Elizabeth Nicholas

14 September 1830–4 November 1911 (Age 81)
Breage, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Nicholas was born on 14 September 1830, in Breage, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Nicholas, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Adams, was 34. She married Robert Davis Ford on 8 July 1850, in Stapleton, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Grove Township, Shelby, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 4 November 1911, in Galland's Grove, Shelby, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Grove Township, Shelby, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Davis Ford
1829–1908
Elizabeth Nicholas
1830–1911
Marriage: 8 July 1850
Robert Henry Ford
1851–1927
William Nicholas Ford
1853–1918
Elizabeth Ford
1860–1866
Thomas Charles Ford
1863–1922
John Ford
1866–1932
Ellen "Nellie" Ford
1868–1871
Alfred E. Ford
1875–1945

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 July 1850Stapleton, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1848
    Age 18
    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Iowa, United States 1851: Shelby, Iowa, United States
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 24
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern England and south Wales) and Dutch: from the personal name Nicholas (from Latin Nicolaus, from Greek Nikolaos, from nikān ‘to conquer’ + laos ‘people’). Forms with -ch- are due to hypercorrection (compare Anthony ). The name in various vernacular forms was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, largely as a result of the fame of a 4th-century Lycian bishop, about whom a large number of legends grew up, and who was venerated in the Orthodox Church as well as the Catholic. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages and also their patronymics and other derivatives, e.g. Croatian and Serbian Nikolić (see Nikolic ), Greek Papanikolaou ‘(son of) Nicholas the priest’ and Nikolopoulos . Compare Nickolas .History: The colonial official and revolutionary patriot Robert Carter Nicholas was from a prominent VA family on both sides. His father was a British navy surgeon who emigrated c. 1700 from Lancashire, England, to Williamsburg, VA.

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

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    Sources (29)

    • Elizabeth Nicholas in household of John Nicholas, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Elizabeth Ford in entry for John Ford, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Elizabeth Ford in household of Robert Ford, "United States Census, 1880"

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