Thanks, Frank. Unfortunately, I do not have any of the other items you mention...which is why ol' John has been my brick wall for almost 30 years!
1 May 1732: "Truelove, a negro girl belonging to John Nichols is 11 years old." Caroline Co. VA Court Orders LDS 975.536 p2dj p1. [Is this our John Nichols?]
Some researchers say he was b c1698 Essex Co, VA, but have no sources. Some say he was the s/o John NICHOLS and Phyllis FLYNT, again, no sources.
"At a Council held March 21st 1745/46... To John Nicholds Seven Thousand Acres including the Branches of Black Walnut Creek and the Piney Branch in Brunswick joining Col. Randolphs Line" (from "Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia" Vol. V, p. 202). [NOTE: In 1752 this section of Brunswick County, VA, became part of the newly-created Halifax County. John later bequeathed tracts of this land in his will, which he specifically referred to as "being part of my orders of Council." John's son, Jesse, also bequeathed in his will (dated 27 Nov 1805 Smith County, TN) "a certain tract of land on the waters of Black Walnut in Halifax County Virginia"--this same land he had received from his father.] He had about 2,200 acres of the 7,000 surveyed. Each of his 10 ch got a piece of land in his will.
Calculate he m Mary OWEN c 1719 ?Goochland Co, VA? There was a John NICHOLS in the Goochalnd Co, VA 1740.
Thanks for the response!
Resa Nichols Hennings