Nunnally, Nelson W.

Born: 1801 Buckingham County, Virginia

Died: 1869-03-26 Iowa

Flourished: 1826-1850 Edgar County, Illinois

Around 1826, Nunnally moved to Edgar County, Illinois, where he became one of the county's earliest and most prominent teachers. He represented Edgar County in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1834 to 1836, where he served alongside Abraham Lincoln. Nunnally was then elected into the Illinois Senate for four consecutive terms, serving from 1838 to 1846. By 1860, Nunnally and his wife, Letitia, had moved to Warren County, Iowa, where Nunnally listed himself as a farmer and owned over $4,000 in real estate.

The History of Edgar County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1879), 463, 466; John Clayton, comp., The Illinois Fact Book and Historical Almanac, 1673-1968 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1970), 204, 206, 208, 210, 212; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Edgar County, IL, 443; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Warren County, IA, 78; Gravestone, Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, IA.