Born in County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland, near Gortin where (1932) several families of this name are still settled. In 1749 he bought a plantation of 400 acres on Moffett's Branch, Middle River of the Shenandoah in Augusta County, Virginia, a Scotch-Irish settlement and about 10 miles northwest of the present city of Staunton, VA. His six sons served in the cause of American Independence in the Revolution and he was a member of the Expedition to Western Pennsylvania against the French and Indians in 1758. He granted his eldest son, John, the greater part of the Plantation in Augusta and his other children all settled on the Greenbrier River, then the western most settlement of the Colonies. He was buried in Augusta County.
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Marriage: Bef. 1738, Unknown
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Children of JOHN NICKELL and MARY LEWIS NICKELL are:
JOHN NICKELL JR, b. Abt. 1738, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia; d. 1807, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia.
THOMAS NICKELL, b. 1740, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia; d. April 03, 1807, Monroe County, Virginia.
ELIZABETH NICKELL, b. Abt. 1748, Augusta County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1808, Augusta County, Virginia.
JOSEPH NICKELL I, b. January 10, 1749/50, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia; d. August 18, 1829, Montgomery County, Kentucky.
ISAAC NICKELL, b. March 31, 1752, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia; d. October 02, 1839, Monroe County, Virginia.
Children of JOHN NICKELL and BARBARA MCCOMBE are:
SUSANNAH NICKELL, b. 1756 d. 1837, Unknown.
ROBERT NICKELL, b. 1757, Unknown; d. 1838, Unknown.
ANDREW NICKELL, b. 1759, Unknown; d. October 06, 1838, Unknown.