It appears that Nellie Mae's maiden name was Adams. In the 1910 census Columbia County one Nellie Adams age 14 is living with her grandmother Fanny Murphy. Her brother George age 13 also in the household. In 1900 census Frances Murphy is in Columbia County a widow age 47 born Georgia. In her household is Nellie M. Adams age 5 born Arkansas and George Adams age 3 born Louisiana. Relationship to head of household is listed as granddaughter and grandson. Father of the 2 is shown born Louisiana.