Nelson was born about 1833.
In 1871, at the age of 38, Nelson is living at 16 Kirk Street, in Calton, Lanarkshire, with his wife Margaret age 32 (40), and their children Nelson age 10, John age 4 and Margaret age 2. Nelson is a shoemaker.
In 1881, at the age of 48, Nelson is living at 20 Charles Street, in Camlachie, Lanarkshire, with his wife Margaret age 50, their children John age 16 (15), Margaret age 14 (12), and with three lodgers - John Watson, a shoemaker age 57, John Lindsay, a shoemaker age 30, and John's wife Elizabeth Lindsay age 29. Nelson is still a shoemaker.
In 1891, at the age of 60 (58), Nelson is living at 28 Orr Street, in Camlachie, Lanarkshire, with his wife Margaret age 63 (60), and with their married daughter Margaret Smith age 22, Margarets husband Robert Smith age 21, and baby William Smith age 10 months. Nelson is still a shoemaker.
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