Mary P. “Polly” Hughes Nichols

Death 1835 (aged 44–45)
Tennessee, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 133341332 · View Source
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Her given name was Mary with "Polly" being the nickname. She is listed as "Polly P. Nichols" in her father's will and as "Mary (Hughes) Nichols" in her grandson's book, "Proof of Pudding: Autobiography of John Harmon Nichols." It is estimated she was born around 1790, probably in Virginia.

Mary "Polly" Hughes and Bird Nichols were married around 1812-1813, based on the birth date (5 Dec 1813) of their first child, Bird M. Nichols.

Polly's parents were Simon Hughes (born c1740 VA and died c Dec 1823 per Smith Co, TN Probate records) and Martha "Patty" Biggers Douglass. Martha's first husband was Robert Douglass, whom she m 1772 in Louisa Co, VA. He d Jan 1781.

It is not known where Polly is buried. After she died (c 1835) Bird moved to Marion County, Illinois, where some of his adult children had lived since the early 1810s. He died in 1844 in Illinois and is buried there.

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  • Created by: Resa Nichols Hennings
  • Added: 26 Jul 2014
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