Polycarpus Nelson Headstone & Jim Hoch
Jim Hoch a few minutes after finding the grave of Polycarpus Nelson in the Rhinebeck Cemetery, Rhinebeck, NY. Polycarpus was the older brother of Jim's sixth great grandfather, Francis Nelson. In the backround are the stones belonging to five generations of Jim's Nelson family. The stone reads: "Polycarpus Nelson was (a hand) (a heart) (a hand) born July 21 abot 4 a clock in the morning in the Year 1688 I finnist my corsand quit the land in witness hereof my hart my hand desesed Desember 19 1738."
Polycarpus owned 1,200 acres in the Little Nine Partners tract on Crum Elbow Creek in 1736. ... show more