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
Alina Julia Nichols
Marriage: 1830
Julia Gay
Abigail N. Gay
Ophelia Gay
Charles H. Gay
John Gilbert Gay

Spouse and Children

Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Nichols


    Hannah Alvord




    Levi Nichols


    Jesse Nichols


    Mabel Nichols


    Aaron Nichols


    Hannah Nichols


+7 More Children

World Events (8)


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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