Person:John Nelson (8)

John Nelson
b.Abt 1832 New York
  1. Charlotte NelsonAbt 1829 -
  2. John NelsonAbt 1832 -
  3. Martha NelsonAbt 1840 -
  4. Daniel NelsonAbt 1852 -
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Name[1] John Nelson
Gender Male
Birth[2] Abt 1832 New York

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CLARISSA ANN, daughter of (17) Ernestus Schermerhorn and Ann Johnson; b. Apr. 25, 1837, Lima Twp. LaGrange Co., Ind.; d. March 19, 1909; buried Bangor, Mich. m. (1) Oct. 27, 1858, JOHN NELSON, Clearspring Twp., LaGrange Co., Ind.; b. Feb. 28, 1832, Wayne Co., N.Y.; d. Sept. 6, 1890; buried, Bangor, Mich.; son of Schuyler Nelson and Phoebe Braymer; m (2) PHILIP NICHOLAS; buried in Colburn Cemetery, Van Buren Co., Mich.


   73.   Harvey, b Sept 24. 1859; m. (1) Cora Reading; m (2) Mrs. Mary Lance.
   George Albert, b. Jan. 1865; d. March 1865. Died young.
   74.   Cora E. b. Aug. 10, 1868; m. Egbert Briggs.
   75.   Alice, b. Apr. 20, 1873; m. Wesley Dell.

John Nelson was a farmer first in Clearspring Twp., LaGrange Co. and later in Van Buren Co., Mich.

HARVEY, son of (33) Clarissa Ann Schermerhorn and John Nelson; b. Sept. 24, 1859, LaGrange Co., Ind.; d. Jan. 11, 1932, Buckley, Mich.; buried Buckley; m. (1) 1886, Bangor, Mich., CORA READING, b. May 19, 1869, Bangor, Mich.; d. Aug. 19, 1905; Wexford, Mich., daughter of Thomas Reading and Charlotte Kingsley; m. (2) July 31, 1906, Mrs. MARY LANCE; b. May 8, 1863, St Joseph Co., Mich., d. Jan. 18, 1942, Buckley, Mich., buried Buckley.


   144.  Leona, b. Nov. 19, 1895, m. H. D. Thayer

Harvey Nelson was a farmer first in Van Buren Co., Mich. and later in the 90's moved to Buckley, Mich.


CORA E., daughter of (33) Clarissa Ann Schermerhorn and John Nelson; b. Aug. 10, 1868, Van Buren Co., Mich.; m. Jan. 3, 1886, EGBERT C. BRIGGS, Bangor, Mich.; b. Dec. 7, 1859, Van Buren Co., Mich.; d. Nov. 7, 1937, Gobles, Mich.; buried Arlington Hill Cemetery, son of Mancel Briggs and Mary Clark-


   145.  Clifton N., b. Nov. 13, 1886; m. (1) Hazel Auyer; m. (2) Hilga Mattson Heferich.
   146.  Clara M., b. Oct. 19, 1889; m. Ivan Kellogg.
   147.  John Mancel, b. Jan. 22, 1892; m. Nellie Swainston.
   148.  Marion W., b. Jan. 11, 1894; m. Susan Rennie.
   149.  Erma E., b. Jan. 28, 1901; m. Ellsworth Brigham.
   Earl E., b. Feb 25 1902, Bangor Mich.; m. May 12, 1937, Bernice Petty, no issue attendant at State Hospital, Battle Creek, Mich., resides 19 Wiltshire Ave.
   150.  Edward Ray, b. March 11, 1907; m. Ada Towne.
   Mary E., b. July 10, 1910; d. Aug. 23, 1910.

Cora and Egbert Briggs started farming near Lawrence, Mich but followed her brother to Buckley. Later, they returned to a farm near Gobles. Cora now lives in Gobles.


ALICE, daughter of (33) Clarissa Ann Schermerhorn and John Nelson; b. Apr. 4, 1873, Van Buren Co., Mich.; m. Dec. 1, 1895, Bangor, Mich., WESLEY DELL; b. Apr. 2, 1864, Grand Island, N.Y.; d. Oct. 13, 1947, Kalamazoo, Mich.; buried Hill Cemetery, Lawrence Mich.; son of Adoniram Dell and Abigail Dell.


   151.  Howard, b. Apr. 12, 1897; m. Marie Mattson.
   152.  Mildred, b. Dec. 6, 1902; m. Irvin Goff.
   Harvey, b. June 22, 1904; d. March 22, 1919; bur in Hill Cemetery.

