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By Harriet Mclntyre Foster 


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Contributed by Harriet McIntyre Foster. 

THE "Franklin County Memorial" contains this inscription: 
"This building was erected to commemorate the service 
of the soldiers, sailors, marines and pioneers of Franklin 
County." In the vestibule of this memorial hall is a 
marble tablet bearing this inscription: "The advance guard of 
the civilization of the North-West. " Upon this tablet in letters 
of gold is the name of David Nelson and the date, 1798. 

Marble and gold perpetuate the names of this heroic vanguard of 
the North-West. History preserves the record of this devoted 
band of pioneers who opened the gates of the unknown territory 
for countless millions to enter. 

The entrance was a "wilderness road" over mountains, impas- 
able rivers, through impenetrable forests peopled with cruel 
savages, by whom many of the vanguard were scalped, burned 
at the stake, tomahawked and terribly mutilated. With mar- 
velous courage and fortitude these pioneers built homes in log 
cabins, cleared forests, wrested crops from the virgin soil and 
laid the foundation for the common-wealth of the "Territory of 
the Great North-West." 

The only parallel in our country for courage and fortitude 
in an equal struggle, is the record of the Pilgrim Fathers. Me- 
morial halls, tablets of marble, letters of gold, pages of history 
are enduring monuments. More lasting still are worthy descend- 
ants who strive to preserve the traditions of such heroic ances- 
tors; to emulate the noble example they inherit, in their own 
lives and to aid in elevating the common-wealth founded and 
bequeathed by this band of soldier pioneers. This article is 
written as a pious duty and with the hope of aiding in the preser- 
vation of the records, and in response to a request of the press 
for information concerning the pioneers who were also the sol- 
diers of the American Revolution and were buried in the vicinity 
of Columbus, Ohio. 

2 Lieutenant David Nelson. 

David Nelson was one of the "vanguard of the civiUzation of 
the North West" who was also a soldier of the American Revo- 
lution and a pioneer of Franklin County, Ohio, and his ashes now 
repose in Greenlawn Cemetery. 

His military record was almost forgotten and might have been 
forever hidden but for the pious search made through the Archives 
of Pennsylvania by his great-grandson, Commander Frank N. 
Eldridge, U. S. N. In many instances the pioneers neglected to 
preserve their own records and consequently the memory of their 
own brave deeds. Their swords were hung in garrets or literally 
turned into plough shares, their military papers buried in old 
chests, forgotten, lost or destroyed. 

David Nelson was not only a soldier of the American Revolu- 
tion. He was also the son of a soldier and recognized patriot, 
Robert Nelson, of Juniata County, Pennsylvania, who contri- 
buted large sums of money to the cause of American liberty 
>and was a member of the militia of Juniata County. 
— ■"."■ Robert Nelson's ancestry is a subject of dispute, but it is a 
tradition in the family that he was of English descent. He was 
born in 1725 and lived at Anderson's Ferry, near Columbia, Penn- 
sylvania, on the Susquehanna River, a ferry known also as Peach 
Bottom ferry in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was an 
ancient crossing and existed until 1804. 

Robert Nelson married Martha Patterson at Anderson's Ferry 
in 1751 and there their eldest child David, the subject of this 
sketch was born November 30, 1752. • Robert' Nelson moved 
with his wife and child soon after to Cedar Springs, Fermanagh, 
Township, Cumberland County, nov/ Mifflin County. 

The earliest draft ever made of that tract of land was on a war- 
rant to Robert Nelson dated February 3, 1755. In addition 
to the first warrant for 185 acres covering the Cedar Springs estate 
he took up by order of survey No. 4736, dated Feb. 10, ITGS, 
another tract of land adjoining on the East and cantaining 164 
acres. This tract also adjoined the glebe lands of the Cedar 
Springs Congregation of which Robert Nelson and his family 
were active members. He assisted in the establishment of this 
Presbyterian congregation as an organized church, and took an 
active part as an officer in this church until his departure from 
the Valley of the Juniata in 1800. 

He was a member of Capt. Minteer's Company of militia of 
Juniata Valley organized for the protection of the frontier. 
The following curious compact entered into by this company of 
jrailitia is given as many of the signers have descendants in Ohio: 

Defense Against Indians during the Revolution. 

Terms proposed to the freemen of this company for .a;rantinf[ some 
assistance to our frontier as follows, viz. : That four men be raised imme- 
diately and paid by this Company in grain or other value thereof, at three 
pounds old way, per month, during the time they shall be in actual ser- 
vice and also provisions. , The time they shall engage to serve one month, 
and the method for raising the men aforesaid shall be by levying a propor- 

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Thk Old Mu.i. foiTAGK immkdiatei.y south ok XKI.SON Mill 

Lieute7iant David Nelsoti. 

tionate tax on all and singular, the taxable property of each person re- 
siding within the bounds of Capt. Minteer's Company, and if any person 
shall so far forget his duty as to refuse comphnng with his brethern in the 
aforesaid necessary proposals, he shall be deemed an enemy of his country 
and be debarred from the privilege of a subject of this State by being ex-. 
eluded the benetit of all tradesmen working for him such as millers, smiths. 
and such like. 

We, the subscribers, do approve of the above proposals and bind 
ourselves by these presents to the performance of and compliance with 
the same. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 21st day of 
May, 1780. N. B. — Wheat to be 51; Rye and Corn 31 cents per bushel. 
We also agree that Captain Minteer's Companj^ shall meet on Wednesday 
next at William Sharron's. 

Alexander Armstrong, Armstrong, James Banks, William 
Brown, Charles Blair, Robert Carnaghan, WilHam Carnaghan, William 
Cunningham, James Dicke}^, Andrew Douglas, John Gill, George Green, 
Epenetas Hart, William Harris, James Harris, John Henderson, Sr., 
John Henderson, Jr., William Henderson, Thomas Howard, James Patter- 
son, James Patterson, John Purdy, Thomas Pawlej^ (?), James Purdy, 
John Riddle, Samuel Sharron. Hugh Sharron, William Stielch (?). Wil- 
liam Stuart, Jr., Christian Lintner, Hugh McAlUster, William McAllister, 
Hugh McCormick, John McCarntej^ William McCay (?), Robeit McDowel, 
James Mcllvaine. Thomas McElroy, Hugh McElroy, Robert Minteer, 
Andrew Nelson, Robert Nelson. David Nelson, James Nelson, Matthias 
Stull, James Smith. James Tajdor, Anthony Trimbler, William Ulton, 
David Walker, John Watson, Thomas Wilev. William Wiley, William 

To receive the grain or shoes or shirting cloth for this marching party; 
John Purdy at his mill-; Robert Nelson at his house; Hugh IMcAllister at 
his house' William McAllister at his house. 

An agreement made by the under named persons, viz. : That they 
will serve as militia volunteers along the frontiei^s for the space of one 
month, commencing from Monday, the 29th instant., to meet at David 
Ne'son's on said day and to march from thence. 

Given under our hands the 24th day of May, 1780. 

James Taylor, 
James Harris, 
Epenetas Hart, 
Tkomas Wiley, 
James Purdy, 
James Armstrong, 

Six Men. 

Robert McMeen, a great grandson of Robert Nelson, is now 
living in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, and takes great interest 
in the history of his family. He has in his possession a cop}' of 
the title of a law-suit which was in the following form: "The 
Presbyterian Congregation of Cedar Springs, comprising the 
Congregation of Mifflin and Lost Creeb, against ColTman, etc., 
in 1808-10." David Nelson was a most important witness for 
the church in this suit and gives evidence at great length. Only 
one or two quotations that are personal can be given. 

" In 1703. my father (Robert) was living at Cedar Springs plan- 
tation and was driven off by the Indians. The people took refuge 
in Shippensburg and Carlisle. In 1767 my father returned." 

