|David Thomas Nichols was a worthy descendant of worthy ancestors and|
like them in his day and generation lived a useful and honored life.
This account of those who went before him has been collected and transcribed into
this book that his children might have the pleasure of knowing from what good stock they came.
Also as a slight token of the compiler's appreciation of past kindness.
To his memory is this record most respectfully dedicated by:
Source: Lewis J Crary
Family Genealogical Book Chicago, Illinois 1905