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Married Margaret Hansen 1860, at Ephraim. Parents lived
at Lehi, Utah. Came to Utah in 1862. She was born Jan
11. 1829. Their children: Andrew C. b. Jan. 20, 1864, m.
Amanda Jansen; Charles C. b. in 1866, m. Tora Brimholt-
Peter C. b. In 1868, m. Hulda Brimholt; Nels P. b. Jan. 16,
1872, m. Amanda Bunnel. Family home Redmond, Utah

Seventy. School trustee. Teacher; farmer. Died Jan
29, 1880.

NELSON, ANDREW C. (son of Mads P. Nelsen and Margaret
Hansen). Born Jan. 20, 1864, at Ephraim, Utah.

Married Amanda Jansen Aug. 5, 1872, at Redmond. Utah
(daughter of John A. Jansen and Andrea Petersen, of
Ephraim, Utah; they came to Utah in September, 1863, with
the Doms company). She was born March 28, 1863. Their
children: Andrew C. b. June 8, 1886, m. Leah Tuttle; Chloe A
b. Nov. 1, 1887, m. Emerson J. Miller; Joseph C. b. Jan 7
1891; C. Lamar b. June 9, 1893; Claron b. March 13, 1895;
Marion C. b. Jan. 11, 1897; Charles I. b. April 19, 1898; Everett
Y. b. Oct. 2, 1900, died; Lloyd C. b. Jan. 26, 1903; Clyde E b
Sept. 29, 1905; Cleo L. b. Aug. 19, 1907.

Seventy; president Y. M. M. I. A.; tithing clerk. County
superintendent of schools; state superintendent of school!
since 1900 (term expires 1917).

NELSEN, SAREN (son of Christian Nelsen and Christina
Peterson, born in Denmark). He was born Jan. 10, 1866,
Denmark. Came to Utah 1864. Captain Preston company.

Married Elmyra Purser In 1877 (daughter of Frank Purser
and Fannie Enon, pioneers 1861 and 1868). She came to
Utah 1864, Captain Preston company. Their children:
David b. 1882, m. Olga Fern Topping; Pearl b. 1884, m.
Thomas J. Barger; Mary b. 1888; Frank b. 1890; Glenn b.
1897; Ruby b. 1900; Edith b. 1902; Stanley b. 1904. Family
home Treasureton, Idaho.

High priest; bishop's counselor. Farmer; stockraiser.

NELSON, AARON (son of James and Sarah Nelson, Lamb-
ley, Eng.). Born March 6, 1823, Lambley. Came to Utah
in 1863.

Married Mary Stamforth. Only child: William b. April
4, 1844, at Lambley, m. Mary Alice Thompson.

Married Selvia Rulfreyman March 19, 1864, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Richard Rulfreyman and Hannah Butler of
Denbigh, Eng., pioneers 1862, Captain Hyde company). She
was born Sept. 24, 1843. Their children: Hannah, m. Ed-
ward H. Snow; James, died; Alice, m. Lafayette Carter;
Mary, m. Henry Kemp; Amelia, died; Selma; Alma, m. Rose
Reucher; Lettie, m. Heber E. Harrison; Joseph, died; Jennie;
Edward, m. Nellie Lamb. Family home St. George, Utah.

High priest. City sexton and marshal; assessor and col-
lector. Shoemaker. Died Oct. 3. 1908.

NELSON, DAVID (son of Jonathan Nelson and Eunice Stone
of Shrewsbury, Worcester county. Mass.). Born 1801,
Shrewsbury, Mass. Came to Utah Sept. 16, 1852, Thomas
Tldwell company.

Married Mary Thompson Miller March 6, 1836, Providence,
R. I. (daughter of George and Mary Miller of Providence:
latter came to Utah 1873). She was born 1818. Their chil-
dren: Mary Eunice; James Horace, m. Sarah Ann Pool, m.
Annie B. Peterson; Josiah; David George; Samuel Jonathan:
Martha Ann. Family home Ogden, Utah.



