|MATTHEW NELSON, farmer, Scotch Grove Twp., Sec. 22; P.O. Center Junction; born in Washington Co., Penn., in 1809, where he lived till he was 23 years of age; thence to Carroll Co., Ohio, where he lived eight years; thence to Mahoning Co., Ohio, where he lived twelve years; he came to Jones Co. in January, 1855, and settled on his present farm. His first wife was Jane Johnson, born in Pennsylvania; his present wife was Ann Larkey, of Jackson Co., Iowa; he had four children by his first marriage, only one of whom is living—Mrs. Mary A. Sinclair, of Scotch Grove Township. Mr. Nelson has 200 acres of land. He and wife are members of the United Brethren Church.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, 1879, page 657
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