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Major Jesse Nelson
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Birth: Mar. 14, 1841
Grafton County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1913
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Son of Stephen Nelson and Louisa Prescott.

Died of Myocarditis.

Married 19 Jul 1867 to Susie Mary Samler.

To their union was born 4 children:
William Samler Nelson, Flora Louise Nelson, Albert Stephen Nelson, and Jesse Elwin Nelson.

Civil War Soldier:
Major enlisted as a Private serving the Union Army on 8 Dec 1862. On 5 Sep 1862 he enlisted in Company D, New Hampshire 12th Infantry Regiment. Major was at Fredericksburg and wounded at Chancellorsville. He was discharged for his wounds mustered out of service on 21 Jun 1865. At the battle of Chancellorsville, Albert, his brother, was first wounded in the head by a piece of shell, and his brother, Dan, went to his assistance. While helping him from the field, Major was found, wounded, but not so badly but that he lent a hand in assisting Albert. A few minutes later, Dan received his death wound. A ball struck him in the back and penetrated his bowels, protruding in front. The enemy were close upon them, and Dan begged his brothers to leave him rather than all should be captured, and so they left him to die alone. It was in memory of the two deceased brothers that Nelson Post, G. AR, Bristol, Grafton, New Hampshire was named.

Major was a Farmer and Resided Norwood, Norfolk, Massachusetts since about 1880.

Besides the children linked below they had the following son:

William Samler Nelson
Born 15 Apr 1858 Hammonton, Atlantic, New Jersey. Married 9 Mar 1900 Canton, Norfolk, Massachusetts to Lucy Edith Shaw.
To their union was born 2 children: Albert William Nelson and Thelma A Nelson. 
Family links: 
  Stephen Nelson (1812 - 1892)
  Louisa Prescott Nelson (1813 - 1893)
  Susie Mary Samler Nelson (1850 - ____)
  Flora Louise Nelson (1870 - 1871)*
  Albert Stephen Nelson (1872 - 1872)*
  Jessie Elwin Nelson (1875 - 1881)*
  Daniel Prescott Nelson (1838 - 1863)*
  Albert Day Nelson (1840 - 1865)*
  Major Jesse Nelson (1841 - 1913)
  Harriet M Nelson (1845 - 1867)*
  Sarah Evans Nelson Robie (1846 - 1920)*
  Martha Smith Nelson Mason (1850 - 1922)*
  Finette Eva Nelson Hemphill (1853 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Interred 12 Nov 1913
Highland Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Lauren Marie Westgate Ha...
Record added: May 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90795716
Major Jesse Nelson
Added by: Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
Major Jesse Nelson
Added by: Kathleen Shannon
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Thank you for your service
- Marilyn Harrison
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
Thank you so much for your service.
- Marilyn Harrison
 Added: Nov. 18, 2013

- Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
 Added: Oct. 31, 2013

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