Lieut Cyprian Nichols, III

Hartland, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 28 Aug 1745 (aged 43)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 44919478 · View Source
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Lieut. Cyprian Nichols, 3rd, son of Capt. Cyprian Nichols, Jr. and Helena Talcott, bapt. at the Hartford 2nd Chh. May 17, 1702, five days after the death of his mother. (Goodwin in "Genealogical Notes" errors in stating he was bapt. in Feb. 1708 then makes him the son of his father's 2nd wife, Mary Spencer.)

By early 1733 Cyprian married Agnes Humphrey, his 1st cousin once removed, daughter of Nathaniel Humphrey and Agnes Spencer of Hartford. Agnes' mother was the sister of Lieut. Nichols' stepmother, Mary Spencer.

At the May 1745 session of the Connecticut Assembly, Lieut. Cyprian Nichols was appointed adjutant to the Connecticut forces sent to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia against the French in the first French and Indian War. However, he either died before actually being involved or after his return as the Assembly subsequently appointed Ens. Timothy Bigelow in his place. According to the Diary of Rev. Daniel Wadsworth (1737-1747) members of the Hartford First Church were returning from Cape Breton a few days prior to the death of Lieut. Nichols. The same diary (p. 125) says that Lieut Nichols died "at night" Aug. 28, 1745, and was interred two days later Aug. 30, 1745. If he had a gravestone, as of 1835 Hoadley's gravestone inventory did not evidence one for Lieut. Nichols.

On Nov. 26, 1745, the initial inventory of the estate of Lieut. Nichols was taken and in October of that year administration of his estate was granted to the widow Agnes Nichols. She m. 2) Capt. Isaac Seymour of Hartford, Conn.

The children of Lieut. Cyprian Nichols, 3rd and Agnes Humphrey were:

• i. Rachel Nichols, bapt. Nov. 18, 1733 at the Hartford 1st Chh.; she died unmarried at Hartford from smallpox Dec. 17, 1793, Æ. 61, and was interred at Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground (Center Cemetery).

• ii. George Nichols, bapt. Dec. 13, 1741 at Hartford's 1st Ch., d. and was bur. Sept. 21, 1786 at Hartford's Ancient Cemetery, Æ 45; m. Eunice Lord, by whom he had three known children. She was the dau. of John Lord of Hartford, bapt. Sept. 22, 1745 and d. of pleurisy at Hartford Apr. 19, 1794, Æ 49.

Edited 11/13/2017

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  • Created by: Don Blauvelt
  • Added: 29 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44919478
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