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RICHARD NELSON & ST.HELENA BARRETT - FROM JACKSON PARISH, LOUISIANA -TO- NACOGDOCHES CO., TEXAS

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JOHN TOLBERT NELSON

John Tolbert Nelson born 2-24-1854 Louisiana died 9-10-1945 Polk Co., Tx. married 8-19-1886 Nacogdoches Co., Tx. to Missouri Owens born 7-28-1867 died 2-3-1924 Nacogdoches Co., Tx., daughter of Malachai and Amelia Catherine Weeks Owens.  They are both buried in the Fenton Cemetery in Nacogdoches Co., Tx.
 
They were the parents of five (5) children:  William Robert "Will", Beatrice "Bea", Mary Magdelena "Lena", John Arthur, and Leola Nelson

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John Tolbert Nelson

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Mary Magdelena "Lena" Nelson

Mary Magdelena "Lena" Nelson born 1-26-1889 Nacogdoches Co., Tx. died 12-21-1962 LaPorte, Tx.  married 9-1-1904 to John Wesley Rankin born 9-24-1881 DeWitt Co., Tx. died 7-20-1947 LaPorte Co., Tx.

They were the parents of six (6) children:  Addie Mae, Earl Wesley, James Alexander "Duke", Willie, Earnest, and Elmer Rankin.

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Beatrice "Bea" Nelson

Beatrice "Bea" Nelson born 4-17-1888 died 9-20-1917 married Jesse Long.
 
They were the parents of four (4) children: Edgar "Pat" Long, Luther, Leonard, and Leon Long

 
 
 
John Arthur Nelson born 10-12-1896 Nacogdoches Co., Tx. died 2-5-1950 Polk Co., Tx.   He married Mertie Channel born 12-1-1899  and died 4-4-1957, Mertie Channel is the daughter of Stonewall and Lula Barnhart Channel and grandaughter of Didie Ann (LNU) Channel.  Both are buried in the Peebles Cemetery in Livingston, Tx.
 
There children are:  Clarence, Gaston "Monk", Verna, Esther, Lester (twins), Ben, Lucille, Irene, Otha Lee, Edgar and Lillie Nelson
 
 
 

William Robert "Will" Nelson born November, 1887 died 1957.  He married Maggie Wilkinson born 1888 and died 1953.
 
They had 7 known children:  Jewell, Lois Pauline, Ruby, Aerial Guy "Jack", Lorene, Curtis, and Emmett Nelson

Leola Nelson born 7-6-1899 Winneywood, Ok. died 3-15-1942.  She married Mayfield Barnhart born 10-3-1893 and died 12-7-1964.  They are both buried in the Fenton Cemetery in Cushing, Texas.
 
Their children are:  Leela Barnhart and J.B. Barnhart