Descendants of Marcus Nickens

Compiled by Jan N. Valdez

updated January 2010

Note: the following chart has been compiled to a large extent from census records and other sources. It is offered as a working chart and one that should not be taken as a final product. People born after 1920 have been omitted. Please send additions and corrections.  Also please contact me if you would like to know the sources for any of the information.

Marcus was probably born in Hertford County, North Carolina and moved to Wilson County, Tennesse with his parents around 1808.  He was the oldest son of William and Francis Nickens.  He and his family were living in Wilson County, Tennessee in 1830, and were in Williamson County, Tennessee at the time of the 1840 and 1850 census.  In 1860 the family was living in Nashville.

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Marcus2 Nickens  (William1) was born 1800 in NC, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870.  He married Annina (Penny) Ausbrook or Osbrook 05 Jun 1826 in Wilson Co., TN, daughter of unknown Ausbrooks and Dortha.  She was born 1808 in NC, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870.

       

Children of Marcus Nickens and Annina are:

+     2                 i.    Calvin3 Nickens, born 1827 in TN; died 06 Mar 1865.

+     3                ii.    William Thomas Nickens, born 1829 in TN; died 30 Mar 1863 in Memphis.

        4               iii.    Frank Nickens, born 1834 in TN; died Oct 1869 in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN.

+     5              iv.    Frances Jane Nickens, born 1837 in TN; died 05 Jan 1918 in Davidson Co., TN.

        6               v.    Catharine Nickens, born 1838 in TN.  She married Alexander Bruce? 03 Oct 1854 in Davidson Co., TN.

        7              vi.    Rissa Nickens, born 1840 in TN.

+     8             vii.    Andrew Jackson Nickens, born 1842 in TN.

        9            viii.    Sarah Nickens, born 1843 in TN; died 16 Apr 1862 in TN.

        10            ix.    Nancy Nickens, born 1845 in TN.  She married William Martin 07 Apr 1864 in Davidson Co.,  TN.

+     11             x.    Houston Nickens, born 1849 in TN; died 16 Dec 1901.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Calvin3 Nickens (Marcus2, William1) was born 1827 in TN, and died 06 Mar 1865.  He married Amanda Nickens 03 Apr 1849 in Davidson Co., TN, daughter of Calvin Nickens and Lovina Nickens.  She was born 1835 in TN.

       

Children of Calvin Nickens and Amanda Nickens are:

        12              i.    Elizabeth4 Nickens, born 1850 in Williamson Co., TN.

        13             ii.    Edward Nickens, born 1856 in TN; died 04 Mar 1865.

+     14            iii.    Francis Nickens, born 1858 in TN.

        15            iv.    Ellsworth Nickens, born 1860 in Davidson Co., TN.

+     16             v.    Jefferson D. Nickens, born Mar 1862 in TN; died 01 Apr 1921 in Davidson Co., TN.

 

 

        3.  William Thomas3 Nickens (Marcus2, William1) was born 1829 in TN, and died 30 Mar 1863 in Memphis.  He married Nancy E. Bass 22 Sep 1847 in Williamson Co., TN, daughter of Thomas Bass and Elizabeth Ausbrooks.  She was born 1832 in TN.

       

Children of William Nickens and Nancy Bass are:

        17              i.    Henry4 Nickens, died Bef. 1860.

        18             ii.    Eliza/Louisa Nickens, born 1848 in Tenn..  She married Warren H. Chandler Abt. 1867 in IL.

+     19            iii.    James Wesley Nickens, born 14 Feb 1856 in Marshall Co., TN.

+     20            iv.    Sarah Elizabeth Nickens, born 05 Apr 1858 in IL.

+     21             v.    Edward Monroe Nickens, born 27 Apr 1860 in Johnson County, IL.

        22            vi.    Joshua Allen Nickens, born 26 Oct 1862 in IL.

 

 

        5.  Frances Jane3 Nickens (Marcus2, William1) was born 1837 in TN, and died 05 Jan 1918 in Davidson Co., TN.  She married John D. Nickens 12 Jun 1854 in Davidson Co., TN, son of John Nickens and Sarah Nickens.  He was born 1833 in TN, and died Abt. 1888.

       

Children of Frances Nickens and John Nickens are:

+     23              i.    Laura4 Nickens, born 1857 in TN.

        24             ii.    Georgan Nickens, born 1858 in TN.

        25            iii.    Joella Nickens, born 1860 in TN; died Bef. 1870.

+     26            iv.    Ida Nickens, born 1867 in TN.

 

 

        8.  Andrew Jackson3 Nickens (Marcus2, William1) was born 1842 in TN.  He married Jane Stinson 30 Sep 1861 in Davidson Co., TN, daughter of Henry Stinson and Delila.  She was born 1848.

       

Children of Andrew Nickens and Jane Stinson are:

        27              i.    Robert4 Nickens, born 1866 in TN.  He married Mary D. Lucky 31 Oct 1887 in Davidson Co., TN.

