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Descendants of William Nickerson

Generation No. 9


      78. America "Francis"9 Nickerson (Joshua8, Isaac P. T. or J.7, Ephriam6, Nathanial5, Nathanial4, Thomas3, William2, William1)309,310 was born Feb 1875 in Fulton Co, ILL.311, and died 18 Nov 1942 in Stone CO, MO312,313. She married John (JAS) L. White Abt. 1891 in Stone Co, MO314, son of John White and Martha. He was born 1865 in Carroll, Boone CO, ARK315,316,317,318, and died 27 Oct 1946 in Stone CO, MO319.

Notes for America "Francis" Nickerson:
1900 Census, James Township, STONE CO, MO
1375 185 NICKERSON JOSHUA HEAD 55 IN (William's Father & mother)
MARY WIFE 49 IL
1376 186 NICKERSON WILLIAM A HEAD 23 IL (Wm & his family)
DELLIA A WIFE 22 TN
VIOLA F DAU 1 MO
1377 187 WHITE JOHN HEAD 34 MO
AMERICA F WIFE 26 IL ****
MAGGIE E DAU 6 MO
MENRVIA A B DAU 2 MO

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1920 Census, James Township, STONE CO, MO
325 331 Nickerson Joshua Head 75 Indiana
Mary Wife 68 Illinois
White Ray Grandson 14 Missouri
326 332 White John L. Head 51 Arkansas
Frances Wife 45 Illinois
(daughter of Joshua NICKERSON)
Melvin Son 16 Missouri
Orvil Son 11 Missouri
Alpha Daughter 4 6/12 Missouri
Birchie Son 2 7/12 Missouri
327 333 Holt Samuel Head 29 Missouri
Mae Wife 20 Missouri
Wilmer Son 6 Missouri
Beryl Son 3 2/12 Missouri
Carr William Step Son 9/12 Missouri
Edwards Rachel Sister 17 Missouri
Lorene Niece 2 8/12 Missouri
Goldie Niece 10/12 Missouri

More About America "Francis" Nickerson:
Burial: 1942, Nickerson Cem, Kimberling City, Stone Co, MO319,320,321

Notes for John (JAS) L. White:
1910 Stone CO, MO Census, James Township
1207 276 WHITE JOHN HEAD 41 MO
FRANCIS WIFE 36 IL
MELVIN SON 7 MO
RAY SON 4 MO
ORVIL SON 6\12 MO


America Francis' Brother William Albert Nickerson and father Joshua lived two house away in # (on census) 1204 & 1205)


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Whites
by Richard White
The White family probably immigrated to the American colonies from England but when and where is unknown to this researcher. Charles White was born in Tennessee around 1794. Here Charles grew to an adult and may have fought as a Tennessee volunteer in the war of 1812. Sometime before 1818, Charles married a woman named Anna and started a family. Not much is known about Anna but this researcher believes that she may have been a Choctaw Indian. Soon afterward, Charles and his family moved to Illinois then Missouri and finally settled on Bear Creek in present day Boone County Arkansas, near Harrison. Hear Charles and Anna raised their ten children and lived out their lives. Charles and Annaís sixth son, John R., was born on Bear Creek in 1849.

John R. grew up on Bear Creek with his brothers and sisters during a very turbulent time in American history. When he was twelve years old, war broke out in the Ozarks between the newly succeeded Confederate State of Arkansas and the greatly divided Border State of Missouri. Many homes and communities were divided. Some believed in the sovereignty of the Federal government to ultimately rule the States and were against the institution of slavery. Others believed in States rights and believed the Federal Government should leave questions such as slavery up to each State to decide. Many were just against any one who would take up arms against their homestead and threaten their way of life. So strong were peopleís convictions that they fought against friends and even family for their beliefs. From 1861 when hostilities erupted at Wilsonís creek south of Springfield Missouri, until the last ditch effort by the Confederates to retake Springfield in 1865, people in the Ozarks had to live with occupations by both armies as they seesawed back and forth for control of Southwest Missouri.


