Mary Nichols

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Nichols was born on 20 April 1760, in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Nichols, was 36 and her mother, Mary Ely, was 30. She married David Chichester on 7 February 1784, in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She registered for military service in 1836. She died on 23 August 1839, in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Parade Hill Cemetery, New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Chichester
1757–1803
Mary Nichols
1760–1839
Marriage: 7 February 1784
Polly Chidester
1785–1871
Isaac Chichester
1786–1863
David Chichester
1789–1874
Alanson Chichester
1791–1863
Dr Enos Chichester
1793–1865
William Billy Chichester
1797–1870
Polly Chichester
1798–
Mary Ann Chichester
1802–1870

Sources (22)

  • Mary Nichols, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Mary Chichester, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Mary in entry for Polly Chichester, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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

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

English: variant of Nichol , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, e.g. Croatian and Serbian Nikolić (see Nikolic ); see also below.

Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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