|35.||i.||GEORGE (JOB)4 WELLMAKER, b. Abt. 1855, Lincoln County, Georgia; d. 1924, Wilkes County, Georgia.|
|36.||i.||ELIAS "ELI" S.4 NICHOLS, b. December 24, 1851, Wilkes County, Georgia; d. March 13, 1896, Mt. Ida Community, Crenshaw County, Alabama.|
|37.||ii.||JOEL LAFAYETTE "FATE" NICHOLS, JR., b. December 06, 1853, Wilkes County, Georgia; d. March 18, 1912, Crenshaw County, Alabama.|
|38.||iii.||WILLIAM MARSHELL NICHOLS, b. April 02, 1856, Wilkes County, Georgia; d. July 17, 1921, Crenshaw County, Alabama.|
|39.||iv.||JOB FRANCIS NICHOLS, b. July 17, 1858, Pike County, Alabama; d. March 28, 1915, Beat 9, Crenshaw County, Alabama.|
|40.||v.||GEORGE MARION NICHOLS, b. May 12, 1861, Pike County, Alabama; d. August 29, 1915, Crenshaw County, Alabama.|
|41.||vi.||MARGARET CELESTIA "TULLIE" NICHOLS, b. July 25, 1865, Pike County, Alabama; d. February 07, 1928, Crenshaw County, Alabama.|
|42.||vii.||ALVIN CYRENOUS "AB" NICHOLS, b. August 19, 1867, Crenshaw County, Alabama; d. February 12, 1934, Crenshaw County, Alabama.|
|viii.||SUSAN "SUDIE" ELIZABETH NICHOLS2, b. July 13, 1870, Crenshaw County, Alabama; d. April 16, 1949, Crenshaw County, Alabama; m. WILLIAM J. "GEORGIA BILL" NICHOLS3, January 18, 1903, Crenshaw County, Alabama; b. May 15, 1873, Wilkes or Lincoln County, Georgia; d. November 30, 1948, Crenshaw County, Alabama.|
Notes for SUSAN "SUDIE" ELIZABETH NICHOLS:|
SUSAN "SUDIE" ELIZABETH NICHOLS, July 13, 1870 - April 16, 1949
Susan Elizabeth Nichols was the eighth child of Joel Lafayette Nichols, Sr., and Susan Elizabeth Wellmaker. She was born in the Mt. Ida Community in Crenshaw County, Alabama, July 13, 1870.
When the 1880 Crenshaw County, Alabama Federal Census was taken Susan, with her parents, were residents of Mount Ida. Susan is listed in the 1880 Census as S. E. W. Nichols, age 9. Still single in the 1900 Crenshaw County Census, Susan is listed at age 24, living in the Mt. Ida Community with her father and brother Alvin.
Susan married in Mt. Ida January 18, 1903 to William J. Nichols, known as "Georgia Bill." William was the only son of Newton A. Nichols and his first wife, known only by her maiden name of Smith. (See Number 66., Newton A. Nichols) William was born in Wilkes or Lincoln County, Georgia May 15, 1873.
William, Georgia Bill, is found first in the 1880 Lincoln County, Georgia Federal Census. He is living in the home of his grand mother, Mary Ann "Minnie" Crook-Nichols, widow of William J. Nichols. William is listed as W. J., age 6. His siblings are; Minnie, age 5; Maggie, age 2. William's father, Newton Nichols, is in Jail. He is listed at age 27. When the 1900 Lincoln County Census was enumerated William was a resident of Samuel in District 34, living in the home of Alex Tyler. William, listed as W. J., is 27.
Susan, known as "Aunt Sudie" and William "Georgia Bill", were related. William "Bill" was a grandson of William J. Nichols and Mary Crook. William was a brother of Joel Lafayette Nichols, Sr., who was the father of Susan Elizabeth Nichols. William met Susan when he was visiting his Alabama relatives. When William and Susan married, Susan's parents had already passed away.
William and Susan first appear as a married couple in the 1910 Crenshaw County, Alabama Census living in the Mt. Ida Community in the 68th District. William, listed as William Nickols is 38; Susan, listed as Sudie, is 34. In the 1920 Crenshaw County Census William and Susan were still residents of Mt. Ida, living in the 78th District. William is listed at 48; and Sudie is listed at 49. Her age is incorrect. She was 3 years younger than William. They are last listed in the 1930 Crenshaw County Census living in District 13 which covered both Brantley and Mt. Ida. William is listed at age 58; Susan is listed at age 59. The ages should be reversed.
William lived his life as a farmer. He and Susan lived on the land that was owned by her father until their deaths. William died November 30, 1948. Susan died April 16, 1949. No children were born to this union.
The Gravesites of Susan Elizabeth Nichols & William J. Nichols are located at the Mount Ida Church Cemetery in Crenshaw County, Alabama. Susan's epitaph reads "At Rest." William's reads, "Gone but not forgotten."
More About WILLIAM NICHOLS and SUSAN NICHOLS:|
Marriage: January 18, 1903, Crenshaw County, Alabama
|43.||ix.||LULA NICHOLS, b. September 25, 1872, Crenshaw County, Alabama; d. April 18, 1939, Crenshaw County, Alabama.|
|44.||i.||WILLIAM LAWRENCE4 WELLMAKER, JR., b. June 30, 1862, Lincoln County, Georgia; d. July 27, 1900, Lincoln County, Georgia.|
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