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Benjamin John Nicholson
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1833
Fayette County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1864
Andersonville
Sumter County
Georgia, USA

Nicholson, Benj. Pvt, 16th Regiment, Pennsylvania Calvary, Co B
Captured at Chickahominy, June 15th, 1864, confined at Richmond, Va., June 15th, 1864 Andersonville Ga., June 24th 1864
Admitted to Hospital at Andersonville Ga. Aug 14th 1864 #5635
where he died in camp Aug 14th, 1864 of Dysentery, Grave #5595
as Benjamin Nickelson

Son of William and Catherine Nicholson.
Married to Margaret (Peggy) Keefer
Children of Benjamin and Margaret are:
Mary Ann (Workman), Irvin, Lucy, Weldon and Benjamin

Family history of Benjamin tells us that he was taken right off of the farm field to enlist in the war, without choice. He went awol at one point, returning home from missing his wife so much. It is then that she got pregnant with their son Benjamin Jr. (my Great Grandfather.) A "friend" turned him in, and he returned to his regiment. He was captured and sent to Libby Prison, then Andersonville.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Catherine Campfield Nicholson (1815 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Keefer Nicholson (1834 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Irvin K. Nicholson (1856 - 1931)*
  Weldon S Nicholson (1862 - 1919)*
  Benjamin John Nicholson (1864 - 1951)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin John Nicholson (1833 - 1864)
  David Nichelson (1834 - 1910)*
  Samuel C. Nicholson (1836 - 1918)*
  Simon C.R. Nicholson (1837 - 1897)*
  William Nicholson (1840 - 1914)*
  Sarah Nicholson Ringler (1842 - 1927)*
  Henry Nicholson (1844 - 1929)*
  Phoebe Nicholson Christner (1852 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Andersonville National Cemetery
Andersonville National Historic Site
Macon County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Grave #5595
 
Maintained by: JNicholson-Turbide
Originally Created by: Maggie
Record added: Oct 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9589227
Benjamin John Nicholson
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Benjamin John Nicholson
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To my Great, Great Grandfather...if it weren't for you, and what you did, I wouldn't be here, my children wouldn't be here, we owe our lives to you. Peace & Love to you.
- JNicholson-Turbide
 Added: May. 30, 2012
Benjamin was mustered in Sept 24, 1862... He was captured and put in Libby prison... He was later moved to Andersonville Prison... He died there on Aug 14, 1864 of Dysentery.
- Bev
 Added: Aug. 15, 2006

- Dragon
 Added: Mar. 28, 2006
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