Au­gust 4, 1849, Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land.

West Lau­rel Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Ba­la Cyn­wyd, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Neilson, a Pro­test­ant Epis­co­pal min­is­ter, was the son of Will­iam H. Neil­son, Sr., and Ell­en Eliz­a­beth Ed­wards, and hus­band of Em­ma L. Neil­son.

His works in­clude:

  1. Birds Their Ma­tin Ca­rol Sing
  2. Hail! Bless­èd Christ­mas Day