Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Haymond Nicholls

Male 1756 - 1813  (56 years)


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  • Name John Haymond Nicholls 
    Born 10 Apr 1756  Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1813  Greenup County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I044752  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father Simon Nicholls,   b. 1732, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1813, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Anne Haymond,   b. 25 Sep 1736, Rock Creek Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Aug 1755  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cassandra Wilcoxon,   b. 1768, King George's Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1841, Greenup County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1785  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Nicholls,   b. 1786, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1838, Greenup County, Kentucky - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F24499  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Sandra Sanders"

      I am a descendant of Cassandra Wilcoxon and John Haymond Nicholls--and our family uses two 'l's". John Haymond Nicholls died in Greenup County, Kentucky, about 1813. I have a copy of his will from there. He did NOT marry Rachel Prather. She married his son, John Nicholls in Maryland, and they joined their family in Greenup County shortly after 1810, as that is the last Maryland census on which they are shown. John Nicholls, Jr. was b. 1786 died in 1838, and his will is recorded in Greenup County also. Rachel died there about 1860. I am descended from Rachel and John Jr.'s son, William Isaac Nicholls, b. 1826. He raised two families by two wives, the last one being 14 years old when he married her. His last child was born in 1895! At any rate, John Haymond Nicholls was married only once, to Cassandra. Her will is also in Greenup County, and she died about 1841. John Haymond and Cassandra had a daughter named Cassndra, and the name seems to continue through several generations. All of this can be verified in the Greenup County records. Simon Nicholls, father of John Haymond, died in Greenup also, but Book A is missing, so he only shows in the Indexes, unfortunately. As to the spelling of the name, I have an old Bible that belonged to William I. Nicholls in which he wrote his name and marriage date for his second marriage, so I know that is the way HE spelled it.

      I have also a copy of the will of Benjamin Prather, Rachel's father, in which mentions her and her sister by name as well as their husbands. Benjamin died in 1834 in Prince Georges County, Maryland.

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      A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
      Volume 426, Page 611

      NICHOLLS (NICHOLS, NICKOLLS), JOHN RAYMOND (1756-ca. 1802).
      BORN: on April 10, 1756, in Prince George's Parish, probably Frederick County; elder son.
      NATIVE: at least third generation.
      RESIDED: in Frederick (became part of Montgomery) County, until probably 1776; Germantown, Montgomery County, by at least 1782; moved to Mason County, Kentucky, be- tween 1787 and 1797.
      FAMILY BACKGROUND.
      FATHER: Simon Nicholls, planter; clerk of Frederick County (Lower District), 1776; coroner, Montgomery County, 1777-1779 ; sheriff, Mont- gomery County, 1777-at least 1780; tax collector. Montgomery County, 1782; probable son of Simon Nichols and wife Sarah Barton, widow of Maj. William Barton.
      ADDITIONAL COMMENT: At the end of 1782, Simon owed an outstanding bal- ance of 7,865.15.7 to the treasury from his job as tax collector. He was accused of purposely withholding the money and planning to leave the state with the money. In the Court of Chancery Simon claimed he had turned over all of the money he collected and denied he planned to leave the state before paying what was due or indemnifying his securities. Several prominent citizens posted bond to keep him out of prison and to ensure his remaining in the state until his promises were kept.
      MOTHER: Ann (1737-1750), daughter of John Haymond and wife Margaret.
      BROTHER: Thomas (1758-ca. 1805).
      MARRIED first, in November 1785, Cassandra, daughter of John Wilcoxon, Sr. (?- by 1800).
      MARRIED second, possibly Hepiah.
      CHILDREN. SON. probably Thomas.
      DAUGHTERS: probably Delilah Thrailkill; Mary Proctor; and Sarah Thrailkill.
      PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate.
      RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican, Prince George's Parish, Montgomery County.
      OCCU- PATIONAL PROFILE: in the harness business while living in Germantown; after his move to Ken- tucky, he farmed and engaged in distilling. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Montgomery County, 1786-1787.
      LOCAL OFFICE: sheriff, Montgomery County, 1782-at least 1785.
      MILITARY SERVICE: 2nd lieutenant, probably in a Frederick County unit, commissioned July 4, 1776; captain of a Select Company of Militia, Mont- gomery County, commissioned April 13, 1781.
      WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value 12.10.0, 1783; assessed value 105.0.0, including 1 slave, 1793-1798; 3 slaves, 1797; 8 slaves, 1802. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: 49 acres in Montgomery County (deeded as a gift from his father). In 1782 Nicholls purchased 1,182 acres in Montgomery County, on which he paid taxes in 1783. He sold it all in 1785 shorthly before his election.
      SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: probably moved out of state shortly after his legislative service, without any significant change in land- holdings. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: ca. 1802 in Mason County, Kentucky; inventory proven March 22, 1802.
      PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least 779.3.7 (including 4 slaves, 5 books, 27 still and mash tubs, livestock, and farm implements). LAND: at least 102 acres in Mason County, Kentucky

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