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Re: connection between NICKENS of Virginia and Ohio
In Response To: Re: NICKENS, Loudoun county VA ()
Limas Nickens, born say 1752, was head of a Northumberland County, Virginia household of 5 "black" persons in 1782 [VA census page 37]. He was taxable in Northumberland County in 1782 and 1783 [Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1812, frames 232, 250] and was presented by the Northumberland County court for failing to list himself as a tithable on 10 November 1783 [Orders 1783-5, 107, 423]. Elimas/ Elimaleck was taxable in Lancaster County in 1785 and 1786 [Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1839, frames 30, 36]. Amelick was taxable on 2 tithes in Augusta County, Virginia, in 1800 in the same list as Abraham, Edward and Jacob Nickens [1800 Personal Property Tax List, p.22]. On 23 November 1801 the Orange County, Virginia court certified that he and Moses Nickens were free and allowed them to hire themselves out [Orders 1801-3, 179]. Amlick and his wife Sarah and their children: James, Agnes, Lot, Easter, Amlick, and Moses resided in Ross County, Ohio, on the farm of Benjamin Kerns in 1804 according to a certificate of residency he obtained from Kerns on 18 August 1812 and recorded at the Ross County courthouse [Turpin, Register of Black, Mulatto, and Poor Persons, 17].
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