Cephas Charles Nelson

28 July 1821–1901 (Age 79)
Eulalia Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Cephas Charles

When Cephas Charles Nelson was born on 28 July 1821, in Eulalia Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Silas Nelson, was 30 and his mother, Cynthia Felt, was 25. He married Martha Ann Haseltine on 6 November 1850. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Potter, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and Sweden, Sweden Township, Potter, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died in 1901, at the age of 80, and was buried in Swede Hill, Hempfield Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Cephas Charles Nelson
Martha Ann Haseltine
Marriage: 6 November 1850
Bertha Nelson

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6 November 1850


    Bertha Nelson


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 9

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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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Sources (3)

  • Cephas A Nelson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cephas C Nelson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Cephas Nelson, "United States Census, 1900"

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