On January 24, 1810, David Nelson testified in the same suit 
and said: "The congregation had possession of the land till I 

4 Lieutenant David Nelson. 

left this country thirteen years ago." This would have been 
1797. Andrew Nelson also was a very important witness. 

Robert Nelson's house being of unusual size was the rendezvous 
and the store house for the supplies of all the patriots of that val- 
ley during the period of the Revolution and the troublesome 
times that preceeded it. As Cedar Springs was not far distant 
from Valley Forge, Robert Nelson sent large supplies of food and 
clothing from his own stores to the suffering soldiers. His four 
sons were of this devoted army, David, Andrew and John as 
officers, and James as a private, were encamped at Valley Forge 
during all of the terrible winter of 1778-9. Robert Nelson's 
great zeal, sympathy and devotion to the cause of liberty resulted 
in the final sacrifice and loss of his beautiful estate of Cedar 
Springs from which he had raised great sums of money in gold. 

His wife, Martha Patterson, died at Cedar Springs, February 
26, 1794. Owing to the death of his wife, the sacrifice of his 
estate, his failing powers, Robert Nelson left Juniata Valley in 
1800. His sons David and John had two years before located 
lands in the new territory beyond the Ohio — David in Ohio and 
John near Bowling Green, Ky. Robert Nelson went to visit his 
sons and died while visiting his son John in Bowling Green at the 
age of 80, in September, 1804. He was buried in Bowling Green. 

Martha Patterson Nelson's grave and tall brown tombstone 
is today in a good state of preservation and is in what is now 
known as the Divan grave yard, the first Presbyterian grave 
yard in Walker Township. The inscription on her tombstone is 
as follows: "Here lies interred the remains of Martha Nelson, 
wife of Robert Nelson, who departed this life the 26th day of 
February, a. d., 1794, aged about sixty-three years." 

The Centennial Memorial of the Presbytery of Carlisle (Page 
317) contains an account of the Cedar Springs Church and also 
of the Divan grave yard as now marking the place where this 
church once stood, later absorbed into the Miffiintown and Lost 
Creek Congregations. 

On Sunday, June 25, 1775, the Rev. Philip Fithian preached 
to the congregation of Cedar Springs and made this note in his 
journal: "A large and genteel society but in a great and furious 
turmoil over Rev. Mr. Kennedy." This quotation is taken from 
the lawsuit above mentioned: 

"A respectable young clergyman, Mr. Kennedy, came to 
this congregation (Cedar Springs") — the people then built a hand- 
some little house of squared timbers with a stone chimney, 
floored and partitioned. After some years a misunderstanding 
took place between M^. Kennedy and the Presbytery. Mr. Ken- 
nedy thought he could not have a clear conscience if he remained 
the pastor, so he left with his family for the Carolinas." 

The above quotation is given in explanation of the furious 
turmoil spoken of by Rev. Fithian and also for the description 

Home of Robert Nelson (Later of Samuel Ban-,) 
Broad Street and Nelson Road. 

Sycamore in Nki.son Koad. 

Lieutenant David Nelson. 

of what was called a "handsome little house" as the Cedar 
Springs manse was in those days. 

"The History of Juniata County, Pennsylvania" and also 
" Kulps Families of Wyoming Valley " contain accounts of Robert 
Nelson but, as there are evident inaccuracies in these accounts, 
they are not quoted. 

Robert Nelson and his wife, Martha Patterson, had seven chil- 
dren, four sons and three daughters, all born at Cedar Springs. 
David, Andrew, John and James Patterson, the daughters, 
Nancy, Mary and Catherine. The four sons were prominent in 
both civil and military affairs in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. 
The three daughters all made good marriages and left many 
descendants. An account will first be briefly given of them: 

1. Nancy Nelson, eldest daughter, married, first, James 
Bogle, Jan. 1, 1782. , They had two sons, Robert and James. 
James Bogle, Sr., died Dec. IS, 1786. His widow married, sec- 
ondly, WilHam Scott, May 19, 1791. The descendants of Nancy 
Nelson-Bogle-Scott are very numerous and prominent in the 
South. The Hoyts and Browns of Atlanta, Georgia, the Malones\,v 
of Alabama, the McTeers of Maryliville, Tenn., are some of the 
names of Nancy Nelson's descendants. 

2. Mary Nelson, second daughter of Robert Nelson, married 
David Allen, of Juniata County, Pennsylvania. Their two 
daughters, Jane and Martha, married cousins, James and Mitchell 
Thompson, also of Juniata County. Mary Nelson Allen is buried 
in the same old Presbyterian graveyard near Cedar Springs in 
which her mother, Martha Patterson, lies and the graves are 
near each other. 

3. Catherine Nelson, third daughter and youngest child of 
Robert Nelson, married G enera l James Banks. They had 
nine children — Ephriam, Enoch "TVIair'tlia,- Jame'S, Ann, Mar- 
garet, Augustus, David, EUza. All of these children married 
and had large families and their descendants are scattered through 
the East and South. The eldest son, Judge Ephriam Banks, 
was a prominent citizen for many years of Lewistown, Penna., 
as a legislator, a member of the Committee to revise the State 
Constitution, Auditor of State and an Associate Judge for many 
years. He too had a great interest in the history of the Nelson 
family. Eliza, the youngest child, married first a Mr. Hunts- 
man, secondly, a Mr. Carnahan. She died at the age of ninety. 
She took a great interest in family history and the writer has 
in her possession many valuable letters from Mrs. Carnahan. 
She left two children, a son and a daughter. 

Of the four sons of Robert Nelson, the eldest, David's, record 
is the last in order to give a more detailed account of his life, 
as he was the only one of the seven children that settled in Ohio. 

Andrew, the second son, was a second lieutenant in Gen. 
Anthony Wayne's Regiment, was at Valley Forge, and was also 
a signer of the Compact already given. He was sheriff of Mifflin 


6 Lieutenmit David Nelson. 

County, Penna., from 1796 to 1798. He never married and died 
in 1816 in Lewiston, Penna. 

James Patterson Nelson was a surveyor and moved to Mounds- 
ville, W. Va., and died there without heirs. He married a Miss 

Capt. John Nelson was a captain in Gen. Wayne's Regiment. 
He married a Miss Henderson and emigrated to Bowling Green, 
Ky. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Woolly, in Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. He also had one son, James, of whom the writer 
knows nothing. Captain John Nelson visited his nephews and 
nieces in Columbus, Ohio, in 1843, and was present at the wedding 
of his grand niece, Mary Elizabeth Barr to Rev. Dr. Thos. Mcln- 
tire. Mrs. Woolly had one son named Newton Woolly. 

David Nelson, the eldest child of Robert Nelson and his wife, 
Martha Patterson, was born at Anderson's Ferry, Nov. 30, 1752. 
He was only three or four years old when his father moved 
and settled upon the Cedar Springs estate. A description of 
David Nelson was written by one of his grand-daughters who 
remembered him very distinctly. "He was generous but stern, 
with a strict sense of duty and very strong in his prejudices. He 
was a very handsome man, above medium height, a fine person, 
regular features, black curly hair, very dark brown, almost black, 
eyes. He was only twenty-five years of age when he enlisted 
in the Army of the American Revolution." 

David Nelson was commissioned first lieutenant of the 8th 
Company, 4th Battalion of Associators and Militia of Cumber- 
land County, Penna., July, 31, 1777. He was again commission- 
ed May 14, 1778, same company, captain. John Lacey; colonel, 
Samuel L^^on; general, Anthony Wayne's Brigade. Encamped 
at Valley Forge winter of 1777-8.* 

He married March 11, 1779, Margaret Logan, daughter of Rev. 
James Logan, and the widow of John Jameson, of Lost Creek 
Valley, whose home was seven miles east of Cedar Springs. 
Margaret Logan was born August 20, 1754. She had two sons 
by her first husband, John and James. The latter died early. 
Her first son, John, grew to manhood and married Sarah Watson 
on March 11, 1801. They have many descendants living in 

Margaret Logan has been described as the prettiest woman in 
Lost Creek Valley. She had dark brown hair, hazel eyes, regu- 
lar features, fine complexion and was of a mild and kindly dis- 
position. She seems to have been one of those rare characters, 
whose epitaph was true — "From her early years she was exem- 
plary in her conduct, as a Christian, a relation and a friend." 

