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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ancestors of my "Brick Wall" Elizabeth Johnson of Massachusetts - Surname Saturday

Yesterday, my post was about hiring a professional researcher to help me solve my brick wall. Not only did I explain how he found me, but I also gave some useful information for New England researchers. See post HERE.

The post was rather long, so I decided to split the narrative part from the descendant report of Richard Nichols and ancestor report for Elizabeth Johnson (shown in red, everything above her name was new information). I wasn't surprised to see that I was related to myself, as shown in Generation 2, but was delighted to find that out. More research needs to be done on other members of the family.

A few months later, when the snow melted and the weather turned warmer, I went to Reading, Massachusetts and found the cemetery stone for James and many other Nichols in the same family line. Original post was written in April, may be seen HERE.


Cemetery Stone of my 8th grandfather


Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

1.RICHARD NICHOLS died 22 NOV 1674 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married ANNAS  BEF 1651 in Ipswich/Reading, Massachusetts. She died 24 AUG 1692 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of RICHARD NICHOLS and ANNAS are:
+2  i.JAMES NICHOLS was born 25 JUL 1658 in Ipswich (Chebacco), Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 JAN 1744/45 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
3  ii.Joanna NICHOLS was born 26 NOV 1660 in Ipswich (Chebacco), Essex Co., Massachusetts.
4  iii.Mary NICHOLS. She married Samuel LAMSON.
5  iv.Thomas NICHOLS.
6  v.John NICHOLS.
7  vi.Richard NICHOLS.
8  vii.Hannah NICHOLS.



Descendant Register, Generation No. 2

2.JAMES NICHOLS (RICHARD NICHOLS1) was born 25 JUL 1658 in Ipswich (Chebacco), Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 JAN 1744?45 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was buried in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married MARY POOLE 9 OCT 1682 in Cambridge, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, daughter of JONATHAN POOLE and JUDITH. She was born 14 NOV 1662 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 18 JUL 1711 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was buried in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of JAMES NICHOLS and MARY POOLE are:
9  i.James NICHOLS was born 2 JUL 1683 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Joanna LAMSON 20 MAY 1707.
+10  ii.MARY NICHOLS was born 12 NOV 1685 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 FEB 1778 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+11  iii.Jonathan NICHOLS was born 23 FEB 1690/1 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+12  iv.William NICHOLS was born 14 FEB 1695/6 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
13  v.Sarah NICHOLS was born 30 MAR 1699 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married Joseph BURNAP20 DEC 1722.
14  vi.Ebenezer NICHOLS was born 29 MAR 1703 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.



Descendant Register, Generation No. 3

10.MARY NICHOLS (JAMES NICHOLS2, RICHARD NICHOLS1) was born 12 NOV 1685 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 12 FEB 1778 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married BENJAMIN WILEY 4 DEC 1707 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, son of JOHN WILEY and ELIZABETH w\o JOHN WILEY.
Children of MARY NICHOLS and BENJAMIN WILEY are:
+15  i.ELIZABETH WILEY was born ABT 6 JUL 1712 in Wakefield, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 DEC 1798 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
16  ii.Benjamin WILEY.
17  iii.James WILEY was born ABT 27 JUL 1718.
11.Jonathan NICHOLS (JAMES NICHOLS2, RICHARD NICHOLS1) was born 23 FEB 1690/1 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Phebe EATON. She was born ABT 1690.
Child of Jonathan NICHOLS and Phebe EATON is:
+18  i.Benjamin NICHOLS was born 1723.
12.William NICHOLS (JAMES NICHOLS2, RICHARD NICHOLS1) was born 14 FEB 1695/6 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He married Abigail KENDALL 14 JAN 1719 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She was born 31 MAR 1697 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 NOV 1728 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
Child of William NICHOLS and Abigail KENDALL is:
19  i.Samuel NICHOLS was born 15 FEB 1728 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 13 SEP 1777 in Guilford, Windham Co., Vermont. He married Anna STEVENS. She was born 17 MAR 1732 in Rutland, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 24 MAR 1811 in Guilford, Windham Co., Vermont.



