Doddridge County Roots

A West Virginia Genealogy

James Madison NICHOLSON

Male 1829 - 1863  (~ 34 years)


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  • Name James Madison NICHOLSON 
    Born CA 1829  Madison Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Madison Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military From 15 Aug 1862 to 15 Jun 1863  [2, 3
    Pvt, Co A, 14th W.Va. Inf, Civil War (POW - died of disease) 
    Died 15 Jun 1863  Alexandria, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Civil War Service Records pertaining to James M. Nicholson state "Died June 15 1863, of disease at Convalescent Camp, Va. A paroled Prisoner of War. Was captured at Greenland Gap, W.Va., Apr 25 1863." (Note: Greenland Gap is in Hampshire County. Regimental history records state "Co. A and a company of the 23d Illinois Infantry fought and defeated a superior force under the Confederate Gen. Jones at Greenland Gap in April 1863, inflicting terrible punishment upon the enemy, who finally surrendered." Total casualties of the 14th W.Va. Infantry during the War included 88 killed or mortally wounded, and 157 who died of disease or accident.) Other records pertaining to James M. Nicholson show that he was at the Confederate prison camp in Richmond from May 4 to May 14 1863, when he was paroled presumably due to illness. He was sent to Washington DC on May 20 1863, and then to the Convalescent Camp near Alexandria, Va., on May 29 1863.)
    Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I33061  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2013 

    Father David NICHOLSON,   b. CA 1804,   d. 1868  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Mary D. BREEDING,   b. CA 1809,   d. 15 Jun 1891, Coldwater (New Milton), Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1827  Madison Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12696  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann NICHOLSON,   b. 27 Jan 1832, Madison Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1912  (Age 80 years)  [1, 5
    Married 23 Apr 1855  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Caroline NICHOLSON,   b. 2 May 1856,   d. Bef 1920  (Age 63 years)
     2. William Monroe NICHOLSON,   b. 25 Jul 1857,   d. 3 Jul 1930, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Virginia A. NICHOLSON,   b. 22 Apr 1859
     4. David Edward NICHOLSON,   b. 3 Aug 1860, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1937, Salem, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Mary A. NICHOLSON,   b. 13 Nov 1861,   d. 1 Jan 1931, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Family ID F12881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jun 1863 - Alexandria, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S83] Davis - The Settlers of Salem, West Virginia, Susie Davis Nicholson, (Gordon Printing Co, Strasburg OH, 1979 (Revised & Enlarged) < www.wvgenweb.org/harrison/books.htm >), p. 370.

    2. [S2222] 1890 Veterans Schedules [database online], (Ancestry.com and National Archives & Records Administration).

    3. [S2605] U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database online], (National Park Service , Ancestry.com).

    4. [S934] Findagrave.com.

    5. [S1567] Marriage record of son.

    6. [S1774] Doddridge County WV Marriages 1845-1937, (Wes Cochran, 156 Gihon Meadows, Apt 150, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (Jan 1993)).