Sutton Genealogy Collection: Asa Nelson Jr., Ens.

Asa Nelson Jr. Esn.

Asa Nelson Jr. Ens.

 

Sources:

Sutton Genealogy, A Collection by Larry Bennett, Volume III O’Connell – Yongman, Sutton Historical Society

Abbreviations:

+ note attached                gs gravestone    # Sutton record

* notation                           nr no record

ID= and RN# are both used as Sutton Genealogy Collection Identification/Record numbers of the person

 

HUSBAND: Asa NELSON Jr., Ens. (RN=2928)

Born: 18 Dec 1787+                        Place: Sutton, NH+

Marr: 31 Jan 1811#                         Place: Sutton, NH#

Died: 11 Aug 1853 gs                        Place: Sutton Mills (NH) Cem.

Bur:                                                        Place:

HUSBAND’S                                                                        HUSBAND’S

Father: Asa NELSON Sr. (No RN)                                Mother: Abigail HARRIMAN (No RN)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

 

WIFE: Elizabeth (a/k/a/ Eliza/Lizzie) WADLEIGH (RN=2929)

BORN: 18 June 1790#                     Place: Sutton, NH#

Died: 2 June 1875#                          Place: Sutton, NH#

Bur:                                                        Place: Sutton Mills (NH) Cem.

WIFE’S                                                                                  WIFE’S

FATHER: Thomas WADLEIGH Jr. (RN=2231)           MOTHER: Mariam ATWOOD (rn=5541)

WIFE’S OTHER HUSBAND’S:

 

M/F       CHILDREN            WHEN BORN      WHERE BORN    FIRST MARRIAGE             WHEN DIED

  1. Belinda NELSON (RN=2930) 22 Jan 1812# Sutton, NH# 28 Feb 1875 Sutton, NH gs
  2. Abigail Harriman NELSON (RN=2931) 13 Oct 1813# Sutton, NH# m. 15 Sept 1833# Sutton, NH Eli P. TODD (RN=3263) died 31 Mar 1876+ New London, NH+
  3. Miriam Atwood NELSON (RN=2932) 6 May 1816# Sutton, NH# m. 6 May 1840# Sutton, NH Edmund J. RING (RN=2964) died 15 Mar 1881+ Bradford, NH#
  4. Marcus (called Mark) NELSON 21 Nov 1818# Sutton, NH# m. 12 Sept 1844*nr+ Lucy J. FIFIELD (RN=2939) died 29 May 1884+ New London, NH+
  5. Lucas NELSON 30 May 1821# Sutton, NH# m. 26 Mar Sarah Jane KENDRICK (RN=2940) died 1873# Sutton, NH#
  6. Jonathan Harvey (called Harvey)(RN=2935) 17 Nov 1823# Sutton, NH# m. 22 Oct 1850* nr+ Methitable S. ROGERS (RN=2942) died 5 Apr 1866* gs hrt
  7. Thomas Wadley NELSON (RN=2937) 10 July 1827# Sutton, NH# m. 25 Sept 1849# Hannah S. BURPEE Sutton, NH# died 14 Dec 1898# Sutton, NH#
  8. James Madison (called Madison) NELSON (RN=2936) 21 Sept 1829+ Sutton, NH+ m. 16 Mar 1854# Sutton, NH# Sarah A SIMONS (RN=2943) died 5 Aug 1897+ Endfield, NH+
  9. Asa Nelson III (RN=2938) 28 Feb 1832 Sutton, NH died 8 Jan 1833 Sutton, NH# gs
  10. Franklin (called Frank) NELSON (RN=2559) 11 June 1834*I Sutton, NH# m. 9 Sept 1857# Sutton, NH# Lydia Maria BAILEY (RN=2558) died 20 Feb 1875# Sutton, NH#

NOTE/SOURCES OF INFORMATION:                                        OTHER MARRIAGES:

H-1-Births of Children (except 10th child) verified by Asa Jr.’s Journal now at Harvey Homestead No. Sutton

W-1- Married by Elder W. Dodge#

  • School teacher*
  • Died unmarried
  • Year of death 1875 [no month or day]: AE63#

2-1- Married by Rev. Isaac Peaslee#

2-2- Gravestone states date of death as 22 Jan 1876

3-1- Married by Rev. David Moody#

4-1-Occ, Farmer

5-1-PVT Co I 1st N.E. Vol. Cav.; enl. 19 Oct ’61: disch. Disab. 30 Sep ’64 Brattleboro VT

5-2-Died at Soldiers Home Togus ME.

