James Wiley Nichols b. abt Jun 1850, Boone County, IN is the nephew of Henry Wyley/Wiley Nichols.Henry Wiley Nichols is the brother of Oliver H. Nichols (my direct ancestor), who is the father of James Wiley Nichols.
Father of Henry Wiley Nichols and Oliver H. Nichols is Henry Nichols, b. 1798 (VA or OH), d. 1870 (Boone Co, IN).Mother is Martha Sims, b. 4 Feb 1799, Cocke, TN, died around 1893-5 in Boone Co.The Sims family is well documented.On the Nichols line, I don't go further back than Henry Nichols at this time.
The Wiley name comes up frequently as a middle name in this family, I thought that maybe it was a maiden name of a maternal line, but I haven't found the link yet.
I'm currently working on this Nichols line and would like to compare notes if you would like to do that.