Nichols Family

First Generation

John Nichols was born about 1720 in Maryland and married Martha Payne, daughter of Flayl Payne. They moved to Bedford Co. VA where he died about 1803.

Children of John Nichols and Martha Payne
Catherine Nichols m. John Pollard
Jane Nichols m. Edward Hancock, s/o Simon Hancock and Jane Flournoy
Flayl Nichols (1747-1823) m. Nancy Ann Hatcher, d/o Edward Hatcher, moved to Sevier Co. Tennessee
John L. Nichols m. Sarah Payne, d/o John Payne and Mildred Haynes
Elisha Nichols m. Nancy Payne, d/o Flayl Payne Jr.
Jesse Nichols m. Sally Fields
Mary Nichols (1765-1831) m. Benjamin Cundiff, moved to Kentucky
Archibald Nichols (1768-1860) m. 1) Sarah Wollington, 2) Judith Hatcher, 3) Mary Updike


See Clyde Rowland's page for a transcription of the will of John Nichols, credited to Franklin Nichols.

Nel Hatcher's page is also a good source for this family.

Additional Resources

NICHOLS family DNA project

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