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Posted by: Stephanie Jamison (ID *****5615) Date: February 17, 2008 at 16:56:17
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I am having some difficulty finding information on my grandfather's family. In the 1920's and before they were known as Nichol. After the early 1930's, some changed the name to McNichol. There is whispering in the family that it was because the boys in the family were in alot of trouble and they were trying to hide. But no one knows for sure. The information I have is (going recent on)

Harry Eugene McNichol (born Nichol)
Born 5/27/1928 in Sandyville, Ohio
died 7/21/1995 in Canton, Ohio
married JoAn Haynes

Harry's father is
Harry Nichol (also known as McNichol)
born 2/10/1905 in Paint, Pa
Died 4/17/1985 Dayton, Pa
married Viola Zentz from Canton, Ohio
Had three children

Harry Sr's father is
Robert F. Nichol
born 6/16/1865 in Chambersburg, Pa
died 5/3/1948 in East Canton, Ohio
married Nancy Isabell Benson (went by Bell or Isabell)
11 children David, James, Mary, Dora Ann, Sarah Edith, Blanche, Harry, Hattie, Robert, Sadie, Edward. (those are in order, oldest on.)

Robert's father is
David Nichol
born Feb 1829
married Maise Tarman or Eliza (?) Conflicting accounts of who David's wife is.
lived in Pa. Census records claim PA as birth state, but no records of him prior to 1870
Two children Maude and Robert

The family always believed they were Irish, but I can't seem to nail it down. Any help would be appriciated. Contact email is

Thank you!
Stephanie Jamison

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