Biography of Timothy W. R. Nichols
Chittenden County, VT Biographies





Nichols, Timothy W. R., Essex, was born in Richmond. Vt., on September 30, 1815. He is the town clerk and also a farmer. He was a son of Timothy and Rhoda S. (Chaffee) Nichols. His paternal grandfather was James Nichols, a native of New Have; Conn., who was among the first settlers of Richmond, Vt., clearing and improving a farm there, where he remained until the time of his death. In early life he was a sailor. His children were James H., Charles H., Josiah W., Timothy S., John S., Jeremiah S., Sally H. and Polly H. Of these children Timothy S. was married in Wallingford, Vt., and settled in Essex, Vt., in 1824, where he engaged in farming, and remained there until the time of his death. He had a family of two children - Timothy W. R. and Ira J., deceased. Timothy W. R. Nichols came to reside in Essex, Vt., when nine years of age, where he has since resided, with the exception of four years. He was married on February 22, 1844, to Susan A. Tubbs, a daughter of John and Sarah (Tyler) Tubbs, of Essex, Vt. They have had a family of two children born to them - Jane E. (Mrs. Charles E. Greene) and Fayette C. Timothy W. R.'s second wife was Julia A. Bliss, a daughter of Oliver and Rosina (Tubbs) Bliss, of Essex, Vt., to whom he was married March 12, 1868. He has been a town clerk for twenty three years and a justice of the peace for over thirty years.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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