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Re: John and Hezekiah Nickerson of Ohio, from Pennsylvania
Posted by: Stan Handshy (ID *****8347) Date: August 29, 2010 at 18:34:02
In Reply to: Re: John and Hezekiah Nickerson of Ohio, from Pennsylvania by Alan Ives of 1795

After spending a lot of time on the John Nickerson issue, it appears that John Nickerson and the Clymer family (with him marrying Susanna Clymer) had their ties in the Pennsylvania area. The Clymers migrated from the Rhode Island area and branches came off in Pennsylvania and the main body migrated on through to Ohio. In the process, John Nickerson became married to Sussanna Clymer and produced at least three children. On extensive review of the records in Ohio, there if very little left on John. Susanna's head stone mentions him, and the children occurred. He appears to have enterred and been in the same area of Ohio at the same time as Uziel (Uzie), and Hezekiah Nickerson---both of which I suspect were siblings of his. This group appears to fit best with Issacher Nickerson Jr. group that was in Susquehanna area of Pennsylvania when Issacsher Jr.'s wife drew a revolutionary war pension from his time serving in the New York Militia. Note that it appears that Isacher Sr. also had a son named Hezekiah Nickerson who settled in the Susquehanna area, and later named a son in turn Hezekiah. So you will find THREE Hezekiah Nickersons appearing off and on in this area. I believe that Uziel, John, and Hezekiah made the migration along with the Clymer Clan and related families and got as far as the central Ohio area. The following is a 'story' I added to my ancestry.com site to try to summarize this confusing area as best I can. I hope this helps some.::



Aaron Nickerson came to Franklin County, Ohio first and had son Joseph. Aaron died in the county. Uzziel Nickerson, setteld for awhile in the Fairflied and Franklin areas, had some children there and later moved on to Indiana. Aaron is a son of Issacher Nickerson Sr. (born abt 1730). They, this branch of Nickersons including Issacher the younger and Aaron (born about 1759) and at least some of Issacher's children lived for awhile in the Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania with or near cousins (Hezekiah Nickerson Sr of Bridgewater, Susquannah, Pennsylvania) prior to coming on down. Issacher Nickerson Jr, moved to the Susquehannah, Pennsylvania area. Note that on earlier New York census reports, he had eleven children, 5 sons and 6 daughters. Three of the daughters have been previously identified. It appears that John Nickerson that married Sussanah Clymer and Hezekiah Nickerson that came at the same time, was married in Fairfield county (as was John, within six months of each other), and Uzziel Nickerson; are likely brothers and sons of the younger Issacher Nickerson. Hezakiah probably was named by Issacher Jr for the Hezakiah Nickerson Sr cousin in the Bridgewater, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania area. Note that both these Hezekiah's in turn named a son Hezekiah. Issacher (the younger, born abt 1759) is evidenced to have lived in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, by his receipt while in this county of three years revolutionary war benefits ($60 per year for three years). Note that both this Issacher and his father Issacher served in the Revolutionary War. One of the yourger Issacher Nickersons daughters also is recorded to have married a Green in Bridgewater, Susquehanna county, Pennsylvania--the exact location of the Pennsylvania Hezekia father and son. She spent her life in the Susquehanna area. John Nickerson, likely died while his three children were fairly young. He vanishes from all reports; and a curiosity is noted in Susannah Clymer Nickerson's parents wills where they name her prior to other siblings--and out of age order---raising the obvious question of whether she was living with them for a time, or in some other way was felt to be more needing or more close to them. There are still two other sons of Issacher Nickerson Jr to locate, but likely spread between New York and Pennsylvania and possibly further westward with time. In summary, it looks like the mysterious John Nickerson that married the Sussana Clymer in Fairfield County, Ohio, as well as Uzziel, and Hezakiah, were likely the sons of Issacher Nickerson born abt 1759; and as indicated in children's later census data, migrated from the Susquehanna, Pennsylvania to Ohio before spreading out. If any contradictory information is obtained, it will of course be seriously entertained.


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