Posted By:Debra Jeffers
Subject:Jane Kelsey Nichols
Post Date:June 17, 2006 at 18:20:17
Message URL:
Forum:Delaware County, NY Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:


Looking for the parents of Jane Kelsey, said to be born Oct. 11, 1818. She was married to Jerome Knapp Nichols in Hamilton NY in 1839. He is always listed as a shoemaker. Jane died April 7, 1858, possibly in Hamilton (Poolville or East Hamilton areas).

They had 6 children all born in Delaware county NY, where they appear in the 1840 and 1850 census. No town listed in 1840, just Catskill, in 1850 town is Roxbury, where there are other Kelseys in the area. Jerome and children are back in Hamilton, Madison county NY, in the 1860 census but living with others in the area. Jerome remarried to Louise White Nov. 6th 1862 in Hamilton, they had no children.

Jerome and Jane had these children:
Mary Adaline Nichols b. Jan 4th 1841 d. Jan 30, 1859
Orson G. Nichols b. Sept. 12, 1842 (he went to Story Iowa, later to Longmont CO.)
Alfred J. Nichols b. Dec. 18, 1845, d.1823, (Civil War vet, buried in Hubbardsville NY)
Daniel K. b. Nov. 22, 1847 (last seen in Hamilton, 1920 census with wife)
Lorrain R. b. May 29, 1850 (is buried in Poolville NY with father Jerome)
Anna Jeannette, b. June 30, 1853, d. 1946 is buried in Waterville NY married to Devillo Terry.

Any help would be very much appreciated.