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Descendants of John Nichols


8. KINCHEN ELIAS "ELLIS"3 NICHOLS (CHARLES CONRAD "GUNROD"2, JOHN1)23 was born September 21, 1815 in Laurens or Edgewood County, South Carolina, and died July 01, 1877 in Pike County, Alabama. He married (1) HANNAH S. CARR January 05, 1840 in Pike County, Alabama, daughter of ISSAC CARR and ROSANNA UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1810 in Unknown, and died June 20, 1865 in Pike County, Alabama. He married (2) MARTHA MARGARET "PATSY" CARROLL December 1866 in Pike County, Alabama, daughter of JOHN CARROLL and MARTHA LASSITER. She was born March 08, 1834 in Pike County, Alabama, and died February 02, 1892 in Pike County, Alabama.

Notes for K
INCHEN ELIAS "ELLIS" NICHOLS:
KINCHEN ELIAS (ELLIS) NICHOLS September 21, 1815 - July 01, 1877

Kinchen E. Nichols is believed to have been the last child of Conrad Nichols born September 21, 1815 in either Laurens or Edgewood County, South Carolina. Joe Russell Nichols in his research of 1932 stated that Kinchen E. was Kinchen Ellis Nichols. There is no Kinchen Ellis Nichols listed in any Census. With exception to the 1870 Pike County, Alabama Census he was listed as K. E. or Kinchen. In the 1870 Census he is listed as "Elias."
In the biography of Conrad it is written that Kinchen was taken into the home of a Mrs. Timmons after the death of Conrad and his wife. That is believed to have been about 1820. As stated, the only Timmons listed as "head of household" in the 1820 Laurens County Census is Catherine Timmons.
Shortly after Kinchens' adoption, he was moved to Alabama, to an area then called the "Dander Community". This community was located in what is now Pike County. Pike became a county in 1821, being formed from Montgomery and Henry County. It is not known if Kinchen was moved prior to this time. There are no Timmons listed in the 1830 Census for Pike County, Alabama. There are two Timmons families listed in neighboring Montgomery County. They are Jeremiah and Moses Timmons. Of interest in the 1840 Montgomery County Census is Kinchen with two females in the house. This is before he married. One female is 15 + and the other is about 40. Could this be Mrs. Timmons?
Kinchen's brother William, as well as several relatives, moved through Pike County in the first half of the nineteenth century. Kinchen spent most of his life in this area, being raised totally uneducated.
Kinchen married two times. He first married in Pike County January 05, 1840 to Hannah S. Carr, the daughter of Isaac and Rosanna Carr. She is listed as being born in Alabama about 1822 in the 1850 Pike County Census. Also listed in this Census is Kinchen, born 1819 in South Carolina; Deborah, born 1840; Joel, born 1842, Isaac, born 1845; and Judson, born 1848. In addition to those children listed in the 1850 Pike County Census the following are listed in the 1860 Pike County Census. They are: Julia A., born 1852; Jesse R., born 1854; Emma A., born 1856; and Christopher C., born 1858. A total of eleven children were born to Kinchen and Hannah. The one not listed in the Census is James A., born 1861.
When the Civil War began in 1861, Kinchen was forty-five and not considered eligible for military service. However, the situation had changed for the South by 1862 as well as the eligibility and age requirements for service. Kinchen enlisted in the Confederate Army August 18, 1862 in Troy, Alabama. His first duty assignment was with the 1st Regiment of the Alabama Calvary, Company E. What action he may have seen with the 1st Alabama Calvary is unknown. On April 30, 1863, he was reassigned to the 2nd Battalion of the Georgia Sharpshooters, Company D. Serving with this unit; Kinchen was involved with many engagements with Union Forces, being wounded at "Pickett's Mill" in Dallas, Georgia during the Battle of Atlanta May 27, 1864. After medical release September 29, 1864, he was transferred to the "Invalid Corps" of the Confederate Provisional Army in Montgomery, Alabama. On the 17th of June 1865, he was pardoned by The United States Government and released to return home.
The following is taken from the research of Joe Russell Nichols in the 1930s and tells the story of Kinchen when he was wounded.

The two sides were camped near to each other and he was on picket duty. He saw a Yankee step from behind a tree and aim deliberately at him. Nichols at once raised his gun and was in the act of "drawing a bead" when the Yankee fired. The Yankee's bullet hit the end of grandfather's gun barrel and thus saved his head from getting the full effect of the deadly "Mini Ball". The bullet divided and lost its force, some of it striking his forehead and portions of hot lead passing under the gun and striking his hands. His left hand was permanently injured, having the two middle fingers drawn to the palm while the little finger stood out strait, leaving him the use of only the thumb and forefinger on the left had. When grandfather was shot he dropped his gun and a companion said to their sergeant, "Shoot that man that shot Nichols!" The sergeant replied, "Shoot him yourself, dam it, you have a gun there."

