Nichols Family

Joseph Nichols came to Rocks Village from Amesbury.  He purchased land on the River from Barnabus Bradbury in 1752. His son Phineas (1740 – 1838) marries Ann Saunders (1741 – 1824) in 1759. In 1761 Phineas  purchases 21 River Road from his father Joseph.

Phineas worked as a blacksmith and he and Ann had thirteen (13) children.

21 River Road  stayed in the Nichols family until Phineas’ granddaughter (through Jacob) Eliza died in 1895. According to Emma Adeline Kimball in The Peaslees and Others of Haverhill and Vicinity, Phineas also kept a grocery in this house.

Eliza nichols

Emma Kimball also writes that Phineas built a house for his son Benjamin near the base of Saunders Hill. Benjamin’s son John (w. Julia Ann Chase, d. of W. D. S. Chase) purchased the house from Benjamin in 1838. Benjamin and his wife Polly moved to Antrim, NH to become a Deacon in 1806. John and Julia’s son William Munroe Nichols established the W. M. Nichols Manufacturer of Ladies’ and Men’s Boots, etc.

There are two John B. Nichols.

1. John Bartlett Nichols (1821 -1904) (Jacob, Phineas, Joseph, John, Thomas) who lives at 21 River Road in 1895.  He marries Pamela A. Brooks (May 16, 1828 and died Sept 3, 1857) and then Philena (July 27, 1822 – d. May 3 1892). In the Protector #3 account book 1864/65. Lives on Main Street, RV at death of hearth failure and dementia. He is often listed as John B. Nichols, 2nd because his namesake younger brother John B. (1814 – xx) passed away.

  • 1855 2 acres along River Road (21 or 35 River??)
  • 1856 he is listed on the map as owning 18 East Main Street although in 1855 he sells it to Wallace T. George.
  • 1861 he buys 3 acres from Moses Jaques bounded by 12 rod way.
  • 1861 – 1870 at least  he owns Sawyer Store
  • 1870 his bounds 20 East Main to the north.
  • 1870 and 1906 deeds mention that he bounds 15 River Road to the west.
  • 1875 holds a mortgage on 37 East Main for Esterbrook
  • 1876 the widow of Jacob sells him land 27 River Road
  • 1889 owns sawyer store
  • 1899 he buys small piece 29′ x 27′ of 21 River Road from Anne’s estate.

2.  is from another branch (David, Stephen, Daniel, John, Thomas) and marries Elizabeth Ayer and Lavinia Chase. He becomes a well to do banker. John B. Nichols listed as selectman in Municipal Register in 1849 – 1850 (45 pg 219) John B. Nichols Jr., 2nd is Ward 4 reg in 1875 & 1876 (45 pg 248


