WILLIAM NICHOLSON, is one of the few old residents now residing here. He was born in England in 1802; came to
the United States in 1831, and located in Springfield, and has been a resident of this vicinity ever since. He
worked at his trade until the past few years, since which, having laid by a competency, he has lived a retired
life, residing at his residence corner of Jefferson and Mechanic streets. He married, Jan. 12, 1834, Jane Morris,
daughter of Benjamin and Margaret (Millhollin) Morris, both of whom were natives of Bath Co., Va., and pioneer
residents of German Township. Mr. Morris perhaps resided longer in this county than any other citizen, having come
here when a young man, and resided on the farm, in Section 25, until his death, which occurred Dec. 9, 1877, his
age being 92 years and 5 days. He raised a family of six children, four of whom are living - Rev. Thomas, now a
resident of North Carolina; Rev. Richard, of Bethel Township; and Mrs. Nichols and a maiden sister, Sarah M.; the
latter resides at the old homestead. Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson have journeyed together, sharing life's burdens for
upward of forty years. They have raised a family of six children - Margaret A. (now deceased); Mrs. Henry B. Grove;
Sarah J., wife of Rev. William Long; Mary Ellen, now Mrs. Charles Smith; William F., now a resident of the vicinity
of Huntsville, Ala.; Isabel Frances, now Mrs. David B. Christie; and Laura M. One died in infancy.
Note - Mr. Nicholson died in June, 1881, since the foregoing was written. -ED.
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Clark County, Ohio
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