Ni6-3-2 John Smith Nicholas

    was the daughter of Wilson Cary Nicholas (Ni6-3) and Margaret Smith (Sm6-3)
    Born: 1800
    Married:  1830 Esther Goodwin Stevenson of Baltimore, Maryland.

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     had issue:
    (Ni6-3-2-1) Wilson Cary Nicholas of Atamasca, Md., married Augusta Moale of Baltimore, Md.
    (Ni6-3-2-2) John S. Nicholas, married Mary Stuart Lawlor
    (Ni6-3-2-3) George Stevenson Nicholas, married Elizabeth Purdy.
    (Ni6-3-2-4) Henry Ingersoll Nicholas, married Alice Hollins.
    (Ni6-3-2-5) Augusta Campbell Nicholas, married 1868 Edward de Russy of New Brunswick, N.J.
    (Ni6-3-2-6) Cary Annie Nicholas, died 1901 in new Brunswick, N.J.
    (Ni6-3-2-7) Robert Carter Nicholas, died in childhood.
    (Ni6-3-2-8) Elsie Nicholas, died young.

    John Smith Nicholas was commodore at his death in 1863 or 64.  He always went by the sobriquet od "old captain". He was a fine officer and greatly beloved by all and was said to be the handsomest man in the Navy.
    Commodore John Smith Nicholas was stationed at the navy yard, where three of his children were born. In Cooper's "Afloat and Ashore" there is an account of a fire in New York where noble service was done by a company of naval officers which was commanded by Cap'n John Smith Nicholas, to whom the credit was given for having used dynamite to stop further damage, the first time it was used for this in this country. He was a commanding presence. He was always able to manage his men without having to resort to irons or crude methods. At one time, although for many year in the Navy, he could not swim, and falling overboard, he looked up and found the water black with sailors, all anxious to resue their dear old commander. He retired after the first six months of the Civil War. 


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