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and Sd. Ball Respecting the Propriety or Impropriety of Independency
when Sd. Ball Declared to the Deponent that when Independency was
set up he the Sd. Ball would meet the Deponent in the Field of Death
and further the Deponent saith not.

Benj'm Lyon.
Sworn before the Committee this Day and Year as above.
By order of the Committee.

John Thomas Jr., Ch.

[Calendar of N. Y. Historical Mss., Revolutionary Papers. I. 428.]

From Military Returns, 27-87. I, Jonathan G. Tompkins &
Nicolas Fisher, Two of the Committee in the County of Westchester
being cawled, up by Sum Minute men to Superintend an Electien in
Chosing of Their officers. The Number of Minute Men that were pres-
ent that voted were 19 in Number which are as follows: Benjamin
Lyon, Olliver Kellick, etc. (ibid I. 239).



NOTE 18.— THE HUSTED FAMILY. (SEE ALSO NOTE 21).

MOSES HUSTED was a descendant of Robert* Husted who was in
Boston Mass., in 1649; received a grant of land "for eight heads" at
Wollaston near Braintree; removed soon after to Stamford, Conn.
Will July 8, 165.2; will of his wife Elizabeth 1654. Their children were:
1. Robert; m. Jan. 9, 1655 Elizabeth Buxton; res. Westchester Co.,
N. Y.,; 2. Ann; m. Richard Hardy; d. Dec. 13, 1707; 3. Angel.

ANGEL= HUSTED was in Greenwich, Conn, 1672; d. April 1706;

will dated April 5, 1706. He m. Rebecca . Their children were:

1. Jonathan; m. Mary Lockwood; 2. Joseph; 3, Angel; 4. Moses; 5.
John; 6. Samuel; m. Sarah : 7. Elizor; m. Baldwin.

ANGEL^* HUSTED died before 1728. He married Mary ,



who subsequently married John Reynolds. Children: 1. Jonathan; 2.
Ebenezer; 3. Mary; m. Jonathan Knapp: 4. Benjamin; m. Sarah New-
man; d. before 1796; 5. Moses; b. about 1702; m. Sept. 5, 1726
Susanna Mead.

MOSES* HUSTED married Sept. 5, 1726 Susanna, daughter of Eben-
ezer and Sarah (Knapp) Mead. Children: 1. Moses; b. July 1, 1728;
d. Nov. 1795; m. Lucy ; 2. Susanna; b. April 1, 1731; mi.



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Denton; 3. Abigail; b. June 1, 1734; d. Jan. 14, 1715; m. Israel

Lyon (No. 91); 4. Peter; b. May 1742; m. Feb. 11, 1768, Eunice Lyon

(No. 165): 5. Sarah; m. Worden: 6. Hannali; m.

Doty: 7. Jabez.



NOTE 19.— WILL OF NEHEMIAH LYON (NO. 242), DATED

April 3. 1816, probated May 8, 1816. It is on record
in Surrogate's office, City of New York.

"In the name of God, Amen. I, Nehemiah Lyon, of the City of
New York, shipwright, laboring at present under great bodily weak-
ness but possessing a sound and disposing mind and memory, and
being desirous before it shall please God to call me hence, of making
a suitable arrangement of my worldly affairs and a just disposition
of my property, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament
in the manner and form following, that is to say, First I give and be-
queath and devise all my estate real and personal to my beloved
wife, Elizabeth, and to my dear children, Leah, William, Easter and
Martha, and I do nominate and appoint my said wife Guardian to my
said children, during their minority. Secondly, those of my children
not named in this instrument, having been already provided for, it
is my will and desire that for the maintenance and education of my
said children before named, and for the support of my said wife,
my said Estate be divided and shared equally among them; my said
wife during her life time to have her dower and third; and I do here-
by authorize my executors hereinafter named, if they shall deem it
advisable, to sell and dispose of my estate or any part thereof.

Lastly, I do nominate and appoint my said wife Elizabeth and my
friends Richard Morrell and A. Worster, Executrix and executors of
this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former and oth-
er wills by me made. In witness whereof I hereby set my hand and
seal the third day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and fifteen.

