I pray that this message finds everyone in good spirits! I am the Great-Great-Grandson of Annie Elizabeth Nelloms-Barrow, daughter of Edward Hunter & Minerva Anne "NervyAnne" Nelloms-Hunter. Grandma Annie was born in Lee County, Alabama in 1891 near Opelika.
When Annie's father, Edward, died all the children used the Neloms/Nelms/Nelloms surnames instead of the Hunter surname. At some point the family migrated to Troup County, Georgia in the areas of West Point, West Vernon and LaGrange. And later many branches then relocated and settled in Atlanta GA close to 1920.
Minerva Nelloms' children were:
Dora Elizabeth "Lizzie" Nelms-Holiday
Annie Elizabeth (Hunter) Nelloms-Barrow
James Mansfield (Hunter) Nelms/Nelloms "Uncle Mans"
Felix (Hunter) Neloms/Nelloms aka "Uncle Bossie"
Addie (Hunter) Nelms/Nelloms
Thomas (Hunter)Nelms/Nelloms aka "Uncle Tom"
Clem Edward (Hunter) Nelms/Nelloms "Uncle Clem"
They were all born in Lee County, Alabama. I do know Minerva(also Nervy, NervyAnne, & Nerva) was born in Lee County, AL as a slave. It is believed she had several brothers and sisters, but one name that resonates through story telling down thru the years is Caesar (spelling). The were Nelms, then Nelmes, Neloms, Nelloms and so forth. I have also heard of cousin General Neloms. There is also cousin Percy Neloms who maintained close contact with our branch of the family when they migrated to Atlanta where many of the Nelloms family members (Minerva's branch) reside today. Cousin percy is still alive and well, but I am not sure where he is but my Atlanta cousins know him and speak with hime often.
My line, thru Grandma Annie, migrated to Cincinnati OH around 1923/24 timeframe where tons of family reside there as well as a huge branch of family in Dayton OH and Cleveland OH and also up in Detroit MI.
We also have ties to the Brooks County, Georgia Neloms/Nelloms/Nellums families as well which goes all the way back to slavery. This family is HUGE and that I know form talking with several family members thru the years.
I have been researching since 1987, but really digging deep since 1993. I hope my information has helped and I would love to share more and work with anyone to bridge the gaps in our family lines!
Take care and God Bless!