NELSON, Susan Frances (Ferree)

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DAR Register:
Born in Clark County, MO
m.Jerome Dial Ferree on Nov.29, 1860
Descendant of Gov. Thomas Nelson, Jr., of Virginia.
Daughter of John S. Nelson and Frances S. Wray, his wife. Granddaughter of James Nelson and Elizabeth Bennett, his wife. Gr-granddaughter of Thomas Nelson, Jr., and Lucy Grymes, his wife. Thomas Nelson, Jr., (1738-89), was a member of the Provincial Congress, 1774, of the Continental Co. 1776, and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He served as Governor, 1781, equipped the [external link] own expense and led them at Yorktown, where he ordered the artillery to fire on his own mansion, which supposedly was headquarters for Cornwallis. His statue was placed with five other patriots on the Washington Monument in Richmond. He was born in Yorktown and died in Hanover.
Also Nos. 411, 3481, 9053, 10269
NELSON Susan Frances b. 14 Jan !844 Clark Co MO d. 6 Sept 1919 San Diego CA
dau of John Nelson and Frances Susannah Wray, Clermont OH
married on Nov 29 1860 in Hillsboro, Montgomery County IL to Jerome Dial FERREE b. 10 Jun 1838 Hillsboro, Montgomery Co IL d.30 Mar 1914 Des Moines, IA son of Thomas MARSH and Esther Ann NELSON, Clermont OH.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 17, page 41 Mrs. Susan Frances Ferree., DAR Idaho Number: 16102
American Women. A revised edition of "Woman of the Century," 1,500 biographies with over 1,400 portraits; a comprehensive encyclopedia of the lives and achievements of American women during the nineteenth century. Two volumes. Edited by Frances E. Willard and Mary A. Livermore. New York: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, 1897. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1973. (AmWom)
in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa USA


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