The Nichols family was a prominent New England family. This archive focuses specifically on two brothers: George Granville
Nichols and Smith Woodward Nichols, Jr.
Smith Woodward Nichols (1809-1881), was a prosperous Boston builder and prominent Freemason. In the late 1850s, he moved to
Melrose (now part of Greater Boston). His wife, Emeline Pope Nichols (1812-1893), was a daughter of a Maine master mariner
and granddaughter of Major Isaac Pope, a Revolutionary War veteran. The couple had ten children, including George Granville
and Smith Woodward, Jr.
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