Wonder if you are still listening 9 years later. Did you find out who the parents of Thomas Nichols (d ca 1825 in Oglethorpe Co, GA, m Martha Payne 28 Oct 1798 in Bedford Co. VA) were? I have undocumented family group sheets found among my father's papers after his death showing Thomas and Nancy as the parents of my gg grandfather, Christopher Nichols (d ca 1849 in Pike Co, GA). The sheets include Nancy's family back a couple of generations but provide no information on Thomas' ancestors. Thanks for responding if you are still listenting.