Thomas Nichols

11 April 1755–
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Nichols was born on 11 April 1755, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Israel Nichols, was 73 and his mother, Elizabeth Fish, was 49.

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Israel Nichols
1682–
Elizabeth Fish
1705–
Rachel Nichols
1737–1749
Leah Nichols
1739–1818
Caleb Nichols
1741–
Hannah Nichols
1744–1783
Noah Nickols
1746–1824
Israel Nichols
1748–1776
Samuel Nichols
1752–
Thomas Nichols
1755–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 21

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 21

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 26

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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 (2)

  • Thomas Nichols, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thomus Nicols, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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