  1. Thomas (1641 – 1710) marries Mary Moulton (1655-1774) in xxx
    1. Ebenezer (Female) (1664 – 1734) marries Benoni Tucker (1662 – x) in 1685
    2. Thomas (1670 – 1724) marries 1) Hannah Pope, 2) Jane Jameson (1673 -xxx) in 1693, 3) Judeth Hoage of Newbury, int. Apr. 20, 1721.
      1. Jonathan (1697 Amesbury – xx) marries Mary Challis (1699 – 1743), Jan. 16, 1718-19
        1. Jonathan, 1st, s. Jonathan and Mary, Oct. 19, 1719.
        2. Jane, d. Jonathan and Mary, Sept. 3, 17[21. TC]
        3. Mary, d. Jonathan and Mary, Nov. 1, 1723.
          1. Sarah, d. Jonathan and Mary, May 9, 1725 – xxx) marries Christopher Blaisdell (1722 – xx) in xxx
        4. Mehetable, d. Jonathan and Mary, Jan. 24, 1726-7
        5. David, s. Jonathan and Mary, Feb. 5, 1728-9 – xxx) marries Dolly Chase (xxx -xx) in 1750. Owned Island of 4 acres from 1763 to 1766. Owned 1/4 acre of 2 River road from May to June of 1766.
          1. David (1759 –
          2. Sarah (1763 –
        6. Anne (1730 – xxx)
        7. Judath (1732 – xx)
        8. Elizabeth (1734 – xx)
        9. Tryphena, d. Jonathan and Mary, Mar. 27, 1736 – xx) marries Jonathan Severance (1729 – xx) in 1754 Kingston?
        10. Ebenezer, s. Jonathan and Mary, Mar. 10, 1738
        11. Esther, d. Jonathan and Mary, Dec. 8, 1742.
      2. Anna (1695 – xxx) marries Samuel Colby (1698 – xxx) in 1718
        1. Moses Colby (1723 – xxx)
        2. Brazillai (1731 – xxx)
      3. Mary, d. Thomas and [Jan TC]e, Oct. 11, 1701 – xxx) marries Ralph Blaisdell (1698 – xxx) in 1718
        1. John Blaisdell (1733 Kingston
      4. Ester, d. Thomas and Jane, Sept. 11, 1703  – xxx) marries Ichabod Colby (1704 -xx) in xxx
      5. Thomas, s. Thomas and Jane, June 20, 1706
      6. David, s. Thomas and Jane, Oct. 26, 1709 – xx) marries Hannah Gaskill (1709 -xx) in xxx
      7. Rachel, d. Thomas and Jeane, Mar. 10, 1712 – xxx) marries Roger Eastman (1711 -x) in 1730
      8. Stephen, s. Thomas and Jane, Nov. 18, 1717
      9. Ebenezer, s. Thomas and Judeth, Mar. 28, 1722 – xxx)
      10. Benjamin (Oct. 8, 1723 – 1806), marries Susana Norton, d. Rowland (1724 – xxx), of Salisbury, Apr. 2, 1746. (Also Hannah Norton??)
        1. Nathan (1750 – xx) marries Abigail Griffin (1761 – xxx) in 1777 or 1779
          1. Thomas (1780 Clinton, NY – xxx)
        2. Rowland (1750 – xxx)
          1. Rowland (1775 NY
        3. Catherine (1771-1845) marries Ichabod Hoag (1763-xxx) in xx (New York
        4. Benjamin (1774 – 1844) marries 1) Sarah Caldwell, 2) Phebe
          1. Benjamin
          2. Eleazar
          3. Stephen
          4. George
          5. Aaron
          6. Nathan
          7. Judah
          8. Abigail
    3. Samuel (1672 – xxx)
    4. John (1677 – 1727) marries Abigail Sargent (1629 – xxx) [of Gloucester. int.], at Salisbury, Jan. 1, 1701.
      1. Mary, d. John and Abigail, Oct. 19, 1702 or 1698 – 1790) marries James Dow (1693 – 1730)
      2. John, s. John and Abigail, July 19, 1704
      3. William, s. John and Abigail, Jan. 21, 1706, marries Mary Davis (xxx -xxx) in xxx
      4. Jacob, s. John and Abigail, Jan. 16, 1708
      5. Joseph (Sept. 2, 1709 Amesbury- 1752) marries 1) Rebecca Chase (1712 -1733) in 1733, (d. James/Martha Rolfe, Thomas/Rebecca Follenbee, Aquilla/Ann Wheeler) 2) Martha Howe (xxx -xxx) in
        1. John (1731 – 1751)
        2. Martha, d. Joseph [and Martha. PR1], June 15, 1733 – 1733)
        3. James (1735 – 1817)
        4. James (1735 – 1789)
        5. Joseph (1738 – 1818)
        6. Jacob Nichols (1738 – 1828 or 1760) marries Sarah George (xxx -xx) in 1760, Apr 24
          1. Sarah, d. Jacob and Sarah (George), Nov. 23, 1760.
          2. Joseph, s. Jacob and Sarah (George), Feb. 11, 1763.
        7. Deacon Phineas Nichols, a blacksmith, (Amesbury October 12, 1740  -July 30, 1838 at the age of 98. marries Ann Saunders (1741 -1824) in 1759, April 24. d. of Jacob (1710 – 1792) and Anne (Barney) Nichols (17143- 1760)

          1. Anna,  Mar. 21, 1760. marries Theodore Morse (Stephen/Abigail Ingalls, Abel, Benjamin, Benjamin, Anthony, Anthony) of Protutworth, Jan. 8, 1788.*)
          2. Rebeckah, Apr. 27, 1761. (dies Dec 22, 1779)
          3. Jacob, (Apr. 3, 1763. died at Bunker Hill, Mar. 20, 1776 ).
          4. Phineas, (Feb. 8, 1765 – July 4, 1781)
          5. Elisabeth, Feb. 14, 1767. marries 1) Marries Joseph Gay Oct. 29, 1791, 2) Ensign Sargent in Mar. 24, 1785, 3) Robert Hunkins in 1803.
          6. Mary (Polly), Jan. 29, 1769. marries Warren Haynes Nov. 21, 1793
          7. Joseph, Feb. 16, 1771.
          8. Martha, Jan. 11, 1773, marries Jeremiah Dow, dies dropsy, Dec. 17, 1849, a. 77 y.
          9. Benjamin, Deacon (Feb. 6, 1775 – 1 Apr 1859, buried in Antrim, NH) marries Polly Hardy (xx -3 Sep 1856, buried in Antrim, NH) of Bradford, int. Sept. 2, 1795. Moved to Antrim in 1825 and purchased home from Henry Hill (History of town of Antrim) and sold to Jonas White in 1858. He was appointed deacon of the Baptist Church in 1806.

            1. Polly died in Childhood
            2. Ann (1798 – xxx)
            3. Joseph (1801 – xx)
            4. Converse (1803 – xx)
            5. Benjamin (1806 – xx)
            6. Roxanna (1808 – xx)
            7. John (1810 Antrim -1878 Haverhill) Blacksmith, marries Julia Ann Chase (1820 -xxx) in May 9, 1839. (daughter of W.D.S. and Zelenda (Gage) Chase) John’s probate # 48204 dated 1878.

