I found this a few years back. It may be helpful.
The Nation / Nations split was After Abraham Nation. Family legend backed up by gravesite and church records and photos (Which i have copies) indicate Rebecca Nations was Cherokee (Moytoy). Unfortunately Their graves were moved from the Alabama site and there is a putt-putt golf where the cemetery was.
Daniel Nelson Nations and Martha Wilkerson are my grt grt grnd parents. Thomas Jefferson Nations was my grt grndpa, Jasper Lee Nations was my grnd pa.
I am just beginning research and would appreciate any info . Also I have a few old pictures and pretty good info on Jasper Lee Nations decendants, If you are interested . WE have a picture of Thomas Jefferson Nations. Would like to trade pictures with you.
My family descends from Daniel Nelson NATIONS, the father of Wyatt Harvey NATIONS in your query. Daniel Nelson NATIONS was born abt 1817 in Alabama, dod unknown but after 1854, married about 1834, maybe in Alabama to Martha WILKERSON, born abt 1821 in Tennessee, South Carolina or Georgia, dod unknown but after 1854.
Known children, 1. Thomas Jefferson NATIONS(our ancestor born Aug. 11, 1835 in Mississippi or Alabama, died May 20, 1921, Van Zandt Co. TX., married May 31, 1865 to Editha C. Vickery Mullins (widow of Jackson Mullins), born Sept 12, 1837, Mississippi, died Dec. 18, 1923, Van Zandt Co. TX 2. Daniel Nations, born abt 1841, Mississippi, 3. Robert Nations b. abt 1843, 4. Sarah Nations, born abt 1845, Mississippi, 5. Mary Nations, born abt 1848, Mississippi, 6. Joseph Nations, born Oct. 1849, 7. Wyatt Harvey Nations, born Sept. 1, 1854 died Aug. 29, 1938 (from your query)
Editha Vickery Mullins Nations' parents were Alfred Gallatin Vickery and Martha Jemima Murphree. Both died in Yalobusha County.
Daniel Nelson Nations' parents are believed to be Joseph W. Nations, abt 1791-abt 1873, and Lucretia Brown, abt 1795-abt 1865. All evidence points to this but have not been able to postively prove it. Both were born in South Carolina or Tennessee. They were in Yalobusha County censuses in 1860 and 1870.
Would like to find documents to prove or disprove Joseph and Lucreta as parents of Daniel Nelson Nations. I also would like more information on their children. I will be happy to share the information I have on these families.
I am a decentant of Daniel Nations.
My father was Thomas M. Nations, Jr.
His father was Thomas M. Nations, Sr.
His father was Wyatt H. Nations and his father Daniel Nations.
I would love to have contact with any relatives.
Wyatt Harvey Nations is the brother of Thomas Jefferson Nations, my husbands line.Thomas J. is son of Daniel Nelson Nations
Hi, I am related to Wyatt Harvey Nations. He is my great grandfather. My grandfather, Thomas Nations, Sr. is his son and his son, Thomas Nations, Jr. is my father.
Would like to start a thread to help me unravel the Nations/Robins/Barton/Nelson families.
My interest is Nations/Bartons specifically, but since there is a multitude of people named the same, would welcome comments from anyone who can shed light on the various relationships.
This is what has been passed to me.It is not my research:
Joseph Robins I + Hannah/Anna Pack.
1.) Joseph Robins II + Eleanor Nation (daughter of John Nation I and Frances Parson).
........1.) Joseph Robins III + Alice.
........2.) William Robins + Frances Nation (daughter of John Nation II and Bethia Robins).
........3.) John Robins + Rachel.
........4.) Eleanor Robins + Joseph Nation (son of John Nation II and Bethia Robins).
2.) Charity Robins + Aaron Williams, Sr.
3.) Frances Robins
4.) Jacob Robins
5.) Nathaniel Robins
6.) Rachel Robins
7.) Anna Robins
8.) Bethia (Bethiah) Robins + John Nation II (son of John Nation I and Frances Parson).
........1.) Anna Nation + John Bullar
........2.) Bethia Nation + Joseph M. Robbins
........3.) Frances Nation + Wm. Robins (son of Joseph Robins II and Eleanor Nations).
........4.) Joseph Nation I + Eleanor Robins (daughter of Joseph Robins II and Eleanor Nation.
........5.) John Nation III + Elizabeth Bethia Robins
........6.) Christopher Nation + Elizabeth Swaim.
........7.) Elizabeth Nation + Marmaduke Vickery (son of Hezekiah Vickery and Mercie Holland).
Robins line for Joseph Nation and Eleanor Robins: John Robinson + ? > Thomas Robinson/Robins
+ ? > Daniel Robins + Hope Potter (daughter of William Potter) > Joseph Robins I + Hannah/Anna
Pack > Bethia Robins + John Nation II > Joseph Nation I + Eleanor Robins (daughter of Joseph
Robins I and Hannah/Anna Pack) > Joseph Nation II + Phoebe Nelson.
Nation line for Joseph Nation and Jerretta Vickery: John Nation I + Frances Parson > John Nation
II + Bethia Robins (daughter of Joseph Robins I and Hannah/Anna Pack) > Elizabeth Nations +
Marmaduke Vickery (son of Hezekiah Vickery and Mercie Holland) > Jerretta Vickery + Joseph
Nation (son of Christopher Nation and Elizaeth Swaim) > Joseph Nation + Phoebe Barton.