The Dell’s lived on a farm northwest of Lawrence, Mich. except for a short time near Buckley, Mich. Alice now lives in Gobles with Cora.

LEONA, daughter of (73) Harvey Nelson and Cora Reading; b. Nov. 19, 1895, Bangor, Mich.; m. May 1, 1920, Boyne City, Mich., H. D. Thayer; b. Apr. 17, 1897, Vassar, Mich.; Res. Boyne City, Mich.


   243.  William Havey, b. May 5, 1921; m. Esme Maureen Stewart.
   244.  Charlotte Annley, b. Nov. 5, 1922; m. Edwin White.
   Carrie Jane, b. Jan. 31, 1925; Boyne City, Mich.: m. Oct. 16, 1948, Horton Bay, Mich., LeRoy Allen, b. Sept. 13, 1924, Horton Bay; son of Fay Allen and Lillian West; Res. 418 Waukauzoo Ave., Petosky, Mich.
   245.  Lois Irene, b. Nov. 30, 1926; m. Richard B. Langtry.
   Audrey Amber, b. Apr. 27, 1928, Boyne City, Mich.; m. Sept. 12, 1948, Walloon Lake, Mich.
   Arthur J. Scott, b. Nov. 4, 1925, Muskegon, Mich.; son of Jacob Scott and Nellie Medendorp; attending college preparatory to teaching; Res. Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
   Phyllis Elaine, b. Nov. 5, 1929, Boyne City; m. Sept. 11, 1948, Boyne City, Elwood L Hardy, b. Nov. 13, 1928, Boyne City; son of Lester Hardy and Zola Barbar; Res. Boyne City.
   Robert Howard, b. Sept. 16, 1931, Boyne City, Mich.
   Charles Dacham, b. Feb. 26, 1933, Boyne City, Mich.
   Irvin Rudolph, b. July 2, 1934, Boyne City, Mich.
   Patricia May, b. Sept. 19, 1937, Boyne City, Mich.
   Douglas Donovan, b. July 27, 1939, Boyne City, Mich.


CLIFTON N., son of (74) Cora Nelson and Egbert Briggs; b. Nov. 13, 1886, Bangor, Mich.; m. (1) Aug. 5, 1908, Traverse City, Mich., HAZEL AUYER; b. March 29, 1891, Wexford, Mich.; daughter of William Auyer and Dora Wart; m. (2) Oct. 5, 1925, Detroit, Mich., MRS. HILGA MATSON HELFERICH; b. Sept. 13, 1893, Askesta, Sweden; daughter of John Matson and Ida Johnson.

Children by first wife:

   246.  Donald A., b. June 17, 1909; m. Doris Louise Ames.
   247.  Dale, b. July 29, 1912; m. Erma Thompson.

Clifton Briggs is a farmer and in 1949 is managing a farm near Paw Paw, Mich.


CLARA M., daughter of (74) Cora Nelson and Egbert Briggs; b. Oct. 19, 1889, Bangor, Mich.; m. Jan. 1, 1909, Buckley, Mich., IVAN KELLOGG; b. Nov. 29, 1886.


   248.  Naomi, b. March 5, 1910; m. Alfred Bush.
   249.  Hubert, b. Jan. 17, 1913; m. Lola Micham.
   250.  Kenneth, b. Apr. 8, 1916; m. Virginia Weathers.
   251.  Marion, b. Jan. 8; 1919; m. Viola Middaugh.

The Kellogg's live on a farm near Thompsonville, Mich.


JOHN MANCEL, son of (74) Cora Nelson and Egbert Briggs; b. Jan. 22, 1892, Bangor, Mich.; d. Jan. 31, 1944, Muskegon, Mich.; buried Muskegon; m. Dec. 3, 1915, Traverse City, Mich., NELLIE SWAINSTON; b. Feb. 19, 1896, Traverse City, Mich.; daughter of George Swainston and Cornelia West.


   252.  John Mancel, b. June 24, 1917; m. Margaret Wren.
   253.  Charles, b. Apr. 24, 1922; s.p.
   254.  Robert, b. Apr. 24, 1922; m. Clarissa Jeanne Davies.

John M Briggs operated a creamery in Muskegon and his sons continue to carry on since his death. Res. 1591 Terrace St.


Marion W., son of (74) Cora Nelson and Egbert Briggs b. Jan 11, 1894, Bangor, Mich.; m. Apr. 1918, SUSAN RENNIE; Druggist at Kalkaska, Mich.


