Authement, Fatchett, Savoie, Daigle Connection

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  • ID: I064960
  • Name: Robert Carter NICHOLAS 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 JAN 1787 in Hanover, Hanover County, VA 2 3
  • Death: 24 DEC 1856 in Terrebonne Parish, LA 4 1
  • Burial: St. Louis Cem., Burthe Tomb, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA 1
  • Event: Succession 15 JAN 1857 Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA 1
  • Note:
    Hello Researcher,

    This file began as an effort to help Mimi Long of Atlanta gather information on Robert Carter Nicholas of Virginia, who married and had children in Louisiana and was an appointed Louisiana senator, then Secretary of State and finally Superintendent of Public Education, all in the early 1800's. (I am not related to anyone in this Nicholas descendancy.)

    As I did library and internet searches, I realized that there was precious little compiled information online or in books in the library on the Nicholas of Louisiana and their collateral families, the Burthe, Muller, Dufour, Millaudon, and so on. I decided that if I was able to compile enough information to make a comprehensive file, I would put it in Rootsweb World Connect.

    Much of this LINE HAS NOT BEEN VALIDATED! Please, keep this in mind. It is offered as a guideline and sources and notes show online. If a source states South LA Records or a census then that is a reliable source, but you won't find many of those. If there is no source, check the notes of that person, sometimes I put the whole record or article.

    If you would like to add to this file, confirm, refute, or correct anything, I would like to hear from you.

    Cynthia Fatchett Daigle
    Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, LA
    primary email cfdaigleATbellsouth.net Note: AT = at sign

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    Mimi Long sent image of book page 450, found online in genealogy.com, Lineages of Hereditary Society Members, 1600s-1900s
    Register of the General Society of the War of 1812

    It gives the birth of Robert Carter Nicholas as Jan 10, 1793. According to the Bayne document, RCN was a plantation owner in Louisiana by 1810 (I haven't verified this yet). We know he went to William and Mary college. It's unlikely he would own a plantation and be a student at the same time at the age of 17.
    It also gives the death year as 1857 which is incorrect. He died in 1856. I looked up his succession in Terrebonne Parish, LA.
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    1830 St. James Parish, LA census
    R. C. Nichoas is found in St. James Parish census of 1830 as head of house; 1 male 20-30, presumably Robert Carter Nicholas; Slaves males - at least 46, can't make out the numbers very well or the age brackets; Slaves - female, at least 44. Total of people listed as 105 or 115.
    Compilers note: in 1830 Louisiana census, only the head of house is actually named.
    **********
    Robert Carter Nicholas served as Louisiana Senator Jan. 13, 1836-March 3, 1841, filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Senator-elect Charles E. A. Gayarre.
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    Robert Carter Nicholas Obit

    Excerpt of article titled Louisiana Intelligence
    "The Evening Picayune" New Orleans Newspaper dated Dec. 29, 1856
    Louisiana Intelligence
    The Houma Ceres, in announcing the death of Robert Carter Nichoas, at
    his plantation in Terrebonne, on the 24th inst., after a short but
    severe attack of appoplexy, says:
    In politics Col. Nicholas was ever a staunch Democrat of the
    Jefferson school. He was a Captain in the United States Army during a
    part of the war of 1812, being attached to the division stationed on the
    Canada frontier; and afterwards promoted to the rank of Colonel. He
    was for twelve years a senator in Congress, which post he filled with
    honor to his State and credit to himself. Col. N. was sent as Charge'
    d'Affaires to Naples by Gen. Jackson. He was also Secretary of the
    State of Louisiana; and later, Superintendent of Public Education. By
    the demise of this worthy and talented citizen, the state looses one of
    her brightest sons. Col. Nicholas was about sixty-five years old.
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    The Feliciana Democrat, Jan 3, 1857 Morning

