William Nichols

William Nichols

Male Bef 1776 - Between 1826 and 1850  (~ 50 years)

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  • Name William Nichols 
    Born Bef 1776  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1826 and 1850  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • See Ralph Wanless Sr.'s entry for land trades. Some trades were for $1, usually only done between family members, so I think Crissy is his sister. Price, in an article on Ralph in the Poca. Times, says she is.

      1791: Bath Co personal property tax lists - William Nicolas - 1 tithe, no date.

      1792 May 29 or June 4: Bath Co personal property tax lists - there are 2 William Nichols, one on each date, each with 1 tithe, 6 horses. Not sure if this is a clerical error or if there really are 2 Wms. 6/4 same day as Levin Jr and James Nichols. Zepheniah on 5/17. 6/4 neighbors: Wm. Nottingham, Wm Nailer, Moores, Dilleys, Warwicks (6/7).

      1793 June 14: Bath Co personal property tax lists - William Nichols - 1 tithe, 4 horses, same day as Levin Sr, James, Levin Jr, and Zepheniah. Neighbors: Joseph Day, Michael Dougherty, Robert Moore, Moses Moore Jr, Isaac Phelps

      1794 May 26: Bath Co personal property tax lists - William Nichols - 1 tithe, 5 horses. Same day as Zephiniah. Levin Sr on 6/18.

      1795 Jul 23: Bath Co personal property tax lists - William Nichols - 1 tithe, 7 horses.

      1796 May 17: Bath Co personal property tax lists - William Nichols - 1 tithe, 7 horses
      1797 Jun 30: Bath Co personal property tax lists - William Nichols - 1 tithe, 2 horses
      1798 Aug 2: Bath Co personal property tax lists - William Nicolas - 1 tithe
      1799 Jul 27: Bath Co personal property tax lists - William Nicolas - 1 tithe, 3 horses
      1800 Mar 17 :Bath Co personal property tax lists - William Nichols - 1 tithe, 3 horses. Leonard Nichols on 3/28.
      1801 May 12 :Bath Co personal property tax lists - William Nichols - 1 tithe, 2 horses - Leonard Nichols on 4/28.

      1806 Apr 7: Patented 200 acres between the waters of Browns Ck and Knaps Ck on Brown Mtn. [LVA - Nicholas, K-Z - card 14]
      1821 Dec 21: Petition that formed Pocahontas Co from Bath, Randolph, and Pendleton was passed by the VA legislature. William was a signer, as were many familiar neighbors. [1981 Poca. Co. History, p.17)
      1826 Aug 26: Patented 7.5 acres in Pocahontas Co on the waters of Douthards Ck [LVA-Nicholds-card 88]
      1826 Aug 26: Patented 122 acres in Pocahontas Co on both sides of Douthards Ck [LVA-Nicholds-card 89]

      Probably dead by 1850 as wife Isabella is listed with son Thomas then.

      Other POSSIBLE children:
      1. William b. abt 1799?
      1850 VA, Greenbrier Co, p. , #1326 shows:
      William Nichols 51 carpenter, r.e. value 500, all b. VA
      Sarah 52 can't read/write
      Nancy A. 9
      -- near Cales, Civeys, May, Gum, Leonard Wade - probably Anthony's Creek area. If William did have a son William, some of the land patents on Douthards Ck could be son Wm.
    Person ID I1275  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 

    Father Levan Nichols,   d. 1821, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [2
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet

    Family Isabella Daugherty,   b. Abt 1775,   d. Between 1860 and 1870, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1796  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Thomas Nichols,   b. Abt 1808,   d. 13 Dec 1877, Indian Draft, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     2. Samuel Nichols,   b. Abt 1810, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Matthew Nichols,   b. Abt 1813, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth Jane Nichols,   b. Abt 1819, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F379  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Bath County Marriages, ASSUMING HE WAS AT LEAST 20 WHEN HE MARRIED. (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S160] Bath Co Voter's Lists 1791-1821.

    3. [S5] Bath County Marriages, MARRIAGE BOND DATED 4 APR 1796, MINISTER'S RETURN 7 APR. WILLIAM NICHOLS & ISABELLA DOUGHERTY, SURETY ZEFANIAH NICHOLS. MINISTER: WM. BALL. (Reliability: 3).