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NICHOLS

NOTE:  Herb Nichols is a cousin of both Barry and Debbie.  Herb has a well researched data base for Colonial New England of over 30,000 people, of which there are over 5,000 Nichols, and several thousand Quakers.  His active goal is to compile a complete registry of all pre-1850 New England Nichols.  He is also working on compiles  of complete family lines (not just his own) for all his immigrant ancestors.

He is a member of the New England Historical Society and has convenient access to all the classic published genealogists, all Mass. Vital Records, the National Archives for census, immigration, and war records, and most New England Town histories.  He is a professional and will be glad to supply references.

Herb had been tremendously helpful with our family genealogy.  He will welcome your emails.  Herb Nichols.

GENERATION 1

Some information from Herb Nichols on Barton follows:  "Barton is from a line of sailers and sea-captains going back to at least as far as his Nichols ancestor who settled in Maine in the 1760's.  Two of Barton's uncles were in the War of 1812.  At least one of them was a captured naval prisoner who spent two years at Dartmour.  This uncle then went on to become a sea-captain who died in San francisco during an epidemic in California."

Barton Nichols was born in 1816 in Maine.  He married Sarah Hacket August 23, 1846.  She was born in Maine in 1827.  Barton was a ship's carpenter on a whaling ship.  The crew was trapped by early ice and had to spend the winter in Hudson's Bay.  When the ship returned to port in the spring Barton had decided to quit the sea and he and his wife  moved to Iowa, settling in Cedar County, near Wilton Junction for a time before coming to Union County.

They settled in what was then Highland Township, on a farm.  Their youngest child, Oscar Barker was born there on May 15, 1869 just one year before the area became Grant Township.  Barton died September 19, 1874 in Union County, Iowa.

GENERATION 2

Alonzo Nichols was born in 1848 in Maine.  He married Julia E. Wallace, born 1848 in Ohio.  Her parents were L. H. Wallace (Wallis) born 1821 in Pa., and Lucy who was born in 1826 in Ohio.  This union was blessed with five children.

GENERATION 3

Bertha Katherine Nichols married Elmer Edward Huntington (see Huntington)

GENERATION 4

Bert Alonzo Huntington (see Huntington) married Katherine Otis (see Otis)

GENERATION 5

Margrerite Huntington (see Huntington) married Belvan Gerishcher (see Gerischer)

GENERATION 6

Barry Phillip Gerischer (see Gerischer) married Deborah L. Clough (see Clough)

GENERATION 7

Rebekah L. Gerischer married Lio Liolio

Erik Gerischer married Jennifer L. Garrison

Aaron

GENERATION 8

Brandon - Sarah - Nathan - Kaylah - Isaiah Phillip (ETA May 16, 2000)

Ryan - Dillon

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