    The Death of a Prominent Citizen - The True Delta of Saturday, informs us of the death of Hon. R.C. Nicholas. It says:
    A few days since, the Honorable Robert Carter Nicholas was stricken with paralysis on his plantation, in the parish of Terrebonne, and on Wednesday the 24th inst., he succumbed to the attack. The deceased citizen was a native of Virginia, son of a governor, we believe, of that honored commonwealth, and an inheritor of the intelligence in political affairs which has conferred upon the sons of that State so widespread and distinguished a reputation. He filled several offices, in this, his adopted State, with credit, ability, zeal and satisfaction and a Senator representing the interest of Louisiana in Congress, was greatly respected for his excellent sense, conciliatory demeanor, nice sense of honor, and spotless interity. For years we have been honored with his friendship and regard, and our heart is deeply touched with grief as we now deeply convey to his numerous friends in this state and abroad, the sad tidings of his removal, by the rude had of death, forever from amongst us.

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    email from Mimi Long, Nicholas researcher

    I just found a brother for RCN who died in St. James Parish in 1828. He
    should be on a census? I don't think he ever married. Most exciting!

    Mimi

    LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA
    (2) Obits 1828
    Visitor and Telegraph
    Richmond Enquirer

    Henley Marriage & Obituary Database:
    CATALOG CARD

    NEWSPAPER Visitor and telegraph.
    ENTRY Died- In the Parish of St. James, Louisiana on July 13,
    Wilson Cary Nicholas aged 32, son of the late Governor Nicholas, of
    Louisiana. (p. 3, c. 4)
    DATE OF PUB. Saturday, September 6, 1828.
    NOTE From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by
    Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library
    of Virginia.
    SUBJECT Obituaries -- Virginia.
    SUBJECT Richmond (Va.)
    ADDED ENTRY Henley, Bernard J. (Bernard John)
    COLLECTION Bernard J. Henley papers.


    Henley Marriage & Obituary Database:
    CATALOG CARD

    NEWSPAPER Richmond enquirer (Richmond, Va. : 1815 : Semiweekly)
    ENTRY Died- On July 13, at the Parish, of St. James, in
    Louisiana Wilson Cary Nicholas in his 33d year. He was a native of
    Albemarle County and son of the late Wilson C. Nicholas, former governor
    of Virginia. (p. 3, c. 6)
    DATE OF PUB. Friday, September 5, 1828.
    FILM NO. Available on microfilm (Library of Virginia Film 23a).
    NOTE From the marriage and obituary citations compiled by
    Bernard J. Henley from Virginia newspapers on microfilm at the Library
    of Virginia.
    SUBJECT Obituaries -- Virginia.
    SUBJECT Richmond (Va.)
    ADDED ENTRY Henley, Bernard J. (Bernard John)
    COLLECTION Bernard J. Henley papers.
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    More Robert Carter Nicholas tidbits found through the diligent efforts of Mimi Long, Nicholas Researcher

    1830 NICHOLAS . C. Stjamespar. LA
    293 Acadia County Federal Population
    Schedule LA
    1830 Federal Census
    Index LA559424007

    1840 NICHOLAS R.C. Stjamespar. LA
    263 Right Bank Mississippi Federal
    Population Schedule LA 1840 Federal
    Census Index LAS4a1924575


    1850 NICHOLAS J. R. C. Stjamespar. LA
    219 Eastern District Federal Population
    Schedule LA 1850 Federal Census
    Index LAS5a1286127


    1850 NICHOLAS R. C. St.Jamespar LA
    335 Eastern
    District Slave Schedule LA 1850 Slave
    Schedule
    LA47015698
    1850 NICHOLAS R. C. St.Jamespar LA
    337 Eastern District Slave Schedule LA 1850 Slave Schedule
    LA47015699
    1850 NICHOLAS R. C. St.Jamespar LA
    339 Eastern
    District Slave Schedule LA 1850 Slave
    Schedule
    LA47015700
    1850 NICHOLAS ROBERT C.
    St.Jamespar LA 341 Eastern
    District Slave Schedule LA 1850 Slave
    Schedule
    LA47015703
    1851 NICHOLAS R. C., COL
    Parofst.James LA 014 Mississippi Rivr R
    Side LA 1850-1860 Sugar Census
    Index LA05313067
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    email from Anne Leyden, March 1, 2004
    excerpts
    .....................a portion of a diary which was kept by my g-g-gfather, Cesario Bias, of Virginia.

