Ann Nelson

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Nelson was born on 11 November 1825, in Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, William Nelson, was 37 and her mother, Jane Stewart, was 29. She married Robert P. Giles on 28 March 1849, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Jefferson Township, Ringgold, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Grant Township, Union, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 15 June 1912, in Ringgold, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Eugene, Ringgold, Iowa, United States.

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Robert P. Giles
Ann Nelson
Marriage: 28 March 1849
John Shannon Giles
William Ross Giles
Eli Porter Giles
Alma Jane Giles
Rena Martha Giles
Robert J. Giles

Sources (20)

  • Ann Giles in household of Robert Giles, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Anne Nelson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1849"
  • Ann Giles, "Iowa, Death Records, 1912"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


Historical Boundaries: 1847: Ringgold, Iowa, United States

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

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.

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