Virinda Nicol b 1854 Wolftown, Madison Va Father Samuel Warner Nicol b 05 Apr 1824 Washington, Rappahannock Co., VA d 19 Feb 1896 Lacona, Warren Co., IA 1840 or before he went to Wolftown (now Willis Rd.) to live withhis brother William.The 1840 census shows him as white male 15-20.In 1849 he married Ann Virginia Miller both of her parents were dead so her grandfather signed the marriage bond.They lived on small acreage at Wolftown 1850 census lists him as a merchant.The county deed listed him as partner with brother William in firm of William F. Nicol and Brother.They had 5 childen one girl died in infancey.They had slaves.The girls went to private school and Henry the eldest boy to a school for young gentlemen in Washington Va.The union soldiers ransacked the store continually.after the war they moved to Iowa. the 1850 Slave Census shows Samuel W. Nicol owning 1 Female Slave aged 23. the 1850 census showsWillieanna Miller aged 16 living with Samuel& Anna V. The young couple lived on a small acreage at Wolftown.The 1850 census lists him as a merchant.According to the county deed he was partner with his brother.They are listed as the firm of William F. Nicol and brother.We know also at some point William's son Thaddeus was a clerk (his occupation upon enlisting in the civil war Virginia 7th Infantry). Over the next few years they had five children.One little girl died in infancy.The four who lived were Henry Miller, Virinda Allen, Sallie Vashti and Samuel Mallette.Until the civil war interrupted, they enjoyed the life of the rural south.They had some slaves to do the menial chores.The girls went to a private school and Henry, the oldest boy attended a school for young gentlemen, in Washington Virginia. The war changed everything,they lived close enough to Washington (the nations capital) for the Union soldiers to be continually harassing them.Ransacking their store and running off their stock. when the war was over they were ruined financially ,so they moved to Iowa.Even though they had been set free by the war, the negro servants wanted to go with them.Samuel knew they wouldn't be happy in the north and made them stay. Things changed for the family in Iowa.The houses were not the big roomy houses of the south and the people didn't live the gentle leisurely life the family was used to.It was doubly hard for the womenwith no servants to wait on them... Samuel Warner Nicol died in Lacona Iowa Feb. 19, 1896. Iowa State Census, 1895 Recordinfo about S. W. Nicol Name: S. W. Nicol Age: 70 Race: W Birthplace: Virginia Residence: Lacona;Lacona;While Brenst, Warren 1880 census says father born in Ind.
1850 Madison Co Census Household 381 Samuel W. Nicol26merchant Ann V. Nicol21 Henry M. Nicol2/12 Willieanna Miller16 must be sister to Ann V.
Wife Anna Virginia Miller married 04 Sep 1849 Wolftown, Va Anna b 22 Dec 1829 Richmond, VA Children :Henry Miller Nicol, Virinda Nicol, Sally Vashti Nicol, Samuel M. Nicolfor more info email Edsnead1@patmedia.net