Griff Nichols was born December 06, 1843 in Shady Grove, Hickman, Tennessee, and died July 20, 1899 in Near Winona, Shannon County Missouri. He was the son of Christopher C. Nichols (1812-1907) and Prudence Manerva Nicks (1816-?) He married MALINDA ALICE SAVAGE Abt. 1866 in Hickman, Tennessee, daughter of ASA SAVAGE and AMANDA JONES. She was born December 24, 1848 in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, and died June 07, 1931 in Rocky ford, Otero, Colorado.
Griff enlisted into the 11th Regt. of the Tenn Volunteers 14 May, 1861 at Nashville under Lt. Col. Thomas B. Bateman. Upon enlistment his place of residence was listed as Hickman County, TN. He was wounded at Murfreesboro Dec. 31, 1862. He was captured Dec. 16, 1864. He was sent to Camp Chase as a prisoner of war.
He gave his Oath of Allegiance May 6, 1865 and signed with his X. At this time he is listed as Sgt. in the 11th Regt. of the Tenn Inf. His description is as follows:
complexion fair; hair brown; eyes grey; height 5 ft 8 in.; entered service May 10, 1861, deserted May 2 1865, suscribed to oath May 6th 1865. Remarks lists "no family"
After the war, Griff and his wife traveled west from Hickman county TN by covered wagon and settled in Shannon County Missouri.
Children of GRIFFITH NICHOLS and MALINDA SAVAGE are:
VIOLA BELLE NICHOLS, b. July 16, 1867, Shady Grove, Hickman, Tennessee; d. November 23, 1940, Alhambra, Los Angeles, California.
AMANDA ETTA NICHOLS, b. February 23, 1869, Hickman County, Tennessee; d. April 1941, Oklahoma.
ASA C. NICHOLS, b. June 07, 1871, Winona, Missouri; d. Unknown; m. MILISSA HASTY, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
ROBERT ALSTON NICHOLS, b. September 04, 1873, Winona, Missouri; d. Arkansas?.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER NICHOLS, b. July 22, 1876, Winona, Missouri; d. December 03, 1886, Winona, Missouri.
MARTIN CARVEL NICHOLS, b. January 14, 1878, Winona, Missouri; d. Unknown; m. STEPHENSON, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
HENRY GILBERT NICHOLS, b. April 13, 1881, Winona, Missouri; d. September 30, 1966, La Junta, Colorado.
CHARTER NICHOLS, b. June 21, 1883, Winona, Missouri; d. September 22, 1886, Winona, Missouri.
MARTHA ASILLEE NICHOLS, b. March 03, 1887, Winona, Missouri; d. September 09, 1972, Aurora, Colorado (buried in Rocky Ford).
MALINDA NICHOLS, b. June 01, 1890, Winona, Missouri; d. May 08, 1982, St. Charles, Missouri.
6LIMUEL JONES NICHOLS, b. October 17, 1892, Winona, Missouri; d. August 18, 1971, Winona, Missouri.
TROY ELLIS RAYMOND NICHOLS, b. June 27, 1895, Winona, Missouri; d. Abt. 1970, San Diego, California.
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