Historical Rosters Database
Cleland Kinloch NelsonRoster ID 1485
This is a summary. Contact the Archives for additional biographical information.
|Affiliation:||Class of 1864|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Cleland Kinloch Nelson, Class of 1864: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 2, 1842 at "Elkhill" in Bedford Co. Va. Father- Dr. Thomas Hugh Nelson of Albemarle Co. Va.; Mother- Sarah Alexander of Campbell Co. Va. Pat. Grandfather- Hugh Nelson of Yorktown, Va.; Pat.Grandmother- Eliza Kinlock of Charleston, SC. Mat. Grandfather- John Alexander of Campbell Co. Va.; Mat. Grandmother- Sarah Cobbs of Campbell Co. Va. Married- Ellen C. Scott of Lynchburg, Va. on Nov. 6, 1872. Children- 1- Thomas Hugh Nelson; 2- Charles Scott Nelson; 3- Sally Scott Nelson; 4- Helen Cleland Nelson; 5- Richard S. Nelson; 6- Augastus W. Nelson; 7- Robert W. Nelson; 8- Louise Nelson; 9- John Francis Nelson; 10- Charotte Nelson (died in infancy); 11- Cleland Kinloch Nelson. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 15, 1861; Left ca. Jun. or July 1861. Civil War Record: Served as Drill Master for VMI Corps of Cadets while stationed in Richmond, Va. before enlisting; Enlisted Mar. 1, 1862 in Bedford. Co. Va. as Private for Co. F. 28th Va. Regiment; Appointed 1st Lieut. April 28, 1862; In hospital May- Jun. 1863; Captured at Saylor's Creek Apr. 6, 1865; Held at Johnson's Island, OH; Relased on oath June 19, 1865. Careers: Farmer (up to 1893);Public Official; Deputy Collector for Internal Revenue Service (up to 1906); Traveling Salesman for S. Grabfelder & Co. for 2 years and Armour & Co. for one year; Returned to Farming. Died- March 22, 1922 in Lynchburg, Va.|