John Alfred Nail

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parents: David Nail and Rachel Andis 

 

Birth:  Jan 1845  Martin Co, IN
Death:  31 Jan 1907  Elnora, Daviess, IN
Burial:  Old Elnora Cemetery, Elnora, Daviess, IN

Marriage #1

Caroline Phipps

11 Aug 1864  Dover Hill, Martin, IN  (Thomas C Phipps, MG)

Children

Thomas Christopher Nail 19 Dec 1869

 

 

Marriage #2

Rosanna C Burgett

02 Oct 1873  Daviess Co, IN (George S Walters, Clerk of Court)

Children

John Alfred Nail 10 May 1872

children of John Alfred Nail and Rosanna C (Burgett) Nail

 

Marriage #3

Olivia Ellen Newsom

22 Aug 1885  Daviess Co, IN (B. Meredith, J.P.)

Children

Everett Nail 02 May 1888
Holly Evelyn Nail 05 Jan 1891
John Nail 13 Oct 1893
James Nail 20 Apr 1895
Eli Thomas Nail 23 Oct 1897
David Henry Nail 12 Jan 1900
unknown Nail born and died 1885-1900
unknown Nail born and died 1885-1900
George W Nail 27 Mar 1902
Mary Elizabeth Nail 19 Feb 1904
unknown Nail born and died 1900-1910
unknown Nail born and died 1900-1910 

children of John Alfred Nail and Olivia Ellen (Newsom) Nail

 

Sources
1850 Federal census McCameron Twp, Martin, IN - age 6 (view census information)
1860 Federal census Brown, Martin, IN - age 15 (view census information)
1870 Federal census Brown, Martin, IN - age 26 (view census information)
1880 Federal census Elmore, Daviess, IN - age 36 (view census information)
1900 Federal census Elmore, Daviess, IN - age 56 (view census information)
Ancestry.com WWI and WWII Civilian Draft Database; Social Security Death Index; Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
National Archives, Washington D.C. Service and pension records of Pleasant Henry Bowman;
Service and pension records of John N and Olivia Nail
GenGathering.com Volunteers for CA death records; obituaries
GenealogyBank.com Marriage records, news articles, obituaries
FamilySearch.org Marriage records, news articles, obituaries
Martin County Courthouse, Shoals, IN Marriage records (personally viewed and transcribed or copied)
Daviess County Courthouse, Washington, IN Marriage records (personally viewed and copied or transcribed)
Carnegie Library, Washington, IN Greene County, IN marriage records (personally viewed and copied)
Daviess County Health Department, Washington, IN Death records (personally viewed and transcribed)
Vigo County, IN Online records: Death, obituaries, marriages
Volunteer Cynthia Frederick, Vincennes, IN Obituaries
Odon Journal, Odon, IN Obituaries
Random Acts of Kindness Vigo Co, IN volunteer Mark Neice Obituaries
Old Elnora Cemetery, Elnora, IN Personally viewed and photographed tombstones
Plainville Cemetery, Plainville, IN Personally viewed and photographed tombstones
Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, IN Personally viewed and photographed tombstones
Marco Cemetery, Marco, IN Personally viewed and photographed tombstones
Fairview Cemetery, near Elnora, IN Personally viewed and photographed tombstones
Find a Grave volunteer Susan Tombstone photos - Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Lyons, Greene, IN
Volunteer John Monk, St Joseph Co, IN Tombstone photos: Daniel and Carolina Meehan
Find a Grave volunteer Linda Hillis Stites Tombstone photos - Concord Cemetery, Daviess Co, IN
Find a Grave volunteer jtf Tombstone photos - Old Tateville Cemetery, Tateville, Pulaski Co, KY
Find a Grave volunteer RabbitTrack Tombstone photos - Cresthaven Memory Gardens, Bedford, Lawrence, IN
Find a Grave volunteers Geraldine Barnett and coan.net Tombstone and cemetery photos - Walnut Grove Cemetery, Clinton, Vermillion, IN
Find a Grave volunteers J Sullivan, Janice Phillips and Mark Neice Tombstone and cemetery photos: Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN
Find a Grave volunteers Ed Starling and Wabash Valley Geneaolgy Society Cemetery Committee Tombstone and cemetery photos - Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN
Family records Records and photos belonging to Darlene (Cummins) Hunley
Family records Records and photos belonging to Rachel (Nail) Steele
Family records Records and photos belonging to Deanna Ramirez
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

 

Miscellaneous Information

1) John is mentioned in court records of his father David Nail.

2) Wife (1) of John Alfred Nail: Caroline Phipps - born c. 1848 IN; died 23 Mar 1873; buried Old Elnora Cemetery, Elnora, Odon, IN; tombstone photo.

3) We have a copy of John and Caroline's marriage license

4) Wife (2) of John Alfred Nail: Rosanna C Burgett - born c. 1853; died 28 Jul 1885 Daviess Co, IN.

5) We have a copy of John and Rosanna's marriage license

6) Wife (3) of John Alfred Nail: Olivia Ellen Newsom - see separate personal page.

7) We have a copy of John and Olivia's marriage license

8) From service and pension records that we viewed in the National Archives:
John was a private in Co K, 49th Indiana Infantry during the Civil War.  He enlisted 31 Oct 1861 and was discharged 13 Sep 1865 at Louisville, KY.  He is listed as 5'9", 135 pounds, light complexion.  His pension mentions the following problems: double scrotal hernia, chronic diarrhea, disease of spleen and kidney, and rectal disease.  We also have approximately 18 pages of various documents and records that were in his pension file.  If you need any of them, e-mail us.

9) While in the Civil War, John served in the same unit as his cousin, Pleasant Henry Bowman (who was killed in 1863, during the war).  John was mentioned in one of the letters Pleasant wrote home to his family.

10) We have copies of John's original discharge papers.

11) We have copies of three original pages from John's Bible.

12) We have copies of John's original documentation for being elected to Justice of the Peace.

13) We have an obituary and death certificate for John; cause of death: dropsy.

Photos and/or signatures

thanks to Rachel (Nail) Steele for the personal photos - 
from the collection of Darlene (Cummins) Hunley

John and Olivia Ellen (Newsom) Nail with their children 
(all children are not positively identified at this time, but we believe they are:
unknown on Olivia's lap, Holly Evelyn, unknown on John's lap, and Everett)

c. 1897 - 1899

John Alfred Nail

Old Elnora Cemetery
Elnora, Daviess, Indiana

photo taken by Valerie Boman

 

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