CPL George Dent Neilson Sr. Memorial

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: Cousins by the Dozens
Publisher: FInd a Grave
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George enlisted in the Confederate States Army on 25 July 1863. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was mustered as a Private in Tarrent’s Battery, Alabama Light Artillery. On 24 August 1863 he was appointed 3rd Corporal. On 16 December 1864, George was captured at Nashville, Tennessee. He died at Cumberland General Hospital in Nashville on 14 Janaury 1865 from a shell wound, right knee joint amputated. He was originally buried in the Nashville City Cemetery, grave #11225 but was exhumed after the war and reinterred in the confederate section of Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Married twice. First to Frances Maria Grant, who died in 1848, on 25 October 1847 in Noxubee County, Mississippi. From this union they had one son, Reuben F. Neilson who died in Texas 1865. He secondly married Elizabeth Aylett Croswell on 22 Oct 1850 in Duncanville, Dallas County, Alabama.

Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935
Name: George D. Nelson
Spouse: Frances M. Grant
Marriage Date: 25 Oct 1847
County: Noxubee

Alabama State Census, 1820-1866
Name: George D Neilson
County: Tuscaloosa
Census year: 1850
Number of slaves: 22
Total in household: 25

Alabama Census, 1810-90
Name: George D. Neilson
State: AL
County: Tuscaloosa County
Township: No Township Listed
Year: 1855
Page: 004
Database: AL 1855 State Census Index

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: George Nelsen
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1827
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Georgia
Home in 1860: Tuscloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Post Office: Tuscaloosa
Dwelling Number: 774
Family Number: 691
Occupation: Planter
Real Estate Value: 3400
Household Members – Name/Age:
Elizabeth Nelsen 23
George Nelsen 33
Reuben Nelsen 71

(birthplace, middle name, link to parents and spouse by Geneva Cash)