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Amanda Jane Nelson (Taylor)

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Pawes Valley, Tennessee, USA
Death: Died in Franklin, Franklin County, Idaho, USA
Place of Burial: Franklin, Franklin County, Idaho, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Billington Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Taylor
Wife of Edmund Nelson
Mother of Elizabeth Nelson; Rhoda Nelson; Hyrum Nelson; Martha Nelson; Thomas Billington Nelson and 8 others
Sister of Matthew Modglin Taylor; Mary Whedler; Sarah Taylor; Nancy Taylor; Martha Bruce TAYLOR and 7 others
Half sister of Elizabeth Esther (Betty) Taylor and William Riley Taylor

Occupation: Married Edmond Nelson 10/3/1820 in Waterloo, IL, and had 13 children
Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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About Amanda Jane Nelson

The following is Jane Taylor Nelson's obituary as found in the Deseret News, Vol. 19, p. 241, 29 June 1870:

"Died at Franklin, Cache Co., June 2, Jane Nelson aged 66 yrs., 4 months and 1 day. Deceased was born in Pawes Valley, Tennessee. At the age of 16 she was married to Edmond Nelson in Jefferson Co., Ill. She was baptized in Grand River near Adam-Ondi-Ahman by Lyman Wight; was driven to Shoal Creek, afterwards moved to Nauvoo with the Saints, living there until 1846. S he then moved to Mt. Pisqah remaining there 4 years. "

"She came to Utah in 1850. Her husband died in Mountainville, Utah County, Dec. 13th, 1850. She was among the first settlers of Franklin, where she resided until her decease. She was a faithful Saint and affectionate mother, and was highly esteemed by all who know her. The people of this city turned out almost en masse to pay the last tribute of respect to her remains." ____________________________________________

Birth: Jan. 1, 1805, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA

Death: Jun. 2, 1870, Franklin, Franklin County, Idaho, USA

Burial: Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin County, Idaho, USA

Jane was born in Davidson, Tennessee to Billington Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Modglin. She had thirteen siblings: Matthew, Mary, Sarah, Rhoda, Nancy, Mathew Modgolin, Sally, Martha Bruce, Billington, Rhonda Winters, Celia, Martha (Patsy), and Nancy.

She married Edmond Nelson on October 3, 1820, in Waterloo, Monroe, Illinois. They had thirteen children - Price William, Elizabeth, Martha, Rhoda Elizabeth, Hyrum, William Goforth, Mary Jane, Thomas Billington, Joseph Smith, Nancy, Edmond, Mark, and Anna. They crossed the plains with the Mormon Pioneers and settled in Alpine, Utah. She died in Franklin, Idaho, and is buried there.



Edmond Nelson 1799 - 1850


William Goforth Nelson 1831 - 1922

Inscription: Jane Taylor Nelson, 1 Jan 1804 - 2 June 1870, Early LDS Stalwart. Baptized 1838 Suffered through midwest persecutions. Entered Salt Lake Valley Sept 1850. Husband, Edmond, died Dec 1850 Alpine Utah. Her sons & daughters & descendants helped pioneer the western frontier.

Created by: Frances Cahoon Swendsen

Record added: May 15, 2008

Find A Grave Memorial# 26847368

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Amanda Jane Nelson's Timeline

January 1, 1805
Tennessee, USA
November 17, 1822
Age 17
Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, USA
June 5, 1824
Age 19
Mt Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States
February 17, 1826
Age 21
Mt Vernon, Jefferson, IL, USA
April 19, 1828
Age 23
Mt Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States
December 29, 1829
Age 24
Mt Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States
June 10, 1831
Age 26
Mt Vernon, IL, USA
March 8, 1832
Age 27
Mt Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States
May 9, 1835
Age 30
Mount Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois, United States