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From: Dave and Tedi Schilling <>
Subject: Re: [NICHOLSON-L] John Nicholson, Scotland,PEI,Montana
Date: Sat, 09 Sep 2000 08:45:55 -0600
Hi, thanks for your message. So far yours has been the only one.
I am afraid even though our names match that the places don't. I have been
unable to take the plunge across the ocean to Scotland where my
grgrandparents originated. I have checked in the Scottish church records
for a marriage of John Nicholson and Christina McLean, but have not been
able to find one where the dates would jive.
I believe there were more siblings of my grandfather, but I am not sure of
the names. I also believe they must have died at a young age since the
census records of Prince Edward Island don't show them in 1881.
Must say I am very impressed with your knowledge of books that have
references to Nicholsons. I hope I can find something like that about my
Nicholsons some day.
Thanks again for writing and if I should make the jump to Scotland, maybe
we could still make some connection.
Greetings from Montana, Tedi
At 04:17 PM 9/8/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Tedi Marie,
>The dates aren't right, the places aren't right but the names are
>identical. Do you know anything more about siblings/parents/ grandparents
>of the John D. Nicholson born in Skye in 1829 and/or Christina McLean?
>How does this hit you??? It certainly is a wisp, but it piqued MY interest!!
>My gggrandfather was born c. 1784-90. His children claim he was born in
>VA. His name was John J. (middle name unknown) Nicholson
>He had a son, John D. Nicholson, born in AL in 1820
>He had a nephew, James. b. 1810 in TN
>They all came to TX in 1838 and 39.
>There is a book entitled "The McQuiston, McCuiston, Mc Queston Families,
>1620-1937" by Leona Bean McQuiston-pub. Standard Press, Louisville, KY.
>1937. In it, JEAN NICHOLSON (who married James McCuisiton in 1792) says
>that her family was from Scotland and that her mother's name was McLEAN.
>Jean b. Maryland 1767 and married in North Carolina. Her sister, MARY
>NICHOLSON was b. 1763 and married Thomas Mc Cuistion in 1786. I do not
>know who their parents were but they would have been contemporaries of your
>John D.'s parents - I think, that's right.
>There is an early McCuistion journal/diary in the Archives at Texas A&M at
>Commerce that claims "cousinship" between Jean's son, Anthony McCuistion
>and 3 of my John J's sons. They helped Anthony drive his family's mules to
>TX from MO after Jeans (his mothers) death. Selling mules was the
>McCuistion family business.
>We have no Malcolms - but 2 of John J's boys have the middle initial "M" -
>"Walter" was continued in John D's family for several generations
>This proves nothing but is certainly overrun with clues. What I need is
>someone who had a John J. born 1784-90. if you have any early information
>on your Nicholson family or learn of any through inquiries, I'd appreciate
>it if you would let me know. I've hit a brick wall on this one.
>Good luck on your inquiries,
>Bobbie Nicholson Bethel
>Tedi Marie Schilling wrote:
> >Hello. I am looking for information about my grandfather and great
> >grandfather, both named John Nicholson. John J was baptized on 23 Oct 1869
> >on Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island in the Presbyterian Church. He was a
> >carpenter and immigrated to Butte, Montana. His parents were John D
> >Nicholson b abt 1829, Isle of Skye and Christina McLean, b abt 1839. My
> >grandfather had 2 siblings that I have heard about: Malcolm, who moved to
> >British Columbia and Mary, who we believed moved to Boston. I would be
> >happy to hear from anyone who knows anything about them or anyone that can
> >give me suggestions of how to find the villages my grgrandparents orginated
> >from in Scotland. Thanks. Tedi Marie Schilling
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