Descendants of Jonathan & Tryphena (Sackett) Nichols




Jonathan NICHOLS Tryphena SACKETT family
Tryphena called PHENE sister of FILER Sackett also an early settler here
and Soldier in the Revolution
Jonathan NICHOLS fought in the Revolution and was wounded in the Battle of
Bennington . He served under Captain Moses Nichols of Thetford , Vermont .
The following is a letter to Henrietta F . Nichols from her "Cousin
Elizabeth ," dated March 27 , year unknown . Speaking of Jonathan Nichols ,
she said : "But quite an experience was his in 1825 when Lafayette made his
journey through the country . At Westfield he stopped for dinner and
Jonathan as a Revolutionary soldier was presented to him . After the French
way he lightly kissed grandfather on both cheeks , saying that he loved
every soldier of that war . Grandfather always wore his hair in a queue,
tied with a ribbon , long silk stockings , buckled shoes and knee breeches ,
he thought long trousers were terrible . You can imagine how surprised this
staid reserved old New Englander was to be kissed by another man . But he
bore it bravely ." Letter from Elizabeth Nichols Furman .
The following is a quote from the State Papers of New Hampshire , Vol . XV ,
page 103, Revolutionary Rolls : "Payroll of Capt . Elisha Whitcomb's Company
Regiment of Volunteers Expedition against Canada . Timothy Bedel as Colonel
1777-1778 . Jonathan Nichols , Andrew Nichols , Capt . Samuel Wright Company
, Colonel Nichols Regiment , General Stark's Brigade marched from Winchester
in New Hampshire and joined the Northern Continental Army at Bennington and
Stillwater July 23, 1777." Among the privates were Andrew Nichols and
Jonathan Nichols .
Jonathan and Phene died in MORROW CO OHIO living at son Wisemans,
Brought back to Ripley for burial in East Ripley Cemetery
Name: Sackett, Phene
Birth Place: Orange co., VT
Birth Date: 1767
Spouse: Jonathan Nichols
Marriage Date: 1790
Marriage Location: Orange co., VT
Children: Eight children
Death Date: Before 1880
Death Location: Morrow co., OH

Nichols, Wiseman C.
Birth Place: Ripley, NY
Birth Date: 1801
Father's Name: Jonathan Nichols
Mother's Name: Phene Sackett
Spouse: Fivilla Cass
Marriage Date: Oct 22, 1829
Marriage Location: Morrow co., OH
Children: Six children
Death Date: After 1880

Nichols, Jonathan
Birth Place: Bolton, MA
Birth Date: Jul 25, 1754
Spouse: Phene Sackett
Marriage Date: 1790
Marriage Location: Orange co., VT
Children: Eight children
Death Date: Before 1880
Death Location: Morrow co., OH
Military Service: Revolutionary War
Occupation: Farmer
Other Notes: Drew a military pension
>From Morrow Co records

Children:

Lorrel NICHOLS , b 1794 m 1826 to Sarah Elizabeth KNIGHT they were both among first
membership of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Ripley Organized Nov 2, 1818
Sarah Elizabeth Knight
Birth: 29 MAR 1793 in Thetford, VT Death: 25 FEB 1864 in Westfield, NY m
12 SEP 1826 in Aurora, NY Lorrel NICHOLS Birth: 9 FEB 1794 in Thetford, VT
Death: 30 JAN 1877 in Albany, NY LORREL the son of Jonathan NICHOLS and
PHENE SACKETT
On 11 June 1873, there was an Old Settler's Reunion for Chautauqua County
residents. a listing of their name, current residence, year in which they
came to Chautauqua County, and their current age.
Children
Lorrell resides Westfield came 1813 is 79 b 1794
*Chautauqua Co Online Data Lorrel served in the War of 1812
Children
A DeAzro NICHOLS b: 31 JAN 1828 in Westfield d 24 SEP 1910
m Clarissa DICKSON dau of William and Clarissa DICKSON