David Nelson and his wife, Margaret Logan, lived at Cedar 
Springs, where all of their seven children were born, until 1798, 

*See Penn-Archives, Vol. 142nd. Also Saffell's OfBcers of the American Revolution. 

The Kelson Homestead. 

The Nelson Homestead fkom the Mud Race 

Lietitefia?jt David Nelson. 7 

when he moved to Ohio. He settled first near ChiUicothe, but 
later moved to what is now Columbus, Ohio, and settled on the 
west bank of Alum Creek, and there located a half section of 
land in "The Refugee Tract," a tract 4)^ miles broad north to 
south, extending eastward from Scioto River 48 miles, which 
was appropriated by Congress for benefit of certain individuals 
from Canada and Nova Scotia who espoused the cause of the 
American Colonies in the Revolution. Originally surveyed into 
sections of 640 acres in each in 1799, subsequently divided into 
half sections in 1801 and renumbered. The patents were issued 
by the latter number. After satisfying claims the balance of 
these lands were sold as other Congress lands by the original 
numbers. Prior to 1820, good price for land was $?.00 per acre. 

David Nelson built a log cabin as all the pioneers did at first. 
He later built in 1819 the Nelson homestead, still standing on 
Nelson Road. It is a dignified, well preserved mansion, a good 
example of the old home at Cedar Springs of the pioneer David 
Nelson, who thus sought to preserve the beloved memories of his 
childhood's home. 

This Nelson's homestead on Nelson Road is still the home of 
grandchildren and great grandchildren of Lieut. David Nelson 
and they are the only living descendants of Robert Nelson bearing 
the name of Nelson. 

David Nelson was one of the founders and officers of the old 
First Presbyterian church and a devoted friend of the Rev. 
James Hoge, who was pastor of this church for fifty years. As 
Pastor, Dr. Hoge married, baptized and buried three generations 
of the Nelson family. For three generations there were Nelsons 
that served as ruling elders in this church. A few years since 
the Nelson Memorial (Presbyterian) church was erected upon a 
part of the original Nelson land and was named in remembrance 
of the pioneer. For nearly thirt}^ years David Nelson lived a life 
of peace, prosperity and uprightness in the Nelson homestead 
after a stormy youth spent in the service of his country in the 
American Revolution, and a courageous manhood as a brave 
pioneer, and died in revered old age. 

The writer knev/ only two of David Nelson's six children — 
Martha Nelson Livingston and the grandmother of the writer, 
Nancy Nelson Barr. These two sisters were very remarkable 
women. Martha had great courage. When only a young girl 
she accompanied her brother Robert on horseback in advance of 
the family to the primeval forests of Ohio to make a home for 
her brother until the family should arrive. 

Nancy Nelson Barr survived all her family. She was greatly 
revered by all the neighbors, relatives and friends. "Aunt Barr " 
was known far and wide. Her home was truly called the orphan's 
home as in addition to her own six children she gave a home to 
six other children. She was a regular attendant at the old First 
Presbyterian Church and was an intimate friend of her pastor, 

8 Lieiitentmi David Nelso7t. 

Dr. Hoge. Her husband served as an elder in Dr. Hoge's church 
for many years. 

These sisters were noted for their stately presence, kind and 
gracious manners, great dignity, tempered by kindliness. They 
inherited the dark brown hair and eyes, tall stately figures, kind- 
ly disposition, deep piety and love of retirement of their Nelson 

The estates of David Nelson and his son Robert Nelson, to- 
gether with those of Nancy Nelson Barr and Martha Nelson 
Livingston, daughters of David Nelson, extended north and south 
along the east and west banks of Alum Creek a distance of several 
miles. This was a remarkably beautiful situation and a large 
extent of fine land in one family. There are Nelsons and Living- 
stons upon the original estates but the Barr estate was sold and 
the heirs are scattered from the Atlantic to the Pacific. 

Genealogy of David Nelson. 

David! Nelson, b. Nov. 30, 1752, d. Oct. 9, 1829 ;m. March 11, 
1779, Martha Logan, b. Aug. 20, 1754, d. Aug. 21, 1831. Their 
children were: 

2. i. Robert Nelson, b. Dec. 23, 1779, d. Atig. 24, 1824. 

3. ii. Hannah Nelson, b. Apr. 21, 1782. d. Oct 27, 1827. 

4. iii. Martha Nelson, b. Mar. 11, 1785, d. Aug. 30, 1855. 

5. iv. Mary Nelson, b. May 20, 1787, d. Mar. 24, 1817. 

V. James Nelson, d. in childhood. 

6. vi. Nancy Nelson, b. Apr. 28, 1798, d. Feb. 21, 1865. 

7. vii. David Nelson, b. Jan. 30, 1796, d. Apr. 27, 1847. 

2. Robert^ Nelson {David} and Martha Logan), b. Dec. 23, 
1779, d. Aug. 24, 1824; m. Mar. 31, 1808, Martha Purdy, from 
near Mifflinville, Pa., b. Dec. 13, 1785, d. Aug. 17, 1831. Their 
children were: 

8. i. Nancy Purdy Nelson, b. Jan. 1, 1809, d. Sept. 2, 1831. 
ii. David Nelson, b. June 19, 1811, d. May 6, 1827. 

iii. Eliza Nelson, b. Mar. 3, 1814, d. Sept. 24. 1824. 

9. iv. Martha Nelson, b. Aug. 7, 1816, d. Oct. 31, 1895. 

10. V. Margaret Logan Nelson, b. Jan. 16, 1819, d. Oct. 6. 1896. 

11. vi. Caroline Amelia Nelson, b. May 7, 1821, d. Mav 22, 1889. 

12. vii. Mary Ann Nelson, b. Dec. 4, 1823, d. May 12, 1901. 

3. Hannah^ Nelson {David} and Martha Logan), b. Apr. 21, 
1782, d. Oct. 27, 1827; m. Jan. 6, 1803, George Gibson, b. in Vir- 
ginia (son of Col. Geo. Gibson), May 3, 1780, d. Sept. 26, 1843. 
They lived on Little Walnut Creek, in Pickaway County, ten 
miles north of Circleville. Their only child was: 

i. Thomas Gibson, b. , d. — -. . m. Ellen 

Carlisle, of Circleville, and was a doctor there. His widow 
died at Bloomtield, O., while fleeing from the cholera. He 
was buried at St. Paul. Their children were: 

I. Hannah Gibson, b. ; m. Stein, of Dayton, O., 

d. , and buried at St. Paul, Pickaway Co. 

n. Susan Gibson, b. ; m. Bohns. They lived 

at Pliiladelphia, Pa., and at Parker's Landing, Amrstrong 
Co., Pa. 
III. George Gibson, d. at age of ten; buried at St. Paul, Pickaway 
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4. Martha- Nelson {David} and Martha Logan), b. Mar. 11, 
1785, d. Aug. 30, 1855; m. Mar. 17, 1807, Edward Chinn Living- 
ston, b. May 23, 1783, d. Nov. 13, 1843. Was born four miles 
from Johnstown, N. Y.; lived at Bridgewater on west bank of 
Alum Creek near Columbus, O. Their children were: 

James Livingston, b. Jan. 23. 1808, d. Mar. 5, 1851. 

Marg-A-Ret Livingston, b. Nov. 2, 1809, d. Feb. 12, 1895. 

Edward Livingston, b. Dec. 5, 1813, d. Aug. 12, 1867. 

