Biography of Capt. Henry O. Nickerson
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Nickerson, Capt. Henry O., was born in Fall River, January 23, 1845, and began sailing at the age of twelve. In March, 1862, he enlisted in the 3d Rhode Island Artillery and served for three years. After the war he returned to sailing, which has been the occupation of his life. He has been on the Fall River Line of steamers for over thirteen years, the last ten years of which he has been a captain. He has been a captain of the steamer Pilgrim for four years. Capt. Nickerson is a member of Narragansett Lodge, F. & A. M., Chapter, Council and Commandery, and of Richard Borden Post, No. 46, G. A. R., of which he has been senior vice commander. November 16, 1877, he married Ida M. Innis and they have one son, Benjamin O. Capt. Nickerson's father was Benjamin Nickerson, his mother Bersheba (Young) Nickerson. Benjamin Nickerson was the son of Benjamin, who was the son of Benjamin, son of Benjamin, son of Samuel, son of Samuel, son of William Nickerson, who came from Norwich, Norfolk county, England, and landed at Plymouth in 1637. He is frequently mentioned in the old records of Plymouth Colony and became owner of all the land in and about Chatham. He was also in the militia with Miles Standish, and his son William participated in King Philip's war.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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