Descendants of W. Cord Nickens

Compiled by Jan N. Valdez

Updated January 2010

 

Note: the following chart has been compiled from census records and various other sources. It is offered as a working chart and one that should not be taken as a final product. As more people come online hopefully we can better complete parts of these family charts. People born after 1920 have been omitted for privacy reasons. Please send additions and corrections.

W. Cord Nickens was son of William and Francis Nickens. He was probably born in Wilson County, Tennessee. After marrying Manerva Murry in Wilson County he moved to Davidson County. Cord and his family were enumerated in District 2 of Davidson County from 1840 to 1870. Cord died sometime before 1880. His family was still in District 2 in 1880, but then moved to Nashville where several of the family worked in the cotton mills.

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  W. Cord2 Nickens  (William1) was born 1814 in TN, and died Bef. 1880 in Davidson Co., TN.  He married Manerva Murry 15 May 1834 in Wilson Co., TN, daughter of John Murry.  She was born 1819 in TN.

       

Children of W. Nickens and Manerva Murry are:

+     2                 i.    Francis3 Nickens, born 1835 in TN.

+     3                ii.    Easter K. Nickens, born 1837 in TN.

+     4               iii.    Harriet E. Nickens, born 1839 in TN.

        5              iv.    Mary B. Nickens, born 1844 in Davidson Co., TN.  She married Martin King 27 Apr 1864 in Davidson Co., TN.

        6               v.    Tennessee F. Nickens, born 1847 in Davidson Co., TN.

+     7              vi.    Alexander Nickens, born 1850 in Davidson Co., TN; died 1894.

+     8             vii.    Ephram C. Nickens, born 1853 in Davidson Co., TN; died 1882 in Nashville, TN.

+     9            viii.    Caledonia Nickens, born 1854 in Davidson Co., TN; died Aft. 1920.

        10            ix.    Endolphis Nickens, born 1857 in Davidson Co., TN.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Francis3 Nickens (W. Cord2, William1) was born 1835 in TN.  She married Berry Murry 08 Oct 1849 in Davidson, son of Abram Murry and Polly.  He was born 1825 in TN, and died Aft. 1900.

       

Children of Francis Nickens and Berry Murry are:

        11              i.    Turner4 Murry, born 1852 in TN.

        12             ii.    Frank Murry, born 1854 in TN.

+     13            iii.    Rufus Murry, born 1856 in TN.

        14            iv.    Missouri Murry, born 1858 in TN.

        15             v.    Albert Murry, born 1860 in TN.

        16            vi.    William Murry, born 1862.

        17           vii.    Florida Murry, born 1865 in TN.

+     18          viii.    Laurence Murry, born 1868 in TN.

        19            ix.    Berry Murry Jr., born 1870 in TN.

        20             x.    Denia Murry, born 1874 in TN.

 

 

        3.  Easter K.3 Nickens (W. Cord2, William1) was born 1837 in TN.  She married Harrison Murray 24 Aug 1857 in Davidson Co., TN, son of Abram Murry and Polly.  He was born Abt. 1834.

       

Children of Easter Nickens and Harrison Murray are:

        21              i.    Howard C.4 Murray, born 1861 in TN.

        22             ii.    Ida Murray, born 1865 in Davidson County, TN.

        23            iii.    Tennessee Murray, born 1868 in Davidson Co., TN.

        24            iv.    Mary Murray, born 1868.

        25             v.    Clinton Murray, born 1875 in TN.

        26            vi.    Caroline Murray, born 1877 in TN.

 

 

        4.  Harriet E.3 Nickens (W. Cord2, William1) was born 1839 in TN.  She married Jackson Murray, son of Abram Murry and Polly.  He was born 1834 in TN.

       

Children of Harriet Nickens and Jackson Murray are:

        27              i.    Adelbert4 Murray, born 1860.

        28             ii.    Maria Murray, born 1862 in Davidson Co., TN.

