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Sidney Amanda "Siddie" Nelson Atchison
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Birth: Jun. 1, 1827
Pitt County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1901
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA

Sidney "Siddie" Nelson was the 3rd of eight children born to Martin Nelson and his wife Susannah Edwards Nelson of Pitt Co., NC, and Stone Co., AR. She married William M. Atchison about 1847, possibly in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. To this union were born 5 children: Cincinnati J., 1848, Virginia C., May 1850, William C., Nov 1852, Lucy Jane, 10 Dec 1864, and Thomas A., 15 Dec 1867. She was widowed about 1868 and made her home with her widowed mother.

After her mother died in 1886 in Stone Co., AR, Siddie no longer had a home. She was a widow with no assets and no ability to make a living. In those later years, she would go from one relative's home to another, with nothing but her meager belongs in a small bag. Her granddaughter Dorothy May Franklin Thurman remembered her coming to their home, when her mother, Lucy Jane Atchison Franklin Ward, would be in childbed. Siddie would come to help out with the new baby and around the house. However, Dorothy's stepfather Dink Ward did not like Siddie and would not let her stay. Dorothy did not know where she went when she left their home. Dorothy was 13 when she last saw her grandmother who left after her half-sister Julia was born. Siddie died in Columbus, Georgia. It is presumed she went there to be with her youngest son Tom Atchison and his wife to help with the children who were born there.

Siddie was buried in Valley, Chambers, Alabama, beside the graves of her son Tom's two boys who died young - James H. and Roy C. They are buried in the Riverview Cemetery, an old church cemetery located behind the First Christian Church which is located at 1465 California Road, in the community of Riverview, Valley, AL. The old cemetery was started approx. 1867. It belonged to the First Christian Church until the time it was given to the City of Valley.
Three gravestones read:
Atchison Siddy 1827 1901
Atchinson James H. 1897 1898
Atchison Roy C. 1899 1901
Family links: 
  Martin Nelson (1796 - 1852)
  Susannah Edwards Nelson (1805 - 1886)
  Lucy Jane Atchison Ward (1864 - 1945)*
  Thomas Albert Atchison (1867 - 1940)*
  Sidney Amanda Nelson Atchison (1827 - 1901)
  Sophia Ann Nelson (1830 - 1880)*
  Mary Elizabeth Nelson Whitfield (1834 - 1910)*
  Susan Jane Nelson Lacey (1843 - 1886)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverview Cemetery
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Maintained by: Donnie
Originally Created by: Bennie Gross
Record added: Jun 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27467969
Sidney Amanda Siddie <i>Nelson</i> Atchison
Added by: Bennie Gross
Sidney Amanda Siddie <i>Nelson</i> Atchison
Added by: Donnie
Sidney Amanda Siddie <i>Nelson</i> Atchison
Added by: Donnie
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