See, Rev. Albert Nelson , D.D.

See, Rev. Albert Nelson , D.D.

Male 1840 - 1924  (84 years)

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  • Name See, Albert Nelson  [1
    Title Rev. 
    Suffix , D.D. 
    Born 28 Jun 1840  Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Aug 1850  Rome Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military Abt Aug 1862  [2
    Enlisted Co. I, 136 Pennsylvania Volunteers

    Locations and engagements mentioned during service:
    Fort Lincoln, Washington, DC, on the Bladensburg Turnpike
    Frederick City, MD
    Junior Hall Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
    Camp B Hospital
    Battle of Chancellorsville
     
    Military 29 May 1863  Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Mustered out
    Cpl. Co. I, 136 Pennsylvania Volunteers 
    Residence Abt 1865  Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Reference Number Abt 1866  Mount Vernon, Linn County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence Aug 1867  Newton County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 4 Aug 1870  Indian Village Township, Tama County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 11 Oct 1876  Fairview Township, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 12 Jun 1880  Fairview Township, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1 Mar 1885  Salina, Saline County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1 Mar 1895  Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 16 Jul 1902  Salina, Saline County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 16 Dec 1924  Ransom, Ness County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Buried Gypsum City Cemetery, Gypsum, Saline County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I14757  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Descendants of Simon Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2022 

    Father See, Joseph Bishop,   b. 19 Feb 1790, Pittsfield, Otsego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1879, Fairview Township, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Sacket, Eliza,   b. 24 Dec 1806, Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1879, Fairview Township, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1824  Chautauqua, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 4 children 
     1. See, George Frank,   b. 5 May 1828, Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1878, Napa County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     2. See, Henry David,   b. 19 Jul 1832, Ellery, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1904, Rome Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. See, Filer Sackett,   b. 16 Feb 1836, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1927, Thomas County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. See, Rev. Albert Nelson , D.D.,   b. 28 Jun 1840, Chautauqua County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1924, Ransom, Ness County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     
    Family ID F1253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Northrop, Cynthia Ann,   b. 18 Nov 1840, Rome Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1902, Salina, Saline County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1863  Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. See, Rev. Joseph Northrup,   b. 17 Jun 1872, Buckingham, Tama County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1948, Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. See, Estella E.,   b. Feb 1880, Fairview Township, Republic County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F5780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Wilson, Alice O.,   b. 25 Dec 1841, Greencastle, Putnam County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1921, Collyer Township, Trego County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1913  Beulah, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2022 
    Family ID F9951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jun 1840 - Chautauqua County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Aug 1850 - Rome Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Mustered out Cpl. Co. I, 136 Pennsylvania Volunteers - 29 May 1863 - Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Nov 1863 - Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1865 - Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReference Number - Abt 1866 - Mount Vernon, Linn County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aug 1867 - Newton County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Aug 1870 - Indian Village Township, Tama County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - See, Rev. Joseph Northrup - 17 Jun 1872 - Buckingham, Tama County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 11 Oct 1876 - Fairview Township, Republic County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - See, Estella E. - Feb 1880 - Fairview Township, Republic County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Jun 1880 - Fairview Township, Republic County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Mar 1885 - Salina, Saline County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Mar 1895 - Phillipsburg, Phillips County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 16 Jul 1902 - Salina, Saline County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Mar 1913 - Beulah, Pueblo County, Colorado, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Dec 1924 - Ransom, Ness County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gypsum City Cemetery, Gypsum, Saline County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Albert Nelson See (1840-1924)
    Albert Nelson See (1840-1924)
    From Autobiography of A.N. See, D.D. 80 Years Old

