Robert Nickerson

M, b. circa 1684, d. before 4 February 1755
FatherWilliam Nickerson III b. 1 Jun 1646, d. b 7 Apr 1719
MotherMercy Williams b. 1647, d. 7 Feb 1738/39
     Robert was born circa 1684 in Monomoit, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Robert married Rebecca Jones on 28 March 1707 in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Robert and Rebecca had children: James, Robert [m. 9/17/1728 Mercy Cole], Sylvanus, Mercy [m. 9/21/1725 Jonathan Godfrey & 2nd. 4/04/1735 Stephen Kidder], Fear [m. Eliksha Eldredge], Elizabeth [m. 6/19/1733 Peter Ray & 2nd. Alexander Cunningham], Rebecca [m. circa 1741 John Hopkins] & Elkanah [2/14/1721/22] [m. 10/18/1742 Bathsheba Snow]. On 15 May 1729, Robert deeded all his property in Old Harbor to his sons, James, Robert, Sylvanus and Elkanah, reserving the use and improement to himself and his wife. Robert made his will on 16 January 1755.

In his will he left to “his loving wife, Rebecca, the movable estate . . . and that end of the house where we have lived together”. He left sums of money to his daughters, Mercy Kidder, Fear Eldridge, Rebecca Hopkins and to the heirs of his daughter Elizabeth Ray alias Cunningham deceased. His son, Elkanah received a woodlot “I bought of Moses Godfrey.”.1

Robert departed this life in Old Harbor, Chatham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.


Rebecca Jones d. 1765


  1. [S290] Nickerson Family Association, The Nickerson Family, page 32.