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.

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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.