Thanks for checking! The family you found in the census you mentioned is my family and I have other things to verify that. I am hoping that the book you find (when you can unearth it from the remodeling stuf) will reveal some connection! Can't believe how many Nelsons and Horatios I have found who were not our family. Oh well, a breakthrough may come some day due to people like you who perservere! Thank you again and good luck on your remodeling project!