Nathan Nichols

Male11 May 1826–10 January 1885

Brief Life History of Nathan

When Nathan Nichols was born on 11 May 1826, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States, his father, Nathan Spencer Nichols Jr, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Thomas, was 43. He married Orpha Buffington on 4 February 1847, in Marion, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Lincoln Township, Morrow, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Hilliar Township, Knox, Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 10 January 1885, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Nathan Nichols
Orpha Buffington
Marriage: 4 February 1847
John B S Nichols
Melville W Nichols
Mr Nickols

Sources (16)

  • Nathan Nichols, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nathan Nichols, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Nathan Nichols, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1847Marion, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1829: McDonough, Illinois, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 4

    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.

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 18

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

    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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