Hey listen, I'm still keeping an eye out for your Mary Ann Nickles/Nichols. As of right now I don't have a match. Although, I've come across a couple more lately who are related on my end the marriages don't match.
So, my question to you is: Have you posted your inquiry on the Nichols board as of yet? If not, I would try that and to post on the Nickels (as the name was known to change several times). Hoping maybe someone will see your post and be able to help you out further.
The only thing that "grabs" my attention is the VA part (especially the spouse she has that was born in Scott Co, VA). I would think, being in the same county there would be "some" connection. Although, I've yet to find it & that doesn't always mean they are related.
Keeping in mind, that means nothing either LOL Just that I may have not found that particular Mary Nickles/Nichols as of yet on the census and other places.
Are you familiar with rootsweb.com and The USGenWeb Project? If not, what I can do is send you the links to them so maybe you can find a family tree on that Mary. Or look on the USGen Project State page of VA, County page of Scott and locate the census report for when she was alive. That would at least give you something to go from. Maybe search for her spouse first and see if that will lead you to Mary Ann Nickles/Nichols.
I have someone (a distant cousin on another side) who helps me out so much and I always want to return the favor. So, ANY help I can offer you, I will *S* At any rate, I've rambled long enough. Let me know if you need those links and I would be more than happy to send them off to you.