Lafayette Nuckolls

18 May 1835–26 February 1860 (Age 24)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Lafayette

When Lafayette Nuckolls was born on 18 May 1835, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, his father, Ezra Nuckolls, was 37 and his mother, Lucinda Hale, was 28. He married Elizabeth Jan Modie on 25 December 1855, in Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 26 February 1860, in Calhoun, Calhoun, Texas, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Rock Port, Atchison, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lafayette Nuckolls
Elizabeth Jan Modie
Marriage: 25 December 1855
Maggie J Nuckolls
Fannie J Nuckolls

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Jan Modie


25 December 1855
Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States


    Maggie J Nuckolls


    Fannie J Nuckolls


Parents and Siblings


    Lucinda Hale




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World Events (6)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch

Age 3

On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 9

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

Of North German origin: variant spelling of Nuckols .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fayette Nuckolls in household of Ezra Nuckolls, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lafayette Nuckolls, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Lafayette Nuckolls, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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