1. JOHN NELSON was born Abt. 1795 in South Carolina, and died Bet. 1860 - 1870. He married SARAH Y. ?. She was born Abt. 1796 in South Carolina, and died Aft. 1880.
Notes for JOHN NELSON:
1850 Montgomery Co., AL census; Dist. 2; p. 165B; HH 206/206:
John Nelson, age 55, farmer, b. GA
Sarah Y., age 54, b. SC
John B. SPEAR, age 9, b. AL
1860 Montgomery Co., AL census; Dist. 2; Ramah P.O.; p. 122; HH 923/878:
John Nelson, age 65, farmer, b. SC
Sarah, age 64, b. SC
John SPEAR, age 21, b. AL
1870 Pike Co., AL census; Briar Hill P.O.; p. 428A; HH 118/118:
William GAMBLE, age 28, farmer, b. AL
Sarah NELSON, age 73, b. SC
Mary A. SPIER, age 13, b. AL
In 1880 Sarah is living with her dau. and son-in-law, William C. & Elizabeth Hays.
In the 1830 Montgomery Co., AL census there are only 2 Nelson's that could possibly be Elizabeth's father: Robert and John. There is no Robert in 1850 at all, could he have moved or died, could he be John's father or Elizabeth's brother? Elizabeth named her first son John and her third son Robert.
Child of JOHN NELSON and SARAH ? is:
2. i. ELIZABETH C. NELSON (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1816 in North Carolina. She married WILLIAM C. HAYS March 24, 1837 in Montgomery Co., AL, son of WILLIAM HAYS and MARY ?. He was born March 13, 1814 in Columbus Co., NC, and died January 03, 1878 in Alabama.
Please see my Hays Home Page for Elizabeth's descendants