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The David Jackson Nichols and Billie Joyce Helton Family

Updated January 1, 2002

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I think we came from Virgina originally, in the Bedford/Stewardville/Roanoke/Vinton area My grandfather is James Robert Nichols on dads side and Robert Albert Martin on moms side. Not much is know before granddad Nichols and nothing is known about the Martin side. My mom was Effie May Martin. Our dads mom is Ada Florence Cunningham. His sisters were/are Lorine Morman, Rubby Shelton, Hazel Hundley, Nancy Proctor

We are finally in process of running down all the information we can. Supposively were are of Irish and Cherokee desceant. We do know the Nichols name is English and Irish and have been told that james Robert Nichols mother was at least half Cherokee, but we don't know if from NC or OK. James had a sister (Rose Nichols) that lived in/around OK City Ok, we don't know if she was married or not. Our dad (Frank) was stationed at Ft Sill OK for a short period in the earily 40's, was released from active duty because of a hearing problem.

I and my wife Billie Joyce Helton have 4 children (girls) ,Sherry Lynn Boyer Denvier City Tx, Theresa Wynn Brown Turlock Ca, Tammy Sue Nichols Hobbs,NM, and Davelyn J Halloran Paris, TX. I was born in Roanoke, VA went to Andrew Lewis HS Salem Va, Billiewas born in Saltville Va and went to Northside HS Roanoke Va. I am retired from the US Army now. Our places of residence have been Roanoke/Salem Va., Columbus Ga., Junction City/Milford Ks., Arlington Va., Hobbs, NM, and Paris/Chicota Tx, Korea, Germany. Some of our relatives names are Morman,Payne,Cunningham,Martin,Dennsion,Kitts,Oakley,Farris,Sanders,Johnson,Wells,Musick,Hundley,Shelton,Proctor,Hudson,Talley,Cook(There may be some connection the explorier Henry Hudson)

Anyone providing any information about this family to us will really help .(We are not afaird of what we might find out, we just want to knowHAHA)

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