Nelson Adset

about 1808–
Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Nelson

Nelson Adset was born about 1808, in Mendon, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Nelson Adset
1808–
Charlotte Thayer
1810–

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World Events (3)

1808

Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 4

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Adsett, an English habitational name from Adsett, in Gloucestershire, named in Old English as Ædda gesetu ‘Addi's fold’ or Eaddas gesetu ‘Eadda's fold’.

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

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