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Capt Thomas Nichols  born May 15, 1732 in Connaught, Ireland. Lived in Charlemont, Massachusetts  and married
Miss Elizabeth Wells on April 03, 1758, producing four children. Elizabeth died January 17, 1765. Thomas then
married Miss Elizabeth Pierce on November 07, 1765 and they had twelve more children.
Thomas served in the Revolutionary War.

Joshua Nichols, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Pierce), born May 21, 1783 in Charlemont, Massachusetts.
Married Miss Sally Cook in Ashfield, Franklin County Massachusetts in 1810. Lived in
Broadalbin, Fonda's Bush,
New York, and Manlius Square, Onandago County, New York, where they raised 12 children.

Hannah Rowena Nichols, daughter of Joshua and Sarah S. (Cook) Nichols, born February 12, 1824 in Broadalbin,
Montgomery County, New York. Married Cushman Walker Crary on July 03, 1846 in Kane County, Illinois.

Joshua Rufus Nichols, son of Joshua and Sally (Cook) Nichols, born March 14, 1831 in Manlius Square, Onandago
County, New York. Married Miss Charlotte Elizabeth Hammond in 1855. They had two children.

David Thomas Nichols, son of Joshua and Sally (Cook) Nichols. In 1834 he married Miss Clarisa Watkins of New
York, producing three children, William, Minerva and Horace. Clarisa died in 1845 and David moved to Illinois
and married Miss Hulda G Barry on May 14, 1846 in St Charles, Illinois. In 1850 he travelled with a party to
Sacramento, California during the gold rush and returned to Kane County, Illinois, in 1851. Settling in
Wyanet,
Bureau County, Illinois in 1854, he was then hired by C. G. Hammond  to be the first agent for the
Chicago Burlington & Quincy railroad in Wyanet, Illinois.

Hulda Gertrude Barry, daughter of John and Eunice (Sweet) Barry. Born April 30, 1822 in Waterville, Oneida
County, New York. Married David Thomas Nichols on May 14, 1846 in St. Charles, Kane County, Illinois.
David and Hulda had six children, Clarissa, Dexter, David, Sarah, Clifford and Emerette.

William Irving Nichols, first son born to David Thomas and Clarisa (Watkins) Nichols on June 08, 1836.
Accompanied his father when they journeyed West from Illinois through the great plains by mule, en route to
Sacramento, California in 1850. William married Miss Elizabeth Root of Canada Corners on January 01, 1859.

Elizabeth Root, daughter of Austin and Sarah Polly (Eastman) Root, born March 02, 1841 in Huron County,
Ontario, Canada. Married William Irving Nichols on January 01, 1859 in Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada.

Sarah Ann Nichols, daughter of William Irving and Elizabeth (Root) Nichols. Born April 16, 1860 in Adelaide,
Middlesex County, Canada. Married
Joseph E. Gurney on March 01, 1881 in Burlington Des Moines County, Iowa.

Clarissa Eunice Nichols, daughter of David and Hulda (Barry) Nichols, born in Kane County, Illinois on
August 02, 1847. Married James Crawford of Wyanet, Illinois on May 02, 1866.

David Thomas Crawford, son of James and Clarissa (Nichols) Crawford, born February 19, 1867 in
Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.  He married Mary (May) Hughey on October 06, 1886.

Henry Lee Crawford, son of James and Clarissa, born September 05, 1868 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.  
Henry married Katherine Purtill on June 07, 1890.

Marie C Crawford, daughter of Henry Lee and Katherine (Purtill) Crawford, born January 23, 1892 in Marceline,
Linn County, Missouri. Married Hewitt E. Lovelace on August 17,1918 in Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Hewitt Eldridge Lovelace Jr, born May 31, 1924 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri to Hewitt Eldridge
and Marie C (Crawford) Lovelace. Hewitt married Madeline Ames Scates in Miami, Florida in 1940.

Robert Irving Crawford, son of James and Clarissa Eunice (Nichols) Crawford, born September 27, 1875 in
Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois. Married Miss Mayme Laughlin on February 19, 1900. Mayme died in 1903 and
Robert then married Miss Cora B Halliday on March 11, 1920 in Argentine, Kansas.

Dr. John Holt Hughey, son of John H. and Nancy J. (Holt) Hughey, born May 09, 1869 in Princeton, Bureau
County, Illinois. Married Letha Wolever on March 09, 1892 in Henry County, Illinois.

