Biography of Francis P. Nichols
Potter County, PA Biographies

FRANCES P. NICHOLS, lumberman, Shinglehouse, was born in Sharron 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 ieceived 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.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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