I have identified 5 descendants of John and Theodocia Nicholas of Whitehook, Bletherston, Pembrokeshire, Wales who emigrated to various parts of the United States between 1881 and 1913.
1. Benjamin Lewis Nicholas (1856-1939)
Benjamin and his wife Margaret Beynon were the first members of the Nicholas family to emigrate to the USA in 1881.
Birth: 12 March 1856, Holloway, Penfford, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Marriage: Margaret BEYNON, 28thFebruary 1881, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, England
Emigration: 7thApril 1881 (Age 25 years), Liverpool – New York, SS Bothnia
Death: 3 March 1939 (Age 82 years)Mason City, Custer County, Nebraska, United States
Note: Margaret’s older brother Edward Beynon had immigrated to Hyde Park, Scranton, PA, USA in about 1869 (Edward returned with his wife Elizabeth and 2 children in about 1876).
2. John Nicholas THOMAS, 1869–1949
John Nicholas Thomas was Benjamin’s nephew (his mother was Benjamin’s sister Sarah and his father was Benjamin Thomas).
Birth: 28 March 1869, Whitland, Carmarthen, Wales
Emigration: 10 September 1892 (Age 23 years), Missouri via New York City, NY, United States
Marriage: Evie Mae Scrutchfield, 1900?, Wales?
Marriage: Ida Irene Scheuneman, 1903 (Age 33 years), Wales?
Death: 13 January 1949 (Age 79 years), Laclede County, Missouri, United States
Burial: 1949 (Age 79 years), Prosperine, Laclede, Missouri, United States of America
3. Thomas John NICHOLAS 1875–
Thomas John Nicholas was also one of Benjamin’s nephews (his mother was Benjamin’s sister Martha who married Evan Nicholas of Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales ).
Birth: 18 October 1875 26 25, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Residence: 1881 (Age 5 years), 85, Baptist Well Street, Swansea (Town), Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales
Residence: 1891 (Age 15 years), Address: Pentre, St John, Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales
Emigration: 19 January 1895 (Age 19 years), Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Residence: about 1917, (Age 41 years), Address: 77 Monitor St, Brooklyn, Kings, NY
Occupation: Metal (Copper) Inspector, , about 1910 (Age 34 years), Address: Laurel Hill, Queens, NY,USA
4. John Bowen NICHOLAS, 1873–1950
John Bowen NICHOLAS was another of Benjamin’s nephews (his father was Benjamin’s brother Evan and his mother was Eleanor Bowen).
Birth: 28 June 1873 29, St Michaels, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Emigration: about May 1901 (Age 27 years), CUMRO CUSTER COUNTY NEBRASKA, USA
Marriage: Elizabeth Marie Ghude, 3 March 1908 (Age 34 years), Otoe, Nebraska, United States
Military: WWI Draft, between 1917 and 1918 (Age 41 years), New York City no 55, Address: New York, United States
Death: 9 January 1950 (Age 76 years), Summerfield Marshall County Kansas, USA
5. William Evan NICHOLAS, 1887–
The younger brother of Thomas John Nicholas and one of Benjamin’s nephews (his mother was Benjamin’s sister Martha who married Evan Nicholas of Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales ).
Birth: about June 1887, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Emigration: June 14, 1913 (Age 26 years), Brooklyn, New York, NY, United States