B Hervy Brayton NICHOLS Birth: 22 MAY 1829 in Westfield, NY 1 Death: 13
JUN 1858 in 70 m, S. of Memphis, TN, steamboat explosion

C Henry Leach NICHOLS Birth: 23 JUL 1832 in Westfield, NY Death: 14 JUN
1863 in Port Hudson, LA Commissioned officer, C. S. A. assigned to
Watson's Battery Killed during the defense of Port Hudson


2 Olney NICHOLS , Also among the first members of this church , and wife
Belvidere, Boone, Illinois in 1860 OLNEY NICHOLS, son of Jonathan and Phene
SACKETT Nichols is age now 64 living with Charles BURNSIDE, 28 and probably
Olney's dau wife of Burnside Hattie or Hettie age 25
Olney who for many years lived in Westfield, was a postmaster there; He
is in Westfield in 1850 ae 54 wife EVALINE B. 50 his 2nd wife, first was
HARRIET OSBORN d 1829
Eunice CLAXTON? 15 ( a step dau?)
dau Harriet (HATTIE 15) later BURNSIDE
other named persons may be children or just living in house
they live in 1850 right beside LORREL NICHOLS
Lot G 51 East Ripley Cemetery, Chautauqua Co NY
Olney NICHOLS d 3/13/1867 ae 71-7-0
Wife Harriet M. died 6/5/1829 ae 29 yrs. 1st wife
buried near his parents Jonathan and Phene NICHOLS Rev War Soldier

[Photo information:

Olney NICHOLS, son of Jonathan and Phene, identified in this old album with
wife HARRIET OLMSTED is incorrect. Harriet died 1829 and is buried with him
in East Ripley Cemetery and long before the invention of the camera.
His 2nd wife is EVALINE found in census, and probably this woman.]

3 Orvis NICHOLS ,
lot K 83 buried EAST RIPLEY Cemetery
Orvis d 10/31/1865 ae 61-1-8 at Beardstown Illinois
Wife Fanny L. d 9/28/1869 in her 70th year probably LOOMIS
in 1850 Orvis and Fanny are in Westfield with
Elizabeth HOTCHKISS 21 and probably Fanny's father Joel LOOMIS 74

4 Achsah NICHOLS ,
Achsah Nichols Birth: 18 APR 1799 in Orange, VT. Dau of Revolutionary War
Soldier, Jonathan NICHOLS and Phene SACKETT
Death: 21 MAY 1871 in DeSota, IA.
Marriage Benjamin Cummings AMSDEN b: 14 NOV 1790 in Henniker, NH.
Married: 1817 in Chautauqua CO, NY.
Children
A Benjamin Monroe Amsden b: 18 DEC 1818 in Chautauqua CO., NY.Death: 28 JAN
1903 in Manchester, IA (M. B. & R. A. Amsden lot)Tombstone Records of Delaware County, Iowa
b Noah Cummings Amsden b: 6 SEP 1820 in Chautauqua CO., NY.Death: 1891 in Minneapolis, MN
c Harriet Newell Amsden b: 21 AUG 1824Death: ABT. 1891 in IL m REED
d Jonathan Nichols Amsden b: 6 SEP 1826 in Chautauqua CO., NY. Death: 27 JUL 1891 in Lupton, Colorado
e Lovisa Ann Amsden b: 12 DEC 1829 in Chautauqua CO, NY m Sidney COLLINS d IL
f Achsah Lavantia Amsden b: 4 MAY 1832 in Chautauqua CO, NY Death: 1904 in Belvidere, IL
g Fanny Prudence Amsden b: ABT. 1835 in Ripley, NY Death: 1898 in Belvidere,
ILSources:
Title: Ancestors and Descendants of Jonathan Nichols Amsden & Amelia Jane
Smith 1636-1977
Author: Bernice Amsden Warnick
Ancestry File
Rich HART rmhart30@hotmail.com


