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2nd Lieutenant Moses Jasper Nichols
Born on the 10 December 1838 in Buffalo Valley, TN, one of 13 children and the son of David Henry Douglas and Elizabeth Ann (Jared) Nichols.
He enlisted 9 June 1861at Camp Trousdale, Cold Springs (Portland), Sumner Co, TN.
At Perryville (Chaplin Hills), KY, 8 October 1862 he was wounded in the legs and arm, the arm was latter amputated.
Back with the command by August 1863 and placed on detached duty.
Was on roster 16 September 1864 near Jonesboro, GA.
After the war he ended up in Georgia and taught school at Penfield, Green Co, GA. While there he was convicted of "sin" and locked in his room for 3 days and 3 nights without water, the "sin" is unknown. Afterwards this he returned to Tennessee and became a Methodist minister in Pleasant Grove, Decature Co, TN.
He married Robena Catherine “Kittie” Ross, born 18 November 1844 in Tennessee and died 22 November 1906 at Cairo Bend (now Lebanon), Wilson Co, TN. She was the daughter of Samual Neal and Susan Hargrove (Dowlin) Ross. They had eight children: Edwin, Freddie, Alex Walter sr, Kittie Sue, Lillie, Annie Pearl, Sidney Hargrove and Samuel David Nickols.
He died on the 6 July 1888 at Nashville, Davidson Co, TN, and is buried, with five of his children, in the Bandy-Nichols Cemetery (north of Lebanon), Wilson Co, TN.