              1. John Everett  1840 (d. 18 April 1859 age 19)
              2. Addison D. (1842 – 1895) moved to Somerville
              3. William Munroe (1845 – 1895 ) marries 1) Sara Gage Kimball (1856 – 1876, 20yr) Buried in Greenwood next to John Everett) (owned W.M.Nichols Shoes) marries 2) Carrie L. (1858 – 1933 greenwood) Civil War Veteran, musician, Co.M, 4th.Mass.Hvy.Arty., member of Major Howe G.A.R.Post#47, Haverhill, Ma. [find a grave]
                1. George Munroe Gage (1876 – 1915) Lawyer. Mass. Inst. Tech., 1895-6; Harvard, 1896-1900; Harvard Law Sch.. 1903; marries 1) Elizabeth (Frances) Marsh Carelton (1879- xx) in 1899. Lived at Belvidere road Haverhill mass as death.
                  1. Elizabeth C. (1900 -xx)
                  2. Monroe K. (1908 – xx)
                  3. Cynthia (1915 – xx)
              4. Frank Granville (1852 – 1932) buried with Mary Ann Staples (1851 N. Berwick, ME – 1907 Haverhill) in Greenwood cemetery
                1. John Frank (1873 – 1951)
                2. Marshall Gage (1883 – 1957) marries Emma Elsie Buzzell (1884- xx) in 1906
                  1. Arthur Granville (1917 (this is the line of Andrew Gage Nichols)
              5. Julia G (J). (1855 – xxx)
              6. Abbie Florence (1858 – xx
              7. Arthur G. (1861 – xx) marries Delia E. Towle (1862-xxx) in 1855
              8. Clarence E. (1866 – xx)
            8. Luke (1813 – xx)
            9. Oldin (1814 Antrim – 1886 Medford) Leather dealer
            10. Abigail (1816 – xx)
            11. Almira (1819 – 1874 Amesbury) married Alfred Crane 1844.
          10. Sarah,  Dec. 10, 1776. marries Maj. Amos George, Apr. 9, 1816.*)
            1. Sally marries Enoch Foot
          11. Jacob (Oct. 4, 1778 – 1858). married Betsey Bartlett (1781 – 1872)(daughter of Lieut. Moses Bartlett)[Oct. 12. int.], 1804.
            1. Betsy (Dec. 8, 1805. Eliza dies Aug 8, 1895 aged 90 years, 8 months, 4 days. Buried in Greenwood. Lives at 21 River Road until death. Leaves 1/2 of her estate to her brother John B. and her library to her nephew. M. Jennie Blood was her niece. Nieces got clothes.  Nephews and nieces through Moody and Barlett.
            2. Jacob (Sept. 20, 1810 (Jacob G. marries Clarissa E. McIntire, Nov. 12, 1835), Jacob G., s. Jacob, drowned Clear Creek, CA, Nov. 13, 1849, a. 39 y. 2 m. GR5 buried in Greenwood
            3. Sally (July 15, 1812 – xx) marries Eaton Green (xxx -xx) in 1829
              1. Abbie Augusta (1832 – 1914) marries William Henry Burton Woodlin
              2. William H. (1835 – 1896) Andover, MA
              3. Laura A.(1837 – )
              4. Charles (1840 – 1908) Ballard Vale, MA. marries Hannah P. Higgins in 1861 in Adover, MA
              5. Hannah S.
              6. Phebe
            4. Rebeccah (xxx -xx) marries Follensbee Noyes (xxx- xx)
            5. Anne Matilda (1807 – 1895, 89yrs). Lives at 21 River Road until death.
            6. Abigail (1810 – 1887) marries James C.Prescott.

              1. George G. (1845 -xx) marries a Nellie E. (1847 – xx) (epping)
                1. Edwin A. (1870 – )
                2. Flora B. (1873
                3. Mary A. (1876
            7. John B. (1814 – xx)
            8. John Bartlett, 2nd (1821 -1904), marries Pamela A. Brooks (May 16, 1828 and died Sept 3, 1857) and then Philena (July 27, 1822 – d. May 3 1892). In the Protector #3 account book 1864/65. Lives on Main Street, RV at death of hearth failure and dementia. Moses C. Gile (1858/9 -) marries Josephine E. Richards (1856 – xxx) in 1886. (living with John B. Nichols and Philinea in 1860 census at age 1)

              1. Mary Emma (1852 – 1884) marries William Otis Merrill (1853 – 1910) in 1880. s. of Rhoda Rowell and William M. Merrill.

