Nicketti Buchanan Johnston

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About Nicketti Buchanan Johnston

Nicketti, was rumored to of said different things to some of her Grandchildren, on her family's history. To see one version see her daughter's Lavalette McMullen's, story as well as Lavalette's, sons Dysart McMullen ,both profiles have a better understanding of the times of Nicketti Floyd. And the family history of her name Ni Ka tai. The cabell and their kin were not told of until 1895, and the Floyd families story was well established before the 1819, year and birth of Nicketti Floyd. Every part of the Amherst VA history points to Trader Hughes being the Companion of Nicketti H. The Property of Nicketti Hughes was an area called Otter, there is a stone foundation believed to have been there home site from were the family story came. So far I've found 5 granddaughters of Abadiah Floyd (Davis ) born 1726 in Amherst VA , and one possible daughter of hers, making 6 Floyd daughters passed the Nicketti name.

Abadiah Floyd s possible daughter Nicati Floyd, b. 1778, shows in the 1850 Tazewell VA Census at 71 yrs old at this Nicketti's , sister s home named Lavalette. Abadiah Floyd was daughter of Robert Davis, that was 10 when her Father's mom passed away M Elizabeth Hughes, born Jamestown VA. The said daughter of the Native Nicketti, Abadiah passed in 1740 (86). Abadiah-Floyd (Davis ) that had the direct connection to the time of Jamestown, thru stories from her dads mom. and Abadiah-Floyds son Col. J John Floyd , was the Father of Gov. John Floyd , and this is his daughter Nicketti. The 6 Nicketti s found in the Floyd family were not the last passed the name and history im still trying to source more in Nickettis family. The name was passed in many directions in the Floyd family almost making in near impossible to be only a family lore. Many Historians and Museums agree that the story of the family name Nicketti, passed was actually VA history, according to the 1895 work of Alexander Brown , in his book and history given on early VA, history and families, called Cabell and their Kin. In 2011 the Amherst VA museum painted a parking meter in town in the image of the Native American Nicketti, saying they also believe this as actual VA history.

Note : someone has suggested this Nicita Floyd 1778, was none other than Gov. John Floyd s wife Letitia who actually owned the Property from were the census was taken. I have many problems with that not only because telling lies is against her Christian faith. One shes already on the 1850 census far from Burke s Garden, from were this 1850 census was taken. 2. I'm not even sure with age and from what exact days each one was taken she could of possible even been both Sweet Springs WV, all the way in Tazewell VA. In the time these were taken apart, from each other I'm still looking into that. Roads were bad, were any places washed out,? her age and only wagons for travel. Many factors need ruling out before anyone should ever suggest something like that. Ive never found anywhere written or any family saying they have never heard this, that Lettita had a nickname as such or even been called this any were in history all the letters to the Catholic Church and son in laws giving family history have never said this nor does family think or fill Lettita was this 1778 Nicita Floyd, i fill this is possible Col. J John Floyd s sister. Or definitely someone that's never been recorded.

Did two Native ladies stop by and keep saying Nicketti over and over because it means pretty baby in there language. I thought Nicketti was not even a word for them?

According to Native Names in baby books it means round and smooth that's kinda pretty round and smooth. It going under boy names, but falls in names. As does Arron, Erron in English names . Her mother doesn't say this, nor does she tell this herself according to Dysart her grandson, would it not of been easier for her to say it was my mother s nick name? Since she didn't wanna admit the Native Blood? according to many of the families denial after the Battle of point pleasant. Or was it from all the deaths from the Revolution? One does wonder who were the two ladies that actually stopped buy? Dysart also probably would of mentioned that this nick name was his Mamaws moms nickname when he tells us his little sister s name. He don't say that he said his sister had his mamaw's name Nicketti they called her nick for short. Named after the long dead native grandma. He s talking about his grandma, and how the family honored her memory by passing the name. Dysart was old when telling his story, no children never married, giving his family history telling our family story how it was passed. It is what it is.

Dysart didn't know how long he had left, he knew he had no children. He wanted to tell the family story how he remembered it getting passed, the stories he got from his moms mom Nicketti Floyd. He said hes telling it how it was told so to me this is Gov. John Floyd telling it. Since Dysart s moms mom his grandmother was the Governor's daughter. Dysart never says anything about a nickname . Hes telling who his siblings were giving family history, he tried getting his Journal s published in fear they would be lost he had nobody to leave them too living in a nursing home. This man wasn't dishonest according to the family from which his journal s came. They talk about him with love saying he was the nicest man they ever known. And his journal s to me were coming from his heart. And fill this is exactly how family told and passed the name.

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Nicketti Buchanan Johnston's Timeline

1819
June 6, 1819
Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
1842
February 26, 1842
Age 22
Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, United States
August 8, 1842
Age 23
1844
March 1, 1844
Age 24
1846
January 17, 1846
Age 26
Jeffersonville, Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
1848
March 10, 1848
Age 28
Washington County, Virginia, United States
1850
March 7, 1850
Age 30
Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
1853
July 25, 1853
Age 34
Tazewell County, Virginia, United States
1859
April 11, 1859
Age 39
Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, United States