Biography of James Nicholas
Allen County, OH Biographies

JAMES NICHOLAS, retired farmer, P. O. Gomer, was born in Butler County, Ohio, September 6. 1810, youngest son of James and Mary (Morris) Nicholas, natives of Carmarthenshire, Wales, where they were married; they came to America during President Washington's administration, and settled in Cambria County, Penn., where they remained five years, and then moved to Butler County, Ohio, where Mr. Nicholas continued his trade (blacksmithing) for many years. Our subject, who is the only survivor of a family of six children, was married February 1, 1832, to Mary Jones, of Butler County, Ohio, a native of Montgomeryshire, Wales. born July 6, 1810, daughter of Richard and Jane (Evans) Jones, also natives of Montgomeryshire, and who came to America in 1818, settling in Butler County, Ohio; they were parents of three daughters, two now living: Elizabeth and Mary. To Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas five children have been born: Jane E., James, Richard J., David D., and Martha A., all now living except Richard J. All three Sons went through the late war of the Rebellion. David D. served twelve years as county surveyor. Our subject came with his family to this county in 1833, and has given his time principally to farming and improvement of land, etc., and of late years to the sale of agricultural implements. He has served as justice of the peace since 1834, also in almost all the other township offices. He taught singing school in this community for about twenty years. In politics he is a Democrat.

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