Facts and Events
John Nickell was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 395.--28th November, 17__. William King, blacksmith, to John Nickoll, 400 acres on Moffett's branch of Cathey's River. Ralston's Path. Patented to William King, 10th February, 1748. Teste: Robert Ralstone. Delivered: Alexander Gibson.
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 427.—18th August, 1760. John ( ) Nicolas (Nickle) and Barbra ( ) to his son John Nicolas, £5, 250 acres on Moffett's Branch of Middle River, part of 400 acres patented to William King, 10th February, 1748, and conveyed to said Nicolas. Delivered: John Nickel, February, 1767.
- Page 302.--15th August, 1780. Barbara Nickall, Joseph Nickoll and Elizabeth, Isaac Nickoll and Margaret, of Greenbrier, to Andrew Nickoll, of Augusta, part of 400 acres patented to John Nickoll, deceased, 10th February, 1748.
- Page 117.-- (August, 1783) 400 acres patented to John Nickoll, deceased, 10th February, 1718 (s/b 1748), and devised by his will.
Will of John Nickell
- Page 265.--24 March, 1755. John (his __ mark) Nichel's will--To wife. Barbara; to eldest son. John; to sons, Joseph and Isaac; to son, Thomas; to daughter, Elizabeth. Executors, wife Barbara and her brother, Andrew McCombe. Teste: Alexander Blair, James Reburn. Proved, 17th August, 1774, by the witnesses. Executors qualify (Barbara's __ mark) with John Poage, Joseph Reburn.
Records of John Nickell in Augusta County, VA
- Page 379.-- Daniel Gibson's will--Wife, Elizabeth Gibson, executrix. Teste: Alex. lair, John Nickel, Robert Gambell. 28th August, 1751, no probate order.
Lease from William King to John Nickell in Augusta County:
- WILLIAM KING AND WIFE MARY ANN KING
LEASE TO JOHN NICKELL
(23 SEP 1751)
This Indenture made the twenty third day of September the Year of Our Lord "John" the following refers to, so I'll put it here under John, Sr: One thousand seven hundred fifty one Between William King, blacksmith, & Mary Ann King his wife of the county of Augusta of the one part and John Nickol of the county aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the s'd William King and Mary Ann King for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by the s'd John Nickol at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where of whereby acknowledged Hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said John Nickol one certain tract or parcel of land containing four hundred acres lying and being in the county of Augusta on a branch of Catheys River called Moffets branch and bounded as followeth to wit:
Beginning at two pines and a white oak on the east side of Ralstons path thence north thirty degrees east two hundred and forty poles to two white oaks south sixty degrees east sixty four poles to two hiccorys and a black oak north thirty degrees east sixty poles to a hiccory south sixty degrees east one hundred and sixty four poles to a hiccory south thirty degrees west fifty two poles to a white oak north eighty seven west five hundred and two poles to the beginning, it being granted to to the s'd William King by patent under the seal of the Colony bearing date the tenth day of February one thousand seven hundred and forty eight relation thereunto being had may more fully and at large appear and all houses buildings, orchards ways waters watercourses, profits commodities hereditament and appurtenances whatsoever to the s'd premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof To Have and to Hold the s'd tract or parcel of land and all and singular other the premises hereby granted with the appurtenances unto the s'd John Nickol his executors administers and assign from the day before the date hereof for and during the full term and time of one whole year from thence next enforcing fully to be compleat and ended Yielding and paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn last day next the same shall be lawfully demanded to the intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and of the statue for transferring use into possession the s'd John Nickol may be in actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to accept and take a grant and release of the reversion and inheritance thereof to him and his heirs.
In Witness whereof the s'd William King & Mary Ann King hath hereunto set VolVol. 1, page 138 Augusta County Court Records, Order book no. XI- their hands & seals day and year first above written.
Sealed and Delivered \
in the presence of \
William King (seal)August 21, 1767
Mary Ann (her X mark) King (seal)
(238) Certificates for hemp:
At a Court cont'd and held for Augusta County the 27th day of November 1752. John Bowyer, John Nickel.
