When Martha Emeline McFarland was born on 3 May 1856, in Knox, Kentucky, United States, her father, Barnabas "Barney" McFarland, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Ann Mitchell, was 25. She married Alvin Nelson on 13 February 1874, in Knox, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Allen, Lyon, Kansas, United States in 1895 and Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 29 October 1928, in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana, United States.
Irish (northern): variant of McFarlane .