Nelson Jolly Sr

17 February 1741–1818 (Age 76)
Middletown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Nelson

When Nelson Jolly Sr was born on 17 February 1741, in Middletown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Jolly, was 31 and his mother, Leticia Nelson, was 19. He married Mary Graham about 1760, in Middletown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1818, in Cloverport, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in William Hardin Pioneer Cemetery, Hardinsburg, Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States.

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Nelson Jolly Sr
Mary Graham
Marriage: about 1760
Alice Jolly
James Graham Jolly
Nancy Jolly
James Jolly
Samuel Jolly
Elizabeth Betsey Jolly
James Jolly
Nancy Jolly
Nelson Jolly Jr

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  • Marriage
    about 1760Middletown Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America
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    World Events (6)

    Age 35
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 39
    Historical Boundaries 1780: Kentucky, Virginia, United states 1780: Jefferson, Virginia, United States 1785: Nelson, Virginia, United States 1792: Nelson, Kentucky, United States 1793: Hardin, Kentucky, United States 1800: Breckinridge, Kentucky, United States
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 42
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and French: nickname for someone of a cheerful or attractive disposition, from Middle English, Old French jolif, joli ‘cheerful, lively, pretty’. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the most common French variant Joly .

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

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    Jolly Family of Breckenridge Co, Kentucky

    ID: I839 Name: NELSON JOLLY SR. Given Name: NELSON Surname: JOLLY Suffix: SR. Sex: M Birth: 17 FEB 1740 in MIDDLETOWN TWP, BUCKS CO., PA Death: ABT 1818 in BURIAL:WILLIAM HARDIN PIONEER CEM. (HARDIN # …

    Sources (17)

    • Nelson Jolley in entry for Abam McClellan and Elizabeth Jolley, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Kentucky, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1890
    • Pennsylvania, Revolutionary War Battalions and Militia Index, 1775-1783

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