It is not mentioned in this story what fate fell on the Union soldier. Hopefully he too survived.

Disaster, always a close companion with Kinchen, never gave up its chase. Three days after his release from service, his wife Hannah died. The cause of death is unknown. It can be noted, however; that there was an epidemic of Small Pox in this area after the war, brought home by the returning troops of the South. Where Hannah is buried is unknown. She may be buried at the Good Hope Cemetery in Pike County. After her death a very close bond was forged between Kinchen and his surviving children.
In December 1866, Kinchen married Martha Margaret - Reeves, a widow with five children. They were Cisero, Jim, Anna, Sam, and Nettie. Her former husband, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Reeves, was in action during the war at the "Battle of Port Houston". He is listed in the 1866 Pike County Population Schedule as death by sickness. Sam Reeves, one of her sons, left home and went to Texas after she married Kinchen and did not return until after his death. The rest remained with her and Kinchen. Six children were born to the union of Kinchen and Martha.
Kinchen and Martha are listed in the 1870 Pike County, Alabama Census. As noted earlier Kinchen is listed as Elias, age 50, born in South Carolina. Martha is listed as Margaret, age 38, born in Alabama. The children of Kinchen and Hannah listed are: Lissame, listed as Louisana, age 19; Jessee, age 15; Emma, age 13; and Christopher, age 11. The children of Kinchen and Martha listed are: John a., age 9; Oscar, age 2. The children of Martha's prior marriage are: William C. Reeves, age 15; James W., age 12; and Sarah E., age.
Though Kinchen owned his own farm in the "Jaquin Community" northeast of Luverne, Alabama, he worked with Thomas Meadows, a son-in-law, at "The Murphree Plantation" near Luverne. Kinchen was an Overseer. It is likely that Margaret managed the farm and her children must have worked it. During this early period of "Reconstruction", making a living was very difficult, with every possible avenue of revenue being sought.

Disaster finally caught up with Kinchen on Sunday, July 01, 1877. The following story, taken from a Troy, Alabama newspaper, paints a sad picture of Kinchen's last day.

A SAD AFFAIR
A Father and his Son go to a Watery Death in the Conecuh

A very sad occurrence took place about five miles from town on Sunday morning last. Mr. Ellis Nichols and an old respected citizen of this county, who lives on the plantation of Mr. Joel D. Murpree, on the Conecuh River, accompanied by his son-in-law, Mr. Thomas Meadows and three of his sons went to the river to bathe after a week's work in the dusty farm. The place selected was a shallow sand bar adjoining a whole of some ten feet in depth/ Neither Mr. Nichols or Meadows were expert swimmers, and the boys could not swim at all. He instructed them to stay where the water was shallow while he and his son-in-law ventured where it was deeper. By the force of the current or other means one of the little boys, Oscar Nichols, got beyond his depth and was drowning when discovered by his father. Mr. Meadows immediately came to the rescue and was clinched by the drowning boy in such a manner as to be unable to swim out. At this crises, Mr. Nichols swam up to assist and was grasped by his son who released Mr. Meadows who in turn made his way to shallow water in a thoroughly exhausted condition Upon reaching a foot hold he turned to see the old man and his child, clasped in a deaths embrace, rise for the last time. He procured a pole and hurried out a log near where they sank with the vain hope that they might rise again, but they were gone forever. Neighbors were notified and after an hour or more the bodies were recovered and carried home to the heartbroken family who saw them go away a few hours before in perfect health. On Monday they were buried at Good Hope where Mr. Nichols had held membership.

After Kinchen's death Martha sold their farm and moved to the "Hephzibah Community" near Troy, Alabama where she bought another farm. She is listed in the 1880 Pike County, Alabama Census with the following children: John, age 12; Pleasant, age 9; Payton, age 5; and Hinton, age 3. These are all children of Kinchen. Listed living next door in this census is the James Reeves family.
Sam, Martha's son from her marriage to Carrol Reeves, returned home from Texas to help her with the farm after Kinchen's death. Martha died February 02, 1892 and was buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery on Highway 87, south of Troy, Alabama.