Descendant Register, Generation No. 4

15.ELIZABETH WILEY (MARY NICHOLS3, JAMES NICHOLS2, RICHARD NICHOLS1) was born ABT 6 JUL 1712 in Wakefield, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 3 DEC 1798 in Woburn, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. She married WILLIAM JOHNSON 23 DEC 1733 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of Unknown JOHNSON.
Children of ELIZABETH WILEY and WILLIAM JOHNSON are:
20  i.William JOHNSON was born 1 DEC 1734 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+21  ii.James JOHNSON was born ABT 3 OCT 1736.
22  iii.Timothy JOHNSON was born 13 NOV 1743 in Wakefield, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+23  iv.ELIZABETH JOHNSON was born 7 NOV 1750 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 MAR 1799 in Dublin, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.
24  v.Joseph JOHNSON was born ABT 1 APR 1753.
18.Benjamin NICHOLS (Jonathan NICHOLS3, JAMES NICHOLS2, RICHARD NICHOLS1) was born 1723. He married Mary TROW. She was born 1728.
Child of Benjamin NICHOLS and Mary TROW is:
+25  i.Benjamin NICHOLS was born 1754.



Descendant Register, Generation No. 5

21.James JOHNSON (ELIZABETH WILEY4, MARY NICHOLS3, JAMES NICHOLS2, RICHARD NICHOLS1) was born ABT 3 OCT 1736. He married.
Children of James JOHNSON and Wife are:
26  i.Molly JOHNSON was born ABT 20 SEP 1767 in Wakefield, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
+27  ii.William JOHNSON was born 28 JUN 1772 in Wakefield, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
23.ELIZABETH JOHNSON (ELIZABETH WILEY4, MARY NICHOLS3, JAMES NICHOLS2, RICHARD NICHOLS1) was born 7 NOV 1750 in Reading, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 MAR 1799 in Dublin, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. She was buried in Dublin, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. She married DAVID MEAD 21 OCT 1773 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, son of BENJAMIN MEAD and HEPHZIBAH. He was born 19 NOV 1749 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died BEF 1784 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire. She married Abner SANGER 1 APR 1784, son of Eleazer SANGER and Mary JACKSON. He was born 12 MAR 1739 in Hardwick, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, and died 1 OCT 1822 in Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. He was buried in Old Cemetery, (Known as Washington St. Cemetery) Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.
Children of ELIZABETH JOHNSON and DAVID MEAD are:
+28  i.Elizabeth MEAD was born 11 OCT 1774 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 15 APR 1868 in Glover, Orleans Co., Vermont.
+29  ii.MARY MEAD was born 1777 in Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, and died 19 JUL 1813 in Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.
+30  iii.David MEAD was born 1779 in New Ipswich, Hillsborough Co., New Hampshire, and died BET 1850 AND 1860 in of Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
Children of ELIZABETH JOHNSON and Abner SANGER are:
31  i.Hepzibah SANGER was born 16 MAR 1785 in Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, and died 25 APR 1785 in Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.
+32  ii.Abner SANGER was born 19 APR 1786 in Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, and died 15 APR 1867 in So. Danvers, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
+33  iii.Hepzibah Meed SANGER was born 24 JUL 1788 in Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, and died NOV 1861 in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.
34  iv.Abigail SANGER was born 1 AUG 1790 in Dublin, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, and died 1 APR 1791 in Dublin, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.
+35  v.Abigail Willey SANGER was born 27 MAY 1792 in Dublin, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, and died 23 NOV 1878 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.
+36  vi.Rhoda Jackson SANGER was born 12 AUG 1794 in Dublin, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, and died 7 APR 1871 in Keene, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire.
37  vii.Sally SANGER was born 8 OCT 1796 in Dublin, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire, and died 21 AUG 1883 in Peabody, Essex Co., Massachusetts.
25.Benjamin NICHOLS (Benjamin NICHOLS4, Jonathan NICHOLS3, JAMES NICHOLS2, RICHARD NICHOLS1) was born 1754. He married Rebecca BANCROFT. She was born 1761.
Child of Benjamin NICHOLS and Rebecca BANCROFT is:
+38  i.Rebeckah NICHOLS was born ABT 1791.