5-3- Other marriages Sarah C. HARDY (RN=2941)

7- Other marriages: Angeline R. JOHNSON (RN=2945)

8-1-Occ. Farmer

8-2-Accidental death on railroad+

9-1-Birth and Death info from father’s Journal now at Harvey Homestead, No. Sutton, NH

9-2-Gravestone states age at death to be 10 months 8 days

10-1-Occ. Clergyman#; called Elder*

Asa Nelson Jr. Ens Notes

Asa Nelson Jr. Ens Notes

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Sutton Genealogy Collection Alonzo Nelson

Alonzo Nelson

Alonzo Nelson

Sources:

Sutton Genealogy Collection by Larry Bennett, Volume III O’Connell – Yongman, Sutton Historical Society

Abbreviations:

+ note attached                gs gravestone                    # Sutton record

* notation                           nr no record

ID= and RN# are both used as Sutton Genealogy Collection Identification/Record numbers of the person

 

HUSBAND: Alonzo NELSON

Born: 5 Sept 1836#                         Place: Sutton, NH#

Marr: 10 Oct 1865+                        Place: Warner, NH+

Died: 17 Aug 1877* gs                     Place: Sutton, NH

Bur:                                                        Place: Sutton Mills (NH) Cem.

HUSBAND’S                                                                        HUSBAND’S

Father: Moses NELSON, Sr. (RN Mother: Dorothy Q (a/k/a/ Dolly) BEAN NELSON (RN=266)

HUSBAND’S OTHER WIVES:

 

WIFE: Hortensia (or Hortense) ADAM NELSON (RN=2716)

BORN: 21 Apr 1830#                        Place: Sutton, NH#

Died: 13 July 1889#                          Place: Sutton, NH#

Bur:                                                        Place: Sutton Mills (NH) Cem.

WIFE’S                                                                                  WIFE’S

FATHER: Henry ADAMS (RN=5223)           MOTHER: Betsey MAXON ADAMS (RN=5224)

WIFE’S

OTHER HUSBAND’S:

M/F       CHILDREN            WHEN BORN      WHERE BORN    FIRST MARRIAGE             WHEN DIED

  • Adelbert W. (sometimes Delbert) (RN=2975) August 1869 Sutton, NH# first marriage 31 Jan 1900# So. Newbury, NH# to Mary B. (called Mamie) LEWIS NELSON (RN=2976); nr to 1937+ of death

 

 

NOTE/SOURCES OF INFORMATION:                                        OTHER MARRIAGES:

H-1-Occ.: Farmer

H-2-Death notice states he died “Yr. ending 31 Mar 1878”#

1-1-Occ. Merchant+

1-2-Ran a store in Sutton Mills

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Sutton Genealogy Collection- Albert Nelson

 

Albert Nelson and  Marilla Fellows Williams

Albert Nelson and
Marilla Fellows Williams

Sources:

Bennett, Larry, Sutton Genealogy Collection, 2001, 4 Volumes, Volume III Albert Nelson ID= 577, Sutton New Hampshire: Sutton Historical Society

Abbreviations:

+ note attached                gs gravestone                    # Sutton record

* notation                           nr no record

ID= and RN# are both used as Sutton Genealogy Collection Identification/Record numbers of the person

I have included the three pages that Larry Bennett had for Albert Nelson in this post. His first wife was Marilla Fellows Williams; second wife was  Elizabeth B Tuller and third wife was Ellen Stuart.  [I have found his second wife listed as Fuller. I transcribed it here as it was written.]