In 1864 when John R. turned sixteen years old, he joined a regiment of Arkansas Home Guards formed on Long Creek by Captain Gaddy of the Union Army. By this point in the war, the Ozarks were under Union control with occasional small scale guerilla attacks by the Confederates. Home Guards were formed to protect communities. They were armed men of the community trained by army officers to protect their homes and businesses from raiding parties. John R. and some of his brothers and cousins joined the Home Guards and helped keep peace in Carroll County Arkansas and surrounding communities.


More About John (JAS) L. White:
Burial: Unknown, Nickerson Cem, Stone CO. MO
Residence: 1930, James, Stone, Missouri322

Marriage Notes for America Nickerson and John White:
John & America Francis after John came up from Arkansa to work with America's father around the farm.
Thus, this is how America Francis met her future husband. (per interview of Birchie White, 5/26/2000)
     
Children of America Nickerson and John White are:
+ 125 i.   Maggie E.10 White, born Nov 1894 in Stone Co., MO; died Abt. 1917 in Stone CO, MO.
+ 126 ii.   Menerva "Allie" White, born Jan 1898 in Stone CO, MO; died Unknown in Stone CO, MO.
+ 127 iii.   Melvin White, born 08 Sep 1903 in Stone CO, MO; died 25 May 1973 in Siloam Springs, Benton CO, ARK.
+ 128 iv.   Le Roy J. "Rod" White, born 1906 in Stone CO, MO; died 1967.
  129 v.   Orvil White, born Jan 1910 in Stone CO, MO323; died 1931.
  More About Orvil White:
Burial: 1931, Nickerson Cem, Kimberling City, Stone Co, MO

+ 130 vi.   Alpha White, born 14 Sep 1914 in Reed Springs, Stone CO, MO; died 24 May 1999 in Oroville, Butte Co, California, USA.
+ 131 vii.   Birche White, born 21 Aug 1917 in Reed Springs, Stone CO, MO; died 14 Apr 2003 in Reed Springs, Stone Co., MO.


      79. William "Albert"9 Nickerson (Joshua8, Isaac P. T. or J.7, Ephriam6, Nathanial5, Nathanial4, Thomas3, William2, William1)324,325 was born 28 Jan 1877 in Fulton CO, ILL326,327,328, and died 01 Jun 1952 in Oroville, Butte CO, Calif.329,330. He married Dellah Pearl Harris331,332,333 01 Mar 1897 in Galena, Stone Co., MO, home of A.C. Harris334, daughter of Alexander Harris and Mary Morris. She was born 21 Feb 1879 in Henderson Co., TN335,336, and died 22 Nov 1948 in Oroville, Butte CO, Calif.337.

Notes for William "Albert" Nickerson:
[Harrisf_June_family30Jun04.FTW]

FAMILY: RootsWeb entry by Dawna Vicars, 25 Aug 2001; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bi n/igm.cgi?op=GED&db=:1571294&id=I00005, downloaded 30 May 2004. Following information from M s. Vicars:

Birth: Contributed by Donna Wefenstet. Dsdct of Isaac Nickerson

1900 Census, James township, Stone CO, MO

1375 185 NICKERSON JOSHUA HEAD 55 IN(William's Father & mother)
MARY WIFE 49 IL
1376 186 NICKERSON WILLIAM A HEAD 23 IL(Wm & his family)
DELLIA A WIFE 22 TN
VIOLA F DAU 1 MO
1377 187 WHITE JOHN HEAD 34 MO(William's Brother in Law , sister & nieces)
AMERICA F WIFE 26 IL
MAGGIE E DAU 6 MO
MENRVIA A B DAU 2 MO

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1910 - Stone CO, MO: Albert Nickerson bought nine acres in Section 34in NE1/4 of the SW1/4 . Located east of HWY 13. (Near what is nowBranson, MO)[NICKER-Ill.FTW]

In 1910, bought 9 acres in Section 34, NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, located eastof HWY 13.

