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Francis P. Nichols

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:26 am    Post subject: Francis P. Nichols Reply with quote

History of the counties of McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter,
Pennsylvania, with Biographical Selections. J. H. Beers & Co., 1890

Page 1184, Sharon Township, Potter Co., PA

FRANCIS P. NICHOLS, lumberman, Shinglehouse, was born in Sharon township. Potter Co., Penn., October 12, 1846, a son of Maleck and Cordelia (Perry) Nichols, natives of Chemung and Otsego counties, N. Y., respectively, who settled in Sharon township in 1845, and cleared and improved the farm on which they still reside. Francis P. was reared in his native township, where he received a common-school education. He began life as a farmer, and since 1872 has been successfully engaged in the lumber business at Shinglehouse. In 1873 he married Josephine, daughter of Luke and Hannah Stevens, of Sharon township, and they have three children: Harry, Anna and an infant son. Mr. Stevens was a participant in the war of the Rebellion, having enlisted, in 1862, in Company B, One Hundred and Seventy-first Pennsylvania Volunteers, in which regiment he served one year. he again enlisted in 1864, this time in Company K, Thirteenth New York Heavy Artillery, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. Politically he is a Republican, and has held the office of constable and collector one term in Sharon township.
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