Married Elizabeth Jane West. Their children: Louis, d.
infant; Henry Walker; Guy Brown, m. Alice Cave; Earl, d.

Missionary to eastern states 1872-73; high priest. Justice
of peace at Kaysville, Utah. Died September, 1882, Ogden.

NELSON, JAMES HORACE (son of David Nelson and Mary
Thompson Miller). Born March 28, 1839, Jacksonville, Mor-
gan county, 111. Came to Utah Sept. 16, 1862, Thomas Tid-
well company.

Married Sarah Ann Pool Aug. 1, 1859, Ogden, Utah (daugh-
ter of William and Elizabeth Pool of Ogden, pioneers 1862,
oxteam company). She was born 1844, Nauvoo, 111. Their
children: James Horace b. May 21, 1860; David George b.
Nov. 24, 1862; Sarah Elizabeth b. Dec. 30, 1865; Mary Mar-
tha b. April 10, 1868; William Francis b. Sept. 21, 1871;
Chester Pool b. Feb. 16. 1874; Roscoe Miller b. March 30,
1876; Summer Parker b. June 7, 1879: Maynard Elliott b. Jan.
7. 1882; Leland Kay b. April 6, 1884. Family home Ogden,

Married Annie B. Peterson Aug. 21, 1876. Salt Lake City
(daughter of Jacob Peterson and Petrina Barlak of Ogden,
Utah; came to Utah 1875). Their children: Annie Amelia
b. July 12. 1877; Clarence Smith b. July 29. 1879; Ella Eva-
line b. May 22, 1881; Lillie Nicoline b. March 16, 1883; Ellen
Josephine b. July 8, 1885; Howard Stanley b. Aug. 6, 1887;
Mabel Exila b. Aug. 9, 1889; Horace Jacob b. May 6, 1891;
Waldo Petersen b. Aug. 2, 1893; Wilford Leslie b. June 19,
1896; Daniel Stone b. June 1, 1897; Edna Joan b. Aug. 11,

Missionary to eastern states 1872-73; senior president 63d
quorum seventies 26 years. Real estate agent; farmer.

NELSON, EDMOND (son of Thomas B. Nelson and Martha
Williams of North Carolina and Illinois). Born Dec. 12,
1799, in North Carolina. Came to Utah Sept. 9, 1850, Thomas
Johnson company.

Married Jane Taylor 1828, Mt. Vernon, Jefferson county,
111. (daughter of Thomas Billington Taylor and Martha
Mardgelin of Jefferson county), who was born Jan. 1, 1807.
Their children: Pryce Williams, m. Lyda Lake; Hyrum, m.
Susan A. Wimmer; William Goforth b. June 10, 1831, m.
Elvira Vail; Thomas B. b. May 9, 1833, m. Mary Walker;
Joseph Smith b. Dec. 30, 1838, m. Hannah Patten; Edmond,
m. Annie Petersen; Mark b. May 6, 1844, m. Orphla Dowdell.
Family home Alpine, Utah.

NELSON, WILLIAM GOFORTH (son of Edmond Nelson and
Jane Taylor). Born June 10, 1831, Jefferson county. 111.
Came to Utah Sept. 9, 1860, Thomas Johnson company.

Married Elvira Vail Nov. 26, 1856, Alpine, Utah (daughter
of Gamaliel Vail, who died June 7, 1844, and Martha Bar-
tholomew of McLean county. III., pioneers Sept. 1, 1861,
Morris Phelps company married March, 1830). She was
born April 25, 1839, and came to Utah, Morris Phelps com-
pany. Their children: William b. Aug. 31, 1856, d. Aug. 16,
1867; Elvira b. Jan. 18, 1858, d. Sept. 23, 1863; Martha b.
Oct. 25, 1859, d. April 28, 1891; Luna b. Sept. 18, 1861. m.
Charles F. Chadwick; Emmaline b. Sept. 10, 1863, m. Alex-
ander Stalker; George Goforth b. Sept. 25, 1865, m. Eliza
Preece; Rhoda b. Oct. 28. 1867, m. William J. Davis; Brig-
ham Young b. July 20, 1869, m. Nancy C. Bagley; Gamaliel
Vail b. Dec. 8, 1871, m. Emma E. Packer; Angela b. Jan.
11, 1874, m. William T. Packer; Rachel b. Dec. 8, 1876. d.
Dec. 23, 1878; Taylor Nelson b. Dec. 23, 1878, m. Susie
Hawkes; Ezra b. Sept. 5, 1881. Family resided Alpine, Utah,
and Franklin, Oxford and Rtvcrdale, Idaho.