        29            iii.    Francis Murray, born 1864 in Davidson Co., TN.

        30            iv.    Lonzas Murray, born 1865 in Davidson Co., TN.

        31             v.    Edmund Murray, born 1867 in Davidson Co., TN.

        32            vi.    unknown Murray, born 1870 in Davidson Co., TN.

 

 

        7.  Alexander3 Nickens (W. Cord2, William1) was born 1850 in Davidson Co., TN, and died 1894.  He married Bridgett Abbett 13 Apr 1873 in Davidson Co., TN.  She was born 1858 in TN.

       

Children of Alexander Nickens and Bridgett Abbett are:

        33              i.    Allie A.4 Nickens, born 1873 in Davidson Co., TN.  She married Henry Goodman 28 Jan 1894 in Davidson County, TN.

        34             ii.    Andrew Nickens, born 1875 in Davidson Co., TN.

+     35            iii.    Charley Edward Nickens, born 23 Nov 1877 in Davidson Co., TN; died 26 Sep 1949 in Garza Co., TX.

        36            iv.    Manerva Nickens, born 1880 in Davidson Co., TN.

+     37             v.    Walter K. Nickens, born Jan 1882 in TN; died Nov 1937 in Etowah, AL.

        38            vi.    Ella Nickens, born Apr 1884 in TN.  She married John Taylor Abt. 1901.

+     39           vii.    Bessie Nickens, born Apr 1887 in TN.

        40          viii.    Martha? Nickens, born Mar 1889.

 

 

        8.  Ephram C.3 Nickens (W. Cord2, William1) was born 1853 in Davidson Co., TN, and died 1882 in Nashville, TN.  He married (1) Sarah Jane Thaxton 26 Nov 1871 in Montgomery Co., TN, daughter of Frances Thaxton and Rebecca.  She was born 1854 in TN, and died Abt. 1875 in TN.  He married (2) Eliza Sanders 20 Aug 1876 in Montgomery Co., TN.  She was born 1860 in TN.

       

Child of Ephram Nickens and Sarah Thaxton is:

+     41              i.    Frank E.4 Nickens, born 1874 in TN.

 

 

        9.  Caledonia3 Nickens (W. Cord2, William1) was born 1854 in Davidson Co., TN, and died Aft. 1920.  She married Leonard Thaxton 14 Jan 1872 in Davidson Co., TN, son of Frances Thaxton and Rebecca.  He was born 1849 in TN, and died 1926 in Todd County, KY.

       

Children of Caledonia Nickens and Leonard Thaxton are:

        42              i.    Martin A.4 Thaxton, born 1873.

        43             ii.    James Thaxton, born 1876.

        44            iii.    Robert Craig Thaxton, born 1880.

        45            iv.    Dempsey Thaxton, born Abt. 1879.

        46             v.    Mary Thaxton, born 10 Jan 1881.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        13.  Rufus4 Murry (Francis3 Nickens, W. Cord2, William1) was born 1856 in TN.  He married Nannie. 

       

Children of Rufus Murry and Nannie are:

        47              i.    Fannie5 Murry, born Feb 1896.

        48             ii.    Berry N. Murry, born Sep 1897.

        49            iii.    Maggie L. Murry, born Jul 1890.

 

 

        18.  Laurence4 Murry (Francis3 Nickens, W. Cord2, William1) was born 1868 in TN.  He married Lizzie. 

       

Children of Laurence Murry and Lizzie are:

        50              i.    Ida5 Murry, born Dec 1894.

        51             ii.    Fannie Murry, born May 1897.

        52            iii.    Jesse Murry, born Apr 1900.

 

 

        35.  Charley Edward4 Nickens (Alexander3, W. Cord2, William1) was born 23 Nov 1877 in Davidson Co., TN, and died 26 Sep 1949 in Garza Co., TX.  He married Mary Ann Taylor 20 Mar 1901.  She was born 1885 in AL.

