I have just found out that the State Nickell or Nichols I was wondering about was my great great great grandfather. I was only curios about him because it was an unusual name. I believe State Nichols was the Stanton Nichols from Morgan County Kentucky. They both had a son Jackson Nichols born about the same time and there are other children with the same name. If you ever see anything on State or Stanton Nickell/Nichols please let me know. If I can ever be of help to you let me know.