Historical records matching Averitt Nichols, Jr.
About Averitt Nichols, Jr.
Son of Averitt Pearce and Mary Polly Lewis Nichols, husband of Lucie Burnie.
"The Nichols family, so far as the county is concerned, sprang from old Averett Nichols, of Columbus County, NC. His youngest son, Averett, born 8th March, 1803, settled in Marion County in 1830; he married a Miss Burney, of Columbus County, NC; he located near what is now called Nichols, in the woods, apparently a poor place, lived there during his long life, and died there at the age of near ninety-three, on the 7th January, 1896; he raised a family of ten children, eight daughters and two sons.
Averitt Nichols was a very exemplary man; he had the faculty in large degree in attending to his own business and of letting other people's business severely alone; the result was that he amasses a large property, raised a large and respectable family; would not go in debt - paid as he went; he was never in a hurry or in a flurry about anything; had in the bank of New Hanover, Wilmington, NC, several thousand dollars when it failed some seven or eight years ago, and which was mostly lost. In his later days the old gentleman partially lost his mind, and his affairs, financial and otherwise, were managed by his son, A. B. Nichols. The old man was never informed of the loss of his money by the failure of the bank; he died not knowing anything about it." pages 189 - 191, A History of Marion County, SC.
Averitt Nichols, son of Polly Lewis Nichols, married Lucie Burney (born April 6, 1810; died March 2, 1879) of Columbus County, N. C. Their children were: Mary, born Sept. 8, 1831; Sarah, born June 14, 1833; McKendree, born May 22, 1835, a First Lieutenant of Co. H, 23rd Regiment, Inf., S. C. Volunteers, killed Aug. 10, 1862, at the Battle of Second Manassas; Lucie, born Dec. 25, 1839; Ann, born Oct. 17, 1841; Frances E., born Oct. 17, 1843; Martha, born Oct. 17, 1844, died Jan. 5, 1865; Louise Adelade, born Aug. 1, 1847, died Nov. 22, 1862; Averitt Burney, born Jan. 12, 1850; and Rebecca, born Oct. 30, 1854, died Oct. 6, 1890. Averitt Nichols died Jan. 7, 1896