Alvin Sheldon Nichols

19 August 1819–18 September 1899 (Age 80)
Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Alvin Sheldon

When Alvin Sheldon Nichols was born on 19 August 1819, in Bastard, Leeds, Upper Canada, British Colonial America, his father, Sheldon Nichols, was 30 and his mother, Susannah Chipman, was 27. He married Lucy Anna Olney on 3 January 1847, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 18 September 1899, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Sheldon Nichols
Virginia Ann Charlotte Wright
Marriage: 21 May 1857
Jonathan Calkins Nichols
Beulah Rosabelle Nichols
Quincy Bonesteel Nichols
Amos Russell Nichols
Chauncey Sheldon Nichols
Virginia Ann Charlotte Nichols
Ernest Wright Nichols
Rebecca Nichols
Virginia Nichols
Joseph Nelson Nichols
Ephraim Nichols
Elise Nichols
Venna Nichols

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 May 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 22
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Testimony of Lucy Anna Olney

    She related some of her experiences in Nauvoo as follows: "I heard the Prophet Joseph Smith preach on many occasions. I saw and heard him when he made his farewell address to the Nauvoo Legion. I …

    Sources (81)

    • Alvin Nichols, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Alvin? Nichals, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Alvin Nichols in entry for Luna C Squires, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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