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Register Report - NICHOLS

by Sam Behling

First Generation

Ship1. THOMAS NICHOLS. Born ca 1624 in England/Wales. Thomas died in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI, aft 1708; he was 84. Bef 1660 when Thomas was 36, he married Hannah GRIFFIN, daughter of Robert GRIFFIN, in Newport, Newport Co., RI. Born on 17 Dec 1642. Hannah died in RI. They had the following children:

2 i. Thomas (1660-1745)
3 ii. Susannah (1662-)
4 iii. John (1666-1725)
5 iv. Robert (1671-)
6 v. Hannah (1674-ca1723)
7 vi. BENJAMIN (1676-1736)
8 vii. Jonathan (1681-1727)
viii. Joseph. Born on 18 Apr 1684 in Jamestown, Newport Co., RI. Joseph died on 15 May 1725; he was 41.
9 ix. Elizabeth (1688-<1733)


Second Generation


2. Thomas NICHOLS (Thomas1). Born on 6 Aug 1660 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Thomas died in 1745; he was 84. Occupation: Yeoman. In 1683 when Thomas was 22, he married Mercy REYNOLDS. Born in 1664. They had the following children:

i. Hannah. Born on 9 Mar 1684/1685.
ii. Mercy. Born on 26 Oct 1686.
10 iii. Deborah (1687-1732)
iv. Susanna. Born on 9 May 1690.
v. Mary. Born on 19 Mar 1693/1694.
11 vi. James (1693-)
vii. Elizabeth. Born on 16 Mar 1695/1696.
viii. Frances. Born on 29 Nov 1697. Frances married ? PIERCE.
ix. Comfort. Born on 7 Mar 1701/1702.
12 x. Thomas (1702-)
xi. Benjamin. Born on 28 Jun 1703.

3. Susannah NICHOLS (Thomas1). Born on 15 Oct 1662 in Newport, Newport Co., RI. In 1682 when Susannah was 19, she married Thomas HAZARD, son of Robert HAZARD & Mary BROWNELL. Born in 1660 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. Thomas died in 1746; he was 86. They had the following children:

i. Mary. Born on 3 Oct 1683.
ii. Hannah. Born on 14 Apr 1685.
iii. Sarah. Born on 15 Jul 1687.
iv. Robert. Born on 23 May 1689 in South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI.
v. Thomas. Born on 11 May 1691.
vi. Stephen. Born on 13 Jun 1693.
vii. Jeremiah. Born on 5 Jun 1697.
viii. George. Born on 18 Jan 1699/1700.
ix. Benjamin. Born on 2 Nov 1702.
x. Jonathan. Born on 1 Oct 1704.

4. John NICHOLS (Thomas1). Born on 16 Apr 1666 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. John died in 1725; he was 58. On 8 Jun 1687 when John was 21, he first married Hannah FORMAN. Born on 10 Jan 1665/1666. Hannah died on 27 Oct 1716; she was 51. They had the following children:

i. John. Born on 18 Oct 1689.
ii. Thomas. Born on 13 Dec 1691.
iii. Hannah. Born on 26 Feb 1694/1695.
iv. Susannah. Born on 4 Dec 1697.
v. Robert. Born on 19 Feb 1699/1700.
vi. Mary. Born on 17 Feb 1702/1703.
vii. Joseph. Born on 1 Apr 1705.

John second married Rebecca ANDREWS. Rebecca died ca 1725.

5. Robert NICHOLS (Thomas1). Born on 22 Nov 1671 in Newport, Newport Co., RI. In Feb 1698/1699 when Robert was 26, he first married Mary CASE. They had one child:

i. Jonathan.

In 1698 when Robert was 26, he second married Mary MAYES, daughter of William MAYES.

6. Hannah NICHOLS (Thomas1). Born on 7 Aug 1674 in Newport, Newport Co., RI. Hannah died ca 1723; she was 48. On 22 Feb 1695/1696 when Hannah was 20, she married William ARNOLD, son of Caleb ARNOLD & Abigail WILBUR. Born on 31 May 1667. William died on 22 Sep 1723; he was 56. They had the following children:

i. William. Born on 18 Mar 1696/1697.
ii. Josiah. Born on 3 Feb 1698/1699.
iii. Ruth. Born on 28 Mar 1699/1700.
iv. Caleb. Born on 14 Mar 1705/1706.
v. Hannah. Born on 30 Jul 1708.
vi. Thomas. Born on 14 Sep 1711.