                1. Eliza Nichols Merrill (1883 – xx) marries Middlebrooks
                  1. Ann Philena Middlebrooks
                    1. Karen G. Petersen French
              2. Lizzie B.  (Mar 27, 1855, died Apr 5, 1878) died single
              3. Alonzo M. (Mar 20, 1861 – Mar 7, 19(8)66) died single???? dies in infancy??
              4. John T. (Jan 16, 1864 – Aug 18, 1865)
            9. Mary E. (Maryette) (1825-1886) marries William Eustis Chase (xxx -xx) in 1844. s. of Benjamin Chase.
          12. Rebecca (1780 – )(Aug. 6, 1780 – 1848), marries Humphrey Chase (1779 – 1860) Plaistow, Nov. 19, 1799 (s.  John D./Anna, Johnson/Abigail Pike, John/Hannah Hoyt, James/Lydia Johnson, Thomas/Rebecca Follensbee). Living in Lynn in 1850.

            1. John Chase (1802 – 1888)
            2. Ann A. (1804 – ) Plaistow
            3. Eliza (1806 –
          13. Nabby (1784 – xx) marries James [Isaac. int.] Davis of Amesbury, Apr. 27, 1819.
            1. Addie A. (1832 – xx)
            2. Herbert C. (1835 – xx)
        8. Alpheus (1742 – xxx)
        9. Martha (1743
        10. Martha (1746
        11. Submit (1752
        12. Mitty (1752-1811)
      6. Daniel (1712 -1804) marries Elizabeth Sawyer (1718 – 1803) in 1737
        1. Enoch (~1740 – Enoch, Oct. 11, 1830. [a. 90 y. CR2]) married Anne Chase (~1745 – Oct. 6, 1819. CR2 [a. 74 y. GR3]) of Haverhill, at Haverhill, Aug. 18, 1763. d. of Ezra and Judith (Davis) Chase.
          1. Anna, d. Enoc, bp. Sept. 17, 1769.
          2. Elisabeth, d. Enoc and Anna, bp. Aug. 13, 1773
          3. Enoch, s. Enoch and Anna, Apr. 5, 1775
          4. Anna, d. Enoch and Anna, July 22, 1779
          5. Elisabeth, d. Enoch and Anna, Nov. 21, 1781.
          6. Enoch, s. Enoch and Anna, July 2, 1784
          7. Enoch, s. Enoch and Anna, Mar. 4, 1788. married  Betsy Eastman, Nov. 10, 1808.
            1. Sally, d. Enoch and Betsey, Feb. 19, 1810.
            2. Anna, d. Enoch and Betsey, Sept. 16, 1812
            3. Mary, d. Enoch and Betsey, Feb. 28, 1816
            4. Betsey, d. Enoch and Betsey, Mar. 29, 1818
            5. Enoch Harrison, s. Enoch and Betsey, Dec. 3, 1821
            6. Abigail Worth, d. Enoch and Betsey, Dec. 29, 1822
          8. Mary Chase, d. Enoch and Anna, June 27, 1793
        2. Moses (1743 –
        3. Elizabeth (1745
        4. Eunice (1748
        5. Daniel (1750 xx) marries Alice Hopkinson (xx – xx) in xx
          1. Samuel (1781
          2. Stephen (1783
          3. Daniel (1785
        6. Sarah (1753
        7. Stephen, s. Daniel and Elisabeth, bp. Nov. 23, 1755. Marthew Roborson, int. Mar. 1, 1785
          1. David Lowell (1794 – 1829, 35y) attended Dartmouth college. marries Betsy Burbank.

            1. Harriot who marries Cephas Tilton in 1829
            2. Thomas (1815 – xxx) living with parents in 1865 at 49 yrs.
            3. Nathan B.
            4. John B. (1814- xxx) marries 1) Ann Elizabeth Ayer (1819 -1845) in Aug. 20, 1840, 2) Lavinia B. Chase (1822 – 1860) (24 yrs) in 1846. (d. John and Ann Chase), 3) Lydia W. Williams (1823 -1904) in 1864

              1. Sophia Ayer (1841 – xxx) marries a Thomas P Brosnan (1840 – 1869 Haverhill) in 1861. Living in Arlington in 1910 with her daughter and family.