 

HUSBAND: NELSON, Albert+

Born: 19 Jan 1822#                        Place: Sutton, NH#

Marr: 2 Nov 1844                            Place:

Died: 10 Dec 1902#                        Place: Sutton, NH

Bur:                                                        Place: Sutton Mills (NH) Cem.

HUSBAND’S                                                                        HUSBAND’S

Father: NELSON, William              Mother: TEEL, Patty (sometimes Polly) ID=2695

HUSBAND’S

OTHER WIVES: Tuller, Elizabeth B. (ID+2679) Stuart, Ellen (ID+2680)

WIFE: WILLIAMS, Marilla Fellows (ID+556)

BORN:   8 Mar 1823#                       Place: Sutton, NH#

Died: 17 Sept 1873#                        Place: Sutton, NH#

Bur:                                                        Place: Sutton Mills (NH) Cem.

WIFE’S                                                                                  WIFE’S

FATHER: McWilliams, John W (ID=116)   MOTHER: Fellows, Molly P O (sometimes Mary) (ID=115)

WIFE’S

OTHER HUSBAND’S:

M/F       CHILDREN            WHEN BORN      WHERE BORN    FIRST MARRIAGE             WHEN DIED

Unknown

NOTE/SOURCES OF INFORMATION:                                        OTHER MARRIAGES:

H-1-Occ.: Harness maker+; Farmer+; Mechanic+

H-2- Ran a harness and cobbler shop in Sutton Mills

Albert Nelson wife Elizabeth B Tuller

Albert Nelson wife Elizabeth B Tuller

 

HUSBAND: NELSON, Albert+

Born: 19 Jan 1822#                        Place: Sutton, NH#

Marr: 13 Sept 1877+                        Place: Warner, NH

Died: 10 Dec 1902#                        Place: Sutton, NH

Bur:                                                        Place: Sutton Mills (NH) Cem.

HUSBAND’S                                                                        HUSBAND’S

Father: NELSON, William              Mother: TEEL, Patty (sometimes Polly) ID=2695

HUSBAND’S

OTHER WIVES: WILLIAMS, Marilla Fellows (ID+556); Stuart, Ellen (ID+2680)

WIFE: Tuller, Elizabeth B. (ID+2679)

BORN:   ca. 1829#                             Place: St. Albans VT#

Died: 18 Aug 1889#                          Place: Sutton, NH

Bur:                                                        Place:

WIFE’S                                                                                  WIFE’S

FATHER: Tuller, Franklin# (No ID)  MOTHER: WEEKS, Betsey# (No ID)

WIFE’S

OTHER HUSBAND’S:

 

M/F       CHILDREN            WHEN BORN      WHERE BORN    FIRST MARRIAGE             WHEN DIED

Unknown

NOTE/SOURCES OF INFORMATION:                                        OTHER MARRIAGES:

H-1-Occ.: Harness maker+; Farmer+; Mechanic+

H-2- Ran a harness and cobbler shop in Sutton Mills

 

Albert Nelson wife Ellen Stewart

Albert Nelson wife
Ellen Stewart

HUSBAND: NELSON, Albert+

Born: 19 Jan 1822#                        Place: Sutton, NH#

Marr: 20 Jan 1890#                       Place: Hopkinton, NH#

Died: 10 Dec 1902#                        Place: Sutton, NH

Bur:                                                        Place: Sutton Mills (NH) Cem.

HUSBAND’S                                                                        HUSBAND’S

Father: NELSON, William              Mother: TEEL, Patty (sometimes Polly) ID=2695

HUSBAND’S

OTHER WIVES: WILLIAMS, Marilla Fellows (ID+556); Tuller, Elizabeth B. (ID+2679) Stuart, Ellen (ID+2680)

WIFE: Stewart, Ellen (ID+2680)

BORN:   12 Sept 1830#                    Place: Lancaster, NH#

Died: 27 Mar 1907#                         Place: Sutton, NH

Bur:                                                        Place: Sutton Mills (NH) Cem.+ (no gravestone)

WIFE’S                                                                                  WIFE’S

FATHER: STEWART, Charles J., Lawyer# (No ID) MOTHER: AUSTIN, Harriet E # (No ID)

