Hasker Nelson Jr.
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Hasker Nelson Jr. left a comment for Robert Shropshire
"Robert, I've been a member for some months,now. Thanks, HN"
Nov 9, 2012
Nadia K. Orton commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.  It reminds me of how we found some of our "Ortons" in Tidewater.  Beautiful post, and congratulations on connecting with family during your search."
May 29, 2012
VKN commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post AUNT IRENE AND HER SCHOOL IN THE DIRT
"Thanx to you for sharing Aunt Irene with the rest of us, Hasker! Its good to know her."
Apr 23, 2012
Hasker Nelson Jr. posted a status
"A note to thank all the members who rendered so much positive feedback on the story, "In Search Of My Grandfather's Grave.""
Apr 16, 2012
Barnetta McGhee White commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"I know the feelings well!  How great it is to make that connection."
Apr 15, 2012
Georgia Walker-Adams commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"Thank you for sharing this story. I had a similar experience searching for, locating, and phtographing the gravesite of one of my dad's sisters in El Cerrito, California. It wasn't raining that day but the slope of the grounds later caused…"
Apr 15, 2012
Art Thomas commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"Hasker,  It is great seeing you again thru your words!!  Wonderful writing of a memorable and unforgettable experience.  Thanks for sharing and take care. "
Apr 15, 2012
Alva H. Griffith commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"This is just beautiful, Hasker.  Thanks so much for sharing."
Apr 15, 2012
Beverly J Gray commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"Amazing, Hasker, thanks for sharing.  "
Apr 14, 2012
Sharon Sutton commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"Enjoyed reading your story of finding your grandfather's resting place. My zeal for genealogy started with looking with my mother for her mom's and grandmother's cemetery. We did not find on the first trip , it was across the street…"
Apr 14, 2012
Gina commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"Thanks for sharing such a beautiful story.  Congrats on your findings."
Apr 14, 2012
VKN commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"Hasker your writing is beautiful and your memories are sharp. The pictures you paint are vivid. Thanx for sharing."
Apr 14, 2012
Hasker Nelson Jr. commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"Thank you for taking the time to read it. I haven't traced any of my NELSON's to Alabama yet. On my mother's side, I got Alabama connections."
Apr 13, 2012
Patricia 'Pat' Armstrong Watkins commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s blog post IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE
"Thanks for sharing this beautiful story... One of my paternal Great-Grandmothers was a Nelson, Phillis Nelson Armstrong of Pollard, Escambia County Alabama."
Apr 13, 2012
Hasker Nelson Jr. commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s photo
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My Immediate Ancestors

"Thanks for reading the story. I re-read it myself and found a bushel of typos which I've just attempted to correct."
Apr 13, 2012
VKN commented on Hasker Nelson Jr.'s photo
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"I recall your sharing some of this history in early years, Hasker. Glad to be refreshed. There are so many stories to share of family richness."
Apr 13, 2012

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City/State
Cincinnati, OH
Website address
http://www.facebook.com/hasker.nelson
Surnames I am searching
Calhoun, Young, Nelson, Barksdale
My BrickWall
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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AUNT IRENE AND HER SCHOOL IN THE DIRT

 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…

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Posted on April 16, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

MY IMMEDIATE ANCESTORS

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…

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Posted on April 13, 2012 at 6:29pm

IN SEARCH OF MY GRANDFATHER'S GRAVE

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…

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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

WELCOME!

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

Welcome Hasker Jr!!! Glad to see you here

 
 
 

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