This lease for land indented from William King & Mary Ann his wife to John Nickol was in open Court proved by the oaths of Silas Hart & Sam Wallace two of the witness thereto subscribed which on the motion of the s'd John Nickol is ordered to be in the office for farther proof.
Test. John Madison Clk.Vol. 1, page 144 Augusta County
At a court cont'd & held for Augusta County June the 10th 1752. This lease Court Records, Order book no.XI March 15, 1768 for land indented from Wm. King & Mary Ann his wife to John Nickoll being formerly proved by Silas Hart and Samuel Wallace may this day further proved by Alexander Gibson the other witness noted & with the motion the s'd Nickoll admitted to record.
This Indenture made the twenty fourth day of September the Year of Our Lord (491)Hemp certificates: Jonathon Cunningham, James McCown, James Campbell,
One thousand seven hundred fifty one Between William King, blacksmith, & Mary Ann King his wife of the county of Augusta of the one part and John Nickol of the other part Witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of eighty pounds current money of Virginia to s'd William King and Mary Ann King in hand paid by the s'd John Nickol at or before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt where of they doth hereby acknowledge and thereof doth release acquit and discharge the s'd John Nickol his Executors Administors by these presents. They the s'd William King & Mary Ann King.
Information on John Nickell
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Descendants of John Nickell
- 1 John Nickell 1720 - 1774 b: Bef. 1720 in Ulster, Tyrone County, Ireland d: August 24, 1774 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
- . +Unknown Lewis - 1755 d: Bef. 1755 in Virginia
- ....... 2 John Nickell II 1738 - 1807 b: 1738 in Augusta County, Virgina, d: 1807 in Augusta County, Virginia
- ........... +Sarah Erwin m: 1760 in Augusta County, Virginia
- ....... 2 Thomas Nickell 1740 - 1807 b: 1740 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia d: April 03, 1807 in Monroe County, Virginia
- ........... +Jane King 1740 - 1811 b: 1740 in Augusta County, Virginia, d: 1811 in Monroe County, Virginia m: 1760 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
- ....... 2 Elizabeth Nickell 1748 - 1808 b: 1748 d: 1808
- ........... +William Daniel Craig m: 1764
- ....... 2 Joseph Nickell 1749/50 - 1829 b: January 10, 1749/50 in Virginia d: August 18, 1829 in Kentucky
- ........... +Elizabeth Fowler 1754 - 1825 b: 1754 d: 1825 Father: Robert Fowler Mother: Anne Unknown m: 1770 in Virginia
- ....... 2 Isaac Nickell 1752 - 1839 b: March 31, 1752 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia d: October 02, 1839 in Monroe County, Virginia
- ........... +Margaret "Peggy" Curry 1751/52 - 1825 b: March 11, 1751/52 in Augusta County, Virginia d: Abt. 1825 in Monroe County, Virginia Father: Robert A. Curry, Sr. Mother: Elizabeth McComb m: 1775 in Augusta County, Virginia
- 2nd Wife of John Nickell:
- . +Barbara McComb 1735 - 1804 b: 1735 in Augusta County, Virginia d: November 10, 1804 in Virginia Father: Unknown McComb Mother: Rebeckah Young m: 1755 in Augusta County, Virginia
- ....... 2 Susannah Nickell 1755 - 1837 b: 1755 in Augusta County, Virginia d: 1837
- ........... +Benjamin Lewis m: 1770
- ....... 2 Robert Nickell 1757 - 1813 b: 1757 in Augusta County, Virginia, d: 1813 in Monroe County, Virginia
- ........... +Margaret Gray - 1825 d: 1825 in Monroe County, Virginia Father: John Gray, Sr. Mother: Jennett Unknown m: May 23, 1782 in Augusta County, Virginia
- ....... 2 Andrew Nickell, Capt 1758 - 1838 b: 1758 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia d: October 06, 1838 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia
- ........... +Elizabeth Erwin - 1808 d: 1808 in Virginia m: 1776 in Greenbrier County, Virginia
- [Citation: Maggie Phillips, dcmyp@@aol.com]
A Little History
In his 1932 Chronological Genealogy Joe Nickell said:
"JOHN NICKELL immigrated from Ulster, Tyrone County, Ireland, near the town of Gortin, and settled in Augusta County, Virginia about 1738. About 1755 he married (2nd? wife) Barbara McCombe of Virginia. Their children were born in Augusta County; and his six sons served in the American Revolution of 1776.
