Would these two men be related? James Dorsey Nicholas and Col. George Nicholas?
I know that James Dorsey Nicholas was born Oct. of 1850 in N. Carolina and he married Rebecca Johnson in 1843 in Indiana. At some point they moved to Illinois. They are both buried in Richland county Illinois. James Dorsey died in 1886. They were the parents of 11 or 12 children--one of those was Joseph Jordan Nicholas, b. Feb 23, 1856 Richland county Il. D. Aug 28,1934 in Olney, Il
Col George Nicholas is known as the father of Ky's state constitution, he was a Revolutionary war veteran and a popular attorney of the 1700's. Nicholasville, Ky was named for him.
- jan51601Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
James Dorsey Nicholas--FATHER: James A Nicholas
Birth: OCT 1815 ,North Carolina
Death: OCT 1882 Olney, Richland, Illinois
Burial: Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Claremont, Richland, Illinois
Married: March 8, 1843, Olney, Richland, Illinois
Rebecca Johnson--PARENTS: Charles F Johnson (1787 - 1849) & Elizabeth Trimble (1793 - 1849)
Birth: 30 APR 1824 Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana
Children: (first 6 born in Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana; others in Olney, ILL.)
1.John S Nicholas (1844-1857)
2.William Milford Nicholas (1845-1895)
3.Elizabeth Nicholas (1847-1937)
4.Edmund I Nicholas (1848-1940)
5. Mary D Nicholas (1850-1890)
6.Rebecca Jane Nicholas (1852-1853)
7. James Johnson Nicholas (1854-1935
8. Joseph Jordan Nicholas--b. 23 FEB 1856 & d. 28 AUG 1934 Olney, Richland, Illinois
9. Hester Evelyn Nicholas (1858-1944)
10. Abraham Lincoln Nicholas (1862-1862)
11. Henry S Nicholas (1864-1920)
12. Fletcher Dwight Nicholas (1868-1953)
In 1789 Kentucky was not a state, but was instead a frontier portion of Virginia. Nevertheless, Congress decided to place one of the original thirteen district courts here. Although far from the busy coastal colonies, the Kentucky wilderness was growing rapidly with a variety of hardy settlers and adventurers, ex-soldiers, and land speculators. On September 29, 1789, George Washington appointed Colonel GEORGE NICHOLAS to serve as the first United States Attorney in Kentucky.
Born in Virginia, Nicholas had been a Captain in the Virginia line during the Revolution. Before settling in Kentucky, he had been an influential member of the Virginia convention called to ratify the federal Constitution. Nicholas, "the brightest luminary" of the Convention, has been called the "Father of the Kentucky Constitution." In 1799, Nicholas became the first Professor of Law at Transylvania College, the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Highway Marker Program :
Colonel George Nicholas
(Marker Number: 125)
Location: Episcopal Cemetery, E. 3rd, Lexington
Description: Grave of George Nicholas 1754-1799. Revolutionary soldier, Virginia House of
Delegates, Father of Kentucky Constitution, First Kentucky Attorney General, Professor of Law at
Death: Jul. 25, 1799
Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer. A lawyer, he was born in Williamsburg, Virginia. In the Revolutionary War he was the Lieutenant Colonel in the Eleventh Regiment of the Virginia Line in the Continental Army. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1781 and a member of the convention which ratified the United States Constitution in 1788. He was Kentucky's first Attorney General in 1792 and is credited with largely writing Kentucky's first Constitution. Nicholas County, Kentucky and Nicholasville, Kentucky are named for him.
James Dorsey Nicholas
Birth: Oct., 1815, North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1866, Richland County, Illinois, USA
James Dorsey Nicholas is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Richland County beside his wife Rebecca, but there is no longer a gravestone. At one time he had a gravestone, but it was broken and eventually disappeared.
James was a minister and loved to preach, but was not ordained. He and Rebecca lived on a forty acre farm five miles South East of Olney. After Rebecca's death he sold the farm. He and his children, Eva, Henry and Fletcher batched for sometime. They finally fixed up a wagon with bowes and covered it with canvas and started for Kansas about 1874. A house was rented at Metz, Ks. Several trips were made to Kansas. He died in the "poor farm" in Richland County, IL.
(I couldn't find any relation at all, unless POSSIBLY George & James a Nicholas were either father/son,brothers,etc.)Source(s): http://www.familysearch.org http://www.justice.gov/usao/kyw/history/index.html http://migration.kentucky.gov/kyhs/hmdb/MarkerSear... http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&G... http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&G...
- Ted PackLv 71 decade ago
I started here
1880, District 175, Olney, Richland, Illinois
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Jane BELL, Self W Female W 70 PA Keeping House PA PA
Rachel BELL, Dau Female W 36 PA Keeping House PA PA
Joseph NICHOLAS, Other S Male W 24 IL Farm Laborer VA OH
James D. NICHOLAS, Other W Male W 61 VA Peddler NC NC
5 IGI records have him
b. OCT 1815 , , North Carolina
d. OCT 1882 Olney, Richland, Illinois
Father: James A Nicholas (Only 1 of 5 has father.)
Birth: Oct., 1815
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 20, 1866
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
(Given the 1880 entry, I suspect "1866" is a typo for "1886".)
1850; Census Place: Marion, Shelby, Indiana; Roll M432_172; Page: 386A; Image: 346.
James Nicholas, 32
Rebecca Nicholas, 24
John Nicholas, 6
Wm Nicholas, 4
Elizabeth Nicholas, 2
Edmond Nicholas, 1
So, it looks like they married sometime between when Rebecca was 16, in 1842 and when John was born, in 1844.
1860; Census Place: Olney, Richland, Illinois; Roll M653_222; Page: 68; Image: 68.
Jas D Nichols, 43, NC
Rebecca Nichols, 36, Ind
Wm Nichols, 14, Ind
Elizb Nichols, 13, Ind
Edmund Nichols, 11, Ind
Mary Nichols, 9, Ind
Jas Nichols, 6, Ill
Joseph Nichols, 4, Ill
Hester E Nichols, 1, Ill
1870; Census Place: Olney, Richland, Illinois; Roll M593_272; Page: 579; Image: 759.
James D Nickolas 54
Rebecca Nickolas 46
Mary Nickolas 19
James Nickolas 16
Joseph Nickolas 14
Hester Nickolas 11
Henry Nickolas 5
Flitcher Nickolas 2
You'll note he is born 1815, 1816, 1817 or 1818 depending on which record you choose. I was hoping to find his aged parent living with him on 1850 or 1860. I didn't. You'd have to find James A on your own, then prove he was James D's father, then see if James A was a child or grandchild of Col. George.
- Joyce BLv 71 decade ago
When was James Dorsey born? Not 1850. Why do you think they are related? Can you trace your James back to a Virginia ancestor?
In order to find a connection, you would have to research both families back to a common ancestor.
- loehrLv 44 years ago
Oh i admire Nicholas James! it is so fairly and yet so masculine:) Christopher James Johnson is superb too, very superb, yet i think of that Nicholas James Johnson flows slightly extra nicely:)
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- troLv 71 decade ago
unless you have found the connection between them, I doubt it
my ggggfather being a Harrison in the Virginias, Kentucky, Ohio, and many other states is not necessarily related to any of the others, and neither of my g fathers whose name was the same as a president is related to him
- 1 decade ago
Only the DNA tests will tell and that will take some money,which I'
am sure they have.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I believe that they are related.