OUR FAMILY HISTORY THE BEST I KNOW IT
Written by Julius Winfred Nuckolls, Sr. – January 15th, 1955
Faithfully transcribed to this document by Kenneth Edwin Nuckolls – August 8, 1999
WILLIAM G. NUCKOLLS, (my grandfather) was born about 1830 and lived a large part of his life at Bolivar, Hardeman County, Tennessee, he later moved to Keller, Tarrant County Texas and died there about 1927 at age about 95. I was told by Elizabeth Nuckolls my half aunt that our great grandfather was Garland Nuckolls who moved from Louisa County Va. to Missouri many years ago. William G. Nuckolls was married three times, one time to a Miss Polk (supposed to be of the President Jas K. Polk family) and some of the Polk negro slaves were living on our farm when I was a small boy and their families remained with us until their death. Of this marriage there were two children, Charles Edwin Nuckolls (my father) and Nonnie, who married William Newsom and moved to Texas many years ago. We were in contact with William Newsom of this family about 30 years ago and he was Auditor for a railroad in Oklahoma. I believe it was the K.O.&C Railroad at Muscogee, Okla. Of the second marriage, there were 4 children, Noah, Louis, Elizabeth and Priscilla (Mrs. George T. Ingram) who I believe still lives in Bolivar Tennessee and is very old, the other three did not marry.
CHARLES EDWIN NUCKOLLS, (my father) was born in Hardeman County, Tenn about 1852 near Whiteville, Tenn and died 1909 at Macon, Tennessee he was a principal of various high schools in Fayette County Tennessee during his lifetime, he married Margaret Virginia Blain at Bailey, Shelby County, Tenn. In 1882, she died 1929 at Memphis. Of their family there were; Shirley (Mrs. V. B. Somers) born about 1883 and died about 1902 leaving one son; Charles Blain born about 1887 and died 1943. Clara (Mrs C.L. Wenzler) born about 1887 and died Dec. 23, 1953; William died in infancy, Julius W. (yours truly) born April 24, 1890 at present traffic manager Southern Coal Co., at Chicago; Nolan G. Atty now living in Memphis, Erle L who died at 4 years of age. Noah Louis who died in 1934 leaving one daughter who now lives in New, Jersey of the second generation.
CHARLES BLAIN NUCKOLLS, (father of James E. Nuckolls) married about 1910 to Elta Arnold (daughter of Dr J. M. Arnold of Lexington, Tenn) and James E. was their only child born about 1911 and married to Emalee Roth, they have one son (Carl Roth Nuckolls age 8 years). He (James E.) is graduate of University of Tennessee and engaged in hospital supply business as (The Technical Products, Co at Memphis, Tenn)
JULIUS W. NUCKOLLS , (yours truly) married Alice Bradley 1913 and we have one son (Julius W. Nuckolls, Jr who was born Oct 5, 1925)
JAMES EDWIN NUCKOLLS, (son of Charles Blain Nuckolls) Born about 1911 married Emalee Roth as above stated.
JULIUS W. NUCKOLLS, JR, (my son) born Oct 5, 1925, married Sept 13, 1947 to Jeanne Bunn (daughter of Atty & Mrs Walter Bunn of Memphis) they have 3 children, David Andrew age 6, Margaret Ann age 4, Kenneth Edwin age 2. J. W. Jr is graduate in Engineering from University of Tennessee is now contracting engineer in sales for Riechman-Crosby Co of Memphis. He is also a reserve officer in the U. S. Army having spent about six years in the past conflict in the Phillipines and Korean War.
NOLAN G. NUCKOLLS, Born about 1893, served in the first world war in France, married Nelle McWaters in Memphis, they have two daughters Melle Blain (She won local, state and Southern honor in the Baptist Torch drill the past summer, Melinda a young lady of 12 years of age.
Julius W. Nuckolls
January 15, 1955