33. iii William Alexander Nuchols b. 13 Nov 1879.

iv James Thomas Nuchols b. 9 Mar 1881, in Blount County, Tennessee. He died 10 Aug 1886 in Blount County, Tennessee and was buried in Piney Level Baptist Church Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee.

v Lula F. Nuchols, b. 9 Sep 1885 in Blount County, Tennessee. She died 2 Jan 1886 in Blount County, Tennessee, and was buried in Piney Level Baptist Church Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee. .

vi Cora Caroline Nuchols b. 27 May 1888 in Blount County, Tennessee, She died 4 Dec 1958, in Blount County, Tennessee and was buried in Clark's Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee. She married 29 Nov 1919, in Blount County, Tennessee, Horace A. Kidd. He was born 3 Jul 1883 in Blount County, Tennessee. He died 17 Aug 1972 in Blount County, Tennessee and was buried in Clark's Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee

34. vii Dora Hettie Ann Nuchols b. 25 Jul 1891.







viii Lossie Agnes Nuchols b. 22 Jun 1896 in Blount County, Tennessee. She died 14 May 1972 in Blount County, Tennessee and was buried in Clark's Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee. She married Jasper J. Mitchell, (son of Franklin P. Mitchell and Caldonia D. (Callie) (Mitchell)). He was born 9 Mar 1895 in Blount County, Tennessee, and died 10 Sep 1949 in Blount County, Tennessee. He was buried in Clark's Grove Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee.

From a 1925 Maryville, Daily Times, came the following:

    Misses Florence, Grace and May Buckner were guests at a party Tuesday evening, given by Miss Agnes Nuchols near Maryville. Many other friends were invited, especially some seniors, sophomores and a few juniors of Everett High. Special music of all kinds, such as quartets, duets, and solos were rendered. Also a reading by Miss Nuchols was enjoyed. Games and contests caused much interest. The delicious refreshments were enjoyed by all.






11. Alexander Nuchols

born abt 1860 in Blount County, Tennessee. He died abt 1880, caused from falling off of a horse, in Blount County, Tennessee. He was buried in Piney Level Cemetery, Maryville, Blount County, Tennessee. Alexander married 22 Dec 1877 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee Isabella Jane Coulter (daughter of Robert Riley Coulter and Sarah Jane Perkins). She was born abt 1863 in Blount County, Tennessee, and died 6 Jul 1909 in Wellstown, Blount County, Tennessee.

Children:

i Jane Alexander (Ella) Nuchols b. 28 Sep 1878 in Blount County, Tennessee. She died 5 Nov 1898 in Blount County, Tennessee, and was buried in Piney Level Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee. She married 25 Sep 1898, in Blount County, Tennessee, John A. (Sandy) Riddle (son of John Riddle and Nancy Ann White). John was born 26 Jan 1872 in Blount County, Tennessee, and died 21 Jan 1946 in Blount County, Tennessee. He was buried in Piney Level Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee.


Fourth Generation

11a. Elijah Randolph Nelson

was born 22 Jan 1840 in Blount County, Tennessee. He died 7 Jul 1915 in Titus County, Texas, and was buried in East New Hope Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas. He married 8 Dec. 1859 in Blount County, Tennessee, Amanda Clarinda Clemens, (daughter of Peter Clemens and Mary Rowan). She was born 8 May 1841, in Blount County, Tennessee and died 11 Mar 1912, in Mount Vernon, Franklin County, Texas. Amanda was buried in East New Hope Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, Texas.

THE ELIJAH R. NELSON FAMILY
IN TITUS COUNTY, TEXAS
(by Traylor Russell, Mount Pleasant, Texas)

