When Nelson Dockery was born in 1875, in Lumpkin, Georgia, United States, his father, Daniel Washington Dockery, was 41 and his mother, Hulda Woody, was 33. He married Lillie Ann Smith on 9 May 1897, in Union, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in District 1162, Union, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Civil District 2, Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 13 December 1948, in Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Colton, San Bernardino, California, United States.
English: variant of Dockray , a habitational name from any of several places in Cumbria called Dockray, from Middle English dokke (Old English docce) ‘docks or sorrel’ + Middle English wra (Old Norse vrá) ‘nook’, meaning ‘nook where dock grows’.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochraidh ‘descendant of Dochradh’, a personal name that is a variant of Dochartach (see Doherty ).