Caroline Livingston, b. Feb. 8, 1817; m. (1) Samuel Wilson, 
a native of Washington Co., Pa. They lived in Columbus, 
O. He died and she m. (2) Dr. John Morrison, of Oxford, 
O. They lived near Lafayette, Ind., and later on the Liv- 
ingston homestead at Columbus where she died. She had 
no children. 

16. v. Adeline Livingston (twin), b. Aug. 4, 1820, d. Dec. 20, 1905. 
vi. Angelica Livingston (twin), b. Aug. 4, 1820, d. Sept. 19, 

1842. Unm. 

17. vii. Robert Nelson Livingston (twin), b. Feb. 17, 1825, d. Oct. 

6, 1907. 
viii. Martha Livingston (twin), b. Feb. 17, 1825, d. July 16, 1907. 
She m. John Jay Smith, b. near Cincinnati, O. They lived 
on a farm near Butler, Jackson Co., Mo., where he died. 
She returned to the Livingston homestead where she died. 
She had no children 

5. Mary^ Nelson {David"- and Martha Logan), b. May 20, 1787, 
d. Mar. 24, 1817; m. May 2, 1809, James Shannon. They Hved 
at the Shannon homestead s. e. of Columbus, where she died. 
He died at Robert Brotherton's in Columbus. Their children 

i. Margaret Shannon, m. David Taylor. (His second wife.) 

She left no children. 
ii. Robert N. Shannon, b. , d. about tw^enty years 

iii. Jane Shannon, m. James Long, of Truro Tp. They had one 

child that died young, 
iv. James N. P. Shannon, b. Feb. 15, 1817, d, about 1902, in 

Bosworth, Mo.: m. Adeline White, of near Columbus, b. 

Jan. 12, 1826, d. Sept. 6, 1871. After her death he moved 

to DeWitt, Mo., taking his four younger children. There 

he married a second time and had a family. Later he 

moved to Bosworth, Mo. 

His children were; by first marriage: 

L James L. Shannon, b. Feb. 8, 1847: m. Sarah ■ "'^'^ ^' 

leaving dau. who d. in childhood. He is a farmer at Obetz, O. 
n. George W. Shannon, b. Dec. 4. 1848. d. Aug. 20, 1893, m. Oct. 
8, 1871, Eliza M. Squires, b. May 28. 1853. d. June 4, 1905. 
For a long time he was on the police force in Colurnbus, and 
and then a farmer in Missouri, returninK finally to Columbus. 
His children were: 

1. Ida Shannon ,b. Julv 12. 1873; m. Nov. 29. 1899, 

Frank Porter, b. Feb 5 1SG9. Has child. Wmslow 
Porter, b. Jan. 2, 1907. 

2. DwiGHT L. Shannon, b. June 17, 1876; m. Jan. 18. 

1900, Laura Engelke. 

3 George D. Shannon, b. Feb. 8, 1881. d. Mar. 27. 1882. 

4 George E. Shannon, b. May 3, 1883: d. June 10, 1883. 

5. William F. Shannon, b. Oct. 13. 1885. 

6. Adelbert C. Shannon, b. Aup;. 10, 1888. 

7. Marion Shannon, b. Nov. 24. 1889. 

III. Joseph F. Shannon, b. Oct. 20. 1853. died in Attica, Kan., 

leaving son, Robert Shannon. „, . , „ c 

IV. Mary J. Shannon, b. July 28. 1856; m. James Shmdewllm, of 

Attica. Kan. She d. leaving no children. 

10 Lieutenafit David Nelson. 

V. Margaret K. Shannon, b. Dec. 15, 1858; m. Dr. John Elrick, 
of Attica. Kan. She d. leaving one dau., Bessie Elrick, b. 
about 1890. 
VI. Robert L. Shannon, b. Aug. 28, 1868; is a farmer in Bosworth, 

By second marriage: 

VII. Benjamin Shannon. 

VIII. Jennie Shannon. 
IX. Son. 

6. Nancy^ Nelson (David^ and Martha Logan), b. Apr. 28, 
1793, d. Feb. 21, 1865; m. Aug. 22, 1811, John Barr, a native of 
Franklin County, Penn., b. July 5, 1786, d. Mar. 10, 1849. They 
hved and died at the Barr Homestead, Alum Creek and National 
Road. The house is still standing but greatly changed. Their 

children were: 

18. i. Samuel Barr, b. July 12, 1812, d. June 11, 1886. 

19. ii. Susanna McCune Barr, b. Mav 1, 1815, d. Oct. 11, 1885. 
iii. David Nelson Barr, b. Sept. 5", 1817, d. Sept. 9, 1831. 

20. iv. Andrew Barr, b. Jan. 30, 1820, d. Apr. 11, 1864. 

21. V. Thomas Gibson Barr, b. Aug. 11, 1822, d. Oct. 20. 1887. 

22. vi. Mary Elizabeth Barr. b. July 15, 1825, d. June 21, 1899. 

23. vii. Robert Nelson Barr, b. Oct. 27, 1827, d. Oct. 13, 1878. 

7. David^ Nelson {David^ and Martha Logan), b. at Cedar 
Springs, Mifflin County, Pa., Jan. 30, 1796, d. Apr. 27, 1847; 
m. Nov. 30, 1824, Mary Tavlor, b. Mercersburg, Frankhn County, 
Pa., July 15, 1803, d.'jam 21, 1850. They lived at the Nelson 
Homestead and both died there. Their children were: 

24. i. Catharine Taylor Nelson, b. Nov. 23, 1825, d. Oct. 22, 1896. 

25. ii. John Jameson Nelson, b. July 26, 1827, d. Aug. 6, 1899. 

iii. D.-vviD Patterson Nelson, b. Oct. 20, 1829, d. Aug. 19, 1831. 
iv. Isaac Taylor Nelson, b. Mar. 7, 1832, d. Oct. 9, 1841. 
v. Elizabeth Mary Nelson, b. Aug. 13, 1833, d. June 27, 1885. 

vi. Margaret Jameson Nelson, b. Oct. 24, 1835; m. June 14, 
t 1871, John Henry Warner, a dentist, b. in Utica, Mich., 

Nov. 8, 1837, d. March 1, 1893. Practiced in Columbus, O. 
They had no children. _ 

vii. Martha Livingston Nelson, b. Oct. 5, 1837, resides in Co- 
lumbus, O. 
viii. Hannah Maria Nelson, b. Nov. 5, 1839; m. Apr. 27, 1881, 
Obed Tavlor, of Columbus, b. Dec. 12, 1836, d. Dec, 15, 
1899. They had no children. She resides in Columbus, O. 
'i ax. Robert James Nelson, b. June 7, 1842, d. Mar. 5, 1863. 

; >i Volunteered as a nurse to care for wounded soldiers of the 

p!-^ battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., contracted camp dysentery, 

\ ' came home and died. Untn. 

X. Anna Eliza Nelson, b. Dec. 28, 1844, resides in Columbus, O. 

8. Nancy Purdy^ Nelson (Roberf and Martha Purdy, David^), 
b. Jan. 1, 1809, m. David Taylor, of Truro Tp., and d. Sept. 2, 
1831. Their children were: 

i. Eliza Nelson Taylor, b. Aug. 24, 1827, d. April 25, 1904. 
m. Samuel Sharp, of Groveport, who lived for many years 
in Chicago and died there. Has one daughter living, 
Margaret T. Sharp. . ,xt 

ii, Robert Nelson Taylor, b. July 11, 1829, resides in Wyan- 
dot Co., O., Has three children living: Henry S. Taylor, 
Mabel T. Rail, and Countess Taylor; one son, David Miller 
I Taylor, deceased. 

John Bare. 

TiiK Baku Homestkau. 
Miiiii Strict, luiir Alum CrccU. 

