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Descendants of Richard NERO
In Response To: Re: NERO FAMILY DESCENDENTS ()

Hey There Shawnia,

Marzetta NERO is my DOUBLE cousin--- 1st cousin twice removed (1C2R); common ancestor Fannie LEWIS. She is my 2nd cousin twice removed (2C2R); common ancestors Jess and Hannah HILDERBRAND.

Your grandmother is Dorothy? If so, you and I are double cousins as well!
This set of NERO’S are not related to the NERO’S of this thread. The progenitor of Marzetta’s family was Nero IRONS a Cherokee Freedman, who died before enrollment, and Fannie LEWIS-IRONS-MCNAC-MILLER, a Creek Freedman. The children disowned the slaveholders name and adopted NERO as their surname.

Nero and Fannie had four children which included Richard.

Modified Register for Richard Nero

First Generation

1. Richard Nero was born in Jul 1861 in Indian Territory, (Now OK). He was buried in Four Mile Branch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Muskogee County, OK...

Richard married (1) Rosa Sheppard daughter of Morris Sheppard and Nancy Hildebrand. Rosa was born in Jan 1877 in Indian Territory, (Now OK).

They had the following children:

2 M i. Willie Nero was born on 9 Nov 1897.

3 F ii. Nancy Nero was born on 30 Jul 1899.

4 M iii. Clifford Nero was born on 22 Feb 1901.

5 M iv. Ernest Nero was born on 15 Dec 1902.
Ernest married Zella Moore daughter of Jodie Moore.

6 M v. Hillard Nero was born on 18 Sep 1904.
Hillard married (1) Elmira.
Hillard married (2) Alberta Mayes daughter of Robert Mayes and Martha Chinnett.

7 F vi. Marzetta Nero was born about 1910.

8 M vii. Leon Nero was born about 1913.

9 F viii. Dorothy Nero was born about 1916.

Richard married (2) Fannie.

I got more and will contact you via e-mail. I look forward to any additions you have.

Cousin Preston


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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