Member Biography

Jeremiah Nichols 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1861       1 Republican
1862       1 Republican
1863       1 Republican
1864       1 Republican
1865       1 Republican
1866       1 Republican

COUNTIES: Philadelphia  


05/06/1824 - 08/12/1869

Jeremiah Nichols (R1) Philadelphia County 1861-1864 (R1) Philadelphia (Part) County 1865-1866

Early Life:

Jeremiah Nichols, born May 6, 1824; married, Amelia Greiner Nichols, (d.1864), son, Alexander Nichols; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1861-1866; died, August 12, 1869 (aged 45); interment, Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1st district, Philadelphia County, 1861-1864; Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1st district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1865-1866.


George W. Childs Elementary School is a K-8 school located in the Point Breeze neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is part of the School District of Philadelphia, and the historic building it occupies previously housed the Jeremiah Nichols School and Norris S. Barratt Junior High School.

The current school building was built in stages. The first build­ing was designed by Henry de­Courcy Richards in 1908. An expansion was built in 1926-1927 and was designed by Irwin T. Catharine. The Richards building is a three story, three bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Late Gothic Revival-style. The Catharine build­ing is a four-story, seven bay, brick building on a raised basement in the Art Deco-style.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. In 2010, the previous Childs school building was closed, and students were moved to the current location. In 2013 Walter G. Smith Elementary School closed, with students redirected to Childs. Therefore, by December of that year the student body num­bered 800.

Established by an act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, Mount Moriah Cemetery Association of Philadelphia, incorporated, March 27, 1855, (1857 (1855) P.L. 729, No.732).

Act of February 17, 1865 (1865 P.L.172, No.163), ceded at least some portion of the Mount Moriah Cemetery to the Federal Government.

Mount Moriah Cemetery closed its gates in April 2011 and had no owner when the last member of the board of directors died. The Orphans Court of Philadelphia granted the Mount Moriah Cemetery Preservation Corporation, a receivership in 2014.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members N"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Evening Telegraph (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) · Thursday, August 12, 1869 · Page 4.

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) · Friday, August 13, 1869 · Page 2.

Scharf, John Thomas (1884). History of Philadelphia, 1609–1884. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co. p. 2360. Retrieved 23 August 2019. moriah.

History of Philadelphia, 1609-1884 : Scharf, J. Thomas (John Thomas), 1843-1898 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

History and notable burials Mount Moriah Cemetery (Philadelphia) - Wikipedia

Jeremiah Nichols (1824-1869) - Find a Grave Memorial