Abraham Nelson

1789–
Northampton, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Abraham

When Abraham Nelson was born in 1789, in Northampton, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Nelson, was 27 and his mother, Charlotte Coleson, was 26.

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John Nelson
1762–1822
Charlotte Coleson
1763–
Exum Nelson
1787–1831
Sarah Nelson
1790–1812
John Nelson Jr
1801–1836
Hardy Nelson
1803–
Abraham Nelson
1789–
Mary Jane "Jincy" Nelson
1791–
Priscilla Nelson
1793–
Jesse Nelson
1795–
Noah Nelson
1799–

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1789

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George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

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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

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On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Nel or Neal, Anglo-Scandinavian forms of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic.2 Americanized spelling of the like-sounding Scandinavian names Nilsen , Nielsen , and Nilsson .

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

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