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Stephen Friel Nuckolls

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Stephen Friel Nuckolls (August 16, 1825 – February 14, 1879) was a Delegate from the Territory of Wyoming and co-founder of Nebraska City, Nebraska. Nuckolls County, Nebraska is named after him.

Stephen Friel Nuckolls
From 1914's Pioneer Settlers of Grayson County, Virginia by Benjamin Floyd Nuckolls.
Member of theU.S. House of Representatives
from Wyoming Territory's at-large district
In office
December 6, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Delegate
Preceded bynone
District created
Succeeded byWilliam Theopilus Jones
Personal details
BornAugust 16, 1825
Grayson County, Virginia
DiedFebruary 14, 1879(1879-02-14) (aged 53)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Political partyDemocratic

Nuckolls was born in Grayson County, Virginia, where he completed preparatory studies. He moved to Linden, Missouri in 1846. He engaged in mercantile pursuits from 1847 to 1853. After that he moved to the Territory of Nebraska in 1854 and founded Nebraska City. He held several local offices in Nebraska City. In 1855 he established the Platte Valley Bank. Nuckolls served in the Nebraska Territorial Legislature in 1859.

Nuckolls was known for bringing the first four slaves into Nebraska, two of whom escaped in 1858. Nuckolls offered a $200 reward for the return of the two women, known as "Eliza," 16 and "Celia," 14, and organized a posse that pursued the two all the way to Chicago. Although Eliza was initially caught in the city of Chicago, the young woman once again escaped and eventually settled in Canada. Meanwhile, after capturing Eliza, Nuckolls was hunted down by a mob of abolitionists, managing only to escape by sneaking out in a disguise furnished by city councilman Hiram Joy. The 500-mile journey of the two young women from Nebraska City to Chicago was recreated by a group of high school students in 2016.

Nuckolls moved to the Territory of Colorado in 1860 and engaged in banking and mining. In 1864 he moved to New York City. He moved to the Territory of Dakota in 1867 and settled in Cheyenne. In Cheyenne, he engaged in mercantile pursuits. Upon the organization of the Territory of Wyoming he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress and served from December 6, 1869, to March 3, 1871. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress. He resumed his mercantile pursuits.

Nuckolls served as a member of the second legislative council of Wyoming in 1871 and served as presiding officer. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1872 and 1876. He moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, in July 1872 and engaged in milling. In Salt Lake City he died on February 14, 1879. He is interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City.

  1. McKee, Jim (February 19, 2012). "Stephen Nuckolls, a man of varied careers, firsts and a few surprises". Lincoln Journal-Star. Lincoln, NE.
  2. Wyoming Public Media (March 29, 2017). "HumaNature Episode 19: Freedom". HumaNature. Cheyenne, WY: Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
none
District created
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
fromWyoming Territory's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871
Succeeded by

This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

Stephen Friel Nuckolls
Stephen Friel Nuckolls Language Watch Edit This article includes a list of general references but it remains largely unverified because it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations March 2013 Learn how and when to remove this template message Stephen Friel Nuckolls August 16 1825 February 14 1879 was a Delegate from the Territory of Wyoming and co founder of Nebraska City Nebraska Nuckolls County Nebraska is named after him Stephen Friel NuckollsFrom 1914 s Pioneer Settlers of Grayson County Virginia by Benjamin Floyd Nuckolls Member of the U S House of Representatives from Wyoming Territory s at large districtIn office December 6 1869 March 3 1871 DelegatePreceded bynone District createdSucceeded byWilliam Theopilus JonesPersonal detailsBornAugust 16 1825 Grayson County VirginiaDiedFebruary 14 1879 1879 02 14 aged 53 Salt Lake City UtahPolitical partyDemocraticBiography EditNuckolls was born in Grayson County Virginia where he completed preparatory studies He moved to Linden Missouri in 1846 He engaged in mercantile pursuits from 1847 to 1853 After that he moved to the Territory of Nebraska in 1854 and founded Nebraska City He held several local offices in Nebraska City In 1855 he established the Platte Valley Bank Nuckolls served in the Nebraska Territorial Legislature in 1859 Nuckolls was known for bringing the first four slaves into Nebraska two of whom escaped in 1858 Nuckolls offered a 200 reward for the return of the two women known as Eliza 16 and Celia 14 and organized a posse that pursued the two all the way to Chicago Although Eliza was initially caught in the city of Chicago the young woman once again escaped and eventually settled in Canada 1 Meanwhile after capturing Eliza Nuckolls was hunted down by a mob of abolitionists managing only to escape by sneaking out in a disguise furnished by city councilman Hiram Joy The 500 mile journey of the two young women from Nebraska City to Chicago was recreated by a group of high school students in 2016 2 Nuckolls moved to the Territory of Colorado in 1860 and engaged in banking and mining In 1864 he moved to New York City He moved to the Territory of Dakota in 1867 and settled in Cheyenne In Cheyenne he engaged in mercantile pursuits Upon the organization of the Territory of Wyoming he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty first Congress and served from December 6 1869 to March 3 1871 He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1870 to the Forty second Congress He resumed his mercantile pursuits Nuckolls served as a member of the second legislative council of Wyoming in 1871 and served as presiding officer He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1872 and 1876 He moved to Salt Lake City Utah in July 1872 and engaged in milling In Salt Lake City he died on February 14 1879 He is interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City References Edit McKee Jim February 19 2012 Stephen Nuckolls a man of varied careers firsts and a few surprises Lincoln Journal Star Lincoln NE Wyoming Public Media March 29 2017 HumaNature Episode 19 Freedom HumaNature Cheyenne WY Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network Sources EditUnited States Congress Stephen Friel Nuckolls id N000166 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Stephen Friel Nuckolls at Find a GraveU S House of RepresentativesPreceded by none District created Delegate to the U S House of Representatives from Wyoming Territory s at large congressional district March 4 1869 March 3 1871 Succeeded by William Theopilus Jones This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http bioguide congress gov Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stephen Friel Nuckolls amp oldid 1043901785, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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