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Daniel Nichols (abt. 1720 - bef. 1798)

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Daniel Nichols
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Profile last modified 27 Oct 2019 | Created 12 Nov 2013
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He is the son of Thomas Nichols and Mary Ludford.[1]


Will of Daniel Nichols (abstract), Mill Crk. Hd.[2]
Written 7 April 1795; proved 30 June 1798
  • nephew, Thomas Dixson, son of Isaac, dec'd[3]
  • grandson Daniel Gregg, son of William, dec'd
  • great-nephews, sons of Thomas
    • Thomas Dixson
    • Jesse Dixson
    • Isaac Dixson
  • late-wife's children, Charles and Grace Gause[4][5]
  • Samuel Dixson's three daughters:
    • Mary
    • Jane
    • Martha
  • David Pusey's four children:[6]
  • James and Annie Wilson
  • Robert and Ann Phillips
  • nephews, sons of Isaac, dec'd
    • Isaac Dixson
    • Silas Dixson
    • Jehu Dixson
  • sister Ann's "four other children":
  • nephews, sons of John
    • Jacob Nickols
    • Thomas Nickols
  • "Charity Cherry, wife of William Cherry, and Hannah Brown, dec'd, daughters of bro. John"
  • William Brown (son of said Hannah Brown)
  • brother John's grandson Robert Clendenon
  • brother Isaac
  • "bro., Thomas's widow, and son Daniel Nickols"[7]
  • brother "Joseph's son Samuel, and his sister Hannah, wife of Stephen Logue"
  • brother Samuel's widow, and children, Ellis Nickols, Susannah _______, and Edith Sharpless
  • Isaac Dixson, son of nephew John, dec'd
  • late wife's grandson Daniel Gregg
  • Stephen Wilson
  • Ann Greaves
  • Margaret Lockard
  • Phoebe Charity, dau., of William and Charity
Exc. sons-in-law, James Wilson and Robert Phillips

Research Notes

This Rootsweb entry for Daniel Nichols,[8] also analyzes Daniel's will and offers opinions on relationships.


  1. Entered by Raymond Nichols, Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
  2. F.H. Hitchcock. A Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800 (National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Delaware. Historical Research Committee: 1911), page 144 (accessed 8 September 2019).
  3. This would be the same Thomas mentioned in the 1782 will of Ann Nichols' 2nd husband (Tate): "sons of wife, Ann; Thomas and Isaac Dixon." (From his profile, citing "New Castle County, Delaware Wills, 1682-1800, William Tate, Mill Creek Hundred, Will Book L, p274."
  4. This post shows Charles Gause m Grace Dixon in 1753 as son of Charles Goss & Jane Powell. (Accessed 8 September 2019)
  5. the way Hictchcock punctuates the abstract, "children" is just Grace, but since it's "children", the list was likely intended to be Grace and at least Samuel also.
  6. From David Pusey's profile: David Pusey, a brother and the youngest son of Caleb and Prudence (Carter) Pusey married Sarah Dixon, a granddaughter of William and Ann (Gregg) Dixon. Source: Commons, Albert. Notes and Queries, The Literary Era: A Monthly Repository of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, Volume 6, Porter & Coates (1899) Google Books, page 28.
    Note: His wife's profile, Dixon-4619, is attached as daughter of William and Anne (Gregg) Dixon. Her profile has an additional source: McCrackent, George. The Welcome Claimants Proved, Disproved and Doubtful, The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania (1985). submitted to Rootsweb by Kay Walton, 2/16/1998 (online 2/5/2015)"
  7. Profile attached as brother Thomas as of 8 September, Nichols-3060, does not have a son Daniel attached, although the list of children includes Daniel (last). Profile attached for Thomas's wife is Lydia Hayes-3048. A comment on Thomas's profile includes "Daniel B: 2-28-1766".
  8. Rootsweb online tree, "Hardin Clay Roots #1", entry for Daniel Nichols, posted by Norvan L. Johnson (accessed 9 September 2019).
  •, online database with images, "U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935" > Pennsylvania > Chester > Kennett Monthly Meeting > Men´s Minutes, 1739-1791 > Daniel Nichols and Sarah Dixon, April 1743; Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania), "Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes - Men's Minutes, 1739-1791"; Call Number: MR-Ph 267. Ancestry Record 2189 #99493139 with attached Image.


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2. i. JOHN2 NICHOLS, b. Bef 1712, Rugely, Staffordshire, England; d. ABT 1767, Chester Co, PA.

ii. MARY NICHOLS, m. (1) ALPHONSUS KIRK, March 14, 1729/30; m. (2) THOMAS HAYES, October 11, 1734; m. (3) JONATHAN JACKSON, 1743.

iii. DANIEL NICHOLS, m. SARAH HOLLINGSWORTH, February 13, 1742/43, Hockessin

iv. THOMAS NICHOLS, m. LYDIA HAYES, December 3, 1741, New Garden, Chester Co., PA

v. JOSEPH NICHOLS, m. (1) MARGARET (MNU) NICHOLS; m. (2) SARAH ELLIS, November 23, 1745 .

3. vi. ISAAC NICHOLS, d. 1802, Loudoun Co VA.



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