    ". When I left Mr. Cowan it was his intention of removing to the Western Country & having sons sufficient to keep store, by Mr. Cowan's recommendation & the influence of Col. Robert Nicholas (who took charge of me on the death of Col. Johnson in Canady, he brought me to his fatherís in Albemarle & sent me to school in Warren 6 months & then sent for me to Staunton where he was then residing on a recruiting party, he sent me to school 3 years to a common school & then to the Academy, after this he procured me a situation with Mr. Cowan in February 1816) ."










    Father: Wilson Cary NICHOLAS b: 9 JAN 1761 in Williamsburg, Hanover, Virginia
    Mother: Margaret Peggy SMITH

    Marriage 1 Susan Adelaide VINSON b: 1814 in Tennessee; Louisiana resident at marriage
    • Married: 12 OCT 1840 in White Hall, (St. James Parish?), Louisiana 2 5 1
    • Note:
      [Robert Carter Nicholas.FTW]

      1830 census of St. James Parish, LA (county of Acadia?, that what it reads)
      R. C. Nicholas is enumerated; cannot make out the rest but he doesn't live alone
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      1840 census of St. James Parish, LA
      Right bank of the Mississippi River (ascending? descending? doesn't say)
      R. C. Nicholas is enumerated (full image not sent, he doesn't live alone)
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      1850 census of St. James Parish, LA
      #195
      Name age/race/sex occupation where born
      Nicholas, R. C. 62/M farmer Maryland
      Nicholas, Suzan A. 36/F Tennessee
      Nicholas, Caroline 8/F Louisiana
      Nicholas, Wilson C. 6/M "
      Nicholas, Mary Jane 4/F "
      Nicholas, Margaret 2/F "
      Bell, Widow R. G. 68/F none listed Tennessee
      Whaley, Simpson 40/M overseer Virginia

      This family appears to have been in the Vacharie area of St. James Parish, possibly near Convent (Convent listings started at #198)


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      Is this where Robert and Susan got married???
      http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/g/Gaudet,James_Amedee
      1847: Deed of sale of land, C. C. Gardennes to Philip Millandon.
      Sale of White Hall Plantation, Mr. and Mrs. John Penny to
      John S. Preston and John L. Manning.
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      According to the Bayne papers, White Hall Plantation was owned by Caroline Butler Bell (m. R. G. Bell) and it was destroyed by fire in 1850. I've done a few queries about White Hall in St. James Parish and it shows no Butler, Bell or Nicholas as ever having been owners. Caroline Butler Bell is Susan's half sister. Was there another White Hall Plantation?
    Children
    1. Has Children Caroline Swanwick NICHOLAS b: 5 JUN 1842 in St. James Parish, LA
    2. Has Children Wilson Cary NICHOLAS b: ABT 7 MAY 1844 in St. James Parish, LA
    3. Has Children Marie Isabella NICHOLAS b: 20 JUN 1846 in St. James Parish, LA
    4. Has No Children Margaret NICHOLAS b: 30 JAN 1849 in St. James Parish, LA

    Sources:
    1. Title: Robert Carter Nicholas.FTW
      Author: Import result of merging two of my own files, NOT the result of importing someone else's work. CFD
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Sep 18, 2003
    2. Title: Nicholas Family Bible
    3. Title: Robert Carter Nicholas.FTW
      Author: Import result of merging two of my own files, NOT the result of importing someone else's work. CFD
      Repository:
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: Sep 18, 2003.
    4. Title: South LA Records
      Author: Rev. Donald Hebert
      Publication: church and civil records
      Repository:
      Note: Terrebonne Parish, LA Main Branch Library
      Media: Book
      Page: v. 3; RCN's succession also gives death date
    5. Title: Researcher
      Note: Note: Surname researchers contact me via email providing their family information or it is someone's research published in a book.
      Page: Mimi Long sent image of book page 450, found online genealogy.com, Lineages of Hereditary Society Members, 1600s-1900s
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