27. Documentation for Elizabeth Nicholas
(11 Sep 1840 to 23 Nov 1866)
mother of Mary Luella Hartman
(21 Jul 1863 to 23 Jun 1938)



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Elizabeth Nicholas was born September 11, 1840.(1) She was a daughter of William Nicholas and his wife Mahala Shute.(2) William Nicholas was born March 13, 1809, in Virginia.(3) Mahala Shute was born May 7, 1815, in Ohio.(4) William Nicholas and Mahala Shute married June 11, 1835, near Gessie, Indiana.(5) Elizabeth Nicholas was listed as 9 years old and living in the household of her parents in the 1850 census.(6) Elizabeth was listed as 20 years old and living in the household of her parents in the 1860 census.(7)

Elizabeth Nicholas married William Hartman on October 18, 1862, in Vermillion County, Indiana.(8) William Hartman was born September 5, 1825, in Virginia.(9) The identity of his parents is not known with certainty, but they probably were George Hartman and his wife who lived in Wabash Township, Fountain County, Indiana in 1840.(10) William and Elizabeth Hartman were the parents of three children: Mary Luella Hartman, Joseph H. Hartman, and Ezra Evanvern Hartman.

Mary Luella Hartman, a daughter of William Hartman and Elizabeth Nicholas, was born July 21, 1863, in Illinois.
(11) Elizabeth (Nicholas) Hartman died November 23, 1866, about four years after she married William Hartman.(12). It is possible she died while giving birth to Ezra E. Hartman. Ezra was a brother of Mary Luella Hartman and he is listed as 3 years of age in the 1870 census records in the William Nicholas household.(13) Ezra E. Hartman is listed in the 1880 census for the William and Mahala Nicholas household as a grandson, age 13.(14)

William Nicholas and his wife Mahala Shute, raised Mary Luella Hartman after the death of her mother, Elizabeth (Nicholas) Hartman. The 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, lists William Nicholas, age 61, and Mahala, age 53. Also listed in the household is Mary Luella Hartman, age 6, born in Illinois.
(15) Mary Luella Hartman also is listed in the 1880 William Nicholas household.(16)

On September 28, 1882, Mary Luella Hartman married Joseph P. Gouty in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.
(17) The parents of Joseph P. Gouty were Elias and Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty.(18) Mahala (Shute) Nicholas, the wife of William Nicholas, was an older sister of Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty.

William Hartman may have served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
(19) No records have been found for William Hartman in the 1870 census nor the 1880 census. William Hartman died May 31, 1896, when he was 70 years old.(20)

Children (Hartman):

i.
Mary Luella, born July 21, 1863, in Ford County, Illinois

ii.
Joseph H., born October 15, 1864

iii.
Ezra Evanvern, possibly December 22, 1865

REFERENCES

1. Elizabeth Nicholas tombstone, Hopewell (or Hicks) Cemetery, near Perrysville (west of Covington, Indiana). "Elizabeth Nicholas wife of William Hartman died Novm 23, 1866, age 26 years, 2 months, 12 days". Photograph of tombstone taken July 1, 2000, by Curtis L. Older.

2. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana Vermillion County, Highland Township, Name: William Nichlas, age 52, born in Virginia, Mahala, age 45, born in Ohio, Elizabeth, age 20, born in Indiana, Susan, age 13, born in Indiana, Joseph, age 12, born in Indiana, Isaiah Huntingdon, age 15, born in Ohio, Roll: M653_303, Page: 72; 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumeration district 185, enumerated June 18, 1880, by Joshua Lewis, dwelling 142, family 144, Wm. Nicholas, white, male, age 71, farmer, born in Virginia, Mahala Nicholas, white, female, age 65, wife, Luella Hartman, white, female, age 15, granddaughter, at home, born in Illinois, birthplace of father not known, mother born in Indiana, Ezra E. Hartman, white, male, age 13, grandson, at home, born in Indiana, birthplace of father now known, mother born in Indiana.

3. William Nicholas tombstone, Hopewell (or Hicks) Cemetery, near Perrysville (west of Covington, Indiana). "William Nicholas died Dec. 19, 1890, aged 81 years, 9 months, 3 days". Photograph of tombstone taken July 1, 2000, by Curtis L. Older; History of Vermillion County, Indiana, Biographical Sketches: page 289, William Nicholas, born in Virginia in 1809, still living here. Settled in Highland Township, Vermillion Co., in 1829; The Peoples' Guide, a business political and religious directory of Vermillion Co., IN, by Cline and McHaffie, Indianapolis, Indianapolis Printing and Publishing House 1874: William Nicholas, farmer, 3 miles north of Gessie, born in Virginia, 1809, settled in Vermillion Co. 1829, protestant.

4. Mahala Shute tombstone, Hopewell (or Hicks) Cemetery, near Perrysville (west of Covington, Indiana). "Mahala wife of W Nicholas died Jan. 12, 1889, aged 73 years, 8 months, 5 days". Photograph of tombstone taken July 1, 2000, by Curtis L. Older.

