George W Nicholas

1851–
Clay, Clay, West Virginia, United States

The Life of George W

When George W Nicholas was born in 1851, in Clay, Clay, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Pritt Nicholas, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Adkins, was 19.

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Family Time Line

John Pritt Nicholas
1826–1899
Elizabeth Jane Adkins
1832–1878
George W Nicholas
1851–
Octavia Jane Nicholas
1854–1882
Sinnett R Nicholas
1855–
Charles Nicholas
1857–1857
Naoma Caroline Nicholas
1858–1955
William Harrison Nicholas
1859–
James Franklin Nicholas
1861–1950
Andrew Linton Nicholas
1865–1952
Harriet Rowena Nicholas
1868–1942
Enos Nicholas
1869–1874
Alexander Sampson Nicholas
1871–1950
Anthony B. Nicholas
1872–1891
A. R. Nicholas
1873–1892
Sarah Nicholas
1874–1889
Adam Burton Nicholas
1874–1957

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 12

West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the personal name (Greek Nikolaos, from nikān ‘to conquer’ + laos ‘people’). Forms with -ch- are due to hypercorrection ( compare Anthony ). The name in various vernacular forms was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, largely as a result of the fame of a 4th-century Lycian bishop, about whom a large number of legends grew up, and who was venerated in the Orthodox Church as well as the Catholic. In English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Americanized form of various Greek surnames such as Papanikolaou ‘(son of) Nicholas the priest’ and patronymics such as Nikolopoulos.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • George W Nicholas in household of George Nicholas, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George W. Nicholas - Published information: birth-name: George W. Nicholas

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