Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson
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Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson

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Alexis C. Nelson formerly Lovelace
Born 1940s.
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Alexis is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Alexis has participated in 27 out of 52 weeks during the 2020 52 Photos Challenge.
Alexis has participated in 27 out of 52 weeks during the 2020 52 Ancestors Challenge.
Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson participated with Team Cornbread Catchers during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 420 suggestions.
Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson participated with Team Cornbread Catchers during the 2020 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 50 items to profiles.
Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson participated with Team Cornbread Catchers during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding 228 sources to profiles.
Alexis has participated in 52 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Photos Challenge.
Alexis has participated in 52 out of 52 weeks during the 2019 52 Ancestors Challenge.
Alexis (Lovelace) Nelson is a part of Oklahoma.
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Alexis Clare Lovelace was born in Wichita, Kansas on 10 October 1945. Alexis is the daughter of Clare Alexander “Chick” and Clarice Marvin Lovelace. Chick Lovelace was killed in action in WWII, and Alexis was raised by her mother with help from her grandmothers, Pearl McCleery Lovelace and Nellie Long Marvin. Alexis lived in Enid, Oklahoma as a small child and grew up in Oklahoma City where she attended Northwest Classen and graduated from Putnam City High School in 1963. Alexis graduated from Oklahoma University with a B.S. in Art and English Education in 1967. While at Oklahoma University she served on the Sudent Senate and did the publicity for the engineering school. She was active in the Art Committee and her sorority Alpha Phi. It was there at O.U. that she met Mike Nelson at a Kappa Sigma fraternity party.

Alexis Clare Lovelace

They were married 27 Dec 1966 at St. John's Methodist Church, Oklahoma City in an ice storm. Alexis and Mike moved to Tahlequah, and Alexis did post graduate work at Norteastern University. Alexis and her husband moved to Valdosta, Georgia, and he became an Air Force pilot. Alexis volunteered teaching art classes in the Officers Club. They then moved to Warner Robins, Georgia, and Mike flew supplies into Vietnam and other countries. Alexis gave birth to a baby girl, Michelle, during this time, and they moved to Burkburnette, Texas in 1970 for heliporter training. Then Alexis and Michelle, who was one year old, moved to Oklahoma City while Mike Nelson flew a rescue helicopter in Vietnam. They then moved to Enid for two years and then to Yorba Linda, California, where she had her second baby, a boy named Mitchell, in 1973. They then moved to Muskogee in 1977.

Alexis has been involved in working in her husband’s optometry office and the Muskogee community and her church. She held several offices in PTA, was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout Den Mother, member of the League of Women Voters, on the board of Perspectives Wowen’s Resourse Center, a lifetime member of Service League of Muskogee, board member of Eastern Oklahoma Spelling Bee, head of Joy of Giving Shoppe, a Deacon and Elder at the Presbyterian Church, and an officer in Muskogee Indian Territory Chapter of DAR. Alexis has traveled throughout the United States and to twenty foreign countries and islands in the Carribean, Mediterranean and English Channel. Her teaching experience has been as a part time GED teacher at Georgia Pacific and Blvd. Christian Church; however, her long time GED teaching was at Grace Episcopal Church where she and Virginia Lipotich taught together 28 years. They had over 550 students complete the program and receive a State of Oklahoma High School Diploma. Alexis is started teaching GED as a volunteer in January 2012 at Muskogee County Jail, and she still spends each Wednesday afternoon there.

I like being part of DAR, as we are involved in various patriotic projects. Our DAR chapter is involved in the Naturalization Ceremonies at our local Federal Court House, and we provide a reception for our new citizens. We also help put out flags and wreaths at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery. I enjoy being active in my church and my community, and I am excited about the work I have been doing on genealogy. WikiTree has been a really great experience for me, as I joined in March 2017 without much knowledge. I was so excited when my grandmother, Pearl McCleery won photo of the week, and I even cried tears of joy when she won 2018 photo of the year. The trophy Eowyn Langholf sent has a special place in my dining room. I am still a real beginner, but I am gradually getting better with the kind help at WikiTree.

