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OLD PHOTOGRAPHS SERENDIPITY & COUSIN CONNECTIONS – The First CHARLES KNERR NICHOLS

Piecing together the Puzzle of the Nichols-Carney Photograph Collection Six months ago I received a package that included 16 photographs plus assorted land documents for the ancestors and descendants of Charles Knerr Nichols (1865-1951) and his wife Elizabeth Bell Carney(1865-1955). … Continue reading

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OLD PHOTOGRAPHS SERENDIPITY & COUSIN CONNECTIONS

Old photographs with unnamed faces gaze at me asking to be identified and treasured. Labeled photographs ask for their story to be revealed and shared. I’m fortunate that several of my ancestors saved and passed on so many pictures. However, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Orphans

When Helena Knerr Nichols died in 1875, Thomas A.  Nichols was left to raise three children: Matthew 18, Bertha 13, and Charles 10. They were old enough to help care for themselves. When Lillian Bull Nichols died in 1888,  64-year … Continue reading

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Thomas Ackley Nichols Part IX

THOMAS ACKLEY NICHOLS PART IX When I started this blog about Thomas Ackley Nichols it was Memorial day and I wanted to honor a Civil War ancestor by recounting his sacrifices and his tale. My intention was to complete his … Continue reading

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THOMAS ACKLEY NICHOLS- The Cavalry- Part IV

                                                            THOMAS ACKLEY NICHOLS                                                                       The Cavalry Part IV In October 1861, Thomas chose to volunteer again, but this time he was going to be on horseback, so he joined the PA Volunteer Ninth Cavalry 92nd Regiment as a Sergeant … Continue reading

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Thomas Ackley Nichols – Part I

Thomas Ackley Nichols The Early Years There are moments when doing genealogy research that you strike gold by finding something you have long sought. Today was one of those days. For this Memorial Day Weekend, I wanted to write a … Continue reading

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