Dea Asa Nelson
May 31, 1837
AE 83 years 1 mo & 28 da
Deacon Asa Nelson was born 3 April 1754 Rowley, Massachusetts and died 31 May 1837. He was son of Jonathan Nelson and Hannah Cheney. Asa married Hannah Herriman 3 April 1754. I have not confirmed her parentage. She is listed on the birth certificates of Asa’s children. Two weeks ago on Tombstone Tuesday I posted her gravestone photo. Asa was a Captain in 1816 for the Sutton New Hampshire Regiment.
I find it interesting that his gravestone is very much unadorned compared to his wife Abigail’s stone that I published two weeks ago. She died in 1814. Asa is the brother to my 5th great grandfather Philip Nelson.