NICKENS-L ArchivesArchiver > NICKENS > 2008-07 > 1215022595
From: "" <>
Subject: Re: [NICKENS] Proposed strategy for TN and NC Nickens lines
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 18:16:35 -0000
This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list.
Message Board URL:
Message Board Post:
I need to make a correction here concerning the North Carolina families and am curious about some of your other comments.
The statement that Willis was brother of William, James, Prescot and Jonathan, sons of the Richard from Currituck County is not accurate.
The Richard who died in Hertford County in 1815 had 6 children named in his estate records. Prescot was not his son. Prescot and another Richard were sons of Edward Nickens of Currituck County, and the grandsons of Richard named in the 1774 Currituck Co. will.
The Richard of Currituck (Prescoat's brother) had only 3 in his house in 1790. James and William who went to Tennessee, Jonathan and Willis were all born before 1790. The Richard who died in Hertford in 1815 had to be the son of James and Margaret of Hertford County, and Willis was his son, along with Jonathan, and a James and William. It cannot be determined yet whether the James and William who settled in Wilson county were sons of this Richard. While it is certain that Richard had sons named James and William, there were two Williams and two James at this time.
While it is possible that David was the son of Willis, is there any proof that this is true? There were other possible fathers.
I am also curious about your comment about Amos who fought in the Revolution. Since he later inherited land from his father Amos, Sr. who was not a slave and was found in records before the war, it doesn't make sense he fought for his freedom. Which pension record is that statement from?
Also curious how you determined those relationships in Lancaster County, How did you determine that there were two different Elizabeths with sons named Richard? My interpretation of the two indentures is that the first was rescinded, perhaps his master died, and then his mother indentured him to someone else. Is there some proof of two different Elizabeths or this interpretation? And is there something that shows Elizabeth married Richard Weaver?
Sorry, too many questions!
The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.