RODNEY L. NICHOLS, surveyor and conveyancer, and dealer in real estate, Coudersport, is a son of Col. Samuel
and Sarah (Dutton) Nichols, the former of whom was a soldier of the war of 1812, being present at the burning of
Buffalo, and who was commissioned a colonel of the New York State Militia by Govs. Dewitt Clinton and Daniel D.
Tompkins. In 1808 he located at Arcade, N. Y., where he built a log house, the nearest neighbors at the time being
fifteen miles distant; and the following year he revisited his native place, Francestown, Hillsborough Co., N.
H. Here he married Sarah Dutton, then returned to Arcade the same year, where he began clearing up his farm. He
died at Arcade in 1856, his wife having preceded him in 1848. John Nichols, grandfather of Rodney L., was one of
a large family, and was born at Londonderry, Ireland, whence he was brought in his infancy to this country by his
parents, who settled in New Hampshire. He followed his father, Col. Samuel Nichols, to Arcade, N. Y., where he
died, aged ninety eight years, leaving a large family of children and several grandchildren. The children of Col.
Samuel and Sarah (Dutton) Nichols were as follows: Emilia (now of Arcade, aged seventy seven years), John (deceased),
Bradford (now of Jessup, Iowa), Mianda (who died at Maquoketa, Iowa), Rodney L., Roxana (who died at the age of
twenty two years) and Alcine (the late Mrs. Skeele).
Another Rodney L. Nichols in Potter County.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890
Potter County, Pa. Biographies
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