Bishop Oxford. Idaho. Oneida stake. 1864-76; member of
Oneida stake high council 12 years. Farmer; stockraiser.

NELSON, HENRY (son of Thomas Nelson and Elizabeth
Thompson). Born Sept. 18, 1826, in England. Came to
Utah in 1850, oxteam company.

Married Sarah Ann Richmond in 1847 at Nauvoo, 111.
(daughter of Thomas Richmond and Sarah Burrah, both of
England), who was born Nov. 20, 1829. Their children:
Hy. Thomas, m. Mary Ellen McMillian; Elizabeth Ann, m.
Ely Gordon; Jesse .Richmond, m. Annie Bonner; William
Richard; Wilford. m. Matilda H. Peterson, m. Sadie Morse;
Sarah Alice, m. Robert Baird; Merch Jane, m. Henry Moss;
Joseph Everett, m. Mary J. Casper; Margaret, m. Thomas L.
Vincent; Emmie, died; John Benjamin; Hiram, died; Mary
Emily, m. Bartl Gappmayer. Family home Heber City,

High priest; farmer. Died Sept. 8, 1910, at Burrville,

NELSON, ISAAC (son of Thomas Nelson and Elizabeth
Thompson, both of Westmoreland, Eng.). Born In West-
moreland. Came to Utah 1851, oxteam company.

Married Margaret Weston 1863, Provo, Utah. Their chil-
dren: Isaac, m. Esther Birch; Elizabeth, m. Edgar Parry;
Ann, m. James Fisher; Ellen, m. Jake Young; John, m. Mag-
gie Kirkwood; Mary Eliza, died; Fannie, m. Mervin Bowen;
Rose, m. John Vincent; David, m. Annie Skinner; Joseph,
died. Family home Provo. Utah.

High priest; ward teacher: Sunday school teacher; block
teacher. Farmer. Died at Provo, Utah.

Married Annie Maria Anderson in 1856 at Salt Lake City.
She was born June 18, 1837. Their children: Daniel C., m.
Mary Sorenson (d. 1896), m. Cecilia Sorenson 1900; Andrew,
m. Mena Daniels; Joseph, m. Leonora Smith; Mary, m. Lara
Johnson; James C., died; Annie N., m. William Hylor. Fam-
ily home Moroni, Utah.

Seventy; missionary. Mayor of Moroni. Merchant;

NELSON. JOSEPH (son of Jens C. Nelson and Annie Maria
Anderson). Born Dec. 30, 1862, Moroni, Utah.

Married Leonora Smith June 14, 1893, Salt Lake City
(daughter of President Joseph F. Smith and Sarah E. Rich-
ards. She was born Jan. 30, 1871. Their children: Joseph S.
b. Feb. 22, 1897; George S. b. Oct. 20, 1898; Alvin S. b. Aug.
7, 1900; Alice b. Sept. 27, 1901; Franklin S. b. Sept. 26, 1906.
Family home, Salt Lake City.

Early life spent on the farm and in the lumber and tia
camps; helped build the Utah Central Railway grade in
1879. Student and school teacher 20 years. President and
manager Saltair Beach Company; president and manager
Salt Lake & Los Angeles R. R. Engaged in banking
1901-07, and in mining 20 years.

NELSON, JOHN (son of Nels Nelson, Cosalt, Tennesea).
Born Oct. 7, 1827, at Tennesea, Eringa Halland Lan, Sweden.
Came to Utah Oct. 18, 1864, William B. Preston company.

