John C. Nelson b S Carolina, d Ridgeway, Gallatin Co., Illinois
According to family stories John C. Nelson was a captain from England. He married Elsie McGloan, who left Ireland, maybe because of the famine or strife. They are listed in the following: 1850 Fed. census for Clay and Richland Co., Illinois, 1860 Fed. census Noble, Richland Co. Illinois and 1870 Fed census. Olney, Richland Co., Illinois All state that Elsie was born in Penn. and John S. Carolina. The children are; Mary, Margaret, Judah, Rachel Eliza (my g grandmother) Franck, Leah Amanda, and Elijah Micheal all born in Illinois. John was born about 1802 and Elsie about 1818. I would love to fine John and Elsie's roots. If anyone know anything please let me know.