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Below is a family biography included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Dr. John F. Nichols, a physician, surgeon and pharmacist of Saratoga, Mo., was born in Orange County, Ind., on July 8, 1838. His father was Thomas Nichols, a native of Iredell County, N. C., who when a young man settled in Indiana, thence removing to Adams County, Ill., in 1854. Dr. John T. Nichols secured a good education in the common and high-schools of Payson, Ill. He read medicine under the direction of Dr. William Springer, then of Niles, Mich., but now a resident of Quincy, Ill. For the last twenty-two years Dr. Nichols has very successfully practiced his profession. During the Civil War he served in the Union army as a member of Company C, Fiftieth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the engagements at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson and Corinth. He was discharged at the battle of Corinth for disability. In 1868 he removed to Mississippi County, Mo., but after a short time went to Illinois. He later went to Kansas, and in 1871 removed to Cass County, Mo. Thence he went to Pineville in 1880, and six months later came to Saratoga, where he has since resided. In connection with his practice he carries a full line of drugs and medicines. Dr. Nichols was married on March 19, 1873, to Jennie Stamp, a native of England, and to them have been born six children, of whom Birdie, Martin, John, Earl and Bessie are living. The Doctor is a Royal Arch Mason and a member of the G. A. R. The family are communi­cants of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

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This family biography is one of 82 biographies included in The History of McDonald County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: McDonald County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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