        28             ii.    Lucy Nickens, born 1868 in Davidson Co., TN.  She married William L. Cox 22 May 1887 in Davidson Co., TN.

        29            iii.    Annie Nickens, born 1870 in Davidson Co., TN.

+     30            iv.    Frank Nickens, born Feb 1871 in Davidson Co., TN; died 10 Mar 1936 in Fentress Co., TN.

+     31             v.    Walter Nickens, born 08 Feb 1877 in Nashville, TN; died 08 Jan 1960 in Muskogee, OK Veteran's Hospital.

        32            vi.    Leila Nickens, born 1878 in Davidson Co., TN.

 

 

        11.  Houston3 Nickens (Marcus2, William1) was born 1849 in TN, and died 16 Dec 1901.  He married Frances Donelson 21 Feb 1870 in Davidson County, TN, daughter of John Baldwin and Julia Cothran?.  She was born May 1850 in Georgia, and died 23 Dec 1923 in Davidson Co., TN.

       

Children of Houston Nickens and Frances Donelson are:

+     33              i.    Carrie4 Nickens, born 1872 in TN.

        34             ii.    Charles Nickens, born 02 Dec 1876 in Davidson Co. TN; died 15 Dec 1902 in Davidson Co., TN.  He married Sallie Mills 14 Aug 1898 in Davidson Co., TN.

        35            iii.    Albert Nickens, born 1880 in Davidson Co., TN; died 30 Sep 1898.

        36            iv.    Augustus Nickens, born Mar 1882 in Davidson Co., TN; died 1914 in Davidson Co., TN.

        37             v.    Harvy Nickens, born Jul 1884 in Davidson Co., TN.  He married Alma; born 1885 in TN.

        38            vi.    Nannie/Nellie Nickens, born Jun 1887 in Davidson Co., TN.

        39           vii.    Fred Nickens, born Jan 1890 in Davidson Co., TN.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        14.  Francis4 Nickens (Calvin3, Marcus2, William1) was born 1858 in TN.  She married Thomas L. Dunnivan 09 Jun 1875.  He was born 1823 in TN.

       

Child of Francis Nickens and Thomas Dunnivan is:

        40              i.    Ada5 Dunnivan, born 1877.

 

 

        16.  Jefferson D.4 Nickens (Calvin3, Marcus2, William1) was born Mar 1862 in TN, and died 01 Apr 1921 in Davidson Co., TN.  He married Hattie Fraley 12 Aug 1883 in Davidson County, TN.  She was born Oct 1853 in NC, and died 1930 in St. Louis.

       

Children of Jefferson Nickens and Hattie Fraley are:

        41              i.    Lillian A.5 Nickens, born Nov 1886 in TN.  She married Hinrick.

+     42             ii.    Charles A. Nickens, born Oct 1888 in TN; died Aug 1962.

+     43            iii.    Ernest F. Nickens, born Oct 1895 in TN.

 

 

        19.  James Wesley4 Nickens (William Thomas3, Marcus2, William1) was born 14 Feb 1856 in Marshall Co., TN.  He married Mary Rhodes 13 Sep 1885 in Jackson County, IL.  She was born 1865 in IL.

       

Children of James Nickens and Mary Rhodes are:

+     44              i.    August5 Nickens, born 1892 in IL.

        45             ii.    Helen Nickens, born 1895 in IL.

        46            iii.    Truman Nickens, born 1897 in IL.

        47            iv.    Ross Nickens, born 1899 in IL.

        48             v.    Ruth Nickens, born 1906 in IL.

 

 

        20.  Sarah Elizabeth4 Nickens (William Thomas3, Marcus2, William1) was born 05 Apr 1858 in IL.  She married Penninger. 

       

Child of Sarah Nickens and Penninger is:

        49              i.    George5 Penninger, born 1878.

 

 

        21.  Edward Monroe4 Nickens (William Thomas3, Marcus2, William1) was born 27 Apr 1860 in Johnson County, IL.  He married (1) Lucinda Wright 03 Oct 1886 in Pulaski County, IL.    He married (2) Allie Patrick, Mrs. 28 Aug 1897 in Pulaski County, IL.  She was born 1866 in IL.

       

Children of Edward Nickens and Allie Patrick are:

+     50              i.    Arnold5 Nickens, born 1898.

        51             ii.    Orvil Nickens, born 1898.

 

 

        23.  Laura4 Nickens (Frances Jane3, Marcus2, William1) was born 1857 in TN.  She married William Baldwin 27 Dec 1873 in Davidson Co., TN.  He was born 1854.

       

Children of Laura Nickens and William Baldwin are:

        52              i.    Tony5 Baldwin, born 1878.

        53             ii.    Harry Baldwin, born 1876.

 

 

        26.  Ida4 Nickens (Frances Jane3, Marcus2, William1) was born 1867 in TN.  She married Will Corbitt Abt. 1889. 

       

Children of Ida Nickens and Will Corbitt are:

        54              i.    Bulah5 Corbitt, born Aug 1890.

