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Nelson Family Cemetery

The Nelson Cemetery information shared by Sherrie Nelson This small family cemetery is located on Hwy 41 about 1.5 miles north of Perry, directly across from Rehoboth Baptist Church. There are two very old cedar trees on the ditch bank that somewhat mark its existence. There are also two Highway right-of-way markers that mark its North-South boundaries, parallel to Hwy 41. At this time, I do not know the Western boundaries. There are a few markers--no names have yet been discovered. However, through probing, we believe there are 9-15 (possibly more) graves and we believe some of the markers have sunk several inches below ground surface. If we can uncover these, names might be discovered.

Known to be buried there are:

Alfred Nelson,  b. in Louisa County, VA May 12, 1803 - 16 May 1882
Source: Obituary, Houston Home Journal, May 18, 1882

Thomas Alfred Nelson (Tommie), eldest son of Martin Jenkins Nelson (grandson of Alfred and Mary Jenkins Nelson) Died 22 Sept 1881, age 10.
Source: Obituary, Hawkinsville Dispatch, 6 Oct 1881 and Memoriam, Houston Home Journal, 2 Oct 1881

Dr. Arthur Pugh, son of Joseph Pugh and Mary Frances Nelson (grandson of Alfred and Mary Jenkins Nelson) 1871 - 26 Feb 1899 (died in Florida -- one source says Palm Beach FL, another source says Anthony FL) Source: Obituary, Houston Home Journal, 2 Mar 1899

Mrs. Matilda Murray Nelson (wife of Martin Jenkins Nelson, daughter of M/M Ezekiel Murray) June 15, 1845 - Mar 6, 1903
Source: Obituary, Houston Home Journal, 12 Mar 1903 & 19 Mar 1903

Martin Jenkins Nelson (husband of Matilda, son of Alfred and Mary Jenkins Nelson) Sep 1848 - 23 Jan 1921 Source: Obituary, Macon Telegraph, 24 Jan 1921

Jennie Lee Nelson (infant daughter of Martin Jenkins and Matilda Murray Nelson) 21 Nov 1879 - 3 Dec 1879 Source: Pat Defore, descendant of Martin Jenkins Nelson 

Others believed to be buried here are:

Joseph S. Pugh, Confederate Soldier (Southern Rights Guard, Co. C, 1st Regiment) and second husband of Mary Frances Nelson     Will Probated in Houston County, 6 Mar 1871 Notice of Estate Settlement in Houston Home Journal, 23 Mar 1871

Matilda Nelson More, daughter of Alfred and Mary Jenkins Nelson (wife of Francis B. More) 1829 - July 18, 1848




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