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Elisha Nelson (abt. 1755 - abt. 1828)

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Elisha Nelson
Born about in South Carolinamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in South Carolinamap
Profile last modified | Created 28 Sep 2016
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Root person, the Nelson Family Record

Elisha was born about 1755 and died about 1829; Greenville County archives has online images of his probate papers. On 8 Aug 1829, County Ordinary (Probate Judge) John Watson issued an order to appear in court, addressed to 'Elizabeth Nelson, William Nelson, Elisha Nelson, Daniel Nelson, Hardy Nelson, Thomas Dacus and Laney his wife, Tilman Davis and Elizabeth his wife, Jediah Cook and Mary his wife, and William A Austin and Jane his wife, legal heirs and representatives of Elisha Nelson who died intestate.'


Who was Elisha's father?.

Some researchers show a Charles Nelson from Norfolk, England as Elisha's father. Quite a few of them attach that Charles to the family of Lord Nelson, as Horatio's second cousin (Charles, son of Edmund, son of Thomas, son of William and Mary Shene; Horatio was the grandson of Thomas's brother Edmund). Elisha was born in 1755 in America. Horatio's second cousin Charles was born in England in 1791, served in the Royal Navy, and died in Tasmania. Elisha was not the son of that Charles.

Elisha and Horatio were about the same age (Horatio was born in 1758). To link Elisha's Nelsons to the famous ones, Elisha's father would have to be of Horatio's father's generation, or perhaps a much older cousin. As of 11 May 2014, no such person has been identified.


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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Elisha by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Elisha:

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On 28 Jun 2017 at 14:04 GMT Herbert Tardy wrote:

Nelson-13413 and Nelson-11444 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates and places, spouse of Elizabeth Rogers, father of Elisha and others.

Elisha is 23 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 20 degrees from Katy Jurado and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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