Married Annetta Benson in 1852 (daughter of Nels Benson,
who died in Sweden, and Johannah Johanson, pioneer Sept.
31, 1862, Captain Home company). She was born Dec. 9,
1832. Their children: Matilda b. 1853; James Peter b. Dec.
13. 1855; Nels August b. May 8, 1857, m. Fidelia Ellen
Koffoed Jan. 24, 1884; Josephine b. 1859; Amanda b. 1862;
Annetta Josephine b. Nov. 18, 1864, m. Joseph Jonas 1882;

Joseph Hyrum b. June 14, 1868, m. Delilah ; Jacob and

Jacobine (twins) b. 1870; Lottie Abigail b. 1871; Moses b.
Oct. 1873. Family home Logan, Cache county, Utah.

NELSON, NELS AUGUST (son of John Nelson and Annetta
Benson Nelson). Born May 8, 1857, Eringa, Halland Lan,

Married Fidelia Ellen Koffoed Jan. 24, 1884, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Paul Ernest Koffoed and Fanny Myrlck, who
came to Utah 1853, John Forsgren company). She was born
April 29, 1858, Ephraim, Utah. Their children: August
Lev! b. April 27, 1885; Lawrence Egbert b. Nov. 5, 1886;
Paul Ernest b. June 13, 1888; James Hyrum b. April 24,
1890; Virgil Homer b. May 15, 1892; Moses Aaron b. June
29, 1894; Fidelia Ellen b. Oct. 12, 1897.

Sunday school superintendent 22 years; ward teacher 24
years; president of Y. M. M. I. A. and other minor offices such
as religion class worker committee on finance of L. D. S. U.;
high councilor 11 years; member of Sunday school lecture

NELSON (NIELSEN), JENS C. (son of Niels Jensen of Den-
mark). Born Aug. 10, 1830, Denmark. Came to Utah in

NELSON, KNI7D CHRESTENSEN (son of Chresten Nelsen
and Bergette Chrestensen, of Oppelstrup, Denmark). Born
Nov. 24, 1793. Oppelstrup. Came to Utah Sept. 30, 1853, John
Forsgren company.

Married Karen Magratte Jenson (daughter of Chresten
Jenson and Mette Chrestensen), who was born Nov. 28,
1803. Their children: Christiana b. Jan. 6, 1830, m. Goudy
Hogan; Chresten b. Nov. 1831, m. Mary Israelson; Bergette
b. Aug. 5, 1833, m. Goudy Hogan; Mette Marie b. May 3,
1835. m. Thomas M. Jeffs Aug. 1854; Ann b. March 17, 1839, m.
Goudy Hogan; Jens Christian b. May 8, 1841, m. Eliza S.
Bryson Nov. 21, 1869; Nels b. April 19, 1842. m. Karen Marie
Larsen March 19, 1865; Christian b. Jan. 24, 1845, m. Char-
lotte Vienna Call Nov. 21, 1869. Family home Bountiful,

Joined the church of J. C. of L. D. S., and was baptized
Jan. 1, 1851. Crossed the ocean on ship "Foriest Monark."
Arrived in Salt Lake 1853. Moved to Bountiful 1854 and
bought a farm of Goudy Hogan. Suffered severely from
the grasshopper plague. Helped to bring immigrants from
the old country, spending all his surplus money for that
purpose. High priest. Died April 11, 1862.

NELSON, JENS CHRISTIAN (son of Knud C. Nelsen and
Karen Magratte Jenson). Born May 8, 1841, at Kjelgaar-
den, Aalborg Amt, Denmark. Came to Utah with parents.