                1. Fannie N. Brosnan (1863 – xx) marries David E. Perley (1862 – xx) in 1885.
                2. George E. (1861 – xx)
                3. John B. Brosnan (1865 – xx)
              2. Frances (1843
              3. Ann Elizabeth (1845 – 1845) Perhaps dies in childbirth with her mother Ann Elizabeth (Ayer) Nichols.
              4. Emma Abbott (1846 – 1884)
              5. Lavinia (31 Mar 1848 – 2 Dec 1848 scalding)
              6. Mary (1849 – xx) living with Father in 1880 census
              7. George (1850 – xxx) marries Emma Barr of Boston in 1859.  Ran an Ice Business in Haverhill
                1. John  Burbank (1890 Haverhill – xx)
              8. John C. (1852 – xx)
              9. Martha (1855? – xx)
              10. Alice M. (1859 – xx) living as widowed Alice M. Gardner with her father and step mother in 1880 and 1900.
            5. Martha D. (1818 – ) marries John C. Hamlin (xxx – xx) in 1848.
            6. Betsy (1825 – xx) living with parents in 1865 at 39 yrs.
            7. Fannie (1831 – xx) marries Fletcher
            8. Sarah J. (1837 – 1887) (marries Lyman Stockbridge)
          2. Thomas Jr. (1787 or 1794 – xx) marries Lydia Sargent (1799 – 1892) in Dec. 21, 1819. Living in Haverhill in 1850
            1. Nancy (1825 – 1911) marries Nathan B. Nichols?
            2. Charles (1830
            3. George (1833 – 1919) marries Mary F. xxx
            4. John B. 3rd (1835 – xx)
            5. Minerva (1841 – xxx) (1st Minerva dies Sept 1835) marries George Henry Cook
          3. Polly (Mary) (June 28, 1787 – 1877) marries xxx Sargent
          4. Stephen, s. Stephen and Martha, June 22, 1790
          5. James (Feb. 12, 1792 – 1848) painter
          6. Patty, d. Stephen, bp. Oct. 25, 1795.
          7. Sally, d. Stephen, bp. Oct. 25, 1795.
          8. Eunice (Apr. 8, 1796.
          9. Moses (May 10, 1799 – 1893) married Abbie Bailey Osgood (1798 -1884) in 1824
            1. Charles Augustus, s. Moses and Abigail B. (Osgood), Jan. 5, 1826.
            2. William Osgood, s. Moses and Abigail B. (Osgood), Dec. 2, 1827 – 1840)
            3. Frances Broun, s. Moses and Abigail B. (Osgood), Dec. 19, 1829.
            4. George Henry, s. Moses and Abigail B. (Osgood), Jan. 16, 1832 – 1905) married Mary O. True (xx -xx) in 1855
              1. Charles E. O. (1859 – xx) marries Carrie C. (L.) Webster  in 1888
                1. George H. (1889
                2. Mary W. (1890
              2. Harry M. (1862 – 1869)
              3. Moses G. (1867 – xx)
            5. James M. (1857 -xxx) marries Emma L. xxx (1848 – 1925) Greenwood
            6. Edward L. (1838-1844)
            7. Walter
          10. Daniel (Oct. 14, 1801 – xx) marries Mary Jane Pilsbury of West Newbury, int. Nov. 10, 1827
          11. William, s. Stephen and Martha, May 8, 1803
        8. Mary (1761 bp Apr. 9, 1758
        9. Moses (1758 – xx)
          1. Stephen (1790 -xx) married Ruth Sargent and Lucy Spofford
            1. Charles (xxx -xx) married 3 wives was a plumber in Amesbury/Merrimac
            2. James R.
              1. Austin P.
              2. Harriet  E.
            3. Elizabeth (xx -xx) married Samuel Hood
            4. Ichabod Sargent (1823 – 1882)
            5. John
            6. Ruth Sargent died unmarried
            7. Martha R.
            8. Mary
            9. Lora
      7. Moses, s. John and Abigail, Feb. 25, 1715 -xxx) maybe marries Anna Davis, Jan. 14, 1741-2
      8. Aannah, d. John and Abigail, Jan. 30, 1717
      9. Aaron, s. John and Abigail, Oct. 2, 1719 – xx) marries Elizabeth Fowler (1715-1749)
        1. Rebecca
        2. Aaron
        3. Hannah
        4. John
        5. Abigail
        6. Humphrey
      10. Humphry, s. John and Abigail, Apr. 18, 1723 marries 1) Dorothy Hunt (1726-xxx), July 10, 1746, 2) Ruth Sargent (1730 – xxx) in xxx
        1. Hopstil, d. Humphre and Dorothy, Feb. 22, 1746-7
        2. Elisabeth, d. Humphry and Dorothy, Mar. 26, 1748 – 1833) marries Charles Cook (1745 – 1832) in xx.
        3. Hopstil, d. Humphry and Dorothy, Feb. 23, 1750.
        4. Hezekiah, s. Humphry and Dorothy, Apr. 9, 1752. [Aug. 9. dup.] – 1828) marries Hannah Colby (xxx – xx) in 1775
          1. William (xxx -xxx) b in Newburyport marries 1) Rhoda Sargent (xxx -1860 small pox) in 1814 d. of Moses and Dolly Sargent, 2) Eliza Colby (widow of Hiram Colby) in 1861.
            1. Betsey Sargent, d. William and Rhoda, May 28, 1815 – 1887) married Frederick Sargent (xxx -1867) in 1841
              1. Rhoda E. Sargent
            2. George Washington, s. William and Rhoda, May 25, 1817 – 1884) married Fanny Short (xxx-xx) in 1863.
              1. Laura J. marries George N. Goodwin
              2. Mary F.
              3. William G.
            3. William Francis, s. William and Rhoda, Apr. 18, 1819 – 21y)
            4. Hezekiah Smith, s. William and Rhoda, Feb. 2, 1826 -19yr)
        5. Abiael, d. Humphry and Dorothy, Mar. 26, 1753
        6. Abigail, d. Humphry and Dorothy, Mar. 26, 1753
        7. Humphry, s. Humphry and Dorothy, Jan. 27, 1755 – 1839) marries Ruth Sargent (1763 – xxx) in xxx
          1. Stephen (1782 – xx) marries Ruth Sargent (xxx – xx) in 1817, 2) Lucy Spofford (xxx -xx) in 1830.
          2. Hezekiah E. (1785 – 1840) marries Jersusha Doolittle (1794 – 1845)
          3. Sarah (1785 – xx)
          4. James (1786
          5. Polly (1788
          6. Humphrey (1789
          7. Betsy (1791
          8. Ruth (1793 – 1877)
          9. Simeon (1794 – 1875)
          10. Jesse (1798
          11. Melinda (1800
          12. Hiram (1802 – 1882)
        8. Sarah (
      11. Thomas, s. John and Abigail, Jan. 18, 1724-5 – xx) marries Sarah Hoyt (1725 – xxx) in 1750
        1. Molly, d. Thomas and Sarah, May 12, 1756
        2. Dolly, d. Thomas and Sarah, Jan. 1, 1759.
        3. Hannah, d. Thomas and Sarah, Apr. 3, 1763.
        4. Abigail, d. Thomas and Sarah, May 4, 1764.
        5. Sarah, d. Thomas and Sarah, May 11, 1767
      12. Abigail, d. John and Abigail, May 18, 1727 – 1821) marries John Hoyt. Aunt of Phineas. John Hoyt is the brother of Timothy Hoyt who is the gggrandfather of Hanna Goodwin who marries Charles C. Ramsey.
    5. Rachel (1674 – 1671 or 1717) marries 1) Ebenezer Wood (1671 Rowley – 1736 near Worcester) in 1695, 2) Humphrey Chase (1673 -1742) in xxx
    6. Sarah (1680 – 1730) marries Roger Stevens (1686 -xx) in xxx
    7. Josiah (1681 – young ) twin
    8. Thomas (1681 – xxx)

