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Grave Marking

Taking advantage of the cooler weather, Bobbie and Dale Lovell, husband and wife team of the United States Daughters of 1812 and the Arkansas General Society War of 1812, have located, marked and dedicated another grave for a veteran of the War of 1812, the organizations said in a news release. Charles Nelson, buried at the Ozan Cemetery in Hempstead County, was born Jan. 17, 1789, in Scott County, Va. He served as a soldier in the War of 1812 in the North Carolina Militia in 1814. Nelson was in Arkansas by April 10, 1837, when he received 80 acres of land. His will is filed in Hempstead County and it mentions his wife, Elizabeth Betty Hall, plus children and grandchildren, the release said. "Assisted by their respective organizations and the State Society Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the dedication noted Charles Nelson was a pioneer of Arkansas as well as a Veteran of the War of 1812," it said.

From left are Charles McLemore, state president, SAR, Jerrie Townsend, state president, U.S.D. 1812, and Dale Lovell, state markers chair, GSW 1812. - Submitted photo (Printed in Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs, AR)

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