Nichols, John an American missionary to India, was born at Antrim, N. H., June 20, 1790; graduated at Dartmouth College in 1813. Two years before, during a revival of religion in college, his mind; became permanently affected with religious truth. He yielded his heart to Christ, and on being convinced that it was his duty to serve him in the Gospel, entered the theological seminary at Andover in Oct., 1813. He was ordained at Boston, with the missionaries Swift, Graves, Parsons, and Buttrick, Aug. 2, 1817. He sailed for Bombay with his wife Sept. 5, 1817, and arrived Feb. 23, 1818. After toiling in his benevolent work nearly seven years, he died of a fever at Bombay Dec. 10,1824. See Memoirs of American Missionaries, s.v.