(signed) Nehemiah Lyon.



NOTE 20.— THE WEBB FAMILY.

RICHARD' WEBB born Montcomb, Dorset Co., England May 5,
1580; d. Jan. 1, 1656; m. 1st, May 1610, Grace, daughter of John Wil-



310 THOMAS LYON OF RYE

Bon; m. 2nd, Elizabeth Gregory, who d. Jan. 24, 1680. Children: 1
Joseph; d. 1685; m. Hanna Scofield; 2. Richard; b. 1623; d. March 15

1676; m. Moyer; 3. Caleb; d. May 24, 1704; 4. Mary; d. Sept

18, 1706; 5. John d. May 19, 1670; m. 1st Ann ; m. 2nd, Eliza^

beth Swift; 6. Sarah; m. John Marshall. Richard came from Dorset
shire to Cambridge, Mass. 1626, to Hartford 1635, thence to Stratford
Norwalk (1650) and finally to Stamford 1655; was Deputy to General
Court that year.

JOSBPff WEBB [Richard'] res. Stamford, Conn.; d. 1864; in-
ventory March 8, 1684. He married, Jan. 8, 1672, Hannah Scofield.
Children: 1. Joseph; b. Jan. 5, 1674; d. Nov. 15, 1743; m. Mary Hoyt;
2. Mary; b. April 14, 1677; m. Sept. 23, 1697, Daniel Weed; 3. Hannah;
J. July 9, 1679; 4. Sarah; b. Oct. 16. 1681; d. Oct 19, 1706; 5. Mar-
gery; b. Oct. 4, 1683; d. Jan. 2, 1736-7; m. Aug. 10, 1715, Joseph Lock-
wood.

JOSEPH' WEBB [Joseph^, Richard'] of Stamford, Conn.; b. Jan.
5, 1674; d. Nov. 1743; adm. of estate Dec. 6, 1745. He married Feb.
23, 1698, Mary Hoyt; b. 1672; d. Feb. 24, 1749-50: dau. of Benjamin
and Hannah (Weed) Hoyt. Children: 1. Joseph; b. Jan. 26. 1700-1;
m. Aug. 23, 1726, Sarah Blachly; 2. Ebenezer; b. March 7, 1704; d.
Aug. 16, 1704; 3. Benjamin; b. Aug. 24, 1705; m. Oct. 5, 1732, Mary
Cross; 4. John; b. July 28, 1707; m. Mary Holmes; 5. Sarah; b. May
9, 1709; m. April 24, 1734, Hezekiah Reynolds; 6. Abigail; b. June 19,
ITll; 7. Epinetus; b. July 16, 1713; m. 1st. June 28, 1739, Elizabeth
Lockwood; m. 2nd. Dec. 31, 1741, Deborah Ferris; 8. Mary; b. July
28, 1715; d. May 28, 1741; m. April 5, 1734, Daniel Lockwood.

JOHN* WEBB [Joseph*, Joseph^ Richard'], of Stamford, Conn.;
b. July 28, 1707; d. 1775; will dated Oct. 3, 1775; probated Dec. 5,
1775; exec, son John. He married Mary Holmes of Greenwich, who
died Feb. 24, 1763. Children: 1. Mary; b. March 12, 1739-40; m. Jan.
12, 1758 Abraham Holley; 2. John; b. Dec. 4, 1741; 3. Stephen; b. Aug.
21, 1743; m. Elizabeth Hoyt; 4. Martha; b. Oct. 31, 1745; d. Jan. 6,
1745-6; 5. Jonas; b. Dec. 3, 1746; 6. Gilbert; b. March 23, 1749; m.
Jan. 1, 1771, Ruth Wallace; 7. Martha; b. Dec. 15, 1750; 8. Chloe; b.
Oct. 17, 1752; 9. Abigail; b. April 9, 1759; d. 1788; 10. Phebe; b. Dec.
28, 1760; d. Jan. 1. 1763.



