Posted By:Gladys Owens
Subject:Re: Naillon, Nelon families of east Tenn.
Post Date:August 12, 2002 at 16:59:56
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My great grandfather, John S. Nelson was married first to Mary Gates in 1860, but she died shortly after their marriage. I suspect she was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Cox Gates, as John first appears in the 1830 Washington County, TN census and Elizabeth is in the 1840 and 1850. This is the only Gates family in Washington County, TN at this time. John Gates married Elizabeth Cox Jan 24, 1833. I have another listing of Jacob Gates who married Elizabeth Jenkins December 16, 1797 in Washington County, TN. John S. Nelson was the son of Levi and Elizabeth "Betsy" Irvin Nelson. John S. married second Lucinda "Cindy" Taylor daughter of David Taylor. Any info on these people is greatly appreciated.