            Elijah Randolph Nelson was born in Tennessee on January 22, 1840. About 1860, he married Amanda Clemens. She was born in Blount County, Tennessee, on May 8, 1841. She was a cousin to Samuel Clemens, who achieved fame as writer under the name of Mark Twain.
            Elijah R. Nelson was a large man, standing almost 61/2 feet tall and weighing at least 250 pound. He was a rather bombastic sort of a fellow and was given to expressing his opinions, and since he was an ardent Southerner, it was but natural that he would enter the Confederate Army as soon as armies were organized in Tennessee. He entered Company K of the Fifth Regiment Tennessee Cavalry, and worked up from a Private to Captain of the company. For the remainder of his days, he was referred to as Cap'n. Nelson.
            He was a member of the Southern Army that was in Tennessee, and he had a brother-in-law, Captain McConnell, who was with the Yankee Army that was in Tennessee. They had married sisters. The Nelsons had a small child when the Civil War commenced; and after the war had been going on for sometime, the Yankee Army lines moved south into Tennessee, and the Nelson home was behind the Yankee lines. Mrs. Nelson and her child remained in the home.
            It is said that Captain McConnell supplied the wants of Mrs. Nelson and the child, and although they were an opposing sides, Captain McConnell and Captain Nelson met rather often and doubtless talked about their families and the war. This child died during the war.
           Captain Nelson was in all of the main battles of Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama: was in the Battle of Atlanta, and witnessed the devastation that General Sherman and his army wrought an Georgia when they marched from Atlanta to the sea.
            After the war, he returned to his home in Tennessee, but found so much strife and turmoil over the Reconstruction following the Civil War, that in the latter part of 1868 he loaded his family in wagons and made the long trip from Eastern Tennessee to Eastern Texas, He rented land for the year 1869 from Jim Hayes, near the town of Snow Hill.
            Cap`n. Nelson was a very literate man and according to his son-in-law. Judge Wilkinson, he could argue with the best of them and was not the least hesitant to do so. He was Tax Collector of Titus County for 4 years during the l880's. He was one of the stalwart members of the New Hope Baptist Church, and for many years was the Church Clerk and as such it was his duty to keep the minutes of the proceedings of the church.
           Cap'n. Nelson liked to take a drink, and, in fact, he told one at his friends that if whiskey wasn't so expensive and didn't make you drunk, he would substitute it for water. On the other hand, his wife was an ardent Prohibitionist, and one of his friends said, "Cap'n. Nelson had more places that he could hide whiskey than any man he had ever seen in his, life."
            Occasionally, Cap'n. Nelson would be in town and probably get to arguing the Civil War with some of his cronies and they would get too much whiskey, and as a result charges would be filed against him in the church. It is said that he would always come into church and make his confessions and ask the forgiveness of his brethren and, of course, he was always forgiven. but one member of the church said it was quite interesting to hear Captain Nelson make his confessions because he really told all that happened. He was quite audible in his praying, and one person said that the Cap'n. prayed so loud that it made one wonder if he didn't think that the Lord was deaf, but this was just his natural way of talking because he was one of those fellows that couldn't talk in a normal low voice.
            He was one of the leaders of the community, and, in fact, Captain Nelson and his neighbor, Captain Lokey, who lived to the south of him on lands now owned by J. O. Freeman, and Dr. J. F. Wilkinson, pretty well ran the community in which they lived. It is said that on one occasion in the 1880's, a man came into the community to rent some land and let it be known that he was a Yankee soldier. He also said that he was a member of Sherman's Army in that march across Georgia from Atlanta to the Sea. It seems, that the Devil was about the only thing that Cap'n. Nelson hated worse than a Yankee, and he immediately got with Captain Lokey and Dr. Wilkinson, and they let it be known throughout the community that anybody that rented any land to that Yankee or assisted him in any way would have to answer to them. The man didn't get any land or any help in that community.
           Both he and his wife lived a full and a good life, and were of that type that helped to build a community. Mrs. Nelson died on March 11, 1912, and he died on July 7, 1915. Both are buried in the New Hope Cemetery.There were eight (8) children in addition to the ones that died during the Civil War.

EAST TENNESSEE NEWS September 10, 1883

Monday, September 10, 1883

Elijah R. Nelson, wife and child, of Texas, but formerly of Blount, arrived on a visit to friends and relatives on Monday last.

Children:

i Martha J. Nelson b. 9 Nov 1860 in Blount County, Tennessee, d. 3 Apr 1864, in Blount County, Tennessee.

ii Mary A. Nelson b. 3 Sep. 1862 in Blount County, Tennessee, d 20 Mar 1864, in Blount County, Tennessee.

iii Sallie M. Nelson b. 7 Nov 1864 in Blount County, Tennessee. She died 11 Jun. 1920 in Mount Vernon, Franklin County, Texas. Sallie married 22 Jun. 1882, J. Allan Lokey. He was born 5 Feb. 1862 in Titus County, Texas, and died 23 Jun. 1922 in Mount Vernon, Franklin County, Texas. J. Allan Lokey became a medical doctor, and a country merchant, in business with his brother, Gus Lokey.They lived in Macon, Franklin County, Texas. It is said that J. Allen was a man of unusual personality.

34a. iv Elijah Clemens Nelson b. 3 Mar 1867.

34b. v William Wesley Nelson b. 3 Sep 1869.

34c. vi Samuel David Nelson b. 11 Aug 1871.

34d. vii John R. Nelson b. 13 Apr 1874.

34e. viii Lelia May Nelson b. 1 May 1876.

34f. ix Hugh L. Nelson b. 21 Nov 1878.

34g. x Edward Pleasant Nelson b. 2 Jul 1880.


11b. James Wesley Nelson

b. in September 1844 in Blount County, Tennessee. He married 13 Oct 1864 in Blount County, Tennessee, Mary E. Clemens, (daughter of Nancy Clemens). Mary was born in November 1847 in Virginia.

