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Myers - Nelson Family Tree

Welcome!

This Site was Created on 
~ September 5, 2006 ~
By: Jamie Dawn (Nelson-Russell) Paul
Dedicated to the memories of our Beloved Aunt
Mary Irene Nelson
{Grand Daughter of William Perry & Mary Elizabeth [Westerblo-Mattson] Myers}
Sept 26, 1907 - March 15, 1995 

MARY IRENE NELSON
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Celebrating her 80th Birthday ~ September 26, 1987

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~*~  A SPECIAL HELLO to OUR AREA 5th GRADERS!   ~*~
I hope you have as much fun researching Mercer County History as I've had & will continue to have!  Anyone who needs help just send me an email & I'll do my best to give you the infornation you are looking for or help point you in the right direction.  Don't forget to go to the website listed below & look up your families SURNAMES (last name)....><> TTFN ~ Best Wishes <>< 
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2011 MYERS - NELSON FAMILY REUNION WAS A BLAST! THANKS FOR ATTENDING!

REUNION OCT 22, 2011
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Carl Nelson's Clan

MAKING WONDERFUL MEMORIES
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getting to know each other...

LAST DAY @ SHADY LAKES
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New Found Family ~ Maggie, Doug & Me

I LOVE MY FAMILY!
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Doug, Me, Becky & Deborah

NEW FOUND FAMILY, VISIT FROM NEW YORK!
Spent a AMAZING three days getting to know each other and traveling around Mercer County! We have some wonderful cousins, so glad you traveled to Illinois to meet your long lost family! Our time together went way to fast!
I will truely MISS YOU ~*~ Until we meet again....
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REMEMBERING LOST LOVED ONES
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~ IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY MOTHER ~
CAROLYN "WEEZY" RUSSELL
Mom left us on Christmas Eve to spend her 1st Christmas with dad in 13 years.... May they rest in peace together 4-ever.
We Love & MISS You Mom & Dad.

Carolyn Louise (Nelson) Russell
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May 27, 1943 - Dec 24, 2012

Mary (Compas) Nelson
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10/10/1910 - 7/18/2011

A LIFE REMEMBERED
Mary (Compas) Nelson
Previously Married to Edward Ellis Nelson
on November 7, 1935 
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     Aunt Mary passed away on Monday July 18, 2011 at the age of 100. She will be greatly missed by everyone.... our toughts and prayers go out to her sisters, children, and many grand children, great grand children and great great grand children! Her warm and loving spirit will never be forgotten by the many lives she touched!
 

Gerald Dean Nelson JR ~ Gone but never forgotten!
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4/14/1969 - 3/27/2011

 
 
REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DEAN!
Our family suffered a great loss when Gerald Dean Nelson, JR age 41 passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011. Words can not express what my heart is feeling. Chance made us cousin's but Hearts made us friends.... Our lives will truely never be the same with out our Dean! Until we meet again in Heaven, may you rest in peace with the Angels.......
 
 

 
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INFORMATION FOR THIS WEBSITE WAS OBTAINED FROM MANY PLACES ~ References Include: 

*The Website by Cousins Nadine Holder & Jill Martin "Life Along the Mississppi River in the 1800's";  Mercer County Cemetery Records;  Findagrave.com; History of Mercer County, 1882; Mercer County Historical Society & Essley-Noble Museum;  Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois, 1903; as well as Family History from Mannon Descendant Don Sievers and from the Nels Nelson Family Bible; old News Paper Clippings, and stories/items/articles saved by Aunt Irene.

2011 - added information obtained by our New York Cousin Rebecca (Myers) Quinn, Myheritage.com and Ancestry.com.

2013 - adding new info from another new found cousin! {A grt, grt grandson of Levi & Rosetta [Prentiss] Myers}

* You can read much more about our Family and several other Mercer County Families at the AWESOME Mercer County website, put together by cousins Nadine Holder & Jill Martin:  

Life Along the Mississippi River in the 1800's
( http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~mygermanfamilies/index.html )

 

