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Western PA Nicholsons m1d-1700’s to early-1800’s

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Western PA Nicholsons m1d-1700’s to early-1800’s

Posted: 27 Mar 2001 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Oct 2001 1:59PM GMT
Surnames: Nicholson
Maybe some body will be able to connect through the following.

It has been posted on-line that Joseph and Thomas Nicholson (believed to be brothers) were Indian scouts who served in the latter 1700Â’s in western PA/Ohio valley area. I was also reported that, as a boy, Joseph was taken prisoner by Indians, and spent several years living with the Delawares. About 1770 he served as interpreter for George Washington on his voyage down the Ohio to the Kanawha. It is believed that, after the Revolutionary War Joseph Nicholson lived in Pittsburgh. The 1790 census data below shows a Joseph Nicholson in Allegheny County. The on-line report stated that an index shows a Joseph Nicholson Will proved about 1800 in Allegheny County..

Does anybody have access to those early Allegheny Wills? It would be interested to see who he identifies in this will.

Below is some early PA Nicholson census data. Maybe this data will help somebody connect some of these early western PA Nicholsons. I believe that the Joseph Nicholson in the 1790 Allegheny Co census is the scout mentioned in the above. His brother Thomas may be one of those included in his family. That may also be his brother Thomas shown in the Washington Co 1800 census. Some of these other census listed NicholsonÂ’s may descend from Joseph, Thomas or one of their ancestors or brothers.

History for some of the western PA Counties.

* Westmoreland County was formed in 1773.

* Washington County was split off of Westmoreland County in 1781

* Allegheny County was formed from portions of Westmoreland and Washington Counties in 1788.

* Venango County was formed from Allegheny & Lycoming Counties 1800.

* There were other counties that split off of Washington & Allegheny Counties about 1800.
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PA 1790 Census
Surname Given Name County Township Detail Page
Nicholson George Washington ? 1130 256
Nicholson John Fayette Germantown 3020 107
Nicholson Joseph Fayette Franklin 1120 105
Nicholson William Allegheny ? 1110 18
Nicholson William Allegheny ? 1000 17
Nicholson Joseph Allegheny Plum 3461 14


Detail Code W Males 16 & over; W Males under 16 ; W Females; Slaves
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PA 1800 Census
Surname Given Name County Page Males Females
Nicholson George Erie 103 30010 01011
Nicholson John Erie 104 10010 10100
Nicholson John Fayette 580 30010 30010
Nicholson James W. Fayette 599 10010 00100
Nicholson Thomas Washington 798 30010 00010
Nicholson James Washington 833 00010 20010
Nicholson Andre Westmoreland 954 30010 11010
Nicholson William Westmoreland 954 00001 00001
Nicholson John Westmoreland 1192 21200 11000
Nicholson Hannah Somerset 270 10100 11110
Nicholson Hugh Somerset 541 11101 10010
Nicholson Robert Somerset 541 10010 10200
Detail Code

MB:1790-1800; MB:1784-1790; MB:1774-1784; MB:1755-1774; MB:<=1755;

FB:1790-1800; FB:1784-1790; FB:1774-1784; FB:1755-1774; FB:<=1755.
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Surname Given Name County Township Page Males Females
Nicholson James Washington Nottingham 73 21001 22010
Nicholson James Venango Frnch Crk 466 32001 10010
Nicholson James Beaver Big Beaver ? 10100 01000
Nicholson James Sommerset Remastic 275 00010 10100
Nicholson Andrew Fayette German 85 * *
Nicholson Andrew Washington Franklin 1 11 * *
Nicholson Elizabeth Westmoreland Salem? 110 * *
Nicholson George Erie ? 126 * *
Nicholson James Washington Nottingham 73 * *
Nicholson James Beaver Big Beaver 10 * *
Nicholson James W. Fayette Springs? 84 * *
Nicholson John Sommerset Turkey 424 * *
Nicholson John Erie N? 129 * *
Nicholson John Allegheny Pitt 188 * *
Nicholson Robert Sommerset Turkey 424 * *
Nicholson Robert Westmoreland Derry 106 * *
Nicholson Simon Fayette German 86 * *
Nicholson (widow) S ommerset Turkey 424 * *
Nicholson William Westmoreland Franklin 111 * *
Nicholson William Washington Crode? 45 * *
Nicholson William Mercer Slippe? 93 * *

* From Indexes. Details not included.
Detail Code

MB:1800-1810; MB:1794-1800; MB:1784-1794; MB:1765-1784; MB:<=1765; FB:1800-1810; FB:1794-1800; FB:1784-1794; FB:1765-1784; FB:<=1765.
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I believe that the James Nicholson shown in the 1810 census for Venango County was my GGG or GGGG Grandfather.

Can anybody connect any of these NicholsonÂ’s

Bill S
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WOSward 27 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT 
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