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Friday, March 25, 2016

JAMES I NICHOLS 1910 #FamilyHistoryFriday

NameJames I Nickles
Age in 191037
Birth Yearabt 1873
Home in 1910Locust Grove, Floyd, Virginia
Relation to Head of HouseHead
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse's NameTerissi Nickles
Father's BirthplaceVirginia
Mother's BirthplaceVirginia
Native TongueEnglish
IndustryGeneral Farm
Employer, Employee or OtherEmployer
Home Owned or RentedOwn
Home Free or MortgagedFree
Farm or HouseFarm
Able to readYes
Able to WriteYes
Years Married17
Household Members
James I Nickles37
Terissi Nickles37
Rhufus Nickles16
Rhachel Nickles12
Joseph Nickles10
Adaline C Nickles9
Ezekiel Nickles8
Ada Nickles7
Rich Nickles2
Banks Nickles1

Friday, March 18, 2016

JAMES IRA NICHOLS 1900 #FamilyHistoryFriday

NameJames J Nicholas
Birth DateJun 1874
Home in 1900Blackwater, Franklin, Virginia
Relation to Head of HouseHead
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse's NameTeresa M Nicholas
Marriage Year1892
Years Married8
Father's BirthplaceVirginia
Mother's BirthplaceVirginia
Household Members
James J Nicholas25
Teresa M Nicholas26
Rufus S Nicholas6
Rachal I Nicholas2
Joseph F Nicholas4

Friday, March 11, 2016



My great, great grandmother Louisa came from a broken home. Her mother Mary Gibson AKA Polly married Madison Martin Aldridge in Virginia in 1836. Sometime before 1846, Madison left Polly and moved west to West Virginia and then to Ohio with his second wife Mary Ann Chaffin. Louisa was born about 1850 in Virginia. Madison may have been her father but if so, he was living in Ohio at the time. When Louisa's brother Joseph Aldridge got married the name of his father on the marriage record was Green Aldridge. Green was probably the second husband of Polly Gibson and may have been the father of all of Polly's children. 

Madison raised his new family in Ohio and went back to Virginia in the fifties to divorce Polly. Why so long? What happened to Polly after the separation? When did she re-marry? Its a mystery.... 

In the 1860 census, Louisa was living with the family of Robert Jackson King in Floyd. Robert was the son of Henry D. King and Sarah Ann Bartlett. Henry and Sarah were the parents of my great, great grandmother Nancy Rachel King, who married George Riley Bartlett. Robert was married to Margaret Jane King, who was the daughter of Anthony King and Peggy Wright. Anthony and Peggy were the parents of my great, great grandfather Michael O. King who married Louisa in 1866.... 

I have yet to find a record of Green Aldridge or Polly Gibson in the census records BUT its possible that they may be the actual parents of Louisa and her siblings.

Friday, March 4, 2016

JIM NICHOLS 1880 #FamilyHistoryFriday


Name James J. Nikolds
Age 8
Birth Year abt 1872
Birthplace Virginia
Home in 1880 Maggodee, Franklin, Virginia
Race White
Gender Male
Relation to Head of House Son
Marital Status Single
Father's Name E. Nikolds
Father's Birthplace Virginia
Mother's Name Issabell Nikolds
Mother's Birthplace Virginia
Occupation At Home
Household Members
NameAgeE. Nikolds 30
Issabell Nikolds 28
George H. Nikolds 10
James J. Nikolds 8
Amanuel H. Nikolds 5
L.Esta Nikolds 3



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