Joseph Nations + Phoebe Barton:
Elizabeth Nations + Williamson Hawkins
Barthona (Bethia) Nations + Joseph Rogers
Delilah Nations + Robert Rogers
Daniel Nations + Lydia Barton
As I said, this was passed to me and is not my research.
I found information on Lydia Barton and Daniel Nations. I assume that since Joseph Nations, Phoebe (Barton) Nations, Thomas Barton and Moses Barton were all in Jefferson Co., AL. in the early 1820's, that Daniel Nations was Joseph's and Phoebe's son. Lydia Barton was the daughter of Moses Barton and Frances "Fanny" ? Barton.
Marriage listing for Daniel Nations and Lydia Barton: 2-14-1823 Jefferson Co., AL. ("Early American Marriages: Alabama 1800-1920", by Jordan R. Dodd. Surety: David Murphree. Married by JP). This listing just has Daniel Nations as the groom, not Daniel N. Nations or Daniel Nelson Nations.
Children of Daniel Nations and Lydia Barton (this was sent to me, haven't verified any children except Joseph Nations):
1.) Louisa Nations b. abt. 1825 AL. d. ?
2.) James Nations b. ? d. ? + Nancy J. ?
3.) Martha Nations b. ? d. ? + Abraham Phillips
4.) George Washington Nations b. ? d. ? + Mary Ann Morgan
5.) H. Nations (? on first name).
6.) Joseph Nations b. 8-9-1831 Walker Co., AL. d. 6-9-1931 Walker Co., AL. + Francis E. ? b. 4-27-1828 d. 7-11-1902 Walker Co., AL. (information taken from Mt. Carmel Cemetery
Tombstones, Walker Co., AL.
Lydia Barton/Nations m. Samuel Morrow abt. 1838 in Jefferson Co., AL. which indicates that Daniel Nations had died before then (no indication of divorce found). Lydia and Samuel were on 1850 Walker Co., AL. census (hh #380). Joseph Nations (19 m w farmer AL.) was also in the household.
I think this eliminates Daniel Nations (son of Joseph and Phoebe (Barton) Nations) as having married Martha Wilkerson. I also think that researchers have mixed up Daniel Nations and Daniel Nelson Nations.
Daniel Nelson Nations marr Martha Wilkerson, children are 1. Thomas ca 1838, MS, 2. Daniel Jr, ca 1841, MS, 3. Robert, ca 1843, MS, 4. E. ca 1845, MS. 5. Mary ca 1848, MS. 6. Joseph ca 1849/50, MS. No children for Daniel Nation and Lydia Barton. PAT
2. Joseph Nation (1722-)
Joseph Nation, son of John and Bethiah (Robins) Nation was born around 1722-1735 and was married to Eleanor Robins. They were the parents of these sons and maybe more:
Bayles Nation - listed in the Pendleton District of S. Car. in 1800 census, had one son under 10 and he was under 26. He had one daughter under 10 and his wife was under 26. One adult member of their household was past 45 years of age. They left S. Car. by 1805 and went to Jackson Co. Georgia. In 1819 Bayles was in Jefferson Co., Alabama. About 1821 or 22 Joseph and Bayles acquired land in Walker Co., Alabama. By 1840 they moved to Yolobusha Co., Miss.
Nathan Nations - was married to Tabitha Stevens. Nathan was listed in the 1800 census of the Pendleton District of S. Car. He had one son under 10 and he was between 26 and 45. He had one daughter under 10, and his wife was between 26 and 45. According to Gilbert 0. Nations, Nathan and three of his sons, David, Isaiah and John went to Cape Girardeaie, Missouri, about 1815. His name does not appear in the 1820 census of the Pendleton District. Two of his sons, James and George are said to have remained in S. Car. but apparently did not stay long. By 1840 several Nations were in Yolukusha County, Miss., including James Nations, Joseph, J.Y.' David, Samuel, and Isaac Nations. David and Isaac may have been sons of Nathan Nations, from the Pendleton District of S. Car.
Joseph Nation, Jr. in the 1790 census of the 96 District of S. Car. had two sons under 16, and three daughters. In the 1800 census he was shown as having 3 sons under 10, one 10, but under 16, and he was under 45. He had 3 daughters under 10 and his wife was under 45.
Joseph Nation, Jr. (later Sr.) was born about 1755 probably in N. Car. or S. Car. He married Phoebe Nelson or Barton (not traced), and died after 1840 in Yolabusha Co. Miss. They had the following children:
Joseph W. Nation - married Lucretia Brown
John - married Hannah P -------
Daniel - married Martha Wilkerson
Mary Polly - married William Tankersley
Anna - married Andrew Lockridge
Bithie - married Joseph Rogers
Delily - married Robert Rogers
James - married Hannah Pride
Joseph Nation bought 251 acres of land in the 96 District of S. Car. in Feb. 1786 (S. Car. Archives, Index to deeds, Vol. 9, page 89, deed 6). He left S. Car. by 1805 in company with
Joseph Jr., Bayles, and went to Jackson County, Georgia. About 1821. or 22 Joseph and Bayles acquired land in Walker Co., Alabama. By 1840 they had moved to Yolobusha Co., Miss. The group then included James Nations, Joseph, J.Y., David, Samuel and Isaac Nations.
Another entry - Two men by the name of Joseph Nations but apparently from a different family, were listed in the 96 District of S. Car. in the 1790 Federal census. In one home there was one free white male over 16, also one white male under 16 and two white females, including heads of household. This would seem to indicate one son under 16 and one daughter at home. In the 1800 census report these were both listed as 45 yrs. old.
The other was presumed to be Joseph, Jr.
Appreciate any comments/corrections/critiques.