Hasker Nelson Jr.
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Cincinnati, OH
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Calhoun, Young, Nelson, Barksdale
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Have to find out if grandfather, IVORY or IRA YOUNG was attending Talledega School about 1885? His half-brother Henry (very light complexioned) was in school in the 1880 census. Mother, Abby Young was a 28 year-old widow in 1880 census. Family oral history says Ivory or Ira was born to Abby Calhoun and later took on his stepfather's surname. This is on my mother's side.

On my father's side, I'm back to Jerry (born in AL)& Martha Ann Barksdale-Nelson (born in MS), my gr-grandparents who was born enslaved. Jerry's in-laws were Nathan & Agnes Barksdale, which makes them my gr-gr-grandparents, born into slavery in VA. I located them on 80 acres of homesteaded land in 1870 census. Need to find parents of all but Martha Ann.

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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…


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…


Posted on April 13, 2012 at 1:53pm — 11 Comments

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At 6:22am on July 2, 2013, Leroy Shabazz said…

Greetings Mr. Nelson, I would like to ask you a few questions about your former television show. Can I meet you for a cup off coffee or tea -- or ice cream -- some day this summer??? My number is 513.225.0522

At 2:17pm on April 3, 2012, VKN said…

Hugs of LOVE to you Hasker. So glad you are here. Will work with you and the Genealogy Room of the Calhoun County Alabama Public Library to try and assist you to knock down that brickwall. Also Frazine Taylor is the volunteer archivist at Talladega and I expect she will be helpful


At 9:10pm on April 1, 2012, Vicky said…

Welcome Hasker Jr!!! Glad to see you here


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