Captain Horace Nickerson

22 June 1820–3 April 1883 (Age 62)
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Horace

When Captain Horace Nickerson was born on 22 June 1820, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Seth Nickerson, was 40 and his mother, Polly Mary Hall, was 35. He married Clarissa Clara Hall Collins on 18 October 1844, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cotuit, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States in 1883. He died on 3 April 1883, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Cotuit, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Captain Horace Nickerson
Clarissa Clara Hall Collins
Marriage: 18 October 1844
Eliza Jones Collins
Horace Weston Nickerson
Victor Hall Nickerson

Spouse and Children

18 October 1844
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States



    Horace Weston Nickerson


    Victor Hall Nickerson


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World Events (7)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 5

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Age 26

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): patronymic from a pet form of Nicholas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Horace Nickerson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Horace Nickerson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Horace Nickerson, "United States Census, 1880"

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