Nickerson, Eleazer Freeman


2/12 Apr. 1806–16/14 Sept. 1862. Merchant, farmer. Born at Cavendish, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Freeman Nickerson and Huldah Chapman. Moved to Dayton, Cattaraugus Co., New York, mid 1820s. Moved to Mount Pleasant, Brantford Township, Wentworth Co. (later Brant Co.), Gore District (later in Ontario), Upper Canada, by 1831. Married first Eliza McAlister, 9 Feb. 1831, at Woodhouse, Norfolk Co., Upper Canada. Baptized into LDS church by JS, 27 Oct. 1833, at Mount Pleasant, and set apart as branch president. Married second Harriet Fischer, 1837. Migrated to Missouri, 1838. Returned to Upper Canada, settling at Colborne, Norfolk Co., 1840. Listed faith as Latter-day Saint in Canadian census, 1851. Died at Colborne.