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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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N. H. Nichols is a son of George Nichols, a native of Callaway County, Mo., who was a saddler by trade and also followed merchandising; he was killed during the late war at the Overton Run fight, near Fulton. His mother’s maiden name was Margaret S. Craghead, a daughter of Solomon Craghead, one of the pioneer settlers of Callaway County. Of the four children born to the parents two are now living. N. H. was born in Fulton, Callaway Co., Mo., March 16, 1856, and was reared and educated at Westminster College in his native county. His business experience was commenced in a drug store, which occupation he followed until 1885, when he came to Potosi and accepted a position as book-keeper in the house of James and J. O. Long. He was married December 19, 1883, to Miss Lillie A. Long, who was born in Washington County. They have one son, James Stanley.

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