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William Nelson, American lawyer, author. member American History Association, American Anthropological Association, American Antiq. Society, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Minnesota history societies; member N.E. History-Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

Background

Nelson, William was born on February 10, 1847 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Son of William and Susan (Cherry) Nelson.

Education

Public school education. Honorary Master of Arts, Princeton, 1896.

Career

Engaged in journalism in Newark and Paterson several years. Admitted to New Jersey and United States bars. Practiced at Paterson, since 1875.

United States commissioner. Chairman Public Records Commission New Jersey. Correspondent secretary New Jersey History Society, since 1880.

Member American History Association, American Anthropological Association, American Antiq. Society, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Minnesota history societies. Corresponding member N.E. History-Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Editor: New Jersey Archives.

Author: The Indians of New Jersey. The Doremus Family in America. History of the City of Paterson.

Personal Names of Indians of New Jersey. Early Will-making in New Jersey. The Law of Marriage and Divorce in New Jersey.

Home: Paterson, New Jersey.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: New Jersey Archives. Author: The Indians of New Jersey. The Doremus Family in America.

      History of the City of Paterson. Personal Names of Indians of New Jersey. Early Will-making in New Jersey.

      The Law of Marriage and Divorce in New Jersey.

Membership

Member American History Association, American Anthropological Association, American Antiq. Society, New York, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Minnesota history societies. Member N.E. History-Genealogical Society, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

Connections

Married Salome W. Doremus, 1889.

father:
William Nelson

mother:
Susan (Cherry) Nelson

spouse:
Salome W. Doremus