54. Documentation for William Nicholas
(13 Mar 1809 to 19 Dec 1890)
father of Elizabeth Nicholas
(11 Sep 1840 to 23 Nov 1866)



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William Nicholas was born March 13, 1809, in Virginia.(1) Two biographical Sketches of William Nicholas that appear in historical books published in the late 1800s indicate William settled in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, in 1829.(2)

The parents of William Nicholas are not known with certainty. There is a listing in the 1830 Vermillion County, Indiana census for a William Nickles household.
(3) The eldest male and female members in this household were both born between 1761 and 1770. Additional research leads us to believe the couple probably were a William Nicholas and his wife Isabelle Daugherty, married April 7, 1796, who were both born in 1769, probably in Greenbrier County, Virginia.(4)

Evaluating the 1840 and 1850 census records related to William Nicholas and the 1830 census record for William Nickles, one finds that a neighbor of the Nicholas family throughout that period of time was an individual named Reuben Rader. Research indicates that Reuben Rader married Barbara Nicholas. Rueben was born in 1795, according to census records, in Virginia.
(5) He died in Perrysville, Indiana, in 1858.(6) Barbara Nicholas was born in Virginia in 1796 according to census records. Barbara Nicholas probably was a daughter of William and Isabelle Daugherty Nicholas and she probably was a sister of William Nicholas born in 1809.

Two daughters of Reuben and Barbara (Nicholas) Rader married in Vermillion County, Indiana. Delila Rader married Peter Webb on May 27, 1832, and Malinda Rader, born May27, 1813, in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, married Joseph Kelly on November 3, 1829.
(7)

Other possible brothers and sisters of William Nicholas include:

1)
Elizabeth Nicholas, born October 20, 1805, in Virginia, died May 4, 1868 in Perryville,Vermillion County, Indiana. She married Jacob Riley July 1, 1830, Vermillion County, Indiana. Jacob Riley was born February 10, 1803 in Hardin County, Kentucky. A Jacob Riley lived near the William Nicholas(Nickles) household in 1830.(8)

2)
George Nicholas married Elizabeth Oxford on February 16, 1827, in Vermillion County, Indiana.(9)

3)
Margaret Nicholas married John Cade on August 13, 1830, in Vermillion County, Indiana. A Cade family lived near to the William Nicholas(Nickles) household in 1830.(10)

4.
Ann Nicholas married John Hollingsworth on August 15, 1839, in Vermillion County, Indiana. A Hollingsworth family lived near to William Nicholas(Nickles) in 1830.(11)

The William Nickles(Nicholas) of the 1830 Vermillion County, Indiana, census records probably was William Nicholas, born in 1769, in Renick, Greenbrier County, Virginia. He married Isabelle Daugherty, on April 7, 1796. She was born in 1769. The parents of William Nickles(Nicholas) of the 1830 census probably were John George Nicholas, born about 1741 in Straight Creek, Pendleton County, Virginia and his wife, Barbara Unknown, born about 1743 in Straight Creek, Pendleton County, Virginia.
(12)

William Nicholas married Mahala Shute on June 11, 1835, near Gessie, Indiana.(13) Mahala Shute was born May 7, 1815, in Ohio.(14) Her parents were Richard Shute and Hannah McCartney.(15) Richard Shute was born October 16, 1792, in Dover, England.(16) He came to America with his father, John Shute, and his brother, William Shute, about 1802.(17) His mother Susan, remained in England. Richard married Hannah McCartney on March 31, 1814, in Scioto County, Ohio.(18) Hannah was a daughter of Daniel McCartney and Sarah Price.(19) She was born February 3, 1796, in Virginia.(20)

William Nicholas and Mahala Shute were the parents of six children:
(21)

i.
Corintha Nicholas was born March 31, 1836. She died January 20, 1915. She married James Baily Richardson in Vermillion County, Indiana, on February 24, 1852.(22)


ii.
Sarah Ann Nicholas was born February 9, 1838.(23)


iii.
Elizabeth Nicholas was born September 11, 1840.(24) She married William Hartman on October 19, 1862.(25) She died November 23, 1866.(26) William and Elizabeth (Nicholas) Hartman were the parents of at least two children. Mary Luella Hartman was born July 21, 1863, and Ezra E. Hartman possibly was born November 23, 1866.


iv.
Barbara Hannah Nicholas, born October 31, 1843. She died October 23, 1846.(27)

v.
Mary Susan Nicholas, born November 15, 1845. She died June 19, 1869.(28)

vi.
Joseph Henry Clay Nicholas, born June 05, 1848. He died September 30, 1925.(29)


The William and
Mahala (Shute) Nicholas household first appears in the 1840 Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township census.(30) The census shows one male age 30 and under 40, two females under age 5, one female age 20 and under 30, 4 people in the household, one of which was engaged in agriculture.