Misc

  1. William, and Susanna Weed, Oct. 1, 1752
    1. William, s. William and Susanna, June 7, 1755
  1. Benjamin Morse of Amesbury marries Sally Nichols (xxx -xx) in 1808
    1. Alden B. (1810 – xx) marries 1) Myamia Sanborn (xxx -xx) in 1835, 2) Harriott N. True (xxx -xx) in 1845
  1. Moses, jr. marries 1) Betsy Sargent (~1785 – Oct. 21, 1813. [a. 28 y. GR2]), July 7, 1808, 2) Dolly Bagley, Mar. 9, 1815, 3) Hannah Bagley, Mar. 3, 1825
    1. Mary Ann, d. Moses and Betsey, Jan. 28, 1809.
    2. William, s. Moses and Betsey, June 7, 1811

Deeds

1777: Phineas had purchased 4 acres of Salt marsh in Newbury from Moses and Sarah Brickett (139/172)
1772, June: Amos and Elizabeth Peaslee to Phineas (139/172) 4.5 acres bounded: Beginning at the highway which is bound of number 3 running northerly by said way 25.5R to s&s which to a bound of number 5 from then southwesterly to land got off to number 5 about 30 R to a s&s by Ephraim Elliot then southeasterly by said land of Elliot 25.5R to s&s then running north easterly to land got off of Number 3 25R to s&s to bound first mentioned.

Deacon Nichols built, for his son Benjamin, the house near Sanders 
Hill, afterwards the home of John, son of Benjamin, who married Julia A. Chase, daughter of Esquire William D. S. Chase. They were the parents of the late William Munroe Nichols, and Frank Nichols, the present occupant of the dwelling.(Peaslee)

Sale of land (309/113) (same as 245/147)
Joseph Poyen (Yeoman) and Sally
Enoch Foot, Esq. and Dolly Foot (Sally Foot d. of Sarah Nichols (Phineas) and Amos George.
Timothy Flanders (Combmaker) and Lydia
Lydia Petta (Lydia Saunders who married Moody Pattee in Feb. 16, 1797
Samuel Bradley (Yeoman) laborer 60 yrs in 1850 living with John Nichols (son of Benjamin)
Nathan Chase (Cordswainer) and Fanny Chase (Nathan (Josiah, Nathan, Nathan, Thomas, Aquila)) marries Fannie Bachelder June 1835.
Samuel Chase (yeoman)
Sally A. Chase (Sally Adams Gile marries Samuel Chase (Josiah, Nathan, Nathan, Thomas, Aquila))
Elizabeth Williams
Betsy Hoit (spinster)
Lydia Petty (widow of William Foot Petty)
John S. Morse (as administrator of estate of Amos Morse)
Benjamin Nichols
Samuel Eaton of Plaistow
Emeline M. Eaton
Joseph Bartlett (yeoman) (Phineas' son in law)
Bele B. Bonett
Moses Bartlett (yeoman)
Moses Peaslee (yeoman)
Johnson Tucker (yeoman) and Abigail his wife
Samuel Bradley, 
in consideration of $800 paid by Simon Peaslee. 1/2 of 77 acres and 1/2 of buildings.
Deed from Ebenezer Whittier, Nehimiah Ordway and others in 17 Apr 1782, 9 June 1787 from Ephraim and Isaac Davis, 3 May 1792 from Joseph Wingate (177/2), 1 June 1810 from Humphrey Hoit and others.  Same as giving by deed 246/147 dated 1827 (this seems like he is promising his debtors). In 245/147 it looks like Phineas can live there until his death.

