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Nelly Nichol Marshall McAfee (May 8, 1845 - April 19, 1898) was an author of several novels and collections of poetry. She was also a regular contributor to various newspapers and serials.

She was born to Humphrey Marshall and Frances McAlister in Louisville, Kentucky on May 8, 1845. She married John J. McAfee, a Captain in the Confederate Army on February 13, 1871. They lived in Louisville and had one son, Julius McAfee, born May 1, 1879.

Nelly died in Washington D.C. April 19, 1898 at the age of 52.