Founded in 1833, the first college to adopt a policy to admit African American students (1835) before mid-1900s integration efforts of the Civil Rights Movement. Oberlin was also the first to award bachelor’s degrees to women (1841) in a coeducational program.
Nelson Jr. married Florence Mintzing of Baltimore. Elizabeth married Robert Manley.
Sadie married Dr. Daniel McNorton and Margaret married George Potts.
Anna Maria fell ill while visiting Sadie in Yorktown, Virginia and died on October 11, 1877. Later, while traveling, Nelson met Miss Lavinia Neal whom he married on January 9, 1879. Lavinia Logan (Lulu) was born in December of 1881, the only daughter from Nelson’s second marriage. Lulu graduated from Zanesville High School in 1900,
and studied music at the Boston Conservatory of Music.