A South Carolina Genealogy:Information about Marena Nichols
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Marena Nichols (b. Abt. 1818)Marena Nichols was born Abt. 1818 in Greenwood County, South Carolina.She married (1) Peter Patrick Butler, son of Patrick Butler and Elizabeth Fannin.She married (2) William C. Richards on Abt. 1835, son of Reuben Richards and Rachel Bond.
Notes for Marena Nichols:
Marena Nichols may have been the first child of John Nichols and Nancy Barton. According to available information, it states that she was born in Greenwood County, South Carolina, about 1818. If this date is accurate, her father would have been about twenty-three at the time of her birth. He was born in 1795.
Marena was married two times. Her first husband was William C. Richards. He was born during 1816, the son of Rueben Richards and Rachael Bond. They migrated to Elbert County, Georgia before the birth of William. Rachael Bond Richards died at the age of thirty-four in Elbert County.
At least five children were born to the union of William Richards and Marena Nichols.
Their last known child, Martha, is believed to have been born during 1846 in Madison County, Georgia. Marena is believed to have been the first born. She was born during September 1836 in Clarke County, Georgia. William died during May of 1850 in Coweta County, Georgia.
Marena married again on April 13, 1852, in Madison County, Georgia to Peter Patrick Butler. He was the son of Patrick Butler and Elizabeth Rebecca Fannin. Where Elizabeth may have been born is unknown, Patrick was born March 01, 1760, in Hanover, Virginia. He later migrated to Elbert County, Georgia where he died during 1838.
Unusual family connections came into play with Marena's second marriage to Peter Patrick Butler. He was born in Elbert County, Georgia on March 03, 1789. Prior to his marriage to Marena he was married to Hannah Snellings. She may have been born in South Carolina. She was born during October 1788 and died in Elbert County, Georgia about 1850. At least four children, maybe more, were born to this union. No children were born to Peter and Marena.
The first child of Peter and Hannah was George Snelling Butler who married two times. His second wife was Mary Ann Richards, the daughter of William Richards and Marena Nichols.
Other interesting connections between these families can be seen in the biographies of the children of William and Marena.
More About Marena Nichols:
Date born 2: Abt. 1818
More About Marena Nichols and William C. Richards:
Marriage: Abt. 1835
Children of Marena Nichols and William C. Richards are:
- +Mary Ann Richards, b. September 1836, Cobb County, Georgia, d. 20 November 1913, Wilkes County, Georgia.