Note: The 1st AL CAL was formed at Montgomery, Alabama 12 November 1861 with companies recruited from Autauga, Butler, Calhoun, Dale, Mobile, Montgomery, Monroe, Morgan, Pike, and Tallapoosa Counties. The Nichols who were mustered into service at that time were; Arthur, Benjamin (a cousin to Kinchen), Jasper, Alfred, David, Edward, General Morgan, Issac (Kinchen's son), Jacob, James, Larry, and Stephen Nichols. This muster was in 1861; Kinchen didn't enlist until 1862.
Crenshaw County, a reconstruction county, was formed in 1866 from parts of Pike and Butler County.


More About K
INCHEN NICHOLS and HANNAH CARR:
Marriage: January 05, 1840, Pike County, Alabama

More About K
INCHEN NICHOLS and MARTHA CARROLL:
Marriage: December 1866, Pike County, Alabama
     
Children of K
INCHEN NICHOLS and HANNAH CARR are:
  i.   DEBORAH4 NICHOLS24, b. 1841, Pike County, Alabama; d. Unknown, Texas; m. FRANK JONES, Aft. 1880, Wood County, Texas; b. Abt. 1834, Unknown; d. Unknown, Texas.
  Notes for DEBORAH NICHOLS:
DEBORAH NICHOLS 1841 - Unknown

Deborah Nichols, believed to be the first born of Kinchen Ellis Nichols and Hannah S. Carr, was born in Pike County, Alabama, in 1841. She is listed as being born about 1840 in the 1850 Pike County, Alabama Census. In the 1860 Pike County Census she is listed at age 19.
According to information in the book "Descendants of Conrad Nichols," by Thomas Compton, during her early adult years in Alabama, Deborah taught school in Pike County. How long she worked as a teacher and exactly where the school was located is unknown.
Deborah is found in the 1870 Pike County, Alabama Census as Deborah Nicholas, born during 1841. No occupation is listed. She is not listed in any further Alabama Census Reports. Deborah is believed to have married in Wood County, Texas after 1880 to Frank Jones. She most likely traveled to Texas with her brothers Judson C. (Jud) Nichols and Jesse Robert (Bob) Nichols and their families. They are listed in the 1880 Wood County Census. However, no one is listed as Frank Jones.
Again, per information in the research by Thomas Compton, Frank and Deborah settled on the East Side of the Brazos River near Waco. Frank and Deborah owned and operated a wagon yard located on the Chisholm Trail near the end of the Waco Suspension Bridge.
No further information has been discovered about Frank and Deborah. It is unknown if they had any children and when they may have died. Her brother Judson moved to Empire City, Kansas where he and his wife are listed in the 1900 Cherokee County, Kansas Census.

Brazo's River Suspension Bridge in Waco, Texas

In 1870, the 475-foot Suspension Bridge was opened as the first Pedestrian/wagon Bridge across the Brazos. At that time it was the longest single-span suspension bridge west of the Mississippi. It was preserved as a historical site in the early 1970s and is now a major tourist attraction.


  More About FRANK JONES and DEBORAH NICHOLS:
Marriage: Aft. 1880, Wood County, Texas

  ii.   JOEL NICHOLS25, b. 1842, Pike County, Alabama; d. 1856, Pike County, Alabama.
  Notes for JOEL NICHOLS:
JOEL NICHOLS 1842 - 1856

Joel Nichols was the second child and first son of Kinchen Ellis Nichols and Hannah S. Carr. He was born in Pike County, Alabama, in 1842. Joel is listed as age 8 in the 1850 Pike County, Alabama Census but does not appear in later Census Reports.
Joel died in his teen age years at the age of fifteen or sixteen during the year 1856. The cause of his death or the location of his burial is unknown. He may be buried at the Good Hope Church Cemetery located near Troy in Pike County, Alabama, on Highway U. S. 29 West.



  iii.   ROSINA NICHOLS26, b. Abt. 1843, Pike County, Alabama; d. Abt. 1843, Pike County, Alabama.
  Notes for ROSINA NICHOLS:
ROSINA NICHOLS 1843 - 1843

Rosina Nichols was born in Pike County, Alabama, during the year of 1843. She died in infancy the same year. She may have been stillborn. Where she was buried is unknown but her father, along with several in his family, are buried at the Good Hope Church Cemetery in Pike County.



