Alvin Nelson

2 February 1843–24 May 1926 (Age 83)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Alvin

When Alvin Nelson was born on 2 February 1843, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Abner Nelson, was 49 and his mother, Nancy Elinore Vanover, was 27. He married Martha Emeline McFarland on 13 February 1874, in Knox, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Franklin Township, Bourbon, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Allen, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1895. He died on 24 May 1926, in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alvin Nelson
1843–1926
Martha Emeline McFarland
1856–1928
Marriage: 13 February 1874
William Lee Nelson
1875–1914
Thomas Marion Nelson
1876–1939
Sarah Ellen Nelson
1878–1953
Joel Green Nelson
1880–1943
Mary Amanda "Mandy" Nelson
1883–1958
Lena Catherine Nelson
1885–1904
Charlie Nelson
1887–1922
Nora Jane Nelson
1889–1912
Alvin Nelson Jr.
1891–1948
John Franklin Nelson
1894–1949
Olive Nelson
1897–1984
George Madison Nelson
1900–1964

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 February 1874
Knox, Kentucky, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Abner Nelson

    Male1793–1880Male

    Nancy Elinore Vanover

    Female1815–1873Female

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 7

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.
1865

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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)

  • Alvin Nelson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alvin Nelson in household of Abner Nelson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Alvin Nelson in household of Abner Nelson, "United States Census, 1860"

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