2022: Our 125th Anniversary is on June 19!

Please join us in celebrating the Nickerson Family Association’s 125thanniversary (1897-2022)! In April 1897 William Emery Nickerson (WEN) of Boston mailed a circular inviting “the Nickerson clan” to a first-ever reunion on June 19. Response was enthusiastic and about 500 Nickersons descended on Chatham for the event. In sending out his circular, WEN had several …

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Our Ancestors’ Fascinating Journey Part V

Finding Their Way in the New World The Year of Our Lord 1637  William and Anne Nickerson, and their party which included their four children, and Anne’s parents, Nicholas and Bridget Busby, finally arrived at their destination in the New World– Salem. Their journey was rough and quite trying.  They tossed and rocked for weeks, …

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Where in the world is Squanto?

Where in the world is Squanto? Out in front of the Nickerson Family Association’s grounds at 1107 Orleans Road is a 1955 plaque that you might have been wondering about. It says Squanto was buried “somewhere within gunshot of this stone.” What is this all about? Squanto, also known as Tisquantum was, of course, the …

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