Avis Sabin

4 February 1789–28 March 1869 (Age 80)
Madison, New York, United States

The Life of Avis

When Avis Sabin was born on 4 February 1789, in Madison, New York, United States, her father, Josiah Sabin, was 41 and her mother, Lydia Cady, was 29. She married Ezra Nichols in 1814, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Jefferson Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1850 and Penfield, Monroe, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 28 March 1869, in Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Rathbone, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Ezra Nichols
Avis Sabin
Marriage: 1814
Philetus Nichols
William Henry Nichols
Douglass J Nichols
Edwin Nichols
Chloe E Nichols
Clarissa Nichols
Hannah Jane Nichols
Mary Ann Nichols

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New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 8

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.

Age 23

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from the medieval French form of the Latin personal name Sabinus or its feminine form Sabina, originally an ethnic name for a member of an ancient Italic people of central Italy, whose name is of uncertain origin. According to legend, in the 8th century BC the Romans slaughtered the Sabine menfolk and carried off the women. More influential as far as name-giving is concerned was the existence of several Christian saints bearing this name. The masculine name was borne by at least ten early saints (martyrs and bishops), but as a given name the feminine form was always more popular.2 Jewish: probably also an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Avis Nichols in household of Douglass J Nichols, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Avis Nichols in household of Israel P Baker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Avis Nichols in entry for Chloe E. Benedict, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

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