Sarah Ellen "Nellie" Yates, daughter of John Yates and Sarah Blocker, was born in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana in 1883.
According to family historian Juanita Gayer, "Aunt Nellie was a gentle, patient person, with a husky, throaty voice, which was very distinctive."
She was living at home in St. Tammany Parish in 1900.
In 1901 she married Glaris Spring. 
By 1910 they had moved to Washington Parish, Louisiana and had three children.
They were counted there in 1920 with seven children.
She died in Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana in 1924.
1910 Census. Glaris T. Spring, Nellie Y, Burlie (8), Syble (5), Bennola (2). 
1920 Census. Glaris T. Spring, Nellie, Burlie (17), Sibyl (14), Bennola (12), Julia (9), Woodrow (6), Lucile (4). 
↑ 1.01.1 Notes by family historian Juanita Gayer, given to Boone Yates Richardson, and uploaded here.
Source for the formal name "Sarah Ellen" is found in Juanita's letter, which is the copied record of the old Yates family bible, but she was always called "Nellie."
↑ 2.02.1 Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line] (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001).
↑ 3.03.1 Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 2, Saint Tammany, Louisiana; Roll: 583; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0079; FHL microfilm: 1240583 Description Enumeration District : 0079; Description: Ward 1 including Madisonville Town Source Information Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
↑ 4.04.1 www.newspapers.com/clip/11462690/st_tammany_farmer/?xid=637
Newspapers.com - St. Tammany Farmer - 28 Dec 1901 - Page 4, Covington, Louisiana
↑ 5.05.1 Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 1, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: T624_534; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 0124; FHL microfilm: 1374547 Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls).
↑ 6.06.1 Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 1, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: T625_635; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 132; Image: 6 Description Enumeration District : 0132; Description: Police Jury Ward 1 Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Nellie by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage (beta) of DNA with Nellie: