***Michael John Stewart's 3rd great grandfather***
Nelson Hiram Staats was born 7 Feb 1832 in Ontario, Canada.
Nelson Hiram Staats was the son of Nelson A Staats. The mother of Nelson Hiram Staats is so far unknown.
Nelson Hiram Staats married Mahala Stewart on 5 Aug 1852 at Niagara, Ontario, Canada.
Mahala died 5 May 1877 and what happened to Nelson after that is not known, but his children are all living together, without him, in the 1881 Census of Canada. In fact Nelson could have died before Mahala, sometimes after registering the birth of Ellen Araminta Staats who was born 3 Dec 1874.
There is still much investigation to be done in this area of the family tree.
The children of Nelson Hiram Staats and Mahala Stewart include:
Nelson L Staats
Sarah Ann Staats
Loretta Jane Staats
Ellen Araminta Staats
1851 Census of Canada
1861 Census of Canada