Ancestors of David Barton Nigh
John Neigh
Cyntha Fix
William Hayes I Nigh
Martha E. McCOMB
David Barton Nigh


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Mary Elizabeth (Etta) Colclazier

David Barton Nigh 1

  • Born: 15 Nov 1851, Shelby, IN 1
  • Marriage: Mary Elizabeth (Etta) Colclazier on 12 Dec 1869 in Shelby County, IN
  • Died: 18 Nov 1906, Cnw, It, OK at age 55 1
  • Buried: Bluejacket Cem, OK 1

bullet   Ancestral File Number: 5.


bullet  General Notes:

David Bart Nigh spent his younger years in Shelby, IN. Moved to IT in late 1800's. The story goes he left between suns with a cloud hanging over his reputation. A man had been murdered and according to D.B. Nigh (Grandson of David Bart. David Bart said he would take the blame for the crime for money and leave town to make it look like he had committed the crime, even tho he had not done it. So this is what he did. He farmed and ran cattle in the IT of OK in the late 1800's. He was also the founder of Welch, IT in 1888. He built the first house in Welch. It still stands.

bullet  Research Notes:

This is in reply to the following message from "Charlotte" ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>) yesterday. I glanced at your web site. This is also my line. Some of the text on your web site is verbatim out of the book "A Genealogy of American Nye's of German Origin, Volume I", compiled by L. Bert NYE, Jr., 1984, so your "Nigh cousin in IN" most likely got her information from this source, either directly or indirectly. When I purchased my copy of this book in the mid-1980's, Mr. NYE had also written "American Nye's of German Origin, Volume II", and "American Nye's of
English Origins, Vols. I and II". As you can see, not all NYE's are of German origin.

I still have a copy of the "Publication Announcement" flyer regarding "American Nye's of German Origin, Volumes I and II". Among other things, it says, "Volume I traces the ancestors and descendants of two sons and two daughters of Johann Philipp Neu: Johan Nicholas, John Adams, Maria Elisabetha, and Marie Catharina. These children of Johann Philipp Neu came to America from Kleinich, Germany, in 1749, and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Volume II enumerates the descendants of the following German Nye's who also found their way to America: Andreas Nay, Fallendin Neu, Hans George and Johannes Nye, George Ludwig Neu, Johan Nicholas Neu, Frederick and Francois Nye, Peter Nye, John Freiederick Nye, and Peter Neu. In addition, this volume includes several German/American Nye families whose exact origin has yet to be determined."

For those people who have access to "American Nye's of German Origin, Volume I", my great-grandmother, Audria CARNEY CEARLOCK, is listed on page 83. Her father Jacob CARNEY is listed as the fourth child of #1583 Matilda NIGH CARNEY (1828 - 1894) of Shelby Co., IN. I have a photograph of Matilda and all of her siblings on my home page at the following URL: <>.

Sue Tilleman


David married Mary Elizabeth (Etta) Colclazier, daughter of Philip Colclazier and Mary Elizabeth Butler, on 12 Dec 1869 in Shelby County, IN. (Mary Elizabeth (Etta) Colclazier was born in 1852 in Shelby, IN,1 died in 1926 in Bluejacket, Craig, OK 1 and was buried in Bluejacket, Craig, OK 1.)

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