Lieutenant David Nelson. 11 

9. Martha^ Nelson {Roberf and Nancy Purdy, David>), b. 

Aug. 7, 1816, d. Oct. 31, 1895; m. , Winston Fuller 

Sanderson, b. in Watertown, N. Y., . He lived in 

Columbus, O., and was a major in the Mexican War. He had 
been at home on furlough and while returning to his regiment at 
Indianola, Texas, he died of yellow fever at Galveston, Texas, 
1853. Their children were: 

i. Frances Sanderson, m. (1) E. J. Baldwin, (2) Albert G, Wil- 
liard. She died Mar. 5, 1905, in Indianapolis, leaving one 
son, Harry S. Williard. 
ii. Julia Sanderson, d. unra., aged 17. 
iii. Virginia Sanderson, d. young, 
iv. Mary Amelia Sanderson, d. uiim., aged 22. 
V. William H. Sanderson, b. Sept. 20, 1845, m. Jan 19, 1875, 
Frances Cotton. For forty years he has been in the employ 
of the Pennsylvania Railroad Companj^ Resides in Co- 
lumbus. His child is: 

I. Grace Sanderson, b. Dec. 9, 1879; m Nov. 24, 1898, Edward 
C. Baker, of Columbus. They have children: Helen, b. 
Nov. 24, 1899; Frances S., b. June, 8. 1901. and Ruth. b. Feb. 
15, 1905. 

vi. Louden Sanderson, d. in infancy, 
vii. Herny Sanderson, d. young, 
viii. WiNSLOW Fuller Sanderson, d. unm., aged 17. 

10. Margaret Logan^ Nelson {Robert^ and Nancy Purdy, 
David'), b. Jan. 16, 1819, d. Oct. 6, 1896; m. 1842, Dr. James Mc- 
Connell, b. in Huntington, Pa. They lived in Lew^iston, Pa., 
and Upper Sandusky, O. Their children were. 

i. Robert Nelson McConnell, b. April 29, 1843. A physician, 
ii. John Brough McConnell, now deceased, 
iii. Martha McConnell, d. in childhood. 

11. Carolihe Amelia^ Nelson {Robert^ and Nancy Purdy, 

David'), b. May 7, 1821, d. May 22, 1889; she m., 1843, John 

Brough, b. in Marietta, O., Sept. 17, 1811, d. Cleveland, O., 

Aug. 29, 1865. A widower with a son and a daughter. They 

lived in Madison, Ind., and Cleveland, O. He was Auditor of 

State of Ohio, 1839-1845, and Governor of Ohio, 1864-65, dying 

in office, Aug. 25, 1865. Their children were: 

i. Emma Frances Brough. 
ii. Caroline Brough. 
iii. Anna Cornelia Brough, d. in childhood. 

12. Mary Ann^ Nelson {Roberf and Nancy Purdy, David'), b. 
Dec. 4, 1823, d. May 12, 1901; m. James Armstrong, b. in New 
Lisbon, O., , d. . They Hved at Can- 
ton, O., and Janesville, Wis. She m. (2) Rev. Mathew Fox, 
bom and lived in Janesville until after his death, when she moved 
to Missoula, Montana, where she died. Her children were: 

i. Mary Bell Armstrong. 

ii. Duane Armstrong. 

iii. John Mitten Armstrong. 

iv. Robert Nelson Armstrong, d. in childhood. 

V. Caroline Armstrong. 

12 Lieutenant David Nelson. 

13. James ^Livingston {Martha^ and Edward Livingston, 
David}), b. Jan. 23, 1808, d. in Grundv Co., Mo., Mar. 5, 1851 ; he 
m. Oct. 13, 1838, Eliza Tootle, b. in Ross Co., Mo., Sept. 22, 1813, 
d. in Jamesport, Mo., Dec. 26, 1891. Their children were: 

i. Eugene Livingston, b. in Ross Co., O., Nov. 24, 1834, d. in 

Marion Co., O., Aug. 24, 1835. 
ii. Josephine Livingston, b. in Marion Co., O., Jan. 30, 1836, 
d. Mar. 17, 1865, in Livingston Co., Mo. She m. Jan. 1856, 
William Brown. 

26. iii. Martha Livingston, b. Dec. 24, 1838. 

iv. William H. H. Livingston, b. in Grundy Co., Mo., Mar. 13, 
1841, d. in Chicago, June 3, 1893; m. in Sioux City, la., 1864; 
left sons: Williain and Harry Livingston. 
V. Adeline Livingston, b. in Grundy Co., Mo., May 26, 1843; 
m. in Iowa, 1863, James McCue, residence in Lock Springs, 
Mo. Has one dau., Lida McCue, b. June, 1864. 

27. vi. Eliza J. Livingston, June 25, 1845. 

vii. RussEL B. Livingston, b. May 14, 1848, d. June 14, 1848. 

viii. Fannie Amelia Livingston, b. in Grundv Co., Mar. 30, 1850, 

1850; m. Mar. 31, 1873, Henry Clay 'Collison, b. Apr. 7, 

1850, in Davies Co., Mo. Residence, Helena, Mon. Has 

children : 

I. Franklin Livingston Collison, b. in Grundy Co., Mar. 5, 1875. 
II. William Henry Collison, b. in Grundy Co., Sept. 20, 1877. 
Ill Susie Katherine Collison, b. in Grundy Co., Aug. 19, 1883. 

ix. Sarah James Livingston, b. in Grundy Co., Nov. 16, 1851; 
m. July 7, 1869, James Guerin in Chillicothe, Mo. Resi- 
dence, Jamesport, Mo. 

14. Margaret^ Livingston (Martha^, David^), b. Nov. 2, 1809, 

d. Feb. 12, 1895, m. May 16. 1836, David Taylor (3rd wife), of 

Truro Ty., Franklin Co.,'0., b. in Nova Scotia", July 24, 1801, d. 

July 29, 1889. Tehy lived i nColumbus, O. Their children were: 

David Taylor, b. Mar. 20, 1837. 

Edward Livingston Taylor, b. Mar. 20, 1839. 

Mary Cornelia Taylor, b. Dec. 4, 1841; m. Oct. 26. 1882, 

Thomas Hibben, b. in Hillsboro, O. No children. 
Henry Clay Taylor, b. Mav 15, 1844. 
Martha Wilson Taylor, b.'jan. 14, 1847. 
Margaret Livingston Taylor, b. May 24, 1851. 

15. Edward^ Livingston {Martha/, David^), b. Dec. 5, 1813, d. 
Aug. 12, 1867; m. Jan. 13, 1842, EHzabeth Hawkins, of Wash- 
ington Co., Pa., b. Dec. 16, 1822, d. Feb. 10, 1893. They lived 
on Alum Creek, Franklin Co., O. Their children were: 

i. William Hawkins Livingston, b. May 8, 1843; d. Sept. 7, 
32. ii. Martha Angelica Livingston, b. Sept. 23, 1844. 

iii. Edward Wilson Livingston, b. Sep. 29, 1840, d. Oct. 1, 1876. 

iv. Nancy Jane Livingston, b. Aug. 25, 1849, d. Sept. 15, 1873. 

V. Caroline Wilson Livingston, b. Oct. 29, 1851; m. Dec, 

1867, William Stewart, an attomey-at-law, of Columbus, 

who d. about 1880. Has children: 

I. Claude Stewart. 
II. Marie Stewart. 

vi, James Hawkins Livingston, b. Nov. 12, 1853, d. Nov. 21, 

vii. Montgomery Robert Livingston, b. Feb. 21, 1856, d. 

Aug. 20, 1856. 











Lieutenant David Nelson. 13 

viii. Virginia Blair Livingston, b. Aug. 13, 1858, d. Oct. 26, 1886; 
m. Azra Peters. Has children: 

I. Grace Peters, b. Feb. 23, 1881, d. Dec. 9, 1886. 
II. Blanche Peters, b. Aug. IS, 1884; m. Frank Deardoff. 

ix. Henry Nelson Livingston, b. Aug. 15, 1861, d. Apr. 5, 1885. 
X. Charles Angus Livingston, b. Sept. 30, 1864. 

