Up Edward William Mathais Silas John Harrison A. R.Nichols

1795 - April 09, 1883

        Mathais Nichols was born in 1795.  He married Mary (Polly) Buhrman (Poorman) on October 30, 1819 in Washington County, Maryland.  The marriage license is on page 86 of the Marriage 1790-1860 Ledger in the Court House, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland.  

His family appears in the 1850 census, District #1 for Hagerstown, Maryland, Dwelling #2010:

Mathais Nichols age 55 Farmer Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mary Buhrman age 49 Maryland
Samuel age 20 Maryland
Catherine age 19 Maryland
Caroline age 17 Maryland
Augustus age 15 Maryland
William H. age 12 Maryland
Alfred age 4 Maryland
Mary J. Keefer * age 7 Maryland
Cyrus Keefer * age 3 Maryland

The Death certificate of Cyrus Keefer was found in the Hall of Records in Annapolis, Maryland.  His father was given as John Kieffer of Franklin County, Pennsylvania and his mother as Ann Nichols, who was born at Buena Vista, Maryland.  Ann Nichols was probably the daughter of Mathais and Mary Nichols.  She was married about 1843...her oldest child, Mary, was 7 years old in 1850.

1860 Census:

Mathais Nichols 60
Mary  58
Silas 24
Augustus 22
Alfred 12

1870 Census:

Mathais Nichols 70 Farmer Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mary 67 Maryland
Cyrus Keefer 22

Mathais and Mary were buried in the Bethel Cemetery near Foxville & Sabilliasville, Maryland.


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