Biography of John S. Nelson
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Nelson, John S. (deceased), was born June 19, 1822, a son of John, who was a son of James Nelson, a soldier in the Revolution. The latter married Hannah Post, and removed from near Poughkeepsie to Romulus, Seneca county, in 1811, thence to Greece, Monroe county, and later to Murray, this county, where he bought a farm near the Transit. Late in life he removed to Somerset, Niagara county, where he died. Ws children were: John, Abraham, James, Peter, George, Jane, Elizabeth, Richard, and Elijah. John, our subject's father, came from Ovid at an early day and took up a farm in this town, which he sold later to Joseph Pratt. He died on the farm where he first settled in Clarendon. He married Elizabeth Brink, and they had nine children, of whom six grew to maturity: John S., Sarah, who married Orville Ben nett; Abigail, who married John B. French; James, Daniel, Ann, who married Ira J. French. W th the exception of a short residence in Michigan and Holley, John S. has always lived in Olarendon, his chief occupation being farming. He kept a hotel at Holley for several years, and was in that business in Olarendon for a time. He was a member of Holley Lodge I. O. O. F., and also of the Masona Mr. Nelson's first wife was Lucinda Fletcher, by whom he had two sons, J. Pratt and Lyman. In 1889 he married second Mrs. M. E. Matson of this town. His death occurred December 29, 1890.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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