Alina Julia Nichols

27 November 1811–22 April 1876 (Age 64)
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Alina Julia

When Alina Julia Nichols was born on 27 November 1811, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, David Nichols, was 65 and her mother, Hannah Alvord, was 63. She married John Gay in 1830, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1850. She died on 22 April 1876, in Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

John Gay
1803–1867
Alina Julia Nichols
1811–1876
Marriage: 1830
Julia Gay
1831–1842
Abigail N. Gay
1833–1911
Ophelia Gay
1835–1860
Charles H. Gay
1843–1907
John Gilbert Gay
1843–1912

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1830
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    David Nichols

    Male1746–1813Male

    Hannah Alvord

    Female1748–1793Female

siblings

(12)

    Levi Nichols

    Male1769–Male

    Jesse Nichols

    Male1772–1823Male

    Mabel Nichols

    Female1774–Female

    Aaron Nichols

    Male1776–1837Male

    Hannah Nichols

    Female1777–Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 1

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

Age 1

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 18

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

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 (1)

  • Alina J Gay in household of John Gay, "United States Census, 1850"

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