Person:Thomas Nelson (2)

Thomas Bays Nelson
b.Abt 1841 Indiana
m. Aug 1828
  1. Cyrus NelsonAbt 1833 -
  2. Elisabeth NelsonAbt 1833 -
  3. Minerva NelsonAbt 1836 -
  4. Mary E. NelsonAbt 1839 -
  5. Thomas Bays NelsonAbt 1841 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Thomas Bays Nelson
Gender Male
Birth[3] Abt 1841 Indiana

1880 Census of Clay, Lagrange, Indiana Page 397C

              Relation  Sex  Marr Age  Born  FB  MB  Occupation

B. Thomas NELSON Self M M 39 IN PA PA Laborer Frances NELSON Wife F M 40 PA PA PA Keeping House E. Joseph NELSON Son M S 20 IN IN PA Carpenter E. George NELSON Son M S 18 IN IN PA Laborer J. Sarah NELSON Dau F S 16 IN IN PA W. Mary NELSON Dau F S 12 IN IN PA U. Thomas NELSON Son M S 10 IN IN PA At Home S. Harvey NELSON Son M S 8 IN IN PA Mirtie NELSON Dau F S 5 IN IN PA T. Samuel NELSON Son M S 2 IN IN PA

Thomas B. Nelson enlisted Oct. 27, 1864, at Kendallville, Ind., at the age of 23 years as a private in Co. D, 13th Ind. V. I., 3rd Brig., 3rd Div., 10th A.C. In Nov., 1864, he was furloughed for fifteen days and returned to Indianapolis, Ind., at expiration of time. He was detailed as guard to cattle at Raleigh, N.C., about six months and also took part in the battles of Fort Fisher and was honorably discharged Sept. 5, 1865, at Goldsboro. A brother, Cyrus and a brother of his wife, Joseph P., both service in the late war. Comrade Nelson was born in Lagrange county, Ind., April 14, 1841, a son of George Nelson and Sarah (Hart) Nelson; the former living (1894); the latter deceased. He married Frances Miller, born in Cambria county, Pa., March 7, 1840. Her father Joseph Miller, is deceased, but her mother, Mary (Yoder) is living (1894). Their children are Joseph, Jesse, Sarah, Nancy, dec., Mary M., Thomas U., Henry C. dec., Myrtie, Samuel, John O. and Ray dec. Comrade Nelson draws a pension, is engaged in farming and his address is Shipshewana, Ind.

Biography of Thomas B. Nelson. Vol. II, page 655. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.

  1. 1850 Census of LaGrange County, Indiana.
  2. Pages taken from the book on Thomas Bays Nelson.
  3. 1850 Census of LaGrange County, Indiana.