I have been searching through the old microfilm at the Shasta County Library recently and if I remember correctly there are a Nelson and Gleason family living in Cottonwood. The Shasta Courier had two articles on them. I am going there tomorrow and I will back track my steps and let you know. I notice that I may have a possible Gleason connection in my family too. I don't have the documentation in front of me but the line is through my great, great, great, great uncle Thomas Burton Smith. A descendant of his married a Gleason. Does this family ring a bell?