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Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls
Birth: Aug. 20, 1834
Donaldsonville
Ascension Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1912
Thibodaux
Lafourche Parish
Louisiana, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, Louisiana Governor. In 1855, he graduated from West Point, was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, served in the Louisiana Seminole War and resigned his commission in 1857. He then attended the University of Louisiana, receiving a law degree and opened a practice in Napoleonville, Louisiana. With the advent of the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, fought at the First Battle of Bull Run and at Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, where he lost his left arm. In October 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General and placed in command of a Brigade of the Louisiana Infantry. During the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, in May 1863, he lost his left foot. Disabled form further field command, he directed the Volunteer and Conscript Bureau until the end of the war. After the war he returned to his law practice in Napoleonville, Louisiana and was elected the 28th Louisiana Governor in 1876. As Governor, he served two terms first (1876-80) and then (1888-92). After he left office, he served as Chief Justice of the Louisiana State Supreme Court 1892 to 1911. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Clark Nicholls (1790 - 1847)
  Louisa Hannah Drake Nicholls (1790 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline Zilpha Guion Nicholls (1840 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Guion Lawton Nicholls (____ - 1878)*
  Francis Welman Nicholls (1863 - 1937)*
  Caroline Winder Nicholls Bradford (1865 - 1948)*
  Josephine Hamilton Nicholls (1868 - 1947)*
  Virginia Nicholls Young (1873 - 1964)*
  Elizabeth Guion Nicholls Nunn (1877 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Welman Nicholls (1815 - 1849)*
  Edward Fitzgerald Nicholls (1819 - 1851)*
  Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls (1834 - 1912)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Cemetery
Thibodaux
Lafourche Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 22, 2003
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Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls
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