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1. Alfred Nelson was born on 3 May 1806 in Orange County, North Carolina.(1) He appeared on the census in 1830 in Orange County, North Carolina. (2) He appeared on the census in 1840 in Orange County, North Carolina. (3) He appeared on the census on 29 Nov 1850 in Marion County, Arkansas.(4) He appeared on the census on 31 Jul 1860 in Prairie Township, Searcy County, Arkansas. (5) He bought Land Patent 80 Acres on 1 May 1861 in Boone County, Arkansas.(6) He appeared on the census on 24 Aug 1870 in Prairie Township, Boone County, Arkansas. (7) He signed a will on 22 Jun 1872 in Boone County, Arkansas.(8) He died on 10 Jul 1872 in Boone County, Arkansas.(9) He had an estate probated on 6 Aug 1872 in Boone County, Arkansas. (10)

Alfred Nelson was born in Orange County, North Carolina, the fourth son of John Nelson and Jenet Tate. John Nelson was a native of that county and served as a Major in the Revolutionary War.

Alfred Nelson was a farmer in his native Orange County, North Carolina, until the mid-1840's when he decided to leave and move his family west. He was on the 1850 census of Marion County, Arkansas in 1850. He was in Searcy County in 1860 and Boone County in 1870.

He signed his will on June 22, 1872, and the will was proved August 6, 1872 in Boone County. His sons William and Newton were appointed co-executors. The estate was generally divided among all his children, with the exception that daughter Isabelle receive all household and kitchen furnishings, and son William $20 more than the rest.

A link to his will is included on the main page.

No records exist of Alfred Nelson's military service if any.

He was married to Nancy Gill (daughter of Thomas Gill and Mary Jones) on 3 Oct 1824 in Orange County, North Carolina. Nancy Gill was born on 14 Apr 1808 in Orange County, North Carolina. (1) She died on 2 Jun 1869 in Boone County, Arkansas.(1) Alfred Nelson and Nancy Gill had the following children:

child2 i. John Nelson was born on 8 Mar 1826 in Orange County, North Carolina. (1) He died on 25 Jul 1846 in Orange County, North Carolina.(1)
child+3 ii. Thomas Jefferson Nelson.
child+4 iii. Alfred Nelson.
child5 iv. Mary Nelson was born on 26 Oct 1831 in Orange County, North Carolina. (1) She died on 28 May 1833 in Orange County, North Carolina.(1)
child+6 v. Jane Nelson.
child+7 vi. Nancy Nelson.
child+8 vii. Newton Nelson.
child+9 viii. Isabelle Nelson.
child+10 ix. William Alfred Nelson.
child+11 x. Matilda Nelson.
child+12 xi. Margaret Nelson.