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These are the oldest members of the John family on AncientFaces.
- William Fitz John born 1087
- Agnes Fitz John born 1095
- John John born 1190
- John of De Saint John born 1225
- Edward De Saint Saint John John, Sr. born 1259
- Isabella Saint De Saint John born 1300
- Edith St. St. John born 1430
- Agnes St. St. John born 1438
- John St. St. John born 1498
- Oliver St John born 1516
These are the longest-lived members of the John family on AncientFaces.
- Edward De Saint Saint John John, Sr. lived 109 years
- Lucy John lived 109 years
- John T St John lived 106 years
- Elizabeth John lived 105 years
- Naomi St John lived 106 years
- John John lived 105 years
- Freda M John lived 103 years
- Mary E St John lived 103 years
- Karolina John lived 102 years
- Ploomie R St John lived 102 years
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1. JOHN NICHOLS was born 1769 in Virginia, and died 1851 in Barren Co. Ky. He married NANCY R. BURCH Abt. 1793 in Amherst Co., Virginia, daughter of LEONARD BURCH and MONICA WEBSTER. She was born Abt. 1780 in Charles County Maryland, and died 1866 in Barren Co. Ky.
Burial: Bowles Family Cemetery, Barren Co. Ky.
Children of JOHN NICHOLS and NANCY BURCH are:
2. i. ELIZABETH2 NICHOLS, b. Barren Co. Kentucky; d. August 30, 1842.
3. ii. WILLIAM FRANKLIN NICHOLS, b. August 01, 1794, Virginia; d. March 05, 1847, Boone Co., Missouri.
4. iii. ELIAS LACY NICHOLS, b. January 27, 1798, Virginia; d. January 10, 1876, Barren Co. Ky..
5. iv. RICHARD NICHOLS, b. 1799; d. Bef. 1831, Barren Co. Kentucky.
v. JOHN JR. NICHOLS, b. February 12, 1800.
6. vi. ANNE NICHOLS, b. September 14, 1801, Virginia; d. June 19, 1883, Linn Oregan.
7. vii. PHILLIP MATTHEW NICHOLS, b. May 29, 1802, Virginia; d. June 06, 1850, Barren Co. Kentucky.
8. viii. GEORGE W. NICHOLS, b. 1805, Barren Co. Kentucky; d. Barren Co. Kentucky.
9. ix. THOMAS NICHOLS, b. 1807, Barren Co. Kentucky; d. Abt. 1885, Barren Co. Kentucky.
10. x. ABNER K. NICHOLS, b. May 20, 1810, Kentucky; d. October 17, 1867, Barren Co. Ky..
11. xi. MARY "POLLY" NICHOLS, b. February 22, 1811, Charles Co. Maryland; d. August 27, 1883, Barren Co. Ky..
xii. LEROY NICHOLS, b. February 26, 1817, Barren Co. Kentucky; d. March 15, 1898, Barren Co. Kentucky; m. MARGARET A. MORRISON, November 10, 1841, Barren Co. Kentucky; b. June 22, 1817; d. September 01, 1894, Barren Co. Kentucky.
Census shows no issue, but kept children of his sisters Eliza Jane and Elizabeth at various times.
Burial: Bowles Family Cemetery, Barren Co. Ky.
12. xiii. ELIZA JANE NICHOLS, b. Abt. 1819, Barren Co. Kentucky; d. Abt. 1850, Barren Co. Kentucky.
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Most Common John First Names
According to our database of 17,833 people with the last name John that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:
- William 2.7%
- Mary 2.0%
- John 1.8%
- Robert 1.6%
- James 1.6%
- Charles 1.2%
- Thomas 1.2%
- Edward 1.0%
- George 1.0%
- David 1.0%
- On 1.0%
- Joseph 1.0%
- Richard 1.0%
- Margaret 0.9%
- Elizabeth 0.9%
- Henry 0.8%
- Helen 0.8%
- Anna 0.7%
- Frank 0.6%
- Dorothy 0.6%
- Arthur 0.5%
- Paul 0.5%
- Ruth 0.5%
- Walter 0.5%
- Alfred 0.5%
- Michael 0.5%
- Carl 0.4%
- Albert 0.4%
- Daniel 0.4%
- Donald 0.4%
- Harry 0.4%
- Raymond 0.4%
- Alice 0.4%
- Kenneth 0.4%
- Sarah 0.4%
- Harold 0.4%
- Frederick 0.4%
- Marie 0.4%
- Peter 0.4%
- Samuel 0.4%
- Betty 0.3%
- J 0.3%
- Martha 0.3%
- Emma 0.3%
- Louis 0.3%
- Frances 0.3%
- Ernest 0.3%
- Herbert 0.3%
- Fred 0.3%
- Catherine 0.3%
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