  • Notes 
    • 1880 Census; Fairview, Republic, Kansas
      FHL Film: 1254394; NA Film No.: T9-0394; Page No.: 70D
      Albert N. SEE, Self, M, Male, W, 39, NY, Minister, NY, NY
      C. A SEE, Wife, M, Female, W, 39, PA, Keeping House, ---, NY
      Joseph N. SEE, Son, S, Male, W, 7, IA, At Home, ---, ---
      Joseph B. SEE, Other, M, Male, W, 89, NY, Dead, ---, ---
      Eliza SEE, Other, W, Female, W, 74, NY, Dead, ---, ---
    • From Autobiography of A.N. See, D.D., 80 Years Old

      Taken from Topeka Capital Newspaper January 12, 1967

      The Rev. A. N. See Called
      "Last of Circuit Riders"

      Few men in Kansas have left so profound an influence on northwest Kansas Methodism as did the Rev. A. N. See, D.D., yet 40 years after his death in 1924, his name is almost unknown.

      But a few copies of his "Autobiography" in libraries and homes ofthe area serve to recall the beginnings of Methodism to a new generation.

      It is to this book that the historian repairs for an authentic look at the frontier church of the high plains.

      Mr. See was perhaps the last of the "circuit riders," and his direct approach to problems of the spirit were in the tradition of a Francis Asbury or a Peter Cartwright.

      Mr. See was thrice presiding elder of the "Union Pacific" and "Missouri Pacific" counties on the railroad lines running west of Salina. His first appointment was to the Salina district of the Northwest Kansas conference (1882-86), before Oakley was platted on the Union Pacific.
      At that time "Forty preachers now occupy the field he at one time served...) It did not realize at the time his book might in time become his greatest contribution.

      The book, however was not written during his active life in the field, but during his retirement and at a time when he felt "the shadows are a little longer grown."

      The book is full of typographical errors, it rambles, it forgets, it is self-deprecating. There are tipped-in sheets, printed asides, and a small advertisement offering his services as a book binder, printer.

      It is a magnificent book.

      TCS Note: The book can be downloaded from https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/331076

  • Sources 
    1. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 29 Mar 2022.
      1850 Census, enumerated 5 Aug 1850 in Rome Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States

      Jos B Lee, 60, M, Farmer, Connecticut
      Elisa Lee, 58, F, , Connecticut
      Geo Lee, 22 M, , New York
      Henry Lee, 18 M, , New York
      Filer Lee, 14 M, , New York
      Albert Lee, 10 M, , New York

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S2777] Autobiography of A. N. See, D.D. 80 years old, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.

    3. [S2777] Autobiography of A. N. See, D.D. 80 years old, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.
      After exiting the army, "I returned to Allegheny College and took up my studies with full purpose of completing my course, my wife got a position in city schools, which helped meet expenses; we got a two room apartment house, and both helped in the work and got along fine until my health failed. Before the close of the second term I was prostrated by disease caused by service in the army and for weeks my life was despaired of; and when I finally rallied sufficient, we made a visit to my parents in Delaware; on my return, I intended to re-enter College the Dr. said I must not try again here but might in another climate. My wifes (sic) parents had moved to Iowa and we arranged to go to Cornell College at Mt. Vernon, Iowa."

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    4. [S2777] Autobiography of A. N. See, D.D. 80 years old, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.
      "We went and I united with the Ga. Conference at Atlanta, Ga. Nov. 1867; and was appointed to Covington and Oxford. I taught at Oxford and my wife at Covington; and I preached at both places."

      he goes on to say that their students included both whites and blacks, ages 3 to 45, men and women, including a preacher who was reading "in the first reader . . . . Our lives were threatened several times and several attempts to carry out threats were frustrated. We taught both day and night schools, and though many were men and women but few had learned to read. They all made rapid progress, not because of their superior ability but their application, and the shade of color made no difference." After leading 75 to join the church, "We left to save our lives. I have the notice that was tied on the post in front of our door when we were away, by three men who came at night with revolvers in hand to enforc (sic) their threats; they were not masked or i any way disguised but were among the most respectable members of the community, and prominent members of the M. E. Church South, and were upheld by almost the entire community, including the officers."

