Rev. George W. Nichols was born in Dickson County, Tenn., January 1, 1841, son of Nicholas H. and Eliza (Prather) Nichols. The father was born in Kentucky September 23, 1785, and came to Tennessee in 1831, locating at Lafayette Furnace, being manager of the same. Remaining there for twenty years, he moved to Bear Creek, Dickson County, where he lived until his death, which occurred in 1874. The mother was born in Maryland in 1793. Our subject engaged in school teaching for several years, after which he engaged in farming. In 1874 he was licensed to preach by the Yellow Creek Quarterly Conference, and in 1882 he was ordained by the Tennessee Annual Conference. In the year 1885 he was transferred from the Methodist Episcopal Church South to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Since that time he has been regularly engaged in the ministry as a member of the Charlotte Presbytery. He was married, November 13, 1862, to Arrena S. Adkins. This union has been blessed with seven children: Beulah, Agnes (deceased), L. Ramah, Floudie V., Bovin G., Lester P. and Vida V. Our subject is a Democrat.