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0390. Nancy Ann Meader (1839 - 1905)
Born: 1839
Died: 1905

0390. Nancy Ann Meader (1839 - 1905)
Nancy Ann Meader, daughter of Nathan Avery Meader (1820-1901) [0258] and Mary Ann Lamphere (1816-1853), was born at Bath, NH September 26, 1839 and died May 3, 1905. On March 8, 1860 she was married to John Nichols by Rev. Albert Gallatin Eberhart, a Baptist Elder, in Waterloo, IA. John Nichols, the son of George Nichols and Mary Perfect, was born near Rouse's Point, NY on October 16, 1835 and died February 28, 1907. His parents had come to the United States in 1832. The father and son were farmers and sensible, practical men. The son wrote: "We are Seventh Sabbath Day keepers, and hold many Bible truths in common with the Seventh Day Adventists, but we are a separate organization called 'The Church of God.'”
The children of Nancy Meader and John Nichols were:

i. Herbert Eber Nichols, born November 23, 1860. On November 18, 1886 he married Mary Sweeney, whose parents came from Ireland.
ii. Victor Emanuel Nichols, born July 8, 1862. On July 10, 18— he married Ida Jane Marquis.
iii. Elsie Perfect Nichols, born March 26, 1864. She married William M. Ayers, son of Josiah P. Ayers and Maria J. Russell of New York.
iv. Mary Eliza Nichols, born June 14, 1866. She married Ervin A. Welch, son of Hopestill W. Welch and Hester Loomis of New York.
v. John Melvin Nichols, born January 9, 1873 near La Porte City, Black Hawk, IA.
vi. Grace Adell Nichols, born February 3, 1875 and died July 26, 1949. February 28, 1906 she married Frederick Sheffler.
vii. George Benjamin Nichols, born September 17, 1877.
- Sherri Justice, Cedar Rapids, IA