Pleasant Henry Nelson was born on 5 July 1823, in Alabama, United States as the son of Mr Nelson and Mrs Nelson. He married Nancy A Amis on 11 October 1849, in Maury, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Henderson, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Beat 5, Simpson, Mississippi, United States in 1880. He died on 4 March 1905, in Maury, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in McCains Cemetery, Culleoka, Maury, Tennessee, United States.
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.
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