7. BENJAMIN NICHOLS (Thomas1). Born on 28 Jan 1676/1677 in East Greenwich, Kent RI. Benjamin died in RI in 1736; he was 59. Bef 1698 when Benjamin was 21, he first married Mary SISSON, daughter of John SISSON & Mary ?, in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Born in prob. Of Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. Mary died ca 1730 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. They had the following children:

i. Benjamin. Born on 22 Aug 1698 in Newport, Newport Co., RI.
ii. Jonathan. Born on 27 Nov 1700 in Newport, Newport Co., RI. On 9 Jun 1723 when Jonathan was 22, he married Sarah THOMAS. Born in Of Kingston, Washington Co., RI.
iii. Ruth. Born on 13 Mar 1703/1704. In 1724 when Ruth was 20, she married Ezekiel LONG.
13 iv. JOSEPH (1707-<1790)
v. John. Born on 20 Dec 1709 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI. John died in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI, ca 1784; he was 74. John first married Esther HILL. On 30 May 1736 when John was 26, he second married Mary VAUGHAN, daughter of Christopher VAUGHAN & Deborah NICHOLS (10), in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Born on 8 May 1715 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.
vi. William. Born on 25 Mar 1712/1713 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI.
vii. Thomas. Born on 28 Feb 1714/1715 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI. Thomas married Rebecca VAUGHAN, daughter of David VAUGHAN & Mary PIERCE. Born on 3 Apr 1720 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.
viii. George. Born on 25 Aug 1715 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI. On 26 Jan 1743/1744 when George was 27, he married Waite VAUGHAN, daughter of David VAUGHAN & Mary PIERCE, in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Born on 2 May 1722 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.
ix. Ann. Born on 16 Oct 1717 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI.

On 16 Dec 1731 when Benjamin was 55, he second married Mary PIERCE, daughter of Giles PIERCE & Elizabeth HALL, in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Born on 7 Feb 1690/1691 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.

8. Jonathan NICHOLS (Thomas1). Born on 10 Jun 1681 in Newport, Newport Co., RI. Jonathan died on 2 Aug 1727; he was 46. In Feb 1706/1707 when Jonathan was 24, he married Elizabeth LAWTON, daughter of Robert LAWTON & Mary WODELL. Born on 12 Sep 1688. They had the following children:

i. Mary. Born on 8 Jan 1708/1709.
ii. Hannah. Born on 21 Sep 1709.
iii. Jonathan. Born on 24 Oct 1712.
iv. Robert. Born on 20 May 1715.
v. Elizabeth. Born on 15 Jul 1717.
vi. Sarah. Born on 17 Jun 1719.
vii. Joseph (Twin). Born on 25 May 1723.
viii. Benjamin (Twin). Born on 25 May 1723.

9. Elizabeth NICHOLS (Thomas1). Born on 14 Jun 1688. Elizabeth died bef 1733; she was 44. On 1 Feb 1705/1706 when Elizabeth was 16, she married Gideon FREEBORN, son of Gideon FREEBORN & Mary BOOMER. Born on 29 Apr 1684. Gideon died on 21 Feb 1753; he was 68. They had the following children:

i. William (Died Young). Born on 19 Nov 1706.
ii. Gideon. Born on 26 Oct 1708.
iii. Susanna. Born on 7 Jan 1710/1711.
iv. Thomas. Born on 11 Oct 1711.
v. William. Born on 1 Mar 1713/1714.
vi. Elizabeth. Born on 22 Jul 1714.
vii. Joseph. Born on 25 Feb 1717/1718.
viii. Jonathan. Born on 4 Mar 1719/1720.
ix. Benjamin. Born on 9 Jan 1722/1723.
x. Hannah. Born on 10 May 1726.