5. William Nicholas and Mahala Shute, 11 June 1835, Vermillion County, Indiana, County Court Records at Newport, Indiana. They were married by judge William Blankenship.

6. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, dwelling 189, family 189, page 59, roll M432_177, William Nichols, 41 year old male, farmer, real estate value $2,000, born in Virginia, cannot read or write, Mahala Nichols, 35 year old female, born in Ohio, Crintha Nichols, 14 year old female, born in Indiana, attended school during the year, Sarah A. Nichols, 12 year old female, born in Indiana, attended school during the year, Elizabeth Nichols, 9 year old female, born in Indiana, attended school during the year, Mary S. Nichols, 4 year old female, born in Indiana, Joseph H. Nichols, 2 year old male, born in Indiana.

7. 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, page 72, roll M653_303, dwelling 138, family 142, Elizabeth Nichlas, age 20, female, born in Indiana, attended school during the year.

8. Index to Marriage Records 1850 - 1904 Inclusive, Volume I, Letters A - Z Inclusive, Vermillion County, Indiana, W. P. A. Original Record County Clerk's Office: Newport, Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1938: Spouse 1: Elizabeth Nicholas, Spouse 2: William Hartman, Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1862, County: Vermillion, Book: 4, Original Source Page: 5??, Date: 18 Oct 1862.

9. William Hartman tombstone, Hopewell (or Hicks) Cemetery, west of Covington, Indiana (or near Perrysville). "William Hartman died May 31, 1896, aged 70 years, 8 months, 26 days". Photograph taken by Curtis L. Older, July 1, 2000; 1850 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Fountain County, Wabash Township, Page 36, Roll M432_145, Dwelling 505, Family 505, Elija Harshbarger household, William Hartman, age 23, born in Virginia.

10. 1840 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Fountain County, Wabash Township, Roll 80, Page 187, division allotted to John M. Wall, George Martman household (George Hartman household); 1850 U. S. Federal Census for Indiana, Fountain County, Wabash Township, Page 37, Roll M432_145, Dwelling 522, Family 522, Elizabeth Hartman, 55, female, real estate = $200, born in Virginia.

11. Tombstone of Joseph P. and Mary Luella (Hartman) Gouty. Date of birth Luella (Hartman) Gouty is shown as July 21, 1863. Photograph of tombstone taken at Hopewell Cemetery by Curtis L. Older August 5, 1998; Family Bible of Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty in possession of Curtis L. Older gives the date of birth of Luella Hartman Gouty as July 21, 1863.

12. Elizabeth Nicholas tombstone, Hopewell (or Hicks) Cemetery, west of Covington, Indiana (or near Perrysville). "Elizabeth Nicholas wife of William Hartman died Novm 23, 1866, age 26 years, 2 months, 12 days". Photograph of tombstone taken July 1, 2000, by Curtis L. Older.

13. 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated June 9, 1870, by A. J. Adams, Dwelling #53, Family #53, William Nicholas household, Ezra E. Hartman, age 3, male, white, born in Indiana.

14. 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Roll T9_318, Family History Film 1254318, Page 8C, Enumeration District 185, Image 0017, Dwelling 142, Family 144, William Nicholas household, Luella Hartman, white, female, age 15, granddaughter, single, at home, born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana, Ezra E. Hartman, white, male, age 13, grandson, single, at home, born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana.

15. 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office - Perrysville, enumerated June 9, 1870, by A. J. Adams, Dwelling #53, Family #53, William Nicholas household.

16. 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Roll T9_318, Family History Film 1254318, Page 8C, Enumeration District 185, Image 0017, Dwelling 142, Family 144, William Nicholas household.

17. Illinois Marriage Records, 1851-1900, Vermilion County, Danville, 1882, Joseph Gouty and Mary L. Hartman, married September 28, 1882.

18. Index to Marriage Records, Vermillion County, Indiana, 1850-1904, Vol. 1, A-Z, Newport, Indiana, County Clerks Office, date of license: 8-30-1853, date of marriage: 9-1-1853, Book 3, page 315, page 90, Elias Gouty and Elizabeth Shute; 1860 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, Elias Gowty (Gouty) household; 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Post Office Perrysville, Elias Gouty household.

19. There were eight men named William Hartman who served in the Union Army from the state of Indiana during the Civil War. The military records of these eight men are contained on National Archives Film Number M540, Roll 31, as identified in the records of the National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. These records have not been reviewed by Curtis L. Older at the time of this writing.

20. William Hartman tombstone, Hopewell (or Hicks) Cemetery, west of Covington, Indiana (or near Perrysville). "William Hartman died May 31, 1896, aged 70 years, 8 months, 26 days". Photograph of tombstone taken July 1, 2000, by Curtis L. Older.