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Family of JAMES B. NICHOLAS

Home | A Brief Family History | JAMES B. NICHOLAS | ELEANOR ELIZABETH NICHOLAS | MINERVA ELIZABETH NICHOLAS | THOMAS JEFFERSON NICHOLAS | THEODORE WILEY NICHOLAS | WILLIAM PHELPS NICHOLAS | MARY NICHOLAS | JAMES THOMAS NICHOLAS | HESTER ANN NICHOLAS | ROMA CATHERINE NICHOLAS | JOHN TATE NICHOLAS | BARGIE ALNA NICHOLAS

A Brief Family History

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NICHOLAS families found in the 1850 Giles County, Tennessee census were JAMES NICHOLAS, Sarah, Midleton Fairnin; THOMAS NICHOLAS, Manerva, Sarah America, John, and Nancy; Wilie Nicholas, Rhoda, Nancy, William, and Mary.

MINERVA ELIZABETH "BETSY" NICHOLAS  married James L. Curbo, son of James and Sarah (Reed) Curbo May 23, 1838 in Lincoln County, Tennessee.  James and Minerva were found later in the 1850 Rusk County, Texas census. The children of James and Elizabeth (NICHOLAS) Curbo: Hannah, Julia, Newton, Thomas, and Martha. Newton Curbo married Roma Catherine NICHOLAS. Romy and her son William Curbo are found in the 1880 Cooke County, Texas census living with a brother-in-law Milton C. Waits.

Thomas and Manerva NICHOLAS' daughter Sarah America married Thomas Benton Curbo, son of James L. and Minerva (NICHOLAS) Curbo. Sarah and her family were one of the households that were in Giles, County, Tennessee census in 1850. Thomas and Sarah (NICHOLAS) Curbo are found in the 1880 Rusk County, Texas census. They both are buried in the Moyers Cemetery in Rusk County, Texas.

Theodore W. Nichols (should be NICHOLAS) household was found in the 1860 Giles County, Tennessee census Southern District (Oakflat) household # 1272, 1245. He and his family are four houses down from James and Sarah (Reed) Curbo, NICHOLAS. These are the names that are listed on this census in Theodore's household Theodore W., Rodi A., Nancy C., William F., Mary, James, Hester A., and Roma.

THEODORE WILEY NICHOLAS' son William is found in the 1880 Rusk County, Texas census. His name is WILLIAM PHELPS NICHOLAS. He married Francis Beulavista Curbo. She is the daughter of Nathaniel Curbo (son of James and Sarah (Reed) Curbo.) Children of William and Francis (Curbo) NICHOLAS: William, Emma, Alice, Mary, Lillie, John, Jessie, Delia, Annie, and John.

Hester NICHOLAS also names one of her sons Gaines Smith NICHOLAS and the Smith names comes into the picture because that is Rhoda's maiden name. Gaines Smith NICHOLAS names one of his sons Wylie Nicholas.

My father-in-law, Weldon, spoke about relatives owning a turkey ranch in or near Durant, Oklahoma.  His grandfather, John T. NICHOLAS' sister who lived in Durant came to Rusk County, Texas to visit with John and other family members. Weldon spoke about a beautiful girl named Starr accompanying them.

In my research I found that Milton and Mary (NICHOLAS) Waits died in Durant, Oklahoma.  Milton and Mary have a granddaughter with the name of Eula Starr. Mary NICHOLAS' death certificate lists her parents as Wilie and Rodie NICHOLAS.

James Thomas NICHOLAS was born in Giles County, Tennessee to Theodore and Rhoda (Smith) NICHOLAS.  He had two children that were born in Rusk County, Texas.  His son, James Webster NICHOLAS had a farm about two miles southwest of Bee, Marshall Co., Oklahoma where he raised turkeys among other things.

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