Birth: Sep., 1794
Death: Mar. 11, 1850
Taken from Inscriptions from Augusta Stone Church (oldest cemetery), Ft. Defiance, Augusta Co., Virginia, by Mrs. C. F. Rudolph, Washington, DC., 1953.
Aged 60 yrs, 6 mos, 19 ds. A useful member of society. A just man, a sincere Christian, long a ruling Elder in the Augusta Church.
from "Gleanings of Virginia History" by William Fletcher Boogher, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965, p290
Birth and Death Records from the Tombstones of the Old Stone Church Grave Yard in Augusta County, Virginia
Nelson, James, born 1794; died March 11, 1850
"Nelson, James: is buried in the Stone church cemetery, located at Fort Defiance in Augusta County. He was born in September 1793 and died on 11 March 1854. He served as a Private in the Fifth, Virginia militia Regiment. He was the ruling Elder in the Augusta church. Information about his service may be found at the National Archives in roll box 152, record 17741. Information on this burial may be found in source number two on page 16." War of 1812 Veteran Buried in Virginia by the Society of the War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 10 November 2009 by Myron E. Lyman, Sr., compiler.