Hi Charles, I have found out his father was Hugh Nelis also and his mother was Susan Robertson, both born and died in Ireland.Father was a farmer.But that is all I have on his parents.
This is the info I have on Hugh Nelis born 1815:
Hugh Nelis, (1.Hugh1) b. 1815 in Ireland, d. February 26, 1876 in Beveridgewell,Dunfermline,Scotland, occupation Coal Miner. Hugh and Martha immigrated to Scotland about 1850.This information was found a Rootsweb, posted by a descendant,Paula Nelis Walter on 2 Sep 1998 .
He married Martha Lowrey, also known as Lowry, Laurie, Lowrie, Abt. 1845 in Ireland, b. 1823 in Ireland, d. May 8, 1878 in New Row, Dufermline, Scotland.
Children: + 3. i James J. b. 24 Sep 1849. + 4. ii Matilda b. 1852. + 5. iii Thomas J. b. 9 Dec 1856. 6. iv Hugh Nelis, b. 1856 in Holytown, Glasgow, Scotland, d. 1856 in Auchinieck, Scotland, event 15 Feb 1856 in Also shown as born in Bothwell, Lanark, Scotland, event in His mother's maiden name is also spelled Lowry. 7.vMarianne Nelis, b. 1 Nov 1860 in Carnock, Fife, Scotland. 8.vi Elizabeth Nelis, b. 26 Sep 1863 in Carnock, Fife, Scotland.
Thank you for offering to look this up for me.Actually it is for my daughter, it is her ancestors on her father's side.