Every now and then a "gold nugget" is discovered in the world of genealogy research. And when one discovers a gold nugget it is usually unexpected and in a most unusual way. This happened to me this week. I will not go into all the details, but I discovered one of those gold nuggets a few days ago and I was not at all expecting to. It is a nice one. The photo above is of Bartley Richard Nichols (sitting) and his wife, Letty Lucinda Ledbetter Nichols (sitting), their daughter, Eliza Nichols Millsaps Vance (standing) and three of her children,(left to right) Jerry Millsaps, Dorothy Millsaps Devine and Bertha Millsaps (who only lived to be around 3 years old I was told). This photo belongs to Geneva Devine Best, daughter of Dorothy Millsaps Devine. She graciously allowed me to copy it to share with everyone on the blog.
Bartley Richard "Dick" Nichols was the son of Jerry Nichols and Evelyn Stratton Nichols. He and Lucinda had the following children: Nelia R. Nichols, wife of George Washington Self, Jerry Nichols, who married Martha Cathey, Mary Eveline Nichols, wife of William Emery Self, Eliza Nichols, who married Andy Millsaps and John Houston Vance and Wesley Nichols, who married Illa Cline.
Richard and Lucinda Nichols would have been my great-great grandparents through their daughter, Mary Eveline Nichols Self.