WIFE’S

OTHER HUSBAND’S: BOHONAN, Samuel B. (ID=2681)

 

M/F       CHILDREN            WHEN BORN      WHERE BORN    FIRST MARRIAGE             WHEN DIED

Unknown

NOTE/SOURCES OF INFORMATION:                                        OTHER MARRIAGES:

H-1-Occ.: Harness maker+; Farmer+; Mechanic+

H-2- Ran a harness and cobbler shop in Sutton Mills

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Sutton Genealogy Collection – Adelbert W. Nelson

Delbert W. Nelson

Delbert W. Nelson

 

Sources:

Sutton Genealogy, A Collection by Larry Bennett, Volume III O’Connell – Yongman, Sutton Historical Society

Abbreviations:

+ note attached

gs gravestone

# Sutton record

ID= and RN# are both used as Sutton Genealogy Collection Identification/Record numbers of the person

* notation

nr no record

HUSBAND: NELSON, Adelbert W. (sometimes Delbert) (ID=2975)

Born: August 1849+                        Place: Sutton, NH*

Marr: 31 Jan 1900#                        Place: So. Newbury, NH#

Died: nr to 1937+                             Place:

Bur:                                                        Place:

HUSBAND’S                                                          HUSBAND’S

Father: Nelson, Alonzo (ID=2707)              Mother: ADAMS, Hortensia (or Hortense) (ID=27161)

HUSBAND’S

OTHER WIVES:

 

WIFE: LEWIS, Mary B. called (Mamie) (ID=2976)

BORN: 20 May 1882#                      Place: Sutton, NH#

Died: nr to 1937+                              Place:

Bur:                                                        Place:

WIFE’S                                                                    WIFE’S

FATHER: LEWIS, John (ID=41)                 MOTHER: Roby, Alice F. (ID=81)

WIFE’S

OTHER HUSBAND’S:

 

M/F     CHILDREN     WHEN BORN      WHERE BORN    FIRST MARRIAGE     WHEN DIED

(UNKNOWN)

 

NOTE/SOURCES OF INFORMATION:                                        OTHER MARRIAGES:

H-1 OCC.: Merchant+

H-2 Ran a store in Sutton Mills

W-1 Married by Rev. Charles A. Fowler+

W-2 Res. Warner NH 10 yrs.; prev. res. Sutton, NH+

 

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Sutton Genealogy Collection: A Legacy – Paying it Forward

A Legacy- Paying it Forward

We will carry Larry Bennett’s legacy forward by transcribing his Sutton Genealogy Collection. He freely gave his passion for research, allowing those who seek their Sutton Roots, a strong starting point.

My transcriptions starts with his Stearns and Nelson families genealogies. They are my Sutton roots through the marriage of my grandparents, Nathan Augustus Stearns and Lillian May Nelson 31 Dec 1920.

Sutton Genealogy Collection Vol II Gage - Nye

Sutton Genealogy Collection               Vol II Gage – Nye

 

Sources:

Sutton Genealogy, A Collection by Larry Bennett, Volume I Abbott –  Frew, Volume II Gage – Nye,  III O’Connell – Yongman, Sutton Historical Society, April 2001

Abbreviations:

+ note attached

gs gravestone

# Sutton record

ID# and RN# are both used as Sutton Genealogy Collection Identification/Record numbers of the person

 

Suton Genealogy Collection Introduction

Sutton Genealogy Collection
Introduction

Introduction

Larry Bennett was a remarkable historian and exceptional researcher. He strived for accuracy and left not stone unturned in his quest for historical facts. As chairman of the Sutton Historical Society’s Archives Committee, Larry diligently worked at cataloging the society’s collections stored in the “Blue House.” Through his efforts many new items were added to the collection. Larry’s guidance and expertise will be missed by the Sutton Historical Society.

