Hervey, Lucinda

Hervey, Lucinda

Female - 1845

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Hervey, Lucinda  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Oct 1845  [1
    Person ID I28726  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Hervey, James,   b. 21 Aug 1767,   d. 25 Mar 1837  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Paull, Lucinda,   b. 1754,   d. 8 Jun 1849  (Age 95 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 11 Jan 1799  Berkley, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F10721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nichols, Walter Dean,   b. 28 Apr 1814 
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F10734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Source: History of Bristol County, Massachusetts: with biographical sketches ..., Part 1
      edited by Duane Hamilton Hurd


      Walter Dean Nichols, son of Abiel and Delia (Briggs) Nichols, was born in Berkley, Mass., on April 28, 1814. Not much is known of the life of William Nichols, the ancestor of the Nichols family in Bristol County. He was born in Scotland in 1689, came to this country, settled in Berkley, and married Joanna Paull, daughter of John Paull, of Berkley, previous to 1721. He died in 1754. He probably practiced medicine, as he was called doctor. The union by marriage with the Paull family doubtless was a source of strength. His son, James Nichols, was one of the most prominent men of Berkley at his time, and was honored by the town with numerous offices of trust. He was a man of large executive ability and was engaged in numerous real-estate operations of magnitude in various parts of the county, as county records show. He was born in 1732, married Esther Dean, of Berkley, about 1764, and died 1792. He was grandfather of Walter D. Nichols, and also of Dr. Thomas G. Nichols, recently deceased.

      Walter D. Nichols is a self-made man, having received the limited education which he obtained in early life previous to the age of sixteen, at which period he was apprenticed to the trade of a painter, and served his time in Fall River and New Bedford. In 1834, at the age of nineteen, he began school teaching in the town of Richmond, Ontario Co., N. Y., where he tnught five months, and in the spring of 1835 went to Albany, N. Y., and worked at his trado as a painter, lie removed thence to Red Hook, on the Hudson, in Dutchess County, N. Y., where he remained several years, and in 1836 was united in marriage to Lucinda Hervey, daughter of James Hervey, of Berkley, Mass.

      After his marriage Mr. Nichols settled at Red Hook. In the autumn of 1836 he removed to Toledo, Ohio, where he remained two years, at the expiration of which he removed with his family to his native town of Berkley, where he has since resided. Mrs. Nichols died Oct. 20, 1845, and in 1846 he married for his second wife Nancy H. Dean, daughter of Samuel Dean, of Berkley. The children by the first marriage were Fidelia L. (deceased), Fanny A. (deceased), Mary A. J., and Jesse G.; by the second marriage, Mary N., Walter D., Caroline M., Emma C., Sarah E., James H., James M. D., and Frank H.

      Mr. Nichols was one of the "Argonauts of '49"; he visited California via Cape Horn, and was six months on the voyage, and after a varied experience of four months in the newly-discovered "Ophir," he returned home by the way of the Isthmus of Panama. His life has been somewhat varied, he having followed his trade as a painter, and also fishing and farming, besides devoting a considerable share of his time to teaching. He has taught in all about thirty winters.

      In local politics he has taken an active part, first as a Whig, during the existence of that party, and since as a Republican, and has held every office in the gift of his townsmen, serving as selectman for a number of years. In 1855 he was a member of the House of Representatives, and in 1864-66 he was a member of the State Senate, and the last year served on the Committee on Valuation. He has taken an active interest in ail public affairs in his town, particularly in matters of education, and is the author of the history of Berkley in this work.

      The children of Mr. and Mrs. Nichols, born at the old homestead, are widely scattered. The only surviving daughter by the first wife is Mrs. Charles H. Clarke, formerly of Cambridge, Mass., now a resident of Milwaukee. Nancy N. Street, eldest child by the second marriage, is a practicing physician (homflcopathist) in Cincinnati; Walter D. is a farmer in Kansas; Nancy D., wife of Dr. W. W. Freeman, resides in Anoka, Minn.; Caroline M. (now Mrs. Alden) and Emma C. are proprietors and teachers of the Kindergarten in Providence, R. I.; Sarah E. (Mrs. George E. Royce) resides in Berkley, Mass.; James M. D. is a resident of Colorado, and Frank H. lives with his brother in Kansas.

  • Sources 
    1. [S634] HiHistory of Bristol County, Massachusetts: with biographical sketches, Duane Hamilton Hurd, (Name: J W Lewis & Co.; Location: Bristol County, Mass.; Date: 922;).

    2. [S642] The Mayflower descendant: A quartely Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History, (Name: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants;), Volumes 55-57, Summer 2006, page 13, Berkley, Mass., Vital records, Book 2 (Part 3).