Nelson, George

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


George was born in Berne on November 6, 1839, a son of Carpenter Nelson and Sally A. Northrup.[1]

Marriage & Children

George married in Berne at about 1868, Tamer _____ who was born at about 1839 in Albany County[2] and had the following known children:

  • Eugene Nelson[2]
  • William Nelson[2]
  • Ella Nelson[2]
  • Bertha Nelson[2]
  • Daniel Nelson[2]

Military Service

Name: George Nelson
Enlistment Date: 6 November 1861 [3]
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 91st Infantry[4]
Company: Company D
Transferred Date: 15 Dec 1862[4]
Transferred to: 2nd Light Artillery [4]
Muster Out Date:
Muster Out Place:
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age 22.[4]
Sources Used: 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817;, American Civil War Soldiers


George died on October 1, 1922 at the National Military Home in Ohio.[5]


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media


  1. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 1875 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY
  3. Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Ancestry
  5. Civil War Pension Records @