Nichols, Ichabod, Dd
Nichols, Ichabod, D.D., a Congregational minister of some note, was born at Portsmouth, N. H., July 5,1784. He was educated at Harvard University, class of 1802; then studied theology at Salem; and from 1805 to 1809 taught in his alma mater in the mathematical department. January 7, 1809, he was made associate pastor, with the Rev. Dr. Deane, of the First Congregational Church, Portland, and after his colleague's decease became sole pastor, continuing so until 1855, when he was given the assistance of a colleague. He then made Cambridge his residence, only attending to his pastoral obligations as his health would permit. He died Jan. 2, 1859. He was for many years vicepresident of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 'In his theology he was a Unitarian of the conservative school. He published in 1830 a work on Natural Theology, containing some original views and illustrations; and he left a work nearly ready for the press entitled Hours with the Evangelists (Boston, 185964, 2 vols. 8vo), which embraces an argument for the Christian revelations and miracles, directed mainly against the Straussian theory, and a series of "critical and philosophical comments'
on the principal epoch of the life of Jesus. A volume entitled Remembered Words from the Sermons of the Rev. Nichols appeared in Boston in 1860.