   Alice M., b. Dec. 28, 1920; d. July 23, 1941


ERMA, daughter of (74) Cora Nelson and Egbert Briggs; b. Jan. 28, 1901, Bangor, Mich.; d. Aug. 29, 1930; m. Jan. 25, 1918, ELLSWORTH BRIGHAM, Buckley, Mich.; son of Erwin Brigham and Almeda Harper.


   Leone, b. Dec. 25, 1918; m. Robert Stone; Res. Traverse City, Mich.; no issue.


EDWARD RAY, son of (74) Cora Nelson and Egbert Briggs; b. March 11, 1907, Traverse Co., Mich.; m. March 29, 1928, Paw Paw, Mich., ADA TOWNE; b. March 9, 1909, Lawrence Mich.; daughter of Delbert Ralph Towne and Sarah Elizabeth Harbottle. Farmer, west of Gobles, Mich.


   Joanna, b. May 1, 1930, Muskegon, Mich.; m. Oct. 21, 1948, Paw Paw, Mich., Bernard James Breed; b. Dec. 22, 1922, Paw Paw; son of James Silas Breed and Isa Goldie Hosner.
   Cora Elizabeth, b. Oct. 21, 1934, Gobles, Mich.


HOWARD, son of (75) Alice Nelson and Wesley Dell; b. Apr. 12, 1897; m. Aug. 10, 1915, Kingsley, Mich., MARIE MATSON; b. Sept. 22, 1897, Askesta, Sweden; daughter of John Matson and Ida Johnson. Employed in the highway commission at Lawrence, Mich.


   255.  Carl, b. Dec. 23, 1916; m. Metta Benthin
   256.  Marian, b. March 19, 1921; m. Rudolph Reinertson


MILDRED, daughter of (75) Alice Nelson and Wesley Dell; b. Dec. 6, 1902, Kingsley, Mich.; m. Aug. 8, 1925, Paw Paw, Mich., IRVIN GOFF, b. May 22, 1901, Marcellus, Mich.; son of John B. Goff and Lula Roberts; Res. Roseland Ave., Kalamazoo.


   John Wesley, b. Oct. 13, 1930, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Irvin Goff is employed at the Clarage Fan Co.

WILLIAM HAVEY, son of (144) Leona Nelson and H D. Thayer; b. May 5, 1921, Boyne City, Mich.; m. Dec. 15, 1943; King's Langley Herts, London, Eng., ESME MAUREEN STEWART; b. May 6, 1922, Ceylon, Eng.


   Melvyn William, b. June 13, 1944, Cottered Herts, Eng.
   Jack Stewart, b. June 26, 1946, Boyne City; Mich.
   Harvey Lyle, b. July 25, 1947, Boyne City, Mich.
   James Curtis, b. Aug. 24, 1948, Boyne City, Mich.

William Thayer served in the Signal Corps during the war.


CHARLOTTE ANNLEY, daughter of (144) Leona Nelson and H. D. Thayer; b. Nov. 5, 1922, Walloon Lake, Mich.; m. Aug. 13, 1943, Ypslanti, Mich.; EDWIN G. WHITE; b. Aug. 4, 1923, Petosky, Mich.


   Edwin George, b. Feb. 10, 1944, Clinton, Okla.
   Linda Ann, b. Aug. 26, 1947, Petosky, Mich.

Edwin White served in the Navy in the South Pacific.


LOIS IRENE, daughter of (144) Leona Nelson and H. D. Thayer; b. Nov. 30, 1926, Boyne City, Mich.; m. June 3, 1947, Port Huron, Mich., RICHARD B. LANGTRY; b. June 4, 1926, Port Huron, Mich.; son of Bennett Langtry and Laura Yake.


   Deborah Loreen, b. Jan. 12, 1948, Flint, Mich.

Richard Langtry is a laboratory technician. Res. 2 Macken Rd. Flint, Mich.


DONALD A., son of (145) Clifton N. Briggs and Hazel Auyer; b. June 17, 1909, Traverse Co., Mich.; m. Dec. 1931, East Greenwich, R. I., DORIS LOUISE AMES; b. March 21, 1912, Providence, RI; daughter of Henry Francis Ames and Bertha White.


   Donald Alfred, b. Sept. 11, 1932, Providence, R. I.
   Henry Clifton, b. Feb. 12, 1934, Providence, R. I.

Donald Briggs manages a woolen mill. Res. Harrisville, R. I.


DALE, son of (145) Clifton N. Briggs and Hazel Auyer; b. July 29, 1912; m. June 9, 1935, Richland, Mich., ERMA THOMPSON; b. Oct. 5, 1913, Otsego, Mich.; daughter of North R. Thompson and Clara R. Welbaum. Res. 135 S. Berkley, Kalamazoo, Mich.


