Mar. 15, 1858 Caddo Gap Montgomery County Arkansas, USA
Feb. 15, 1923 Stonewall Pontotoc County Oklahoma, USA
He was the 4th child of Archibald Nelson and Nancy Elizabeth Strawn. He married Alice Josephine Johnson 26 Sep 1882 in Montgomery County, AR.
They had 8 children: William Frank Nelson - b. Sep 1884 Jesse L Nelson - b. Feb 1887 Ida Mabel Nelson - 1/11/1889-3/26/1965. John S. Nelson, Jr. - 11/19/1891-12/14/1977. Virginia A. Nelson [Rose] - b. Nov 1898. Eleanor Nelson [Graves]-b. unknown. Arch Nelson - b. unknown. Adelle Nelson [Fry] - b. unknown.