Freeman Nickerson, Elder (1779 - 1847)

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Birthplace: South Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Lucas, , IA
Managed by: Shelley Chrystal Mactyre
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Added by Elwin C. Nickerson-This ancestor: Mormon Pioneer-1847 Freeman Nickerson (1778?–1847)= WAR of 1812- Rank Lt. Freeman Nickerson- Missionary to Upper Canada, Massachusetts, New York; member, Zion's Camp. Born February 5, 1778 in South Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts HC History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, edited by B. H. Roberts, 7 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1902-1912, 1932). 1:416 footnote.

 	  	February 5, 1779 in South Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts 	  

Died January 12, 1847 at Pioneer Crossing, Chariton River, Lucas, Iowa Father Eleazar Nickerson (b. Apr. 2, 1748 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts; d. Nov. 26, 1796 in South Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts) HC History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, edited by B. H. Roberts, 7 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1902-1912, 1932). 1:416 footnote. ¶ Ancestry.com Mother Thankful Chase (b. Feb. 25, 1750 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts; d. Feb. 6, 1834 in South Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts) HC History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, edited by B. H. Roberts, 7 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1902-1912, 1932). 1:416 footnote. Occupation Seaman. Vermont 1800 moves to Windsor County, Vermont, where he and Huldah Chapman marry. HC History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, edited by B. H. Roberts, 7 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1902-1912, 1932). 1:416 footnote. War of 1812 1812 lieutenant, War of 1812. HC History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, edited by B. H. Roberts, 7 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1902-1912, 1932). 1:416 footnote. Baptized April 1833 baptized by Zerubbabel Snow in Dayton, New York (4 miles south of Freedom's home in Perrysburg). Ordained a deacon soon after. HC History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, edited by B. H. Roberts, 7 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1902-1912, 1932). 1:416 footnote. Mission with Joseph, Sidney October 5, 1833 begins mission to Upper Canada with Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon. Diary-1 Joseph Smith diary (Nov. 27, 1832-Dec. 5, 1834). Selected Collections, 1:20. Original, Church Archives, MS 155. , 5. New York home October 12, 1833 the three reach Freeman's home in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus, New York. Diary-1 Joseph Smith diary (Nov. 27, 1832-Dec. 5, 1834). Selected Collections, 1:20. Original, Church Archives, MS 155. , 7.

 		October 18, 1833 arrive at Mt. Pleasant, Upper Canada, where Freeman's sons Moses and Eleazar live. 	  	 

Fund-raising March 17, 1834 one of four who commit to raise $2,000 by April to deliver church from debt. ¶ Meeting of March 17, 1834 Zion's Camp 1834 member, Zion's Camp. Perrysburgh church April 1835 presides over Perrysburgh branch of 40 members. Freedom Nickerson, Apr. 3, 1835, MA Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate 1, no. 7 (Apr. 3, 1835): 101. Cape Cod / Barnstable November [30], 1835 leaves Cattaraugus County for Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In late December or January 1836 he writes from Yarmouth: Freedom Nickerson, n.d., MA Latter Day Saints' Messenger and Advocate 2, no. 5 (Feb. 1836): 271.

 	¶ 	Since I arrived at Cape Cod, I have held 24 public meetings; the people have been very attentive. I have held two meetings in a Methodist house one in the courthouse, two in a hall and the remainder in a school and private houses. 	  	 
 	¶ 	I have baptized 6 in this place … 	  	 
 	¶ 	… After I arrived here the Methodist and Orthodox opened protracted meetings which continue yet, and the first men in the place came with their carriages and carried the people 4 or 5 miles, so have them hear. Cape Cod is much stired up there is more use for bibles, than before I came. 	  	 
 		Requests permission to speak at a protracted meeting but is refused. Baptizes in the Bogs River "where we repaired with a cloud of witheses [witnesses]." 	  	 

Upper Canada April 5, 1836 leaves Kirtland with Parley and Orson Pratt. ¶ Parley P. Pratt's Toronto Letters (1836) Boston May 1842 on a mission in Boston. TS Times and Seasons 3, no. 14 (May 16, 1842): 798.

 		[E. P. Maginn, 1842] In Boston near forty have obeyed through the faithful labors of Elder Freeman Nickerson. 	  	HC

History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, edited by B. H. Roberts, 7 vols. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1902-1912, 1932). 4:567. Death January 12, 1847 dies in Chariton River, Pioneer Crossing, Iowa, en route to the Great Salt Lake Valley. /ECN/

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Freeman Nickerson, Elder's Timeline

1779
February 5, 1779
South Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1800
January 19, 1800
Age 20
Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States
1802
September 11, 1802
Age 23
Cavendish, Vermont, United States
1804
March 9, 1804
Age 25
Cavendish, Vermont, United States
1806
1806
Age 26
Cavendish, Vermont, United States
1808
June 25, 1808
Age 29
Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, USA
1810
November 14, 1810
Age 31
Cavendish, Windsor, Vermont, United States
1812
September 22, 1812
Age 33
1814
April 2, 1814
Age 35
Springville, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, USA
1816
April 11, 1816
Age 37
Springville, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States