5 Wiseman Claggett NICHOLS ,23 Mar 1801 died 27 Apr 1883 Moscow Co . Ohio married to
Favilla CASS in Ripley NY
1880 WISEMAN C. NICHOLS, Cardington; has for the past twenty-five years been
prominently identified with the best interests of Morrow Co. Jonathan
Nichols, his father, was born in Bolton, Mass., July 25, 1754, and when a
small boy, went with his parents to Thetford, Orange Co., Vt. He was a
soldier of the Revolutionary war, and fought with General Stark at the
battle of Bennington; he was wounded, and for the last few years of his life
drew a pension. He was a man of much more than ordinary ability, and held
during his life-time the offices of Sheriff and Surveyor of Orange Co. He
was married to Miss Phene Sackett, about 1790; she was born in Kent,
Litchfield, Co., Ct., Feb. 17, 1767; when a girl she went with a married
sister to Orange Co., Vt., where she engaged in teaching school. The lineage
of the Sacketts can be traced back to 1597, to England, their native
country; their coming to America dates back nearly three hundred years.
Wiseman is the fifth of eight children; they were all married, and at one
time were all with their mother and wives, members of the First Presbyterian
Church, of Ripley, New York; of de number, Wiseman is 'the only surviving
one. On Oct. 9, 1813, his father, with his family, ten in all, started for
the west in a wagon drawn by three horses, with a capital of $54 in cash. It
being late in the season, and the roads bad, the family walked more than
half way. They were five weeks on their journey, and had but 12 1/2 cts. in
their purse on their arrival; Wiseman's boyhood was passed assisting his
father in the summer, and attending school in the neighborhood during the
winter; on the 22nd, of Oct. 1829, he was married to Miss Fivilla, eldest
daughter of Joseph and Tabitha (Day) Cass. She was born in Stratford, N. H.,
Feb. 17, 1811. They have had six children, four of whom are living. Forty
years of Mr. Nichols life, including his boyhood, has been spent in
agricultural pursuits; he followed carpentering for six years, and taught
school eight terms; was in the mercantile business three years; was for
three years sheriff; and three years mayor of Cardington, and for eighteen
years a justice of the peace. He remembers very distinctly the eclipse of
1806, also the cola season of 1816, when there was snow or ice every month
of the year. His first vote was given for William B. Rochester, "Bucktail
candidate " for Governor of New York. He voted with the Democratic party
until 1840, when he gave his vote for Gen. Harrison, since which time he has
voted with the Whig and Republican parties. On coming to Cardington Mr. and
Mrs. Nichols connected themselves with the M. E. Church, of which they are
still members
1880 HISTORY OF MORROW COUNTY OHIO
Children
a Clifton Melvin Nichols b: 14 JUN 1830 in Westfield, Orange, New York
b Joseph Cass Nichols b: 29 JAN 1833
c Marietta Fivilla Nichols b: 15 DEC 1835 in Waterville, Oneida, New York
d Franklin Cass Nichols b: 19 FEB 1838
e Amelia Frances Nichols b: 25 JUL 1842 in Portland, New York
f Joseph Wiseman Nichols b: 27 OCT 1844 in Portland, New York

6 Chloe NICHOLS , c 1803 Death: 22 JUN 1832 m Asa YOUNG
YOUNG
lot M 32 East Ripley Cemetery
Chloe Wife of Asa YOUNG dau of Jonathon and Phene or Phebe NICHOLS died
7/22/1832 ae 29

7, Jonathan Sackett NICHOLS b ca 1804 ,Son JoHnathan Sackett NICHOLS b 29
AUG 1805 Thetford Twp, Orange, Vermont
m Elizabeth DICKSON b c 1812 Ripley Ny
In 1850 Westfield census Johnathan S NICHOLS 45 is here wife Elizabeth 37
Sarah E 15, Helen M 13
I found the name spelled this way in several records
We have the photo of this man from a IDENTIFIED family album but not much
else on him seeking any

8. Lucinda NICHOLS b ca 1810 m WILLINGTON
Lot M 36 East Ripley Cemetery
Lucinda dau of Jonathon and Phebe or Phene NICHOLS wife of James WILLINGTON
d 7/1/1842 ae 32