Name of cemetery Nelson Family Cemetery
Location of Cemetery Southwest of Elroy, in southeast Travis County. On property owned by Gwen Wade.
Driving Directions U.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 transcribed October, 2006
Transcribed by Ronnie Pitman and Suzanne Pitman
Notes The 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 Note This 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 Name First Name Middle Birth Date Death Date Note Photo
Nelson Evelyn J. January 22, 1917 August 20, 1971 Shares marker with husband, Hilliard A. Nelson.
Nelson Hilliard A. January 1, 1905 April 15, 1994 Son of Hilding Nelson and Esther (Anderson) Nelson. Shares marker with wife, Evelyn Nelson.
Nelson Anna J. 1910 2002 Daughter of August and Maria Nelson. Died October 5, 2002.
Nelson Maria   August 11, 1875 February 19, 1965 Shares marker with husband, August Nelson.
Nelson August   May 16, 1874 May 20, 1958 Son of Per and Anna Nelson. Shares marker with wife, Maria Nelson.
Nelson Esther   February 6, 1883 December 11, 1915 Maiden name, Anderson. Shares marker with husband, Hilding Nelson.
Nelson Hilding   January 28, 1872 December 5, 1967 Son of Per and Anna Nelson. Shares marker with wife, Esther (Anderson) Nelson.
Pearson Cora H. November 12, 1901 January 21, 1999 Daughter of Hilding Nelson and Esther (Anderson) Nelson. Shares marker with husband, Ed A. Pearson.
Pearson Ed A. June 29, 1892 June 16, 1980 Shares marker with wife, Cora (Nelson) Pearson.
Pearson Eddie Lee March 2, 1960 November 11, 1973 Son of Edsel Nelson Pearson and Jean (Polk) Pearson.
Pearson Edsel Nelson November 14, 1936 November 7, 1996 Son of Cora (Nelson) Pearson and Ed A. Pearson. Married Jean Polk.
Pearson Cynthia Grace Hall August 16, 1946 February 26, 2011 Wife of Edsel Nelson Pearson.
Submitted by Michelle Denise Pearson Tucker on 2/28/2011
 
Nelson Infants       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).
Nelson Anna   1837 1897 Shares marker with husband, Per Nelson.
Nelson Per   February 8, 1836 April 5, 1916 Shares marker with wife, Anna Nelson.
Blomquist Lillian A. February 14, 1903 June 8, 1991 Daughter of Hilding Nelson and Esther (Anderson) Nelson. Shares marker with husband, Tom Blomquist.
Blomquist Tom E. May 2, 1901 June 2, 1990 Shares marker with wife, Lillian (Nelson) Blomquist.
Schlab Carol   1958 2000 Daughter 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.
Nelson Nina Cecelia June 9, 1912 August 14, 1993 Maiden name, Anderson. Shares marker with husband, Wilburn Nelson.
Nelson Wilburn S. (Jack) July 29, 1911 March 1, 2003 Son of Hilding Nelson and Esther (Anderson) Nelson. Shares marker with wife, Nina (Anderson) Nelson.