Mary Nichols

16 May 1752–
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Nichols was born on 16 May 1752, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Benjamin Nichols, was 20 and her mother, Elizabeth Pritchard, was 26. She married Amasa Welton on 6 September 1770, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Amasa Welton
1749–
Mary Nichols
1752–
Marriage: 6 September 1770
Achsah Welton
1773–
Orpha Welton
1776–
Mary Jane Welton
1779–
Chandler Welton
1782–1858
Sara Welton
1784–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 September 1770
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 29

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 31

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: patronymic from Nichol .2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish names.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Nichols, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Nichols in entry for Amasa Welton, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary in entry for Orpha Welton, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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