Notes on above people who sell land

1827: Amos George gives Sally some land in Will. John S. Morse sells Elisha Tucker land bounded by Sally’s land to cover debts at death.

Johnson Tucker, Wife Abigail, living in Newton, NH in 1833 (Children: Adeline Maria, James Peaslee)

316/155 dated 30 Nov 1838: Ben as executor of Phineas' estate to Hazen Kimball (combmaker) for $499.80.  Woodland in east parish with 8 acres bounded as follows: beginning at the northwesterly corner by Col. John Johnson and running southerly 29R then easterly by Ephraim Elliott 37r 7/10th, then northerly by land of Moses George 23 6/10th then more westerly by road 9 then westerly by land of Daniel C. Hoyt 41 rods 7/10th to first bound, being part of Colby Lot so called.
1838, Dec: 317/267 from Ben to Moses George.1/2 of common undivided 26 acres. Bounded by Widow Colby, John Peasley, Daniel Hoyt,
1838, Dec 4: 369/152 to John Nichols. Pew in second baptist meeting house (#23). 1/2 half of 8 acres in Amesbury, Also 1/2 undivided 2 acres in Haverhill, 1/2 undivided 7 acres in Haverhill, 1/2 of 1/2 acres of land and 1/2 of building bounded East by county road 4R, Northeast by land of Robert Stuart 3R19L, then southerly by Stuart's land 4R14L, then by road 5R9L, reserving the privilege given to Nabby Davis in Phineas' will.
1838, Nov 30: 341/223: Ben to Richard Peaslee. Woodland in Amesbury

Probates

Phineas Nichols' probate # 19506 dated 1838
Benjamin in administrator (living in Antrim, Hillsborough County, NH)
1/2 acre with dwelling house and barn: $300.00
One half of about 69 acres of tillage and pasture land (maybe Wingate pasture): $270
23 acres of woodland in two pieces
8 acres of tillage in Amesbury
12.5 acres of woodland in Amesbury (Davis Woodlot): $450.00
Pew in meeting house: $30.00
(talks about Wingate Pasture, Chase Woodlot, Whittier Field and Pasture, Whittier land, Hoyt land in Amesbury)
Land needs to be sold to cover debts.
Heirs of Estate:
Mary Haynes (wife of Warren Haynes)
Elizabeth Sargent (married Dow second)
Betsy Hunkins (wife of Robert Hunkins)
Martha Dow (wife of Jeremiah Dow)
Nabby Davis (wife of James Isaac Davis)
Sarah George (wife of Amos George)
Jacob Nichols
Rebecca Noyes (wife of Follensbee Noyes?)

Anne Morse (wife of Theodore Morse): $10.00 and 1/8 part except clock and books
Elizabeth (wife of Joseph Gay): $146.00 and 1/8 part except clock and books
Mary Haynes (wife of Warren Haynes): $96.00 and 1/8 part of household
Joseph Nichols: $100
Martha (wife of Jeremiah Dow): $79.00 and 1/8 part of household
Sarah (wife of Amos George): $80 and 1/8 part of household
Rebeccah (Wife of Humphrey Chase): $76.00 and 1/8 part of household
Rebeccah (wife of Follensbee Noyes)grand daughter: $80.00 and 1/8 part
Jacob: $10.00, 1/2 wearing apparel and books
Nabby (wife of Isaac Davis): $80.00 and 1/8 part
Benjamin: $500 and 1/2 wearing apparel and books.

Will witnessed by Cutting Moody, Hazen Kimball, and Josiah Brown

Another page:
Anne Morse: $20.00
Mary Haynes: $34.00
Martha Dow: $51.00
Sarah George: $50.00
Rebeccah Chase: $44.00
Rebeccah Noyes: $51.00 (granddaughter)
Nabby Davis: $50.00 and one chamber of dwelling house and part of cellar as long as she remains single, also closets in Chamber and use of oven.


