Biography of Robert C. Nelson
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Nelson, Robert C., was born in Dryden, December 5, 1819. His father, Robert Nelson, came from Orange county in 1812 and settled on lot seventy six. Robert Nelson was educated in the common schools and finished at the select school in Dryden. At the age of thirty he married Louisa Card of this town. In 1849 he bought a farm of John Southworth of 100 acres. Our subject is one of the leading farmers of this town, where he is known as a man of high character and integrity, interested in educational and religious matters and in leading events of the day, and is known as a practical and successful farmer.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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