Sarah A. Nelson

1843–1930 (Age 87)
Wayne, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sarah A.

When Sarah A. Nelson was born in 1843, in Wayne, Virginia, United States, her father, William Hassel Nelson Sr., was 41 and her mother, Sarah Stroud, was 40. She married Henry Dalton on 6 June 1861, in Wayne, Wayne, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Harvey District, Mingo, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Big Harts Creek, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1930, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Adkins
Sarah A. Nelson
Marriage: about 1868
Josephine V Adkins
Polly Ann Adkins
John Henry Adkins Sr
Amanda Lee Adkins
Leander Lee Adkins
Elonor Adkins
Virgie Adkins

Spouse and Children

    George Washington Adkins



about 1868
Big Harts Creek, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Hassel Nelson Sr.


    Sarah Stroud





    Farmer Nelson


    Fanny Nelson


    William Nelson


    Isaac Nelson


+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 20

West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 23

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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)

  • Sarah A Adkins in household of George Adkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Adkins in household of Lee Adkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah Adkins in household of George Adkins, "United States Census, 1870"

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