Elijah Anderson Nelson

Elijah Anderson Nelson

Death 12 Sep 1864 (aged 37–38)
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Burial Verona, Oneida County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 13562079 · View Source
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He was married on January 10, 1849 at Hopewell Reformed Church, Hopewell Junction, Dutchess County, NY to Sarah Strong Horton (30 April 1821 - 1902), the daughter of Nathaniel Horton (17 January 1794 - 4 July 1840) and Ada Strang (7 June 1800 - 11 December 1881)

The 1860 US Census for Oneida County, NY, lists his occupation as "Boat Captain." He was Captain of the Erie Canal steamboat, the T.E. Barnes, home port, Buffalo, New York.

He died in a boating accident, falling off of the West Troy Ferry steamboat, the George Marks, and drowning in the Hudson River.

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Elijah Nelson
Died Sept. 12, 1864
Aged 38

Jane Nelson
Died Jan. 24, 1847



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  • Originally Created by: Tombstone Hunter
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 13562079
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Anderson Nelson (1826–12 Sep 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13562079, citing Rathbunville Cemetery, Verona, Oneida County, New York, USA ; Maintained by dscott (contributor 47242970) .