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STEPHEN' WEBB [John*, Joseph', Joseph^ Richard'], b. Stam-
ford Aug. 21, 1743. He married March 2, 1769 Elizabeth dau, of Nehe-
mlah and Ruth (Peck) Hoyt. Children: 1. John; b. Dec. 11, 1769; 2.
Nehemiah; (twin); 3. Stephen; b. June 28, 1772; d. April 22, 1820; m.
Anna Lyon (No. 378); 4. Ezra; b. July 21, 1774; 5. Elizabeth; b, Aug.
27, 1776; d. May 8, 1833; m. Enon Lyon (No. 377); 6. Hoyt; b. Dec. 12,
1783; d. July 27, 1838; m. Abia Lyon (No. 381).



Note 21.— THE HUSTED FAMILY (SEE ALSO NOTE 18).

DAVID* HUSTED [Joseph', AngeP, Robert'] was born about 1695;
d. 1776. Will dated Oct. 30, 1765; probated Nov. 14, 1776. He married
May 19, 1718, Johanna Brundage. Children: 1. David, b. Aug. 7, 1719;

2. Hannah, b. Aug. 11, 1721; m. William Palmer; 3. Joseph, b. March

3, 1723; 4. Sarah, b. March 31, 1725; m. Lewis Barton; 5. Elizabeth,
b. Jan. 11, 1727; m. Peter Moo; 6. Ruth, b. Feb. 29, 1729; m. William
White; 7. John, b. Nov. 25, 1731; 8. Caleb, b. May 14, 1733; 9. Judith,
b. Aug. 30, 1735; m. Solomon Denton; 10. Lydia, b. Aug. 30, 1737; m.
Abraham Todd, Jr.; 11. Abraham, b. May 29, 1739; d. 1819; m. Hannah
Knapp (No. 99); 12. Eunice, m. Sylvanus Knapp.

ABRAHAM'' HUSTED (Will dated May 16, 1819; probated June
18, 1819). Married Hannah, daughter of Israel and Mary (Lyon)
Knapp. Children: 1. Drake; m. Nancy Marvin Lj'on (No. 461); 2. Wil-
liam H., b. 1783; d. 1838; m. Mary Lyon (No. 496); 3. David; '. Hsn-
nah, m. Thomas Waterbury; 5. Sally, unm.



Note 22.— THE COFFIN FAMILY.

JOHN COFFIN, son of Capt. Uriel and Mary (Pinkham) Coffin, was
born June 29, 1807, in Chatham, N. Y., and died May 17, 1883, while
visiting his daughter Julie in Kansas; buried in the Friends Cemetery,
near Rayville. Children of John and Clarissa (Finch) Coffin (born on
the Uriel Coffin homestead, near Chatham Four Corners) :

I. William B.; b. Jan. 21, 1829; m. 1st, Caroline Coleman, Jan. 31,
1854; children: 1. Charles C, b. Oct. 27, 1854 (res. Chatham, N. Y.);
2. John Jr., b. Sept. 18, 1856 (d. of fever brought on by exposure irt
rescuing victim of Johnstown flood); 3. Joseph R., b. April 2, 1858;



312 THOMAS LYON OF RYE

William B. Coffin m. 2iid, Susan Robinson; one daii. (4) Susie, b. Aug.
29, 1860.

II. Eliza; b. Dec. 26, 1830; m. 1st, John Janney; m. 2nd, Edward
Rawson; they res. Lincoln, Va.; children by first husband: 1. Samuel
M., b. Nov. 7, 1855; res. Lincoln, Va.; 2. Clarissa, b. Aug. 3, 1857; res.
Lincoln, Va.

III. Many P.; b. Feb. 23, 1833; m. William Brook; no ch.; res.
near Washington Garden, New York City.

IV. Reuben Finch; b. Dec. 30, 1837; d. Feb. 17, 1842.

V. Julie M.; b. March 8, 1840; m. Dec. 22, 1864, at the Uriel
Coffin farm, Robert R. Coleman; res. Mound Valley, Kansas; children:
1. Edward R., b. Jan 16, 1866; d. young; 2. Kate, b. May 20, 1867; d.
young; 3. Nellie, b. Dec. 4, 1868; d. young; 4. William B., b. May 21,
1870; 5. Frank, b. March 30, 1876; d. young; 6. Twins; d. young.



