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James Nichols/Sally Shailer VT & CT
Posted by: Brian Holland (ID *****5674) Date: December 15, 2012 at 10:44:45
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I’m looking for information on the family of James. S. Nichols and Sally Shailer. The family hails from Middlesex County, Connecticut. The 1790 census places them in Middleton/Middletown. By 1800 they were in Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont. Family details are shown below.

Sally Shailer may be the daughter of Timothy Shailer and Temperance Southworth of Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut. Samuel G. Webber's, "A Genealogy of the Southworths (Southards) Descendants of Constant Southworth with a Sketch of the Family in England" (1905, The Fort Will Press), identifies their daughter as marrying a James Nichols in April 1786. However, Barbour identifies the husband to Sarah Shailer of this April 1786 marriage as being William Nichols. Barbour does not identify William’s wife as the daughter of Timothy & Temperance.

Harrison Shaler’s “The Thomas Shaylor Family” which appears in Volume 12 of the Connecticut Nutmegger does not show a husband for Sarah (daughter of Timothy & Temperance), but does show a death date of 1826. James Nichols probate records show that Sally was still alive as of 1819-1820. Also, Shaler’s not showing a husband for Sarah does not rule out the fact that she was married. Many others listed in the genealogy are explicitly identified as “unmarried.”


1. James S1 Nichols (8126) married Sarah Shailer (8127) in Apr 1786. He died circa 1816. He appeared on the census of 1790 at Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. He appeared on the census of 1800 at Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont. He appeared on the census of 1810 at Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont.

Children of James S1 Nichols (8126) and Sarah Shailer (8127) were as follows:

               2       i.       James H2 Nichols (8130) was born circa 1789 at Connecticut. He married Abigail Buffam (8163) on 29 Jan 1811 at Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont. He married Rosetta Unknown (8146). He died on 1 Sep 1877 at Bristol, Addison, Vermont. He was buried at Maplewood Cemetery, Huntington, Chittenden, Vermont.

He and Rosetta Unknown (8146) appeared on the census of 1850 at Bristol, Addison, Vermont. He and Rosetta Unknown (8146) appeared on the census of 1860 at Bristol, Addison, Vermont. He and Rosetta Unknown (8146) appeared on the census of 1870 at Bristol, Addison, Vermont.

               3       ii.       Charles H Nichols (8128) was born circa 1791. He married Rachel Peck (8147). He died circa 1833 at Bolton, Addison, Vermont.

               4       iii.       Timothy Shaler Nichols (8131) was born on 12 Aug 1793 at Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut. He married Rhoda Sophronia Chaffee (8144) on 1 Feb 1815 at Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont. He died on 27 Mar 1868 at Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, at age 74. He was buried at Essex Common Burial Ground, Essex, Chittenden, Vermont.

He appeared on the census of 1820 at Hinesburg, Chittenden, Vermont. He appeared on the census of 1830 at Essex, Chittenden, Vermont. He appeared on the census of 1840 at Essex, Chittenden, Vermont. He and Rhoda Sophronia Chaffee (8144) appeared on the census of 1850 at Essex, Chittenden, Vermont. He and Rhoda Sophronia Chaffee (8144) appeared on the census of 1860 at Essex, Chittenden, Vermont.

               5       iv.       Josiah W Nichols (4848) was born circa 1795. He married Harriet L Ward (1254), daughter of Timothy Lee Ward (6447) and Statira Lee (6448), on 4 Jul 1822 at Vermont. He died on 16 Feb 1841 at Williston, Chittenden, Vermont.

He appeared on the census of 1820 at Richmond, Census, Vermont. He appeared on the census of 1840 at Williston, Chittenden, Vermont.

               6       v.       Sally S Nichols (8129) was born circa 1802.

               7       vi.       John S Nichols (8295).

               8       vii.       Polly H Nichols (8132) was born circa 1804. She married Linas Place (8275). She died on 1 Aug 1889 at Essex, Chittenden, Vermont. She was buried at Essex Common Burial Ground, Essex, Chittenden, Vermont.

               9       viii.       Jeremiah S Nichols (8133) was born on 20 May 1808 at Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont. He married Eunice Cormick (8134) on 2 Aug 1832 at Essex, Chittenden, Vermont. He died on 7 Apr 1895 at Essex, Chittenden, Vermont, at age 86. He was buried at Mount View Cemetery, Essex Center, Chittenden, Vermont.


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