William Nichols, Lieut. (c.1710 - 1741)

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Birthplace: Hempstead, NY, USA
Death: Died in Colombia
Cause of death: Cut in two by a chain shot while leading his storming party in the attack on the Spanish defenses. A chain shot is two cannonballs, linked together by a section of chain.
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1728 - April 1 - married "William Nicols and Sarah Embree." Source: Adventures for God : a history of St. George's Episcopal Church, Hempstead, Long Island by John Sylvanus Haight Published: New York: 1932 Page 152 http://0-persi.heritagequestonline.com.alpha1.suffolk.lib.ny.us/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn:proquest:US;glhbooks;Genealogy-glh24474057;194;-1;&polarity=&scale=

The earlier records of Hempstead mention the ear mark of William Nichols' cattle as "A crop on the ear and two nicks under it which was his Father-in-law's, Samuel Embree, who died June 26, 1729."

Lieut. William Nichols was married by Rev Robert Jennings. He joined Col. Gooch's Regiment in the Spanish and English War, in the expedition to attack Carthagena, Columbia, he was killed when scaling the walls of a fort, cut in two by a chain shot while leading his storming party in the attack on the Spanish. A chain shot is two cannonballs, linked together by a section of chain. This information was found in a Nichols family bible, in the possession of the Searing family. http://0-persi.heritagequestonline.com.alpha1.suffolk.lib.ny.us/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn:proquest:US;glhbooks;Genealogy-glh232969099;52;-1;&polarity=&scale=

Lieut. William Nichols married in Hempstead and his 3 children were born there. His daughter Sarah Searing continued to reside at Hempstead. Lieut. William's marriage and the baptisms of his children are recorded in St. George's Church, Hempstead. He was with the forced of the British when on Apr. 9, 1741 he was shot leading a charge a Cartagena, South America. Source: The ancestors and descendants of Humphrey Nichols of Newark, New Jersey Lakehurst, N.J. : Published 1917 - Page 11 http://0-persi.heritagequestonline.com.alpha1.suffolk.lib.ny.us/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn:proquest:US;glhbooks;Genealogy-glh232969099;19;-1;&polarity=&scale=

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William Nichols, Lieut.'s Timeline

1710
1710
Hempstead, NY, USA
1737
October 27, 1737
Age 27
Hempstead, NY, USA
1741
April 9, 1741
Age 31
Colombia
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