Mary Ann Nicholson Nichols b. 10 October 1814 Probably Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia d. 10 January 1893 Canton, Lewis County, Missouri which is at the Mississippi River. Traveled west after the Civil War as a single mother with all but one of her living children, my Great Grandfather James Nichols who stayed in Mallow, Alleghany County, Virginia.
Some of her decendants still are living in Canton, Missouri. Others in Oklahoma, California, Arizona and my branch in Virginia.
Epps Randolph Nichols was the son of James W. and Susan Morrison Nichols. Eula Clair Wheeler was the daughter of William R. and Mary French Wheeler. They were married in 1918 and raised 5 children in Roanoke, Va.
William Riley Wheeler was the son of Robert Newton and Nancy Nunn Wheeler. Mary Emaline (French) Wheeler was the daughter of Giles Preston and Sarah Burton French. William and Mary were married 1891 and raised 6 children in Giles County, Virginia.
James was the son of James and Annie Irby. Berta was the daughter of Thomas M. and Virginia C. (Hackworth) Newman. They had 2 children from this union. James left the family about 1914 and was never heard from again.
James Hilliard Lawhorne was the son of Holman and Nancy (Clements) Lawhorn. He married Isabelle Clements. Served in the Civil War: E Co. 11th Infantry Reg. Virginia. Born and Died in Amherst Co. Virginia.
William Moten Staton 1831-1915: William was the son of Thomas and Parthenia Milstead STATON. He married Nancy Gilbert LAWMAN and they raised 10 children in Buffalo Springs, Amherst Co. Virginia
Susan Mildred Morrison was the daughter of Mary Jane Haynes and James Morrison. She married James Nichols and they had 11 children which they raised in Alleghany Co. Virginia.
James Nichols standing in front of his home in Mallow, Alleghany County, Virginia which is still in the family of his descendants.
Berta and Julian Irby in 1911: Paper she is reading states Germans fighting....on way to Paris
Photo on Post Card engraved at bottom: Ramsey's Art Gallery Danville, Virginia.