From "The Heritage of Yadkin Co., NC," 1981, article 752
The NICHOLSON Family
"The earliest known ancestor of the NICHOLSON family is John NICHOLSON, who was
born May 9, 1757, at Princeton, NJ. John died on Aug. 2, 1838, in Stokes Co., NC.
John NICHOLSON married Mary McCOMB first about 1781 in NJ> She died and he married
second on Oct. 24, 1785, in Somerset Co., NJ, Catharine STEPHENSON, was born Sep. 15,
1766, in NJ and died Jun. 9, 1843 in Stokes (now Forsyth) Co., NC.
Both John and Catharine are buried at the Muddy Creek Graveyard in marked graves.
After the Rev. War was over, John, together with James, his son by his 1st wife, and
his 2nd wife, traveled south until they reached NC...."
The 10 children of John NICHOLSON and Catharine STEPHENSON NICHOLSON are
1 John NICHOLSON Jr b Mar 18, 1787 Stokes, d Aug 9, 1868 Iredell, m jul 7
1811 Mary FULTZ
b Nov 27, 1788 Stokes, d Sep 12 1870 Iredell (John Jr.
2 Mary NICHOLSON b Sep 19, 1788, Stokes m John WALKER
3 Elizabeth NICHOLSON, b Apr 19, 1790, Stokes, m Amaso BEESON
4 Rebecca NICHOLSON b Apr 19 1793 Stokes, m Mathias CLAMPITT
5 George NICHOLSON, b Aug 11, 1793 [this can't be right!] Stokes, d Jul 23,
6 Moses NICHOLSON, b Nov 23, 1799 Stokes, m a BARNES
7 Anderson NICHOLSON, b No 23, 1799 Stokes, m Grace do M.P. NICHOLSON,
m 2nd Mary J. HUTCHENS who died at age 80 Aug 38, 1910
8 Catherine NICHOLSON, b Jun 16, 1804, m a WALKER
9 Phoebe NICHOLSON, b Nov 13, 1806
10 Hannah NICHOLSON, b Sep 10, 1811, Stokes, m John IDOL of Guilford Co., NC
James and Mary MACOMB NICHOLSON went to Iredell Co., NC in 1813. James was a millwright
and he kept busy establishing mills. His brother Moses also lived in Iredell about 6
years before moving to MO. John Jr. moved to Iredell in 1828 and bought land with
brother James on Hunting Creek.
The land had a mill which they operated.