Descendants of William 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.

The following is a chart of my Nickens family beginning with William Nickens and his wife Chloe Delila Matthews. William was born in Wilson County, Tennessee. His parents were William and Francis Nickens, both born in North Carolina according to William's 1880 census record. Chloe's parents were William Matthews and Betsy Shumate who married in Williamson County, Tennessee. William and Chloe's son Meridith P. Gentry Nickens and Lucinda Rebecca Loveless were my GG Grandparents. Much of the later family information was initially compiled by my Uncle Alfred Chase who diligently researched the family before the days of 'online' genealogy and gave me the starting places for my own research into the earlier ancestry of this family. Other family information has been contributed by other cousins.
Please note I have omitted people born after 1920 for privacy reasons. If you have any questions, corrections or additions please contact me .

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  William2 Nickens  (William1) was born 1820 in Wilson Co., TN, and died Aft. 1880 in AR.  He married Chloe Delila Matthews 02 Sep 1842 in Williamson Co., TN, daughter of William Matthews and Betsy Shumate.  She was born 1827 in Williamson Co., TN, and died Aft. 1860 in TN.

       

Children of William Nickens and Chloe Matthews are:

        2                 i.    Sarah3 Nickens, born 1843 in TN.

+     3                ii.    Meredith P. Gentry Nickens, born 19 Sep 1846 in Williamson Co., TN; died 01 Oct 1918 in Madison Co.,  AR.

        4               iii.    Mary A. ? Nickens, born 1847.

        5              iv.    Virginia F. Nickens, born 1848 in TN.

+     6               v.    John C. Nickens, born 15 Jan 1850 in TN; died 12 Feb 1918 in Texas.

+     7              vi.    Joseph Martin Nickens, born 1851 in TN; died 17 Jan 1915 in Newport, Jackson Co., AR.

        8             vii.    Tennessee Nickens, born 1854 in TN.

        9            viii.    Samuel Nickens, born 1855 in TN.

        10            ix.    Mitchel L. Nickens, born 1857 in TN.

        11             x.    M. S. J. Nickens, born 1859 in TN.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        3.  Meredith P. Gentry3 Nickens (William2, William1) was born 19 Sep 1846 in Williamson Co., TN, and died 01 Oct 1918 in Madison Co.,  AR.  He married (1) Lucinda Rebecca Loveless in prob. Kentucky, daughter of William Loveless and Josephine Isaacs.  She was born Oct 1846 in Limestone Co., AL, and died Sep 1916 in Madison Co., AR.  He married (2) Arminda Bradley 27 Oct 1901. 

       

Children of Meredith Nickens and Lucinda Loveless are:

        12              i.    Thomas F.4 Nickens, born 1869 in Kentucky; died 26 Jan 1938 in Little Rock, AR.  He married Clara Mae (Ford) Manley 1900 in Coleman, Texas; born May 1878 in TX.

+     13             ii.    John Henry Nickens, born 28 Dec 1874 in near St. Paul, Madison, AR; died 03 Jan 1915 in near St. Paul, Madison, AR.

+     14            iii.    Emma Nickens, born Apr 1875 in AR; died 01 Mar 1975 in VanBuren, AR.

        15            iv.    Gentry Abraham Nickens, born 1877 in Brown Co., TX; died in Wickenburg, AZ.

+     16             v.    Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzy) Nickens, born 18 Apr 1878 in St. Paul, Madison Co. AR; died in Oklahoma City, OK.

        17            vi.    Joseph C. Nickens, born 28 Feb 1880 in Madison Co., AR; died 05 Aug 1964 in Muskogee, OK.  He married Allie Blair 22 Jul 1915 in Okmulgee, OK; born 1880 in MO.

+     18           vii.    Noah Henry Nickens, born 20 Jan 1883 in Madison Co., AR; died 25 Jul 1977 in Tahlequah, Cherrokee Co., OK.

+     19          viii.    William (Bill) Martin Nickens, born 14 Apr 1884 in Madison Co., AR; died 11 Oct 1963 in Eloy, Pinal Co., AZ.

        20            ix.    Elijah Nickens, born Sep 1886 in Madison Co., AR.

+     21             x.    Dave W. Nickens, born 12 Oct 1889 in Ft. Smith, AR; died 03 Dec 1966 in Kingsland, Lano, TX.

 

 

        6.  John C.3 Nickens (William2, William1) was born 15 Jan 1850 in TN, and died 12 Feb 1918 in Texas.  He married Mary Alice Kirby, daughter of J.M. Kirby and Lucy Davis.  She was born 21 May 1857 in Texas, and died 17 Jan 1928 in Bexar Co., Texas.

       

Children of John Nickens and Mary Kirby are:

        22              i.    John Madison4 Nickens, born 24 Mar 1876 in Texas; died 16 Dec 1926.  He married Jessie C.; born 1888 in TX.

