The son of John Nichols and Martha Payne. Husband of Judith Hatcher.
Y-DNA Haplogroup R-CTS1751
subgroup of R-M269
1814 DEED TO ARCHIBALD NICHOLS FROM RICHARD HATCHER OF BEDFORD COUNTY
Bedford County, Virginia
Deed Book 14, Page 140-141
LDS Film 1940993
Transcribed by Cecil Q Larsen
This Indenture made this 14th day of April One Thousand Eight hundred and fourteen between Richard Hatcher of the County of Bedford of the One part and Archibald Nichols of said County of the Other part Witnesseth That the said Richard Hatcher for and in Consideration of the Sum of Fifty pounds to him in hand paid the Receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said Archibald Nichols One certain Tract or parcel of Land containing One hundred and Twenty five acres, be the same more or less, lying and being in the County of Bedford and bounded as follows Viz Beginning at a red Oak in Hails line, thence South 65 Degrees West 154 poles to a Pine Stump in sd. Hails line thence with it South 5 Degrees East 138 poles to pointers North 68 degrees East 70 poles to pointers North 14 Degrees East 54 poles to a black Oak, North 61 degrees East 58 poles to a white Oak North 34 1/2 Degrees East 61 poles to pointers, North 8 degrees West 60 poles to a red Oak south 78 1/2 Degrees West 31 poles to the Beginning. To have and to hold the within granted Land and premises with the appertenances to the same belonging with the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders and every part and parcel thereof unto him the said Archibald Nichols his Heirs and Assigns forever, and the said Richard Hatcher doth for himself and his Heirs Covenant and agree to and with the said Archibald Nichols his Heirs & Assigns that the said Richard Hatcher his Heirs & assigns shall warrant and forever defend the sd. granted Land and premises to the said Archibald Nichols his Heirs & assigns forever against him the said Richard Hatcher & Heirs and against all and every other person or persons claiming by from or under him or them, or any of them, and against all and every other person or persons whatsoever.
In Witness whereof the said Richard Hatcher hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the day and Year above written.
Richard (his X mark) Hatcher
Signd Seald & deliverd In presence of
George W Saunders Jr.
At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse the 23 day of May 1814. This Indenture of bargain & Sale between Richard Hatcher of the one part & Archibald Nichols of the Other, was proved by the oath of George W. Saunders Jr, Jesse Nichols & John Hudson three subscribing Witnesses & ordered to be recorded.
Teste J Steptoe C.B.C.
Eunice Hatcher vs Charles Saunders & wife 1820 BEDFORD COUNTY CHAUNCERY COURT
Eunice Hatcher vs Charles Saunders & wife
1820 August Court
To the worshipful Court of Bedford County in Chancery sitting & humbly complaining sheweth unto your worships your oratrix Eunice Hatcher. That her father Richard Hatcher departed this life intestate on the 18th Day of April 1814, leaving a widow Judith Hatcher and Ward Hatcher, Demy Hatcher, Judith Hatcher and your oratrix, his Children and heirs that one hundred and one acres of Land lying upon Craddock creek in Bedford County were assigned to the said widow for her Dower and that all the other lands whereof the said Richard was possessed have been sold or disposed of and that his representatives are entitled by descent from him to another Third except the 101 acres aforesd. That Judith Hatcher departed this life on the 4th Day of April 1819 and the heirs and distributors of Richard Hatcher then living were Elizabeth Hatcher, widow and relict of Ward Hatcher and daughter of Demy Hatcher, Lucy Saunders and Charles Saunders her husband, Joanna Hale and John Hale her husband, Eunice Wright and Ambrose Wright her husband, & Richard and Eli Hatcher, which said Lucy, Joanna, Eunice, Richard and Eli, were the children and heirs of Ward Hatcher, Dec?d and all of whom reside beyond the limits of this commonwealth in parts to your oratrix unknown Except Ambrose Wright & Eunice his wife & Richard & Eli are Infants and under the age of 21 years & Celia Doss and Azariah Doss her husband which said Celia was also a daughter of Demy Hatcher Dec'd. Archibald Nichols who married Judith Hatcher since Dec'd leaving Daniel Nichols Kittura intermarried with Presley Binder, Byar, Lucy, Bartlett, Judith and Marthy her children and heirs, all of whom reside in foreign parts to your oratrix unknown and Lucy Bartlet and Martha are infants under the age of twenty one years. That the Land aforesd is not of the value of $300 to the distributive thereof each heir and your oratrix is advised that the same may be sold and the money divided, But that many of the parties concurred as is herein before Set forth being Infants and not residents this cannot legally be done without the interposition of a Court of Equity where ------- of this sort under such circumstances are peculiarly cognizable to this end therefore may it please the Court to cause Charles Saunders and Lucy his wife John Hale and Joanna his wife Ambrose Wright and Eunice his wife, Richard & Eli Hatcher, Azariah Doss and Celia his wife, Elizabeth widow of Ward Hatcher, Daniel Nichols, Presley Binder and Kittura his wife, Byar, Lucy Bartlet Judith and Martha Nichols, and Archibald Nichols their father to be made defendants to this Bill and ----------- & ------- and --- to ------ to the matters herein contained to assign to the Infant defenders a guardian or guardians for that purpose, the land to be sold and ------- distributed according to the rights & Interests of the parties and each other & further ------ to her extended as her [last two lines illegible as is the signature]
Note: After a thorough review of the records, it appears Eunice erred in stating Ward Hatcher's wife was Elizabeth, daughter of Deme, and that his son, Richard, was a minor.
Deme was the sister of Ward and her daughter, Elizabeth, married Ward's son, Richard. Richard's tombstone also shows he was born 1794 and hardly a minor in 1820.
Source: S-859556539 Repository: #R-1248038885 Title: Maryland Records, Vol. II
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Source: S-859556555 Repository: #R-1248038885 Title: Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data - Dodd, Jordan R., et al.. Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850. Bountiful, UT, USA: Precision Indexing Publishers.Original data: Dodd, Jordan R., et al.. Early Amer
Source: S-859556575 Repository: #R-1248038885 Title: 1830 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Gr
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Source: S-859556630 Repository: #R-1248038885 Title: 1820 United States Federal Census Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. (NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record G
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Arch by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Given Bedford Co tax lists, it is possible that this Archibald is "Jr" and son of Archibald, son of John Nichols SR. However we also need to take a closer look at Bazdel Nichols' family in Bedford, same time frame. Bazdel also had a son named Archibald.
In 1791 there are 2 Archibald Nichols showing in Bedford Co tax list. One is listed as "Jr". This continues until 1795 when there is only one. Picks back up the 2 1796-1803. Jr appears to be this one:
1814/4/14, Archibald Nichols from Richard Hatcher, 50 lbs, 125A Hails’s line, pres George W. Saunders Jr, Jesse Nichols, John Hudson, John Holligan, Simon Hudson, Daniel Nichols. Bedford Co VA db 14, 140. So wouldn't that make him grandson of John Nichols Sr.?
1817/6/21, Nichols, Archibald to John Ashwell, 252A adj Julius Sanders, Joseph Miles, James Burgess & Hannah Doss, pt of a tract belonging to Richard Hatcher dec’d, no pres, no wife. Bedford Co VA db 15, 211
1817/10/1, Nichols, Archibald of Bedford to Edmund Hudson, 129A adj Lewis Wingfield, Elisha Burnett & c, Elisha Nichols line, no wife. Bedford Co VA db 15, 251
1817, Archibald Nichols from Elisha Burnett, 28A adj Wingfield
Bedford Co VA db 15, 254