|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1816|
|Death: ||Jul. 1, 1871|
This memorial is to honor our ancestor, Hezekiah E. Nickerson, a Master Mariner who hailed from the South Orleans/East Harwich area of Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
Born July 12, 1816, he was the youngest son of Henry Nickerson and Jane Eldredge.
He and Mehitable Crosby were married November 14, 1837 in Harwich by the Rev. James Bicknell. Their intentions to marry (November 3, 1837) and their marriage date are recorded in old Harwich Vital Records.
Hezekiah was of English and Native American descent, as was his wife Mehitable. His favorite pastime was duck hunting.
They had the following children:
Hezekiah E Nickerson 1839 – 1859
Cynthia F. Nickerson 1841 – 1911
Mehitable Crosby Nickerson 1843 – 1896
Joshua Nickerson 1845 – 1924
Mary Jane Nickerson 1847 –
Prince Albert Nickerson 1848 – 1883
Minerva R. Nickerson 1850 – 1850
Minerva Nickerson 1852 – 1857
Sampson Nickerson 1853 – 1854
Ann Maria Nickerson 1856 – 1931
Pernia Rose Nickerson 1856 – 1857
Hezekiah passed away July 1, 1871 from stomach cancer.
His epitaph reads, "He lives, gone where the weary rest; From sorrow, toil, and pain. No sickness or destroying death; Shall visit him again."
Hezekiah and Mehitable (Crosby) appear in the old Harwich Town Records, with intentions to marry declared November 3, 1837 (page 400), and the marriage taking place on November 14, 1837 (page 261).
Hezekiah's residence at that time was listed as Harwich, and Mehitable's as Brewster.
Mehitable Crosby Nickerson (1816 - 1892)*
Hezekiah Eldredge Nickerson (1839 - 1859)*
Cynthia Nickerson Hyde (1841 - 1911)*
Joshua Hezekiah Nickerson (1845 - 1924)*
HEZEKIAH E. NICKERSON
July 1, 1871
Aged 55 Years
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He lives, gone where the weary rest;
From sorrow, toil, and pain.
No sickness or destroying death,
Shall visit him again.
Note: Hezekiah's middle name will be listed as Eldredge unless documentation is found that proves otherwise.
Methodist Church Cemetery
Maintained by: greatgrands
Originally Created by: ditdit
Record added: Sep 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59190199