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

November 01, 1835 - February 07, 1893

        Silas Nichols was born in Cascade Maryland and died in Hagerstown, Maryland.  He married Barbara Fessler on March 25, 1861.

1870 Census (Ringgold District, Washington County, Maryland...Dwelling #15, Family #17)

Silas Nichols age 34 Blacksmith Birthplace: Maryland
Barbara age 26
John H. age 8
Upton age 4
Mary E. age 2

1880 Census (High Street, Hagerstown, Maryland)

Silas Nichols age 44
Barbara age 32
John H. age 18 born: February 26, 1862
Upton age 14 born: 1866
Mary E. age 12 1868
Joseph age 9 1872
Louisa May age 6 1874
Dessa Kate age 4 1876

        Two additional children were found for Silas & Barbar Nichols in papers regarding a pension fund when Silas served in the Civil War:

Nina D.    Born September 20, 1880
Nora Kate    Born August 2, 1883

        Silas Nichols was working as a stone mason and received injuries in a quarry blast on February 2, 1893.  He died five days later.  He and his wife are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland. Section L. No. 94

Civil War Discharge Papers for Silas Nichol(a)s


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