        55             ii.    Irvin Corbitt, born Sep 1893.

        56            iii.    Neal Corbitt, born Jul 1899.

 

 

        30.  Frank4 Nickens (Andrew Jackson3, Marcus2, William1) was born Feb 1871 in Davidson Co., TN, and died 10 Mar 1936 in Fentress Co., TN.  He married (1) Janie Williams 03 Jul 1891 in White County, TN.  She was born Oct 1869 in TN.  He married (2) Malinda York 25 Mar 1925. 

       

Children of Frank Nickens and Janie Williams are:

+     57              i.    Charles5 Nickens, born Apr 1889 in TN.

        58             ii.    Pearlie Nickens, born Oct 1892 in TN.  She married Ras Wright 25 Sep 1910 in Overton Co., TN.

        59            iii.    Walter Albert Nickens, born Apr 1895 in TN.  He married Annie L. Welch 05 Mar 1921 in Overton County, TN.

+     60            iv.    Daisy Nickens, born Mar 1896 in TN.

        61             v.    Lizzie Nickens, born Jul 1898 in TN.  She married Boaz Calahan 30 Dec 1917 in Putnam Co., TN.

        62            vi.    Arthur Nickens, born Feb 1900 in TN; died Jun 1982 in Grand Traverse, Michigan.

        63           vii.    Gusmie Nickens, born 1902 in TN.

        64          viii.    Harry Nickens, born 1903 in TN; died 13 Mar 1990.  He married Anna Freeze 29 Sep 1923 in Overton Co., TN; born 11 Jul 1903.

        65            ix.    Laura Nickens, born 1904 in TN; died 05 Mar 1987 in Muscogee Co., GA.  She married (1) Burrows.  She married (2) Arnold Collins 06 Oct 1923 in Overton Co., TN.

        66             x.    Van Nickens, born 1906 in TN; died Aug 1969.  He married Martha Winningham 03 Jan 1927 in Overton Co., TN.

        67            xi.    James Nickens, born 1908 in TN.

 

 

        31.  Walter4 Nickens (Andrew Jackson3, Marcus2, William1) was born 08 Feb 1877 in Nashville, TN, and died 08 Jan 1960 in Muskogee, OK Veteran's Hospital.  He married Nannie Selby 01 Apr 1900 in Bon Air, White Co. TN. 

       

Children of Walter Nickens and Nannie Selby are:

        68              i.    Willie5 Nickens, born 29 Jan 1901.

        69             ii.    Maggie Lee Nickens, born 29 Jan 1903.

 

 

        33.  Carrie4 Nickens (Houston3, Marcus2, William1) was born 1872 in TN.  She married Kincaid. 

       

Child of Carrie Nickens and Kincaid is:

        70              i.    Hazel5 Kincaid, born 1902.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        42.  Charles A.5 Nickens (Jefferson D.4, Calvin3, Marcus2, William1) was born Oct 1888 in TN, and died Aug 1962.  He married Maud.  She was born 1897 in TN.

       

Children of Charles Nickens and Maud are:

        71              i.    Jenell6 Nickens, born 1914 in TN.

        72             ii.    Charles Nickens Jr., born 1917 in TN.

 

 

        43.  Ernest F.5 Nickens (Jefferson D.4, Calvin3, Marcus2, William1) was born Oct 1895 in TN.  He married Ursa.  She was born 1902 in TN.

       

Child of Ernest Nickens and Ursa is:

        73              i.    Lillie Marie6 Nickens, born 1919 in TN.

 

 

        44.  August5 Nickens (James Wesley4, William Thomas3, Marcus2, William1) was born 1892 in IL.  He married Emma.  She was born 1897 in MO.

       

Children of August Nickens and Emma are:

        74              i.    Lucille6 Nickens, born 1917 in MO.

        75             ii.    Wesley Nickens, born 1918 in MO.

        76            iii.    Helen Nickens, born 1920.

 

 

        50.  Arnold5 Nickens (Edward Monroe4, William Thomas3, Marcus2, William1) was born 1898.  He married Marie. 

       

Child of Arnold Nickens and Marie is:

        77              i.    Orville6 Nickens.

 

 

        57.  Charles5 Nickens (Frank4, Andrew Jackson3, Marcus2, William1) was born Apr 1889 in TN.  He married (1) Eva M..  She was born 1900 in KY.  He married (2) Lillie Jackson 30 Mar 1907 in White County, TN. 

       

Child of Charles Nickens and Eva is:

        78              i.    Charles A.6 Nickens, born 1918 in KY.

 

 

        60.  Daisy5 Nickens (Frank4, Andrew Jackson3, Marcus2, William1) was born Mar 1896 in TN.  She married Robert Ledbetter. 

       

Child of Daisy Nickens and Robert Ledbetter is:

        79              i.    Della Mae6, born 1920 in TN; died 1994.

 

 

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