ATTENTION VIEWER:
  • MORE info can be found on all UNDERLINED SURNAMES on THIS SITE at NADINE & JILL'S MERCER COUNTY WEBSITE. 
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  • If you can CLICK on PHOTO'S in this website ~ THEY WILL be linked to another  website with CORRESPONDING info OR to another page in THIS website OR NADINE & JILL'S WEBSITE
  • All BLACK TEXT  is info I've either obtained from IRENE's records OR used more than one resource and put it into my own words.  Black Text also may ask for YOUR HELP figuring out a family mystery or ID a photo.
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  • PLEASE NOTE:  I have found differences in some of the information EX: Spellings of Names, Different Middle Names or Initials, Birth Dates, Places of Births/Origin, Dates of Marriages and Deaths, ECT.  But I left each one as I found them because you never know which is right and it MIGHT be these differences that help find the answers to other questions!
  • MANNON FAMILY HISTORY in IN RED TYPE. THIS INFO ADDED SEPT. 2008 was PASSED ONTO ME BY Don Severs a descendant of John Hartford Mannon www.donsevers.com
    BE SURE TO CHECK OUT ALL HIS PICS YOU'LL BE AMAZED!
    http://donsevers.sugarsync.com/albums
  • ALL BROWN TEXT on THIS WEBSITE is INFORMATION found at &/OR COPIED FROM JILL & NADINE'S WEBSITE ~ I'VE TRIED TO WADE THROUGH ALL THE INFO THEY HAVE ON MERCER COUNTY AND JUST PULL OUT INFO ABOUT OUR FAMILY TO MAKE YOUR SEARCHING FOR FAMILY RECORDS A LITTLE EASIER!
  • THANK YOU to JILL n NADINE FOR ALL YOUR HELP & INSPIRATION! I'm sure All who visit your site appreciate the time you've put into the research, as well as the hard work and effort you've put into putting it together! {Sadly Jill Martin passed away on April 11, 2009}
  • * Nadine once told me she had to laugh the first time she visited this site and read my comment about completing the site.  As I've gotten more involved with geneology I've learned more and more what she meant..... Genealogy is a never ending treasure hunt and in all reality can never be completely finished!

MORE SPECIAL NOTES TO the READER:

  •  PLEASE NOTE: As you browse you may notice that I refer to Col Andrew Myers (and other Ancestors) on this website as "My" Great,Great,Great Grandfather (or MY relatives).  I wrote it this way to help readers (other family members) relate to OUR ancestors by generations.  Naturally he is the Grandfather of our whole Clan.  I don't mean any disrespect to anyone, it's just easier for me to keep track of generations if I explain it this way.
  • Generation Example: I am a sixth generation granddaughter.  My Family Line: 1st) Col Andrew Myers, 2nd) William Perry Myers, 3rd) Mary Ora [Myers] Nelson,  4th) Carl Nelson  5th) his daughter Carolyn [Nelson] Russell,  & 6th) {My generation} Jamie Dawn [Nelson-Russell] Paul,  7th) My kids,  8th) My Cousins Grand Kids* 
  • NOTE:  Each family member mentioned in this generation  example had siblings. 
  • As I Build this website and lay out our family tree for you, I will try to explain each family branch in more detail throughout the website.
  • I will stop at my Grandpa Carl's generation because none of his siblings are with us any longer.  I may talk about younger generations, but trying to keep our private lives private (and for internet safety) I will not mention any other family by their full names.  With the exception of the above example because I am obviuosly still alive.
  • Also, you'll notice that current photo's are posted on the Family Reunion page with captions ~ BUT no names will be used with the pictures. {Unless I have special permission}
  • I THANK everyone for your cooperation & understanding. 
  • GOD BLESS & Please Enjoy!

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OUR FAMILY THEN...FIRST Generation, Early Settlers
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Col Andrew Myers pictured in partial uniform with Wife Mary (Lloyd) Myers

 FIRST GENERATION TO SETTLE IN MERCER COUNTY

You'll find family history, photos, stories, Facts about FAMOUS Family and MUCH more through out this website. Starting with Col Andrew Myers Family who was the first Generation of the Myers - Nelson clan to settle in New Boston, to present......

OUR FAMILY NOW.....EIGHT Generations & growing!
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2003 FAMILY REUNION~ Come & Get It ~ Food * Family * Fun!

You'll also find current photo's of Family Reunions and so MUCH more! Have FUN surfin our family history & enjoy.....

YOU ALL COME BACK NOW ~ YA HEAR!
Thanks for dropping by and taking a look at our family history & photos.  I am so pleased to be able to share the exciting history of our ancestors. I'm looking for more history, photo's and stories to share! IF you can help me out.....
 
PLEASE contact me with any comments, info & reactions @ email address listed below Check back often as I plan to add new info as I continue to research our genealogy and record it for my book.
God Bless & Take Care.....

 
I'M LOOKING FOR ALL HISTORY AVAILABLE
If You Have family info, photo's, ideas to share PLEASE be sure to contact me.....our family history will not be complete until you contact me!
OR find me on FACEBOOK ~ Jamie Dawn (Nelson-Russell) Paul
 
* CHECK BACK OFTEN
~ SITE WILL REMAIN UNDER CONSTRUCTION ~ 
CHANGES WILL BE MADE OVER THE YEARS AS RESEARCH CONTINUES & OUR FAMILY GROWS*