I am looking for information concerning Nelson Elijah NICHOLS, born 1821 in Sackets Harbor, Town of Hounsfield, Jefferson County, New York. His parents' names are uncertain, but the name of his mother, step-mother, grandmother, or step-grandmother was Mary LORD. Mary reportedly was from the merchant Lord family associated with Lord & Taylor's. Other ancestral family names might include BEEBE [BEEBEE] and FIELDS.
Nelson's father remarried at least once, presumably after Nelson's mother died, and so Nelson had one or more stepmothers. Nelson also had two brothers, or half-
brothers, named Charles and William, who both appear to have been born a few years after Nelson.
The family's oral history suggests that while still a boy Nelson's parents might have died, and Nelson might have moved to Ohio to live with an uncle who was a Lake Erie sailor.
By the 1840s, Nelson had moved to Jefferson County, Wisconsin, where he married Catherine Ann McLAUGHLIN (daughter of John S. McLaughlin and Sarah BURNS [BYRNE, BYRNES]) in 1847. Nelson's brothers, or half-brothers, Charles and William, also might have been living in Jefferson County, Wisconsin during the 1840s and 1850s, although one of the brothers also appears to have resided in Detroit, Michigan.
Nelson and Catherine and their children moved to Outagamie County, Wisconsin in about 1860. Nelson and Catherine's children included: (1) George Henry Nichols (1848-1898); (2) Julia Josephine Nichols ROGERS (1849-1934); (3) Charles Beebe Nichols (1851-1885);(4) Albert Nelson Nichols (1853-1883); (5) Benjamin Franklin Nichols (1855-1948); (6) Sarah Louisa Nichols FINK (1857-1924); (7) William John Nichols (1858-1953); (8) James Edward Nichols (1861-1953); (9) Mary Elizabeth Nichols (1863-1917); (10) Louis Elijah Nichols (1865-1952); (11) Eliza Jane Nichols SIMON MONYETTE (1867-1943); and (12) Lawrence Robert Nichols (1871-1894).
Catherine McLaughlin Nichols died in 1890, and Nelson Nichols died in 1915, both in Outagamie County, Wisconsin.
Does any of this look familiar to anyone? Thanks!
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