Note 23.— THE NELSON FAMILY.

JOHN' NELSON was an early settler in Westchester Co., N. Y.,
at Mamaroneck. He married at Canarsie, L. I., Hendrickje, daughter
of Dirck Janse Van der Vliet, of Flat Lands. His name appears vari-
ously in the Dutch Church records as Jan Nelse. Jan Elsen and Jan
Elizen. His recorded children were: 1. Maria, bapt. June 11, 1671; 2.
Catherine; 3. Mahitable, bapt. Oct. 23, 1678; 4. Polycarpus, b. July
21, 1680; d. Dec. 19, 1738; 5. Eli; 6. Francis, b. about 1691; died after
Nov. 13, 1750.

FRANCIS= NELSON lived in Mamaroneck until May, 1716. when
he purchased of Caleb Heathcote land in the manor of Scarsdale. He
was assessor in that place in 1723. Oct. 8, 1733, he conveyed these
lands with consent of his wife Ann, to William Barker of Mamaro-
neck, and removed to the Highlands of Dutchess County. He pur-
chased of his brother Polycarpus an interest in the Lesser or Lower
"Nine Partners" Tract. His name last appears in the county records
In 1750. Family tradition says that he married Mary Skinner. If so,
he was twice married, since, in 1833, as shown above, his wife's name
was Ann. He had fourteen children: 1. Reuben, b. Nov. 15, 1713; 2.
John, b. 1718-9; 3. Theophilus, b. 1723-4; 4. Mephibosbeth; 5. Joshua
[Major], b. Sept. 18, 1726; 6. Caleb [Captain]; 7. Mary; 8. Ann; 9.



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Frances; 10. Christina; 11. Catherine; 12. Charity; 13. Lucretia; 14.
Justus, b. Feb, 21, 1737.

REUBEN' NELSON was surveyor of Highways and Fence Viewer
of Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess Co., in 1763. His wife's name was
Elizabeth; born in 1726; died April 20. 1812. Reuben Nelson died Dec.

5, 1784. His children were: 1. Francis R., b. July 5, 1749; bapt. May.

6, 1750; m. Sarah Lyon (No. 270); 2. Reuben R., b. Feb. 23, 1756; 3.
Zeba; m. Smith Rowland; 4. Susanna, b. Oct. 13. 1751, bapt. Aug. 30,
1752; 5. IVIary Ann, bapt. June 16, 1754; 6. Elizabeth.



Note 24.— DESCENDANTS OF FRANCIS R.* NELSON AND

Sarah Lyon. See No. 270. Data communicated by
Cortez Nelson (No. 47).

270. V. 90. SARAH" LYON (NELSON) [Elnathan*, Jonathan*,
Thomas^ Thomas'], born Jan. 26. 1763 (Fam. Bible); died Oct. 28, 1821,
while en route with her family to the far west; buried at Marietta, O.
She married, Nov. 15, 1787, Francis R. Nelson who was born at Clinton
Corners (now Hyde Park), Dutchess Co., N. Y., July 15, 1749, and died
June 2, 1812. Francis enlisted very early in the cause of the Colonies,
serving first as a private, later successively as Corporal, Sergeant,
Second Lieutenant and finally as First Lieutenant. At the close of
hostilities, Francis returned to the farm at Clinton, where he spent
the remaining years of his life. In 1821 the surviving members of the
family left Dutchess County and settled in Indiana.

Children of Francis R. and Sarah (Lyon) Nelson (Fam. Bible):

(1) I. Reuben Washington; b. July 27, 17S9, at Clinton Corners; attorney
at law; settled at Corydon, Ind. (then State capitol) ; accidentally (?) killed
while "riding the circuit" in Clarke Co. in company with a fellow attorney, near
Mt. Vernon, Ind.. about 1825.