Larry’s passion was genealogy. He spent countless hours updating the genealogies in the History of Sutton, N.H. by Augusta H. Worthen. He followed family lines from 1890, the year the history was published, to the present. In addition, he researched many new families who moved to Sutton after 1890. Larry freely shared his research with anyone who wanted to discover their ancestors.  His genealogical research is his legacy. The Sutton Historical Society is proud to honor Larry, for it will help those who seek to find their Sutton roots and that is what Larry would want. his work to do.

The collection has been published as Larry had organized it; family sheets arranged in alphabetically in three volumes, Abbott – Frew, Gage – Nye and O’Connell – Youngman, and volumes for the Chadwick family and the Palmer family. There are 1577 family sheets in the collection.

Sutton Historical Society

April 2001

For Larry Bennett

For Larry Bennett

For several years it was our great privilege and pleasure to work with Larry on Monday mornings at Muster Field Farm on the Harvey family papers. Larry was a reliable authority on questions of Sutton genealogies, who lived where, connections between families, and a host of other details he had spent countless hours tracking down from any source that presented itself. We were quite pleased to learn that the Sutton Historical Society had decided to publish Larry’s genealogical work and dedicate it to his memory.

Larry took up Sutton’s genealogical records right where Erastus Wadleigh had left off at the time of his death in 1881. When Augusta Worthen in her 1890 History of Sutton acknowledged Wadleigh’s considerable role in gathering and recording Sutton history, especially the genealogies of the townspeople, she wrote words of praise for him that are strikingly appropriate to Larry:

“The History of Sutton was commenced, but the work had not proceeded far before the discovery was made that it is one thing to put on record facts already within reach, and quite another to find the right answers to all questions of genealogy and descent to which these facts give rise.”

“And here, perhaps, is a good a place as any other to state, for the benefit of all those who are ambitious of entering the field of antiquarian and genealogical research, that no one ever yet entered that field with and adequate conception of the amount of labor involved in the attempt to operate there…. For genealogical research, apparently so dry, once entered upon, becomes the most fascinating of all the literary work, becomes magnetic even in its attractiveness to its pursuer. Very unwillingly, and only under pressure of strong necessity, will the genealogist suspend, even temporarily, his work while searching for   “missing links” in some family chain. The clue he may chance to hold in his hand is so slight, so elusive, has been so difficult to obtain, and yet is of such value if it leads to the result he is working for, with the conviction that,  if he lets it slip, it is lost forever, and no future genealogist will be able to reach it., and yet will blunder for lack of it, – all this makes him cling to it with a miser-like tenacity till he finds the desired link and has got it fairly riveted in its proper place. Not only does the genealogist feel compelled to do his work, but he must do it right.  An assertion based, for lack of proof, upon supposition, or even upon probability, may prove to be a misstatement, which will fatally bewilder and mislead the future historian. For history is forever going on, and the record is by no means completed when the writer of our days lays aside his pen forever.

“Mr. Wadleigh, of course, realized that in succeeding years some other would take up the work where he dropped it, and would make this his life work, the foundation on which to build his own. It was this sense of double responsibility to the past which, to his ear, clamored for remembrance, for recognition, and which was to sit in judgment upon his work, united with a natural honesty and conscientiousness, which, if a man possess it, enters as closely into his literary work as into his business dealings, – it was all this which urged him to use the strictest accuracy of statement rather than fullness of detail. Throughout his entire work there is no possibility of misconception through diffuseness and carelessness.”

Larry was indeed the “some other” who took up the work where Erastus Wadleigh left off. Now Larry, too, has set aside his pen forever, but in his passing he left behind an enduring legacy for the town of Sutton. From many sources he collected fragments of information about townspeople from years gone by and made connections between the fragments. Many a scattered historic detail is now “fairly riveted in its proper place” because of Larry and the work he loved to do.

And years hence – you citizens of Sutton a century from now – there will be “some other” to take up the work where Larry left off. Honor his memory, and be true to his standards for historical integrity.

 

We were proud to call him our friend.