+     23             ii.    Richard Elmo Nickens, born 30 Mar 1878 in Texas; died 02 Dec 1966.

        24            iii.    Sydney Grey Nickens, born Jul 1885 in TX; died 22 Nov 1906 in San Antonio TX.

        25            iv.    Maud Nickens, born Apr 1893 in TX; died 1913.  She married Watts.

 

 

        7.  Joseph Martin3 Nickens (William2, William1) was born 1851 in TN, and died 17 Jan 1915 in Newport, Jackson Co., AR.  He married (1) Elizabeth.  She was born Abt. 1855 in KY.  He married (2) Elizabeth Jane Courson Davenport 04 Oct 1885 in Jackson Co., Ark.. 

       

Children of Joseph Nickens and Elizabeth are:

        26              i.    Eudara4 Nickens, born 1874 in Kentucky.

        27             ii.    Mindy Nickens, born 1870 in Kentucky.

 

       

Children of Joseph Nickens and Elizabeth Davenport are:

        28              i.    Ida May4 Nickens, born Sep 1887.  She married Noel Noley Kinnian.

        29             ii.    Joseph Mark Nickens, born May 1890; died 22 Jan 1948.

        30            iii.    Cecil Clide Nickens, born Mar 1894.

        31            iv.    Claude Eugene Nickens, born May 1896.

+     32             v.    Clifton Charles Nickens, born Jun 1898; died 02 Mar 1985 in Renton, WA.

        33            vi.    Lula Biggers Nickens, born 1903.  She married Ewing Finnis Matthews.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        13.  John Henry4 Nickens (Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 28 Dec 1874 in near St. Paul, Madison, AR, and died 03 Jan 1915 in near St. Paul, Madison, AR.  He married Permelia E. (Ella) Kilgore Abt. 1891, daughter of John Kilgore and Martha Maxfield.  She was born 11 Sep 1875 in Madison County, AR, and died 05 Nov 1919 in Fayetteville, Washington, AR.

       

Children of John Nickens and Permelia Kilgore are:

        34              i.    Zoe Evelyn5 Nickens, born 08 May 1892 in Near St. Paul, Madison County, AR; died 19 Jul 1985 in Ontario, Oregon.  She married Charles H. Jones 04 Jul 1913 in Fayetteville, Washington Co., AR; born 26 Sep 1886 in Louisville, KY; died 21 Aug 1959.

+     35             ii.    John William (Bill) Nickens, born 26 Mar 1894 in near St. Paul, Madison Co. AR; died 02 Nov 1983 in Oklahoma City, OK.

+     36            iii.    Otto Ernest Nickens, born 26 Feb 1896 in Madison Co., AR; died 28 Jul 1990 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE.

        37            iv.    Roscoe Franklin Nickens, born 20 Dec 1898 in Madison Co. AR; died 11 Jul 1991 in Fayetteville, Washington CO. AR.

+     38             v.    Alonzo Amos (Lon) Nickens, born 18 Jan 1900 in near St. Paul, Madison Co. AR; died May 1994.

+     39            vi.    Roy Cortez Nickens, born 25 Nov 1902 in near St. Paul, Madison Co. AR; died 15 Nov 1987 in Caldwell, ID.

+     40           vii.    Clarence Malcolm (Mack) Nickens, born 18 Mar 1904 in Madison Co. AR; died 17 May 1971 in Boise, Ada Co. ID.

        41          viii.    Garland Noah Nickens, born 19 Sep 1908 in Madison Co. AR; died 06 May 1981 in Ontairio, OR.

        42            ix.    Paul George Nickens, born 19 Apr 1909 in Madison Co. AR.  He married (1) Mary Francis.  He married (2) Verna Locklear.  He married (3) Irene.

        43             x.    Juanita Geraldine Nickens, born 17 Mar 1910 in Madison Co. AR; died 15 Jan 1998.  She married Buell Andrews in Vale, Oregon.

        44            xi.    Beatrice Pauline Nickens, born 17 Mar 1910 in Madison Co. AR; died 28 Dec 1912 in Madison Co. AR.

+     45           xii.    Marjorie Kilgore Nickens, born 15 Sep 1913 in Madison Co. AR.

 

 

        14.  Emma4 Nickens (Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born Apr 1875 in AR, and died 01 Mar 1975 in VanBuren, AR.  She married William Pursell Abt. 1895.  He was born Jun 1848 in KY.

       

Children of Emma Nickens and William Pursell are:

        46              i.    Mary Elizabeth5 Pursell, born 05 Dec 1895 in Ark.; died 02 Dec 1984 in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas.  She married Mansil Monroe Crisp 20 May 1913 in Fort Smith, AR.

        47             ii.    John Pursell, born 02 Aug 1897 in Ark..  He married Ferba Thomas.