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You add your own link to the chain, and that is where you strengthen or weaken what you have been blessed–or burdened—with.
That is where you use the indefinable quality that belongs to only you, the bit of uniqueness you pass on to your children for good or bad, the part of you that will always be separate from those who share your name, your blood, and your past.
– Deborah Smith, from Blue Willow

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  • "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Lovelace in entry for Mitchell L Nelson, 21 Nov 1973; citing Orange, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 17 Oct 2018), "Record of Andrew Sharp", Ancestor # A102868.

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Hi Alexis, I sent you a message a couple of weeks ago and hadn't heard back. Sometimes they go to spam. If you don't see the message, please let me know and I'll resend. Thanks! Emma~~Adoption Angels
Hello Alexis,

It's Thon time again, this time the Connect-a-Thon! It will be from July 17-20, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click answer and mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi there, Alexis!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 400!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Alexis,

I am new to Wiki Tree and inputting data. I found that we share Benjamin Hutton (1793-1860) as a direct ancestor. His granddaughter Martha Ann (Hutton) Thomas was my GGM. If I counted correctly, you and I are therefore 4th cousins. I live in York Co, PA were Benjamin lived after leaving Lancaster Co, PA (about 25 miles across the Susquehanna River). Until I started on Ancestry, I had no idea I had Quaker ancestors but living in Pennsylvania, I shouldn't have been surprised. I want to request joining your trusted list for the Huttons. Best wishes to you. Thank you, Martha Ann Thomas

posted by L. Martha Thomas
Hello Alexis,

It's Thon time again, this time the Spring Clean-a-Thon! It will be from April 24-27, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thanks for your input on one of my profiles. I'm was also a Kappa Sigma in the UMass Lowell chapter, served in the air force flying 141's & 47 missions in Vietnam. Alexis and Robert are fifth cousins three times removed.
posted by Robert Arms
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Alexis!

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Alexis,

It's Thon time again, this time the Scan-a-Thon! It will be from January 10-13, 2020. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Sign up here! And mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

Debi & Sarah

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
sorry been away, just run this guy Ive seen it

Stewart-588 he is the key.

posted by David Martin
Alexis, you won a prize at the 4pm hangout. Go to this G2G post to decide which prize you want.


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you, Alexis, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
You have peaked my curiosity.

Have you run your self against the president's and barons.

Because I see a lot of colonial names there. And yes you are related to George washington. I suspect you will have to separate michale woods from his daughter when you run royal lines. Because both Will have there own differant paths. I havent done it yet but I know the lines are seperate lines to differant people.

posted by David Martin
To use the gedmatch compare feature.

Just hit compare link by the profile showing DNA to a line.

That will open, login and leave that page open.

Now go back to that compare link and hit it.

It will show your number. It will say add another! so just click on another one in the group who has gedmatch compare button showing.

Ok now you have the two kits to compare. Hit compare and it will load a default settings in a comparison tool. At

If any segments come up, you will see where the matches are on each of the 23 chromosome.

It could be none to all.

posted by David Martin
I just figured it out why we do not match for dna but you match a cousin here and I don't.

Your grandmother and my grandmother are sister's

So no Y dna at all and possably no X genes for that surname.

So possably a son pr cousins y dna could match.

Or an mtdna test by your self and my sister.

But I think we are documenting half siblings by DNA. Just not sure whose who yet.

posted by David Martin
Checking it now. Will post any finds.
posted by David Martin
Alexis, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Welcome to Team Cornbread Catchers, Alexis. We have a GoogleGroup and text only GoogleHangout that we'll be using during the event, as well as the chat thread in G2G.

The Google Group and Hangout aren't required. If you would like to participate, please reply to this message via email so that I will be able to send you an invitation.

Go Team Cornbread Catchers!


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag

Alexis is 21 degrees from Mary McCauley, 25 degrees from B. W. J. Molier and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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