26. iv.   ISSAC MONROE NICHOLS, b. June 11, 1845, Pike County, Alabama; d. January 18, 1920, Crenshaw County, Alabama.
27. v.   JUDSON C. "JUD" NICHOLS, b. November 26, 1848, Pike County, Alabama; d. December 03, 1903, Possible Empire City, Cherokee County, Kansas.
28. vi.   LITHAINIAH "NETTIE" NICHOLS, b. 1851, Pike County, Alabama; d. Unknown, Pike County, Alabama.
29. vii.   JULIA ANN NICHOLS, b. November 12, 1852, Pike County, Alabama; d. 1932, Bandera County, Texas.
30. viii.   JESSE ROBERT "BOB" NICHOLS, b. November 18, 1854, Pike County, Alabama; d. January 26, 1932, Red River County, Texas.
31. ix.   EMMA NICHOLS, b. March 01, 1857, Pike County, Alabama; d. April 09, 1934, Wheeler County, Texas.
  x.   CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS NICHOLS27, b. Abt. 1859, Pike County, Alabama; d. Unknown, Unknown.
  Notes for CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS NICHOLS:
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS (LUM) NICHOLS, 1859 - Unknown

Christopher Columbus "Lum" Nichols, 10th child of Kinchen and Hannah Carr-Nichols, was born in Pike County, Alabama 1858 or 1859. There is some confusion as to the year of his birth. Trying to piece together parts of his life has been difficult because so little information has been found on him. However, there is conjecture and theory. I will urge all that see this to consider that in making any conclusions.
Christopher is listed in the 1860 Pike County, Alabama Census as Corristophen C. Nickols, age 1. Rather than saying the name is incorrectly written, having viewed the original census, it is more likely that the name was miss-interpreted. In the 1870 Pike County, Alabama Census he is listed as Christopher C. Nicholas, age 11.
As stated in the research of Thomas Compton, "Christopher left home at age sixteen and never returned." Circumstances for his departure are unknown but considering the other children of Kinchen Ellis Nichols and Hannah Carr, it's not surprising that he left. If he left home at age 16, being born during 1859, his departure was about 1875. Kinchen died in 1877 and that seems to have been the catalyst for many of his children's move. My guess is that Christopher may have left home after his father had died.
Christopher was heard from only once after he left home, that being in Florida when there was an outbreak of Smallpox. Could he have died as a result? I can find no evidence of this.
When shaking the Nichols Family Tree to see if Christopher would fall, many Christophers fell. There was a Christopher Columbus (Lum) Nichols who was living in Texas that was married and had several children in the late 1800s. This has some merit considering that many in his family had migrated to Texas. In the 1880 Copiah County, Mississippi Census there is a Columbus Nichols, listed as Collumbus Nickoles, age 21, living in the home of a Mr. Lionas. Still no evidence can be found to verify any as fact.



  xi.   JAMES A. NICHOLS28, b. Abt. 1861, Pike County, Alabama; d. Abt. 1861, Pike County, Alabama.
  Notes for JAMES A. NICHOLS:
JAMES NICHOLS, 1861 - 1861

James Nichols, last child of Kinchen Ellis Nichols and Hannah S. Carr, was born in Pike County, Alabama, during 1861 and died the same year in infancy. Though the exact location of his burial is unknown, he may have been buried at the "Good Hope Church Cemetery" in Pike County where his father and half-brother Oscar are buried.


     
Children of KINCHEN NICHOLS and MARTHA CARROLL are:
  xii.   OSCAR4 NICHOLS29, b. 1867, Pike County, Alabama; d. July 01, 1877, Pike County, Alabama.
  Notes for OSCAR NICHOLS:
OSCAR A. NICHOLS 1868 - JULY 01, 1877

Oscar A. Nichols, second child of Kinchen Ellis and Martha, was born in Pike County, Alabama, about 1868. He was born during the time his father worked on the "Murphy Plantation" with his son-in-law, Tom Meadows. Oscar died along with his father by drowning on the Conecuh River in either Pike or Crenshaw County. (See Kinchen Ellis Nichols, Number 8) He is buried next to his father at the Good Hope Church Cemetery in Hephzibah Community located off Highway 29 West of Troy in Pike County, Alabama.

