I have a Nellie Northern in my line (xiv., below).This information, as well as other information regarding Northens/Northerns from Virginia/Tennessee is shown on my website www.northern-family.com.
There may be another Nellie (as I have noticed repetition of many names) that is the one you are looking for, but I have yet to find her.There is a book entitled "A Short History of the Northen Family in the US"(Details regarding the book are on my links page).This book was published in 1900 and is rather legthy.I found a copy via the State Library of Virgina on fiche.
Hope this helps.
1.WILLIAM3 NORTHEN(EDMUND2, JOHN1 NORTHERN) was born March 30, 1719 in Warsaw, Richmond County, VA, and died January 1793 in Edgecombe, NC.He married ABIGAIL MINTY Bet. 1740 - 1749 in Richmond County, VA, daughter of EDWARD MINTY and MARGARET UNKNOWN.
Children of WILLIAM NORTHEN and ABIGAIL MINTY are:
i. PETER SMITH4 NORTHERN, b. August 23, 1750, North Farnham District, Richmond County, Virginia; d. August 1811; m. JANE ALDERSON, January 1774, Richmond County, VA.
ii. EDMUND NORTHERN, b. 1752; d. Abt. July 01, 1782; m. ELIZABETH BERRICK.
iii. REUBEN NORTHERN, b. June 25, 1754, RichmondCounty, Virginia; d. July 18, 1790; m. LYDIA LLOYD.
iv. MARY NORTHERN, b. October 22, 1755; m. SOLOMON REDMAN, 1773, Richmond County, VA.
v. MINTY NORTHERN, b. 1757; d. 1773.
vi. GEORGE NORTHERN, b. Abt. 1748, Warsaw, Richmond County, VA; m. MARGARET JONES, Aft. 1767, Richmond County, VA.
vii. SARAH NORTHERN, b. 1761.
viii. MARGARET NORTHERN, b. 1763.
ix. ANN NORTHERN, b. 1765.
x. LUANER NORTHERN, b. 1767.
xi. MERMON NORTHERN, b. 1769.
xii. KILBY (KIRBY) NORTHERN, b. 1771.
xiii. CATEY NORTHERN, b. Abt. 1773; m. UNKNOWN COFFIELD, Bet. 1790 - 1795.
xiv. NELLIE NORTHERN, b. 1775; m. UNKNOWN HODGES.
xv. LUCY NORTHERN, b. 1777.
xvi. WILLIAM NORTHERN, b. February 19, 1743/44, RichmondCounty, Virginia; m. MARGARET DICKEN, Abt. 1784, North Carolina.