(*2) II. Harvey; b. Aug. 16. 1790.

(*3) III. Amos; b. March 20, 1893.

(4) IV. Thomas; b. July 20, 1895.

(*5) V. Franklin; b. Sept. 8, 1897.

(6) VI. Anna; b. March 20, 1800.

(7) VII. Sarah; b. Aug. 9, 1803.

(8) VIII. Elizabeth; b. Aug. 3, 1805.

(2) VI. 270 HARVEY" NELSON [Sarah= (Lyon), Elnathan*.
Jonathan", Thomas^ Thomas'] born Clinton (Hyde Park), N. Y.; died



314 THOMAS LYON OF RYE

Georgetown, Ind., Oct. 26, 1840. He married in 1811 Jane Rowe who
is said to have been of Buffalo. N. Y. She died Oct. 21, 1821. They
lived at first in Dutchess County, N. Y., but removed about 1821 to
Georgetown, Ind., where Mr. Nelson bought a farm.

Children of Harvey and Jane (Rowe) Nelson, born in Clinton, N. Y. :

(9) I. Susan; b. March 3, 1812; m. Curtis of New York.

(10) II. Catherine; b. Dec. 6, 1813.

(11) III. Louisa Caroline; b. Nov. 26, 1815.
(*12) VI. Francis Reuben; b. Jan. 10, 1818.

(3) VI. 270. AMOS' NELSON [Sarah" (Lyon), Elnathan*, Jona-
than', Thomas^ Thomas^] born Clinton, N. Y., March 20, 1793; died in
1840. He married Nancy Smith, born at Wyethville, Va., Aug. 23, 1805;
died at New Albany, Ind., in 1870. Amos Nelson settled about 1821
two and a half miles east of Corydon, Ind., on the south bank of Little
Indian creek, where in partnership with his brother Franklin he con-
ducted a tannery and shoemaking business.

Children of Amos and Nancy (Smith) Nelson:

(13) I. Caroline; b. 1827; d. 1847; unm.

(14) II. Mary; b. 1830; d. 1850; unm.

(16) III. James Harvey; b. 1835; learned the printers' trade, and was
drowned at Lockport, Ind., July 4, 1854; unm.

(5) VI. 270. FRANKLIN" NELSON [Sarah= (Lyon). ElnathanS
Jonathan', Thomas^ Thomas*] born Clinton, Sept. 8, 1797; died May 2,
1882. He married in 1826, Rachel Smith, a sister of his brother Amos'
wife. She was born in Wyethville, Va., July 16, 1807, and died at
New Albany, Ind.,' July 24, 1897. When war was declared in 1812,
Franklin joined a company of Artillery, commanded by a kinsman.
Captain Samuel Nelson, belonging to a regiment commanded by an-
other kinsman, Colonel Joseph Nelson. The regiment was stationed
during the war on Staten Island. Franklin afterwards learned the
tanner's and shoemaker's trades, went west and took up land four
miles east of Corydon, Ind., where he conducted in partnership with
his brother Amos a successful business, combining agriculture with
the leather industry.

Children of Franklin and Rachel (Smith) Lyon:
(*16) I. Elizabeth Ambrosia; b. Feb. 11, 1827; m. Socrates Jackson Bence.
(*17) II. Susan Nepentha; b. Dec. 1, 1826; d. Dec. 4, 1903; m. 1st, Jesse
Bliss; m. 2nd, Jonathan Hlsley.

(18) III. William; b. April 4, 1830; d. in infancy.



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(*19) IV. Paulina; b. June 17, 1833; m. Luke Kiger.

(*30) V. John Patterson; b. Dec. 11, 1834.

(*21) VI. Isaac Newton; b. Dec. 9, 1837; d. April 11, 1900. at Cushing,
Oklahoma.

(*32) VII. Reuben Washington; b. March 20, 1840; d. March 24. 1872.

(*23) VIII. George Anderson; b. March 24, 1842; res. (1907) Georgetown,
Ind.

