Lawrence County Alabama Notes
I need help finding the parents of Rachel McNUTT, who married Edmund NICHOLS about 1826 in Lawrence Co, Al. These are my my ggg-grandparents. To begin, I will try to clear up some confusion over two different Rachel McNUTT's in the mix. My Rachel was a McNUTT by birth, [1809]. The other was Rachel HAVINS, b. 1797 to James HAVINS & wife Sarah MILLER. Rachel HAVENS married 1st to a GUEST [spelling may be incorrect]. Little is known about the 1st marriage or how it ended. Next she married Thomas TOLBERT on 12-07-1820. [TOLBERT had 1st mar. Cynthia HAVINS, Rachel's older sister. That marriage apparently ended with the early death of Cynthia.] Thomas TOLBERT died in 1821, leaving Rachel a widow. She married for the 3rd time to Emanuel McNUTT on Dec 31, 1822. Iím only speculating, but I believe my Rachel McNutt NICHOLS was either a sister or a close cousin to Emanuel McNUTT. Please contact me if you have any information, remarks, or questions.  E-Mail: Eddie Bryant
HAVINS, James b. abt 1770 d. 1822 Ref: RootsWeb Archives
James HAVINS was born about 1770 in Virginia. He was Primitive Baptist between 1770 and 1822. He was listed on the tax rolls in 1800 in Jefferson CO, TN. He appeared on the census in 1820 in ,Lawrence CO, AL. He died in Jan 1822 in Lawrence CO, AL. He was buried in Jan 1822 in Pinhook, Lawrence CO, AL. He was married to Sarah MILLER (daughter of Thomas MILLER and Sarah GAMBOL) on May 4, 1790 in Greene CO, TN. Sarah MILLER was born between 1770 and 1772 in Pittsburgh, PA. She died after 1850 in Newton CO, MO. She was buried after 1850 in Newton CO, MO. James HAVINS and Sarah MILLER had the following children:
Mary Henderson HAVINS.
Thomas HAVINS
Cynthia HAVINS b. abt 1795, Jefferson CO, TN. Mar. Thomas TOLBERT after 1815.
Rachel HAVINS b. about 1797.
Charlotte HAVINS
John HAVINS b. abt 1803 in Jefferson CO, TN.
Louvina HAVINS
Ann HAVINS
Lawrence County, Alabama Marriages: 1818-1822
Thomas TALBOT (Tolbert), m. Rachel GUISS (Guest) on DEC 07, 1820
Emanuel McNUTT m. Rachel TALBOT (Tolbert) on DEC 31, 1822
Henry McNUTT m. Anna McNAMEE on 22 SEP 1818
John McNUTT m. Silphy McNAMEE no date
William McNUTT m. Betsy IRWIN on 25 NOV 1818
Richard GEST m. Jane McKINNEY on 13 SEP 1821
Thomas GEST m. Nancy RANEY on 06 NOV 1818
James HAVINS m. Sarah MILLER 04 May 1790
Greene TN USA

1820 State Census Lawrence County, Alabama
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21

TOTAL

HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD
1 0 1 2 4 NICHOLS, William
1 1 0 1 3 McNUTT, Henry
1 4 1 2 8 McNUTT, James
1 0 1 3 5 McNUTT, John
1 1 0 1 3 McNUTT, William
1 2 1 2 6 McNUTT, William
1 0 1 0 2 GUEST, John
1 2 1 4 8 GUEST, Martin
0 1 1 1 3 GUIST, Thomas
1 2 2 4 9 HAVINS, James
1 4 1 1 7 HAVINS, John
1 0 1 2 4 HAVINS, Thomas
1 3 1 2 7 HAVINS, Thomas
1 0 0 0 1 TOLBERT, Thomas
Thomas Tolbert is over 21 and only occupant in his household in this census.
Married Rachel (Havins?) Guiss on 12/07/1820 and died before 11/27/1821.

1830 State Census Lawrence County, Alabama
M/F u5 5+ 10+ 15+ 20+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ Head of Family & Spouse
M 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 NICHOLS, William
F 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 TRENT, Elizabeth
M 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 McNUTT, Emanuel
F 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 HAVINS, Rachel a.33

1840 Shelby Co. Tennessee Census
M/F u5 5+ 10+ 15+ 20+ 30+ 40+ 50+ 60+ 70+ Head of Family & Spouse
M 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 McNUTT, Emanuel
F 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 HAVINS, Rachel a.43

1850 Lawrence County, Alabama Census
No. Family Name Age M/F Occupation Born
880 NICHOLS, Edmond 45 M Laborer TN
880 NICHOLS, Rachel 41 F   AL
880 NICHOLS, Jemama 22 F   AL
880 NICHOLS, James 17 M Laborer AL
880 NICHOLS, Malinda 11 F   AL
880 NICHOLS, Sarah 5 F   AL
880 NICHOLS, John Thomas 2 M   AL
880 NICHOLS, Fanny 2 Mo F   AL

An act by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama. Nov. 27, 1821
To authorize the Administrator and Administratrix of Thomas Tolbert, to sell and convey certain real estate.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Alabama, in General Assembly convened, That James Havens and Rachel Tolbert, administrator and administratrix of the estate of Thomas Tolbert, deceased, be, and they are hereby authorized to sell the certificate of the south east quarter of section number twenty three, in township number seven, of range number seven, west, in the district of land sold at Huntsville, belonging to the estate of said Thomas Tolbert, deceased, on such terms as they may deem most advantageous; taking bond with sufficient security, for the true and faithful payment of the consideration.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said administrator and administratrix, are hereby authorized and empowered on the sale of said land, to make, or cause to be made to the purchaser or purchasers (as the case may be,) of the same, a conveyance of such title as the said deceased had or was entitled to, which conveyance shall be equally valid and binding, as if the same had been made by the said decedent in his lifetime.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That said administrator and administratrix shall, before the sale of said land, hereinbefore authorized to be sold, enter into bond with sufficient security, payable to the Judge of the County Court, in which said land is situated, for the disposition of the money arising from the sale of said land, agreeably to the existing laws, regulating the distribution of the personal effects of deceased persons.
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, that the administrator and administratrix of Thomas Tolbert, aforesaid, shall give at least thirty days notice, by publishing the time and place of sale of the above described land, in the Florence Gazette or Alabama Republican, and at the Court House door in the town of Moulton and three other public places in said county. (Approved, Nov. 27, 1821.)

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