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Surnames: Nichols, Madden, Cafarelli
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I'm researching my husband's family history (Cafarelli/Madden) and discovered that
his third ggrandfather was George Nichols from Franklin.
George and his wife Sarah (b. 1818, last name unknown) immigrated from Ireland. Sarah
lived in Franklin (except for a short time in Walton) from about 1850 to 1910, living into
her 90s; George appears on the 1850 census, but on no later censuses. I'm still
searching for other records.
They had at least two children: George S. Nichols and Sophia Elizabeth or Eliza Sophia
Nichols, who was born in New York around January 1843. In 1862, Sophia married Robert
MADDEN, who had immigrated from Ireland around 1856. Their son George N. Madden was born
in New York in January 1863 and married Mary (last name unknown), who was from New Jersey,
around 1889. They had four children, all born in New Jersey, but continued to visit family
regularly in Delaware County: Catherine B. Madden (b. July 1890), who married Daniel
O'Hare; Robert William Madden (b. Dec. 1891), who married Helen Flaherty; Mary
Elizabeth Madden (b. April 1894); and Sophia Agnes Madden (b. Jan. 1896), who married
Nicholas John CAFARELLI, an attorney. Sophia and Nicholas are my husband's
I'm interested in any further information on the family, as well as in making
connections with other descendants. I've found numerous Nichols family members on the
Delaware County genealogy website and am also interested to know whether all the Nichols
are known to be related or not. Thank you!
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