|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1844|
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1941|
Spouse: 1) Alvina King; 2) Rachel Ward; 3) Phoebe De Weese
Survived By: Sons, Robert and James E. Nelson; daughters, Mrs. Edith Burns and Mrs. Ella Housand.
Other: Age 96.
He was the last surviving Civil War veteran of Morgan County [Co. M, 21 Ind.]
"It was in the far south that Mr. Nelson spent the days during the Civil War. Born near Rushville, he joined the 21st Indiana Regiment Heavy Artillery in 1863, when 17 years old. He was sent by way of Washington to Louisiana, and was stationed there and in Alabama and Florida during most of his service. He remembers particularly the Siege of Mobile...He came to Mooresville in the spring of 1882, and has lived in the same place, at the corner of Indiana and South Streets, since then. He once cradled wheat where houses in that part of town now stand...He will be 89 years old on October 9."
(Source: Mooresville Times, Sept. 14, 1933; article on Civil War veterans.)
Cemetery: Mooresville Cemetery
Source Information: Cemetery index/Morgan Co. Civil War Veterans
Phebe Deweese Nelson (1859 - 1934)
Nancy Elvira King Nelson (1848 - 1897)
Rachel Jane Ward Nelson (1852 - 1921)
Robert F Nelson (1871 - 1945)*
James Edward Nelson (1875 - 1962)*
Created by: KEW
Record added: Nov 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79728358
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Thank you for your service Private Nelson. Last Union Civil War veteran to be buried in Morgan County.|
Added: May. 5, 2014