Samuel Francis Neslen

30 September 1831–13 May 1858 (Age 26)
Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Samuel Francis

When Samuel Francis Neslen was born on 30 September 1831, in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Neslen, was 23 and his mother, Eunice Burgess Francis, was 23. He died on 13 May 1858, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 26.

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Samuel Neslen
Eunice Burgess Francis
Susannah Frances Neslen
Samuel Francis Neslen
Robert Francis Neslen
Eunice Neslen
Elizabeth Burgess Neslin
Esther Francis Neslen
Eunice Frances Neslen
Phoebe Neslen
William Francis Neslen
Hannah Rebecca Neslen

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World Events (6)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1834 · The City of Brooklyn is Incorporated
Age 3
An act of incorporation in 1834 turned the village and town of Brooklyn to the city of Brooklyn. The city was divided into nine wards.
Age 12
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English: see Nessling .

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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Story Highlight

Samuel Francis Neslen

Samuel Francis Neslen seems to have been a man “without guile.” He is referred to fondly by Hannah T. King in the family’s first trip to the valley in 1853. He accompanied Orson Hyde on the Carson Val …

Sources (12)

  • Samuel Neslin in household of Samuel Neslin, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Samuel Neslen in household of Samuel Neslen, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Samuel Francis Neslen, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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