Noted events in his life were:
1. Census in 1840 in Greenfield Township, LaGrange, IN, USA. 4 The 1840 census recorded Nelson Church with this household:
2. Census in 1850 in District No. 23, Cooper, MO, USA. 1 The 1850 census Nelson Church, farmer, 41, living with wife Abigail, 36; daughters: Esther A., 14; Iuba M., 12; Amanda M., 10; Amelia E., 7; Mary E., 4; and sons Benjamin F., 2; and Leroy N., 1. The parents were born in New York, Esther and Iuba in Michigan, Amanda in Indiana, and the others in Missouri. Nelson's real estate was valued at $3000.
3. California State Census census in 1852 in , San Joaquin, CA. 5 The 1852 California Census recorded in San Joaquin county: Nelson Church, 48, born in Maine; wife Abigal, 38, born in New York; Esther A., 16, born in Michigan; Julia M., 14, born in Michigan; Amanda M., 12, born in Michigan; Amelia E., 9, born in MIssouri; Mary E., 6, born in Missouri; Benjamin F., 4, born in MIssouri.
4. Census in 1860 in Elkhorn Township, San Joaquin, CA, USA. 6 The 1860 census recorded Nelson Church, farmer, 50, living with wife Abigail, 45; Julia, 21; Amelia, 17; Mary E., 14; Benjamin F., 12; Nelson R., 10; and Martha E., 7. Nelson was born in Vermont, Abigail in New York, Julia in Michigan, Martha in California, and all other children in Missouri. The post office was Fugitts, Ca., which was renamed Liberty, whcih today is a ghost town.
Nelson married Abigail Milton. (Abigail Milton was born about 1814 in , , NY 1.)
1 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MDZ4-J17 Nelson Church, Cooper county, part of, Cooper, Missouri, United States; citing family 384, NARA microfilm publication M432.
2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=14734105.
3 <i>Galt Area Historical Society</i> (Galt, California. www.GaltHistory.org), http://www.galthistory.org/history/liberty/.
4 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Year: 1840; Census Place: Greenfield, LaGrange, Indiana; Roll: 86; Page: 162; Image: 330; Family History Library Film: 0007727.
5 FamilySearch.org, <i>California State Census</i>, 1852, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4N6-RFR Nelson Church, San Joaquin, California; citing p. 82, State Archives, Sacramento; FHL microfilm 909233.
6 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Year: 1860; Census Place: Elkhorn, San Joaquin, California; Roll: M653_64; Page: 952; Image: 338; Family History Library Film: 803064.