Holloway & Whitehook in 1840

Link to a Tithe Map from 1840 showing the Ownership, Tenancy and extent of both Whitehook and Holloway Fach https://places.library.wales/search/51.858/-4.79/14?alt=&page=1&refine=&query=Bletherston&sort=score&order=desc&rows=100&occupier_facet%5B%5D=Thomas+Martha&occupier_facet%5B%5D=John+Thomas

Bletherston Parish

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bletherston https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/PEM/Bletherston GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bletherston in Pembrokeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/4546 Holloway Whitehook https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/print/#zoom=14.26&lat=51.8663&lon=-4.7804&layers=171&b=1

5 Emigrate to United States

5 descendants of John and Theodocia Nicholas of Whitehook, Bletherston, Pembrokeshire, Wales emigrated to various parts of the United States between 1881 and 1913. 1881 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, […]

Was Benjamin L. Nicholas apprenticed with Richard Phillips?

In the 1871 Census of England and Wales Benjamin’s occupation is listed as ‘Tailor’s apprentice’ but it gives no indication of who the tailor could have been. However recent investigations into the 1871 Census have identified a possible candidate – Richard Phillips. Richard was born in New Moat in about 1830. In 1858 Richard married Hannah […]

John N + Evie (Scrutchfield) + Ida Irene (Schuenemann) THOMAS

 John Nicholas Thomas Birth: Mar. 28, 1869, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, Wales Death: Jun. 13, 1949, Missouri, USA Burial: Sugar Creek Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri, USA Son of: Benjamin  Thomas (1827- )/Sarah Nicholas (1842- Married:  Evie Mae Scrutchfield Evie Mae Scrutchfield Birth: Jan. 21, 1877, Chariton County, Missouri, USA Death: Feb. 5, 1901, Randolph County, Missouri, USA Died 4 days after giving birth to Evie May […]

Lloyd George Nicholas 1916-2010

Lloyd George Nicholas was born Oct. 27, 1916, to John and Elizabeth (Guhde) Nicholas in Custer County, NE, USA. He died, at home, aged 93 on Aug. 28, 2010 ( Summerfield Marshall County KA, USA) Family links: Sibling: Lewis L. Nicholas (1918 – 2013) Parents: John Bowen Nicholas (1873 – 1950) / Elizabeth Marie Ghude Nicholas (1884 – […]

Lewis L Nicholas 1918-2013

Birth: Dec. 15, 1918 – Cumro, Custer County, Nebraska, USA Death: Jun. 8, 2013, Pawnee City, Pawnee County, Nebraska, USA Lewis L. Nicholas, 94 of Pawnee City passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Pawnee Manor in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He was born on December 15, 1918 in Cumro, Nebraska. Lewis was born to immigrant parents John Bowen Nicholas […]

John B. Nicholas/Lizzie Guhde

1873 John Bowen Nicholas Born: June 28 1873 (Tenby St. Mary Out Liberty, Pembroke 11a 843) in South Wales. Father: Evan Nicholas Born:~December 1843 in Bletherston, Pembrokeshire, Wales (Narberth 266 43) Died:~March 1887 (age 42) (Pembroke 11a 663) Mother: Eleanor Bowen Born:~June 1851 in Pembrokeshire, Wales (Narberth 267 59) Died: ~December 1872 (Narbeth 11a 1530) 1881 England, Wales & […]

Buckshot (Bucksnort?) Creek, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad offers land from Atchison to Kirwin and Bull City This brochure encourages the purchase of land twenty miles either side of the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad. The Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad lies primarily from Atchison to Concordia and north. There is a full map of the area on […]


At Peru State College, on Tuesday morning, April 25, 1950, Professor Barney K Baker shot to death the college president, Dr William L Nicholas, and the head of the education division, Dr Paul Ammon Maxwell. He then went home and killed himself. The tragedy followed Dr Baker’s being notified of his future dismissal from the college.