CONECUH RIVER IN ALABAMA

The Conecuh River winds its way through Pike and Crenshaw County on it's way to the Gulf of Mexico. This river runs through very wooded and swampy lands and is a river of narrow, sometimes very shallow size. Still many spots run deep and whirlpools are a constant danger on this river.


  xiii.   JOHN A. NICHOLS30, b. September 1868, Pike County, Alabama31; d. Unknown, Pike County, Alabama.
  Notes for JOHN A. NICHOLS:
JOHN A. NICHOLS, 1868 - Aft. 1930

John A. Nichols, a son of Kinchen Nichols and Martha Carroll-Reeves, was born in Pike County, Alabama September 1868. He is first listed in the 1880 Pike County, Alabama Census at age 12.
John, being born invalid, never married and required care from his family members through out his life. When the 1900 Pike County Census was taken John was living in the care of his half brother Samuel Marion Reeves. Samuel was a son of Martha and her first husband, Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Reeves. In the 1920 Pike County Census he is listed as living in the home of Nettie Howard and his brother Pleasant. Nettie is believed to be Lithainiah "Nettie" Nichols, half sister of John. Though hard to read John's age should be about 51-53. In the last available Census of 1930 for Pike County John is listed at age 61 living in the home of his brother Pleasant and niece Augusta M. Howard.
The location of John's burial is unknown.


  xiv.   PLEASANT "PLEZ" NICHOLS32, b. December 1870, Pike County, Alabama33; d. September 10, 1939, Pike County, Alabama.
  Notes for PLEASANT "PLEZ" NICHOLS:
PLEASANT NICHOLS (PLEZ) December 1870 - September 10, 1939

Pleasant Nichols, known by his friends and associates as "Plez", was born in Pike County, Alabama during December 1870. He was the 3rd child of Kinchen Elias Nichols and Martha Margaret Carroll-Reeves. Only six when his father died, Pleasant spent most of his child hood without his father working on his mother's farm. He is listed in the 1880 Pike County, Alabama Census as Pleasant Nickels, age 9.
When the 1900 Pike County Census was taken Pleasant, age 29, was living in the home with his half brother, Samuel Reeves. Samuel was Sheriff of Pike County during this period and Pleasant worked as a jailer. Sam's younger brother James was serving as Deputy. Pleasant is listed as a dry-goods salesman in the 1910 Pike County Census. He likely was working with his brother Payton, a groceries salesman, with whom he shared a room in the home of Willard and Nettie Howard. He was not working in the Sheriff's office at the time due to someone outside the Reeves family who served from 1911 through 1913. The Sheriff at that time was a McBride.
The Reeves family again took control of the Sheriff's office in 1916 and Pleasant again became jailer. He is listed as such in the 1920 Pike County, Alabama Census. In the 1920 Census Pleasant is listed at age 49, a sister to Nettie Howard. From 1927 to 1930 the Sheriff of Pike County was a Galloway. During the time he was in office Sam Reeves, feeling he was too old for office, had Pleasant run in his place. Pleasant won and served a term as Sheriff. He is listed as Sheriff in the 1930 Census. Some have his term as starting in 1931.
Pleasant never married and spent the remainder of his life with the Reeves family. He died in Troy, Pike County, Alabama September 10, 1939. He was buried at the Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, Alabama. There is no marker at his grave.

From the Research of "SONNY" William Joiner

The Reeves family has played a prominent role in Pike County politics since the 19th century. From 1892 until 1931 only two four-year terms broke the family line held in the sheriff's office. The families hold on that office began in 1892 when Marion Carroll, a great uncle of Ben Reeves, was elected. In 1896 Sam Reeves, father of Ben Reeves, took office. Since the sheriff was not permitted, under the existing law, to succeed himself, Sam Reeves alternated terms with other members of the family. Sam Reeves served three terms as sheriff. Pleasant Nichols (half-brother of Sam Reeves), Burr Reeves (son of Sam Reeves) and Jim Reeves are other members of the family who served in the office.

From the Research of the Nichols Family, 1790 -1978, by Thomas Compton

Pleasant Nichols - The Pike County Sheriff' s Office was kept in the Reeves family from 1893 to 1955, except for two terms, 1911 - 1915, when McBride held office, and 1927 - 31 when Gallaway was in office. Marion Carroll, a brother of Martha, (Pleasant's mother), started the trend in 1893, with Sam Reeves, Sicily and Fate Carroll serving as deputies. Sam served next and over the years held office for three separate terms. During one of his terms in office there was a famous murder trial that involved two men named Johnson and Hale. It seemed they broke into a private home, killed the entire family, and burned the house in an effort to camouflage their crime. A song was written concerning the incident. I have heard my mother sing it many times. A part of it was as follows:

"Johnson, oh Johnson, come see what you've done,
Killed a whole family and never fired a gun.
Johnson said to Reeves, paint the gallows white,
Reeves said to Johnson, that will be alright."

