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Capt David Hopkins Nichols
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1829
Death: Dec. 16, 1900

Capt. David H. Nichols,
Co. D, 3rd Colorado Cavalry

b. Hardwick, Vermont

Served in the Mexican War as Second Lieutenant in Colonel George B. Wright's Ohio Brigade.
Married Elizabeth Atkinson on 05 Sept 1848.

Joined the California gold rush in 1849; in 1853, returned to Illinois via the Isthmus of Panama. Crossed the plains from Illinois to Colorado gold fields in 1859 and settled in Boulder. Was active in raising funds and helped build the first schoolhouse in Boulder and was 2nd Sheriff [1863-1865] of Boulder County.

Took a Captain's commission with the 100-day volunteers, 3rd Colorado Volunteer Cavalry answering Territorial Governor John Evans' call to suppress territorial Indian troubles of 1864;
participated in the infamous Sand Creek Massacre, 29 Nov 1864 and was elected/served two non-consecutive terms to the Colorado Territorial House of Representative where he was instrumental in bringing the University of Colorado to Boulder and served as speaker of the House in 1874.

Member of Colorado Constitutional Convention of 1865
served as the 8th Lieutenant Governor [1893-1895] under Governor Davis H. Waite. Was a member of the Board of Commissioners for the Colorado State Penitentiary for 19 years.
d. Boulder, Colorado
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A brief chronology of the significant events of David H. Nichols' life is below:
born on 16 March 1829 in Hardwick, Vermont
served in the Mexican War as Second Lieutenant in Colonel George B. Wright's Ohio Brigade
married Elizabeth Atkinson on 05 Sept 1848
joined the California gold rush in 1849; in 1853, return to Illinois via the Isthmus of Panama
crossed the plains from Illinois to Colorado gold fields in 1859 and settled in Boulder
was active in raising funds and helped build the first schoolhouse in Boulder
was 2nd Sheriff [1863-1865] of Boulder County
took a Captain's commission with the 100-day volunteers, 3rd Colorado Volunteer Cavalry answering Territorial Governor John Evans' call to suppress territorial Indian troubles of 1864; participated in the infamous Sand Creek Massacre, 29 Nov 1864
was elected/served two non-consecutive terms to the Colorado Territorial House of Representative where he was instrumental in bringing the University of Colorado to Boulder and served as speaker of the House in 1874
member of Colorado Constitutional Convention of 1865
served as the 8th Lieutenant Governor [1893-1895] under Governor Davis H. Waite
was a member of the Board of Commissioners for the Colorado State Penitentiary for 19 years
died on 16 Dec1900 in Boulder, Colorado

Source: http://www.cemeteryworks.com/cccwss_nichols_dh.html
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Nichols (1832 - 1908)
 
 Children:
  Ezra H. Nichols (1850 - 1909)*
  Horace A. Nichols (1852 - 1910)*
  Franc Nichols Copeland (1866 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Columbia Cemetery
Boulder
Boulder County
Colorado, USA
 
Created by: Bev
Record added: Sep 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15805432
Capt David Hopkins Nichols
Added by: Janet Euler- Brady
 
Capt David Hopkins Nichols
Added by: Janet Euler- Brady
 
Capt David Hopkins Nichols
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- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Sep. 18, 2012
When my great-grandfather, William Arbuthnot died, David H. Nichols came out to Haystack Mountain and was the auctioneer for the sale of his belongings, including the colt that kicked him in the chest that led to his death.
- Donlyn Arbuthnot
 Added: Jun. 21, 2011

- nancy murray
 Added: Nov. 14, 2009
 
 
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