Seeking information on the families mentioned in this deed:
May 1766 JOHN WINDHAM..(from Pitt Co.) "in consideration of love, good will and affection which I have for my grandson JOHN NICHOLS (of Pitt co.)", have given 100 acres of land in Pitt Co., on Coneta Creek including the plantation that WILLIAM NICHOLS formerly lived on. Likewise my daughter JEAN NICHOLS can stay on the land for her lifetime. Signed: JOHN WINDOM and ELIZABETH WINDOM, Witnessed by James May, Nathan Mayo, and David Hathaway. Pitt Co., NC Deed C321
Both these Nichols and Windham families were listed in 1755 Beaufort County, before Pitt was formed. I wish to find all the children of old William Nichols, and his wife (I assume) Jean Windham. He may have been married twice, secondly to one Mary ___. The older William Nichols must have been born ca 1725, he was still alive in 1775.
To which (Virginia?) Windham family do the above mentioned John and Elizabeth Windham belong? John Windham must have been born ca 1690-1700?
My branch of Nichols' went to SC and then on to MS. I would love to work with the someone working the siblings, John, William, Joel, James, etc., the ones that stayed in Pitt County a little longer than mine who left before 1790.
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