Harriet Gazley Nelson

Brief Life History of Harriet Gazley

When Harriet Gazley Nelson was born on 8 March 1841, in Roscoe, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, her father, Charles Campbell Nelson, was 41 and her mother, Laurinda E Ellsworth, was 42. She married Charles Melville Long on 6 June 1859, in Winnebago, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Belvidere, Boone, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1870. She died on 30 August 1927, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Charles Melville Long
Harriet Gazley Nelson
Marriage: 6 June 1859
Ernest Long
Charles Rozelle Long

Sources (11)

  • Harriet Long in household of Chas Long, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet G Nelson, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Harriet Gazele Sangster, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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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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