   Thomas Dale, b. Sept. 9, 1942, Kalamazoo, Mich.
   Richard Nelson, b. May 3, 1946, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Dale Briggs is an engineer for the Upjohn Co.


NAOMI, daughter of (146) Clara M. Briggs and Ivan Kellogg; b. March 5, 1910, Traverse Co., Mich.; m. Feb. 7, 1934, Pomona, Mich., ALFRED BUSH; b. Jan. 1, ----, in Ind.; son of George Bush and Mary L. Steed. Res. Buckley, Mich.


   Harold, b. March 19, 1935.
   Evelyn, b. Nov. 24, 1936.
   Lois, b. May 17, 1939.
   Alice Jean, b. Nov. 24, 1947.
   Ann Marie, b. 1949.


HUBERT, son of (146) Clara M. Briggs and Ivan Kellogg; b. Jan. 17, 1913; m. Sept. 7, 1934, LOLA MICHAM. Res. 6065 Marvin St., Dearborn, Mich.


   Joan, b. March 11, 1935.
   Lyle, b. Apr. 24, 1937.
   Mareda, b. Feb. 13, 1940.


KENNETH E., son of (146) Clara M. Briggs and Ivan Kellogg; b. Apr. 8, 1916; m. May 25, 1946, VIRGINIA WEATHERS, of Traverse City, Mich.


   Brenda Joy, b. March 28, 1947.


MARION; son of (146) Clara M. Briggs and Ivan Kellogg; b. Jan. 8, 1919; m. June 18 1938, VIOLA MIDDAUGH.


   Roslyn, b. Sept. 27, 1938.
   Karen, b. Feb. 20, 1941.
   Robert, b. Sept. 4, 1943.
   Sandra Jean, b. March 24, 1946.


JOHN MANCEL, son of (147) John Mancel Briggs and Nellie Swainston; b. June 24, 1917, Muskegon, Mich. m. Dec. 25, 1940, Muskegon, MARGARET WREN; b. May 10, 1917, Muskegon; daughter of Henry I. Wren and Madaline Rattray.


   John Mancel III, b. May 24, 1942, Muskegon, Mich.
   Mary Jane, b. May 18, 1947, Muskegon, Mich.

John Briggs is associated with his brothers in the Briggs Dairy in Muskegon, Mich.


CHARLES, son of (147) John Mancel Briggs and Nellie Swainston; b. Apr. 23, 1922, Muskegon, Mich.; s.p.,

Charles Briggs served almost three years in World War II in the radar service in New Mexico. Discharged May 1946. Associated with his brothers in the Briggs Dairy in Muskegon, Mich.


ROBERT E., son of (147) John Mancel Briggs and Nellie Swainston; b. Apr, 23, 1922, Muskegon, Mich.; m. Sept. 16, 1944, Palm Beach, Fla., CLARISSA JEANNE DAVIES; b. Jan. 4, 1921, Kansas City, Mo.; daughter of Oscar G. Davies and Clarissa A. Dixon.


   Robert George, b. Sept. 10, 1947.

Robert E. Briggs attended Muskegon College two years and Michigan State one year and took training at Columbia Univ., one of 150 who graduated in a class of 5000. He served aboard the Estis, an officer's ship, for almost three years. He is now associated with his brothers in the Briggs Dairy in Muskegon.


CARL, son of (151) Howard Dell and Marie Matson; b. Dec. 23, 1916; m. Oct. 3, 1941, Plainwell, Mich., METTA BENTHIN; b. Nov. 24, 1921, Lansing, Mich.; daughter of Christie Henry Benthin and Irene Shively.


   Carl Wayne, b. Aug. 4, 1943.
   Christine Louise, b. Sept. 17, 1946.

Carl Dell was inducted into the service in January 1942 and went overseas to Hawaii July 4, 1944. He saw service in Leyte and Okinawa. He was First Lieut. in the Medical Corps. He is now at Clarage Fan Co., Kalamazoo. Res. Armstrong Corners, Mich.


MARIAN, daughter of (151) Howard Dell and Marie Matson; b. March 19, 1921; m. RUDOLPH REINERTSON.


   Susan, b. Sept. 5, 1945.

Mrs. Reinertson is a RN. Res. 1538 S. Austin, Cicero, Ill.

  1. 1850 Census of Clear Spring Township, La Grange County, Indiana
    p. 10.
  2. 1850 Census of Clear Spring Township, La Grange County, Indiana
    p. 10.