After looking at the 1860 census Newton Co, MO I realized you meant your grandfather was the same name in the subject box -- George Washington Nelson. I would hazard a guess from ages of Washington Lumbley and Elizabeth, they might be grandparents of the Nelson chidren. Washington Lumbley does not show up on the 1850 census in Newton Co, I would suggest you look for him on the 1850 census, then check out Nelsons in that county, see if any young couple has a son George age 2 yrs.
I find it strange on that 1860 census Washington does not own land, but what appears to be his 21 year old daughter Ann has land worth $600. You might check out land records in Newton Co, MO, see who named Lumbley bought and sold land in that county. I love land records, you never know what will show up on them.
Did Washington own land in Guadalupe Co, TX? If so, you might check land and probate records, see who shows up as his heirs. If the Nelson children are his grandchildren, they would inherit their mother's share of Washington's estate.
Do you know when and where George died? A copy of his death certificate should how the names of his parents, including his mother's maiden name, if the informant had that information.
Happy Hunting (^_^)
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