Nelson Alexander Tinsley

Submitted by:  Leona Tinsley Shields

Nelson Alexander Tinsley was born April 5, 1855 in either Murray County or Whitfield County,Georgia. He was the son of Leonard Nelson Tinsley,born December 6, 1829 in South Carolina and Nancy Jane May, born May 20, 1832 in Tennessee. Nelson Alexander Tinsley married Mary Elizabeth Berry November 12, 1874 in Murray County, Georgia.

Their children were:
Mattie,Born May 9, 1880
Walter Nelson Tinsley
Cleo Tinsley
Mary ( Mollie ) Tinsley, Born March 18, 1886
Nora Tinsley, Born December 9, 1888
Martin Luther Tinsley, Born 1894
Repsey Lafon Tinsley,Sr, Born March 13 1897

Sometime after his marriage to Mary Elizabeth Berry, Nelson Alexander Tinsley and his family went to Cleveland, Tennessee, (Bradley County) to live. I have been trying for a long time to find the parent's of Leonard Nelson Tinsley, so far I haven't had any luck. I have a lot more information on this family and I am willing to share.