Sorry I am so late in responding. I now have a new account and e-mail.I've uncovered quite a bit more family history since that first post.Must of the info I have was gleaned from the detailed genealogical research that Clark Tillis (now late) conducted.
In answer to your question, here is what I have concerning Duncan Nicholson and the next few generations.I have much more info posted on my website: electroscope.org/roots/
I am still looking for good data on the Scottish ancestors of Duncan Nicholson.
In the list below, the James Jasper Nicholson (born 1843) is my 2nd great granfather.
Descendants of Duncan Nicholson
Generation No. 1
1.DUNCAN2 NICHOLSON(ARCHIBALD1 NICOLSON)1,2,3,4 was born Abt. 1777 in Scotland, and died 19 Dec 1861 in Pike Co., AL.He married MARY BLACKMAN Abt. 1808 in NC.She was born 23 Jan 1790 in NC, and died 26 Jun 1864 in Pike Co., AL.
Notes for DUNCAN NICHOLSON:
Duncan and Mary are buried in the old Carter-Dixon Cemetery, Centerpoint Road, Webster Co., GA.
Duncan was born in Scotland and came to America and married Mary Blackman about 1808 in North Carolina.It is believed that he came from Scorrsbrea Skye, Scotland and came to Cape Fear, North Carolina sometime before 1809 possibly with his parents.(Daniel or Archibald Nicholson born before 1755 may be his father).The ship that transported the Skye emigrants was the MIDLOTHIAN under the command of one Cpt. Stewart.The Nicholson’s added the H to their name after leaving Scotland.
Duncan is listed in the 1810 Moore County, NC census.
1830 Randolph County, GA census.
1840 and 1850 Stewart County, Georgia, census.
1860 Pike County, Alabama census.
Duncan came to Houston County, GA around 1821-24 and to Stewart County in the late 1830’s.He moved to Brundage, Pike County, AL about 1853.
A photograph of the old fellow shows him wearing spectacles.
Ref:Vol. I and II History of Stewart, County Georgia. Dixon and Clark.
Directory of Scottish Settlers in North America 1625-1825, D. Dobson
Family Puzzlers, January 04, 1979. # 585, Mary B. Warren.
Children of DUNCAN NICHOLSON and MARY BLACKMAN are:
i. DANIEL3 NICHOLSON, b. 03 Oct 1809, NC.
ii. ELIZABETH NICHOLSON, b. 30 Mar 1811, NC; d. 13 Mar 1856; m. ISSAC JACKSON, 06 Feb 1834.
2. iii. ARCHIBALD NICHOLSON, b. 03 Jan 1813, NC; d. 30 Dec 1864, Stewart/Webster Co., GA.
iv. JOHN NICHOLSON, b. 11 Aug 1815, NC.
3. v. DUNCAN LAFAYETTE NICHOLSON, b. 08 Jul 1817, NC; d. 10 Jul 1860, Pike Co., AL.
vi. WILLIAM NICHOLSON, b. 01 Jul 1819, NC.
vii. NANCY NICHOLSON, b. 26 Nov 1821, NC; d. 11 Dec 1887, Webster Co., GA; m. JESSIE HOWELL, 14 Mar 1845.
4. viii. JAMES A. NICHOLSON, b. 23 Feb 1824, Houston County, GA; d. 25 Sep 1864, GA.
ix. ARTHUR B. NICHOLSON, b. 07 Dec 1826, GA.
x. MARY ANN NICHOLSON, b. 22 Mar 1830, GA; m. JOSIA M. CARTER, 11 Nov 1852.
xi. THOMAS JEFFERSON NICHOLSON, b. 19 Jun 1833, GA; d. 09 Apr 1906, Pike Co., AL; m. MARY OLIVIA BARNES, 27 Jul 1866.
xii. PLEASANT W. NICHOLSON, b. 15 Apr 1836, GA; d. AL5.
Generation No. 2
2.ARCHIBALD3 NICHOLSON (DUNCAN2, ARCHIBALD1 NICOLSON)6 was born 03 Jan 1813 in NC7,7, and died 30 Dec 1864 in Stewart/Webster Co., GA.He married MARY ELIZABETH HALL7 11 Feb 1841, daughter of HALL and ASHLEY.She was born 01 Oct 1820 in NC, and died 23 Jan 1867 in Stewart Co., GA.
Notes for ARCHIBALD NICHOLSON:
Archibald and Mary buried, Carter-Dixon Cemetery, Centerpoint Road, Webster County, GA.On Archibald’s grave, “Our Father”, soldier in the Indian War, and a Mason.
Archibald’s will is on file in the Webster County Court House.Jasper is named as the executor of his will.(Webster County was created from Stewart County in 1853 and has its first census in 1860.)
Born in North Carolina, he moved at an early age with his parents to Randolph County, GA, and then to Houston County around 1820.Around 1830 the family moved to Stewart County and settled near Richland.The 1860 census shows Archibald living with his family in Webster County.It listed his occupation as farmer.
In addition to Archibald and Mary’s graves in the Carter-Dixon Cemetery, other family members include, Duncan Nicholson, Mary Ella Nicholson, Lt. Robert Marshall Dixon, Eliza Clements Dixon, Thomas Shadrack Dixon, and Mary Nicholson.
Mrs. C. E. Bryson, Preston, GA, has the old Duncan Nicholson Bible.Additional information on these families can be found in Vol. I and II, History of Stewart County, GA, and History of Webster County GA in addition to the local census records and wills, probate, and land sale records.
Children of ARCHIBALD NICHOLSON and MARY HALL are:
i. MARY JANE4 NICHOLSON, b. 20 Oct 1841, Stewart Co., GA; d. 23 Feb 1938; m. (1) F. C. PARKER, 19 May 1864; m. (2) R. W. KING, 28 Dec 1879.
5. ii. JAMES JASPER NICHOLSON, b. 30 Nov 1843, Stewart Co., GA; d. 1887, Geneva, Orange/Seminole Co., FL.
iii. WILLIAM FRANKLIN NICHOLSON, b. 07 Jul 1845, Stewart Co., GA; d. 20 Jul 1864, Battle of Atlanta, Civil War.
Notes for WILLIAM FRANKLIN NICHOLSON:
Killed in battle near Atlanta, July 20 1864.
6. iv. JOHN BILLINGTON NICHOLSON, b. 01 May 1847, Stewart Co., GA; d. 14 Jul 1937, Preston, Webster Co., GA.
v. SOPHIA ANTOINETTE NICHOLSON, b. 04 Apr 1849, Stewart Co., GA; d. 07 Jan 18847; m. Z. S. PARKER, 02 Sep 1869.
vi. MARTHA ANN NICHOLSON7, b. 02 Feb 1851, Stewart Co., GA; m. ROBERT HARRISON PARKER, 02 Sep 1869.
vii. MELVINA A NICHOLSON7, b. 09 Feb 1853, Stewart Co., GA; d. 08 Dec 1890, Preston, Webster Co., GA; m. MILES M. WILSON, 14 Dec 1886.
viii. ELIZABETH NICHOLSON, b. 20 Dec 1856; d. 22 May 1949, Plains, Sumter Co., GA7.
ix. NANCY ELLA NICHOLSON, b. 04 Nov 1857; d. 23 Sep 1877, Troy AL.
x. THEODOCIA EARNEST NICHOLSON, b. 20 Nov 1858; d. 22 Jan 19487; m. W. H. SPAN, 22 Dec 1881.
7. xi. ANNA BARTOW NICHOLSON, b. 29 Apr 1862; d. Abt. 1888.
3.DUNCAN LAFAYETTE3 NICHOLSON (DUNCAN2, ARCHIBALD1 NICOLSON)8 was born 08 Jul 1817 in NC, and died 10 Jul 1860 in Pike Co., AL.He married MARY ANTIONETTE NELMS Abt. 1849.She was born 13 Feb 1833.
Children of DUNCAN NICHOLSON and MARY NELMS are:
i. EMMA JUDSON4 NICHOLSON, b. 08 Jul 1851.
ii. JAMES OSCAR NICHOLSON, b. 29 Sep 1852.
iii. WALTER CLAY NICHOLSON, b. 05 Oct 1854; d. 25 Jan 1855.
4.JAMES A.3 NICHOLSON (DUNCAN2, ARCHIBALD1 NICOLSON)9,10 was born 23 Feb 1824 in Houston County, GA, and died 25 Sep 1864 in GA.He married CELIA ANN LUCETTA PERRYMAN HARRELL10 12 Dec 1850, daughter of JESSE HERRELL and TEMPERANCE MASSEY.She was born 1834 in Washington County, GA.
Notes for JAMES A. NICHOLSON:
James Nicholson was a Baptis, Farmer and Merchant.During the Civil War he volunteered in Webster County first for duty in Company C, 5th Battalion Georgia Infantry State Guards then served as a Lieutenant in Company B,11th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry.In 1864 he was hospitalized and died on 25 Sept. 1864.Buried in the J.P. Priestly Harrell Cemetery near Righland GA.
More About JAMES A. NICHOLSON:
Military service: Company C, 5th Battalion Georgia Infantry State Guards and Lieutenant in Company B,11th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry
Notes for CELIA ANN LUCETTA PERRYMAN HARRELL:
Buried in the J.P. Priestly Harrell Cemetery near Righland GA.
Children of JAMES NICHOLSON and CELIA HARRELL are:
i. MARY FRANCES4 NICHOLSON, b. 1852; m. JAMES M. REEVES, 1872; b. 1854; d. 1954.
ii. MILLARD FILMORE NICHOLSON, b. 1854; d. 1866.
iii. JOHN THOMAS NICHOLSON10, b. 1858; d. 1866.
Notes for JOHN THOMAS NICHOLSON:
Buried in the J.P. Priestly Harrell Cemetery near Righland GA.
iv. JAMES WARREN NICHOLSON, b. 1859; d. 1888.
v. MELISSA TEMPERANCE NICHOLSON, b. 1861; d. 1917.
vi. RISDON LOCHRIN NICHOLSON, b. 1862; d. 1930; m. (1) MINNIE THORNTON; m. (2) ROSA ETHERIDGE BELL, 1881; b. 1866; d. 1910.
vii. CORNELIA ELIZABETH NICHOLSON, b. 1864; d. 1868.
8. viii. DANIEL WEBSTER NICHOLSON, b. 1856, Preston GA; d. 1917, Richland GA.
Generation No. 3
5.JAMES JASPER4 NICHOLSON (ARCHIBALD3, DUNCAN2, ARCHIBALD1 NICOLSON)11 was born 30 Nov 1843 in Stewart Co., GA, and died 1887 in Geneva, Orange/Seminole Co., FL.He married GEORGIA ANN ALETHA DIXON11 01 Nov 1866 in Preston, Webster Co., GA, daughter of ROBERT DIXON and ELIZA CLEMENTS.She was born 21 Aug 1850 in Richland, Stewart Co., GA, and died 18 Nov 1937 in Geneva, Orange/Seminole Co., FL.
Notes for JAMES JASPER NICHOLSON:
James served in Co F, 46th Inf. Georgia Volunteer Regiment CSA during the Civil War.He was a Corporal and was wounded near Dalton, GA in 1864 and convalesced at Lt. Robert Marshall Dixon’s home. (his future Father-in-law).He married Georgia Ann Aletha Dixon November 01, 1866.
They moved to Enterprise, Volusia County, Florida in 1869.Georgia’s mother died February 14, 1869 and it is possible that they moved after her death.
After a short stay in Enterprise they moved to Lake Helen (Nettie Ethel’s birthplace), and then to Lake Ashby where Jasper James was born.From Lake Ashby they moved to the May Town and Osteen area.After a few years they moved to Osceola/Cooks Ferry.
Jasper was a cattleman and farmer.He died there November 10, 1887 and is buried in the Geneva Cemetery with his family.
Notes for GEORGIA ANN ALETHA DIXON:
Georgia was named for the State of Georgia and after her Grandmother, Aletha (Leathy) Elizabeth Whittle.She had five brothers and was the only girl.She and Jasper lived with her mother, Eliza Clements Dixon, older brother John Jefferson and his wife Lydia Carter until 1869.She and Jasper had their first child, Homer, in 1868 in Stewart or Webster County prior to moving to Enterprise, Florida in 1869.