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Is there a connection between Orange and Rowan Nelsons in colonial period?
Posted by: Sharon Hanlon (ID *****8147) Date: November 12, 2003 at 20:28:49
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I am trying to determine whether there is a connection between the Nelsons in Orange County and the Nelsons in Rowan County in the late Colonial/Revolutionary time period. I am researching the Nelsons who moved from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Rowan County, North Carolina before the Revolutionary War. I have noticed a number of common first names (Samuel, George, Moses, Alexander) for Nelsons in the two counties in this time period. Does anyone researching Orange County Nelsons know of a connection (or evidence pointing away from one)? I am particularly interested indetermining the parents of Moses Nelson, who was born in Lancaster County, Pennslyvania in about 1758, served from Rowan County in the Revolution, and died in Bath County, Kentucky in 1833. Another Moses Nelson, a few years older, also apparently served from Rowan County and later settled in Ohio. Any information or leads would be greatly appreciated.


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