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This is the result of a long, hard yet enlightening journey to learn where I came from.
I so appreciate the conversations I had with my Grandmother, Susie Reed Stevenson, along with a video tape she made before her death in 2000. Also, Baby Sister, Thank you soooo much. A little can go a long way.
I used the pieces of information I was given and started my search using Census Records. Early on in this project the first document I aquired was the death certificate for my Great-Great Grandfather. The information contained in that document was very helpful and started me on my search. From there I searched for marriage and other death records. Thank God we have a surname that was not very common during the 1800 and early 1900's.
Keep in mind that the Year Of Birth is appoximate for most. The ages listed on the Census Records were not exact.
NOTE: *** On the death certificate for Hugh Nelson, it states that his father was Harris Nelson. In my search, I have not been able to find Harris Nelson, but I have found a Robert Nelson in the Census Records who has children the same as the siblings that I know Hugh Nelson had along with a Grandson with the correct name living in his home.****
Names will be added as they are collected. I hope this project is enlightening and educational.
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