My GGGgrandmother was Elizabeth "Betsey" H. Nelson b. 29 Mar. 1815 in Tenn. d. 17 July 1900 in Upshur Co., Texas. My GGGgrandfather was John R. Taylor b. 28 Feb 1805/7 in ??? d. 8 Nov 1854 in Texas. They were married in Nacogdoches, Texas 14 Oct. 1836/7.
Am uncertain as to parents of either one of these, but it has been suggested that Elizabeth's father's name might have been William...as I believe there was a William Nelson in the vicinity of Nacogdoches in the 1836/37 timeframe... It has been suggested that Thomas B. Taylor was the father of my John R., however other findings (land holdings and purchases which indicate that Thomas DIDN'T come to Texas until years after John R.)indicate that "family stories" are not necessarily valid. So, I would be interested in information pertaining to the origins of John R. as well as those of the elusive Elizabeth "Betsey" H.