Person:John Nelson (10)

John R. Nelson
Facts and Events
Name[1] John R. Nelson
Gender Male
Birth[2] Jun 1824 Wayne County, Ohio
Marriage 30 May 1854 to Mary Boliard

1880 Census of Newbury, Lagrange, Indiana Page 401C

         Relation  Sex  Marr Age  Born   FB   MB   Occupation

R. John NELSON Self M M 50 OH OH PA Farmer Mary NELSON Wife F M 43 OH PA PA Keeping House Tamben NELSON Son M S 13 IN OH OH At Home Rosa NELSON Dau F S 20 IN OH OH Servant

1882 History of Lagrange. p. 403 On the designated page (in the section on Newbury Twp.) "JOHN R. NELSON is descended from Irish and English ancestors, and came to this county in 1838 with his mother and brother. He was born in Wayne County, Ohio in June 1824, and when about thirteen years old, his father James W. Nelson, died, leaving the family dependent upon their own resources. After their arrival here, his mother, Margaret Nelson, entered a tract of unimproved land in Section 27, of this township, where they settled, cleared a farm and established a home. Mr. Nelson remembers distinctly of crossing the Black Swamp in 1838, and of the abundance and variety of game that filled the forests at that time. He first bought a farm of forty acres in Clay Township, this county, and in 1853, invested in his property of eighty acres, in this township. His wife's maiden name was Miss Mary Boliard; she was born in Crawford County, Ohio, April 3, 1836, and married to Mr. Nelson in 1854, May 30. They have four children living, viz., John F., Rosetta, Montaville and Truben, and have buried two. Mrs. Nelson's parents were Daniel and Elizabeth Boliard; the latter was born in Ohio and the former in Pennsylvania. He came to this township in 1848, is seventy-five years old and lives in Middlebury. Mr. Nelson is much averse to secret societies and orders."

  1. 1882 History of Lagrange
    p. 403.
  2. 1882 History of Lagrange
    p. 403.