Your suggestions are appreciated. The information on John R. and "Betsey" as to births and deaths are from tombstones in East Texas...in Upshur county area. I have checked on land claims in the Republic Land Claims Records: Name Mentioned Type Claim Number Claimant Name Reel First Last Taylor, John R. PD 371 Nelson, William 176 474 484 Taylor, John R. PD 474 Long, W. D. 169 150 152
As you see, there is some sort of transaction with a William Nelson, thus the query as to him being related to "Betsey".
However, I will take your other suggestions about posting for info in the county website and follow-up on Nacogdoches records. Thanks for your time and information. Rhonda