Elwood Nicholson

McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Elwood

When Elwood Nicholson was born in 1830, in McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, Thomas Nicholson, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Bell, was 37. He married Elizabeth Jacobs in 1865, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons.

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Elwood Nicholson
Elizabeth Jacobs
Marriage: 1865
David Newton Nicholson
John Nicholson

Spouse and Children

Illinois, United States


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+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 0

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 5

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 32

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: patronymic from Nichol .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elwood Nicholson in entry for David Nicholson and Nora Davis, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Elwood Nicholson in entry for David Nicholson, "Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930"
  • Elwood Nicholson in entry for David Nickelson and Nora Davis, "Oklahoma Marriages, 1870-1930"

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