Children:

i. Amanda C. Nelson b. abt 1866 in Blount County, Tennessee.

ii. Sarah (Sallie) C. Nelson b. abt 1868 in Blount County, Tennessee.

iii. Martha A. Nelson b. abt 1869 in Blount County, Tennessee.

iv. William Wesley Nelson b. abt 1877 in Texas.

v. Clifford Nelson b. Oct 1886 in Lamar County, Texas.



12. Isaac (I.T.) Thomas (Dock) Nuchols

b. 25 Aug 1841 in Blount County, Tennessee. He died 18 Apr 1904 in Blount County, Tennessee and was buried in Old Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee. Isaac married 5 Nov 1864 in Blount County, Tennessee, Mary Jane Grindstaff, (daughter of James H. Grindstaff and Matilda (Grindstaff)). She was born 30 Jun 1841 in Blount County, Tennessee, and died 18 Nov 1910 in Blount County, Tennessee Mary Jane was buried in Old Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee. Isaac was a private in Company K of the 9th Tennessee Cavalry, in the Civil War. Although his middle name was Thomas, the marriage license reads, Isaac F. Nuckles.

Story submitted by Diane Ward

Mary Jane's brother, William Carter Grindstaff, who fought for the Union (he now has a marker on his grave at Old Piney) was apparently a rather abrasive man who decided to really gloat over the Confederacy's defeat when Isaac returned from the war. Supposedly, William Carter found out the day Isaac was to return and went to Mary Jane's house and got in Isaac's bed, where Isaac found him. William Carter proceeded to gloat and be obnoxious to the point that it created a huge rift between he and Mary Jane. Supposedly, Nuchols and William were pretty bitter brothers-in-law until Isaac's death.

Children:

35. i James Richard Nuchols b. 9 Jan 1866.

36. ii Rebecca Ann Nuchols b. 25 Aug 1867.

37. iii John F. Nuchols b. 12 Jul 1870.

38. iv William M. Nuchols b. 1 Oct 1871.

39. v Matilda J. Nuchols b. 18 Jun 1873.

40. vi Martha Susan Nuchols b. 12 Sep 1877.

41. vii Andrew Marion Nuchols b. 18 Feb 1878.

viii Luella M. Nuchols b. 28 Jan 1884 in Blount County, Tennessee. She died 16 May 1946 in Blount County, Tennessee, and was buried in Old Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee. Luella married 7 Sep 1918 in Blount County, Tennessee, William Rhodes. He was born 24 Apr 1876 in Blount County, Tennessee, and died in Blount County, Tennessee. Will was buried in Old Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee.


13. James Wesley Nuchols

b. 14 Nov 1844 in Blount County, Tennessee. James died 4 Feb 1906 in Blount County, Tennessee and was buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee. He married 24 Dec 1863 in Blount County, Tennessee, Elizabeth Hubbell Williams, (daughter of James Madison (JM) Williams and Rachel Gamble). She was born 12 Dec 1845 in Blount County, Tennessee, and died 20 Jun 1914 in Blount County, Tennessee. Elizabeth was buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Blount County, Tennessee.

    James Wesley must have been quite a character, and was pretty well known by most people, according to letters and documents available. I received copies of four letters that were written to James Hall, which was in the Civil War at the time. Two were written by Mr. Hall's wife, one from his dad, and one from George Cross. Three of the four contained information and speculation about James Wesley Nuchols. I have included some of the things pertaining to Wesley.

The first is dated May 14, 1864.

    James, you wanted to know what had become of Wesley Nuchols. The reports that you have heard about Wesley out there are all false. He is not with the rebels, nor is he a bushwhacker as is reported. He was taken up by Mr. Sanderson, the provost at Maryville on the old scrape that Mr. Clark brought against him. They were taking him to Knoxville and he escaped, and is now taking care of himself the best he can. That is the most that I can tell you, but what I have said is the truth. He has never been in the army since he got away from Mr. Clark, and will not be if he can help himself.

The second one is dated May 24, 1864, from Barbara Hall to James Hall

    I must tell you about West Nuchols. The yankees took him, and there were so many bad cases against him, they sent him off. And I heard yesterday that they shot him. He has done so bad, we can't expect nothing else.

The third is dated August 21, 1864, from George Cross to James Hall

    Well, I guess that you would like to hear what has become of Wes Nuchols. I can tell you that his trial has been on hands for 3 or 4 weeks. I have not heard anything from him for 3 or 4 days. I think that he wil be sent off to some prison up north.
    Although the letters would lead a person to think that James wasn't in the war, the Blount County Genealogy Society states that Elizabeth received a war pension from the government for his service in Company K 5th Tennessee Calvary.

In the Maryville Times, February 23 1906, this article was printed;

J. Wesley Nuchols and Calvin Russell who have passed to their reward were both old soldiers but serving on opposing sides, Mr. Nuchols serving for the Confederacy and Mr. Russell for the Union."

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