James A NICHOLSON George Franklin NICHOLSON James Macklin PRICE L A PRICE Sally Smoot PRICE James Arthur PRICE Joseph H PRICE Charles M PRICE Ralph Cleveland PRICE Wilma M PRICE Charles E NICHOLSON Theresa A NOLASTNAME Mini tree diagram
Elizabeth Jane Lyda NICHOLSON

Elizabeth Jane Lyda NICHOLSON2,3,4

also known as Eliza J PRICE2

also known as Elizabeth J PRICE1

Sep 18531,2,3,4 - Dec 19153,4

Life History

Sep 1853

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4

12th Dec 1869

Married James Macklin PRICE in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3

about 1873

Birth of daughter L A PRICE in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.2

about 1875

Birth of daughter Sally Smoot PRICE in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,5

7th Apr 1876

Birth of son James Arthur PRICE in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.6,7,8,4,5

about 1878

Birth of son Joseph H PRICE in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.2

Sep 1882

Birth of son Charles M PRICE in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.9,10,1,4

14th Mar 1889

Birth of son Ralph Cleveland PRICE in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,9,11,12,13,14,8

May 1890

Birth of daughter Wilma M PRICE in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,9

25th Nov 1892

Death of James Macklin PRICE in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,15,3

Dec 1915

Died in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3,4

Dec 1915

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.4


  • The listing for the Price family in 1880 includes some Nicholson entries that helps to fill out the family structure of the Nicholsons who married McSwains and Rownds.

    Living 2 doors from Frank Nicholson and his family are J M Price and his wife Eliza.  Living in their household is J M's mother-in-law Theresa A Nicholson and a brother-in-law Charles Nicholson.  It would seem then that Eliza's maiden name was Nicholson.  The birth places of self and parents for Charles and Eliza are the same, with both parents born in Alabama and both children born in Arkansas.

    We find these birth places of parents to match those of Frank Nicholson.  But Frank, the eldest of the three, is reported as born n Alabama.  The ages match for a nuclear family.

    Since Theresa and her son Charles are living with her daughter's family, we should assume that her husband has passed away at this time.  Hopefully we can find information in earlier censuses to give us Theresa's husband's name and maybe some more details on the family.

    1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 15 June, page 22, Hse #152, Fam #160
    J M Price  W M 52   Farmer TN VA NC
    Eliza J Price  W F 26 Wife Housekeeping AR AL AL [born abt 1854]
    L A Price  W F 7 Dau   AR TN AR
    S S Price  W F 5 Dau   AR TN AR
    Jas A Price  W M 4 Son  AR TN AR
    Joe H Price  W M 2 Son  AR TN AR

    Hse #152, Fam #161
    Theresa A Nicholson W F 53 Mother-in-law AL NC NC  [born abt 1827]
    Charles Nicholson W M 23 Brother-in-law On Farm AR AL AL  [born abt 1857]

    From this data it appears that the Nicholson family moved from Alabama to Arkansas between 1848 (Frank born in Alabama) and 1854 (Eliza J born in Arkansas).  If we find some earlier censuses for this family, we might be able to specify more specifically.  There may be other children.

    In 1900 Elizabeth is a widow, running her farm and taking boarders in her home.  One of the boarders is Harvey Williams, who in about three years will marry Elizabeth's niece Huldah Nicholson, daughter of Eliza's brother Frank.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 15 June, Prairie Township, District 7, page 11A, Hse #178, Fam #183
    Price Elizabeth J  Head  W F Sep 1853  46 Widow AR AL AL Farmer
    Price Nancy E  Dau  W F Jun 1880  20 Single AR TN AR
    Price Charles M  Son  W M Sep 1882  17 Single AR TN AR Farm Laborer
    Price Ralph C  Son  W M Mar 1888  12 Single AR TN AR Farm Laborer
    Price Willmer M  Son  W M May 1890  10 Single AR TN AR Farm Laborer
    Walton Winston G  Boarder  W M Aug 1868  31 Widowed AR AR TN Grocery Salesman
    Walton Estel S  Boarder  W F Aug 1895  4  AR AR AR
    Nicholson Henry J  Boarder  W M July 1868  31 Single AR AL AL Merchant
    Williams Harvey  Boarder W M Apr 1876  24 Single Mich Mich Mich  Farm Laborer
    Gunter Alexander G  Boarder W M Mar 1859  41 Widowed MS MS MS Farm Laborer

    This indicates that Eliza's husband J M died sometime after March 1888 (birth of last child Willmer M) and this census.

    Living next door is Eliza's son James A Price with his wife Alla A and a servant.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 June, Prairie Township, District 7, page 11A, Hse #179, Fam #184
    Price James A Head  W M Apr 1876  24  Married 0 yrs AR TN AR Farmer
    Price Alla V Wife  W F Feb 1877  23  Married 0 yrs AR TN AR Farmer
    Butler, Lee  Servant B M Feb 1856 44 Widowed  AR MS MS Servant

    Living on the other side of James are Bert and Fannie Rownd.  Next door to them we find Ben and Maggie McSwain Rowland,  (Maggie is the daughter of PK and Martha Elizabeth McSwain.)  Two doors down from Ben and Maggie is a Padgett Household:  Burl (Bear) and Sarah, Lizzie and Carrie Woods (step-children from Sarah's 1st marriage), (Mary) Annie and other children].

    A census entry in 1910 matches the widow Elizabeth and her children.  But the name is Lida Price.  This is the only reference I have seen to her being called Lida.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 23 April, Prairie Township, District 13, page 4B,  Hse/Fam #63
    Price, Lida Head F W 57 Widow AR AL AL No Occupation [b abt 1853]
    Price, Charley M Son M W 26 Single AR TN AR [b abt 1884]
    Price, Wilma  Dau F W 19 Single  AR TN AR Teaching School [b abt 1891]
    Price, Ralph Son M W 21 Single AR TN AR [b abt 1889]

    Lyda died in 1915.  The name on her grave in Mount Pleasant Cemtery is Lyda Jane Price.  In other sou rces she was Jane Lyda, full name Elizabeth Jane Lyda Nicholson.  Note that int eh 1880 census she was listed as Eliza J Price.

    Gravestone of Lyda Jane Price
    Lyda Jane Price
    Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Photo by Orville Boyd Jenkins 13 May 2017


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