A Negro was hung along with Johnson and Hale. His only crime being that he was forced to carry a beehive to the house so the two white men could enter through a window.
Sam's son, Ben Reeves, held the Sheriff's Office for four terms. He was Sheriff during World War II and was called into military service. His wife was acting Sheriff during his absence. He vacated the office in 1955 and served one term in the State Legislature. Immediately following his term in the Legislature, he was elected Probate Judge of Pike County, a position he has enjoyed to this very day. In 1931, when Galloway's term as sheriff was expiring, Sam Reeves thought he was too old to serve another term, and decided to run his half brother, Plez Nichols, for the office. Ben Reeve's, Sam's son, who is currently Probate Judge of Pike County, tells an amusing story concerning Plez's first day of politicking.

"Plez could never drive a car and it fell upon me to act as his chauffeur during his campaign. The local ford Dealer had been kind enough to provide Pleasant with a Model-A Ford of questionable serviceability.
I was 15 or 16 years old at the time and eager to take the assignment. It turned out that Plez wanted to do his first day of politicking in a very unsavory section of the county. His first contact was a local character that we will call John Harris, who was repairing a fence beside the roadway, with the help of a Negro laborer. After the usual amities were dispensed with, Plez stated the real purpose of his visit. Mr. Harris stated his confidence in Plesant's ability to handle the job, but wanted some specific answers to pertinent questions before committing his vote. Mr. Harris stated that the incumbent Sheriff was undoubtfuly the sorriest SOB that had ever held public office. He accused the Sheriff of harassing honest moon shiners to a point where even he had to go to the next county to obtain descent-drinking whiskey. He wanted to know how Plez stood on the issue.
Plez assured him that he believed in living and let living. Said he knew the times were hard and families must be fed and clothed. He told the man as long as the moon shiners were not too flagrant in plying their trade, did not sell to minors or create a disturbance, he would leave them alone. John stated that he believed Plez was a man of his word and that he would vote for him, however, he warned Plez that he could not vote for his wife Nancy, and advised Plez to stop by the house and talk to her.
When Plez knocked on the front door Nancy was in the Kitchen making flour dough (cathead) biscuits from scratch. She came down the hall wiping her hands on her apron preparatory for the usual handshake. When Plez stated his business she said she wanted a few points cleared up before committing her vote. She stated that the sheriff currently in office was the poorest excuse for a law enforcement official the county had ever elected. She went on to state that most any morning she could walk out her back porch and see the smoke from half a dozen moonshine stills. She further stated that by going to the front porch she could see still half a dozen more. She stated that the district was literally floating in moonshine whiskey. She said that John stayed so drunk that he could not do a descent day's work. She wanted to know what Plez was going to do about this mess, if he were elected.
Without batting an eye, Plez assured her that he was fully aware of the deplorable situation that currently existed and sympathized with the good Christian people of the district who were forced to tolerate a condition caused by inefficiency and corruption exemplified by the current administration. Plez assured her that if he were elected Sheriff the district would become dryer that a desert well. With this assurance, she pledged her vote.
I learned a valuable lesson in politicking that day. Ben Reeves


32. xv.   PAYTON NICHOLS, b. June 1873, Pike County, Alabama; d. Bet. 1935 - 1939, Pike County, Alabama.
33. xvi.   JEPTHA "JEPP" NICHOLS, b. March 07, 1875, Pike County, Alabama; d. March 21, 1907, Troy, Pike County, Alabama.
  xvii.   CARROLL HINTON NICHOLS34, b. October 1877, Pike County, Alabama; d. March 31, 1911, Pike County, Alabama.
  Notes for CARROLL HINTON NICHOLS:
CARROLL HINTON NICHOLS, 1877 - 1911

Carroll Hinton Nichols was the last child born to Kinchen Elias Nichols and Martha Margaret Carroll. He was born in Pike County, Alabama, October 1877, three months after the death oh his father.
Carroll is listed as Hinton in the 1880 Pike County, Alabama Census, age 2. When the 1900 Pike Count Census was enumerated Carroll was age 22, living in the home of Sheriff Sam Reeves in Troy. Carroll was employed as Deputy Sheriff. Carroll is not found listed in the 1910 Pike County, Alabama Census. Reasons for him not being listed are unknown. He died March 31, 1911 possibly in Pike County and was buried at the Oakwood Cemetery near Troy. Vol. II of the Tomb Records, the Sexton's book for Oakwood Cemetery, has records of his burial but does not indicate where in Oakwood he was buried. The Alabama Tomb Records has Carroll being buried in an unmarked grave.
Carroll never married.





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