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