For a grouping of individuals who were associated with Nelsonville, see the category for Nelsonville.
Nelsonville was laid out in June of 1818 and is named for Daniel Nelson who owned the land the town is sitting on. It was incorporated in 1838.
Nelsonville's first election was held on 27 Apr 1839 when Charles Cable was elected mayor, A.J. Bond, recorder, and John Coe, S.M. Shepherd, John Hull, W.W. Poston, and James Rusk were elected trustees. James Rusk declined and Thomas L. Mintun was appointed in his place. Luther Burt was appointed marshall and Robert Miller the treasurer.
In 1827, those living in Nelsonville were Jas. Knight, C. L. Fisk, Wm. Biggerstaff, Wm. Harper, Robert Thompson, Amorn Entsminger, Jas. Pickett, Jos. Brett, Saul Pickett, Jonathan White, Daniel Nelson, Jas. Tenants, Wm. Long, John Rochester, M. B. Lovewell, Samuel K. Harrington, Jacob Feirce, Jacob Skeiver, Calvin Thompson, Richard Mills, Thos. Thompson, Geo. Mills, Wm. Gleason, John McKeye, Abijah Weaver, Martin L. Sheppard, Thos. Campbell, F. Billinghurst, John Hume, E. Stewart, David Robers, Thos. Brien, John Brown, B. Brice, Chas. Shipman, Robt. Callis, Isaac Barker, Hocking H. Huhler, Wm. Stewart, G. Kincannon, Harry Henshaw, Harvey Weill, Geo. Walker, Christian Eby, Justus Rynold, Leroy Allen, Norman Root, John Beach, Jos. B. Miles, A Cormac, David Johnson, Calvary Morris, Solomon Finney, Dwight Jarvis, John Wight, A. Brown, John Noble, G. Browning, E. Hibbard, John Wright, Henry Bartlett, Thos. Irvin, Ebenezer Currier, R. E. Constable, Jno. Dana, Cephas Carpenter, J. J. Fuller, Emery Newton, E. Burnett, Thos. Harris, Chas. O'Neil, S. F. McCracken, S. B. Pruden, C. F. Perkins, Samuel Entsminger, Benjamin Johnson, Jacob Claypool, David Skiver, John Graham, John S. Putman, Elias Spencer, Nicholas Bates, George French, Elijah Watkins, Samuel Lewis, John Connch, Daniel Jacob, Thos. Watkins, Jas. Coe, Jos. S. Rollins, John Entsminger, David Dunham, Solomon Tuttle, Rufus P. Danir, Peter M. Dodd, John Conrad, John Weavin, Daniel Boomer, Moses Lewis, Edmund Terry, John Samson, Jacob Benjamin, Henry Roberts, John Chamberlin, John Dodd, Michael Weavin, John Perkins, Amos Crippen, Wilmarth Allen, Seth Morge. Resources
- Login to edit this profile and add images.
- Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)