Married Eliza S. Bryson Nov. 22, 1869, at Salt Lake City
Utah (daughter of Samuel Bryson and Sarah Ann Conray,
pioneers Oct. 24, 1855, Milo Andrus company). She was
born June 13, 1854, in Glasgow, Scotland. Their children:
Jens Knud b. Dec. 2, 1870, m. Sarah Jane Duerden; Samuel
Roy b. Oct. 4, 1873, m. Zupporal Parker June 25, 1896: David
Melvln b. June 7, 1S76, m. Hattie E. Hatch April 11. 1900;
Sarah b. Dec. 25, 1879, m. John Stoker May 17, 1900; Sylvan-
nus b. Dec. 25, 1879, m. Cora Moss May 27. 1908; Eliza b.
July 10, 1883. m. W. Walter Barlow Sept. 18, 1902; Hyrum
b. July 13, 1885, died; Lawrence Nels b. Sept. 10, 1886. m.
Ellen B Hatch April 16. 1909; Clarence Christian b. Sept.
10, 1886, m. Athlinda Snowball Oct. 2, 1908; James Everett
b. Dec. 7, 1889, m. Mirtle Willey Nov. 2, 1910; Harold Clyde
b. Feb. 18, 1894. Family home Bountiful, Davis county,

One of the presidents 74th quorum seventies. Settled at
Mill Creek 1853, moved to Bountiful 1854, to Saleratus
Creek, Rich county 1874, returned to Bountiful 1883. Com-
missioner, Davis county; vice president Deserot Live Stock
Co.; farmer and stockraiser. Died Aug. 6, 1910.



NELSON, JENS KNUD (son of Jens Christian Nelson and
Eliza S. Bryson). Born Dec. 2, 1870, at South Bountiful,

Married Sarah J. Duerden (daughter of Richard Duerden
and Sarah A. Starkie, pioneers Sept. 15, 1868 who were
married February, 1865). She was born July 3, 1874, at South
Bountiful, Utah. Their children: Edith Jane b. July 22,
1898- Jens K. b. Nov. 4, 1900; Golda b. Jan 18, 1903: Clarence
Merrill b. July 8, 1906; Sarah Alice b. April 17, 1909. Family
home Bountiful, Utah.

Missionary to New Zealand 1893-97. City councilman
Bountiful; treasurer Davis county.

NELSON, NELS (son of Knud Chrestensen Nelsen and Karen
Magratte Jensen). Born April 19, 1842. Came to Utah with

Married Karen Marie Larsen, at Salt Lake City, Utah
(daughter of Soren Larsen and Ane Marie Jeppesen; the
latter came to Utah October, 1860). She was born Dec. 16,
1843. Their children: Nels K. b. May 24, 1866; Ane Marie
b. Aug. 17, 1870; Anton C. b. Dec. 29, 1873; Nepht J. b. Feb.
4, 1876. Family home Bountiful, Utah.

Married Anne Petree Johnson (daughter of John Johnson
and Marie Isrelson). Their children: Margrette M. A. b.
Sept. 22, 1875; Eliza Sophie Nelsen b. Dec. 18, 1877.

Farmer; stockralser; mechanic. Died Aug. 26, 1880.

NELSON, CHRISTIAN (son of Knud Chrestensen Nelson and
Karen Magrette Jensen). Born Jan. 24, 1845, Kjelgaarden,
Denmark. Came to Utah with parents.

Married Charlotte Vienna Call Nov. 22, 1869, Salt Lake City'
(daughter of Anson Vasco Call and Charlotte Holbrook),
who was born Nov. 7, 1853, Willard, Utah. Their children:
Christine Sorensen; Emma Patrae Nielsen; Ephraim (who
has taken their name) b. Oct. 2, 1884, m. Lula Call Oct.
1904; Olena Jane (adopted and sealed) b. April 14, 1897.
Family home Bountiful, Utah.

Missionary to Denmark 1883-85; high priests second
quorum; later first counselor to Bishop J. A. Tolman. Helped
to haul stone for the Temple 1863; helped to bring immi-
grants across plains 1866; helped settle "Dixie" 1868; then
moved to Bountiful; moved to Port Deneuf Valley, Idaho,
1880. While on a mission to Denmark 1883-85, his wife
Joined him; on their return home visited Hamburg, Paris,
London, Bristol and Liverpool. Moved to his present home
Bountiful, 1903. Has spent much time on the frontier.
Farmer and stockman.

