I dont have much to help but found this:
History of Monroe County Wisconsin 1912
page 764 (Bio of Thomas R. King)
Henry Nichols, the maternal grandfather of Mr. King, left the Empire state and came to Wisconsin early in 1854, and also entered a government claim of 160 acres, and later added to this claim additional land by purchase, which he owned at the time of his death about twenty-five years ago. His wife, the maternal grandmother of our subject, was Mary O. Stearns, who is still living at the age of eight-one years, and her superior qualities of mind and heart attract to her the admiration of her many friends.
Thomas H. King was the son of George E. and Helen E. (Nichols) King. There is more info on Nichols if you want me to transcribe and send. Will check my other Monroe Co books as well.