Fed Nelson
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George Frederick Nelson (1827 - bef. 1910)

George Frederick (Fed) Nelson
Born in Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 15 Aug 1855 in Grayson County, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Grayson County, Kentuckymap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Jun 2016 | Last significant change: 2 Feb 2021
08:21: Bill Vincent Ph.D. edited the Biography, Father Status Indicator and Data Status (Father) for George Frederick Nelson (1827-bef.1910). (DNA Confirmation Added) [Thank Bill for this]
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Fed Nelson migrated from Virginia to Kentucky.
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George Frederick "Fed' Nelson

Oral History

Oral history tells us that Fed Nelson was a merchant, or peddler, who sold his wares to retail stores in the general area of Grayson County, Kentucky. One of his good customers was Bradley Musick of Bee Spring, in nearby Edmonson County.[1]

US Census

1850: Marshall County, Kentucky, Family #615
William Nelson, 23, VA
Mary E Nelson, 26, VA
Pamela Nelson, 20, VA
Margarett I Nelson, 16, KY
George F Nelson, 22, VA

1860: Grayson County, Kentucky, PO: Caneyville, Family #618
Frederic Nelson, 33, VA
Martha J Nelson, 20, KY
George W Nelson, 3, KY
John W Nelson, 1, KY
Mary Nelson, 40, VA
Permelia Nelson, 35, VA
Margaret Nelson, 30, VA
Rebecca Nelson, 14, KY
Mary J Nelson, 11, KY
William T Layman, 11, KY

1870: Cany, Grayson County, Kentucky
Fredric Nelson, 43, VA
Mary Y Nelson, 31, KY
George W Nelson, 13, KY
J W Nelson, 11, KY
Thomas M Nelson, 9, KY
S M Nelson, 5, KY
E T Nelson, 3, KY
Rebeca Nelson, 1, KY

1880: Sand Spring, Grayson County, Kentucky
Dwelling Number: 11
Fred Nelson, 53, VA, VA, VA
Martha J. Nelson, 43, KY, KY, KY
G. W. Nelson, 23, KY, VA, KY
J. W. Nelson, 21, KY, VA, KY
Esquire M. Nelson, 16, KY, VA, KY
Ed T. Nelson, 14, KY, VA, KY
Rebecca Nelson, 11, KY, VA, KY
Lucy Nelson, 9, KY, VA, KY
N. C. Nelson, 7, KY, VA, KY
Nancy M. Nelson, 5, KY, VA, KY
J. R. Nelson, 3, KY, VA, KY
Dwelling Number: 10 (three sisters of Fred Nelson)
Mary Nelson, 60, single, VA, MD, VA
Permely Nelson, 50, sister, VA, MD, VA
Jane Nelson, 35, sister, KY, MD, VA
Thomas Nelson, 19, nephew, KY, VA, KY


  1. Bill Vincent: Collected Oral History
  • Tombstone
  • Death Record
  • 1850 US Census
  • 1860 US Census
  • 1870 US Census
  • 1880 US Census
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #25659274

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