       

Children of Charley Nickens and Mary Taylor are:

        53              i.    Hattie5 Nickens, born 1903 in Ala. or GA.

        54             ii.    Lillie Nickens, born 1904 in AL.

        55            iii.    Ruth Nickens, born 1906 in AL.

        56            iv.    Charlie Nickens, born 1908 in AL.

        57             v.    Claud Nickens, born 1912 in GA.

        58            vi.    Mildred Nickens, born 1916 in GA.

        59           vii.    Louis Nickens, born 1918 in GA.

        60          viii.    Ralph Nickens, born 1920 in TX.

 

 

        37.  Walter K.4 Nickens (Alexander3, W. Cord2, William1) was born Jan 1882 in TN, and died Nov 1937 in Etowah, AL.  He married Ella Jordan.  She was born 1890 in AL.

       

Children of Walter Nickens and Ella Jordan are:

        61              i.    Andrew5 Nickens, born 1906.

        62             ii.    Horace Nickens, born 1908.

        63            iii.    Daisy Nickens, born 1909.

 

 

        39.  Bessie4 Nickens (Alexander3, W. Cord2, William1) was born Apr 1887 in TN.  She married John Dozier.  He was born 1883.

       

Child of Bessie Nickens and John Dozier is:

        64              i.    Thurston5 Dozier.

 

 

        41.  Frank E.4 Nickens (Ephram C.3, W. Cord2, William1) was born 1874 in TN.  He married Eliza Ella McCormack 19 Oct 1890 in Todd Co., KY, daughter of Esquire McCormack and Charity Craighead.  She was born 19 May 1871 in TN, and died 21 Jan 1941 in Logan Co., KY.

       

Children of Frank Nickens and Eliza McCormack are:

+     65              i.    Richard5 Nickens, born 1892 in KY.

+     66             ii.    Joe Nickens, born 1893 in KY.

+     67            iii.    Stanton/Stanford Nickens, born 1897 in KY.

+     68            iv.    Dodger Nickens, born 1899 in KY.

        69             v.    Beulah Nickens, born 1901 in KY.  She married Norwood Fox; born 1903 in MI.

        70            vi.    Ralph Nickens, born 1907 in KY.

        71           vii.    Flossie Nickens, born 1908 in KY.

        72          viii.    Bettie Nickens, born 1910 in KY.  She married Charles Meyers.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        65.  Richard5 Nickens (Frank E.4, Ephram C.3, W. Cord2, William1) was born 1892 in KY.  He married Maybelle French.  She died 26 Nov 1926 in Florida.

       

Children of Richard Nickens and Maybelle French are:

        73              i.    Alton E.6 Nickens, born 1914.

        74             ii.    Richard Nickens, born 1916.

        75            iii.    Thelma Nickens, born 1919.

        76            iv.    Theda Nickens, born 1924.

 

 

        66.  Joe5 Nickens (Frank E.4, Ephram C.3, W. Cord2, William1) was born 1893 in KY.  He married Ida.  She was born 1890 in KY.

       

Children of Joe Nickens and Ida are:

        77              i.    Bessie M.6 Nickens, born 1915 in KY.

        78             ii.    Willie Nickens, born 1917 in KY.

        79            iii.    Daisy Nickens, born 1920 in KY.

 

 

        67.  Stanton/Stanford5 Nickens (Frank E.4, Ephram C.3, W. Cord2, William1) was born 1897 in KY.  He married Susie.  She was born 1902 in KY.

       

Child of Stanton/Stanford Nickens and Susie is:

        80              i.    Victoria6 Nickens, born 1919 in KY.

 

 

        68.  Dodger5 Nickens (Frank E.4, Ephram C.3, W. Cord2, William1) was born 1899 in KY.  He married Lula.  She was born 1894 in KY.

       

Child of Dodger Nickens and Lula is:

        81              i.    David B.6 Nickens, born 1920 in KY.

 

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