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Posted: 971524800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: NELSON
Would like to correspond with anyone researching the NELSON surname in Greenville, S. C. in late 1700's and early 1800's. My Nelson came to middle Tennessee from Greenville, S. C. Please address all correspondance to John Halsel 600 Bethlehem RD. Livingston, TN. 38570

My GR. Grandmother:

Posted: 973252800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1034481299000
Surnames: Nelson, Young
My Great Grandmother, Mary Arminda Nelson, Half Cherokee Indian, Married William (Wiley) Thomas Young in Gadsden AL. Etowah Co.In 1875. Her Father was Noah J. Nelson. The Young's and Nelson's reportedly Move to AL. from Greenville Co., S.C.. They may have went through TN. and lived for a while before migrating into AL. I am looking for the parent's of William (Wiley) Thomas Young, Bn. in S.C.
Any help greatly appreciated and will gladly share what I have.
James M. Young.
Posted: 1043959446000
Classification: Query
i am a decendent of green berry nelson,we cannot find his parents.he was born 3-2-1820 in spartanburg south carolina and died in denton county texas in 8-29-1903 his wife was missouri ann forester born 12-22-1828 in spartanburg south carolina,died in denton county texas 10-28-1912.


Posted: 1084640204000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1098269605000
Surnames: Steadman, Nelson, Brannon, Belcher, McKinney, Mintz
This all the information I have on Green Berry Nelson.
I am descended from Nancy Nelson who married Bryson H. Steadman.:
The following information was sent to me by Marion Bearden Humphries of Charlotte, NC., to whom I am deeply grateful.
Sources: Family Bibles of Greenberry Nelson, Thomas Berry Nelson and George W. Nelson. These records are on file at the Henderson Co., NC Genealogy Library. submitted by Edward M. Nelson.
The Bible of Green Bury Nelson, was passed down to Laura Nelson Lyda, daughter of Thomas Berry Nelson. Record pages now held by Mrs. Quay McKinley Nelson. Original spelling has been maintained.
Green Bury Nelson and Ellen Waid was married 17 June 1858
T.B. (Thomas Bury) Nelson and Minnie McCarson married 26 May 1896
Green Bury Nelson was born 26 Nov 1830
Ellen Demaris Waid (also spelled Wade) was born 27 Dec 1838
George Washington Nelson was born 28 Aug 1859
Harriet Ann Nelson was born 6 June 1867
William Shurman Nelson was born 24 Mar 1866
Ulysses S. (Sevier) Nelson was born 21 July 1869
Charley Waid Nelson was born 2 JUly 1872
Mariah Demaris Nelson was born 17 Aug 1873
Thomas Bury Nelson was born 5 Dec 1875
Qua (Quay) McKinley Nelson born 6 Sept 1904
Roscoe Nelson borned 6 Aug 1907
Lora and Loren Nelson borned Oct 1911
Ollie Nelson Lyda borned 2 Apr 1914
Niney Leuzer Nelson borned 18 Aug 1878
Challie (Charlie) Waid Nelson died Sept 1872
Ulysses S. (Sevier) Nelson died 27 Sept 1879
Ellen D. (Wade) Nelson died 22 Mar 1917
Greenberry Nelson died 22 Dec 1924
Minnie Louise Nelson died 8 May. Sunday, Mother's Day
Thomas B. Nelson died 13 Jan 1956
Two pages of aged yellow parchment paper, kept in the Bible of Thomas Berry Nelson, but not a part of the Bible, contain the following Nelson entries:
Abraham Nelson was born May 19, 1777
Littleberry Nelson was born Oct 26, 1815
Hiram Nelson was born Jan 22, 1817
Isom Nelson was born July 1, 1918
John Nelson born July 20, 1811
Zebion Nelson born Jan 10, 1816
James Nelson born May 25, 1802
Mary Nelson born January 1, 1804
Sarah Nelson born October 2. 1805
Matty Nelson born October 1806-8
Jean Nelson born Sept. 28, 1809
Metildy Nelson born Dec 20, 1814
Melisey Nelson born Feb 28, 1818
Sarah Mahaly Nelson born Jan 10 1820
NANCY NELSON born June 17, 1821
The Bible records above have been augmented and updated in the family records presented below.
Abraham Nelson b. NC, May 19, 1777 married Elizabeth Morrow, b. Nov 27, 1789, daughter of William Morrow and Ruth Parham Morrow (See William Morrow's family record below.) Abraham Nelson resided in Spartanburg Co., until at least 1830. He then moved to (old) Buncombe Co., NC (Henderson or Rutherford Co. now).
Known Children of Abraham and Elizabeth
1. Martha Nelson b. 1806-8, md. Rev. James Blythe in Rutherford Co., NC
2. Jane Nelson, b. 1820
3. William Nelson, b. 1827
4. Greenberry Nelson, b. Nov 27, 1830; d. Dec 22, 1923 (see below)
Greenberry Nelson, b. Nov 27, 1830; d. Dec 22, 1923, md. Ellen DeMaris Wade, b. Dec 27, 1838 (from Bible record) d. Nov 15, 1926. Greenberry and Ellen md. June 17, 1858 in Henderson Co., NC.
Children of Greenberry and Ellen
1. George Washington Nelson, b. Aug 27, 1859; d. June 29, 1939 (see below)
2. Dolly Nelson, b. ca 1860 - 70, married Ben Blackwell
3. William Sherman, b. May 24, 1866; d. Sept. 27, 1879
4. Harriet Ann Nelson, b. Nov. 26, 1867; d. (see below)
5. Ulysses Nelson, b. July 21, 1869; d. Aug 8, 1884
6. Charlie Wade Nelson, b. July 2, 1872; d. July 27, 1872
7. Mirah Demaris Nelson, b. Aug 17, 1873
8. Thomas Berry Nelson, b. Dec 8, 1875; d. Jan 13,1956 (see below)
George Washington Nelson, b. Aug 27, 1859; d. June 29, 1939, married first, on Jan 9, 1881 Angeline Price, b. Aug. 17, 1869; d. July 23, 1909.
Children of George and Angeline
1. William R. Nelson, md Lila Corn on Aug 10, 1907
2. Margaret Louise Nelson, b. Feb 14, 1900; d. Jan 12, 197?, md. Robert Levi
3. Henry Joseph Nelson, b. July 1, 1892; d. June 27, 1962, md Nellie May Cox
4. Fred Nelson, infant, b and d May 6, 1912.

