I am Michael Failla from Seattle. My father is Sam Failla of Michigan. My grandparents were Tony Failla who was the son of Aspanu (Nocolo's brother) and Maria Moreale.
My grandfather married his 2nd cousin Caterina Failla who was the daughter of Eleanora Buttacavole who was the daughter of Caterina Failla (sister of Nicolo) and Pietro Buttacavole.Great grandmother Eleanor later married her first cousin Francesco Failla who was the son of Giovanni Failla who was the brother of your Grandpa Nicolo.Being that you are from Texas I'm sure you must be in touch with cousin Frank Failla who has compiled a book of the family history. In what you have found out have you ever heard anything about whatever happened to my great grandfather Aspanu? He left his family in Sicily and came to the US and never contacted them again. My grandfather came over as a boy of 14 looking for his father and never found him. Until his dying day he was always trying to find out.