The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 731, White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"WILLIAM B. NICOLES was born in Highland County, Ohio, September 14, 1816, and is one of the nine children of SAMUEL and SUSANNAH (NOEL) NICOLES, only four of whom are living - DAVID, LOVICY, WILLIAM and MARIA. The father died when our subject was but seven years old. At the age of fifteen, the latter began to learn tailoring, which he followed until 1854. At the age of twenty, he moved to Miami County, Indiana where he resided until 1853; he then went to Jasper County (Indiana), and remained two years; in the spring of 1856, he came to Medarysville and began clerking for ENOCH S. BREWER; three years later, he went to farming, which has since been his chief occupation. In 1869, he was appointed Postmaster of Medarysville, which position he still holds. He was married, September 9, 1837, to NANCY P. GRAHAM, who has borne him nine children - MILTON, ALSTON, WALTER, KETURAH, WILLIAM, EMMA, FRANK, PULASKI and SAMUEL. Of these, MILTON, KETURAH, WILLIAM, EMMA and PULASKI are dead. MR. NICOLES became a Freemason in 1842, and he is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church."