Morris Nelson (as he was known by family and friends) was born to Bertha West and Alfred Nelson Sr in 1883. We are still working to determine if the exact city was either St Rose or Wilsonville in Louisiana. He was baptized as Maurice Nelson at St Augustine Church in New Orleans with William Louis Comas and Louise Pierre as his sponsors.
Morris Nelson married Clothilde Heaton on Dec 5 1906, and built the family home on Orleans Avenue. They had 5 daughters and 1 son: Mildred, Norella, Morris, Eunice, Grace, and Odessa.
He was a carpenter, and passed away in 1957 on April 24 at the age of 73.
1910 United States Federal Census
Detail: Year: 1910; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 4, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T624_520; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 63; Image: 1222.
1920 United States Federal Census
Detail: Year: 1920; Census Place: New Orleans Ward 5, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T625_620; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 88; Image: .
1930 United States Federal Census
Detail: Year: 1930; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: 803; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 72; Image: 501.0.
1940 United States Federal Census
Detail: Year: 1940; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T627_1421; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 36-114.
New Orleans, Louisiana, Marriage Records Index, 1831-1920
Detail: (No detail information added)
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Detail: Registration Location: Orleans County, Louisiana; Roll: 1684917; Draft Board: 4.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Morris by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: