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Joshua Nickerson

Birthplace: Chatham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: Died in Barrington Head, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, British North America
Immediate Family:

Son of Caleb Nickerson; Caleb Nickerson; Mary Smith and Mary Godfrey
Husband of Esther Nickerson and Esther Rider
Father of Caleb Ryder Nickerson; Levi Nickerson; Joshua Nickerson; Zenas Nickerson and Simeon Nickerson
Brother of Caleb Nickerson; Moses Nickerson; Richard Nickerson; Mary Buck; Elizabeth Eldridge and 1 other

Occupation: Shipbuilder
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
Last Updated:

About Joshua Nickerson

He was early in Barrington, Nova Scotia, about 1763, and built the meeting house there.

He was a grantee, first division, Lot No 23, coming to NS in one of the first vessels. After moving from Chatham to Barrington, he erected the frame of the Old Meeting House. He built the first decked vessel and the first grist mill. His six sons were active in local enterprise and extended the borders of the township (Levi and Zenas at Shag Harbour, and Simeon at Oak Park). He built vessels for the coasting and foreign trade. One, a brig, made a record voyage from Cape Sable to Cape Clear in 14 days.

Joshua Nickerson and Esther Rider had 6 children.

Joshua Nickerson married Esther Rider, daughter of John Ryder and Mehitable Crowell, on 15 December 1754 at Chatham, Barnstable Co, MA.

Joshua Nickerson died on 16 April 1821 at age 87.

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Joshua Nickerson's Timeline

May 17, 1733
Chatham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
May 22, 1757
Age 24
Chatham, Massachusetts
December 10, 1759
Age 26
Chatham, Barnstable, MA
Age 29
Barrington, Nova Scotia
January 15, 1767
Age 33
Barrington Head, Shelburne, NS
Age 36
Barrington, Nova Scotia
April 16, 1821
Age 87
Barrington Head, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, British North America