Alley, Nelson

Born: 1793 Virginia

Alley was the proprietor of a tavern in New Salem, Illinois, from 1832-34. At some time before 1850, he moved to Warren County, Illinois, where he lived with his wife and five children and made his living as a cooper.

Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem(Springfield: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1934), 12; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Warren County, IL, 87.