Martha J Nichols

Female25 October 1830–30 March 1897

Brief Life History of Martha J

When Martha J Nichols was born on 25 October 1830, in Alabama, United States, her father, Mark Nichols, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Lewis, was 31. She married John Conwell about 1850, in Mississippi, United States. She died on 30 March 1897, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Carolina, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Conwell
Martha J Nichols
Marriage: about 1850

Sources (3)

  • Martha Conwell in household of John Conwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Nichols in entry for John Conwill, "Mississippi Marriages, 1800-1911"
  • Martha Nichols in household of Mark Nichols, "United States Census, 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1850Mississippi, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Age 2

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 6

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 31

    Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Nichol , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, e.g. Croatian and Serbian Nikolić (see Nikolic ); see also below.

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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