Letter to the Editor

First Posted: 10/7/2009

To the Editor,

I have been researching my ancestors and need help to locate some of the descendents. The following is what I call a Nichols worth of Surry County history.
Dudley Nichols married Sarah Bingham Parsons in Pittsylvania County, Va., and came to Surry County in 1827. They brought with them children from a previous marriage as well as children from their own union. They include Dudley Parsons, married Keziah Hickman of Surry County, Sally Nichols, married Riley White, Winnie B. Nichols, married Lazarus Creed of Surry County, Edmond I. Nichols, married Jestine Parker of Surry County, John Nicols, married Nancy Simpson of Surry County, Joshua Nichols, married Martha Jane Simpson, sister to Nancy, Mary Ann Elizabeth Nichols, married Ira Portis of Surry County, Mary Jane, married Richard Trigleth of Nash County, William Jefferson, married Nancy Franklin of Surry County, Sarah C. Nichols, married Joel White of Surry County, Martha Nichols, married Tyre Simpson, brother of Nancy and Martha Jane, and possibly others. Dudley settled in the Stewarts Creek section of Surry County and the family grew to be quite large.
There will be a gathering of the descendents of Dudley Nichols on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Fancy Gap Road, north of Mount Airy off Hwy. 52 N., at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is invited and welcome. Bring pictures, family trees and anything else that help put this big puzzle together. Also bring food and drinks to be shared with everyone.
If you are a descendant of Dudley Nichols or you can put me in touch with someone who could help me reach some of them, please contact me at: Terri L. Nichols, 1337 Pine Ridge Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030, Phone: 786-4685 (leave a message), or Kenneth C. Kallam, 227 Kallam Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030, Phone: 374-4146 (leave a message).

Terri L. Nichols
Mount Airy

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