16. Adaline^ Livingston {Martha^, David}), h. Aug. 4, 1820, d. 
Dec. 26, 1905, m. May 18, 1842, Elijah Marion, b. Apr. 10, 1814, 
d. Dec. 11, 1899. The}' Hved on the Marion Homestead s. e. of 
Columbus, O. Their children were: 

i. Caroline W. Marion, b. Dec. 21, 1842; resides in Columbus, 

O., unm. 
ii. Clinton Marion, b. Aug. 11, 1845; a farmer in Franklin Co., 

iii. Edward Livingston Marion, b. Aug. 20, 1847; a farmer in 

Franklin Co. ; m. June 17, 1874, Alice McElhimy ; no children, 
iv. Lucy Marion, b. Oct. 18, 1849; m. Nov. 15, 1871, Levi C. 

Pease, of Columbus. They have one son: 

I. Edward Livingston Pease, b. Jan. 30, 1874. an attoryen-at 
law in Columbus. 

V. Laura Marion, b. April 23. 1852, d. Mar. 19, 1880. 

vi. Martha S. Marion, b. Oct. 22, 1854; m. June 1, 1877, Frank 

Reinhard, auditor of Franklin Co. b. Fpr. 18, 1854, d. Jan. 

15, 1899. Their children: 

I. Martha Loretta R.-inhard. b June l.*^. 1878, d. Julv 18, 1879. 
II. Frank Joseph Reinhard, b. June 15, 1878, d. July 18, 1879. 
II. Frank Joseph Reinhard, b. June 29, 1880; m. Feb. 27, 1907, 

Inez Freer; has son, F. J., Jr., b. Jan. 4, 1908. Residence, 

Denver, Col. 

III. Charles Joseph Reihnard, b. Aov. 17, 1883: m. Mar. 20, 1908 

Margaret Frazier, of Lancaster, O. Residence, Columbus. 

IV. Albert Reinhard, b. Dec. 2. 1885. 

V. Sylvester Ambrose Reinhard, b. Apr. 7, 1887. 
VI. Marion Joseph weihnard, b. Aug. 17, 1888, d. Jan. 17, 1906. 
VII. Raymond Edw. L. Reinhard, b. Nov. 28, 1898. 

vii. Adaline Marion, b. March 31, 1857; residence in Columbus. 

viii. Louis C. Marion, b. Sept. 25, 1859; m. Sept. 24, 1891, Emma 

Meeker; he is a farmer in Franklin County. Their children: 

I. Ray Fullerton Marion, b. Sept. 9 1895. 
II. Laura Marion, b. May 18, 1898, d. July 27, 1899. 
III. Alma Simpson Marion, b. June 26, 190.0 

ix. Alice C. Marion, b. Oct. 21, 1842; m. May 12, 1SS7, Rev. 

S. P. Long, now pastor Lutheran Church in Mansfield, O.; 

at one time pastor in Columbus, and later President of Lima 

College, Lima. O. Their children are: 

I. Margaret A. Long. 

II. Clara Long. 

III. Naomi Long. 

IV. LoY Long. d. at age ol S years. 
V. Ruth Long. 

17. Robert Nelson^ Livingston {Martha^, David}), b. Feb. 17 
1825, d. Oct. 6, 1907; m. May 10, 1853, Eunice Adgate Knowles, 
of Etna, Licking Co., O., b. Feb. 8, 1825, d. Sept. 23, 1885. They 
lived on the Livingston farm near Columbus, O. Their children 

i. LuciAN Livingston, b. May 4, 1856; m. Sept. 18, 1899, Mary 
E. Kerns, Degrafif, Logan Co., O.. b. Sept. 17, 1866. They 
had child: 

I. Logan Livingston, b. Nov. 3, 1901. 

14 Lieutenant David Nelson. 

ii. Margaret Crosby Livingston, b. June 13, 1860; m. Oct. 1, 
1884, Lot Leonard Smith, Columbus, O., b. Oct. 1. 1857 
Children : 

I. Arthur Livingston Smith, b. July 17, 1885. 
II. Clara Orton Smith, b. Aug. 6, 1887. 

iii. Arthur Knowles Livingston, b. Aug. 11, 1862, d. Feb. 13, 

18. Samuel^ Barr {Nancy^, David>), b. July 12, 1812, d. June 

11, 1886; m. , Eliza McCune, of Shippensburg, Pa. 

They lived in Hamilton Tp., Franklin Co., O.; in Monroe Co., 
Ala.; near St. Louis, Mo.; and last at Kossuth, Pa., for many 
years, and both died there. Their children were: 

i. Elizabeth Barr, d. in childhood. 

ii. Ellen Barr. 

iii. Kate Barr, m. William Leonard, of Truro Tp., O.; now lives 
in Tacoma, Wash. Kate Barr Leonard has five children, 
two sons, three daughters, all educated in Kossuth, Iowa. 
College, and all have professions. One daughter, Ellen, is a 
medical missionary and was in the seige of Pekin. 
vfXaAXtttjL - i"^- "Harriet Barr, dJcd ca r l y^A^-w^ Au«_- M^t^^.C^uXCi- - 

v. John Barr, an invalid, never married. 

vi. Virginia Barr, m. a Mr. Bandy, of Kossuth, Iowa. 

19. Susanna McCune^ Barr {Nancy^, Eavid}), b. May 1, 1815, 
d. Oct. 11, 1895; she m. Rev. Elias Vandeman, of Delaware, O. 
They lived at her father's, then in Truro Tp., and then near 
London, Madison Co., O. Their only child, Mary Barr Van- 
deman, died at the age of four. Mr. Vandeman died and she m. 
Rev. Julius Foster, of Towanda, Pa., a widower with a son and 
a daughter. She d. at Lakewood, N. Y. When first a widow 
she was for a time matron of the Institution for the Blind at 
Columbus. Mr. Foster's daughter was Mrs. Mary Foster Nas- 
sau, a foreign Missionary, who d. in Africa, leaving one daughter, 
Mary Foster Nassau, who lives in New York City. 

20. Andrew^ Barr {Nancy^, David}), b. near Columbus, O., 
Jan. 30, 1820, d. Apr. 12, 1864, at Lewistown, Pa. He m. Mary B. 
Franciscus, of Lewistown, Pa., b. in Baltimore, Md., and d. in 

Chicago, in 1896. He graduated from Jefferson College, 1847, , 

and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1850. His charges 
as Pastor were: Jackson Co., Va., Shamokin, Pa., Truro, O., 
Crestline, O., and Wysox, Pa. When the 141st Reg. Pa. Vols, 
was formed in 1863, he was solicited to go as Chaplain but sickness 
in his family prevented, but in the following year he accepted 
the appointment, leaving Wysox Mar. 24, 1864, reaching the 
regiment on April 3, after great exertions on the journey, which 
exertions caused 9. fatal illness, which caused his death on the 
12th. His children were: 

i. John F. Barr, b. Lewiston, Pa., May 14, 1852, d. there 1873, 

ii. James M. Barr, b. Truro Tp., O., Oct. 11, lS5o, m. 188^, Krinz. JoJil-M. 
» '■ Taat t Ell . of Upper Alten, 111. When 13 years old he en- 
tered the railway service as messenger boy and successively 
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Lieutenant David Nelsoji. 15 

manager, purchasing agent, asst. supt., gen. supt., gen 
manager, vice president, and president. He withdrew from 
railroad business in 1906 and became Director general of the 
Jamestown Exposition. His children are: 
. I. Albert T. Barr, b. Aug. 3, 1884, at Upper Alten. 

jLsi.'YXy^Cui^ n.,^A. Barr, b. Aug. 1^886, at Upper Alten. 

</ III. James M. Barr, Jr., b. Feb. 20, 1889, at La Crosse, Wis. 

iii. Mary B. Barr, b. Danville, Pa., 1858. 

