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Note    H00582         Index
Nelson Cardwell
of Granville County, NC, Sumner County, TN and Simpson County, KY
by Rand Cardwell - 16Dec2006

Nelson Cardwell - born between 1794 and 1804 in Granville County, North Carolina.. Nelson was the son of Thomas Cardwell and Mary LNU of Granville County, North Carolina. He is listed a minor (under 21 years of age at the time of his father’s death in 1799) in the 1805 North Carolina Supreme Court Case “Cardwell heirs vs. Brodie”. Nelson is listed, not by name, in the 1800 Granville County, North Carolina census record in the home of his widowed mother, Mary LNU Cardwell. His exact location has not been established in the1810 census, but he might have been living with his older brother, Thomas Cardwell, Jr, as he has not been located in the 1810 census.

Nelson Cardwell served in the War of 1812. He is listed in the Muster Rolls of two different units that were formed in Tennessee. He is listed as a Private under Col. R.C. Napier and Capt. James McMurray.. He is also listed as a Private under Col. William Pipkin and Capt. James Blakemore in the 1st Regiment of West Tennessee Militia. That unit was mustered into service on 20 June 1814 in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee and served to 27 January 1815. A detailed desciption of this unit’s actions during the war can be viewed by clicking here. Note: Section III contains the account of the unit in which Nelson served. [I have yet to locate any information on the dates of service for the other unit that Nelson served in during the conflict. RC 12/2006] Based on the later record of service, it can be established that Nelson Cardwell was in Tennessee by 20 June 1814. Research is needed on James Cardwell, who is listed in the same unit as Nelson . James is also listed in another unit in which Caleb Cardwell, son of Thomas Cardwell of Grainville), also served. He might be a brother. Additional research is needed.

After returning from the war, Nelson Cardwell is living in Sumner County, Tennessee. His older brother, Thomas Cardwell, Jr., is known to be living in that county by 1815. Nelson Cardwell married Nancy Hughs on 30 November 1816 in Sumner County, Tennessee. The young couple are listed in the 1820 census of that county.

1820 Sumner County, Tennessee census record

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Nelson Cardwell - born between 1794 and 1804.
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Nancy Huges Cardwell - born between 1794 and 1804
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Male - born between 1810 and 1820
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Female - born between 1810 and 1820

Nancy, Nelson’s wife, died sometime before 08 March 1834. Nelson is listed in the minutes of the Willow Grove Methodist Church on that date as a widower. Click here for a copy of that record. He is listed as being remarried to the widow Polly Bennett in 1835 in Sumner County, Tennessee. Polly is listed in the Willow Grove Church record mentioned above, but as married. Nelson is listed in the 1837, 1839 and 1840 Simpson County, Kentucky Tax Lists. Simpson County, Kentucky is the northern border of Sumner County, Tennessee. The next record is one that requires some assumption, but it is fairly strong when examed in detail. The 1840 Simpson County, Kentucky census does not list Nelson Cardwell, but there is a listing for Nelsan Caldwell. By reviewing the Tax Lists of that county, it can be determined that there was no one by the name of Nelsan Caldwell. It is therefore assumed that the 1840 record is referring to Nelson Cardwell.

1840 Simpson County, Kentucky census record

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Nelson Cardwell - born between 1790 and 1800
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Female - Polly Bennett Cardwell - born between 1800 and 1810
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Male - born between 1820 and 1825
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Male - born between 1820 and 1825
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Male - born between 1820 and 1825
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Female - born between 1820 and 1825
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Male - born between 1825 and 1830
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Female - born between 1830 and 1835
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Male - born between 1830 and 1835
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Female - born between 1835 and 1840
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Male - born between 1835 and 1840
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Male - born between 1835 and 1840

It appears that Nelson Cardwell died between 1840 and 1850. He is not listed in the 1850 census for Simpson County, Kentucky or any other location.

To complicate matters more, the Simpson County, Kentucky Courthouse burned in 1882 and the vast majority of the early records were lost. Only a handfull of 1852 marriage records survived, but there is no Cardwell listed in any of them. Some of the names that are listed on various early Simpson County, Kentucky Tax Lists are Nelson Cardwell, Thomas Cardwell, Douglas Cardwell and Perrin Cardwell. Now, Perrin as a given name is fairly common in the line of Thomas Cardwell and Martha Perrin of Virginia, but I’ve yet to find it in association with any of the known children of Thomas Cardwell of Granville County, North Carolina. Perrin Cardwell is listed in the 1870 Simpson County, Kentucky, but much more research is needed before we can link him to Nelson Cardwell, son of Thomas of Granville. If Perrin is determined to be the son of Nelson, then we’ll have to take a long hard look at how we group Thomas of Granville.

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Note    H00477         Index
8/01 Per Sharon Inskip notes....birth records are in an old German Bible published in 1755 at Nuremburg. The last account of the Bible was that it was in the family of the late Charles and Elizabeth "Liza" (Parks) Franzman.

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Note    H00478         Index
After the death of her husband, Hessie Stine married Ralph M. Lackey...she later divorced him and married Creede C. Meadows, to this union were born, Spencer, Bettie & Ella Mae Meadows.