1910 Stone Co, MO Census, James Township
1204 273 NICKERSON WILLIAM HEAD 33IL
DELLA WIFE31 TN
VIOLA DAU11 MO
1205 274 NICKERSON GOSHUA HEAD 67IN
MARY M WIFE60 IL
1206 275 WILLIAMS? JAMES W HEAD 39MO
MARTHY WIFE 36MO
OLLIE SON 14MO
EUNICE DAU 11AR
LONZO SON 9MO
JOSEPH SON 7MO
OPLE DAU 4MO
1206 275 RILLER? JACOB F-INLAW 78OH
1207 276 WHITE JOHN HEAD 41MO
FRANCIS WIFE 36IL (America Francis Nick erson)
MELVIN SON 7MO
RAY SON 4MO
ORVIL SON 6\12MO

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1920 James Twnship, Stone CO, MO
296 302 Nickerson Albert Head 42Illinois
Della Wife40 Tennessee (m aiden: Harris)
Moore Earnest Boarder20 Missouri
Crowder Nina Niece 15Washington

(NOTE of DJV: Nina Crowder must be of the Harris Line)


farther down the road in James, Stone Co. MO -

325 331 Nickerson Joshua Head 75Indiana
Mary Wife68 Illinois
White Ray Grandson 14Missouri (s/o of Jo hn & Francis below)
326 332 White John L. Head 51Arkansas
Frances Wife45 Illnois
Melvin Son16 Missouri
Orvil Son 11Missouri
Alpha Daughter 46/12 Missouri
Birchie Son 27/12 Missouri
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1952 News paper clip from the Oroville Mercury. clippings were in ascrapbook of Viola Nicker son Crabtree.
"William A. Nickerson Dies in Hospital
William A. Nickerson, 75, a native of Missouri and resident ofOroville for the past seve n years, died Sunday at Good Samartian hospital.
Mr. Nickerson's wife, Della, died in 1948.
He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Crabtree, of Oroville, eightgrandchildren and 14 grea t grandchldren.
Services will be Held Wednesday at 10 am from the Missionary BaptistChurch, Claremont an d B. Streets, witht he Rev. Mr. Ted Andoe and theRev. mr. C.C. Daniels officiating. Burial w ill be in Memorial Park..."

second article:
"William A. Nickerson Funeral Rites held
Furneral services for William Albert Nickerson, 75, a resident ofOroville for the pas t 7 years were held yesterday at the MissionaryBaptist Church. The Rev. Mr. Ted Andoe & th e Rev. Mr. CC Danielsofficiated. Interment was in Memorial park cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Maupin, Bob Reynolds, Edward Vicars, BobHolcomb, Bert Wright & Le Roy Lake".

All the pall bearers noted above, were grandson-in-laws, except BobReynolds.
1900 Census, James township, Stone CO, MO

1375 185 NICKERSON JOSHUA HEAD 55 IN (William's Father & mother)
MARY WIFE 49 IL
1376 186 NICKERSON WILLIAM A HEAD 23 IL (Wm & his family)
DELLIA A WIFE 22 TN
VIOLA F DAU 1 MO
1377 187 WHITE JOHN HEAD 34 MO (William's Brother in Law, sister & nieces)
AMERICA F WIFE 26 IL
MAGGIE E DAU 6 MO
MENRVIA A B DAU 2 MO

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1910 - Stone CO, MO: Albert Nickerson bought nine acres in Section 34 in NE1/4 of the SW1/4. Located east of HWY 13. (Near what is now Branson, MO)[NICKER-Ill.FTW]

In 1910, bought 9 acres in Section 34, NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4, located east of HWY 13.