16, 1884, m. Henry L. Gittlns Aug. 1912; Evelyn b. July 5.
1887, m. Estus N. Hammond, Jr., Dec. 7, 1910; Joseph A. b.
March 10, 1889; Arnold R. b. Sept. 5, 1891.

Ward teacher for 16 years; presided over elders quorum
three years; assistant Sunday school superintendent; bishop's
counselor. Justice of the peace for two years.

NELSON, LARS P. (son of Peter Nelson and Klertstl T.
Nelson, both of Onnestad, Christianstad, Sweden). Born
Aug. 25, 1835, Onnestad, Sweden. Came to Utah Oct. 5, 1854,
Captain Olsen company.

Married Mary Magdalene Lovendahl Nov. 26, 1861, Provo,
Utah (son of Henry Lovendahl and Anna Monson, both of
Horby, Malmo. Sweden). She was born Feb. 17, 1831. Their
children: Anna L. b. Feb. 2, 1863, died; Lars L. b. Oct. 1,
1864, m. Eliza Nelson March 26, 1890; Henry L. b. June 18,
1866; Mary Magdalene b. June 2, 1872, last two died. Family
home Provo, Utah.

Missionary to Sweden 1878-79; counselor in high priests'
quorum of Utah county stake; high priest. Took an active
part In guarding against *he Indians In early days; assisted
In building the fort wall around Alpine for protection
against Indians; crossed plains 1861, with John Murdock's
company to bring Immigrants to Utah.

NELSON, LARS LOVENDAHL (son of Lars P. Nelson and
Mary Magdalene Lovendahl). Born Oct. 1, 1864, Provo,

Marr.ed Eliza Nelson March 26, 1890, Mantt, Utah (daugh-
ter of Jeppa Nelson and Anna Swenson, both of Malmo,
Sweden. Came to Utah July 24, 1873). She was born Sept.
16, 1866. Their children: Larence Raymond b. Dec. 1890;
Mary Illah b. March 12, 1893; Henry Arthur b. July 28, 1895;
Ervin J. b. March 8, 1897; Wilford Karl b. June 26, 1900:
Verne Smith b. April 26, 1904; LaGrande Lars b. Nov. 16,
1909. Family home Provo, Utah.

Missionary to Sweden 1890-92; ordained bishop of second
ward April 20, 1902; clerk in high council seven years; ward
clerk four years; counselor In T. M. M. I. A.; Sunday school
teacher. One of the Incorporators of the Provo Building &
Loan Association. Provo city recorder 1896-1900; member
Provo city council 1900-02; chief deputy county treasurer
1901-09; member Provo city board of equalization 1907-11.

NELSON, LARS PETER (son of Peter Nelson, born March
4, 1799 and Bodel Olsen of Annelef, born 1804, Sweden). He
was born Sept. 9, 1834, at Annelef. Came to Utah Sept. 15,
1864, Captain Preston oxteam company.

Married Bodel Marie Nelson Oct. 9, 1869 (daughter of
Christian Nelson, who came to Utah Aug. 6, 1869, Olsen
company, and Karny Nelson). She was born Jan. 30, 1849,
died Jan. 13, 1875. Their children: Lorenzo Peter b. Oct. 9,
1870, died 1873; Roxle Marie b. Oct. 17, 1872; Lewis P. b. Jan.
8, 1875, died 1881. Family home Bear River City, Utah.

Married Bertha Rasmusen Oct. 13, 1875, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Martin Rasmusen, who came to Utah 1874, and
Mary Hanson, who came In 1875). She was born Aug. 3,
1847, in Sweden. Their children: Bertha Mary b. July 23.
1876. m. Charles W. Hoopes Aug. 12, 1897; Laurence A. b.
April 28, 1878; Orson W. b. Feb. 3, 1880: Emma A. b. May
SI, 1882, m. James W. Jenson Aug. 5, 1905; Selma b. June

NELSON, SOREN (son of Nels Nelson, of Flada, Denmark).
Born March 20, 1803. Came to Utah Sept. 20, 1856, Knud
Peterson company.