The 1850 census records indicate William Nicholas was age 41, a farmer, could not read or write, and was born in Virginia.
(31) Mahala Nicholas was listed as age 35 and born in Ohio. The children included in the household were: Crintha age 14, Sarah A. age 12, Elizabeth age 9, Mary S. age 4, and Joseph H. age 2.

Elizabeth Nicholas, daughter of William and Mahala (Shute) Nicholas, was listed as 9 years old and living in the household of her parents in the 1850 census.(32) Elizabeth was listed as 20 years old and living in the household of her parents in the 1860 census.(33)

Elizabeth Nicholas married William Hartman on October 18, 1862, in Vermillion County, Indiana.(34) William Hartman was born September 5, 1825, in Virginia.(35) 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.(36)

Mary Luella Hartman, a daughter of William Hartman and Elizabeth (Nicholas) Hartman, was born July 21, 1863, in Illinois.
(37) Elizabeth (Nicholas) Hartman died November 23, 1866, about four years after she married William Hartman.(38). 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.(39) Ezra E. Hartman is listed in the 1880 census for the William and Mahala Nicholas household as a grandson, age 13.(40)

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.
(41) Mary Luella Hartman also is listed in the 1880 William Nicholas household.(42)

On September 28, 1882, Mary Luella Hartman married Joseph P. Gouty in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.(43) The parents of Joseph P. Gouty were Elias and Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty.(44) Mahala (Shute) Nicholas, the wife of William Nicholas, was an older sister of Elizabeth (Shute) Gouty.

Hannah (Shute) Nicholas died January 12, 1889.
(45) She was buried in the Hicks Cemetery near Perrysville, Indiana. William Nicholas died Dec. 19, 1890.(46) He also was buried in Hicks Cemetery near Perrysville, Indiana.

Children (Nicholas), born in Vermillion County, Indiana:

i.
Corintha, born March 31, 1836

ii.
Sarah Ann, born February 9, 1838

iii.
Elizabeth, born September 11, 1840

iv.
Barbara Hannah, born October 31, 1843

v.
Mary Susan, born November 15, 1845

vi.
Joseph Henry Clay, born June 5, 1848

REFERENCES

1. William Nicholas tombstone, 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.

2. 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.

3. 1830 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 26, Page 230, within the division allotted John Gardner, William Nickles household.

4. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Submitter: Brenda Kay Vaughn, 7176 Lake Ave Elyria, OH 44035, Submission Search: 1523814-1208101210853, William Nichols, Compact Disc #39, Pin #554844, Birth:  bef 1766,  Father: Levan Nichols, Disc #39, Pin #554760, Mother: unknown, Spouse: Isabella Dougherty, Disc #39, Pin #554845, Marriage date: 7 Apr 1796; Research found the family of John George Nicholas, born about 1741 in Straight Creek Pendleton Co. Va., and his wife Barbara, born about 1743 in Straight Creek Pendleton Co. Va., who had a son named William Nicholas (Sr.) who was born in 1769 in Renick, Greenbrier County, Virginia. William married Isabelle Daugherty (or Dougherty) on April 7, 1796, in Bath, Virginia. Isabelle also was born in 1769. Possible children of William Nicholas and Isabelle Daugherty were: i. Barbara Nicholas, born 1796 in Virginia, married Reuben Rader, born 1795 in Virginia. They lived in Vermillion County, Indiana, by the time of the 1830 census. 1830 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 26, Page 228, Reuben Rader household, males age 15 and under 20 = 1, males age 30 and under 40 = 1,females age 10 and under 15 = 1, females age 30 and under 40 = 1, Reuben Rader was born in Virginia in 1795 and lived somewhat close to William Nickles at time of the 1830 census. The wife of Reuben Rader was Barbara Nicholas, born 1796 in Virginia. ii. Elizabeth Nicholas, born October 20, 1805, in Virginia, died May 4, 1868 in Perryville,Vermillion County, Indiana. She married Jacob Riley, born February 10, 1803, in Hardin County, Kentucky, on July 1, 1830, in Vermillion County, Indiana. iii. George Nicholas, born circa 1807, married Elizabeth Oxford on February 16, 1827, in Vermillion County, Indiana. iv. William Nicholas, born March 13, 1809, in Virginia married Mahala Shute on June 11, 1835, in Vermillion County, Indiana. v. Margaret Nicholas, born circa 1811, married John Cade on August 13, 1830, in Vermillion County, Indiana. vi. Ann Nicholas, born circa 1800, married John Hollingsworth on August 15, 1839, in Vermillion County, Indiana.

