Andrew Nelson

1768–1848 (Age 80)
Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Andrew

When Andrew Nelson was born in February 1768, in Sutton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Jacob Nelson, was 25 and his mother, Annabel Harbach, was 23. He married Anna Kennedy on 9 April 1803, in Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 5 December 1848, in Alna, Lincoln, Maine, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Alna, Lincoln, Maine, United States.

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Andrew Nelson
Anna Kennedy
Marriage: 9 April 1803
Mary Ann Nelson
Thomas Farmer Nelson
Susan Jane Nelson
Betsey Nelson
Almira Nelson
Antoinette Clough Nelson
Harriet Newell Nelson

Spouse and Children


    Anna Kennedy


9 April 1803
Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine, United States


    Mary Ann Nelson


    Thomas Farmer Nelson


    Susan Jane Nelson


    Betsey Nelson



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World Events (8)


Age 8

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 8

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 21

George Washington elected first president of United States.

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)

  • Andrew Nelson in entry for Antonett C Nelson, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Andrew Nelson, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"
  • Andrew Nelson, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

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