Third Generation


10. Deborah NICHOLS (Thomas2, Thomas1). Born on 17 Feb 1687/1688 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Deborah died on 16 Aug 1732; she was 45. On 26 Jun 1709 when Deborah was 22, she married Christopher VAUGHAN, son of George VAUGHAN & Margaret SPINK, in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Born on 29 Apr 1686 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Christopher died in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI, on 18 Aug 1752; he was 66. They had the following children:

i. Christopher. Born on 6 Jul 1710 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Christopher died in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI, on 23 Apr 1758; he was 47. Christopher first married Hannah ? Christopher second married Elizabeth ?
ii. Benjamin. Born on 2 Jul 1713 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.
iii. Mary. Born on 8 May 1715 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. On 30 May 1736 when Mary was 21, she married John NICHOLS, son of Benjamin NICHOLS (7) & Mary SISSON, in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Born on 20 Dec 1709 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI. John died in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI, ca 1784; he was 74.
iv. Deborah. Born on 14 Jul 1719 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Deborah married Benjamin (?) WEAVER.
v. Ruth. Born on 12 Aug 1729 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. On 30 Oct 1746 when Ruth was 17, she married Rufus SPENCER, in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.

11. James NICHOLS (Thomas2, Thomas1). Born on 19 Mar 1693/1694. On 5 Jan 1715/1716 when James was 21, he married Elizabeth HULING, daughter of Capt. Alexander HULING & Elizabeth WIGHTMAN. They had one child:

i. Thomas.

12. Thomas NICHOLS (Thomas2, Thomas1). Born on 27 Apr 1702. Child:

i. Thomas.

13. JOSEPH NICHOLS (Benjamin2, Thomas1). Born on 8 Jun 1707 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI. Joseph died in West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI, bef 22 Feb 1790; he was 82. On 7 Oct 1731 when Joseph was 24, he first married Mary SPINK, daughter of Capt. Ishmael SPINK & Deliverance HALL, in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Born on 11 Apr 1710 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Mary died bef Dec 1752; she was 42. They had the following children:

14 i. MARY (1731-1822)
15 ii. William (1733-<1793)
iii. Ishmael. Born on 8 Feb 1734/1735 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.
iv. Freelove. Born on 8 Jun 1737 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. On 15 Dec 1771 when Freelove was 34, she married Benjamin FOWLER.
v. Ann. Born on 13 Jan 1738/1739 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. On 25 Dec 1760 when Ann was 22, she married George DYER, in West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.
vi. Masse. Born on 2 Sep 1741 in West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI.
vii. Hannah. Born on 12 Apr 1744 in West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Hannah married ? GARDNER.
viii. Susannah. Born on 3 Dec 1745 in West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Susannah married ? COTTRELL.

In Dec 1752 when Joseph was 45, he second married Abigail HALL, daughter of William HALL & Sarah TIBBETS. Born on 7 Aug 1702.


Fourth Generation


14. MARY NICHOLS (Joseph3, Benjamin2, Thomas1). Born on 8 Dec 1731 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Mary died in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY, on 28 Dec 1822; she was 91. Buried in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY. Baptist Cemetery. On 21 Jul 1751 when Mary was 19, she married Rev. William WAIT, son of Benjamin WAIT & Abigail HALL, in W. Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Born on 9 Jan 1730/1731 in Wickford, Kent Co., RI. William died in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY, on 30 Mar 1826; he was 96. Buried in Cambridge, Washington Co., NY. Baptist Cemetery. Occupation: Baptist Minister, Gold Or Silversmith. Religion: Baptist. They had the following children:

i. Mary (1751-1842)
ii. Benjamin (1753-1830)
iii. Sarah (1756-)
iv. John (1757-1841)
v. William (1760-1832)
vi. Stephen (1761-1842)
vii. NICHOLS (1763-1834)
viii. Joseph (1765-)
ix. Abigail (1767-)
x. Ezra (1769-1812)
xi. Zera (1771-1832)

15. William NICHOLS (Joseph3, Benjamin2, Thomas1). Born on 19 Apr 1733 in East Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. William died bef 27 Nov 1793; he was 60. On 24 May 1762 when William was 29, he married Sarah HALL, in West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Born on 31 Mar 1745/1746 in West Greenwich, Kent Co., RI. Sarah died bef Feb 1794; she was 48. They had the following children:

i. Mase (1762-)
ii. Ishmael (1763-)
iii. Joseph (1765-)
iv. Christopher (1767-)
v. William (1769-)
vi. Benjamin (1770-)
vii. Mary (1772-)
viii. Sarah (1775-)
ix. Wanton (1776-)
x. Jonathan (1778-)
xi. Abigail (1780-)
xii. Shibnah (1782-)
xiii. Ambrose (1787-)


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