"1728-1774--John Nickell, born in County Tyrone, Ulster, Ireland, near Gortin, where (1932) several families of this name are still settled. In 1749 he bought a plantation of 400 acres on Moffett's Branch, Middle River of the Shenandoah, in Augusta County, Virginia, (in) a Scotch-Irish settlement and about 10 miles northwest of the present city of Staunton, VA. He married Barbara McCombe, the daughter of Rebekah Young McCombe and granddaughter of John Young, Jr., and they had seven children [Ed: Susannah wasn't listed.] His six sons served the cause of American Independence in the Revolution against the French and Indians in 1758. He granted his eldest son, John, the greater part of the Plantation in Augusta and his other children all settled on the Greenbrier River, then the westernmost settlement of the Colonies. He was buried in Augusta County."
In 1994 Dorothy Lawyer Nickell of Clio, Iowa, provided the INDENTURE for the land John bought in Augusta County, Virginia:
- THIS INDENTURE made the twenty-seventh day of November in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-nine, between William King, of the county of Augusta, on the one part, and JOHN NICKELL, of the other part,
- That the said William King, for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings, current money of Virginia, to him in hand paid by the said JOHN NICKELL at or before the Sealing and Delivery of these presents, the Receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, And Other Valuable Consideration, hath Granted, Bargained and Sold, and by These Presents doth Grant, Bargain and Sell unto the said JOHN NICKELL one certain tract or parcell of land, containing Four Hundred acres, lying and being in the County of Augusta on a branch of Catheys River called Moffett's branch and bounded as followeth, to- wit:
- BEGINNING at the two pines and a White oak on the east side of Ralston's path thence North thirty degrees east two hundred and forty poles [1 pole = 16.5 feet] to two White Oaks, South sixty-six degrees east sixty-four poles to two hickorys and a Black oak, North thirty degrees east sixty poles to a Hickory. South sixty degrees east one hundred and sixty-four poles to a Hickory. South thirty degrees West fifty-two poles to a White Oak. North eighty-seven degrees West five hundred and two poles to beginning. It being granted to the said William King by Pattent under the Seal of the Colony, bearing date the Tenth day of February One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Eight, relation thereunto being had many more fully and at large appear.
- And all houses, buildings, orchards, Ways, watercourses, profits, commodities. Hereditaments and Appurtenances whatsoever, the ad. Premises hereby Granted or any part thereof belonging, or in any wise appurtaining, and the said Reversion and Reversions, Remainder, Rents, Issues and Profits thereof.
- TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said tract or parcel of Land and all and singular other the premises hereby Granted, with the Appurtenances unto the said JOHN NICKELL, his Executors, Administrators & Assigns from the day before the date hereof, for and during the full term and time of One Whole Year from thence next ensuing fully to be completed and ended, Yielding and Paying therefore the Rent of One Pepper Corn on Lady Day next if the same shall be lawfully demanded; to sd. intents and purposes that by virtue of The Said Presents and of the Statue for Transferring Uses into Possession, the said JOHN NICKELL may be in actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to Accept and Take a Grant and release of the Reversion and Inheritance thereof to Him and His Heirs.
- IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the said William King hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the day and year first above written.
- (Signed) WILLIAM KING (SEAL)
- Sealed & delivered in the presence of:
- Silas Hart
- John Poage
- John Robertson
- Robert Ralston
- At a court continued and held for Augusta County the XXXth day of November, 1749, William King in open Court acknowledged this, his lease for land indented to JOHN NICKELL, which on his motion is admitted to Record.
- TESTE: John Madison, Clk
- (Deed Book No. 1, Page 195, Augusta Co., VA)