(24) IX. Margaret; b. May 6, 1845; m. 1st, Sept. 17. 1884, Dr. Frederick
Goebel; he d. Aug. 3, 1896 and she m. 2nd, May 15, 1905, Harvey Crabb.

(*25) X. Sarah liyon; b. Oct. 4, 1847; m. Jacob Schwartz.

(*26) XI. Lewis Swearings, b. March 17, 1849.

(37) XII. Charles Henry; b. March 1, 1852.

(12) VII. (2) FRANCIS REUBEN' NELSON [Harvey^ Sarah"
(Lyon), Blnathan*, Jonathan^, Thomas-, Thomas*] born Clinton, N, Y.,
Jan. 10, 1818; living in 1906. He married first Mary Jane McClintock,
who died Nov. 14, 1855. He married second Rachel Morgan, who died
about 1859. For his third wife he married Mary Walker, born in Vir-
ginia; died at Georgetown, Ind., in 1885. Six years later he married
a fourth wife Engleman.

Children of Francis R. and Mary Jane (McCintock) Nelson:

(28) I. Sarah Jane; b. June 26, 1842.

(29) II. Francis Reuben; b. June 26, 1845; d. four days later.

(30) III. John Curtis; b. June 9, 1848.

Children of Francis R. and Rachel (Morgan) Nelson:

(31) IV. Harvey.

(32) V. Mary.

(33) VI. Charles.

(34) VII. David.

(16) VII. (5) ELIZABETH AMBROSIA' NELSON (BENCE)
[Franklin*, Sarah" (Lyon), ElnathanS Jonathan^ Thomas^ Thomas*],
born Feb. 11, 1827 in the old homestead near Corydon, Ind. She mar-
ried, May 16, 1853, Socrates Jackson Bence, born Nov. 8, 1825, on the
B'ence farm near Corydon. He was sheriff of Harrison county for two
terms.

Children of Socrates J. and Elizabeth A. (Nelson) Bence, born at Corydon,
Ind.:

(*35) I. Walter Anderson; b. Nov. 18, 1854.

(36) II. Mary Elizabeth; b. Dec. 19, 1858.

(37) III. Jennie Pauline; b. March 31, 1862; m. Feb. 28, 1883, in the 3_rd
Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Ky., Benjamin C. Chickering; no issue.

(38) IV. John Franklin; b. July 12, 1864; m. Nellie Miller.

(39) V. rouannah; b. June 16, 1867; d. April 27, 1889, of typhoid fever,
at Corydon, Ind.

(40) VI. Charles Winchell; b. April 14, 1870; m. Nov. 26, 1895, Mary H.
Denbo, at Corydon; a son, Robert, b. July 7, 1900.



316 THOMAS LYON OF RYE

(17) VII. (5) SUSAN NEPENTHA^ NELSON (BLISS) (HIS-
LEY) [Franklin*, Sarah" (Lyon), Elnathan*, Jonathan', Thomas^ Thom-
as*] born Dec. 1, 1828, on the old homestead near Corydon, Ind. She
married first Jesse Bliss. He died about 1862 and she married second
Jonathan Hisley of Valley City, Ind.

Children of Jesse and Susan N. (Nelson) Bliss:

(41) I. John Wesley; m. Mary Ellen Thomas; several children.

(43) II. Eliza; m. Hisley, s. of Jonathan.

(43) III. George; went West.

(44) IV. Edward; m. Hottel.

(45) V. Franklin Parley; m. and has a large family; res. Los

Angeles, Calif.

(19) VII. (5) PAULINA^ NELSON (KIGER) [Franklin*, Sarah'
(Lyon), Elnathan*, Jonathan', Thomas^ Thomas*] born June 17, 1833;
married, Dec. 25, 1868, Luke Kiger, who was born in Germany.

Son of Luke and Paulina (Nelson) Kiger:

(46) Thomas Franklin; b. July 28, 1870; m. ; several children; res.

with parents near Corydon, Ind.

