I am looking for the parents of Rolston Garfield Arthur Nelson, born in 1896 in Sardis TN.
He owned several general stores -- one in Pinson, TN. He was married to Maggie Lee Roberts and Lodia Walls. Family lore says his father is J P Nelson and that he was born in Cairo IL, but his WW1 Registration says he was born in Sardis. Family lore also says that he was raised in an orphanage in Cairo, and in 1907 (age 9) he went to Bethel Springs TN, and a man named C C Marshall met him and took him home to Purdy TN to live with him. He may have had four brothers and sisters.
ANY help would be greatly appreciated.