Name: Joseph James NICHOLSON
Given Name: Joseph James
Birth: 1791 in Maryland
Death: 12 Dec 1838 in Baltimore, Maryland
1. Midshipman in U.S. Navy in 1804; Lieutenant in 1810; Commandant in 1817; P. Capt. in 1827.
Change Date: 13 Sep 2011 at 20:16:33
Appointed Commodore of the Atlantic Fleet in 1838. However, he died in Baltimore before taking command. Nevertheless, he is referred to as a commodore in Navy records and his wife recieved a commodore's widow's pension.
2. Maryland Historical Society
Maryland Historical Society
Baltimore MD 21201-4674
There are about 100 items relating to Col. George Stricker, his son Gen. John Stricker, John's daughters Catherine Stricker and Laura [Stricker] Nicholson, Laura's husband Joseph James Nicholson, their son John Stricker Nicholson, and their daughter Helen [Nicholson] Harris.
John Stricker's papers (1794-1834) deal with land he owned with his father George in Ohio County, Virginia and with John's estate. John's estate is also the subject of the few papers of his daughters Catherine and Laura Nicholson.
The Nicholson family had a long association with the U.S. Navy, and the papers of both Joseph James and his son John Stricker Nicholson relate to their naval careers. These papers are mainly official documents and correspondence. A third generation member Joseph Nicholson Harris also planned a naval career, and his family's papers include letters of recommendation from Severn Teakle Wallis to the Naval Academy and his rejection due to poor eyesight. Joseph N. Harris' sister Alice married a descendent of Daniel Brent, an agent for American claims against foreign governments. The collection contains 2 letters (1829, 1833) from Brent concerning indemnities awarded by the Brazilian government.
3. Baltimore Sun obituary
Father: John NICHOLSON b: 1756 in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland
Mother: Rebecca HOLT b: 1765
Laura Caroline STRICKER b: 23 Jan 1805 in Baltimore, Maryland
15 Nov 1826
in Baltimore, Maryland
1. Nicholson, Joseph
Married: Nov. 15, 1826 in: Baltimore Co., MD Record type: This is a county court record. Gender: M More about: This record can be found at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0013693-0013694. Spouse name: Stricker, Laura Caroline Spouse gender: F
Laura Caroline Stricker found in:
Marriage Index: Maryland, 1655-1850
Married: Nov. 15, 1826 in: Baltimore Co., MD
Record type: This is a county court record. Gender: F
More about: This record can be found at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0013693-0013694.
Spouse name: Nicholson, Joseph
Spouse gender: M
2. Presbyterian Records of Baltimore City, MD, First Presbyterian Church: Marriages, 1820-1835, Page 92
- Joseph J. NICHOLSON b: 1827/1831 in Maryland
- John Stricker NICHOLSON b: 1828 in Maryland
- William Carmichael NICHOLSON b: 13 Aug 1832 in Baltimore, Maryland c: 14 Jun 1833 in Baltimore, Maryland
- Helen Tiernan NICHOLSON b: 15 Aug 1834 in Baltimoe, Maryland c: 9 Sep 1834
- Francis NICHOLSON b: 1838 in Maryland c: 1838
- Title: Presbyterian Records of Baltimore City, MD
Publication: First Presbyterian Church