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Friday, September 25, 2015


My brand new E-book is out and on sale at the Gumroad Store! @ https://gumroad.com/grandsonofsam

A collection of the vital records of my paternal grandfather in PDF format. #TrueStory.  It is an important source file in the story of my Family History and the first piece of a really big puzzle that I have been working on for some time now.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ancestor List of Rufus Nichols #FamilyHistoryFriday

Ancestor List for Rufus Nichols

This basic ancestor view uses the ahnen numbering system. See Rufus's family tree for a more conventional pedigree chart.

Generation 1: Rufus Nichols

1. Rufus Samuel Nichols: Born Copper Hill, Floyd, VA. 22 Aug 1893. Died Floyd, Va. 14 Sep 1958.

Generation 2: Parents of Rufus Nichols

2. James Ira Nichols: Born Franklin, VA. 1872. Died [date unknown]. Father of 1. Son of 4 & 5.
3. Teressa M King: Born Franklin, VA. 1872. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 1. Daughter of 6 & 7.

Generation 3: Grandparents of Rufus Nichols

4. Ezekiel Hankin Nichols: Born Franklin, VA. 18 Dec 1849. Died 1920. Father of 2. Son of 8 & 9.
5. Harriet Isabelle Maywood Williams: Born 29 Jul 1852. Died FRANKLIN, VA. 24 Aug 1905. Mother of 2. Daughter of 10 & 11.
6. Michael O. King: Born VIRGINIA 02 Aug 1848. Died 29 Nov 1931. Father of 3. Son of 12 & 13.
7. Louisa Octaive Aldridge: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 3. Daughter of 14 & 15.

Generation 4: Great-Grandparents of Rufus Nichols

8. John Nichols: Born Bedford, VA, USA 1814. Died abt 1861. Father of 4. Son of 16 & 17.
9. Martha Ann Jones: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 4. Daughter of 18 & 19.
10. James Henry Williams: Born 1818. Died 1862. Father of 5. Son of 20 & 21.
11. Clarissa A Richards: Born VA. May 1827. Died Allegheny Springs, Montgomery Co., Va. 10 Jan 1911. Mother of 5. Daughter of 22 & 23.
12. Anthony King Jr.: Born Montgomery, Va. abt 1810. Died [date unknown]. Father of 6. Son of 24 & 25.
13. Margaret Wright: Born Franklin Co., VA abt 1806. Died Locust Grove Twp, Floyd Co., VA 13 Jul 1871. Mother of 6. Daughter of 26 & 27.
14. Madison Martin Aldridge: Born 1815. Died [date unknown]. Father of 7. Son of 28 & 29.
15. Mary Gibson: Born abt 1815. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 7. Daughter of 30 & 31.

Generation 5: Great-Great-Grandparents of Rufus Nichols

16. Isaac H Nichols: Born abt 1793. Died [date unknown]. Father of 8. Son of 32 & 33.
17. Rhoda Bond: Born [date unknown]. Died Bedford County, VA 28 May 1869. Mother of 8. Daughter of 34 & 35.
18. Ezekiel S Jones: Born . Died [date unknown]. Father of 9. Son of 36 & 37.
19. Elizabeth Prindle: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 9. Daughter of 38 & 39.
20. Father of James Williams: Born abt 1840. Died [date unknown]. Father of 10. Son of 40 & 41.
21. Malinda Smith: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 10. Daughter of 42 & 43.
22. Christopher Richards SR.: Born 1802. Died 1892. Father of 11. Son of 44 & 45.
23. Nancy Adeline Moore: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 11. Daughter of 46 & 47.
24. Anthony King Sr.: Born New Jersey abt 1761. Died [date unknown]. Father of 12. Son of 48 & 49.
25. Dorces Pickle: Born 1772. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 12. Daughter of 50 & 51.
26. James Wright: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Father of 13. Son of 52 & 53.
27. Margaret Young: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 13. Daughter of 54 & 55.
28. Leonard Aldridge: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Father of 14. Son of 56 & 57.
29. Catherine Flynt: Born [date unknown]. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 14. Daughter of 58 & 59.
30. Absalom Gibson: Born abt 1790. Died [date unknown]. Father of 15. Son of 60 & 61.

31. Elizabeth Highley: Born abt 1795. Died [date unknown]. Mother of 15. Daughter of 62 & 63.



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