Charles NELMES, my great-grandfather (General)

by C N Beattie @, Monday, February 21, 2005, 00:28 (7093 days ago)

My 90 year old father would love to connect with any relative of Charles NELMES,my great-grandfather, who emigrated to Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, in 1870.

I have very little written info to go on, and am actively following up the US leads, but have also done some looking in Gloucestershire. Charles said his parents were James and Jane, that he came from Sharpness, Berkeley. I have found a Charles, son of James and Jane, baptised in Abenhall (Abinghall) in 1845, which is about the right date. (all written records give different birthdates!)and wonder if there is a Forest of Dean connection.

His brother Phillip N(ehemiah?) also came to Mass. Philip visited England in the early 1920's and in a postcard refers to "visiting the folks in Shapridge and Cinderford" and mentions going to London with "Reuben". Charles married Mary (Ann) Drew, also of Glos/Here, daughter of John Drew and Mary James. I know I probably don't have enough info, but would love to find a connection for my father.

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