Abraham Nelson

1789–
Northampton, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Abraham

When Abraham Nelson was born in 1789, in Northampton, North Carolina, United States, his father, William John Nelson, was 29 and his mother, Mary Polly Williams, was 27.

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Family Time Line

William John Nelson
1760–1789
Mary Polly Williams
1762–
John Benton Nelson
1785–1849
Sarah Nelson
1790–1812
John Nelson Jr
1801–1836
Hardy Nelson
1803–
James Nelson
1804–
George Nelson
Exum Nelson
1787–1831
Abraham Nelson
1789–
Mary Jane "Jincy" Nelson
1791–
Priscilla Nelson
1793–
Drewey Nelson
1794–
Jesse Nelson
1795–
Noah Nelson
1799–

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World Events (3)

1789
Age 0
George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution
Age 0
Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.
1789 · Becomes 12th State
Age 0
On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele, either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal .Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen ). Compare also Neilson and Nielson .History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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