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Carlotta J. Nelson
J. Nelson was born on October 10, 1874 in Mississippi to William R.
Nelson, and his wife Christiana Fredericka Nelson, both Danish-born.
William was born on June 24, 1823, in Frederikshovn, Denmark, and
Christiana was born ten years later, on October 30, 1833, at Levenholm
Castle, Ronden, Denmark. The U. S. Census of 1870 shows that William
and Christiana were already living in the Richland Beat of Holmes
County, Mississippi. The Nelson household at that time included
William, a 57 year old merchant, Christiane, a 47 year old housewife,
and three children, Dorothea, age 12, Florina, 11, and William, age 9.
In 1880, the U. S. Census shows the Nelson family had moved to the Town
of Goodman, where William sold "general merchandise." The family likely
lived in the business district, since the census record indicated their
nearby neighbors included a preacher, a physician, two saloon keepers,
and another merchant. The Nelson household in 1880 included five
children, six year old Carlotta, Dorothea, 22, Florina, 21, William, 18,
and W. L., age 4. Since Dorothea, Florina, and William were all born in
Denmark, it appears that Carlotta was the first member of her family to
have been born in America.
Ancestry.com. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
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