Birth Name: Edwin Stafford Nelson
Date of Birth: December 21, 1928
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Date of Death: August 9, 2014
Place of Death: Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
*father – English, some Scottish
*mother – French, more distant Spanish, Portuguese, and German
Ed Nelson was an American actor.
Ed was the son of Marie Aimee and William Jackson Nelson. He was married to Patricia Miller “Patsy” Nelson, until his death, with whom he had six children, including actor Christopher S. Nelson.
Ed’s paternal grandfather was Gerald Stafford Nelson (the son of J. Franklin/Frank Nelson and Mary Stafford Long). Gerald was born in Georgia. J. Franklin was the son of William Nelson and Dicey McConnell. Ed’s great-grandmother Mary Stafford was the daughter of Mary Stafford.
Ed’s paternal grandmother was named Eugenia Roberta Green (the daughter of William J. Green and Mary F.). Eugenia was born in Georgia.
Ed’s maternal grandfather was Alfred Andre Robelot (the son of Jules S./N. Robelot and Elizabeth Isabelle Rey). Alfred was born in Louisiana. Jules was the son of Alfred Robelot and Louise Amelia Verret. Elizabeth was the daughter of André Rey and Jeanne Catherine Eliza Armant.
Ed’s maternal grandmother was Virginie/Virginia Fazende (the daughter of Francois Cyrile/Cerile/Cyril de Fazende and Amelie/Amelia Leontine Bermudez). Virginie was born in Louisiana. Francois was the son of Paul Jules Fazende and Marie Virginie Verloin Degruy. Amelie was the daughter of Joaquin/Joachim Bermudez, who was born in Cuba, and of Marie Donne/Bonne Emma Troxler/Troxlcer.
Sources: Genealogy of Ed’s father – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogy of Ed’s mother (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Ed’s maternal grandmother, Virginie/Virginia Fazende, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Ed’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Marie Donne/Bonne Emma Troxler/Troxlcer – http://mcananyfamily.net