Tombstone Tuesday: Deacon Asa Nelson 1837 in Sutton, New Hampshire

Deacon Asa NelsonThis gravestone was photographed at the old Burial Ground on a dirt road off Route 114 Historic District of Sutton, New Hampshire

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.


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