(20) VIL (5) JOHN PATTERSON' NELSON [Franklin', Sarah"
(Lyon), Elnathan*, Jonathan', Thomas^ Thomas^] born Dec. 11, 1834,
near Corydon Ind.; married first, May 1, 1863, Frances Adeline, daugh-
ter of Alfred and Lucinda McCown, born April 27, 1842, near Lanes-
ville, Ind.; d. Oct. 8, 1867. He married second, Oct. 6, 1871, Elizabeth,
daughter of Andrew and Catherine Getz; she died April 7, 1900. John
P. Nelson, although not a soldier in the Union army, rendered impor-
tant services in the Civil war as a member of the Home Guard and in
the Secret Service. It was he, with his "bosom chum," Jacob Keller,
who put to fiight Morgan's advance guard upon Corydon. Armed with
repeating rifies, they emptied half a score of saddles, and sent the re-
maining rebs back to report that they had been attacked by an over-
whelming force in ambush.

Children of John P. and Frances A. (McCown) Nelson:

(47) I. Cortez; b. April 15, 1863, at Bence's Mills, near Corydon, Ind.; m.
March 5, 1894, Eva Halstead, at Newark, N. J.; res. New York City.

(*48) II. Maggie Helen; b. Dec. 28, 1864; m. David Miller.

Children of John P. and Elizabeth (Getz) Nelson:
(*49) III. Catherine; b. Sept. 8, 1872; m. Charles Irving Jones.

(50) rv. Andrew; b. Aug. 17, 1873; d. Sept. 19, 1873.
(*51) V. James Fowler; b. Dec. 4, 1874.



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(52) VI. WUliam Otterbein; b. May 12, 1877.

(53) VII. Bacbel; b. Sept. 7, 1878; d. Oct. 2, 1879.

(54) VIII. tevi; b. Oct. 29, 1881.

(21) VII. (5) ISAAC NEWTON' NELSON [Franklin', Sarah"
(Lyon), Elnathan*, Jonathan^ Thomas^ Thomas^] born Dec. 9, 1837;
died in Gushing, Oklahoma, April 11, 1900. He married in 1866 Lydia
Ann, daughter of George Shuck, Esq., born Feb. 22, 1845. At the
breaking out of the Civil war, he enlisted in the 17th Indiana mounted
infantry and served in that regiment with great valor and distinction
until the close of the war. At Stony Point he was seriously wounded,
yet a few days later joined his company in their gallant charge at
Missionary Ridge, being one of the few who survived.

Children of Isaac N. and Lydia Ann (Shuck) Nelson:
(65 I. William Sherman; b. July 3, 1867.

(56) II. Mary Henrietta; b. near Corydon, Ind., Sept. 19, 1869; m. Sept.
8, 1897, William Earnest, in Oklahoma.

(57) III. Henry Wilson; b. May 2, 1873; m. in Oklahoma, Sept. 6. 1896,
Erie Palmer; children: 1. Edwin, b. Oct. 3, 1897; 2. George, b. April 17, 1900.

(58) IV. Florence Elizabeth; b. July 3, 1875; m. Feb. 29, 1896, Charles
Smith; children: 1. Everett, b. Jan. 29, 1897: 2. Claude, b. Feb. 5, 1899.

(59) V. Abbie May; b. Aug. 11, 1878; m. Feb. 21, 1897, Thomas Loftin,
Oklahoma; a son Norville, b. Nov. 25, 1897.

(60) VI. George Franklin; b. March 1, 1882.

(61) VII. Bonnie Alice; b. June 28, 1886.

(22) VII. (5) REUBEN WASHINGTON' NELSON [Franklin*,
Sarah" (Lyon) ElnathanS Jonathan', Thomas^, Thomas'] born at the
old homestead near Corydon, Ind., and died March 24, 1872. He mar-
ried in 1867 Susanna, daughter of Philip and Anna Zenor, born May
3, 1840. After Mr. Nelson's death, she married again and moved to
Kansas, where she died Sept. 3, 1887. Reuben Washington Nelson
enlisted early in the civil war in the Home Guards for the defense of
the State against the Bushwhackers and Sons of the Golden Circle,
but found this service too tame and accordingly joined the 144th In-
diana Regiment in which he served until the close of the war.

