I was wondering if you have made any connections to the Eveline Wiley, (married to Thomas Wiley) as her surname being NELSON?
From what I have learned, this couple had a son named Elihue Wiley (m. Martha ?), and sometime during the 1880's moved to the Dakota Territory, now called Grand Forks, ND.
I am trying to find a connection to my Farmer Nelson, b. 1825 KY, son of William Nelson and Sally STROUD(Strand) m. Mar. 01, 1822 (Floyd Co., KY Early Marriages).William and Sally (Stroud) Nelson, also, are purported as having a daughter named EVELINE, b. abt. 1827 KY; and a son WILLIAM, Jr., of which I have located him in Wayne Co., WV County Clerks Record Books, along with his brother FARMER, Sr.,. having children being born and they reporting the births.
Farmer Nelson, Sr. married Matilda Maynard in 1847 in Wayne Co. WV, and there is no known record, but they have eight children.
When Farmer Nelson, Sr.,is in the civil war in Dec. 1861 he is taken POW and later dies.His youngest son, Farmer Nelson, Jr. b. May 08, 1862, is stated as having died in Feb. 14, 1885 in North Dakota as witnessed by his brother, William Nelson, b. 1859.No cause of death stated or reason for being in ND.
I have wondered why two young men from Wayne Co., WV would travel to ND, unless they new someone already living there.I suspected the Wiley cousin connection after reading this following post:
It has been documented that many of Farmer Nelson, Sr.'sfamily has married Wileys from eastern KY.I still wonder if this EVELINE that no one seems to know the surname of that married Thomas Wiley, could be Eveline Nelson, sister of Farmer, b. 1825, and William Nelson, Sr's?
What is your take on this matter?It would be great if someone could find documented proof of EVELINE/EVALINA's surname, the wife of Thomas Wiley.