Brig. Gen. Allison Nelson, CSA, 9th Mayor of Atlanta

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Brig. Gen. Allison Nelson, CSA

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Fulton, GA, United States
Death: October 07, 1862 (40)
Austin, AR, United States (Typhoid Fever)
Place of Burial: Little Rock, Pulaski, AR, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John B. Nelson
Husband of Mary Sledge Nelson
Father of Alice Sophia Nelson and Emma Cynthia Earle
Brother of Mary J. E. Williams

Occupation: Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, Mexican-American War, Brig Gen in American Civil War
Managed by: Tommaso Valarani
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About Brig. Gen. Allison Nelson, CSA, 9th Mayor of Atlanta

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_Nelson

Allison Nelson (March 11, 1822 – October 7, 1862) was the ninth mayor of Atlanta, serving from January until July 1855, when he resigned from office. He died of disease in Prairie County (present-day Lonoke County), Arkansas, during the American Civil War.


Allison Nelson (March 11, 1822 – October 7, 1862) was the ninth mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, as well as a brigadier general in the Confederate army during the American Civil War.

His father, John B. Nelson, who ran Nelson's Ferry across the Chattahoochee River, was an early DeKalb County settler who was murdered in 1825, when Allison was three years old, by John W. Davis.

During the Mexican-American War, Captain Nelson served with another future mayor, Cicero C. Hammock, as well as the father of mayor John B. Goodwin – Private Williamson H. Goodwin – in the Kennesaw Rangers. Later he became a brigadier general under General Narciso López, attempting to free Cuba.

In a close election for mayor, Nelson, running as a Democrat, defeated the Know Nothing candidate, Ira O. McDaniel, but resigned in July when the city council reduced a fine he had levied on two young men for destroying city property, thus leaving John Glen as acting mayor.

Nelson left for Kansas during the border disputes, then moved to Meridian, Texas, where he was involved with Indian affairs, serving under Lawrence Ross and in 1860 was elected to the state legislature. During the American Civil War he served as a brigadier general in the Confederate army until he took sick in September 1862 and died a month later. He was buried in Little Rock, Arkansas.

'Buried in Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas'

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Brig. Gen. Allison Nelson, CSA, 9th Mayor of Atlanta's Timeline

1822
March 11, 1822
Fulton, GA, United States
1842
1842
1845
April 26, 1845
Georgia, United States
1862
October 7, 1862
Age 40
Austin, AR, United States
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Little Rock, Pulaski, AR, United States