The Resource 1743-1880
- Inclusive dates
- Nelson, Robert
- Promissory notes
- Nelson, Hugh, 1768-1836
- Nelson, Thomas, 1738-1789
- Genealogies -- Virginia | York County
- Personal papers
- Nelson, William, 1711-1772
- Hanover County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
- Virginia -- Politics and government -- 18th century
- Nelson, Thomas, 1716-1782
- Crew, Micajah, d. ca. 1821
- York County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
- Tobacco -- Virginia
- Letters (correspondence)
- Governors -- Virginia
- Virginia -- History -- 19th century
- Nelson family
- Papers, 1743-1880, of the Nelson family of York County, Virginia. Includes accounts, bonds, correpondence, estate accounts, legal papers, promissory notes, and receipts. Topics include issues in the Virginia General Assembly, shipments of tobacco, and other family business accounts. Of note included is a letter from Thomas Nelson to John Taylor, 24 Dec. 1781, requesting an inquiry into Nelson's conduct as Governor of Virginia. Also included are Nelson family genealogical notes and tombstone inscriptions
- Biographical or historical data
- Thomas Nelson (1677-1745), son of Hugh and Sarah Nelson of England, was the founder of Yorktown, Virginia, and the father of William Nelson (1711-1772) and Thomas Nelson (1716-1782). He married Margaret Reed.
- William Nelson (1711-1772), son of Thomas and Margaret Nelson, was president of the Council of Virginia, 15 October 1770-25 September 1771. He married Elizabeth Burwell (b. 1719), daughter of Louis Burwell and Betty Carter Burwell.
- Thomas Nelson (1716-1782), son of Thomas and Margaret Nelson, served as attorney general from June 1743-1744. He married Miss Armistead and had three sons.
- Thomas Nelson, Jr., was born 26 December 1738 in York County, Virginia, to William Nelson (1711-1772) and Elizabeth Burwell Nelson (b. 1719). He was sent to England for his education in 1753, and studied at Cambridge. Nelson returned to Virginia in 1761 and represented York County in the House of Burgesses from 1761 to 1775 and in the five Virginia Conventions. He represented Virginia in the Continental Congress in 1775-1777 and signed the Declaration of Independence. Nelson returned to Virginia and represented York County in the House of Delegates from 1777 to 1783, and from 1786 to 1788. He was a general in the Virginia militia and commanded the militia from 1777 to 1781. He was elected governor in June 1781 and resigned due to health in November 1781. Nelson married Lucy Grymes (1743-1830) 29 July 1762, and they had thirteen children. Nelson died at his Hanover County, Virginia, plantation Montair 4 January 1789.
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- Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
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