Biography of F. B. Nelson
Potter County, PA Biographies

F. B. NELSON, proprietor of meat market, drover, etc., Coudersport, is a son of Henry and Speedy (Clark) Nelson, and was born in Allegheny township, Potter Co., Penn., March 14, 1837 His father's family consisted of eight children: Samantha (now Mrs. Albert Presho, of Colesbuxg), Daniel (of Jefferson county, Penn.), Amelia (now Mrs. James Booth), F. B., Sabrina (the late Mrs. Uriah Butler, of Cincinnati, Ohio), F. A. (of Colesburg), Oscar (of Lewisville), and Charles H. (of Coudersport). F. B. Nelson remained at home until twenty two years of age, and was engaged in assisting his parents in various ways. He married, July 24, 1863, Delphine Thompson, a daughter of Samuel Thompson, and granddaughter of Miles and Elizabeth Thompson. Her grandfather located in Harrison township in 1827, and was the second sheriff of the county, subsequently serving another term. He was a farmer, and eventually removed to Kettle Creek, where he died; his widow returned to Ulysses, and there died. Samuel Thompson married Permelia Hackett in 1845, and located on the farm he now owns in Eulalia township, upon which he has erected fine farm buildings. Mrs. Nelson is their only surviving child. After the marriage of F. B. Nelson he removed to Emporium, where he engaged in the lumber trade, remaining nine years. He then became a merchant at Raymond's Corners, and later a farmer, after which he settled in Coudersport and engaged in the butcher business; associated with his son be has a market at Odin. He is also a general buyer, speculator, drover, etc. His children were Arthur F., Mittie Bell (who died when one year of age), Mart J and Bessie A. Of these Arthur F. married Cora, daughter of Washington Wyckoff, of Sinnemahoning, and has one child, Mina Bell.


From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk, Cameron and Potter, Pennsylvania
J. H. Beers & Co. Publishers
Chicago, Ill. 1890


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