21. Thomas Gibson^ Barr {Nancy% David}), b. Aug. 11, 1S22, 
d. Oct. 20, 1887; m. Mary Pursell, of near Columbus, O. They 
lived at the Barr Homestead, then in Monroe Co., Ala., and 
again near Columbus. She died and he m. (2) Mary Wright. 
The children of Thomas G. and Mary Pursell Barr were: 

i. Mary Barr, d in infancy. 

ii Emma Pursell Barr, in. Thomas Marriott, lives near Mobile, 

iii. John Neslon Barr, d. in infancy, 

iv. Nancy Bell Barr, d. when a young woman. Unm. 

v. Thomas Gibson Barr, d. in infancy. 

22. Mary Elizabeth^ Barr {Nancy", David}), h. July 15, 1825, 
d. June 21, 1899; m. Sept. 26, 1843, Rev. Dr. Thomas Mclntyre, 
Ph. D., b. in Reynoldsburg, O., Dec. 25, 1815; was two years 
at Hanover College, Ind., and graduated from Franklin College, 
New Athens, O., in 1840, and from Princeton Theological Semi- 
nary, 1842. Instructor in Ohio Deaf and Dumb Institute, 
1842-45; founder and supt., Tenn. D. and D. Institute, Knox- 
ville, Tenn., 1845-50; book store in Columbus, O., 1850-52; 
supt. Ind. D. and D. Inst., 1852-1879; supt. Mich. D. and D. 
Inst., Flint, Mich., 1879-1882; founder West Penn Inst, for D. 
and D. 1883-1885. d. in Indianapolis, Ind.' Sept. 25, 1885. 
Their children w^ere: 

i. Harriet Newell McIntyre, b. at Barr homestead, July 30, 

1844; m. July 16, 1873, Chapin C. Foster, of Indianapolis. 

They have children: 

I. Mary McIntyre Foster, b. Aug. 6, 1874; m. Apr. 19, 1904, 
Charles H. Morrison, and died Jt;ne 13, 1905, leaving a son, 
Robert Foster Morrison, b. June 10, 1905. 
II. Robert Sanford Foster, b. June 10, 1876; m. Oct. 10, 1906, 

Edith Jeffreys, b. . They have one dau., 

Mary Edith Foster, b. July 31, 1907. 
III. Martha Martindale Foster, b. Nov. 12, 1880. 

ii. Alice McIntyre, b. Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 1, 1847, d. Jan. 

28, 1863, aged 15. 
iii. Susan Van De Man, b. at the Barr homestead, Oct. 28, 1850, 
d. Mar. 9, 1899; m. Sept. 11, 1872, Merrick E. Vinton, b. 
, now living in New York. Their children 

I. Thomas McIntyre Vinton, b. Oct. 5, 1874, in Indianapolis; 

m. June, 1902, Mary Toffrey Wheeler, b. . Lives 

at Quaker Hill and New York City. 
II. Stallo Vinton, b. Dec. 19, 1876. A lawyer in New York City. 

III. Almus Eugene Vinton, b. July 31, 1878; m. Feb. 24, 1904. 

Anne Mary Hurtv, b. Nov. 23, 1880. Lives in Indianapolis. 

IV. Merrick Vinton, Jr., b. Aug. 17, 1883, in St. Paul, Minn., d. 

May 7, 1907, in San Francisco. Buried in Indianapolis 
May 13, 1907. 

iv. Martha Livingston McIntrye. b. in Indianapolis. Ind., 
July 30, 1853; m. July 10, 1878, Charles Martindale, a 
lawyer. Lives in Indianapolis. 

V. Frances McIntrye, b. in Indianapolis, Jan. 23, 1856; m. 
Jan. 11, 1882, in Flint, Mich., Morris Ross. 

16 Lieutenant David Nelson. 

23. Robert Nelson^ Barr (Nancy-, David^), b. Oct. 27, 1827, 
d. Oct. 13, 1878; m. Mar. 4, 1855, Maria Hull, b. May 7, 1833, 
d. March 3, 1859. He m. (2) April 4, 1861, Francis Nichols, b. 
in Vermont, Dec. 1839, a music teacher of Columbus. They 
lived in Columbus, O., in Monroe Co., Ala., and in Chattanooga, 
Tenn. Dr. Barr died of yellovv^ fever contracted from a case that 
came in on a train, and he offered his services. He and Howard 
are buried in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga. The Doc- 
tor was a Surgeon in the Civil War and Surgeon General of Ohio 
on Gov. Brough's staff. Howard was employed in the postoffice. 
The child of Dr. Robert N. and Maria Hull Barr was: 

i. Howard Huntington Barr, b. Jan. 18, 1856, d. Oct. 8, 1881, 
in Chattanooga, in early manhood. 

The children of Dr. Robert N. and Frances N. Barr were: 

ii. Robert Winthrop Barr, b. Feb. 21, 1862; banker, 
iii. Florence May Barr, b. May 1, 1865; m. George W. Farring- 

ton, Dec. 10. 1895. He died Dec. 10, 1899. 
iv. Martha Gertrude Barr, b. July 12, 1872. 
All still live in Chattanooga. 

24. Catharine^ Taylor Nelson {David^ and Marv Tavlor, 
David^),h. Nov. 23, 1825, d. Oct. 22, 1896; m. Aug. 1, 1850, Charies 
Eldridge, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., March 12, 1822, d. April 12, 
1901. They lived in Columbus, O., where he was a merchant. 
Their children were: 

i. John Nelson Eldridge, b. May 14, 1851; m. Feb. 2, 1886, 

Gertrude Day, b. Feb. 8, 1856, Bowling Green, Wood Co., O. 
ii. Frank Harold Eldridge, b. July 14, 1852; m. Dec. 5, 1883, 

Lucy Ramsden, b. July 5, 1853, in Bradford, England. 

Commander U. S. N.; entered Naval Academy, Annapolis, 

Md., Oct. 1, 1872. 
iii. Charles Delwyn Eldridge, b. Oct. 30, 1853; d. July 16, 

1889; never married, 
iv. Wilbur Taylor Eldridge, b. August 29, 1858; m. Nov. 2, 

1892, Eleanor Brown, b. March 23, 1863, at Vinton Furnace 

Vinton Co., Ohio, d. Columbus, O., Jan. 24, 1895. Child 

L Dorothy Brown Eldridge, b. Sept. 5, 1893, at Petoskey, 
Emmet Co., Michigan. 

Wilbur T. Eldridge, m. Ida Cofifman Graybill (widow), 
July 31, 1904. 

25. John Jameson^ Nelson (David^ and Mary Taylor, David^), 
b. July 26, 1827, d. Aug. G, 1899; m. August 18, 1859, Rebecca 
Burdett Serage, of Wellington, Lorain Co., 0., b. May 15, 1835, 
d. Aug. 8, 1893. They lived in the Nelson homestead on Alum 
Creek. Their children were: 

i. Frank Serage Nelson, b. Nov. 4, 1862, d. Jan. 25, 1865. 

ii. Carlton Taylor Nelson, b. Feb. 15, 1865; m. 1908, Edna 

iii. Howard Burdett Nelson, b. Feb. 2, 1867. 
iv. Mary Frances Nelson, b. Nov. 29, 1869. 

