John Nelson

about 1850–February 1870 (Age 20)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of John

When John Nelson was born about 1850, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Benjamin Baker Nelson, was 32 and his mother, Kisiah Ann Palmer, was 15. He married Phoebe Elvira Bennett about 1868. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Richland Township, Crawford, Arkansas, United States in 1880. He died in February 1870, at the age of 20.

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Family Time Line

John Nelson
1850–1870
Phoebe Elvira Bennett
1854–1916
Marriage: about 1868
Mary Jane Nelson
1870–1911

Spouse and Children

    Male1850–1870Male

    Phoebe Elvira Bennett

    Female1854–1916Female

MARRIAGE
about 1868
children

(1)

    Mary Jane Nelson

    Female1870–1911Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
1861

Age 11

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

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 (1)

  • John Nelson in household of Baker Nelson, "United States Census, 1880"

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