Married Christiana Hailsen (daughter of Lars Hallsen),
who was born March 27, 1804. Came to Utah Sept. 20, 1856.
Knud Peterson company. Their children: Nels C. Nelson
b. Jan. 26, 1828, m. Catherine Jensen; Christian b. 1838, m.
Josephine Evens; Charlotte b. 1841, m. James Peter Krogue;
Otana b. 1846, m. James C. Thomas Nov. 20, 1865. Family
home Bloomlngton, Idaho.


NELSON, NELS CHRISTIAN (son of Soren Nelson and
Christiana Hailsen). Born Jan. 26, 1828, Flada, Denmark.

Married Catherine Jensen Nov. 11, 1855, Alstrup, Denmark
(daughter of Jens Jensen), who was born Dec. 5, 1832,
Brattere, Denmark. Their children: Charlotte C. b. Oct.
14, 1857, m. Gilbert Welker; Nels C. b. Feb. 14, 1860, m.
Mary Ann Soulsby; James A. b. May 2, 1862, m. Mary E.
Arnell; Mary M. b. Aug. 11. 1864, m. Albert B. Dunford;
Catherine J. b. April 26, 1867, m. Will Laker; Annie C. b.
Sept. 11, 1869, died; Miranda b. Jan. 26, 1872, m. Nelson C.
Allred; Warren T. b. March 16, 1875, m. Josephine Jensen.
Family home Bloomington, Idaho.

Married Ingar Christina Jensen 1863, at Salt Lake City
(daughter of Peter and Mattie Jensen, the latter came to
Utah with Independent company). She was born April 7,
3845, Noroks, Denmark. Their children: Andrew b. Aug.
5, 1864; Martha b. April 26. 1867, m. Swan Sanderson; Soren
C. b. June 20, 1869, m. Erne Pearce; Joseph b. Oct. 26, 1871.
m. Daisy Jones; Jacob b. April 3, 1874; Ingar C. b. Dec. 9,
1876, m. Daniel E. Thornock; Mary Allen b. Sept. 9, 1879,
m. Joseph Heap; Sarah b. May 26, 1882, m. John Slzemore;
John Thomas b. June 3, 1885.

Counselor to Bishop Hulme. Assisted Immigrants to Utah.

NELSON, NELS CHRISTIAN JR. (son of Nela Christian
Nelson and Catherine Jensen). Born Feb. 14, 1860, In Utah.
Married Mary Ann Soulsby Sept. 22, 1881, Salt Lake City,
Utah, Endowment house, who was born Sept. 27, 1863, North-
umberland, Eng. Their children: Elenor Ann b. Aug. 16,
1882, m. David Alma Thornock June 17, 1900; Joseph Chris-
tian b. July 20, 1885, m. Mary Amanda Johnson April 11,
1907; Edward b. July 19, 1888; James Leo b. Dec. 31, 1891;
Jane Dorothy b. May 9, 1894; Jesse Roy b. Dec. 1, 1896;
Cardon Phillops b. Doc. 23, 1899; Annie Laura b. July 27, 1903.

NELSON, SWANTY (son of Anna Jacobson). Born October
1853. in Sweden. Came to Utah 1862.

Married Charlotte Johnson, Salt Lake City, Utah Nov.
23, 1874 (daughter of Johannes Johnson and Annie Gabriel,
of Sweden, who came to Utah 1871). She was born Nov.
12, 1849. Their children: Alice Josephine b. Sept. 9, 1875, m. .-
Lars P. Larson, d. Sept. 21, 1908; Swanty William b. Feb. 24,
1877, m. Sarah Penelope Bettridge; Caroline b. July 25, 1878,
m. Thomas Taylor; Annie Loretta b. Nov. 6, 1880, m. John
S. Smith; Jacob Raymon b. Dec. 8, 1882, d. Feb. 11, 1899;
Clarence LeRoy b. Oct. 25, 1884; Julia May b. April 29, 1887;
Parley Wallace b. Feb. 9. 1889; Pherry Edgar b. April 21,
1891; Estella Louisa b. May 15, 1893; Elva Rachel b. April
20, 1896, d. Nov. 14, 1900. Family home Oakley, Idaho.