        48            iii.    Oma Pursell, born 24 Sep 1899 in Ark..  She married William Norvell.

        49            iv.    Essie Pursell, born 09 Dec 1901 in AR.  She married Clem Townley.

        50             v.    Zora Pursell, born 09 Apr 1904.  She married Delmar Coffman.

        51            vi.    Charlie Pursell, born 18 Sep 1906 in AR.  He married Tosie Lane.

        52           vii.    James Pursell, born 03 Jun 1909.  He married Mildred Coble.

        53          viii.    Bessie Pursell, born 01 Jul 1911 in AR.  She married Russell Cole.

        54            ix.    Lorine Pursell, born 12 Aug 1914.  She married Haskell Smith.

        55             x.    Florine Pursell, born 12 Aug 1914.  She married Henry (Ted) Armstrong.

 

 

        16.  Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzy)4 Nickens (Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 18 Apr 1878 in St. Paul, Madison Co. AR, and died in Oklahoma City, OK.  She married George Richards Williams 26 Feb 1894 in Franklin Co., Ark..  He was born 22 Jan 1851 in Council Bluffs, Pottawatomie Co., IA, and died Abt. 1931.

       

Children of Sarah Nickens and George Williams are:

        56              i.    David5 Williams, born 1892.

        57             ii.    Noah Williams, born 1893.

        58            iii.    Elvira Williams, born 01 Dec 1895.

        59            iv.    Marie Tennesse Williams, born 28 Feb 1901 in Bangs, Brown  Co., TX.

        60             v.    Roy Gentry Williams, born 12 Aug 1903 in Bangs, Brown Co., TX.

        61            vi.    George Minnes Williams, born 03 Mar 1906 in Eden, Concho Co., TX.

        62           vii.    Rebecca Pearl Williams, born 07 Apr 1908 in Eden, Concho Co., TX.

        63          viii.    Halley Williams, born 30 Jun 1911 in Texas.

 

 

        18.  Noah Henry4 Nickens (Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 20 Jan 1883 in Madison Co., AR, and died 25 Jul 1977 in Tahlequah, Cherrokee Co., OK.  He married Susan Ann Gregory 08 May 1903 in St. Paul, Madison Co., AR, daughter of James Gregory and Malinda Kilgore.  She was born 22 Sep 1886 in St. Paul Arkansas, and died 17 Feb 1980 in Tahlequah, OK.

       

Children of Noah Nickens and Susan Gregory are:

+     64              i.    John Floyd (Floy)5 Nickens, born 06 Jul 1904 in St. Paul, Ark.; died 02 May 1982 in Walla Walla, WA.

        65             ii.    Odis Quentin Nickens, born 28 Sep 1905 in St. Paul, Ark.; died 23 Dec 1947.  He married Ada Casey.

        66            iii.    Orville Earnest Nickens, born 19 Aug 1907 in St. Paul, Arkansas; died 04 Mar 1983.  He married Goldie Willis.

        67            iv.    Loy James Nickens, born 28 Feb 1910 in St. Paul, Arkansas; died Abt. 1944.  He married Ella Casey.

        68             v.    Inez Allene Nickens, born 08 May 1914 in St. Paul, Ark..  She married Jack McLeod.

        69            vi.    Odell Yule Nickens, born 29 Jun 1918 in St. Paul, Ark.; died 30 May 1941.  He married Viola.

        70           vii.    Joyce Chrystell Nickens, born 01 Dec 1924 in Watts, OK.  She married Lenore Covey.

 

 

        19.  William (Bill) Martin4 Nickens (Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 14 Apr 1884 in Madison Co., AR, and died 11 Oct 1963 in Eloy, Pinal Co., AZ.  He married Lydia Mae Harlow. 

       

Child of William Nickens and Lydia Harlow is:

        71              i.    Leonard J.W.5 Nickens, born 16 Sep 1925 in Watts, Adair, OK.

 

 

        21.  Dave W.4 Nickens (Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 12 Oct 1889 in Ft. Smith, AR, and died 03 Dec 1966 in Kingsland, Lano, TX.  He married Sarah Lavina "Nannie" Jennings.  She was born 02 Mar 1891 in TX, and died Nov 1976.

       

Children of Dave Nickens and Sarah Jennings are:

        72              i.    Marjorie Hope5 Nickens.

        73             ii.    Eva Elizabeth Nickens, born 02 Mar 1920; died 22 May 1940 in Santa Anna, Coleman Co, Texas.  She married Alton Goldman Wardlow 1938 in Coleman Co., TX.

+     74            iii.    Zoe Rebecca Nickens, born 1913 in TX.

+     75            iv.    Elera Fay Nickens, born 1917 in TX.

        76             v.    Annie Juanita Nickens, born 02 Mar 1918 in TX; died 23 Sep 1957 in Simmonsville, Bell Co, Texas.  She married Roy Melvin Reaves 1940 in Coleman Co., TX.

