Hi, Sam, looks like I found you and your ancestry back through Daniel Boone NICKELL b.1847 (= 2)Mary Ellen ____). If there's anything else please let me know.There were at least 2 surname changes to NICKLES that I know of. One of those is confusing because the KY DI shows NICKELS and the SS DI shows NICKELL; that would be John H. NICKELL (=Kansas WILSON). But occasionally that's the way of genealogy records. He filled out his SS application but an informant (relative or friend) gave his name to a clerk for the KY death certificate that's used for the KY DI.