Pleasant Henry Nelson

Male5 July 1823–4 March 1905

Brief Life History of Pleasant Henry

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.

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Pleasant Henry Nelson
Nancy A Amis
Marriage: 11 October 1849
Adelia J Nelson
Oscar Nelson
John Leonard Nelson
Leora G Nelson
Jasper Nelson
Nannie G Nelson
Mary Jane Nelson
Mattie Nelson
Felix Amis Nelson
Ada Ruth Nelson
James P Nelson

Sources (15)

  • P H Nelsen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Pleasant H Nelson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Pleas H. Nilson in entry for Ada Ruth Birchett, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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  • Marriage
    11 October 1849Maury, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1835 · The Hermitage is Built

    Age 12

    The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.


    Age 23

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

    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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