Biography of Lyman Nelson
Potter County, PA Biographies

LYMAN NELSON, retired, Coudersport, is a son of Cephas and Eunice Nelson, and was born at Hebron, Washington Co., N. Y., in 1812. His early life was passed in securing a common school education, and in hard work. February 15, 1832, he married Anner M., daughter of Dennis Hall, of Coudersport. They located in Eulalia township, engaged in farming, and raised a family of nine children four boys and five girls: Lydia R. (now wife of Rev. Joseph Latham, of Franklinville, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y.), Louisa M. (now Mrs. Nelson H. Goodsell, of Coudersport), Carthagena (now Mrs. F. A. Gleason, of Franklinville), Almeron E. (of Hinsdale, N. Y.), H. T. (of Coudersport), Orrell (now Mrs. M. L. Gridley, of Coudersport), Ralph L. (of Genesee, Potter county), Oliva A. (now wife of John J. Park, of Barton, Tioga Co., N. 1), and Alva T. (of Hinsdale, N. Y.). Mr. Nelson was elected associate judge in 1870, has been justice of the peace for fifteen years, and has been in the higher and lower courts for a period of twenty years. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Church. He is a supporter of the Republican party.

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

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