Middle name (if any) has not been determined. Surname spelling of "Beanblossom" found on his grave marker and is the preferred spelling of his Indiana based family line. The spellings of "Beenblossom" and "Beemblossom" evolved among the Iowa based families. The surname spelling of "Beenblossom" used in his obituary and other public documents. Nelson was a son of Abraham Beanblossom & Evaline Schuck. Nelson married Clarissa Jacobs (1820-1888) on January 24, 1839 in Harrison County, Indiana. They had 11 identified children. Nelson and his family moved to Iowa from Indiana in 1844.