Ann Nelson

11 November 1825–15 June 1912 (Age 86)
Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

28 March 1849
Warren, Illinois, United States


    John Shannon Giles


    William Ross Giles


    Eli Porter Giles


    Alma Jane Giles



+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 11

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 23

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

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)

  • Ann Giles in household of Robert Giles, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ann Giles in household of Robert P Giles, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anna Giles in household of Robert P Giles, "United States Census, 1870"

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