Sarah Ellen "Sadie" Nichols, daughter of David Thomas and Hulda Gertrude (Barry). Born December 15, 1854 in
Wyanet, Bureau County Illinois. Married Edward John Engel, August 17th, 1876 in Wyanet, Illinois. Sadie was
very active in the women's suffrage era, helping organize the
Hawthorne Club in Argentine, Kansas.

Clifford Lamotte Nichols, son of David and Hulda (Barry) Nichols. Born November 30, 1856 in Wyanet, Bureau
County, Illinois. Married Mabel E Frans of Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois on February 02, 1878.

Ethel Frans Nichols, daughter of Clifford Lamotte and Mabel Ellen Frans Nichols. Born March 23, 1889 in
Ft. Madison, Lee County, Iowa. Married George Leverett McCain, September 27, 1915.

Alan Lamotte Nichols, son of Clifford Lamotte and Mabel Ellen (Frans) Nichols. Born May 06, 1894 in Blue
Island, Cook County, Illinois. Died August 17, 1918 in Turino (Turin) Italy.

Emerette Alma Nichols, daughter of David and Hulda (Barry) Nichols. Born December 10, 1858 in Wyanet,
Bureau County, Illinois. Married William A Yearnshaw on February 05, 1879 in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois.

John Blaine Sr,  born in Ireland in 1825. Came to Bureau County, Illinois in 1840. Married Miss Anna Malvina
Barry of New York, sister of Hulda Barry Nichols. Was a Captain and brigade inspector for the
65th Illinois Infantry Volunteers, "Scotch Regiment", Company K.I.V.I during the Civil War.

Anna Malvina Barry, daughter of John and Eunice (Sweet) Barry, born October 18, 1827 in Waterville, Oneida
County, New York. Married John Blaine in 1848. John and Anna had five children, Ellen, John B, Charles C,
William B, and Jennie Anna.

John B Blaine Jr, son of John and Anna (Barry) Blaine, born May 13, 1853in Wyanet Bureau County, Illinois.
Travelled with his brother, Charles to Cowles, Webster County Nebraska in 1878.

Charles Chancellor Blaine, son of John and Anna (Barry) Blaine, born August 31, 1858 in Wyanet, Bureau County,
Illinois He was a station agent for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Mount Clare, Nebraska in 1890.

William Barry Blaine, son of John and Anna (Barry) Blaine, born on January 02, 1861 in Wyanet, Bureau County,
Illinois. Married Miss Clara Griswold in Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas in 1886.

Clara A. Griswold, wife of William Barry Blaine, born  July 29, 1863 to Stephen F. and Jane (Ainsworth)
Griswold in Castleton, Rutledge County, Vermont.

Jennie Anna Blaine, daughter of John and Anna Malvina (Barry) Blaine, born January, 1872 in Wyanet, Bureau
County, Illinois. Married Thomas E. Penman on September 12, 1893 in Cowles, Webster County, Nebraska.
Thomas and Jennie had one daughter,
Lea born October 04, 1895 in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

Lea Penman, daughter of Thomas and Jennie (Blaine) Penman, born October 04, 1895 in Red Cloud, Webster
County, Nebraska. Lea was an accredited screen and stage actress starting in 1914. Her most successful role
was Dolly Tate in the 1946 Broadway production of "Annie Get Your Gun" which was first staged at the
Imperial Theater on May 16, 1946 and ran for 1,147 performances.

Michael Engel born January 14, 1825 in Sarreguemines, Moselle, Lorraine, France. Immigrated to Belford,
New York in 1853. In 1857 he moved to Bureau County, Illinois and in 1868, moved west to Petaluma, Sonoma
County, California where he lived with his brother, Joseph Engel

John B Engel  born November 09, 1821 in Lorraine, France, immigrated to the United States in 1852,  settling
first in Auburn, New York, then Covington, Kentucky and finally to Bureau County, Illinois in 1856.
Married Miss Jacobine Hauter in 1844. Brother of Joseph and Michael Engel.

Jacobine Hauter, born September 04, 1828 in Zweibrucken, Rhineland, Germany.
She married John B. Engel in May of 1844. They immigrated to the United States in 1852.

Katherine Engel, daughter of John B. and Jacobine (Hauter) Engel, born February 11, 1848 in Metz, Moselle,
Lorraine, France. Married Albert Gustave Hugo in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois on July 02, 1871.

Albert Gustave Hugo, husband of Katherine Engel. Born July 16, 1842 in Helmstedt, Germany.
Came to the United States and settled in Wyanet, Bureau County, Illinois in 1867.
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George Engel, Dorothy Lange, Elsie Lange and Pat Taneyhill
Saturday picnic at Swope Park
Kansas City, Missouri 1913