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James Nelson (1757 - 1828)

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James Nelson
Born in Cumberland County, Pennsylvaniamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jan 2015
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Categories: NSDAR Patriot Ancestors | NSSAR Patriot Ancestors.

James Nelson is an NSSAR Patriot Ancestor.
NSSAR Ancestor #: P-255308
Rank: Soldier


James Nelson was born in 1757 and died in 1828 in Pennsylvania. He is buried in Big Spring Cemetery in Fulton County, Pennsylvania next to his wife, Martha Sloan Nelson.[1]


  1. James Nelson's tombstone is on

See Also:

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed July 21, 2016), "Record of James Nelson", Ancestor # A082106.

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On 20 Jan 2016 at 15:42 GMT Chet Snow wrote:

I suggest you look at this researched web site for more information on James Nelson who was an American Revolutionary War patriot: - From Chet Snow - who has Nelsons from Ulster in his Tree also!

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