Ensign Nickerson

Male21 February 1753–25 January 1834

Brief Life History of Ensign

When Ensign Nickerson was born on 21 February 1753, in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Absalom Nickerson, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Penny, was 19. He married Alice Mayo on 1 April 1779, in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 25 January 1834, in Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Peoples Cemetery, Chatham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Ensign Nickerson
Mehitable Hittie Hettie Crowell
Marriage: 12 April 1787
Polly Nickerson
Absalom Nickerson
Ensign Nickerson
Jesse Nickerson
Seth Nickerson
Lombard Lumbert Nickerson
Sally Nickerson
Catherine Katey E Nickerson
Sally Nickerson
Eunice Nickerson

Sources (22)

  • Ensign Nickerson in entry for Sallay Nickerson, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ensign Nickerson in entry for Sally Nickerson Crosby, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Ensign Nickerson, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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  • Marriage
    12 April 1787Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (6)


    Age 23

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 23

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 47

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English (Norfolk and Lincolnshire): variant of Nixon , in which trisyllabic Nickeson has been spelled Nickerson.

    English: alternatively, a variant of Nicholson with /r/ substituted for /l/.

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

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