1910 Stone Co, MO Census, James Township
1204 273 NICKERSON WILLIAM HEAD 33 IL
DELLA WIFE 31 TN
VIOLA DAU 11 MO
1205 274 NICKERSON GOSHUA HEAD 67 IN
MARY M WIFE 60 IL
1206 275 WILLIAMS? JAMES W HEAD 39 MO
MARTHY WIFE 36 MO
OLLIE SON 14 MO
EUNICE DAU 11 AR
LONZO SON 9 MO
JOSEPH SON 7 MO
OPLE DAU 4 MO
1206 275 RILLER? JACOB F-INLAW 78 OH
1207 276 WHITE JOHN HEAD 41 MO
FRANCIS WIFE 36 IL (America Francis Nickerson)
MELVIN SON 7 MO
RAY SON 4 MO
ORVIL SON 6\12 MO

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1920 James Twnship, Stone CO, MO
296 302 Nickerson Albert Head 42 Illinois
Della Wife 40 Tennessee (maiden: Harris)
Moore Earnest Boarder 20 Missouri
Crowder Nina Niece 15 Washington

(NOTE of DJV: Nina Crowder must be of the Harris Line)


farther down the road in James, Stone Co. MO -

325 331 Nickerson Joshua Head 75 Indiana
Mary Wife 68 Illinois
White Ray Grandson 14 Missouri (s/o of John & Francis below)
326 332 White John L. Head 51 Arkansas
Frances Wife 45 Illnois
Melvin Son 16 Missouri
Orvil Son 11 Missouri
Alpha Daughter 4 6/12 Missouri
Birchie Son 2 7/12 Missouri
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1930 James Towship, STONE CO, MO

2 2 NICKERSON WILLIS HEAD 53 IL IN IL
DELLA WIFE 51 TN TN TN
next door is...
3 3 WHITE ROY J HEAD 22 MO AR MO
HATTIE S WIFE 19 AR AR AR
LEE ROY SON 1 MO MO AR _


1952 News paper clip from the Oroville Mercury. clippings were in a scrapbook of Viola Nickerson Crabtree.
"William A. Nickerson Dies in Hospital
William A. Nickerson, 75, a native of Missouri and resident of Oroville for the past seven years, died Sunday at Good Samartian hospital.
Mr. Nickerson's wife, Della, died in 1948.
He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Crabtree, of Oroville, eight grandchildren and 14 great grandchldren.
Services will be Held Wednesday at 10 am from the Missionary Baptist Church, Claremont and B. Streets, witht he Rev. Mr. Ted Andoe and the Rev. mr. C.C. Daniels officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park..."

second article:
"William A. Nickerson Funeral Rites held
Furneral services for William Albert Nickerson, 75, a resident of Oroville for the past 7 years were held yesterday at the Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Mr. Ted Andoe & the Rev. Mr. CC Daniels officiated. Interment was in Memorial park cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Maupin, Bob Reynolds, Edward Vicars, Bob Holcomb, Bert Wright & LeRoy Lake".

All the pall bearers noted above, were grandson-in-laws, except Bob Reynolds.

More About William "Albert" Nickerson:
Burial: Jun 1952, Memorial Cem., Oroville, Butte CO, CA338,339,340
Record Change: 31 May 2004
Residence: 1920, James, Stone, Missouri341

Notes for Dellah Pearl Harris:
In a book on Cancer written by Dr. Perry Nichols, Daughter Viola Nickerson Crabtree has written 2 passage about her mother's experimental treatment for cancer.

Noting a photo of Dr. Perry Nichols in the preface:
"This was mother's Dr. when she had her first operation for cancer. March 1922"

Under the list of names, in the "N" section Viola Writes:
"1923 Dellah Nickerson went to the hospital in 1923. Had her Brest removed. She thought this hospital was a wonderful place." Hospital was Dr. Nichols Sanatorium.


It is said her breast were "burned off" and the smell (from burned flesh) was difficult for many to tolerate.[Harrisf_June_family30Jun04.FTW]

BIRTH: Pension Record of Alexander C. Harris;;National Archives, Washington DC; file #C2-537 -920; copy in poss of M. June Harris, Tucson AZ, 1995.

