Nelson Family Cemetery

Name of cemeteryNelson Family Cemetery
Location of CemeterySouthwest of Elroy, in southeast Travis County. On property owned by Gwen Wade.
Driving DirectionsU.S. 183 south to FM-812, left at FM-812, go 4.2 miles, right at Maha Loop, go 1.2 miles, left at Hokanson Rd, go .6 miles,left at Rawls Rd. (a private, dirt road), go .3 miles.
Date transcribedOctober, 2006
Transcribed byRonnie Pitman and Suzanne Pitman
NotesThe information in the first five columns below is as it appears on the gravestones or funeral home markers. Names are listed in the order that they appear in the cemetery. Names of the infants on the Nelson Infants stone are engraved on the stone; their parentage is not. The Note field expands a couple of birth and death dates. Since Nelson Cemetery is a family cemetery, the Note field also delineates family relationships. All grave markers are granite except for Anna J. Nelson and Carol Schlab, which, at the time of this transcription, are funeral home markers.
Please NoteThis page is part of the Austin Genealogical Society’s Cemetery Transcription Project. This information was compiled by volunteers who either transcribed historical records or visited the cemetery to write down the names and dates. Unless noted, the volunteer is not an affiliate of the cemetery.

Last NameFirst NameMiddleBirth DateDeath DateNotePhoto
NelsonEvelynJ.January 22, 1917August 20, 1971Shares marker with husband, Hilliard A. Nelson.
NelsonHilliardA.January 1, 1905April 15, 1994Son of Hilding Nelson and Esther (Anderson) Nelson. Shares marker with wife, Evelyn Nelson.
NelsonAnnaJ.19102002Daughter of August and Maria Nelson. Died October 5, 2002.
NelsonMaria August 11, 1875February 19, 1965Shares marker with husband, August Nelson.
NelsonAugust May 16, 1874May 20, 1958Son of Per and Anna Nelson. Shares marker with wife, Maria Nelson.
NelsonEsther February 6, 1883December 11, 1915Maiden name, Anderson. Shares marker with husband, Hilding Nelson.
NelsonHilding January 28, 1872December 5, 1967Son of Per and Anna Nelson. Shares marker with wife, Esther (Anderson) Nelson.
PearsonCoraH.November 12, 1901January 21, 1999Daughter of Hilding Nelson and Esther (Anderson) Nelson. Shares marker with husband, Ed A. Pearson.
PearsonEdA.June 29, 1892June 16, 1980Shares marker with wife, Cora (Nelson) Pearson.
PearsonEddieLeeMarch 2, 1960November 11, 1973Son of Edsel Nelson Pearson and Jean (Polk) Pearson.
PearsonEdselNelsonNovember 14, 1936November 7, 1996Son of Cora (Nelson) Pearson and Ed A. Pearson. Married Jean Polk.
PearsonCynthiaGrace HallAugust 16, 1946February 26, 2011Wife of Edsel Nelson Pearson.
Submitted by Michelle Denise Pearson Tucker on 2/28/2011
NelsonInfants   Texie Anna, Lizzie, Aughill, Ima, Augusta, Helmer
(children of August and Maria Nelson); Helen, Hilda, Reynold, Anna
(children of Hilding and Esther Nelson. Reynold, who was also known
as Nels Reinhold Nelson, died December 1914.
Peterson, Rev.    A preacher from Oklahoma who died while passing through on horseback, possibly about the time Anna Nelson died (1897).
NelsonAnna 18371897Shares marker with husband, Per Nelson.
NelsonPer February 8, 1836April 5, 1916Shares marker with wife, Anna Nelson.
BlomquistLillianA.February 14, 1903June 8, 1991Daughter of Hilding Nelson and Esther (Anderson) Nelson. Shares marker with husband, Tom Blomquist.
BlomquistTomE.May 2, 1901June 2, 1990Shares marker with wife, Lillian (Nelson) Blomquist.
SchlabCarol 19582000Daughter of Edsel Nelson Pearson and Jean (Polk) Nelson. Carol Ann was born in Austin, Texas April 21, 1958 and died February 20, 2000. Married Alfred L. Schlab, Jr.
NelsonNinaCeceliaJune 9, 1912August 14, 1993Maiden name, Anderson. Shares marker with husband, Wilburn Nelson.
NelsonWilburnS. (Jack)July 29, 1911March 1, 2003Son of Hilding Nelson and Esther (Anderson) Nelson. Shares marker with wife, Nina (Anderson) Nelson.