Maiden name of mother Rachel Emily [maiden name not known] Madison Nichols
1870 OR CENSUS - R. E. Nichols, age 38, b. Illinois, is enumerated with husband J. B. Nichols, age 45, occupation shoe dealer, b. Tennessee, along with J. Madison (male), age 14, b. Oregon, A. Madison (male) , age 11, b. Oregon, and E. Madison (male) , age 8, b. Oregon.
1900 OR CENSUS - Adolph Nichols, age 36, single, occupation day laborer, b. Jun 1864 in Oregon, is enumerated with his mother Rachel , age 64, widowed, mother of 2 children, b. Jul 1835 in Illinois, along with Elworth, age 38, single, b. Oregon. [There are several boarders enumerated in the household.]