Benjamin Whitley Nelson

7 February 1795–
Blubberhouses, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Benjamin Whitley

When Benjamin Whitley Nelson was born on 7 February 1795, in Blubberhouses, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Nelson, was 19 and his mother, Sarah Whitley, was 24. He married Eliza Eblen on 14 January 1851, in Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Potosi, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and Wisconsin, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Whitley Nelson
Eliza Eblen
Marriage: 14 January 1851

Spouse and Children

14 January 1851
Wisconsin, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Nelson


    Sarah Whitley




    John Nelson



    Mary Nelson


    William Nelson


    Sarah Nelson


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 20

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 35

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

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)

  • Benj Nelson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjame Nelson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Benjamin Nelson in household of John Langford, "United States Census, 1870"

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