Jonathan Nichols was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. According to records, he was born 3/28/1748,
died 3/6/1837 and was married to Rhoba Martin., who was born in 1751, no death date available for her. He served in the war as a Sergeant from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He and his family settled in the Brandy
Camp area about 1818. Their son, Dr. Jonathan Nichols was born in 1775 and was the first settled minister in Elk County, his wife being Hannah Mason. The Jonathan Nichols who served in the Revolutionary War was
buried in the Pioneer Cemetery near Brandy Camp, in Elk County. One of his descendants moved his tombstone to Wildwood Cemetery in Brockway, but no attempt was made to move his remains.