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Dr. Jacob HENRY NELSON (Isham 2, Thomas 1) b. 06-19-1836, AL; d.1918  Weldon, Houston, Co., TX; married  Sarah A. WALL. b. Ga. or AL Dec. 25, 1844, d. Jul. 20, 1911 TX; buried Salem Cemetery located a few miles north of Weldon, Houston Co. TX.

Children of Dr. Jacob Henry NELSON & Sara WALL NELSON:

i. Thomas E. NELSON b. July 12, 1868 Millerville, AL. Single died in Huntsville, Walker County, TX  buried Weldon Cemetery .  NOTE: Texas Death Certificate # 74173 December 21,1940  Esau T. Nelson (this should be Thomas E. Nelson) son of Jacob Nelson and Sallie (Sarah) Walls

+ii.Laura Elizabeth (Sarah E.?) NELSON, b. 3 Jul 1870 d. 28 Feb 1931 Burial Weldon Cemetery Houston Co. TX.
married (1) James Willis WHATLEY b.1858 d.1893; m 09-07-1882 Coosa Co., AL.; (2) William Lafayette CROWSON b.1843 in AL; m. 3 JUN 1901
Census: 1920 Houston Co., Texas; Census: 1930 Houston Co., Texas

     Children of Laura Elizabeth NELSON & James Willis WHATLEY:
     i. Annie Mae WHATLEY b. AFT. 1884
     ii. Effie WHATLEY b: ABT.1888 in Texas
     iii.Willis Herbert WHATLEY b.18 JAN 1892 in Alabama

iii. James J. (Jack) NELSON b.1872

iv. Dr. Joseph Henry NELSON b.8 17 1874, Chambers Co, AL, d 07 28 1935, Buried ELIASVILLE, Young Co. TX;

married Vanada E. Goodrum, NELSON b 01 11 1872 Mexia, Limestone Co. TX; d.1961 Lovelady, TX;

m. 04-18- 1904 Weldon, Houston Co.TX; d/of Thomas Van & Melvina Hicks Goodrum

Dr. Joseph Henry Nelson received his medical education at the Memphis Hospital Medical College with a M.D. degree in 1901. He began the practice of medicine at Weldon, TX where he remained until 1922. At that time he moved to Eliasville, TX for the remainder of his professional live. He was a member of the Stephens- Shackelford- Throckmorton Counties Medical Society, the State Medical Assn. & American Medical Assn. He had been a local surgeon for the Wichita Falls & Southern Railway Co. In addition to his medical practice he was owner & proprietor of the Nelson Drug Store since 1924. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias fraternities & the Church of Christ.


v. Isam J. NELSON, b.1875. 

vi. Jobus Brown NELSON b.1879 d.1957; married Mattie Jewell CROWSON b.1890 d. 1958; Buried; Weldon Cem. Houston Co. TX.  *NELSON, JOBE CROWSON, MATTIE MAY 1904 7256 (marriage Houston Co. Records)

vii. Ellis NELSON b.1880 d.1948     Buried Weldon, Cem.; married (1)Clare MANSELL m.10 NOV. 1909;

(2) Emogene BALDWIN m. 26 JAN 1915 Houston Co. TX.                                     

viii. Carrie Bell NELSON b.1881

ix. Ida Rosatta NELSON b.1886 d.1961; married George W. MADDEN.
**MADDEN, G W - NELSON IDA 13 FEB 1910 9363 (Houston Co. TX marriage record)

x. Mattie Pearl NELSON b.1888 d.1976

xi. Chester NELSON b. Apr 231891 d. Nov 15 1949 - Texas Cpl 360 INF 90 Div World War I Military marker; married  Rosa ARNOLD.  Both buried Weldon Cemetery


Leggett Drug & Weldon Hardware, Weldon, TX - Dr. Henry Nelson & Horace Leggett




Jacob Nelson (First_Last) Regiment Name 10 Alabama Infantry Side Confederate Company E Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private Alternate Name Notes Film Number M374 roll 33

Crockett Paper: 4 Apr. 1890: Residents met at Weldon & appointed the following farmers to bring these specimens to the W.A. Rosemond store at Weldon by April 10.  R.H. HYDE was to bring stone coal & black soil, Mat HUNTSMAN to bring cedar, G.M. HUNTER birch, R.H. HUTCHINGS, locust, G.W. REYNOLDS sand rock, J.R. MORROW & B.H. ROSEMOND ash, Joe ROSEMOND prairie soil, Geo. M. THOMPSON grapevine, L.S. VINSON & L.S. LONG fine corn. Shipment was to be handled by W.H. GIMON, J. NELSON, & Prof. SNEED.


6 May 1892 A Democratic Party Club was organized at Weldon with Dr. J. NELSON as president & W.D. GIMON as secretary.


3 June 1892: Democrats at Weldon precinct met on 28 May and elected G.M. THOMPOSN & Dr. NELSON as delegates & instructed them to vote for HOGG.


18 Aug 1893: Jacob NELSON, M.D. wrote a letter from Weldon to encourage repeal of the act of 1873 & to allow free coinage of silver.


8 Mar 1895: Delinquent tax list; Jon R. SHERIDAN, collector of taxes in Houston Co., announced that on 2 April 1895 he would sell the following land for unpaid taxes for 1894 among about 60 was NELSON, Jacob, Dr. Abstract 2 Original Grantee J.A. AUGHENBAUGH for 625 tax cost $12.27.


12 Jul 1895: In Weldon Dr. J. NELSON & W.S. RUSHING debated 2 propositions; (1) The scriptures teach that a believer in Christ may apostatize & fall away and be finally lost. (2) The scriptures teach that baptism is for remission of sin & therefore essential to salvation.  DR. J. NELSON ARGUES "YES" & Rev. W.S. RUSHING argued "NO" Rev. RUSHING won the debate.