Is Robert C Nichols, born 6 Feb 1827 in Sandgate, Bennington, VT, the son of Abner and Asenath Nichols?

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asked in Genealogy Help by Elaine Brown G2G Crew (620 points)
edited by Elaine Brown
Hi Elaine, It would be easier to help you if you give us a location. As a very minimum please tell us which country we should be looking at.
Thanks for the suggestion, I edited my question

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The short answer to your question is... I do not know. If  Robert Nichols was born in 1827 in Vermont, USA, and his father was Abner, then Abner would have been  old when he was born and his mother Asseneth Palmer would have been about 53. That looks wrong on the face of it as the parents given are too old at the time of his birth, unless his grandparents were raising him for some reason.  This Robert Nichols married Polly Preston and he had one son and five daughters between 1853 and 1886. He died on the 10 November 1876 at the age of 49.

Abner Nichols was born 22 July 1794 Braintree, Vermont, USA (his father was also called Abner Nichols) he married Asseneth Palmer on 14 December 1823 in Braintree, Vermont, USA. He died on 16 December 1854 in Braintree, Vermont, USA. Did this couple have a son late in their life? Was that son Robert C Nichols?
answered by Amanda X G2G6 Mach 1 (14.7k points)
Abner Nichols married Asseneth Palmer 14 December 1823

Abner Nichols married a Rebecca Nichols on 6 June 1827
The Robert Nichols I'm researching and have documented thus far, married Lettie Margaret VanAlst and had my Great Grandfather George Washington Nichols in 1857.  I need to find proof that this Robert was the son of Abner and Aseneth (Neff, Palmer) Nichols.  Even the VT microfilm does not show a birth record for him, but I have a letter from an older ancestor who states he was born 6  Feb  1827 in Sandgate, Bennington County, VT but does not state Robert's parent's names.
Thanks for the additional information, however, I could not find a link or record back to George Washington Nichols from Abner Nichols.
Again, thank you for your research Amanda, appreciate your efforts. Elaine
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Sending you death record via email because I can't paste it here
answered by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (359k points)
Thank you.  I received your email.
Elaine, did this answer your question?
I know George Washington Nichols' Father is Robert C Nichols from Federal and NY State Census and listing Lettie as Robert's Wife.  Some Census list Robert's birth in NY and others VT.  I just can't find the proof connection between Robert and his Mother Aseneth Neff Palmer Nichols.

Thank you for looking into this

Elaine Brown 774

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