/NICHOLS/1997-11/0880302156
 
2. SIMON NICHOLS b. 1642 Scotland d. 1749, Prince George’s Co.Maryland 
m. ANNE EDMONSTON
http://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I023494&tree=Tree1

3. THOMAS NICHOLS, b. 1686; 
m. ANN DAVIS, October 08, 1717, 
Prince George's Co., MD. 
The Minor Genealogy

4. CAPT. JOHN NICHOLS, b. 21 JAN 1720 MARYLAND
m. MARTHA J PAYNE 1747
ROWLAND HUGHES FAMILY TREE

5. SGT. ARCHIBALD G. NICHOLS b. 1768 FREDERICK, MARYLAND
m. JUDITH HATCHER
http://www.vagenweb.org/bedford/bedf-m_n.htm

6. JOHN M NICHOLS b. 1814 BEDFORD, VA.
m. MARTHA ANN JONES
http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Nichols-2586   

5. EZEKIEL HANKIN NICHOLS b. 1849  FRANKLIN, VA
m. HARRIET ISABELLA WILLIAMS
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=129141101 

4. JAMES IRA NICHOLS  b. 1872 FRANKLIN, VA
m. TRESSIE KING

3. RUFUS SAMUEL NICHOLS b. 1893 FRANKLIN, VA.
m. MAMIE COLLINS

2 POP

1 ME
http://www.brian-hamman.com/ResultsForNicholsSurnameProject.htm

Friday, July 8, 2016

John M Nichols father found by DNA evidence #FamilyHistoryFriday

SOMETIMES you hit a wall hard and sometimes you grow attached to the solution that breaks that wall and you accept it as fact and spend a lot of time on the new branch and love it. It was exciting at first to find possible parents for my third great grandfather John who was known to be born in Bedford County but there was no documentation to link him for sure to any parents anywhere on Earth in his timeline of 1814, so when I found other trees that linked him to Isaac Nichols and Rhoda Bond of Bedford County fame, of course I had to add them to investigate.

However, months later, there was still no documentation of a link to Isaac and Rhoda. In fact, Isaac and Rhoda had Isaac Junior in that year apparently, and there was never even a child named John listed in their sources... Being quakers its for sure, that there would have been a record in the books of a son born to them, but there wasnt... 

Then something important happened, my YDNA test and the results page that they have there, which showed that my haplogroup and Isaac's ancestor Thomas' haplogroup are far far away from each other, meaning that the myth of my descendancy from Thomas is a fairy tale created by a paper trail and a hunch... 

My DNA however does match another bloodline in Bedford at the time of John's birth. The other Nichols family there was descended from one John Nichols of Maryland who married Martha Payne and had children who lived in Bedford County. One of them was Archibald Nichols who may have had numerous wives and was married to Judith Hatcher in the year 1814. One of their children was John M Nichols who may have been born in 1814 or in 1819 when Arch married his next wife, one Polly Updike in Bedford County. Judith died in 1819 but was she the mother of John? Could she have died during childbirth or from complications of childbirth like my grandmother?   

John M Nichols may have been born in 1814 or 1819 according to my sources, and his mother is probably Judith Hatcher or possibly Polly Updike. If he was born in 1814 then Judith was definitely his mother. 

Before my Ydna results there was no evidence to connect the dots in this bloodline, but now, its pretty much a mystery solved. I spent a lot of time researching Isaac Nichols family, but it turned out to be a wild goose chase.  

Now I have a new branch to research and now I know its mine, thanks to that y chromosome that is passed down from father to son to grandson.

http://www.brian-hamman.com/ResultsForNicholsSurnameProject.htm

Friday, July 1, 2016

DNA EVIDENCE PROVES LINK TO AMERICAN PATRIOT

Catchy title right? Anyway, I have to make a note here that I have to change my tree due to DNA evidence that I am NOT descended from Thomas Nichols and Mary Ludford or William Nichols and Sarah Spencer or Isaac Nichols and Rhoda Bond, and I know this because my YDNA results are different from them. So ignore previous posts about them made here as they are only cousins now and not direct ancestors....

The Thomas Nichols line is a whole other line from mine and that is all there is to say about it.

My YDNA haplogroup appears to be R-CTS1751 which makes me a descendant of Captain John Nichols of the Maryland Militia who fought in the American Revolution and the French and Indian War. John married Martha Payne and his son Archibald is my ancestor. Arch married four women but I think his son John M Nichols is the son of Mary Polly Updike or Judith Hatcher, depending on when he was born. Arch married Polly in 1819 so if John was born that year his mother would be Polly, however, the 1860 Census says that John M Nichols was born in 1814 which would make him the son of Judith Hatcher. Its all a matter of time...

Anyway, thats the latest news on the tree climb and now I have to go back and change all the trees I made online to reflect it... DNA dont lie and the hunt never ends...

Keep climbing and cite those sources....


http://www.brian-hamman.com/ResultsForNicholsSurnameProject.htm

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