Jacob's (son of Phineas) probate # 48197 dated 1858 (no further info on property)
Heirs:

Eliza
Ann M.
Abbie Prescott
Sarah Green
Phineas B. 
John B. 2nd
Mary E. Chase
Elizabeth N Nichols
N. J. Phillips

Elizabeth Nichols probate # 48183 dated 1872
John B. Nichols 2nd administers
Elizabeth Nichols
Ann Nichols
Abbie Prescott of Epping
Nancy June Phillips of Pepperill
Marietta Chase of Haverhill
House, Barn and Land valued at $500

1850 census: Between Amos Moore and Richard Thompson
823-1041  Jacob NICHOLS, 71, shoemaker, $600 (Son of Phineas)  
          Elizabeth ", 68, NH (Bartlett)
          Ann ", 35, NH (born 1815)


Living between Mary Moody then John Howell, then Nichols, then Hamden McFee, then John Osgood in 1855. (suggests river road).
(Grandson of Phineas through Benjamin)
835-1055  John NICHOLS, 40, blacksmith, (born 1810)
          Julia Ann (Chase) ", 30 
          John Everett ", 10 (d. 18 April 1859 age 19)
          Addison ", 8
          William Monroe. ", 5
          Samuel BRADLEY, 60, laborer
          Nabby DAVIS, 60 (aunt widow of Issac Davis)
          Hazen V. THOMPSON, 23, shoemaker
          Nathaniel THIMBLE? 23, blacksmith
Is there a Frank Nichols in this family too?? yes- Frank was another child.


This is the house he buys from Benjamin (executor of Phineas' estate) in 1838 (369/152) Saunder's hill (house Phineas built for Benjamin according to Peaslee.

846-1067  David NICHOLS, 67, farmer (Stephen, Daniel, John, Thomas)
          Betsey (Burbank)", 59
          Thomas ", 34, shoemaker
          Betsey P (T).", 25
          Frances ", 19 (marries Fletcher)
          Sarah J.", 13 (marries Lyman Stockbridge)
Other children; John B. Nichols (xxx -1893, 89yr) Lived at 78 Main Street when he died

847-1068  Nathaniel NICHOLS, 60, shoemaker (1790 - 
          Christiana ", 18
          Davis ", 11
Nathaniel H. marries Florana of Fall River in 1849
847-1069  Thomas NICHOLS Jr., 56, farmer, $3000 (Brother of David B.??)
          Lydia ", 50 (Sargent) (1799 - 1892)
          Charles ", 20, shoemaker
          Nancy ", 25 (1825 - 1911) marries Nathan B. Nichols
          George ", 17 (1833 - 1919) marries Mary F. xxx
          John B. 3rd ", 14 (born in 1836)
          Minerva C.", 10 (1st Minerva dies Sept 1835) marries George Henry Cook

Thomas, jr., and Lydia Sargent, Dec. 21, 1819.*
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Not sure who this is. Could be Ann Matilda Hopkinson who married John R. Esterbrooks and then married Nichols but can’t confirm this.

From:http://news.rootsweb.com/th/read/MAESSEX/2006-04/1145488759
1738 - David Nichols had a house on the Merrimack River.
 1745 - David Nichols had a house on the Merrimack River near Pattee's Ferry.
 1757 - Militia included Jacob Nichols, 1st Company; Joseph Nickels, 3rd Foot Company "Alarm List".
 1775 - Phineas Nichols in Col. Johnson's regiment.
 1775 - David Nickels was a private in Capt. Cogswell's company in Col. Gerrish's regiment.
 which was stationed at Malden and Chelsea.
 1775 - Humpree Nicols trained with Capt. Sawyers company.
 1779 - Daniel Nichols loaned the town 147 pounds.
 1798 - Dwelling Houses owned by Phineas Nichols ($500), Dorothy ($100) and Jacob Nichols ($500).
 1821 - Phineas Nichols, Deacon of Second Baptist Church.
 1825 - Christian Church selects Abel Nichols as Deacon.
 1837 - Moses Nichols & Co., shoe manufacturer.
 1840 - Henry M. Nichols ordained as minister of West Parish.
 1848 - James R. Nichols involved with Pentucket Navigation Co.
 1852 - John B. Nichols representative of Haverhill.

Sources:   http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/f/a/r/Robert-N-Farquhar/GENE3-0004.html#ENDNOTEREF202

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mussbu&id=I1640

https://books.google.com/books?id=k98_AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1548-IA6&lpg=PA1548-IA6&dq=William+nichols+and+rhoda+1814&source=bl&ots=k0oR7z8Ln4&sig=8jm3-RTzA3IxncPwz7ERruM8vCY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiiloTsv_TXAhVxct8KHSg3DxUQ6AEIQDAF#v=onepage&q=William%20nichols%20and%20rhoda%201814&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=5jk1AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA786&lpg=PA786&dq=william+munroe+nichols+1895&source=bl&ots=LGi_IyxBzM&sig=U3fEB1yfp7NYWT5ZNwsTuNp9r1w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjtn6C-19jZAhWoTN8KHRFVCKUQ6AEIWDAO#v=onepage&q=william%20munroe%20nichols%201895&f=false

https://books.google.com/books?id=OU0k2d8nl3IC&pg=PA901&lpg=PA901&dq=thomas+nichols+and+lydia+sargent&source=bl&ots=iFwrI_ALyj&sig=yVNQOzcha9jbvrYkhpLyaSUVXcs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjwj-i5zvTXAhWhc98KHX4nBmQQ6AEIWjAP#v=onepage&q=thomas%20nichols%20and%20lydia%20sargent&f=false

History of town of Atrim: https://archive.org/details/historyoftownofa00coch/page/624