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Re: Jackson NICHOLS born 1811 Shelbyville, Bedford Co, TN?
Posted by: Jack (ID *****3368) Date: July 04, 2004 at 12:47:37
In Reply to: Jackson NICHOLS born 1811 Shelbyville, Bedford Co, TN? by Mrs. LuAna Drake-Craig of 1477

Most, if not all, of my contacts re: research of WHEELER & DEASON families believe the Jackson NICHOLS who was bn 1811 in Franklin Co, TN, was the man who md Nancy WHEELER (d/o Nathan WHEELER & 1st wife Permelia LOCKE).

Nancy & her husband moved their family from Bedford Co, TN, to Texas Co, MO, in the Fall of 1858. They were buried at Licking, Texas Co, MO.


Nancy WHEELER -- bn on/about 27 AUG 1805 (calculated based upon age of 71-07-07 at death -- from tombstone); died 02 APR 1877; bur Licking Cemetery; 3d of 4 children of Nathan WHEELER (c1783-1842) & 1st wife, Permelia LOCKE (1779-1837).

married       PRE–1828 to Jackson NICHOLS in Bedford CO, TN

Jackson NICHOLS -- bn 04 MAY 1811 Franklin TN;       dd 03 OCT 1867 Licking Texas CO MO

1830 CENSUS       0001 – 100001              Bedford CO TN
183_ DEEDS Sold Land to Absalom NICHOLS (kinship unk)
1850 CENSUS       Bedford CO TN

184_ Jackson NICHOLS appt’d guardian of Thos J and Amanda C DEASON, children of Wm DEASON (dec'd) & Mary Emaline "Emma" (RUSHING) DEASON-MARR. Wm died prior to 1843. T J "Jeff" DEASON would later marry Jackson's dau, Elizabeth M NICHOLS.

1858 Jackson NICHOLS Purchased land 19 NOV 1858 in Texas County MO

18__ NICHOLS family moved to West Cold Springs, Phelps Co, MO at Dent Co, MO

1866 NICHOLS family moved back to Licking, Texas Co, MO
1870 Nancy lived w/dau, Susan MARSH, during the Census
1876 Nancy lived w/son, Richard NICHOLS


       Children of Nancy and Jackson

i. Jane       C NICHOLS (1828-1906) Bedford CO TN
...died 20 JUN 1906 at St James, Phelps Co MO James H ROLAND; min 2 ch

ii. John Wheeler NICHOLS (02 MAY 1832) TN - (27 JAN 1901) MO Mgt Jane TAYLOR; min 12 ch

iii. Emily A NICHOLS (1832-1835) - ( 1880-1900)        Bedford CO TN to Izard CO AR Rufus H MORTON MD (1837-1915) – no ch but raised orphans, incl 3 ch of sis Susan MARSH

iv. Rebecca A NICHOLS (12 SEP 1835) TN - (21 NOV 1909) MO Wm A ? ATKISSON ca 1853/54 – min 3 ch

v. Coleman C NICHOLS (12 JUL 1837) Bedford CO TN - (01 MAR 1909) Dent CO MO Elvira SHEFFIELD; min 4 ch Sarah Mgt HULL; min 2 ch Amanda Ellen SALLY; min 3 ch

vi. Elizabeth M NICHOLS       (25 JAN 1839) Bedford CO TN - (29 JAN 1885) Licking Texas CO MO Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" DEASON; min 10 ch

vii. Sarah P NICHOLS (1840/42) Bedford CO TN - (1876/1900)       Dent CO MO Benjamin J ROWLAND Jr in Phelps CO MO; min 2 ch Enoch FLOYD

viii. Minerva L NICHOLS       (15 APR 1844) Bedford CO TN - (07 OCT 1863) Phelps CO MO
...buried on `the old GRIMM place’ -only grave found there 06 NOV 1862       Johnson ROWLAND

ix. Susan F NICHOLS (1845/1847) Bedford CO TN - (after 1876) Silas G MARSH in JUL 1865; min 5 ch

x. Richard L NICHOLS (1847/49) Bedford CO TN - (after 1876) Mary `Jane’ (n ?); no known ch;
...they may have helped raise ch of sis, Susan F
...1876 – Richard & Jane lived w/his mother, Nancy (or she with them)


My interest is in the descendants of Elizabeth M (NICHOLS) DEASON. I have been in contact with some of her descendants as well as a descendant of at least one of her siblings. The date & place of her father's birth (04 MAY 1811, Franklin Co, TN) were provided by one or more direct descendants.

I have some limited information on ancestors of Nancy (nee WHEELER) NICHOLS, and Mary E "Emma" (RUSHING) DEASON-MARR, plus limited information on descendants of Nancy's husband, Jackson NICHOLS, but nothing further at this time on his background.

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