FAMILY: RootsWeb entry by Dawna Vicars, 25 Aug 2001; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bi n/igm.cgi?op=GED&db=:1571294&id=I00005, downloaded 30 May 2004. Following information from M s. Vicars:

In a book on Cancer written by Dr. Perry Nichols, Daughter Viola Nickerson Crabtree has writt en 2 passage about her mother's experimental treatment for cancer.

Noting a photo of Dr. Perry Nichols in the preface:
"This was mother's Dr. when she had her first operation for cancer.March 1922"

Under the list of names, in the "N" section Viola Writes:
"1923 Dellah Nickerson went to the hospital in 1923. Had her Brest removed. She thought th is hospital was a wonderful place." Hospital was Dr. Nichols Sanatorium.

It is said her brest were "burned off" and the smell (from burned flesh)was difficult for man y to tolerate.

More About Dellah Pearl Harris:
Burial: Nov 1948, Memorial Cem., Oroville, Butte CO, CA342
Medical Information: in 1923 was treated "free of charge" for brest cancer by Dr. Perry Nichols. First operation was march 1922.
Medical (Facts Pg): Bet. 1922 - 1923, Had Brest cancer & was treated at Dr. Nichols Sanatorium in 1923

Marriage Notes for William Nickerson and Dellah Harris:
[Harrisf_June_family30Jun04.FTW]

FAMILY: RootsWeb entry by Dawna Vicars, 25 Aug 2001; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bi n/igm.cgi?op=GED&db=:1571294&id=I00005, downloaded 30 May 2004. Following information from M s. Vicars:
At the home of Dellah's father, A. C. Harris.
     
Children of William Nickerson and Dellah Harris are:
  132 i.   Issac J.10 Nickerson343,344, born 19 Aug 1901 in Stone CO, MO345; died 19 Jul 1904 in Reed Springs, Stone Co., MO346.
  Notes for Issac J. Nickerson:
Appears there is a dispute on how old Isaac may have been. His new stone says 1901-1904.

His was one of the many graves that had to be moved with the White River was damned and Table Rock Lake was formed.


Joseph Philibert Cemetery
(Located near Kimberling City, Missouri)
(Transcription of lists by Jo Dunne)

Before Table Rock Lake was formed in the 1950's twenty area cemeteries had to be relocated. These twenty were combined into one, including the old Philibert Cemetery. The list below was obtained from the Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock, Arkansas, and while there are no dates of burial it does give names in instances where graves had markers. There were over two hundred graves relocated to the new Philibert Cemetery that did not have markers. We are grateful to Foster McConnell of the Army Corps of Engineers for providing this information. Burials in the new cemetery after May, 1957 are not listed.[Harrisf_June_family30Jun04.FTW]

FAMILY: RootsWeb entry by Dawna Vicars, 25 Aug 2001; http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bi n/igm.cgi?op=GED&db=:1571294&id=I00005, downloaded 30 May 2004. Following information from M s. Vicars:

Appears there is a dispute on how old Isaac may have been. His new stone says 1901-1904.

His was one of the many graves that had to be moved with the White River was damned and Tabl e Rock Lake was formed.


Joseph Philibert Cemetery
(Located near Kimberling City, Missouri)
(Transcription of lists by Jo Dunne)

Before Table Rock Lake was formed in the 1950's twenty area cemeteries had to be relocated. T hese twenty were combined into one, including the old Philibert Cemetery. The list below wa s obtained from the Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock, Arkansas, and while there are no dat es of burial it does give names in instances where graves had markers. There were over two h undred graves relocated to the new Philibert Cemetery that did not have markers. We are grate ful to Foster McConnell of the Army Corps of Engineers for providing this information. Burial s in the new cemetery after May, 1957 are not listed.

  More About Issac J. Nickerson:
Burial: 1904, was Pitts cemetary & moved to Phillibert when the White river was damned
Fact 11: Between Reed Springs & Kimberling City MO
Record Change: 31 May 2004

+ 133 ii.   Viola Francis Nickerson, born 17 Oct 1898 in Reed Springs, Stone CO., MO; died 31 Oct 1984 in Oroville, Butte CO, Calif..


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