Nelson Family Papers
S2600, OB56
1 folder, 1 oversized folder

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Processed by: Ruth Light, October 2006

Biographical Note:

Moses Nelson was born in Sutton Massachusetts in 1757.  He married Sarah Hovey and had nine children.  Two of the children, Daniel and James, relocated to Indiana, and both died in Lancaster, Jefferson County.

Source: Materials within collection.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains genealogical records and correspondence for the Nelson family of Jennings and Jefferson Counties in Indiana.  Most of the records are listings of marriages, births, and deaths of various members of the Nelson family and their children.

Item Listing:

1 Folder.  
1757-1800 Family record of Moses Nelson
1757-1868 Births and deaths record
1757-1878 Births and deaths record
1803-1863 Family records of Daniel H. Nelson and Jefferson Nelson
1880 Feb. 5 Photocopied letter to J.A. Crozier regarding Nelson genealogy
1901 Nov. 12 Letter from Laura H. King regarding family correspondence
1902 Jan. 1 Letter from Hiram G. Nelson regarding family correspondence
1904 Oct. 18 Letter from Laura H. King regarding family genealogy
1802-1914 List of family deaths and obituary clippings
1838-1953 Family births listing, Hiram G Nelson and Lizzie Rectorís marriage certificate, and obituary clippings
circa 1960s Listing of Daniel Hovey Nelsonís wife, children, and the children of their son Hiram


1757-1870 Births and deaths record

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder (11 items), 1 oversized folder (1 item)

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Access: This collection is open for research.



Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are entirely in English

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Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.