Rufus Samuel Nichols

Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Rufus Samuel Nichols

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This is Rufus Samuel Nichols's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for Rufus's genealogy below.

* Rufus Samuel Nichols
Rufus Samuel Nichols
22 Aug 1893 - 14 Sep 1958
Fourth District, Franklin, Virginia

Brother of Rachel E (Nichols) Hundley, Joseph Frederick Nichols, Adaline Clarissa (Nichols) Wood, Ada Marie (Nichols) Conner, Ezekiel Chris Nichols, Richard Ira Nichols, James Banks Nichols, Doctor Albert Nichols, Charles Robert Nichols and Clydia Emma Nichols

Husband of May Catherine (Collins) Nichols

Father of Hettie Beatrice (Nichols) Dunford, [private daughter (1910s - 2000s)], [private daughter (1920s - 2000s)], [private son (1920s - 2000s)], Hazel (Nichols) Woods, Tyrice Valentine Nichols, Elsie (Nichols) Isom, [private son (1930s - unknown)] and [private son (1930s - 2010s)]

James Ira Nichols ancestors
1872 - 22 Dec 1936
Franklin, VA.
Ezekiel Hankin Nichols ancestors
18 Dec 1849 - 1920
Franklin, VA.
* John Ezekiel Nichols ancestors
1814 -
Bedford, VA, USA
* Archibald B Nichols more treemore tree ancestors
1760 - 1860
* Judith Hatcher more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1765 - 04 Apr 1819
* Martha Ann Jones ancestors
* Ezekiel S Jones ancestors
* Elizabeth Prindle more tree ancestors
Harriet Isabella Williams ancestors
29 Jul 1852 - 24 Aug 1905
* James Henry Williams ancestors
1818 - 01 Jun 1862
Franklin, Virginia, United States
* Unknown Williams ancestors
abt 1800 -
* Malinda Smith ancestors
* Clarissa Alice Richards ancestors
May 1827 - 10 Jan 1911
* Christopher C. Richards SR. more treemore tree ancestors
1802 - aft 1892
* Nancy Adeline Moore more treemore tree ancestors
Teresa Marcella King ancestors
15 May 1872 - 29 Jul 1947
Franklin, VA.
Michael O. King ancestors
02 Aug 1848 - 30 Oct 1931
Virginia, United States
* Anthony King Jr. ancestors
1810 -
Montgomery, Va.
* Anthony King Sr. ancestors
1761 -
* Dorces Pickle ancestors
1772 -
* Margaret Wright ancestors
abt 1810 - 13 Jul 1871
Franklin Co., VA
* James G Wright Sr. more treemore tree ancestors
1756 - 11 Mar 1823
* Margaret Young ancestors
abt 1758 - abt 1829
Louisa Catherine Aldridge ancestors
1850 - 1933
Floyd, Virginia, United States
* Greenville W Aldridge ancestors
1816 - 1875
* Leonard Aldridge more tree ancestors
1789 - 1854
* Catherine Flynt more tree ancestors
abt 1795 -
* Mary Gibson ancestors
abt 1815 -
* Absalom Gibson more tree ancestors
abt 1795 -
* Elizabeth Highley more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1795 -

Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Rufus's family history.

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Ancestor List for Rufus Nichols ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

Descendant List descendants
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Rufus along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Rufus's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Rufus gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Rufus's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Rufus's testable DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Rufus's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Family List
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Rufus and Henry VIII? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Images of Rufus photos
Here are photographs and source images for Rufus. Please contact the profile managers if you have any to add.

Index of Nicholss
This page shows all the Nicholss on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Rufus. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Nichols DNA Connections and NICHOLS G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Fourth District, Franklin, Virginia on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Roanoke County, Virginia, USA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: Roanoke, Va. on Google Maps | Open Street Map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.

Profile of Rufus
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Rufus's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Nichols-2517 is Rufus's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Nichols-2517 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Rufus and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch
Automatically search for Rufus on more than 20 different genealogy websites with the RootsSearch app.

Share Tree on Facebook shareable tree
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Rufus's family names. Many members share its URL via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Rufus's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Rufus's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Rufus's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about Rufus or have a Nichols family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Nichols surname index, etc. The green dot for Rufus indicates that his profile is Public. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Rufus's DNA
If Rufus's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Rufus's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Rufus's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Rufus's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Rufus and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to Rufus.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Rufus's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about Rufus
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about Rufus and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just Rufus's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
Rufus's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Rufus. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Rufus's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

E-Card for Rufus
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Rufus or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Rufus's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a family member or descendant please join the Trusted List. This will you give you full access to view, follow, and edit Rufus's information on WikiTree. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Rufus, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.