John Nichols

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 4 Jan 1761 (aged 62)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 44890106 · View Source
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John, the first child of Capt. Cyprian Nichols, Jr. by his first wife Helena Talcott, bapt. at the Hartford 2nd Chh. July 10, 1698. He was undoubtedly named for his maternal grandfather.

Although definitive proof is lacking, he is probably the John Nichols, called "the aged," buried at Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground (Center Cemetery) Jan. 4, 1761. This corresponds with the Hartford 1st Chh. record of the death of "the aged John Nichols" on the same date, but that record gives no age. If this was the son of Capt. Cyprian Nichols, Jr., he died Æ 64.

On Apr. 19, 1769 at the same cemetery, the widow Meriba Nichols buried an unnamed daughter and the widow Meriba was buried Aug. 17, 1770, Æ 67. There is no record of the marriage of a John Nichols to a Meriba in the Hartford vital records or in either the records of the Hartford 1st or 2nd church, and no baptism record of a child of John and/or Meriba Nichols.

However, administration of the estate of "John Nichols and Meribe, his wife," was granted Oct. 11, 1770 by the Hartford Probate District to Richard Nichols of Middletown, Conn.

On June 29, 1740 at the Hartford 1st Church, Capt. Cyprian Nichols, Jr., John Nichols' father, presented for baptism "Richard, a servant boy belonging to Capt. Cyprian Nickols, sd. Capt. Nickols Ingaging to bring him up in ye Christian religion." The memorialist believes it likely that the same Richard adopted the surname of Nichols, is the same Richard Nichols who was granted administration of the estate of John and Meribe Nichols, and is the same Richard Nichols who m. July 19, 1761 at Middletown, Lois Burnham, dau. of Capt. Michael Burnham by his 1st wife Lois Wise, b. Aug. 22, 1742 at Hartford. There were seven children of the Richard Nichols family of record at Middletown.

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  • Created by: Don Blauvelt
  • Added: 28 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44890106
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Nichols (10 Jul 1698–4 Jan 1761), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44890106, citing Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Don Blauvelt (contributor 46932939) .