Capt. Joseph Nickerson

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Joseph Nickerson

Birthplace: Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in East Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of William Nickerson, II and Anne Nickerson
Husband of Ruhamah Nickerson
Father of William Ruhamah Nickerson; Joseph Nickerson; Josiah Nickerson; John Nickerson and Jeremiah Nickerson
Brother of Joane Lord; Nicholas Nickerson; Elizabeth Eldridge; Robert Nickerson; Thomas Nickerson and 5 others

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About Capt. Joseph Nickerson

Added by Elwin C. Nickerson- * Note Recorded Location Of My Great GrandFathers House was with The Last Of The Full Blooded Native Americans Chiefs and Heirs In Chatham/Monomoyick- The reservations which they made in their deed were: a tract of twenty acres for John Quason; thirty acres for Josephus Quason; thirty acres for Samuel Quason, and twenty acres for Joseph Quason, "over and above what he holds in partnership with Little James," and "to be laid out to them between the Wading Place and Joseph Nickerson's house, to them their heirs and signs forever." Having hitherto conveyed many acres within the boundaries described in their deed, they desired that such tracts that had been "purchased according to the true meaning of the laws of the Province " should be excepted, and the grantees not to be disturbed as to their titles.This Land as Told To Me as A Boy was Chosen Because of My Great grandfathers Relationship to The Native Americans of Monomoyick. Eventually we were pushed to the Last of our property i East Harwich/Areys Pond/(Salt Pond)South Orleans as Known today./ Potnumicut. Joseph lived on a tract of land his father conveyed to him north of Ryder's Cove. For several years he lived in East Harwich, but in 1697 he purchased 50 acres of land at Muddy Cove from Barnabas Lothrop for 25 pounds in silver. He took residence and remained there the rest of his life. He also owned Lots 6 and 16 in the Quason Purchase. He was reputed to be a quiet, peaceable man. Farm in East Harwich Next to Captain Joshua Jethro( Noted Native American French&Indain War Hero-Gorhams Rangers) to my Great Grandfather William. Nickerson and his Native American Wife. AS Follows-"Joseph Nickerson of Monamoy . . . . yeoman, for & in Consideration of my Real Love and Goodwill to my Natural son William Nickerson of Monamoy . . . yeoman, have Given . . . . unto him . . . all that my Percel of upland and meadow . . . on the Northerly Side of the Muddy Cove River in the Township of Harwich . . Bounded (viz) Beginning at the South west Corner by a wallnut tree Marked Standing Near the Sd. River from thence Runing Northerly to a red oak tree marked by a Slough of water from thence Easterly to Joshua Jethrowes Land then Southerly down to Sd River and So a long Sd River westerly to the first Specified bound: takeing in all the Meadow Ground and Sedge Ground with the upland & then Extending from Sd wallnut tree westerly takeing in all the Meadow and Sedge Ground So far as a point of upland that runs down Near to Sd River where a New fence Now stands to a Great pine tree there Marked Containing thirty acres more or less; with free Liberty for Cutting fire wood fenceing Stuff and Timber with Liberty of Herbage on all my undivided Land on that Side of Said River." - dated 5 November 1709. Signed with a mark. Witnessed by Joseph Higgins, Eben Hawes. Acknowledged the same day before Joseph Doane, justice of the peace. Recorded 11 July 1710 by William Bassett. "A true Copie Drawn & Compared this 23rd Day of Febry. me Solomon Otis Regr. His wife, Ruhamah, apparently was one of the most colorful if not the most admirable of our ancestors! She was a "great beaut",with "Flaming Red Hair" but "of a disagreeable nature" and delighted in harassing others, so that both her Indian and white neighbors tried not to offend her. It is said that if provoked, she would play havoc with their washing, their choice plants, and the fruits of their harvest. She was ready for an argument or a fight at any time. She was even suspected of complicity when Edward Bangs' barn was burned - after they had quarreled. Upon subsequent trial, Ruhamah was said to be ill and unable to attend court. For Joseph, an adverse action regarding security for his wife would cause him to lose his estate and render them destitute for life. This affair was decided favorably after he petitioned for abatement. Ruhamah lived to a "great age" and had remained sitting for so many years that, at her death, it was thought best to bury her in "the same crooked position" on Burial Hill south of Ryder's Cove where many early Nickersons were buried. Added by Elwin C. Nickerson -Buried as All Native Americans - Sitting position facing the Rising morning sun. "People of the First Light"

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Capt. Joseph Nickerson's Timeline

December 16, 1647
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
December 16, 1647
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Age 30
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Age 34
Harwich, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
Age 37
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Age 38
Harwich, Barnstable County, Plymouth Colony
Age 77
East Harwich, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
May 7, 1928
Age 78
June 28, 1928
Age 78