Children of Reuben W. and Susanna (Zenor) Nelson:

(62) I. Minnie Alice; b. Nov. 3, 1868.

(63) II. Rachel Jane; b. March 21, 1870; m. Dec. 15, 1892. Bernard
McCormick; children: 1. Bernard Earl, b. Sept. 27, 1893; 2. Reuben, b. Dec. 12,
1898.

(64) III. Socrates Bence; b. March 17, 1872.



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(23) VII. (5) GEORGE ANDERSON^ NELSON [F^anklin^
Sarah" (Lyon), Elnathan*, Jonathans ThomasS Thomas^] born at the
old homestead near Corydon, Ind., March 24, 1842. He married, April
5, 1866, Anna, daughter of Thomas Lone, Esq., born Feb. 6, 1845. He
enlisted, July 22, 1861 in Company E of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry, and
sierved until the close of the war. His regiment was in all the hot
campaigns in Virginia, and was one of the mainstays of Sherman's
Flying Squadron. George Nelson was thrice wounded and once taken
prisoner, but escaped his captors. Such was his dare-devil spirit that
his captain, Benjamin Gresham, threatened to put a guard over him
to keep him quiet.

George A. Nelson and his wife are now residing at Georgetown,
Ind.

Children of George A. and Anna (Lone) Nelson:

(65) I. Sally Lyon; b. Jan. 15, 1868; m. Nov. 16, 1886, Joseph Endries, of
Lanesville, Ind.

(*66) II. Nellie Grant; b. March 22, 1869; m. Clarence Crowe.

(67) III. George Walter; b. Aug. 20, 1877.

(68) IV. Thomas Franklin; b. Dec. 26, 1878.

(25) VII. (5) SARAH LYON' NELSON (SCHWARTZ) [Frank-
lin", Sarah" (Lyon), Elnathan*, Jonathans Thomas^ Thomas^] born Oct.
4, 1847, at the old homestead near Corydon, Ind. She married, May 7,
1874, Jacob Schwartz, born in Germany, June 25, 1844; died in New
Albany, Ind., Jan. 31, 1899.

Children of Jacob and Sarah Lyon (Nelson) Schwartz:

(69) I. John; b. Feb. 17, 1875; d. March 14, 1884.

(70) II. Mayme; b. at New Albany, Ind., Jan. 31, 1877; m. Sept. 10, 1896,
Joseph P. Sanders; children: 1. Greene A., b. Jan. 19, 1898; 2. Sarah Josephine,
b. Oct. 24, 1900; 3. Eva Roth, b. March 3, 1904.

(71) III. Margaret; b. Aug. 25. 1882; m. Sept. 6, 1905. Charles M. Pea-
cock, of New Albany, Ind.

(26) VII. (5) LEWIS SWEARINGS' NELSON [Franklin',
Sarah" (Lyon), Elnathan*, Jonathan', ThomasS Thomas'] born March
17, 1849, at the old homestead near Corydon, Ind. He married Ona
E. Rhodes, of Warren County, Indiana.

Children of Lewis S. and Ona E. (Rhodes) Nelson:

(72) L Franklin; b. Oct. 20, 1893; d. Nov. 6. 1895.

(73) II. Alvah King; b. June 15. 1898.

(74) III. A daughter; b. March 29, 1905; d. Dec. 21, 1905.



APPENDIX 319

(35) VIII. (16) WALTER ANDERSON* BENCE [Elizabeth A.'

(Nelson), Franklin^ Sarah'^ (Lyon), Elnathan*, Jonathan', Thomas^
Thomas^] born Nov. 18, 1854, at Corydon, Ind.; married Oct. 5, 1879,
Kate Walters.

Children of Walter A. and Kate (Walters) Bence:

(75) I. Olive May; b. 1881.

(76) II. Adah; b. Jan. 12, 1887.

(77) III. Socrates Jackson; b. Sept. 18, 1891.



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