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Abraham Nichols (c. 1771-1829) was a New Englander who came to Savannah at the turn of the 19th century. He was a mariner who began sailing from this port. He eventually settled in Savannah and became a leading citizen.· He was at various times Harbor Master, Port Warden, and Commissioner of Pilotage for the port of Savannah. He was a merchant in the city dealing in ship supplies, and eventually married a woman from the local area. He was involved in the defense of Savannah during the War of 1812. Nichols became a valuable part of the community, well respected by many of the cities' top citizens. He was a civic minded individual who added much to the cities' history.

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Abraham Nichols: The Savannah Years