20. Martha^ Livingston {Dr. James^, Martha-, David^), b. in 
Glasco, Mo., Dec. 24, 1838; m. in June 1, 1854, Isaac M. McCue, 
b. in Va., April (J, 1830, d. in Jamcsport, Mo., July 1, 1904. 
Their children were: 

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Lieutenant David Nelson. 17 

i Tames L. McCue, b. in Grundy Co., Mo., Oct. 1, 1855; m. 
Mar. 29. 1883, Annie E. McClung, b. May 20, 1867; resides 
at Jamesport, Mo. They have children: 

I Mabel L. McCue, b. in Jamesport, Mo., Mar. 8. 1884; rn. Jan. 
17, 1906, Sidney Reed, of Chicago, b. June 8, 1878. Residence, 

Jamesport, Mo. „« locr 

II. Robert E. McCue, b. in Jamesport, Mo., Nov. 23, 1865. 

ii Milton T. McCue, b. Aug. 25, 1858; d. in Daviess Co., Mo., 
Dec. 20, 1864. . ^ t^ ,n 

Paul S. McCue, b. July 1. 1861, m Daviess Co., m. Dec. 19, 
1889, Fannie Perry, of Livingston Co., b. m Livingston 
Co., July 30, 1873. Residence, Jamesport. Has son: 

I. Paul S. McCue, b. in Daviess Co., Mo., Sept. 23, 1894. 

27. Eliza J.'' Livingston {Br. James^, Martha^, David^), b. in 
Grundy Co., Mo., June 25, 1845; m. in Livingston Co., 1865, C. L. 
White, residing near Spring Hill, Mo. Their children are: 

i Will L. White, a physician of Spring Hill. He m. Nannie 
Massengale, of Livingston Co., and has a son, Harold White. 

ii Mark White, m. Carie Williams, of Livingston Co. 

iii'. Fannie White, m. Charles Hughes, of Livingston Co. 

iv. Charles White. 

V. Lid A White, m. James Hicks, of Kansas City, 

vi. Mattie White. 

vii. Thomas White. 

viii. James White. 

ix. Lena White. 

X. Infant. 

28. David" Taylor, Jr., {Margaref, Martha-, David'), b. Mar. 

30, 1837, m. at Reynoldsburg, 0., Sep. 16, 1858, Hannah Ford 

HaUiday, b. in Lewisville, Henry Co., Ind., Dec. 23, 1839, d. m 

Emporia, Kan., Jan. 19, 1901. He was Capt. Co. B, 113th 

O. V. I. Their children were: 

i Eliza Cornelia Taylor, b. Aug. 21, 1859, d. Feb. 9, 1863. 
ii' Alice Amelia Taylor, b. Sept. 20, 1861, d. Feb. 21, 1863. 
iii Margaret Livingston Taylor, b. Mar. 31, 1865; m. Frank 
James Dale, Dec. 8, 1886, in Emporia, Kan. Their child: 

I. Alice Dale, b. May 23, 1888, d. May 12, 1904. 

iv Ralph Livingston Taylor, b. Oct. 22, 1867; m. Jennie S. 
Evans, Dec. 16, 1890 in Emporia, Kansas. She died Feb. 
"^4 1891, in or near Revnoldsburg, O. m. (2) second wife 
Eiidora Gertrude Russell, April 28, 1897, in Denver, Col. 
Their children: 

I Ralph Russell Taylor, b. Dec. 14, 1897. • 

II. Margaret Livingston Taylor, b. July 10, 1900. 

V RoLLiN David Taylor, b. Sept. 14, 1869; m. Marie Helen 
Sykes, April 20, 1898, in Denver, Col. Their child: 
I. Howard David Taylor, b. Dec. 20, 1899. 
vi May Carlotta Taylor, b. Julv 22, 1872; m. Rev. James Alvan 
Sankey, Nov. 9, 1898. in Emporia, Kan. Their children: 

I. Margaret Taylor Sankey, b. Jan. 18, 1900, d. May 12, 1901. 

II. Carmen Emily Sankey, b. April 15, 1903. 
III. Paul Taylor Sankey, b. April 7, 1905. 

vii Herbert Halliday Taylor, b. Aug. 14, 1876; m. Lida Bea- 
trice Irwin, Dec. 27, 1899, in Hutchinson, Kan. Children : 
I Daughter, b. April 16. 1901, d. April 19, 1901. 

II Herbert Halliday Taylor, b. Feb. 24, 1903. 

III. Alice Taylor, b. May 5, 1905. 

viii Bertha^Emily Taylor, b. July 23, 1880. m. Rudolph H. 
Hatfield, May, 31, 1905, in Alton, 111. 

18 Lieutenmit David Nelson. 

29. Edward Livingstln^ Taylor {Margaref, Martha?, David^) 
b. Mar. 20, 1839; m. July 14, 1864, Kate Noble Myers, b. Rich- 
mond, Miss., Jan. 10, 1842, d. Columbus, O., Sept. 27, 1894. 
Mr. Taylor was Capt. Co. D, 95th O. V. I., and is an attorney at 
law in Columbus, O. Their children were: 

i. Henry Noble Taylor, b. Apr. 20, 1865; m. Dec. 6, 1896, 

Eileen O. Hare, in Chicago, 111. Their children are; 

I. Eileen Louise T.wlor, b. Aug. 25, 1898. 
IL Henry Noble Taylor, Jr., b. Sept. 2, 1902. 

ii. John Myers Taylor, b. Feb. 13, 1867; m. Apr. 27, 1895, 

Elizabeth, daughter of Gov. Jas. E. Campbell, of Ohio, b. 

Oct. 25, 1870. They have children: 

I. J.1MES E. Campbell Taylor, b. Dec. 5, 1900. 

iii. Edward Livingston Taylor, Jr., b. Aug. 10, 1869; m. Jan. 
4, 1894, Marie Firestone, of Columbus, O., b. Jan. 13, 1872. 
They have no children. Mr. Tajdor was elected to the Con- 
gress in 1905 and re-elected in 1907. 

iv. Lousie Gwynne Taylor, b. May 30, 1872, d. June 9, 1887. 

v. Catherine McDill Taylor, b. Aug. 31, 1874. 

30. Henry C.^ Taylor {Margaref, Martha"^, David^) , b. May 15, 
1844; m. June 9, 1897, Rebecca W. McKee, of Columbus, 0., b. 
Jan. 12, 1870. Mr. Taylor served in Co. A, 86th Reg. O. V. I. 
He is an attorney at law in Colum.bus. Their child is: 

i. Livingston Lodge Taylor, b. May 10, 1898. 

31. Martha W.* Taylor {Margaret^, Martha"^, David^)] b. Jan. 
14, 1847; m. April 2, 1868, Samuel Lee, b. in Leeds, England, May 
9, 1842. Their children are: 

i. Alice Lee, b. March 7, 1869, m. June 2, 1897, John H. J. 

Upham, M. D., of Columbus, b. in Trenton, N. J. 
ii. Grace Lee, b. Sept. 28, 1870; m. Jan. 29, 1902, Theodore S. 
Huntington, of Columbus, b. Sept. 2, 1873. Their children 

I. Theodore Lee Huntington, b. Mar. 28, 1904. 
iii. Charles T. Lee, b. June 9, 1874. 

32. Martha* Livingston {Edward^, Martha^, David^), b. Sept. 
23, 1844; m. Mar. 1, 1866, Edward Fourtright Brown, b. Nov. 23, 
1841, d. Sept. 10, 1907. Their children are: 

i. Edward Livingston Brown, b. Oct. 29, 1866; m. June 26, 

1895, Eva Peake. Residence Denver, Col. Has child: 

I. Bertha Brown, b. Nov. 13, 1900. 

ii. Mathew Eugene Brown, b. Dec. 28, 1867; m. Mar. 21, 1894, 

Letty May Zachero, b. Feb. 13, 1877. Residence on part 

of the original Livingston farm. Has childi-en: 

I. Harold Wilbur Brown, b. Oct. 31, 1896. 
II. Milliard Eugene Brown, b. July 3, 1900. 

iii. Hattie Ardell Brown, b. Nov. 17, 1869; m. Mar. 12, 1890, 

Dr. Daniel Clotts, of Gahanna, Ohio. Has children: 

I. Daniel Leon Brown, b. Nov. 23, 1891. 
II. Edward Carlile Brown, b. Mar. 22, 1893. 

iv. Charles Milliard Brown, b. Sept. 3, 1872, d. Feb. 22, 



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