Jonathan Loveland Nicholson

Male 1783 - 1869  (85 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Loveland Nicholson 
    Born 14 Oct 1783  Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 01 Jan 1869  Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Nicholson Cemetery, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jonathan and Elizabeth Nicholson - Turnpike/Nicholson Cemetery
    Jonathan and Elizabeth Nicholson - Turnpike/Nicholson Cemetery
    Notes 
    • In primary and secondary sources, Johnathan's named seems to be uniformly spelled as such, adding an h to the more typical spelling of Jonathan. Perhaps in recognition of this variation, Johnathan's son used the more typical spelling. When [Johnathan] was 15 years of age his parents moved to the state of Penn. and settled at South Canaan in Wayne co. in a district which was termed the "The Great Swamp," about half way between the Delaware and Susquehanna rivers. Here when he was 20 years old, his father died leaving to him, and his mother the care of a large family. For several years he taught school, to help support the family. This school was located in a settlement of very thriving Methodists and he heard for the first time the doctrines that were to make so radical a change in his after life.
      After [Johnathan's] school closed being much attached to the place and the people, he settled there, in what was known as North Canaan and joined the society of Methodists, which shows the change in his views, his early training having been Calvinistic. He soon after [became] an itinerant preacher. There also he married the daughter of John Swingle and remained for seven years. At the end of that time, in the year 1811, he removed to Union Luzerne County, [Pennsylvania] about 20 miles below Wilkesbarre.
      In 1823 [Johnathan] moved to the state of New York and settled first in the town of Catlin about six miles north of Newton, now Elmira [Chemung County], where he continued to preach, working for his family five days of the week and giving the remaining two to the community at large. At the end of this time, in the year of 1827, he removed into what was then the town of Howard [Steuben County], now known as Turnpike Hill. Hornellsville as then a mere hamlet and had no communication with the outside world except the Canisteo river and the turnpike road, which was open [sic; opened] by the state soon after. In [Johnathan's] forest home on the turnpike, [he] reared a family of 15 children, 13 sons and 2 daughters. Of this family only two are living, David who resides with his daughter in Hornellsville and Perry, now at the good old age of four score who lives on Cunningham Creek. By the efforts of this large family the forests were cleared for the fine farms and pleasant homes which abound through this district at the present time. Johnathan] was careful to keep a record of his descendants, which at the time of his death number [sic;numbered] something over 250.
      We have now to mention [Johnathan's] going at the ripe old age of four score and 5 years on New Year's morning 1869. He was at the time at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Abram Smith, on the Turnpike, and was sitting in his rocking chair. He went at the unfolding of the New Year to the country where we hope to meet him in the sweet bye and bye. Notwithstanding the many virtues of this good old man, not even he was exempt from slanderous tongues. There were certain charges preferred against him and an investigation was held. Elder Jesse Bartholomew of blessed memory was chairman of the committee that investigated the charges. On the following Sabbath morning he arose before his congregation in the little old red school house and said: "Brethren, them stories against Father Nicholson is all false. When I can read my title clear to mansions in the skies, I'll bid farewell to every fear, and wipe my weeping eyes. Sing, Brethren, Sing." (NF)
      It is probable that the first school regularly maintained in the township was that started by Jonathan Nickerson in a portion of Hans Ulrich Swingle's house in 1812... The Nickerson school was kept up for several months and had an attendance of about twenty pupils (Alfred Mathews, History of Wayne, Pike, and Monroe Counties, Penn. [1886]).
      ... on the turnpike in 1808. After him came Johnathan L. Nicholson. The turnpike hill... it is familiarly known as 'Nicholson Hill' from the numerous families of that name that have settled there, all descendants of Johnathan L. Nicholson (Roberts).
      Johnathon Nicholson, a local methodist preacher, primarily from Hartsford, Connecticut, settled in Union, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, moved to Newtown (now Elmira, Chemung County, New York) in 1825 and in 1829 located in the eastern part of this town [Hornellsville], on the turnpike, on the Wesley Nicholson farm, where he built a large two-story house on the site of the Luther Chapman house. He bought out Thomas Beattie who had made a slight clearing, and build a small log house with a sloping or shed roof. A small distillery had previously been built there about the time the turnpike was opened in 1809, to supply the men employed in building the road, with whiskey. The only clearing between the river at Hornellsville and the Nicholson place in 1829, was at the Henry Ranger place, where Hughey Clark, an Irishman, had cleared about 20 acres, and had built a log house and barn. Mr. Nicholson was the father of fifteen children, thirteen of them were sons. ("Town of Hornellsville," Gazetteer of Steuben County [New York], Part 1)
    Person ID I196  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father Francis Nicholson,   b. 13 Apr 1758, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1803, Salem, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Rachel Loveland,   b. 06 Aug 1762, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1843, Salem, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 07 Feb 1781  Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Swingle,   b. 1785, Montgomery, Orange Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1845, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1804  North Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Nicholson,   b. 1 Sep 1805, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Catherine Nicholson,   b. 22 Dec 1806, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1882, Farmington, Davis Co., Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +3. Edmond Nicholson,   b. 23 Aug 1808, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1889, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. Henry Nicholson,   b. 13 Jun 1810, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1875  (Age 65 years)
    +5. Harmon Nicholson,   b. 1811, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1890, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +6. Francis Nicholson,   b. 06 Jul 1813, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1900, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +7. Zenas Nicholson,   b. 23 Dec 1814, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1899, Liberty, Mercer Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +8. Jonathan Fletcher Nicholson,   b. 12 Jun 1816, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1854, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +9. Wesley Nicholson,   b. 24 Dec 1817, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1900, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +10. David Nicholson,   b. 24 Mar 1819, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age > 82 years)
    +11. Ambrose Nicholson,   b. 19 Jun 1821, Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1888  (Age 66 years)
    +12. Elmira Mynis Nicholson,   b. 17 Apr 1823, Scranton, Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1903, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     13. Mordecai Nicholson,   b. 4 Mar 1825, Chemung Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1855, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +14. Perry Nicholson,   b. 7 Jun 1827, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1907, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +15. Charles Nicholson,   b. 15 Jul 1830, Howard, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893  (Age 62 years)
    Documents
    Reunion Notice - Nicholson 1891
    Reunion Notice - Nicholson 1891
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Ann Chapman,   b. ca 1814 
    Married 1846  Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dency Elizabeth Nicholson,   b. 25 Jul 1846, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1915, Brownsboro, Jackson Co., Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Oct 1783 - Glastonbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1804 - North Canaan, Wayne Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1846 - Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Jan 1869 - Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Nicholson Cemetery, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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