When Shadrack Nicholson was born in 1771, in Fairfax, Culpeper, Virginia, British Colonial America, his father, John Nicholson Sr, was 33 and his mother, Ann MNU, was 35. He married Sarah Dodson on 29 July 1801, in Madison, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Madison, Virginia, United States in 1840. He died in 1854, in Madison, Madison, Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Madison, Madison, Virginia, United States.
English (northern) and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Nic(h)olas or the vernacular form Nic(h)ol + son; see Nichol , Nicholas . In Scotland the name was sometimes substituted for McNichol .
Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Nicolaisen or Nikolaisen , or of the Swedish cognate Niklasson, patronymics from equivalents of the personal name Nicholas .