Carlton Bradford and Jack Noon

April 2001

 

Larry, Jack and Carlton at Muster Field Farm

Larry, Jack and Carlton
at Muster Field Farm

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Sutton Genealogy Collection – Nathan Augustus Stearns

Nathan Augustus Stearns Genealogy page

Nathan Augustus Stearns Genealogy page

 

Sources:

Sutton Genealogy, A Collection by Larry Bennett, Volume III O’Connell – Yongman, Sutton Historical Society

Abbreviations:

+ note attached

gs gravestone

# Sutton record

ID# and RN# are both used as Sutton Genealogy Collection Identification/Record numbers of the person

The following is a transcription from the Sutton Genealogy Collection about my grandfather Nathan Augustus Stearns. I am transcribing it as written. Note that my family records have Mason Stearns as being born in Goffstown, New Hampshire not Derry. I will not be adding any of my own information to the transcribed pages. I will transcribe them as Larry Bennett provided the information.

Nelson

Sheet 1

HUSBAND: Nathan Augustus STEARNS (RN#2693)

Born: ca 1887+  Place: Sutton, NH+

Marr:  31 Dec 1920  Place: Bradford, NH#

Died: 20 Sept 1951#  Place: Sutton, NH#

Bur.   Place Lot 115D Millwoods Cem. Sutton, NH#

HUSBAND’S

FATHER:  STEARNS, Mason W. Farmer, b. Derry, NH (No RN)

MOTHER: FLETCHER, Emma R. b. New London, NH (No RN)

HUSBANDS

OTHER WIVES:

 

WIFE: Lillian May NELSON (RN no. 2691)

Born: 10 Sept 1896#  Place Sutton, NH#

Died 11 June 1934#  Place Sutton, NH#

Bur.  Place Lot 115D Millwoods Cem. Sutton, NH#

WIFE’S

OTHER HUSBANDS:

 

M/F   CHILDREN   WHEN BORN   WHERE BORN  FIRST MARRIAGE  WHEN DIED

 

1. F. Elinor May STEARNS (RN#2694) 14 Nov 1923#  Sutton, NH#

2. M. Nelson W. STEARNS (RN#6394)  8 Apr 1930#  Sutton, NH# Concord, NH # 3 July 1953 Shirley B. Pease (RN# 6395)

 

SOURCES OF INFORMATION       OTHER MARRIAGES

 

H-1 Occ. Farmer+

Below is a photo taken by June Stearns Butka of Nathan and Lillian’s gravestone. The other side is Lillian’s lists Lillian’s mother, father and brother. The Nelson Family plot lies next to the wrought iron fence to the left, as you first enter the Millwoods Cemetery. You can’t miss the Rose of Sharon bush next to the marker.

Nathan A Stearns Gravestone

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Sutton Historical Society Research Trip

Popular School House

Popular School House

I had the opportunity to visit the Sutton Historical Society last week. Don Davis offered some great information about Sutton and my family. He even shared photographs he had on his laptop from a schoolhouse presentation he had done. He was unable to find the one with my mother. He did find this photo of my Aunt Carrie (Lulu Carrie Stearns Perkins). This was soon after she and Uncle Wilson (John Wilson Perkins) purchased the schoolhouse as a private residence.

He told me about his wife’s Uncle, Frank Gallagher, living next door to my grandmother, Irene Place Pease. My grandmother’s house was on Roby Rd, Sutton, New Hampshire. The photo below of the house was taken winter of 1952 by my mother Shirley Pease Stearns.

Roby Road, Sutton, New Hampshire

Roby Road, Sutton, New Hampshire

Over the next several months I will be posting transcribed pages from the Sutton Genealogy Collection by Larry Bennett. There were no sources with this book. What sources that might be available are on old floppy disk or a computer that is not compatible to the new software available to the Society at this time. Don Davis felt confident is the information provided by Larry Bennett.

I am choosing to post the information for others to use as a “STARTING” place for research. I plan of confirming the information from others sources whenever possible.

The identification numbers or Records numbers listed will be noted. Some people do not have an ID# attached to them.

The photos of the pages I have from my most recent trip are of poor quality, but readable. My goal is to return to the Sutton Historical Society, photograph or scan the four volume set of Sutton Genealogy to share with you.

Stay posted.

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