 

 

        23.  Richard Elmo4 Nickens (John C.3, William2, William1) was born 30 Mar 1878 in Texas, and died 02 Dec 1966.  He married Anne.  She was born Oct 1881 in TX.

       

Children of Richard Nickens and Anne are:

        77              i.    Ramon5 Nickens, born Dec 1899 in TX.

        78             ii.    Myrtle Nickens, born Jan 1900 in TX.

 

 

        32.  Clifton Charles4 Nickens (Joseph Martin3, William2, William1) was born Jun 1898, and died 02 Mar 1985 in Renton, WA.  He married Lena Mae Wilson 26 May 1920 in Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co., TX.  She died 29 Nov 1981.

       

Child of Clifton Nickens and Lena Wilson is:

        79              i.    Clifton Campbell5 Nickens, born 10 Jun 1921.  He married Juanda Louise Hansen.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        35.  John William (Bill)5 Nickens (John Henry4, Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 26 Mar 1894 in near St. Paul, Madison Co. AR, and died 02 Nov 1983 in Oklahoma City, OK.  He married Lenore Maulden 02 Mar 1935 in Tulsa, OK.  She was born 13 Oct 1900, and died 03 Jun 1985 in Tulsa, OK.

       

 

        36.  Otto Ernest5 Nickens (John Henry4, Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 26 Feb 1896 in Madison Co., AR, and died 28 Jul 1990 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co, NE.  He married Maggie Lee Hibbard 26 Apr 1917 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, daughter of Thomas Hibbard and Lydia Hammons.  She was born 01 May 1898 in Clay Co., KY, and died 18 Mar 1984 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.

       

Children of Otto Nickens and Maggie Hibbard are:

        81              i.    John Wesley6 Nickens, born 11 May 1918 in Gage Co., NE; died 04 Jan 2006 in Loveland, CO.  He married Frances Julia Aucock 04 Jun 1941 in Raymond, NE; born 03 Dec 1918 in Brunswick, Antelope Co., NE; died 20 Jan 2004 in Fort Collins, CO.

        82             ii.    Living daughter

        83            iii.    Geneva Pauline Nickens, born 14 May 1921 in Madison Co., AR; died 11 Aug 1946 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.  She married Wayne Bevans Snyder 18 Apr 1941 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE; born 02 Jan 1918 in Waverly, Lancaster Co., NE.

        84            iv.    Living son

        85             v.    Gayle Nickens, born 24 Apr 1930 in Waverly, Lancaster Co., NE; died 25 Apr 1930 in Waverly, Lancaster Co., NE.

 

 

        38.  Alonzo Amos (Lon)5 Nickens (John Henry4, Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 18 Jan 1900 in near St. Paul, Madison Co. AR, and died May 1994.  He married Blanche Ellen Blissit 12 May 1929 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.  She was born 28 Mar 1905 in near Hurley, MO, and died 28 Sep 1993.

       

 

        39.  Roy Cortez5 Nickens (John Henry4, Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 25 Nov 1902 in near St. Paul, Madison Co. AR, and died 15 Nov 1987 in Caldwell, ID.  He married Hazel Bernadine (Berney) Kennedy.  She was born 09 Jan 1907 in Lincoln Co., OK, and died Apr 1999 in ID.

       

 

        40.  Clarence Malcolm (Mack)5 Nickens (John Henry4, Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 18 Mar 1904 in Madison Co. AR, and died 17 May 1971 in Boise, Ada Co. ID.  He married Clara Bell Kastor 08 Jan 1928 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.  She was born 09 Oct 1901 in Altamont, Labette Co., KS, and died 14 Feb 1991 in Cleveland Ok..

       

 

        45.  Marjorie Kilgore5 Nickens (John Henry4, Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 15 Sep 1913 in Madison Co. AR.  She married (1) Samuel Ramsey Fretwell 04 Jul 1933 in Melba, ID.  He was born 12 Feb 1914 in Roswell, ID, and died 14 Dec 1971 in Parma, ID.  She married (2) Wilbur Wesley Ragains 1974 in Parma, ID.  He was born 24 Sep 1912 in Bloomfield, IA, and died 1997.

       

 

        64.  John Floyd (Floy)5 Nickens (Noah Henry4, Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 06 Jul 1904 in St. Paul, Ark., and died 02 May 1982 in Walla Walla, WA.  He married Evelyn Isabelle Millard 04 Dec 1942 in Coeur D'Alene, ID. 

       

 

        74.  Zoe Rebecca5 Nickens (Dave W.4, Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 1913 in TX.  She married Jimmie K. Knight. 

       

 

        75.  Elera Fay5 Nickens (Dave W.4, Meredith P. Gentry3, William2, William1) was born 1917 in TX.  She married Joe Rex Golston. 

 

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