Second counselor to Bishop John L. Smith, at Oakley,
from July 1888 to May 1900; first counselor to Bishop R. H.
Hunter, second ward of Oakley, from May 1900 to Oct. 1909;
missionary among the Indians in Tooele county; ward
teacher In Oakley, at present county road commissioner.
Canyon district, Cassia county. Farmer.

NESLEN, SAMCEL (son of Richard Neslen of Mutford,
Suffolk, Eng.). Born Dec. 3, 1808, at Mutford, Eng. Came to
Utah Sept. 20, 1853, Claudius V. Spencer company.

Married Eunice Francis (daughter of Robert Francis and
Rachel Burgess, Lowestoft, Suffolk, Eng.). She was born
June 8, 1809. Their children: Sussanah, m. Claude V.
Spencer; Samuel F., d. aged 27; Robert F., m. Eleanor
Stevens, m. Eliza Savell; Elizabeth B., m. Samuel Tucker;
Esther F., m. Samuel Dean; Eunice, m. William H. Foster;
Phoebe N., m. George M. Ottlnger; William F., m. Eleanor
Mitchell, m. Eliza Westerman, m. Mary Evans; Hannah, m.
John Sharp Jr. Family home Salt Lake City.

President Lowestoft Branch, Suffolk, Eng. Carpenter and
cabinetmaker. Died Aug. 29, 1888.

NESLEN, WILLIAM F. (son of Samuel Neslen, born Dec. 10,
1807, Mutford, Suffolkshlre, Eng.. and Eunice Francis, born
June 1808, Lowestoft, Eng.). He was born Jan. 5, 1841,
Lowestoft, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 20, 1853.

His children: William Samuel; Eunice Mitchell; Samuel
Francis; Margaret Grace; Alfred Clements; David Arthur;
Eleanor; Charles Frederick; Pearl Westerman; Ruby; Ethel

Veteran Civil war 1861-62; and Black Hawk war 1866.



NEWBOLD, JOSEPH (son of John Newbold, born 1820 at
Castle Donington, Lincolnshire, Eng., and Elizabeth Dakin,
born 1820, Castle Donington, both of Draycott, Eng.). He
was born April 12, 1858, Breaston, Eng. Came to Utah
October, 1873, James I. Hart company.

Married Hanna M. Chrlstensen October. 1882 (daughter
of Neils C. Christensen and Bertha M. Sorensen, pioneers
1852, John R. Murdock company). She was born Sept. 22,
1866. Smithfleld, Utah. Their children: Joseph N. b. Sept.
29, 1884, m. Jennie M. Cole April 6. 1906; Bertie E. b. Sept.
24, 1886, m. Ole Sonne June 27, 1906; Metta P. b. May 28,
1893; Gertie E. b. Nov. 23, 1896. Family home, Smithfleld.

Bishop of fourth ward, Logan, 1906; president 64th quo-
rum seventies; missionary to England 1890-92, and to cen-
tral states July 12, 1906; assistant superintendent of Sun-
day school, fourth ward, Logan; chorister Smithfleld ward
1876-94; also Logan, fourth ward. 1896-1906. Director in the
Cache Valley Banking Company. Logan, Utah. Merchant.

NEWELL. ELLIOT ALFRED (son of Alman Newell and
Olive Comstock of Amboy, Oswego county, N. T.). Born
Aug. 20, 1830. Amboy. Came to Utah October, 1852.

Married Maria Louisa Roberts May 4, 1851, Kanesville.
Iowa (daughter of Horace Roberts and Harriett McEvers

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