John Nicholson served on the Committee of Safty in New Windsor, Orange County N.Y.as a member of the Standing Committee 1774. In 1775 he took the Pledge of Association. In 1775 John raised one of four companies of the N.Y. Provincial Regt. for the winter campaign against Canada in 1775-76. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel at the head of his company known as Nicholson's Company of the Third N.Y. Regt.
John Nicholson & Gilbert Roberts are listed as the original pew holders in Feb. 7, 1785 of the Bethlehem Church. His daughter Mary married James Burnet b. Jan. 25, 1732 in 1760. John married for a second time Jane McClaughry the dau. of the widow Mary McClaughry. They had one sone who apparently inheirted the Nicholson farm in Neelytown.
John Nicholson served in various civil offices in New Windsor; Fence Viewer 1765, 1766; Overseers of Roads and the Poor in 1767; Assessor 1768, 1769; Assessor 1772-1774.
A Francis Nicholson was apparently part of the Charles Clinton party which immigrated here in 1729, and died on the voyage.
NICHOLSON, ESTER 02/03/1848 67 WIFE OF JOSEH NICHOLSON L. B. PRESBYTERIAN
NICHOLSON, JAMES 5/28/1806 28 SON OF COL. JOHN & JANE NICHOLSON NEELYTOWN
NICHOLSON,JANE 5/1811 72 CONSORT OF COL. J. NICHOLSON WIDOW OF JAMES McCOBB DAU. P McCLAUGHRY NEELYTOWN
Bethlehem Church Baptism Records
10/10/1807 Nicholson, Eliza infant of Nicholson,Joseph 4/29/1804 Nicholson, Joseph an adult
4/29/1804 Nicholson, Phebe an adult
7/30/1780 Nicolson, Eunnis daughter to Nicolson,Thomas
Marriage Records Bethlehem Church
Crane, ? to Nicholson, Phebe
Nickerson, Eli Galfield, Margaret M. 2/5/1823
Baptism Records New Windsor Presbyterian Church
9/30/1787 Nickerson,James son to Nickerson,Mary Widow
12/23/1781 Nicolson,Mary dau to Nicolson,Mary Widow
9/24/1775 Nicolsons,Sarah dau to Nicolsons,Charles
Marriage Records New Windsor Presbyterian Church
3/5/1775 Nicholson, Robert & Wilsie, Abigail both of Fishkills
2/17/1779 Nicholson, Thomas & Chandler, Experiance of Bethlehem Cong.
3/11/1791 Nicolson, Thomas & Bradner, Rebecah B. Gl.
Members List N.W. Presbyterian church
Nicholson, Thomas 8/23/1804 admitted
1790 Census Ulster County
1800 Census New Windsor
1810 Census New Windsor
1820 Census New Windsor
April 8, 1825 N.Y. State Census
1830 Census New Windsor
1840 Census New Windsor
Muster Roll April 1761 Capt. Clinton's Company
Nicholson, John 5/7/1761 18 Ulster County cooper
Capt. Clinton 506 1/2 fair complexion brown eyes brown hair
2nd Ulster County Militia
Ulster County Lands Bounty Rights Regt.
1798 Dwelling house description
NICHOLSON, ANDREW John Kelso owner 28x26 1 story
UNDERHILL, JARVIS &. NICHOLSON, THOS. BOYD, ROBT. owner
JOINS FRONT STREET & THE RIVER 32x24 1 1/2 stories
1798 Lands, lots & buildings
Nicholson, Andrew 1 frame barn 42X23
Nicholson, Thomas 1 frame barn, not finished 26x24