5. 1830 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 26, Page 228, Reuben Rader household; 1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Roll 96, Page 447, Rheuben Rader household; 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Page 62, Roll M432_177, Reuben Rader, age 55, born in Virginia.

6. Information provided by: C. H. McCormack -- (512) 864-3382, 120 Trail Rider Way, Georgetown, TX 78628. "1.9 Reuben Rader, Birth: ca 1769, Loudon County, VA, Death: 1858, Perrysville, IN, During War of 1812 he was stationed in Richmond, VA.  After the war he moved to Greenbrier, VA and then to Jackson County, VA (now WV) for a short period.  From there he and Barbara moved to Roanoke, VA, then to OH before 1825, and then to Chicago, IL.  He moved to Vermillion County, IN and finally to Monroe, WS. Spouse: Barbara Nicholas, Birth: Greenbrier Cnty, VA, Death: abt 1855, Perrysville, IN, Daughter of Dr. William Nicholas."

7. Delila Rader married Peter Webb on May 27, 1832, and Malinda Rader married Joseph Kelly on November 3, 1829, County Court Records at Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana; also see 1850 U. S. Census for Wisconsin, Green County, Monroe, Page 217, Roll M432_999 for Malinda Kelly, age 37, born in Virginia.

8. 1830 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 26, Page 230, within the division allotted John Gardner, William Nickles household; Vermillion County, Indiana, Marriage Records.

9. Ibid.

10. Vermillion County, Indiana, Marriage Records. 11. 1830 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Township - Not Stated, Roll 26, Page 230, within the division allotted John Gardner, William Nickles household; Vermillion County, Indiana, Marriage Records.

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

13. Tombstone of Mahala (Shute) Nicholas at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana. Photograph by Curtis L. Older taken July 1, 2000. "Mahala wife of William Nicholas, died January 12, 1889, aged 73 years, 8 months, 5 days."

14.
1850 Federal Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, page 57, roll M432_177, dwelling 166, family 166, Richard Shute Sr. household. Richard Shute Sr. is listed as age 58, born in England, Hannah Shute is listed as age 47, born in Virginia. (To Do - Need proof Mahala was daughter of Richard and Hannah Shute - consult National Gen Soc. Quarterly volumes 1-85.)

15.
Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #210 - The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s. 16. Ibid.

17. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #400 - Marriage Index: Selected Counties of Ohio, 1789-1850, Richard Shute married March 31, 1814 in Scioto County, Ohio, spouse: Hannah McCartney.

18. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive #210.

19. Ibid.

20. IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0.

21. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number 457865; 1910 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Series T624, Roll 384, Part 1, Page 162B, James Richardson; Index to Marriage Records 1850 - 1904 Inclusive Volume I, Letters A - Z Inclusive, Vermillion County, Indiana, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office: Newport. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1938, Spouse 1: Corrintha Nicholas, Spouse 2: James Richardson, Marriage Date: 24 Feb 1852, County: Vermillion, Book: 3, Original Source Page: 2??, Date: 20 Feb 1852.

22. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number 457865.

23. Ibid; Elizabeth Nicholas tombstone, Hicks Cemetery, 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.

24. 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.

25. Elizabeth Nicholas tombstone.

26. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Film Number 457865.

27. Ibid.

28. Ibid.

29. 1840 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, Roll 96, Page 449, William Nicholas household.

30. 1850 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated October 24, 1850, by Tho. C. W. Sale, dwelling 189, family 189, page 59, roll M432_177, William Nicholas, age 41, farmer, real estate = $2,000, born in Virginia, cannot read or write.

31. Information found on Ancestry.com on the Internet.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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.

37. 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.

38. 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.

39. 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.

40. 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.

41. 1870 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, William Nicholas household.

42. 1880 U. S. Census for Indiana, Vermillion County, Highland Township, William Nicholas household.

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

44. 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.

45. Tombstone of Mahala (Shute) Nicholas at the Hicks Cemetery, Perrysville, Vermillion County, Indiana.

46. William Nicholas tombstone, Hicks Cemetery, near Perrysville (west of Covington) Indiana.


























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Name:

William Nicholas

Issue Date:

18 Mar 1837

State of Record:

Indiana

Acres:

108.21

Accession Number:

IN1320__.031

Metes and Bounds:

No

Land Office:

Crawfordsville

Canceled:

No

US Reservations:

No

Mineral Reservations:

No

Authority:

April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)

Document Number:

22271

Legal Land Description:

Section