Alvin Nelson

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

The Life Summary 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 6 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
Ellen Darnall
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 1874Knox, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

    (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    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.
    1854
    Age 11
    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Kansas Territory, United States 1855: Breckenridge, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Breckenridge, Kansas, United States 1862: Lyon, Kansas, United States
    1865
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele, either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal .Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish, Norwegian, and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen ). Compare also Neilson and Nielson .History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Nell

    Sources (27)

    • Alvin Nelson, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Alvin Nelson in entry for Roy A. Hickman and Olive Hickman, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Alvin Nelson, "United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949"

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