William Nichol (mayor)
|Born||February 12, 1800|
Abingdon, Virginia, U.S.
|Died||November 23, 1878|
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Resting place||Mount Olivet Cemetery|
|Occupation||Banker, planter, politician|
Eleanor (Ryburn) Nichol.
He was born on February 12, 1800 in Abingdon, Virginia. His father was Josiah Nichol, an immigrant from Ireland, and his mother, Eleanor (Ryburn) Nichol. They moved to Nashville when he was still a young boy.
He married Julia Margaret Lytle on 6 October 1825. His father-in-law, William Lytle, was a wealthy landowner who had served as Captain in the American Revolutionary War. They had four sons, Josiah II, William Lytle, Charles Alexander James Edgar and Harry D., and six daughters, Eleanor Ryburn, Margaret, Ann Lytle, Julia, Jane F. and Lizzie B. Nichol. They resided at Belair, a historic mansion in Nashville from 1835 to his death.
- Friends of Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County, TN
- William S. Speer, Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans: Biographies and Records of Many of the Families Who Have Attained Prominence in Tennessee, Genealogical Publishing Com, 2010, pp. 277-278 
- James A. Hoobler, A Guide to Historic Nashville, Tennessee, The History Press, 2008, p. 26 
- Nashville Library
- Mrs. Percy Sharpe's Funeral Held Today
John Patton Erwin
| Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee