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The woman, on the left, was the second of 20 children of Rev. Ira and Sallie Young, my maternal grandparents. I knew Aunt Irene well after she and grandmother came North in the late 1940's to live. On 8/30/98 while researching family history at Cincinnati's public library, I was surprised by something…Continue
Posted on April 16, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment
The couple in the center are my parents, Hasker Nelson Sr. and Irma Lee Young-Nelson. The two people on the left end are my father's mother and father, Mary Anne Trotter-Nelson and Coleman Nelson. On the right end are my mother's parents, Rev. Ira and Sallie Combest-Young.
I knew both my…
Posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:29pm
A re-connecting with ancestors moment occurred in 1999, when I found the rural Mississippi cemetery where my paternal grandfather, Coleman Nelson is buried.
Family oral history had always said Coleman Nelson was buried in 1920 in County Line Cemetery in Jasper County, Mississippi. His daughter and my aunt Christine, in re-telling the story, shortly before she passed in 1998, used the term “County Line Baptist Church Cemetery.” That was the first…Continue
Posted on April 13, 2012 at 1:53pm — 11 Comments