George Washington Nelson married second on Nov 10, 1910, Margaret Justus, b. May 5, 1875;
d. Apr 12, 1947.
Child of George and Margaret
1. Ruth Nelson, infant, b. Oct 14, 191?; d. October 26, 14
Harriet Ann Nelson, b. Nov 26, 1867, md John Steven Fore, son of Manson Fore and Elizabeth Capps
Children of Harriet Ann and John Steven Fore
1. Joseph Arthur Fore, b. June 4, 1884; d. Feb 26, 1941, md Mary McCarson
2. Manson Foe, b. Aug 1885, md. Bell McCrary
3. Louis (Lewis) Fore, b. June 1888; d. 1904, age 16 from accidental gunshot wounds
4. Ellen E. Fore, b. Jay 1892, md. Will Warlick
5. Mary Othenia Fore, b. March 16, 1895, md. David 'Brosky' Holbert
6. Louella Fore, b. abt. 1897, md. Curtis McClure
7. Arthur L. Fore 4. 1899
Thomas Berry Nelson, b. Dec 8, 1875; d. Jan 13, 1956, md Minnie Louise McCarson, b. Aug 18, 1878;
d. May 7, 1927, dtr of Rev. J.L. McCarson.
Children of Thomas and Minnie
1. Laura Othinia Nelson, b. April 5, 1896; d. Oct 30, 1973, md. Mr. Lyda.
2. Ulysses Leonard Nelson, b. Sept 3, 1900; d. Oct. 12, 1975, md Rosa Lee McCarson on May 7, 1922.
3. Quay McKinley Nelson, b. 1904; d. 1977, md Gladys C. ??, b. 1909
4. Claude Nelson
5. Lora Nelson, b. Oct, 1911
6. Loren Nelson b. Oct. 1911 (twin to Lora)
7. Ollie Nelson, b. Apr 2, 1914
8. Roscoe Nelson, b. Aug 6, 1907

Re: My GR. Grandmother:

Posted: 1098156323000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1160693437000
Surnames: Nelson, ect
I am researching my Nelson's who lived in Gadsden (then Alabama City, Al ) in Etowah County, Alabama.
The one's I have found so far were not there until 1900's but there may have been other relations there before.

Currently I am looking at Nancy Caroline Nelson who was married to Allen R. Nelson. Allen had at least 2 other marriages as well, one other was Seleda/Salita Daniels.

Some of my info is at the below links
I had heard we were connected to the Young surname, I am looking for proof

Please email when you get the chance.

Nelson, Mckee,Bright,Cochran,Withnall,Irwin,Mooney & More

My Nelson search:


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