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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Alvin Nelson
Martha Emeline McFarland
Marriage: 13 February 1874
William Lee Nelson
Thomas Marion Nelson
Sarah Ellen Nelson
Joel Green Nelson
Mary Amanda "Mandy" Nelson
Lena Catherine Nelson
Charlie Nelson
Nora Jane Nelson
Alvin Nelson Jr.
John Franklin Nelson
Olive Nelson
George Madison Nelson

Spouse and Children

13 February 1874
Knox, Kentucky, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Abner Nelson


    Nancy Elinore Vanover




+9 More Children

World Events (8)


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.

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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