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    5. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.
      1870 Census, enumerated 4 Aug 1870, in Indian Village Township, Tama County, Iowa, United States
      Post Office: Oxford

      Albert N See, 29, M, W, Clergyman, New York
      Cynthia See, 29, F, W, Keeping House, Pennsylvania

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S2777] Autobiography of A. N. See, D.D. 80 years old, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.
      Albert, Cynthia, and Joseph reached his father's homestead on 11 Oct 1876.

    7. [S960] 1880 U.S. Census (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.
      1880 Census, enumerated 12 Jun 1880, in Fairview Township, Republic County, Kansas, United States

      Albert N See, W, M, 39, [Head], Minister, New York, New York, New York
      C A See, W, F, 39, Wife, Keeping House, Pennsylvania, [Blank], New York
      Joseph N See, W, M, 7, Son, At Home, Iowa, [Blank], [Blank]

      Researched by Ted Smith

    8. [S1218] Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.
      1885 Census, census date 1 Mar 1885, in Salina Ward 2, Saline County, Kansas, United States

      A N See, 44, M, M, Minister
      C A See, 44, F, M
      Jer N See, 12, F, S
      Estella E See, 5, F, S

      Researched by Ted Smith

    9. [S1218] Kansas, U.S., State Census Collection, 1855-1925, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.
      1895 Census, census date 1 Mar 1895, in Salina Ward 2, Saline County, Kansas, United States

      A N See, 54, M, M, New York, moved from Iowa. Preacher. enlisted from Penn. in Co K, 136 & 150 Inf,
      C A See, 54, F, M, Pennsylvania, moved from Iowa.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    10. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.
      The Wilson World (Wilson, Kansas), 24 Jul 1902, Page 3

      DIED.

      Cynthia A. See, wife of Rev. A. N. See, Presiding Elder of the Ellsworth District, departed this life Wednesday July 16, 1902, at her home in Salina, Kansas, aged 61 years and 8 months. She had been sick for some time and the end was not unexpected. She leaves a husband and one son, Rev. Joseph N. See, who is at present making his home with his father. The funeral services was held in the First M. E. church, Salina, Thursday July 17 at 4:00 p. m.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    11. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 29 Apr 2022.
      Memorial ID 19259472
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19259472

      Cpl Albert Nelson See
      Birth 28 Jun 1840
      Chautauqua County, New York, USA
      Death 16 Dec 1924 (aged 84)
      Ransom, Ness County, Kansas, USA
      Burial
      Gypsum Hill Cemetery
      Salina, Saline County, Kansas, USA
      Plot GAR, Lot 10, Space 4

      (Original Military Marker)
      CORPL.

      CO. G
      136 PA. INF.

      (Newer marker shared with his wife)
      Asleep in Jesus

      Researched by Ted Smith

    12. [S2777] Autobiography of A. N. See, D.D. 80 years old, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.
      "A. N. See died in the home of his son, Joseph N. See in Ransom, KS, at the age of 84 and is buried in the GAR section of the Gypsum Hill Cemetery in Salina, KS."

    13. [S2777] Autobiography of A. N. See, D.D. 80 years old, (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).
      My second marriage (March 31st 1913) was after my active work in the Ministry had closed, and we were both in feeble health but concluded we would be able to work with some help, and we tried to keep house with what help we could get on wash days. Mrs. See had a neat Bungalo at Beulah, Colorado; and we lived in it til a year from the next August, but we found we were not able for the work and moved to the Methodist Home, Topeka, Kansas, going to Beulah summers.

      Researched by Ted Smith

    14. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 29 Apr 2022.
      The Salina Sun (Salina, Kansas), 5 Apr 1913, Page 1

      Rev. A. N. See, a resident of Salina and a minister in the Northwest Kansas Methodist conference, was married last Monday to Mrs. Alice W. Carter at Beulah, Colorado. Both are past 70 rears of age. They will return to Salina in a short time and reside at Mr. See's home 1015 South Santa Fe avenue.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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