THE NELSON FAMILY
John Nelson of Exeter, was a ship carpenter, m. a daughter of Jonathan Folsom, and had Jonathan and three sisters, one of whom, named Lydia, m. James Nutter of Portsmouth. He was taken prisoner by the Indians at Fort Edward, and while two of them were preparing to bind him, he knocked them both down and escaped. Jonathan b. May 10th, 1751, m. Martha, daughter of Josiah Folsom. April 27th, 1777, and had John, Esq., Jonathan, Josiah, Nathaniel Folsom, Dudley and Martha, and d. April 29th, 1830.
Josiah Nelson m. Jemima Folsom June 16th, 1806, and had John F., Josiah F., Mary B., Susan B.. Stephen S., Jemima A. and Martha O.
Nathaniel F. Nelson m. Lydia B. Folsom of Exeter, and had Charles, Lydia Ann, Henry N. and Mary Frances.
Dudley Nelson m. Martha Folsom of Exeter, and had Ebenezer F., Martha Ann, Mary Folsom, Dudley and James.
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