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George K. Nickell was born in this county, January 3, 1816. His father, Robert Nickell, was. a native of Virginia, and his mother, Ann Nickell, whose maiden name was Kemp, was born in Maryland. His father died in this county at the age of seventy-six years. Young Nickell was reared upon a farm and educated in the common schools of this county. He has made farming his business,. and has run a threshing machine for eighteen seasons in. this county. In 1861 he went on the plains and engaged in teaming until 1865.
Mr. Nickell was united in marriage, April 9, 1869, to Miss Angeline Goodbar, who was born in this county November 23,1816. By this union they have two children; namely, Orestis, born November 14, 1870; and William N., born September 24, 1876.