|Camillus Nelson Family History
Camillus and Elizabeth Nelson came from Missouri in the 1850’s.
They lived in the brick house with daughter Lucy and her husband. Her mother
Elizabeth died in 1898 and her father Camillus died in 1905
This information is from extensive research of the Nelson house and family by
|Lucy, the oldest child, inherited the house
and some land around the house. She
lived in the house with her husband
Clarence Bush, married in 1872, for years.
He died in 1922. She died 1924
|Frank, oldest son. Died early, 1890
|Charles Nelson lived at the Maples and
also owned a home in downtown
Woodland. Died 1921.
|Mary Died in 1935. Married D.L. Hackett.
Mollie was the mother of Camillus Nelson
Hackett, who gave the Ranch to the State
and then to UC Davis
|William Died 1913.
|By the time Lucy died in 1924, her parents had died and her three younger brothers had died. Her two
children had died. Her husband had died.
That left her sister alive, “Mollie” who was Camillus Nelson Hackett’s mother. There were some
relatives by marriage, her sisters-in-law, but she was only close to one of them.
So only Camillus Nelson Hackett (as he called himself or just Nelson) was indeed “the last man
standing” which was why he inherited the property.